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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Family and friends mourn as search and rescue members find two missing jet skiers at The Knolls on Utah Lake on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

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. Bodies of 2 missing brothers discovered on Utah Lake

The bodies of two missing brothers were discovered on Utah Lake Sunday afternoon, authorities say.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office found the bodies of Jorge Anica, 33, and Manuel Anica, 21, who left on a single WaveRunner near the Knolls area of Utah Lake at approximately 4:20 p.m. Both brothers were wearing life jackets.

2. 61-year-old man drowns at Pineview Reservoir

A 61-year-old man drowned at the Port Ramp Marina at Pineview Reservoir Saturday. Bystanders saw the man playing in the water, and shortly after he was found face down in the water around 4:01 p.m.

3. Israel airstrikes kill 42 Palestinians, rockets fired from Gaza

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza destroyed several homes on Sunday, killing 42 Palestinians, including 10 children, health officials said, as militants fired rockets at Israel with no end in sight to seven days of fighting.

4. Tooele Valley Latter-day Saints break ground for Deseret Peak Utah Temple

Tooele Valley residents turned more than soil Saturday as they ceremoniously broke ground for construction of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tooele, Utah.

5. CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines.

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, left, drives to the basket as Sacramento Kings center Damian Jones, right, defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley, left, drives to the basket as Sacramento Kings center Damian Jones, right, defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, May 16, 2021. (Photo: Randall Benton, Associated Press)


1. Jazz clinch No. 1 seed with rout of Kings in season finale

Utah's 121-99 rout of the Kings Sunday in Sacramento locked up the top seed in the West and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. The Jazz finished with a 52-20 record — one game ahead of the Phoenix Suns whose victory Sunday afternoon forced Utah to beat the Kings to wrap up the NBA's best record.

2. Real Salt Lake takes scoreless draw, Ochoa's first shutout from Nashville's inaugural visit

David Ochoa made three saves in his first career shutout, but Real Salt Lake couldn't find a winner in a 0-0 draw in front of an announced crowd of 10,555 fans celebrating Pride Night on a warm Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium.

3. Next up for FCS champion Sam Houston State? Dixie State and the WAC in the fall

Eric Schmid threw for three touchdowns, including a 10-yarder to Ife Adeyi with 16 seconds left, and Sam Houston wrapped the longest and most unusual college football season with its first FCS national title, beating top-seeded South Dakota State 23-21 in front of a limited-capacity crowd of 7,840 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on a rain-drenched Sunday.

4. 'All year long, we haven't done it easy': Grantsville erupts early in Game 2 to take 2nd 3A baseball title in 4 years

Sandberg helped pitch a four-hitter in the second game, when he also went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored to help the Cowboys to their second Class 3A state title in four years with a 14-4 win over Carbon in six innings Saturday at Cate Field at Salt Lake Community College.

5. Prep Championship Central: Lone Peak boys tennis breeds dynasty; Grantsville doubles in 3A baseball, softball

The Region 4 powerhouse claimed titles in the 1st (TJ Wells) and 3rd (Griffin Karras) Singles, and the 1st (Nate Ashton & Brayden Blodgett) and 2nd (Lucas Jackson & Isaac Downs) Doubles.


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