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Jury exonerates Marc Jenson Friday in fraud and money laundering trial

A jury on Friday exonerated one of the key figures in the criminal cases against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.

Jury exonerates Marc Jenson in fraud, money laundering trial

After more than 14 hours of deliberation and 11 days of testimony, a jury on Friday exonerated one of the key figures in the criminal cases against former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John... Read more »

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Does Herbert prefer Salt Lake site for prison? Lawmaker backs off claim

Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain, backed off statements Friday he made on his blog suggesting that Gov. Gary Herbert prefers a site near the Salt Lake City International Airport for a new... Read more »

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Police: Wrong-way driver threatened to shoot officer

A man police say drove the wrong way down a one-way street and then threatened to shoot the investigating officer was arrested Friday. Read more »

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Utah's 'toolbox' addresses homelessness 'very well,' Labor secretary says

Following a tour of Palmer Court, a permanent, supportive apartment complex serving formerly homeless individuals and families Friday, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Utah's collaborative efforts... Read more »

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Democratic lawmakers see religious freedom, nondiscrimination as separate issues

Democratic lawmakers aren't keen on the idea of folding anti-discrimination and religious freedom proposals into one bill. Read more »

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West Jordan offers shredding, e-waste recycling

West Jordan residents can bring up to two “banker's boxes” of paper for shredding and residential electronic waste next weekend. Read more »

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Utah lawmakers hear latest plea for tighter regulations: steeper tax on e-cigarettes

Utah lawmakers hear a plea to increase tax and regulation on electronic cigarettes. Use among Utah teens has doubled in the last two years, even though the product is not supposed to be available... Read more »

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The Force is strong with this one: Panel with Star Wars' Carrie Fisher added to FanX lineup

With Salt Lake Comic Con's second FanX event underway, organizers announced that Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher will be speaking at a 30-minute panel on the convention's final day. Read more »

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Committee deliberating Utah State Fairpark's future

Utah State Fairpark representatives again asked the state to extend the fairgrounds' lease Friday, saying it would secure the future of the park for another 40 years. Read more »

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West Valley man killed, woman critically injured in accident

A West Valley man was killed and a woman was critically injured Friday following a violent crash in West Valley City. Read more »

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Millcreek couple tied up for 2 1/2 hours in home invasion, police say

Police were looking Friday for up to four people who broke into a Millcreek apartment and left a couple tied up for more than two hours while ransacking their home. Read more »

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Jury in fraud case deliberating fate of ex-millionaire Marc Jenson

A jury is deliberating whether Marc Jenson, a key figure in the cases against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, is guilty of fraud and money laundering after a ritzy ski and golf resort he was... Read more »

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Latest Salt Lake Comic Con event begins with celebration of heroes

Flanked by Salt Lake Comic Con co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, Mayor Ralph Becker issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 29, 2015, as "Salt Lake Comic Con's Day of Heroes" at a news... Read more »

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'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for education in half

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to increase the personal income tax rate for education has made changes that he hopes will make the bill easier to swallow for Utah families and other lawmakers. Read more »

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State legislator wants to dial back new distracted driving law

A state lawmaker wants to pull back a distracted driving law passed last year that prohibits dialing a cellphone and other activities with handheld electronic devices while driving. Read more »

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House speaker steps down from Prison Relocation Commission

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, has stepped down from the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission, citing how busy he is in his new leadership role. Read more »

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Hundreds gather to salute, honor law enforcement

More than 200 people including family members of fallen Utah police officers gathered at the state Capitol to honor law enforcement Thursday. Read more »

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Felicia Day rides love of all things geeky to celebrity status

Internet celebrity, actress, filmmaker and author Felicia Day has emerged as the ultimate geek girl, riding her love of science fiction and gaming to celebrity status. Day is among the guests at... Read more »

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Annual count of homeless produces valuable data, directs help

The annual count of unsheltered homeless people required by the federal government not only yields useful data for government and nonprofit partners, it frequently results in referring vulnerable... Read more »

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UTA, health officials offering free fare cards to reduce pollution

Salt Lake County Health Department officials are hoping that free fare cards will help encourage more residents to choose mass transit over contributing to pollutants in the air by driving their... Read more »

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Rep. Chris Stewart says he's working on 'freedom of conscience' bills

Rep. Chris Stewart expressed frustration with how Congress is and isn't doing its work. But he told state lawmakers Thursday that he is grateful Republicans now control the Senate as well as the... Read more »

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Man arrested in hammer attack acted 'like a zombie,' witnesses say

Witnesses told police that Gerardo Enrique Perez was "acting like a zombie" when he allegedly beat a man with a hammer. Read more »

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Driver being investigated for DUI after crashing into West Jordan house

The investigation continued Thursday into whether the driver of a minivan that crashed into a home was intoxicated. Read more »

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Failed resort embittered friends, Marc Jenson says of conflicting testimonies

Even as Marc Sessions Jenson was establishing an office and marketing exclusive memberships for proposed ski and golf resort, there was evidence of problems with a major investor. Read more »

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Unmasked: How the dynamic duo behind Salt Lake Comic Con started it all

In three years, the mild-mannered founders of Salt Lake Comic Con have become kings of Utah geekdom through their hit comic book and pop culture events and the successful business behind it. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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