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Tiffany Frandsen

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  • Six Utah girls sue for chance to play football at school
    The parents of six Utah high school students filed a lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court against three school districts, citing a lack of girls’ foo...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:02 am   |     |   Share
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  • Police are looking for a man in his mid-20s who they suspect was involved in multiple robberies. \ Photo courtesy Unified Police Dept. Police search for man suspected of four robberies
    Police said Saturday they are looking for a man they suspect is connected to four robberies. The man, in his mid-20s, is suspected of robbing a Taylo...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 11:28 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Courtesy South Jordan Police Department A 22-year-old woman is dead after an early morning rollover crash in South Jordan. Woman dead after early morning rollover crash in South Jordan
    A 22-year-old woman died after a rollover crash on Saturday morning in South Jordan. Mikel Bristol Sorenson, of West Jordan, had been driving south a...
    Updated Jun 24 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (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.   At 40,150 acres, Brian Head Fire is largest blaze in the country
    At 40,148 acres, the Brian Head Fire on Saturday night became the largest active wildfire in the country. One week since it began, the blaze continues...
    Updated Jun 25 2017 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |   Tribune file photo)   A fire burns on the mountain near Farmington on Friday. Crews battle wildfires in Farmington, Midway, Box Elder County, Spanish Fork
    Firefighters responded to a brush fire in Farmington on Friday evening. The 100-acre brush fire was reported near 1500 North on Compton Road at 5:15 ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share
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  • One dead after car crash in Millcreek
    Police identified a woman who died in a crash after driving through a red light at a Millcreek intersection on Friday afternoon. Sharon Sleight, 83,...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Officers stop cars heading to Panguitch Lake on State Route 143 Thursday afternoon as the Brian Head approaches. Thursday, June 22, 2017. Brian Head Fire threatens second resort community after doubling in size overnight
    Brian Head • The Brian Head Fire on Thursday threatened another resort community after racing 8 miles north and doubling in size overnight. Spurred b...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:45 am   |     |   Share
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  • (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 28 2017 09:51 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   An unburned structure near the wildfire burning north of the southern Utah ski town of Brian Head Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The Brian Head Fire — which forced the evacuation of about 750 residents and visitors on Saturday — was started by someone using a weed torch in dry conditions, Gov. Gary Herbert tweeted Tuesday, ahead of a 1 p.m. news conference. Brian Head Fire burns estimated 1,800 acres, crawls toward Boy Scouts camp
    Brian Head • The fire that forced the evacuation of about 750 residents and visitors Saturday stretched north toward a camp used by the Boy Scouts of ...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Motorcyclist dead after collision with car in Salt Lake City
    A motorcyclist died after being hit by a car in an intersection Tuesday morning. The 32-year-old man, identified by police as Johnathan Burgess, of Sa...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Ryan Adams’ Salt Lake City set proves incendiary, even without the smoke machines
    “Imagine there’s smoke … almost like you’re at a rock show,” Ryan Adams said to a packed Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Sunday night. His crew di...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Captain Joy Stearns is West Jordan Fire Department’s first female fire captain, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. West Jordan’s first female captain eager to train the next generation of women firefighters
    During Joy Stearns’ first call as captain of a West Jordan fire crew, a boy asked her if she was the only female firefighter. There are two other wome...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Wildfire burns 4,000 acres in eastern Utah
    A wildfire in eastern Utah burned an estimated 4,000 acres by Saturday afternoon. The fire was first reported Friday evening near the town of Bonanza...
    Updated Jun 17 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
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  • |  Courtesy Iron County Sheriff’s Office   Officials ordered evacuations in Brian Head because of a wildfire on Saturday afternoon. Wildfire that displaced 750 people in Brian Head destroys one home and threatens 100 more
    Some 750 residents and visitors in the ski resort town of Brian Head were evacuated due to a fast-moving wildfire that broke out early Saturday aftern...
    Updated Jun 17 2017 11:48 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Imam Yussuf Abdi speaks at a news conference where religious and community leaders gathered at the Madina Masjid Islamic Center in Salt Lake City to show support, Friday March 10, 2017. Utah Muslim leader once stranded in Kenya expected to arrive home today
    A Utah Muslim leader who had been barred from boarding a return flight from Kenya for several days was finally allowed to return to the United States ...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 08:25 am   |     |   Share
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  • Wildfire burns 350 acres in central Utah
    A wildfire had burned 350 acres in Piute County as of Saturday afternoon. The fire started Friday evening, five miles southwest of Circleville, accord...
    Updated Jun 18 2017 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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  • |  Courtesy Unified Police Department   Search and rescue personnel prepare to search for a trail runner who took a 500-foot fall in Bell Canyon on Saturday morning. The 39-year-old was declared dead at the scene. Lehi runner dead after 500-foot fall in Bells Canyon
    A trail runner died after falling 500 feet in Bells Canyon near Sandy on Saturday morning. Paramedics with Life Flight found Lehi resident Zachery Zim...
    Updated Jun 17 2017 11:14 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Police release video of Millcreek robbery suspect
    Police on Friday released video of a suspect they are searching for in connection to an armed robbery at a Millcreek photography company. The man too...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Ephraim’s police chief placed on leave amid undisclosed allegations
    Ephraim’s police chief was placed on paid administrative leave last week, pending an investigation into undisclosed allegations levied against him. Po...
    Updated Jun 17 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Elderly Roy man with dementia found
    A Roy man with dementia who was missing Wednesday has been found. Roy police posted on Facebook about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night that 89-year-old Ivan...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 08:01 am   |     |   Share
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  • Ogden firefighters put out burning house
    Two families are displaced from their homes after a fire Thursday night. Fire crews from Ogden and Roy extinguished the flames within 10 minutes of a...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 08:01 am   |     |   Share
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  • Salt Lake City kayak guide dies trying to save client on Yellowstone Lake
    A Salt Lake City man died while attempting to rescue someone on a lake in Yellowstone Park on Wednesday. Timothy Hayden Ryan Conant, 23, was working ...
    Updated Jun 17 2017 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Crews recover body from Angel’s Landing trail in Zion National Park
    A man died after collapsing on the Angel’s Landing trail in Zion National Park on Tuesday night. A search and rescue crew was dispatched after a man r...
    Updated Jun 18 2017 07:26 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Police look for elderly Roy man who has dementia
    Roy police are looking for an 89-year-old man who has dementia after he hadn’t been seen since Wednesday morning. Ivan Ward Courtney was last seen le...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Man is burned severely in Yellowstone hot spring
    A 21-year-old man suffered severe burns after falling into a Yellowstone hot spring on Tuesday night. Gervais Dylan Gatete, from Raleigh, N.C., was in...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 07:51 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Community members look on as 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. Tip came in hours before man gunned down woman and child on Utah street, report says
    About three hours before Jeremy Patterson shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her son on a Sandy street, police in Draper briefly investigated a tip...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 08:28 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (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
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  • Brothers escape West Jordan house fire after passerby wakes them up
    A teenager and his younger brother escaped a house fire that caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage early in West Jordan on Tuesday morning. A ...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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  • Morgan Saxton  |  KUTV  A 73-year-old woman died in an apparent suicide during a house fire in West Valley City early Tuesday morning. Firefighters think West Valley City woman committed suicide by setting her apartment ablaze
    A 73-year-old woman died in an apparent suicide during a house fire in West Valley City early Tuesday morning. The blaze was reported around 5 a.m., a...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 01:26 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Utah forecast: Rain cools cloudy Salt Lake Valley
    Rain cooled down the Salt Lake Valley Tuesday morning. The temperature stayed low in the morning, but the National Weather Service expected highs of ...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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