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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Sean-Paul Schulte, gets a hug from Emily Terris, during a memorial service for Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner at the Old City Park in Moab, on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Sean-Paul is Kylen's father, and Emily used to work with Kylen at the Moonflower Community Co-op in Moab.

Father searches for clues in Moab, one month after camping newlyweds were killed

By Connor Sanders | September 18, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

(North Port Police Department) Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito. Petito, 22, vanished while on a cross-country trip in a converted camper van with her boyfriend. Investigators say she last contacted her family in late August 2021 when the couple was visiting Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Much of their trip was documented on social media accounts that abruptly ceased.

Authorities rule out link between Gabby Petito case, couple killed in Moab

By Connor Sanders | September 17, 2021, 11:51 p.m.

(Salt Lake City Police Department via YouTube) This screenshot shows police shooting at a man armed with a knife in Pioneer Park, Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Officers justified in shooting of Pioneer Park stabbing suspect, prosecutors say

By Paighten Harkins | September 17, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

(Moab Police Department) Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito talks to a police officer after police pulled over the van she was traveling in with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, near the entrance to Arches National Park on Aug. 12, 2021. The couple was pulled over while they were arguing. Petito was reported missing by her family a month later and is now the subject of a nationwide search.

Moab bodycam captures Gabby Petito, fiance after reported ‘domestic problem’

By Connor Sanders | September 17, 2021, 11:38 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) l-r Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson, Utah County Attorney David Leavitt and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill held a press conference to voice their support for abolishing the death penalty in Utah, Sept. 14, 2021.

Utah prosecutors urge lawmakers to pass bill abolishing death penalty

By Paighten Harkins | September 15, 2021, 12:52 a.m.

16-year-old pleads guilty in fatal shooting of Ogden convenience store owner

By Jordan Miller | September 14, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Highway Patrol arrests suspect after ‘active gunman’ reported on Interstate 15

By Jordan Miller | Scott D. Pierce | September 14, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

Salt Lake City police investigating scuffle involving rifle at youth soccer tournament

By Jordan Miller | September 14, 2021, 1:26 a.m.

Dugway man charged with 11 felonies after hours-long standoff with police where he told officers he “wanted to be like Timothy McVeigh”

By Jordan Miller | September 10, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

Six Utah massage parlors raided in human trafficking bust

By Jordan Miller | September 9, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

(Bridget Calvert) Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner fell in love after bonding over their passion for the outdoors. Just four months after their marriage, their bodies were found in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains near Moab.

Women killed in Moab told friends that if something happened to them, they were murdered

By Connor Sanders | September 8, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

(Connor Sanders) Mayor Erin Mendenhall addresses reporters during a news conference about crime rates and gun violence in Salt Lake City Tuesday.

Weekend of gun violence in SLC prompts call for peace from mayor and police chief

By Connor Sanders | September 7, 2021, 10:20 p.m.

(Matt Canham | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police shut down 3900 South in Millcreek due to a standoff Saturday.

Police identify three people killed in Millcreek standoff

By Alex Vejar | September 6, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

(Salt Lake City Police Department) Police are looking for Madison Felts who is believed to have abducted her two-month-old son, Sawyer Felts Friday.

SLCPD cancels Amber Alert after recovering missing infant

By Connor Sanders | September 4, 2021, 2:05 a.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune

15-year-old boy charged with murder after allegedly shooting man in Kearns

By Connor Sanders | September 3, 2021, 1:23 a.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune

SLCPD holds meetings with Pacific Islanders after arresting 15-year-old in drive-by shooting

By Connor Sanders | September 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.

(National Parks Service) After allegedly burning several LDS churches in St. George, a man crashed his car in Zion National Park while trying to evade police.

Man who set fire to LDS churches in St. George charged with three counts of arson

By Connor Sanders | September 2, 2021, 3:49 a.m.

(Bridget Calvert) Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner fell in love after bonding over their passion for the outdoors. Just four months after their marriage, their bodies were found in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains near Moab.

$10,000 reward offered for information in Moab double homicide

By Connor Sanders | August 31, 2021, 11:47 p.m.

(National Parks Service) After allegedly burning several LDS churches in St. George, a man crashed his car in Zion National Park while trying to evade police.

Man allegedly sets fires at several LDS churches in St. George, crashes in Zion National Park after police pursuit

By Connor Sanders | September 1, 2021, 2:57 p.m.

Orem man charged with stabbing his landlords and a fellow tenant

By Scott D. Pierce | August 29, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

Sex offender arrested after alleged attempted kidnapping of 10-year-old girl

By Jordan Miller | August 28, 2021, 10:22 p.m.

Salt Lake City police arrest man in connection with fatal shooting in Sugar House

By Alixel Cabrera | Julie Jag | August 29, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

Salt Lake police make arrest following fatal motorcycle crash

By Jordan Miller | August 26, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

(Bridget Calvert) Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner fell in love after bonding over their passion for the outdoors. Just four months after their marriage, their bodies were found in the South Mesa area of the La Sal Mountains near Moab.

