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Paul Nelson is a reporter and anchor at KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at pnelson@ksl.com.

Analyst: Moab Police didn’t follow ‘letter of the law’ during Petito interaction, tried to show compassion

MOAB, Utah — More body-cam video is being released by the Moab City Police Department about Gabby Petito and the fight she had with Brian Laundrie weeks before she was found dead.  Some analysts say the police didn’t follow Utah state law during that interaction, but they say the situation isn’t as clear as many […]
2 months ago

North Summit High is naming football field in honor of Chief Washakie

North Summit High School is naming its football field in honor of Chief Washakie, a leader of the Eastern Shoshone tribe.
2 months ago

Downtown SLC thrives even without General Conference attendees

Analysts say having General Conference online for the fourth time in a row hurts downtown economically, but the city is bringing visitors in other ways.
2 months ago

Investigators trying to solve South Jordan shooting with no help from victim

A passenger inside the car helped South Jordan police rule out a few questions about the shooting, but more information is needed.
2 months ago

Analysts: Mental health calls to Safe UT app ‘more intense’ since pandemic

During the pandemic, the use of the Safe UT app has increased, especially calls for mental health services.
2 months ago

Utah Jazz require COVID-19 vaccine or negative test for fans, new rule sparks heated reaction

People are required to have their COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter Vivint Smart Home Arena.
2 months ago

Law enforcement expert worries Moab’s investigation into Petito incident may be too narrow

MOAB, Utah  — Did the Moab Police officers follow the law when they released Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie after a domestic disturbance call days before she was found murdered in Wyoming?  Should they have done more to separate the couple, possibly preventing her death?  The city of Moab is launching an investigation into the […]
2 months ago

Catalytic converter thefts skyrocket in Utah, lawmakers say penalties need to be more severe

Catalytic converter thefts is getting out of control, according to lawmakers and business experts.
2 months ago

Health officials says childhood vaccinations down since start of pandemic

Over the course of 2020, there were 13 percent fewer childhood vaccinations ordered through the state’s vaccines for children program. 
2 months ago

Salt Lake sets aside millions for affordable housing units in the city

This is the fourth year the city’s Redevelopment Agency has set aside funds for Salt Lake affordable housing.
2 months ago

Kaysville chiropractor booked for fondling women during massages

Kaysville chiropractor Kenneth Pierce was booked on two counts of object rape. Investigators believe there are other victims.
2 months ago

Utah Inland Port Authority postpones vote as protestors gather outside

The Utah Inland Port Authority was scheduled to vote on a $150 million bond proposal but postponed it for further study.
2 months ago

Deadly force deemed as justified in officer-involved shooting at Pioneer Park

Salt Lake City police were justified in using deadly force in a June incident at Pioneer Park.
2 months ago

Search for missing woman seen traveling through Utah intensifies

The search for a missing YouTuber seen traveling through Utah and Wyoming is intensifying in the area around Grand Teton National Park.
2 months ago

Four county attorneys call for the death penalty to be repealed in Utah

Could the death penalty be done away with in Utah? Some county prosecutors signed an open letter calling on the state to repeal and replace it. 
2 months ago

Syracuse Elementary to require students be tested for COVID-19

One school is requiring students to be tested for COVID-19 before they can return to class.
2 months ago

Analysts say to expect backlash over Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination rules

President Biden's plan to boost vaccinations will likely see backlash from employers.
3 months ago

Crime on the rise in Sandy after officer-involved shooting

City officials reported the officer-involved shooting over the weekend may be part of a growing crime in Sandy.
3 months ago

Family of slain couple angry after Utah County death penalty decision

The families of Breezy Otteson and Riley Powell said the Utah County prosecutor is prioritizing his personal beliefs by removing the death penalty.
3 months ago

Police searching for motive behind alleged double murder-suicide in Millcreek

The investigation into the alleged double murder-suicide in Millcreek continues with police reporting Jacob Andrew Legrande as the suspect.
3 months ago

Crisis care standards in Idaho due to COVID-19 could have a ripple effect into Utah

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare enacted "crisis standards of care" for the state's northern hospitals and Utah health officials say it's a troubling sign for Utah.
3 months ago

No mask requirement for University of Utah football home opener, officials still urge masks

The University of Utah is hosting the first full-stadium game since the start of the pandemic, they won't require masks in the stadium but are highly encouraging it.
3 months ago

Trends found from COVID-19 sewage samples across Utah

Health analysts in Utah say they have reason to worry about Utah’s upcoming COVID-19 situation with data found in sewage.
3 months ago

Requests for COVID-19 tests jump, leading to long wait in line

The number of people who want COVID-19 tests has almost doubled said health officials. The beginning of school could be one reason.
3 months ago