SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – Criminal charges have now been filed against a man who claimed to "fix things" for the Utah Attorney General's Office. His name is Timothy Lawson. Thursday he's behind bars. When people talk about accusations involving white collar crime with two of Utah's Attorney Generals, you may have heard of Timothy Lawson's name, but
SALT LAKE CITY , Utah ( ABC FOUR UTAH)- You’re probably trying to stay indoors to escape those cold temperatures, but for hundreds of people in Salt Lake , that’s a luxury. And many plan to escape in the warm walls of a homeless shelter. In just the past two weeks, two people have died from being frozen to death
ROCKVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Two people are confirmed dead in a rock slide in southern Utah Thursday evening. One house was completely destroyed. Authorities believe two people were inside the home at the time and died on impact. The two have not been identified yet. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - A Utah based organization has helped hundreds of families with children that have chronic or terminal illnesses. "I'm supposed to jump," 3-year-old Jack said as he played a game on his mom's iPhone. The boy has a mind of his own. His family told ABC4 Utah he is a whiz when it comes to
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The performance of The Nutcracker is a popular holiday tradition. This weekend, Mountain West Ballet kicks off its annual rendition of the classic ballet. Production Manager Elaina Gillespie, and several of the dancers talk more about the performance.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Utah's air quality has left a lot to desired recently. The Inversion has already settled in over the Wasatch Valley. Donna Sprangler with the Utah Division of Environmental Quality talks about some restrictions in the state right now.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - All the cold weather is a festering ground for crimes of opportunity. Detective Cody Lougy with the Salt Lake City Police Department offers some tips for protecting yourself.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A Utah woman chases after her stolen car, stops the thief and gets her car back. The incredibly daring and dangerous act happened on Wednesday near 13th South and State Street in Salt Lake City. ABC 4 Utah has video of the incident and a warning from police. A car left warming up
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – More people are signing up for health insurance on the federal marketplace. That's according to new numbers released by the Department of Health and Human Services. Thursday, the Health Reform Task Force got an update on the numbers, progress and problems from industry experts. "It's much quicker to access, running much smoother, fewer
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and the Davis County Attorney’s Office, in their ongoing investigation pertaining to allegations of wrongdoing related to the Utah Attorney General’s Office, filed criminal charges against Timothy Lawson Thursday. Lawson is charged with one count of racketeering, two counts of tax evasion, one count of witness
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A video game developed by graduate students from the University of Utah's Entertainment Arts and Engineering program will be published Friday. Students will be previewing their creation at an open house Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the film and media arts building on the University of Utah campus. The
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Salt Lake City Police Department is hoping the public can help identify and locate a man suspected of robbing the Brighton Bank Thursday afternoon. Around 10:30 a.m. the suspect entered the Brighton Bank at 1420 South 300 West and demanded cash. He was last seen on foot heading westbound on Hope
DRAPER, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Sergeant Derek Johnson Memorial Tree is now on display at Draper City Hall and the public is invited to view the tree daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Draper City Hall is located at 1020 E. Pioneer Road (12400 South)in Draper. The memorial
HIGHLAND , UTAH (ABC 4 Utah) - School kids were nearly sent home Thursday morning at Freedom Elementary after a fire sparked in the auditorium. T he fire broke out around 8a.m. Firefighters tell ABC 4 Utah the flames started on stage in the auditorium and 600 kids had to be evacuated to a church across the street for
HIGHLAND, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Smoke inside Freedom Elementary in Highland caused an evacuation Thursday morning. A parent dropping off a child noticed the smoke coming from the auditorium area and notified authorities. Lone Peak Police said all the students were able to evacuate to a nearby church and are safe and warm. Lone Peak Fire is checked
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 UTAH)- Wednesday night we saw our first glimpse of all seven candidate vying for the attorney general seat. Earlier this month, former Attorney General John Swallow resigned amid speculations of wrongdoing and ongoing investigations. Wednesday night, the seven republican candidates gathered for a public debate. The debate wrapped up after each candidate focused on
WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - He said he was going to make the department more accountable, and West Valley City 's new police chief is doing exactly that. It was announced Chief Lee Russo has asked for another audit of the department this one taking a look at all recently opened cases. He's only been at the job
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – South Salt Lake police say a 22-year-old man froze to death Tuesday night. The body of Kelton M. MacCarthy, 22 year-old was found lying between two cinder block walls near 3837 South 700 East. MacCarthy was reportedly last seen around 6 or 7 Tuesday night. MacCarthy was dressed for daytime cold weather, but
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A local group is working to give single dads a helping hand this season by helping them bring a little Christmas spirit into their homes.Casey Stallone from Santa’s Samaritans talks more about the program. For more information visit ourlegacyvision.org .
