Leona Wood

Private investigator surprised search warrant hasn’t been served at house of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend

As the search continues for Gabby Petito, a Utah private investigator shares insight in what is likely happening inside the investigation.
1 year ago

Grand County Sheriff’s Office investigating Moab murders & Petito disappearance

It didn’t take long for those close to two open Moab investigations to draw the connection to timelines involving Gabrielle Petito’s visit in Moab with the murders of a married couple in early August.
1 year ago

Southeast Idaho farmers struggle to seek drought help amid USDA firings

Dozens of Idaho farmers say the sudden firing of two local USDA office employees couldn't come at a worse time.
1 year ago

Former BYU linebacker summits Himalayan peak, eyes Everest

A former BYU football linebacker has ascended to new heights as an aspiring mountaineer.
5 years ago

LDS Church: Legal analysis ‘raises grave concerns’ about Utah medical marijuana initiative

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Deseret News) — The LDS Church on Friday released a legal analysis it commissioned into a proposed Utah medical marijuana initiative, saying the report “raises grave concerns” over “the serious adverse consequences that could follow if it were adopted.” “We invite all to read (the analysis) and to make their own […]
5 years ago

Evacuation lifted after dynamite found under Park City home

The discovery of a box containing sticks of dynamite prompted the evacuation of several streets in Park City’s Old Town neighborhood for more than three hours on Monday.
5 years ago

Utah soldiers deploy to Middle East, rely on technology to stay connected

Nearly 130 Utah soldiers are headed to Texas, their last stop before deploying to the Middle East. They're part of the Utah Army National Guard's 65th Field Artillery Brigade. The National Guard said the soldiers are deploying as part of Operation Spartan Shield which is designed to maintain U.S. military posture in Southwest Asia.
5 years ago

Bright orange trash boom aims to clean up Jordan River

The Nature Conservancy and Salt Lake County have teamed up to skim trash from the surface of the Jordan River to preserve water quality and protect wildlife in the Great Salt Lake. They showed off their new project Monday, and hope to improve the entire ecosystem.
5 years ago

Utah high school welding team reaches finals in national competition

If there's one thing the boss doesn't tolerate, it's laziness.  "Commitment, dedication, hard work," said Jared Massic, speaking of some of the lessons he tries to pass along to his students.  Massic's been teaching shop at Maple Mountain High School for years. 
5 years ago

Drive-by shooting in West Valley City injures rap group members, teenage bystander

Investigators hope surveillance video from nearby businesses will lead to answers about who opened fire in a Walmart parking lot.
5 years ago

Parkland school shooting survivors speak out in Park City

At first glance, the Park City March for our Lives rally against gun violence may seem like any other, but away from the signs and the bracelets were three people who may have had a stronger reason to be there than most. 
5 years ago

Two marches held in Salt Lake City, for and against gun control

It's not uncommon to see a march, rally, or walk in downtown Salt Lake City, especially on a Saturday morning. But this Saturday morning saw two.
5 years ago

Hackers get into voting machines during ‘HackWest’ convention

For the past three days, attendees at HackWest at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City have been learning the latest in keeping cyber information networks secure.
5 years ago

Hare Krishna Temple preparing to welcome thousands for annual color festival

The Festival of Colors at the Krishna Temple is said to be the largest celebration of Holi in all of North America. More than 15- thousand people are expected to be here Saturday for this unique cultural event.
5 years ago

Davis County farming family hopes to save acreage

A Davis County family, which has been farming since the early 1900’s, is trying to hold on to some valuable property that could be taken away due to development.
5 years ago

Salt Lake Police investigate 27 burglaries in 20 days, make arrest

Salt Lake City Police are urging neighbors to keep an eye out for suspicious activity after a rash of home burglaries this month. 
5 years ago

Former police officer starts company to protect schools, buildings in active shooter situations

Isaac Askeroth started a company called Clear Secure which sells a type of film that covers windows, making them tougher.
5 years ago

Controversy surrounds proposed student housing complex in Orem

A battle is brewing in Orem over a proposed student housing complex to be built adjacent to University Utah Valley University.  The city and the University want to enable more students to live close to campus, but many area residents don't want the extra traffic and are fighting to block it.
5 years ago

Multi-agency law enforcement team investigating West Valley officer involved shooting

Investigators are still looking for additional witnesses who can shed more light on Tuesday’s officer involved shooting in West Valley.
5 years ago

Utah Highway Patrol trooper recalls training that led him to ram wrong way driver

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper is recovering from a minor injuries after he rammed a wrong driver to stop him in Davis County, last night.  The trooper looked at the dash cam video from his patrol cruiser today and talked about the training that enabled him to put his life on the line to stop that motorist.
5 years ago

School district officer shoots driver who allegedly tried to run him over

A Granite School District Police officer shot the driver of a car after a district spokesperson said the driver tried to run him over.
5 years ago

Picturesque Wasatch Boulevard facing changes

Wasatch Boulevard from I-215 to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon has picked up a lot of traffic in recent years, according to numbers from the Utah Department of Transportation.  Traffic snarls at peak times, skier traffic can bring vehicles to a standstill, and the public is ready for improvements.  As a result, the city of Cottonwood Heights is eager to hear from the people who drive the road as they put together a Wasatch Boulevard Master Plan.
5 years ago

Bystanders help save man from burning car in Riverton

A man is in critical condition after bystanders pulled him from his burning car early Monday morning.
5 years ago

UDOT: Despite deadly crash, cable barriers on Utah highway medians save lives

They line the interstates and major thoroughfares from coast-to-coast: cable barriers running along the center medians. They’re designed to prevent vehicles from crossing over into oncoming lanes.
5 years ago