Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer is the assistant news director at KSL NewsRadio. Contact her at khoffelmeyer@ksl.com.

UPDATE: Fortnite is back

Fortnite is down according to its Twitter account. Epic Games is working on fixing it, but it's been down for hours.
5 months ago

New COVID-19 treatment pills come as Utah omicron rates increase

Just as Omicron sweeps through the US and Utah, two new antiviral COVID pills have been authorized for use.
5 months ago

US adds second COVID-19 pill, this time from Merck

U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.
5 months ago

When to get your COVID booster; virus’ effects on pregnant women

Utah doctors say any day is a good day to get your COVID booster but understand that its strongest impact is 10 days after the shot.
5 months ago

Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.
5 months ago

COVID testing availability is becoming severely strained with rising cases ahead of holiday

(CNN) — With coronavirus cases surging once again, frustrated Americans are struggling to get tested days before Christmas as long lines and increased demand overwhelm some facilities across the country. The catalyst has been the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, which has become the dominant strain in the US in a matter of weeks […]
5 months ago

Case drop may show South Africa’s omicron peak has passed

South Africa's noticeable drop in new COVID-19 cases in recent days may signal that the country's dramatic omicron-driven surge has passed its peak, medical experts say.
5 months ago

Wayne County man charged with rape, kidnapping of Snow College student

Charges have been filed against a Wayne County man accused of assaulting a Snow College student, who was found nearly a week after being reported missing.
5 months ago

East High student arrested for bringing gun to school

School resource officers at East High, tipped off about the presence of a gun from social media, found it in the student's backpack.
5 months ago

Davis County reports death of child from COVID-19

A child between 1-14 years old in Davis County dies from COVID-19.
5 months ago

A ransomware attack impacts the U of U payroll software

A third-party human resources software program used by the University of Utah was the target of a ransomware attack this week.
5 months ago

Delays, cancellations stacking up at Salt Lake City airport

Plenty of delays and cancellations at the Salt Lake City Airport after the big storm last night and this morning.
5 months ago

Two students face charges for making threats against Box Elder schools

Two teenagers will now face criminal charges for making threats to Box Elder area schools over the weekend. We don't know yet what charges the two students will face, but the Tremonton-Garland Police Department says criminal charges are coming down the pipeline.
5 months ago

Police find the gun that triggered an hours-long lockdown at West High

Salt Lake City Police find gun that locked down West High for hours.
5 months ago

Flights canceled and delayed, UHP and others ask drivers to delay travel

A winter storm moves through Utah Tuesday night into Wednesday.
5 months ago

Utah teacher retention lower than average, 42% leave in first five years

A new state audit found that 42% of Utah teachers leave their positions within their first five years, and that pay isn't the only factor.
5 months ago

Utah residents are rushing to serve refugees arriving from Afghanistan

With the sudden fall of Afghanistan and changing policies for refugees, the ramp to prepare for them and serve them in Utah has been steep.
5 months ago

Missing girls from South Jordan found near San Diego

Four missing girls were found safe in California. The girls were suspected to have been taken by their mother.
5 months ago

Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78

%%excerpt%% Michael Nesmith, member of the rock band The Monkees, has died at 78 of natural causes.
5 months ago

There’s a new assignment option for missionaries in Africa

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it’s adding a mission in Africa.  The Rwanda Kigali Mission will open in July 2022. It combines three missions: the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa East, Democratic Republic of the Congo Lubumbashi and Uganda Kampala Missions. A mission president and companion […]
5 months ago

Sports association says uptick in racial slurs comes after crackdown

UHSAA says it saw an immediate change after holding an emergency meeting with coaches about the use of racial slurs in sports this fall.
5 months ago

No children injured after school bus rolls in Morgan County

No children are hurt after a bus crash and rolled in Morgan County this morning.
5 months ago

A Black football player told another teen not to call him the n-word. He was ejected

A Layton football player says he received a suspension for using a racial slur, but he says it was only used to tell someone not to call him the n-word.
5 months ago

Second officer released from hospital after shooting in West Valley City

A West Valley police officer, wounded in a Dec. 1 shootout, was released from the hospital on Monday.
5 months ago