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Agents report finding child porn, bag of children's underwear in Utah man's home

Agents report finding child porn, bag of children's underwear in Utah man's home

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

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A Utah man was arrested Thursday and accused of having hundreds of child pornography videos in his home as well as a bag of children's underwear.
4 people safe after explosion in Lehi home

4 people safe after explosion in Lehi home

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

An explosion in a Lehi home Friday morning caused major damage to a home. All four residents at the home got out with only minor injuries.
'Ball of fire': Utah man severely burned during backyard accident with gasoline

'Ball of fire': Utah man severely burned during backyard accident with gasoline

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man suffered severe burns to his hands and face while trying to start a fire in his backyard fire pit.
Empowering Latina moms to find a place in STEM

Empowering Latina moms to find a place in STEM

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nonprofit Club Ability is expanding its services to help moms get involved in STEM.
Utah drought takes toll on small towns, drying up springs, wells

Utah drought takes toll on small towns, drying up springs, wells

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 6:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

The town of Stockton in Tooele County is under a building moratorium because it is running out of water and needs $2.4 million from the Utah Legislature for a new well.
GM for Tabernacle Choir retires after 21 years

GM for Tabernacle Choir retires after 21 years

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Scott Barrick looks back at his career as general manager for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, he sometimes can't believe it happened.
Will Russian athletes compete at next year's Paris Olympics? Here's what the IOC is considering

Will Russian athletes compete at next year's Paris Olympics? Here's what the IOC is considering

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Russian and Belarusian athletes may be closer to competing in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris despite International Olympic Committee sanctions against their countries over the war in Ukraine.
Hundreds turn Wasatch Front Regional Council meeting into anti-gondola protest

Hundreds turn Wasatch Front Regional Council meeting into anti-gondola protest

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Wasatch Front Regional Council on Thursday voted to release its transportation plan for public comment during an uncharacteristically charged meeting.
Hikers survive 24-hour ordeal in Zion National Park; helicopter rescue successful

Hikers survive 24-hour ordeal in Zion National Park; helicopter rescue successful

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two out-of-state hikers marooned in freezing temperatures for more than 24 hours were rescued from a remote part of Zion National Park via helicopter Saturday.
Shot or shots fired outside Taylorsville High, police say

Shot or shots fired outside Taylorsville High, police say

Pat Reavy and Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three teenage boys are being questioned by police following a report of a shot or shots being fired in the parking lot at Taylorsville High School, prompting the lockdown of several schools on Thursday.
Utah Inland Port Authority has moved away from 'sketchy crap,' new director says

Utah Inland Port Authority has moved away from 'sketchy crap,' new director says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 5:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Inland Port Authority officials on Thursday updated the state Legislature on their progress after a damning audit was published last year.
Utah House votes to ban transgender surgeries and puberty blockers for kids

Utah House votes to ban transgender surgeries and puberty blockers for kids

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 4:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

The full Utah House voted on Thursday to approve a bill that would ban sex reassignment surgeries for Utah minors, as well as place an indefinite moratorium on new treatments.
What's behind northern Utah's 'brown clouds'? New study pinpoints a major source

What's behind northern Utah's 'brown clouds'? New study pinpoints a major source

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new federal study offers a stronger look at the pollution sources during winter inversions, including a previously unreported chemical.
1 year in prison ordered for man in scheme to steal millions from government

1 year in prison ordered for man in scheme to steal millions from government

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 1:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain a $99 million contract from the government was ordered to serve a year in federal prison and forfeit over $2 million from multiple banks accounts.
Utah Legislature gives final passage to school choice scholarships, teacher raises

Utah Legislature gives final passage to school choice scholarships, teacher raises

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 1:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Senate passed the Utah school choice bill Thursday, paving the way for private school vouchers and increases to teacher salaries.
Cab driver wanted for allegedly groping passenger

