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$1M in heroin found in 'complex' hidden vehicle compartments, police say

More than $1 million worth of heroin and cocaine were seized Wednesday night from suspected drug traffickers.

Man charged with holding girlfriend's father hostage

A man who police say held his girlfriend's father hostage for more than five hours earlier this week was charged Thursday in two separate cases. Read more »

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Burglars broke into postal trucks while carriers were delivering mail, police say

Police say a brazen group of burglars has been breaking into U.S. Postal Service trucks and stealing mail while postal workers are outside delivering mail. Read more »

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Becker says police chief's resignation should have been handled better

Mayor Ralph Becker said Thursday he regrets the way the forced resignation of former Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank played out. Read more »

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$1M in heroin found in 'complex' hidden vehicle compartments, police say

More than $1 million worth of heroin and cocaine were seized Wednesday night from suspected drug traffickers in vehicles with sophisticated hiding areas, according to Unified police. Read more »

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Maverik launches anti-DUI campaign as UHP prepares for holiday weekend

Maverik is launching an anti-drunken driving campaign at its stores as UHP troopers prepare for the Labor Day weekend. Maverik's director of marketing shared his experience of losing his younger... Read more »

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Thieves attacked man in wheelchair, ransacked his home, police say

A 66-year-old South Salt Lake man was duct-taped to his wheelchair while two armed men stole nearly everything in his home, according to police. Read more »

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Herriman woman wants murder charge in death of son after driveway fight

Blake Burningham, 24, died after he was allegedly punched by his girlfriend's brother, Cole Pedersen, on Saturday and went into cardiac arrest. Burningham's mother now wants Pedersen charged with... Read more »

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University of Utah launches new institute to help inform public policy decisions

More 100 local, state and national leaders gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a new University of Utah institute formed to drive better-informed public policy... Read more »

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Herriman city officials say Blackridge Reservoir again safe for swimming

Herriman city officials say Blackridge Reservoir is now safe for swimming after chemical algaecide treatment decreased contamination levels. Read more »

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Crews contain Quail Hollow Fire

The Quail Hollow Fire was 100 percent contained by 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Unified Fire Authority said. Read more »

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Jordan School District drafts five-year construction plan

The Jordan Board of Education, working in collaboration with district cities, has drafted a five-year building construction plan. Read more »

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2 Magna killings likely connected, police say

Unified police detectives now believe the deaths of two Magna residents whose bodies were found within two days of each other are connected. Read more »

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Sandy City Council bans animal gas chamber beginning next year

Following a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Sandy City Council will require the euthanizing all animals to be performed by lethal injection rather than a gas chamber beginning in 2016. Read more »

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Wind-fueled wildfire sparks scare in Cottonwood Heights

About 30 homes were evacuated and an additional 30 threatened by the wind-fueled Quail Hollow Fire near Wasatch Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights. Read more »

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Mayors take a ride on new Riverton bike lanes

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth joined cyclists in Riverton and talked about new bike lanes along busy 2700 West. Read more »

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U. law school celebrates opening of 'building for the future'

Elevators at the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building were packed Tuesday morning as nearly 900 people made their way to the sixth floor auditorium for a grand opening ceremony. Read more »

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Salt Lake County district attorney takes leadership over city prosecution office

The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office officially assumed management of the Salt Lake City prosecutor's office Tuesday, resulting in four city employees being laid off. Read more »

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30 homes evacuated, 30 more threatened by Cottonwood Heights fire

About 30 homes were evacuated and an additional 30 threatened by the wind-fueled Quail Hollow Fire near Wasatch Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights. Read more »

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'We will never forget': Draper police escort fallen officer's son to school to honor sacrifice (+photos)

Two years ago, Bensen Johnson's father, Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, was shot and killed in the line of duty. To honor Johnson, a Draper police motorcade escorted Bensen to school Tuesday... Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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U. launches ride-matching service

The University of Utah has partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car a new service to offer an alternative transportation option on campus. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Dogs invited to jump in Sandy pool

The swimming pool at Alta Canyon Sports Center will go to the dogs this month. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Group calls for action to end epidemic of overdose deaths

Loved ones of those who died because of drug tragedies gathered Monday night at the Capitol to remember them and challenge the community and elected officials to do more to save lives. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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Man found dead in the road in Avenues area

Salt Lake City police were investigating whether the death of a man found in the middle of a street was drug-related. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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E-cigs surpass cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens

For the first time, e-cigarettes have overtaken cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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West Valley hosts National Night Out Against Crime celebration

Zachary Felt has his photo taken during West Valley City's National Night Out Against Crime celebration Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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