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Manti man indicted in Oregon occupation; Ariz. man arrested in Utah

The man who allegedly belonged to the group was arrested Thursday in southern Utah by FBI agents.

Authorities: 1 of 3 fugitive inmates arrested in California

Police arrested one of three violent fugitive inmates on Friday after he told a woman in the same city where the jailbreak occurred a week ago that he wanted to surrender, authorities said. The... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Man found dead in Brigham City died of natural causes, police say

Despite receiving information of a potential fight, Brigham City police on Friday said they have found no evidence of foul play in the death of a 56-year-old man. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Firefighters dedicated to father, north Tooele County

During a training exercise at the North Tooele Fire District, it’s difficult to tell who's who. Unless you're the chief, and the firefighters also happen to be your sons. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Police chase after stolen car but are unable to make arrest

Following a series of chases Friday, West Valley police were able to recover a stolen vehicle but weren't able to arrest the man behind the wheel. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Susan Hunt charged with DUI

Susan Hunt, the mother of a man shot and killed by police in 2014, was charged Friday in Tooele County Justice Court with DUI. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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2 men charged in case of teen's body cut up and hidden in suitcase

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against two men in the case of a Colorado teenager whose body was cut up and hidden in a suitcase after she apparently overdosed at a West Valley hotel in 2014. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Brigham City police investigating man's death after neighbor calls 911

A 56-year-old man died in an apartment Thursday night and Brigham City police are investigating whether or not foul play was involved. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Intoxicated, 'combative' Susan Hunt called trooper 'evil' during arrest, report says

An intoxicated Susan Hunt called the trooper who stopped her from driving recklessly "evil" and refused to get out of her vehicle before she was taken to a local hospital, according to a UHP report... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Ex-teacher pleads guilty to faking cancer, accepting donations

A former Vernal elementary school teacher has pleaded guilty to faking a cancer diagnosis, then accepting $7,000 in donations raised on her behalf. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Pregnant South Weber woman dies of gunshot wound, but baby survives

A South Weber woman who was 36 weeks pregnant died of a gunshot wound Wednesday, but her unborn baby survived. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Charges: Park City band teacher solicited student with fake sex study

A middle school band teacher has been arrested and accused of convincing a student to answer questions about sex through email for a scientific study he had made up, eventually asking the teen to... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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School bus collides with UHP vehicle; no one injured

The investigation continued Thursday into a crash involving a Utah Highway Patrol vehicle and a school bus. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Feds arrest man wanted in Pleasant Grove attempted murder

A Taylorsville man wanted for attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and other felony offenses was arrested Wednesday evening by the U.S. Marshals Service. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Charges allege Taylorsville man severely injured girlfriend's 1-year-old son

A Taylorsville man severely injured his girlfriend's 1-year-old son, causing the baby to stop breathing at one point, charges filed in 3rd District Court allege. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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A look at the escape of 3 inmates from a jail in California

A manhunt is continuing for three inmates who escaped from a jail in California last week by cutting through a grate, climbing through plumbing tunnels and rappelling to the ground from the roof. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Police find S.L. woman dead after arresting man allegedly driving her truck

A 39-year-old woman was found dead in her Salt Lake home Tuesday night after police say a man was arrested driving her truck. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Susan Hunt taken to hospital in impaired driving investigation (+video)

Susan Hunt, the mother of a man fatally shot by police in 2014, was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after a run-in with a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Judge weighing child labor case tied to FLDS Church

A federal judge will decide whether nearly 200 children from a polygamous group were volunteering or forced to work long hours picking pecans during a 2012 harvest on a southern Utah ranch. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Judge sentences 'monster' who killed woman 'locked' in abusive relationship

Ryan Randy Robinson was sentenced to up to life in prison Wednesday for the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Shantelle Reid, as her family members described the domestic violence that... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Rancher killed in standoff vowed to die before going to jail (+video)

A member of an armed anti-government group who was killed in a traffic stop in Oregon vowed a few weeks ago that he would die before spending his life behind bars. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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FBI: Wounded officer led drug raid, shot outside bedroom

A sheriff's deputy severely wounded during a drug raid he was leading was shot outside a bedroom by an assailant who later told police he was a drug dealer and that he thought he was being robbed,... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Warrant: Man claimed 'self-defense' before shooting ex-fiancee in the back

When David Driscoll contacted a family member, he confessed he had "done something horrible," a newly released search warrant states. Driscoll had shot and killed his former fiancee. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Murder charges filed in 25-year-old Salt Lake stabbing death

Two people have been charged and arrested in connection with a cold case homicide in Salt Lake City in 1991. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Funeral-bound officer makes quick detour to rescue 2 from burning house

A Unified police officer with just 11 months of experience, made a detour on his way to Doug Barney's funeral on Monday to rescue a Kearns couple from a burning house before continuing on his... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Utah Democrats want to weigh in on court battle over state election law

