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  1. Army commander's nicer yard blamed for S Carolina dam breakRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 29 | KSL-TV

    A commander at an Army base in South Carolina contributed to a dam break and massive flood almost three years ago because he wanted a lake higher so his yard would look nicer, an employee at the base said in a deposition. Workers put more concrete in the spillway of a Fort Jackson earthen dam about a decade ago, increasing the lake level and reducing the amount of water that could flow out of Semmes Lake, according to the deposition and other documents obtained by The State newspaper .


  2. Washington is latest in handful of states to ban bump stocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | KSL-TV

    Spurred by last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Washington on Tuesday became the latest in a handful of states to ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. Washington is one of more than 20 states to introduce legislation seeking to ban the devices after the Oct. 1 attack in Nevada - the deadliest in modern U.S. history.


  3. Peak bloom for DC's famed cherry trees is coming earlyRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2018 | KSL-TV

    Washington's cherished cherry tree blossoms signal the unofficial start of spring in the nation's capital, and it looks like it's coming a bit early this year. News outlets report the National Park Service announced Thursday the projected peak date for the blossoms along the Tidal Basin will be March 17 to March 20. Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst says April 4 is the historical average date for peak bloom, which is the day when 70 percent of the blossoms are open in trees around the Tidal Basin.


  4. Students resolute as they re-enter school shooting siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2018 | KSL-TV

    The line of students and their parents wrapped around Stoneman Douglas High School, several thousand people entering the campus for the first time since a gunman took 17 lives nearly two weeks ago. They walked solemnly but resolutely Sunday through gates that had been locked to all but law enforcement and school officials since the Valentine's Day shooting, set to collect backpacks and other belongings left behind as they the massacre.


  5. Cities, states ban bump stocks after push stalls in CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | KSL-TV

    In the immediate aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, there was a fevered pitch to ban bump stocks, the device that allowed the shooter's semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns. With that push stalled at the federal level, a handful of states and some cities are moving ahead with bans of their own.


  6. US investigators say deadly Amtrak train crash preventableRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2018 | KSL-TV

    Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer in South Carolina. But they already know what could have prevented the wreck that injured more than 100 passengers - a GPS-based system called "positive train control" that knows the location of all trains and the positions of all switches in an area to prevent the kind of human error that can put two trains on the same track.


  7. Koala named Katherine from LA welcomed at Florida zooRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Palm Beach Zoo curator Nancy Nill said in a news report that Katherine the koala is part of the Species Survival Plan. She made her coast-to-coast journey on a commercial flight and will be quarantined for 30 days, which is mandatory for all incoming animals at the West Palm Beach zoo.


  8. DC's right-to-die law takes effectRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2017 | KSL-TV

    Doctors in the nation's capital may now begin the process of prescribing life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The Washington Post reports that rules and regulations to implement the law took effect Monday.


  9. The Latest: US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energyRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | KSL-TV

    A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country has unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. As the U.S. Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from more than 250 cities voted on symbolic resolutions pushing back against President Donald Trump on climate change and immigration.


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