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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

29-year-old Utah man home, recovering after rare heart attack

(KUTV) “I’m alive and I'm grateful.”Dallan Isom feels lucky to be able to say those simple, heartfelt words.“It’s a miracle,” said the 29-year-old Bountiful man who is recovering after a heart attack –- one that doctors told him he had less than one percen → Read More

Layton couple who won $10,000 worth of groceries charged with felony theft

(KUTV) A Layton couple who won $10,000 worth of free groceries as part of a program for military families are also facing felony charges for theft.Nicholas and Stephanie Mannino stood before media cameras Friday morning at a Salt Lake City WinCo and reacte → Read More

After first big storm of the season, experts warn of avalanche danger

(KUTV) The first blast of snow this season comes with a warning of dangerExperts say Friday’s snow and colder temperatures –- combined with wind –- is creating “a perfect storm” for avalanches this weekend.“If there's enough snow to ride, there's enough sn → Read More

Higher speed limits mean higher crashes? Not so, says BYU study

(KUTV)- In less than a week, people across Utah will hit the roads for the long holiday weekend.Some new findings from Brigham Young University show which of those roads may be safer.The big surprise deals with speed limits.We actually found that the 60, 6 → Read More

Former Davis County karate instructor jailed again for sexual abuse of teen girl

(KUTV) Almost seven months after being arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, a former karate instructor is in jail again accused of the same crime.Damian Fullmer, 20, of Clearfield was booked into the Davis County Jail Monday afternoon. He now → Read More

Russian-American journalist, LGBT advocate speaks at BYU

(KUTV) One of the leading experts on Russia and a pioneer in that country's LGBT community took her message to an unlikely audience in Utah.Masha Gessen spoke to a group of students at Brigham Young University Monday afternoon. During her 50-minute present → Read More

Curtis reflects on 8 years as Provo mayor, prepares to fly to Washington

(KUTV)- Sitting in a bare office with empty desk drawers and nothing on the walls, John Curtis soaked up his final few minutes in the Provo office he's occupied for almost eight years.It's a very surreal feeling, said Curtis, who will fly to Washington, D. → Read More

Incumbency advantages not enough for 4 Salt Lake County mayors

(KUTV) Shock waves from Tuesday's election are being felt in several Salt Lake County cities.Four mayors are projected to lose their seats -- Riverton, Sandy, Taylorsville, and West Jordan. In a political system where incumbents rarely lose, that's unusual → Read More

Allen apologizes for post-election tweet bashing Utah County voters

(KUTV) The Democrat who lost her bid for Utah's third congressional seat has apologized for a tweet that criticized Mormon and Republican voters. Kathie Allen, who lost to Republican John Curtis, tweeted late Tuesday: Curtis is Mormon and Republican. I am → Read More

Former Provo Mayor John Curtis wins 3rd district congressional seat

(KUTV) John Curtis is on his way to Washington.In a special election Tuesday, the Provo mayor easily won the third congressional seat formerly held by Jason Chaffetz, CNN projected Tuesday evening.Curtis, a Republican who served two terms as Provo’s mayor, → Read More

Bank of Utah connected to wealthy Russian's private jet, Paradise Papers show

(KUTV) A Utah bank is responding to revelations of its connections to a rich Russian.This news came to light as part of the Paradise Papers, a large document dump that show how the rich and powerful hide their money.One case involving Bank of Utah hits clo → Read More

Businesses praise early results of Operation Rio Grande

(KUTV) “Night and day.”That’s how some are describing the transformation in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood ever since a massive influx of police officers targeted crime and drug dealers.That effort, known as Operation Rio Grande, got started in m → Read More

doTerra launching in-house health insurance, on-site medical clinic for employees

(KUTV) A Utah County company is starting a bold new experiment on health care.Essential oils company doTerra is bypassing traditional health insurance and creating its own in-house program for employees and their families.As part of it, doTerra executives → Read More

Utah's GOP to drop lawsuit over ballot signature bill

Utah's Republican Party will drop its lawsuit over Senate Bill 54, the party chairman announced late Wednesday evening.It was decided that the on-going legal challenge needs to end in order to move the Party forward, Rob Anderson, state party chairman, wro → Read More

Homeless 'safe space' opens in Salt Lake's Rio Grande neighborhood

(KUTV) A major part of the effort to clean up Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood is now in place.The so-called “safe space” for the homeless is up and running as of Friday morning. The fenced-off area at the north end of Rio Grande Street is now acce → Read More

Amid demands of Operation Rio Grande, Utah Highway Patrol looks for more troopers

(KUTV) As Operation Rio Grande enters its fourth month, one of the law enforcement agencies involved is feeling the squeeze.The Utah Highway Patrol is working urgently to add dozens of new troopers to its ranks.UHP has devoted 40 full-time troopers to the → Read More

1 dead after shooting, multiple-car crash in Murray

(KUTV) One person is dead after a shooting and car crash in Murray, Utah.The victim was shot in the head and then crashed into other cars near 4500 South and State Street, according to police. He was taken to a hospital where he died.Police are searching n → Read More

Visiting Utah's national parks could become more expensive under new plan

(KUTV) The price to get into some of Utah’s national parks could more than double.The National Park Service is pitching a fee increase at 17 of its busiest national parks during peak months. The cost for one carload of visitors would rise from $30 to $70.F → Read More

30-year-old woman becomes 3rd recent hit-and-run victim in Salt Lake City

(KUTV) Salt Lake City police are investigating three hit-and-run crashes in less than a month –- all of which, so far, remain unsolved.The most recent happened Saturday around 1 a.m. near Main Street and 300 South downtown. Lindsay Young, 30, was with her → Read More

Video shows Utah National Guard Black Hawk rescuing injured hiker

(KUTV) A 22-year-old Lehi man is safe and recovering in a hospital after a dramatic rescue in the Uinta Mountains.The rescue Wednesday night involved multiple agencies including the Summit County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Public Safety, Life Flig → Read More