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Have You Seen This? Mysterious blue spiral appears in Hawaii sky

Have You Seen This? Mysterious blue spiral appears in Hawaii sky

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

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A mysterious blue spiral dazzled viewers who saw when it appeared in the sky above the Big Island of Hawaii. The spiral stemmed from rocket fuel from a SpaceX launch.
What can save the Great Salt Lake? New report outlines possibilities

What can save the Great Salt Lake? New report outlines possibilities

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 8 - 12:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A team of Utah agencies and research institutions outlined six major recommendations for the state to consider when it comes to handling the drying Great Salt Lake.
Boy dies after fall from a slide at school in Tooele County

Boy dies after fall from a slide at school in Tooele County

Cassidy Wixom and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 8 - 10:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

An 8-year-old boy has died after falling from a slide during recess at an elementary school in Tooele County on Monday, a district spokesman confirmed Wednesday.
Transgender health care for kids: Do Utahns think the Legislature did the right thing?

Transgender health care for kids: Do Utahns think the Legislature did the right thing?

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Do Utahns agree with a bill to ban transgender surgeries for Utah children and teens and an indefinite moratorium on new hormonal treatments for minors?
Man is helping keep historical maps alive

Man is helping keep historical maps alive

Jared McNett, Sioux City Journal via CNN  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 8:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

At his desk, in a corner of an office on the main level of the Woodbury County Courthouse, Ron Koch has history sitting out. Or, rather, straightening out.
Students opposing canyon gondola urge classmates to 'hear all sides,' then 'take action'

Students opposing canyon gondola urge classmates to 'hear all sides,' then 'take action'

Hannah McKinlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utahns are divided over a proposal to build a gondola to take skiers to Snowbird and Alta. Some will do anything to cut the traffic, others want only to preserve the canyon.
How Utah lawmakers are trying to fight fraudulent ticket sales

How Utah lawmakers are trying to fight fraudulent ticket sales

Kailey Gilbert, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Art and culture can transform lives, Crystal Young said.
AMC to charge more for good seats in movie theaters

AMC to charge more for good seats in movie theaters

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 6:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Middle seats at many U.S. movie theaters just got more expensive. AMC Theaters is the nation's largest movie theater chain and on Monday, it unveiled a new pricing scheme in which seat location determines how much your movie ticket costs.
Utah bans 'shed hunting' through April as deer struggle through winter conditions

Utah bans 'shed hunting' through April as deer struggle through winter conditions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials announced a "statewide emergency closure" of shed hunting on all private and public lands in the state through the end of April.
Feds announce changes at southern Utah recreation site amid spike in popularity

Feds announce changes at southern Utah recreation site amid spike in popularity

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 7 - 3:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Changes are coming to a popular recreation site within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its infrastructure struggles to meet growing demand.
Have You Seen This? Former BYU basketball star's toddler son is already hoopin'

Have You Seen This? Former BYU basketball star's toddler son is already hoopin'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 3:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former BYU standout Elijah Bryant teaching his son Blu to play basketball on a mini-hoop will give you all the feels.
Lizards, tortoises and snakes, oh my! Southern Utah reptile expert shares enthusiasm, education

Lizards, tortoises and snakes, oh my! Southern Utah reptile expert shares enthusiasm, education

Nick Yamashita, St. George News  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The expressions on the kids' faces differed, some in amazement and others quite nervous, when looking at the black and white striped king snake gazing toward them.
Utah social media bill with parental consent requirement advances despite privacy concerns

Utah social media bill with parental consent requirement advances despite privacy concerns

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 6:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

An effort to prevent kids from using social media without parental approval cleared a Utah House committee, despite concerns from both sides that the bill is a potential violation of privacy.
Utah reaches annual snowpack normal 2 months early. What happens next?

Utah reaches annual snowpack normal 2 months early. What happens next?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 5:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

State water managers want to see the perfect conditions that will ensure that all of the water in Utah's mountain snowpack ends up in a lakes and reservoirs.
Have You Seen This? Massive iceberg collapses and breaks off glacier

Have You Seen This? Massive iceberg collapses and breaks off glacier

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 3:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

This video shows the moment an iceberg breaks off the Grey Glacier and plummets into the frigid waters below, revealing a previously hidden view of the iceberg.
After all these years, the Bread Lady, and her porch, still going strong

After all these years, the Bread Lady, and her porch, still going strong

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 10:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

The guardian angel of 600 North is still at it. A hip replacement for the former airline baggage handler couldn't stop her, neither could wrist surgery, nor shoulder surgery. Passing 65 last year sure didn't slow her down.
Harry Styles wins album of the year Grammy; Beyoncé triumphs

Harry Styles wins album of the year Grammy; Beyoncé triumphs

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Harry Styles won album of the year at the Grammy Awards, taking home the top honor on a night that Beyoncé dominated and became the ceremony's most decorated artist. Beyoncé won her 32nd award Sunday, breaking a 26-year-old record.
Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT status with Grammy win

Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT status with Grammy win

Danielle Broadway, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 5:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Actor Viola Davis on Sunday won a Grammy for her audio recording of her memoir "Finding Me," granting her entry into the elite ranks of EGOT winners with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.
Have You Seen This? An amazing deer rescue

Have You Seen This? An amazing deer rescue

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

I love seeing this type of video. We need more people like this in the world.
Small Utah city makes significant progress in efforts to preserve 153-year-old building

Small Utah city makes significant progress in efforts to preserve 153-year-old building

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

Corinne is making progress on a project to restore a beloved historic building in the small Box Elder County city. It's now looking to finish the project with the help of the Utah Legislature.
These 10 movies turning 20 in 2023 will make you feel old

These 10 movies turning 20 in 2023 will make you feel old

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Want to feel old? Here are 10 movies that are celebrating their 20th birthday in 2023.
Fremont High School helps support their 'superfan' with celebration, fundraiser

Fremont High School helps support their 'superfan' with celebration, fundraiser

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 8:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

Students and teachers at Ogden's Fremont High School teamed up to help out their superfan who rarely misses a game.
How a Utah nonprofit is using tattoos to help cancer warriors

How a Utah nonprofit is using tattoos to help cancer warriors

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 7:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Ink Against Cancer provides help with living and medical expenses, last wishes and funeral expenses for cancer warriors.
Utah teens learn about healthy relationships at youth summit

Utah teens learn about healthy relationships at youth summit

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Teenagers gathered at a Healthy Relationship Youth Summit to learn more about the signs of unhealthy relationships and be able to identify them.
How a 5-year-old Interior order is changing Utah, Western big game wildlife policy

How a 5-year-old Interior order is changing Utah, Western big game wildlife policy

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

State and federal wildlife experts agree that an order signed in Salt Lake City in 2018 is making a positive impact five years later.
Curly Me's career fair brings representation to young girls

Curly Me's career fair brings representation to young girls

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Curly Me! hosted a career fair on Saturday that gave girls the opportunity to meet people of color in various career fields in South Salt Lake.
Local Muslim youth group packs thousands of meals for those in need

Local Muslim youth group packs thousands of meals for those in need

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 3:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

More than 80 people packed thousands of meals for those in need Saturday morning at the Bluffdale fire station.
Have You Seen This? Proud dad's reaction is priceless

Have You Seen This? Proud dad's reaction is priceless

Martha Ostergar for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 2:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

My one wish is that everyone could have a hype man with this vibe.
Utah printing press museum opens the gates and seizes the day with its historical collection

Utah printing press museum opens the gates and seizes the day with its historical collection

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 10:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

The new Crandall Printing Museum opened its doors Jan. 28 in Alpine after the original in Provo shut down more than three years ago.
US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. wildlife officials have taken the first step to lift federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in several states.
Primary Children's program aims to help parents and teachers 'Talk to Tweens' about emotions

Primary Children's program aims to help parents and teachers 'Talk to Tweens' about emotions

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health is working to improve teen mental health through a Talk to Tweens initiative designed to help parents and teachers.
3 elk die after herd wanders onto roads near Parleys Canyon

3 elk die after herd wanders onto roads near Parleys Canyon

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A large herd of elk continues to keep motorists and state troopers on high alert near the mouth of Parleys Canyon. Three elk died in collisions with cars Friday morning.
'Dateline NBC' to feature story of eastern Idaho native, one of Montana's most notorious crimes

'Dateline NBC' to feature story of eastern Idaho native, one of Montana's most notorious crimes

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

'Dateline NBC' correspondent Keith Morrison has seen a lot in his career but a police pursuit featuring a man born and raised in eastern Idaho "is the most dramatic conclusion to a chase" he's ever witnessed.
Cox orders division to raise Great Salt Lake causeway berm another 5 feet

Cox orders division to raise Great Salt Lake causeway berm another 5 feet

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 3:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a new executive order Friday calling on the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to raise the Great Salt Lake causeway berm by 5 feet.
Have You Seen This? Reporter's thoughts on a bleak February day may warm you up

Have You Seen This? Reporter's thoughts on a bleak February day may warm you up

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

This St. Louis reporter's thoughts about a cold and foggy day in February six years ago seem relatable and hilarious.
Satellite images show the startling difference between Utah's 2022 and 2023 snowpacks

Satellite images show the startling difference between Utah's 2022 and 2023 snowpacks

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you want to see how much better this year's snowpack is compared to last year's, just check the satellite imagery.
Sandy officials looking for solutions dealing with ski traffic blocking roads

Sandy officials looking for solutions dealing with ski traffic blocking roads

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Traffic can be backed up in the canyons for miles, especially on big ski days. Some of that traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon is even spilling out into Sandy, which is causing a lot of problems.
Can Ticketmaster handle sales for Beyoncé's world tour?

Can Ticketmaster handle sales for Beyoncé's world tour?

