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Judge sends Jeremy Johnson to prison for more than 11 years

A once wealthy internet marketer will have a lot of time to think about how he changed the state's history.

Attorney says recordings reveal sexist culture in S.L. fire department

As the Salt Lake Fire Department's first female battalion chief waits for the city to respond to claims that her bosses have sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, new city documents... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law

Utah won't enforce parts of a state law requiring nonprofits to report donors who give more than $750 to influence a campaign or votes. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Prosecutors abandon twice-dismissed case against ICE agent

Federal prosecutors are abandoning a case against a Utah Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a detainee's face into a concrete floor. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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FedEx driver charged with DUI after van rolls in Weber County

A FedEx driver was charged Thursday for allegedly crashing his delivery van while driving drunk earlier this week. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Feds ask judge to toss case saying NSA snooped during Salt Lake Olympics

The National Security Agency asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit from a former Salt Lake City mayor who says the agency conducted a mass warrantless surveillance program during the 2002... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Ex-FLDS members sue Warren Jeffs, Salt Lake law firm

A group of former FLDS Church members are suing imprisoned polygamous leader Warren Jeffs and a Salt Lake law firm, claiming the attorneys helped further his illegal activities such as marrying... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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U.S. officials meet with Utah man jailed in Venezuela.

A 24-year-old Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been allowed to meet with U.S. diplomats two weeks after he and his new bride were arrested on weapons charges, a United States official said Wednesday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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3 ordered to stand trial in gang rape of 9-year-old girl

Three men were ordered Thursday to stand trial for gang raping a 9-year-old girl following a tense preliminary hearing. But with the child's mother nowhere to be found to take the witness stand,... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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FBI Utah office actively investigating home-grown terrorists, agent in charge says

The FBI office in Salt Lake City has active investigations into what the agency calls home-grown, violent terrorists, the special agent in charge said Thursday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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SLCC chosen as one of several national Black Lives Matter protests

Salt Lake Community College's Redwood Campus was identified as the site for a protest in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement by groups claiming to be affiliated with the global... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Arizona man drowns in Utah pond

A 20-year-old Arizona man drowned Wednesday while swimming in a private pond in Utah, according to police. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Charges: Sandy woman used chains on doors to keep elderly mother inside house

A woman manipulated her elderly mother's finances without permission and kept chains on doors to keep the woman from leaving the house, a criminal case filed Wednesday claims. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man drowns in southern Utah pond

A 20-year-old man drowned Wednesday while swimming in a pond south of Quail Creek Reservoir, police reported. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Wrongful termination lawsuit puts spotlight on Utah autism rates

A former University of Utah researcher is suing her former employer for wrongful termination and alleging that researchers at the school improperly accessed hundreds of thousands of Utah children's... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man, woman in custody following Salt Lake bomb scare

Two people were in custody Wednesday after an officer's search of a woman's purse revealed an object that looked like a possible explosive device, according to police. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man convicted in 2006 death of teen in suicide pact accepts 'full responsibility'

Walter Andrew White accepted responsibility Tuesday for his role in the death of 16-year-old Samantha Mikesell in a 2006 suicide pact. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Cost of death penalty giving rise to competing bills

A Utah lawmaker still intends to run a bill next year to condense Utah's death penalty appeals process, even though state law enforcement officials Wednesday told legislators it's already as tight... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Task force saves 6 children, ages 12 and younger, from trafficking

Human trafficking in Utah is real, says the state's Attorney General Sean Reyes, even if prosecutors don't always charge a person with that crime. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Judge considers dismissing charges against ex-Utah A.G. John Swallow

A defense lawyer implored a judge Wednesday to dismiss the charges against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow because he claims state investigators purposefully circumvented a process to... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Another step forward in development of prison site at Point of the Mountain

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission on Wednesday approved a nationwide search for consultants to come up with a plan for transforming the current site of the Utah State Prison into a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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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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