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Nate Carlisle

Reporter, Justice and safety

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gabriel, Ammon, and Kathrynn Owen load donations to deliver to needy members of the FLDS polygamous sect in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday July 15, 2017. Owen and the Davis County Cooperative Society have been offering service and donations to needy FLDS members who were evicted from UEP homes in Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz. United by fundamentalist Mormon beliefs, one polygamous group helps another by bringing truckloads of food
    Colorado City, Ariz. • It was 8:35 a.m. on a Saturday when Gabriel Owen arrived here with three tons of potatoes and a ton of wheat. He steered th...
    Updated Jul 22 2017 11:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Salt Lake Tribune)  ’s Utahn of the Year--Madi Barney, pictured October 26, 2016, on the campus of Brigham Young University, the day the school changed its policy on sexual assault investigations. Through Barney’s willingness to go public about Brigham Young University’s handling of her rape case, Barney changed the discussion of campus sexual assaults across the state. Barney launched a petition requesting Honor Code amnesty for BYU students who report sex crimes that resulted in a policy change not to punish sexual assault victims for Honor Code violations in connection with their reports. Utah’s police regulators accused deputy of lying about who he was protecting when he took a rape report to BYU Honor Code Office
    Before he retired earlier this year, the Utah County corrections officer who gave a police report to Brigham Young University’s Honor Code Office was ...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 11:34 pm   |     |   Share

    President Donald Trump hands a pen to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah after signing an Antiquities Executive Order during a ceremony at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017. The president is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as ’national monuments.’ (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Here’s the Donald Trump nominee you should pay attention to if you want the government to police the FLDS
    The Trump Administration is still filling some of its appointments. An expected nominee in an agency you probably haven’t heard of could have an impac...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 01:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tribune reporter Nate Carlisle visits with a guest after the Trib Talk Live: Polygamy in Short Creek presentation, at the Salt Lake Library, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Nate Carlisle: To that guy who was yelling at Utah journalists
    Dear Sir: On Monday, you yelled “Hey, press, F--- you!” at my colleagues and me as we tried to interview people outside the federal courthouse in Salt...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • Steve Powell sits in a courtroom shortly after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for voyeurism, Friday, June 15, 2012, in Tacoma, Wash. Powell, the father-in-law of missing mom Susan Powell, was convicted last month based on evidence that was uncovered during the police investigation into the 2009 disappearance of his daughter-in-law, who has never been found. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Steve Powell, father-in-law of missing Utahn Susan Powell, paroled from Washington state prison on child porn conviction
    Steve Powell — a figure in the disappearance of his daughter-in-law, Susan Powell, from her home in West Valley City — was released Tuesday from priso...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 11:49 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, shows Hildale, Utah, sitting at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains, with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. A federal judge in Utah began hearing evidence Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in a child labor case involving a Utah polygamous sect, including testimony from a former member who says she would have been kicked out of the group if she didn’t work on a pecan harvest.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) 11 people on Utah-Arizona line have been sickened by E. coli, health department says
    A public health department on Tuesday said the number of E. coli cases in Hildale had increased to 11, and issued a warning to residents there about c...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 08:30 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, right, speaks with Hildale Mayor Philip Barlow at left, Sept. 15, 2015, after a flash flood went through the polygamous Utah-Arizona border community killing 13 people. Earlier in 2017, Cox’s office provided training to Hildale and its candidates for office on how to run an election. How much power does a polygamous sect have in Hildale, Utah? It will be put to a vote
    Through all the troubles they’ve had the past 15 years — arrests, lawsuits, the seizing of homes — members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of ...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 08:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota. Polygamous church leader Lyle Jeffs appears in Utah courtroom after nearly a year on the run
    Lyle Jeffs, the former bishop of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who was apprehended after almost a year on ...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 08:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Heather Leyva and Robert Face of West Coast Towing, with one of their towing vehicles after the talked about a suit that their attorney Robert Sykes is filing for them against UHP and UDOT alleging favoritism in how it calls for heavy tow trucks. They outlined the case during a press conference at his law offices in Salt Lake City Monday July 10, 2017. Lawsuit accuses state of Utah of favoring a tow company, and a state trooper of sexual harassment
    A lawsuit alleges that two state agencies gave preferential treatment to a tow truck company, and that a Utah Highway Patrol trooper sexually harassed...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 11:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, polygamist leader who was on the run, to be arraigned Monday in Salt Lake City
    Lyle Jeffs, once a bishop in the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the only defendant remaining in what prosec...
    Updated Jul 08 2017 11:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Madi Barney, who has filed a federal complaint against BYU after she says they blocked her from enrolling in classes after she reported to local police that she’d been raped, speaks during a town hall discussion ’Confronting Rape Culture on Utah Campuses’ at The Leonardo Thursday June 30, 2016. Deputy who gave alleged rape victim’s file to BYU Honor Code Office retires — which ends state inquiry into his actions
    Utah County corrections officer Edwin Randolph has retired, ending a state inquiry related to his role in Brigham Young University’s Honor Code invest...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 02:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Joe Darger, one of the state’s most high-profile polygamist sits down for an interview on Wed. June 14, 2017, to discuss his decision to join the race for mayor of Herriman. He’s dared Utah to prosecute him for polygamy. Now he’s running for mayor. What if someone calls his bluff?
    Sandy • For the record, Joe Darger doesn’t know the extent to which the lead characters in “Big Love” are based on him and his three wives. “I’ve won...
    Updated Jul 02 2017 12:22 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

