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'The Letter' Season 2: Conversation with a killer

'The Letter' Season 2: Conversation with a killer

Amy Donaldson, KSL Podcasts  |  Posted May 26 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

"The Letter Season 2: Ripple Effect" podcast explores what happened after two young fathers were murdered outside an iconic Utah restaurant in 1982.
Man drowns in Taylorsville apartment complex swimming pool

Man drowns in Taylorsville apartment complex swimming pool

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 7:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police say a 35-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool at a Taylorsville apartment complex on Sunday.
Gen Z is deleting dating apps. Here's what Utah-based app Mutual is trying

Gen Z is deleting dating apps. Here's what Utah-based app Mutual is trying

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Believe it or not, Generation Z is tired of scrolling — especially if it's on a dating app.
St. George family believes they found long-lost charm on eBay

St. George family believes they found long-lost charm on eBay

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A St. George woman was reunited with a lost family charm in an unexpected place on the internet.
Layton man charged with killing his father now charged with threatening puppy owner

Layton man charged with killing his father now charged with threatening puppy owner

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 5:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jeremy Ross Pulver was charged Friday with threatening to kill a man selling puppies the day before his father's body was found.
Gov. Cox, other leaders share vision for Utah ahead of a 2034 Winter Olympics

Gov. Cox, other leaders share vision for Utah ahead of a 2034 Winter Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 4:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Another Games is seen as motivation to get big projects done, but federal funding may be an issue.
They're healing the blind, the lame and the maimed … and seeking more aid to further the cause

They're healing the blind, the lame and the maimed … and seeking more aid to further the cause

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utahns Michael Nebeker, Doug Jackson and Hugh West are leaders of charities that perform life-changing essential surgeries.
Mother of toddler who nearly drowned in Beaver County says 'MRI wasn't good'

Mother of toddler who nearly drowned in Beaver County says 'MRI wasn't good'

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A toddler who nearly drowned in a Beaver County creek has been not speaking after waking up from a coma. Recent MRI results did not look promising, but his family is not giving up.
1 dead in Glendale neighborhood shooting; police investigating

1 dead in Glendale neighborhood shooting; police investigating

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated May 26 - 2:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake police are investigating the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in the Glendale area Sunday.
Man accused in killing of 2 missing men earlier this year is facing additional charges

Man accused in killing of 2 missing men earlier this year is facing additional charges

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 1:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man accused of killing two men missing from San Juan County earlier this year is facing additional charges.
Southern Utah man accused of possessing child pornography sentenced to federal prison

Southern Utah man accused of possessing child pornography sentenced to federal prison

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 26 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Washington City man arrested during an undercover sting operation was sentenced in federal court for possessing videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

Utah man declined $100K offer to travel to Congo on 'security job' that was covert coup attempt

Hannah Schoenbaum, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

The friend of a prominent Congolese opposition leader's son said he turned down a six-figure offer to travel there as part of the family's security detail in what turned out to be a failed coup attempt.
Investigation underway after fire destroys historic Salt Lake church

Investigation underway after fire destroys historic Salt Lake church

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 8:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Sugar House historic church slated for demolition was heavily damaged by fire early Sunday, despite the best efforts of Salt Lake City firefighters.
High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 26 - 7:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Water officials said by the time the water peaks, Bear Lake will be about 2 feet short of full. This means less room for people who want to enjoy the beach Memorial Day weekend.
The Reagan Caucus wants to reclaim the Republican Party

The Reagan Caucus wants to reclaim the Republican Party

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 7:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

In Utah, the Reagan Caucus has endorsed candidates to replace Mitt Romney and John Curtis. Does it have sway with voters?
Utah congressmen's offices recognized for constituent services, workplace environment

Utah congressmen's offices recognized for constituent services, workplace environment

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Reps. Blake Moore and Burgess Owens' offices have been recognized for constituent services and workplace environment. Both are nominated for national awards.
Ogden's Hidden Valley Trail: A strenuous but rewarding hike

