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Judge grants state's motion to dismiss corruption charges against Shurtleff

A judge granted the motion by prosecutors to dismissed charges against former AG Shurtleff.

Utah Lake reopens for boating; advisory against swimming, water sports continues

Authorities reopened Utah Lake for boating Thursday after the latest tests there revealed diminishing levels of blue-green algae in the water. Read more »

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Despite 'many signs of being intoxicated,' W. Jordan councilman avoids DUI charge (+video)

Controversial West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly backing into a parked car. "We were this close to arresting you for DUI,"... Read more »

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American Fork appoints new police chief

The American Fork City Council has appointed Darren Falslev to be the city's new chief of police. Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 3-decade-old case

The Utah Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction of the man convicted of killing gas station attendant Lee Perry 32 years ago. Read more »

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Layton woman, 18, killed in Butterfield Canyon crash

An 18-year-old Layton woman was killed and two teenagers were injured when their car went off a steep canyon road. Read more »

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Man who murdered girlfriend when 14 will serve at least 18 years in prison

A boy who was 14 when he murdered his 15-year-old girlfriend and dumped her body in the Jordan River won't get his first chance at parole until he's 37. Read more »

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Experts: Lights streaking across Utah's night sky were space junk

Numerous Utahns reported seeing lights streak across the state's night sky Wednesday. Read more »

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Photos: Residents look to stay cool as forecast predicts blistering temperatures in northern Utah

Residents found different ways to stay cool as Salt Lake City's high temperature reached 101 degrees Wednesday. Read more »

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Photos: Friends surprise Nanette Wride, widow of slain deputy, with yard makeover

Businesses, friends and family gave Nanette Wride's yard a makeover Wednesday as a gesture of appreciation for the widow's advocacy work since the death of her husband, Utah County sheriff's deputy... Read more »

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Logan correctional facility breaks ground on youth interfaith chapel

The Cache Valley Youth Center broke ground for a new interfaith chapel Wednesday. The 1,000-square-foot chapel will provide a designated place for worship for youths at the correctional facility. Read more »

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Woman whose body was found in Bear River had been missing for a week, family says

The investigation continued Wednesday into the death of a woman whose body was found floating in the Bear River. Read more »

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Securities commision: Utah-based online ad business is actually a $207M Ponzi scheme

Federal investigators say a Utah man's online advertising business is actually a $207 million Ponzi scheme that is bilking investors around the world. Read more »

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Man who shot and killed son, himself, had domestic violence history

A man who police say shot and killed his 8-year-old son before fatally shooting himself had a history of domestic violence, substance abuse and possible mental health issues, according to court... Read more »

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7 escape Taylorsville house fire uninjured

Seven people were able to escape injury Wednesday when fire ripped through their house. Read more »

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Two teens injured, one critically, after being hit in Taylorsville intersection

Two teenage girls were injured, one of them critically, after being struck by a car in a Taylorsville intersection Tuesday night. Read more »

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Woman's body found in Bear River; police call death 'suspicious'

Police have identified a Brigham City woman whose death is being called suspicious after her body was found floating on the Bear River. Read more »

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Salt Lake man shoots 8-year-old boy, then himself in murder-suicide, police say

Police say a Salt Lake man shot an 8-year-old boy and then himself in a murder-suicide Tuesday inside a Capitol Hill apartment. Read more »

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Bountiful woman dies day after being hit by truck

A woman died Tuesday after being hit by a truck in a Bountiful intersection the day before. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Deseret News, KSL want court records in case of slain restaurateur unsealed

Whether a dead person has a right to privacy is at issue in the case of a prominent Salt Lake restaurateur who was allegedly murdered by his husband. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Man who killed clerk in argument over cigarettes sent to prison

Family members of Jamie Blalack described a man that many of them were just getting to know Tuesday as the man who shot and killed him almost two years ago was sentenced to prison. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Prominent Utah defense attorney feared dead after falling down Norway waterfall

A prominent Utah defense attorney is feared dead after slipping and falling down a waterfall in Norway. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Warrant: Boyfriend in Santa Clara kidnapping said he'd 'fix' custody battle

A man charged with kidnapping a Santa Clara man who has not been seen in a month, claimed he would "fix" an ongoing child custody battle involving the man, court documents state. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Parole hearing set in 4 years for mom in son's potty-training death

Jasmine Bridgeman, 24, of Layton, will serve at least four years in prison. She was convicted of lying to police after her boyfriend allegedly beat her 2-year-old son to death over potty training... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Charges: Man accused of killing mother broke down when confronted by police

A Tooele man accused of killing his mother in her Tooele home was at first found asleep on her bed by police, and then threw himself on the grass and cried uncontrollably, according to court... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Fire roars through large Clearfield plant, causes $5 million damage

