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Meagan Grunwald won't get a new trial in officer's death, judge says

A judge has denied requests for a new trial for a woman convicted in the death of a Utah County sheriff's sergeant.

Police identify woman found dead outside vacant Salt Lake home

Police have identified a woman whose body was discovered outside a vacant home on Salt Lake City's west side Thursday morning. Read more »

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Woman killed by mixer at Sandy grocery store remembered as 'best mom in the world'

Even in death, Carmen "Jackie" Lindhardt thought of her family first, just as she did throughout her life, her sister says. Read more »

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Report: Communication breakdowns led to release of man who killed officer

A series of procedural problems, muddled paperwork and miscommunication about new criminal charges led to the release of a prison inmate who weeks later shot and killed a police officer and wounded... Read more »

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Police identify man killed in head-on crash with semitrailer near Moab

Police have identified a man who was killed after his SUV was struck head-on by a semitrailer Tuesday. Read more »

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Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater... Read more »

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6 arrested, forgery operation busted at White City home, police say

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday. They found him, and a whole lot more, police say. Read more »

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Feds say Orem man duped hundreds of investors out of $28 million

An Orem man deceived hundreds of investors out of about $28 million in an extensive Ponzi scheme that began in 2010, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »

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Police searching for 4 men in violent home invasion in West Valley City

Police are searching for a group of men who investigators say invaded a home Wednesday afternoon, threatened a group of four people inside and made away with a backpack containing one victim's rent... Read more »

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Woman dies after getting caught in industrial-size mixer at Reams bakery in Sandy

A Murray woman died after being accidentally caught in an industrial-sized mixer Wednesday at the bakery inside Ream's Food Store on Wednesday, police said. Read more »

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Jury acquits man of assaulting officer who shot him

A man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer has been acquitted of assaulting that officer. Read more »

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Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby (+video)

A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a... Read more »

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NFL and law enforcement: No credible threat to Super Bowl 50 (+video)

NFL security leaders and top law enforcement officials say there is "no credible threat" to Super Bowl 50. Read more »

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Fremont man accused of killing uncle now faces charges as adult

A Wayne County man accused of choking his uncle to death when he was 17 has been ordered to face the charges as an adult. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Inmate who murdered infant son 15 years ago asks for second chance

A man who once faced a possible death sentence for the murder of his infant son made his first attempt at parole this week. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Driver killed in crash near Moab

The driver of an SUV was killed after being hit head-on by a semitrailer while trying to pass a slower moving vehicle, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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A week before trial, former USU student pleads guilty in rape case

Just days before he was set to stand trial, a former Utah State University student and fraternity member accused of sexually assaulting two women has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Man arrested after allegedly swinging machete at officers

A wanted fugitive who police say swung a machete at officers who were trying to arrest him was taken into custody Tuesday without anyone being injured. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Prosecutors decide not to seek death penalty in St. George killing

Prosecutors have withdrawn their intent to seek the death penalty for a man charged with slitting a woman's throat in a St. George town house. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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'Combative' man slices officer's ear with metal flower, police say

A Salt Lake police officer's ear was partially severed by a cast-iron flower while questioning a man who was allegedly banging on doors at random late Tuesday night. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Salt Lake County landfill employee charged with misuse of public money

A former Salt Lake County landfill employee was charged Tuesday with misusing public money after police say he stole at least $25,000 in facility fees while working as a cashier. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Report finds record number of US exonerations in 2015

The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 percent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides, a new report shows. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Stranded man rescued, then arrested in attack of girlfriend during ordeal

A Las Vegas man was arrested Tuesday shortly after being rescued with his girlfriend from a truck stranded by snow, where he assaulted attacked her while they were stuck for at least two days,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Ex-school counselor gets jail time for sexual battery, porn at school

A former middle school counselor has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual battery and accessing pornography on school grounds. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Former Salt Lake day care owner sentenced to prison

The co-owner of a longtime home day care in Salt Lake City convicted of sexually abusing young children under his care was sentenced on Tuesday to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Body of missing skier found buried in avalanche

