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  • Murray man charged with murder in shooting death of neighbor
    A Murray man has been charged with fatally shooting his neighbor outside their apartment complex last week following a drunken altercation. Carl David...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 09:12 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man charged with murder in fatal hit-and-run stemming from confrontation over alleged dog abuse
    Several people observed Aaron Daniel Hosman repeatedly punching a yelping Chihuahua on the side of the road near 3600 West and 4100 South in West Vall...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 07:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • Female robbery suspect shot by armed Quiznos employee during ‘take-over style’ robbery, Salt Lake City police say
    During what Salt Lake City police are calling rare “take-over style” robbery at a Quiznos restaurant Tuesday night, a female employee shot and wounded...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • Paraglider who crashed near University of Utah dies of injuries
    A paraglider who crashed last week in the Living Room Trail area east of the University of Utah campus has died. Sawyer Gordon, 22, passed away on Sun...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 09:52 pm   |     |   Share

  • Fred Lee Utah man admits killing ex-wife’s husband as he searched for her during 2014 rampage
    A month after being deemed competent to stand trial, a Utah County man has pleaded guilty to killing his ex-wife’s husband in 2014. Fred Richard Lee,...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 09:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • Woman rescued from steep mountainside in American Fork Canyon
    A 64-year-old woman was rescued Monday after becoming stranded on a ledge in American Fork Canyon. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched a...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 03:28 pm   |     |   Share

  • Murray man fatally shot neighbor following drunken altercation, police say
    A man fatally shot his neighbor outside a Murray apartment complex on Sunday following a drunken altercation, according to jail booking documents. Car...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 08:47 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah Supreme Court upholds state’s drug ‘metabolite’ law
    The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a long-standing law that makes it a misdemeanor for motor vehicle drivers to have any measurable amount of a control...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 09:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Mason Allen Blair Utah man charged with child abuse for allegedly punching 3-month-old son for spitting up on him
    A Utah man who allegedly punched his 3-month-old son in the face after the infant spit up on him last weekend has been charged with second-degree felo...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • | Davis County Sheriff’s Office  Roman Jade Carrillo Man charged in Salt Lake City shooting that led to companion’s fatal encounter with police
    A 19-year-old man has been charged with shooting and wounding a man in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday — an alleged gang-related episode that spark...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 10:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • High water forces closure of lower Logan Canyon campgrounds, picnic sites
    High water from the Logan River prompted forest rangers on Wednesday to close some campgrounds and picnic areas in the lower part of Logan Canyon. Sit...
    Updated May 31 2017 08:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • | Davis County Sheriff’s Office  Roman Jade Carrillo Man dies after shootout with Salt Lake City police
    A man has died after being wounded during a Tuesday morning exchange of gunfire with two Salt Lake City police officers — an episode that followed an ...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 08:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • ‘This is a big one,’ federal prosecutor says of Salt Lake City meth bust
    Twenty-four people have been indicted by a Salt Lake City federal grand jury with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine following an investigation ...
    Updated May 26 2017 10:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man charged with murder in Easter shooting death
    A man arrested last week in connection with the Easter Sunday death of 46-year-old Matthew Earl Holt was formally charged Friday with shooting and rob...
    Updated May 26 2017 10:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man sentenced to prison in sex assault case where judge threatened to jail state crime lab employee for late test results
    A Davis County man has been sentenced to prison for up to 30 years for raping his ex-girlfriend — a case that gained notoriety after a judge, frustrat...
    Updated May 26 2017 07:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • Karolyn Williams Utah woman accused of sex with disabled adults sentenced to probation
    An woman accused of sexually abusing two disabled women at a Lehi group home where she worked has been sentenced to probation. Karolyn Cheyanne Willia...
    Updated May 26 2017 10:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah jury finds defendants guilty of obstruction, not murder, in gang-related shooting
    A jury acquitted two men of murder, but found them guilty of giving false information to police, in connection with the 2013 shooting death of a rival...
    Updated May 23 2017 10:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • Woman charged in Utah homicide case sentenced to prison
    A woman accused with two others of killing and robbing Steven Louis Valdez at his West Valley City home in 2015 has been sentenced to prison. Bernadet...
    Updated May 22 2017 07:58 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Courtesy of Ogden Police Department)  Andrew Dominic Esquer Utah man sentenced to prison for shotgun slaying during argument over stolen money
    A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for up to life for fatally shooting another man on an Ogden street two years ago during an argument ove...
    Updated May 22 2017 08:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah parolee shot by police sentenced to federal prison on firearm convictions
    A Utah parolee who was shot and wounded after pointing a gun at two Salt Lake City police officers has been sentenced to federal prison on firearm con...
    Updated May 11 2017 10:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • Christopher Dewitt Craig Utah man who claimed he parked car bomb at elementary school pleads guilty
    A Utah County man who last September parked a car in front of an Eagle Mountain elementary school and falsely claimed it contained explosives has reso...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 04:56 pm   |     |   Share

  • Woman charged with leaving child in car while seeking drugs at Salt Lake City shelter
    A woman has been charged in connection with leaving her child inside a locked car for at least two hours while she purportedly sought drugs at a Salt ...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • Former Kane County treasurer pleads guilty to stealing public funds, receives 30 days in jail
    Former Kane County Treasurer Georgia Baca pleaded guilty Thursday to transferring thousands of dollars of county funds into her personal bank account ...
    Updated May 04 2017 08:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah skier dies after being found unresponsive at Snowbird
    A Millcreek area man died Wednesday after being found unresponsive on Chip’s Run at Snowbird. The Unified Police Department identified the man as 54-y...
    Updated May 04 2017 06:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • Fred Lee Judge: Utah man accused of killing ex-wife’s husband is now competent to stand trial
    A 62-year-old Utah County man has been deemed mentally competent to proceed with his prosecution for allegedly killing his ex-wife’s husband in 2014. ...
    Updated May 04 2017 09:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • Jason Whitehead Utah Department of Public Safety employee arrested for DUI
    A state Bureau of Investigation agent has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Garfield County. Jason James Whitehead, 35, was...
    Updated May 03 2017 10:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • More mental health treatment ordered for man accused of strangling Utah woman
    A judge on Tuesday ordered more treatment for a mentally incompetent man charged with killing and robbing a Salt Lake City woman last year. Mustafa Su...
    Updated May 02 2017 08:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Former Utah charter school teacher arrested for allegedly bringing homemade porn scrapbooks to classroom
    A former West Valley City charter school teacher has been charged for allegedly bringing homemade child pornography albums or scrapbooks to his classr...
    Updated May 02 2017 09:30 pm   |     |   Share

  • Phillip Joseph Simmons Judge: Mentally ill Utah man not guilty by reason of insanity in woman’s stabbing death
    A mentally ill man accused of killing a 57-year-old Bountiful woman more than nine years ago has been found not guilty by reason of insanity by a judg...
    Updated Apr 29 2017 09:14 pm   |     |   Share