Nick McGurk, ABC4 Utah

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ABC4 Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Boy saved from sinking truck meets rescuer

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A 9-year-old boy named Paxton is now out of a coma — and has met his hero, who rescued that child from a truck submerged in water. “There’s no way I was gonna leave that boy in that truck — no way,” said Joe Donnell, a bystander who saw the […] → Read More

Ride for fallen Utah officers honors 147 lives lost

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – On Sunday, the Utah Ride for Fallen Officers motorcycle ride ended at the Utah State Capitol, where 147 names adorn a memorial wall. Those names are the fallen officers in Utah over the years. The event involves hundreds of participants whose pain spans through the decades. The ride started in […] → Read More

6 church buildings vandalized in Sandy, another broken into in Orem

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – Six church buildings owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were vandalized overnight Monday. Last Thursday, a meeting house was vandalized, including a break-in at a church in Orem. In Sandy, the vandalism was on building exteriors in the form of graffiti. “It seems very targeted,” said Sgt. […] → Read More

Two weeks after Utah mother shot and killed, boyfriend still on the run

HEBER CITY, Utah (ABC4) – It’s been two weeks since Julie Burns was shot and killed inside a home with her two daughters upstairs. Police say her boyfriend, Michael Asman, pulled the trigger — and they’ve been looking for him ever since. “He is dangerous, and he needs to be found, wherever he is,” said […] → Read More

Family remembers Heber City mother killed: ‘She was amazing, she was the best mom’

HEBER CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Julie Burns was a mother of two daughters. Police say she was shot and killed by her boyfriend inside a Heber City home while her two daughters were upstairs. “She was amazing,” said Julie’s sister, Angela Edmunds. “She was the best mom, the best sister. Just pray for her girls.” […] → Read More

Nearly 50% of Provo homes dropped in price last month

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – Sellers in Utah are dropping asking prices for homes. A report from Redfin suggests “rapidly rising mortgage rates” and a drop in “home buying sentiment” are factors. So, too, is the “outsized price growth during the pandemic,” according to the report. “Nearly half (47.8%) of homes for sale in Provo, UT – […] → Read More

With interest rates rising, is now a good time to buy a home in Utah?

Expert weights in on whether now is a good or bad time to purchase a home in Utah → Read More

NYT article draws national attention to shrinking Great Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The New York Times warns of “an environmental nuclear bomb” in a recent piece about the shrinking Great Salt Lake. One of the people interviewed in the article is State Rep. Joel Ferry, a farmer, and rancher in Box Elder County. “We’re In the midst of the worst drought in […] → Read More

Utah schools upgrading safety measures to keep students safe

HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4) – Schools in the Granite School District have been upgrading for school safety for years. On Wednesday, ABC4 toured one elementary school which featured key cards, new cameras, and an extra key card necessary to access the office. “Just creating barriers. Making it very difficult to access the building in and of […] → Read More

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