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Former boys home staffer pleads guilty to sexually abusing 5 teens

An ex-employee at a Juab County youth treatment center has pleaded guilty to sexually abuse.

Doug Robinson: What it means to be an American: Son of immigrants serves as Utah judge for three decades

Judge David Sam, who has served on the U.S. District Court for three decades, is a kindly, beloved figure with a demeanor that is part military chaplain and part Andy of Mayberry Read more »

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Attorney general files rape charges after district attorney declines the case

After county prosecutors declined multiple requests to file charges against a man accused of date rape, partly because he may have been too drunk to know what he was doing, police decided to ask... Read more »

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West Jordan woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-15

A West Jordan woman was killed and a child was critically injured in a wrong-way, head-on collision Thursday afternoon on I-15, police said. Read more »

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Man charged in random attack at Salt Lake hotel

A man was high on drugs and delusional about his surroundings when he attacked a stranger inside a Salt Lake hotel, according to charges filed Thursday. Read more »

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Wyoming man gets 6 years in prison for attack on Forest Service officer in Utah

A Wyoming man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for his attack of a U.S. Forest Service officer last year in Lamb's Canyon. Read more »

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Accused Utah militia leader to remain behind bars

A federal judge doesn't want to wait and see whether a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in rural Arizona would also try to take out people. Read more »

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S.L. County mayor teams up with White House to launch criminal justice reform effort

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined with White House officials Thursday to announce a nationwide effort to find data-driven solutions to break the cycle of incarceration. Read more »

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Reward offered for information on poisoning deaths of birds in St. George

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the poisoning deaths of two dozen migratory birds earlier this year, it was announced Thursday. Read more »

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Couple charged in 'chronic neglect' death of 96-year-old mother

A Salt Lake motel owner and his wife have been charged with manslaughter in the death of the motel owner's mother, who police say died under deplorable conditions. Read more »

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Man charged in killing of 6-year-old Sierra Newbold still incompetent for trial

Another year will pass before competency will again be reviewed for the man charged with kidnapping, assaulting and killing 6-year-old Sierra Newbold in 2012. Read more »

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3 years after serving sentence, S.L. man gets first shot at release from jail

A Salt Lake man held in jail more than three years on an immigration hold was granted release on $50,000 bond by an immigration judge Thursday. The Department Homeland Security has reserved the... Read more »

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Police release names of Las Vegas residents killed in Emery County crash

Three people killed on I-70 Wednesday while traveling to a family reunion have been identified. Read more »

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Jurors say judge in Jeremy Johnson case had bias against defense

Convicted businessman Jeremy Johnson claims in new court filings that a federal judge's comments and demeanor during his trial affected jurors' ability to be impartial. Read more »

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2 killed in Roy crash; police arrest teen for investigation of murder

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Thursday for investigation of two counts of murder after police say her SUV slammed into the back of another vehicle, killing the two people inside. Read more »

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Tim DeChristopher arrested in Boston natural gas pipeline protest

Tim DeChristopher, the environmental activist who was sent to prison for disrupting a BLM land sale in Utah, was arrested in Boston Wednesday during a protest against a new natural gas pipeline. Read more »

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'Vampire trucker' admits to holding women for sexual activity

Just days before he was to go on trial, a long-haul trucker who authorities say is obsessed with vampires admitted in federal court Thursday to holding women as sex slaves. Read more »

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Freeway cattle drive concludes without a state showdown

A Morgan County family who has been trailing their cattle up I-84 for years was in an Old West showdown with the Utah Department of Transportation Thursday over accessing the interstate. A concrete... Read more »

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Three people traveling to family reunion killed in I-70 crash

Three people on their way to a family reunion were killed when their truck veered off of I-70 Wednesday afternoon, police said. Read more »

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Husband called to confront man accused of murdering his wife, police say

After his common-law wife was killed and his 5-year-old daughter nearly suffocated in their Magna home, Steven Arceo called the man who he believed had just been inside his house, Jason Alan Black. Read more »

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Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Read more »

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Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive pits Utah ranchers against state

A frustrated ranching family intends to trail their cattle Thursday on I-84 in Morgan County despite the state's request they stop. In a classic Old West showdown, the Pentz family said Utah is... Read more »

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Man who fired 8 shots at Clinton police officer calls his actions 'selfish'

A man convicted and sentenced to prison for firing eight rounds into a police car, missing the officer inside by inches, admits he was hoping for a "suicide by cop" outcome. Read more »

