Peter Samore

Peter Samore

Website: http://www.ksl.com

Peter Samore has been a multimedia journalist at KSL Newsradio since July of 2011, and has covered a multitude of stories inside and outside of Utah. Peter also reports for KSL Television, KSL.com and the Deseret News.

Marines flying to Utah for funeral of one of their own

Final arrangements are being made for a fallen South Salt Lake police officer, as people and Marines from across the country gather for his funeral.
4 years ago

Former Jazzman suing United Airlines for discrimination

A former Jazz point guard is suing United Airlines for $10 million, alleging racial bias and discrimination.
4 years ago

Medical marijuana law in Utah to face immediate challenge

Legal analysts say if lawmakers can prove their compromise on lesser access to medical marijuana follows Utah law and promotes public safety, the courts could uphold it.
4 years ago

Medical marijuana advocates prepare for legal fight after Prop 2 compromise vote

In all likelihood, after today’s vote at the state legislature, medical marijuana advocates say they’ll sue to uphold Prop 2 as voters approved it.
4 years ago

New best practices manual hopes to help bridge gender wage gap

Utah has the worst gender wage gaps in the country according to the U.S. Census but new manual hopes to help businesses and women bridge that divide.
4 years ago

Doctor explains reasons behind dropping U.S. life expectancy

For the first time since 1915, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for three straight years. Now, we’re learning why.
4 years ago

Weekend snow could be big help for Utah’s reservoirs

Snow is expected to hit the Wasatch Front this weekend, and that could mean relief for Utah's parched snowpack and reservoirs.
4 years ago

Police release video of fatal shooting; family calls it proof it was unjustified

Body camera video shows Salt Lake City Police shooting and killing a warrant suspect, which his family says proves the police were wrong to do that.
4 years ago

Alpine Schools could reach 80K students

The Alpine School District is building its statewide lead for total number of enrolled students -- if it reaches 80,000 by the end of the year.
4 years ago

SLC Council considering a pay raise for itself

It'll look awkward, as the city's executive director put it, but Salt Lake's part-time City Council is considering giving itself a pay raise.
4 years ago

State leader: McAdams saying ‘no’ to Pelosi won’t hurt him

Utah's House Minority leader, Brian King, says a vote against Pelosi for U.S. House Speaker won't hurt the success of Congressman-elect, Ben McAdams.
4 years ago

Lee parts ways with President over who killed Saudi journalist

"This unauthorized, unconstitutional war, from our standpoint, is not something we ought to be fighting," Lee said of Saudi Arabian involvement in Yemen.
4 years ago

In suicide prevention, experts urge constant referral for help

PARK CITY — These past two days, KSL Newsradio has talked about QPR training to deal with depression and suicide ideation. “Q” stands for question. “P” stands for persuade. “R” stands for refer. You’ve asked the question if someone is troubled. Then, you’ve persuaded that person to get help. “It’s now time to figure out […]
4 years ago

E.coli in romaine lettuce? Shoppers weren’t going to buy it, anyway

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanksgiving shoppers aren’t too concerned with romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli because, they say, the holiday meal is about anything but salad. Melanie Erwin’s table with be covered with snow crab. “Defrost it, and you get a big, boiling pot, corn, potatoes, shrimp, andouille sausage, and a boil oil, and […]
4 years ago

Burning ban in effect in Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE COUNTY — The gunk in the air keeps getting thicker, and that has prompted Salt Lake County Health to put a burn ban into effect. The mandate goes for fireplaces, heating stoves and outdoor fires. Burning for heat in an emergency or power failure is allowed. Fines can start at $299, although first […]
4 years ago

Travel rush underway at Salt Lake International

SALT LAKE CITY — Airports around the country are busy today. Salt Lake International is no exception. Byron Garcia can’t wait to get back to Fresno. “The last Thanksgiving, I wasn’t able to go home,” he said, because he was deployed. “I really want to go back and see my family.” Salt Lake International expects […]
4 years ago

Four new crossings open along Bangerter Highway

WEST JORDAN — UDOT has finished four interchanges along Bangerter Highway from Taylorsville through South Jordan but some residents want a taller wall to protect their homes. During a ceremony at the new 9000 South intersections, Taylorsville Mayor, Kristie Overson, gave thanks to UDOT, “For listening to our city’s needs, for taking notes and revising quotes, […]
4 years ago

Naloxone efforts in Utah get national news attention

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Naloxone outreach is getting national news attention, as a television show featured Salt Lake City firefighters, and a family, saving lives with it. Crews with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” watched Salt Lake City firefighters try to save a man’s life by spraying Naloxone up his nose. The program showed how […]
4 years ago

Utah processor recalls 100k lbs. of ground beef

SALT LAKE CITY — Just days before Thanksgiving, a Utah processing facility is recalling 100,000 lbs. of ground beef. The beef from Swift Beef Company in Hyrum may be laced with E. coli, which can cause severe stomach sickness. The USDA says the beef was produced last month and distributed through Utah and the western […]
4 years ago

Training rising for ‘CPR’ of suicide prevention

PARK CITY — The holidays are a time for joy and family, but for some, they can trigger depression, and even suicidal thoughts. But a new training is helping Utahns detect struggles in our loved ones to prevent tragedy. It’s the CPR of mental health. You’re keeping someone alive until professional help arrives. “You’re providing […]
4 years ago

Funeral honors fallen Utah National Guard major as servant-leader

OGDEN — Hundreds of service members, government leaders and family members gathered for the funeral of Utah National Guard Maj. Brent Taylor in Ogden. “He was a true patriot, and he loved the Constitution of the United States of America,” said Maj. General Jefferson Burton at the Dee Events Center. “He was respected by his […]
4 years ago

Utah public school enrollment reaches nearly 660K

Utah's public school enrollment is growing, and the state says student diversity is growing, too. A fifth of Utah's population is enrolled in Utah schools.
4 years ago

State legislative panel approves bill to ban handheld cell phone use while driving

There's a new legislative attempt to ban handheld cell phones while Utahns are driving, led by State Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay.
4 years ago

Probe begun to investigate handling of two Utah County wildland fires

Utah Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee learned that a probe was set to investigate two wildland fires.
4 years ago