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Pamela Manson

Reporter, Justice and safety

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  • 13-year-old driver rolls pickup in Uintah County
    A 13-year-old boy who was driving a pickup truck at the request of his aunt rolled the vehicle Sunday on State Route 40 in Uintah County, according to...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 10:44 pm   |     |   Share

  • This Saturday, June 24, 2017, photo, shows a cabin near Panguitch Lake near Panguitch, Utah., that was not burned by a wildfire. Nearly 1,000 firefighters battled a Utah wildfire that grew Sunday morning that has prompted the evacuation of over a 1,000 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. (Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP) Panguitch Lake resident had just enough time to grab pills, pets before Brian Head Fire evacuation
    As the Brian Head Fire moved toward Panguitch Lake on Wednesday, authorities told residents in the area to evacuate immediately, giving Doug Ferguson ...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 09:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota. Additional charge brought against fugitive polygamist who was caught after a year on the lam
    A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a superseding indictment that adds a felony count of failure to appear in court against one-time fugitive L...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A plane drop fire retardant on the Brian Head fire, as it continues to burn north of the southern Utah ski town of Brian Head, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.   Strong winds fan Brian Head Fire to 5,000 acres
    Brian Head • Driven by strong winds Tuesday night, the Brian Head Fire made a run to the northeast, growing to 5,000 acres by Wednesday. But the fire ...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Riley Cearley jumps into Farmington Pond after Trey Romer, both of Syracuse, on Monday, June 19, 2017. Utah temperatures jumping into the triple digits
    Utah will sizzle this week with temperatures that are predicted to climb into the triple digits in parts of the state. The National Weather Service i...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 09:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Imam Yussuf Awadir Abdi gets hugs from friends after he arrived at Salt Lake City International airport, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Muslim leader lands in Utah, says he had worried that he might never be able to return to the U.S.
    At times during the past week, Utah Muslim leader Yussuf Awadir Abdi thought he might never be allowed to return to the United States. Abdi, a U.S. ci...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 05:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • BLM issues fire prevention order for five Utah counties
    In the wake of recent blazes caused by people, the Bureau of Land Management is reminding the public about year-round and seasonal fire restrictions. ...
    Updated Jun 18 2017 09:02 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 Jun 21 2017 09:15 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

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Attorney John W. Huber announces an investigation into the Utah Transit Authority at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Tuesday April 4, 2017. Trump wants Utah’s U.S. attorney to stay as state’s top federal prosecutor
    U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber, who has been the state’s top federal prosecutor since 2015, will continue to serve in that position if confirmed by...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 08:53 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah woman who killed boyfriend during an argument over a pagan ceremony is granted parole
    A Utah woman who has been behind bars for a decade for killing her boyfriend during an argument over a pagan religious ceremony is slated to be parole...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 09:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man fatally shot in Murray; suspect arrested
    Police arrested a man Sunday afternoon after another man was fatally shot outside an apartment complex in Murray. Sgt. Marvin Barlow of the Murray Po...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share

  • 6-year-old killed, 2 critically injured in Provo when car hits parked vehicle
    A 6-year-old girl was killed Saturday when a car drifted off a road in Provo and struck a parked vehicle she and her family were standing near. Invest...
    Updated Jun 11 2017 08:32 pm   |     |   Share

  • SLC man arrested in fatal hit-and-run stemming from confrontation over alleged dog abuse
    A man suspected of killing a West Valley City resident by deliberately running him over with his car last week has been arrested. Aaron Hosman, 40, of...
    Updated Jun 11 2017 07:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah inmate who killed boyfriend at campground asks for parole
    Draper • A woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend in front of her three young children in 2007 while arguing about a pagan religious ceremony said Tu...
    Updated May 30 2017 07:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • Gary Anderson listens to testimony during a preliminary hearing for him and Alan McKee on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City. SPENSER HEAPS, Daily Herald Former Utah County commissioner who posed as LDS Church official pleads guilty to fraud
    A former Utah County commissioner pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of communications fraud for his role in a scam where he and a businessman posed...
    Updated May 31 2017 06:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • Group that allegedly distributes heroin in U.S. cities, including Salt Lake City, targeted by Treasury Department
    The U.S. Treasury announced Wednesday that it has frozen the assets of an alleged drug-trafficking organization that distributes large quantities of h...
    Updated May 27 2017 09:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • Roberto Miramontes Roman, accused of killing Millard County Sheriff deputy Josie Greathouse Fox makes his first appearance in 4th District Court in Fillmore, Utah before Judge Donald J. Eyre.  Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 PHOTO BY STUART JOHNSON/DESERET NEWS/POOL Man who killed Utah deputy appeals conviction and life sentence
    The man found guilty of killing Millard County sheriff’s Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox has filed a notice that he is appealing the conviction and prison...
    Updated May 24 2017 09:12 pm   |     |   Share

