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Dozens of letters from Utah State Prison inmates to the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah have shined more light on what they want from the hunger strike. Forty-two maximum-security inmates have been on strike since Friday morning. All of …

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  • Wife dies, husband critically hurt in Summit County motorcycle crash
    A woman died and her husband was seriously hurt Sunday after being thrown from their motorcycle in a Summit County Crash. The Utah Highway Patrol iden...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • High-speed chase in Southern Utah ends with crash into police car
    A high-speed chase through Washington County ended after the suspect allegedly crashed a stolen car into a police officer’s vehicle. About 4:30 a.m. S...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Fishlake National Forest

The Solitude Fire continued to burn Saturday afternoon in Fishlake National Forest. Solitude Fire triples in size overnight
    The Solitude Fire nearly tripled in size overnight. The lightning-sparked wildfire jumped from 378 acres on Saturday afternoon to 1,104 acres by Sunda...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • FBI investigators join search for missing Idaho 2-year-old
    Leadore, Idaho • The FBI is sending a team of investigators to assist the Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office in its search for a missing 2-year-old who dis...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share


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A man died after reportedly taking off from a fender-bender in Kearns, then crashing into fences, cars, a light pole and a garage. Police identify man who died in Kearns hit-and-run
    Unified Police have identified the man who died in a Kearns crash as Eric Douglas Forney, 34. Forney died after reportedly taking off from a fender-be...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Teenage girl dies in central Utah crash
    A 16-year-old girl died Sunday after she was thrown from a SUV, then hit by a second vehicle while she lay in the road. The Utah Highway Patrol identi...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
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Loretta Jones, on the right, stands with her family for a photo. Despite long odds, lost evidence, Utah detective hopes to solve 45-year-old homicide
    Price • Neighbors found 4-year-old Heidi Jones crying on her front porch. Behind her, in the living room, her mother lay dead. Loretta Marie Jones was...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Jonathan Jemming
Utahns have received a number of mailed advertisements such as this days after being charged with a crime. Some attorneys believe the advertisements cross the line and cause fear and confusion. Ads mailed to defendants causing concern for some Utah defense attorneys
    Within 48 hours of being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, the letters started flooding in. The 30-year-old Davis County man said he rece...
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  • Courtesy  |  KUTV 2 News

A man died after reportedly taking off from a fender-bender in Kearns, then crashing into fences, cars, a light pole and a garage. Man dies after crashing into cars, fences and a Kearns house
    A man died after reportedly taking off from a fender-bender in Kearns, then crashing into fences, cars, a light pole and a garage. The man allegedly r...
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  • (Rick Bowme  |  The Associated Press)  
A watch tower is seen at the Wasatch facility during a February media tour at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. Force feeding a legal option in Utah prison hunger strike, but difficult
    Dozens of maximum-security inmates continued their hunger strike Saturday, and the prison staff plans another round of check ups on Monday. The 42 inm...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol

A man was critically hurt after the milk tanker he was driving through Morgan Canyon overturned Saturday. Milk tanker driver critically hurt in Morgan Canyon crash
    A man was critically hurt Saturday when the two tankers he was towing overturned in Weber Canyon. The 36-year-old Sunset man was hauling milk west on ...
    Updated Aug 02 2015 11:04 am   |     |   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 07:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah woman sent to federal prison for $900k embezzlement
    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 sent...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:21 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
  • 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 in Washington state said Friday that a body found in a duffel bag near a Seattle apartment complex trash bin is that of a 23-year-old Utah woma...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:19 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 06:30 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 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah ranch hand allegedly shot at juveniles at mountain campsite
    The Cache County Sheriff’s Office arrested three teenagers on Friday while investigating an incident that began when a ranch hand allegedly found the ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:18 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 Aug 01 2015 09:19 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...
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  • 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 ...
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  • (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 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • ATV rider ‘serious’ after rollover in American Fork Canyon
    A 20-year-old man was in serious but improving condition Friday, the day after he was rescued from the scene of an ATV crash in American Fork Canyon. ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share