Katie McKellar
Katie McKellar is a Dixie State University graduate with a bachelor of science in mass communication. Before interning at Deseret News, she reported and edited news content for Dixie Sun News, first as Photo Editor, then as Features Editor. As a Utah native, Katie enjoys hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She spends the majority of her free time, however, spoiling her mustang named Dusty. Horseback riding has been her sport-of-choice and passion since grade school. Email: kmckellar@deseretnews.com

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The parents of a 17-year-old Farmington boy who died Friday of a suspected drug overdose hope other parents will talk about drug use with their children and prevent a similar tragedy.
Three people, including a mother and daughter, were hospitalized Monday evening after a car crash.
Three people were hospitalized after police say a gang fight broke out Monday near a Salt Lake City home.
Some east Salt Lake residents have been complaining of decreased police presence and a rise in neighborhood crime. While some council members want to hire more officers, Chief Chris Burbank said increasing the ...
As the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission nears its summer deadline to choose a location for a new state prison, Salt Lake City leaders are locking elbows in firm opposition of the facility's potential ...
Multiple flooding incidents were reported early Sunday after a heavy downpour in Weber County. An overflowed canal caused one Farr West resident's home $15,000 in damage.
A St. George man died Saturday after he and his father were involved in a rollover crash and then struck by another vehicle after they climbed out of their truck.
The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $3,000 reward for information about the death of a thoroughbred horse worth more than $10,000.
More than 400 teenagers participated in Utah's first ever Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience, a program designed to teach young drivers lifesaving driving skills.
A 68-year-old Smithfield man was impaled and killed Saturday after the pickup truck he was driving crashed through a fence.