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Violent crime in Utah spiked in 2016, an upward trend deemed ‘concerning’ by the state’s public safety boss

By Aubrey Wieber | May 12, 2018, 1:21 a.m.

Utah’s Falls Event Center expanded by lying to investors about its value and profitability, lawsuit states

By Aubrey Wieber | May 12, 2018, 3:17 a.m.

In this Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 photo, a drone approaches the stage as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, perform during the High Life Music Festival at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville, Calif. Stanley “Flesh-N-Bone” Howse, right, was struck by the drone while performing onstage.  (David Pardo/The Daily Press via AP)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to visit Utah, the crossroads of the West, to close out the Salt City Sounds concert series next month

By Aubrey Wieber | May 11, 2018, 3:37 a.m.

Standard-Examiner is the latest Utah newspaper to lay off journalists

By Aubrey Wieber | May 12, 2018, 3:04 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office) Rufino Cervantes

Transient whose gun went off outside a West Valley City grocery store is hit with federal firearms charge

By Aubrey Wieber | May 10, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

A Utah police officer who works at a Payson school is accused of having a yearlong relationship with a 17-year-old student

By Aubrey Wieber | May 10, 2018, 1:38 a.m.

(Photos courtesy of Weber County Sheriff's Office) Photos show the clutter that audits claim started building in 2015 and only got worse. Evidence was found in improper places, not cataloged and not with corresponding evidence. When prosecutors asked for evidence in a case, it sometimes took months to locate it and send it to the crime lab, if it was found at all. One deputy described the room as having "deer trails" through piles of evidence in order to walk around the clutter.

Weber County evidence room scandal extends to the prosecutor’s office, where an unknown number of cases may have been affected

By Aubrey Wieber | May 11, 2018, 2:52 a.m.

(Courtesy of Logan City Fire Department) A large fire that started at DD Auto & Salvage in Logan on Saturday, May 5, 2018, shut down State Route 30, otherwise known as Valley View Highway.

State Route 30 in Logan reopens after wrecking yard fire

By Aubrey Wieber | May 6, 2018, 12:48 a.m.

Layton officer shoots man after three-hour standoff

By Aubrey Wieber | May 6, 2018, 1:25 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Weber County Sheriff Complex  entrance Thursday, September 15 2011. Weber County Jail faced a federal audit and failed in several areas, forcing them to give up housing ICE detainees and likely costing the jail as much as $1.6 million next year in federal money.

Weber County sheriff’s employee was high on meth, overdosed at work, failed to submit rape kits and other evidence, report says

By Aubrey Wieber | May 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Direct Action Everywhere)  An activist with Direct Action Everywhere removes Abby, a turkey, from a Norbest turkey farm in Moroni in January, 2017. On Wednesday, six activists involved in the operation were charged with felony theft and burglary.

Animal-rights activists are charged with felonies in Sanpete County for taking a sickly turkey chick

By Aubrey Wieber | May 4, 2018, 4:16 a.m.

(Courtesy Ogden Police Department) Jerry Larkin

Ogden courthouse bomb-threat suspect was also a drug dealer, police say

By Aubrey Wieber | May 3, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) 	
Capt. Lance VanDongen, left, releases Salt Lake City police body camera video of an April 18, 2018 episode where officers shot and killed 32-year-old Delorean Pikyavit, after officers were called to a home near 1100 East and Princeton Avenue  on a report of a domestic violence episode.

Utah man yelled ‘shoot me’ at Salt Lake City police before they killed him, body camera video shows

By Mariah Noble | Tiffany Caldwell | Aubrey Wieber | May 3, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Sandy has a second sexual-harassment investigation of a city official; staff chief is cleared

By Aubrey Wieber | May 1, 2018, 3:46 a.m.

FILE - In this April 23, 2016, file photo, delegates cheer during the Utah Republican Party 2016 nominating convention in Salt Lake City. Utah's Republican Party is pressing on with a legal battle that's divided the state GOP and will argue before a Denver-based appeals court Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, that a state candidate nominating law violates its rights. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Two Utah Republicans sue the state GOP, saying it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to accommodate them at a caucus and a convention

By Aubrey Wieber | April 30, 2018, 3:36 a.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
"We're very happy with the protocol we have," said Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during a press conference regarding the June 6 shooting of Memorez Rackley, her two sons, and a good Samaritan’s daughter.
Since the shooting deaths, questions have been raised regarding Sandy City Police Department's policies and procedures in how the case was handled. Chief Thacker told the room full of reporters that the most dangerous, physical violence may not happen while co-habitating. "We can't force someone to leave their home," said Thacker.

Police chief’s hugging, rubbing and grazing led to his firing, according to Sandy’s heavily redacted report

By Aubrey Wieber | April 27, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

(Courtesy Salt Lake County jail)  Joshua Valasi Saunders, 37, was charged with murder after he admitted to shooting 25-year-old Mechelle Lindberg in a Salt Lake City motel.

‘I shot her’: Transient charged with Utah motel killing is bound over for trial

By Aubrey Wieber | April 25, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune
"We're very happy with the protocol we have," said Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during a news conference regarding the June 6 shooting of Memorez Rackley, her two sons and a good Samaritan’s daughter.
Since the shooting deaths, questions have been raised regarding Sandy City Police Department's policies and procedures in how the case was handled. Chief Thacker told the room full of reporters that the most dangerous, physical violence may not happen while cohabiting. "We can't force someone to leave their home," said Thacker.

Sandy police chief fired for ‘inappropriate touching’; mayor gives few details about pattern that spanned ‘a number of years’

By Paighten Harkins | Aubrey Wieber | April 25, 2018, 11:24 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Power receives reports of scammers targeting Utah businesses

By Aubrey Wieber | April 24, 2018, 1:14 a.m.

Salt Lake City man finds 12-year-old in car he stole, waves down officer to return the boy

By Aubrey Wieber | April 23, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

A woman on a flight to Salt Lake City allegedly threw coffee on passengers, overturned a drink cart and then assaulted an air marshal

By Aubrey Wieber | April 20, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Former Utah state trooper sentenced to jail time for intentionally starting a wildfire ‘because he wanted to feel the excitement of it’

By Aubrey Wieber | April 20, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

In this July 26, 2017, frame grab from video taken from a police body camera and provided by attorney Karra Porter, nurse Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City police officer at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Wubbels, who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient, said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, that she was settling with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000. (Salt Lake City Police Department/Courtesy of Karra Porter via AP, File)

Audit suggests Salt Lake City police review internal investigation policies to get information out to the public quicker

By Aubrey Wieber | April 17, 2018, 10:49 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of the Weber County Sheriff's Office)  Former Chief Deputy Kevin Burns, who was forced out of the Weber County Sheriff's Office this week after an internal review found an evidence technician he was supervising stole drugs from the evidence room.

Ousted former Weber County chief deputy stays in running for sheriff despite evidence room scandal

By Aubrey Wieber | April 13, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Kaysville officers are recovering after being burned while responding to suicidal man, but the path is painful and expensive

By Aubrey Wieber | April 10, 2018, 11:17 p.m.