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4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:01pm

Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition.

30-year-old Utah man killed by avalanche in Wyoming 'pseudo brother, son' to Orem family

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:59pm

Alex Marra, who died in an avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Saturday, was a lifelong friend to an Orem family who considered him a "pseudo son" and "pseudo brother."

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No survivors in plane crash near Evanston

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:37pm

A small plane crash near the Bear River left no survivors Sunday afternoon, officials report.

Parkland students say, 'We are going to be the last mass shooting'

Eliott C. McLaughlin and Nicole Chavez, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:28pm

To those who say it's too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point.

More Utah minorities sentenced to prison in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 6:09pm

Recent data show the percentage of minorities sentenced to prison in Utah has increased more than 40 percent — up from 33 percent in 2015 when the state passed a sweeping overhaul of the justice system.

2 Utahns behind Pyeongchang Olympic ice sheets

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:21pm

Shane Truskolaski and Dan Berry work at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, and were invited to South Korea to help make world-class ice for the Winter Games.

Man critically injured after being ejected from car in Tooele rollover

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:12pm

A 19-year-old man was critically injured after a rollover that caused him to be ejected from a car Sunday morning.

Legislature: Lawmakers honor fallen soldiers, child health measure advances

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:32pm

This week in the Utah State Legislature, lawmakers held a solemn tribute to honor fallen soldiers.

Canine influenza spreads to East Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:48pm

An Idaho animal hospital says it has been notified of a confirmed case of canine influenza in the eastern part of the state.

Have You Seen This? Utahn plays world’s first titanium acoustic violin

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:02pm

Rob Landes covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with perhaps the most appropriate violin ever.

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:53pm

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

Utah House passes bill to import cost-saving pharmaceutical drugs from Canada

Preston Cathcart  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:18pm

House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, called the idea that Utahns can find cheaper drugs by importing them from another country a "snipe hunt." But Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, is sponsoring a bill that he says would do just that.

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Why we need to talk about sexual assault at the Olympics

Erica Evans, Deseret News  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:44pm

This year, athletes at the Winter Olympic Games will be given 110,000 condoms. That’s 37 per person, more condoms than have been distributed at any previous Winter Games.

Orrin Hatch apologizes to Rob Porter's ex-wives

MJ Lee and Maegan Vazquez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:58am

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."

Utah seeks to 'opt out' of Every Student Succeeds Act year-end tests

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:24am

Utah's final plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act comes with one caveat - a request to opt out of student testing requirements.

New York college says it found George Washington's hair in archived book

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:53am

Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."

Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:33am

Federal officials have released final plans for one of the largest ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse that will also benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho.

Bill penalizing Utah doctors for not providing abortion information moves forward

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:58am

A bill that would penalize health care providers who don't show women an informational video or module before they undergo an abortion moved forward in the Senate on Friday afternoon.

Russian athlete suspected of doping at Olympics

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:19am

The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:42am

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

Bibbins, Rawson help Utah beat Washington State 77-70

Ricky Hester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 11:39pm

Justin Bibbins scored 24 points and Tyler Rawson added 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Utah beat Washington State 77-70 on Saturday night.

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