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Paul Nelson is a reporter and anchor at KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at pnelson@ksl.com.
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    Huntsman confirmation hearing begins Tuesday

    WASHINGTON D.C. – After months of waiting, Jon Huntsman, Jr., will go before the Senate committee to be possibly confirmed as the new ambassador to Russia.  Political analysts expect very little resistance to his confirmation. Some analysts say, if you look at Huntsman’s track record, it’s hard to say he’s not qualified to be the […]
  • Charge against Cottonwood Heights man accused of starting fire is dropped

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS – A misdemeanor charge against a Cottonwood Heights man accused of accidentally setting a brush fire on the Fourth of July has been dropped.  Prosecutors say the evidence didn’t back up their original case. Police are not happy with the decision. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says they were originally told […]
  • Local governments show support for “Dream Act”

    SALT LAKE CITY – While President Trump and other lawmakers are trying to come to an agreement over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA act, some local governments are calling on him to reinstate it until a more permanent solution is found. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski officially kicked off “Welcoming Week” […]
  • Former students rally behind Roy High School teacher

    ROY – A Roy High School teacher who came under fire for handing out a controversial survey to her students is getting a huge showing of support from people she used to teach. The teacher is being described as energetic, quirky and caring.  Former student James Wood says she helped him get through a rough […]
  • More emergency supplies are going from Utah to Florida

    WEST VALLEY CITY – Truck drivers from Utah are bringing another convoy of emergency supplies to people affected by Hurricane Irma. The supplies were donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  C.R England Trucking CEO Chad England says, “All kinds of basic needs are included in the load.  There is water, […]
  • ‘A miracle’: Roy driver hit by airplane only broke pinkie

    ROY – Family members of the woman whose car was hit by a crashing plane say she’s recovering well.  They’re stunned she wasn’t hurt more severely. Samantha Sandoval was heading south on 1900 West in Roy when the plane slammed into the back of her car, spinning her around completely.  Her brother, Luke Draayer, says, […]
  • Utah County seeing more homeless camps

    UTAH COUNTY – County officials say they’re dealing with a growing homeless problem, especially in places like Provo Canyon.  The Sheriff’s Office is looking into asking the County Commission to make an ordinance that might limit where homeless people can camp. Over the past year, and especially with the last three or four months, the […]
  • Pilot and driver survive plane crash in Roy

    ROY – A small-engine plane pilot crashed onto a busy road in Roy, hitting a car on the way down.  No one was seriously hurt, but, federal investigators will have to figure out why the plane went down. Firefighters were called to 1900 West near 4500 South around 1:30 in the afternoon.  Police confirm the […]
  • Teacher on leave after controversial survey

    ROY – Heather Danks-Miller remembers her daughter being upset after doing a survey for her Adult Roles and Financial Literacy class.  She says the questions were far too personal.  “Have you ever had an abortion?  Have you ever had more than one abortion?  Have you had unprotected sex?”  The survey continued to ask about past […]
  • Orem man pleads to be deported

    OREM – Police say an Orem man, who is apparently trying to get to his home country of Argentina, may be going about it the wrong way.  They say he called 911, pleading to be deported. The calls to 911 dispatchers came in at around 9:30 Saturday night.  Orem Police Lieutenant Craig Martinez says the […]