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Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed

First Published Jan 13 2014 07:26AM      Last Updated Jan 13 2014 08:51 am

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sequoia Moore who lost her 22-month-old son in a motorcycle accident when the child was thrown from the bike, which he had been riding with his father visits her sons grave in Taylorsville wearing the snowy polar bear on her nails like the stuffed toy he was burried with. The baby was not wearing a helmet and was seated in between the handle bars. He died on impact. In the almost-two-years since, Sequoia has endured losing her child, ending her marriage and watching her ex-husband be criminally charged with her son's death. He was convicted last month of child abuse homicide and faces up to 15 years in prison.

It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.

Top News:

John Swallow paid $235k in legal fees from campaign » Former Attorney General John Swallow used campaign funds to pay nearly $235,000 in legal fees, staving off multiple investigations into alleged misconduct, which ultimately led to his resignation.

A look at campaign aide who helped elect Swallow, Hatch, Lee » A year ago, Jason Powers was, without question, Utah’s top political kingmaker. Powers had amassed an extraordinary winning record, with a hand in getting six of Utah’s seven statewide officers elected — including Sen. Orrin Hatch, Sen. Mike Lee and Gov. Gary Herbert — as well as Utah’s Senate president and a number of state legislators.



The motorcycle crashed, a son died and a Utah mother’s heart broke » The mother had two Christmases with her child — a bright-eyed, curly-haired boy who loved to dance and shoot hoops and cuddle — before he died in a motorcycle crash that broke his father’s collarbone and destroyed a family.

Mother shares fears about alleged semen switch at Utah fertility clinic » It stands to reason that fertility clinic worker Tom Lippert wouldn’t have made an attractive sperm donor. He had wispy hair and a right eye that sat a quarter-inch too high on his round face. He was in poor shape. And he was a convicted felon. Now Branum thinks Lippert fathered many children against the will of unknowing couples.

Utah’s same-sex newlyweds toasted at big reception » On Saturday, 63-year-old Marsha Hopkins and 67-year-old Marge Willingham shared their first dance as newlyweds at a group reception at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City to mark the legal marriage of more than 1,000 same-sex couples in Utah.

Other News:

Utah Sen. Mike Lee reaches across aisle with prison reform bill

80-mph speed zones could spread to freeways statewide

Hill Air Force Base sending F-16s to South Korea

 

 

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