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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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Utah Highway Patrol: Dead body is found off Interstate 215

Utah Highway Patrol: Dead body is found off Interstate 215

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a body found off Interstate 215 in the Salt Lake City area. Utah Highway Patrol officials say a construction worker discovered the body Saturday morning and notified authorities. Investigators don’t yet know the gender of the body or how long […]

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Salt Lake County to implement $58M transportation tax

Salt Lake County to implement $58M transportation tax

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake County officials are moving forward with a $58 million sales tax for transportation after receiving support from Sandy and Draper city councils. The Deseret News reports the tax hike will raise taxes by roughly one cent for every $4 spent to pay for transit and road […]

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Teen ordered to trial in rape, beating of jogger in Sandy

Teen ordered to trial in rape, beating of jogger in Sandy

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A teenager accused of raping and trying to kill a 50-year-old woman who was jogging in a park in suburban Salt Lake City has been ordered to stand trial on kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted murder charges. A judge bound the 16-year-old over for trial […]

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