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Attorneys for teen accused of killing 2 with car want case kept in juvenile court

Attorneys for a 16-year-old Layton girl filed a motion asking to keep the girl's case in juvenile court.

UPDATE: Man suspected of killing neighbor stabs himself in front of police

Police believe a man who fatally stabbed himself after being cornered by officers in Magna was responsible for the stabbing death of a neighbor hours earlier. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man charged with attempted murder in alleged attack thwarted by firefighters

A Salt Lake City man was charged Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly trying to hang a pregnant woman a short distance from I-80 in an ordeal that resulted in firefighters... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Bear tranquilized after being spotted in Provo neighborhood

A bear was sighted and later tranquilized in a Provo neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Parents charged with negligent homicide in baby's death to face court date

A man and woman will be arraigned in 1st District Court on July 18 Monday on negligent homicide charges filed in the death of their 11-week-old daughter earlier this year. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Heber Latinos launch initiative to eliminate underage drinking

To combat underage drinking, a Utah Latino coalition has joined with Parents Empowered for the first time to launch an initiative informing parents of the harmful effects. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Man pleads guilty to fleeing with daughters, prompting Amber Alert

A father who triggered an Amber Alert pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking his two daughters, whom he no longer has custody of, and fleeing to New Mexico. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Man shot by police sues officer, Salt Lake County Jail

A man shot and wounded by police filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging the officer and jail staff left him wounded and bleeding in a cell. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Fugitive FLDS leader wants charges dropped

Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs is a fugitive after slipping out of a GPS ankle monitor last month, but that isn't stopping his attorneys from asking a judge to drop food stamp fraud charges against him. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Vernal men sent to prison for gravely wounding man during burglary

Two Vernal men will spend up to 15 years in prison for gravely wounding a man during a burglary attempt. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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American Fork residents upset over vandalism at veterans memorial

A monument dedicated to veterans who have served in the war on terror was vandalized last week. The damage has since been cleaned up, but emotional wounds remain. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Girl hospitalized after falling through school skylight

A 12-year-old girl was injured Monday when she fell through a skylight at Tooele Junior High. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Ogden family still looking for 3 stolen puppies

Jenie and Cody Reed say dozens of tips from a post they made on Facebook helped get three of their American bully/pit bull terrier mix puppies home. But three are still missing. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Sunset taking applications for justice court judge

Sunset is now accepting applications for a justice court judge to replace Judge Jerald Jensen, who will retire Jan. 1, 2017. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Provo man faces misdemeanor in federal building 'cricket bomb' case

A man arrested last year for allegedly taking a "cricket bomb" into the downtown federal building will face a misdemeanor charge. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Fire destroys 2 homes under construction, including Parade of Homes model

Fire destroyed two homes under construction in South Jordan Monday night, including a $1 million house that was to be featured in the Parade of Homes. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Feds seek $1.6M from contractor for fighting 2012 Alpine fire

The federal government wants $1.6 million from a Utah County construction company to cover suppression costs for a wildfire that a track hoe operator sparked in Alpine four years ago. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Planned Parenthood wins preliminary injunction in lawsuit against Herbert

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Planned Parenthood Association of Utah a preliminary injunction on Tuesday in the reproductive health organization's lawsuit against Gov. Gary Herbert and... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Boys injured by fallen tree recovering and 'very happy,' father says

The family of two boys injured when a tree fell on the tent they were sleeping in expressed gratitude Tuesday to everyone who has helped them. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Monument Valley man who killed brother in flat tire fight sent to prison

A Monument Valley man who killed his brother in an intoxicated fight over a flat tire has been sentenced to prison. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Small Centerville, Farmington fires may be connected, chief says

Police and fire authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man in a surveillance video they say may be connected to suspicious fires. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Saddle Fire evacuation order to be lifted; another drone spotted in area

Fire managers plan to lift a voluntary evacuation order affecting the Lloyd's Canyon area of Pine Valley beginning Tuesday morning as crews continue to make progress on the nearby Saddle Fire. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Attic floor collapses in $80,000 Ogden house fire

A house fire in Ogden destroyed an attic floor and caused $80,000 in damage Monday evening. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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FBI: Lyle Jeffs likely used olive oil to ditch ankle monitor, flee law enforcement

Lyle Jeffs, the acting leader of the Fundamentalist LDS Church and a defendant in a far-reaching fraud case, likely used olive oil as a lubricant to slip out of his ankle monitor and flee federal... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Pokemon Go fever is catching in Utah, electrifying fans and worrying law enforcement

Utahns are embracing the Pokemon Go phenomena, the smartphone game that lets players search the real world to catch fictional creatures. But with the app's popularity come safety concerns from... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Man pleads guilty for obstructing investigation of '14 killing that remains unsolved

