Emily Ashcraft

Emily Ashcraft

Event helps hundreds of Utah refugee, immigrant families find needed items

Event helps hundreds of Utah refugee, immigrant families find needed items

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 7:11 p.m.

Members of a stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated thousands of items, and on Saturday immigrants and refugees came to find things they need.
Utahns can expect rain, snow in the mountains Saturday, but stronger winds, storm coming Monday

Utahns can expect rain, snow in the mountains Saturday, but stronger winds, storm coming Monday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 10:27 a.m.

The National Weather Service said they are anticipating some rain and snow on Saturday, places above 7,000 feet in northern Utah can expect 2-5 inches of snow Saturday, and precipitation could lead to some slushy roads on high elevation roads. The storm is expected to transition into intense winds and more precipitation on Monday.
Woman sues 'Dr. Phil' show, claiming abuse at Utah treatment center he recommended

Woman sues 'Dr. Phil' show, claiming abuse at Utah treatment center he recommended

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 5:37 p.m.

A Colorado woman who claims she was sexually assaulted while at Turn-About Ranch filed two lawsuits this week, one against the ranch and another against the "Dr. Phil" show and CBS.
Detention hearing delayed for man accused of shooting University of Utah football player

Detention hearing delayed for man accused of shooting University of Utah football player

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 12:29 p.m.

Attorneys on Friday asked for more time to look for evidence before holding a detention hearing for Buk Mowat Buk, 22, who is charged with murdering a University of Utah football player.
BYU library now hosts archive of refugee stories from Their Story is Our Story

BYU library now hosts archive of refugee stories from Their Story is Our Story

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 9:04 p.m.

The BYU Library's Scholars Archive now houses a database filled with stories of refugees from around the world as part of a collaboration between the library and Their Story is Our Story.
Man who stabbed his grandma 111 times pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Man who stabbed his grandma 111 times pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 21 - 7:31 p.m.

Zachary Cole Weston, 30, charged with aggravated murder and accused of stabbing his grandmother 111 times in October 2012, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday and will likely be held in the Utah State Hospital for the rest of his life.
After 4 years, trial begins next week for Utah coach charged with raping teen player

After 4 years, trial begins next week for Utah coach charged with raping teen player

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 4:10 p.m.

A jury trial for Charles Tracy Camara is set to begin next week, more than four years after he was charged with raping and sexually abusing a 13-year-old he was coaching at a charter school.
Salt Lake man ordered to stand trial for shooting during Provo protest

Salt Lake man ordered to stand trial for shooting during Provo protest

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 20 - 2:27 p.m.

A Salt Lake man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on attempted aggravated murder and other charges accusing him of shooting a man driving an SUV during a Black Lives Matter protest in Provo in June 2020.
Parents of teens killed on Utah roads urge caution, communication

Parents of teens killed on Utah roads urge caution, communication

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 7:12 p.m.

Forty-three teenagers were killed on Utah roads in 2019 and 2020. Parents of two of these teens urged other parents to talk to their young drivers about slowing down.
Disabled Utah teen, family receive a wheelchair accessible van

Disabled Utah teen, family receive a wheelchair accessible van

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 7:02 p.m.

Compassion Mobility along with other organizations, surprised three families with gifts that will improve their quality of life, including an accessible van for Reese Thorne and his family.
In 'very infrequent' ruling, judge tosses perjury charge against Orem man acquitted of murder

In 'very infrequent' ruling, judge tosses perjury charge against Orem man acquitted of murder

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 9:07 p.m.

A man acquitted of murder last year after he shot and killed another man in the doorway of his apartment is no longer facing a perjury charge after a judge decided to dismiss it mid-trial.
Perjury trial begins for Utah man acquitted of murder in apartment complex death

Perjury trial begins for Utah man acquitted of murder in apartment complex death

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 14 - 7:34 p.m.

A man who was found not guilty of murder after a shooting at an apartment complex near UVU has a second jury trial this week for two counts of perjury charged against him due to statements he made at the previous trial.
Teen pleads guilty to lesser charges in Ogden grocer's homicide

Teen pleads guilty to lesser charges in Ogden grocer's homicide

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 2:28 p.m.