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - An overturned semi caused major delays on northbound I-15 Wednesday evening. Two females in a white car headed northbound on I-15 near mile post 261 and for some unknown reason hit the right wall and then the left wall causing a disruptions in traffic. In an attempt to avoid hitting the small car, a
FARMINGTON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A Utah man accused of severely beating and killing his fiancée’s 4-year-old son, has been charged with assaulting a jail guard. According to court documents, Nathan Sloop, 35, currently housed at the Davis County Jail, punched a jail guard in the face. The guard pushed Sloop away, but Sloop charged scratching the guard with
SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - One driver is dead after a semi crash early Wednesday morning. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 191 at mile post 10. This area is just north of the Arizona border. Utah Highway Patrol says a semi crossed the center line for an unknown reason and crashed head on with another semi
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - At least 50 Utahns fall victim to serious brain injury each day and some believe contact sports are to blame, concussion or not. The push of a puck is pivotal in a hockey game while focus on the football field may be the only way to overcome competitors. Unfortunately, both sports often end in
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A Christmas tree may be culprit in a house fire in Spanish Fork Wednesday. Police and fire were called to 294 West 200 North where they found the living room on the first floor on fire. The fire spread to the second floor. No one was home at the time. The family’s dog
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) – Is it time for the state's chief executive and other elected officials to get a raise? A state compensation commission says yes, but now it's up to the legislature to decide. Do you know how much the Governor of Utah makes? "I would say anywhere between $50,000 to $75,000," said Utah resident, Jared
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey finds teens may be getting the message when it comes to the dangers of texting and driving. Their parents, not so much. It finds 43 percent of adults ages 25 to 39 admitted to regularly using their cell phone while driving while only 20 percent
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 WEST VALLEY CITY Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - More cases will be reviewed by police auditors according to West Valley’s police chief. "Did we do everything we were supposed to do? Let's go back, we're going to double check this,” said Chief Lee Russo last month. “If something is wrong we're going to address
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The University of Utah has been named one of the nation's 100 best values in public colleges for 2014 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance in a report released Dec. 11. This is the fourth time the U has appeared on the list. The list features schools that offer education at an affordable price.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4Utah) - A local dog has a new claim to fame. Destiny from Magna has been named America’s Next Dog Model. That means soon - people all over the country will see her in a new ad campaign for Sealy dog beds. Destiny and her person, Richard Wilkinson, talk more about the contest and the
SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - 12 thousand people are giving back as part of the Canyons School District Volunteer Program, but a small group of volunteers is making all the difference for kids with special needs. Lunch time may be over, but cleanup at Granite Elementary School in Sandy has just begun. Administrators here told ABC4 Utah the lunchroom runs
SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - It's official. Jason Kreis is leaving Real Salt Lake. After nine years as a player and a coach, Kreis is leaving the franchise to become the new head coach of the expansion New York City FC beginning in 2015. Kreis was a player for RSL from 2005-2007 before leaving the field for the sideline,
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – Animal rights activists, academics and journalists from across the country are setting their sights on Utah and its Agricultural Operational Interference Law. The law commonly known as “ag gag” criminalizes whistle blowers and makes it illegal to take pictures or video of alleged animal abuse at factory farms. Animal rights groups like People
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – The main Salt Lake Post Office is gearing up for a big holiday rush. With Christmas around the corner, next Monday is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year. Tuesday night, staff gave ABC 4 Utah a sneak peak inside post office operations. If you live anywhere in Utah or
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 UTAH)- Chilly temperatures this week are probably keeping people indoors. Health officials say that’s why viruses continue to spread. The seasonal flu is in full swing. Just two weeks ago, only about 20 people in Salt Lake County were hospitalized from the influenza. This month alone, that number has more than doubled to 53
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Layton man accused of driving his pick-up truck up the Capitol steps in October is facing drug charges. Police say Weston Green, 36, drove his truck up the west capitol steps back in October all to promote marijuana use. Monday Weston was charged with drug distribution and possession, and child endangerment.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Green Bike program will close for the season this Sunday, December 15. The bike-share program allows people to rent a bike at one of the 12 downtown stations. During its inaugural season, the bikes made some 26,000 trips with more than 6,100 users. That means a collective 3-million calories were burned.
SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - After coming so close to its second MLS Cup, Real Salt Lake now faces an uncertain future, especially when it comes to head coach Jason Kreis. Kreis will decide in the coming days whether to stay with RSL or accept an offer to become the new head coach of the expansion New York City
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Right now ugly Christmas sweaters are all the rage. Now one group is using them to help others. Angie Mekkelson talks more about the ugly sweater benefit concert for the homeless.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Soul Food USA is hosting its third annual soul food chili night for the homeless. There are many ways people can get involved. You can learn more about SoulFood and feeding the homeless in SLC here .
PARK CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - Since the origin of the Winter Olympics, ski jumping has always been strictly a male sport. Not anymore. Make room for the women, who will make history in Sochi as women's ski jumping finally makes it Olympic debut. "It's a pretty cool story with a pretty happy ending," said Jessica Jerome. The story
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - All of that cold weather - and all of those kids - has one thing on our mind. The most wonderful time of the year comes with a side dish of sickness. Nicholas Rupp with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department talks about the cases the department sees this time of year.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Some government reform groups are calling on the governor to only appoint a temporary replacement for former Attorney General John Swallow. Swallow resigned last month after accusations of bribery and extortion. The Alliance for a Better UTAH and Utahns for Ethical Government joined forces Tuesday to deliver a letter to Gov. Gary Herbert.
Maigen Zobell 11.9999 SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – A registered nurse is under arrest accused of sexually abusing a patient. Josh Platte Shumway is facing multiple felony charges related to sex abuse. While working at Uintah Basin Medical Center, he's accused of sexually abusing a woman who was recovering from surgery. "It appears that an employee of the
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Base officials announced Tuesday the identity of the Hill Air Force Base Airman who died in a recent snowmobile accident. Airman 1st Class Christopher Martinez died at the scene of a snowmobiling accident in the Monte Cristo Mountain Range on Dec. 8. Emergency crews called it a freak accident. The 22-year-old airman,
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - If you plan on travelling this holiday season, take joy in knowing that only seven states have lower prices than Utah. Utah experienced one of the greatest drops in gas prices in the country according to a AAA report. The national average price is $3.26 cents which is 8 cents higher than
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - After a lengthy legal battle, the Flower Patch building at the corner of 500 South and State Street has a new owner. Grand America Hotels and Resorts has taken over the building and a tiny piece of land, according to county property records. The deal, which was finalized a week before Thanksgiving,
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is issuing a new statement about blacks and the priesthood. Some consider it the first time the church is openly discussing in detail the church's controversial history. If you see what's now on the website for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints you
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- Freezing temperatures cancelled school, shut down the justice system and left plenty of places drenched in water. After temperatures dipped below zero Sunday night, many woke up to an icy, slushy, wet surprise. Monday didn’t make for a typical day at the Union building at Weber State University. Black bags covered the electronics.
NEWTOWN, Connecticut (ABC News) - It's been nearly a year since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Monday many of the families and the Newtown community spoke out explaining how they want people to honor the anniversary.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Are you the ultimate Ute fan and planning a wedding? The school is accepting nominations for 2014 Ultimate Utah Wedding. Tiffany Swenson discusses the details .