KSLTV.com’s top 10 stories of 2022
SALT LAKE CITY — From cookie wars to local crime, to grizzly bear attacks, here are the top stories of 2022 on KSLTV.com.
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.
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.
The world’s farthest long-range rifle shot was recorded, surpassing the previous record by nearly half a mile.
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 took legal action against two other Utah-based cookie companies, claiming trademark infringement.
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.
The lawsuits seek monetary relief as well as injunctions.
A wrestler from Utah credits his college teammates with saving his life during a grizzly bear attack near Cody, Wyoming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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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