Mary Richards

Mary Richards

Website: http://www.ksl.com

Mary Richards is a reporter who's been at KSL NewsRadio since 2002. She is a BYU grad, Missouri native, and the mom of four boys and a girl. Contact Mary at mrichards@ksl.com.

Parents, don’t mince words when it comes to talking about underage drinking

Results from the recent SHARP survey oUtah kids and drug use reinforce the importance of strong parental disapproval of underage drinking.
7 months ago

Drivers and kids need to watch for each other around Halloween

Halloween drivers beware! "You have to expect pedestrians everywhere. They will be out in neighborhoods. Trick-or-treaters will be not only in crosswalks, but all over the place."
7 months ago

Earthquake study looks at how ground could move under Salt Lake City

A recent earthquake study links two faults in Salt Lake, and suggests that dangerous liquefaction may occur in larger quakes.
7 months ago

Utah Jazz bring back scholarship program

Utah Jazz will bring back its college scholarship program for the 2021-22 season to benefit underrepresented students.
7 months ago

Update: Christmas supplies coming in slowly, shortages still expected

One Salt Lake City store specializing in Christmas supplies says shoppers will need to be patient this year as shortages persist into the holiday season.
7 months ago

Utah football team head to Texas for Aaron Lowe funeral

Members of the University of Utah Football team are flying to Texas to say goodbye to Aaron Lowe, his funeral is Monday afternoon in Mesquite, just outside Dallas.
8 months ago

Winter Storm Watch will plunge temps, bring snow to mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — Get ready for a cold storm system to come in. A winter storm watch is in effect for many mountain locations in Utah. That means snow for the mountains and benches, and rain in the valleys. Also, the temperatures will drop on Tuesday. KSL meteorologists and the National Weather Service say […]
8 months ago

“Holla Dollars” are released in Holladay to support local business

Holla Dollars can be downloaded in ten dollar increments and were made available by money sent to the state for pandemic relief.
8 months ago

Sweater weather: Fall temps arrive in northern Utah

Northern Utah is plunging into late fall feels with rain and cooler temperatures moving in. In fact, we could see snow in the higher elevations this week.
8 months ago

Utah Olympic organizers moving forward on next Winter Games bid

The Salt Lake City Committee members will go to Europe in November to discuss the Winter Games with the International Olympic Committee.
8 months ago

More substitute teachers needed in Utah, classrooms crowding as a result

There's a shortage of substitute teachers across Utah, and educators are hoping more people will hear about the shortage and sign up.
8 months ago

Renovating a pioneer temple: Inside the process of updating the Salt Lake Temple

Most of the work in the first two years of the Salt Lake Temple renovation has been excavation work on the foundation. Now they're making it stronger.
8 months ago

Multicultural choir to perform live at Semiannual General Conference

The multicultural choir performing at general conference this weekend represents six continents, 39 countries, and at least 35 languages.
8 months ago

General Conference will still be virtual, but other things have reopened

In the six months since the last general conference in April 2021, more venues have re-opened for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
8 months ago

Senator Lee working on exemptions to Biden vaccine mandate

Utah's senior senator says the vaccine mandate contradicts the U.S. Constitution, but the Biden administration believes it will hold up in court.
8 months ago

Legacy Fire flares up and seen across Davis County

A flare-up of the Legacy Fire could be seen early on Wednesday morning burning about five acres west of Farmington.
8 months ago

Utah governor invites Outdoor Retailer Show to come back to Utah

The Outdoor Retailer Show might be looking to leave Denver, and Utah Governor Spencer Cox said they should come back to Salt Lake City.
8 months ago

Charges say man threatened to shoot everyone at Magna youth football practice

Unified Police say a man threatened to get a gun and shoot kids after a public domestic dispute by playing fields. 
8 months ago

FamilySearch has digitized billions of family history records

The church began preserving family history documents and records by using microfilm in 1938.
8 months ago

Arches ranger remembers warning Gabby Petito about toxic relationship

An Arches National Park ranger is talking about her experience talking to Gabby Petito in Moab, including giving her a warning about her relationship with her fiancé. Melissa Hulls spoke exclusively to the Deseret News. She is the visitor and resource protection supervisor at Arches. The park ranger told reporter Kyle Dunphey she heard the […]
8 months ago

Utah health experts believe younger kids could get the Pfizer vaccine around Halloween

Utah is prepared to give COVID-19 vaccine doses to kids as young as five as soon as the FDA gives authorization, and some doctors say that could happen as early as Halloween.
8 months ago

Last defendant pleads guilty for lighting Salt Lake City police car on fire

A Salt Lake man has admitted to lighting a police car on fire in the Salt Lake City riot in May 2020.
8 months ago

Christmas costs will reflect shipping and supply chain problems in 2021

Christmas costs are expected to be at least 25% higher this year, and next year's costs aren't expected to be any better.
8 months ago

Moab police say they talked to missing NY woman and boyfriend

New developments have arisen in case of missing 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito from New York woman who was last seen traveling through Utah with her boyfriend.
8 months ago