Nick McGurk, ABC4 Utah

Nick McGurk

ABC4 Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Nick:

Utah cheer team wins world championship

DRAPER, Utah (ABC4) – “I think we just shocked the world.” Those words sum it up. Recently, the small senior co-ed team from Mac’s Cheer won a world championship. “These kids are all from Utah, they are homegrown, they’ve learned their skills right here,” said coach Mack Hirshberg. You can watch a video of their performance here. → Read More

How much in student loans could Biden forgive?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Rumors are that President Biden is considering up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness, per borrower, as Republicans accuse him of election-year bribes. “Democrats are going to say, we know everything’s expensive. Inflation is hurting everyone, this is part of the solution. We’re gonna make it easier,” said Jason Perry, […] → Read More

Utah woman killed in hiking fall remembered as ‘the best mom’

RICHFIELD, Utah (ABC4) – One week ago, 26-year-old Candice Thompson was hiking with her husband when she fell to her death. Colton, who says Candice was his high school sweetheart, told ABC4 on Sunday that he’s been overwhelmed by the community’s support after the tragedy. “I don’t know how we will ever be able to […] → Read More

Utah food banks hit hard by inflation

Rising food and fuel costs are straining Utah families and putting pressure on Utah’s food pantries, too. → Read More

Could cyber attacks, escalating as Russia wages war, affect Utahns?

The U.S. will impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, officials announced Friday, and the F.B.I. has reportedly been warning small businesses nationwide to guard against cyber attacks. → Read More

Community honors teen killed in ski accident

On Friday, classmates of Henry Kendell lined his neighborhood with yellow ribbons — the 8th grader’s favorite color. → Read More

Where are snowpack, reservoir levels after roller coaster snow season?

Experts give us a look into how Wednesday snow totals will affect Utah’s below-average snowpack this year → Read More

‘He knew my mom was inside’: Dog dies after saving owner from burning home

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC4) – MaKayla Bernardo Fox is grateful that her mother is alive — and she’s convinced the family dog is the reason why. Late last month, her mother was asleep in the family home as a fire began to spread. Nobody else was home except Bleu, their dog. And Bleu began to […] → Read More

More than 20,000 sign petition against Parleys Canyon mine proposal

Opposition is growing to a proposed mine up Parley’s Canyon. → Read More

Want a COVID test? Here’s when experts say it will get easier in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – As the Omicron variant surge continues in Utah, the state is reporting a record number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19. And, after state leaders encouraged people to stay home earlier this month instead of get testing, it’s likely that our state’s case counts are being underreported. “We’re definitely still seeing […] → Read More

‘He wasn’t the same guy’: Brother of Jan. 6 protestor reflects on federal charges

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – One year ago today, James Sullivan watched — along with the nation, and the world — as protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol. But James was also watching his brother on national television. John Sullivan would later be charged in federal court for his involvement that day, along with seven other […] → Read More

Bill on transgender youth in sports being discussed ahead of legislative session

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – After a bill to ban transgender youth from girls’ sports failed last legislative session, the bill’s sponsor is trying again — this time, with a broader coalition of voices. A new draft of the legislation, discussed Wednesday before the Health and Human Services interim committee, outlines requirements for transgender […] → Read More

Utah won’t have enough vaccine doses for children — at least not at first

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – It’s not a question of if, but when. If you’re hoping to vaccinate your child in the first week of November — when it’s likely emergency authorization will be given to Pfizer’s vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 — you might have to wait. Utah’s first batch of […] → Read More

DABC: Stock up now in case of liquor shortage this holiday season

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – If you plan to toast the holidays with your favorite liquor or spirit, you’d better actually plan. That’s because a well-documented series of supply-chain issues is affecting Utah’s liquor supply — just in time for the typical holiday spike in sales. “It has been a little rocky over the last […] → Read More

Here’s how to drive safely in the rain

TOOELE, Utah (ABC4) – When summer weather gives way to fall rain, driving experts say we can all get caught off guard — but it’s not inevitable. At The Driving School in Tooele, instructor Tony Ellenberger says you can do a few things in rain that apply to any conditions. Turn your vehicle lights “on” […] → Read More

Will Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow stand trial together?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow are named together in the same indictment for murder and conspiracy to commit murder, but Vallow has been ruled incompetent for trial — at least for now. So will the two face trial together? On Wednesday, prosecutors pushed to have Chad Daybell’s proceedings be put […] → Read More

Victim attorney: LDS Church’s $250 million settlement over Boy Scouts abuse claims is ‘inadequate’

(ABC4) – Attorney Tim Kosnoff represents 17,000 victims who have filed claims of sexual abuse against the Boy Scouts. Those claims are part of Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) bankruptcy filing, which comprises more than 80,000 victim claims in all. According to the Associated Press, two of the major changes in the B.S.A.’s new plan […] → Read More

Pandemic pushes prices to ‘insane’ levels for Utah renters

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Since the pandemic started, rental prices in Utah County spiked 66 percent — one of a number of counties where Utah renters are facing high prices and low inventory. “It’s insane — I really have no other way to describe it,” said Francisca Blanc with Utah Housing Coalition. Year over […] → Read More

‘I’m devastated’: Dozens of homes flooded in Holladay

HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4) – Wednesday’s rain caused dozens of homes in Holladay to suffer at least some flood damage — but, by far, William Garrett Kidd’s was the worst. “I’m devastated, I’m broken,” said Kidd Thursday as he walked through the backyard, where miscellaneous items lay strewn about and treasured possessions were piled together after […] → Read More

Basements flood in Herriman after burst of rain

HERRIMAN, Utah (ABC4) – On Wednesday, a burst of heavy rain caused flooding in two homes in Herriman. As water surged down Silver Bowl Dr., city crews brought out pumps and nearby residents came together to help. In one basement, neighbors worked furiously to carry out items that had become wet with floodwater. “The whole […] → Read More