ICYMI: 10 stories from the holiday weekend

Salt Lake City Fire crews respond to a fatal fire at the Silverado Apartments Monday morning. One person was killed in the fire and several others were injured. (Matt Rascon, KSL-TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. 1 dead, several others injured in Salt Lake City apartment fire

One person died and several other people, including three firefighters, were injured in a fire at a downtown Salt Lake City apartment building early Monday.

2. Confrontation between neighbors led to fatal stabbing in Kearns, police say

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old man early Sunday, the police said. “What we know, at this point, is there were a few neighbors that became involved in a physical altercation,” said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler.

3. Police: Man in custody after firing gun, barricading himself in Orem house

A man who police say began shooting after fleeing the scene of a vehicle accident in Orem on Saturday morning is now in police custody.

4. 1 dead, 1 critically injured after motorcycle collides with antelope in southern Utah

One person died and another person was transported to a hospital in “extremely” critical condition after authorities say the motorcycle they were riding struck an antelope in southern Utah Monday morning.

5. Memorial Day weekend search for a missing 7-year-old ends in happy reunion

Uintah County Sheriff’s Office started its weekend off with a 13-hour overnight search for a 7-year-old boy. The boy went missing Friday night after he was last seen on his motorcycle in the Dyer Park area. “It was kind of like a needle in a haystack in the dark,” said Shad Shelley, commander of Uintah County Search and Rescue.

BYU javelin thrower Ashton Riner competes at the NCAA Championship's West Preliminary Meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Thursday.  The Cougars qualified 21 total athletes for the NCAA outdoor track and field national championships in Eugene, Ore.BYU javelin thrower Ashton Riner competes at the NCAA Championship’s West Preliminary Meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Thursday. The Cougars qualified 21 total athletes for the NCAA outdoor track and field national championships in Eugene, Ore. (Photo: Nate Edwards, BYU Photo)


1. RSL shuts out Dynamo 3-0 in Savarino’s return to Rio Tinto

Real Salt Lake put on a show at Rio Tinto Stadium for Jefferson Savarino’s return to Salt Lake Saturday, scoring three goals and allowing none in a dominant showing against the Houston Dynamo.

2. Utah Warriors’ home finale special for retiring St. George native Chad Gough

The 6-foot, 245-pound Gough achieved both goals in his final home match Saturday afternoon, scoring the Utah Warriors’ second try of the game in a 39-32 loss to the Western Conference-leading LA Giltinis (11-4).

3. BYU earns 21 bids to NCAA track and field nationals; SUU, UVU, Utah add 7 more

Plenty of standards were met and goals fulfilled around the country as the NCAA qualified track and field athletes for the outdoor track and field national championships in Eugene, Oregon, also know as Track Town, USA.

Several of them came from Utah schools, led by 21 from the BYU men’s and women’s programs.

4. Riverton, Spanish Fork repeat as state softball champions

The Silverwolves and Dons went wire-to-wire as the teams to beat in Class 6A and 5A, respectively, en route to a championship for the second-consecutive season.

5. Riverton, Lehi cap off championship season with state baseball titles

The Pioneers won their first baseball title in school history in the 5A championship series, while the Silverwolves battled back to beat American Fork twice on Saturday to take the 6A championship.


Lisi Merkley is a news producer for KSL.com. Prior to joining KSL in May 2021, she was editor in chief of The Daily Universe at Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and Spanish.

Sean Walker graduated from Syracuse University and returned to his home state to work for KSL.com covering BYU, prep sports and anything else his editors assign him to do. When he’s not covering a game, he’s usually listening to Broadway soundtracks or hiking with his dog.

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