  • Marilee Gardner, 16, of Layton, appeared in Judge Brent West’s courtroom with her attorney, Walter Bugden, at the Ogden 2nd District Court in Ogden on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Gardner is charged with two counts of first degree murder. On June 30, 2016 she crashed an SUV, allegedly stolen from her parents, into a car at 6000 South 3500 West in Roy. Both Tyler Christianson, 19, of Ogden, and Maddison Haan, 20, of West Point, were in the car struck by Gardner. They did not survive. Resolution in the works for 17-year-old Utah girl charged in double-fatal crash
    Ogden • A 17-year-old girl accused of purposely crashing into a car last year and killing its two occupants is working to resolve the case, attorneys ...
    Updated May 23 2017 10:31 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man to serve up to life for home-invasion murder
    A Utah man who admitted fatally shooting 18-year-old Eric Padilla last year while robbing the occupants of a Salt Lake City apartment was ordered Mond...
    Updated May 22 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • 2-year-old Utah boy drowns after wandering away from campsite
    A 2-year-old boy drowned Sunday after wandering away from his family’s campsite in Blacksmith Fork Canyon in Cache County and apparently falling into ...
    Updated May 21 2017 09:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Old Main Building is at Utah State University. Utah State University settles suit over slackline death with payment, adoption of safety measures
    Utah State University will pay $172,500 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit with the parents of a bicyclist who died in 2013 after hitting a slackline ...
    Updated May 19 2017 07:47 pm   |     |   Share

  • Roberto Miramontes Roman, accused of killing Millard County Sheriff deputy Josie Greathouse Fox makes his first appearance in 4th District Court in Fillmore, Utah before Judge Donald J. Eyre.  Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 PHOTO BY STUART JOHNSON/DESERET NEWS/POOL Man convicted of killing Utah sheriff’s deputy is sentenced to life and more
    When Millard County sheriff’s Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox pulled over Roberto Miramontes Roman near Delta on Jan. 5, 2010, prosecutors contend, he mad...
    Updated May 24 2017 05:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Abdullahi ’Abdi’ Mohamed, who was shot and critically wounded by police last February, arrives at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, for a preliminary hearing. Trial for Utah teen shot by police scheduled for June
    A trial has been set for June 23 and 26 in 3rd District Juvenile Court for a Utah teen who was shot by police near a homeless shelter last year. Abdul...
    Updated May 17 2017 09:30 pm   |     |   Share

  • Chris Robertson Utah Supreme Court overturns child porn conviction because of previous prosecution
    The Utah Supreme Court has overturned a Salt Lake City businessman’s conviction on child pornography charges, ruling that the state was barred from pr...
    Updated May 16 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy   Sheriff Rick Eldredge In the interest of public safety, San Juan County sheriff and deputies who face charges will remain on duty
    The San Juan County sheriff, his chief deputy and another deputy who were charged last week with crimes will remain on duty until the legal proceeding...
    Updated May 16 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: A Winter Storm Watch in mid-May? Inconceivable, and yet there it is
    A winter storm watch? In mid-May, for crying out loud? But there it is, pegged by the National Weather Service to kick in late Tuesday night and brin...
    Updated May 15 2017 08:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • Search crews locate body in foothills above Ogden
    The body of a man spotted by hikers in the foothills above Ogden was recovered Sunday night. The body was brought down the mountain at approximately ...
    Updated May 14 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • Sgt. Spencer Cannon | Utah County Sheriff’s Office  The Utah County Sheriff’s Office closed part of the Provo River Trail above and below Canyon Glen because of the river undercutting the trail. Rising water closes parts of Provo River trail
    The Utah County Sheriff’s Office closed parts of the Provo River Parkway on Sunday because rising water was undercutting the trail. The trail was clos...
    Updated May 14 2017 06:24 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of neighbor on Navajo reservation
    A 46-year-old man accused of punching his neighbor in the face during an argument near the Utah-Arizona border, and then fatally shooting her after sh...
    Updated May 09 2017 08:57 pm   |     |   Share