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Kira Hoffelmeyer and Becky Bruce

FBI says Brian Laundrie took responsibility for Gabby Petito's murder

DENVER — The FBI says it’s close to closing the murder investigation of Gabby Petito after her fiancé claimed responsibility for her death before he died. “All logical investigative steps have been concluded in this case,” said FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “The investigation did not identify any other individuals other […]
Kira Hoffelmeyer

BREAKING: Gun in shooting outside Hunter High purchased in Utah in 2013

WEST VALLEY, Utah — We are now learning where the gun in that shooting outside Hunter High School last week came from, and that all students involved attended Hunter. West Valley Police report the gun was bought in Utah in 2013, but they still don’t know how the suspect actually got the gun. We have […]
Kira Hoffelmeyer

UPDATED: Utah House overturns Salt Lake, Summit county mask mandates

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House of Representatives has voted to overturn public mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties today.  Before the 45-29 vote to overturn, the news was confirmed to KSL Newsradio and the Deseret News by House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, Friday morning. He says many members of the House […]
Eliza Craig

U of U scientists test gel contraceptive for men, hope to ease burden of birth control for women

The University of Utah is studying a hormonal gel that could serve as a contraceptive for men when it's applied to their shoulders. 
Eliza Craig

UPDATE: Wrong way car crash on Bangerter Highway results in death of 19-year-old

A 19 year old was driving on Bangerter Highway. He swerved into the opposite lanes, collided with a truck, and died on impact from the crash.
Eliza Craig

A man has been arrested after breaking into West High School late at night

Police have a suspect in custody for a burglary at West High School. The overnight burglary is still being investigated.

National News

Kira Hoffelmeyer and Becky Bruce

FBI says Brian Laundrie took responsibility for Gabby Petito's murder

DENVER — The FBI says it’s close to closing the murder investigation of Gabby Petito after her fiancé claimed responsibility for her death before he died. “All logical investigative steps have been concluded in this case,” said FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “The investigation did not identify any other individuals other […]
NICK PERRY Associated Press

First aid flights arrive in Tonga after big volcano eruption

The aid flights to Tonga from New Zealand and Australia included water containers, shelter kits, generators, and communications equipment.
Amy Simonson, CNN

Florida bill to shield people from feeling 'discomfort' over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee

A bill that would prohibit Florida's public schools from making people feel "discomfort" or "guilt" based on their race received its first approval.
Simone Seikaly

Wordle, the easy online word game that's easy to love

SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re looking for information about the word game, Wordle, you’re in the right place. And just about any place would be the right place because everybody. is. talking. about. it. One reason for all the chatter, and probably the main reason that it’s easy to love, is that the concept […]
Simone Seikaly

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Trump’s attorneys had asked the Supreme Court to reverse rulings by the federal appeals court in Washington and block the release of the records.
Travis Caldwell, CNN

The woman who almost played for the Jazz has died

Lusia Harris, was the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, the New Orlean's Jazz. She died Tuesday at age 66.

Health News

Kira Hoffelmeyer

UPDATED: Utah House overturns Salt Lake, Summit county mask mandates

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House of Representatives has voted to overturn public mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties today.  Before the 45-29 vote to overturn, the news was confirmed to KSL Newsradio and the Deseret News by House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, Friday morning. He says many members of the House […]
Eliza Craig

U of U scientists test gel contraceptive for men, hope to ease burden of birth control for women

The University of Utah is studying a hormonal gel that could serve as a contraceptive for men when it's applied to their shoulders. 
Paul Nelson

Disability assistance workers in Utah, and the disabled, suffering from lack of funding

Advocates for the disabled in Utah say a lack of state funding is badly impacting people in need. And long-term care centers can’t find enough people to fill the jobs. 
Curt Gresseth

"Not unexpected" said Dr. Dunn after mask mandates in Utah shot down

Exec. director at Salt Lake County Health, Dr. Angela Dunn discusses repealing mask mandates in Utah and the importance of face masks in public.
Simone Seikaly

Which Utah schools are remote and which schools are in person?

These are the schools that have moved to remote learning in the Alpine, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake City, and Tooele school districts in northern Utah.
Jessica Lowell and Paul Nelson

Sen. President Adams says he's safe to return to work after positive COVID test

Sen. Stuart Adams said there was a miscommunication about one of his rapid COVID tests, after a positive test and quarantine period last week.