Mark Jackson



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Utah Named State with Best Economic Outlook for 15th Year in a Row

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Utah’s red hot economy is getting some national notice.  The Beehive State is named the state with the best economic outlook for the 15th straight year. “Every year, those predictions for Utah have come true” ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, released Monday, compares its forecast of states across 15 economic […]
3 months ago

Three dead in house fire, explosion in Delta

The three people were inside the house when firefighters responded. As of early Sunday, April 17, the identities of the victims were not released. The cause is under investigation. 
3 months ago

Western Governors University, Canyons District join to combat teacher shortages

To combat teacher shortages, Western Governors University and Canyons School District want to attract more students into the teaching profession.
3 months ago

Suspect sought in connection with death of Magna man

Family and friends of 20-year-old Fernando Ruesga of Magna held a vigil on April 9 in memory of the man who was found dead in a car the day before.
3 months ago

Brigham City man uses time between work gigs to help refugees in Ukraine

His family says Solomon Smith is uniquely trained to bring supplies to refugees in Ukraine, after having worked in the Peace Corp in Africa.
3 months ago

UPDATED: Two teenagers dead, three others injured in Box Elder crash

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Two teenagers are dead after a rollover accident on East Promontory Road Friday night. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m., with the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office saying there were five people total in the car when it rolled. The accident happened near the north end of the Great Salt […]
3 months ago

Biden calls for removal of Vladimir Putin in speech from Warsaw, Poland

During an address in Warsaw, President Biden said of Russian President Putin, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
3 months ago

UPDATED: One person injured after drill rig crash in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — One person was injured, and the southbound lanes of State Street near 200 S. remained partially closed after a construction drill rig crashed, causing it to fall out of the sky Tuesday night. The injured person was the drill rig operator. He is expected to recover soon after an equipment extension […]
4 months ago

Two weekend wrong-way crashes leave three people dead

These two crashes tick Utah over 40 crashes caused by wrong-way drivers this year alone.
4 months ago

Donna Edith Smith Packer, wife of the late President Boyd K. Packer, dead at 94

(Salt Lake City, UT)  — Donna Edith Smith Packer, wife of the late President Boyd K. Packer (1924–2015), former president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at her home Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10:25 p.m. from causes incident to age. She was 94.  According […]
4 months ago

Sunday morning snowfall leads to slide-offs, wrecks and tree limbs down

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Early Sunday morning snowfall, along with an overnight dumping in the Salt Lake Valley is causing traffic problems on main roads and freeways.  UDOT reported about a dozen wrecks on I-15 between Willard Bay and Murray as early as 7:00 a.m. Sunday. I-80 has had problems from overnight, including an […]
4 months ago

Police identify man found dead on Bangerter Hwy at 7800 South

Police said the body of Cesar Adan-Martinez, age 37, was found early Saturday morning. A search for his vehicle continues.
4 months ago

Sandy vet tech recalls last moments with K-9 Maya

One of the veterinary technicians who tried to save the life of Maya, a West Jordan police K9, is talking about the night Maya was rushed to the hospital last week. The night the call came into BluePearl Veterinary Partners Sandy resident Annalisa Sandoval, the veterinary technician on duty at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, says shortly […]
4 months ago

All lanes open 150 E South Temple after fire in a vacant building

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Salt Lake County Fire crews battled a three-alarm fire at 150 E South Temple early Sunday morning.  As of 7 a.m. South Temple is re-opened between State Streete and 2nd East.  There are no reports of injuries and the fire was in a vacant, three story building.  The cause is […]
4 months ago

Fatal accident shuts down Redwood Rd at 90th South

(West Jordan, UT)  —  West Jordan police are reporting a fatal crash on Redwood Rd. near 9000 S.  As a result, as of 11:11 a.m. Saturday morning, a stretch of Redwood Rd is closed between 90th South and 94th South.   According to a press release,  officers were called to a report of  a two-vehicle traffic […]
4 months ago

Fatal crash on I-70 results in one death, others in critical condition

(Emery, UT)  – One person is dead early Saturday morning following a fatal crash on I-70 near milepost 92/ Emery.  Department of Public Safety spokesman Joe Dougherty says the crash happened around 5:37 a.m. when a pickup truck, with five occupants on board, struck several elk in the area, then left the roadway and rolled, […]
4 months ago

I-215 East Belt closed due to multi-car pile-up at 4500 South

SALT LAKE CITY — All lanes of I-215 East are closed at 3300 South in Salt Lake County late Wednesday night.  According to the Utah Department of Transportation, southbound lanes are shut down in order to clear a multi-car pile-up closer to 4500 S.  UHP says there are no major injuries so far in the […]
5 months ago

Lanes open from fatal Salt Lake City hit-and-run

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run crash early Saturday morning, as all lanes re-open at 400 South 500 East. According to a police statement released around 6:15 a.m., the investigation started at 12:55 a.m. , when 911 dispatchers received information about a man […]
5 months ago

Pioneer Park vision plan includes new mist-producing fountain, signature park pavilion

Salt Lake City presented its plan for revamping Pioneer Park after surveying 3,000 people in the city.
5 months ago

Officers okay after wild Saturday night chase

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Officers involved in a chase that began in Millcreek and ended in Salt Lake City are not hurt after a suspect they were chasing smashed into three police cruisers.  Two of those cruisers belonging to Unified Police suffered some damage.  According to Unified Detective Arlen Bennett, a third vehicle, a […]
5 months ago

Scipio shelter-in-place lifted after two individuals taken into custody

The Scipio shelter-in-place was enacted after deputies responded to a residence on a report of an individual threatening self-harm.
5 months ago

‘Jeopardy!’ champ Amy Schneider opens a new chapter for show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One word made all the difference Wednesday on “Jeopardy!”  Champion Amy Schneider’s dazzling streak on the quiz show is over, snapped by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money.  Schneider’s success put her in the ranks of Ken Jennings, who’s serving as guest host, […]
5 months ago

Granite students get three non-attendance days

Granite School District is providing three non-attendance days this school year. These are needed largely due to worker shortages and pandemic illnesses.
6 months ago

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in connection to the deadly shooting at the entrance of a strip club

South Salt Lake police were out early Saturday morning in the area of 3420 South State Street investigating a deadly shooting. 
7 months ago