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Police file charges against a man, who they said threatened a school....
Adam Small

UPDATE: Provo Police file charges against a man who allegedly threatened a school

PROVO, Utah — Investigators have filed charges against a Provo man accused of threatening Timpanogos Elementary School. Charging documents said Robert Prina, 46, faces a felony charge of threatening terrorism, as well as misdemeanor counts of threatening a school and assaulting a peace officer. Provo Police Captain Brian Taylor said officers responded to call from […]
18 hours ago
Utah homes are recording high levels of radon gas. 
Photo credit: Laura Seitz, Deseret News...
Heather Kelly

Utah homes at risk of having dangerous levels of radon gas

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for people who are non-smoking. Utah homes are recording high levels.
2 days ago
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Simone Seikaly

Second case of avian influenza (bird flu) confirmed in Salt Lake County

The case of bird flu reported this week in Salt Lake County brings the total number of cases in Utah to five.
3 days ago
romney baby formula...
Lindsay Aerts

U of U doctors offer advice, tips on the baby formula shortage

It's the baby formula for babies with unique dietary needs that in are in shortest supply, according to doctors from the University of Utah.
5 days ago
Hands holding two small viles of vaccine....
LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer's shot is the only COVID-19 vaccine available for children of any age in the U.S. Those ages 5 to 11 receive one-third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older. Pfizer found a booster revved up those kids' levels of virus-fighting antibodies -- including those able to fight omicron -- the same kind of jump adults get from an extra shot.
5 days ago
BYU study COVID money...
Martha Harris

BYU study says ‘going cashless was useless’ during height of pandemic

Many businesses went to a cash-only model at the start of the pandemic. A recent BYU study found the effort made little impact.
9 days ago
Flags are ordered to be lowered...
Amie Schaeffer

Flags lowered to honor lives lost to COVID-19

In accordance with an order from President Biden, Gov. Cox authorized flags lowered through May 16. The order is meant to honor lives lost to the virus.
10 days ago
President Biden is pictured. He will speak about COVID....
ZEKE MILLER and MARIA CHENG Associated Press

Biden urges world to renew COVID fight as US nears 1M deaths

The White House said Biden will address the opening of the virtual summit Thursday morning with prerecorded remarks and will make the case that addressing COVID-19 "must remain an international priority."
10 days ago
The finish line at the Iron Man World Championship in St. George (Photo Cred: Bonnie Stray, KSL TV)...
Chandler Holt

Ironman World Championship hosted in St. George for the first time

The Ironman World Championships have been held annually in Hawaii, since 1978. However, organizers are breaking the tradition, moving the championship to St. George, Utah.
14 days ago
Team USA’s Sophie Post works with Kylee during a soccer clinic after USA Deaf Soccer competed in ...
Jessica Lowell

Murray native representing Utah in the 2022 Deaflympics

A deaf soccer player from Murray is in Brazil representing the US. Sophie Post is playing on team USA in the 2022 Deaflympics in Brazil. 
16 days ago
Allyson Jacobs stands for a portrait outside her workplace, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in New York. Fo...
MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

Over the past three decades, birthrates have declined for women in their 20s and jumped for women in their late 30s and early 40s.
16 days ago
Kyle Brown and his new wife Colleen shortly after their wedding. 

(Lindsay Aerts)...
Kate Davis and Michele Rowe

Kyle Brown defying the odds, competing in the Ironman while fighting ALS

Kyle Brown competes in this weekend's Ironman Championship in St. George, Utah.
16 days ago
COVID-19 testing kits...
Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: The complicated tale of COVID-19 test kits

What's so complicated about COVID-19 test kits? Mostly, the expiration date. It's a puzzle that nobody seems able to solve.
17 days ago
14 inmates at the Davis County jail have COVID-19....
Mark Jones

Davis County Jail reports 14 new cases of COVID-19

The jail recently lifted its mask mandate, but as a result, the mask mandate will go back into effect for all staff of the jail and inmates. 
18 days ago
A protest in support of abortion rights was held Tuesday night, May 3, 2022, at the Utah State Capi...
Lindsay Aerts and Mark Jones

Rally held at Utah State Capitol in support of abortion rights

Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the Utah State Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights. Later, the rally turned into a march through Salt Lake City.
19 days ago
Gov. Cox Ukraine State of the Union...
Mark Jones

May 7 declared as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah

Gov. Spencer Cox declared Saturday, May 7 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah.
19 days ago
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Devin Oldroyd

SLCPD to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

SLCPD is accepting prescriptions as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The initiative aims to provide a safe means of disposal.
23 days ago
bird flu utah bald eagles at farmington bay...
Mark Jones

First human case of avian influenza in U.S. is confirmed by CDC

The CDC said the human case of avian influenza is in Colorado and involves someone with direct exposure to poultry.
24 days ago
Multivitamin packages...
Curt Gresseth

Should I take a multivitamin? Utah nutrition expert shares insight

A Utah nutritional expert weighs in on the pros and cons of taking a multivitamin.
24 days ago
moderna young kids...
LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

The company hopes the FDA will rule in time for young children to start getting their low-dose vaccinations by summer.
24 days ago
The long-range medical jet being used as a life flight jet....
Waverly Golden

Utah’s newest medical resource is a long-range medical jet

Intermountain Healthcare introduced a new long-range medical jet that will help save lives in highly-specialized cases and enhance organ transplantation.
25 days ago
gas station gambling...
Mark Jones

Website lists Utah as state least addicted to gambling

Utah has been listed as the state least addicted to gambling, according to the website www.wallethub.com.
26 days ago
Salt Lake County will be receiving $57 million over the next 18 years from in opioid settlement....
Lindsay Aerts

Salt Lake County getting millions in opioid settlement

Salt Lake County will receive $57 million over 18 years as part of a Opioid settlement.
26 days ago
Dogs and cats cannot get the avian flu...
Aimee Cobabe

Avian flu in Utah causes worry in pet owners

A Utah veterinarian explained there is no reason to worry about your cats or dogs getting the avian flu. He encouraged pet vaccinations.
1 month ago

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