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Boats and floats beware! Invasive species patrols to increase during Memorial Day weekend

Boats and floats beware! Invasive species patrols to increase during Memorial Day weekend

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 7:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boats, kayaks, paddleboards and anything else that floats will be subject to increased patrols to prevent the spread of invasive quagga mussels over Memorial Day weekend.
Review: 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' has moments but is no 'Fury Road'

Review: 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' has moments but is no 'Fury Road'

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here are some reasons "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" is an overall miss, despite some good things.
Have You Seen This? We're gonna need a bigger ice scraper

Have You Seen This? We're gonna need a bigger ice scraper

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 3:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

This video is definitely a lot more fun to watch in May or June than it would be in the frigid month of January.
Some campgrounds set to reopen for Memorial Day weekend, others still recovering from record runoff

Some campgrounds set to reopen for Memorial Day weekend, others still recovering from record runoff

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 7:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Many campground operators are making the finishing touches before opening for the Memorial Day weekend.
Pesticide sprayed via drone in Millcreek, Parley's canyons to kill invasive weed

Pesticide sprayed via drone in Millcreek, Parley's canyons to kill invasive weed

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 23 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Division of Wildlife Resources recently sprayed pesticides in the foothills of Millcreek and Parley's canyons to try to kill myrtle spurge, a nonnative invasive species of weed, worrying residents and one environmental advocacy group.
Duck Creek Campground receives $2.1M for renovations. Some areas will be closed

Duck Creek Campground receives $2.1M for renovations. Some areas will be closed

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted May 23 - 9:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some campers and hikers may need to make alternative plans as Duck Creek Campground will be partially closed this season after receiving a monetary boost.
Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 4:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

The artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children has died. Sam Butcher was 85.
Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company's monopoly on live events

Government sues Ticketmaster owner and asks court to break up company's monopoly on live events

Alanna Durkin Richer and Wyatte Grantham-philips, Associated Press  |  Updated May 23 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Justice Department has filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and driving up prices for fans.
Full-length trailer for 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' hopes to spook up some nostalgia

Full-length trailer for 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' hopes to spook up some nostalgia

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

More than 30 years after the original, Tim Burton and Micheal Keaton are headed back to theaters with "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice."
Have You Seen This? Baby goats live their best lives on a trampoline

Have You Seen This? Baby goats live their best lives on a trampoline

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Perhaps we should all take inspiration from these goats and live a little happier and more free.
Nonprofit helps veterans get their lives back with K-9 help

Nonprofit helps veterans get their lives back with K-9 help

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 23 - 9:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

A veteran is crediting his dog for making it possible for him over come his post-traumatic stress disorder, making it possible for him to graduate from Utah State University.
Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' proves on-Target for retailer

Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets Department' proves on-Target for retailer

Ananya Mariam Rajesh, Reuters  |  Posted May 22 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Music superstar Taylor Swift's latest album, "The Tortured Poets Department," was released just two weeks before the end of Target's quarter — and yet sales were enough to buoy the retailer's entertainment business.
Primary Children's donates life jackets for loaner stations around Utah

Primary Children's donates life jackets for loaner stations around Utah

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Primary Children's Hospital has donated 900 life jackets to loaner stations located a reservoirs and lakes throughout Utah. Life jackets and supervision help keep children safe in the water.
Have You Seen This? Here's the broken taillight you ordered

Have You Seen This? Here's the broken taillight you ordered

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

FedEx delivers lots of things to your home, including vehicle collisions.
After almost 100 years as Boy Scout camp, Camp Steiner to become high adventure base camp

After almost 100 years as Boy Scout camp, Camp Steiner to become high adventure base camp

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 22 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Historic Camp Steiner will be getting new life, thanks to a Utah family and the efforts of many others. Here's what to expect.
Smith group says it will respect Salt Lake's Abravanel Hall decision; residents split on plan

Smith group says it will respect Salt Lake's Abravanel Hall decision; residents split on plan

