Salt Lake County

Bluffdale homeowner becomes victim of 'swatting' prank

A Bluffdale couple had a national "trend" arrive on their doorstep Sunday night, in the form of police officers.

Salt Lake police arrest man suspected in robbery, kidnapping

A man who allegedly jumped in another man's car and forced him to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash was arrested early Friday. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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State School Board confirms interim superintendent amid concerns of conflict

The State School Board ratified the appointment of Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent of public instruction despite concerns that a pending lawsuit filed by Coleman's wife presents a... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Odyssey Elementary opens doors for open-concept learning and innovative play

Awed parents and excited children flooded the new Odyssey Elementary School on Thursday, taking in the building's colorful, open-concept elementary at back-to-school night. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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The art of improv: Creating something funny out of nothing

Although improv comedy may seem completely random from an outside perspective, two local improv venues, Provo's Comedy Sportz and Salt Lake City's Off Broadway Theatre, share the art behind... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Family seeks change as poisoned tea investigation continues

Family members of a woman who was severely injured from a toxic mixture of ice tea and cleaning solution say they're not mad at the restaurant, but they want change. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Man arrested in burglary a week after pleading guilty in drug case

A man who pleaded guilty a week ago to felony drug possession was arrested again Wednesday after residents spotted him allegedly trying to burglarize a car their neighborhood. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Tips lead police to arrest of public enemy No. 1

Hours after the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit released the name and photo of its newest Public Enemy No. 1, a member of a violent prison gang who recently escaped from a federal halfway house was... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Murder trial ordered in death of man pulled from car on date

A man accused of opening the door of a parked car and attacking a Chicago man who was on a date was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for murder. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Driver who hit, killed judge gets fine, probation

A 79-year-old driver who hit and killed a 3rd District Court judge after allegedly becoming distracted by looking at fall colors and driving into oncoming traffic, quietly settled his case a few... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Provo company creates program that filters online content

People don't have to go to a theater anymore. They can stream movies right into their homes. A Utah Country company has found an opportunity to help viewers who want to make sure the scenes they... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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American Fork police post patrol enforcement locations on social media

The American Fork Police Department is posting on Facebook and Twitter where its officers will be running enforcement. They say if it gets people to slow down, then it's a success. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Salt Lake County vacancy rate lowest in 13 years

Demand for apartments in Salt Lake County is at a decadelong high, according to a new report. The overall valleywide vacancy rate for residential rental housing registered at 3 percent — the... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Fallen hiker had passion for the outdoors, family says

The family of a man who fell to his death in Little Cottonwood Canyon says he was an experienced hiker whose love for the outdoors only grew after he moved to Utah. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Purple walls shed new light of happiness at homeless shelter

In a labor of love, about 130 University of Utah students spent Wednesday painting and cleaning The Road Home's winter overflow shelter. The shelter is an emergency home for homeless families... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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West Jordan, Murray residents search for answers after flooding

Several residents in West Jordan and Murray are looking to city officials for answers after their homes flooded during an overnight storm, Wednesday. Officials in both cities say they are doing all... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Utah researchers tackle gene mutation resistance in leukemia patients

Researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute have identified a specific gene mutation that helps regulate chronic myeloid leukemia, giving patients a normal life and normal life expectancy. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Ogden woman accused of planning husband's murder in El Salvador deported

An Ogden woman wanted by Salvadoran authorities for allegedly orchestrating the murder of her husband was deported to El Salvador Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Man suspected in groping at Target surrenders to police

A man wanted for allegedly groping a teen girl inside a Sandy Target store has surrendered to authorities. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Canyons Students come back to school in style

Canyons School District welcomed its students back to school in style on Wednesday. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Leonardo guests learn to sketch animals — inside and out

A group of about 20 people stayed at The Leonardo after closing Tuesday for the museum's sketch night, which offers a demonstration by a master artist and time to sketch the exhibit. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Stan Lee returning to Salt Lake Comic Con

Stan Lee is returning to Salt Lake Comic Con. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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San Diego Comic-Con strikes back: Lawsuit filed against growing S.L. convention

San Diego Comic-Con International has sued Salt Lake Comic Con for using the moniker "Comic Con" in its name and promotional materials. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Lawsuit possible in Salt Lake Comic Con name battle

Salt Lake's homegrown comic and pop culture event has told San Diego Comic-Con organizers that the Utah event will not drop "Comic Con" from its name. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Salt Lake Comic Con building revenue, loyal fan base

Salt Lake Comic Con is more than a three-day geek nirvana. It's a growing, profitable business endeavor. Read more »

May 13, 2014

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Geeking out: Salt Lake Comic Con draws huge crowd

Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »

Sept. 5, 2013

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