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Police: Woman stole mail, crashed vehicle after chase in Cottonwood Heights

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:57am

A woman was arrested after a police pursuit, which started when officers received reports she was stealing mail, ended in a crash Thursday morning, police said.

Wildfire updates: Crews close to full containment of Tooele County fire

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:26am

Crews have made significant ground fighting a fire that sparked after birds got into a power line, officials said Thursday morning.


The world's first official 'Downton Abbey' escape room opened in Salt Lake City. Here's what to expect

Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz, for The Deseret News  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:01am

Can't wait for the "Downton Abbey" movie coming out this September? There's an escape room in Salt Lake City that might help hold you over.

Utah man charged in connection with calling in bomb threat to Lowe's

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:47am

A man who called in a bomb threat at a Lowe's store because he was mad about being fired, is now looking at potential prison time if convicted.

House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:33am

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Super Senior: Zayne Anderson brings much-needed experience to BYU linebackers

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:12am

“It’s surreal, having two senior years. Last year was weird, to miss out on all that; I thought I was going to graduate with them and move on."

Brigham City 11-year-old’s clever 'ice cold beer' sign sure got the cops' attention

Sophie Sherry and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:33am

Everyone loves a lemonade on a hot summer day, but 11-year old Seth had an even better idea.

Firefighters: Million dollar house fire in Pleasant Grove sparked by gas meter rupture

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:02am

Firefighters said a home was a total loss with damage approaching a million dollars, following a fire Wednesday afternoon that quickly ignited with a gas meter rupture.

US Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51'

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:40am

The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:17am

Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert.

Utah school district settles suit over teen dragged by a bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:02am

A Utah school district is paying $62,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a junior high student was caught in a bus door and dragged about 175 feet (53 meters) in an alleged racially motivated incident.

5 outdoor activities where you’ll be glad you have a blanket

Minky Couture  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:00am

Even though it's summertime, there's always a need for a blanket.

Top senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:46am

The top Senate Democrat is calling on the FBI to review a Russian company's trendy smartphone app that transforms faces from photos into younger and older images of the person, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:32am

The first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Texas, the other in New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S.

Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:18am

A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans.

Public gets first glimpse into the future of Salt Lake airport

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:59am

The city held the first in a series of public meetings Wednesday to update the public on the progress of airport construction.

Missing raven reunited with handlers after spending weeks at Utah Capitol

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:08pm

Some people in the office even started calling the bird “Edgar,” after the famous poet, Edgar Allen Poe who wrote the poem “The Raven.”

Utah governor: 'Both sides are guilty' and Trump, Democrats 'ought to dial it back'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:36pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday "both sides are guilty" in the controversy over President Donald Trump's comments, condemned by the U.S. House as racist, about a group of progressive minority congresswomen.

Utah woman dies in tree-cutting incident

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:09pm

A 74-year-old woman in Summit County suffered a fatal head injury Tuesday while cutting down dead trees.

Latter-day Saint president to speak at NAACP national convention

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:31pm

Leaders have worked to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a "high priority," a news release from the church reads.

Auditor's office was investigating AISU prior to Dougall's appointment as school's director

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:14pm

The state auditor's office has begun a probe of the public charter school's financial issues, according to statement released Wednesday.