A Salt Lake man has pleaded guilty to obstructing the investigation of a 2014 killing that remains unsolved. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Were white victims targeted in attacks? Police investigate possible hate crimes

Salt Lake police on Monday said two assaults from the weekend are being investigated as possible hate crimes. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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2 boys hospitalized after tree falls on family sleeping in tent in Provo

Two brothers, ages 7 and 9, were hospitalized Monday with injuries they suffered when a tree fell on their tent overnight in Provo. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Special session on tap for $17 million Fairpark stadium

Gov. Gary Herbert called a special session for Wednesday so lawmakers can decide if the state will spend $10 million for a new stadium at the Utah State Fairpark. Other issues including toughening... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Ex-judge wants lawsuit alleging sexual abuse dismissed

A former federal judge in Washington, D.C., wants a lawsuit dismissed that claims hesexually assaulted a woman when he was a prosecutor in Utah and she was a 16-year-old witness in a high-profile... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Utah police seized $1.9M in cash under civil forfeiture law

Utah police seized nearly $1.9 million in cash in recent years from people under a lawallowing law enforcement to take someone's property even if a person isn't charged or convicted of a crime, a... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Third person charged with kidnapping southern Utah man who is still missing

A third person arrested over the weekend was charged Monday with kidnapping a Santa Clara man from his home three weeks ago. He still has not been found. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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'Wake up and come together': Utahns offer support for police at Provo vigil

About 15 people gathered in Provo for a vigil on Sunday to show support for law enforcement and to call for civil discussions of police accountability. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Police arrest third suspect after Santa Clara man's disappearance

A third person has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of David Corey Heisler, who went missing from his Santa Clara home last month. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Man's body found on Riverdale Parkway

Police say a man's death was suspicious after his body was found on the Riverdale Parkway trail Saturday afternoon. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Utah firm makes breakthrough in 1981 Ohio murder case

Homicide detectives in Ohio have a new breakthrough in a murder case that's baffled them for 35 years, and they're giving credit to innovative forensic techniques developed by a company in Salt... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Man dead after apparent shooting in Kearns, police say

Police are investigating a shooting in Kearns that they say killed a man early Sunday. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Protests spill into Salt Lake streets, decrying police violence, racism

Two protests decrying police violence, especially shootings against black men, gathered outside Salt Lake police headquarters and spilled into the streets Saturday. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Salt Lake man released from jail on bail after 3-year immigration hold

After more than three years of being detained in the Utah County Jail on a mandatory immigration hold, Martin Chairez-Castrejon dropped to his knees Friday to offer a prayer of gratitude after he... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Man charged with attempted murder in alleged attack of pregnant girlfriend at hotel

A North Carolina man was charged Friday with two counts of attempted murder for his alleged brutal attack on his pregnant girlfriend at a Salt Lake hotel. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Supreme Court scores well on religious freedom unless sexual freedom is involved

Experts at the BYU law school's annual religious freedom conference urged believers to work to resolve problems before courts become involved but a Y professor said the U.S. Supreme Court does... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Dallas shooting leaves Utah law enforcement community heartbroken, frustrated

The sniper shooting in Dallas on Thursday that left five police officers dead reopened Nannette Wride's lingering wounds from the death of her husband more than two years ago. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Man charged in Salt Lake killing arrested in Arizona

A man wanted on murder charges was arrested without incident Thursday in Arizona, authorities say. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Prosecutor in Mark Shurtleff case urges evidence hearing

The prosecutor in the public corruption case against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is urging a 3rd District judge to hold an evidence hearing. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Police identify suspected gunman arrested in shooting deaths of teen siblings

Unified police have arrested the man who they believe gunned down two teenage siblings because of a dispute over a T-shirt and other property. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Friends, family mourn 'senseless' teen sibling killings, suspect arrested

A 16-year-old boy and his 15-year-old sister were shot and killed late Wednesday by a third person in what Unified police described as "senseless" killings. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Police deploy Taser after woman bites three officers, police say

A woman who Salt Lake police say bit three officers, scratched a paramedic and kicked a couple of other officers was arrested Friday after briefly having a gun pointed at her before a Taser was... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Officer in controversial video says he never punched woman, union chief says

The retired police officer depicted in a controversial video arresting an intoxicated woman in 2014 says he never punched the woman, a police union president said Friday. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Feds investigating Utah Democratic governor candidate's wife for marijuana use

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah confirmed it has an open investigation into Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz's wife using marijuana. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Large fire rips through Salt Lake's west side, narrowly misses jumping I-80

A large fire with dozens of explosions and a thick plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles destroyed two buildings, forced the closure of I-80 and kept firefighters busy in the heat for... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Park City trademark battle: Mayor says ski resort won't put its promises in writing

The debate over trademarking the name "Park City" continues as Vail Resorts and Park City leaders struggle to reach an agreement. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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