Family of two women found dead in Moab mourns the loss of young couple

By Connor Sanders | August 25, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Tenant attacks his Orem landlords and a fellow renter with a knife

By Scott D. Pierce | Paighten Harkins | August 24, 2021, 2:28 p.m.

(Salt Lake City Police Department) An undated photo of Sandra Matott.

Salt Lake City Police Department, Millard County Sheriff’s Office close missing person case from 1979

By Jordan Miller | August 20, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

Lawsuit alleges man was tased and beaten in Salt Lake City by law enforcement officials who didn’t identify themselves

By Connor Sanders | August 24, 2021, 12:23 a.m.

(Bridget Calvert) The Grand County Sheriff's Office identified the two women whose bodies were found in the La Sal mountains Thursday as Crystal Turner (left) and Kylen Schulte (right).

Police identify two campers found dead near Moab and will investigate the deaths as homicides

By Connor Sanders | August 20, 2021, 12:56 a.m.

Man accused of shooting at police near Yuba Lake charged with drug trafficking in federal court

By Paighten Harkins | August 19, 2021, 11:38 p.m.

(Federal Bureau of Investigation) Janet West Buhler pled not guilty to a United States District Court for the District of Columbia court Tuesday. Buhler allegedly entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Utah woman accused of being part of Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection pleads not guilty

By Connor Sanders | August 17, 2021, 9:40 p.m.

Woman shot and killed in Salt Lake City early Tuesday

By Scott D. Pierce | August 18, 2021, 3:38 p.m.

Man who fell from Lagoon ride dies at hospital

By Paighten Harkins | August 16, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

(Connor Sanders |The Salt Lake Tribune) Tenzing Dhondup had married Angelica Jimenez just seven hours before she was killed by an alleged drunken driver in a head-on collision Saturday.

‘One of the happiest days of her life’ was cut short. Family mourns the loss of new bride as troopers warn of dangerous driving

By Connor Sanders | August 9, 2021, 8:33 p.m.

(Weber County Sheriff's Office) Search and rescue officials fished a MINI Cooper out of Pineview Reservoir Thursday. The car was reported stolen in Roy in 2017.

Low water levels due to drought reveal sunken car in Pineview Reservoir

By Connor Sanders | August 6, 2021, 10:15 p.m.

(Unified Police) Police are searching for a 16-year-old woman identified as Kandis that has been missing since July 14.

Unified Police ask for help locating missing teen last seen three weeks ago

By Connor Sanders | August 6, 2021, 8:27 p.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah man involved in June West Valley City shooting charged for murder

By Connor Sanders | August 6, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Tiffany James and Aaron James reflect on the life of their late son, Zane James as they sit in his bedroom, Dec. 28, 2018. Zane James, who was suspected of two armed robberies, was shot and killed by Cottonwood Heights police in May 2018. The family filed an amended lawsuit Aug. 5, 2021, alleging the police department tried to cover up what happened.

Utah couple say internal police interview contradicts Cottonwood Heights on shooting death of son

By Paighten Harkins | September 14, 2021, 10:03 p.m.

(Salt Lake City Police Department) This screenshot of body camera footage released Wednesday shows Salt Lake City police officers responding to a man who had barricaded himself. They exchanged gunfire, and the man died on July 20, 2021.

Salt Lake City police release bodycam footage of barricaded man who died in July

By Connor Sanders | August 5, 2021, 12:48 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Supporters of law enforcement gathered at City Hall in Salt Lake City for a rally in support of police on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Law charging woman with hate crime after she stomped on a ‘Back the Blue’ sign could be unconstitutional, law professor says

By Jordan Miller | August 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Debbie McBridge Nordfors) Kai Nordfors, 17, is shown leaving his home on a white e-bike on Friday, July 30, 2021. He has been missing since then.

Missing 17-year-old boy located safe

By Paighten Harkins | August 1, 2021, 2:45 a.m.

Mental health crisis worker charged with harboring runaway former patient, raping her

By Paighten Harkins | July 29, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

Man charged with murder more than 2 years after fatal Salt Lake City stabbing

By Connor Sanders | July 23, 2021, 2:00 a.m.

Thousands of images of child pornography allegedly found on Logan school employee’s phone

By Paighten Harkins | July 23, 2021, 9:21 p.m.

(Connor Sanders | The Salt Lake Tribune) West Jordan Police Lt. Richard Bell addresses reporters about the "tragic accident" that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old boy by gunshot on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

West Jordan police say 15-year-old boy shot his 13-year-old friend in ‘tragic accident’

By Connor Sanders | July 17, 2021, 11:08 p.m.

Salt Lake City Police identify body found in Jordan River; will investigate the case as a homicide

By Connor Sanders | July 15, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Supporters of law enforcement gather at Back the Blue rally, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Washington Square. On July 9, 2021, Garfield County prosecutors charged a 19-year-old from California with an anti-police hate crime after Deputy Cree Carter saw the woman “stomping on a ‘Back the Blue’ sign next to where [a] traffic stop was conducted, crumble it up in a destructive manner and throw it into a trash can all while smirking in an intimidating manner towards [him].”