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 11:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Smith Entertainment Group officials say they will honor Salt Lake County's decision to either renovate or rebuild Abravanel Hall within a proposed entertainment district.
Graceland is not for sale, Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough says in lawsuit

Graceland is not for sale, Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough says in lawsuit

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elvis Presley's estate is fighting what it says is a fraudulent scheme to auction off Graceland to the highest bidder.
Lead architect of Abravanel Hall says demolition plans are motivated by disposable mentality

Lead architect of Abravanel Hall says demolition plans are motivated by disposable mentality

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

A lead architect of Abravanel Hall says we need a better conservation mentality to preserve heritage and the important building he helped create.
Peloton 'paused the use of' Sean 'Diddy' Combs' music on its platform

Peloton 'paused the use of' Sean 'Diddy' Combs' music on its platform

Ramishah Maruf, CNN  |  Posted May 21 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Peloton said it has paused the use of music recorded by Sean "Diddy" Combs on its workout class platform in response to a member of a private Facebook group for Peloton users.
Toxic algal blooms persist in Virgin River. Experts urge checking the water before swimming

Toxic algal blooms persist in Virgin River. Experts urge checking the water before swimming

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted May 21 - 9:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

With the temperatures on the rise, those familiar with the cyanobacteria previously found in the Virgin River and other water bodies across the state may be asking: Is it safe to go back in the water?
Matthew Perry's death under investigation over ketamine level found in actor's blood

Matthew Perry's death under investigation over ketamine level found in actor's blood

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 8:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

An investigation has been opened into the death of Matthew Perry and how the "Friends" actor received the anesthetic ketamine, which was ruled a contributing factor in his death.
What to do if you spot a cougar this summer

What to do if you spot a cougar this summer

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 12:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

For many Utahns, summer means more time in the mountains — and as a result, more potential encounters with mountain lions.
Utahns fighting for refunds on postponed Aerosmith concert

Utahns fighting for refunds on postponed Aerosmith concert

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 11:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man purchased Aerosmith tickets back when the show was scheduled in 2023, but the show got pushed to a day that no longer works for him. He decided to Get Gephardt when his quest for a refund hit a dead end.
Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 8:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities in Alaska say a moose has killed a 70-year-old man in the community of Homer. Two men were walking through the brush trying to take photos of two newborn calves when authorities say the mother moose attacked one of the men.
Kayakers concerned over height of new Croydon Bridge on Weber River

Kayakers concerned over height of new Croydon Bridge on Weber River

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kayakers said they're concerned a new bridge in Morgan County is too low.
New York-Dublin video link is back up after shutdown for bad behavior

New York-Dublin video link is back up after shutdown for bad behavior

Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A video link between New York City and Dublin that was shut down due to inappropriate behavior on both sides of the Atlantic has reopened with new security measures.
Floating on the Weber River may soon cost you depending on the day

Floating on the Weber River may soon cost you depending on the day

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A private concessionaire will begin charging people who come to tube on the Weber River on weekends and holidays at one Utah wildlife management area.
Have You Seen This? Scottish girl goes viral for realistic lion noise

Have You Seen This? Scottish girl goes viral for realistic lion noise

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

You will be surprised at how accurate this young girl's lion roar sounds.
Bringing 'disagree better' home: Teaching kids to negotiate instead of fight

Bringing 'disagree better' home: Teaching kids to negotiate instead of fight

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 3:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

How to model disagreements — with a neighbor over politics, your spouse over money, your kid over curfew — may be one of the most impactful gifts to give your children
Salt Lake County wants to keep Abravanel Hall as is. Here's how much renovations could cost

Salt Lake County wants to keep Abravanel Hall as is. Here's how much renovations could cost

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new Abravanel Hall master plan outlines the needed and recommended upgrades to the 45-year-old building, as well as how much those changes would likely cost.
What Utah youths need in order to get a good defense in court

