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Utah man sentenced for killing mother and brother he believed were 'demons'

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:11pm

A Ferron man has been sentenced to up to life prison for shooting and killing his mom and brother, whom he believed were demons at the time.

Group appeals to United Nations on 'human rights' violations at Bears Ears

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:00pm

Utah Dine Bikeyah leaders say grave robbing and looting of cultural artifacts at Bears Ears National Monument are human rights violations, and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues should intervene and stop ongoing management plans.

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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

Sheila Burke and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:52pm

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.

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West Valley teacher arrested in connection with student sex abuse case

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:42pm

A charter school teacher was arrested Monday after police say over the course of the school year he inappropriately touched and took illegal pictures of a third-grade student that he taught.

Russell Westbrook fined, not suspended, for role in Game 4 altercation

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:36pm

Russell Westbrook avoided a suspension, but was still assessed a $10K fine and a postgame technical foul, for his role in an altercation with Rudy Gobert in the fourth quarter of Game 4 against the Utah Jazz Monday.

Utah alcohol agency overcharged some customers, audit shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:28pm

The state alcohol department overcharged customers nearly $1,200 because it incorrectly marked up the price on seven items, a new state audit shows.

Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:47pm

The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden.

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

Jonathan Lemire and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:24pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man."

Trump wants 'detente' with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:17pm

President Donald Trump wants to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to achieve "detente" with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. said.

Hogle Zoo helps rescue 10K tortoises from illegal pet trade in Madagascar

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:15pm

On April 10, police discovered 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises covering the floors of a private residence in Toliara, Madagascar, where officials believe the animals were being collected for the illegal pet trade in Asia.

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Charmaine Noronha and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:14pm

The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence.

Former parole agent pleads guilty to having sex with woman he supervised

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:12pm

A former parole agent in Carbon County accused of having sex with a woman he was supervising has entered into a plea deal.

User submitted: Photos that prove Utah is a great place to live

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:00pm

Whether you're a fan of the outdoors, cherry blossoms, rainbows or even rainstorms, spring in Utah has really got a little something for everyone, and so does our latest user submitted gallery.

Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listing

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:36pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader who said he was wrongly placed on a government watch list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last summer.

Teen proof your home for the summer

University Of Utah Health  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:00pm

This summer the majority of teens will be left home alone for at least some amount of time and there are plenty of ways for them to get in trouble, or get hurt. Here are tips for making your home safe.

Idaho police arrest woman suspected in aggravated assault, hit and run incidents

Idaho State Journal Staff  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:32pm

Idaho Falls police announced Monday that they were able to take a 39-year-old woman into custody and verify that her 4-year-old boy was safe.

4 traditions that will make your family campout a standout

Olivia Meikle, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:59pm

Even for experienced campers, taking kids camping can be overwhelming. But by slowing the pace of your next trip and adding a few new traditions to the mix, your next family campout can be a standout.

Vineyard man convicted of raping 8-year-old girl

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:54pm

A Vineyard man was convicted by a jury in 4th District Court Monday for repeatedly sodomizing and raping his fiancee's 8-year-old daughter over the course of eight months.

Make Your Week: A reminder for compassionate driving; stranger pays for a new suit

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:31pm

Spring is in the air, which usually helps to lift people’s spirits (or maybe that’s just me.) However, if you are still needing a little boost on this Tuesday, the following stories should do the trick.

Have You Seen This? Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson surprises high schooler who asked him to prom

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:20pm

It's hard not to like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and this video is just solidifying his stance as a legend.

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Behind the playlist: How the Utah Jazz use music to hype up the home crowd

Court Mann, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:47pm

Though Castro has worked for the Jazz for 11 years, this is his first season helming the team’s in-game playlist.

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