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5 common myths about eating disorders

Emily Fonnesbeck, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:39pm

Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses. Here are five common myths and misconceptions and how you can get help.

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:05pm

A British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, according to Nevada authorities.

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Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:00pm

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.

Sen. Mike Lee opposes AR-15 ban, says hard to distinguish from hunting rifles

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:33pm

During his annual address to state lawmakers, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, was asked about banning AR-15 rifles in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting that left 17 dead and sparked new debate about gun control.

Police searching for missing Herriman man who did not return from college classes

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:16pm

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man with autism who left for college classes on Wednesday and did not come back.

Idaho man charged in boating deaths of 2 Utahns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:01pm

Prosecutors have charged an eastern Idaho man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a boating accident last year that left two Utah residents dead.

Walmart donates more than $280K to Utah nonprofits

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:29pm

Walmart presented the American Red Cross and six other local nonprofits over $280,000 in grants as part of its "Day of Giving" event Thursday.

Remembering Utah’s forgotten black pioneers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:03pm

There’s plenty of black pioneer stories that remain either ambiguous or unknown. Despite their hardships, each forged an important role in Utah’s early communities.

Charges filed in 8-year-old Salt Lake rape case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:47pm

Police and prosecutors believe they have solved a nearly 8-year-old rape investigation in which detectives say a woman was attacked after three men broke into her apartment to rob her.

New study finds female protagonists decreased in 2017 films

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:16pm

While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films.

Impatient driver fails to stop at crosswalk, injures child in Spanish Fork, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:08pm

A driver got impatient and rolled his vehicle through an intersection where people were crossing, hitting a 12-year-old child in the process on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:28pm

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

North Ogden residents sue city to stop amphitheater project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:13pm

A group of North Ogden residents has filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking to stop construction on an amphitheater and restore a city park back to its prior condition.

Police: Springville student arrested after making violent threat on Snapchat

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:47pm

A Springville High School student has been arrested on suspicion of making a terroristic threat after police say he sent a social media post that suggested a threat of violence at the school.

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How Elijah Brigham Bryant overcame knee injuries to star for BYU

Jeff Call, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:34pm

With a name like Elijah Brigham Bryant, it would figure that he was destined to play basketball at Brigham Young University.

5 indie movie directors ready to take on big-budget franchises

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:00pm

Here are five indie directors we'd like to see take on a big-budget franchise.

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.

Bill banning ticket quotas passes; public breastfeeding bill advances

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:32pm

The Utah Senate passed a bill banning law enforcement ticket quotas, a bill that will allow mothers to breastfeed in public advanced and lawmakers have an additional $581 million in revenue

Utah senator day drinks before presenting bill to delay state's new .05 percent DUI law

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:10pm

Sen. Jim Dabakis had two mimosas after breakfast and tested his blood alcohol content Thursday before presenting a bill at the Capitol proposing to delay Utah's .05 percent DUI law.

Zion to temporarily close 13 cliffs to rock climbing to protect peregrine falcons

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Zion National Park officials are once again temporarily closing several cliffs in the park to rock climbing to help protect peregrine falcons.

Have You Seen This? Bill Gates can’t figure out cost of basic grocery items

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:14pm

Billionaires! They are not just like us.

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