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Daniella Rivera

‘It was hastily passed’: Medical, legal experts raise concerns about Utah’s abortion trigger law

Senate Bill 174, passed by the Utah Legislature in 2020, was crafted, in part, to send a message. Now, medical and legal experts are sounding alarm bells about how it will work in practice.
2 days ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Utah Senate candidate accused of violating protective order

Prosecutors said Wednesday that Republican State Senate candidate Brandon Beckham violated a court order by emailing the woman he is charged with sexually abusing.
10 days ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

‘Who else could it be happening to?’: Utah family discovers caseworker’s report riddled with inaccuracies

Utah's Division of Child and Family Services is tasked with keeping children in difficult situations safe. But a Utah man says a report DCFS filed regarding his family is riddled with inaccuracies. That's why he reached out to the KSL Investigators.
11 days ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Courtroom audio sheds light on case at the heart of Utah County controversy

A public spat between elected officials in Utah County has drawn new attention to a 2012 child sexual abuse case that never went to trial. Now, the KSL Investigators have obtained courtroom audio recordings that provide insight as to why the charges were dropped.
15 days ago
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Annie Knox and Tanner Siegworth, KSL TV

Speeding over 100 mph? Be ready to pay up, troopers say

After a pandemic spike in fatal crashes, Utahns with a lead foot now face heftier fees and a possible criminal charge under a new state law that took effect in May. Troopers cited 70 motorists for reckless driving, a misdemeanor, in the first month.
17 days ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Prosecuting sex crimes: Utah County attorney touts improvement, but current backlog unclear

The Utah County Attorney’s Office released new data Friday showing prosecution rates for cases involving sexual violence.
22 days ago
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Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Did ‘poison pill’ in state’s opioid settlement leave money on the table for one Utah county?

More than $266 million from Johnson & Johnson and three major drug distributors will flow to Utah under a settlement resolving claims they fueled the opioid epidemic. But as the KSL Investigators have learned, one critic fears the state’s strategy ultimately cost us millions.
1 month ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Many Utah schools weren’t built with security threats in mind, but renovations are costly

In one Utah school district, some security-related construction projects have fallen behind schedule.
1 month ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Tracking Transparency: Why some Utah lawmakers use private email accounts for government business

Are Utah’s lawmakers skirting transparency? The KSL Investigators surveyed legislators to find out why some prefer to use private accounts and devices to do public business.
1 month ago
The Utah Capitol on Friday, March 25 when the Utah House and Senate voted to overturn a veto. The n...
Annie Knox, KSL TV

Tracking similarities in transgender sports bans across the country

Proposals banning transgender students from girls’ sports have surfaced in most states in the last two years, and 15 are now law. Many bear a striking resemblance. KSL Investigators analyzed similarities between those bills and explored the influence of outside organizations.
2 months ago
Third District Judge Todd Shaughnessy presiding over a hearing in Jon Michael Clara's case on March...
Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Prosecutors seek to appeal ruling to dismiss case under new Utah self-defense law

Online court records show prosecutors followed a judge’s suggestion to appeal his decision to dismiss a felony firearms case last month. The judge said Utah’s new self-defense law "tied" his hands
2 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Man accused of assaulting Black Lives Matter protesters claims self-defense

A Provo man accused of threatening and assaulting Black Lives Matter protesters in West Valley City in 2020 is seeking to have the charges against him thrown out under a new self-defense law.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Man who fired ‘warning’ shots headed to trial, despite claim of self-defense

A woman was left permanently paralyzed after a man allegedly fired ‘warning’ shots at two fleeing vehicles in July 2020. He claims he acted in self-defense and sought to have the case dismissed before trial under Utah’s new self-defense law.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Documents reveal financial fallout of Salt Lake City IT security breach

Records obtained by the KSL Investigators reveal the financial fallout of what Salt Lake City officials call a security breach. A former city IT employee is facing felony charges related to the incident.
3 months ago
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Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Teen treatment: Advice for parents seeking residential treatment options

Utah's $400 million troubled teen industry is facing renewed scrutiny as more than two dozen former residents allege mistreatment and abuse in a new lawsuit.   
3 months ago
Vista at Dimple Dell Canyon, a residential treatment center for teens in Sandy. The program is faci...
Annie Knox, KSL TV

Teens sent to Utah for treatment say they faced isolation and abuse instead

In new court filings, former residents at the Vista residential treatment centers in Sandy and Magna say they faced isolation, humiliation and abuse. Several spoke about their experiences with KSL Investigators.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Planning to vote in the primary election? How a new Utah law impacts party affiliation

Republican lawmakers aimed to stop "party raiding" with an earlier party registration deadline. The KSL Investigators looked at the data to see if that’s actually happening.
3 months ago
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Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV

Utah allowed rival gangs to mingle in prison; families say violence followed

The Utah Department of Corrections began allowing rival gangs to mingle after an outside group recommended changes to how inmates are housed. Critics say the result has been dangerous. But was the decision backed by data?
4 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV

Utah State Senate candidate facing felony sex abuse charge

Brandon Beckham filed his declaration of candidacy just days after the felony case against him was filed in Utah County.
4 months ago
Third District Judge Todd Shaughnessy presiding over a hearing in Jon Michael Clara's case on March...
Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

‘My hands are tied’: Judge rules shooting that endangered child justified under Utah’s new self-defense law

The case against a man who fired several shots at another driver after a bizarre crash in November 2019 is dismissed under Utah’s new self-defense law, despite facts the judge found troubling and believed a jury should hear.
4 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Proposed solution to Utah’s low sexual assault prosecution rates stalls in legislature

A bill that would give prosecutors a new charging option in sexual assault cases is not likely to pass during the legislative session, according to the bill’s sponsor.
4 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

‘This has got to change’: In Utah, sexual assaults are poorly tracked and under prosecuted

Just a fraction of reported sexual assaults are prosecuted in Utah. As KSL Investigators discovered, poor tracking and reporting throughout the state's criminal justice system makes it difficult to know the true scope of the problem.
4 months ago
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Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV

Salt Lake County police data shows more guns reported stolen, most not recovered

Two police officers were wounded during a deadly standoff in Taylorsville. The previous year, a mother was murdered in Millcreek. According to investigators, all three violent incidents involved a gun that had been stolen out of a car or a home in Utah.
4 months ago
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Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Death penalty repeal fails in narrow vote after emotional, tearful debate

A renewed push to abolish the death penalty in Utah failed to clear its first hurdle at the state Legislature. Several crime victims implored lawmakers to keep capital punishment on the books in the Beehive state.
4 months ago
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