Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer is the assistant news director at KSL NewsRadio. Contact her at khoffelmeyer@ksl.com.

FBI says Brian Laundrie took responsibility for Gabby Petito’s murder

DENVER — The FBI says it’s close to closing the murder investigation of Gabby Petito after her fiancé claimed responsibility for her death before he died. “All logical investigative steps have been concluded in this case,” said FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “The investigation did not identify any other individuals other […]
18 hours ago

BREAKING: Gun in shooting outside Hunter High purchased in Utah in 2013

WEST VALLEY, Utah — We are now learning where the gun in that shooting outside Hunter High School last week came from, and that all students involved attended Hunter. West Valley Police report the gun was bought in Utah in 2013, but they still don’t know how the suspect actually got the gun. We have […]
19 hours ago
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UPDATED: Utah House overturns Salt Lake, Summit county mask mandates

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House of Representatives has voted to overturn public mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties today.  Before the 45-29 vote to overturn, the news was confirmed to KSL Newsradio and the Deseret News by House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, Friday morning. He says many members of the House […]
21 hours ago
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Utah leaders say “don’t test, stay home” if you have COVID-like symptoms

The "don't test stay home" request from Utah leaders comes as COVID-19 cases overwhelm schools and other testing centers.
8 days ago
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BREAKING: Plane crashes into building in Spanish Fork

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A small plane has crashed on top of a building in Spanish Fork this afternoon. KSL TV’s Chopper 5 has captured images of a small plane in several pieces on top of a building near 1600 North between 100 and 300 East. We don’t know if there are injuries. This is […]
8 days ago
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Piles of tumbleweed are plaguing a South Jordan neighborhood

There are so many tumbleweeds, South Jordan has provided dumpsters to residents to prevent them from being trapped in their homes.
22 days ago

UPDATE: Fortnite is back

Fortnite is down according to its Twitter account. Epic Games is working on fixing it, but it's been down for hours.
24 days ago
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New COVID-19 treatment pills come as Utah omicron rates increase

Just as Omicron sweeps through the US and Utah, two new antiviral COVID pills have been authorized for use.
30 days ago
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US adds second COVID-19 pill, this time from Merck

U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.
1 month ago

When to get your COVID booster; virus’ effects on pregnant women

Utah doctors say any day is a good day to get your COVID booster but understand that its strongest impact is 10 days after the shot.
1 month ago
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Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.
1 month ago
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COVID testing availability is becoming severely strained with rising cases ahead of holiday

(CNN) — With coronavirus cases surging once again, frustrated Americans are struggling to get tested days before Christmas as long lines and increased demand overwhelm some facilities across the country. The catalyst has been the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, which has become the dominant strain in the US in a matter of weeks […]
1 month ago
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Case drop may show South Africa’s omicron peak has passed

South Africa's noticeable drop in new COVID-19 cases in recent days may signal that the country's dramatic omicron-driven surge has passed its peak, medical experts say.
1 month ago
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Wayne County man charged with rape, kidnapping of Snow College student

Charges have been filed against a Wayne County man accused of assaulting a Snow College student, who was found nearly a week after being reported missing.
1 month ago

East High student arrested for bringing gun to school

School resource officers at East High, tipped off about the presence of a gun from social media, found it in the student's backpack.
1 month ago
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Davis County reports death of child from COVID-19

A child between 1-14 years old in Davis County dies from COVID-19.
1 month ago
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A ransomware attack impacts the U of U payroll software

A third-party human resources software program used by the University of Utah was the target of a ransomware attack this week.
1 month ago

Delays, cancellations stacking up at Salt Lake City airport

Plenty of delays and cancellations at the Salt Lake City Airport after the big storm last night and this morning.
1 month ago
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Two students face charges for making threats against Box Elder schools

Two teenagers will now face criminal charges for making threats to Box Elder area schools over the weekend. We don't know yet what charges the two students will face, but the Tremonton-Garland Police Department says criminal charges are coming down the pipeline.
1 month ago
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Police find the gun that triggered an hours-long lockdown at West High

Salt Lake City Police find gun that locked down West High for hours.
1 month ago
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Flights canceled and delayed, UHP and others ask drivers to delay travel

A winter storm moves through Utah Tuesday night into Wednesday.
1 month ago

Utah teacher retention lower than average, 42% leave in first five years

A new state audit found that 42% of Utah teachers leave their positions within their first five years, and that pay isn't the only factor.
1 month ago
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Utah residents are rushing to serve refugees arriving from Afghanistan

With the sudden fall of Afghanistan and changing policies for refugees, the ramp to prepare for them and serve them in Utah has been steep.
1 month ago
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Missing girls from South Jordan found near San Diego

Four missing girls were found safe in California. The girls were suspected to have been taken by their mother.
1 month ago