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Baghdad • Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country’s biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. The refinery at Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, has been held by …

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A Glock handgun is one of the Gallery Stroll: Art exhibit opens up dialogue on police-related shootings
    The issue of police-related shootings is moving from the front pages to a Salt Lake City art gallery. An anonymous group of artists called MITT2020 is...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police find hundreds of pieces of allegedly stolen Utah mail in woman’s van
    South Jordan police found hundreds of pieces of allegedly stolen mail in a woman’s van. On Thursday night, residents called police about a Chevrolet v...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man who shot his friend at a birthday party sentenced to prison
    The last time Rita Miera saw her son alive, he was with Donald Orlando Valdez. “I asked him to keep an eye on my son,” Miera told a Salt Lake City jud...
    Updated Apr 18 2015 09:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City police identify elderly victim in crash
    Police have identified an elderly man killed in a crash in West Valley City late Wednesday night. Police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said 80-year-old...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:58 pm   |     |   Share

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    Four people have been charged in connection with a deadly drug-related robbery last year that police have described as an “ambush.” Orlando J. Roybal,...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Family, friends and community members attend a Candlelight vigil for Kayelyn Louder at Murray Park in Dec. 2014. Louder, 30, disappeared from her Murray residence on Sept. 27. Her body was found in the Jordan River on Dec. 1. After months of waiting, Kayelyn Louder’s autopsy is inconclusive
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    A woman was found stabbed to death in her Brigham City apartment Wednesday after her ex-husband called police to report he had killed her. Spencer Ger...
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    Updated Apr 16 2015 12:00 am   |     |   Share
  • A small helicopter sits on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The U.S. Capitol Police is investigating a gyro copter with a single occupant that has landed on the grassy area of the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. Capitol Police continues to investigate with one person detained and temporary street closures in the immediate area.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Pilot of small aircraft that lands on Capitol lawn said he had a delivery for Congress members
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    Updated Apr 15 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 19, 2015, frame grab from a dash cam video provided by the Marana Police Department, a police vehicle hits Mario Valencia in Marana, Ariz. Dramatic dash cam video released Tuesday, April 14 shows a police officer using his cruiser to ram the armed suspect, Valencia, sending him flying in the air before the car smashes into a wall. Valencia survived the crash, and prosecutors cleared the officer of any wrongdoing. (Marana Police Department via AP) Officer cleared in ramming gunman with police cruiser
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    Updated Apr 15 2015 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Apr 16 2015 04:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Apr 15 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • A small helicopter lands on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. (Sam Smith via AP) Gyrocopter pilot arrested after landing near Capitol
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  • Police nab one of two Family Dollar robbery suspects
    Unified police have arrested one of the two men they suspect of tying up a Family Dollar clerk during a Monday robbery. On Tuesday afternoon, detectiv...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds poses for a portrait in New York. Actor Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run in a hotel parking lot, his publicist and Vancouver police said Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) Charges urged against photographer whose car hit actor Ryan Reynolds
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    Updated Apr 14 2015 11:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Yuma, Ariz. • Police say a woman walking along an Arizona canal with her 18-month-old twin boys stopped to bat away a bee when her jogging stroller ro...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • South Jordan police chief to step down
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    Updated Apr 14 2015 04:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Apr 14 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Apr 13 2015 04:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this screen shot from April 2, 2015 video provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, police restrain 44-year-old Eric Harris after he was chased down and tackled by a Tulsa County Deputy, and then shot by a reserve sheriff's deputy while in custody, in Tulsa, Okla. The sheriff's office said 73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Charles Bates fired the shot that killed Harris, believing he was using his stun gun instead of his service weapon when he opened fire. (AP Photo/Tulsa County Sheriff's Office) Police say deputy in fatal shooting thought he held Taser, not gun
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    Updated Apr 12 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • The Rev. Al Sharpton, right, visits a makeshift memorial where Walter Scott was fatally shot by a white police officer after he fled a traffic stop, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in North Charleston, S.C. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been fired and charged with murder. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Sharpton praises response to fatal police shooting
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