Cab driver wanted for allegedly groping passenger

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a cab driver who allegedly touched a woman inappropriately while driving her to a Midvale hotel.
Utah woman is one of nearly 100 double-living organ donors in the world

Utah woman is one of nearly 100 double-living organ donors in the world

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

In January, Robin Vedaa became one of nearly 100 in the world who are double-living organ donors, donating not one but two organs while alive.
'Purely a political act': Venezuelans criticize Utah's move to halt humanitarian parole program

'Purely a political act': Venezuelans criticize Utah's move to halt humanitarian parole program

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 9:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's Venezuelan community says Utah's decision to sue to halt a humanitarian parole plan makes no sense since it has been successful and decreased border encounters.
Get Gephardt: Orem man's auto repairs take 13 months due to parts shortage

Get Gephardt: Orem man's auto repairs take 13 months due to parts shortage

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

If your car needs minor repairs, be prepared to wait. That warning comes from a Utah County man who had to wait for more than a year for his car to get fixed.
Slain Enoch girl texted friend that dad was acting strange and she was worried

Slain Enoch girl texted friend that dad was acting strange and she was worried

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 8:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

A warrant unsealed in Enoch says one of Michael Haight's daughters texted a friend the night before her family was found dead saying her father was acting strange and she was worried.
Massive undertaking: 3 years of progress on 5-year Salt Lake Temple renovation

Massive undertaking: 3 years of progress on 5-year Salt Lake Temple renovation

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square are now three years into construction on a five-year renovation project. Work on the plazas is scheduled to be completed in the fall.
'That was our last try': Man details plane crash rescue in perilous conditions

'That was our last try': Man details plane crash rescue in perilous conditions

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Luke Bowman was flying the DPS helicopter over the Wasatch-Cache National Forest as part of a team trying to get to the pilot of a small airplane that had crashed.
1 person dead after semitruck rollover on I-15 in Juab County

1 person dead after semitruck rollover on I-15 in Juab County

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person is dead after a semitruck rolled while traveling north on I-15 Wednesday night in Juab County.
All aboard! Salt Lake's new emergency ski bus service starts this week

All aboard! Salt Lake's new emergency ski bus service starts this week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake County officials on Wednesday began accepting reservations from people for the emergency ski bus service to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
Utahn who murdered weeks after being paroled sent back to prison for 25 years to life

Utahn who murdered weeks after being paroled sent back to prison for 25 years to life

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison after shooting and killing a man in 2020, just three weeks after he had been released from prison.
Traffic stop yields 155 pounds of marijuana, nearly 1,200 THC vape cartridges

Traffic stop yields 155 pounds of marijuana, nearly 1,200 THC vape cartridges

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A traffic stop in Tooele County resulted in Utah Highway Patrol troopers seizing a variety of marijuana and THC products.
Utah resolution proposing Friday designation for Halloween celebrations advances

Utah resolution proposing Friday designation for Halloween celebrations advances

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 7:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill that would encourage Utah communities to bump Halloween festivities — like trick-or-treating — to the last Friday in October every year, passed out of the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee meeting Wednesday and will go to the full Senate for a final vote.
Lehi mother charged with aggravated child abuse of 3-year-old son

Lehi mother charged with aggravated child abuse of 3-year-old son

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Lehi mother was charged with aggravated child abuse Wednesday in connection with injuries sustained by her 3-year-old son.
1 person dead after crash on Mountain View Corridor

1 person dead after crash on Mountain View Corridor

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person is dead after a crash on Mountain View Corridor involving a box truck and a passenger vehicle.
Anti-abortion groups hold memorial for unborn babies aborted in Utah

Anti-abortion groups hold memorial for unborn babies aborted in Utah

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 5:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pro-Life Utah, an anti-abortion organization, held a memorial service on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday to honor the lives of 1,746 unborn babies that were aborted in Utah in 2022.
Utah, Salt Lake leaders unveil new plans to improve the struggling Great Salt Lake

