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Mary Richards

Mary Richards
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
  • With majority supporting Rio Grande Street closure, Biskupski likely to sign lease Thursday

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake’s Mayor says she feels she was given a clear green light for a longer closure of Rio Grande Street for the homeless.   And we should learn more about the treatment phase of “Operation Rio Grande” today.   Salt Lake County Mayor and Sheriff will join advocates Thursday to […]
  • Utah college presidents urge Congress for DACA replacement

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The presidents of Utah’s 8 public colleges and universities want Congress to act on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).   The presidents of every public college from USU in the north to SUU in the south signed a letter to Utah’s congressional delegation.   They say a decade before DACA was created, […]
  • 87 deaths on Utah’s roads during “100 Deadliest Days”

      WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Highway Patrol, and Zero Fatalities updated the media on how the summer went in terms of traffic fatalities. They say there were 7 fewer lives lost. “It doesn’t sound like a lot, it sounds like 7, but that’s 7 husbands, daughters, sons, relatives, […]
  • Utah

    SLC council frustrated with ‘threats’ from state over prison development

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Salt Lake City Council says they are not getting as sweet of a deal as they were led to believe about the prison development. In Tuesday night’s meeting, they said the state is threatening to insert themselves in the process if the city drags its feet. The city also […]
  • Utah

    Hot, dry, smoky, windy weather in Utah

      SALT LAKE CITY — We shouldn’t be in these upper 90s temperatures. It’s September but it is just still so hot. “It was a nice cool morning; at least we were starting out in the 60s. But it zooms up pretty quickly in the afternoon,” said KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman. And the wind is […]
  • Salt Lake theater wins ‘Deadpool’ case over law banning alcohol

        ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY — A U.S. judge on Thursday struck down a Utah law that landed a movie theater in trouble for serving alcohol during the racy superhero film “Deadpool.” U.S. District Judge David Nuffer said state regulators violated Brewvies’ freedom of speech when it threatened to fine the theater up […]
  • Sports

    Utah season opener to test Pac-12 shorter games

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah is getting set to kick off their football season today as they take on the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota.  And they are going to try out a shorter game. The Pac-12 has a goal to shorten games, and tonight is the first to try it out. […]
  • Education

    Two Provo women save a life with Heimlich Manuever

    PROVO, UTAH — Two Provo School District employees say they are not heroes; they were just in the right place at the right time when they saved a woman who was choking this week at lunch. Tina Fluehe and Juliana Marsh were eating lunch at Molly’s in Provo on Tuesday, when they saw an older […]
  • Health

    New interest at Capitol in eliminating sales tax on food

    SALT LAKE CITY — There was a surprising amount of interest Wednesday in eliminating sales taxes entirely from food purchases among members of the Legislature’s Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee. “People have to eat. So I have a real concern about being cavalier about this,” Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, said. “I think we need […]
  • Utah

    Motorcyclist hits pedestrian then takes off

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police say a motorcyclist hit a pedestrian overnight around Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Police say the motorcyclist was traveling west on 3300 South when it hit somebody who was crossing the road around 900 West. Police say passersby called 911, and while they were responding, the motorcyclist jumped back on the […]