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Why you should spend your health savings money on a yearly health assessment

Aley Davis  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:27pm

Setting regular health goals can be difficult without a way to measure your progress. Health specialist Aley Davis visited with an Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well expert for a comprehensive physical to get a head start on New Year’s goals.

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:56am

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop.

Utah drops to No. 12 in AP Top 25, No. 10 in Coaches Poll following Pac-12 title game loss

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:47am

Coming off a Pac-12 Championship Game loss to Oregon, Utah dropped in the national rankings ahead of bowl season.

State School Board Of Education proposes counting recess as classroom time

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:13am

Members of the Utah State School Board of Education proposed changes to how Utah students spend their school day, hoping to count the time they spend at recess as classroom instruction time.

Garfield County officials discover dead body in Escalante

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:32am

Garfield County authorities found a body near Egypt Road in Escalante late Saturday.

4 displaced after Sunday morning trailer fire in Ogden

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:12am

Four residents were displaced and two were evaluated for smoke inhalation after a fire swept through an Ogden trailer park Sunday morning.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25 ballot: Utah suffers biggest fall after title game defeat

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 8:01am

Conference championship weekend went mostly as expected, other than an uncharacteristic showing from Utah as the Oregon Ducks dismantled the Utes in the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Why an almost 107-year-old Utah woman exercises with her son every morning

Aley Davis  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:27am

Mary Kawakami turns 107 next week. She manages to exercise every single morning, thanks to her 75-year-old son who diligently comes over daily.

'Those are my brothers': Jae Crowder and Jazz happy to see each other again

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:13am

Jae Crowder returned to Utah Saturday. It was his first time playing in Vivint Arena since he was traded last summer, and he got a warm welcome back.

Jazz get back in the win column with rout of Grizzlies

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:34pm

Utah needed this one. And it didn’t matter that it was against the lowly Grizzlies playing without their franchise centerpiece rookie point guard Ja Morant.

No. 17 Utes right at home in sweep of No. 13 BYU for Sweet 16 berth

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:44pm

No. 17 Utah claimed a stunning 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 upset of No. 13 BYU Saturday to advance to the Utes’ fourth Sweet 16 in program history, snapping a four-match winless skid against their southern rivals with their second win in the last 10 in the series.

Patients from Utah children’s hospitals board plane to Santa’s Winter Wonderland

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 8:28pm

About 50 patients from children’s hospitals in Salt Lake City boarded a plane Saturday to the North Pole, where they met Santa and received gifts from their wish lists.

‘A grave is a luxury’: Case advances in death of Utahn missing for more than 30 years

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:32pm

For nearly three decades after her adult daughter vanished, JoAnn Ellsworth reminded her surviving children of a lesson she had learned as a teenager.

Merrill, Porter lead No. 25 Utah State past Fresno State

Joseph Coles, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:54pm

Sam Merrill had 24 points and eight rebounds and Abel Porter scored seven of his 13 points in overtime as No. 25 Utah State beat Fresno State 77-70 on Saturday night.

Why home prices in Salt Lake County are higher than they’ve ever been

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:44pm

Single-family homes in Salt Lake County are more expensive than ever, a recent report shows.

Weber State defense comes up big in 26-20 win over Kennesaw State

Carra McManamon,  |  Posted Dec 7th - 5:35pm

Big second half adjustments and a few key defensive plays helped edge the Wildcats past Kennesaw State in a come from behind 26-20 victory in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

Layton Deseret Industries building evacuated after report of accidental dynamite donation

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:25pm

The Deseret Industries building in Layton was evacuated Saturday after police received a call saying someone had accidentally donated dynamite.

South Jordan family’s ‘party with a purpose’ raises funds for those in need

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:17pm

Throwing a Christmas party is no ordinary event for one family in South Jordan.

Hot-shooting BYU basketball overwhelms UNLV, 83-50 in Salt Lake City

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Dec 7th - 3:13pm

Alex Barcello had 13 points, including three of the Cougars’ 14 3-pointers, and Yoeli Childs chipped in 13 points, 14 rebounds and two assists to help BYU cruise past UNLV, 83-50 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Have You Seen This? Adorable alert: Boy invites his kindergarten class to his adoption

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:27pm

Family comes in all shapes and sizes, including the family you make while in kindergarten.


ACLU, Mitt Romney, church respond to bill on LGBTQ, religious rights

Kelsey Dallas and Matthew Brown, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec 7th - 2:08pm

Under cold, gray skies, a coalition of religious and LGBTQ organizations gathered outside the Capitol building Friday to introduce a bill they say can solve the growing conflict between religious freedom and gay rights.