Brittany Johnson, ABC4 Utah

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Recent articles by Brittany:

Firefighters battle multiple structure fires in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Three buildings caught on fire early Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City. It happened around 4:00 a.m. near 450 West 700 South. Firefighters say the buildings involved were vacant. The middle warehouse caught on fire and the roof partially collapsed and is a total loss, according to the […] → Read More

‘Right now is critical’: Firefighters taking advantage of low winds to make progress in wildfire containment

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC4 News) - Utah firefighters are keeping a close eye on the weather conditions and how it could impact wildfires burning in the state. → Read More

Utah’s African-American population on the rise

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Census figures show that Utah’s African-American community grew the most of any minority group last year, although it still accounts for less than 1% of the state’s total population. The statistics released Wednesday show that the Black population in the state increased by 38,000, or 4.7%. increase. Jasmine Gordon […] → Read More

CDC: Coronavirus targeting younger people

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is now infecting younger people at a higher rate. The trend is happening across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the statement is consistent with Utah’s outbreak. Data provided by the Utah Department of Health shows people within the […] → Read More

Hundreds call for justice in the fatal police shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Salt Lake City calling for an end to systematic racism, justice for Black Americans who have died while in police custody, and for Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. → Read More

West Jordan police investigating deadly motorcycle crash

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – West Jordan police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash. It happened around midnight Thursday at 7078 South Redwood Road. Police say they tried to perform live saving measures, but the man died. His name and age is not being released at this time. The cause of the crash is […] → Read More

Man dies from motorcycle crash in Millcreek

MILLCREEK, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash in Millcreek. It happened Wednesday night on 3300 South and 3040 East. Unified Police say the 41-year-old man was traveling at a high rate of speed on his bullet bike and hit a car that was making a left hand turn. The motorcyclist […] → Read More

Where will the $5.3 million cut to SLCPD be reallocated?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Following the Salt Lake City Council's decision to defund the city's police department by $5.3 million, ABC4 News took a closer look at where the money will be reallocated. → Read More

Firefighters put out structure fire in Riverdale overnight

RIVERDALE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Firefighters in Riverdale put out a structure fire late Tuesday night. It happened around 11:20 p.m. at 1090 West Riverdale Road at the Aaron’s Furniture. Fire officials tell ABC4 News the fire was on the outside of the building, but due to the size of the building and nearby structures, […] → Read More

Firefighters put out warehouse fire overnight in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Firefighters in Salt Lake City had to put a fire during Tuesday night’s storm. It happened at 740 West 1700 South around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Firefighters tell ABC4 News that the fire was coming out of the building. Due to the size of the fire and building, […] → Read More

Salt Lake City Council votes to reduce police budget by $5.3 million

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - The Salt Lake City Council passed an annual budget and reduced the budget for the Salt Lake City Police Department by $5.3 million. → Read More

How COVID-19 is impacting Utah hospitals

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - The Utah Department of Health released information on hospital bed and ventilator use. This is the first time we're getting a look at the data since the COVID-19 pandemic began. → Read More

Exclusive: West Valley police investigating ‘explosive’ left under family’s car

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - West Valley City Police is investigating a "suspicious" incident after a family reported an explosive device left underneath their car. → Read More

Lines stretch down the block for Black-owned food truck roundup in SLC

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - As protests and moments of silence continue over the death of George Floyd, at the hands of a Minneapolis Police Officer, many Utahns have found additional ways to fight against racial inequalities. → Read More

Protesters march in Salt Lake City as George Floyd protests continue

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A large crowd gathered outside the Salt Lake City Public Safety building Monday evening as the nation continues to protest the death of man who died in Minneapolis police custody. → Read More

10 essentials you need to stay safe in the backcountry

UTAH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Utah’s backcountry areas are popular destinations any time of the year but you can expect the trails to be well worn by the end of the Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Utah gyms are open. Here’s how they’re keeping you safe during COVID-19

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) - Gyms in Utah have either reopened or are taking steps to reopen, and are implementing enhanced health and safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

ABC4 Exclusive: An inside look into how COVID-19 samples are tested

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 News) - Pop up testing sites are the new normal across the United States and here in Utah, but what happens after your COVID-19 test is bagged up and you drive off? → Read More

How will Utah’s in-person dining experience change under ‘soft’ reopening?

SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Utah Governor Gary Herbert is eyeing Friday, May 1 for a 'soft' reopening of Utah's economy which means businesses will need to take extra precautions to protect employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Three men allegedly arrested in connection with payday loan fraud

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) — On Wednesday, police say they arrested three men for allegedly committing payday loan fraud. Employees called police to a FedEx in Bountiful, stating that four men were outside of the store and two frequently entered the store acting in a suspicious manner, according to police documents. Upon arrival, the officers […] → Read More