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Utahns learn to swim during world's largest swim lesson

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:47pm

Hundreds of Utah kids participated in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson on Thursday, a worldwide effort to increase awareness of the importance of water safety and to prevent drowning.

Holladay residents launch referendum petition to block old Cottonwood Mall housing development

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:16pm

Some Holladay residents protesting a 57-acre, high-density housing development on the site of the old Cottonwood Mall have launched a petition to let voters decide whether to stop the project in its tracks.

Utah Arts Festival gives top artists a voice

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 5:13pm

In its 42nd year, the annual Utah Arts Festival is showcasing a range of visual and performing arts, including music, dance, film and visual art.

3 bicyclists hit by car during charity ride

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 4:40pm

Three bicyclists participating in a charity event were injured Saturday morning when a vehicle rear-ended the group, officials report.

Man arrested in connection with suspicious death in St. George

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 3:01pm

A man has been arrested in connection with what police called a suspicious death Friday.

South Jordan couple celebrates 20th anniversary in 'Jurassic Park' fashion

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 2:39pm

Andy and Amanda Peterson wanted to do something big for their anniversary, so they decided to do a remodel of their master bedroom. Their door is now the iconic "Jurassic Park" gate thanks to the couple's shared love of the Spielberg dinosaur classic.

97-year-old Utahn recognized for contributions to salt science

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 1:38pm

Ogden resident Guy Wilkins, an authority on solar salt production, was recognized at the 2018 World Salt Symposium hosted in Park City. He made a name for himself developing formulas that helped salt-making plants operate more efficiently.

Bodycam documents less-lethal shotgun resolving tense situation in North Salt Lake

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 1:12pm

A tense situation with a man, who appeared to be armed with a gun, was resolved when an officer from a neighboring police department opened fire with a "less-lethal" shotgun.

'Hometown Hero' takes once-in-a-lifetime flight with Air Force Thunderbirds

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:01am

A practice show Friday for the Warriors Over the Wasatch air show gave a lot of folks in northern Utah a sneak preview. But for Hometown Hero honoree Aaron Thompson, it meant an hour-long flight he'd never forget.

Woman arrested following 88-mile police chase along I-15

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:33am

A woman was arrested Friday following a high-speed police chase that spanned 88 miles along I-15 in central Utah.

Report: U. didn't properly disclose plan for lamb research

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:31am

A research program at the University of Utah did not properly list procedures and lung test tests performed on lambs in 2017, according to a federal inspection report released Friday.

Grand jury indicts Syracuse man on charges he spied for China

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 9:00am

A federal grand jury has indicted a former U.S. intelligence officer from Utah on charges alleging he spied for the Chinese government in exchange for $800,000.

3 injured in early morning crash on Bangerter Highway

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:06am

Police say a driver ran a red light at 5400 South and Bangerter Highway early Saturday morning, causing a crash that critically injured three people.

66-year-old man found dead after apparent ATV accident

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:25am

A 66-year-old man was found dead in a subdivision above Mt. Pleasant after an apparent ATV accident on Friday.

65-acre wildfire in Summit County 5 percent contained

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:43pm

A wildfire that began Thursday morning on the north slope of the Uinta mountains was 5 percent contained Friday night.

Despite public outcry, Tooele approves 114 percent property tax hike

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:11pm

After a lengthy public hearing Wednesday night, the Tooele City Council approved a 114 percent property tax hike that city leaders say will help put the city on a much more financially stable path.

Trump’s ‘era of fracture’ extends to religion, reporter says at BYU symposium

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:38pm

The Trumpian era has issued in increased conflict, not just in the political sphere, but the religious as well, said The Atlantic’s religion reporter Emma Green during her keynote speech at BYU's annual religious freedom symposium.

8 homes destroyed in Moab fire get green light for cleanup

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:05pm

Test results determined that of the nine homes destroyed in the Cinema Court fire in Moab, only one home had asbestos present, likely delaying the homeowner's ability to begin the cleanup process.

Utah solar lens scheme a 'massive fraud,' judge says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:32pm

A judge described a solar tax scheme as a taxpayer funded hoax that deceived thousands in Utah and multiple states who claimed ineligible tax benefits. RaPower3 and International Automated Systems can no longer promote tax benefits to sell lenses.

Security expert: Armed guards may only shoot to save a life

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:00pm

A fatal shooting by a security guard on the job downtown has prompted discussion about training and licensing requirements in the state, which were reduced this year.