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Lucky, the San Antonio Zoo's oldest elephant, celebrates her 60th birthday

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Apr 5th - 8:47pm

Sunday is one lucky elephant's birthday and she received a celebration almost as big as she is.

Crossing guards continue services amid pandemic, helping students access meals

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Apr 5th - 7:09am

Despite the statewide dismissal of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, school crossing guards are still manning crosswalks as students shuffle in and out to collect homework packets and school meals.

Trio restaurant feeds employees it was forced to lay off because of coronavirus protective measures

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Apr 4th - 7:11pm

Every night Megan Stanley opens an email from the restaurant that laid her off along with 90% of her co-workers when coronavirus precautions limited restaurants to takeout orders.

82-year-old woman to graduate with nursing degree from BYU-Idaho

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Apr 1st - 8:31pm

Mae Rudd has been working as a nurse for most of her life, but she wanted to make it official. Now 82, she is about to receive her bachelor's degree.

Wild goats take over Welsh town amid coronavirus lockdown

Aleesha Khaliq, CNN  |  Posted Apr 1st - 2:10pm

A coastal town in north Wales has found a whole new meaning to the phrase herd immunity, after goats were spotted roaming its quiet streets.

How a Utah gym owner is helping his athletes despite COVID-19 restrictions

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 31st - 9:21pm

With health restrictions forcing the closure of his Davis County gym, Rob Eastman is taking this time to focus on more than the physical conditioning of his young athletes.

Uplifting Utah: Policeman helps local restaurant — and other stories to brighten your day

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Mar 31st - 1:15pm

We know it's easy to feel like the news is full of doom and gloom these days. So,'s new Uplifting Utah column is here to bring you some feel-good, local stories to brighten your day.

Feed the soul: In chaotic times, gardening becomes therapy

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 31st - 6:15am

Dig. Plant. Breathe. Gardeners who already know that working with soil is a way to connect with nature say it helps take away their worries, at least temporarily.

Have You Seen This? A quarantine love story

Katie Workman,  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:03pm

Finding love during lockdown can be difficult, but this New York couple is making it work in the most inventive and adorable way possible.

Utah man creates Nancy Drew figurine for LEGO contest

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 29th - 7:11pm

A 19-year-old man from South Jordan wanted to make something that would embody resilience, adventure, intelligence and strength. His medium of choice — LEGO bricks — allowed him to let his imagination run wild.

Krispy Kreme is giving out a free dozen doughnuts to healthcare workers

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted Mar 28th - 7:11pm

Mondays may have just gotten a little sweeter, particularly for healthcare workers battling the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

‘Dear Special Person’: Students’ letters lift spirits of nursing home residents whose family can’t visit amid COVID-19 r

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 27th - 9:01am

‘Not everything is amazing right now but everything will get better.’

How are you responsibly welcoming missionaries home during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Mar 26th - 5:50pm

See all the safe and fun ways people are welcoming a missionary home.

Utah hospitals, nurses ask volunteers to sew protective equipment and thousands respond

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 11:46am

Most of the masks being sewn are meant to protect disposable protective masks, which could extend the use of a mask up to a week, officials said.

Unified police has made largest ‘contraband confiscation’ — of toilet paper

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:11pm

Unified Police Officers have made the largest contraband confiscation in the state's history.

Utah family sets up Christmas lights to spread cheer while social distancing

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:19pm

The Nash family is joining in on a national movement to help spread some much-needed cheer during the coronavirus pandemic by stringing up their Christmas lights after seeing a call to do so on social media.

Utahns sewing masks for medical workers, spreading positivity during quarantine

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Mar 21st - 8:28am

Tag us @KSLcom on Twitter, comment below or email and tell us how you are helping spread positivity during these times of uncertainty and we will share our favorite stories here.

Thousands flock to grab-and-go food banks in the wake of layoffs, school closures

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:32pm

For the past month Frankie Runnells, a single mother, has been living at a homeless shelter in Midvale with her six kids, five of whom rely on free lunch programs.

Have You Seen This? COVID-19 won't stop this choir from performing

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:02pm

What do you do when a performance your choir has been practicing for a performance for months only to have it cancelled due to COVID-19? Get creative and make a viral video, that's what.