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.

Check your car seat: You might be putting your child at risk

52% of car seats inspected were installed improperly, and mostly rear-facing ones are inspected, meaning we forget to re-check a car seat as a child grows.
11 months ago

Police arrest man accused in attempted carjacking at BYU-Utah game

BYU police identified the man accused in the carjacking attempt after the Utah game as William Ellison, 42, saying he served time in prison for homicide.
11 months ago

Constitutional scholars, Utah lawmakers push back on vaccine mandate

A constitutional law professor and two Utah lawmakers don't think President Biden's proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses would hold up in court. 
11 months ago

Crime in Salt Lake City addressed by mayor and police chief

The message about crime in Salt Lake City was twofold: while some crime trends are down, the overall average is up nearly 3%.
11 months ago

Gender identity recommendations reviewed by State School Board

Gender identity, how to address it among students, and a proposed standards document were discussed at a meeting of the state school board.
12 months ago

Biker caught in Hanksville flooding: “You had 45 seconds to move fast”

Zac Bookman and his group arrived in Hanksville to find a place to stay when the flash flooding poured water and debris through the streets.
12 months ago

Major flooding in Hanksville near Capitol Reef National Park

Areas near Capitol Reef National Park are flooding again, and Hanksville is in especially bad shape.
12 months ago

Roy girl describes fighting back against would-be kidnapper

"My first instinct was to fight and not to do anything else but fight," said Journey Brown in telling the story of how she thwarted an attack.
12 months ago

In COVID-19 update, Gov. Cox offers thanks, acknowledges problems

Gov. Cox apologized to healthcare workers for staffing issues during his COVID-19 update, and said that vaccination rates in Utah are on the rise.
12 months ago

82 year old Topper Bakery in Ogden catches fire

A beloved bakery in Ogden at the corner of 25th Street and Monroe Boulevard, caught fire Monday night meaning Topper Bakery could be a total loss.
12 months ago

Scofield, Utah ran out of drinking water earlier this month

The water tank for the town of Scofield dried out because of overuse and low spring flows, compounded by algal blooms at Scofield Reservoir.
12 months ago

Smoke still drifting into Utah from active western wildfires

More than two million acres have burned, and continue to burn, in the West. It means smoke over Utah will be a periodic concern.
12 months ago

Police investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Provo

A man died Tuesday night after an officer-involved shooting in Provo after police said he began shooting at them.
12 months ago

“Docket” app lets you bring your vaccine card with you on the go

Your doctor or pharmacy should keep your USIIS information up to date, which in turn would update your vaccine information on the Docket app. 
12 months ago

Why it still smells like smoke, even after the rain

It STILL smells like a wet campfire outside even after three days of rain, with smoke lingering over the Wasatch Front. But why?
1 year ago

Record breaking rain won’t break the Utah drought, but it’s helping

We need another foot of rain to get to an "average" water year, still the monsoonal rains are bringing good news for the Utah drought.
1 year ago

Smoke lingering in the storm but should move out Thursday

It's rainy and windy, yet smoke continues to linger over the Wasatch Front, providing smoky skies and persistent poor air quality. 
1 year ago

Storms bring hail, thunder, lightning, wind, flooding and power outages

Storms knocked out power in northern Utah, with flooding closing schools in Delta and forcing the closure of slot canyons in Zion National Park.
1 year ago

Storm system coming may bring problems, cooler temps and cleaner air

We’ve got a storm system coming into Utah Tuesday and it could bring big problems.
1 year ago

More school resources this year for students’ mental and emotional health

More school resources will be available for students' mental and emotional health this year.
1 year ago

With kids back to school, watch for crosswalk and bus safety

Back to school means pencils, books, increased crosswalk activity and an important reminder for drivers to practice safety and be careful around every bus. 
1 year ago

Students heading back to class hoping for a more normal school year

Students, faculty and staff across the Canyons School District put plans in place to hopefully make 2021-2022 a more 'normal' school year.
1 year ago

Crossing guards are in demand around the state

Crossing guards are in demand around the state.
1 year ago

Planners at The Point want the public to see their framework

Planners at The Point want the public to see their framework.
1 year ago