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Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Chad Day, Tom Lobianco and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:06pm

A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference.

Motorist critically injured in crash on US 189

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:58pm

A motorist was critically injured after the vehicle they were driving hit a wall on U.S. 189 before it was struck by another vehicle after the motorist was able to get out of their vehicle Friday afternoon, troopers said.aid.

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After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:54pm

Florida's governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to days of intense lobbying from survivors of last week's shooting at a Florida high school.

St. George Police arrest man on human trafficking charges

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:43pm

A 24-year-old man was arrested in St. George Friday on human trafficking charges.

Man struck by lightning at St. George golf course

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:37pm

A man was struck by lightning at the Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George on Friday afternoon, dispatchers confirmed.

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:12pm

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or forced marriage under a proposal approved Friday by a panel of Utah lawmakers.

3 things to do on your next family outing

Vicki Allsopp, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:57pm

Research shows that participating in recreational and outdoor activities has positive effects on a family's communication, cooperation and resilience. Here are three not-so-typical recreational activities to plan for your next family outing.

‘Flamin’ Hot’ Cheetos movie will tell inspirational story of snack food’s creation

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:00pm

A movie inspired by the snack Flamin' Hot Cheetos is in the works at Fox Searchlight.

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Parents of slain girl say a strong family may have prevented Nikolas Cruz's shooting spree

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:37pm

A girl wounded in the Florida school shooting describes what happened, while her slain friend's parents call for new policies to strengthen families that they say might have helped the shooter from ever attacking.

US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:20pm

The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the North.

Have You Seen This? Underwater forest

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:14pm

A flood put this forest in Brazil underwater, and the crystal clear water makes it look like a page out of a storybook.

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:51pm

Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down?

Police searching for missing, endangered South Jordan man

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:31pm

Police are searching for a man with depression and bipolar disorder who went missing Feb. 18 after leaving his home in South Jordan.

Timpanogos High 4th Utah school to receive violent threats in 4 days

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:41am

Police investigated an unfounded threat of violence against Timpanogos High School that circulated on Snapchat Thursday night.

Utah teacher agrees with Trump: Arming teachers is 'more of a solution'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:27am

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see herself carrying a gun in class.

Former Ute Kyle Kuzma linked to report he received cash while a student

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:14am

A new report released Friday links former Utah star Kyle Kuzma to an FBI investigation into the NCAA for improper benefits to student-athletes.

From trash to gas: Plant to turn garbage into energy almost complete

Heather Kennison, Times-news  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:01am

As early as May, southern Idaho’s landfill could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes.

The cutting edge of sports data: 6 projects that could change our understanding of basketball

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:45am

The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is underway in Boston, giving sports' top researchers a chance to present their work from the last year. Here are the six most interesting basketball projects, including a replacement for the coach's whiteboard.

New arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock would add water sources for St. George

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Plans are in the works for a $10 million arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock that would provide more backup water sources for St. George.

Utah's changing demographics could impact local economy

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:20am

By 2065, the Wasatch Front will be more populated, more youthful and more culturally diverse, according to Pam Perlich, director of demographic research at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

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