Brittany Johnson, ABC4 Utah

Brittany Johnson

ABC4 Utah

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  • 8 News NOW

Recent articles by Brittany:

Study: Breastfeeding leads to better health as kids age

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) – The immediate benefits of breastfeeding for babies, such as fewer respiratory illnesses and better weight gain, have been well researched. Now, a recent study shows babies who are exclusively breast-fed actually have healthier cholesterol numbers at age seventeen. The study looked at data on 3,261 children. Researchers compared cholesterol levels, at age […] → Read More

Merit Medical founder hopes to address these 3 things with Vice President Mike Pence

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) - Vice President Mike Pence is set to tour Merit Medical during his Utah visit on Thursday. → Read More

Utah working-class men at highest risk of suicide

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utah’s suicide rate is the fifth-highest in the nation, according to the Utah Department of Health. An average of 592 Utahns die by suicide each year and more than 4,500 Utahns reportedly attempt it. → Read More

Does Utah’s sextortion law fall short of protecting all victims?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Utah lead the way as one of the first states in the country to enact criminal sextortion laws, but does the law fall short of protecting all victims? → Read More

Utah trooper arrests California kidnapping suspect; girls to be reunited with mother

SOUTHERN UTAH (ABC4 News) - A Utah Highway Patrol Trooper is speaking out for the first time about how he was able to capture a California fugitive who was wanted for abducting his girlfriend's children. → Read More

Man wanted by ICE arrested in Ogden on child rape charges

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) - A man on the run from Immigration and Customs Enforcement for almost a decade, was arrested for raping a child over several years in Ogden. → Read More

Only 16% of US children complete HPV vaccination by age 13

(CLEVELAND CLINIC) - The HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus – the virus known to cause most cervical cancers, as well as other cancers. Experts recommend children begin the HPV vaccine series at a young age, but a recent study shows most children do not. → Read More

Birth control available without prescription at Utah pharmacies

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Women can now walk into a pharmacy here in Utah and buy birth control without a prescription from a doctor. → Read More

Police: Racist, obscene and anti-LDS graffiti has ‘no place in our community’

Herriman, Utah (ABC4 News) – Herriman police are looking for they people responsible for spray-painting racist, obscene and anti-LDS graffiti at Herriman High and Copper Canyon Elementary Schools. → Read More

Utah teen still missing, mother pleads for her safe return

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) - A 16-year-old girl who ran away from South Jordan has still not been found, and her mother is pleading for her safe return. → Read More

Utah officials delay medical cannabis growing licenses

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Applicants who want to legally grow medical cannabis in the State of Utah will have to wait a little longer to find out if they will receive a license. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food announced Saturday morning it will delay the awarding of licenses originally scheduled […] → Read More

Federal access to Utah driver licenses prompts privacy concerns

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - A bombshell article from the Washington Post is triggering concern in Utah. → Read More

Utah teen missing for 27 days, mother holding out hope

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) - It's day 27 for a missing Utah teenager. Her mother is holding out hope that she's alive and doing OK. → Read More

Weber County Jail will no longer charge inmates for their stay

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Weber County Jail will no longer bill inmates for reimbursement. → Read More

Violent suspect in custody after chase, wrong-way crash in Riverton

RIVERTON (ABC4 News) – A wanted man is in custody after police chase ends in a crash Tuesday night. → Read More

35 officers sworn-in during inaugural ceremony for Riverton Police Department

RIVERTON (ABC4 News) -The newly formed Riverton Police Department swore in the first round of police officers to protect the city. → Read More

Salt Lake County Council passes resolution supporting conversion therapy ban

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) - The Salt Lake County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the Utah State Legislature to protect minors and place a ban on conversion therapy. → Read More

Utah activist says threat of ICE ’rounding up’ undocumented immigrants is ‘very real’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - A Utah teacher who has dedicated his life to social justice and activism across the United States found out Monday that one of his former students was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. → Read More

Rescue teams pulling body from Jordan River in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Crews in Salt Lake City are recovering a body found floating in the Jordan River Thursday morning. According to Salt Lake City Fire Department, their swift water rescue crews are currently working to pull the body from the water. Salt Lake City Police will be the lead agency […] → Read More

Break-in and vandalism at two Alpine elementary schools, suspect arrested

ALPINE, Utah (ABC4 News) - A Utah County man arrested for breaking into an elementary school admitted to another school break-in, police said. → Read More