Emily Ashcraft

Emily Ashcraft

Audit shows Utah prisons need to improve on health care provided to inmates

Audit shows Utah prisons need to improve on health care provided to inmates

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 5:16 p.m.

An audit of state prisons found concerning information about health care provided to inmates, including lack of follow-up monitoring for patients and administrative oversight issues.
Court grants injunction in Utah's vaccine mandate lawsuit

Court grants injunction in Utah's vaccine mandate lawsuit

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 9:34 p.m.

A preliminary injunction was granted in a lawsuit that Utah and six other states and state agencies filed against a vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
Assistant fire chief reaches plea deal for rape charges

Assistant fire chief reaches plea deal for rape charges

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 6:34 p.m.

A man charged with multiple counts of rape while working as the assistant chief of the Kanosh Fire Department reached a plea deal. He was accused of sexually assaulting a firefighter who worked under him and another woman.
Study hopes to show exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease

Study hopes to show exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 4 - 7:19 p.m.

University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare are taking part in a study of the benefits of moderate to intense exercise in slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Southern Utah woman's children thank jury for finding their dad guilty in her murder

Southern Utah woman's children thank jury for finding their dad guilty in her murder

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 7:02 p.m.

Children of Shawntell Smith thanked police officers, prosecutors, victim advocates, and others who have mourned with them and helped them grieve for their mom after their father, Steven Timothy Smith, was found guilty in her murder.
Utahns celebrate Hanukkah with public menorahs, parade in Salt Lake City

Utahns celebrate Hanukkah with public menorahs, parade in Salt Lake City

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 7:34 p.m.

The celebration of Hanukkah centers around adding light and warmth to life and finding positivity and light to push out negativity and darkness, says Utah's Rabbi Avremi Zippel.
Utah YouTuber charged with collecting fraudulent claims from AAA

Utah YouTuber charged with collecting fraudulent claims from AAA

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 7:11 p.m.

A Hurricane man known for a popular YouTube channel called "Matt's Off Road Recovery" has been charged with insurance fraud and accused of fraudulently collecting money from AAA through his company, Winder Towing.
Trial begins for Utahn accused of killing wife after she told him she was leaving

Trial begins for Utahn accused of killing wife after she told him she was leaving

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 9:34 p.m.

Steven Timothy Smith, of Ivins, is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Shawntell Smith. Two of his children who were at the home and heard the shots testified about helping their mother after she was shot.
Logan man ordered to pay back money he took from funeral home clients

Logan man ordered to pay back money he took from funeral home clients

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 8:33 p.m.

A Logan funeral home owner and director was ordered Tuesday to pay restitution after pleading guilty to using money from pre-paid funeral accounts for personal use.
Layton mom charged with killing her 2 children not competent for trial, judge says

Layton mom charged with killing her 2 children not competent for trial, judge says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 7:36 p.m.

A judge found that a woman charged with killing her two children in 2010 is not competent to proceed with trial and should be given restorative care.
Small businesses in Utah feel support on Small Business Saturday

Small businesses in Utah feel support on Small Business Saturday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 7:22 p.m.

Three businesses on Provo Center Street say that they feel supported by the community and that they have loyal customers who value shopping at a small business.
Police say man arrested for investigation of DUI caused a crash with 6 kids in his car

Police say man arrested for investigation of DUI caused a crash with 6 kids in his car

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 4:31 p.m.

Six children were brought to the hospital with injuries after the driver of the car crashed into a barrier while driving under the influence, according to police. Police documents said five of the children, including a 4-year-old, were not wearing seat belts.
Utah celebrates Thanksgiving with gratitude and service

Utah celebrates Thanksgiving with gratitude and service

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 25 - 7:05 p.m.

What is happening in Utah during Thanksgiving? People are serving, traveling, expressing gratitude and hopefully remaining safe.
With grocery costs rising, lawmakers and religious leaders say Utah should eliminate 1.75% food tax

With grocery costs rising, lawmakers and religious leaders say Utah should eliminate 1.75% food tax

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 7:01 p.m.

Some Utah lawmakers and religious leaders argue that the sales tax for groceries is a larger burden for people who are struggling financially.
Trial ordered for Utahn charged with threatening to shoot at football practice

Trial ordered for Utahn charged with threatening to shoot at football practice

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 9:07 p.m.

A judge on Tuesday ordered a Sunset man accused of threatening to bring a gun to a football practice and shoot people to stand trial on a charge of threat of terrorism.
Consecutive sentences ordered for teen who killed Ogden store owner

Consecutive sentences ordered for teen who killed Ogden store owner

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 4:04 p.m.

Satnam Sing's daughter told a judge on Tuesday, "I just want my daddy back." Her father was shot and killed in February, by a 15-year-old who was robbing the man's grocery store.
These are the 3 lawsuits against federal vaccine mandates Utah has filed

These are the 3 lawsuits against federal vaccine mandates Utah has filed

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 21 - 7:52 p.m.

Utah has taken part in three lawsuits contesting different federal vaccination mandates, including those for federal contractors, businesses with over 100 employees, and health care workers.
Author says book pulled from Utah schools was written to help prevent sex abuse

Author says book pulled from Utah schools was written to help prevent sex abuse

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 8:44 p.m.

Sonya Sones, author of "The Opposite of Innocent," said she is saddened to see that her book was one of nine books removed from libraries in the Canyons School District.
Salt Lake estate attorney admits he embezzled millions of dollars from disabled clients

Salt Lake estate attorney admits he embezzled millions of dollars from disabled clients

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 19 - 9:36 p.m.

Calvin Curtis pled guilty on Tuesday in federal court to wire fraud and money laundering after embezzling millions of dollars from his clients, including at least $13 million from Glenn McConkey, a former Park City resident with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Cox introduces new Utah health care initiative aimed at lowering costs

Cox introduces new Utah health care initiative aimed at lowering costs

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 7:36 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox announced a new health care initiative on Thursday that is designed to lower health care costs and improve quality of life.
Utah man who killed Tinder date has a mental illness, judge confirms

Utah man who killed Tinder date has a mental illness, judge confirms

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 6:19 p.m.

A judge on Wednesday determined that a man who pleaded guilty with mental illness to murder in the death of his Tinder date does have a mental illness, allowing the case to move toward sentencing.
Primary Children's Hospital unveils newborn ICU with individual rooms, couches

Primary Children's Hospital unveils newborn ICU with individual rooms, couches

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 7:31 p.m.

Intermountain Primary Children's is opening a highly specialized newborn intensive care unit that has individual rooms designed with a focus on the baby.
Audit suggests Utah courts should improve their collection of fines, fees

Audit suggests Utah courts should improve their collection of fines, fees

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 7:08 p.m.

The Legislative Auditor General's office released a report Tuesday showing that the financial management practices at justice courts could improve, including suggestions for change.
Mexico missionaries were taunted, threatened for over an hour, mother says

Mexico missionaries were taunted, threatened for over an hour, mother says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 9:03 p.m.

The mother of a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was part of a group threatened and robbed by two gunmen in Mexico shared her son's experience.
Police: Kearns man missing for a week has been found

Police: Kearns man missing for a week has been found

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 13 - 8:20 p.m.

A 67-year-old Kearns man who was missing for a week has been found safe after a silver alert was issued Saturday, police say.