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Past articles by Curtis:

‘She didn’t deserve this’: Family members left devastated after 29 y/o woman dies in SLC shooting

A family is dealing with the unfathomable loss of their loved one. The Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) say a 29-year-old mother was shot and killed near a nightclub after getting involved in an altercation. → Read More

‘A piece of my soul died’: Orem salon owner devastated after massive fire destroys business

An early morning fire destroyed a salon and day spa in Orem on Saturday, Nov. 19. Fire crews say the incident was reported just before 6 a.m. by a driver passing by the Seasons Salon and Day Spa, located at 934 North State Street. → Read More

‘He went without it for two weeks and it cost him his life’: Utahns rally for more insulin accessibility

Utahns have taken to the steps of the State Capitol, hoping to send a message about saving lives. It’s all about the importance of making Insulin accessible to those living with diabetes across our state. → Read More

‘I’m worried it’s going to be a ghost town’: Nearby businesses still dealing with economic impact of Sugar House fire

It’s been almost two weeks since what was supposed to be the Sugar Alley Apartments went up in flames, and the aftermath of that fire is still impacting people in nearby apartments and businesses. → Read More

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: A fight against Utah’s ongoing opioid epidemic

It’s a fight against not only Utah’s opioid crisis but the entire country. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to hopefully get a handle on the problem. → Read More

First snow of the season leads to first reported human-caused avalanche

The first storm of the season is prompting a concern in Utah’s backcountry over the potential for avalanche slides. → Read More

Community bonds together to help family displaced from house fire

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – A Weber County family was left devasted after their home went up in flames. According to South Ogden city officials, it happened Saturday morning at 5300 South and 765 East. Fire crews were able to knock the fire down, and everyone made it out. Unfortunately, 2 dogs didn’t and were […] → Read More

A story 5 decades in the making: Members of Wyoming’s ‘Black 14’ honored at BYU home game

PROVO (ABC4) – It’s a story you may not know about, but it’s one of turning tragedy to philanthropy. A group of former Wyoming football players were kicked off the team over 50 years ago for wanting to protest a policy during that time in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Two of those players were honored at Lavell Edwards Stadium before Saturday’s game. ABC4 […] → Read More

Fight leads to teen student stabbed near Layton High School

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A student remains in the hospital and a suspect in custody following a stabbing Tuesday afternoon near Layton High School. Police say it happened just around 12:30 pm at Layton Commons Park across the street from the school. Police say two groups of students met in the park, and a […] → Read More

Welcome home: Team USA Paralympians arrive in Salt Lake City

UTAH (ABC4) – Sunday marked a wrap in Beijing for the 2022 Paralympic winter games. Nearly a dozen Paralympian athletes arrived on the Delta flight this morning. Friends and family members waited at the gate to greet their loved ones fresh from competing. Faces filled with smiles, hugs were given and of course, cheers rang […] → Read More

‘Just trying to keep on top of everything’: Utah drivers navigate snowy roads and rising gas prices

The old saying goes here we go again. The second part of an early week storm dropping more road snow across northern Utah Highways making for a mess of the mid-week morning commute. → Read More

‘This one was a good storm:’ Ski resorts welcome more snow and more skiers

A healthy helping of snow to help Utah’s lackluster snowpack and ski resorts. → Read More

'It's intense': Utah elementary teacher worries for loved ones in Ukraine

UTAH (ABC4) – Russia continues its ruthless attack on the Eastern European country of Ukraine. On the ground there are sirens, military tanks, air raids and thousands of Ukrainians who are just trying to survive. For Amanda Banuelos, an elementary school teacher in American Fork, that’s a scary reality for a family she used to […] → Read More

‘It’s been a nightmare’: Worker shortage nearly pushes family business to the brink of closing

The ripple effect of the pandemic continues to take a toll on locally owned small businesses. Supply chain issues and staffing challenges has a BBQ and Grill in Utah County struggling to stay open. → Read More

Healing out loud: Social media contest aims to break the stigma about mental health

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Following the deaths of 12-year-old Drayke Hardman of Tooele and 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor of Davis County both who died by suicide due to alleged bullying within the last 4 months, some big names in the community are stepping in to address bullying and mental health among the youth in our […] → Read More

City and county officials say 2002 Winter Olympics infrastructure in good shape 20 years later

20-years ago today Salt Lake City welcomed the world to the 2002 winter games. → Read More

“It’s just a nice and quiet place to regroup:” New military lounge opens at Salt Lake International Airport

Military servicemen and women traveling through Utah now have a new place to relax and recharge. → Read More

Police: Man who faked his own death to escape Utah rape charge jailed in Scotland

UTAH (ABC4) – A man who allegedly faked his own death to escape a rape charge in Utah is now behind bars in Scotland. After a Scotland court hearing on Friday– we’re learning more about his fate. Nicholas Alahverdian, A Rhode Island man who had been living in Scotland, is said to have left the United […] → Read More

Utah mom details her son’s experience with Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19

Jennifer Draney and her son Spencer both have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, while Draney has been able to dodge the virus so far - Spencer hasn't been so lucky. → Read More

INVERSION: How bad air quality affects Utah’s school-aged students

UTAH (ABC4) -As we continue to settle into a new year, a nasty valley inversion with poor air quality is also settling into portions of the state. According to our ABC4 Pinpoint Weather Team, portions of northern Utah will experience unhealthy air quality by mid-week. Compounding the issue putting our lungs at risk as COVID-19 continues […] → Read More