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Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:52pm

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.

Man stealing political signs threatened Avenues resident with gun, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:41pm

Salt Lake police say a man who was allegedly pulling political signs out of yards in the Avenues also pulled a gun on a resident who confronted the man.


Pedestrian killed by self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:28pm

A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — an accident that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

2 buildings evacuated at Centerville apartment complex after gas leak

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:22pm

The residents of two buildings at an apartment complex in Centerville were evacuated after a gas leak Monday afternoon, officials said.


Shelter in place lifted in SLC neighborhood

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:15pm

A shelter in place was lifted Monday afternoon after a SWAT team could not find an armed man suspected in an attempted home burglary.

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:57pm

Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic.

Disgruntled arborist chopped down Springdale trees he planted, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:55pm

After a yearlong investigation, the former arborist for Springdale has been arrested and accused of cutting down more than a dozen trees around the town's hall and causing more than $10,000 in damage to town property in an apparent disgruntled rage.

4 women synonymous with Utah business

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:00pm

In honor of Women's History Month, we take a look at three Utah women who've played major roles in shaping Utah business.

Payson family of teen with Down syndrome suing Boy Scouts

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:43pm

The Boy Scouts of America and the Utah National Parks Council in Utah County are facing a lawsuit after a family of a teen with Down syndrome claims their son was not accepted into the Alternative Eagle Scout Program because of his mental disability.

Have You Seen This? What spring looks like across the world

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:17pm

If you're not already jumping up and down with excitement for the start of spring, watch this video and you will be.

4 activities for spring break in central Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:11pm

Spring break is a great time to get out and enjoy time together as a family. If you don't feel like taking a big trip to the beach, though, there's plenty of stuff to do right here in central Utah.


How a Deseret News story changed how the world sees chemical warfare

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:05pm

Fifty years ago, on March 19, which was a Wednesday in 1968, the Deseret News broke a story that would have significant worldwide ramifications.

Potential eruptions at Yellowstone geyser, world's largest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:53pm

Yellowstone National Park has reported a series of potential eruptions from the world's largest active geyser for the first time since 2014.

3 Salt Lake County men arrested in 'large scale' meth bust

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:10pm

Three men were arrested after police recovered more than 10 pounds of meth, two guns and thousands of dollars in cash during multiple raids of a suspected “large scale” drug ring over the weekend, according to a jail report.

4 injured after chase ends in 4-vehicle crash, police say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:52am

Two people were critically injured and two others were transported to a hospital after a woman driving a stolen van crashed at an intersection while evading officers, police said.

Make Your Week: Getting free tickets to the zoo, clearing the snow for others

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:20am

There are a lot of good people in the world. But if you are feeling a little down or need to have your faith in humanity restored, look no further than at the stories below.

Great Clips of the Week: Meet Sister Jean, the patron saint of March Madness

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:00am

This is March — home of the madness. Here are some of our favorite moments from the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Some in GOP alarmed as Trump tweets against Robert Mueller

Mary Clare Jalonick, Zeke Miller and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:48am

More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president — simply waiting out the storm.

Longtime Salt Lake County clerk being challenged by her own employee

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:42am

Salt Lake County's longtime clerk, Sherrie Swensen, is gunning for an eigth term after nearly three decades in office — but her elections director, Rozan Mitchell is challenging her.

Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:20am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

Community rallies around embattled Idaho teacher; woman who reported puppy's death feels threatened

Logan Ramsey, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:00am

Although people from across the U.S. and beyond are calling for science teacher Robert Crosland to lose his job for allegedly dropping a sick puppy into a classroom aquarium containing a hungry snapping turtle, the vast majority of those who live in his community appear to be supporting him.


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