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Prosecutors have charged Carbon County’s emergency operations director with 20 felony counts related to an alleged theft of nearly $3,000 in county funds. Jason Thomas Llewelyn, 45, is also a county sheriff’s deputy with 10 years of service and a Helper city councilman who is on the ballot for re-election in November. Llewelyn was charged Tuesday in Price’s 7th District Court with 20 counts of misuse of public funds. Each count is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Court papers provide no details of the …

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  • Courtesy  |  Juab County Sheriff's Office

Katherine Lynn Estep Utah ranch staffer accused of sex acts with teen clients waives hearing
    A woman charged with engaging in sexual acts with boys housed at a Juab County area program for teens with behavioral problems has waived her right to...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ogden mother charged with having sex with teen boy
    Prosecutors have charged an Ogden woman with multiple felonies for alleged sex acts with a teen boy whom police say was a friend of her son. The 37-ye...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A roadside memorial has been put up for Stevan Chambers near 2900 S, and 9100 W in Magna, Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Chambers was killed Monday, and another body was found Wednesday at nearby Copper Park. Police confirm that Magna woman, too, was shot to death
    Unified Police detectives confirmed Wednesday that a 26-year-old Magna woman, whose body was found two days after a man was shot to death just blocks ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of KUTV News
A field fire in Cottonwood Heights forced some evacuations of homes on Tuesday. Crews in mop-up stage at scene of Cottonwood Heights field fire
    Firefighters, having doused the final, stubborn flames of a Cottonwood Heights field fire that forced evacuation of dozens of homes, on Wednesday care...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah man pleads to lesser charge in brochure-chucking case
    A Utah man once accused of commercial terrorism has resolved the criminal case against him, pleading no contest last week to lesser charges. Scott Eck...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 dead in school bus-truck crash in Payson
    A head-on crash between a pickup truck and a Nebo School District bus in Payson on Tuesday afternoon left two adults dead and three others seriously i...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • County DA takes over management of Salt Lake City prosecutor’s office
    The Salt Lake Country District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday assumed the management duties of the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s Office. The new duties ...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kits for Utah rape survivors stolen
    Each year, the Assistance League of Salt Lake City provides clothing and toiletries to more than 250 sexual assault victims who have to leave their ow...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A fishing boat heads up Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell. Fuel spill closes Lake Powell beach
    Just a few days in front of a holiday weekend, National Park Service officials have closed a popular Lake Powell beach Monday after a moored boat leak...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Thieves cause extensive damage at Ogden Salvation Army
    Ogden • Thieves who stole copper tubing from a Salvation Army freezer in Ogden have caused an estimated $10,000 in damage. The Standard-Examiner repo...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of KUTV News
A field fire in Cottonwood Heights forced some evacuations of homes on Tuesday. Cottonwood Heights resident fought wildfire 'shoulder-to-shoulder' with neighbors
    Cottonwood Heights • Scott Engen called in sick Tuesday morning. But when a neighbor phoned to say he smelled smoke, the 60-year-old resident of Green...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Separate Lehi electrical shock victims remain critical
    Victims of two separate weekend electrical shocks in Lehi remained in critical condition on Tuesday. Lehi Fire Battalion Chief Rick Howard said 50-yea...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • Drug overdose suspected in death of man found in Avenues street
    Initial indications were that a man found dead in Salt Lake City’s Avenues district early Tuesday morning was the victim of a drug overdose. Public sa...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Weber County SWAT standoff with armed, suicidal man ends peacefully
    About six hours of patient negotiations finally led to the surrender of a shotgun-wielding, suicidal man to Weber County sheriff’s deputies and SWAT o...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
John W. Huber is sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Utah as he is joined by his wife Lori and daughters Eva, 12, right, and Hannah, 16, while U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball administers the oath at the new Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.  John W. Huber and his wife Lori were presented with Tongan flower Lei's made by Sela Tauteoli, in honor of Huber's swearing in. New U.S. attorney for Utah formally installed in office
    John W. Huber was formally installed Monday as the state’s top federal prosecutor. Huber became the 37th U.S. attorney for Utah in a ceremony at the f...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share
  • Donald Bills, former Provo High School teacher, is sentenced at the District Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Judge Taylor ordered Bills to be sentenced 8 years to life in prison. 
SAMMY JO HESTER, The Daily Herald Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sexually abusing student
    A former Provo High teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a student was sentenced Monday to prison for up to life. Donald Nelson Bills, 55, p...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah woman hospitalized after lightning storm
    Lehi • A woman has been hospitalized after lightning struck near where her family gathered for a picnic in Lehi, sending her body into cardiac arrest....
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Two arrested at West Valley driver’s license office after gunfire
    A man and a juvenile teenager were arrested after a shooting incident at the Utah Drivers License Division office in West Valley City Monday morning. ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alex Gallivan  |  Special to The Tribune
Unified Police and SWAT officers responded to a scene where a suspect had heavily barricaded himself in a home after allegeldy shooting a woman who had come to try to calm down a domestic dispute near 3300 South and 700 East, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Utah judge grants protective order to woman shot by her husband
    A judge on Monday granted a protective order to a University of Utah English professor who was allegedly held hostage for hours and shot by her husban...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police hunt suspect in Salt Lake City ATM holdup
    A Salt Lake City man drove up to an ATM and entered his cash card and personal identification number — but his cash withdrawal went to masked gunman. ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
West Valley City police and SWAT units surround a trailer park near 7000 West and 2600 West where an armed male suspect holds a man hostage Monday, August 31. West Valley City armed standoff, hostage situation ends peacefully
    A man held his estranged girlfriend’s father hostage for more than six hours Monday before releasing the hostage and surrendering peacefully, West Val...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • N. Ogden man killed, son hurt in I-84 motorcycle crashes
    A North Ogden man was killed and his son injured in motorcycle-related accidents Sunday afternoon on Interstate 84 about 5 miles west of Morgan. The U...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Midvale four-plex fire leaves dozen homeless
    A two-alarm fire left 12 people looking for new homes early Monday in Midvale. Public safety dispatchers say the 11:13 p.m. Sunday blaze heavily damag...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 06:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Crews douse 2 fires at Ogden defense contractor site
    Firefighters battled two blazes on the Williams International site early Monday morning in Ogden. Crews were dispatched to 3450 Sam Williams Drive at ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 06:41 am   |     |   Share