Hannah McKinlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 8:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The four-year wait is over — Beyoncé is finally going on tour.
Students across Utah come together to learn the importance of mental health care

Students across Utah come together to learn the importance of mental health care

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mental health, wellness and suicide prevention — they're all big topics of conversation, and more and more, those conversations include our kids. That's where Hope Squad is coming in to help.
Running on snow and ice: Utah's 3 Running Up For Air events

Running on snow and ice: Utah's 3 Running Up For Air events

Robert Williamson for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Most of us think of trail running as a fair-weather adventure, but some trail runners train in the winter on snow-covered and icy trails. Utah's Running Up For Air series of trail runs have winter mountain athletes not only running in winter conditions, but also running trails with difficult elevation challenges.
'I just kept kissing him': Idaho mom recalls dog attack that killed her son

'I just kept kissing him': Idaho mom recalls dog attack that killed her son

Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Emily Islas and her two children arrived at their home on Jan. 21, like so many times before, their extended family's dogs were there to greet Kellan with licks and tail wags. Less than 30 minutes later, those same dogs would claim Kellan's life.
Parents' guide: How 'Knock at the Cabin' earned its R rating

Parents' guide: How 'Knock at the Cabin' earned its R rating

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 7:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

I'm not here to give you my thoughts on the film, but I will give you an idea of how "Knock at the Cabin" earned an R rating.
Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A middle schooler put on a shooting display last week that even Stephen Curry would be impressed by en route to a $10,000 prize.
Senate Democrats to push FTC to restrict marketing of guns to children

Senate Democrats to push FTC to restrict marketing of guns to children

Gram Slattery, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A group of U.S. Senate Democrats will introduce legislation on Thursday directing the Federal Trade Commission to create rules banning the marketing of firearms to children, including the JR-15, which has become a target of gun control advocates.
Fight to preserve historic Utah mine strengthens after recent string of thefts

Fight to preserve historic Utah mine strengthens after recent string of thefts

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah archeologists are trying to find new ways to preserve an old mine as vandals continue to damage its historic buildings and machinery.
How to celebrate Black History Month in Utah

How to celebrate Black History Month in Utah

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 11:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has had a small but vibrant Black community throughout its history. During Black History Month, we honor the community's triumphs and challenges.
Complications during pregnancy linked to a higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Complications during pregnancy linked to a higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Janelle Chavez, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the greatest risk coming in the decade after delivery.
'Dr. Phil' talk show to end daytime TV run after 21 years

'Dr. Phil' talk show to end daytime TV run after 21 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

'Dr. Phil' McGraw says he'll stop making new episodes of his daytime TV show after 21 years this spring. The Texas psychologist emerged from Oprah Winfrey's TV tree, spinning off his frequent appearances there to start his own show in 2002.
Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through 'Discover Winter' program

Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through 'Discover Winter' program

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 5:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah ski and snowboarding group wants to bring more diversity to the sports by giving minority communities a chance to hit the slopes.
Star power? Growing list of celeb endorsers showing up in crypto/NFT lawsuits

Star power? Growing list of celeb endorsers showing up in crypto/NFT lawsuits

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Celebrity endorsements have been a thing for years but a slew of appearances by A-list stars shilling relatively new cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Values have tanked and now investors are seeking legal redress for feeling duped.
Forget big business, Utah lawmaker wants to deregulate ... lemonade stands?

Forget big business, Utah lawmaker wants to deregulate ... lemonade stands?

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Jake Anderegg, R-Lehi, wants to protect minor-operated businesses from regulation he says get in the way of teaching kids business skills.
Dozens of elk force shutdown of I-80, I-215; 4 elk die from vehicle collisions

Dozens of elk force shutdown of I-80, I-215; 4 elk die from vehicle collisions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

UDOT temporarily closed the freeways to allow wildlife biologists to herd about 20 to 30 elk that ended up close to the freeway in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning.
Analysis: Kids lost equivalent of a third of a school year's learning to pandemic

Analysis: Kids lost equivalent of a third of a school year's learning to pandemic

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Children the world over experienced deficits equivalent to one-third of a school year's learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new global analysis.
'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

Rio Yamat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Las Vegas police have arrested former actor Nathan Chasing Horse at his home after uncovering what they describe as two decades of sexual assault and human trafficking allegations.
Priscilla Presley disputes trust of late Lisa Marie Presley

Priscilla Presley disputes trust of late Lisa Marie Presley

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 11:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Priscilla Presley has filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
Airbnb and Expedia are raking in profits by holding customer cash

Airbnb and Expedia are raking in profits by holding customer cash

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 10:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Anyone who has booked accommodations for a vacation getaway through Airbnb or Expedia is familiar with the drill.
4 Utah centenarians share advice collected over more than 100 years

4 Utah centenarians share advice collected over more than 100 years

Annie Knox and Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

An immigrant, a World War II veteran, an avid outdoorsman and an entrepreneur. They all spoke with KSL recently, but that's not all they have in common. Each is over 100 years old. And with all that life experience, they have some insight to share.
Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 31 - 10:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Prosecutors are scheduled to file involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of a Western movie in 2021.
$40M Great Salt Lake trust beginning work with newly formed council

$40M Great Salt Lake trust beginning work with newly formed council

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Farmers, private landowners, mineral extraction specialists, hunters, anglers and water managers are among a group of people joining a trust to work on improving water flows to the Great Salt Lake.