Matt Rascon

Matt Rascon

Husband of Utah woman killed in police chase works to change pursuit policies

Husband of Utah woman killed in police chase works to change pursuit policies

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 23 - 6:24 a.m.

More than a month after a bystander was killed in a police chase, the victim's husband is preparing to reopen their bakery while pushing for changes to police pursuits.
Utah's task force reacts to Biden's order on missing or murdered indigenous women

Utah's task force reacts to Biden's order on missing or murdered indigenous women

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 12:54 p.m.

State leaders and advocates tasked with tackling the issue of missing or murdered indigenous women and girls in Utah applauded President Joe Biden's executive order Monday.
Houston concert joins other deadly concerts including one in Utah

Houston concert joins other deadly concerts including one in Utah

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 9 - 7:34 a.m.

The deadly concert in Houston over the weekend joined a list of other concerts over the years that ended in tragedy, including a similar incident in 1991 that killed three people in Salt Lake City.
Utahn working with DEA tried to tip off suspect that phone was bugged, prosecutors say

Utahn working with DEA tried to tip off suspect that phone was bugged, prosecutors say

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 9:47 p.m.

A Utahn who worked on a drug case with federal investigators is accused of trying to warn a suspect about a wiretap, a rare occurrence that experts say can jeopardize several investigations and put officers in danger.
Taylorsville manhunt ends with help of 12-year-old boy

Taylorsville manhunt ends with help of 12-year-old boy

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 8:13 a.m.

An hourslong manhunt for the person suspected of shooting at a Taylorsville police officer ended with the help of a boy who found the man in his window well.
Schools struggle to keep up with meals amid supply, labor problems

Schools struggle to keep up with meals amid supply, labor problems

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 6:25 a.m.

Schools are struggling to keep up with meals for students, the Utah State Board of Education said Tuesday, attributing the difficulty to supply chain problems and labor shortages.
DA's office investigating allegations against Bluffdale mayoral candidate

DA's office investigating allegations against Bluffdale mayoral candidate

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 10:26 p.m.

Voters choosing a new mayor in Bluffdale won't have the benefit of knowing whether prosecutors see complaints of misconduct against one candidate as violations of the law.
Utah expected to welcome 765 Afghan refugees

Utah expected to welcome 765 Afghan refugees

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 9:15 p.m.

Salt Lake County was preparing to receive hundreds of Afghan refugees Friday, nearly two months after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and weeks after the first Afghan refugee arrived in the state.
Students prepare to welcome Afghan refugees with music

Students prepare to welcome Afghan refugees with music

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 8 - 11:10 a.m.

As thousands of refugees from Afghanistan slowly make their way to various cities across the United States, a group of local students is preparing to welcome them to Utah — with music.
Davis County prepares to reopen mass vaccine site ahead of anticipated demand

Davis County prepares to reopen mass vaccine site ahead of anticipated demand

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 8:25 a.m.

Davis County Health officials say they're working to reopen a mass vaccination site. They anticipate current trends and pending guidance on booster shots will bring a spike in vaccine demand in the coming weeks.
Utah groups prepare to receive, resettle Afghan refugees

Utah groups prepare to receive, resettle Afghan refugees

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 21 - 7:18 a.m.

As the crisis continues to unfold in Afghanistan, two groups in Utah are preparing to receive and resettle refugees fleeing the country, and they're asking for the public's help.
Utah family desperate to get sister, children out of Afghanistan

Utah family desperate to get sister, children out of Afghanistan

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 17 - 9:38 p.m.

As the chaos continues to unfold in Afghanistan, a family in Utah is desperate to bring home their sister and her two children, who are stranded in Afghanistan.
Gov. Cox working on disaster declaration to support flood-ravaged Enoch

Gov. Cox working on disaster declaration to support flood-ravaged Enoch

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 8:59 p.m.

One week after flood waters slammed the city of Enoch, Gov. Spencer Cox surveyed the city with state and local leaders and described the damage as worse than initially thought.
Restaurant owners struggling to find workers as business picks back up

Restaurant owners struggling to find workers as business picks back up

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 9 - 9:05 a.m.

Business in the restaurant industry has bounced back in recent months, but many restaurant owners are struggling to keep up because workers haven't come back.
Dr. Dunn: Masks, vaccines best way to prevent virus spread

Dr. Dunn: Masks, vaccines best way to prevent virus spread

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 10:03 a.m.

One of Utah's foremost public health voices in the fight against COVID-19 is urging students to get vaccinated and urging those who are ineligible to mask up.
Thieves take off with contractor's work trailers twice within days

Thieves take off with contractor's work trailers twice within days

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 30 - 8:12 p.m.

A contractor in northern Utah is out of work after his trailer full of tools was stolen in Ogden and then again in South Ogden.
Family in capsized boat says divine intervention saved them during Bear Lake storm

Family in capsized boat says divine intervention saved them during Bear Lake storm

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 23 - 8:57 p.m.

A boat carrying 14 people, including 11 children, capsized on Bear Lake Thursday night due to stormy conditions. The family spent a harrowing night before park rangers rescued them.
Family trying to send 7-year-old girl's body back home after she was shot, killed

Family trying to send 7-year-old girl's body back home after she was shot, killed

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 12 - 7:05 p.m.

The father of 7-year-old Zaydanielys Rodrigueaz, who was shot inside her home Saturday, is raising money to send his daughter's body back to Puerto Rico.
Dentist jumps into action when vehicle catches fire outside Salt Lake office

Dentist jumps into action when vehicle catches fire outside Salt Lake office

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 7 - 11:00 a.m.

A Salt Lake City dentist jumped into action when he saw smoke and flames coming from a family's Suburban outside his office.
Family grieves after home destroyed in Ogden fire

Family grieves after home destroyed in Ogden fire

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 30 - 8:38 a.m.

A family is grieving the loss of their home after a fire ripped through an Ogden street late Monday, damaging four businesses, more than 30 vehicles and five homes.
Friends, family remember 3 killed in Provo Canyon crash

Friends, family remember 3 killed in Provo Canyon crash

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 12 - 8:16 p.m.

The family and friends of three women who died Monday in a fiery crash in Heber City were left to mourn their loved ones.
Farmers say drought could devastate Utah's produce supply

Farmers say drought could devastate Utah's produce supply

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 11 - 10:42 p.m.

Most of Utah is already at the worst drought level and over half of the western United States is experiencing severe drought conditions, and farmers warned it's taking a toll on Utah's food supply.
American Fork saves millions of gallons of water as state heads into 'worst' drought

American Fork saves millions of gallons of water as state heads into 'worst' drought

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 23 - 11:55 a.m.

One city in Utah County saved millions of gallons of water last month after Gov. Cox warned the state is heading into the worst drought and fire season it has seen.
Workforce Services launches campaign to help Utahns get back to work

Workforce Services launches campaign to help Utahns get back to work

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 7:23 a.m.

The Department of Workforce Services has launched a new campaign to promote its program to help Utahns get back into the workforce.
Utah businesses, customers react to new CDC mask guidance

Utah businesses, customers react to new CDC mask guidance

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 14 - 8:32 a.m.

New guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people can ditch the mask and social distancing was welcome news for many Utahns, but the impact was not immediately felt at businesses across the state.