Sam Penrod

Sam Penrod

Utah man finds healing after returning to site of Brussels terror bombings 3 years later

Utah man finds healing after returning to site of Brussels terror bombings 3 years later

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 6:30 p.m.

A man who was severely injured by the terrorist bombings in Brussels in 2016 found healing after he returned to the site three years later.
Tyson Foods breaks ground on $300M Eagle Mountain plant

Tyson Foods breaks ground on $300M Eagle Mountain plant

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 30 - 12:02 p.m.

Food giant Tyson broke ground on a $300 million dollar meat packaging plant in Eagle Mountain Tuesday.
Springville police highlight recovering addicts to give others hope

Springville police highlight recovering addicts to give others hope

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 2 - 1:10 p.m.

The Springville Police Department’s Instagram account includes a new post titled “Addict of the Month."
Family pharmacy in Ephraim closing after 109 years

Family pharmacy in Ephraim closing after 109 years

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 26 - 10:22 a.m.

A family-owned pharmacy will close its doors Saturday after 109 years of operations, bringing an end to what may be the state’s longest-owned family pharmacy.
Parents petition Payson city for crossing guard at school crosswalk

Parents petition Payson city for crossing guard at school crosswalk

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 22 - 11:05 a.m.

School is back in session, but many parents in a Payson neighborhood have expressed concern and frustration over a lack of a crossing guard at a crosswalk they consider to be dangerous.
1 year after the Dollar Ridge wildfire, biologists are optimistic about the future

1 year after the Dollar Ridge wildfire, biologists are optimistic about the future

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 9 - 6:45 a.m.

The Dollar Ridge Fire burned nearly 70,000 acres near Strawberry Reservoir last summer. Scientists say the area is well on its way to recovery.
Fireworks up for sale, but don’t ignite until July 2

Fireworks up for sale, but don’t ignite until July 2

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 30 - 10:28 a.m.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Independence Day, with fireworks stands popping up everywhere. Fire officials have a few reminders before folks light the fuse.
Daughter gives dad a Father’s Day gift to remember: a new kidney

Daughter gives dad a Father’s Day gift to remember: a new kidney

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 27 - 9:25 p.m.

Shaleen Martel donated a kidney to her dad, Gerald Wayman.
Highland, Alpine facing tax increase to fund emergency services

Highland, Alpine facing tax increase to fund emergency services

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 4:56 p.m.

Residents in Highland and Alpine could soon see an increase in their taxes to offset costs with the loss of the contract to provide Cedar Hills EMS and fire effective July 1.
Vintage cars, pinstripes, ugly rat attract people to small-town celebration in Utah

Vintage cars, pinstripes, ugly rat attract people to small-town celebration in Utah

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 1 - 5:35 p.m.

One of the more unique summer celebrations is underway this weekend in the small town of Manti — and while you may have never heard of it, it attracts some interesting people from all over the country and even the world.
Wet spring will mean a ‘banner year’ for mosquitoes

Wet spring will mean a ‘banner year’ for mosquitoes

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 31 - 9:04 a.m.

The cool and wet spring will bring another challenge to being outside this summer: mosquitoes!
One of Utah's earliest black pioneers receives headstone

One of Utah's earliest black pioneers receives headstone

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 27 - 7:45 p.m.

Hark Lay Wales was laid to rest in the Union Pioneer Cemetery, 1533 East Creek Road, in Cottonwood Heights in 1887, and until Monday he was buried in an unmarked grave.
Flags, crosses honor veterans in Spanish Fork cemetery

Flags, crosses honor veterans in Spanish Fork cemetery

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 27 - 8:44 a.m.

A spirit of reverence fills each cemetery, especially when "Old Glory" is flying. But in Spanish Fork, there’s something that can take you breath away.
Timpanogos Cave to reopen June 19 following visitor center construction

Timpanogos Cave to reopen June 19 following visitor center construction

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 24 - 7:00 a.m.

Mud — and a lot of it — is making it difficult to finish a new parking lot for the Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center. But the progress of this project, which began in the fall, is very visible.
Boy Scout builds trail to improve safety access to students in Lehi

Boy Scout builds trail to improve safety access to students in Lehi

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 14 - 7:02 a.m.

A 15-year-old Boy Scout who lives along Traverse Mountain in Lehi came up with a very ambitious project to help ensure the safety of kids in the neighborhood.
Funerals begin for 3 teens killed in accident near Mount Pleasant

Funerals begin for 3 teens killed in accident near Mount Pleasant

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 9 - 9:43 p.m.

It has been a difficult week in these small communities in Sanpete County. But it has also been a time when people have come together, especially at North Sanpete High School.
Family of Kiplyn Davis remembers missing teen 24 years after disappearance

Family of Kiplyn Davis remembers missing teen 24 years after disappearance

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 3 - 2:30 p.m.

The second day of May each year has become a day that Richard and Tamara Davis pause to honor their daughter Kiplyn, who disappeared from Spanish Fork High School on May 2, 1995.
New cases of mumps confirmed in Sanpete County

New cases of mumps confirmed in Sanpete County

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 1 - 10:37 p.m.

Health officials in Central Utah confirm new cases of the mumps have been identified in Sanpete County.
‘Hard closure’ in place for Santaquin Canyon after massive mudslide

‘Hard closure’ in place for Santaquin Canyon after massive mudslide

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 1 - 8:10 a.m.

Unstable conditions in Santaquin Canyon prompted the U.S. Forest Service to implement a closure.
Utah fruit growers worried about foreign imports of tart cherries

Utah fruit growers worried about foreign imports of tart cherries

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 30 - 7:09 a.m.

The fruit trees are in full bloom right now, and in addition to the weather, fruit growers are watching closely the imports of tart cherries coming from overseas countries.
Los Hermanos reopens at new location after fire

Los Hermanos reopens at new location after fire

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 22 - 9:36 p.m.

A longtime Provo restaurant is back in business following a devastating fire in February, but in a new location in Orem.
Orem police warn of uptick in vehicle burglaries

Orem police warn of uptick in vehicle burglaries

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 13 - 5:58 p.m.

A thief walks up to a car, sees something valuable inside he wants, breaks a side window, reaches in and quietly walks away in just a few seconds.
Eagle Mountain students make blankets for families of fallen first responders

Eagle Mountain students make blankets for families of fallen first responders

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 30 - 6:34 p.m.

It’s unusual to hear the stitches of a sewing machine in an elementary classroom, but a project taken up by Eagle Mountain students provided them a chance to comfort families of fallen first responders in Utah.
Sandy neighbors upset with process of rezoning land from commercial to high density housing

Sandy neighbors upset with process of rezoning land from commercial to high density housing

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 28 - 8:19 a.m.

The old Reams grocery store property along 700 East in Sandy has been vacant for some time. Now longtime neighbors are worried about what a developer wants to build there.
BYU engineering students offered $1,000 prize to fix glare on softball field

BYU engineering students offered $1,000 prize to fix glare on softball field

Sam Penrod, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 21 - 8:14 a.m.

While we are all enjoying the spring weather, it complicates things for the BYU softball team when they play at home. Now BYU is looking to some of its brightest minds to solve a problem with the sun.