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Judge denies Utah man’s attempt to block bump stock ban

Judge denies Utah man’s attempt to block bump stock ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has denied a Utah gun rights advocate’s attempt to block the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, the gun attachment that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The Salt Lake Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish declined last Friday to grant […]

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Court reinstates lawsuit by ex-members of polygamous sect

Court reinstates lawsuit by ex-members of polygamous sect

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has ruled that former members of a polygamous sect have provided enough evidence for parts of a lawsuit to proceed against their previous lawyers. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the former members of the Fundamentalist Church […]

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Student athlete in Gunnison charged in court

Student athlete in Gunnison charged in court

A high school football player accused of several violent sexual assaults of twelve of his school mates, is being ordered to complete community service, therapy, and to move out of his town. After striking a deal, the 16-year-old Gunnison student pleaded guilty to eight counts of forcible sexual abuse of […]

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Utah man pleads not guilty to hate crime attack on Latinos

Utah man pleads not guilty to hate crime attack on Latinos

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of attacking three Latinos at a tire shop in Salt Lake City after shouting that he wanted to “kill Mexicans” pleaded not guilty Monday to hate crime charges. Alan Dale Covington, 50, entered his pleas during his first federal court appearance […]

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Utah man accused of killing city worker pleads guilty

Utah man accused of killing city worker pleads guilty

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah man accused of fatally shooting a city code enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to a number of charges. KUTV-TV reports Kevin Wayne Billings on Friday pleaded guilty to criminal homicide and aggravated arson. Authorities say Billings killed 52-year-old West Valley Code Enforcement officer Jill […]

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Utah inmate who was party of female robbery duo gets parole

Utah inmate who was party of female robbery duo gets parole

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah inmate who was one of two women behind a series of high-profile robberies has been granted parole. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reported Monday that Sandra Kaye Chotia-Thompson, who faced up to life in prison, will be released in April. The Utah Board of Pardons […]

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Holladay man who helped father with suicide sentenced

Holladay man who helped father with suicide sentenced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Holladay man who helped his father die by suicide has been sentenced to prison. The Deseret News reports that a Salt Lake City judge Monday ordered 26-year-old Shane Paul Wright to serve between one and 15 years at the state prison. Wright was initially charged with […]

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow sued over Utah ski crash

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow sued over Utah ski crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing actress Gwyneth Paltrow of seriously injuring him during ski crash at a Park City resort in 2016. Retired doctor Terry Sanderson said in the lawsuit that Paltrow was skiing out of control and smashed into him from […]

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Man sentenced for killing father, stuffing body in freezer

Man sentenced for killing father, stuffing body in freezer

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 29-year-old Provo man who strangled his father and then stuffed the body in a home freezer has been sentenced to at least six years and up to life in prison. Omar Carmona was sentenced Tuesday after previously pleading guilty but mentally ill to manslaughter and […]

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Public defenders representing man charged in officer’s death

Public defenders representing man charged in officer’s death

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Public defense attorneys have been appointed to represent a Utah man accused of killing a Provo police officer. The Daily Herald reports Judge Kraig Powel appointed attorneys Thomas Means and Erik Jacobson to represent 40-year-old Matt Frank Hoover during his appearance in the 4th District Court on Monday. […]

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