Ogden's Hidden Valley Trail: A strenuous but rewarding hike

Robert Williamson for KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Hidden Valley Trail provides hikers with great views of Ogden and the surrounding valley, including views of Allen Peak and Mount Ogden. It is a view well worth the hike to get there.
Elite sheepdogs compete happily in pouring rain at Midway herding championship

Elite sheepdogs compete happily in pouring rain at Midway herding championship

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Perhaps the largest attended sheepdog trial in the world," is underway at Soldier Hollow, and bordie collies from around the world competed Saturday.
Massage parlor owner sentenced for prostitution, unlawful activity

Massage parlor owner sentenced for prostitution, unlawful activity

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 8:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Murray massage parlor owner will spend at least three years on probation and pay a $7,500 fine after admitting to exploiting prostitution.
Utahn shares the joy of busking at Salt Lake City's Buskerfest

Utahn shares the joy of busking at Salt Lake City's Buskerfest

Peter Rosen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 7:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you're downtown this weekend, you might see a unicycling unicorn. It's not a hallucination, it's Buskerfest. A celebration of street performers.
Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 7:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alden Peterson was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain cancer that left parts of his body paralyzed. Now a ninth grader at Snowcrest Jr. High, in Eden, Alden is in remission, and has found success in track and field.
Juvenile dies in West Jordan motorcycle crash on Mountain View Corridor

Juvenile dies in West Jordan motorcycle crash on Mountain View Corridor

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated May 25 - 5:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

A juvenile died after losing control of his motorcycle on Mountain View Corridor near 9100 South early Saturday, West Jordan police said.
Mountain biker recounts aggressive badger standoff in Draper

Mountain biker recounts aggressive badger standoff in Draper

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 5:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A mountain biker is recounting a tense standoff with a family of badgers, who got so aggressive they nearly forced him off the trail.
Man accused of kidnapping, killing Kearns woman pleads guilty

Man accused of kidnapping, killing Kearns woman pleads guilty

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 4:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

One of six people charged in connection to the kidnapping and murder of a 25-year-old Kearns woman pleaded guilty in court Friday.
Davis County officials weigh tax hike, planning new shelter to contend with stray dogs, cats

Davis County officials weigh tax hike, planning new shelter to contend with stray dogs, cats

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Davis County officials are considering a property tax hike and plan to build a new shelter to deal with the rising number of stray dogs and cats needing care.
Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man who grabbed an officer's firearm and fired it toward a second officer in 2020 has pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer as part of a plea deal.
Toddler who nearly drowned is out of coma; first responders recall rescue as 'organized chaos'

Toddler who nearly drowned is out of coma; first responders recall rescue as 'organized chaos'

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 12:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Beaver County boy rescued from a creek earlier this week has come out of his coma, a family friend says. And a first responder who helped rescue the 3-year-old is recounting that day as "organized chaos" as he searched for the boy.
How this Salt Lake City park became a Memorial Day symbol 100 years ago

How this Salt Lake City park became a Memorial Day symbol 100 years ago

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 10:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Memory Grove was slated to be a park in 1902, but it officially opened in 1924 to honor fallen Utah soldiers. It's remained a quiet and reflective place since then even as it's grown.
Romney, other senators want Canada to boost defense spending as NATO faces 'severe threat'

Romney, other senators want Canada to boost defense spending as NATO faces 'severe threat'

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 9:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is one of more than nearly two dozen Republican and Democratic U.S. senators who have signed a letter urging Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to come up with a plan to increase defense spending to strengthen NATO.
'They want to participate': Mexicans in Utah will be able to take part in Mexico's presidential vote

'They want to participate': Mexicans in Utah will be able to take part in Mexico's presidential vote

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Mexicans go to the polls on June 2 to pick a new president, and among the voters, from afar, will be a contingent of Mexicans from Utah and the rest of the United States.
Utah 7th grader helps friend cross the finish line of school race

Utah 7th grader helps friend cross the finish line of school race

Eliza Pace, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 8:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

A seventh grader is being praised for helping his friend cross the finish line at their school race on Thursday.
Town of Brighton makes first step in potential purchase of 'icon' Silver Fork Lodge

