Emily Ashcraft

Woman to serve up to five years for aggravated burglary and assault in Wayne County

Woman to serve up to five years for aggravated burglary and assault in Wayne County

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 11:14 a.m.

A woman will spend up to five years in prison after she pleaded guilty to charges accusing her of entering a home with a gun and threatening the family who lived there.
Man pleads guilty to pepper spraying Black Lives Matter protesters

Man pleads guilty to pepper spraying Black Lives Matter protesters

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 3:32 p.m.

A man pled guilty on Tuesday to hitting Black Lives Matter protesters with pepper spray at a demonstration in West Valley City in September 2020 as part of a plea deal.
Man dies in rollover crash on I-15 in Draper

Man dies in rollover crash on I-15 in Draper

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 10:51 a.m.

Northbound I-15 was closed for a few hours late Friday night and early Saturday morning due to a fatal crash in Draper. A man who was ejected from a vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
BYU, U. researchers say medical health privacy forms can lead to more lies, misdiagnoses

BYU, U. researchers say medical health privacy forms can lead to more lies, misdiagnoses

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 12:06 p.m.

A recent study done by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah shows when patients are given a HIPAA form before filling out the health survey, they tend to lie more on the survey — causing a higher likelihood of misdiagnoses.
Charges in crash that killed 3 should not have been dismissed, Utah appeals court says

Charges in crash that killed 3 should not have been dismissed, Utah appeals court says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 12:12 p.m.

The Utah Court of Appeals has reversed a decision by a judge to dismiss charges against a driver accused of causing a 2020 crash that killed three people in San Juan County.
Have You Seen This? The corn kid makes a corn casserole

Have You Seen This? The corn kid makes a corn casserole

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 4:44 p.m.

This kid's excitement for corn is contagious, and this time he's making a corn casserole.
Judge recommends man serve 'every day' of 15-year sentence for killing Utah father of 4

Judge recommends man serve 'every day' of 15-year sentence for killing Utah father of 4

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 8:03 a.m.

Manuel Velasquez was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison after admitting to shooting and killing South Jordan real estate agent David Stokoe in 2019.
Ogden teacher killed in accidental shooting, district officials confirm

Ogden teacher killed in accidental shooting, district officials confirm

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 7:40 p.m.

Ogden School District officials confirmed on Sunday that a woman shot and killed over the weekend was a teacher at Highland Junior High.
'Women, life, freedom': Utah Iranians join protests around the world for the Iranian people

'Women, life, freedom': Utah Iranians join protests around the world for the Iranian people

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 7:15 p.m.

Close to 100 people, mostly Iranians living in Utah, gathered at Washington Square Park this weekend and marched through downtown Salt Lake City to protest the Iranian government and recent deaths in the country, joining protests in Iran and around the world.
Epidemiologist says Utahns should be watching all disease trends, not just COVID

Epidemiologist says Utahns should be watching all disease trends, not just COVID

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 6:30 p.m.

COVID-19 numbers are rising in Utah, but the state epidemiologist says watching these numbers is not the most important thing now, as there are multiple diseases spreading through the community.
Treatment center employee sentenced to jail, probation in assault of teen client

Treatment center employee sentenced to jail, probation in assault of teen client

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 5:53 p.m.

A former residential treatment center employee was sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to attempting to sexually assault one of the residents at Zion Hills Academy in Cedar City.
Nominees announced for vacant Utah Court of Appeals position

Nominees announced for vacant Utah Court of Appeals position

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 4:42 p.m.

Seven lawyers and judges have been nominated as candidates to fill one vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Judge Jill Pohlman left the seat after she was recently confirmed to the Utah Supreme Court.
Donation will help more Utah families diagnose infants, children with genetic disease

Donation will help more Utah families diagnose infants, children with genetic disease

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 8:39 p.m.

The Mark and Kathie Miller Pediatric Genomics Fund plans to contribute $3.6 million over the next five years to help children with chronic genetic disorders reach a diagnosis.
Utahn charged with causing crash that killed 2 toddlers claims drug tests were illegal

Utahn charged with causing crash that killed 2 toddlers claims drug tests were illegal

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 8:32 p.m.

An Eagle Mountain man has filed a motion saying the results of his blood and urine tests taken after a crash that killed two 3-year-old boys should not be allowed to be presented to a jury.
Intermountain takes 1st step to transform old Sears site into 'urban hospital'

Intermountain takes 1st step to transform old Sears site into 'urban hospital'

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 2:51 p.m.

As demolition of the old Sears store in Salt Lake City nears completion, the first steps are being taken by Intermountain Healthcare to build a new "downtown, urban hospital."
Stars of the show: Ryan Seacrest giving kids a broadcast studio at Primary Children's Hospital

Stars of the show: Ryan Seacrest giving kids a broadcast studio at Primary Children's Hospital

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 9:10 p.m.

Primary Children's Hospital has been chosen as the next location for a Seacrest Studio by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The new broadcast media center will allow children to explore while they are receiving treatment.
Overweight or not, exercise can improve colorectal cancer outcomes, Huntsman studies show

Overweight or not, exercise can improve colorectal cancer outcomes, Huntsman studies show

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 14 - 12:03 p.m.

New Huntsman Cancer Institute research shows that moderate exercise can improve outcomes for those with colorectal cancer by reducing inflammation and improving gut bacteria.
More companies fighting cultural practice to leave religion at home

More companies fighting cultural practice to leave religion at home

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 10:43 a.m.

Companies can benefit from having their employees bring their full selves to work each day — including their religions, conferencegoers said Friday at the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation.
Library helps kids prepare for winter by giving coats, shoes and books

Library helps kids prepare for winter by giving coats, shoes and books

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 4:22 p.m.

Salt Lake County Library Services and Operation Warm partnered to provide new coats, shoes and books to about 400 children in South Salt Lake on Saturday.
Primary Children's Hospital sets $600M fundraising goal to create better health 'for all children'

Primary Children's Hospital sets $600M fundraising goal to create better health 'for all children'

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 5:10 p.m.

Intermountain Healthcare launched Primary Promise on Thursday, a philanthropic initiative to enhance child health and make access to care more available.
Have You Seen This? Marching with the aid of a band director

Have You Seen This? Marching with the aid of a band director

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 5:02 p.m.

Thanks to a band director going out of his way, a student in a wheelchair is able to fully participate in a high school marching band.
Utah serial voyeur found not competent; judge orders an attempt to restore competency

Utah serial voyeur found not competent; judge orders an attempt to restore competency

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 5:58 p.m.

A man with a long history of voyeurism and child pornography charges is not currently competent to proceed with trial, according to a judge's ruling Tuesday. But the judge also ordered an attempt to restore the man to competency instead of dismissing the charges.
Utah RSV cases 'increasing rapidly,' doctor says; preventative measures encouraged

Utah RSV cases 'increasing rapidly,' doctor says; preventative measures encouraged

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 12:21 p.m.

RSV surges are coming earlier than usual this year in Utah and are reaching a record-setting number of cases in some hospitals around the country, according to a Primary Children's Hospital doctor.
Kearns pastor created a multicultural church where people learn from each other

Kearns pastor created a multicultural church where people learn from each other

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 7:15 a.m.

Pastor Corey J. Hodges speaks about his efforts to make the Point Church a multicultural congregation as the church celebrates its 100th birthday.
Riverton man shot, killed man who was 'backing away' in I-15 road rage case, charges say

Riverton man shot, killed man who was 'backing away' in I-15 road rage case, charges say

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 3:34 p.m.

A Riverton man was charged Friday with murder after police say he shot and killed a man after the two exited the freeway in Sandy following a road rage incident last week.