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4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four women want the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to bring their sexual assault cases to court. The women filed a petition Tuesday saying Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s office declined to pursue charges against each of the accused men […]

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Owners of Utah music venue indicted in drug trafficking case

Owners of Utah music venue indicted in drug trafficking case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The operators of a popular Salt Lake City concert venue paid for the business through a multimillion-dollar marijuana-selling operation, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors announced a 13-count indictment against 33-year-old Gabriel Elstein, 32-year-old Angela Elstein and 48-year-old Seth Gordon, claiming they bought and sold at least […]

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Teen fatally stabbed during fight in Salt Lake City

Teen fatally stabbed during fight in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Salt Lake City are investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenage boy. Authorities say the incident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. Monday near Kensington Avenue and State Street. Police say two groups were in an argument that resulted in the 17-year-old victim getting […]

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Utah code enforcement officer killed, house, car set on fire

Utah code enforcement officer killed, house, car set on fire

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah code enforcement officer is dead after being shot by a 64-year-old man who police say also set blaze to a neighbor’s house and the officer’s car. West Valley City Police Roxeanne Vainuku said the unarmed, female code enforcement officer was fatally shot […]

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Plan to purchase Utah homeless shelter not looking hopeful

Plan to purchase Utah homeless shelter not looking hopeful

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials have set aside $4 million in hopes of purchasing a downtown Salt Lake City homeless shelter, but a recently released county property assessment shows that may not be enough to purchase it. The Road Home will permanently close its doors in 2019. There […]

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Utah man who allegedly stole car with 2 kids inside arrested

Utah man who allegedly stole car with 2 kids inside arrested

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a car in Midvale with two children in the back seat has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and vehicle theft. Unified police say 39-year-old Charles Brandon Peterson was taken into custody Monday in Salt Lake City. They say someone […]

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Charge possible after gun left on bathroom changing table

Charge possible after gun left on bathroom changing table

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities now say they’ll consider a possible misdemeanor charge against a woman who left a loaded gun on a baby changing table in a restroom at a suburban Salt Lake City aquarium. Police originally said they didn’t plan to press charges, but changed course […]

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Utah theater cancels gun reform forum; safety concerns

Utah theater cancels gun reform forum; safety concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah movie theater has canceled plans to host survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting at gun reform gathering in South Jordan this weekend because of concerns about potential conflicts with gun-rights activists. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters withdrew […]

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Loaded gun found atop baby changing table at Utah aquarium

Loaded gun found atop baby changing table at Utah aquarium

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police are searching for the owner of a loaded gun left behind on a baby changing table in a women’s restroom at a suburban Salt Lake City aquarium. Authorities said Tuesday they don’t plan to file criminal charges against the gun’s owner. Draper Police […]

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Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from Utah church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Honduran woman who has been taking sanctuary with her two daughters in a Utah church for the past six months is vowing to keep fighting for asylum. Vicky Chavez told reporters Monday night that she hopes to be a voice for other women who […]

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