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  • Victim in fatal Sevier County crash identified as Utah fish hatchery specialist
    The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed Wednesday that one of its employees had died when his state truck rolled and crashed in the central ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   West Jordan Police investigator and photographer removes the victim’s purse from her car at the scene where a woman is dead after a drive-by shooting incident in West Jordan on Wednesday morning. West Jordan police Sgt. Joe Monson said the woman, whose identity was not immediately released, was stopped at a stop light at Jaguar Drive (2700 West) and 7800 South, when at least one shot was fired into her car at 8:59 a.m.. Her car crashed into a wall and a tree a short distance later.  Monson confirmed the woman was found dead at the scene. Woman is shot dead in Utah street; suspect is found dead in another county
    A woman is dead after a drive-by shooting in West Jordan on Wednesday morning, and the man who allegedly killed her was found dead hours later in Tooe...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Another ‘Red Flag’ warning, then temperatures and winds ease
    Almost the entire state remained under a “Red Flag” warning Wednesday as dry conditions, wind and hot weather kept wildfire danger high — but both win...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:13 am   |     |   Share

  • Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management  A firefighter connects gear to one of nearly a dozen water-bearing helicopters at the Brian Head Fire. 911 call: Man who apparently started Brian Head Fire says, ‘We need help!’
    Just before the Brian Head Fire started June 17, a Brian Head business owner called 911 to report that a cabin owner was burning off shrubs and had st...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • West Valley police chief vows to hunt down culprit in ‘swatting’ call
    The bogus 911 caller who claimed to have shot his parents to death had West Valley City police and SWAT officers converging on an elderly woman’s home...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 07:37 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Fire danger remains high; little relief from heat, dry conditions ahead
    Continuing dry conditions, hot weather, erratic winds and elevated fire danger furrowed the brows of forecasters as they peered into Utah’s weather ex...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 09:01 am   |     |   Share

  • Justin Harding  |  Governor Herbert’s Office  Aerial photos of the Brian Head fire during Governor Herbert’s tour of the area on Monday June 26, 2017. Winds fan flames of Brian Head Fire to nearly 50,000 acres Tuesday
    Gusty winds, tinder-dry conditions and continuing hot weather combined as southern Utah’s Brian Head Fire expanded to about 50,000 acres Tuesday. Mapp...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 07:37 am   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy of the LDS Church  Rare artifacts from the early history of the LDS Church — including a page from the printer’s manuscript of the first edition of the Book of Mormon, and church-issued coins and paper currency — are on display this week at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. ‘Treasured’ Mormon manuscript, other LDS artifacts now can be seen at Smithsonian
    An 1830 first edition of the Book of Mormon, including a page from the “treasured” original manuscript, rare coins and currency from the then-fledglin...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 06:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • Washington County Sheriff: Child falls asleep in hot van, found dead by father
    The Washington County Attorney’s Office will screen possible criminal liability in the weekend death of a toddler left in a hot car outside a Winchest...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 08:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Windy and sizzling, with hottest temperatures in more than four decades
    Not only is it hot, but it seems a sun-stroked Mother Nature decided to fan the flames of Utah’s summer furnace as temperatures north to south were fo...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 08:12 am   |     |   Share

  • A wildfire is shown from Parowan, Utah, on Thursday, June 22, 2017. A wildfire near Brian Head, Utah, that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate has doubled in size in high winds and drove out residents of 400 additional homes, authorities said Thursday. (Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP) Crews battle heat, rising winds as Brian Head Fire nears 44,000 acres
    Sizzling hot, windy weather had crews sweltering and scrambling Monday as they tried to capitalize on hard-won weekend progress against southern Utah’...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 11:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Artist Angela Johnson captured Christ’s agony in carrying a heavy, rugged cross to Golgotha in this scene, one of 15 including 35 figures at the ’Light of the World’ exhibit, at the heart of Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens in Lehi. Mormon sculptor pours her passion and pain into a monumental display
    Lehi • To reach the monumental bronze Christ striding through storm-tossed waves of Ashton Gardens’ “Sea of Galilee,” you first must pass through an o...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 04:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Heber police arrest ‘bounce house’ operator on child sexual abuse allegations
    A Heber City man who operates a bounce house/water slide entertainment business catering to children has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusin...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 09:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • Eastern Utah shootings leave 2 men in critical condition, another in jail
    An early Thursday morning shooting in eastern Utah left two men — ages 18 and 19 — in critical condition and a third man was behind bars. Uintah Count...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 03:07 pm   |     |   Share

