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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)                    Clay Brewer, 17, of Snowflake, Arizona meets with his defense attorney Ron Yengich in Judge Wallace Lee’s 6th District Court in Panguitch Thursday Dec. 29 to make his first court appearance.  He is being charge as an adult with first-degree-felony counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, as well as a third-degree-felony count of failure to stop at the command of police, and misdemeanor counts of tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment, theft and reckless driving. He is accused of killing 61-year-old Jimmy Woolsey during an attack at Turn-About Ranch School, located north of Escalante. Judge to hear testimony about teen accused of killing worker at Utah youth ranch
    Panguitch • A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday morning for a 17-year-old Arizona boy accused of killing a staffer at a southern Utah youth-re...
    Updated May 25 2017 09:40 am   |     |   Share
  • Group that allegedly distributes heroin in U.S. cities, including Salt Lake City, targeted by Treasury Department
    The U.S. Treasury announced Wednesday that it has frozen the assets of an alleged drug-trafficking organization that distributes large quantities of h...
    Updated May 25 2017 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Kaysville police find missing teen girl
    Kaysville police canceled a missing and endangered person alert after a cognitively challenged teenage girl was found safe early Thursday morning. Kay...
    Updated May 25 2017 08:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Woman loses arm and leg, but survives being run over by freight train in west Salt Lake City
    A Union Pacific Railroad freight train struck a woman about 3:30 a.m. Thursday in west Salt Lake City, severing an arm and a leg. Public safety dispat...
    Updated May 25 2017 10:45 am   |     |   Share



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  • Courtesy of Young Fins Art Studio, Inc. A statue of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith was stolen early Tuesday morning from downtown Salt Lke City. Detectives track Mormon prophet statue to West Jordan garage, make two arrests
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Special Olympics athlete Truman Whitmer holds the torch high as members of the Draper Police Department participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Utah by helping carry the “Flame of Hope” from 11400 South State Street to Draper City Hall on Wed. May 24, 2017. Draper Police Department members carry ‘Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics Utah
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  • (Tribune file photo)   Michael I. Kufrin, pictured here about 1988, was the live-in boyfriend of Peggy Sue Case, a woman reported missing a few days after the couple left a hot tub party together in July 1988. Police suspected Kufrin was responsible for Case’s disappearance, but never located her or her body. On Monday, May 22, 2017 human remains, including a skull, were found buried under a cement cellar in the backyard of the Spanish Fork home where Kufrin and Case lived 29 years earlier. Human remains may bring 1988 Utah cold case closer to closure
    Michael I. Kufrin remained tight-lipped while members of the parole board questioned him about his girlfriend’s 1988 disappearance. He kept quiet abou...
    Updated May 25 2017 01:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Deserae Turner, center, with her father Matt Turner, left, and her mother April Turner, right, during a press conference at Primary Children’s Hospital, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Judge denies bail for second of two teens charged with shooting Deserae Turner
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    Updated May 24 2017 11:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    The man found guilty of killing Millard County sheriff’s Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox has filed a notice that he is appealing the conviction and prison...
    Updated May 24 2017 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Officers and investigators at the scene where West Valley City officer Cody Brotherson was struck and killed by a vehicle near 4100s, and 2200w in West Valley City, Sunday, November 6, 2016. Officer Brotherson’s car is at right with it’s trunk open. Preliminary information suggests that he may have been trying to lay tire spikes in the roadway when he was hit. Defense to get more evidence in case of teen accused of killing West Valley City policeman
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    Updated May 24 2017 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Salt Lake City firefighter union treasurer charged with stealing funds
    A former Salt Lake City firefighters union treasurer was charged Tuesday with fraud for illegally obtaining more than $100,000 from the union. Joshu...
    Updated May 24 2017 10:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah prosecutors want challenge to strict gang injunction tossed
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    Updated May 24 2017 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police and SWAT team officers outside a house near 800 South and 900 West responding to a report of possible gunshots fired on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Photo by Chris Detrick, Salt Lake Tribune Police find kidnapping victim after SWAT episode at western Salt Lake City home
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  • Bountiful police say missing teen girl found safe
    A 13-year-old girl police feared may have run away from her Bountiful home with a man she met online is back with her family. Bountiful police confirm...
    Updated May 24 2017 09:08 am   |     |   Share
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  • Mapleton teenager dead after car crash
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    Updated May 23 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated May 23 2017 10:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Death of Utah toddler who drowned on camping trip ruled accidental
    Police on Tuesday determined that the drowning of a 2-year-old Box Elder County boy on Sunday in Blacksmith Fork Canyon was an accident. Titan Chavez,...
    Updated May 23 2017 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • Marilee Gardner, 16, of Layton, appeared in Judge Brent West’s courtroom with her attorney, Walter Bugden, at the Ogden 2nd District Court in Ogden on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Gardner is charged with two counts of first degree murder. On June 30, 2016 she crashed an SUV, allegedly stolen from her parents, into a car at 6000 South 3500 West in Roy. Both Tyler Christianson, 19, of Ogden, and Maddison Haan, 20, of West Point, were in the car struck by Gardner. They did not survive. Resolution in the works for 17-year-old Utah girl charged in double-fatal crash
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    Updated May 24 2017 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated May 24 2017 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Unified Police nab suspect in several Taylorsville armed robberies
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    Updated May 23 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    A Utah man who admitted fatally shooting 18-year-old Eric Padilla last year while robbing the occupants of a Salt Lake City apartment was ordered Mond...
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