Ben McGonnell

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Website: http://kslnewsradio.com

Ben McGonnell is a former digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio. He left the station in 2023.

Mother’s Day activities this weekend in Utah

As Mother's Day approaches, many people scramble to find the perfect gift or activity to show appreciation for the person who raised them.
12 months ago

Utah Valley University’s leadership in aviation sustainability

Utah Valley University's School of Aviation Sciences has become the first college in the US to switch to unleaded aviation fuel for its training fleet, marking a significant milestone in aviation sustainability.
1 year ago

Found a baby bird on the ground? Here’s what to do

While it may be tempting to intervene, it's essential to know the proper steps to ensure the baby bird isn't harmed.
1 year ago

As Salt Lake City Marathon nears, police offer road closure updates

Police remind the community to expect significant road closures for the Salt Lake City Marathon, beginning early Saturday, April 22, 2023.
1 year ago

Avalanche warning and Big Cottonwood Canyon road closure

UDOT explains that the deep snowpack and the warmer weather "warrant extreme caution."
1 year ago

Lehi police officer initiated a felony stop on incorrect information

Multiple pieces of information were relayed to a dispatcher and police officer that were later determined to be incorrect.
1 year ago

Wrong way driver leads to fatal crash in Weber County

A wrong-way driver was reported by Weber Dispatch on March 26, 2023, at 2:56 am, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on I-15.
1 year ago

Salt Lake County Animal Services looking for a home for Amy Swinehouse

Salt Lake County Animal Services is currently seeking a loving home for Amy Swinehouse, a pot-bellied pig.
1 year ago

Utah’s COVID-19 transmissions slowed but still present

According to recent updates, Covid-19 transmissions have decelerated in most counties of Utah; however, the virus is still present.
1 year ago

Body found by passersby on southbound I-15 at 600 North

Two lanes of the freeway were closed for several hours as an investigation began, and that investigation continues.
1 year ago

Utah Flooding: How to prevent and mitigate the risk

With snow continuing to pile up across the state, flooding is becoming a major concern for Utah residents this year.
1 year ago

Brine shrimp officially named Utah’s state crustacean

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Cox signed legislation naming the brine shrimp as Utah’s state crustacean. Specifically, the small crustaceans known as brine shrimp inhabit the salty waters of the Great Salt Lake. Brine Shrimp eggs or ‘cysts’ are harvested by private companies and used as food for fish and commercially grown shrimp. The harvesting […]
1 year ago

Sanpete Search and Rescue extract hikers from slot canyon

The Sanpete Search and Rescue (SAR) team carried out another successful slot canyon rescue operation on Saturday morning.
1 year ago

Suspect dead, officer injured after shootout in Springville

SPRINGVILLE — At approximately 5 a.m. this Sunday morning, Springville Police received a call about multiple shots fired near 1500 West and 150 North. An hour later, the police found a car accident nearby and as one of the officers went to check on the driver, a man reportedly opened fire at the officer. Two […]
1 year ago

Elk relocation and sections of I-80 closure

To facilitate Elk Relocation, Utah DWR plans to coax 80 elk from Salt Lake City golf course and across the highway.
1 year ago

A crash in Taylorsville has resulted in the critical injury of one driver.

A collision transpired at the intersection of 5400 South and 3200 West in Taylorsville, resulting in the temporary closure of the intersection for several hours. Presently, the intersection has resumed normal operation. According to Sgt. Jake Hill from Taylorsville Police Department “one driver was critically injured and was flown to a hospital – and the […]
1 year ago

Police sergeant rescued from slot canyon, with help from a drone

Sgt. Coleman was rescued out of a slot canyon in Warner Valley near Hurricane, Utah. He was dirt biking when he fell the 15-20ft.
1 year ago

Scientists have revived a ‘zombie’ virus that spent 48,500 years frozen

Identifying viruses and other hazards contained in the warming permafrost is the first step in understanding what risk they pose to the Arctic.
1 year ago

A roof collapses because of snow accumulation in Highland, Utah

A roof collapses in Highland, Utah due to snow accumulation. The residents escaped safely but had to relocate due to the damage.
1 year ago

Tremonton, Utah prepares for possible flooding

Tremonton, Utah, prepares for flooding due to the amount of snow this winter. The residents are busy filling sandbags in preparation.
1 year ago

Zion National Park Shuttle is running

SPRINGDALE, UTAH – Zion National Park began shuttle service on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Every year, the National Park Service (NPS) adjusts the shuttle schedules with the changing seasons. For updated information, refer to the Zion Canyon Shuttle System schedule on the NPS website. Zion National Park Service: Things you need to know if you visit […]
1 year ago

BYU Men’s volleyball team wins against Ohio State

The BYU Cougars men's volleyball team faced off against the 15th Ohio State Buckeyes in a closely contested match.
1 year ago

Park City’s water contaminated with PFAS, or ‘forever chemical’

The City Council identified fluorinated ski wax as a probable cause of contamination.
1 year ago

UDOT installing heat tape on traffic signals

UDOT and its supplier have created heat tape that can be activated remotely during severe weather and turned off when unnecessary.
1 year ago