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Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 8:47 a.m.

What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.
Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020; Utah was 1 of 4 states that had more weddings

Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020; Utah was 1 of 4 states that had more weddings

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 9:54 p.m.

A new report finds far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended. There were 1.7 million weddings in 2020, a drop of 17% from the year before.
Police set up a 'bear'-icade to let bear safely cross US 89 in Ephraim

Police set up a 'bear'-icade to let bear safely cross US 89 in Ephraim

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 7:32 p.m.

Why did the brown bear want to cross the road? We're not exactly sure, but it did so safely Tuesday thanks to helpful officers from the Ephraim Police Department.
Utah doctors issue challenge for parents to talk to teens about marijuana, vaping

Utah doctors issue challenge for parents to talk to teens about marijuana, vaping

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah doctors and health specialists issued a challenge to parents Tuesday, asking them to spend just one minute talking to their teenager about the effects of vaping and marijuana misuse.
Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 6:29 p.m.

The award-winning DJ and record producer threw what many are calling the worst first pitch of all time Monday before a Red Sox game in Boston.
President Dallin H. Oaks: 5 ways Latter-day Saints can defend truth with love

President Dallin H. Oaks: 5 ways Latter-day Saints can defend truth with love

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 5:41 p.m.

Latter-day Saint young adults should be loving and avoid contentious debates while standing fast on matters of church doctrine, President Dallin H. Oaks , first counselor in the First Presidency, said Tuesday at Ensign College in Salt Lake City.
Experts spell out do's and don'ts for parents amid baby formula shortage

Experts spell out do's and don'ts for parents amid baby formula shortage

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 5:13 p.m.

University of Utah Health experts addressed growing concerns Tuesday amid the shortage of baby formula, leaving parents frantically trying to provide for their children's nutritional needs.
Provo church hopes to raise $50K in three weeks to get pipe organ

Provo church hopes to raise $50K in three weeks to get pipe organ

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 4:12 p.m.

A Provo church has launched a campaign called "Preserving the Pipes" as part of a bigger renovation project involving two churches, one massive organ and the effort to move it.
FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 1:31 p.m.

U.S. regulators have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children ages 5 to 11.
Whale shark study finds collisions with large vessels may be factor in population decline

Whale shark study finds collisions with large vessels may be factor in population decline

Michael Lee  |  Posted May 17 - 9:37 a.m.

A new U.K. study is pointing to collisions with large marine vessels as a possible reason for the yearslong decline in whale shark populations.
New federal funding is coming for environmental projects. Here are 12 projects happening in Utah

New federal funding is coming for environmental projects. Here are 12 projects happening in Utah

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 7:43 a.m.

Funds from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill continue to trickle to the West.
Utah mothers feeling pinch of formula shortage

Utah mothers feeling pinch of formula shortage

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 10:29 p.m.

The baby formula shortage here in Utah remains in a crisis situation for many mothers. Especially for those mothers who are looking for a specific kind of formula.
Passenger who landed plane after pilot collapsed says 'hand of God' was with him

Passenger who landed plane after pilot collapsed says 'hand of God' was with him

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 8:20 p.m.

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says the "hand of God" was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls.
This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:11 p.m.

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Board agreed that a 61-year-old building on the outgoing prison site is worthy of preservation.
Abbott, FDA enter deal over reopening of baby formula facility in Michigan

Abbott, FDA enter deal over reopening of baby formula facility in Michigan

Reuters  |  Posted May 16 - 4:14 p.m.

Abbott Laboratories said on Monday it had struck a deal with the U.S. health regulator under which it would resume production of baby formula at its troubled Michigan plant in two weeks, following certain clearances.
Have You Seen This? Most older siblings will be able to relate to this cat

Have You Seen This? Most older siblings will be able to relate to this cat

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 3:33 p.m.

You know when your younger sibling wanted to play and you just wanted some space? No? Well, this cat understands.
Black bear relocated after jaunt around Morgan. Is the drought to blame?

Black bear relocated after jaunt around Morgan. Is the drought to blame?

