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Utah has 4th-lowest rate of deadly hit-and-runs per capita, report says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:30pm

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, but Utah is far below the national average, according to a new report.

How an Air Force vet went from homeless to SUU graduate

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:17pm

Donald Long's path to a college degree wasn't a straight path. However, he's made the most of his college opportunity.

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Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:15pm

Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it.

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Provo man charged with child rape

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:06pm

A man who claimed he had sex with an 11-year-old girl so she would leave him alone has been charged with child rape.

Hatch, Lee vote against Mueller legislation that clears Senate panel

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:57pm

Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee vote against a bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Thursday that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire him.

US lawmakers assail EPA chief over ethical missteps

Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:09pm

Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief said "half-truths" and "twisted" allegations were an effort to undermine the Trump administration's anti-regulatory agenda.

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What infertility and art taught this Utah artist about the worth of an individual

Morgan Jones, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:03pm

Watching Caitlin Connolly prepare to paint is not entirely different than watching a surgeon prepare for surgery.

Treatment ordered for mother charged in newborn's death

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:58am

A West Jordan mother who pleaded guilty to child abuse in the death of her 13-day-old boy has been referred to a treatment center once a spot there becomes available.

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:57am

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad.

LDS Church issues statement on mission president released, excommunicated in 2014 after reports of misconduct

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:36am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Thursday regarding the conduct of a mission president serving in Puerto Rico, who was removed from his position in 2014 and excommunicated.

Mike Pompeo narrowly confirmed to be secretary of state

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:19am

The Senate narrowly confirmed Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state on Thursday, clearing the path for him to take over as the top U.S. diplomat just as President Donald Trump faces high-risk moments on Iran and North Korea.

Vandals go to extreme lengths to access tunnels under Teton Dam

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:51am

Graffiti, littering and damaged signs have always been a problem at the old site of the Teton Dam, but now things are getting worse.

Commissioner accused of sexual harassment threatens to sue for slander

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:35am

Embattled Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves is threatening to sue his fellow commissioners and the county, claiming he has been defamed, slandered and libeled by the female county employee who filed a sexual harassment claim against him.

Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.

Youths seizing chances as Real Salt Lake preps for Friday night clash at Vancouver

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:15am

“The opportunities are there for them, and it’s about taking the opportunities and running with it,” RSL coach Mike Petke said. Take newcomer Corey Baird, for example.

Lehi family’s landscaping project turns up 16,000-year-old bones

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:01am

A family that started a landscape project on their back yard instead found bones, and a paleontologist said Wednesday he believed the bones may date back as much as 16,000 years.

AP FACT CHECK: Romney didn't illegally gather voter info as Dem opponent claimed

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:22am

Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:46am

A former Santa Clara city employee developed and sold software to the city without proper disclosure of an apparent conflict of interest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the State Auditor.

Easy tips for spotless hardwood, laminate, tile floors and carpet

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:00am

Want to keep your floors looking beautiful and brand-new? Here are some tips for how to clean different types of flooring, as well as what to avoid.

Hatch proposes expanded Secret Service role in stopping school violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:52am

Sen. Orrin Hatch joined a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce a bill to expand the Secret Service’s ability to help communities lessen threats of violence at schools.

UTA celebrates FrontRunner's 10th anniversary as it plans for future

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:20am

The Utah Transit Authority is celebrating the 10th anniversary of FrontRunner on Thursday.

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