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  • Rosie Rivera sworn in as first female Salt Lake County Sheriff

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Following the recent departure of former Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder and a special election Saturday, Salt Lake County has a new Sheriff. Rosie Rivera, a 24-year veteran of law enforcement, is the first woman elected to the position. She won a special election Saturday, defeating Steve Anjewierden, Ken Hansen, Levi Hughes and Fred Ross. Minutes after being sworn into office, Rivera gave some insight into her priorities. “I’d like to start focusing on […]

  • Rosie Rivera becomes first woman elected to serve as Salt Lake County Sheriff

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Rosie Rivera became the first woman elected to serve as Salt Lake County Sheriff after she won a special election Saturday. Rivera, who is also the first Latina elected to this position, was chosen Saturday by the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Central Committee. “We did make history today,” Rivera said of the win. The special election was held to fill the vacancy created by Jim Winder, who stepped down as sheriff to accept a […]

  • Utah couple finds solace in helping others after losing 5 children in 11 months

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — A Spanish Fork couple is turning their heartache into healing by helping other Utah families. After losing 5 of their 6 children in just 11 months, they started a non-profit group that helps families with babies who suffer similar challenges. “Immediately that’s what was helpful, just relying on others who had been through a similar circumstance and that’s one of the reasons we have shared our story,” said Clarissa Osborn. The Osborns lost their first daughter […]

  • Volunteers and local business working to prevent veteran suicides

    SALT LAKE CITY — In the wake of a suicide epidemic among US military veterans, a volunteer group and a local business are partnering to make a change. Melissa Jarboe, founder and CEO of the Military Veteran Project, spoke about the tragic epidemic. “We know right now the veterans administration only has 37 percent of veterans registered since September 11th, so that 22 a day number I mentioned before is only derived on that 37 percent, so we’re missing 63 […]

  • Back-to-School Closet event helps families in Tooele County

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah  – As kids and their parents gear up for back to school season, Tooele County School District is making it a little easier for hundreds of families. It’s the annual Back-to-School Closet event, where kids get a new backpack, new underwear and socks, and also get to pick out new outfits. The school district says they have more than 400 children classified as homeless, but that doesn’t take into account those who are disadvantaged. “It just makes […]

  • Couple donates ‘CuddleCot’ to Utah hospital to help parents of stillborn babies say goodbye

    SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Hospital is now home to a “CuddleCot”, which allows grieving families a little extra time with their stillborn babies. The device was donated by a Utah couple who suffered the loss of their own stillborn baby last year. This is the second device the couple has donated so far, the other was donated to St. Mark’s hospital. The couple delivered their baby at IMC, but that hospital has since gotten a CuddleCot. They […]

  • Operation Yazidi club at SLCC aims to help survivors of genocide

    SALT LAKE CITY – Many around the world are remembering Thursday as the three-year anniversary of the Yazidi genocide in Iraq. Utah is now home to two young Yazidi men who fled the ongoing conflict. They are both studying on scholarship at Salt Lake Community College and are starting a club called Operation Yazidi aimed at providing relief. “As I’m speaking right now, thousands of Yazidi women and children in the captivity and are suffering and are getting tortured every […]

  • SLC opens recovery center for residents affected by flooding

    SALT LAKE CITY — One week after a heavy rainstorm caused flooding in Salt Lake City, the city is opening a recovery center for affected residents. Flooding caused damage in several areas around the city, including East High School, Smith’s Ballpark and Salt Lake City Public Library’s  Sprague Branch. The recovery center, in the Horizonte Instruction & Training Center at 1234 S Main St., will be open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 2-4. “We know this intense storm […]

  • Search continues for 74-year-old hiker missing in Summit County

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Search and rescue teams are looking for a 74-year-old hiker who went missing Monday night near the Crystal Lake Trail Head. The family of Melvin Heaps told the Sheriffs Office that Melvin is an experienced hiker.  He did the right thing by telling his family where he was going for a day-hike yesterday, and when they should expect him to return home. “He told them that he would return last night, when he didn’t return, they […]

  • Overdue hiker, 74, missing in Uinta Mountains

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – The Summit County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a 74-year-old overdue hiker near Crystal Lake in the Wasatch Cache National Forest. Lt. Andrew Wright said Melvin Heaps, from Arizona, went out on a day hike Monday and told his family to notify authorities if he did not return by a certain time. His son called authorities at midnight. Search and rescue crews found the man’s car at the Crystal Lake trail head. Officials said the man […]

  • Kamas man finds Utah’s biggest mushroom, breaking son’s record

    KAMAS, Utah — A Kamas man is showing off his record breaking find: the biggest mushroom in Utah history. He calls himself the mushroom king, a third generation mushroom hunter from Austria. He says when he found a 15 inch tall mushroom weighing 5 and a half pounds in the Uinta Mountains, he knew he had found a winner. “I let out this burst of scream and I’m like screaming and it’s all on video you know, and I saw […]

  • Hundreds of volunteers join search for missing American Fork man

    SALT LAKE CITY – When 30-year-old Paul Swenson didn’t come home from an appointment in Salt Lake City on Thursday, his wife told police she was worried. “She had told us at that point that he just wasn’t acting himself, when he left, that he was sort of acting strange, didn’t know if he was having some type of medical problem or if he was having a mental crisis,” said Sgt. Josh Christensen with the American Fork Police Department. “He’s […]

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