Ashley Imlay and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16 - 11:01 a.m.

Wildlife officials say bear "conflicts," like one that happened near Morgan High School Monday morning, may increase this year because of the drought.
Pleasant Grove community rallies to preserve the iconic 'G'

Pleasant Grove community rallies to preserve the iconic 'G'

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 10:05 a.m.

The iconic "G" that has been a landmark in Pleasant Grove and Utah County for decades isn't what it used to be, and the community is rallying to restore it.
Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Damian Dovarganes, Christopher Weber and Deepa Bharath, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 9:30 a.m.

A man opened fire in a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five others before worshippers detained him by hog-tying his legs with an electrical cord until authorities arrived.
Why the number of wildlife refugees is on the rise in Utah

Why the number of wildlife refugees is on the rise in Utah

Zakary Sonntag, Deseret News  |  Posted May 16 - 9:09 a.m.

A new generation of Utah wildlife is coming to life, but the drought and breakneck development have pinched resources and natural habitats, steepening animals' odds of survival. 
Reflecting on business titan Andrew Carnegie's forgotten influence on Utah education

Reflecting on business titan Andrew Carnegie's forgotten influence on Utah education

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 10:22 p.m.

Libraries existed in Utah in the 19th century but they weren't like the ones you can find today. An unlikely figure changed that over a century ago.
President Nelson tells young adults to focus on three fundamental truths, including 'who you are'

President Nelson tells young adults to focus on three fundamental truths, including 'who you are'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 15 - 8:45 p.m.

President Russell M. Nelson joked with a purpose Sunday night about being more than 97-and-a-half years old — the oldest president and prophet in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Here's what you need to know about the new buy now, pay later apps

Here's what you need to know about the new buy now, pay later apps

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 15 - 6:34 p.m.

The emerging digital take on once ubiquitous layaway plans are really just app-based reboots, but it's a payment choice that can lead to harsh consequences for the unwary.
Authorities: 1 killed, 5 hurt in California church shooting

Authorities: 1 killed, 5 hurt in California church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 5:53 p.m.

Authorities say one person has been killed and four others have been critically wounded in a shooting at a Southern California church. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says a suspect has been detained and a weapon recovered.
St. George eyes former Latter-day Saint chapel as new location for city's main fire station

St. George eyes former Latter-day Saint chapel as new location for city's main fire station

Mori Kessler, St George News  |  Posted May 15 - 4:18 p.m.

Facing increasing traffic congestion and a lack of space at its current location, city officials are planning to move Fire Station 1, the main hub of the St. George Fire Department, to a new location in the heart of the downtown area.
Have You Seen This? Just some bobcat cubs roughhousing in the backyard

Have You Seen This? Just some bobcat cubs roughhousing in the backyard

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 3:30 p.m.

Seems like these three cubs aren't so different from your kids.
A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red on Sunday. Here's how to watch

A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red on Sunday. Here's how to watch

Megan Marples and Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted May 15 - 11:50 a.m.

May's full moon will have stargazers seeing red.
Utah Tech University rebranding itself after ditching 'Dixie' name — here's the new look

Utah Tech University rebranding itself after ditching 'Dixie' name — here's the new look

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 11:11 a.m.

What was once Dixie State University will officially be known as Utah Tech University on July 1. The university on Sunday released its new logo and branding.
Surviving and thriving: St. George cancer survivor is Ms. Senior Universe 2022

Surviving and thriving: St. George cancer survivor is Ms. Senior Universe 2022

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 7:17 a.m.

Utahn Marianne Hamilton is Ms. Senior Universe 2022. She began as an insecure child, but found a way to have a voice for herself and show others how to thrive at 70.
US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

Peter Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 14 - 9:07 p.m.

A new Interior Department report underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches in operating boarding schools for Indigenous children.
Review: 5 water products for family summer fun

Review: 5 water products for family summer fun

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 7:05 p.m.

Here are a handful of family water products to consider for your next outing.
Have You Seen This? 1, 2, 3, 4, I do NOT declare a thumb war

Have You Seen This? 1, 2, 3, 4, I do NOT declare a thumb war

Martha Ostergar for KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 4:49 p.m.

