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Wildfire updates: New fire starts on border of Juab and Sanpete counties, Flatt Fire evacuations lifted

Wildfire updates: New fire starts on border of Juab and Sanpete counties, Flatt Fire evacuations lifted

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 19 - 10:58 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
Have You Seen This? Baby alpacas are stunning at birth

Have You Seen This? Baby alpacas are stunning at birth

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 19 - 3:03 p.m.

Yes, baby alpacas are stunning at birth, but not in the way that I misleadingly implied.
17th century European paintings found in roadside dumpster

17th century European paintings found in roadside dumpster

Sheena McKenzie, CNN  |  Posted June 19 - 1:46 p.m.

Police are appealing for information on how two original paintings from 17th century European artists, ended up in a roadside dumpster in southeast Germany.
Last minute Father's Day gift ideas

Last minute Father's Day gift ideas

Brooke Nally, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 19 - 12:33 p.m.

Father's Day is tomorrow! Read this to find the perfect gift idea for dad.
Wildfire updates: Washington County blaze grows to 10K acres, causes evacuations in Enterprise

Wildfire updates: Washington County blaze grows to 10K acres, causes evacuations in Enterprise

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 18 - 10:50 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
How to protect Utah's elderly from financial abuse

How to protect Utah's elderly from financial abuse

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted June 18 - 8:32 p.m.

Elder fraud often goes unreported and is difficult to prosecute, but the crime can cost seniors huge sums of money and years of grief.
Arianne Brown: It must be hard being a dad

Arianne Brown: It must be hard being a dad

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 18 - 8:01 p.m.

It's hard to be a dad, at least I imagine it must be. I mean, I have only been an active and passive observer, of course to many who hold this title.
US bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

US bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

Gabriella Borter and Julia Harte, Reuters  |  Posted June 18 - 3:46 p.m.

A divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announced on Friday that they had voted to draft a statement on Holy Communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who support abortion rights.
Utah Vietnam veteran receives replacement medals for the ones he lost 20 years ago

Utah Vietnam veteran receives replacement medals for the ones he lost 20 years ago

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 3:11 p.m.

A Vietnam War veteran received replacement medals this week with the help of the Veterans Administration and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney.
Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5

Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 10:01 a.m.

A giant weird fish — still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found.
41% of Utah CHIP recipients lost coverage in May due to government reversal

41% of Utah CHIP recipients lost coverage in May due to government reversal

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 8:55 p.m.

More than 6,200 children in the Children's Health Insurance Program in Utah lost health care coverage at the end of May, an advisory committee said Thursday.
If 'cave syndrome' is keeping you from going out in public, here's how to combat it

If 'cave syndrome' is keeping you from going out in public, here's how to combat it

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted June 17 - 8:09 p.m.

After over a year of staying at home and following strict safety guidelines, many people are understandably reluctant to step out their front door and reenter society.
68-year-old man dies after falling during hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, police say

68-year-old man dies after falling during hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 7:37 p.m.

A 68-year-old man died Wednesday after falling during a hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, police said.
Review: 'Luca' isn't Pixar's best, but it's an entertaining movie nonetheless

Review: 'Luca' isn't Pixar's best, but it's an entertaining movie nonetheless

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 17 - 4:07 p.m.

While I don't consider "Luca" to be one of Pixar's best, it is a fun night with the family. Here are a few reasons why.
Have You Seen This? Wolf pup just wants to howl, but the universe isn't ready

Have You Seen This? Wolf pup just wants to howl, but the universe isn't ready

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 17 - 3:10 p.m.

Keep at it little guy, you'll get there.
Chinese astronauts board space station module in historic mission

Chinese astronauts board space station module in historic mission

Carlos Garcia and Shubing Wang, Reuters  |  Posted June 17 - 2:13 p.m.

