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  • Provided A bank camera caught this footage of a woman who is suspected of robbing one bank Friday and five on Saturday. In each case, she passed the teller a note demanding money but didn’t always get cash before fleeing. Charges filed against Utah woman accused of robbing six banks in 24 hours
    A Taylorsville woman accused of robbing six banks in a 24-hour period earlier this month has been charged in one case, and additional charges are to f...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 10:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah attorney general’s office reviewing Daggett County jail misconduct case
    An investigation into alleged misconduct by staff members at the Daggett County jail — in which two corrections officers have been fired and the jail ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 09:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man sent to prison for murder in death of perceived rival
    A 34-year-old Utah man was sentenced to prison for up to life on Tuesday for fatally shooting a perceived romantic rival in Kearns in 2014. Douglas Dw...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 10:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah shooting death was about drugs, not a Playstation 4, according to plea documents
    The December shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Salt Lake City was not the result of a robbery involving an online ad for a game console, as charg...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 07:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah teen charged after two friends overdosed on dangerous designer drug
    A 17-year-old Moab boy has been referred to juvenile court for allegedly giving a mixture of drugs — including the dangerous designer drug Clonazolam ...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 05:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • Provided A bank camera caught this footage of a woman who is suspected of robbing one bank Friday and five on Saturday. In each case, she passed the teller a note demanding money but didn’t always get cash before fleeing. Salt Lake area police searching for female serial robbery suspect
    Salt Lake Valley police were searching for a woman suspected of robbing five banks on Saturday morning and one bank Friday afternoon. The robberies oc...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 08:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man sentenced to prison for taking girl from Utah for sexual purposes
    A 28-year-old undocumented immigrant has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for traveling out of Utah with a 15-year-old West Valley City ...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 09:20 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man charged with sexually assaulting woman at Utah community college
    Before Timothy Alan Wyatt grabbed a woman from behind and sexually assaulted her in a locker room at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville last ...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 09:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah woman sentenced to prison for drug-related execution-style murder in 2013 near Snowbasin
    A 44-year-old West Valley City woman is the third of four people to be sentenced in connection with the drug-related kidnapping and execution-style mu...
    Updated Apr 16 2017 09:12 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah homicide case resolves, but shooter’s identity remains unclear
    The last of three people accused of killing and robbing Steven Louis Valdez at a West Valley City home in 2015 has resolved her case — yet it remains ...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 10:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • James Hudson Main Jr. Man accused of killing his father brought back to Utah to face prosecution
    A Duchesne County man accused of killing his father last year, then fleeing to Colorado where he allegedly committed a slew of other crimes, has been ...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 10:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Luke Ramseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake City police responded to a fatal home invasion early Thursday at this apartment complex, 731 S. 300 East. The door to the third-floor apartment was kicked in. Police identify man killed after kicking in door of Salt Lake City apartment
    Police have identified a man who was shot and killed early Thursday after kicking in the door of a Salt Lake City apartment. Puleaga Danny Tupu, 33, ...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 10:37 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah woman sentenced to jail for stealing money from children with autism
    An Ogden woman who stole thousands of dollars intended for children with autism has been sentenced to 180 days in jail. Rebecca Irene Campos, 32, was ...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 09:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man who damaged trees, because they hurt him first, ordered to complete mental health court
    A man who admitted damaging trees in West Jordan last summer has been sentenced to probation and completion of mental health court. Wesley James Petti...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 09:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Unified Police Department Sheriff James Winder, center, works with other officers at the scene of an officer involved shooting near 6200 south and 5800 west in Kearns, Utah Wednesday October 5, 2016. Utah man shot by police during escape attempt sentenced to probation
    A Utah man who survived being shot by a police officer during a foot chase last year, was sentenced Monday to probation and time served on an escape c...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 08:30 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   This photo from 2014 shows Tony Yapias answering questions from Utah Latinos gathered at Centro Civico Mexicano following the historic announcement by President Barack Obama to transform immigration policy and spare 5 million from deportation. Those orders have now been thrown out by the courts. Trial date set for Utah Hispanic activist Tony Yapias, charged with rape
    A trial date has been set for Utah Latino activist Tony Yapias, who is charged with sexually assaulting a woman last March after she had broken off th...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 09:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • DA: Salt Lake City police officer ‘justified’ in shooting — missing — man who appeared to point a gun
    A Salt Lake City police officer who last year fired at a man — and missed — believing the man was pointing a gun at him, was justified in using deadly...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 07:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • Four charged with murder for gang-related robbery, shooting at Provo home
    Three men and a woman have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during an alleged gang-related robbery at a Provo home last wee...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 07:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah shooting defendants sentenced: one to prison, the other to jail
    Two men who last summer shot up a Taylorsville home, then drove to the Millcreek area where they fired bullets into several cars, tried to carjack a v...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 10:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Employees settle with Utah school district and supervisors over alleged sexual harassment
    Eight female employees who sued the Iron County School District in federal court, claiming they were subjected to years of sexual harassment, have rea...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man sentenced to jail for causing fatal crash while driving with THC in his system
    A Layton man has been sentenced to jail time and probation for running a red light and causing a fatal crash last year while driving with a measurable...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 09:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man ordered to stand trial for aggravated murder in Park City man’s shooting death
    A man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly fatally shooting another man inside the victim’s Park City home during a fight last February. Jame...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 09:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man and woman charged with murder, robbery in death of man at Salt Lake City apartment
    A man and woman have been charged in the shooting death of a man last month at a Salt Lake City apartment during an alleged robbery. Brody Richard Ols...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 07:36 pm   |     |   Share

  • Driver who was ‘high’ during crash that killed Utah restaurateur sentenced to prison
    A 22-year-old man was sentenced to prison Monday for being under the influence of marijuana when he caused a traffic accident last year that killed th...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 06:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • Patrick Michael McCabe Florida man returned to Utah to face charges in 1977 murder of 16-year-old girl
    A 59-year-old Florida man has been extradited to Utah for raping and murdering a 16-year-old Salt Lake City girl in 1977. Patrick Michael McCabe, of B...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 10:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • Patrick Michael McCabe Capital murder charge filed against Florida man in 1977 Salt Lake City homicide
    A 59-year-old Florida man was charged Friday by Utah authorities with murder in the first degree — a capital offense punishable by death — for alleged...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 10:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy  Thomas James Zajac. Appeals court affirms conviction of man who exploded pipe bomb at Salt Lake City library in 2006
    A federal appeals court on Friday affirmed the conviction of an Illinois man who detonated a pipe bomb at the downtown Salt Lake City Library in 2006 ...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 11:14 pm   |     |   Share

  • Boy, 17, charged as an adult with killing Magna man during alleged gang-related drug rip-off
    A 17-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Magna man last month during an alleged gang-related drug rip-of...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 06:40 pm   |     |   Share

  • Former employee sentenced to jail for stealing $67,000 from Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind
    A former financial analyst for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has been sentenced to jail time and ordered to repay $67,000 she stole from sc...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 12:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah woman who acted as unwitting robbery getaway driver sentenced to jail
    A woman who acted — at least initially — as an unwitting getaway driver for her former husband as he robbed numerous Salt Lake Valley businesses last ...
    Updated Mar 01 2017 10:07 am   |     |   Share