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  • After more than 3 years in Ohio hospital, South Jordan girl has her first birthday party at home

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A South Jordan girl born three months early in 2015 wasn’t expected to survive. Zariah Donovan spent three and a half years in the intensive care unit. “At some points, we didn’t think she would make it through the night,” said Shawn Donovan, Zariah’s father. Friday marked a milestone worthy of costumes and yellow brick road. “It’s her very first birthday. She’s four, and it’s her very first birthday home,” said V. Donovan, Zariah’s mother. Zariah […]

  • Salt Lake City hopes new ‘bulb outs’ will make school crosswalks safer

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Salt Lake City has launched a new type of crosswalk to make roads safer for pedestrians. It’s a mile round trip for Alicia Webb to walk her two children home. She admits a crosswalk just east of North Star Elementary can be dangerous. “It could be a little dicey,” Webb said, explaining that some drivers don’t stop for children while others speed through the intersection. To make it safer, the city is painting beige designs […]

  • Newest homeless resource center to open in SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The second of three highly controversial homeless resource centers is set to open in Salt Lake City soon. The Gail Miller Resource Center will be used as temporary housing for both men and women. While it’s hailed as the next step in solving homelessness in our state, people who live nearby still have concerns. The space boasts a cafeteria, dog kennels, a barbershop and a medical clinic. It holds 160 beds for men and 40 […]

  • Proposed residential skyscraper would be Utah’s tallest high-rise

    SALT LAKE CITY — Downtown Salt Lake City’s skyline could reach new heights with a proposed residential skyscraper. Kensington Tower is proposed to reach 440 feet high with 39 floors. If approved, it will become the tallest high rise in the state. “I think it will be nice,” Michelle Doxey said. Kensington Tower is slated for the corner of State Street and 200 South, which is the current home of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant. While it hasn’t been approved by […]

  • Utah activist who helped vulnerable immigrant families now fighting her own deportation

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A local immigration-rights activist is refusing to go back to Mexico. Instead, Cecilia Figueroa is choosing to fight her deportation in the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says Figueroa is “at large” after failing to return to her home country on Labor Day. Figueroa, 55, spent years in Utah helping vulnerable immigrant families. Last Friday, more than 100 friends and allies protested her removal order outside the ICE field office in West Valley […]

  • Utah small businesses affected by tariffs

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Stocks tanked on Wall Street early Tuesday, which marks the first day of trading after new tariffs went into effect over Labor Day weekend. On Sunday, the Trump Administration started charging a 15 percent tariff on Chinese imports. The price increase is felt extra hard on a local small business owner making a name for herself for snagging a deal. Like any good small business story, this one begins in a garage. Before her Draper store […]

  • Homeowners near ‘Gun Range Fire’ scar now may be at risk for flooding

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah — The last firefighters left the “Gun Range Fire” in Bountiful Monday morning, but officials say homeowners now face risks of another natural disaster. Firefighters from Lake Tahoe, California were among the last to close up the command center at Tolman Park. The Type One firefighters are considered the best in the country and came to fight the flames. Skip and Sue Summers’ home, however, was saved by Bountiful’s very own. “We could never repay them for what […]

  • Bountiful homeowners help firefighters save homes

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Homeowners closest to the Gun Range Fire worked side-by-side with firefighters to protect houses. For much of the day, fire suppression drops were made from the sky — but the real battle was fought on the ground. “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen,” Rochelle Fracer said of the wildfire that destroyed three homes early Friday morning. Some homeowners, who were ordered to evacuate, held back despite the flames. “There was a whole wall [of fire] […]

  • Family remembers Elva ‘Lala’ Torres, the University of Utah ROTC Army cadet who died in training

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A University of Utah student died after training with the Army ROTC on campus. Elva “Lala” Torres’ family believes she suffered a stroke while running Monday. The 23-year-old later died at the University of Utah Hospital on Wednesday. “She was always laughing and joking,” said her brother Raul Torres III. “She would always bring a smile to a room.” Her family said she cared more about others than she did herself. She’d even skip lunch […]

  • Mother claims hate crime, but bus driver who dragged her biracial son may face misdemeanor

    SYRACUSE, Utah — The mother whose biracial son was dragged by a Davis School bus wants the driver to face jail time. It comes after she was awarded a settlement with the district in a civil rights lawsuit. During a meeting with prosecutors on Monday, Brenda Mayes admits she left in tears when told they were considering charging the bus driver with reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor. “This is absolutely a hate crime,” Mayes said. Surveillance video shows Mayes’ […]

  • Unlicensed dog ‘rescue’ in Roy home causes public outcry, police investigation

    ROY, Utah — An 18-year-old woman is accused of mistreating “rescue” dogs to the point where puppies are being eaten alive, but she is disputing the accusations after a social media post went viral. Roy Police Sgt. Matt Gwynn said the agency is aware of the situation, where more than a dozen dogs are part of Destiny Collins’ unlicensed rescue located in a home near 4900 South and 2800 West. Collins calls her four-year-old rescue organization “Animal Haven.” Melisa Meloney […]

  • SLC Council votes to reimburse inland port developers $28M

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously to give an Inland Port developer $28 million in tax reimbursements. However, many said they had their hands tied before the vote. Several city council members said Tuesday’s vote is by far the hardest vote they’ve taken. The tax incentive was written into a signed contract. Breaching that contract would take away the only power they have with the Inland Port discussions, said councilwoman Erin Mendenhall. Before the […]

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