  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   A F-35 arrives at Hill Air Force Base in Sept. 2015. Going to a July 4 parade in Utah? Look up. You may see an F-35
    A fighter wing from Hill Air Force Base plans to fly the new F-35 jet over parades on the Fourth of July. Two jets flown by pilots from the Air Force ...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 05:44 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   An FLDS woman runs away and another scurries her children off the roof as Mohave County Constable Mike Hoggard arrives to post a second eviction notice on a Colorado City, AZ, home, Monday May 1, 2017. Judge gives polygamous town on Utah-Arizona line 30 days to break up properties
    A federal judge Wednesday ordered Colorado City, Ariz., to finish subdividing properties — a move that could lead to more polygamous sect members leav...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 11:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart speaks at a press conference about the arrest of FLDS Church Leader Lyle Jeffs, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Jeffs was arrested Wednesday night in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, fugitive polygamist, captured in South Dakota after almost a year on the run
    Lyle Jeffs, who was among 11 members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints indicted in what prosecutors have ca...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 06:02 pm   |     |   Share

    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Hiker takes a compass bearing before walking across part of Cedar Mesa in San Juan County.  Prominent Bears Ears formation visible in the distance. The area is included for a proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Looking for a Utah hiking trail? Here are some websites
    Utah is in peak hiking and biking season, but finding a trail can take as much time as slogging up a path. Local U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of La...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 12:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The shooting occurred at about 3:45 p.m. outside of a residence at about 2175 East and Alta Canyon Drive (about 8630 South), said Sandy police Sgt. Jason Nielsen. Nielsen said the shooter was among the dead and, therefore, there is no threat to the public.  ‘Oh, these people are shot all over the street.’ Sandy police release 911 calls of shooting that killed mother, child
    Sandy • Police here on Tuesday released redacted versions of the calls witnesses made to 911 reporting a man opened fire on a family in a car last wee...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:09 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     River runners launch rafts and inflatable kayaks onto the Colorado River at Dewey Bridge campground near Moab on May 27, 2017. Summer is duckie season on the flat water of the Colorado River near Moab
    Moab • On the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, one raft after another shoved off from Dewey Bridge campground and into the current of the Colorado Ri...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 07:07 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, high-ranking polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse, in Salt Lake City. Polygamous sect leader Jeffs is being let out of jail pending trial on accusations he helped orchestrate a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 9, 2016 granted Jeffs’ latest request to be released, citing the fact that the other 10 defendants already out have complied with conditions set by the court. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) After a year on the lam, FBI hopes Lyle Jeffs lacks standing within a polygamous church to keep hiding
    Hildale • Hyrum Dutson wasn’t surprised when Lyle Jeffs, his former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints bishop, decided to flee...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Bryce Canyon National Park   Highway 12 is blocked at both ends of the Bryce Canyon National Park while crews manage a brushfire Monday, June 12, 2017. Small fire burning in Bryce Canyon National
