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KSLTV.com’s top 10 stories of 2022

Dec 19, 2022, 3:06 PM | Updated: 3:18 pm
Brady Lowry (left) and Kendell Cummings (right) were attacked by a grizzly bear while antler huntin...
Brady Lowry (left) and Kendell Cummings (right) were attacked by a grizzly bear while antler hunting in Cody, Wyoming. Lowry credits his three college teammates, including Cummings, that were with him that day for saving his life.
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SALT LAKE CITY — From cookie wars to local crime, to grizzly bear attacks, here are the top stories of 2022 on KSLTV.com.

Costco is offering a new perk to club members

A new perk for Costco members was one of KSL TV’s top articles for the year.

Costco expanded a program called Costco Next, which first launched in 2017. The program allows members to buy stuff from around 35 brands’ websites and save 20% or more.

Searchers find the body of missing hiker in Zion National Park

A woman missing was found after extensive searches in Zion National Park. Jetal Agnihotri was found after flash flooding swept her down river as she was hiking through The Narrows.

Over 170 responders contributed to operations over the course of the four-day search and rescue operation.

Rescuers found her in the Virgin River near the Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park and she was later pronounced deceased by a medical examiner.

World record for longest long-range rifle shot broken Tuesday

The world’s farthest long-range rifle shot was recorded, surpassing the previous record by nearly half a mile.

Forward spotting team after hitting the target. Photo from forward spotting team.

The previous record of 4 miles set in 2020 was defeated by a 4.4-mile target hit in the high desert of western Wyoming.

Crumbl Cookies files trademark lawsuit against two competitors

Crumbl Cookies took legal action against two other Utah-based cookie companies, claiming trademark infringement.

Left, Crumbl products. Right, Crave products. (Credit: Court Documents)

Crumbl Cookies claims that Crave Cookies and Dirty Dough have similar logos and packaging to their own. The company alleges the two businesses are trying to profit off Crumbl’s reputation and branding.

Left, Cumbl Cookies marketing. Right, Dirty Dough marketing. (Credit: Court Documents)

The lawsuits seek monetary relief as well as injunctions.

College student from Utah injured in grizzly bear attack

A wrestler from Utah credits his college teammates with saving his life during a grizzly bear attack near Cody, Wyoming.

Brady Lowry (left) and Kendell Cummings (right) were attacked by a grizzly bear while antler hunting in Cody, Wyoming. Lowry credits his three college teammates, including Cummings, that were with him that day for saving his life.

Brady Lowry, of Cedar City, was antler hunting with Northwest College wrestling teammates Kendell Cummings, Orin Jackson and August Harrison, who is from Vernal, when the attack happened a few miles west of the Bobcat-Houlihan trailhead.

The teen was attacked when his teammate, Cummings, tried to scare the bear off when it came after him.

Both boys had serious lacerations and other injuries, but survived the incident.

Meteor causes loud boom heard across northern Utah, National Weather Service said

A loud boom left Utahns wondering about the cause.

Experts said a meteor caused the booming sound that echoed across northern Utah and the National Weather Service confirmed the meteor as the source.

Former sex crimes prosecutor arrested for child porn in Utah County

A Utah man whose role was to prosecute crimes against children, is now suspected of sexual exploitation of a minor. Gary Lee Bell worked in the Child Protection Division of the AG’s office, and is now in the Utah County Jail, held on a no-bail request by investigators who believe he is a danger to children.

Woman buys home only to find it taken over by squatters who forged documents

Heidi Shippen bought a West Bountiful house as a rental property. After closing on the house, she and her husband went on a 10-day trip to Florida.

When they returned, they found someone else had moved in and changed the locks.

It was squatters — a group of five people, including a newborn baby, who had watched for the house to sell, forged a bogus contract, changed the locks and moved in.

Rape charges dropped against Colby Ryan, Lori Vallow’s son

Prosecutors dropped rape charges that were filed against Lori Vallow’s son Colby Ryan.

Police alleged Ryan, 26, raped a woman at her Mesa, Ariz. home, however, the charges were later dropped.

‘Pretty shocking’: Utah woman warns others about radon after cancer diagnosis

A Utah woman warns others about the danger of radon after she received a stage 4 cancer diagnosis for non-smoking lung cancer.

It turns out, the radon from her home could have made her sick.

Kerri Robbins and her husband recently had their home tested. The results revealed the radon level in their home was 31.3 picocuries per liter.

Ron and Kerri Robbins

“I love my house. I love my neighborhood and come to find out that that’s probably what’s given me cancer,” Robbins said. “I get up the next morning and I thought, ‘I’ve got to let people know this.’”

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