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Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:36pm

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.

Disgruntled arborist chopped down Springdale trees he planted, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:31pm

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.


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

Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:04pm

Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.

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.

Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:26pm

A self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in a Phoenix suburb in the first fatality involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company Monday to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the U.S. and Canada.

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

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:48am

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was "a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!" The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special counsel leading the probe.

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.

Lawmakers: Delay in federal monitor for UTA underscores need for agency overhaul

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:59am

Not having a federal monitor in place to oversee the Utah Transit Authority nearly a year after a deadline set in a nonprosecution deal underscores the need for the major changes just made to the agency, lawmakers said Friday.

Gust blows shed 50 feet in Home Depot parking lot, pinning girl underneath

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:24am

A teenage girl was sent to the hospital after becoming trapped underneath a storage shed that landed on her during an apparent microburst in Washington City Sunday afternoon.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, and Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:05am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

5 of the craziest YouTube stunts with a Utah connection

Robert J. DeBry  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:00am

One of the best places to find crazy stunts online is YouTube, but a surprising amount of these stunts take place in the Beehive State. Take a look through this list for your daily dose of adventure (while you sit safely in front of your computer).


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