Town of Brighton makes first step in potential purchase of 'icon' Silver Fork Lodge

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The town of Brighton took a first step Tuesday in potentially purchasing the well-loved Silver Fork Lodge.
2 officers injured, 1 of them by vehicle, while trying to arrest fugitive in South Salt Lake

2 officers injured, 1 of them by vehicle, while trying to arrest fugitive in South Salt Lake

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Updated May 24 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two officers are injured, one from being hit by a vehicle, in South Salt Lake Friday evening after an encounter with a federal fugitive, police said.
Brad Wilson calls 'open border' policies a 'political stunt' to impact census counts

Brad Wilson calls 'open border' policies a 'political stunt' to impact census counts

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

Senate candidate Brad Wilson said the U.S. should require proof of identification to vote and said he believes undocumented immigrants are being let into the country as a "political stunt" to impact elections and census counts.
University of Utah breaks ground on new medical innovation center

University of Utah breaks ground on new medical innovation center

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

University of Utah Health officials broke ground Friday morning on a new building for medical innovation and research.
Scott Pierce, longtime TV critic at Deseret News, then Tribune, dies

Scott Pierce, longtime TV critic at Deseret News, then Tribune, dies

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 24 - 8:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Scott D. Pierce, longtime television critic at first the Deseret News and later the Salt Lake Tribune, died Friday at age 64.
Boats and floats beware! Invasive species patrols to increase during Memorial Day weekend

Boats and floats beware! Invasive species patrols to increase during Memorial Day weekend

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 7:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boats, kayaks, paddleboards and anything else that floats will be subject to increased patrols to prevent the spread of invasive quagga mussels over Memorial Day weekend.
Robert O'Brien announces BYU Jerusalem Center scholarship during visit with Israel president

Robert O'Brien announces BYU Jerusalem Center scholarship during visit with Israel president

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted May 24 - 5:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former national security adviser Robert O'Brien announced a new annual scholarship to the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center this week during a meeting with Israel President Isaac Herzog.
Brazilian women living in Utah need help transporting donations to Florida

Brazilian women living in Utah need help transporting donations to Florida

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 4:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Utah women who have gathered three warehouses full of donations for Brazil flooding victims are in need of help.
Utah Senate candidate Trent Staggs endorsed by Republican Sen. Rand Paul

Utah Senate candidate Trent Staggs endorsed by Republican Sen. Rand Paul

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, endorsed Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs for Senate on Thursday, calling him "someone who will stand with myself and Mike Lee defending the Constitution."
Kouri Richins gets new attorneys, proclaims innocence in recordings sent to national media

Kouri Richins gets new attorneys, proclaims innocence in recordings sent to national media

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 24 - 3:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

New attorneys were assigned Friday to represent Kouri Richins, after she sent audio files to national media proclaiming her innocence and saying she is ready to fight.
Salt Lake City School District may nix idea for new west-side high school after land search

Salt Lake City School District may nix idea for new west-side high school after land search

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

It appears a new high school may not be on the horizon for Salt Lake City's west side after a study shed doubt on the possibility.
Honoring veterans: 3,000 flags placed by youth volunteers

Honoring veterans: 3,000 flags placed by youth volunteers

Kiersten Nunez, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 1:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

In a heartfelt tribute to the men and women who have served the country, more than 200 youth volunteers from around the Salt Lake Valley gathered to honor military veterans ahead of Memorial Day.
Man arrested at Hurricane hotel with 2 young runaways, police say

Man arrested at Hurricane hotel with 2 young runaways, police say

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 12:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man was arrested after police say he picked up a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl and brought them to a hotel in Hurricane, Washington County, on Thursday.
Police searching for witness targeted by man accused of killing Sgt. Bill Hooser

Police searching for witness targeted by man accused of killing Sgt. Bill Hooser

Michael Houck and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 10:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

Police are looking for a gas station patron they believe was one of the first people to encounter the man accused of killing Sgt. Bill Hooser after that man ran from the scene in Santaquin.
How much an Idaho attorney has to pay after filing a 'frivolous pleading' in Daybell case