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Police shoot, critically injure 'prime suspect' in killing of Magna mother

Unified police shot and injured a person late Thursday who they're calling a "prime suspect" in the killing of a Magna mother of two. Read more »

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Man missing under 'very suspicious' circumstances in southern Utah, police say

A man went missing from his Santa Clara home early Monday morning under circumstances that police are calling "very suspicious." Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Canyons School District settles lawsuit with family of girl molested on bus

The Canyons School district has settled a lawsuit with the father of a 5-year-old special needs girl who was sexually abused by her bus driver. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Woman who hit Layton High teen in crosswalk sentenced to home confinement

A woman who faced a misdemeanor charge as one of two drivers who struck and killed a Layton teen in a crosswalk has been sentenced to home confinement. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Police: Man suffers life-threatening injuries in random attack at Salt Lake hotel

A random attack at a Salt Lake hotel Tuesday left one man with life-threatening injuries, police said. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Two airlifted for 'significant' burns, three houseboats destroyed in Lake Powell fire

Two people were injured and three houseboats were destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning at Lake Powell. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3 billion

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests. The settlement will be disbursed to nearly 8,000 Utah car owners. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Fire rips through Kearns home

A fast-moving fire in Kearns gutted the home of a family of three Tuesday. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Murder trial set for Layton man in potty training child abuse death

A trial date has been set for a Layton man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son out of frustration over potty training. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Father, son charged with murder in killing of UTA worker

A father and son accused of kidnapping a Clinton woman and her four daughters now face murder charges in Wyoming in the kidnapping and killing of a Utah Transit Authority employee. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Prosecutors: Dad, son fleeing police killed Utah rail worker

A father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Mother caught in house fire that killed son still in critical condition

An Ogden woman remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday with burns sustained in a house fire that claimed the life of her 4-year-old son. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Supreme Court abortion decision could affect Utah, experts say

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that struck down parts of a Texas abortion law could have reverberations in Utah, experts say. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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3 children, mother located after Amber Alert issued; father remains at large

Three children were found in good condition Monday shortly after police issued an Amber Alert seeking the public's help finding them. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Two children injured when truck plows into SUV

Two children were taken to a local hospital Monday with minor injuries after the car they were riding in was smashed from behind by a box truck in Murray. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Report: Uzbek refugee drops appeal of terror conviction

An Uzbek refugee sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in a plan to kill military personnel or civilians in Idaho has dropped an appeal of his conviction and sentence in exchange... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Obama administration decries judge’s ruling in Utah fracking case

The Obama administration last week decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using “21st-century... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Another evaluation ordered for woman accused of leaving newborn in trash

A woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can will face yet another competency evaluation before a decision is made about how to proceed with the case against her. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Battle continues against southern Utah Saddle Fire; Box Elder blaze under control

Crews in southern Utah continued efforts Sunday to defend the town of Pine Valley against the growing Saddle Fire, while full containment was reported at a smaller blaze in Box Elder County. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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1-year-old Riverton boy left in hot car, expected to survive

A 1-year-old boy has been upgraded from critical condition and is expected to survive after police say he was left in a hot car for more than two hours Sunday in Riverton. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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4-year-old boy dies, woman suffers severe burns in Ogden house fire

A 4-year-old boy was killed and his mother was severely burned in a house fire early Sunday, police said. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Crews continue to battle 'inaccessible' Saddle Fire

The lightning-caused Saddle Fire has been raging for nearly two weeks, and fire officials say its inaccessibility has kept it at only 5 percent containment. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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31-year-old man drowns at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman

A 31-year-old Kearns man drowned Saturday afternoon at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman, police said. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Shurtleff files motion to dismiss case

Saying he already has faced numerous unfair delays and that his due process has been violated, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff filed a motion Friday to have his case dismissed. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Fire destroys Millcreek home after downed power lines hamper crews' efforts

A fire destroyed a Millcreek home late Friday afternoon, the Unified Fire Authority reported. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Woman surrenders after SWAT standoff in Roy

A woman surrendered to police Friday night after a SWAT standoff that lasted more than four hours, though her home went up in flames just as she was doing so, police said. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Pine Valley residents prepare for worst as wildfire grows

All of Pine Valley remained affected by voluntary evacuation orders Friday as the wildfire threatening the area continued to grow. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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