A teenager charged with aggravated murder for shooting and killing an Ogden grocery store owner pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lesser charges as part of a plea deal.
State audit finds Uintah County has been misusing funds

State audit finds Uintah County has been misusing funds

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 13 - 9:54 a.m.

Utah's Office of the State Auditor released an audit on Wednesday of Uintah County finding that the county has problems "spanning the entire spectrum of government accounting." The audit found the county lacked reporting and tracking procedures and misused coronavirus relief funds.
Utah senator proposes 'ambitious' legislation to address growing air quality concerns

Utah senator proposes 'ambitious' legislation to address growing air quality concerns

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 9:03 p.m.

A Utah legislator is proposing a goal to reduce Utah's emissions by 50% before the year 2030 by addressing pollution from cars, buildings and point sources like factories or power plants.
Blind students use adaptive technologies to participate in a chemistry experiment

Blind students use adaptive technologies to participate in a chemistry experiment

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 7:04 p.m.

Most instruments used to measure data for science experiments have a visual component, making it hard for blind students to participate.
Edgemont Elementary School moves to remote learning after 'test-to-stay' event

Edgemont Elementary School moves to remote learning after 'test-to-stay' event

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 4:02 p.m.

Utah's first fall school closure due to COVID-19 occurred Friday at Provo's Edgemont Elementary School, after a "high number" of students and/or staff tested positive with the disease.
UTA electric buses being outfitted with air quality monitors for better data, better policies

UTA electric buses being outfitted with air quality monitors for better data, better policies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 7:06 p.m.

UTA buses will be carting around an extra passenger — air quality monitors were installed Friday to get data from neighborhoods along certain routes.
Trial ordered for man accused of having 20 pounds of explosives in South Jordan home

Trial ordered for man accused of having 20 pounds of explosives in South Jordan home

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 3:53 p.m.

A judge ordered a South Jordan man accused of having 20 pounds of explosive materials in his house to stand trial on Thursday after hearing testimony from police officers who investigated the case.
Aspen House: Utah human trafficking recovery center kicks off fundraising efforts

Aspen House: Utah human trafficking recovery center kicks off fundraising efforts

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

Although Utah is in the top 10 states for reported human trafficking cases, the state does not have programs to help survivors get back on their feet, according to Aspen House officials.
Utah school districts adapting lunches amid labor, supply chain shortages

Utah school districts adapting lunches amid labor, supply chain shortages

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 7:36 p.m.

A shortage in labor has added difficulty to providing school lunches across the country and in Utah. School districts are altering the scheduled menus and substituting items to make up for supply shortages, while dealing with labor shortages themselves.
Tooele man sentenced to prison in fatal fentanyl overdose

Tooele man sentenced to prison in fatal fentanyl overdose

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 9:29 p.m.

A Tooele man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter after selling fentanyl to a woman who later died was sentenced on Tuesday to one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison.
Idaho judge considers whether to move Chad Daybell's murder trial

Idaho judge considers whether to move Chad Daybell's murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 5 - 5:24 p.m.

Should Chad Daybell's murder trial be moved from rural Fremont County, Idaho? A judge heard evidence about that issue Tuesday and has taken that motion under advisement.
Cedar Valley High gets $25,000 donation to build an on-campus barn for ag programs

Cedar Valley High gets $25,000 donation to build an on-campus barn for ag programs

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 8:55 p.m.

Cedar Valley High School's agriculture program received a $25,000 donation from the local Tyson Foods plant on Friday. The funds will be used to help build a barn so students can learn to care for animals on the schools' campus.
Skiing collision wasn't 9-year-old's fault, Utah Supreme Court says

Skiing collision wasn't 9-year-old's fault, Utah Supreme Court says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 6:26 p.m.

The Utah Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Thursday that a skiing collision in 2012 between a 9-year-old girl and a woman was not the fault of the child or her parents. Stephanie Donovan filed a lawsuit in 2016 against the girl and her parents asking for damages and medical expenses.