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Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say a Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver passed out on the highway. The Utah Highway Patrol says the passenger took over Friday morning as the driver suffered a medical problem and began […]

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Utah Highway Patrol: 1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash

Utah Highway Patrol: 1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash

VEYO, Utah (AP) — The state Highway Patrol says a woman was killed and a second driver seriously injured Tuesday in a crash in southwestern Utah. The Highway Patrol says the wreck occurred on State Route 180 near Veto in Washington County. No identities or additional information was released.

Utah board grants parole for lifer who killed state trooper

Utah board grants parole for lifer who killed state trooper

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Utah highway Patrol trooper in 1993 has been granted release on parole next March when he’ll have served nearly 27 years of his life sentence. The parole board announced Friday approval of parole for 43-year-old Jason Scott Pearson who […]

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I-70 traffic stops leads to chase and drug bust

I-70 traffic stops leads to chase and drug bust

A traffic stop in Sevier County on Monday lead to a police chase and drug bust. According to Utah Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Quincy Brown was pulled over Monday for an equipment violation while traveling East on I-70. The officer called for a K-9 to sniff the vehicle and when the […]

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Aurora man dies in one-car crash

An Aurora man is dead after a one-car crash in Sevier County on Wednesday afternoon. 86-year-old Con Anderson may have suffered from a medical issue leading to the crash, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Anderson was driving northbound or SR-24 when he moved to the right shoulder, over-corrected and […]

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Man who killed trooper says he’s sorry for being a ‘coward’

Man who killed trooper says he’s sorry for being a ‘coward’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Utah highway trooper in 1993 says he’s sorry for being “a coward” when he fatally shot the officer during a highway pursuit. Jason Scott Pearson said Tuesday at a parole hearing at the Utah state prison that he was […]

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Bikers call for more penalties in response to deadly crashes

Bikers call for more penalties in response to deadly crashes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes. The Deseret News reports a group of about 30 motorcyclists met with law enforcement officials Wednesday in Midvale to discuss what they want Utah […]

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Utah Highway Patrol probes death of pedestrian on I-215

Utah Highway Patrol probes death of pedestrian on I-215

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the man who was hit and killed by a vehicle weeks ago on U.S. Interstate 215 in Salt Lake City and is asking for the public’s help to track down suspects in the possible hit-and-run. The highway patrol said […]

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Orderville Man Pronounced Dead After Early Wednesday Crash Near Cedar City

Orderville Man Pronounced Dead After Early Wednesday Crash Near Cedar City

IRON COUNTY, Utah-Per a report from Fox 13 of Salt Lake City, an Orderville man was pronounced dead after an early Wednesday morning crash 13 miles south of Cedar City. The report states that 21-year-old Joshua M. Caruso of Orderville, around 3:00 am MDT Wednesday morning, was driving southbound in […]

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Neighboring states’ legal pot means bigger busts in Utah

Neighboring states’ legal pot means bigger busts in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Highway Patrol is seizing more marijuana on state highways and interstates since the drug has been legalized in a number of Western states. John Huber, the U.S. Attorney for Utah, says drug busts within the state’s borders historically yielded only a few pounds […]

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