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A tale of tortoises and transportation in Washington County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

A bill by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would literally pave the way for a new northern corridor in Washington County to support the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. That route, however, would impact a tortoise reserve.

Spanish Fork janitor accused of sexually abusing 2 students

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:00pm

A janitor at a Spanish Fork elementary school was arrested Tuesday and accused of sexually abusing two students.

Ogden man assists Hawaiian officials in tracking volcano lava with drone

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:28pm

A Utah man used his drone skills in Hawaii to assist authorities in tracking the volcano’s lava flows and pinpoint hot spots within the cooling magma.

Amazon urged to stop selling face recognition technology to law enforcement

Sara Ashley O'Brien and Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:47pm

More than two dozen civil rights organizations are calling on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling its facial recognition technology to the government, according to a letter made public Tuesday by the ACLU.

Doomsday cult leader sent to prison for rape of a child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:44pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty in February to raping a child was sentenced Tuesday to a combined 26 years to life in prison.

North Sanpete High teacher under investigation in sexting case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:15pm

A former science teacher at North Sanpete High School is being investigated for allegedly sexting a 16-year-old girl at the school, according to court documents.

Lawyer in video rant over Spanish speakers apologizes

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:44pm

A lawyer whose rant against Spanish speakers in a New York City eatery went viral posted an apology online on Tuesday, saying that how he expressed himself was "unacceptable."

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:38pm

President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Setting the stakes sky high, Moon said, "The fate and the future of the Korean Peninsula hinge" on the meeting.

Hatch looking forward to life of retiree, not rumored Australian ambassadorship

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:13pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, quelled speculation Tuesday that he might become the U.S. ambassador to Australia after he retires next January.

Police identify motorcyclist killed in Provo crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:56pm

Police identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash in Provo over the weekend. A second man died a week and a half after a crash in Roosevelt.

1 dead, 1 critically injured in Brigham City fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:02pm

One person died and another person was flown to the University of Utah Burn Center in critical condition after a trailer home caught fire Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:08pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg's "digital monster," and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people's personal data.

Man arrested in Taylorsville standoff shot TV in house, report states

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:04pm

Police say a man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and shot a TV inside her house, prompting a standoff with a SWAT team, surrendered after his wife was able to disarm him.

LDS Church moves 169 missionaries out of Nicaragua due to 'growing political instability'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:59pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday it is transferring 169 missionaries serving in Nicaragua because of “growing political instability” in the country.

35 more felonies for Eagle Mountain man accused of abusing children

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:41pm

A registered sex offender who told police there were more victims after being charged earlier this month is now facing an additional 35 felonies.

Have You Seen This? The tetherball bear

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:15pm

This bear is playing tetherball, but what you don't know is how nefarious his plan is.

White Dome Nature Preserve offers peaceful desert hikes, rare flower

Rhiannon Bent, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:57pm

The White Dome Nature Preserve in St. George is the only place on Earth to see the endangered dwarf bear-poppy and also offers 5 miles of hiking trails in the desert of southern Utah.

Blackfoot man dies in crash on I-15 near Utah-Idaho border

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:35pm

A Blackfoot man died after being thrown from his pickup truck on Interstate 15 Monday morning.

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Secrecy surrounds Eagle Mountain talks for proposed data center

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:12pm

Ghosts of a failed Facebook data center bid are haunting an Eagle Mountain effort to close a similar deal with a yet-unnamed tech company.

Shelter in place lifted for 2 Midvale schools; police seek armed robber in area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:12pm

Two Midvale schools initiated a brief shelter in place after a report of an armed individual in the area Tuesday morning, a district spokesman said.

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