Six firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion and approximately 40 homes were evacuated because of a large fire that caused $5 million in damage Monday. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Orem family of 7 loses house in fire

Fire officials say smoke detectors "saved an entire family" early Tuesday in Orem. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Man shot in crowded Liberty Park during fireworks show

Salt Lake police described it as a "chaotic" scene after a man was shot in a crowded Liberty Park during Monday night's Pioneer Day fireworks show. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Midvale killing may be case of self-defense, police say

Police say a fatal shooting Monday in Midvale may have been a case of self-defense. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Pregnant woman killed in collision with FrontRunner train

A pregnant woman was killed Monday night when the car she was a passenger in was hit by a FrontRunner train. Her unborn baby girl was delivered and survived but was listed in very critical... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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4 arrested in connection with fatal Cedar City shooting

Police have arrested a man who they say shot and killed another man at his ex-girlfriend's apartment just days after she broke up with him. A woman was also arrested in Grand Junction, Colorado. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Man shot dead in Midvale; alleged shooter in custody

A man was shot to death Monday night in Midvale and the person who shot him was in custody, police said. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Man falls 70 feet to his death in Provo

A man died after falling 70 feet rock climbing with friends on Monday in Rock Canyon. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Woman critically injured in Bountiful auto-pedestrian accident

A woman was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after she was hit by a truck while she was crossing at a Bountiful intersection. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Utah case highlights painful challenges identifying, investigating human trafficking

A shocking and uncommon example of alleged human trafficking that highlights some of the painful challenges that come with trying to identify and investigate the issue in Utah and across the country. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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2 Kearns men not wearing seat belts killed in I-84 crash, UHP says

Two Kearns men who were not wearing seat belts, according to troopers, died Monday in a crash on I-84 near the Utah-Idaho border. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Salt Lake man killed, 3 others injured in I-80 crash

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash on I-80 that left a Salt Lake man dead and three others seriously injured. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Man charged with murdering UTA worker found dead in jail cell

A Wyoming man charged with kidnapping and murdering a Utah Transit Authority employee was found dead in his jail cell Monday. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Ogden man dies following U.S. 89 motorcycle crash

An Ogden man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle on U.S. 89 in Cache County. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Cedar City on hunt for murder suspect

A 34-year-old man was found shot to death early Sunday in Cedar Ciity and police are looking for his killer. They do not suspect there is any reason to be alarmed and are actively hunting the shooter. Read more »

July 24, 2016

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About 22,000 items stored as stolen property or evidence

Unified Police's property and evidence building is a 22,000-square-foot warehouse filled with massive black storage bins, seemingly endless rows of stocked shelves, and even a collection of long... Read more »

July 24, 2016

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Pleasant View fire contained Saturday; firefighters still battling fires across state

An 89-acre brush fire that damaged two homes was fully contained Saturday evening. Firefighters plan to continue monitoring the fire overnight. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Holladay woman dies rock climbing in Maple Canyon

A Holladay woman died Saturday after falling 60 feet while rock climbing in Maple Canyon, according to the Sanpete County Sheriff's office. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Judge likely to order new trial for Orem man convicted of murdering wife

A judge is expected to grant a new trial to an Orem man, imprisoned for murder, who has long maintained that he didn't kill his wife. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Motorcyclist critical but stable condition after high speed crash

A motorcyclist was in critical but stable condition Saturday evening after a high speed crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon. He was wearing a helmet and other protective gear that likely saved his... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Provo garage fire to exceed $100,000 in damage

A fire that destroyed a large garage and everything inside it, including a Camaro, Chevy truck and a snowmobile, is not considered suspicious, according to the Provo Fire Department. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Men accused of narrowly missing 2-year-old during shooting spree charged

Two men accused of firing numerous rounds into a Taylorsville house, narrowly missing a 2-year-old girl, were charged Friday. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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13,740 acres burned in Antelope Island fire

Crews battling a wildfire on Antelope Island reached 35 percent containment Saturday evening after an estimated 13,740 acres burned. The fire consumed almost half of the state park's acreage. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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Provo house fire causes $100,000 in damage; two vehicles burned

A fire tore through the garage of a Provo home Friday, causing about $100,000 in damage. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Large wildfire raging on Antelope Island

A large wildfire is raging at Antelope Island State Park, causing the cancellation of Pioneer Day weekend festivities scheduled there, authorities said Friday. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Prosecutors say Jeremy Johnson should go to prison for 22 years

Federal prosecutors now recommend convicted internet marketer Jeremy Johnson go to prison for up to 22 years. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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