What Utah youths need in order to get a good defense in court

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

When an adult has to go to court even for just a traffic ticket, it's daunting. But when it's a kid going to court, it can be even harder for them.
When the Salton Sea shrank, it took Bombay Beach with it. Utah should heed the warning

When the Salton Sea shrank, it took Bombay Beach with it. Utah should heed the warning

Saige Miller, KUER  |  Posted May 20 - 8:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Salton Sea in California, a saline lake, faces a similar degradation as faced by Utah's own Great Salt Lake.
Hunter hospitalized with 'significant injuries' after grizzly bear attack in British Columbia

Hunter hospitalized with 'significant injuries' after grizzly bear attack in British Columbia

Ashley R. Williams, CNN  |  Posted May 20 - 6:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 36-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after sustaining multiple injuries in a grizzly bear attack in British Columbia, Canada, authorities said.
Utah artist creates new wildlife mural for Moab

Utah artist creates new wildlife mural for Moab

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 6:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah artist is bringing colorful murals and environmental awareness to communities across the state as part of his "Utah Wildlife Walls" project.
How 'unique' Mount Olivet Cemetery came to be 150 years ago

How 'unique' Mount Olivet Cemetery came to be 150 years ago

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mount Olivet Cemetery remains the only public cemetery in the U.S. created by an act of Congress. That happened 150 years ago this month.
Rainbow babies: Birth of a miracle after a loss

Rainbow babies: Birth of a miracle after a loss

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah's new Utah Pregnancy After Loss Program will be one of three Rainbow Clinic Network sites in the U.S. for parents having a baby after stillbirth.
US drowning death rates have increased, reversing decades of decline

US drowning death rates have increased, reversing decades of decline

Brenda Goodman, CNN  |  Posted May 19 - 6:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

After decades of decline, accidental drowning rates are rising, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. A new study shows that many lack the skills they need to stay safe in the water.
BYU student donates bone marrow to potentially save stranger's life

BYU student donates bone marrow to potentially save stranger's life

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 4:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jane Pearson was river rafting in Moab last summer when she got an unexpected phone call.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs apologizes after video depicting attack on ex-girlfriend

Sean 'Diddy' Combs apologizes after video depicting attack on ex-girlfriend

Katharine Jackson, Reuters  |  Posted May 19 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs posted an apology to social media on Sunday, two days after the release of hotel surveillance video that appeared to show him attacking his ex-girlfriend.
Some stolen 10th Mountain Division artifacts, memorabilia from World War II found

Some stolen 10th Mountain Division artifacts, memorabilia from World War II found

Olivia Young, KCNC  |  Posted May 19 - 3:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 10th Mountain Division Living History Group trailer, full of tens of thousands of dollars worth of authentic WWII artifacts and memorabilia, was stolen in April and now is found.
Have You Seen This? Hundreds of ducks decide to crash a wedding

Have You Seen This? Hundreds of ducks decide to crash a wedding

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

I wasn't personally involved with this wedding, but I guarantee you that those ducks weren't invited.
Utah man inspired others, now seeks support following cancer diagnosis

Utah man inspired others, now seeks support following cancer diagnosis

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 1:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man known for inspiring others is in need of some encouragement. Chris Sullivan, known in his community as "the sign guy," has put a pause on running following a cancer diagnosis. 
Catching river giants on Idaho's Snake River

Catching river giants on Idaho's Snake River

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Idaho is home to white sturgeon, North America's largest freshwater fish species. Exceeding 10 feet in length, they're true river giants.
Woman in Eagle Mountain aims to connect, uplift through virtual community center

Woman in Eagle Mountain aims to connect, uplift through virtual community center

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Social worker Carissa Thurman is aiming to connect Eagle Mountain residents to small businesses while uplifting people through community classes.
First Mexican taco stand to get Michelin star is a tiny business where heat makes the meat

First Mexican taco stand to get Michelin star is a tiny business where heat makes the meat