The body of a Summit County skier missing since Sunday was found buried under 3 feet of snow Tuesday, after the man apparently became caught in an avalanche. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Recent missionary killed after carjacking was 'as pure as they come'

A Farmington woman who recently returned home after serving an LDS mission was killed Monday after police say a carjacking suspect broadsided her vehicle on Parrish Lane in Centerville. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Millcreek man sentenced to prison for sex with teen baby sitter

A Millcreek man who pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a 16-year-old baby sitter has been sentenced to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Search continues for skier missing since Sunday

Search and rescue crews attempted to no avail Monday to find a skier missing since Sunday evening. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Woman killed in crash with carjacker in Davis County, police say

A woman is dead after a pair of Davis County carjackings led to a crash late Monday afternoon, police said. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Son of Oregon occupier killed by police calls shooting 'grossly wrong'

Week after week, as the standoff in rural Oregon unfolded, reporters descended and police swirled around the federal wildlife refuge where his father was sequestered, Robert Finicum, 30, remained... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Salt Lake man killed while crossing 500 East

A Salt Lake man was killed while attempting to cross 500 East Friday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Man who impersonated officer tried to hide in hot tub, real police say

A man who was allegedly impersonating a police officer and stopping teenagers to question them was arrested by real officers over the weekend. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Former Monticello sergeant faces additional charge

A former Monticello police sergeant charged with assaulting a man inside his estranged wife's home now faces a new criminal charge. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Charges: St. George man sexually abused teen met online

A St. George man was charged Monday with meeting a 14-year-old girl on a popular texting app and then sexually abusing her. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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A.G. investigators go undercover during Sundance Film Festival

Undercover cops attended movies and mingled with crowds at parties and red carpet events at the Sundance Film Festival that ended Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Police: Man critically injured in shooting with Salt Lake officers

One man was in critical condition after a pedestrian stop by police escalated to a shooting in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Park City police evacuate outlet mall over bomb threat

Police received bomb threats at three locations Saturday night, though all three were deemed safe. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Man robbed, shot while meeting woman he met online

An 18-year-old man was accidentally shot after meeting up with a girl he first came to know online. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Body found inside burning Kanab shop

A man was reportedly killed in a structure fire in Kanab Friday. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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State lawmaker wants to break school to prison 'pipeline'

Meeting at the flag pole after school is something that juveniles have been doing for generations. But should a scuffle or fist fight that doesn't involve weapons result in referrals to juvenile... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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4 remaining occupiers of wildlife refuge remain watchful

Four people occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge held their position Saturday and posted live videos that reveal their hyper-vigilance against federal officials who they fear may try to move them... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Former worker at assisted care facility charged with sexual assault of resident

A former staff member at an assisted care facility has been charged with sexually assaulting a resident there. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Honeyville man killed in early morning crash

A suspected impaired driver was killed in an early morning crash Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Man accused of denting police car with shovel charged

A man who caused about $1,500 damage to a Salt Lake City police patrol car by hitting it with a shovel has been charged. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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PETA wants investigation into live cow being dropped several feet into truck after crash

A video of a cow being dropped several feet from a tractor bucket into a dump truck Monday has prompted a letter to police from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, asking for a criminal... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Man attempting to cross Salt Lake street dies after being hit by SUV

A man died after being hit by an SUV while crossing the street Friday evening, police said. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Professors sue USU Eastern, alleging preferential treatment of Price mayor after tirade

Four cosmetology professors are suing USU Eastern, the Carbon County Attorney's Office, a university chancellor and a county prosecutor for allegedly giving Price Mayor Joe Piccolo preferential... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Two plead guilty in Millcreek drive-by shooting into baby's bedroom

Two men have pleaded guilty to committing a drive-by shooting that sent 19 rounds into the bedroom of a sleeping baby last summer. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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GOP, state agree on court question to resolve election law dispute

The Utah Republican Party and the state agreed on a question Friday to pose to the Utah Supreme Court to resolve their ongoing dispute over a new election law. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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