"I've never lost a thumb war," says the man with a 4.5 inch thumb.
Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was 'useless'

Cold, hard, sanitary cash? BYU study finds going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was 'useless'

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 2:12 p.m.

To fight the spread of COVID-19, many businesses began encouraging transactions with credit cards. Now, a BYU study says those cards are actually worse for carrying the coronavirus.
No sea serpents, mobsters but Lake Tahoe trash divers strike gold

No sea serpents, mobsters but Lake Tahoe trash divers strike gold

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 13 - 8:02 p.m.

Scuba divers at Lake Tahoe are sorting through their haul after an unprecedented, yearlong effort to remove litter from the alpine lake's entire 72 miles of shoreline atop the Sierra Nevada.
Young adults invited to fill the Conference Center on Sunday to hear President Nelson speak

Young adults invited to fill the Conference Center on Sunday to hear President Nelson speak

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 7:35 p.m.

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are speaking to young adults in a worldwide devotional on Sunday and they are inviting young adults living between Logan and Nephi to come fill the Conference Center.
Have You Seen This? 1989 wasn't too far off on the home of the future

Have You Seen This? 1989 wasn't too far off on the home of the future

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 4:53 p.m.

There are some things the BBC nailed about homes in 2020 all the way back in 1989.
Uber to test delivering food with robots

Uber to test delivering food with robots

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted May 13 - 3:29 p.m.

Uber is the latest company to try delivering food to people's homes with robots.
Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but a test for it is a long way off

Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but a test for it is a long way off

Katherine Dillinger and Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted May 13 - 1:43 p.m.

Australian researchers say they've identified one potential biomarker for sudden infant death syndrome, known as SIDS, but experts caution that it's just one piece of the puzzle.
Weekend activity: Salt Lake libraries hosting 24-hour countywide adult scavenger hunt

Weekend activity: Salt Lake libraries hosting 24-hour countywide adult scavenger hunt

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 12:32 p.m.

For the first time, the Salt Lake County Library is hosting a 24-hour countywide adult scavenger hunt in the hopes of bringing people together to do something a bit unique.
Powered paragliding, ultralight aircraft flying now banned at Lake Powell

Powered paragliding, ultralight aircraft flying now banned at Lake Powell

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 11:55 a.m.

Powered paragliding, paramotor and flying ultralight aircraft or any similarly-sized aircraft is now banned in certain areas within the Glen Powell Dam Recreation Area.
Hospital needs for milk donations have nearly tripled

Hospital needs for milk donations have nearly tripled

Morgan Wolfe, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 13 - 10:57 a.m.

Hospitals have doubled and almost tripled their need for milk donations from the Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank.
Officer recounts rescuing baby from overturned car in river 7 years ago in new book

Officer recounts rescuing baby from overturned car in river 7 years ago in new book

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 12 - 9:06 p.m.

March 13, 2015, is a day Tyler Beddoes will never forget. That was the day he, fellow officers and firefighters responded to an overturned car in the Spanish Fork River, which led to the rescue of baby Lily.
Mental health for kids should be top of mind for parents

Mental health for kids should be top of mind for parents

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 8:05 p.m.

In one of three community conversations hosted by the Huntsman Mental Health Institute for Mental Health Awareness month, a panel gave advice Thursday to parents for noticing and addressing mental health needs in their children.
The biggest summer movies coming soon to a theater near you

The biggest summer movies coming soon to a theater near you

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 7:34 p.m.

Undoubtedly, there is a movie or two on this list you'll be looking forward to catching on the big screen this summer. Here is a look at the summer movie lineup for 2022.
Have You Seen This? 'Human 2K glitch' basketball trick shots

Have You Seen This? 'Human 2K glitch' basketball trick shots

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 3:28 p.m.

