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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Utah County

Authorities said a man was shot and killed after he charged at a deputy with a knife.

Judges to determine need for grand jury

A panel of judges is scheduled to meet Thursday, May 12, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place at the Cedar City Courthouse, 40... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Former Attorney General John Swallow wants criminal charges against him thrown out

Ex-Attorney General John Swallow wants the criminal charges against him thrown out because he says investigators wrongfully seized protected emails between him and his former lawyer. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Extradited from Mexico, man ordered to stand trial on 2008 Utah slaying

Returned to Utah from Mexico last year, a man suspected of brutally stabbing his girlfriend to death and leaving her body in a cemetery in 2008 has been ordered to stand trial. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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2-year-old girl found wandering alone in South Ogden

A 2-year-old girl was found walking alone near an intersection in South Ogden about 1 a.m. Tuesday. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Truck goes through Midvale house, into elderly woman's bedroom

Police say a man in his late 60s drove his truck through a house and into the bedroom of a woman in her late 70s to early 80s on Tuesday in a possible case of distracted driving. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Two injured in head-on crash in Kearns

Two people were injured in a head-on crash Tuesday in Kearns. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Milwaukee man pulled over on I-80 with 117 pounds of marijuana inside car, charges say

A Milwaukee man was found with a large shipment of marijuana after being pulled over for traffic violations in November, according to charges filed Monday. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Charges: Parole fugitive rammed two police cars while trying to escape arrest

A parole fugitive rammed into two police cars last month while trying to escape arrest, charges filed Monday claim. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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USU football player charged with 7 felonies for alleged drug, weapon offenses

A Utah State University football player was charged with seven felonies Monday for alleged weapon and drug-related offenses. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Kearns-Tribune, Deseret News ask judge to toss antitrust lawsuit

Kearns-Tribune and Deseret News Publishing Co. asked a federal judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the joint operating agreement between Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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University of Utah police investigating graffiti attacking Islam

Campus police are investigating the graffiti as a potential hate crime, a spokeswoman said. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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American Fork officer honored for intervening in an attempted suicide

An American Fork police officer won recognition for going above and beyond in the community and changing the course of one family's life. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Change of plea scheduled for day care owner accused of abusing 3 toddlers

A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for a Murray day care owner charged with abusing three toddlers in her care. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Speed not a factor in auto-pedestrian crash that killed 3-year-old boy, police say

Police do not believe speed was a factor in an auto-pedestrian accident in Draper on Saturday that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Appeals court rules against 'Sister Wives' in Utah polygamy law case

A federal appeals court Monday overturned a judge's decision striking down the cohabitation provision in Utah's polygamy law. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Police arrest woman wanted for allegedly attempting to hit officer with car

A woman who nearly ran over a South Salt Lake police officer last June was arrested over the weekend. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Convicted St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson seeks new trial

Convicted internet marketer Jeremy Johnson wants a new trial and a federal judge to acquit him despite a jury finding him guilty last month of making false statements to a bank. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Woman killed in auto-bicycle crash

A woman died Sunday after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Man arrested following SWAT standoff in Salt Lake City

A man wanted for allegedly kidnapping a woman was taken into custody Monday following a standoff with a SWAT team in Salt Lake City. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Layton mom sentenced to prison for lying about graphic abuse that killed her son

Saying she chose her boyfriend over her son, a judge sentenced a Layton mother to prison for lying to police about how the 2-year-old sustained the violent injuries that took his life. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Draper

A 3-year-old boy died Saturday evening after he reportedly ran into the road and was hit by a car in Draper. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Woman critical following auto-bike crash in Kearns

A 38-year-old woman was in critical condition Sunday after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Beaver woman found shot to death, boyfriend arrested

The Beaver County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a woman on Saturday. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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West Valley man shot during home invasion

A man who had just gone to bed was shot in the stomach after three men rushed into his house Saturday, according to West Valley police. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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78-year-old man dies in Enterprise rollover

78-year-old Quentin C. Ence, of Ivins, Utah, died Saturday morning after his vehicle rolled near the east side of Enterprise. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Water break causes severe damage at University of Utah

A water break at the University of Utah flooded 75,000 square feet Friday evening, causing at least $1 million in damage, fire officials said. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Lawsuit: Employee bilked public safety communication agency out of $1M in purchases

