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Mariah Noble

Reporter, Justice and safety

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A pedestrian bridge crosses the Jordan River near North Temple in Salt Lake City, Friday, October 30, 2015.  Currently the trail is unfinished between 200 S and North Temple. A detour route takes the trail over to 1000 West and back up North Temple where the trail is complete.  Authorities just found a toxin in the Jordan River. Here’s why you should stay out of the water.
    The Salt Lake County Health Department warned people Friday not to enter the Jordan River after test results found an algae-related toxin in the water...
    Updated Jul 21 2017 09:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • Police investigating body found in Utah’s Jordan River
    Police were investigating the discovery of a human body found in the Jordan River in Taylorsville on Friday. A group walking on the Jordan River Park...
    Updated Jul 21 2017 06:40 pm   |     |   Share

  • Police ID man accused of shooting relative in Orem
    A man was in critical condition Thursday after a relative allegedly shot him at an Orem home. Arthur Freek, 60, was booked into Utah County jail on Th...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 11:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah police chief was responsible for 237 of 272 incomplete reports, investigators say
    A central Utah police chief is “trying to put the department back together” after an investigation revealed discrepancies in record keeping and policy...
    Updated Jul 18 2017 10:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Elko County Sheriff’s Office   A wildfire, dubbed the Oil Well Fire, was burning at more than 1,000 acres near Elko, Nev., on Monday, July 17, 2017. The fire had destroyed at least eight buildings. Homes burned and residents evacuated due to wildfire near Elko, Nevada
    A wildfire burning on more than 1,000 acres near Elko, Nev., burned at least eight homes Monday and caused evacuations in at least two areas, official...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 11:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Hikers in the Narrows, Zion National Park, Wednesday May 6, 2015. Zion National Park closes the Narrows and slot canyons due to flash flood warning
    Zion National Park closed the Narrows and all slot canyons Monday night after the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning. Radar indicat...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 09:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • A man wearing a sunglasses with the colors of the Venezuelan flag lineup prior cast his ballot at a poll station during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Venezuela’s opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that’s escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) Thousands of Venezuelans in Utah participate in vote aimed at protecting their homeland’s constitution
    Thousands of Venezuelans living in Utah voted in a referendum Sunday, joining millions of their countrymen in rejecting President Nicolas Maduro’s pla...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 09:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy KUTV News  Crews were making rapid progress hemming in the 397-acre Water Tower Fire in Utah County on Monday. Crews making progress hemming in human-caused Utah County blaze
    Fire investigators determined that a hot 50-caliber bullet casing caused a 392-acre wildfire in Utah County, and crews made progress hemming in the bl...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 10:30 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   Forensics Scientist Hannah Jean Bennett prepares to test a rape kit sample in the lab at the Utah Department of Public Safety Laboratory.  Thursday, January 26, 2017. Rape kit testing for SLC backlog has yielded rape charges in five cases
    Salt Lake City police say the yearslong process of submitting more than 700 rape kits for testing has resulted, so far, in charges being filed against...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 07:15 am   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Cody McCray was shot by police following a high-speed chase and crash on Legacy Parkway near Glover Lane in Centerville on Tuesday. Utah man shot by police had been ‘fighting hard’ to stay off drugs, family says
    Family members contacted police early Tuesday morning to report a man whom they said had taken a car without permission and was suicidal, police said ...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 10:32 pm   |     |   Share

  • One house destroyed, another damaged after fire near the U.
    One house is destroyed and another sustained “significant damage” after a residential fire broke out near the University of Utah on Monday, fire offic...
    Updated Jul 04 2017 06:28 pm   |     |   Share