Jake Brownell, a student at Auburn University at Montgomery, is going viral for his basketball trick shot videos mimicking glitches seen in video games like NBA 2K.
Is Gmail marking messages from Republicans as spam? Google says it's based on user behavior, not bias

Is Gmail marking messages from Republicans as spam? Google says it's based on user behavior, not bias

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated May 12 - 3:10 p.m.

Politicians like to accuse social media platforms of having political or ideological biases, but the real culprit in Big Tech might be your email provider.
Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the first time

Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the first time

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Updated May 12 - 1:40 p.m.

Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil using samples collected during the Apollo missions to the moon. This is the first time plants have been sprouted and grown on Earth in soil from another celestial body.
Utah moms spending 'all day, every day' in search of infant formula some can't even afford

Utah moms spending 'all day, every day' in search of infant formula some can't even afford

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 9:07 a.m.

Traveling from store to store to stare at empty shelves, scouring Facebook groups and spending hours on the phone every day has become a part of many parents' lives nationwide. It's no different for Utah parents who are also desperate to find infant formula.
Scientists unveil image of 'gentle giant' black hole at Milky Way's center

Scientists unveil image of 'gentle giant' black hole at Milky Way's center

Will Dunham, Reuters  |  Posted May 12 - 8:38 a.m.

Scientists on Thursday provided the first look at what they called the "gentle giant" lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, unveiling an image of a supermassive black hole that devours any matter wandering within its gargantuan gravitational pull.
Survey: Utahns supportive of tourism but problems, frustrations are brewing

Survey: Utahns supportive of tourism but problems, frustrations are brewing

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 12 - 8:12 a.m.

Two new surveys shed light on Utahns' perceptions of tourism, showing statewide support and capturing residents' concerns about quality of life in high-visitation areas.
National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 7:35 p.m.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is now calling on people to report possible signs of the flu in wild birds, such as five or more dead waterfowl or shorebirds, or any individual scavengers or raptors found dead in the state.
Utah's Kennecott now mining rare but critical element for renewable energy

Utah's Kennecott now mining rare but critical element for renewable energy

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 6:04 p.m.

The mining of tellurium puts Rio Tinto Kennecott in an exclusive group as one of only two U.S. producers of the critical mineral used in advanced thin-film photovoltaic solar panels.
Have you seen this? Dude Dad creates epic Pinewood Derby track

Have you seen this? Dude Dad creates epic Pinewood Derby track

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 4:02 p.m.

Watch as YouTuber Taylor Calmus, known as Dude Dad, makes an epic Pinewood Derby track for a local Boy Scout troop.
Passenger lands plane at Florida airport after pilot was incapacitated

Passenger lands plane at Florida airport after pilot was incapacitated

Jamiel Lynch, Dakin Andone and Pete Muntean, CNN  |  Updated May 11 - 1:14 p.m.

An air traffic controller pulled up a picture of the instrument panel's layout and started guiding the passenger step-by-step.
Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 9:28 a.m.

A team of researchers at the University of Utah John A. Moran Eye Center have succeeded in reviving neurons and communication between human donor eyes.
Adopted son and birth mother reunite after 20 years, realizing they both work at the same hospital

Adopted son and birth mother reunite after 20 years, realizing they both work at the same hospital

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 10 - 10:29 p.m.

This Mother's Day was extra special for a man who found the woman who gave birth to him working at the same hospital.
Can't touch this: Apple is discontinuing its last iPod model

Can't touch this: Apple is discontinuing its last iPod model

Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business  |  Posted May 10 - 9:59 p.m.

Apple said Tuesday it would discontinue production of the last iPod model it still sells, effectively bringing an end to the iconic product line that helped usher in a new era for the music industry and the tech giant.
Bodies found in Lake Mead renew interest in Vegas mob lore

Bodies found in Lake Mead renew interest in Vegas mob lore

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 10 - 8:10 p.m.

Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of Lake Mead. The drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir is just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip.
Sen. Mitt Romney wants federal action on the baby formula shortage

Sen. Mitt Romney wants federal action on the baby formula shortage

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 10 - 7:35 p.m.

Romney wants the FDA to do more to ensure the availability of baby formula, citing "serious implications of the current shortage on infant health."