Utah, Salt Lake leaders unveil new plans to improve the struggling Great Salt Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 4:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three new Great Salt Lake-themed proposals were unveiled by state and local leaders Tuesday and Wednesday. They would add more water to the lake, redirect funds and set a new benchmark for success.
Body found in old limestone kiln in northern Salt Lake foothills

Body found in old limestone kiln in northern Salt Lake foothills

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 4:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police and firefighters recovered a body from an old limestone kiln in the foothills above Beck Street in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The death is not considered to be suspicious.
Lawmakers advance bill to ban possession or sale of child sex dolls

Lawmakers advance bill to ban possession or sale of child sex dolls

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A legislative committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make owning or distributing child sex dolls a crime. Police say these dolls have turned up in child pornography cases.
Utah Senate approves choice scholarship, teacher compensation bill on 2nd reading

Utah Senate approves choice scholarship, teacher compensation bill on 2nd reading

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 3:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday that will provide $8,000 scholarships to qualifying families for private schools and other private education services.
Utah bill would extend in-state tuition rates to refugees, asylum seekers

Utah bill would extend in-state tuition rates to refugees, asylum seekers

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Refugees, political asylum seekers and their advocates urged lawmakers to adopt legislation that would extend in-state tuition rates at Utah's public colleges and universities.
Judge to Arizona community: Water not required to flow from Scottsdale

Judge to Arizona community: Water not required to flow from Scottsdale

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 2:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Maricopa County judge in Arizona denied residents emergency relief over their Scottsdale water source that has been cut off since Jan. 1 because of drought conditions and despite repeated city warnings to find an alternative water source.
Warrant issued for former youth treatment staff member in southern Utah

Warrant issued for former youth treatment staff member in southern Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 1:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for a woman who police say showed explicit pictures to teenagers at youth treatment centers in southern Utah where she was employed.
100 West High students stage sexual harassment protest

100 West High students stage sexual harassment protest

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 1:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

West High students staged a walkout Wednesday in protest of what they say are school administration's policies for handling reports of sexual harassment and assault.
Homeless advocates say Salt Lake City is 'not acting in good faith' ahead of count

Homeless advocates say Salt Lake City is 'not acting in good faith' ahead of count

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Unsheltered people camping near the Rio Grande Depot were notified Tuesday morning over a speaker that they had an hour to remove their belongings and leave.
Flu, COVID and RSV all trending down for the first time in months, says CDC

Flu, COVID and RSV all trending down for the first time in months, says CDC

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 12:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Major respiratory illnesses are all trending down for the first time since September, according to the CDC.
'You're going to see what kind of monster I am,' fugitive allegedly tells woman before assault

'You're going to see what kind of monster I am,' fugitive allegedly tells woman before assault

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 11:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

A man who police say left a halfway house after serving more than two decades in prison was arrested again following a violent assault on an elderly woman he befriended while in prison.
Attorney says abortion-related bill could limit child protections

Attorney says abortion-related bill could limit child protections

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 25 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Family law experts say a resolution that could overturn the hold on Utah's abortion ban may also take away a tool lawyers use to protect children in domestic relations cases.
Are recession worries changing US consumer spending habits?

Are recession worries changing US consumer spending habits?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Consumers have flummoxed economists for most of the past year with their split personalities on robust spending habits measured alongside their increasing economic pessimism.
Wet winter leads to flooding at Bonneville Salt Flats

Wet winter leads to flooding at Bonneville Salt Flats

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 9:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Bonneville Salt Flats have flooded after all the rain Utah has had this winter.
Registered sex offender tried to lure girls into car in Sandy, charges say

Registered sex offender tried to lure girls into car in Sandy, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 8:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

A registered sex offender, who is listed as noncompliant on the sex offender registry in Utah, has been charged with trying to lure two young girls into his car in Sandy last summer.
Here's how much the drought has weakened so far this winter for Utah, the West

