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Paul Nelson is a reporter and anchor at KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at pnelson@ksl.com.
  • Utah firefighters called to battle fires in California

    CALIFORNIA – Dozens of firefighters are called to battle at least two different fires in California.  This comes at the end of a very long fire season for some crews. Currently, there are eight engines from Utah and one Type 2 Initial Attack Crew.  Those are the people who dig trenches in the mountains to […]
  • President Trump’s health care order draws criticism from Utah analysts

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Some analysts in the Beehive State are calling President Trump’s order as a “short-term gain, long-term loss.” White House officials say the order will expand choices and give better alternatives to Obamacare.  It directs the Secretary of Labor to find ways to decrease costs by several methods.  Employers can more easily provide […]
  • Global politics the focus at UVU speech

    UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY – Shifting and potentially troublesome global politics take center stage as former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden addressed a packed auditorium at Utah Valley University. Hayden spoke to students and faculty about several different areas where global politics as we know them are changing and the possible threats we should be […]
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff: Stabbing suspect should have been in jail

    SALT LAKE COUNTY JAIL – The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is admitting a major mistake was made, letting a jail inmate out more than a month early.  Officials say Edwin Ogando should have been in jail when he reportedly stabbed a convenience store clerk multiple times in West Valley. A statement sent from the […]
  • Emergency crews train for large-scale attack

    CAMP WILLIAMS – Would Utah’s medical system be ready to handle a mass shooting or another kind of terror attack?  Emergency workers were trying to answer that question in one of the largest terror drills of its kind. This was the scenario being depicted today.  A protest outside of a government building turns violent.  Salt […]
  • Man arrested after attack in Orem home

    OREM – Orem officers have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after he reportedly beat a woman in her own basement. Police say the victim heard a noise coming from the basement of her home and went to check it out.  Orem Police Lieutenant Craig Martinez says she tried to fight off a […]
  • Remains found near Dog Lake confirmed as human

    DOG LAKE – Police say the remains found by two hikers near Dog Lake are human, but, they still have many questions about how the person died. This investigation started after a dog went off trail around Dog Lake.  Unified Police Lieutenant Brian Lohrke says, “The hikers went to go find the dog and found […]
  • Screening process changing at Salt Lake International Airport

    SALT LAKE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Screening lines at the airport can sometimes be very long.  New regulations concerning electronic devices may make them slightly longer.  This news doesn’t bother frequent flyers like K.C. Lostetter.  She says, “I usually plan for extra time, so, I’m not strapped for time,” adding, “I’ve traveled internationally where I’ve had […]
  • UDOT turns art project into lesson on plow safety

    NORTHERN UTAH – The snow isn’t falling yet, but, UDOT is getting ready for it.  They’re letting high school customize some of their snowplows, which can hopefully teach the students about plow safety. When you hit the roads on a snowy day this winter, you might see a Yeti.  That’s the design students at Sky […]
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    Dramatic rise in West Nile cases in Utah

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – State officials are tracking an alarming spike in the number of West Nile Virus infections in Utah.  However, they’re still trying to pinpoint why the increase happened. In 2007, there were 70 reported cases of West Nile Virus.  In the years following that, the reported infections fell down, dramatically.  Utah Department […]