Three Chinese astronauts on Thursday flew to an unfinished space station in China's first crewed mission since 2016, expanding the country's already growing near-Earth presence and challenging U.S. leadership in orbital space.
U.S. Supreme Court backs Catholic group that shunned gay foster parents

U.S. Supreme Court backs Catholic group that shunned gay foster parents

Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Updated June 17 - 11:54 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court embraced religious rights over LGBT rights on Thursday by ruling in favor of a Catholic Church-affiliated agency that sued after Philadelphia refused to place children for foster care with the organization because it barred same-sex couples from applying to become foster parents.
Internet outages briefly disrupt access to websites, apps

Internet outages briefly disrupt access to websites, apps

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 17 - 10:42 a.m.

A wave of brief internet outages hit the websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe Thursday.
How 'alloparenting' can be a less isolating way to raise kids

How 'alloparenting' can be a less isolating way to raise kids

Elissa Strauss, CNN  |  Posted June 16 - 8:32 p.m.

The Mommy Wars — the alleged battle between working moms and stay-at-home moms — rests on a number of fictions. One is the myth that working moms neglect their children. In fact, many of today's working moms spend more time with their children than moms from previous generations who didn't work outside their home.
Have You Seen This? Catching fish with a LEGO Chewbacca

Have You Seen This? Catching fish with a LEGO Chewbacca

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 16 - 3:07 p.m.

Perhaps you've heard it said that certain fish will strike anything that moves. But is there really a species out there that hates Star Wars enough to attack a LEGO Chewbacca?
What you need to know this summer about Zion National Park's algal bloom situation

What you need to know this summer about Zion National Park's algal bloom situation

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 2:01 p.m.

The level of cyanobacteria for the north fork of the Virgin River has gone down, but officials from Zion National Park say visitors should still use caution when in the water this summer.
Utah ski resorts rebound from COVID-19 with record-breaking year

Utah ski resorts rebound from COVID-19 with record-breaking year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 9:10 a.m.

COVID-19 halted the 2019-20 ski season early just before it broke the record for most skier days in Utah resort history. The 2020-21 season was even more successful, according to Ski Utah.
Protecting your pets during Utah's heat wave

Protecting your pets during Utah's heat wave

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV  |  Posted June 16 - 7:13 a.m.

Experts reminded Utahns to keep an eye on their pets during the record-setting heat wave. Just like humans, pets can overheat and get really sick during extreme heat.
Utah nonprofit included in philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's $2.7 billion latest round of charitable giving

Utah nonprofit included in philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's $2.7 billion latest round of charitable giving

Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Posted June 15 - 10:25 p.m.

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Tuesday that she has donated $2.7 billion to nearly 300 organizations focused on what she described as "categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked."
Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 8:34 p.m.

More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study.
Salt Lake City ties all-time record; what the heat wave means for Utah's climate, drought and fire risk

Salt Lake City ties all-time record; what the heat wave means for Utah's climate, drought and fire risk

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 6:58 p.m.

Utah experts say the current heat wave breaking records this week should change watering habits and likely leads to the risk of larger fires.
Have You Seen This? Professional athlete sneaks Wu-Tang references throughout interview

Have You Seen This? Professional athlete sneaks Wu-Tang references throughout interview

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 15 - 4:22 p.m.

If this man isn't a Wu-Tang fan and just happened to quote all these lyrics, then this is the most amazing coincidence of all time. If he did it on purpose, then I salute his sneakiness.
More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted June 15 - 3:33 p.m.

A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.
Makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS, study finds

Makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS, study finds

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted June 15 - 9:38 a.m.

The "No PFAS in Cosmetics Act" is scheduled to be introduced in the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday, following the release of a new study that found high levels of a marker for toxic PFAS substances in 52% of 231 makeup products purchased in the United States and Canada.
Utah mom, former BYU runner who ran 5:25 mile at 9 months pregnant qualifies for Olympic trials

Utah mom, former BYU runner who ran 5:25 mile at 9 months pregnant qualifies for Olympic trials

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 14 - 8:12 p.m.

