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Utah House passes bill to criminalize fake urine used to cheat drug tests

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:25pm

The Utah House of Representatives voted 61-8 on Friday to pass HB16, which would make it illegal to use synthetic urine to defraud a drug test.

Utah man charged with selling drugs during high school football game

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:00pm

An 18-year-old man who claimed he went to a high school to watch football but kept getting requests to sell drugs now faces nearly a half-dozen charges for allegedly opening shop in the parking lot, according to court documents.

Utah woman severely injured in home explosion, fire

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:32pm

A woman was severely injured Friday evening after a home explosion and fire, officials said.

Donovan Mitchell scores 20 points, draws laughs at Rising Stars Challenge

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:23pm

Donovan Mitchell had a good showing — but his final play might be the most memorable.

‘It was amazing’: Herriman 6th-grader places 2nd in world at prestigious archery event

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:14pm

Kaylee Gurney, an 11-year-old from Herriman, placed second in the world for her age at a prestigious international archery event held in Las Vegas last week.

Does Utah lead the nation in Ponzi schemes?

Robert J. DeBry  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:00pm

Utah is so well-known for Ponzi schemes that a 2011 CNBC report called Utah “Ponziland.” Is Utah the tops state nationally for this type of financial fraud? Read to find out.

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:40pm

More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

McDonald scores 26; Arizona women surge late to beat Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:09pm

Aari McDonald had 26 points with 10 rebounds and six assists, and Arizona pulled away in the last five minutes to beat Utah 66-55 on Friday night.

UHP: Utah police chief arrested in DUI was driving in highway median

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:08pm

The police chief of a small Utah town seemed disoriented and failed his sobriety tests miserably when pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper for investigation of DUI, according to newly released reports and video.

Sponsor of Utah hate crimes bill struggling to get support in Senate

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:35pm

A majority of Senate Republicans aren't behind hate crimes legislation to enhance the punishment for targeting victims because of race, religion, sexual orientation or other characteristics, Senate President Stuart Adams said.

Charges filed for Denver man who police say carried gun into Moab school, 'trashed' cafeteria

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:02pm

A Denver man accused of causing a ruckus inside a Moab charter school has been formally charged.

Pleasant Grove teen tackles distracted driving through Eagle Scout project

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:32pm

One Pleasant Grove teen is battling one of Utah's biggest problems in his own living room through a creative Eagle Scout project.

UDOT calls for residents to keep snow from their property off the road

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:50pm

As more winter weather rolls in this weekend, The Utah Department of Transportation would like to remind residents that it is illegal to remove snow from their own property and put it in the road.

High levels of lead, copper found in drinking water for 600 Sandy households, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:44pm

Elevated levels of lead and copper have been found in Sandy’s drinking water, officials say.

There’s science behind that bond you have with your dog

Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:19pm

When a parent gazes into an infant’s eyes, the body produces oxytocin — also known as the love hormone. A research study out of Japan found that gazing into a dog’s eyes produces the exact same thing.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court

Ariane De Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:48pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court Friday to participate in the regular closed-door conference meeting among the nine justices, the court announced.

Sen. Mike Lee: Trump emergency declaration legal, but should it be?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:16pm

Sen. Mike Lee says it appears President Donald Trump acted within the law when he declared a national emergency at the southern border Friday.

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'I can have rehearsal in the morning and go ski in the afternoon'

Lottie Peterson Johnson, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:44pm

Sitting in a dimly lit coffee shop on West Temple, Conner Covington began to cry.

The best and worst CGI-animated 'humans' in movies

Dave Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:30pm

Have you ever had that creepy feeling when you realized the person you are looking at in a movie isn't real? There's a reason for that and it is called the "Uncanny Valley" Read about some of the best and worst examples of it here.

Owner of condemned Salt Lake apartments faces criminal charges

Annie Knox  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:00pm

Prosecutors have filed a half-dozen misdemeanor charges against the owner of a condemned apartment complex where tenants learned earlier this week they had less than a week to move out.

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

Carrie Antlfinger and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:50pm

A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.

Utah agency wants $10M to relocate downtown liquor store away from homeless services

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:39pm

State officials are asking the Utah Legislature for more than $10 million to relocate Salt Lake City's "shabby" downtown liquor store, citing an aging building, dipping revenues and criticisms for its proximity to homeless services.

2 small earthquakes shake Bluffdale area

Two small earthquakes measuring 3.2 and 3.7 were centered in Bluffdale, according to the USGS.

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