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Past articles by RaeAnn:

Traveling over Thanksgiving? UDOT and airport workers are preparing, and so can you

Holiday travel and winter weather will combine this week to make a "one-two punch" for the Utah Department of Transportation, officials predicted Monday. KUTV. The Ford family, who used to live in Utah, flew in Monday to the Salt Lake City International Airport. The family now lives in Chicago, but are here for Thanksgiving to see family. “I am just excited for food,” said little Elli Ford, who… → Read More

Utah health officials keep a watchful eye as nearby Colorado deals with Norovirus outbreak

Just 32 miles from the Utah border in Grand Junction, Colorado, a highly contagious virus is shutting down an entire school district. KUTV. Tens of thousands of students missed class, as hundreds of kids were sick from a norovirus outbreak. Kenneth Davis, an enteric disease epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health, said a massive outbreak of the virus in a neighboring state any time… → Read More

What's that smell? Utah County residents dealing with more bad odors

An investigation into the mystery smell plaguing residents of northern Utah County continued Wednesday. It’s been weeks for the Department of Environment Quality (DEQ), along with local city officials trying to figure out where the odors are coming from. “In the last three days, it’s been really bad; it’s been really, really smelly to me,” said Spanish Fork resident Stefinee Helferich. “I’ve had… → Read More

Syracuse homes being torn down to make way for West Davis Corridor

As homes in Davis County come down to make way for the West Davis Corridor, some cities Wednesday night are showing people where the road will be built they will use to get to the new highway. KUTV City officials with Kaysville and Farmington met with residents to show them results from an environmental study and the plan for a central location for drivers to access the corridor. Officials were… → Read More

Write-in candidate hopes for win after her mother elected to city council

It doesn’t often happen, said Brian McKenzie, chief deputy clerk in Davis County, a write-in candidate winning in an election. But it could happen in South Weber City for city council — we just don’t know yet. KUTV. McKenzie said they still had just under 400 votes unassigned, write-in votes that haven’t been reviewed, or write-in votes that were already reviewed that were cast for a candidate… → Read More

Construction work on Highway 89 and I-15 in Davis County will overlap

Work on Highway 89 is happening, and UDOT officials said they want residents to know. KUTV. Gary Strong has been driving on Highway 89 for 45 years — since it was known as Mountain Road. He says a lot has changed. “The traffic has gone crazy, especially that last 10 years,” Strong said. It’s why the Utah Department of Transportation is currently underway with a massive project, adding an extra… → Read More

Layton residents question what's going on with skyrocketing water bills

Many Layton residents questioning what is going on with their skyrocketing water bills. kutv rae layton water bills 101019. “I about, like, choked because how could water be that much money? ” Josey Wesley told 2News. “That’s like half of a rent payment, right there, $300, plus my utilities — like, how can people live? ” Wesley, like many others, is questioning the city about the unexpected… → Read More

VIDEO: Police body cam footage shows accused serial rapist being arrested

Newly released video shows the moments Clearfield Police arrested the man accused of raping multiple women years ago. Mark Douglas Burns, 69, was arrested at the end of September at his Ogden home. He is facing charges in connection to multiple sexual assaults and rapes spanning across two states between 1994 and 2001. Newly released video shows the moments Clearfield Police arrested the man… → Read More

'It's the most dangerous': Neighbors say area where mom, kids were hit by car is not safe

A mother and two of her children were hit by a car in a Sandy crosswalk Tuesday morning. Neighbors in the area said it’s a busy and dangerous spot. KUTV. Ken Cochrane has lived on Sego Lilly Drive in Sandy for 25 years, near the crosswalk where the family was hit. As time has passed, he said he’s noticed the road getting busier — especially by the crosswalk. “It’s probably the spot on the road… → Read More

Ogden targets historic west side for restoration; Roosters Brewing helps lead out again

In the ongoing effort to revitalize Ogden, downtown has bee a major focus. But the city has zeroed in on a historic part of Ogden's west side, and so has one local business owner. KUTV. “We were looking for buildings in the commercial zone for the big brewery,” said Rooster’s business owner Peter Buttschardt. From Historic 25th Street, Roosters has now set its sights on the historic stockyards… → Read More

