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On Thursday, judges in Utah state courts began handing down sentences in some drug cases that include less prison time than before and more treatment as a way to keep offenders on the straight-and-nar...

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  • Courtesy  |  Orem Police Department 

A car struck two bicyclists Oct. 3, 2015, in Orem. The crash killed bicyclist Stacy Bown, 51. Orem man still critical after car-bicycle crash that killed his wife
    An Orem bicyclist was in critical but improving condition Sunday, the day after a car ran a red light and struck him and his wife, who later died of h...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  •                                UHP arrests driver after crash that injured him, passenger
    The Utah Highway Patrol troopers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of driving drunk after he crashed his pickup truck on Interstate 15 in north ...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Valley cops: Woman stabbed mother, went on rampage before finally being subdued
    A West Valley City woman was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning after being stabbed multiple times as her adult daughter went on a suspected ...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Late-night rescue for couple and their dog in Millcreek Canyon
    Salt Lake County search and rescue workers helped a stranded couple, cold and soaked by rain with darkness falling, and their dog to safety in Millcre...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • Father’s visit to children ends in Magna stabbing
    One man was in the hospital and another in jail after a late Saturday night stabbing in Magna. Unified Police Detective Chuck Malm said the 34-year-ol...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 08:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Utah Division of Emergency Management
A Utah Division of Emergency Management drone captured this image of the Utah National Guard supports search efforts following the Hildale flooding last month. Utah rescuers may start using drones to help find people
    After a lot of negative buzz for interfering with wildfire operations, drones might soon have a place in another type of emergency response: search an...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Steven Crutcher Utah prison death investigated as homicide only after cellmate sends alleged confession to county attorney
    For months, officials believed that 62-year-old Rolando Cardona-Gueton committed suicide inside his Gunnison prison cell. It wasn’t until the man’s ce...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
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A car struck two bicyclists Oct. 3, 2015, in Orem. The crash killed bicyclist Stacy Bown, 51.

Bicyclist dies when car hits her in Orem
    A car ran a stop light Saturday in Orem and killed a woman on a bicycle and injured her husband, a police spokesman said. Stacy Bown, 51, died about...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cyclist injured in Davis County highway crash
    A bicyclist was injured Saturday after a car crash in Fruit Heights. The crash occurred at about 12:30 p.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol official...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Sam Kelsey holds a sign that reads, Utah SlutWalk participants call for end to sexual violence
    Dozens of people gathered Saturday to demonstrate against sexual violence and victim-blaming as part of the fifth annual Salt Lake City SlutWalk. “Our...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Zion National Park. Utah man dies in Zion National Park canyoneering accident
    A 50-year-old Utah man died Friday in a canyoneering accident in Zion National Park. Christian Louis Johnson, of St. George, was canyoneering with his...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Unified Police Department

A car crashed into a power pole Saturday, causing a power outage in Taylorsville. Car strikes power pole in Taylorsville, knocks out power
    More than 3,700 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Taylorsville were without power Saturday morning after a vehicle struck a power pole. Rocky Mountai...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 10:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police shoot man in Sandy; suspect in critical condition
    A suspect was critically injured when a Sandy police officer shot him Friday evening. The man, identified Saturday as Ivan Kaumans, 56, remained in st...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Federal prosecutors: We didn’t read Utah defendant’s emails with his attorneys
    Federal government prosecutors and agents in Utah say that while they scooped up hundreds of emails between defense attorneys and the defendant in a c...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 10:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah investigators seek tips in bull elk poaching
    Wildlife officers want the public’s help finding whoever poached a trophy bull elk in the Book Cliffs. The elk was killed on or before Sept. 25 in the...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Two Utah schools on lockdown after phone is mistaken for gun
    A cellphone mistaken for a gun put two Syracuse schools on lockdown Friday. At about 1 p.m., an employee saw a man walking near Syracuse Junior High S...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 07:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jimmy Dean Meinhard Convicted killers appeal denial of DNA testing
    Adrian Gordon and Jimmy Dean Meinhard insist they didn’t commit the murders that put them behind bars for up to life. And each believes that testing t...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • D.A. rules UPD officer justified in shooting involving armed motorcyclist
    A Unified Police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing for firing his pistol during an August confrontation with a angry, drunken motorcyclist wh...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Utah detective sentenced to probation for stealing drug-buy money
    A former Unified Police narcotics detective was sentenced to probation on Friday for misappropriating thousands of dollars in cash from a fund used to...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City police probe semi collision with bicyclist
    A 25-year-old woman had been upgraded to serious condition on Friday, the day after she was hit by a semi-trailer truck in downtown Salt Lake City. Sa...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah college investigating alleged sexual assault, possible wrongdoing by counselor
    A police report released to USU Eastern on Thursday reveals new details about a possible sexual assault during a party at the Price college Sept. 4 an...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Early Friday crash on I-215 claims woman’s life
    A 21-year-old woman was killed instantly when her car drifted off northbound Interstate 215 early Friday and collided with the concrete supports of an...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City road rage shooting injures two
    An argument between two drivers on Thursday led to a road rage shooting in West Valley City that injured two people, police said. The argument, over d...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      

Emery County Sheriff deputies block a private road in Castle Dale leading to the Sharp house (top and right) where Peter Sharp allegedly killed his father and mother William and Charmane Sharp Wednesday October 21, 2010.  Murder charges dismissed against Utah man accused of killing parents
    Prosecutors plan to dismiss the murder charges against an Emery County man suspected of killing his parents in 2009 because he is incompetent to stand...
    Updated Oct 01 2015 10:14 pm   |     |   Share