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Have You Seen This? Patient doggy isn’t quite patient enough

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 24th - 2:00pm

Patience is a virtue, especially when you don’t want to get wet.


End of a Deseret News era: Longtime sports columnist Brad Rock is retiring

Doug Robinson, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug 24th - 1:26pm

The Deseret News is marking the end of an era. On Aug. 31, our own Brad Rock is retiring.

'The Fighting Preacher,' T.C. Christensen's true story of a Latter-day Saint missionary and boxer, opens in east Idaho this week

Rett Nelson,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 1:02pm

The film makes its theatrical debut in eastern Idaho this weekend after opening to sold-out theaters throughout Utah last month.

Authorities: 2 killed, 20 injured in Nevada mine bus crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, and Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 12:15pm

Authorities in rural northeastern Nevada say a mine bus collided head-on with a tractor-trailer rig Saturday, killing two people and injuring others.

Riverdale dog dies after waking up owners, saving them from house fire

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:30am

Two Riverdale residents are safe Saturday after their dog alerted them to an early morning fire in their mobile home, allowing them to escape.

Brazilian troops deploy to fight Amazon fires

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 11:00am

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.

UN conference to disrupt downtown traffic near Salt Palace from Sunday to Wednesday

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 10:15am

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced on Twitter Friday that the 68th United Nations General Society Conference will cause "significant" pedestrian and vehicle traffic disruptions around the Salt Palace Convention Center next week.

Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 9:32am

Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.

President Nelson embarks on ministry tour in Latin America — the 4th in nearly 1.5 years

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:55am

Just a few weeks before his 95th birthday, Latter-day Saint President Russell M. Nelson will embark on a ministry tour to Latin America — his fourth tour in nearly one and a half years.

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

Lori Hinnant, David McHugh and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:20am

The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.

Early Labor Day deals on 4K TVs, Apple iPad Pros, Samsung tablets, laptops and more

Tech Bargains  |  Posted Aug 24th - 8:00am

This week the deal-finding team is finding early Labor Day sales and deals, particularly on appliances and TVs.

Man dies in early morning rollover crash in Salt Lake City

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 24th - 7:49am

A man died after a rollover crash on I-15 early Saturday morning, authorities say.

As Utah students head back to school, a growing percentage are going to charter schools or are home-schooled

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 24th - 7:33am

Kristen Evans, who is chairwoman of Woodstock Elementary School’s community council, said she is committed to her neighborhood school because it serves all students, and she believes her children benefit from a public school population that is economically and ethnically diverse.

West Valley City police shoot, kill man in City Hall

Lauren Bennett, and Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:54pm

Police shot and killed a man in the DUI processing center inside West Valley City Hall Friday night, police said.

Bears removed from tree in front yard near Moab

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:51pm

A mother bear and her two cubs were removed from a tree in the front yard of a Castle Valley home on Friday afternoon, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Marcelo By Souza, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 10:27pm

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at what's happening:

4-year-old girl has toes amputated following Saratoga Springs van fire

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 9:19pm

A 4-year-old girl has undergone multiple surgeries after being seriously burned in a van fire in Saratoga Springs in July.

Utah-based grocer The Store opens in The Gateway

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:47pm

The Gateway mall continued its ongoing reinvention Friday with the opening of its first grocery store named, appropriately, The Store.

Why the once-heated Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry has cooled off

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 8:05pm

RSL has won 10 of the last 12 Rocky Mountain Cups. That's cooled off the once-heated rivalry, but it's not the only reason.

So-called flushable wipes are clogging sewer lines, officials say

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:49pm

Utah sewer officials advise lawmakers on damage flushed wipes do to pipes

Navajo Nation settles lawsuit against Wells Fargo for $6.5M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 7:07pm

The Navajo Nation has settled claims against Wells Fargo accusing the company of predatory and unlawful practices.

KSL College Football Pick'em returns for 2019

College football fans rejoice, KSL College Football Pick'em is back for the 2019 season. Compete against your friends, family and neighbors for ultimate bragging rights from your living room to the tailgate lot.