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Legislature: Lawmakers honor fallen soldiers, child health measure advances

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:32pm

This week in the Utah State Legislature, lawmakers held a solemn tribute to honor fallen soldiers.

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.

Have You Seen This? Utahn plays world’s first titanium acoustic violin

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:02pm

Rob Landes covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with perhaps the most appropriate violin ever.

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:53pm

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

Utah House passes bill to import cost-saving pharmaceutical drugs from Canada

Preston Cathcart  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:18pm

House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, called the idea that Utahns can find cheaper drugs by importing them from another country a "snipe hunt." But Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, is sponsoring a bill that he says would do just that.

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Why we need to talk about sexual assault at the Olympics

Erica Evans, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:44pm

This year, athletes at the Winter Olympic Games will be given 110,000 condoms. That’s 37 per person, more condoms than have been distributed at any previous Winter Games.

Orrin Hatch apologizes to Rob Porter's ex-wives

MJ Lee and Maegan Vazquez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:58am

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."

Utah seeks to 'opt out' of Every Student Succeeds Act year-end tests

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:24am

Utah's final plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act comes with one caveat - a request to opt out of student testing requirements.

New York college says it found George Washington's hair in archived book

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:53am

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."

Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:33am

Federal officials have released final plans for one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse that will also benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho.

Bill penalizing Utah doctors for not providing abortion information moves forward

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:58am

A bill that would penalize health care providers who don't show women an informational video or module before they undergo an abortion moved forward in the Senate on Friday afternoon.

Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:19am

The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:42am

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

Bibbins, Rawson help Utah beat Washington State 77-70

Ricky Hester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 11:39pm

Justin Bibbins scored 24 points and Tyler Rawson added 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Utah beat Washington State 77-70 on Saturday night.

85-year-old man dies in Richfield house fire

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 11:08pm

An 85-year-old man is dead after a house fire early Saturday morning.

Police: Juvenile injured in West Valley shooting

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:33pm

A juvenile was transported to the hospital in stable condition after being shot Saturday evening, police said.

Trump adviser: Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'

Desmond Butler and David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:31pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell wins 2018 NBA slam dunk title

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 10:10pm

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell won the slam dunk title at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, taking the title with three scintillating throwback-inspired dunks against fellow finalist Larry Nance Jr. of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Salt Lake man charged in connection with fatal crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:48pm

A man involved in a crash last year that resulted in the death of one of his children has been charged.

Officials: 2 critically injured in Box Elder County crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:26pm

Two people were critically injured in a crash in Box Elder County on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Logan High teacher arrested for unlawful sexual activity with minor

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 9:10pm

Weber County deputies say they found 57-year-old Joseph Scott Harris in a car on the side of the road with an underage teen Friday, both in stages of undress. Harris is a teacher at Logan High School.

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