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Bus driver charged in death of 10-year-old gets surprise jail sentence

Former school bus driver charged in connection with death of a 10-year-old South Jordan girl pleaded guilty.

Body cameras have played roles in 2 officer-involved shootings

The announcement of a Salt Lake police officer being cleared in a high-profile shooting was actually the second time the district attorney's office has used body camera video as evidence. Read more »

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Police thwart threat to Snow College homecoming activities

State and local investigators say they thwarted a potential terroristic threat to the Snow College homecoming football game and activities last week. Read more »

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Sen. Mike Lee says conservatives need to lead new war on poverty

Sen. Mike Lee told a Sutherland Institute audience Wednesday that Americans are ready to launch a new war on poverty, "if conservatives can somehow summon the courage to lead that very fight." Read more »

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Prosecutors drop prescription fraud charges against assistant fire chief

Prosecutors have dropped prescription fraud charges against one of the Unified Fire Authority's assistant chiefs. Read more »

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Investigators asking for witnesses to fatal fall at Bridal Veil

The investigation into a hiker found dead at the base of Bridal Veil Falls continued Wednesday. Read more »

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Family of slain 18-year-old pleads for information

Family and friends of an 18-year-old boy shot and killed earlier this month pleaded with the public for information Wednesday. Read more »

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Cyclist hit by alleged drunk driver dies

An avid bicyclist who police say was hit by a drunk driver a week ago in South Salt Lake died as a result of his injuries Wednesday. Read more »

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Skateboarder critically injured in hit-and-run accident

A 22-year-old skateboarder was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a hit-and-run accident, according to police. Read more »

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Man arrested for allegedly throwing, shaking dog

A man who police say "violently" shook a dog and then threw it was arrested Tuesday. Read more »

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Spanish Fork residents asked to stay home during search for robbery suspect

Spanish Fork residents were asked to stay home overnight as police searched for a man who committed an armed robbery Tuesday night. Read more »

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FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help... Read more »

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Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Read more »

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Mother and son charged in drive-by shooting after fight at school

A mother and son have been charged in a drive-by shooting that police say followed a gang fight at a Millcreek high school last week. Read more »

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Police in Utah can send untested rape kits to state crime lab

Beginning Wednesday, police agencies around Utah can begin submitting thousands of untested sexual assault kits to the state crime lab. Read more »

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Ex-girlfriend of man who killed Draper officer to stand trial on obstruction charges

Traci Lee Vaillancourt, the ex-girlfriend of a man who fatally shot Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson last year, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on obstruction charges filed after the shooting. Read more »

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Relatives of Springville family 'shocked and heartbroken'

Relatives of the five members of a Springville family who died mysteriously in their homes over the weekend made their first public appearance and comments since the tragedy on Tuesday. Read more »

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NAACP pushes for policy changes on Utah's energy front

The Utah branch of the NAACP said clean energy and the transition away from burning fossil fuels is a matter of economic and environmental justice. Communities of color, it asserts, are impacted by... Read more »

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Judge refuses to toss charges against man who allegedly killed Millard County deputy

A judge declined Tuesday to dismiss federal murder charges against a man who was acquitted in state court of killing a Millard County sheriff's deputy. Read more »

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Tooele man charged in lye attack

Criminal charges have been filed against a Tooele man who allegedly sprayed lye on another man who he believed had stolen his wife's car, causing burns on his face on possible blindness. Read more »

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Nominees announced for 1st District Juvenile Court vacancy

The 1st District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the juvenile court. Read more »

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Body cam video helps D.A. clear officer in shooting death of 20-year-old

With the help of video from a body camera, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office ruled that Salt Lake police officer Bron Cruz was justified in shooting 20-year-old Dillon Taylor. Read more »

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Charges: Man kidnapped mom, children in attempt to flee police

A mother and her children had a frightening experience Sunday when a man being chased by police jumped in her car. She refused to move when he told her to drive away. Read more »

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Driver critically injured in West Valley crash

A driver was critically injured after he was hit by a car that ran a red light, police say. Read more »

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Ogden pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by truck

A man, 49, was hospitalized after being hit by a truck while crossing an Ogden street Tuesday morning. Read more »

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Colorado high court considers pot firing case

Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Read more »

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