  • Paraglider remains ‘very critical’ day after crash near U of U
    A paraglider remained in “very critical condition” on Thursday, the day after crashing in the Living Room Trail area east of the University of Utah ca...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Fire danger high as hot, dry weather continues
    Continuing hot, windy and tinder-dry conditions prompted the National Weather Service on Thursday to issue a Red Flag wildfire danger warning covering...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 07:42 am   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy of West Valley City Police Department West Valley City police are searching for this black Lexus, which they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run late Wednesday afternoon. Police: Hit-run suspect ran over man who confronted him about dog abuse
    West Valley City police on Thursday were hunting for a hit-and-run suspect who ran over one of two men who had confronted him about allegedly beating ...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 01:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • Memorez Rackley Shooter in public Sandy killing had ‘relationship’ with slain mother, police say
    Sandy • Police continued to unravel details Wednesday from an apparent domestic dispute that ended when a man gunned down a woman and her son and woun...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 06:53 pm   |     |   Share

  • SLCPD asks: Have you seen this serial burglar?
    Salt Lake City police on Wednesday released security camera image captures of a suspected serial burglar sought in multiple break-ins. Detectives say ...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 02:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • Box Elder sheriff’s deputy hospitalized after head-on crash
    A Box Elder County sheriff’s deputy was “resting comfortably in the hospital” Thursday night, recovering from extensive injuries from a head-on collis...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 10:10 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Stay smart, stay cool as state bakes under unseasonably hot weather
    Sunscreen. Sunglasses. Light-colored, loose clothing. A broad-brimmed hat. Drink lots of water. And never leave children or pets inside hot cars. That...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 07:27 am   |     |   Share

  • Bill McGuire  |  Special to The Tribune Zion Canyon seen from Observation Point on May 20, 2016. Hiker falls 100 feet in Zion National Park
    A hiker remained in critical condition Wednesday, the day after falling about 100 feet in Zion National Park. The hiker — a male in his early 20s but ...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 09:05 am   |     |   Share

  • Second suspect arrested in West Jordan shooting
    Officers from three law enforcement agencies, acting on a tip, have arrested the second suspect in a shooting that left a man lying critically wounded...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 03:12 pm   |     |   Share

    |  Courtesy LDS church  Susanne Mitchell, director of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center; Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president; Teresa Huizar, executive director of the National Children’s Alliance; and Tracey Tabet, administrator of the Utah Children’s Justice Center, take a picture together after the alliance’s award ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 4, 2017. Mormon church honored for efforts to help child abuse victims
    The National Children’s Alliance has honored the LDS Church’s advocacy for protection of — and supportive care for — victims of child abuse. The allia...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 01:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Perhaps a whiff of the Inferno, but not quite hot as . . . heck
    First off, Utah’s midweek forecast is not hotter than hell. That would take at least record-setting heat. Still, perhaps it is sizzling enough to read...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 08:09 am   |     |   Share

  • Teams recover body of man who died in run-off swollen Utah creek
    Sandy • Search and rescue workers recovered the body of a 22-year-old Taylorsville man from Bell Canyon on Tuesday, two days after he fell into its su...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 11:12 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  A Saturday Mormon youth rally and Sunday rededication ceremonies marked reopening of the historical Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Mormons rededicate Idaho Falls Temple with festive youth rally, solemn services
    Beginning with a 12,000-strong Mormon youth festival Saturday and ending with ceremonies officiated by LDS Church leaders Sunday, the Idaho Falls Temp...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 01:16 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Members of Salt Lake County Search and Rescue work to recover the body of Siaosi Brown after he fell while hiking in the Bell Canyon area yesterday. Recovery halted for man who died in runoff-swollen Bell Canyon Creek
    Sandy • Salt Lake County Search and Rescue crews Monday afternoon called off the effort to recover the body of a 22-year-old Taylorsville man who tumb...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share

  • West Valley City woman dies in fire, daughter arrested on suspicion of murder
    Police believe a woman who died in a West Valley City house fire early Monday was targeted by her daughter. The victim was identified the woman as 64-...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: A hot weekend ahead; near record temperatures along the Wasatch
    It’s not just destined to be hot this weekend in Utah — it could be a record-setter for the Wasatch Front. After thermometers flirt with 80 degrees on...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 09:05 am   |     |   Share