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Crews responding to gas explosion in Orem; no injuries

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:25pm

Emergency crews in Orem are responding to a natural gas explosion, officials said.

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At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:14pm

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried to divert responsibility to underlings.

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Trump's VA choice bows out in latest Cabinet flame-out

Zeke Miller and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:14pm

President Donald Trump's White House doctor reluctantly withdrew his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary Thursday in the face of accusations of misconduct, the latest embarrassing episode highlighting Trump's struggles to fill key jobs and the perils of his occasional spur-of-the-moment-decision-making.

Orem police searching for missing 75-year-old man

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:06pm

Orem police are asking for the public's help to find a 75-year-old man who went missing Wednesday morning.

3 things you should do now for a green lawn in July and August

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:00pm

Having a perfect, green lawn is a high standard sought by many homeowners. Here are three easy, inexpensive things you can do this time of year to get your grass ready for the heat.

U. gets $740K grant for cannabis research

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:42pm

A $740,000 grant will allow researchers at the University of Utah to begin studying the effects of cannabis on healthy adult brains. The findings are expected to help understand potential benefits of the substance.

Bystander threatened with knife and ashtray while helping store clerk

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:21pm

A man was arrested for aggravated assault after threatening a bystander with a knife outside a convenience store early Wednesday morning.

Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:12pm

Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it.

Classical 89 to remain on the airwaves after all

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:08pm

BYU Broadcasting announced Thursday it purchased another station, which allows it to move BYUradio content there and keep Classical 89— which had been slated to disappear from the radio.

Lehi family’s landscaping project turns up 16,000-year-old bones

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:02pm

A family that started a landscape project on their back yard instead found bones, and a paleontologist said Wednesday he believed the bones may date back as much as 16,000 years.

Have You Seen This? Woman’s reaction to snake on windshield is the best

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:45pm

If I ever have a snake crawl onto my windshield while I'm driving to work, I hope my reaction is half as great as this woman's was.

Utah has 4th-lowest rate of deadly hit-and-runs per capita, report says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:30pm

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, but Utah is far below the national average, according to a new report.

How an Air Force vet went from homeless to SUU graduate

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:17pm

Donald Long's path to a college degree wasn't a straight path. However, he's made the most of his college opportunity.

Provo man charged with child rape

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:06pm

A man who claimed he had sex with an 11-year-old girl so she would leave him alone has been charged with child rape.

Hatch, Lee vote against Mueller legislation that clears Senate panel

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:57pm

Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee vote against a bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Thursday that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire him.

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What infertility and art taught this Utah artist about the worth of an individual

Morgan Jones, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:03pm

Watching Caitlin Connolly prepare to paint is not entirely different than watching a surgeon prepare for surgery.

Treatment ordered for mother charged in newborn's death

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:58am

A West Jordan mother who pleaded guilty to child abuse in the death of her 13-day-old boy has been referred to a treatment center once a spot there becomes available.

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:57am

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad.

LDS Church issues statement on mission president released, excommunicated in 2014 after reports of misconduct

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:36am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Thursday regarding the conduct of a mission president serving in Puerto Rico, who was removed from his position in 2014 and excommunicated.

Mike Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:31am

The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on Thursday, clearing the path for him to take over as the top U.S. diplomat just as President Donald Trump faces high-risk moments on Iran and North Korea.

Vandals go to extreme lengths to access tunnels under Teton Dam

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51am

Graffiti, littering and damaged signs have always been a problem at the old site of the Teton Dam, but now things are getting worse.

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