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Utah-based social media fraud scheme took $6M from widows, feds say

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:22pm

One 75-year-old woman sent $356,000 to a “German businessman,” believing he was investing her money in a pipe supplier for a sewer system in Turkey.

Back from tour of US-Mexico border, SL County Mayor Wilson details ‘broken’ system

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:46pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Wilson’s eyes welled up as she recalled a young Latino boy who approached her while she toured customs and border facilities in Texas.

Creepy crawlers: How to avoid head lice this fall season

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:51pm

With school in session for more than a month now, kids have had plenty of time to share germs and other crawly bugs. Studies show head lice is a common risk this time of year.

Instagram will block content promoting weight-loss products, cosmetic procedures to minors

Gabrielle Sorto, CNN  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:21pm

Instagram announced a new policy that will block, and sometimes remove, content promoting weight-loss or cosmetic procedures to younger teens.

How a chair gifted by a Hollywood legend ended up in a Utah government office building

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:49pm

It’s easy to find stories of actors, musicians, comedians or socialites visiting Utah for its skiing, hunting or gorgeous views. But this story may just take the cake when it comes to celebrity interaction in Utah.

Authorities seize 195 pounds of meth, indict 6 in Utah drug scheme

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:32pm

Six people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth after a Project Safe Neighborhoods collaborative bust.

Utah baby taken to hospital after getting tangled in window blinds

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:17pm

A baby who reportedly became tangled in window blind cords was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon, the Logan Fire Department said.

Bounce house sparks fire, power outages in Draper

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:01pm

A bounce house and wayward gust of wind sparked a fire in Draper on Thursday, causing about 3,100 homes in the nearby area to lose power.

Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:26pm

Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an “all-out war,” Tehran’s top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom’s oil industry that shook global energy markets.

Sen. Mitt Romney proposes bill to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:03pm

Sen. Mitt Romney introduced a bill Thursday to ban flavored e-cigarettes and tax vaping products like regular cigarettes to fund a public awareness campaign.

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

Juan A. Lozano  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:15pm

The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes.

Orem mayor accused of making ‘unauthorized withdrawals’ won’t be charged

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:52pm

Orem Mayor Richard Brunst will not face charges for alleged unauthorized withdrawals he made from his city retirement account.

Utah health department sets proposed fee schedule for medical marijuana program

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:04pm

Patients, guardians and pharmacists will be expected to pay into Utah’s medical marijuana program by way of fees charged for registration, background checks and prescription cards.

Man shows up at Salt Lake hospital with gunshot wound

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:29pm

Salt Lake City police are trying to figure out Thursday how a man ended up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

1 dead in Utah motorcycle crash

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:20pm

The solo rider went off the road after a curve and crashed, troopers said. Wind was being investigated as a factor in the wreck.

Police arrest Utah man charged with child abuse

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:02pm

A White City man wanted on charges of child abuse has been arrested.

Utah native Kodi Lee wins America’s Got Talent

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:36pm

The moment Utah native Kodi Lee walked onto the “America’s Got Talent” stage, the 22-year-old captured the nation’s attention. On Wednesday, he beat the Detroit Youth Choir to win the show’s 14th season and $1 million.

Utah man who sold fake oxycodone that led to a death headed to prison

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:02pm

A Hooper man who sold fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills that led to another man’s death will spend more than 10 years behind bars.

Hatch says Biden didn’t believe Anita Hill’s sexual harassment claims

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:36pm

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told him he did not believe Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

'Mormon Manziel'? Why Zach Wilson's budding nickname probably shouldn't stick

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:17pm

The nickname quickly spread in part because of a few similarities between BYU's quarterback and legendary QB Johnny Manziel, and in part because nobody can refuse a good alliterative pun. Plus, "Mormon Manziel" just sounds fun to say.

Davis County officials reassure public after leaked law enforcement memo causes concern

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:45pm

The "be on the lookout" document was never meant for the public, but its disturbing details prompted an official response Wednesday.