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Paul Nelson is a reporter and anchor at KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at pnelson@ksl.com.
  • 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 […]
  • Clearfield boy recovering after being hurt by neighboring pit bulls

    CLEARFIELD – Family members of the boy say he’s recovering nicely.  Animal control officials say he did a very smart thing when he saw the dogs coming after him.  Davis County Animal Care and Control Director Clint Thacker says, “He curled up in a ball and covered his neck and his ears the best he […]
  • Pres. Trump meets with top UDOT leader to discuss road project delays

    WASHINGTON D.C. – President Trump met with a small group of transportation officials from across the country as they focused on why it takes so long to get some road and pipeline projects done.  Utah Department of Transportation’s Executive Director, Carlos Braceras, was one of those transportation officials. When asked to describe a project that […]
  • Police trainers want to boost officers confidence in hand-to-hand combat

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – A new philosophy is coming to how police officers are trained in hand-to-hand combat.  Trainers say it might help officers avoid using more deadly methods of protecting themselves. Peace Officer Standards and Training officials say, in the past, certain combat techniques have been rather static, and in some cases, too much […]
  • Amazon set to build new center in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – State economic officials say it’s a very big deal.   Online retail giant, Amazon, has committed to building a new “fulfillment center” in Utah.  Governor’s Office of Economic Development Executive Director Val Hale says the company is committed to investing $200 million to build it.  Hale says, “This will be about […]
  • Salt Lake County leaders formally request County Recorder step down

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – The pressure being applied to Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott to step down is increasing.   Recent reports by the Deseret News concerning Ott’s mental health issues due to age have convinced County Mayor Ben McAdams that now is the time to formally ask Ott to retire.  McAdams says, “I […]
  • Investigators identify suspect and victims of Sandy shooting

    SANDY – Investigators are releasing more details about the man they say committed a double murder-suicide, killing a woman and her six-year-old son. A statement from the Sandy Police Department says the woman, Memorez Rackley, had recently made a complaint against the shooter, Jeremy Patterson of Draper, for telephone harassment.  Officers contacted Patterson and told […]