Emma Johnson, ABC4 Utah

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ABC4 Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Emma:

‘Working hard to serve people’: City resources help Odgen businesses stay afloat

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – Ogden City business owners utilize city resources to grow. Kym Buttschardt has been an Ogden city business owner for around 30 years. She now owns Roosters, Roosters B Street, Rooster Layton, and the Union Grill. Buttschardt tells ABC4 she was young when she decided to open a business in downtown Ogden. […] → Read More

Do I still need to quarantine if I am exposed to COVID-19 after I’m vaccinated?

Utah (ABC4) – As COVID-19 vaccine distribution is picking up and more Utahns are being vaccinated, many vaccinated individuals are wondering if they have to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19. The Utah Department of Health says quarantine is for people who are not sick and don’t have any symptoms of COVID-19, but who may have […] → Read More

Groundbreaking date for the Salvador Brazil Temple announced

SALVADOR, Brazil (ABC4) – The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the Salvador Brazil Temple groundbreaking will be held in August 2021. Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, Brazil Area President, will preside over the event. Due to the current guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the site […] → Read More

Shop Local: Riverton City launches initiative to incentivize local spending

RIVERTON, Utah (ABC4) – Since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit back in 2020, Utahns have been encouraged to support their community-owned business by shopping local. In an effort to continue Utah’s neighbor-helping-neighbor mentality, Riverton City is launching a special initiative to incentivize spending among local residents. According to Riverton officials, the city is a prime […] → Read More

Teacher Appreciate Week 2021: What you need to know

Utah (ABC4) – Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week with National Teachers’ Day celebrated Tuesday, May 4. According to the National Day Calendar, National Teacher Appreciation Week recognizes dedicated educators across the county. The National Day Calendar says political and educational leaders began discussions for a day to honor teachers in […] → Read More

How did Topaz become Utah’s state gem?

EMERY COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Did you know Utah has a state gem? According to the Research Center of the Utah State Archives & Utah State History, the designation of Topaz as the state gem occurred in 1969. The Legislature set this designation in House Bill 6. “Topaz from the Thomas Range mountains in Juab County, […] → Read More

10 unusual Utah city or town pronunciations

Utah (ABC4) – Every state has its own list of state-specific pronunciations or words that might sound completely foreign to others. If you live in or have spent a lot of time around those who live in the great Beehive State, you know exactly how these places are supposed to be pronounced. Some of them […] → Read More

What to do if you hit a deer while driving in Utah

UTAH (ABC4) – Spring is here and summer is quickly approaching. It’s been a long year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Utahns are ready to hit the road for some much-needed exploring. More Utahns hitting the roadways means an increase in vehicle/wildlife collisions. If you’re a local to Utah, you have likely heard differing […] → Read More

SLC Mayor announces ‘tiny home village’ to be built for homeless

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced progress on tiny homes being built for homeless Utahns as part of her goal to have a tiny home village in place this winter. Thursday, during a press conference, Mayor Mendenhall announced the formation of a partnership with The Other Side Academy to create […] → Read More

The age-old debate: Deciding where to eat, made easy through new app

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – Where to eat, what movie to watch, or what to do are all decisions we have wasted time trying to come to a conclusion. Admit it, we’ve all been there.   A new app, UnstuQ, wants to solve this age-old struggle through its immersive app.  Alma Ohene-Opare CEO, UnstuQ Inc. tells ABC4 […] → Read More

Could Utah lose its subsidized senior housing?

The American Association of Retired Persons, AARP Utah, and the Utah Housing Coalition have released a Senior Affordable Housing Report showing what thousands of Utah’s senior households could experience in the coming years. → Read More

Did you know Utah has a ‘Little Grand Canyon’?

EMERY COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Grand Canyon is a destination on many people’s bucket lists. But did you know Utah has its very own version of the Grand Canyon? “Little Grand Canyon,” is located in the deepest part of the San Rafael River canyon located directly beneath the Wedge Overlook in the San Rafael Swell […] → Read More

Utah man sets out to run an entire rural town in each of Utah’s 29 counties

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – What better way to get to know your state than by running it street by street? Bryant Heath, 35, grew up in Texas and has lived in Sugarhouse, Utah for around 10 years.  Heath tells ABC4 he moved to Utah after he was done with school for an engineering job, and […] → Read More

SLC mosquito abatement off over ‘negative attention and misunderstanding’

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utahns want to get rid of mosquitoes but are worried about how it can be done safely. In March, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District proposed the US Air Force assist Salt Lake City in aerial mosquito control applications. The applications would be conducted in efforts to prevent high numbers of […] → Read More

Lehi city prepares for ‘active threat’ scenario

LEHI, Utah (ABC4) – Lehi City is conducting an active shooter drill for residents on April 28 and 30, 2021. The Lehi Fire Department took to social media saying they need people to play victims. According to the Lehi Fire Department, they will be running a scenario of an active threat and getting medical personnel in […] → Read More

Study: Does the blue light on your phone really affect your sleep?

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – Do you find yourself lying in bed scrolling your phone when you should be sleeping?  A new study out of Brigham Young University, BYU, conducted a study about the “night shift functions” on your phone and how they affect your sleep.  The study, “Is Night Shift really helping you sleep better?” […] → Read More

WATCH: Cougar sighting in Bountiful backyard

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4) – A cougar has been sighted in a Bountiful backyard. According to a Facebook post shared by the Utah Division of Wildfire Resources, DWR, Winslow Young was alerted that there was active movement in his backyard Monday morning at 2:30 a.m. Turns out the commotion was a mountain lion. DWR officials say […] → Read More

Bald eagle shot in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, DWR, says conservation officers are seeking information after a bald eagle was shot and injured in Summit County. According to DWR conservation officers, they received a report of an injured juvenile bald eagle near the town of Henefer in Summit County on April 2. […] → Read More

Did you know you can collect Utah’s state gemstone at Topaz Mountain?

Topaz Mountain in Juab County holds a large deposit of topaz, Utah's state gem. Here is some basic information on how you can hunt for and collect these precious stones. → Read More

U of U launches new safety website

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The University of Utah has announced a new safety website. In June of 2020, the Unversity of Utah announced they have reorganized the infrastructure of their Department of Public Safety under the direction of the new Chief Safety Officer, Marlon Lynch. The University says some of the changes include the addition […] → Read More