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A Utah woman testified Tuesday that when Kaysville insurance agent Dee Allen Randall solicited a $100,000 investment in 2008 from her and her husband to be used to finance auto loans, he assured them their investment would be safe because “everyone needs cars.” Two years later, Linda Christiansen said, Randall pitched another “safe” investment, this one involving a corporate office building, and she put in $50,000 to become a part owner in the property. Despite the assurances, Randall’s business got behind on the interest payments from the 2008 investment and …

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    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jeremy Johnson and wife Sharla smile and say that they can't say anything to the media after leaving Federal Court in Salt Lake City Wendesday April 10 for his initial appearance on an indictment on conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in connection to  I Works company.
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tire truck driver flown to hospital after I-15 rollover
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 05:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man arrested on charge of assisting suicidal man to kill himself
    A Logan man charged with offering a handgun to his suicidal friend and telling him to pull the trigger appeared in court on Monday, following his arre...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lightning-caused Ecklund Fire tops 600 acres at Dinosaur National Monument
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 04:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 01:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  

The statue of Brigham Young at BYU is seen in this photo from September 2013. Donors suing Brigham Young University for return of their gifts
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    Updated Jun 29 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dinosaur National Monument fire tops 400 acres
    Under an unforgiving sun amid tinder-dry grass, brush and timber, firefighters on Monday were battling a 400-acre blaze at the Dinosaur National Monum...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 01:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:34 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff stands with his attorney Richard Van Wagoner, left, as he pleads not guilty to five felonies and two misdemeanors on behalf of his client former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills courtroom in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 29, 2015. Former Utah A.G. Shurtleff pleads not guilty to corruption charges
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    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:01 pm   |     |   Share