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Utah firm's mystery boxes provide cure for summer boredom

Finders Seekers  |  Posted May 19th - 9:00pm

Forget pricey, crowded escape rooms. Instead, experience the world and solve clever puzzles and clues with a mystery box delivered straight to your door every month.

Ogden School Board suspends policy barring graduation memorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:40pm

A Utah school district has suspended a policy that prohibited schools from memorializing deceased students at graduation ceremonies.

It's not just soda: Drinking too much fruit juice linked to premature death risk

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted May 19th - 8:03pm

Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages — and even 100 percent natural fruit juices — to an increased risk of early death.

State: Utah unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:32pm

Utah's unemployment rate has dropped, with state officials saying April's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.9 percent was down from 3 percent in March.

Wyoming man rescued after snowmobile crash in Utah's Sevier County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 19th - 7:17pm

A Wyoming man who crashed his snowmobile in Sevier Country and was suffering from chest pain was rescued from Monroe Mountain near Magleby Reservoir on Sunday. The weather forced the Sevier County Sheriff's Office to carry the operation in stages.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:47pm

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

New wave of tariffs on outdoor gear might hit recreation industry hard

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 6:05pm

A new wave of Chinese import tariffs will likely hit the outdoor recreation industry hard, impacting the costs of gear for both retailers and customers.

Deja vu: Utah Royals earn another draw from Courage in trip to North Carolina

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 5:23pm

Amy Rodriguez scored in the first 10 minutes, but North Carolina came back to tie the visiting Royals 1-1 Sunday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:01pm

A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million.

Provo Latter-day Saints church building, property vandalized with graffiti

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 4:34pm

A meetinghouse and surrounding property for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo was vandalized with graffiti overnight Saturday, officials report.

Vietnam cargo plane converted into interactive classroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 3:13pm

Students interested in science and technology will soon be able to attend class in an old military plane in northern Utah.

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 2:27pm

The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame."

Have you Seen This? Creepy door has evil laugh

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 19th - 1:58pm

Do you want haunted houses? Because this is how you get haunted houses.

Authorities identify couple killed in Utah County helicopter crash

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 1:10pm

The Utah County Sheriff's Office has identified a Uintah County couple as the victims of the crashed helicopter found Friday night in an area north of Alpine.

Texas Latter-day Saint missionary dies from accidental asphyxiation in Mexico

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 19th - 12:36pm

A Fort Worth, Texas man serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died from accidental asphyxiation from a faulty water heater while in the Mexico Mexico City Northwest Mission. His companion was unharmed.

Student-created charity sends medical supplies to the Navajo Nation

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 19th - 12:01pm

You never know what you’re going to find behind the doors at a storage unit. Mohan Sudabattula and his friends find purpose.

Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:12am

Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.

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NBA draft prospects say Donovan Mitchell is changing how they feel about Utah

Eric Woodyard, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19th - 10:37am

As a sellout crowd of 18,306 fans were finding their seats at Vivint Arena, numerous cameras shuttered around Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell on the court while he interacted with North Carolina’s Coby White on April 20 in Salt Lake City.

How Pineview Dam plays critical role in preventing flooding

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 19th - 10:27am

With all the snow that piled up in Utah’s mountains this year, flood concerns have been on the minds of many water managers.

BYU baseball clinches first-ever West Coast Conference title, tournament top seed

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 10:00am

Several hours after the No. 24 Cougars’ 3-1 win over Santa Clara in the regular-season finale, BYU added an outright West Coast Conference regular-season championship to the trophy case Saturday night.

Romney disagrees with GOP lawmaker on Trump's 'impeachable conduct'

Sarah Westwood and Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted May 19th - 9:23am

Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday that he disagrees with Rep. Justin Amash on the Michigan Republican's recent comments that President Donald Trump's conduct has met the "threshold for impeachment."