Utah Democrats have stayed out of the fray in the Republicans' battle with the state over how political parties choose candidates for elected office. But Tuesday, the party filed a court motion to... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Construction worker crushed while installing concrete walls

A construction worker was killed Tuesday after being crushed by a concrete wall in American Fork. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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One killed after being hit by TRAX train in Salt Lake

One person was killed after being hit by a TRAX train Tuesday night, the Utah Transit Authority said. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Backcountry skier injured in Big Cottonwood Canyon avalanche

A Minnesota man was injured Tuesday in an avalanche that swept through a steep backcountry area near Cardiff Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Attorney for family attacked at Oktoberfest wants event's liquor license revoked

The attorney for a family who claims excessive drinking at Oktoberfest prompted three men to attack them is calling for the event's liquor license to be suspended or revoked. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Case against immigration agent accused of abuse tossed again

A federal judge has again thrown out a case against a Utah Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Sandy man who tried to force girlfriend into oven sent to prison

A Sandy man who admitted to a violent episode of domestic violence, including holding his girlfriend against her will and trying to force her into an oven, was sentenced to prison Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Siblings testify in child labor case with ties to polygamy

A federal judge heard Tuesday from five children and teenagers who say they were pulled out of class to work long hours picking pecans at a Utah ranch while they were growing up in a polygamous group. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Ex-FLDS spokesman: Disposable phones used to aid polygamous leader

A key witness in a trial against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah described Tuesday the elaborate steps the church and communities took to avoid outside law enforcement and help their... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Deputy shot during New Orleans drug raid; suspect arrested

A deputy who was part of a wide-ranging federal crackdown on drugs across New Orleans was shot five times as he and a team tried to serve a warrant at a home Tuesday, police said. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Defendant takes plea deal in iWorks fraud case

One of the defendants in the iWorks fraud case pleaded guilty Tuesday, less than a week before the trial is scheduled to begin. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Family of Utahn injured in Hawaii and stuck there remain hopeful

Todd Edgington, a 49-year-old mailman from South Jordan, his wife, two children and three grandchildren were on the Big Island of Hawaii for a week-long trip when just hours into it, rough surf... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Navy finds no sign of shooting at San Diego medical center

The Navy said Tuesday an initial inspection at Naval Medical Center San Diego found no sign of a gunman or a shooting. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Shady thieves stole $300K worth of sunglasses, police say

Hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of high-end sunglasses were recently stolen from a store near Park City, and detectives believe it's likely linked to similar cases around the nation. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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2 SKorean ex-sex slaves demand direct apology from Japan PM

Two elderly South Korean women abused by Japan's wartime military-run brothel system are in Japan to reject a recent settlement agreement between the two governments and demand that Prime Minister... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Authorities search Southern California areas for 3 escapees

Unlike similar brazen escapes where inmates fled remote prisons into rural areas, the three men who broke out of a Southern California lockup escaped in the middle of densely populated Orange... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Ute Tribe member pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal shooting

A Uintah County man has pleaded guilty in federal court to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting on the Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Cattle killed after semitrailer tips over on I-84 on-ramp in Riverdale

A semitrailer hauling livestock tipped onto its side Monday morning, killing many of the animals and causing an I-84 on-ramp to close for several hours. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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'The greatest honor of his life'

Thousands gathered Monday to honor Unified police officer Doug Barney, who was shot and killed in the line of duty, as he was laid to rest. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Polygamous towns' trial resumes with testimony about Warren Jeffs

A federal trial against two polygamous border towns in Utah and Arizona has resumed with testimony about how sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields influence over the neighboring communities from... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Mentally ill man's deadly shooting fits troubling pattern

On the day her son was killed, Barbara Noel saw familiar signs that the 32-year-old needed help: Michael Noel was guzzling coffee and growing agitated, kicking an ironing board and knocking over an... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Authorities struggling to piece together daring jail escape

It was a daring and elaborate escape: cutting through metal, crawling through plumbing tunnels, climbing a roof, rappelling four stories to freedom using ropes made from bedsheets. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Seven juveniles accused of co-opting Salt Lake house for party taken into custody

Police say seven juveniles allegedly co-opted an east-side Salt Lake residence for a party were taken into custody Sunday morning. The house, owned by one of the youths' relatives, sustained... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Police from across the country, neighbors offer comfort and support at slain officer's viewing

From New York City police officers to neighbors down the street, hundreds of law enforcement officers, friends and family came together Sunday evening at Unified Police officer Doug Barney's... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Ex-charter school employee arrested in child sex abuse investigation

An employee who recently resigned from Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning in Perry was arrested at his Willard home Friday for investigation of child sex abuse, police said. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Update: 4 dead after shootings in northern Saskatchewan

A shooter opened fire at a high school and a second location in a northern Saskatchewan community on Friday, leaving four dead and others critically injured, Canada's prime minister said. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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