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Friday storm dumps 6 inches of snow, causes 130 crashes

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:44pm

A new round of snow slowed the Friday morning commute, causing at least 130 crashes from Brigham City to Utah County and also delayed dozens of flights.

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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.

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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.

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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?

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:40pm

Less than two weeks after the Florida school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should carry guns.

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.

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.

Police: Man threatened, pointed handgun at motel employee

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:19am

A man was arrested after police say he threatened a front desk employee of a motel with a gun Thursday night.

Teacher turnover tied to working conditions, expert says; Love talks need to 'fix it' following Fla. attack

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:03am

Examining working conditions could help reduce teacher turnover, an expert said during a panel discussion in the Utah Senate Building Thursday. Also, Utah Rep. Mia Love told Utah Senators, "It's incredibly important for us to take ownership and responsibility for the things that happen in our schools," following a deadly attack in Florida.

Utah’s Van Dyke comes up as improbable hero in key win over UCLA

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:33am

From role player to hero, Utah’s Parker Van Dyke has done it all.

Utah County backs off creation of prosecution review board

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:02am

Amid concerns from prosecutors and other members of law enforcement, Utah County commissioners voted to put the creation of a board to review on hold, with no date yet set to consider it.

Medical assisting: A fast, affordable gateway into healthcare

Eagle Gate College  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:00am

A career in medical assisting is arguably one of the quickest and most affordable ways to start a career in the ever-growing healthcare industry.

Legislators to field questions, concerns on prison construction, inland port on Saturday

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:05am

West-side Salt Lake City legislators are hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, where they want to field questions and concerns about hot-button issues like the construction of the new Utah State Prison and the inland port in the northwest quadrant.

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:54am

Navajos who once worried they'd have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a new settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

Bryant, Childs score 15, BYU turns back Portland 72-60

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:17pm

Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs scored 15 points apiece and Brigham Young defeated Portland 72-60 on Thursday night.

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