    A brush fire in Bryce Canyon National Park obstructed traffic briefly Monday afternoon, according to a tweet from park staff. Highway 12 was closed f...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 09:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Dog mistreatment argument led driver to run over and kill man, and then to disguise the car, West Valley City police say
    A jail record says the driver suspected of killing a man who complained about the way the driver treated a dog, changed the car’s wheels and painted p...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 08:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • Girl killed by car in Provo is identified, supporters ask for help for her grandpa, cousin
    The 6-year-old girl killed Saturday when a car drifted off a road in Provo has been identified as Iris Arnold. Provo police on Monday confirmed the g...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 08:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • Morgan Saxton | KUTV News  A wildfire near Saratoga Springs on June 12, 2016. Wildfire, believed to be caused by target shooters, is contained in Saratoga Springs
    Firefighters worked to contain several wildfires around the state early this week, after flames broke out in the dry, windy conditions. Over the past...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 09:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |   Tribune file photo)    Daggett County Jail near Manilla, in Daggett County, in 2007. Daggett County employees accused of mistreating jail inmates will have their criminal cases moved to another county
    The criminal case against the former Daggett County sheriff and four of his former employees will move to a neighboring county, it was decided Friday....
    Updated Jun 09 2017 08:56 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Mariah Noble  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tolina Tausinga, her mother Valu Angilau and attorney Robert Sykes held a news conference after filing a lawsuit for the 2014 death of Siale Angilau. Lawyer wants to depose unnamed marshal who fatally shot gang member at a Utah courthouse
    Lawyers on Friday argued whether a lawsuit against a U.S. marshal should continue, and if the judge’s ruling would victimize the marshal or the family...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 09:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Public Safety Education and Training Center at Miller Campus Salt Lake Community College. Utah’s police academy to emphasize fighting with hands before drawing weapons; 9 officers disciplined
    Sandy • Before disciplining nine peace officers for misconduct, Utah’s police board on Wednesday approved a revised curriculum that will teach all cad...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 09:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Portraits of FLDS prophets including, from right, Warren Jeffs, Rulon Jeffs, and Leroy Johnson, line the hallway in an FLDS school in Colorado City, Ariz., one of a few sites being considered for use as an LDS meetinghouse. The property is owned by the UEP land trust, which is seeking to dispose of its holdings. Tuesday May 23, 2017. Mormon church — the one that doesn’t practice polygamy — is becoming a fixture in a polygamous town
    Colorado City, Ariz. • The Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has long sought to distance itself from polygamy, i...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 11:08 am   |     |   Share

  • Photo courtesy Emery County Sheriff’s Office. Woman holding onto a canoe is rescued from a Utah river
    A woman held onto a capsized canoe for perhaps four hours before being rescued Thursday from a central Utah river. The woman survived with no serious...
    Updated Jun 03 2017 03:35 pm   |     |   Share

    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     On National Trails Day, volunteers worked to finish the new Mercer Hollow Trailhead near Eagle Crest Drive in Draper, Saturday, June 4, 2016. From hikes to cleanups, find an event for National Trails Day in Utah
    National Trails Day — a day to hike or ride on public lands and keep trails in good condition — is Saturday, June 3, and a number of organizations acr...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:17 am   |     |   Share