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Liberty University: We're complying with virus-related ban

Sarah Rankin  |  Updated Mar 30th - 4:56pm

Virginia's governor on Monday ordered all higher education institutions to halt any in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely directed at Liberty University, which initially declined to stop all on-campus teaching.

Pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Tamara Lush and Chris O'Meara  |  Updated Mar 30th - 4:44pm

Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Have You Seen This? A quarantine love story

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:03pm

Finding love during lockdown can be difficult, but this New York couple is making it work in the most inventive and adorable way possible.

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Meg Kinnard and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:31pm

As schools shut down while coronavirus spreads, the digital divide widens between students with the tools to work remotely and those without.

Gray hair, don't care: Cuts and color lead to home haircut experiments

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:10pm

Sister love playing out in a living-room hair trim. A botched home dye job with a silver lining. Stylists shipping out kits of personalized color with promises to talk their regulars through the process via FaceTime.

Utah wildlife biologists seek 9K fewer deer hunting permits to be issued in 2020

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 30th - 1:42pm

Utah wildlife biologists are proposing 9,175 fewer general-season deer hunting permits to be issued in 2020 as buck populations have fallen a bit in the state over the past few years.

Florida officials seek arrest for pastor that violated rules

Tamara Lush and Chris O'Meara  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:35pm

A Florida sheriff on Monday sought an arrest warrant for the pastor of a megachurch after officials said he held two services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same

Vladimir Isachenkov  |  Posted Mar 30th - 12:03pm

The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

'Calling all scientists': Experts volunteer for virus fight

Elana Schor  |  Updated Mar 30th - 9:30am

Michael Wells was looking for a chance to use his scientific training to help fight the coronavirus when — on the same day the pandemic forced his lab to temporarily close — he decided to create his own opportunity.

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to virus order

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 8:52am

Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Taco Bell will hand you a free taco on Tuesday — following proper social distancing protocol

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Mar 30th - 8:40am

It's easy to forget which day of the week it is when you're cooped up in your home for weeks on end.

Coach Kim: Is staying at home creating conflict in your family?

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 30th - 7:02am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim addresses the conflict that can show up when we are confined to close quarters with our families.

Boat does doughnuts after hitting wave, throws man overboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 5:52am

A boat that started doing doughnuts after hitting a wave in the Potomac River tossed the driver overboard.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen  |  Updated Mar 29th - 11:33pm

For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about what was coming — and already here. That sunlit trail now has hit a wall.

Utah man creates Nancy Drew figurine for LEGO contest

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 29th - 7:11pm

A 19-year-old man from South Jordan wanted to make something that would embody resilience, adventure, intelligence and strength. His medium of choice — LEGO bricks — allowed him to let his imagination run wild.

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times

Pat Graham and Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 29th - 6:26pm

even if for a brief moment — is to follow a bit of his own advice: Go fish.

Have You Seen This? Don’t take your toilet paper for granted

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 29th - 1:46pm

A throwback to "The Carol Burnett Show" is uber relevant thanks to toilet paper hoarding.

Could Joseph Smith's First Vision have happened 200 years ago last week?

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Mar 29th - 11:03am

Some scholars believe 14-year-old Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experienced his First Vision 200 years ago this week — on March 26, 1820.

Pizzeria borrows to keep workers on job, spurs donations

Wayne Parry  |  Updated Mar 29th - 7:53am

This is a story about bosses and their workers, in the dark days of COVID-19. It’s also a story about how one good turn deserves another and yet another.