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Nate Carlisle

Reporter, Justice and safety

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  • (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 Jun 21 2017 09:15 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

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   LeAnne Johnson and her children relocated to a Cedar City home after, they say, being evicted from UEP Trust homes in Hildale three times. Polygamous sect members move — when they can find a home and the cash
    Cedar City • Paint is peeling from the siding. The well runs dry after about three hours of use. The clothes dryer has stopped working. Still, LeAnne...
    Updated May 30 2017 09:41 am   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Facing a looming eviction from a UEP Trust home in Colorado City, Ariz., FLDS women move some of their belongings, Monday May 8, 2017. Why polygamists are leaving their historic hometowns along the Utah-Arizona border
    Recent news stories revealed that members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are leaving their traditional h...
    Updated May 22 2017 09:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • Graduation day is a milestone for the students and a polygamous town
    Hildale • The graduates wore gowns, and they wrote and drew on the tops of their mortarboard caps just like teenagers anywhere. “Pomp and Circumstanc...
    Updated May 23 2017 02:15 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. Man accused of filming Utah girl’s suicide charged with possessing child porn, too
    The 18-year-old man already charged with murder and accused of filming a Spanish Fork teen’s hanging had child pornography on his phone, according to ...
    Updated May 19 2017 08:52 pm   |     |   Share

  • 86-year-old man dies after car hits him in St. George
    A man died Tuesday in St. George after a car struck him in a parking lot. Fredrick Osborn, 86, was pronounced dead at Dixie Regional Medical Center, ...
    Updated May 17 2017 04:52 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) Airline films commercial outside Hildale, Utah
    If you’ve ever flown to Las Vegas from the east, you may not have realized that you were briefly above Hildale, Utah. The town is best known as the ho...
    Updated May 17 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share

  • File photo | Salt Lake Tribune A prosecutor in Murray on Monday formally charged KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and three lesser offenses. KUTV anchor returns to air, issues apology after DUI arrest
    KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake returned to the air during the 5 p.m. broadcast Tuesday, issuing a two-minute apology after her arrest last week on ...
    Updated May 16 2017 10:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Locksmith Kelvin Holdaway and FLDS member Julia Johnson stand outisde of her Colorado City, AZ, property awaiting the outcome of a confrontation over her eviction, Tuesday May 9, 2017. Johnson was given more time to stay on the property before her eviction. Evictions in polygamous town include traveling band of onlookers
    Many are leaving their Short Creek homes because they won’t interact with “apostates.”...

    Updated May 22 2017 03:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • File photo | Salt Lake Tribune A prosecutor in Murray on Monday formally charged KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and three lesser offenses. News anchor Shauna Lake charged with DUI, 2 other misdemeanors
    KUTV-Channel 2 anchor Shauna Lake was formally charged Monday with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and three lesser offenses. Lake,...
    Updated May 15 2017 10:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS women and children stand in the yard of their Colorado City, AZ, home as they are evicted, Tuesday May 9, 2017. After a century, polygamists choose to leave Short Creek homes rather than deal with land trust
    More evictions disperse church members to smaller enclaves in Utah and other parts of the West....

    Updated May 22 2017 03:43 pm   |     |   Share

    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Two mountain bikers stand beside Ghost Falls in Corner Canyon on May 6, 2017. Utah Hike of the Week: Canyon Hollow Trail and Ghost Falls in Corner Canyon
    The hike: The Canyon Hollow Trail moves through the heart of the Corner Canyon trail system. It offers lots of shade, views of the Wasatch Mountains a...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 11:13 am   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. Government seeking kids from polygamous sect who picked pecans in Utah — to give them money
    The children picked pecans in what some witnesses described as freezing cold conditions. And, a federal judge in Utah determined, their employer, who...
    Updated May 08 2017 11:19 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Sarah Allred  Sarah Allred sits with her two children she says were born at the FLDS compound near Pringle, S.D., The children girls were born in 2008 and 2010, Allred says, but no birth certificates were filed. Former plural wife in Utah seeks birth certificates for children born in secrecy in South Dakota
    The first daughter was born at 1:50 p.m. on a windy day at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints compound in South Dakota. It...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:26 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. Defendant’s twin testifies how Deserae Turner suspects talked of disposing body
    Logan • The twin brother of one of two 16-year-old boys accused of shooting Deserae Turner described how the suspects once discussed how to dispose of...
    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 in Deserae Turner shooting had problems before birth, mother testifies
    Logan • One of the two 16-year-old boys accused in the shooting of Deserae Turner had problems even before birth, according to testimony Monday in a h...
    Updated May 24 2017 06:18 pm   |     |   Share