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Samantha Herrera is a digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio. She has an associate degree in Journalism and Digital Media from Salt Lake Community College. You can reach her at

Proposed law would allow pregnant people to use HOV lane

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Gricius, R-Salt Lake City, would allow a pregnant person to use HOV lanes on their own.
9 days ago

Canceled: 7-year-old found after Amber Alert issued

The child at the center of the Amber Alert has been found safely.
10 days ago

Gov. Cox orders flags lowered to honor Monterey Park victims

10 people in Monterey Park, California were killed over the weekend during a celebration of the Lunar New Year.
10 days ago

Utah businesses lose billions annually because of childcare issues

The report found that a big part of those losses comes from employee absences and turnover.
14 days ago

Semi fire closes eastbound I-80 near Wanship

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden said the tractor and trailer of a semi have separated. The trailer has caught fire near milepost 156.
15 days ago

Cache County inmate ‘walks away’ from work release program, police say

An inmate at the Cache County Jail allegedly made his escape from a work-released program on Monday.
15 days ago

Snow College softball player dies in car accident

Snow College student and athlete Paige Rydalch reportedly died in a car crash Monday morning. She was an infielders on the school's softball team.
17 days ago

Rep. Karen Kwan elected to fill seat left by Sen. Karen Mayne

The Utah Democrats said it would call a special election to replace Kwan in the House of Representatives once her new appointment was made official by Gov. Spencer Cox.
17 days ago

One dead, two injured in Tooele after car crashes into business

Tooele Police said that the person who died was an employee of the business that the car ran into.
17 days ago

New survey says religion was ‘disrupted’ by pandemic

Those who were infrequently active in their religion pre-pandemic were more likely to stop drift away and stop attending services.
21 days ago

Parents face possible liability when it comes to guns and children

There are no laws in Utah requiring parents to keep their guns secure from children. But parents are still open to repercussions following gun violence.
23 days ago

Skier dies at private resort in Peterson

Wasatch Peaks Ranch, a private ski resort, is located in Peterson, Utah. A skier died there Sunday afternoon after hitting a snowbank.
24 days ago

Leaving an abusive relationship can be complicated and dangerous, expert says

Leaving an abusive relationship is the most dangerous time for victims. Experts say any threat to a person's safety should be taken seriously.
24 days ago

16-year-old shot dead in Piute County, 17-year-old suspect in custody

The Piute County School District did not expand on the situation but said it had resources available to anyone in need.
24 days ago

Lethality assessment: What is it and how can it help domestic violence victims?

A lethality assessment asks victims questions to determine the danger they might be in. Legislation requiring the assessment is on the table this session.
24 days ago

Mountain View Corridor at 4100 South remains closed after fatal three-car crash

The crash happened at 4100 South Mountain View Corridor. Northbound Mountain View is closed at 5400 South.
1 month ago

Authorities close case on murders of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner

In a press release, the sheriff's office said the presentation would end with the closure of the murder investigation into the deaths of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner.
1 month ago

Avalanche mitigation efforts helping Utah mountains stay safe

Logan, Ogden and the western Uintas had the highest level of avalanche danger for the day, according to the Utah Avalanche Center.
1 month ago

Pole fire causes power outage affecting thousands in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — A pole fire knocked out the power to thousands of Rocky Mountain Power customers on Tuesday afternoon. The company reported the outage to be in the Salt Lake City and Millcreek areas.  A spokesman for RMP told KSL that the outage originally impacted 3,000 customers. However, the number of customers currently […]
1 month ago

UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled; 13-year-old Layton boy found safe

An Amber Alert was issued for a missing 13-year-old Tuesday afternoon but he was later located safely in Nebraska.
1 month ago

High winds, rain and snow on the way for Utah

High winds already caused three ski resorts to close lifts Tuesday morning. Snow and rain will join in making Utah's weather colder this week.
1 month ago

Jan. 6 committee to vote Monday on riot criminal referrals

The chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., has said the committee will make criminal referrals to the Justice Department recommending prosecution.
2 months ago

Father of July 4 parade shooting suspect charged with felony

Illinois authorities have previously said Bob Crimo sponsored his son's application for a a gun license in 2019.
2 months ago

Off-duty firefighter helped Neffs Canyon avalanche victim

The skier caught in Wednesday's Neffs Canyon Avalanche was rescued in part because an off-duty firefighter stumbled across him.
2 months ago