Emily Ashcraft

Jake Garn, US senator and Utah's first astronaut, is honored in new airport art

Jake Garn, US senator and Utah's first astronaut, is honored in new airport art

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 8:15 p.m.

An art piece honoring retired U.S. Sen. Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn was unveiled on Saturday at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Temple Square Christmas lights have evolved during construction, but retain familiar features

Temple Square Christmas lights have evolved during construction, but retain familiar features

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 3 - 7:54 a.m.

The annual tradition of Temple Square Christmas lights has been downscaled, as construction efforts continue, but it is still a popular activity. How will they be different this year?
Jail, probation ordered for West Jordan man charged in 5 robberies

Jail, probation ordered for West Jordan man charged in 5 robberies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 7:31 p.m.

A West Jordan man who pleaded guilty to five robberies was sentenced Friday to serve 364 days in jail and four years of probation.
2nd of 2 men sentenced for burglarizing Canyons District schools

2nd of 2 men sentenced for burglarizing Canyons District schools

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 2 - 12:35 p.m.

Two Sandy men have been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to burglary for breaking into multiple Canyons School District schools and taking items. The second sentencing hearing was held on Thursday.
Teen sentenced, another pleads guilty in connection with killing of 16-year-old in Lindon

Teen sentenced, another pleads guilty in connection with killing of 16-year-old in Lindon

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 5:25 p.m.

A teenager will be in juvenile detention until he is 25 years old after admitting to charges of murder and aggravated robbery. He is one of five teens charged in the death of Gavin Hone.
Charges dropped for 75-year-old woman accused of hiring hit man

Charges dropped for 75-year-old woman accused of hiring hit man

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 1:43 p.m.

Linda Tracy Gillman is already in prison after being convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband and was scheduled to be on trial for attempting to hire another person, to eliminate evidence and a witness in that case.
Man admits to using Snapchat, driving recklessly in crash that killed 2 BYU students

Man admits to using Snapchat, driving recklessly in crash that killed 2 BYU students

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 28 - 11:38 a.m.

An Orem man pleaded guilty on Nov. 14 to causing the deaths of two BYU students by driving recklessly and hitting their vehicle at nearly 80 mph on a city street.
Tabernacle Choir aims to expand worldwide reach through tryouts, touring, translations

Tabernacle Choir aims to expand worldwide reach through tryouts, touring, translations

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov. 27 - 4:11 p.m.

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is seeking to grow its worldwide audience even more with three new initiatives to help spread the message of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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.