Mercy Owusu, ABC4 Utah

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Past articles by Mercy:

Teenagers arrested in connection with aggravated robbery near Rock Canyon Elementary

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) – Two teenagers have been arrested after an aggravated robbery at an elementary school. The robbery happened behind Rock Canyon Elementary school, according to Provo police. Everyone involved in the incident is reportedly a teenager. There was a gun involved in the robbery, which was taken by authorities as evidence. Police say […] → Read More

Teen boy killed in Highland crash

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A teenage boy was killed in a crash in Highland. A teen boy was driving a white Ford Focus when he collided with a black Chevy Silverado. According to Sgt. Brett Wagstaff with the Lone Peak Police, there were two people in the Chevy at the time of the crash. […] → Read More

New mountain biking trail in Vernal open for visitors

The Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office announced the official opening of the newly constructed Red Fleet Downhill Flow Trail near Vernal, Utah. → Read More

Utah is the fastest-growing state in the U.S. — 2020 Census shows

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday in the 2020 Census results that Utah’s population has increased 18.4% since 2010, the fastest rate in the nation. The census found that the resident population of Utah on April 1, 2020, was 3,271,616. Officials say the resident population of the United States on that […] → Read More

Unexpected competitor steals first place in Logan high school relay race

LOGAN, Utah (ABC4) – An unexpected competitor decided to join a Logan High school race. A dog managed to get on the tracks during the 4 by 200 meter relay race and it was all caught on camera. Grace Laney, a senior at the high school was almost tripped over the four legged competitor as […] → Read More

Southern Utah gets a new crime lab

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – Governor Spencer Cox will hold a ribbon-cutting for a new Southern Utah crime lab. Officials say for the last few years, the Department of Public Safety has been working with the legislature to expand crime lab services to Southern Utah. The National Institute of Science defines a crime lab as a […] → Read More

Police looking for suspects in aggravated assault case

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police need help identifying two suspects in an aggravated assault case. The victim started a conversation with two male suspects on April 10 near 51 South Main St. and at some point during the conversation, the suspects reportedly got angry. One of the suspects punched the victim before the second […] → Read More

What hunters should know about the 2021 Utah spring turkey hunts

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Utah’s spring general-season turkey hunts are about to get underway. For those who like the idea of harvesting their own delicious bird, it’s not too late to buy a permit and research an area to hunt.  Officials say Utah’s youth turkey hunt runs from April 30 to May 2, and […] → Read More

Taylor Creek Trail reopened after rockfall

SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – Taylor Creek Trail is now completely reopened. A significant rockfall happened at the upper end of the Taylor Creek Trail late in the afternoon on April 2. Officials say no one was injured. The rockfall happened beyond the second homestead cabin but did not affect the Double Arch Alcove. Park staff monitored the […] → Read More

Utah leaders speak out following Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A verdict was reached in the trial of former Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged for the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed in May 2020 after Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck while he pleaded, “I can’t breathe.” On Tuesday, a jury convicted 45-year-old Chauvin on […] → Read More

Utah officials call for calm after Chauvin verdict announcement

The NAACP and Governor Spencer J. Cox have issued statements as the jurors deliberate in the trial of Derek Chauvin. → Read More

SLC officials: Prepare for possible protest of Chauvin case

Officials issued a statement asking the public to be prepared for "possible disruptions of normal activities" in light of a protest that may ensue, depending on what happens at the trial in Minnesota for Derek Chauvin. → Read More

Police looking for 29-year-old man missing out of Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Officers are asking for the public’s help locating a 30-year-old man reported missing out of Salt Lake City. According to SLDPD, Abdul Samadi was last seen on March 22, 2021 at the DCFS office in Salt Lake City. Police say Samadi is recently homeless, and his phone is turned off. […] → Read More

Multiple evacuated and one cat killed in Midvale apartment fire

MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4) – Multiple people were evacuated and one cat died after an apartment fire Friday. At 12:30 p.m., fire crews were alerted about an apartment fire. When they arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from the building. Life safety were the first to arrive and described the scene as chaotic with residents […] → Read More

UPDATE: Young man taken into custody for shooting involving minors

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – A man has been taken into custody in relation to Friday’s shooting, Saturday. According to the Sandy Police Department, 18-year-old Tyson Conner Rocco was arrested Saturday night in connection to the shooting involving two minors. Officials say Rocco was booked in on multiple charges including attempted aggravated homicide. The vehicle believed […] → Read More

5 people transported to hospital after head-on crash on Stansbury Parkway

Five people were sent to the hospital after a head on collision on State Route 36 Thursday. → Read More

Valley Behavioral Health to open first of its kind center for adults with autism

The Valley Behavioral Health say they will be opening a new Adult Autism Center of Lifetime Learning. → Read More

‘No more wait time’: New health order eliminates 90-day wait for a COVID-19 vaccine

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Governor Spencer Cox issues a new executive order revising requirements for vaccines. According to the order, those who have had Covid-19 no longer need to wait 90 days before being vaccinated. The Utah Department of Health guidance previously recommended that people should be fully recovered from the coronavirus before they […] → Read More

Utah Delegation asks Salt Lake Tribune to apologize for ‘Abhorrent’ Cartoon of Congressman Owens

U.S. Senators Mike Lee, (R) Utah, Mitt Romney, (R) Utah, and Representatives Chris Stewart, (R) Utah, John Curtis, (R) Utah, and Blake Moore, (R) Utah issued a joint statement on The Salt Lake Tribune’s "insulting cartoon” depicting Congressman Burgess Owens, (R) Utah. → Read More

Life in Color: 9-year-old with color blindness sees color for first time

A 9-year-old from Utah who is colorblind was able to experience color for the first time at the Tulip Festival in Thanksgiving Point. → Read More