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5 reasons why robots in medicine shouldn’t scare you

Steward Health Care  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:00pm

If you harbor fears of robots in medicine you are not alone. Learning to trust digital technology starts with empowering yourself with knowledge. Here are five reasons why robots in medicine, and the technology that drives them, shouldn’t scare you.

Wolf population declining in Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:25pm

Officials say Yellowstone National Park's gray wolf population has dropped to about 80 wolves — less than half of the highest population mark in the park.

Utah unemployment rate steady at 3 percent, with job growth expected to remain strong

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:42pm

The Beehive State continues to be among the best states in the U.S. to find a job. For the second month in a row, Utah's unemployment rate registered at 3 percent. The national unemployment rate was unchanged from the prior month at 3.8 percent.

A journey back to where John Stockton hit 'The Shot'

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 1:25pm

The arena that was home to the Jazz's proudest moments is now a church.

Weber County man sentenced to 90 days in jail in sexual misconduct case, court records show

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:44pm

A Weber County man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after he was accused of exchanging nude images with and having sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Utah lakes bloom with fish; Where do experts recommend casting lines this spring?

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:15pm

Whether you’re looking to boat fish or cast lines from the shore, spring marks a prime time for lake and reservoir fishing as populations bloom.

Authorities identify man who drowned Thursday after falling into Starvation Reservoir

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:50am

Officials have identified a man who drowned after falling into Starvation Reservoir on Thursday afternoon.

This flu season is the longest in a decade, CDC says

Debra Goldschmidt and Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:42am

It's official: This year's flu season is a record breaker.

Probation ordered for teen tied to 2 friends' opioid deaths

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:37am

A Park City teenager linked to the fatal overdoses of her two friends has admitted to reduced criminal charges, part of a deal that allows her to chip away at community service and probation as she prepares to leave for college in the fall.

Police identify Layton man who died Wednesday after being hit by car

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:21am

Police have identified a man who died after being hit by a car in Layton on Wednesday evening.

How Utahns reacted to Columbine shooting 20 years ago and how it changed school safety

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:15am

Twenty years ago Saturday, the unimaginable happened. Here’s how Utahns reacted in the days before and after the shooting, and how Columbine changed how we view school safety.

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 11:02am

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Salt Lake police release body camera footage of State Street chase, officer-involved shooting

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 10:25am

Body camera footage and 911 call recordings released Friday gave more context to the chaos in downtown Salt Lake during a nearly 20-minute spree.


These two Utah hot spots are among the nation's top growing, census data shows

Annie Knox and Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 19th - 10:17am

Two of Utah's urban clusters remained among the fastest-growing in the nation last year, but for very different reasons.

Salt Lake Temple to close in December 2019, will remain closed for 4 years

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:55am

The Salt Lake Temple will close on Dec. 29, 2019 and will remain closed for about four years as it undergoes extensive renovations, church officials announced Friday.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Julie Pace, Thomas Beaumont and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:33am

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week.

Utah gymnastics ready for nationals as 'underdog'

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:01am

It doesn’t matter what you did in the regular season. In the postseason, it matters who shows up on competition day.

Idaho Ed Board approves tuition hikes at 4-year institutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:54am

Students attending any of Idaho's four-year colleges or universities will pay several hundred dollars more next year under a newly approved tuition hike.

Playoffs the goal as Utah Royals FC opens second season on Wasatch Front

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:22am

The Utah Royals will begin their second season on the Wasatch Front this Saturday, hosting former BYU star Ashley Hatch and the Washington Spirit at 7 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:01am

The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison.

Window well covers improve home safety, security, and give home a finished look

Wasatch Window Well Covers  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:59am

Custom-fit window well covers can help make your home and yard look finished and help prevent a number of unwanted accidents or problems.

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:46am

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.