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Mariah Noble

Reporter, Justice and safety

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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 12:53 pm   |     |   Share

  • Woman dead after Manti crash Sunday
    A woman is dead after a Sunday night crash in Manti, police say. The crash occurred about 9:50 p.m. at 200 N. Main Street (U.S. Highway 89), where a w...
    Updated May 22 2017 08:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • Human remains found buried at former Utah home of suspect in 1988 disappearance
    Police believe human remains found in the back yard of a Spanish Fork home Monday may help solve a 1988 missing-persons case. A resident was removing ...
    Updated May 24 2017 05:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mormon women and other concerned citizens gather at the Salt Lake City Airport in a show of solidarity for an area woman, Betty Ramos Castro, who has been ordered to leave the United States by ICE agents.  ICE  escorted her onto a flight bound for Colombia. Castro is a single mother and is the sole caretaker for her disabled son and her 86-year-old mother. Arrest rate triples for ‘noncriminal’ undocumented immigrants in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana
    Under President Donald Trump, undocumented immigrants without a criminal history are more likely to be arrested by Salt Lake City-based U.S. Immigrati...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)    Officials say transportation options like UTA can help fuel economic growth. Failure to apply manual brake caused driverless UTA bus to roll, officials say (with video)
    Utah Transit Authority officials said Wednesday that an operating error caused a bus rolling 60 feet down a hill without its driver almost two weeks a...
    Updated May 17 2017 09:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Weber County sheriff’s deputy comforts a neighbor as they continue to investigate a homicide at a residential home in the 7400 East block of 400 South in Huntsville Thursday morning May 11. Utah man charged with murder in stepfather’s death
    A 42-year-old Huntsville man accused of killing his stepfather and attacking his mother last week faces a murder charge. David Russell Erekson was cha...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Utah Highway Patrol   A 26-year-old man died Monday, May 15, 2017 when his SUV rolled on Interstate 70 in Emery County. Man dead, woman injured in Emery County rollover
    A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after their SUV rolled in Emery County on Monday. The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. on eastbound Interst...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:01 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Firefighters from across the city battle a two house fire at 900 W. 151 S. in Salt Lake City that sent smoke across the city on Monday, May 15, 2017. Fire destroys two SLC homes and displaces eight people
    Plumes of smoke rose above Salt Lake City just west of Interstate 15 on Monday afternoon as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire burning two house...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this image provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ingmar Guandique, a documented MS-13 gang member, is escorted by ICE agents Friday, May 5, 2017, in Alexandria, La. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said May 8, that Guandique was flown Friday to San Salvador and transferred to authorities there. Officials said Guandique has been in ICE custody since June.  (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP) 8 people in Utah detained by ICE during nationwide gang-focused operation
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations officers have arrested 1,378 people — eight of whom were detained in Utah ...
    Updated May 13 2017 09:56 pm   |     |   Share

  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to The Tribune  Cancer survivors walk in the Survivors Parade before the beginning of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Salt Lake City Komen race celebrates breast cancer survivors
    A wave of pink flowed through downtown Salt Lake City streets Saturday morning as thousands of Utahns participated in a fundraising race to combat bre...
    Updated May 13 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man shot and critically injured after confrontation in Murray with parole agent
    A man on parole was critically injured when an officer shot him early Saturday in Murray. The parolee was riding in a car that pulled up next to a nex...
    Updated May 13 2017 11:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • Murray School District chooses its first female superintendent
    A woman will lead Murray School District — a first in its 111-year history. Jennifer Covington, principal of Hillcrest Junior High School since 2009, ...
    Updated May 13 2017 07:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man dead after head-on crash in Hyde Park
    A man is dead after a Thursday morning crash in Hyde Park. Police identified the deceased man as 61-year-old Curtis F. Nilson, of Smithfield. The cras...
    Updated May 11 2017 08:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Weber County sheriff’s deputy comforts a neighbor as they continue to investigate a homicide at a residential home in the 7400 East block of 400 South in Huntsville Thursday morning May 11. Son arrested in slaying of stepfather, beating of mother in Huntsville
    Huntsville • Weber County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Huntsville man in the stabbing death of his 69-year-old stepfather and beating of his mot...
    Updated May 11 2017 09:14 pm   |     |   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. Cache County boy accused of shooting Deserae Turner will be tried as an adult, judge rules
    Logan • The teen boy accused of pulling the trigger and shooting 14-year-old Deserae Turner will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Wednesday. First...
    Updated May 24 2017 06:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Deserae Turner, holds hands with her mother April Turner, as they get ready to field questions at a press conference at Primary Children’s Hospital, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Boy accused of shooting 14-year-old Deserae Turner was ‘kind and gentle,’ sister testifies
    Logan • When the father of a 16-year-old Cache County boy heard the teen had been accused of shooting 14-year-old Deserae Turner in the back of the he...
    Updated May 24 2017 06:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • 8-year-old crushed to death by steel loading ramp in Cache County
    An 8-year-old Cache County child is dead after being crushed by a steel loading ramp on a trailer on Monday. The child was climbing on the loading ram...
    Updated May 09 2017 09:31 pm   |     |   Share