Just seven months after running a blazing 5:25 mile while nine months pregnant, Highland resident Makenna Myler ran an Olympic trials qualifying time of 32:03.32 in the 10K distance at the Portland Track Festival.
Low-income Americans can now register for expanded child tax credit

Low-income Americans can now register for expanded child tax credit

Tami Luhby, CNN  |  Updated June 14 - 7:28 p.m.

Low-income American families who don't typically file tax returns can now register to receive the enhanced child tax credit, which will start going out next month.
What Ann Romney, a mother of 5, thinks about the term 'birthing person'

What Ann Romney, a mother of 5, thinks about the term 'birthing person'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted June 14 - 4:50 p.m.

A mother of five sons, Ann Romney is taking issue with the Biden administration's use of the term "birthing person" in its federal budget proposal.
Vaccinated visitors to Disney's US parks can ditch face masks in most areas

Vaccinated visitors to Disney's US parks can ditch face masks in most areas

Reuters  |  Posted June 14 - 3:56 p.m.

Fully vaccinated visitors to Walt Disney Co's U.S. theme parks will not be required to wear face masks in most areas starting on Tuesday, the company said, as the country's COVID-19 cases continue to decline.
Have You Seen This? Baseball fan catches home run in real life and on video

Have You Seen This? Baseball fan catches home run in real life and on video

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 3:03 p.m.

This video is as hectic and awe-inspiring as you'd expect from a first-person view of catching a home run.
Cataract Canyon without Lake Powell: A monumental legacy of dried mud

Cataract Canyon without Lake Powell: A monumental legacy of dried mud

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted June 14 - 10:31 a.m.

Lake Powell has drastically shriveled during 20 years of drought, allowing dozens of miles of the Colorado River to become a river again in world-famous Cataract Canyon. But why have many of its legendary rapids failed to return?
Coach Kim: Have you got tough decisions to make?

Coach Kim: Have you got tough decisions to make?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 14 - 9:25 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some secrets to making tough choices easier.
Novavax COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in US trial

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in US trial

Carl O'Donnell, Reuters  |  Posted June 14 - 7:23 a.m.

Novavax on Monday reported late-stage data from its U.S.-based clinical trial showing its vaccine is more than 90% effective against COVID-19 across a variety of variants of the virus.
Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted June 13 - 8:45 p.m.

An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday.
What NAACP President Derrick Johnson told a Latter-day Saint congregation on Sunday

What NAACP President Derrick Johnson told a Latter-day Saint congregation on Sunday

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted June 13 - 5:57 p.m.

NAACP President Derrick Johnson stood Sunday morning at a pulpit and asked a Latter-day Saint congregation in Salt Lake City to build a wall of love and inclusion.
Experts fear heat, return to old routines put kids at risk of being left in hot cars

Experts fear heat, return to old routines put kids at risk of being left in hot cars

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted June 13 - 5:22 p.m.

Many parents were left out of practice taking kids to day care and summer activities after the pandemic. Experts warn that could increase the risk now of forgetting a young child in a hot car.
Have You Seen This? If golf had more cardio

Have You Seen This? If golf had more cardio

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 13 - 2:24 p.m.

Hopefully speed golf will soon come to an Olympic tournament near you.
Colorado officials observe gray wolf pups for the first time in about 80 years

Colorado officials observe gray wolf pups for the first time in about 80 years

Mawal Sidi, CNN  |  Posted June 13 - 10:28 a.m.

Spotting cute pups is worth celebrating any day, but in Colorado it's historic.
Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Heather Hollingsworth and Cedar Attanasio/ Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted June 13 - 8:39 a.m.

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
Cyberattacks aren't new, but cybercriminals are upping their game

Cyberattacks aren't new, but cybercriminals are upping their game

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 13 - 7:32 a.m.

Federal law enforcement reports computer network ransomware attacks are on the rise in Utah as recent cybercriminal "double-extortion" schemes are earning headlines.
Child care crisis: Day cares, preschools struggle to balance children's needs with costs

Child care crisis: Day cares, preschools struggle to balance children's needs with costs

Deanie Wimmer and Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted June 12 - 10:44 p.m.

