Salt Lake County

Purple walls shed new light of happiness at homeless shelter

In a labor of love, about 130 University of Utah students spent the day painting and cleaning The Road Home.

Tooele woman sentenced to prison for son's methadone-related death

Prosecutors said there were "no winners" after a Tooele woman whose 2-year-old son died after drinking methadone was sentenced to prison. Jill Goff, 33, was ordered to serve one to 15 years in... Read more »

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Man charged in April stabbing mistook victim's car for cab, leading to fight

A fatal stabbing that left Joaquin Gonzalez dead and Harlin Ramos facing murder charges started as a simple misunderstanding, witnesses said. A judge heard evidence against Ramos on Tuesday. Read more »

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Utah exceeds Gov. Herbert's jobs goal

In January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. He announced Tuesday that the goal appears to have been met and then some, with the... Read more »

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'Ticked Off' report shows people increasingly bugged by outdoor pests

Longer droughts, more intense and widespread wildfires, and the increasing prevalence of so-called superstorms are all possible indicators of a changing climate. A new report shows bugs and other... Read more »

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Office of Child Care names new director

The Department of Workforce Services announced Tuesday a new director for the Office of Child Care. Read more »

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Canyons School District announces new safety policies for students on buses

The Canyons School District announced policy changes are being implemented to increase student safety following allegations against a bus driver on trial for alleged sexual abuse of two girls with... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Poll: Utahns willing to fight for Amendment 3, believe victory unlikely

A recent poll shows the majority of Utahns support the state's decision to appeal the ruling that struck down Amendment 3, but an even greater number believe the Supreme Court will rule a ban on... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Police investigate laser targeting aircraft near S.L. airport

Police are investigating reports of a laser being pointed into the cockpits of three aircraft approaching Salt Lake City International Airport on Sunday. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Summer storms scrub ozone pollution

A healthy pattern of storm activity in recent weeks has helped reduce the Wasatch Front's ground-level ozone pollution. Humidity and cloud cover are chasing it away, making skies clear of the... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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State asks for more time to file appeal in gay marriage recognition case

Utah asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for more time Monday to file its appeal in a same-sex marriage recognition case. They are asking that the deadline be extended from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Protesters want answers, transparency in officer-involved shootings

People gathered Monday to demand answers and transparency from police regarding the shooting of Dillon Taylor, who was killed last week in a confrontation with police. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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UTA to upgrade downtown Salt Lake TRAX stations

The Utah Transit Authority is preparing to begin work on many of the downtown TRAX stations, beginning with Courthouse Station. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Street Engagement Team pounds the pavement to help the homeless

Homeless services providers are teaming up to better meet the needs of homeless people in Pioneer Park and Rio Grande Street. The inaugural Street Engagement Team works to keep homeless people safe... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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3 others booked into jail after escaped inmate captured

Salt Lake County Jail officials said Monday they still don't know why an inmate who was due to be released in three months or less tried to escape from custody Sunday. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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First scores from SAGE testing expected to show drop in proficiency

Educators on Monday reviewed preliminary data from the state's SAGE computer adaptive testing system. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Utah Technology Council announces Hall of Fame class

The Utah Technology Council has announced three inductees into the 2014 UTC Hall of Fame. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Millcreek to host car show, movie night

Salt Lake County and the Millceek Community Council will sponsor a classic car show, dinner and movie night on Friday, Aug. 29. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Detectives still gathering witness statements in downtown nightclub shooting

Police say they're still looking for witnesses and anyone who might have taken smartphone video of a downtown nightclub shooting late Saturday. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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Suspects in Salt Lake nightclub shooting remain at large

Six individuals were injured after a man entered the Inferno Cantina Nightclub and opened fire. The man fled the scene with at least one other suspect, police say. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Thousands of motorcyclists ride to honor Utah's fallen officers

The annual Ride for Fallen Officers was held Sunday, with more than 6,000 motorcyclists forming a procession from Lindon to the Utah State Capitol Building to honor law enforcement personnel killed... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Man shoots homeowner after losing fist fight at party, police say

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot the homeowner of a party after an altercation in the street. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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'She Loves Me' at Hale Centre Theatre presents 'charming' musical retelling of familiar tale

'She Loves Me," a tale of sparring co-workers who unknowingly become anonymous pen pals, will be performed Aug. 19-Sept. 27 at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2014

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Utah State Bar's lawyer referral program a 'win-win' for people of modest means

The Utah State Bar's Modest Means Lawyer Referral program matches people with modest incomes to attorneys who have agreed to offer legal help at discounted rates. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Innovative legal service helps those 'dancing along the poverty line'

Open Legal Services, a Salt Lake nonprofit law firm, attempts to serve the "doughnut hole" of people who don't quality for pro bono legal services but can't afford to hire traditional law firms. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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Historic downtown building being restored

A downtown Salt Lake landmark more than a century old is getting a makeover that will help continue its legacy for the next hundred years. Renovation is underway on a 119-year, five-story building... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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