  • Police identify West Valley City man killed in South Salt Lake crash
    Police have released the name of a 24-year-old man who died Saturday in a South Salt Lake car crash. Police identified Randy Gblah, of West Valley Cit...
    Updated May 09 2017 07:37 am   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The two buttes that make up the namesake for the Bears Ears National Monument reveal the vast landscape surrounding them as part of the 1.35 million acres in southeastern Utah protected by President Barack Obama on Dec. 28, 2016. Utah Republicans in Congress are advocating for Trump to jettison Utah’s national monument designation. Tribal leaders demand apology from Hatch after he said they ‘don’t fully understand’ Bears Ears implications
    After Sen. Orrin Hatch said Sunday that American Indians “don’t fully understand” what they would lose if Bears Ears is “made clearly into a monument,...
    Updated May 08 2017 09:47 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Utah County Sheriff’s Office   Tyerell Joe Przybycien, 18, was arrested for allegedly killing a 16-year-old girl near Maple Lake Campground in Payson Canyon on May 6, 2017. Spanish Fork teen arrested, accused of filming Utah girl’s hanging death
    A teen has been booked into Utah County jail on suspicion of murder after police say he filmed the death of a girl found hanged in Payson Canyon over ...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:53 pm   |     |   Share

  • UHP Trooper Eric Ellsworth (UHP photo) Teenage driver will not face charges in Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth’s death
    Box Elder County will not file charges against a teenage driver whose car fatally struck Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Ellsworth in November. The c...
    Updated May 08 2017 08:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • Salt Lake City ties record for hottest Cinco de Mayo
    Salt Lake City tied the record Friday for the warmest May 5 on record. Temperatures climbed to 88 degrees, tying a record set in 1966, the National We...
    Updated May 05 2017 11:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mike Trabert, an extreme-sports athlete, describes the helicopter he was in that crashed during a heli-skiing trip on a volcanic mountain in Kamchatka, Russia on April 18. He broke his neck and some ribs. After being treated in a Russian hospital he’s back home with his wife Dinny Thursday May 4. Utah extreme athlete optimistic about recovery after breaking his neck in Russian helicopter crash
    Holladay • Two weeks ago, Utah’s Mike Trabert was lying on his back for the second straight day in a remote Russian hospital, his neck broken. In his ...
    Updated May 04 2017 11:28 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mexicoís Ambassador to the United States, GerÛnimo GutiÈrrez, visits Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, as he attends the Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum Series alongside Jason Perry, left, to discuss U.S.-Mexico relations, discussing his role in representing Mexico under President Trump. Mexican envoy visits Utah, says relations with U.S. at ‘a critical point’
    Though the Mexican ambassador believes his country and the U.S. will work out their differences, he is concerned with anti-Mexican sentiment in the Un...
    Updated May 03 2017 11:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah middle school takes ‘extra precautions’ in light of social media threat
    School officials at Clayton Middle School took “extra precautions” Tuesday to ensure safety after a social media post from a former student alluded to...
    Updated May 02 2017 08:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • Mike Trabert Extreme-sports athlete back home in Utah after neck injury in Russia
    An extreme-sports athlete who broke his neck in a helicopter crash in Russia last month has returned to his home in Utah. During a heli-skiing trip do...
    Updated May 02 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share

  • Police search for man suspected in deadly West Valley City hit-and-run
    West Valley City police are searching for a driver they believe hit and killed a bicyclist Sunday afternoon. Police believe the man, 32-year-old Dylon...
    Updated May 02 2017 08:25 am   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Captain Dan Cather with Provo Fire and Rescue pushes the finely ground walnut shells around the table to recreate the terrain of a Salt Lake City neighborhood.  The 3-D interactive fire simulation model allows one to start a heat-sensored, computer-generated wildfire to help firefighters and residents learn about potential patterns and problems that a local wildfire could create. The Simtable uses existing Google maps data with next generation agent-based modeling and ambient computing to provide a customized model of any community to display an interactive experience in all-hazards simulations. Why SLC faces ‘giant’ wildfire threat, and how you can mitigate its spread
    As wildfire season approaches, Salt Lake City faces a “giant threat.” That’s due in part to Utah’s altitude, hot summer weather and dry climate, Dan C...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 08:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • Cougar roaming residential area shot and killed
    A Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officer shot and killed a mountain lion roaming around Salt Lake City early Saturday. DWR Sgt. Ray Loken said Sa...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 08:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • Vacant Salt Lake City warehouse sustains $50,000 in fire damage
    A fire in a vacant Salt Lake City warehouse Friday night left the building with an estimated $50,000 in damage, officials said. The building, located ...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 08:33 pm   |     |   Share