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Community gathers in support of Springville teen who was shot by ex-boyfriend

Community gathers in support of Springville teen who was shot by ex-boyfriend

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated May 19 - 9:58 p.m.

Many began to pay tribute Thursday to a Springville High School teenager who police say was shot by her ex-boyfriend Wednesday and is not expected to survive.
'Flip Blitz' helps Utahns convert thirsty landscapes into water-wise park strips

'Flip Blitz' helps Utahns convert thirsty landscapes into water-wise park strips

Tamara Vaifanua and Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 9:35 p.m.

This spring, as the drought intensifies, more Utahns are finding ways to save water on their landscapes. The Central Utah Water Conservancy District and Meta spent Thursday helping people flip their park strips in Utah County.
How is the GOP primary race for Senate shaping up in Utah? New poll has answers

How is the GOP primary race for Senate shaping up in Utah? New poll has answers

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 8:59 p.m.

Incumbent Sen. Mike Lee has a large lead over his two challengers for the Republican nomination in the U.S Senate race in Utah.
Sewer capacity pausing approval of new subdivisions in portion of Saratoga Springs

Sewer capacity pausing approval of new subdivisions in portion of Saratoga Springs

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 8:28 p.m.

Saratoga Springs is pausing approval of new plats for subdivisions in the city's south end until a sewer system upgrade is completed.
Man charged with murdering his grandma, torturing his wife dies in custody

Man charged with murdering his grandma, torturing his wife dies in custody

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 7:36 p.m.

A man accused of kidnapping and torturing his wife and brutally killing his grandma died after he was taken from jail to a hospital. Police have not yet reported finding the grandma's body.
Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 7:11 p.m.

While criticizing the Biden administration for not doing enough to deal with the nationwide baby formula shortage, all four of Utah's Republican congressmen voted against providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration to address the issue.
Southern Utah man admits assaulting police during Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Southern Utah man admits assaulting police during Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 6:23 p.m.

A Washington County man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting police during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot in Washington, D.C.
Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 5:19 p.m.

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday that they overcounted the population of the Beehive State and seven other states during their 2020 census collection period.
Utah Gov. Cox on the Idaho GOP primary: Gov. Little is the type of Republican the US needs

Utah Gov. Cox on the Idaho GOP primary: Gov. Little is the type of Republican the US needs

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated May 19 - 4:36 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox weighed in Thursday on the Idaho gubernatorial race, saying he was happy to see Gov. Brad Little beat his rivals in the primary.
Utah confirms 4,504 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in weekly report

Utah confirms 4,504 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in weekly report

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated May 19 - 2:36 p.m.

Utah health officials reported 4,504 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths over the past seven days, as the state continues to see a spike.
Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:45 p.m.

A few historic homes in Salt Lake City will be open to tour for Saturday's Historic Homes Tour.
Orem man charged with capital murder in torture death of girlfriend

Orem man charged with capital murder in torture death of girlfriend

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:00 p.m.

An Orem man was charged Thursday with aggravated murder in the beating and torture death of his girlfriend and the mother of their two children.
New report highlights disparities of Utah Black women

New report highlights disparities of Utah Black women

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 11:35 a.m.

A greater portion of Utah Black women have jobs compared to other women in the state, but their wages are lower, and they face much higher poverty rates.
Utah Jazz legend John Stockton writes letter of support for Jan. 6 Capitol rioter

Utah Jazz legend John Stockton writes letter of support for Jan. 6 Capitol rioter

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 11:04 a.m.

Retired Utah Jazz star John Stockton has written a letter of support for a Kaysville woman who pleaded guilty to participating in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.
Utah Highway Patrol makes another 100+ pound marijuana bust

Utah Highway Patrol makes another 100+ pound marijuana bust

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 10:47 a.m.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers have made another bust involving 100 pounds of marijuana or more.
Tooele man charged in 2012 stabbing case being held in new stabbing case

Tooele man charged in 2012 stabbing case being held in new stabbing case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 10:16 a.m.

A Tooele man previously charged in connection with a stabbing case in 2012 is now being held for investigation of aggravated assault in a new stabbing case.
I-15 in Weber County reopens after a series of crashes early Thursday

I-15 in Weber County reopens after a series of crashes early Thursday

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated May 19 - 9:52 a.m.

Northbound I-15 in Riverdale reopens following a series of crashes early Thursday.
'Come work for Granite': District hopes settlement will retain, attract educators

'Come work for Granite': District hopes settlement will retain, attract educators

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:07 a.m.

Granite School District on Tuesday took a step in recruiting and retaining educators when it ratified a new settlement package that includes increased wages and benefits.
UDOT crews working to clear snow from mountain passes by Memorial Day

UDOT crews working to clear snow from mountain passes by Memorial Day

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 8:45 a.m.

Weather in Utah heated up this week, but snow still covered roads in some of Utah's high mountain passes.
'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 8:21 a.m.

