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Art Raymond, the spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, was placed on paid leave Thursday while the city investigates online comments criticizing Becker’s campaign rivals Raymond posted anonymously on Salt Lake Tribune stories. Raymond, 49, acknowledged writing the …

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  • Jury orders Siegfried & Jensen to pay $6 million to former partner
    A jury has ordered Siegfried & Jensen, one of the state's most prominent law firms, to pay nearly $6 million to a former partner who claimed he was ch...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 05:54 pm   |     |   Share
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Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. Seated, l-r: Harry Longabaugh (Sundance Kid), Ben Kilpatrick, Butch Cassidy. Standing, l-r, Will Carver, Harvey Logan (Kid Curry). Living history: Story of Butch Cassidy is as elusive as the outlaw himself
    Steeped in western lore, many of us know Butch Cassidy was a cattle rustler, horse thief, bank and train robber, former convict, and charismatic leade...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Research universities take top prizes in college cash-for-performance payouts
    Cedar City • Based on the theory that even academics can be swayed by market forces, Utah higher-education bosses parceled out performance bonuses Fr...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
    Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Summit County Fair
    In the dog days of August, the mind wanders to corn dogs, carnivals, cowboys, and queens. See them all in the Summit County countryside. This year’s ...

    Updated Jul 15 2015 09:16 am   |     |   Share

    In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, left, and Tom Cruise appear in a scene from Trib Talk: A&E roundup on 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' and whiskey tasting
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the latest in arts and entertainment including...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • Editor column: Decision to reveal commenter’s identity not made lightly
    Nothing spurs more debate and disagreement in our newsroom than the value of anonymous online comments on stories at sltrib.com. The idea behind anony...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
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Friday morning at his sentence hearing in Cedar City, Martin Chris Nelson receives two consecutive life sentences for two counts of aggravated murder. Utah man’s 2007 double murder conviction upheld
    The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the double murder conviction of a Beryl man who claimed he shot each victim eight times in self-defense during a fig...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah woman sent to federal prison for $900k embezzlements
    A Clearfield woman has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison on charges of embezzling from two employers. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball also...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: LDS to break from BSA, another term for Hatch?
    Sen. Orrin Hatch has the money to run for an eighth term in office, but will he? Sen. Mike Lee rails against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. A Tribu...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share

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Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado Reward increased in Elizabeth Laguna Salgado case
    The reward for information about Elizabeth Laguna Salgado’s whereabouts has jumped to $25,000. A private donor pledged an additional $10,000 to the or...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
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Visitors use rocks and pebbles to create whimsical art on the red-sand beaches of Coyote Gulch, south of Escalante, Utah, in late May 2015. Cut the cairns: Officials say hikers’ impromptu waymarkers have gone too far and can get people lost
    Some of Earth’s most inhospitable landscapes are also the most difficult to navigate. The tundra, the grassy plain and the red rock desert all stretch...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • A young girl sits on a bike in one of a series of photographs found on a memory card and alleged to have come from an FLDS church security team. Electrical contractor in polygamous town fined for using child workers
    Federal labor officials have fined a Utah electrical contractor $376,300, saying the company illegally used child workers on construction sites in Uta...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and John Thune, R-S.D., speaks about Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) News roundup: Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown
    Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown. SLC mayoral spokesman on leave pending online comment probe. Poll: Utahns f...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:34 am   |     |   Share

  • Grass fire near I-215 west temporarily affected traffic
    Crews on Friday afternoon fought a small grass fire alongside Interstate 215 west near 2100 South, the Salt Lake City Fire department reported. The fi...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Body of Utah woman found in a duffel bag in Seattle
    Police officials in Washington state said Friday that a body found in a duffel bag near a Seattle apartment complex dumpster is that of a 23-year-old ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ex-Mapleton official charged with embezzling more than $100k from water district
    The former financial manager of Mapleton Irrigation District has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the organization over the course...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:20 pm   |     |   Share
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The King's English hosts a southern tea party to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's new book, Utah Lit: Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman'
    Fifty-five years after Harper Lee’s seminal novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” came out, the author has published a controversial second work, “Go Set a Wa...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 03:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • Defense attorney Earl Xaiz, left, and his client, former Myton Police Chief Thomas Wade Butterfield, appear in court Thursday, July 30, 2015, during a preliminary hearing to determine whether Butterfield should stand trial on charges of stalking, unlawful detention and criminal trespassing. Butterfield was serving as chief of police for Myton  prosecutors filed the charges against him in September 2014. A judge ordered him Thursday to stand trial on two counts of stalking, one count of unlawful detention and one count of criminal trespass. The charges are all misdmeanors. Former Utah police chief ordered to stand trial on stalking charges
    Former Myton police chief Thomas Wade Butterfield has been ordered to stand trial on stalking and other charges related to two women. At the conclusio...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for South Carolina church shooting suspect
    Charleston, S.C. • The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 01:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah ranch hand allegedly shot at juveniles at mountain campsite
    The Cache County Sheriff’s Office on Friday was investigating an incident that began when a ranch hand allegedly fired a gun after finding several juv...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
    The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Washington, D.C. may be rapidly sinking into the sea
    Washington, D.C. rapidly sinking into the sea. NSA may have tracked calls, emails during SLC Olympics. Poll: Most Salt Lakers don’t care about mayoral...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share

  • Uber offers new luxury vehicle service in Utah
    The ride-hailing firm Uber is offering a new luxury service in Utah with vehicles such as Lincoln Town Cars or large SUVs. It launched UberBLACK and U...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Derrin Owens nominated to fill vacant Utah House seat
    Republican delegates have selected Derrin Owens of Fountain Green to replace former Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, who resigned in early July to become the ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:37 pm   |     |   Share
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Looking north west on 25th Street. Union Station in the distance at left. The Broom Hotel at right. A Look Back: Historic downtown Ogden
    Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents historic images in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features historic images o...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • 21 unclaimed Utah veterans to receive full military funeral
    A group of 21 Utah veterans will receive a full military service and funeral after going for nearly 20 years without a final resting place. The Missin...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Couple hiding in Utah arrested for alleged child sex abuse
    A couple who had been hiding from California authorities for 17 years has been arrested in West Valley City on suspicion of child sex abuse. U.S. Mars...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sandy officer saves woman from burning car; she may be charged with DUI
    A 19-year-old woman owes a Sandy police officer her life after he pulled her from a burning car early Friday morning — and when she gets out of the ho...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 05:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Mormon official buys New York home where Brigham Young lived
    Port Byron, N.Y. • A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City cops nab man in attempted carjacking
    Police arrested a man who allegedly broke out the driver’s side window during an attempted carjacking of a terrified woman pulling into her west Salt ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Darwin Christopher Bagshaw, now 18, attends a disposition hearing before 3rd District Judge James Blanch in Salt Lake City Friday July 31.  A jury trial date was set for the end of the year. 
The teen is accused of killing his 15-year-old girlfriend, Anne Kasprzak, in March 2012, when he was 14.
Bagshaw was originally charged as a juvenile, but a juvenile court judge in April transferred it to adult court.

Trial date set for Utah teen accused of killing Anne Kasprzak
    A tentative November trial date has been set for a teen charged as an adult with killing his 15-year-old girlfriend, Anne Kasprzak, and throwing her b...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hole in the Rock Road descending to Lake Powell. Courtesy Jerry Roundy Study to evaluate historical, religious significance of Hole in the Rock
    The National Parks Service has awarded the University of Colorado in Denver more than $100,000 to document the religious and cultural significance of ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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