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Decomposed body, booby traps and dog skeleton found at Utah home

Ashley Imlay, KSL, and Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:26pm

When Pleasant Grove police on Tuesday went to the home of a man whom code enforcement had been trying to reach for months, they found him dead — and they believe he may have been deceased within the home for about a year.

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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Matthew Barakat, Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:11pm

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates.

Now’s your chance: Salt Lake mayor wants your opinion on controversial inland port zoning

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:05pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has invited the public to attend several meetings to talk about zoning changes for a controversial inland port.

Doctors may begin prescribing play for young children

Jared Aarons, CNN Affiliate Kgtv  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:35pm

After releasing a new study showing the link between free, unstructured play and increased brain development, doctors may now start prescribing playtime for young children.

Embattled Catholic leader no longer slated to speak at Salt Lake event

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:28pm

An embattled Catholic leader who was barred from ministry after accusations of covering up sexual abuse claims in 2013 is no longer going to attend a Salt Lake benefit event next month.

Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

Ryan Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:19pm

A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday.

Trump campaign swing for GOP candidates skipping Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:00pm

President Donald Trump is aggressively campaigning for Republicans around the country, but Utah wasn't named Tuesday as one of the states he's expected to visit through September.

Father of slain Colorado woman sobs, seethes in courtroom

Dan Elliott and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:38pm

Frank Rzucek Sr. leaned forward in a Colorado courtroom, weeping with his face in his hands as his son-in-law, just feet away, was told Tuesday he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Rzucek's daughter and two granddaughters.

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:29pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

Alpine School District faces staff shortage; hundreds of positions still open

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:28pm

It’s the first day of week for many Utah kids, who may have noticed some people are already absent. One district in particular has an employee shortage, and it’s not just teachers.

Beehive Classic moves in-state matchups to afternoon in 2018

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:25pm

Matchups were announced for the second annual edition of the Beehive Classic, which will be held Dec. 8 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

Donovan Mitchell surprises Kearns High students at assembly

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:49pm

With a grin on his face and hundreds of backpacks in tow, Donovan Mitchell surprised students at a Tuesday morning assembly at Kearns High School.

Charges: Sheriff's employee ate evidence, namely meth

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:47pm

A former Weber County Sheriff's Office evidence technician who admitted stealing and using drugs — predominately eating meth — that had been collected as part of criminal investigations was charged with 40 counts of her own Tuesday.

Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:43pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the illegal payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

Storms cause flooding, threats of flooding in central and southern Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:42pm

Northbound I-15 has reopened, but both directions of state Route 50 remained closed because of flooding in Millard County, officials said Tuesday morning.

Rise of the dumb phones: 5 alternatives to smartphones

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:15pm

Parents have started providing their children with dumb phones as they realize that giving kids free access to the internet might not always be such a good idea. Here are five alternatives to the smartphone.

Video: Thousands of fish go airborne around stunned anglers

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:39pm

Watching a small fish leap from the water, leaving nothing but tranquil ripples, can be relaxing. But things get a bit more chaotic when tens of thousands of fish go airborne at the same time.

Photos: Back to school 2018

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:14pm

With thousands of students heading back to school this week, we compiled a gallery to show off all the back-to-school photos Utahns have shared with us.

Police identify man whose body was found near 21st Street Pond

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:04pm

On Tuesday, police identified a California man who they say was shot and killed before his body was found near the 21st Street Pond.

Have You Seen This? Donny Osmond and Lil Yachty rap about Chef Boyardee

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:00pm

You did not read that headline wrong. This is exactly as it's billed.

Muslims worldwide are heading to Mecca. Here are 5 things to know about the holiday

CNN  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:15pm

In most of the Muslim world Monday, the faithful celebrated Eid al-Adha, the second of two major holidays in Islam.

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