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Perseverance of the Irish: Notre Dame legend Rudy Ruettiger tells Utah that ‘hard work pays off’

Residents of Davis County celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday in a truly unique way, as Notre Dame Fighting Irish football legend Rudy Ruettiger visited Layton High School to speak to an auditorium of fans. (Carissa Hutchinson, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes LAYTON – Residents of Davis County celebrated …

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Utah flag makers overwhelmed by demand for Ukrainian flags

Since the start of the war, the blue and yellow flag of Ukraine has become a familiar symbol of freedom, and Utah flag makers are scrambling to fill orders. (sirichai chin, Alamy Stock Photo) Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes SANDY — Since the start of the war, Ukraine’s blue-and-yellow flag …

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3-year-old dies from injuries in Ogden pile-up

Northbound I-15 was temporarily closed at 21st Street in Ogden following a multi-vehicle crash early Wednesday, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. (Shara Park, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes OGDEN – A 3-year-old girl died of her injuries after an accident that temporarily closed the freeway on Wednesday …

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6 of the Best Places to Pick Up Your RV in Utah

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes There’s no place like home, but when you own an Ember RV, home can literally be anywhere – even some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. So if you’re ready to hit the road home and experience the most rugged, spectacular and …

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Salt Lake County police data shows more firearms stolen, most not recovered

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, along with Salt Lake County law enforcement officials, are publicly pleading with lawful gun owners to secure their firearms. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Two Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputies were shot in the …

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How BYU’s unique starting lineup is part of the school’s effort to ‘eradicate racism’

Brigham Young Cougars forward Seneca Knight (24) goes strong as he spins on Pacific Tigers guard Khaleb Wilson-Rouse (0) as BYU and Pacific play in an NCAA basketball game in Provo at the Marriott Center on Thursday, January 6, 2022. BYU won 73-51. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading …

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Advocates identify gaps in domestic and sexual violence resources, push for legislation to help

Christa Lynn Luckenbach plants a flag during a purple flag-laying event at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Oct. 17, 2020. Domestic violence advocates gathered at the State Capitol on Tuesday to demand more funding and of resources amid increased needs. (Yukai Peng, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 …

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Salt Lake man pleads guilty to 2018 murder of his stepfather

Charles Anthony Petrie pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter in the stabbing death of his stepfather in early 2018 while the man was in bed. (Salt Lake County Jail) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man pleaded guilty Friday to killing his stepfather, Johnny …

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Why Utah requires an ethics course before you can go ‘shed hunting’

An all-terrain vehicle loaded with fallen timber collected from the Utah wilderness in 2009. People must now complete a Utah wilderness timber collection ethics course between Feb. April 15. (Randall Stilson via Utah DWR) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Late winter and early spring is a …

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Rural Utah calls for more incentives and exemptions for film production

A cabin inside the Thousands Peaks Ranch, where the television series ‘Yellowstone’ was filmed, is pictured in Oakley, Summit County, December 2, 2021. A Utah bill is said to be proposed to exempt certain rural productions from the film incentive ceiling. Schedule each fiscal year. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News) Estimated …

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Weber State changes structure to increase campus diversity

Weber State University in Ogden on Tuesday announced its biggest change to the school’s organizational structure in nearly 30 years. It consolidates five existing programs, centers and offices into a new division called Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes OGDEN — In the …

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Utah man gets probation after pleading guilty to stealing checks from Idaho mailboxes

A Salt Lake City man who pleaded guilty to stealing checks, including one apparently for rent, has been sentenced to felony probation in Idaho. (Jiri Hubatka, Alamy) Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes POCATELLO — A Salt Lake City man who pleaded guilty to stealing checks, including one apparently for rent, …

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Utah lawmakers form diversity and inclusion task force for K-12 students

Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, is one of the lawmakers who helped launch a diversity and inclusion program at K-12 schools in Utah. (Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 1-2 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders will announce the creation of a new task force that will …

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‘I’m really angry’: friend of Utah woman killed in helicopter crash in Tennessee speaks out

Julianne “Juli” Wagner, 36, of Utah, was killed in a helicopter crash in Tennessee on December 29. Police said the pilot was a man who was not licensed to fly on bail in Utah. (Family photo) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Friends of Utah woman killed …

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“It’s time for me to move on,” says BYU QB Baylor Romney in farewell message

BYU quarterback Baylor Romney (16) looks to pitch during the first half of the Independence Bowl NCAA college football game against UAB in Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday, December 18, 2021 (Matthew Hinton, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes PROVO – Not everyone who leaves school at the end of …

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Erickson’s big night, George leads BYU past Westminster in final WCC tune-up

Brigham Young Cougars goalie Hunter Erickson (0) dunks over Westminster Griffins goalie Taylor Miller (3) as BYU and Westminster play at the Marriott Center in Provo on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. BYU won 65-53. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes PROVO – Ugly. Dysfunctional. Pathetic. These …

