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Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske's golden anniversary

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:46pm

Simon Pagenaud may have saved his job by giving Roger Penske a golden Indianapolis 500 victory.

Have You Seen This? How to protect your french fries

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 26th - 2:02pm

It’s quite the lesson from a girl who feels passionate about fried potato sticks.

Rescued hiker's survival story: 17 days in Hawaii forest on berries, river water and smarts

Steve Almasy, CNN  |  Posted May 26th - 1:11pm

It had been more than two weeks that she had been lost in a thick Hawaiian forest, and Amanda Eller was at an end.

'We're at the mercy of Mother Nature': Above-average rain impacting Utah farmers

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 26th - 12:36pm

Utah has been so dry the past few seasons, farmers across the state were hoping for water this year. However, all the snow and seemingly constant rain this season is proof there can be too much of a good thing.

'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:44am

Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy "Booksmart" and the horror movie "Brightburn."

Gary Ofenloch retires after 36 years as Utah Symphony's principal tubist

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 10:45am

After 36 years, Utah Symphony principal tubist Gary Ofenloch has sounded his final notes with the group.

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

Tim Talley and Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:19am

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday.

Astronomy buffs gear up for summer with dark sky hikes, festivals and more

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 9:43am

Utah not only leads the world with international dark skies and stargazing destinations, it also offers a mix of fantastic night hikes and camping, as well as astronomy festivals and other events.

SUU Sherratt Library makes sizable donation of materials to National Museum of Brazil

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 8:06am

Southern Utah University's Gerald R. Sherratt Library has made a sizable donation of materials to the National Museum of Brazil, which was destroyed by fire in September 2018.

70-year-old Utah man dies in waters off Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:31am

A 70-year-old Utah man has died in Hawaii.

Fallen officers honored with blankets during elementary school graduation

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 10:36pm

Students made blankets honoring Draper firefighter Matt Burchett, West Valley code enforcement officer Jill Robinson, Utah National guardsman Brent Taylor, South Salt Lake Police officer David Romrell, and Provo Police officer Joseph Shinners.

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 10:15pm

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.

Twice as nice: Utah Royals take 2-0 win over winless Orlando

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 9:43pm

Rodriguez scored her fourth goal of the season, and Makenzy Doniak added a second for the Royals for the first time all year as Utah took a 2-0 shutout Saturday from the still-winless Orlando Pride at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Proposed science standards head to State School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 9:22pm

New science standards for public school students in grades K through five and nine through 12 advanced to the Utah State Board of Education Friday after a board committee approved the proposed standards largely unchanged.

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring dies

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 8:31pm

Former Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring died Friday from complications due to cancer at age 71.

What President Nelson did during his 9-day tour through the Pacific

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 7:53pm

Just seven months after returning from a 10-day tour through South America, Latter-day Saint prophet President Russell M. Nelson flew off for another ministry tour in the Pacific. Here's what he's been up to.

Utah organization sets goal of 100% health coverage for children regardless of immigration status

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 7:18pm

Voices for Utah Children has launched a campaign that seeks to ensure all Utah children have access to healthcare regardless of demographics.

Grizzlies on the move in US Rockies as hunting in limbo

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:44pm

Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the U.S. Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.

Utah-based F-35A squadron deploys to US base in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:06pm

A squadron of F-35A jet fighters from Hill Air Force Base in Utah has deployed to Aviano Air Base in Italy.

Utah man says life was destroyed over false accusation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 25th - 5:29pm

A school district employee charged with conspiracy to commit rape of a child is cleared. But the damage, he said, was already done.

Gene therapy gets FDA approval — and a $2 million price tag

Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted May 25th - 4:52pm

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants' muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2.