Bounce house takes flight, starts fire in Draper as thousands lose power

Strong winds and a flying bounce house caused a fire that has left thousands of residents without power in Draper, Utah. A neighborhood pumpkin patch and corn maze,owned by Kuwahara Farms, was setting up the bounce house when a large gust of wind picked the inflatable up and carried it directly into nearby power lines. The inflatable fire downed some lines and started a fire on the ground near a… → Read More

Francis Fire forms worst burn scar for flash flooding potential in Davis County

From one natural disaster to possibly the next, an emergency response team said those affected by the Francis Fire in Davis County should now be preparing for flash floods. KUTV. “What looks white, that’s actually the hottest burn,” said Brenden Waterman, talking about the Francis Fire burn scar. He’s with BAER, the Burned Area Emergency Response team for the U. S. Forest Service. → Read More

A busy Wasatch Front fire season: 4th fire sparks in Davis County in 17 days

The Francis Fire burning in Fruit Heights was 20% contained and burned 365 acres as of Tuesday evening. KUTV. The fire was one of several in Davis County in less than three weeks. “This year we’ve had several Wasatch Front fires,” said Jason Curry, the public information officer with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. With a lot of snow from the last winter and a wet spring,… → Read More

Dangerous mosquito in Moab: How did it get here? Will it go elsewhere?

Mosquito abatement teams are hard at work in Grand County to get rid of a dangerous new mosquito discovered in Moab. KUTV. Some may wonder how it got to the Beehive State, and if it can make its way other places. “This mosquito is completely different from any native mosquito we are used to dealing with,” said Dr. Ari Faraji with the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement team. → Read More

Ogden rangers: 'Stop target shooting at TVs on forest service lands'

Forest officials are used to having to clean up after target shooters, but what they're finding lately in the Ogden area aren't the usual targets. KUTV. “We come up there, we find a mess,” said Sean Harwood, the Ogden District Ranger for the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. What to do with your old TVs? Most people take them to be recycled. → Read More

Detectives collecting more evidence, investigating body found in shed in Ogden

Many questions unanswered in an Ogden mystery as to how a body ended up in a storage unit. Many questions unanswered in an Ogden mystery as to how a body ended up in a storage unit. (Photo: KUTV) “We have detectives down at the medical examiner's office. ” Lt. Brian Eynon with Ogden Police said detectives were still collective evidence with the state medical examiners Friday after they found a… → Read More

Firefighters gain some containment on Green Ravine Fire, still burning in high terrain

Firefighters gained some containment on the Green Ravine Fire in Tooele County Wednesday. Jason Curry, a forest service spokesperson, said the fire had burned 1,719 acres and was 10% ontained. “It’s crazy, I’ve been watching it,” said Tooele County Resident Ahtanya Paget. She’s had a backyard view of the fire for two days now. “It’s sad, it’s sad,” she said. But the view of the fire Wednesday… → Read More

Weber, Morgan County consider allowing dogs on restaurant patios

Thanks to one Ogden restaurant, the Weber-Morgan Health Department is considering whether to allow dogs on restaurant patios in the two counties. KUTV. The health board members voted in favor of moving forward to schedule a public hearing on the idea. Nathan Layton, the director of operations for Roosters Brewing on Ogden's Historic 25th Street, said his staff often have to turn customers away… → Read More

Firefighters on standby protecting homes at Goose Point Fire in Utah County

Firefighters aggressively worked into the night Thursday to continue to build containment on the Goose Point Fire burning in Utah County. KUTV. 120 firefighters were fighting the fire, which was still at 60% containment and 6,500 acres in size at last check on Thursday. “A new fire happens just about every year,” said resident Tristan Pratt. Pratt said fires are nothing new for West Mountain… → Read More

Crossing guard shortage in Provo; police officers filling in to help out

Parents in Provo were concerned Tuesday morning when a city cross walk was left without a crossing guard Tuesday morning. KUTV. This when there’s a shortage in many cities across the Wasatch Front. “It makes you worried, sending your kids to school,” Tuesday morning mother of two Mikell Sudweeks said. Her children attend Provo Peaks Elementary. → Read More