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Fire updates: Blaze near Bear Lake grows to 6,000 acres

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:08pm

A new fire sparked east of Bear Lake in northern Utah Thursday afternoon, according to Utah fire officials.

Defending 6A champion Bingham pulls away from 4A champ Orem to open 2018 high school football season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:05pm

Peyton Jones threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Andrew Wimmer ran for 106 yards and two scores to help defending 6A champion Bingham pull away from 4A champ Orem, 29-33 Thursday night at Orem High.

106 have jobs, but leaders hope many will take advantage of Operation Rio Grande's work program

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:26pm

Since its fall launch, Operation Rio Grande's Dignity of Work program has helped about 100 people land jobs after struggling with homelessness or drug addiction. Now, as leaders head into year two, they hope to help many more turn their lives around.

Man dies after street sweeper crashes on Utah's Powder Mountain

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:54pm

A man driving a street sweeper died Thursday after losing control of his vehicle and crashing on Powder Mountain, according to officials.

Missing Utah Marine killed at Pearl Harbor identified, to receive full military honors

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:34pm

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday the remains of Marine Corps Pfc. Robert Holmes, accounted for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He died in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Appeals court upholds conviction of man who killed Millard County deputy

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:00pm

A federal appeals court upheld the conviction of a Utah man for killing a Millard County sheriff's deputy with an assault rifle, a crime for which he had been acquitted in state court.

Weight stigma is worse for your health than being at a higher weight

Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:37pm

Weight stigma has been associated with increased body dissatisfaction, disordered eating patterns, delayed health care, weight cycling, increased psychological and emotional stress, and high levels of inflammation.

3 kidnapped Utah teen and demanded ransom from mother, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:32pm

Three Arizona residents have been arrested in Utah for allegedly kidnapping a teen boy and holding him hostage in a local hotel while demanding a ransom from his parents for his safe return, according to police.

Utah company calls for more female representation in statues, sculptures

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:05pm

A Utah company is calling for more female representation in statues and sculptures across the country with a campaign to introduce statues of 20 women for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:46pm

Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.

Utah's first human case of West Nile virus in 2018 reported in Utah County

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:40pm

Utah County Health Department officials confirmed Thursday that a human case of West Nile Virus was reported in Utah County, making it the first in Utah this year.

Ogden police investigating after body found at 21st Street Pond

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:20pm

Police are investigating a suspicious death after they say the body of a male was found with "signficant trauma" at the 21st Street Pond Thursday morning

NASA animation shows how CO emission from California fires drifted into Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:02pm

Utahns have certainly noticed the wildfire smoke hanging in the air the past few weeks, but an animation released by NASA Tuesday shows how carbon monoxide levels from California wildfires moved eastward into Utah and across the U.S.

Logan man suspected in burglaries targeted high-end bikes, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:27pm

A Logan man suspected of committing multiple burglaries, including targeting high-end bicycles and other expensive items in Logan, has been charged in connection with more incidents.

Police seeking man who has been 'hiding in bushes,' assaulting women in Taylorsville

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:45pm

Police are searching for an alleged sexual assault suspect they believe has been grabbing women on a running trail in Taylorsville.

US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:15pm

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

Teen agrees to plea deal in violent assault of jogger, attorney says

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:43pm

A teen accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to strangle a 50-year-old jogger after dragging her into a ravine is expected to admit to some charges later this month.

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Morgan Lee and Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:12pm

Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound. The cause of the child's death remained unknown.

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

Kathleen Foody and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:01pm

After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:49pm

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

Review: 'Alpha' is the biggest surprise of the late summer movie season

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 16th - 3:30pm

I have to be honest; I didn’t have much interest in seeing “Alpha” earlier this week. But I tried to go into the theater with an open mind and I’m so glad I did because “Alpha” ended up being one of the best surprises of the late summer.

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