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Utah nurse: ‘This is what fills my cup’, working extra shifts, uniting staff during COVID-19

Audra Post collects Sub for Santa gifts and unites emergency department staff at Heber Valley Hospital for a common goal. (Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes HEBER – As the pandemic rages on, frontline healthcare workers have braved new obstacles. A nurse at a rural Utah hospital went …

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Man dies of gunshot wounds after being found outside Utah strip club

A man died on Saturday after being shot outside a strip club, police said. (South Salt Lake Police) Estimated reading time: Less than a minute SOUTH SALT LAKE – A man was gunned down outside a strip club at 3420 S. State Street early Saturday and later died of his …

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Real Salt Lake Cinderella playoff race ends with Rose City shutout

Portland Timbers midfielder Marvin Loria (44) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnák (11) compete for the ball in the first half of the MLS Western Conference Final on Saturday 4th December 2021, in Portland, Oregon (Amanda Loman, Associate Press) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – In …

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Parleys Canyon proposed mine raises concern among residents

Cars pass through Parleys Canyon on I-80 on Monday. There is a plan for mining in the area. (Mark Wetzel, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes MILLCREEK – A plan to extract rock and other materials at Parleys Canyon has raised concerns and questions from residents and even officials in …

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BYU women’s football wins first-ever College Cup with 4-1 win over South Carolina

BYU forward Mikaylie Moore celebrates a goal against South Carolina in an Elite Eight game of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at South Field in Provo. (Photo BYU) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes PROVO – Producing a result never before seen in BYU women’s soccer history, the …

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Former BFC Hall of Fame member Gordon Hudson dies at 59

Copyright BYU PHOTO 2008, All rights reserved. (Mark Philbrick, BYU Photo) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes PROVO – A former close member of BYU and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame died this week of natural causes at his California home. Gordon Linn Hudson, 59, died peacefully …

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Could Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Developed by BYU Help Save Lives?

Using 3D printers, BYU researchers can create microfluidic devices with components smaller than ever before. An engineering professor says development is changing the way medical professionals perform diagnostics and potentially save lives. (BYU) PROVO – An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Brigham Young University, led by BYU engineering professor Greg …

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Family has truck stolen in Utah on cross-country trip

A family in Virginia is hoping to recover their stolen truck in Salt Lake City while the family was on a trip across the country. (Morgan Wolfe, KSL-TV) SALT LAKE CITY – Auto thefts aren’t new to Salt Lake City – but having a locked car stolen on Foothill Drive …

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BYU Rises to 15th in Latest AP Top 25, 16th in Coaching Poll

Brigham Young full-back Masen Wake, at top, dodges a tackle from Giovanni Sanders (20) of Arizona State during an NCAA college football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, September 18, 202 ( Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News) PROVO – After a third straight win over a Pac-12 opponent, …

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7 Things to Do for Utah Families During the Summer Months

When you look at the night sky over Cedar Breaks National Monument in Iron County, Utah, you’ll see things you never knew existed, as the monument is surrounded by some of the most exceptional natural darkness in the United States. continental. (Call Ravell, KSL, File) SALT LAKE CITY – It’s …

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Utah-based Owlet debuts on the New York Stock Exchange

Kurt Workman, co-founder and CEO of Owlet, Inc., started the nursery tech business in his friend’s parents’ garage in Provo. The company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, July 16, 2021 (Owlet, Inc.) LEHI – Owlet Baby Care, a nursery tech company that originally started out of …

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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

About 100 people danced and marched through downtown Salt Lake City to commemorate June 17, 2021 (Katie Workman, KSL.com) SALT LAKE CITY – Here are 10 stories you might have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the title to read the full story. 1. “It’s Liberation, Jubilee, Freedom”: …

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Authorities crack down on fireworks violations in Utah

Holiday fireworks at a TNT fireworks booth in Salt Lake County on Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY – In light of drought conditions in Utah, local leaders have sounded the alarm bells on the fireworks this year. As the July 4 vacation approached, …

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Farmers say drought could devastate Utah’s produce supply

This year’s drought is causing some farmers in Utah to worry about the state’s food supply. (Steven Breinholt, KSL TV) SALT LAKE CITY – Much of Utah is already at its worst drought level and more than half of the western United States is experiencing severe drought conditions, and farmers …

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Utah doctor helps 80-year-old cancer patient with 3 powerful words

Marjan Curtis credits her radiation oncologist for improving her mental health. Between the loss of her husband, her cancer diagnosis, and the unprecedented loneliness brought on by the pandemic, Curtis’ mental health collapsed. When she shared her feelings with him, he replied with three simple words: “You are valuable! (KSL …

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