A lawsuit filed by the Utah Communications Authority claims one of its recently fired employees has admitted to stealing about $1 million from the company through the fraudulent use of an agency... Read more »

April 9, 2016

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Police: 6-year-old girl flown to hospital after being hit in road by Layton city employee

A 6-year-old girl was flown to Primary Children's Hospital on Friday after she was run over by a Layton public works employee, police said. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Five injured in crash near Wendover; three remain in critical condition

Speed and alcohol are part of the investigation into what caused a rollover crash that injured five people near Wendover early Friday. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper Barzee booked into Utah State Prison

Wanda Barzee was transferred Friday from the Salt Lake County Jail to the Utah State Prison, where she will serve the remainder of her sentence. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Suspect in Montana triple slaying arrested in Washington

A man accused of killing three people he was living with in a tiny Montana town was arrested early Friday after authorities tracked him to Washington state. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Cottonwood Heights man killed in motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist killed in a crash Thursday has been identified as Cottonwood Heights man. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Women identified in donation jar theft, 1 facing charges

Felony theft charges have been filed against one of two women caught on surveillance video stealing a donation jar from a restaurant. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Only 1/5 of rape kits collected by police submitted to crime lab, study finds

A new extensive study of rape kits in Utah found that only 22.8 percent of kits collected by law enforcement between 2010 and 2013 were submitted to the Utah State Crime Lab for analysis within a... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Woman convicted of disarming, kidnapping officers near Utah-Colorado border

A woman who was with a man when he was shot and killed by police in 2015 near the Utah-Colorado border has been convicted of helping him disarm and kidnap two officers before he was killed. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Three men arrested in shooting death of 18-year-old in Salt Lake City

Three men have been arrested after allegedly targeting an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Thursday. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Motorcyclist dies after colliding with car in Midvale

A motorcyclist died Thursday evening after colliding with a sedan in Midvale. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Layton officer saves crash victim's life on first day with department

An officer on his first day with Layton police saved a motorcyclist's life Thursday by applying a tourniquet to his leg, officials said. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Police trying to identify driver who critically injured man in hit-and-run

Police are trying to identify the driver who struck and critically injured a man on Redwood Road in a hit-and-run incident Wednesday night. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Salt Lake County breaks ground on two new district attorney office buildings

Salt Lake County officials broke ground Thursday on two new district attorney office buildings in Salt Lake City and West Jordan. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Fire breaks out in Santaquin strip mall, causes $150,000 in damage

A fire broke out in a Santaquin strip mall Thursday, causing about $150,000 in total damage to two businesses. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Judge keeps FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs in jail pending food stamp fraud trial

Lyle Jeffs, the man believed to be leading the Utah-based FLDS Church on behalf of his imprisoned brother, has been ordered to remain in jail as he faces federal charges of food stamp fraud. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Millcreek man accused of murder at party ordered to stand trial

A Millcreek man has been ordered to stand trial for murder after prosecutors say he pulled a gun during a party and shot another man. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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4 nominees selected for 2nd District commissioner vacancy

A committee has nominated four individuals to fill David S. Dillon’s position on the 2nd District Commission when he retires June 30. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper back in Utah to serve state sentence

The wife of Brian David Mitchell, convicted in the kidnapping and assault of Elizabeth Smart, has completed her federal prison sentence and is back in Utah. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Susan Hunt lawsuit against Saratoga Springs dismissed

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell has dismissed the federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the mother of Darrien Hunt against Saratoga Springs and the two officers who fatally shot her son in 2014. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Man conned Midvale business owner out of $125,000, charges say

Charges filed Wednesday accuse a Bountiful man of conning an elderly business owner out of roughly $125,000 through a litany of deceptive behaviors last year. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Fire heavily damages house, but owners and most of their snakes escape

Fire ripped through a West Valley home early Wednesday. The house suffered heavy damage, but the couple who lives there and their numerous pets, including pythons and lizards, were able to get out... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Texas executes man for killing 12-year-old boy

A South Texas man was executed Wednesday for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank after beating the seventh-grader with a pipe and slitting his throat. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Start By Believing Day promotes better response to sexual assault survivors

Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, and other Utah House Democrats joined advocates for victims of sexual assault on the Capitol steps Wednesday morning to promote awareness for Start By... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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