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U. professor awarded $2M to develop tech that protects power grids from disaster

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:43pm

When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico last September, it left nearly all of the island’s 3.4 million residents without electricity. University of Utah professor Masood Parvania wants to prevent that from happening again.


Police: Death of woman missing 3 years now 'an active homicide investigation'

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:32pm

The death of a Provo woman who had been missing for three years is being investigated as a possible murder, police said Thursday.

911 call captures harrowing moments before crews arrive at Brigham City fatal fire

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:11pm

A 911 call regarding a fire at a trailer home that left one man dead and another critically injured captured the dramatic moments before firefighters arrived on scene.

American Fork man headed to prison for selling kits to turn rifles into machine guns

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:44pm

A federal judge handed an American Fork man a nearly three-year prison term Thursday for illegally making and selling more than 1,400 machine-gun converter devices for AR 15-style rifles.

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:13pm

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Utah Rep. John Curtis' concerns over North Korea summit being 'too good to be true' prove right

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:03pm

Even before President Donald Trump announced Thursday he'd canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, had questioned whether expectations for the meeting had gotten out of hand.

Democratic Senate candidate Jenny Wilson says GOP tax cuts failing, offers her own plan

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:31pm

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson unveiled her own tax reform bill Thursday, saying the Republican plan isn't working for middle-class families while corporations are riding high.

Alien aficionados to gather in Cedar City for Utah UFO Festival

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:00pm

If you’re into the supernatural, you should know that UFO culture isn’t alien to Utah.

5 ways retirees can take advantage of a hot housing market

Fsi Mortgage  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:00pm

The Utah housing market is red-hot right now. Here are some ideas on how to take advantage of this market while in your retirement years.

Officials: Man dies after rock climbing fall in Washington County

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:21pm

A St. George man died Wednesday after falling 60 feet while rock climbing in a remote area of Washington County, officials said.

Spanish Fork High counselor, teacher arrested in connection with sexual abuse of student

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:16pm

A Spanish Fork High School counselor, who also served as a coach and driver’s education teacher was arrested Wednesday after police say he allegedly sexually abused a student at the school.

Utah, Idaho are building homes faster than any other state — but is it enough?

Maria L. La Ganga, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:55pm

Even as it struggles to shelter its rapidly growing population, Idaho built new housing units at a faster pace than all but one other state, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

An Phung and Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:33pm

A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on "Going In Style," a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.

Have You Seen This? Dentist's magic show makes kid's day

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:15pm

Going to the dentist can be scary, but when your dentist is a magician, it makes things a whole lot better.

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:11pm

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the North.

Timeline: The 3-year search for Elizabeth Salgado

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:56pm

Three years ago, 26-year-old Elizabeth Salgado went missing in broad daylight as she walked home from school in Provo. On Friday, a man found her skeletal remains on the side of the road in Hobble Creek Canyon.

Woman in 'very critical condition' after I-15 rollover in Iron County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:16pm

A rollover on Interstate 15 in Iron County left two occupants injured after their SUV rolled multiple times late Tuesday night.


Why Jar Jar Binks (and 4 other 'Star Wars' characters) deserve spinoff films

Herb Scribner, Deseret News  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:00pm

“Star Wars” fans will have their thirst for more stories quenched on Friday when “Solo: A Star Wars Story” drops nationwide.

Girl who died in car fire identified, parents jailed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:47am

A 4-year-old girl who died after a car erupted into flames in Boise has been identified by authorities who say both parents are in custody at the Ada County Jail.

Man suspected in teen's death confesses to murder, police say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:44am

A man suspected in the death of a 15-year-old West High student "confessed to the killing" to two individuals, including one person who said the man had blood on his face and hands, according to a jail report.

Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:29am

Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship.


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