Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer, born and raised in Utah, dreamed of rain and evergreens. But her time at the University of Oregon, the Daily Emerald, and KLCC News weren’t enough to keep her away from the Wasatch Mountains and Southern Utah red rocks. Kira returned to Utah in 2016, working as a part-time anchor, reporter, and producer at KSL Newsradio. After two years, s took the reins of Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News as its youngest ever Executive Producer. Now, Kira leads the station’s digital-first efforts, alongside managing the daily newsroom, as the Assistant News Director. You’ll always find this Murrow-winning, pint-sized firecracker with a cup of coffee, a good book, camera, and a notebook. Connect with Kira at

Farmington Police Chief says suspect in officer-involved shooting was armed

FARMINGTON, Utah — We’re learning this afternoon that a 25-year-old man shot and killed by police Wednesday afternoon in Farmington did have a gun. In a statement, Farmington Police Chief Eric Johnsen says they did find a handgun lying on the driver’s side floorboard after Chase Allan was shot by police. The chief’s statement also […]
3 months ago

Bill allowing pregnant drivers to use HOV lane fails in committee

Pregnant drivers won't be allowed in the HOV lane after the bill failed in committee Monday. Three senators voted against H.B. 256.
4 months ago

Eastbound 3500 South closed following fatal crash

Traffic is being diverted away from eastbound 3500 South between 2200 and 2400 West following a fatal crash, near the I-215 on-ramp.
6 months ago

Lawsuit looms over tiny fish in drought-stricken West

The Center for Biological Diversity sent a formal notice of intent to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service last week over the Fish Lake Valley tui chub.
6 months ago

Sundance Mountain Resort to open seven days early

SUNDANCE, Utah — Sundance Mountain Resort is opening one week ahead of schedule. The resort announced via email this morning that it expects to open on Dec. 3 because of all the snow it’s gotten, instead of its planned Dec. 9 opening. Sundance says it’s the earliest opening day they’ve had in a decade.  “We […]
6 months ago

Utah man arrested, charged with assault on flight from New York to Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man has been charged with assault after investigators say he brought and used a straight-edge razor to threaten a fellow passenger on an airplane earlier this week.  A 41-year-old man from Syracuse was arrested on Nov. 21, when Merrill Darrell Fackrell left on a JetBlue flight from New York’s […]
6 months ago

Six new Latter-day Saint missions to launch in 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just announced it will offer six new missions next year.  In a statement online, the Church says it will soon offer five new missions in Africa and one new mission in Europe.  This is the list of new missions being offered:  Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan […]
6 months ago

In-person voting surge has Utah County Clerk adding resources

The Utah County Clerk's Office tells KSL NewsRadio it's adding two printers and check-in stations to two different locations where in-person voting has turned out to be more popular than anticipated.
7 months ago

Utah is the second-most stressed state according to new study

Stress in Utah is high, according to a new study by healthcare company PlushCare. The company analyzed tweets to find out how stressed each state is.
7 months ago

Shelter in place lifted for residents in Sugar House neighborhood

This shelter in place order by SLC police spans Zenith and Crandall Avenues, in-between 1100 and 1300 East.
8 months ago

McMullin seeks reschedule of deposition in lawsuit over attack ad

The McMullin campaign questions the timing of the deposition, as it coincides with a debate between McMullin and Lee.
8 months ago

New survey finds that energy costs drove Utahns back into the office

A new survey found that work-from-home setups were abandoned this summer as rising energy costs drove workers back to their offices.
8 months ago

14-year-old kidnapped out of Grantsville, later found safe

Sergeant Watson with Grantsville Police Department said 14-year-old Alexia Linarez Jauregui, last seen Sept. 10, 2022, was kidnapped by two adults out of Grantsville.
9 months ago

One injured after person shot in Salt Lake City overnight

One person is in life-threatening condition after a shooting in Salt Lake City early Saturday morning. Salt Lake City Police say this happened just before 1 a.m. near 500 S. and Post Street.
9 months ago

SUU professor sues school over preferred pronouns

A Southern Utah University professor is suing, claiming that SUU violated his First Amendment rights by requiring him to use students' preferred pronouns.
9 months ago

Gondola is the top choice for Little Cottonwood Canyon traffic fix

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation has announced it would like to build a gondola to ease traffic problems up Little Cottonwood Canyon.  Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson has been against the gondola since it was one of the options brought forth to fix Little Cottonwood Canyon’s traffic woes.  What’s […]
9 months ago

BYU archaeologists help find rare Jewish art depicting female heroines

Some rare Jewish art was discovered in Haqoq, depicting two heroines archaeologists haven't ever seen before. The mosaics of Jael and Deborah are unique, but you'll have to wait to see them.
9 months ago

Thousands of dollars of equipment stolen from Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance is seeking help after thousands of dollars of its equipment was stolen from a storage unit in the last few weeks.
9 months ago

10-month old survives fentanyl overdose, father arrested

An Orem man was booked in a Utah County jail on Sunday after his infant daughter overdosed on fentanyl. The little girl survived.
9 months ago

UPDATE: SLCPD investigating Thursday afternoon crash involving UTA bus

Salt Lake City Police are investigating a crash involving a UTA bus that caused a closure at the intersection of 300 W. and North Temple. 
10 months ago

EB off ramp at 3300 S, I-15 closed after a car hit a pedestrian

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car near 325 W. and 3400 S. in South Salt Lake this evening. He has been taken to the hospital. South Salt Lake Police say they have had to close the 3300 S. off-ramp from I-15 going eastbound, […]
10 months ago

Sen. Gene Davis suspended by Utah Democratic Party after accusations of sexual harassment

The Utah Democratic Party has suspended Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, after allegations of sexual harassment against him. This comes after a vote was taken Friday night.
10 months ago

Victim of early morning shooting in Draper identified, suspect still at large

The suspect is still at large after a shooting in Draper. Police do not believe the suspect is a danger to the community.
10 months ago

Gov. Cox addresses fireworks, fire safety ahead of Pioneer day

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox is begging Utahns not to use personal fireworks this Pioneer Day holiday. “We are in extreme drought right now,” Cox said to Utah’s Morning News host, Amanda Dickson. “We’re begging people not to do personal fireworks.” Cox used his own family as an example, and said they have […]
10 months ago