State leaders called for better support and policies for maternal mental health Tuesday as almost half of Utah mothers report mental health symptoms before, during or after pregnancy.
Davis County man admits to robbing teen, using 'little drug runners' to distribute drugs

Davis County man admits to robbing teen, using 'little drug runners' to distribute drugs

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 7:50 a.m.

A Woods Cross man pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated robbery and drug distribution in Davis County.
Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 6:20 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney chided at least one fellow Republican for opposing a $40 billion Ukraine aid package in explaining why he will vote in favor of the legislation.
Police: Man dead, teen girl flown to hospital after attempted murder-suicide in Springville

Police: Man dead, teen girl flown to hospital after attempted murder-suicide in Springville

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Updated May 18 - 11:02 p.m.

Police say a man is dead and a 17-year-old girl was flown via helicopter to a hospital after an attempted murder-suicide took place in Springville on Wednesday.
State honors first responders who helped after Utah's tragic sandstorm crash that killed 8

State honors first responders who helped after Utah's tragic sandstorm crash that killed 8

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 10:26 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services honored many who responded to the sandstorm-caused crash on July 25 that killed eight people and injured at least 10 others in southern Utah.
Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 8:42 p.m.

State lawmakers approved a land swap that would transfer 161,000 acres currently managed by the Utah School and Institutional Lands Trust Administration to the federal government.
Why Utah's native cutthroat trout might not be as dumb as some anglers think

Why Utah's native cutthroat trout might not be as dumb as some anglers think

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18 - 8:10 p.m.

Cutthroat trout are easy to catch and don't fight as hard, but maybe the cutthroat is not as dumb as some anglers think. It should be admired for its ability to survive near extinction, even if there has been a little help from humankind.
Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah leaders resealed a time capsule at the state Capitol with the hope it helps Utahns 100 years from now understand the efforts to make the state a better place.
WATCH: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on his first 500 days as governor — and what's next

WATCH: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on his first 500 days as governor — and what's next

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 6:26 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Wednesday marked his first 500 days as governor, and he's celebrating the milestone with a live discussion about his achievements so far and his plans for the second half of his term.
Why this one county in Utah is now up to medium risk for COVID-19

Why this one county in Utah is now up to medium risk for COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated May 18 - 6:26 p.m.

Utah is no longer solidly green on the nation's COVID-19 map with only low community levels of the virus now that Summit County's case counts and hospitalizations are up.
Provo Veterans Center soon to be renamed for 'Candy Bomber'

Provo Veterans Center soon to be renamed for 'Candy Bomber'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 4:06 p.m.

With Pres. Biden's signature, the Provo Veterans Center at 360 S. State in Orem will be known as the Gail S. Halvorsen 'Candy Bomber' Veterans Center.
Kaysville woman arrested, charged with pocketing others' tax refunds

Kaysville woman arrested, charged with pocketing others' tax refunds

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 3:35 p.m.

A Kaysville woman who already faces fraud and theft charges is now accused of taking tax return money from friends and family.
'Liquid gold': US and Utah gas prices hit all-time high, look to keep moving up

'Liquid gold': US and Utah gas prices hit all-time high, look to keep moving up

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 2:04 p.m.

The average price of gas in the U.S. hit an all-time high on Wednesday of $4.57 per gallon and every state in the country is now averaging over $4 per gallon, according AAA.
Nephew of convicted double murderer in Utah is charged with armed robbery

Nephew of convicted double murderer in Utah is charged with armed robbery

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 1:26 p.m.

The nephew of a man convicted of killing a West Jordan couple in 2019 has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store.
Grant awarded to help more Utahns expunge criminal records

Grant awarded to help more Utahns expunge criminal records

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 12:41 p.m.

Clean Slate Utah, a nonprofit that helps expunge criminal records, received an award Tuesday that comes with a $100,000 grant allowing it to start the state's first official program to help thousands of Utahns get their criminal records expunged.
Hospital ceremony honors survivors, health care heroes as US hits 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Hospital ceremony honors survivors, health care heroes as US hits 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:49 a.m.

An Orem hospital held a memorial Monday to mark two years since the pandemic began and the impact it has had on the community. The event comes days after America hit a grim milestone of 1 million COVID-19 deaths.
Unaffordable Utah: Budget-friendly family summer fun

Unaffordable Utah: Budget-friendly family summer fun

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:06 a.m.

After two summers of pandemic restrictions, families wanting to travel this summer will face new obstacles: inflation, high gas prices and expensive plane tickets.
National homebuilder confidence drops to 2-year low

National homebuilder confidence drops to 2-year low

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 10:16 a.m.

For the fifth straight month, national homebuilder confidence fell, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Provo officer's death recognized as line-of-duty from meth exposure 16 years later

Provo officer's death recognized as line-of-duty from meth exposure 16 years later

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 8:32 a.m.

