Salt Lake County

Crews continue to battle lightning fires as new blazes burn

Fire crews continued to fight fires caused by lightning across the state early this week as new fires erupted.

Man convicted twice of domestic violence in past month arrested again

A man was arrested Wednesday after police say he assaulted his girlfriend's son with a pan. It was the third time in three weeks that Tracy Gallardo, 43, has either been arrested or convicted of a... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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2 shot by police following high-speed chase, shootout in Taylorsville

Two aggravated robbery suspects were injured following a high-speed chase through several cities that ended in a shootout with police. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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No one seeking to transfer liquor licenses yet

Lawmakers were told Wednesday that no one has yet applied to buy a liquor license along with a restaurant or bar, an option available under a law that took effect July 1. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Geek Squad inspires young kids to pursue a future in technology

In 2011, Brittani Uribe attended Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy at age 17 with plans of becoming a dietitian. Eight years later, she is living her dream as a Geek Squad agent at the camp who... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Utah lawmakers urged to get ahead of proliferation of outlaw motorcycle gangs

The presence of outlaw motorcycle gangs in Utah has increased significantly in the past five years, a veteran police officer told state lawmakers Wednesday. The state needs to get ahead of the... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Fires in neighboring states sending smoky air to Utah

Crews battled a 400-acre fire in Tooele County on Wednesday, July 15, 2014, but much of the smoke impacting Utah air is coming from out of state. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Bill reintroduced to give Utah Division of Air Quality more 'flexibility'

A bill was reintroduced Wednesday that would give the Utah Division of Air Quality more flexibility in forming strategies to achieve standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Sandy informs residents of tree-trimming program

Sandy officials are reminding residents of the guidelines of the city's tree-trimming ordinance. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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State parks looking up despite $10M budget cut

Members of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee met with Utah's state park officials Wednesday to discuss funding, possible park expansion and quagga mussel... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Manufacturers to lawmakers: 'This is not your grandfather's industry'

Representatives from Utah's manufacturing industry and officials with the Utah College of Applied Technology spoke with state lawmakers Wednesday about the need for more skilled workers in... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Crimes or politics? The legal battles begin for Swallow, Shurtleff

Investigators spent nearly two years building a criminal case against former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, and now they have to prove it. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court for stay in gay marriage recognition case

Utah asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to stay an appeals court ruling that would require it recognize same-sex marriage performed in the state starting next Monday. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Gov. Herbert names Laura Nelson new state energy director

Utah has a new energy czar. Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday announced that Laura Nelson has been appointed director of the Utah Office of Energy Development. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Jury hears wrongful death lawsuit in kayaking accident

A Salt Lake County jury will have to decide whether a Sandy family deserves compensation from West Jordan City for a fatal kayaking accident four years ago. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Utah National Guard switches on solar power at headquarters

The Utah National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton and Gov. Gary Herbert flipped the switch for solar-energy savings at an official ceremony Wednesday at the Utah Guard's headquarters... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Shelter dog program aims to 'rescue' workers

Salt Lake County Animal Services kicks off the Human Walking Project to get office workers to take a break to walk a dog. The event also aims to adopt out more dogs. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Parole board considers whether to release Reggie Campos from prison next week

The man once convicted of shooting a neighborhood watchman during a confrontation in Bluffdale, leaving the man paralyzed, is scheduled to be released from prison. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Free waterfowl hunt offered for young hunters

A free hunt guided by waterfowl hunters offers an opportunity for youths to learn how to hunt ducks and geese. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Man stabbed in fight with woman's ex-boyfriend

A fight between two men who reportedly each had relationships with the same woman left one man in the hospital with three stab wounds early Wednesday. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Crews keep gully fire from reaching Sandy homes

Crews tackled a fast-moving grass fire in a gully bordered by homes Tuesday before it could reach nearby residences. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Head-on crash kills Kamas woman

A Kamas woman was killed in a head-on crash Tuesday morning. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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What do the charges and arrests say about Utah?

Gov. Gary Herbert called the arrests Tuesday of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on public corruption charges a "sad day" and a "black eye" for the state. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Allegations of corruption land on Shurtleff, Swallow

Prosecutors charged former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow with a pattern of unlawful activity including witness tampering, obstruction of justice, soliciting bribes, money... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Salt Lake eatery That Sandwich Shop damaged by fire

Salt Lake fire crews on Tuesday afternoon extinguished a fire at That Sandwich Shop, 1836 W. North Temple. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Man shot by West Jordan police booked into jail

A man shot by West Jordan police last week has been discharged from the hospital and booked into jail, but police aren't releasing details of what led an officer to shoot him. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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