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High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:00pm

States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.


New algal bloom detected at Rockport Reservoir

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:44pm

Officials issued an advisory for Rockport Reservoir after water samples taken by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality revealed the presence of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae that can contain toxins that cause liver problems .


USU officer hit by car in Logan while helping direct traffic

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:22pm

A Utah State University officer was hit by a car while helping direct traffic after another crash in Logan Thursday afternoon, officials said.


First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:22pm

Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.


Santaquin teen killed in early morning crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:20pm

Investigators say fatigue may have lead to a crash early Thursday that killed a 17-year-old girl.

Koko the gorilla, who learned sign language, dies at 46

Seth Borenstein and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:28pm

Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.

FBI Confidential: Evidence Response Team

Becky Bruce, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:27pm

Real-life crime scene investigation is nothing like what you see on TV, according to the man in charge of the FBI Salt Lake City Division’s Evidence Response Team.

DWR adds trout hybrid 'splake' to Jordanelle Reservoir for the first time

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:41pm

Wildlife officials added about 38,000 splake — a trout hybrid — to Jordanelle Reservoir for the first time Thursday, as the final step in introducing new fish species to the reservoir.

South Salt Lake electronics store heavily damaged in fire

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:17pm

A longtime Main Street business was heavily damaged in a fire Thursday morning.

Have You Seen This? Kids talk about their crushes and it's adorable

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:15pm

If you need help winning your crush over, these kids have some pretty good ideas.

Police raid 7 pawn shops in 2 counties

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:47pm

Investigators from the Utah Attorney General's Office served seven search warrants on pawn shops in Salt Lake and Utah counties this week.

College football 'talking season' is here, but first the coaches go golfing

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:33pm

For 29 years, the coaching staffs at BYU and Utah have come together in June to support the National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho for a charity golf event raising thousands of dollars annually for the publicly funded nonprofit organization.

Utah Mysteries: What's with the giant lollipop sculpture by the Salt Flats?

Steph Grimes, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:16pm

Anyone who has driven through the Bonneville Salt Flats on I-80 has seen it: A massive trunk shooting out of the remote Utah desert with what, to a child's eye, resemble giant lollipops sticking out of the top. Here's the story behind it.

SLC riders tip Uber drivers more than any other riders in the nation

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:59am

Uber decided to let riders tip their drivers a year ago, and the numbers are in: Salt Lake City riders tip the most in the nation.

11 South Jordan homes may be bulldozed less than 3 years after being built

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:46am

Nearly a dozen South Jordan homeowners were stunned to find out their homes will likely be bulldozed to make way for a rebuilt intersection. The homes were built within the last three years.


Here's how the Utah Jazz front office prepared for today's NBA draft

Eric Woodyard, Deseret News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:34am

Over a five-week stretch, a total of 66 NBA prospects have been in and out of the Zions Bank Basketball Campus.

Texting to 911 now available throughout Washington County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:02am

The St. George Communications Center implemented a “text-to-911” program Wednesday, joining a handful of other counties across the state that make it possible for an individual to send a text message to summon help.

Skier dies nearly 3 months after fall in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:47am

A 30-year-old professional skier severely injured last March in fall down a northwest Wyoming mountain has died.

‘It makes me sick,’ says daughter of man shot and killed by security guard

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:33am

The daughter of a man who police say was killed by a security guard says her father was homeless and that the trespassing situation didn’t need to result in fatal shots being fired.

UTA leaders tell lawmakers they're working to 'build trust'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:13am

Utah Transit Authority interim boss Steve Meyer told lawmakers Wednesday the agency is working hard to make the changes called for in a controversial bill passed last session, including replacing the agency's leadership.

Does your injury require an attorney?

Siegfried & Jensen  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:00am

If you've been in a car, work or other accident, this quiz will help you determine if your case requires an attorney.


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