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ABC4 Utah

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Past articles by Simone:

Chad Daybell trial set to begin in January

FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (ABC4 News) - The trial for a man charged in connection with the death of his stepchildren is set to begin in January. → Read More

Utah Legislature eliminates state income tax on COVID-19 funding for Utahns

SALT LAKE CITY – (ABC4 News) Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state lawmakers have stressed that they aim to protect the health and wellbeing of Utahns which includes their livelihoods. → Read More

Semi-truck fire starts brush fire along I-15 near Toquerville

WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) - Firefighters were able to quickly contain a small brush fire in Washington County amid extremely hot and dry conditions Thursday. → Read More

Iron County schools on alert after bomb threat

CEDAR CITY (ABC4 News) – Schools in Iron County are on alert Thursday morning after dispatchers received a bomb threat. → Read More

Pedestrian hit and killed by suspected impaired driver in Tooele County

TOOELE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly auto-pedestrian crash Thursday morning. Troopers said just before 6:30 a.m. on SR-36 at Cimarron Way a pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver who they suspect was impaired. The southbound far right lane is closed while troopers continue their investigation. In a […] → Read More

Utah Legislature will not extend COVID-19 pandemic emergency declaration

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A state of emergency declaration enacted by Utah Governor Gary Herbert in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will expire Thursday. → Read More

Salt Lake County extends mask mandate through end of 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson is extending a mask mandate to fight against the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Wilson lauds mail-in voting during Democratic National Convention

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Utah had a glimpse of the spotlight during the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night. → Read More

COVID-19 forces Utah girls’ soccer team into quarantine

MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Utah high school girls’ soccer team is under quarantine after a player tested positive for coronavirus. Cottonwood High School administrators sent a letter to the parents informing them that a case of COVID-19 was confirmed among the girls’ varsity soccer team. The Salt Lake County Health Department investigated the […] → Read More

Minks at Utah farms test positive for virus linked COVID-19 in humans

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Service Laboratory announced the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in mink in the United States. Five infected mink were identified at two Utah mink farms. SARS- CoV-2 is the animal virus linked to COVID-19 in humans. The Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory […] → Read More

‘Senseless act of violence’: Teen arrested in connection with Payson assault spree

PAYSON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Payson police have detained a teenage boy in connection with an assault spree that injured multiple adults and children Friday. → Read More

Police instruct Payson residents to shelter in place

PAYSON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Residents in Payson are asked to shelter in place Friday afternoon. → Read More

Dixie State postpones 2020 football season

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) - The Dixie State University is postponing its 2020 football season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the Trailblazers will have to wait a little longer to make their NCAA Division I debut. → Read More

Search underway for missing hiker in Millcreek Canyon

MILLCREEK CANYON (ABC4 News) -- A search is underway for an overdue hiker up Millcreek Canyon Wednesday morning. → Read More

UTA officer trying to catch loose dog hit by car in South Salt Lake

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) -- A Utah Transit Authority officer was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle in South Salt Lake Tuesday night. → Read More

10 Utah Latter-day Saint temples to enter second reopening phase

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it continues to reopen its temples in a “cautious, careful” way amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Six people injured after small plane crash in Duchesne County

DUCHESNE COUNTY (ABC4 News) Six people were injured when a small plane crashed in Duchesne County late Friday morning. → Read More

Former U of U police officer involved in McCluskey case fired from another department

LOGAN CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The police officer at the center of an investigation into misconduct in the Lauren McCluskey extortion case has been fired. → Read More

Man found dead on mountainside in Weber County

WEBER COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Weber County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a man was found dead near a trailhead Friday morning. Deputies said the sheriff’s office was notified of a deceased person on the mountainside near the Douglas Street Trailhead at 9:51 a.m. Friday. Deputies said the body was found about several hundred yards […] → Read More

Utah senator under quarantine after family members test positive for COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Utah state senator is under quarantine after two family members tested positive for coronavirus. → Read More