Kierra Dotson, ABC4 Utah

Kierra Dotson

ABC4 Utah

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Past articles by Kierra:

Black man says he was attacked by Salt Lake City Library guards for no reason, files lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A lawsuit filed this week in 3rd District Court claims guards for The City Library attacked a black man “without cause” in April 2019. Attorneys for the man, Anthony Nelson, 59, claim that the guards violated rights guaranteed to citizens by the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. The lawsuit states […] → Read More

Utah man admits to killing woman he had just met on Tinder

LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News)- A man admitted to police he killed a woman he had just met on Tinder Sunday. Layton police say Ethan Hunsaker, 24, called 911 at 3:19 a.m. Sunday. He told police he had killed a person inside his home at 1300 North Reid Avenue, a press release from the Layton Police […] → Read More

Man wounded in Millard County officer-involved shooting identified

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A small truck parked for a few hours in a small rural Utah town did not go unnoticed. Around 10 a.m. Thursday residents of Scipio called police to check out the vehicle. Millard County Sheriff Richard Jacobson said it took the arriving deputy a few minutes, but he eventually found […] → Read More

Utah mom shares photoshoot of toddler dressed as Joe Exotic from ‘Tiger King’

Move over Joe Exotic, there’s a new “Tiger King” in town and he’s not even old enough to go to school yet. Payson mom and photographer Jennifer Lyn Holmes was one of the millions of people who watched the Netflix docuseries: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness about the world and drama of big cat […] → Read More

Utahns lost more than $46 million to internet crimes

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Utahns beware, internet crimes and fraud are up according to the 2019 Internet Crimes Report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. → Read More

Moab community holding benefit dinner for family of father, son killed after crash

MOAB, Utah (ABC4 News)- The community of Moab is coming together after a father and son were killed after a driver ran a red light and hit their car Sunday evening, police said. 45-year-old Vilsar Camey and his 10-year-old son Israel both died from injuries related to the crash. Donations for the family are being […] → Read More

Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press their final day of arguments before skeptical Republican senators, focusing on the second […] → Read More

Man accused of sex trafficking in several states arrested in Utah

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A man accused of leaving Tennessee to avoid an investigation of charges of human trafficking has been charged, police records state. The man, 29-year-old Christopher Williams, was confronted by Davis County police on Tuesday, January 14, after a fight with a 17-year-old woman police are calling a victim. The woman […] → Read More

Rare black deer known as ‘Coal’ by Moab community to be preserved

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (ABC4 News)- A taxidermy company in Grand Junction is helping the Moab community remember a rare deer locals named “Coal.” “Coal” was named for his black hair. Wildlife officials say his condition, called melanistic, is caused by an over-production of melanin. “This is much rarer than the albino (all white hair) or the […] → Read More

Police: Couple attempted to meet 13-year-old girl for sex

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News)- A man and his fiance are behind bars, accused of attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to arresting documents, 23-year-old Chance Foutz and 22-year-old Victoria Petersen engaged in sexual conversations with an officer who was posing as the teen and arranged to meet for sex. When the […] → Read More

UDOT crews sacrifice time with family to ensure roads are cleared

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC4 News)- The official start of winter is December 21st, but crews at the Utah Department of Transportation have been working for the last month to make sure Utah roads are safe for drivers. ABC4’s meteorologists say a cold weather pattern is headed our way for Christmas, which means there is a […] → Read More

Search warrant reveals man found dead in Tooele County freezer left notarized letter behind

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A recently released search warrant is revealing more information on the case of the body found in a chest freezer in Tooele County last month. The man’s wife, Jeanne Souron-Mathers, 75, was found dead during a welfare check at her apartment near 490 West Utah Avenue in November after she […] → Read More

Charges filed against man accused of killing Mackenzie Lueck

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News)- Charges were filed against 31-year-old Ayoola Ajayi, the man accused of killing 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced the formal charges during a press conference on Wednesday. Watch here: Charges include criminal homicide: aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, obstructing justice, and desecration of a human body. […] → Read More

Lawsuit claims Grand America hotel exploited Filipino interns

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the Grand America Hotel of using interns from the Philippines that were promised a training and cultural experiences to instead work long hours doing “less desirable tasks” than regular employees with minimal pay. → Read More

Animal control officials investigating after dead puppy found in the Green River

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Animal control officials in Uintah County are investigating after a dead puppy was found in the Green River. Officials say the circumstances are suspicious. “The breed is hard to say,” the shelter stated on Facebook. “Most of the fur was gone.” Investigators estimate the dog had been there about a […] → Read More

Police: Man that was shot, killed by passerby was hitting woman, stomping on her head

PROVO, Utah (ABC4 News)- The Provo Police Department said the man that was shot and killed by a passerby who intervened during an apparent domestic dispute did not heed several warnings. Police say on Monday a passerby saw 26-year-old Jeremy Sorensen assaulting an 18-year-old woman and confronted Sorensen with a gun. “Mr. Sorensen ignored several […] → Read More

WATCH: Police provide update on Elizabeth Shelley case

WATCH: Police provide update on case>> → Read More

Police release surveillance pictures of main suspect in Elizabeth Shelley's disappearance

LOGAN CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- The Logan City Police Department released pictures Tuesday of Alex Whipple, the main suspect in the disappearance of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley. → Read More

Day Three: Search for five-year-old Elizabeth Shelley continues

LOGAN, Utah (ABC4 News)- Monday marks day three on the search for a 5-year-old missing in Logan. → Read More

DA Says deadly officer-involved shooting of Salt Lake City rapper was justified

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the deadly police encounter with 30-year-old Cody Paris Belgard. → Read More