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Past articles by Austin:

Team behind ‘Prominent LDS bachelor’ billboard explain what they’re looking for

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – If you’ve driven on I-15 near downtown Salt Lake City lately, chances are you’ve seen an eye-catching billboard. “Prominent LDS bachelor looking for his wife,” the sign reads, with a web address leading to You might think, ‘Huh, that kinda seems like something I remember from a few years […] → Read More

Magnitude-3.4 earthquake shakes Sevier County

SEVIER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has been registered in Sevier County, near the tiny town of Joseph, at around 9:08 a.m. on Wednesday. So far there have been just a few responses to the U.S. Geological Survey’s report of the quake with reports of very light shaking with minimal to no […] → Read More

Former Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson loses son in ‘tragic death’ according to Utah St. University

Officials with Utah State University have given their condolences to current Aggies’ head football coach Blake Anderson, formerly the coach at Arkansas State, after the death of one of his two sons. → Read More

Former Arkansas State football coach Blake Anderson loses son in ‘tragic death’ according to Utah St. University

Officials with Utah State University have given their condolences to current Aggies’ head football coach Blake Anderson, formerly the coach at Arkansas State, after the death of one of his two sons. → Read More

Meteorological Spring is here, but what does that mean?

(ABC4) – The date on your calendar may not say it, giving the honors instead to March 20 of this year, but for meteorologists, such as the ABC4 Pinpoint Weather team, March 1 is a big day. In the meteorological sense, it’s the first day of spring. Coming off of some of the driest Januarys […] → Read More

Despite turmoil, Utah gas prices are currently below national average

(ABC4) – As much of the nation – and world at large for that matter – faces many dark consequences of ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, one essential item in particular is looked at an indicator of where things are: gas prices. For now, Utah is doing fairly well compared to the rest of […] → Read More

Rick Ross is coming to Utah for the first time, here’s how it came together

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – Ron Edwards had the vision, he just needed a name, a big name, to get folks excited about his upcoming project. After playing with the budget numbers and making a few calls, he found the name, Rick Ross, a major hip-hop artist who had never before performed in Utah. Later this […] → Read More

Under the radar in Utah, SLCC is a basketball powerhouse

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Beehive State? More like the Basketball State, some Utahns might say. It’s no secret that in Utah, folks love hoops. Salt Lake Community College’s head men’s basketball coach Kyle Taylor knows that well, not only from his short tenure with the Bruins but also from his time as an […] → Read More

Utah Football to debut 22 Forever, documentary about Jordan, Lowe on Tuesday afternoon

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Last season was one for the books for the University of Utah football team. Not only did the Utes seal their first ever Pac-12 Conference championship and punch a ticket to the Rose Bowl, they did it by overcoming incredible obstacles. Over the course of less than a year, the […] → Read More

Cold cases: 10 of Utah’s most perplexing unsolved homicides or missing persons

(ABC4) – After months of little to no progress announced in the investigation of a double homicide near Moab, an unsealed document shows that officials have identified a possible suspect. The murders of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner, who were killed while camping in August, have yielded few answers until earlier this week. ABC4’s Marcos […] → Read More

Who is the ‘Berlin Candy Bomber?’ Utah pilot made a big difference in the world through simple kindness

(ABC4) – One of Utah’s most celebrated war heroes passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 101. The death of Gail Halvorsen, known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber,” quickly reverberated throughout the state, with nearly every news outlet in the state running a similar headline when the news broke in the morning on […] → Read More

Hiding in plain sight: How local partners figured out the case of the missing elk

(ABC4) – It didn’t make any sense. Not too long ago, in 2015, Covy Jones, who works for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources as the Big Game Coordinator didn’t know who to believe. The DWR kept hearing from hunters that their elk tags were useless, they couldn’t find any elk to hunt. However, when […] → Read More

Roll out the red carpet: LDS Film Festival ready for 2022 with new vision, leadership

OREM, Utah (ABC4) – If you’re a fan of the deep, somewhat raspy voice of movie star Jason Momoa, you’re in luck. The actor, best known for his titular role as Aquaman, will lend his talents and passion for the ocean as the narrator of Waterman, a documentary that follows the life and legacy of […] → Read More

Former Utah star Eric Weddle ‘re-retiring’ after Super Bowl win with Rams

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (ABC4) – It turned out to be a pretty good month back on the job for former University of Utah football star Eric Weddle. After a two-year hiatus from the game after retiring in Feb. 2020, Weddle was called back into action to fill in for the Los Angeles Rams as they […] → Read More

LDS Church leader apologizes after making controversial statement in youth meeting

ALPINE, Utah (ABC4) – After making controversial comments regarding race and a touchy issue in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ history, a Church leader and BYU professor has apologized and promised “to do better.” Brad Wilcox, who serves as the Second Counselor of the Young Men General Presidency, came under fire after […] → Read More

‘The future is very bright here’: Black-owned businesses see a lot of promise in Utah

(ABC4) – When Thelma Boules first moved to Utah County from Orange County, California, she had a typical, and perhaps expected, experience as a Black person new to Utah. “It was a culture shock,” the 28-year-old Southern California native explains to One of the biggest problems she faced while navigating her new home was […] → Read More

Sacred Groves: BYU researchers find ancient sinkholes where Mayas grew powerful, precious cacao

(ABC4) – As good as chocolate is, and as popular as it has become in our culture – especially around Valentine’s Day, it’s likely we didn’t celebrate it as much as the Mayas did thousands of years. Well, to be clear it wasn’t candy bars as much as it was the cacao bean, the plant […] → Read More

20 years later: Remembering some of the key venues, keepsakes from the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake

(ABC4) – For fans of local nostalgia and the Olympics, this week is a big one. On Wednesday, athletes coming in curling and luge will begin the first competition of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The Games will open in their traditionally ceremonious manner on Friday and run through Feb. 20. The […] → Read More

Struggling Jazz suffer major blow, losing Joe Ingles to season-ending knee injury

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A tough stretch for the Utah Jazz has just gotten even worse. Following a scary scene in Minnesota, MRI results on the team’s swingman and fan favorite Joe Ingles have revealed a torn ACL in his left knee with no other structural damage, the team confirmed in a press release […] → Read More

Pub life: Utah man transforms basement into authentic Irish pub

SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4) – For many Utah homeowners, having a cool basement is a big deal. Typically, basements in Utah homes are fitted as a game or rec room of sorts for teenagers and kids to hang out and play. Sometimes you might find the occasional man cave underneath the main level. Brian Govatos […] → Read More