Public Safety Archive

West Nile Virus Found in Utah Mosquitoes, Precautions Advised

(KCPW News) West Nile Virus has been found again in Utah mosquito pools, and health officials are urging residents to take precautions

Outrage Builds Over SLCPD Shooting of Dog

(KCPW News) An incident involving a Salt Lake City police officer’s shooting and killing of a dog has sparked outrage in the

Clean Air Group Installs New Furnaces in Wood-Burning Homes

(KCPW News) It’s summer, so you’re probably not thinking about a roaring fire in your fireplace. But if Breathe Utah has its

SL Co. to Swimmers: Say No to Crypto

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County officials want to remind all public pool-goers this summer to use good hygiene and to avoid swimming

Utah Distracted Drivers, Beware: Mobile Device Laws Tightened

(KCPW News) Amendments to Utah’s distracted driving laws became effective on Tuesday this week. The new laws specify that drivers cannot operate their

SLC Council Looks for Ways to Act on Air Quality Woes

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary

SLCPD Plans to Index Rape Kit Info Online

(KCPW News) A Salt Lake City councilmember and the city’s chief of police sparred earlier this week over a touchy subject: why

What Do We Know About E-Cigarettes?

(KCPW News) The Tooele City Council decided to table an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes on Wednesday. The ordinance sought to

Hands-Free Technology Adds to Distracted Driving Woes

(KCPW News) A new study by a University of Utah researcher shows that using voice-activated software while driving is dangerous. KCPW’s Roger

Utah’s Underage Drinking Rate Lowest in the Nation

A national survey shows Utah has the lowest number of underage drinkers in the country. The National Survey on Drug Use

Lawmakers Hear Details of Dating Protection Act

Utah Lawmakers on the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee today heard the latest version of a bill that is designed

SLCPD Test Body-Worn Video Cameras

The next interaction you have with police in Salt Lake City could be recorded. The city’s police department is testing new body-worn

Military Members May Be Property Tax Exempt Under Constitutional Amendment

Should active military members be exempt from paying property taxes while they serve? Utah voters will answer that question when they

Utah Deploys Emergency Vehicles to Assist in Super Storm Sandy Relief

Super storm Sandy has left more than 100 people dead and thousands displaced from their homes on the east coast. Today (Friday)

Utah Launches New AMBER Alert Notifications

Everyone in Utah can now receive AMBER alerts by e-mail or text. The Utah Department of Public Safety recently launched new technology

Undetonated Shells Complicate Effort to Battle Pinyon Fire

Ammunition is making it difficult for firefighters to battle a wildfire burning on the Utah National Guard’s Camp Williams, just outside of

District Attorney Reflects on Impact of Sikh Temple Shooting

The impact of Sunday’s massacre at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by a white supremacist hit especially hard for Salt Lake County

Lawmakers Hear Audit of Inmate Education System

In 2011, more than 5,200 inmates in jails and prisons throughout Utah were enrolled in state corrections education services, and more than

Public Safety Funding About to Change

Homeowners in Riverton, Herriman, and in unincorporated Salt Lake County will soon be supporting the Unified Police Department through a new property

City Develops New Bikeway System

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City will soon be getting a little more cyclist-friendly. Joining New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland, the

U of U Works to Ensure Mine Safety

Nearly five years after the tragic Crandall Canyon Mine disaster that left six miners and three rescuers dead in Utah’s Emery County,

Wildfires Get Political

While the more than half a dozen wildfires burning across Utah certainly have an immediate impact on the nearest residents and the

Quail Fire Burns 2,000 Acres

The Quail Fire burning in Alpine has scorched just under 2,000 acres as of Wednesday evening and is 5 percent contained, according

Herriman Wildfire Now Contained

The 611-acre Rosecrest fire that began Friday in Herriman is now contained. Residents in the roughly 950 homes that were evacuated Friday

ACLU Seeks Info on Automatic License Plate Readers

The ACLU of Utah has filed an open-records request to learn more about how law enforcement agencies in the state are using

Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation of NSA Construction Site

Law enforcement is investigating a potential bomb threat at the construction site of the National Security Administration Data Center at Camp Williams

State Prison System Will Be Full by 2015, Officials Tell Lawmakers

About 80 percent of those who are incarcerated in Utah suffer from some sort of addiction and a third of inmates are

Police Force in Polygamous Town Could be Decertified

Big changes could be on the way for the polygamist community of Hildale. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff tells KCPW behavior in

House Approves Bill Allowing Sex Offenders to Petition for Removal from Registry

The Utah House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill today that would allow a person on the state’s sex offender registry to

Senate Committee Approves Teen Driver Cell Phone Ban

A bill that would ban drivers under 18 years old from talking on cell phones while driving passed out of a Senate