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Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson is a reporter and anchor at KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at pnelson@ksl.com.
  • Lehi man grateful he wasn’t hurt by mountain goat

    MOUNT TIMPANOGOS – Lehi resident Kevin Slider was hiking along the Timpooneke Trail when he decided to cut across the glacier. That’s when the mountain goat started walking up toward him. “That thing was like a linebacker. It was solid muscle,” Slider says. After a few seconds, the goat started shaking its head and hopping […]
  • Former police officer charged for shipping drugs

    TOOELE COUNTY – A former Georgia police officer has been charged with having over 200 pounds of marijuana in his car when he was pulled over by UHP troopers in late May. Investigators say they pulled Edward Hansen over for having improperly tinted windows.  Court records show he started acting nervously and shaking, noticeably.  Drug […]
  • Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Utah imam

    SALT LAKE CITY – A national group is taking the FBI, the TSA and the Terrorism Screening Center to court after an imam from Utah was denied entry back into the U.S. The suit is asking for three things.  First, they want the imam to be allowed to travel home.  Second, they want his name […]
  • More weekend closures on I-80

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – If your weekend plans included a drive between Salt Lake County and Park City, you’ll need to plan a little extra time for your ride. Last weekend, the westbound lanes of I-80 were closed near the mouth of Parley’s Canyon.  This weekend, the eastbound lanes will be shut down between 2300 […]
  • Tipster explains how he helped the FBI capture Lyle Jeffs

      SOUTH DAKOTA – The men who spotted fugitive Lyle Jeffs say he didn’t try extremely hard to hide his identity after they saw him in their pawn shop. River City Treasures and Pawn Owner Kevin Haug says Jeffs went into his shop and tried to sell two Leatherman tools.  However, Haug says his employee […]
  • Juvenile counselors furious over closure of treatment facility

    KEARNS – The sudden closure of a facility designed to help juvenile offenders re-enter society has former employees crying “foul.”   The ARTEC facility has two programs designed to help teens.  One is a day program, where students come to classes and therapy sessions.  The other is a residential program where teens slowly integrate back […]
  • Another police agency warned of Sandy shooter before attack

    DRAPER – Investigators confirm the Draper Police department got a tip from a woman who tried to warn them about the man who would later kill Memorez Rackley and her son near an elementary school in Sandy. Deputy Chief John Eining says dispatch got a tip from an anonymous woman the day of the shooting.  […]
  • Plea deal in hit-and-run has victim’s family upset

    WASATCH COUNTY – The mother of a 16 year-old boy who was seriously injured after a hit-and-run accident involving a UTV says the justice system is letting her family down. The accused driver, Zackery Larson, made a plea deal to a lesser crime.  Larson was originally charged with a felony for leaving the scene of […]
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    Summer activities shortly on hold at Snowbird

    LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON – It’s the rare occasion where new snow on the slopes of a ski resort might not be  good thing. Hydrologists say snow storms like this in June happen roughly once every five years. Skier Evan Thayer was pumped to hit the slopes, even though Snowbird’s last ski day was two days […]
  • High Winds Impacted Travel

    TOOELE COUNTY – Officials with UDOT say there were nearly a half-dozen crashes on I-80 because of the winds this morning.  Several semi trucks were toppled, and the freeway had to be shut down in both directions for a while. “There have been some higher gusts just north of the Oquirrhs and over the Great […]