Here's how much the drought has weakened so far this winter for Utah, the West

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

The vast majority of Utah remains in drought but the severity has started to weaken as a result of several major storms that have slammed the state this winter.
17 people recovering after carbon monoxide poisoning at central Utah clinic

17 people recovering after carbon monoxide poisoning at central Utah clinic

Michael Locklear, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Central Utah Counseling Center in Ephraim will reopen on Thursday after a carbon monoxide leak sent at least 17 people to the hospital.
Ex-Utah deputy charged with impersonating officer after allegedly making threats

Ex-Utah deputy charged with impersonating officer after allegedly making threats

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

A former Washington County sheriff's deputy has been charged with impersonating a police officer — for the second time.
Utah's 'Mighty 5' park visitation drops nearly 7% in 2022

Utah's 'Mighty 5' park visitation drops nearly 7% in 2022

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Visitation at Utah's "Mighty 5" national parks took a slight tumble in 2022, according to national parks data — and there are a few reasons why.
Pilot 'in good health' after small plane crash in northern Utah

Pilot 'in good health' after small plane crash in northern Utah

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 24 - 11:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A female pilot was taken to the hospital but is "in good health" after a small plane crashed in a remote area in Rich County on Tuesday evening.
'Common sense sort of policy' intends to increase cultural, religious inclusivity at Utah graduations

'Common sense sort of policy' intends to increase cultural, religious inclusivity at Utah graduations

Layce Lundy, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 10:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill concerning revisions to graduation attire among public school students has received its first hearing in Utah's 2023 legislative session.
Man released from Utah prison after 24 years arrested in new rape investigation

Man released from Utah prison after 24 years arrested in new rape investigation

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 24 - 9:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man who served more than two decades in the Utah State Prison on a rape conviction was arrested Tuesday in connection with a new rape investigation a little more than a month after being paroled and after allegedly walking away form a halfway house.
Utah lawmakers reject hardline ban on transgender treatments for kids

Utah lawmakers reject hardline ban on transgender treatments for kids

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 9:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

After another lengthy evening of emotional public testimony, Utah is another step closer to banning sex reassignment surgeries for minors and placing a moratorium on new prescriptions of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for Utah children and teens.
Utah Jazz expungement clinic gives Utahns second chances, clean slates

Utah Jazz expungement clinic gives Utahns second chances, clean slates

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 8:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz partnered with Clean Slate Utah to host an expungement clinic, giving Utahns the opportunity to get free legal advice on how to clear their records and move forward in life.
Utah prosecutors dismiss decades-old sex assault case over evidence concerns

Utah prosecutors dismiss decades-old sex assault case over evidence concerns

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man was arrested in California in February on charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Salt Lake City 25 years ago. But now the case against him has been dismissed.
'No stopping us': Salt Lake mayor outlines bright future, unveils $100M Ballpark fund

'No stopping us': Salt Lake mayor outlines bright future, unveils $100M Ballpark fund

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 24 - 7:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall argues in her State of the City address Tuesday that the city's decisions over the next five years may impact the city a century from now.
Birthday party at Salt Lake hotel ends in gunfire, 2 men shot

Birthday party at Salt Lake hotel ends in gunfire, 2 men shot

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 7:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three people were injured — two of them shot — during a birthday party at a downtown Salt Lake hotel early Tuesday, according to police.
Should you get a COVID-19 shot once a year? Here's what the FDA says

Should you get a COVID-19 shot once a year? Here's what the FDA says

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 6:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many Americans may soon be due for a dose of COVID-19 vaccine only once a year, just like an annual flu shot, under a federal Food and Drug Administration plan to simplify immunizations.
Utah lieutenant governor supports lethality assessments for domestic violence reports

Utah lieutenant governor supports lethality assessments for domestic violence reports

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 4:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson spoke in support of a domestic violence law, after her cousin was killed last year.