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Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:43pm

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No survivors in plane crash near Evanston

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:37pm

A small plane crash near the Bear River left no survivors Sunday afternoon, officials report.

Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:29pm

An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from "a vile attack" after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse.

Parkland students say, 'We are going to be the last mass shooting'

Eliott C. McLaughlin and Nicole Chavez, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:28pm

To those who say it's too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point.

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Jason Dearen, Terry Spencer and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:28pm

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

More Utah minorities sentenced to prison in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:09pm

Recent data show the percentage of minorities sentenced to prison in Utah has increased more than 40 percent — up from 33 percent in 2015 when the state passed a sweeping overhaul of the justice system.

2 Utahns behind Pyeongchang Olympic ice sheets

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:21pm

Shane Truskolaski and Dan Berry work at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, and were invited to South Korea to help make world-class ice for the Winter Games.

Low snow shuts down Eastern Sierra winter recreation zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:16pm

The sorry state of the snowpack in the Sierra has forced a ban on snowmobiling at a popular recreation area near the California-Nevada line until further notice.

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:09pm

As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack.

Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:57pm

Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but that no injuries have been reported.

4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:50pm

Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition.

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

Ryan J. Foley and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:45pm

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment.

The Latest: Shooting survivors to press for gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:19pm

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Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:45pm

Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California's Catalina Island.

First hippopotamus born at new Dallas Zoo exhibit dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:14pm

The first baby hippopotamus born at a new Dallas Zoo exhibit has died.

Canine influenza spreads to East Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:48pm

An Idaho animal hospital says it has been notified of a confirmed case of canine influenza in the eastern part of the state.

Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:41pm

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.

For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:09pm

The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

ROTC leader shocked that accused school shooter 1 of his own

Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:05pm

The sound of gunfire still ringing in his ears after his mad half-mile sprint, Jack Ciaramello was standing with friends in a grocery store parking lot when a sheriff's deputy approached. He asked the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior if he knew a former student named Nikolas Cruz.

Bill proposes mental health exception in felony battery law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:40pm

An Idaho lawmaker has proposed inserting a mental health exception in a 2014 felony battery law that protects health care workers.