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Police: 'Empire' actor turns self in to face charge

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:14am

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.

Committee halts bill to decrease sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

The House Revenue and Taxation Standing Committee voted 6-4 on Wednesday to hold a bill that would remove the sales tax on adult and baby diapers, as well as feminine hygiene products.

Provo restaurant blaze caused by spontaneously igniting towels, fire officials say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:38am

The fire that destroyed a popular Provo Mexican restaurant last week started when towels in a basement sink spontaneously ignited, fire officials said Wednesday.

'We're gonna love these people': Utahns rally for those overcoming addiction, depression

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:19am

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol for the 11th annual Rally for Recovery, meant as a celebration for those who are overcoming their addictions or depression.

Utah House committee OKs bill to ban abortions after 18 weeks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:00am

After hearing personal testimony on both sides of the issue, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-5 to pass a bill that would amend abortion law to prohibit abortions after 18 weeks.

Utah goes on 15-minute scoring drought to drop road game to Washington

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:02pm

Scoring came at a premium for the Utah Utes in a 62-45 blowout loss to the Washington Huskies Wednesday.

Judge eases conviction for man who shot, killed another at party

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:25pm

A West Point welder originally faced up to life in prison for shooting and killing a man who had slashed his face with a razor during a night of drinking in 2017. Now he will serve just five years at most.

Utah city experiences 2 more small earthquakes

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:06pm

The Bluffdale area experienced more two small earthquakes Wednesday evening.

Bill to ban gay conversion therapy for minors set to be unveiled Thursday

Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:49pm

A bill is expected to be unveiled on Thursday that is aimed at banning gay conversion therapy for minors in Utah.

Police: Man arrested in Millcreek killing had metal object in hand, called officers demons

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:36pm

Police say a man who was arrested on Monday in connection with the death of a Millcreek man had a "metal object in his hands," and told someone nearby that he had killed a person, according to a jail report.

Student journalists reveal U. transportation passes cost more than counterparts

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:11pm

Not that the University of Utah needs another reason to be competitive with BYU, but according to a report in this week’s The Daily Utah Chronicle the state is “Getting the Best Price for the U.”

Heart attacks are on the rise among young women, study shows

Jacqueline Howard and Michael Nedelman, CNN  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:39pm

The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why.

Joe Ingles wants to help other families cope with autism

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:07pm

Last week, the Ingles publicly announced their son, Jacob, had been diagnosed with autism. It wasn't a search for sympathy, empathy or anything else. They did it so they could help other families in similar situations.

Salt Lake City announces new food options for revamped airport

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:34pm

Travelers at the new Salt Lake City International Airport will find a host of new and familiar dining options when the project opens late next year. Officials announced the food and beverage purveyors for phase one of the $3.6 billion project.

Intermountain Healthcare cuts prescribed opioids by 30 percent

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:00pm

Intermountain Healthcare announced Tuesday it cut opioid prescriptions by 30 percent in 2018, 10 percent short the goal it set in 2017.

5 things that will be different about this year’s Academy Awards

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:41pm

Even though the Academy has walked back some previously proposed changes, there are still a few things that will be different this year, for better or worse.

Utah man charged with felony crime for violent foul during soccer game

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:48pm

A man who police say got too rough with an opposing player during an adult rec league soccer match in Sandy is now facing a felony charge.

Sandy utilities director placed on leave following water debacle

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:15pm

Sandy City's public utilities director has been placed on administrative leave following a debacle over contamination of the city’s water supply.

Man who allegedly attacked Hispanic men at tire store charged with federal hate crimes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:14pm

A man who allegedly attacked three Hispanic men at Salt Lake tire store because they are from Mexico faces federal hate crime charges.

Utah Senate passes overhaul to process of appropriating $ for college buildings

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:40pm

The Utah Senate passed the latest version of SB102 Wednesday, which would overhaul the process the Utah Legislature uses to appropriate funding for buildings on state college, university and technical college campuses.

Alleged hate crime caught on camera in Salt Lake being screened for charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:09pm

Salt Lake police have completed their investigation into an alleged hate crime involving a man who was allegedly hit by another man after he stated he was gay.


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