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Last Updated Feb 26, 2015 09:22PM

The director of the Securities and Exchange Commission office in Salt Lake City is retiring. Karen L. Martinez will retire this summer, the agency announced on Thursday. Martinez said she and her husb...

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  • Clearfield woman charged for alleged embezzlement
    A federal grand jury has returned a 10-count indictment alleging a Clearfield woman embezzled about $885,000 from two employers. Teri Ann Jarvis, 41,...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Utah school counselor charged with sexual battery, accessing porn
    A former Iron County school counselor has been charged with 17 misdemeanors for allegedly committing sexual battery and accessing pornography while on...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Rick Koerber speaks as his family and attorney Marcus Mumford, held a news conference the day after a federal judge tossed out 18 charges against Koerber that had alleged he operated a giant Ponzi scheme through his real estate company, Friday, August 15, 2014. New indictment names associate of Rick Koerber, once accused of massive Utah County fraud
    A federal grand jury has handed up a new indictment against Gabriel Joseph, an associate of Rick Koerber who was once charged with allegedly operating...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 10:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • FrontRunner-pedestrian fatality was apparent suicide
    Authorities confirm that a man apparently committed suicide late Wednesday afternoon by stepping into the path of a FrontRunner commuter train in Bluf...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:11 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Defense lawyer Fred Metos, left, questions Dr. Erik Christensen, assistant state medical examiner, in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City Monday Feb. 23, 2015, in the Johnny Brickman Wall trial. Wall is accused of killing his former wife and researcher Uta von Schwedler in her Sugar House home in September 2011. Utah murder trial: Daughter testifies dad said, ‘Your mom’s dead and they think I did it’
    The night of Sept. 27, 2011, Malkie Wall heard a knock on the front door of her father’s home. It was the police. “They wouldn’t tell me what was goin...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • St. George boy, missing several hours, found unharmed
    St. George police scrambled Thursday after an 11-year-old boy disappeared on his way to school. The boy, reported overdue at school after having left ...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Anthony Furness Ex-Utah utility executive gets probation for stealing thousands from taxpayer-owned company
    The former chief financial officer of the taxpayer-owned Heber Light & Power has been sentenced to probation and 10 days in jail after admitting he st...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Steel beam pins, hurts worker at Millville High School site
    Paramedics rushed to the scene of a serious-injury construction accident Thursday morning at the site of the new Millville High School in Cache County...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 04:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Pedestrians rush across Main Street under umbrellas during a snow squall in Salt Lake City Thursday Feb. 26.  Perhaps Winter has returned for the next few days. Utah forecast: Storms have Old Man Winter on the mend
    It has been a crazy Utah winter. Compared to past, normal winters, this one’s been like Autumn in denial, or a spring delusion. But the return of cold...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 10:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Hurricane garage fire spreads to homes before being doused
    A southwestern Utah blaze jumped from a garage to three adjacent homes in Washington County before firefighters from several agencies extinguished the...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Community not satisfied with answers on police shootings
    If listening is the key to better understanding between law enforcement and residents on issues of police use of lethal force, then the cultural comfo...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Draper man indicted for $24M missing from retirement accounts
    A former winner of a Utah “Best of State” award was charged with fraud Wednesday for allegedly concealing the theft of $24 million from account holder...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 10:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
West Valley City Police officer Franco Libertini is issued a body camera by training officer Bob Idle during a department training session. West Valley City police to start wearing body cameras
    West Valley City • Come Monday, every West Valley City police officer is expected to record his or her interactions with the public. Thanks to a $1.1 ...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Supporters of Cody Evans shout at Provo Police Chief John King in front of the Provo Police Department during a rally in Provo, Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Utah shooting victim’s wife said she never told police he intended ‘suicide by cop’
    Provo • Demonstrators gathered in Pioneer Park on Wednesday afternoon to protest the death of Cody Evans, who was shot and killed by law enforcement o...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Student in custody after bomb threat ‘hoax’ prompts evacuation of Weber County school
    More than 900 students were evacuated from a Roy school Wednesday after a student found a note with a bomb threat. Investigators with the Weber County...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (In this image from video, taken Dec. 9, 2014, Sean Hosman, founder of Assessments.com, is seen in Salt Lake City during an interview with The Associated Press)  . Hosman’s company has sold risk and needs assessment tools to governments from Florida to California. A repeat offender himself after battling addiction problems, Hosman has undergone such assessments. He said he has been clean since July 2012, and believes the tools can help reduce prison overcrowding. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) Utah CEO pushes justice overhaul while waging his own battle with crime
    The CEO of a Utah company that has emerged as a key player in a national movement to overhaul the justice system is a repeat offender himself. Sean Ho...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Blaze destroys home, but LaVerkin man and dog escape
    A LaVerkin man and his dog escaped unharmed, but their southwestern Utah house was a total loss after flames quickly spread to engulf their home on Tu...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2nd District Judge David Hamilton speaks with attorneys during Aza Ray Vidinhar's  plea deal during 2nd District Court at the Davis Justice Complex in Farmington on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Vidinhar, 16, plead guilty to two counts of murder in the May 22, 2013, deaths of his brothers Alex Vidinhar, 10, and Benjie Vidinhar, 4, in their West Point home.  Vidinhar will serve time in both juvenile detention and adult prison. Utah teen who killed brothers pleads guilty to detention facility assault
    A Utah teen who murdered his two younger brothers has pleaded guilty in an unrelated case to assaulting a fellow prisoner at a juvenile detention faci...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Defense lawyer Fred Metos, left, questions Dr. Erik Christensen, assistant state medical examiner, in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City Monday Feb. 23, 2015, in the Johnny Brickman Wall trial. Wall is accused of killing his former wife and researcher Uta von Schwedler in her Sugar House home in September 2011. Witness: Utah man on trial for killing ex-wife had joked about hiring a hitman
    Former Salt Lake City pediatrician Johnny Brickman Wall — on trial for allegedly murdering his ex-wife in 2011 — speculated prior to her death what li...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Student backpackers rescued from snow-clogged North Rim of Grand Canyon
    A group of college students stranded due to snow along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon had all been ferried to safety by an Arizona Department of Pu...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah mother recalls 2007 attack by bear that killed her 11-year-old son
    Even in the pitch-black darkness of the night, the evidence of Sam Ives’ abduction could be seen strewn along the mountain path. A sleeping bag. Then...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 09:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Defense lawyer Fred Metos, left, questions Dr. Erik Christensen, assistant state medical examiner, in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City Monday Feb. 23, 2015, in the Johnny Brickman Wall trial. Wall is accused of killing his former wife and researcher Uta von Schwedler in her Sugar House home in September 2011. Utah woman’s doctors testify she was not suicidal prior to death
    In an effort to show jurors that Uta von Schwedler was not suicidal before her 2011 death, prosecutors on Tuesday called the woman’s physicians to tes...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man charged with threatening police in wake of fatal shooting
    A 27-year-old Provo man has been charged with making terroristic threats to police in the wake of the Feb. 15 officer-involved shooting of Cody Evans,...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Cameron Houston Utah Supreme Court upholds life sentence without parole for teen convicted of murder
    The Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the life-without-parole sentence of Robert Cameron Houston, who brutally raped and murdered a worker at a Cle...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 09:12 pm   |     |   Share