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Utah mom devises toy set to help kids connect and learn with their parents

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:28am

A Davis County couple has designed and developed a toy set called MagStix, a 41-piece magnetic building set aimed at creating opportunities for connection between children and their parents, along with serving some kids with special needs.

Fire near Evanston likely caused by campfire, officials say

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:44am

A wildfire burning in the Uinta Mountains about 30 miles south of Evanston since Thursday was likely caused by a campfire, fire officials said Sunday.

Group of city leaders file complaint to stop $58 million SL County tax hike on 'technicality'

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:04am

Several elected officials opposed to Salt Lake County's $58 million sales tax hike for transportation projects aren't letting the tax go into effect without a fight.

Utah refineries on tap to produce cleaner Tier 3 fuel

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 7:39am

A pair of Salt Lake City refineries are planning to produce Tier 3 gasoline by a federal deadline in 2020, with one that may be producing by the third quarter of 2019. The refineries' investment will bring cleaner burning fuel to the local market.

Man in custody after stabbing in Nephi, police say

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:47pm

Police say a 26-year-old man was taken into custody after another man was hospitalized with stab wounds Saturday night.

Utahns grieve for families separated at border, call for 'just and humane' immigration laws

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:04pm

Dozens gathered at City Creek Park on Saturday for a vigil hosted by the Utah chapter of Mormon Women for Ethical Government, joining in song and prayer to grieve for the immigrant community and to call for change.

Air show stuns with spectacular array of performers over the Wasatch

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:29pm

Utah's Hill Air Force Base kicked off the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show on Saturday. The free public show also runs Sunday.

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:20pm

The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency . prepare for action."

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.