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Last Updated Dec 18, 2014 12:03PM

Saying that courts are filled with fraud cases, a federal judge sentenced a former Utah resident to nearly 19 years in prison for a scheme that bilked investors out of at least $15.2 million. U.S. Dis...

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  • Former Weber County attorney to fill Ogden city justice court vacancy
    The Weber County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Dee William Smith to the Ogden City Justice Court. Smith will replace Judge No...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah AAA: Record-setting holiday travel season ahead
    It should be the busiest holiday travel season ever for Utahns other residents of AAA’s Mountain West region. AAA Utah spokeswoman Rolayne Fairclough ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Youth on scooter hurt when he hits car in Draper
    A 6-year-old boy was reported in good condition with a possibly broken leg after colliding with by a car as he rode his scooter in Draper Thursday mor...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah retirement accounts holders likely to ‘devour’ $24 million lost to fraud
    A federal judge has indicated he would approve a plan to spread the loss of $24 million among all of the 5,500 people who had retirement accounts at A...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:08 am   |     |   Share


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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Sandy Police investigate a shooting at 343 Gary Avenue in Sandy, Thursday, December 18, 2014 Sandy police: Man in custody, woman ‘extremely critical’ after shooting
    Sandy • A woman was in extremely critical condition Thursday after being shot outside her Sandy home by a male occupant of the residence. Police Sgt. ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 12:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sprinkler system, quick response limits Sandy fire
    Sandy firefighters credit a sprinkler system, along with their own quick response, for limiting a potentially major early Thursday morning blaze insid...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 11:10 am   |     |   Share
  • Alcohol, prior drug use gets Utah police officer suspended
    Before he was a police cadet, Brandon Done suffered a back injury and took a co-worker’s medication to help him cope with the pain. Done should have ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man who trapped kittens and threw them away sentenced to probation
    A Salt Lake County man resolved his criminal case this week, admitting that he trapped several kittens at his home and then threw them away in a garba...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Obama pardons man for 1996 archaeological crime in Utah
    A Colorado man received a presidential pardon Wednesday for a 1997 Utah crime. David Neil Mercer, of Grand Junction, Colo., was sentenced to 36 months...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Warrant: Adults were ‘examining handguns’ before 12-year-old’s accidental shooting death
    Just before 12-year-old Adelaide Clinger was accidentally shot and killed by her sibling last month in their Kaysville home, adults in the residence w...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kearns teen in coma after freakish auto-pedestrian crash
    A 15-year-old boy, rolled over by an SUV that had just been hit by a car in Kearns, remained in critical condition on Wednesday. Unified Police Lt. Ju...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah mom gets jail time after disabled daughter nearly died from alcohol poisoning
    Ogden • In the last year and a half, 5-year-old Le’A Silva’s life has improved dramatically. She goes to school and therapy for her cerebral palsy. Sh...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prison for Utah ex-legislative candidate in drug-related pistol-whipping
    Provo • A former candidate for the state Legislature has been sentenced to prison for forcing a man inside his home at gunpoint and pistol-whipping hi...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • West Jordan police: Nabbed duo may be linked to series of holdups
    West Jordan police say two men arrested after a brief SWAT standoff have been linked to a series of Salt Lake Valley robberies, including one Tuesday ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:19 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah man ordered to trial on murder charge for fatal DUI crash
    A judge has ordered a Draper man to stand trial on a murder charge — and 13 other counts — for an alleged DUI accident that left a 43-year-old mother ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Prosecuter Robert Stott listens to witness testimony in David Fresques preliminary trial in West Jordan Thursday February 6.  Fresques is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly killing three people at a Midvale home in February 2013. Utah man sentenced to life in prison for triple-murder
    West Jordan • Analise Lucero remembers her mother picking her up, music playing in the car, and taking her to 7-Eleven for Slurpees. Her mother was he...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
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Timothy Valfeades ‘Vampire trucker’ asking Utah judge to throw out evidence in alleged rapes
    Two commercial vehicle inspectors who conducted a routine check of a Salt Lake City man’s semi truck last year at a weigh station in Minnesota testifi...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake cops: Car thief abandoned car after finding child inside
    Salt Lake City police say an opportunistic car thief quickly abandoned his or her latest acquisition after finding a 4-year-old girl sleeping inside. ...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:22 am   |     |   Share
  • 911 call: Neighbor horrified at discovery of newborn in trash
    The Kearns woman calling a 911 dispatcher was frantic and horrified as she reported having found a newborn baby stuffed into a trash can, buried under...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 11:17 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
 Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel (right) Davis County Sheriff Todd Richarson (center) and Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower (left) joined other members of the the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee of the Legislature at the State Capitol Complex House Building, Tuesday January 29, 2013. The Utah Sheriff's Association sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying Utah law enforcement officials would lay down their lives to protect the Constitution. Utah sheriff suspected of choking man at homicide scene
    A prosecutor is considering whether to file charges against Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel after deputies saw him wrap his hands around the neck o...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Child found safe inside car stolen in Salt Lake City
    Police found a child inside a car that was reported stolen Tuesday after it was left running outside a Salt Lake City apartment. The 3-year-old was in...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Aza Vidinhar Utah teen who killed brothers to be evaluated for competency on new assault charge
    The Utah teen who murdered his two younger brothers will undergo a competency evaluation on a new assault case, an Ogden judge ordered Tuesday. Aza Ra...
    Updated Dec 16 2014 07:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Davis County man fatally shot in hunting accident
    A Syracuse man died in Cache County Tuesday after a hunting companion slipped and accidentally fired his shotgun, striking the victim in the back. No...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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Melanie Layton Callison Utah man pleads guilty to killing, dismembering wife
    A Richfield man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing and dismembering his wife and was immediately sentenced to prison. Edward Donald Callison, 59, was c...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 10:58 am   |     |   Share