Hailey Hendricks, ABC4 Utah

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ABC4 Utah

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Hailey:

How will President Biden’s infrastructure bill impact Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – President Biden has signed the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act bill into law. How will this help Utah? Billions of dollars are to be invested into Utah’s roads, bridges, water projects, and internet over the next few years. John Gleason, the public relations director of the […] → Read More

Utah Highway Patrol calling on drivers to slow down, move over ahead of winter weather

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4) – With winter weather fast approaching, a new UDOT app allows for drivers to self-report road and weather conditions and the Utah Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to be alert when behind the wheel. When drivers are traveling too fast for weather conditions, UHP’s Lt. Brent Shelby said Thursday he […] → Read More

U of U physician’s daughters take part in Moderna’s vaccine trial for kids

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A Utah mother who is also a doctor said her two daughters are a part of Moderna’s vaccine trials for children ages 6 to 11. Dr. Emily Spivak is an infectious diseases physician at the University of Utah Health. She’s also a mother of three and said her seven-and-nine-year-old girls […] → Read More

McCluskey family announces new campus safety initiatives

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – It’s been three years since the on-campus murder of University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. A walk was held in her honor and her parents announced new safety initiatives for relationship violence on college campuses. Lauren’s parents, Matt and Jill McCluskey walked around the McCarthey Family Track and Field, accompanied […] → Read More

Utah farmers prepare for freezing temperatures

LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – As the weather dips into colder temperatures, farmers are getting ready for the season change. At Roberts Family Farm, Tyson Roberts said they’re harvesting all the crops they can and getting ready for next year’s season. “Getting the ground prepared right helps us out a lot in the spring,” Roberts […] → Read More

Skiers and snowboarders flock to the mountains after snowstorm, officials urge caution

ALTA, Utah (ABC4 News) – Monday night’s snowstorm dumped several inches of snow in the mountains. Now, skiers and snowboarders are flocking to the mountains. Alta Ski Area isn’t officially open yet, but snowboarders like Luke Paster, Carter Johnson, and Luke Jones couldn’t resist the fresh powder on Tuesday. “All the boys were kinda like, […] → Read More

UDOT closing Guardsman Pass as storm conditions are expected to intensify

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC4 News) – The latest storm system has Utah Department of Transportation crews closing Guardsman Pass this weekend. UDOT spokesperson John Gleason said the closure is in effect Friday night at 9 p.m. until Sunday (pending weather conditions). Gleason said the closure of this summer road is not early in the […] → Read More

Who is eligible for Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot ?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) –More Americans are receiving Pfizer’s booster shot, and new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds no unexpected patterns of adverse reactions to the shot, which health experts say is good news. A third jab to the arm is meant to boost immunity for those at […] → Read More

Lehi senior residents staying safe through pandemic, balancing social well-being

LEHI, Utah (ABC4 ) – Since the pandemic began, COVID-19 outbreaks have hit hard at long-term care facilities. The Utah Department of Health has reported that almost every facility in the state has experienced one outbreak. But at one Utah County center, officials said they’ve never had an outbreak. At the onset of COVID-19, restrictions […] → Read More

While Mu variant infecting a small number of Utahns, experts say Delta is still ‘out-competing’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Another coronavirus mutation called Mu is now being classified as a ‘variant of interest’ by the World Health Organization. While it’s in relatively low transmission around the world, reports suggest Mu has been detected in multiple countries and in the United States. At Utah’s Public Health Laboratory, scientists […] → Read More

Could the COVID-19 vaccine be required for school-age kids?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The White Houses’ chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supports vaccine mandates for school-age kids as the coronavirus continues to fuel a surge in cases. Could Utah implement a vaccine mandate for K-12 students? To go to school, the state of Utah requires students to get […] → Read More

Some Utahns experiencing breakthrough cases of COVID-19, doctors say it’s expected

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an increase in breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated Americans. While these cases account for a small percentage of infection, Utah doctors say breakthroughs are expected. Daily, thousands of Utahns are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data shown on the Utah Department […] → Read More

Data shows S.L. County elementary kids have rising COVID-19 transmission rates

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Public health officials say kids are beginning to drive community transmission of COVID-19. In Salt Lake County, data shows (as of Thursday) cases of the virus are highest among the county’s elementary school students in the last two weeks, which accounts for 1-2 of the 264 cases, according […] → Read More

Is COVID-19 here to stay? Utah doctors weigh in

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – COVID-19 continues to infect millions of people worldwide, and countries like Singapore and the United Kingdom are beginning to accept it’s not going away – and are learning how to live with the virus, each in their own way. While cases will eventually slow back down, Utah doctors […] → Read More

Campus ‘safety is a culture’: What’s being done to keep the University of Utah’s community safe?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – In recent years, the University of Utah has been under pressure to improve campus safety following the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey. With back-to-school next week, what are the campus initiatives, and are they keeping the U community safe? Following McCluskey’s 2018 murder on-campus, an investigation led to […] → Read More

Why Utah doctors say not to panic about the Delta Plus variant

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Delta variant has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States, causing a majority of new infections. A new version of this variant, Delta Plus, is now causing a small number of cases in the U.S. – and even here in Utah. The more cases of COVID-19, […] → Read More

Can COVID-19 patients qualify for disability?

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – While many people get better after contracting COVID-19, some experience new or recurring symptoms several weeks later. The Biden administration is now recognizing long COVID as a disability, offering aid to those in need. For people experiencing long-term effects of COVID-19, they may now qualify for disability under federal […] → Read More

State limits American Fork business license following death of 11-year-old boy

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC4) – A Utah County business’s license has been limited by the Utah Department of Human Services after police said an 11-year-old boy died when he was left inside a hot car for at least two hours earlier this week. In a Notice of Agency Action letter from the state of Utah, […] → Read More

What happened to Masako Kenley?

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – Sandy City police officers are trying to piece together what led up to the disappearance of a local woman, who is now the victim of a homicide. Masako Kenley, 53, was found dead late Sunday night near the Jordan River. Police said Kenley was last seen Friday afternoon (on surveillance camera) […] → Read More

Delta Plus variant found in the US, but health experts say not to panic

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Delta variant has been on the rise in the United States – and Utah – in recent weeks. But a new version of the variant, Delta Plus, has been identified in 11 countries worldwide. “Right now, it’s in low frequency in the United States and most of the world, […] → Read More