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A whale, a giant squid and a colossal iguana

Peter Rosen, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 10:50pm

Artist Stephen Kesler thinks big — giant iguana big.

Utah organization supporting cancer patients with monthly retreats

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 10:21pm

October is dedicated to increasing awareness of breast cancer, and a lot of people wear pink to show their support. But as the month winds down, those fighting the disease should know there is support out there year-round, and right here in Utah.

Salt Lake forms exploratory committee for 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 9:54pm

Another Salt Lake Olympic bid just got a lot more likely, with an announcement Monday that Utah leaders, including Gov. Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, are forming an exploratory committee.

Hughes fires back on homeless expert criticism of Operation Rio Grande

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 9:47pm

Frustrated by a national homelessness expert's criticism of Operation Rio Grande, Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is firing back, questioning whether the expert should continue to be a consultant on the city's new homeless centers.

Hatch defends law altering drug distribution regulations in response to Washington Post article

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 9:19pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Monday defended legislation he sponsored that altered federal enforcement regulations on drug distribution and manufacturing companies, in response to an in-depth Washington Post story casting a scrutinizing light on the law.

The Ultimate St. George Itinerary for UEA Weekend (or any weekend, really)

Utah.com  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 9:00pm

St. George is the kind of place that was built for a 2-day itinerary. Try out this agenda and take in as much as you can of Utah’s red rock oasis.

Union says Salt Lake City VA greatly understaffed

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 8:40pm

The American Federation of Government Employees — the largest federal worker union — held a rally outside of the Salt Lake City VA to raise awareness about ongoing issues with veterans care. The group claims the facility is short by 476 emplo

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 8:34pm

Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said.

Police: Duchesne County restaurant employee photographed customer credit cards

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 8:04pm

An employee at a Duchesne County restaurant was arrested Friday after police said he used his cellphone to take pictures of customers' credit cards.

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss

Sudhin Thanawala and Terry Chea, Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 8:02pm

Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation.

With general hunting season on horizon, DWR asking hunters to help police the fields

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 7:33pm

With hoards of people expected to travel across the state this weekend for the start of the general hunting season, state wildlife officials are asking to help police the fields.

Jury deadlocked in fraud trial for Utah businessman Rick Koerber

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 7:09pm

After weeks of testimony and seven days of deliberations, jurors announced Monday they are deadlocked in the federal fraud case of an embattled Utah businessman.

Police seize 215 pounds of marijuana during Idaho traffic stop

Idaho Press-Tribune  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 7:01pm

Idaho State police arrested two people Wednesday morning for suspected marijuana trafficking and other charges after locating 215 pounds of marijuana inside a vehicle.

BYU notes: Ty Detmer 'riled up' at Cougars' underachieving offense

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 6:31pm

After a six-game losing streak, the likes of which the BYU football program hasn’t seen since 1968, the gloves are off with offensive coordinator Ty Detmer and others in Provo.

Dante Exum to get surgery on separated shoulder

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 6:15pm

Dante Exum will get surgery on the separated left shoulder he injured during preseason, likely requiring him to miss most or all of the 2017-18 season.

Man targeted by ex-wife in hitman scheme wants her to get help

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 5:44pm

A woman sentenced to prison for trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband in order to get custody of their children and a million-dollar life insurance payout, says she doesn't remember ever having that conversation.

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

First-seen neutron star collision creates light, gravitational waves and gold

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 4:45pm

For the first time, two neutron stars in a nearby galaxy have been observed engaging in a spiral death dance around one another until they collided. What resulted from that collision is being called an "unprecedented" discovery that is ushering in a new era of astronomy, scientists announced Monday.

AP Exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 4:14pm

The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs.

Utah football notes: Zack Moss wants more carries; Huntley possibly 'in the mix'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 16th - 3:39pm

Utah running back Zack Moss had one of his most productive games of the season Saturday as the Utes narrowly lost to USC on the road.

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