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Past articles by Randall:

ID theft suspect to ABC4: 'Leave me alone'

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) Paul Angelo Valencia was not happy to see ABC 4's Randall Carlisle at the Matheson Courthouse Thursday. "I would like you to leave me alone," said Valencia after he made his first court appearance on felony ID theft charges. More than 2 years ago ABC4 broke the story of a Salt Lake woman named Tarah who's life was a literal hell after someone stole important documents… → Read More

Hepatitis A outbreak spreading in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) State and county health officials are so concerned about the outbreak of hepatitis A they called the news media to a conference Tuesday to plead with people to wash their hands after using the bathroom. It could happen anywhere says Gary Edwards, the executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department. "If somebody has hepatitis A, doesn't wash their hands,… → Read More

Finally! Justice for Utah ID theft victim

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has filed criminal charges in an ID theft case News4Utah has been following for two and a half years now. 32 year old Paul Angelo Valencia, a man with a long criminal record, is now facing 2 felony charges and one misdemeanor count in a case that dates back to 2015. Gill says there's a lot of incriminating evidence."You've… → Read More

Utah lawmaker: "I was a victim of sexual misconduct"

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) Veteran Utah legislator Patrice Arent revealed today that she was the victim of sexual misconduct when she was an intern, long before her 17-year stint as a senator and representative in the legislature. The Democrat who represents district 36 (Millcreek-Holladay) would not say specifically what happened or who did it. "I have had some very inappropriate comments made… → Read More

Are downtown panhandlers disappearing?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) The anti-panhandling campaign in downtown Salt Lake City has been going for about four months now. Is it working? That's a hard question to answer according to Nick Como of The Downtown Alliance. They don't keep track of the number of people holding signs on street corners asking for money. But they have been bombarded on social media with thousands of responses to the… → Read More

Duchesne County Jail nurse charged with negligent homicide

The Duchesne County Jail nurse charged in the death of an inmate, made her first court appearance Wednesday. → Read More

New email scam hits Utah government

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) A Utah government division has received a first of its kind phishing email and officials are warning private businesses to beware. The bogus email was supposedly from Mark Steinagel, Director of The Division of Occupational Licensing, to a department employee named Melissa McGill. "I need you mail a check payment to a vendor for me. I will provide you with the vendor's… → Read More

Hidden followers on social media, how to protect you and your family

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family. However, there are potential dangers when children and teens use these sites and apps. ... → Read More

Utah kids coping with Vegas murders

SANDY (ABC4 Utah) If adults have trouble coping with the massacre in Las Vegas, just consider the plight of young children when they hear or see news of this tragedy. In the old days adults could pretty much control the information flow into their young, impressionable brains. But now, with the internet and social media, most youngsters will at least be partially aware of the tragedy. Most… → Read More

Utah Red Cross workers in Vegas dealing with trauma

Utahns lining up to give blood. → Read More

Hepatitis A outbreak in Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) There is now an outbreak of hepatitis A in Salt Lake County and health officials are working hard to prevent it from becoming an epidemic like it has in California. San Diego has declared an emergency and officials there are power washing the streets with bleach after an epidemic has killed 16 people and made another 421 sick. 65% of those affected are homeless.… → Read More

Charges filed in Duchesne jail death

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) The Utah Attorney General's office late Monday filed negligent homicide charges in the death of an inmate at the Duchesne County jail last December. Jail nurse Jana Clyde has been summoned to turn herself in. It is a class "A" misdemeanor and she could spend a year in jail if convicted. ABC4's Randall Carlisle has covered this story exclusively for months. It's the sad… → Read More

Speaker Greg Hughes dukes it out for charity

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is nursing some sore muscles as he recovers from his big boxing bout late Saturday night. → Read More

Head lice and bedbugs at homeless shelter?

MIDVALE (ABC4 Utah) A woman who lives in the Family Homeless shelter in Midvale is making some disturbing claims about health and sanitary conditions at the 300 bed facility. Her claim in a Facebook post? Among other things she says "the conditions here are outrageous...There are bedbugs, head lice, cockroaches...Honestly it would be safer and healthier if I took my kids and slept on the… → Read More

Catholic Church busted for booze violation

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) You rarely hear about a liquor law violation by a church, but it happened Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The violation sheet at the meeting accuses St. John the Baptist Parish in Draper of a violation during it's annual Festival of Roses Celebration at the church located at 300 East 11800 South. Alcohol was being served… → Read More

Hillcrest High in mourning following coach's death

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) "The hardest part once it sets in is that he's not going to be with us." Heartfelt words Monday from Hillcrest High football captain McKay Ashby. Coach Cazzie Brown passed away Sunday night at University Hospital after battling a viral infection, initial tests indicate it was West Nile Virus. He was only 43 and was in his second year of coaching at the school. He felt… → Read More

Exclusive: SL Police blunder delays ID theft case

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) An identity theft victim has been waiting 2 years for justice and now it turns out a police screw up is the reason she's been waiting so long. "The officer this case was assigned to left the department," says public information Sgt. Brandon Shearer. "For whatever reason the case was never re-assigned to another detective and the case went cold." An unusual mea culpa… → Read More

Salt Lake County Recorder's Office sees staff shakeup

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah)- ABC4 News has learned that an employee in the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office is gone. Karmen Sanone cleaned out her desk Tuesday and has resigned. → Read More

Date for voting on new Sheriff to replace Winder

SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 Utah) August 12 will be a big day for the future of Salt Lake County. We will find out who will replace Jim Winder as sheriff, the top crime fighter in the county. Winder resigned to become the police chief of Moab. By law, his replacement will be decided by the 1,100 delegates of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party central committee. They will meet at 9am that Saturday… → Read More

Utah House Speaker declares final war on homeless crime

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is frustrated. He's angry. He wants action. He is now unofficially taking charge of getting rid of the crime surrounding the downtown homeless shelter and cleaning up the streets in the Rio Grande neighborhood. He has set up an office in the old Salt Lake Police station on 200 South across the street from The Road Home shelter. "This is… → Read More