A Utah family is feeling a sense of closure after a Provo police officer, who died more than a decade ago, is just now being recognized as having died in the line of duty.
Truck crashes in Garden City for first time since UDOT installed runaway ramp in 2020

Truck crashes in Garden City for first time since UDOT installed runaway ramp in 2020

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 7:43 a.m.

Tuesday morning, it happened again. Another 18-wheeler coming down the mountain on U.S. Highway 89 crashed once reaching the main intersection in Garden City.
Major delays expected on FrontRunner following pedestrian incident near Clearfield

Major delays expected on FrontRunner following pedestrian incident near Clearfield

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 6:54 a.m.

FrontRunner passengers should expect major delays in Davis County after a train versus pedestrian incident Wednesday morning, Utah Transit Authority says.
Gephardt Busts Inflation: 'Shrinkflation' emerges as prices climb

Gephardt Busts Inflation: 'Shrinkflation' emerges as prices climb

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 6:28 a.m.

You have seen supermarket prices shoot up over the last several months, but does it also seem like the packaging is shrinking?
Water in the West: Is growth at risk due to drought, climate change?

Water in the West: Is growth at risk due to drought, climate change?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 9:14 p.m.

As drought continues to hold the West by the throat, threatening power generation, livelihoods, and more, a pessimist would say the region's destiny is doomed.
Elon Musk on housing market bubble: 'They dug their own graves'

Elon Musk on housing market bubble: 'They dug their own graves'

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 8:34 p.m.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently added the housing market into the mix of his Twitter commentary.
Lehi man pleads guilty to fraud, conspiracy charges that originated in Utah, New Jersey

Lehi man pleads guilty to fraud, conspiracy charges that originated in Utah, New Jersey

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 7:46 p.m.

A Lehi man pleaded guilty Monday to charges in two separate cases in connection with a PPP fraud scheme in Utah and a credit card fraud scheme in New Jersey.
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.
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.
$5K reward offered for info on puppy thrown from moving car

$5K reward offered for info on puppy thrown from moving car

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 4:44 p.m.

The Humane Society of Utah on Tuesday announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever threw a puppy from a moving car last week.
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.
Woman had 3 drugs in her system when she caused wrong way, fatal head-on crash, police say

Woman had 3 drugs in her system when she caused wrong way, fatal head-on crash, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 2:14 p.m.

A West Valley woman was charged Tuesday with automobile homicide for allegedly causing a fatal crash in January.
Salt Lake animal shelter offering $5 adoption fee this weekend

Salt Lake animal shelter offering $5 adoption fee this weekend

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 1:52 p.m.

Salt Lake County Animal Services is offering a reduced adoption fee of $5 for many animals this weekend, through a partnership with Bounty paper towels and Best Friends Animal Society.
Salt Lake streetwear and sneaker shop seeks help after devastating burglary

Salt Lake streetwear and sneaker shop seeks help after devastating burglary

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Updated May 17 - 1:08 p.m.

After a devastating recent burglary, the owner of a streetwear and sneaker store is pleading for help to stay open and to catch those responsible.
Here's how the 2030 Winter Olympic Games could impact Utah's economy

Here's how the 2030 Winter Olympic Games could impact Utah's economy

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated May 17 - 12:31 p.m.

May's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Newsmaker Breakfast focused on short- and long-term economic impacts the 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games would have on Utah's capital city, as well as the levels of job growth and economic output the state could see.
Memorial Day travel expected to be 'taking off' despite higher prices, AAA projects

Memorial Day travel expected to be 'taking off' despite higher prices, AAA projects

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 12:30 p.m.

Memorial Day travel is forecast to increase by over 8% from last year despite inflation and the highest gas prices on record.
Sen. Mike Lee among 11 Republicans to vote against aid package to Ukraine

Sen. Mike Lee among 11 Republicans to vote against aid package to Ukraine

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 11:32 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mike Lee voted against advancing a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine Monday evening, joining 10 other GOP senators who said the spending lacked oversight.
Utahn breaks into ex-girlfriend's apartment, attacks 2, police say

Utahn breaks into ex-girlfriend's apartment, attacks 2, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 11:00 a.m.

Taylorsville police have arrested a man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and attacking two women inside.
Ogden domestic violence shelter calling for more housing amid increased need

Ogden domestic violence shelter calling for more housing amid increased need

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 9:00 a.m.

The YCC Family Crisis Center in Ogden has been a place of refuge for individuals or families experiencing domestic or sexual violence for 76 years. Now, some are being turned away.
SafeUT app catches a large amount of threats to Utah schools

SafeUT app catches a large amount of threats to Utah schools

Devin Oldroyd, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted May 17 - 8:44 a.m.

Officials with the SafeUT app say that it helps to prevent planned school attacks and other acts of violence weekly. This comes after reports that the accused Buffalo shooter made prior threats against his school before carrying out an attack at a store Saturday.