  • Alex Gallivan  |  Special to the Tribune   Fire crews respond to a fire burning near 3329 S. 735 E. in Millcreek on Monday, July 3, 2017. Firefighters extinguish Millcreek house fire
    A fire in Millcreek burned a vehicle, a backyard building and a house on Monday. The fire, reported at 4:34 p.m., was burning near 700 East and Scott ...
    Updated Jul 04 2017 08:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol   A Boy Scout leader died and others were injured after an SUV and trailer rolled on Interstate 15 in Juab County on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Boy Scout leader dies, others injured in Juab County crash
    A Boy Scout leader is dead and others have been hospitalized after an SUV flipped in Juab County on Saturday afternoon. The SUV, carrying two leaders ...
    Updated Jul 02 2017 05:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Cottonwood Heights Police Department   Police are searching for two people who allegedly stole $1,500 worth of tools from a Cottonwood Heights hardware store Saturday, July 1, 2017. Police seek two men who stole $1,500 of tools from Cottonwood Heights hardware store
    Cottonwood Heights police are looking for two people they say stole about $1,500 worth of tools Saturday from Home Depot. The men reportedly walked in...
    Updated Jul 01 2017 10:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy | National Institutes of Health Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli, grown in culture and adhered to a cover slop. 2 children dead in apparent E. coli outbreak in Hildale
    The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is investigating an E. coli outbreak in Hildale after the deaths of at least two children in the past coup...
    Updated Jul 01 2017 10:56 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   From left: Jill Lloyd’s niece Gabby Beckstrom, mother Paula Densley, sister Macey Smith and brother-in-law Landon Smith weep as family members recount loving stories of Jill. Family, friends and loved ones gather at a vigil for Jill Lloyd, 36, to tell stories and share their love for the woman who was killed by her son’s father. Lloyd was driving in West Jordan on Wednesday when 33-year-old Andrew Jed Larsen shot her multiple times, police said. Larsen, with whom Lloyd had a child 11 years ago, later shot and killed himself in Tooele County, police said Friends and family members gather at vigil for slain West Jordan woman
    West Jordan • Family members and friends of Jill Lloyd gathered at a vigil Friday in West Jordan to tell stories about her and mourn her loss. Lloyd, ...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share

  • (|  Tribune File Photo)    The wave pool is packed by swimmers looking to escape the heat Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Seven Peaks water park in Provo. Chlorine spill at Seven Peaks Water Park forces evacuation, injures visitors
    At least one person was in the hospital Friday night and 11 others reported injuries after a chemical spill at Seven Peaks water park. A few minutes a...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 10:11 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. Loved ones mourn victim of Wednesday morning shooting in West Jordan
    Loved ones were in mourning Thursday for a woman who was shot and killed in her car in West Jordan this week in a “senseless” act by a man she had a c...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah inmate accused of killing her mother in a house fire dies after being found unconscious in jail cell
    A Salt Lake County jail inmate, accused of lighting a fire outside her mother’s bedroom door and killing her, died after being found unconscious in he...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 02:17 pm   |     |   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 Jul 01 2017 06:14 pm   |     |   Share

  • Three Ephraim officers prepare to resign the ‘moment’ central Utah police chief is reinstated
    The three patrol-officer posts on Ephraim’s five-member police force will soon be vacant after the city’s decision to reinstate its police chief despi...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 11:09 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man arrested in connection with homicide on Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation in Utah
    A man has been booked into the Duchesne County jail in connection with a Bureau of Indian Affairs homicide investigation. A 19-year-old man was booked...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 11:28 pm   |     |   Share

  • Erik Wayne Hughes Former Utah Mormon bishop arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two teens in his congregation
    A former LDS Church bishop is behind bars for allegedly sexually abused two boys several years ago when they were teenagers in his congregation. Erik ...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • Al Hartmann  |  The Salt LakeTribune This billboard on 600 North approaching the I-15 onramp highlights the case of Kerry Arbon, whose body was found Sept. 1, 1991, behind some bushes with a gunshot wound to the head. Salt Lake City Police Department is putting up billboards asking for information about victims in cold cases. SLC police hope billboard ads will yield results for cold case homicides
    Travelers along the Wasatch Front may begin to see more billboards soliciting tips for Salt Lake City cold cases, police say. Funding for the billboar...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man allegedly smuggled woman to Utah, forced her into prostitution for years
    A man who allegedly smuggled a woman across the U.S.-Mexico border to Utah and forced her into prostitution has been arrested and charged with human t...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Herbert nominates two to fill vacancies on Utah Court of Appeals
    Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday appointed attorney Diana Hagen and Judge Ryan Harris to fill vacancies on the Utah Court of Appeals. Herbert said in a T...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share

  • Man who shot wife tells police he thought the gun wasn’t loaded
    Police have arrested a man who told police he shot his wife by accident. The 26-year-old man told police he had been watching television in the couple...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 05:09 pm   |     |   Share

  • Kenneth Higa Former teacher arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Orem
    An 81-year-old retired teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a girl in Orem. On June 12, the Utah Division of Child and Family Se...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:51 am   |     |   Share

  • Two Utah women dead in possible domestic violence-related murder-suicide in Taylorsville
    Two women were dead in Taylorsville in what police believed to be a murder-suicide on Thursday morning. Police found 47-year-old Richelle Horsley dead...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 09:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy   Police, as well as family and community members, have been searching for these Vernal men for about a month. On Wednesday, their bodies were pulled from the Green River. Police find bodies of three Utah men in a truck in the Green River, a month after they were reported missing
    A truck and the bodies of three Vernal men reported missing nearly a month ago were recovered from the Green River in Uintah County on Wednesday morni...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:26 pm   |     |   Share