Amie Schaeffer

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Amie Schaeffer graduated with a degree in journalism and digital media from SLCC and is a self-proclaimed media geek. You can contact her at

Hurricane Ian could be ‘something that we haven’t seen in our lifetime,’ Tampa forecaster says

While Ian is forecast to become a "major hurricane" based on wind speeds, storm surges can be even deadlier than the winds, said Michael Brennan, acting deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
12 hours ago

Utah rental prices continue to soar

The cost of renting has skyrocketed in Utah. The price to rent in the state increased more in the past two years more over the two last years than they did in the decade prior.
14 hours ago

Bluffdale crash involving semi-truck kills one

One person has died in an accident in Bluffdale. The crash involved a semi-truck and happened early Monday morning.
15 hours ago

Woman dies in SLC shooting, suspect arrested

A shooting in Salt Lake City on Sunday killed a woman. Authorities are looking into the possibility this is a domestic-related homicide.
17 hours ago

Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north

Poor weather conditions have hampered power restoration efforts, Nova Scotia Power President and CEO Peter Gregg said Saturday. More than 900 power technicians were on their way to the area, but some customers may experience power outages for several days, he said.
17 hours ago

Extending the life of your car: Getting more miles out of your vehicle

New and used vehicles have a hefty price tag. There are many ways car owners can keep their cars running longer.
4 days ago

America’s dependence on credit cards is growing. The Fed’s rate hike will make it more painful

Data from Bank of America reflects higher rates of borrowing among lower income Americans. Credit utilization, a ratio of how much available credit a person has used as a percentage of their credit limit, has been rising since early 2021.
5 days ago

Is a drop in used car prices in the future?

A backlog of chips caused by the pandemic, has resulted in a shortage of new cars for purchase which has caused used car prices to rise.
6 days ago

Biden returns to UN as world grapples with Putin’s latest provocations in Ukraine war

One of Biden's objectives in his speech Wednesday will be to stress the importance of maintaining unity among western allies in supporting Ukraine.
6 days ago

Former Vice President Pence to speak at UVU

Former Vice President Pence is scheduled to speak at Utah Valley University on Thursday morning. KSL NewsRadio to stream.
7 days ago

Life Flight called after child falls from window in West Jordan

West Jordan Police said a 3-year-old child was playing with a sibling near a window when they broke through a screen and fell to the ground.
7 days ago

University of Oregon apologizes to BYU athletes and fans

SALT LAKE CITY — Weekend tweets from the University of Oregon and Gov. Spencer Cox addressed a flap between Oregon’s student section and BYU fans.  The tweets stem from a football game between the two schools on Sept. 17. in Oregon. Derogatory chants from Oregon’s student section aimed at the BYU team were caught on […]
8 days ago

The upstream water used to keep Lake Powell afloat is running out

The dam is a key source of energy in the region, generating power for as many as 5.8 million homes and businesses in seven states, and is at high risk of being forced offline should the lake's level drop below 3,490 feet above sea level.
8 days ago

The piper who woke the Queen up every morning is playing her to rest

The piper will play from the doorway between the chapel and the Dean's Cloister. While doing so, he will start to walk slowly toward the Deanery so that the music within the chapel gradually fades.
8 days ago

Utah ranks high for drug overdose

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ranks number six in the country for drug overdoses, according to a recent study. The study tracked overdose fatalities in the United States over a 7-year period. Utah had 19,324 deaths recorded, which is the sixth highest in the whole of the US. The research spanned from 2013-2020 and was […]
11 days ago

August unemployment rate holds at 2%

The unemployment rate for Utah remained at 2% adding over 54,000 jobs this past year.
11 days ago

UPDATE: Midvale shooting kills 16-year-old

Sergeant Melody Culter with Unified Police says officers heard gunfire at the Midvale precinct, upon arriving at the scene they found a 16-year-old boy shot.
11 days ago

Railroad strike averted after marathon talks reach tentative deal

The deal with unions representing more than 50,000 engineers and conductors was announced just after 5 a.m. ET in a statement from the White House, which called it "an important win for our economy and the American people."
12 days ago

Dog attacks girl in Macey’s parking lot

A teenage Macy's employee was attacked by a dog in the parking lot. A bystander stepped in a shot the dog.
13 days ago

Voter registration among women is up, Utah not tracking

The number of women registering to vote has gone up in many states in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
13 days ago

William and Harry to join King Charles in silent procession behind Queen’s coffin

From Wednesday evening, members of the public will be able to file past the coffin, which will rest on a raised platform or catafalque. Thousands are expected to queue along the streets of the capital, with some potentially sleeping out overnight in a bid to pay their respects.
13 days ago

Utah haunted house named a top US venue to get spooked

Nightmare on 13th, a Utah haunted house, has been named a top spot for getting spooked this Halloween season.
13 days ago

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

The retreat didn't stop Russia from pounding Ukrainian positions, however. Early Tuesday, it shelled the city of Lozova in the Kharkiv region, killing three people and injuring nine, said regional governor Oleh Syniehubov.
14 days ago

Stocks tumble after inflation stays hotter than expected

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are tumbling and disappointment is hitting markets worldwide Tuesday, following Wall Street’s sudden realization that inflation isn’t slowing as much as hoped. The S&P 500 sank 2.4% in morning trading, threatening to snap a four-day winning streak. Bond prices also fell sharply, sending their yields higher, after a report showed […]
14 days ago