Jason Nguyen, ABC4 Utah

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ABC4 Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

SLC Classroom Chronicles: Student Homelessness

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – For the entire academic school year, Salt Lake City School District has granted ABC4 unprecedented access to its classrooms as many navigate the pandemic. The Salt Lake City Classroom Chronicles is turning its lens on student homelessness. Officials say there are 524 unsheltered students in the district. “So they are […] → Read More

SLC officials address city’s 2021 Crime Control Plan

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) Year to date, violent crimes are up 7% in Salt Lake City. Homicides, rape, and domestic violence all add to Salt Lake City’s crime stats. Overall, total crimes are down to 1.7 percent in the city, which is good news. Salt Lake City is positioning itself to deal with more crimes […] → Read More

What to do if your Southwest flight is cancelled

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Frustrated customers are continuing to deal with delays and cancelations because of compounded issues with Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines saw another 360 flights canceled with more than 1,000 delays Monday. One of the cancellations was at the Salt Lake City International Airport, with many more under a delay. Since Friday, […] → Read More

21% of students dealing with suicidal thoughts, SafeUT report shows

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – According to a new SafeUT Report, suicidal thoughts continue to plague Utah’s children. During the last school year, the organization made nearly 300 life-saving interventions. Safe UT tells ABC4 as COVID-19 spikes, their staff is getting the same amount of emergency calls, implying the pandemic is increasing the frequency of […] → Read More

Utah approaching 3,000 total COVID-19 deaths

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Experts expect Utah to reach 3,000 total COVID-19 deaths at some point next week. Doctors say it’s a sad reality because many of the deaths are preventable through vaccination. More than half a million Utahns have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, and the state […] → Read More

Signs of intimate partner domestic violence

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As the City of Moab investigates the actions of their officers handling the Gabby Petito case in the city, anti-domestic violence advocates and the former police chief say the officers did everything right under Utah law. These advocates say intimate partner violence can be difficult to recognize consistently.There are a […] → Read More

Residents question crime at SLC parks

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City has 100 parks covering 735 acres, and the crime at city parks is bringing up a big question for residents. Carolyn Crawley asks, “Am I going to be safe at my home?” Crawley and Brett Matesen are moving into a home across from Jefferson Park. “It is […] → Read More

Officers respond to reports of firearms at Utah high schools on consecutive days

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – In two days, officers from Ogden and Provo went to high schools after reports of a firearm seen on campus. Three students are now facing serious consequences. On Thursday, students were sharing hugs of relief after a report of a gun pulled on a student during a fight at Provo […] → Read More

Troopers targeting aggressive and distracted drivers

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utah Highway Patrol troopers say Utahns are more reckless behind the wheel now than at other points in the year. Officials say speeding, road rage, and distracted driving are the leading causes of recent crashes. ABC4 rode with Utah Highway Patrol on Monday as troopers cracked down on infractions. “The […] → Read More

Utah leaders react to President’s vaccination requirements, but what are they?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – President Joe Biden announced new federal regulations to get roughly 100 million more Americans vaccinated. The president says the pandemic is lasting longer than expected and has a six-point plan to end it. Biden’s plan includes: vaccinating the unvaccinated, further protecting the vaccinated, keeping schools safely open, increasing testing & […] → Read More

Utah doctors say COVID-19 is ‘burning through our community’

MURRAY, Utah (ABC4) – COVID-19 is causing more concerns the night before Governor Spencer Cox holds his coronavirus press conference. “It’s burning through our community,” says Intermountain Healthcare Critical Care Dr. Dixie Harris. “Delta is in our community, and it is everywhere.” Dr. Harris is going on six days straight, keeping people alive who are […] → Read More

New program at Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office aims to become model for the nation

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has a new way to work on criminal reform. The office is now participating in a new research project that will dive into case files and create a new line of transparency in the criminal justice system. The American Prosecution Association, Yale Law […] → Read More

Afghans in Utah worry about family members’ survival

SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4) – Afghans in Utah say they are facing the harsh reality of American decisions. It took a little more than a week for the Taliban to seize control of Afghanistan. Many Utahns who aided the American military as interpreters in the country are concerned their families may not survive the week. […] → Read More

The case against masks: Utahns react to Salt Lake County decision to overturn mask mandate in schools

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Parents who don’t want their children to wear a mask say it’s all about protecting parental rights, and Thursday’s 6-3 vote by Salt Lake County Council sets a precedent for the rest of the state. “The mask mandate is not a thing for children K-6,” says Monica Wilbur with the […] → Read More

Community searching for family of Vietnamese man before its too late

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Community members say they are running out of time to find a man’s family and give him a proper burial. The owner of Dalton-Hoopes Mortuary and the Vietnamese Community tell us they’ve been looking for 63-year-old Be Van Pham’s family for more than two weeks. Pham was known for greeting […] → Read More

Do J&J vaccine patients need a booster shot? Here’s what doctors say

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Many Utahns who got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine are wondering if they need an extra booster shot. Johnson and Johnson came out with a recent report stating their one-dose vaccine is effective against the COVID-19 delta variant. As Pfizer recommends a second booster shot, many wonder if those with […] → Read More

‘We are going to be enforcing heavily’: Why you should think twice about fireworks this Pioneer Day

MIDVALE (ABC4) – You may have already noticed by now, but fireworks are going off in celebration of Pioneer Day. And while there is reason for celebration, First Responders are deeply concerned about the possibility of fires. As families get together, first responders are out in full force through Sunday night. “We are going to […] → Read More

‘Some of these are coming off of juveniles’: Utah police departments recovering more firearms

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Area officers say they are taking more firearms off the streets in 2021 than 2020. Wednesday, a stolen firearm was linked to a case where a six-year-old Kearns girl was shot in the foot last year. The suspect, in that case, is in police custody. In another case, 57-year-old Linda […] → Read More

Recent drownings in Utah bring focus on water safety

MORGAN, Utah (ABC4) – State officials are becoming increasingly concerned as more drownings happen across Utah. Since the middle of June, ABC4 has reported on seven drownings from Weber County down to Utah County and over to Wasatch County. We focused much of our attention on Pineview and Deer Creek Reservoirs. People ranging in ages […] → Read More

Boat ramps closing at some Utah reservoirs amid record low water levels

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – If you went to a local reservoir over the weekend, you probably noticed some new signage. Authorities are closing down several boat ramps across the state. The amount of water in Utah’s reservoirs is drying up dramatically. The Division of Water Resources says the state’s reservoirs are seeing record low […] → Read More