Even before the pandemic, many in the child care industry say they faced a crisis. Now with more children bringing their COVID-19 related stress to preschool combined with an employee shortage, providers are struggling to meet needs without pricing out parents.
Dino wars: Australia's 2-story-tall beast has nothing on Utah

Dino wars: Australia's 2-story-tall beast has nothing on Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted June 12 - 7:47 p.m.

Australian researchers are giddy over the confirmation of the largest dinosaur that ever roamed their country. But a couple of Utah's top paleontologists say, game on.
Sisters run lemonade stand in West Jordan in honor of their older sister

Sisters run lemonade stand in West Jordan in honor of their older sister

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted June 12 - 6:25 p.m.

Some young sisters in West Jordan set up a lemonade stand for people who stopped by, but they weren't keeping any profits. Their money was going to a cause close to their hearts.
God wants you to have this Syracuse temple, Latter-day Saint leader tells church members

God wants you to have this Syracuse temple, Latter-day Saint leader tells church members

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 12:42 p.m.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Syracuse Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took place Saturday morning.
The perfect storm making everything you need more expensive

The perfect storm making everything you need more expensive

Hanna Ziady, CNN Business  |  Updated June 11 - 10:08 p.m.

Steel, lumber, plastic and fuel. Corn, soybeans, sugar and sunflower oil. Houses, cars, diapers and toilet paper. Prices are rising almost everywhere you look.
Break up Google or Amazon? Big Tech in focus as new US antitrust bills introduced

Break up Google or Amazon? Big Tech in focus as new US antitrust bills introduced

Diane Bartz, Reuters  |  Updated June 11 - 8:35 p.m.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to their break-up.
Arianne Brown: Admitting parenting mistakes is hard but necessary

Arianne Brown: Admitting parenting mistakes is hard but necessary

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 11 - 8:02 p.m.

Have you ever made a mistake as a parent and actually owned up to it? Recently, I had to do this. Here's how it went.
'Summer Boost' program prepares students for next school year

'Summer Boost' program prepares students for next school year

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV  |  Posted June 11 - 7:37 p.m.

The pandemic created learning gaps for some Utah students, and it's led to an uptick in enrollment for summer school.
Church will reforest sacred Hill Cumorah, site of angel's visits to Joseph Smith

Church will reforest sacred Hill Cumorah, site of angel's visits to Joseph Smith

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted June 11 - 7:11 p.m.

The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, will undergo long-term rehabilitation to preserve the site and share its story.
Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Utah

Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Utah

Dan Spindle, KSL TV  |  Posted June 11 - 5:41 p.m.

Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Utah, and is there anything more relaxing than casting a line and waiting patiently to see if they're biting — all without having to get a license?
New campaign aims to help kids, parents dive into underage drinking prevention

New campaign aims to help kids, parents dive into underage drinking prevention

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 5:19 p.m.

Community leaders in Utah hope kids and parents will dive into underage drinking prevention this summer — literally.
Have You Seen This? Dog loses his mind after tasting a lemon

Have You Seen This? Dog loses his mind after tasting a lemon

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 11 - 4:06 p.m.

Pretty self-explanatory. Dog tasted lemon. Dog didn't like lemon. Dog berates lemon.
Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

Yellowstone National Park unveils automated electric cars

The Associated Press  |  Updated June 11 - 2:36 p.m.

Park officials have launched the first tests of electric vehicles in Yellowstone National Park that are capable of operating without drivers.
Salt Lake police identify person of interest in vandalism of synagogue last month

Salt Lake police identify person of interest in vandalism of synagogue last month

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 2:01 p.m.

Police have identified a person of interest in a vandalism case after a swastika was carved into the doors of a Jewish community center in Salt Lake City last month.
'Yellow is the new green': Guide says most Utahns should water just twice a week

'Yellow is the new green': Guide says most Utahns should water just twice a week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 11:59 a.m.

The Utah Division of Water Resources is replacing its popular weekly watering guide with a new guide that mirrors an executive order issued earlier this week.