ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) [Jan-16-2021]

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. 'Unprecedented' show of force meets modest protest at Utah Capitol on Sunday

Public safety officials said they had "a very good plan" and "monumental" coordination ahead of Sunday's announced protest at the Capitol, which in the end amounted to a smattering of small groups demonstrating.

2. Inside Utah fight to expand the scope of physician assistants amid health care shortage

As Utah and the entire nation grapple with a health and mental health care shortage in rural and underserved communities, one group of medical providers say they're uniquely poised to respond — physician assistants.

3. Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday.

4. Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants

True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday.

5. Egypt unveils 3,000-year old coffins in latest archaeological discovery

Egypt has unveiled a significant new archaeological discovery at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including 54 wooden coffins, many of which can be traced back 3,000 years to the New Kingdom period.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, drives to the basket as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Denver.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, drives to the basket as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Denver. (Photo: David Zalubowski, Associated Press)


1. Jazz get a bit of revenge in 109-105 win over Nuggets

For months, the Utah Jazz (9-5) have brewed over their first-round playoff loss to the Nuggets.

2. Led by Harward and George, BYU bench rallies Cougars by USF for Bay Area road sweep

Richard Harward had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Gideon George added 12 points, three rebounds and two blocks to help the Cougars pull away for a 72-63 win over San Francisco on Saturday evening in the Bay Area.

3. A perfect 10: Utah State winning streak continues with close victory over SDSU

Former Lone Peak guard Steven Ashworth had 17 points to lead USU to its 10th straight win with a 64-59 victory over San Diego State on Saturday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

4. Locals in the NFL: Daniel Sorensen's goal-line stop, Andy Reid's gut-check call lead Chiefs back to AFC title game

Patrick Mahomes completed 19 of 25 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and Harrison Butker made a pair of field goals, including a 29-yarder just before the break after Kansas City regained possession on Sorensen's forced fumble and subsequent touchback.

5. Locals in the NFL: Taron Johnson's full-field pick-6 leads Bills to 1st AFC title game in 26 years

The former Weber State star made six tackles, one tackle for loss, and the second interception return for a touchdown of his career in a 17-3 win over Baltimore that advanced the Bills to their first AFC championship since 1994.

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Jen Riess is the weekend and evening content producer for KSL.com. She also covers breaking news and in her free time loves being with her dogs and cheering on the Cleveland Browns.


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