Garfield County Sheriff defends anti-police hate crime filing, says deputy was ‘singled out and attacked’ by 19-year-old

By Paighten Harkins | July 15, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A Salt Lake City police officer gives a thumbs up to protesters marching in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced the raises for officers at the department, which had been struggling to retain and recruit officers after a chaotic year of protests, a pandemic and other struggles.

After struggles with retention and rising crime, Salt Lake City police see more applicants after promised raises

By Paighten Harkins | July 14, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Supporters of law enforcement gathered at City Hall in Salt Lake City for a rally in support of police hosted by the Utah Business Revival on Saturday, June 20, 2020. A woman was recently charged in Utah with an anti-police hate crime.

ACLU denounces hate crime charge over ‘Back the Blue’ sign damage

By Paighten Harkins | July 13, 2021, 3:29 a.m.

South Jordan man, 75, charged with killing former co-worker

By Scott D. Pierce | July 13, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

(MMIWhoIsMissing) Ella Mae Begay, a 62-year-old Navajo woman, has been missing since June. Over the weekend, her family extended their search into southern Utah.

Search for missing Navajo woman extends into Utah

By Kolbie Peterson | July 12, 2021, 12:01 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Participants take a hike, during their week-long stay at the new Camp Hope, which the district attorneys office runs for kids who have observed or have been victims of violence, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Camp Hope provides mountain haven for children who have experienced trauma

By Jordan Miller | July 11, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

(Navajo Division of Public Safety) An Amber Alert was issued Thursday night for Bailey Begay, left, and Braidin Begay.

Navajo Division of Public Safety cancels Amber Alert for two children

By Jordan Miller | July 9, 2021, 2:03 p.m.

‘Bridgerton’ author’s father and sister killed in a crash on I-15 in Davis County

By Jordan Miller | July 9, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

(Unified Police) Linda Nemelka, who was shot and killed in a driveway in Millcreek on March 11, 2020. On July 7, 2021, the Salt Lake County District Attorney's office filed murder charges against two people accused of killing Nemelka.

Children of Linda Nemelka hope to find closure after charges filed in their mother’s death

By Jordan Miller | July 8, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of the Salt Lake City Fire Department) A five-alarm fire broke out at the Incline Terrace apartments early Monday morning.

Recent swath of fires along Wasatch Front not connected, investigators say

By Jordan Miller | July 7, 2021, 12:53 a.m.

West Jordan man arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder in death of missing Sandy woman

By Jordan Miller | July 7, 2021, 4:30 a.m.

(Fox 13) A man is dead and a suspect in custody after a stabbing at Liberty Park Sunday afternoon.

Suspect in custody after July Fourth Liberty Park stabbing

By The Salt Lake Tribune | July 5, 2021, 4:40 p.m.

(Salt Lake City Police Department via YouTube) This screenshot shows police in the moments before shooting at a suspect armed with a knife in Pioneer Park, Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Body camera footage shows man with knife ran at SLCPD officers before they shot him

By Paighten Harkins | June 25, 2021, 1:22 a.m.

Two more people arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Taylorsville

By Sara Tabin | June 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Officer justified in shooting man who fired at police after a motorcycle crash

By Paighten Harkins | June 11, 2021, 11:20 p.m.

Police release photo of person of interest in hate crime at Sugar House synagogue

By Jordan Miller | June 11, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

Police identify man killed in Sunday drive-by shooting in Salt Lake City

By Julie Jag | June 6, 2021, 11:51 p.m.

Woman arrested after man is shot to death in Taylorsville

By Sara Tabin | June 5, 2021, 11:08 p.m.

(Courtesy of South Salt Lake Police)  ShyLene "Shy" Mortensen has been missing since Thursday, June 3, and police believe she was kidnapped. She was last seen at a 7-Eleven at 287 W. 3300 South in South Salt Lake at around 9 p.m. Thursday.

South Salt Lake Police looking for possible kidnap victim

By The Salt Lake Tribune | June 5, 2021, 12:27 a.m.

Police investigating alleged theft and burning of pride flag as a possible hate crime

By Sara Tabin | June 3, 2021, 10:42 p.m.

Gang members worked with Mexican drug cartel to sell drugs in Salt Lake City, indictments allege

By Jordan Miller | June 3, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

Man arrested in Lehi after police fire shots, chase him by car and on foot

By Julie Jag | May 30, 2021, 7:17 p.m.

Man arrested after allegedly punching a man who later died

By Sara Tabin | May 29, 2021, 11:33 p.m.

Police identify one of two people killed in separate shootings over Memorial Day weekend

By Sara Tabin | May 30, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

(Sara Tabin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police cars are parked near the scene of the investigation in Taylorsville.

Police confirm death of 16-year-old in Taylorsville was a homicide

By Sara Tabin | May 28, 2021, 3:04 a.m.