How much an Idaho attorney has to pay after filing a 'frivolous pleading' in Daybell case

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

A judge has issued an order imposing sanctions on an Idaho attorney who filed an error-filled motion asking to intervene in the murder case of Chad Daybell.
Moose found on homeowner's porch. What to do if this happens to you

Moose found on homeowner's porch. What to do if this happens to you

Carlysle Price, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

A yearling bull moose was found on a homeowner's front porch Thursday and was safely relocated by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
Before scooter rider crashed in Salt Lake City, complaint warned sidewalk was 'a neck breaker'

Before scooter rider crashed in Salt Lake City, complaint warned sidewalk was 'a neck breaker'

Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 8:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A broken Salt Lake City sidewalk is more than an eyesore and can be a safety issue. Some residents are saying not enough is being done to repair these hazards.
Some campgrounds set to reopen for Memorial Day weekend, others still recovering from record runoff

Some campgrounds set to reopen for Memorial Day weekend, others still recovering from record runoff

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 7:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Many campground operators are making the finishing touches before opening for the Memorial Day weekend.
Northern Utah population counts surge due, in part, to open land

Northern Utah population counts surge due, in part, to open land

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

West Haven and Syracuse are among the fastest-growing cities in northern Utah, and availability of open land figures in the population increases.
Pesticide sprayed via drone in Millcreek, Parley's canyons to kill invasive weed

Pesticide sprayed via drone in Millcreek, Parley's canyons to kill invasive weed

Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 23 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Division of Wildlife Resources recently sprayed pesticides in the foothills of Millcreek and Parley's canyons to try to kill myrtle spurge, a nonnative invasive species of weed, worrying residents and one environmental advocacy group.
Duck Creek Campground receives $2.1M for renovations. Some areas will be closed

Duck Creek Campground receives $2.1M for renovations. Some areas will be closed

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted May 23 - 9:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some campers and hikers may need to make alternative plans as Duck Creek Campground will be partially closed this season after receiving a monetary boost.
George W. Bush, Vicente Fox among leaders visiting Utah to speak on countering China

George W. Bush, Vicente Fox among leaders visiting Utah to speak on countering China

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 9:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former leaders of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. convened in Salt Lake City on Thursday to discuss the importance of trade relations between the North American countries.
Sen. Romney's commencement speech at Johns Hopkins briefly interrupted by protesters

Sen. Romney's commencement speech at Johns Hopkins briefly interrupted by protesters

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

In his commencement address at Johns Hopkins University Thursday, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney urged graduates to "have faith in America and in the future. We are a resilient nation."
Road reopens after Salt Lake fire department responds to gas leaks

Road reopens after Salt Lake fire department responds to gas leaks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 23 - 6:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Fire Department notified residents Thursday about gas leaks impacting roads and access to Highland High School, which led to a closure of Sugar House Park.
This invasive tree is bad for everybody in southern Utah. Well, almost everyone

This invasive tree is bad for everybody in southern Utah. Well, almost everyone

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted May 23 - 6:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The salt cedar tree, or tamarisk, creates a myriad of problems in southern Utah, a coordinator at the Washington County Water Conservancy District says.
Man was driving 92 mph on 30 mph road before causing serious crash, prosecutors say

Man was driving 92 mph on 30 mph road before causing serious crash, prosecutors say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 4:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A driver who prosecutors say was being extremely recklsss before crashing into another vehicle, causing critical injuries to people, is now facing charges of aggravated assault.
Can Congress do anything about the rise in antisemitism on college campuses?

Can Congress do anything about the rise in antisemitism on college campuses?

Suzanne Bates, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

There is, of course, a limit to what Congress can do to combat hate on college campuses, whether that's against Jews, Muslims or any other students.
Chad Daybell says he will not testify in murder trial

Chad Daybell says he will not testify in murder trial

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 23 - 2:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

The defense has rested in the Chad Daybell murder trial without him testifying. A former co-worker of his son testified of a conflicting story about the day Tammy Daybell died.