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Utah wildfire updates: 9 fires continue burning across the state

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:08am

Nine active wildfires continued burning across the state Saturday, according to Utah wildfire officials.

Rockfalls also close Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:27am

Rockfalls have closed another trail in Zion National Park as powerful thunderstorms have caused damage and closures in the area over the past few weeks.

How to protect yourself from biggest scams hitting Utahns this summer

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:12am

One of the big scams the Better Business Bureau is seeing this summer is the debt collection scam.

Raising the bar on K-3 reading takes money and explicit focus, specialists tell lawmakers

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:33am

After Utah lawmakers earlier this year raised expectations for K-3 literacy, district-level educators told the Education Interim Committee Wednesday that doing so takes money and an explicit focus on reading and writing on the part of administrators.

Park City police warn of 'controlled substances' received in community

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:22pm

Park City police warned the community Friday about "controlled substances" that have infiltrated the city in connection with at least one of the teens involved in the 2016 "pink" overdose of two 13-year-old boys.

Utah Royals FC goes unbeaten in 3-match series with league-leading North Carolina

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:01pm

Goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart earned her first shutout in a home kit on the Wasatch Front, and Utah Royals FC held on for a scoreless draw against league-leading North Carolina Courage Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housing

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:40pm

Hundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers, after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order.

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:14pm

A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm.

Judge sentences man to prison who forced toddler to help stab woman

Laurie Welch, Magicvalley.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:09pm

An Idaho judge thought a plea agreement between defense attorneys and the state was too lenient and sent a man to prison Wednesday.

10 Utah waterfall hikes you’ll fall in love with

Utah.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:00pm

These 10 waterfalls are some of the state's most popular for good reason.

Utah wildfire updates: More than 20 structures in Sanpete County pre-evacuation area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:51pm

Possible thunderstorms are forecasted Friday and over the weekend for many of the areas where fires are burning in the state, which poses potential help and threats for those fighting the wildfires.

The myth of the sunscreen pill

Maddie Bender, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:36pm

If you heard that a dietary supplement would "strengthen your skin's defenses against ultraviolet radiation," "defend your skin and eyes from sun damage" or act as "basically an oral sunscreen," would you think it was too good to be true?

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

Eric Tucker and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:33pm

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:04pm

Make sure you’re ready to keep up with the information overload by taking KSL.com’s weekly Fake News Quiz.

Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail becomes flashpoint

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:32pm

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate.

Police release video of pawn shop clerk fatally shooting robber

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:00pm

Newly released video captures the deadly confrontation in May between a quick-acting Bountiful pawn shop clerk and two robbers that lasted less than a minute.

Bountiful doctor sent to prison in child porn case that 'decimated lives'

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:00pm

A popular Bountiful gynecologist "conspired with the devil" when he recorded video of a girl as he removed her clothing and shared the video with another man, the girl's mother said Friday.

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Matthew Perrone and Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:20pm

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available.

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:45pm

As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.

Bicyclist who died after being hit by FrontRunner train identified

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:44pm

A bicyclist who died after he was hit by a FrontRunner train when trying to cross the tracks in Salt Lake City Thursday night has been identified as Cameron Hooyer of Salt Lake City, officials said.

State warns consumers to verify when donating to support military and veterans

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:13pm

The Utah Department of Commerce and state Department of Veterans and Military Affairs have announced a joint campaign with the Federal Trade Commission to remind Utah consumers who support veterans through charitable giving to verify before donating.

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