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 7:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

Michelin-starred chef Arturo Rivera Martinez stands over an insanely hot grill at the first Mexican taco stand to get a coveted star. In this tiny, 10-foot by 10-foot business, the heat makes the meat, and there are only four things on the menu.
Whitewater kayakers race down the Provo River before flows drop

Whitewater kayakers race down the Provo River before flows drop

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Competitors raced down the churning whitewater of the lower Provo River before Spring runoff slows, as part of the Provo River Race on Saturday.
Have You Seen This? Beekeeper gets a face full of bees

Have You Seen This? Beekeeper gets a face full of bees

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

This fellow should probably leave his camera home next time and focus on the bees.
The 'Barefoot Dutchman' and his remarkable trek for men's mental health

The 'Barefoot Dutchman' and his remarkable trek for men's mental health

Ken Fall, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

A determined, upbeat man is on a journey, walking from LA to Times Square barefoot to raise awareness about men's health. It will also break the Guinness World Record for walking barefoot.
Dead foxes and squirrels puzzle Millcreek neighborhood

Dead foxes and squirrels puzzle Millcreek neighborhood

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 9:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

Neighbors have reported five dead foxes and three dead squirrels in Millcreek to the Department of Wildlife Resources, and no one knows what's killed them.
Rangers want help identifying pair suspected of archeological theft in Canyonlands

Rangers want help identifying pair suspected of archeological theft in Canyonlands

Larry D. Curtis, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 9:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rangers are asking for the public's help identifying two visitors to Cave Springs who are suspected of archeological theft.
Video appears to show Sean 'Diddy' Combs beating singer Cassie in hotel hallway in 2016

Video appears to show Sean 'Diddy' Combs beating singer Cassie in hotel hallway in 2016

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 7:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Security video appears to show Sean 'Diddy' Combs beating singer Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel hallway in 2016. The video obtained by CNN and aired Friday shows Combs punching and kicking Cassie, who was his girlfriend at the time.
Summit County to acquire largest open space in its history for $55M

Summit County to acquire largest open space in its history for $55M

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 5:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

After receiving funding from the U.S. Forest Service, Summit County is set to act on its exclusive option to purchase the 910 Ranch, a property bigger than the entire city of Millcreek, and turn it into a wildlife sanctuary.
Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 5:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92.
Review: 'IF' isn't a perfect movie, but it's a great family night out

Review: 'IF' isn't a perfect movie, but it's a great family night out

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 4:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here are some reasons "IF" is a great friend of family movie night and a couple of reasons it's not your best friend.
Have You Seen This? Raccoon chased by staff with trash can during soccer game

Have You Seen This? Raccoon chased by staff with trash can during soccer game

Amy Woodyatt and Jacob Lev, CNN  |  Posted May 17 - 3:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A furry pitch invader paused a Major League Soccer play on Wednesday during a match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC.
After years of efforts, monument to Ogden's Bingham Fort neighborhood to be dedicated

After years of efforts, monument to Ogden's Bingham Fort neighborhood to be dedicated

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ogden leaders and Bingham Fort residents will gather to dedicate a memorial focused on the history of the area, the latest of many initiatives to recall the zone's unique past.
Provo is home to world's largest convention for adults with autism

Provo is home to world's largest convention for adults with autism

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sarah Heuser was tired of events about people with autism. She wanted events "by and for" people with autism.
Brandon Sanderson's annual Dragonsteel convention sells out in 1 hour

Brandon Sanderson's annual Dragonsteel convention sells out in 1 hour

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brandon Sanderson fans turned out in digital droves last week to snap up all 7,500 tickets to Dragonsteel Nexus 2024 in just one hour.
Utah's reservoir system returns to 90%, but Cox says state's message won't change

Utah's reservoir system returns to 90%, but Cox says state's message won't change

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's reservoir system is now back to 90% of capacity for the first time since it fell below the halfway mark during a severe multiyear drought.