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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Danica:

UTA celebrates 30 years of complimentary Paratransit Service

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Transit Authority celebrated its 30th anniversary providing bus service to those people with disabilities on Thursday. Riders who started riding the UTA service came out to celebrate and share their stories of appreciation for UTA’s complimentary service, like Linda Reeder. → Read More

How to stay safe, not get burned this firework season

SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah Burn Center is warning Utahans and their families about lighting fireworks and campfire safety this summer. Managing nurse at the burn center, Brad Wiggins, said July through Labor Day is their trauma season. → Read More

Orem Police and Fire get new, cutting-edge drone technology

OREM, Utah - A new drone is helping Orem public safety agencies improve their reach. A local company based in Lindon and also in Canada, called Pro Fire donated the approximately $30,000 drone to the Orem Fire and Police Departments. → Read More

Program that helps recovering addicts and others get jobs gets a big donation

SALT LAKE CITY -- An organization that saves and improves the lives of recovering substance abuse addicts, teamed together with Key Bank of Utah to create a new employment program. Key Bank president Terry Grant and his team donated $200,000 to the organization called "First Step House. → Read More

Utah PTA leader spearheads resolution for students with disabilities, passed by national PTA

SALT LAKE CITY -- Karen Conder is a former fourth grade teacher, and now a special needs specialist with the Utah Parent Teachers Association (PTA). She spearheaded a new resolution in favor of supporting the success of students with disabilities to the National PTA, and it passed . → Read More

Firework restrictions ramp up in Utah ahead of summer holidays

SALT LAKE CITY - Fireworks laws are in effect this summer and that means new laws for Utahans to follow. However, the problem is local police struggle to enforce them, so they are urging neighbors to treat the law and their neighborhood with respect by following the new regulations for their city. → Read More

Annual ‘Love You, Man’ golf tournament raises money, awareness to fight opioid addiction

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah -- Ron McBride, a legendary local football coach and player, uses his foundation to raise money and awareness about opioid addiction. Unfortunately, it’s a deadly problem he knows all too well. → Read More

Utah works with Homeland Security to test strength of state’s voter database

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah took proactive measures to combat cyber hacks into its voter registration database ahead of the June 26 primary election. The state's election office, which is run by the Lt. → Read More

Pet owner concerned about dog park in Draper after vet treats several animals for giardia

DRAPER, Utah -- A local dog owner is worried other dogs may become ill with giardia, which is a bacteria that damages intestines. “He loves it here,” said dog owner Heather Evans as she petted her 17-month-old, 62-pound white Golden Doodle, Jax. → Read More

Local expert concerned parents will overreact after gaming disorder named addictive behavior

SALT LAKE CITY - The World Health Organization now includes “gaming disorder” as addictive behavior, but local behavioral doctors said that is nothing new, and are concerned for how children who play video games will be perceived. → Read More

Salt Lake City museum remains optimistic in face of $3.6 million in debt

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Leonardo in Salt Lake City is under a massive debt. The museum has accrued $3.6 million in debt since before it opened in October of 2011 said Katie Smith, The Leonardo's Chief Impact Officer. Smith has been with The Leonardo for nine years, since before it opened. → Read More

Airbnb partners with Utah Office of Tourism

SALT LAKE CITY -- Airbnb has partnered with the Utah Office of Tourism to encourage visitors to have local-like experiences. The partnership is the first of its kind in the country, pioneering the way for locally-driven tourism. → Read More

New reptile-like mammal discovered in Utah changes history

CISCO, Utah - A new mammal that is similar to a reptile was discovered in Cisco, Utah, and it is changing the way scientists are viewing history. Paleontologists discovered the uncrushed skull in 2006, but the research has just been completed to determine its species and migration. → Read More

Sandy students saturate sidewalks with surrealist art

SANDY, Utah -- Alta High School art students in Sandy got creative and covered in chalk on Friday. It was the art department’s annual sidewalk chalk art event, and this year’s theme was surrealism. → Read More

Centerville PD releases footage from chase and officer-involved shooting on 4th of July

CENTERVILLE, Utah — The Centerville Police Department has released body cam and dash cam footage from the pursuit and fatal shooting of an auto theft suspect on Independence Day last year. → Read More

Man accused of raping, molesting young girls appears in Provo courtroom

PROVO, Utah — A pre-trial date has been set for a man facing 37 counts of sexual abuse of a child. 33-year-old Johnathon Nixon faced a judge Wednesday for his first court appearance in Utah County’s 4th District Court. Nixon faces charges including rape of a four-to-seven-year-old girl. → Read More

Student overcomes hardship, succeeds in school, wins prestigious award

KEARNS, Utah – A local high school tenth grader won the Granite School District’s “Incredible Kid” Award. Keven Wilson did not know he was about to receive the reward, and he did not even know the award existed. → Read More

NASA visits Huntsman Cancer Institute to share results of research conducted in space

SALT LAKE CITY -- The idea of curing cancer seems like a long road ahead, but NASA wants to speed that process along by taking research and flying it out of this world to eradicate cancer. NASA toured Huntsman Cancer Institute Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Cottonwood Heights residents protest fireworks with shocking prop

SALT LAKE CITY - Cottonwood Heights neighbors used a coffin prop to protest at two locations in Salt Lake County on Monday. Around 11:00 a.m. they were at the Utah State Capitol to protest lawmakers and demand they change fireworks regulations to include a ban on residents using aerial fireworks. → Read More

Mother who was on phone with Utah teen as she was murdered wants justice for daughter’s death

SALT LAKE CITY -- Four days after 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw was brutally killed inside her home in Salt Lake City, her mother spoke with Fox 13 News. “She was a bright individual, she had dreams and she had a future—and that future has been taken away from us,” Shawna Bagshaw said. → Read More