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John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

BYU professor discovers ‘dead zone’ in Antarctica

In the history of science, there have been big discoveries and little discoveries, fantastic findings and obscure observations. But here's a very special case: A professor at Brigham Young University is gaining attention for literally discovering "nothing."
9 months ago
Victoria Karpos works on her computer in her company's warehouse space. (Ray Boone/KSL TV)...
Ray Boone, KSL TV

Statue Sculptors In Salt Lake City Achieve International Recognition

Like all civilizations, every business starts out small. The one sculpted by Victoria Karpos and her husband in Salt Lake City has spread far beyond the Aegean Sea, thanks to a little help from the internet.
12 months ago
The Antelope Point launch ramp is closed due to dropping water levels at Lake Powell. (National Par...
John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

Love, Hope, Worry & Fear As Lake Powell Water Levels Drop

Normally at this time of year, Lake Powell's water level would have risen substantially due to spring runoff, but not this year. It continued to drop through the month of May. 
12 months ago
Richard Ledbetter, 88, began writing poetry after his wife, Elicia, succumbed to cancer in 1987. (K...
Peter Rosen, KSL TV

Elderly Man Shares His Big Heart By Writing Inspiring Love Poems

Love inspires, no matter who you are or how old you are. At his job as a security guard last year, Saxon Porter made a discovery — a new poet with a lot to say about love. The writer was 88-year-old Richard Ledbetter, the guard who worked the overnight shift.
1 year ago
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Shelby Hintze, KSL TV

KSL Special Report: COVID-19 Vaccine

In this COVID-19 Vaccine special report, KSL TV breaks down what is known about each vaccine and what the process for rolling out the vaccine will look like.
1 year ago
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Ashley Moser, Keri Wilcox & Aley Davis, KSL TV

The Quiet Crisis: Utah Law Enforcement Share Mental Health Struggles With KSL

In 2018, more police died by suicide in the United States than died in the line of duty. And the number of law enforcement suicides went up dramatically in 2019. KSL heard from officers statewide about their mental health struggles in an exclusive survey.
2 years ago
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Ashley Moser, Keri Wilcox & Aley Davis, KSL TV

The Quiet Crisis: KSL Surveys Firefighters Statewide On Mental Health

Since 2012, suicides have outpaced line of duty deaths for first responders nationally. It is a statistic Utah's firefighters are not immune to, and departments across the state are making changes to address this quiet crisis.
2 years ago
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Andrew Adams, KSL TV

Mystery Of Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch Very Much Alive

Regulars maintain someone can spend weeks at Skinwalker Ranch and nothing bad, odd or unusual will happen. And then in an instant, everything changes. 
2 years ago
A 3D model overview of the Daybell property created by Visual Law Group in partnership with KSL-TV....
Dave Cawley & Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Exclusive 3D Model Offers Unique View Of Daybell Crime Scene

A company that specializes in recreating complicated crime scenes using 3D models has built a replica of the eastern Idaho property where police and FBI agents in June recovered the remains of missing children JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.
2 years ago
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Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Unsolicited Text From U.S. Census Bureau Has Link To COVID Survey: Is It Legit?

A text message making the rounds claiming to be from the U.S. Census Bureau is asking recipients to fill out surveys about COVID-19.
2 years ago
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Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

Cinema Survival: How COVID-19 Changed The Movie Business, Possibly Forever

As more theaters reopen in Utah and new films debut, Matt Gephardt explores a growing question: Will they be able to survive?
2 years ago
Utah Governor Gary Herbert talks one-on-one with KSL anchor Dave McCann about the state's response ...
Dave McCann, KSL TV

Under The Lights With Utah Gov. Gary Herbert

As Utah embarks on a most unusual Independence Day weekend without parades, Stadium of Fire and other traditional celebrations, KSL-TV’s Dave McCann sat down in a very familiar place, LaVell Edwards Stadium, with Utah Governor Gary Herbert to discuss these most unfamiliar times.
2 years ago
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Peter Rosen, KSL TV

Retired Circus Clown Finds Joy, Purpose In Becoming COVID-19 Poet

It may seem hard these days to find something in the news to laugh at, but Tim “Tork” Torkildson does. He even finds something poetic in stories about COVID-19.
2 years ago
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Peter Rosen, KSL TV

Logan Artist Creates Drive-Through Art Exhibit During Pandemic

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned there are lots of things that you can do without ever leaving your car – shop, get take-out, get a coronavirus test, and even appreciate art. Logan artist Michael Bingham, in order to safely show his work, opened a drive-through art exhibit.
2 years ago
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Peter Rosen, KSL TV

A Summer With Or Without Camp?

Schools were closed for the rest of the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the question now is, what about summer camps? Many camps said they don’t have the answer yet. 
2 years ago
Brigadier General Leon Packer served as a B-24 Bomber pilot during World War II....
Ray Boone, KSL TV

New Museum Exhibit Tells The Story Of Utah WWII Bomber Pilot

It was August of 1943.  Leon Packer's bomber had just finished a run on a submarine pen off the coast of France when they were attacked by Nazi fighters.
2 years ago
Vivint Smart Home Arena announced it will become cash-free this year....
Sloan Schrage & Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Are Utahns Ready For A World Without Cash?

As more consumers buy things with the swipe of a card or the tap of a phone, experts say we are moving toward a world without cash. But could that leave some behind?
3 years ago
A 2019 law slashed licensing requirements for general contractors. After dozens of tips about fault...
Brittany Glas and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

A Building Problem: Utah Law Loosens Licensing Requirements For General Contractors

A 2019 law slashed licensing requirements for general contractors. After dozens of tips about faulty construction from Utah homebuyers, that change had the KSL Investigators asking if the law is really protecting consumers?
3 years ago
On March 22, 2016, three terrorists detonated bombs not far from where Richard Norby was helping a ...
Sam Penrod, KSL TV

Utah Man Finds Healing After Returning To Sight Of Terror Bombings 3 Years Later

On March 22, 2016, three terrorists detonated bombs not far from where Richard Norby was helping a young missionary catch her flight. Thirty-two people were killed, and he was among 62 critically injured.​
3 years ago
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Shara Park, KSL TV

CBD For Migraine Sufferers: Hope or Hype?

Migraines affect 39 million men, women and children in the United States. Some sufferers are trying a new treatment: CBD oil. Here’s what you need to know before giving it a try.
3 years ago
James Tran, League of Legends player...
Peter Rosen, KSL TV

College Students Who Aren’t Just Playing Games: Varsity Esports

James Tran --“Jayms,” he’s called online -- joined the team two years ago when the University of Utah established a varsity esports program -- the first Power Five school to do so.
3 years ago
Evelynn Le, Overwatch Coach...
Peter Rosen, KSL TV

Where Are All The Women In Esports?

According to one survey, 46% of people who play video games are female. In competitive play however, the numbers are far smaller. Some professional leagues have no female players at all.
3 years ago
Meeting John...
Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV

Navigating Family Planning Decisions in the Age of Consumer DNA Tests

A Utah man who has discovered 14 siblings through a consumer DNA test highlights the ripple effect of family planning decisions decades after American families began using sperm donors to conceive.
3 years ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Toddler Tech-Timeout — How Much Screen Time Should Young Children Have?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The amount of time babies and toddlers are spending on screens has some pediatricians and child psychologists calling for a total tech-timeout. That is a tough standard in our wired world. Christina Bartholomew tries to limit screen time for her two preschoolers. But when she needs to do some work, she’ll […]
3 years ago
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