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Paul Nelson is a reporter and anchor at KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at pnelson@ksl.com.
  • Tooele teen makes potential breakthrough in fighting wildfires

    TOOELE COUNTY – A Tooele County teen is honored by the state for his discovery that could have a big impact on how crews handle wildfires in the future. The idea came to Gavin Norman while he was working on his science project for Clarke N. Johnson Junior High School.  He noticed aircraft dropping fire […]
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    Chaffetz ready to transition power to successor

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is confident there will be a smooth transition between him and his successor on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He’s spending a great deal of time with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, who will take over as committee chair. In the meantime, Chaffetz says he’s […]
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    People igniting fireworks early frustrate fire fighters

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – They’re legal to sell, but it’s still too early to light off fireworks in Utah.  That’s not stopping people from all over the Wasatch Front from setting them off, much to the frustration of firefighters. Fire officials would like it if the temperatures cooled down for an extended period of time. […]
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    Toddler dies during family reunion in St. George

    ST. GEORGE – A family reunion turns tragic after a two-year-old dies after accidentally being left in a hot vehicle. Weather reports show temperatures reached 106 degrees in St. George over the weekend.  Child safety experts say it only takes a few minutes for a vehicle to heat up to the point where it raises […]
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    Chaffetz says it’s “surreal” to step down

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ever since announcing he wouldn’t run for re-election next year, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has been looking back at the beginning of his career in politics. Before the Republican primary, Chaffetz says the odds were on incumbent Chris Cannon’s side.  Chaffetz spoke with Mitt Romney, who wasn’t endorsing anyone at the time. […]
  • Lehi woman urges people to leave fireworks to the professionals

    LEHI – Today is the first day people can buy fireworks for their Fourth of July celebrations, but one Lehi woman says they’re not worth the risk. It’s been seven years since the accident, but, Kryschelle Houghton remembers it very well.  It happened on New Year’s Eve, and the fireworks were being lit at midnight.  […]
  • Park City unveils their Electric Xpress

    PARK CITY – City leaders have cut the ribbon on their new all-electric bus fleet, which they call the Electric Xpress.   The fleet will drive between Kimball Junction and the heart of Park City, running a new bus every ten minutes through the route.  Transit and Public Works Director Blake Fonnesbeck says the buses […]
  • RSL shows support for boy injured in Sandy shooting

    SANDY – It’s an extremely happy day for an 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured from a shooting that left his mother and his brother dead.  He got a large showing of support from his favorite team. Normally, sports fans line up to see their favorite players to get an autograph.  Today, it was the […]
  • Heightened fire restrictions placed on state lands

    WASATCH FRONT – The extremely dry conditions and hot temperature have state fire watchers tightening their restriction on certain activities on state and unincorporated lands along the Wasatch Front. Of course, campfires are one of the things being restricted.  “This is not an all-out campfire ban,” according to Jason Curry with Forestry, Fire and State […]
  • Heat causing road problems, UDOT hopes public can help

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – Sweltering heat has UDOT officials concerned for potential road buckling.  They want the public to help them find potential problem areas. Over the course of the life of the road, small rocks and other pieces of debris can fall into the joints between the panels crews pave over.  This can become […]