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Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald feels at home on Utah stages

Whitney Butters Wilde, for The Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:14pm

Actress and singer Audra McDonald is accustomed to performing throughout the world, from Broadway to concert halls across the U.S., on both the big and small screen.

Man looking for driver who injured him in South Salt Lake hit-and-run

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:12pm

Herb Adkinson said he was trying to cross 300 East near 3400 South Thursday night after 9:00 p.m. when the sedan struck him.

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:26pm

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.

Man arrested near Utah-Wyoming border after chase reaches triple-digit speeds

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:47am

A man was arrested near the Utah-Wyoming border Friday after police say he led them on a chase that reached triple-digit speeds.

20 seconds of terror — my experience competing in the World Elk Calling Championships

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:12am

As I walked up to the stage, my heart was absolutely pounding. I smiled and laughed nervously. But mostly, I was trying to remember why I agreed to compete in a world championship where I had no idea what I was doing.

Police: Boy in critical condition after being hit by car Friday in Provo

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:37am

A juvenile was critically injured after he was hit by a car in Provo on Friday afternoon, police said.

Police: Man arrested after ramming police car, threatening officers in West Valley City

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 10:06am

A man was arrested on Friday evening after police say he crashed into an officer’s car, made threats to officers and was violent with his girlfriend.

3 men plead guilty to illegal bison hunting near Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:57am

Three men have pleaded guilty to the illegal hunting and wasting of bull bison north of Yellowstone Park.

Everyday heroes: Red Cross honors Utahns who make a difference in their communities

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 8:18am

The American Red Cross honored 15 individuals, organizations and a dog Friday as heroes in the community.

Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 7:41am

China's rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday unanimously approved the reappointment of Xi Jinping as president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

6-year-old St. George girl back home after near drowning

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:51pm

A 6-year-old St. George girl who nearly drowned returned home Friday.

Utah governor signs controversial inland port bill, plans special session to make fixes

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:29pm

Despite calls from Salt Lake City leaders, residents and some county officials to veto the controversial bill establishing an inland port authority in the city's northwest quadrant, Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday signed the bill.

No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:10pm

It finally happened — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness.

'I couldn't breathe': Match Day emotions run high as U. medical students are placed into residencies

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:42pm

Following a lifetime of preparation and four years of scrupulous training, Douglas Chan had finally opened the letter informing him where he would have an opportunity to begin his career in psychiatry.

Sessions fires former FBI Deputy Director McCabe

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:18pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday night that he was firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a longtime and frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger, just two days before his scheduled retirement date.

Cable barriers on Utah highway medians save lives, officials say

Keith McCord, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:10pm

They line the interstates and major thoroughfares from coast-to-coast: cable barriers running along the center medians. They’re designed to prevent vehicles from crossing over into oncoming lanes.

6 injured in Juab County road rage crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:07pm

Six people were injured in a Juab County rollover crash that started with a road rage incident, officials said.

Are you killing your car? 7 things people often overlook

KSL Classifieds  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:00pm

Many of us learned from our dads that maintaining the family automobile was essentially a moral issue. Regardless of your situation, you don’t have to be a total obsessive about your vehicle. Just hit these 7 basics:

In the fight for her life, young professional runner isn't slowing down

Samantha Bresnahan, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:36pm

Gabriele Grunewald is much like many young 30-somethings: She loves her dog, married her college sweetheart, enjoys the coffee shop around the corner from her Minneapolis apartment and likes to explore the trendy new restaurants and brewpubs around town.

State: Voicemail about cracks 2 days before bridge fell

Adriana Gomez Licon and Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:09pm

An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday.


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