Kelli Pierce

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Kelli Pierce is a reporter for KSL NewsRadio. Contact Kelli at kpierce@ksl.com.

Utah reports big drop in juvenile kids serving time for low-level crimes

The Juvenile Justice Services Division in Utah is reporting a 46% drop in kids detained for low-level crimes.  
2 years ago

BYU confident it can slow the spread of COVID-19 this semester

Last year, BYU students were accused of causing a major spike in COVID-19 cases this year the University will test more
2 years ago

Rep. Chris Stewart sticks by Electoral College vote despite protests

Rep. Chris Stewart stands by his vote objecting to Pennsylvania's Electoral College count, but says the president should have handled the crisis better.
2 years ago

Avalanche warning issued for Logan, Bear Lake mountains

The Utah Avalanche Center reports the snow at the base of the mountains is weak, and that new-fallen snow could create potential hazards.
2 years ago

Should Utah get rid of conceal carry permits? At least one state lawmaker thinks so

A new bill in the Utah legislature would get rid of conceal carry permits. Supporters of the bill say it would protect people's rights, but opponents have safety concerns. 
2 years ago

Utah ski resorts plan for good year despite low snow, pandemic

2020's been one of the driest years on record in Utah, with many ski resorts reporting very little snow -- but they see fresh powder in the future.
2 years ago

Newborn screening catches serious, but treatable, GAMT disease for the first time

Utah is one of only three states that require newborn screening for the neurological disorder Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase, or GAMT.
2 years ago

Utah’s tourism industry declined rapidly in 2020, taking a hit

Utah's tourism industry generated over $1 billion in tax revenue last year. Although the final receipts have not come in yet, it's highly unlikely 2020 will match that number. 
2 years ago

Nursing homes install air cleaning systems that kill COVID-19

The machines use needlepoint ionization technology, which sends millions of ions into the air of the nursing homes. 
2 years ago

More money for businesses in new COVID-19 relief bill

The US Congress has set aside an additional $284.45 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program in the latest COVID-19 relief bill. That means Utah businesses could apply for a second loan. 
2 years ago

How much protection does the COVID-19 vaccine give?

The jury is still out about how much immunity and protection the COVID-19 vaccine gives people. However, doctors say early results in the vaccine trials could offer a clue. 
2 years ago

Vernal health care workers get COVID-19 vaccine

400 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed to healthcare workers in the Vernal area.
2 years ago

BYU study: Kindness to neighbors helps fight loneliness

Brigham Young University , BYU, completed a study on kindness to neighbors reporting it improves feelings of loneliness and connections.
2 years ago

Utah COVID-19 hospitalizations lower, doctor urges caution over Christmas

Though Utah has been seeing fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations and lower community spread, Dr. Eddie Stenehjem still urges caution.
2 years ago

Utah Jazz optimistic about the 2021 season

The Utah Jazz will be facing some pretty stiff competition in the Western Conference in 2021. But team spokesperson Frank Zang believes there's reason for optimism. 
2 years ago

Salt Lake City International Airport turns 100 years old

Salt Lake City International Airport began its life as Woodward Field 100 years ago, now 100 years later it's becoming a crossroads to the world.
2 years ago

Healthcare workers among the first in Utah to get Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Healthcare workers at MountainStar Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah, have become some of the first in the state to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 
2 years ago

Fewer Utahns driving over Christmas, but uptick in air travel is expected

Few Americans are expected to hit the road for Christmas, but airport travel could be busier than in previous pandemic months.
2 years ago

Utah Board of Higher Education backs Dixie State University name change

The Utah Board of Higher Education is throwing its support behind a plan to change Dixie State University's name. 
2 years ago

Doctor urges Utahns to stay home, stay safe this Christmas

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – Dr. Scott Van Wagoner believes some people will get together this Christmas, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why he urges everyone to be smart about it.  “I think, if we can, limit that to fewer numbers [of people], maybe within your social bubble, those who are closest to you,” Van Wagoner […]
2 years ago

Salt Lake City is giving out money to help people pay their rent

Salt Lake City has announced a $1 million grant program to help people pay their rent. Mayor Mendenhall unveiled the initiative during a news conference.
2 years ago

Utah Nurses, ICUs stretched, even as hospitalizations stabilize

COVID-19 hospitalizations have plateaued over the past few weeks in Utah, even so, the ICUs remain packed and nurses are often stretched thin.  
2 years ago

Doctors confident in COVID-19 vaccine despite one bad reaction

A woman in Alaska has become the first person in the United States to have a life threatening reaction to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
2 years ago

Utah waits for Moderna vaccine authorization. Once it’s here, where does it go?

The Moderna vaccine is on track to be authorized by the FDA. Once it's authorized, Utah will ship off the Moderna vaccine to rural and tribal hospitals.
2 years ago