Courts & Legal

The Audi after it was hit by an SUV on May 12....
Carlysle Price

Man facing six charges after car accident that injured two

A man was charged Thursday in connection to a car accident on May 12 that injured two.
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View from outside the Utah State Prison....
Amy Donaldson, KSL Podcasts

‘The Letter Season 2’: Letters lead to meeting killer, life-changing moment

The sister of a murdered man reaches out to the killer. She did it without the knowledge of the rest of her family and it changed the course of all their lives.
3 days ago
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 21:Former U.S. President Donald Trump appears in court with attorneys Emil...
Michael R. Sisak, Jake Offenhartz, Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long

Defense rests without Trump taking the witness stand in his New York hush money trial

Donald Trump’s defense rests without the former president taking the witness stand in his New York hush money trial.
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A 4th District judge on Monday ordered Kent Cody Barlow, a man charged with causing the deaths of t...
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Man ordered to stand trial for murder in deaths of 2 Eagle Mountain toddlers playing in a corral

A 4th District judge on Monday ordered Kent Cody Barlow, a man charged with causing the deaths of two Eagle Mountain toddlers, to stand trial for two counts of murder.
4 days ago
Richins and her legal team in the courtroom....
Mark Jones

Judge grants motion to allow defense attorneys to withdraw from Kouri Richins case

In a private hearing Monday, the attorneys for Kouri Richins were granted a motion to withdraw as her defense team.
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Ioelu Ioelu Toafe, 42, being arrest by Unified police officers after leading them on chase in a sto...
Michael Houck

Body camera shows police chase involving man carjacking a woman with a BB gun

Police body camera shows the moments of a Salt Lake City man being arrested and questioned after carjacking a woman with a fake gun in 2022.
4 days ago
Former President Donald Trump appears at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, May 20, 2024 in New Yo...
Associated Press

Prosecution rests its case in Donald Trump’s hush money trial

Donald Trump's hush money trial entered its final stretch with the prosecution resting its case late Monday afternoon following the conclusion of star witness Michael Cohen 's testimony.
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Eliza Pace

Chad Daybell’s daughter and son take the stand, testify of Tammy Daybell’s health problems before her death

Chad Daybell's children took the stand for the defense on Monday morning, testifying that Tammy Daybell had some health problems prior to her death.
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Richins and her legal team in the courtroom....
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com

Kouri Richins’ attorneys ask to withdraw from representing her in murder case

Attorneys for Kouri Richins requested to withdraw as her defense counsel and asked a judge to appoint new defense attorneys on Friday.
6 days ago
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 9: Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) holds his notes as he speaks during a news confere...
Rio Yamat, Associated Press

An Arizona judge helped revive an 1864 abortion law. His lawmaker wife joined Democrats to repeal it

Lawmaker Shawnna Bolick, wife of Republican Arizona judge, joined Democrats to repeal an 1864 abortion law.
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Kouri Richins talks with her lawyers in court....
Devin Oldroyd, KSL NewsRadio

Kouri Richins defense team asks for prosecution to be dismissed

Kouri Richins’ defense team is asking that the prosecution be dismissed, alleging that prosecutors violated her Sixth Amendment rights.
7 days ago
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gil reviews body camera video from the shooting of Alex Stew...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Officers legally justified in shooting of armed military veteran suffering mental health crisis

Two Taylorsville police officers who shot a military veteran suffering a mental health crisis, were legally justified in using deadly force, the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office announced Friday.
7 days ago
Photo of Nile Thacker, a tiny tim's toymaker killed in a crash earlier this year....
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Jury finds man guilty of fatal DUI crash that killed toymaker

A man was convicted on Friday of causing a crash that killed a volunteer toymaker while driving under the influence.
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Lauren Steinbrecher and Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Cold Case Cracked: Suspect charged 28 years after West Valley mother’s murder

A huge case break was announced Thursday in a horrific crime that became a total mystery in the West Valley City community, for nearly 30 years. 
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Cary Hartmann being escorted by authorities in 1987....
Dave Cawley, KSL Podcasts

Suspect in Utah cold case back in prison on unrelated parole violation

A registered sex offender who spent more than 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting multiple women in Ogden during the 1980s is back in custody, after four years on parole.
8 days ago
John Prior speaks with Chad Daybell during a hearing in August 2020. Chad Daybell is returning to c...
Daniel Woodruff

Chad Daybell’s defense prepares to make case to jurors

Prosecutors have rested their case in the Chad Daybell murder trial. They did so Thursday morning following weeks of testimony and dozens of witnesses.
8 days ago
Landscape fabric covers the ground at a legal cannabis farm near Brewster, in north-central Washing...
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in historic shift

The Justice Department has formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy.
8 days ago
FILE: Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell...
Collin Leonard, KSL.com

Jailhouse phone call: Daybells thought there was a ‘3% chance there would be trouble’

A jailhouse phone call that Lori Vallow Daybell made to Chad Daybell "stuck out" to a Rexburg police detective.
9 days ago
Kouri Richins in a Park City court room during Wednesday's preliminary hearing....
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Preliminary hearing in Kouri Richins trial delayed to mid-June

A Summit County courtroom was filled Wednesday for a preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins, who is charged with murdering her husband.
9 days ago
Shante Johnson is a widow to Draper police officer Derek Johnson, who was killed in the line of dut...
Dan Rascon

Widows of fallen officers share their courtroom experiences

One day after burying their husband, father, and best friend, the family of Santaquin Police Sgt. Bill Hooser is now preparing themselves to spend a lot of difficult and painful time at the Provo Courthouse.
10 days ago
The Colorado River is pictured in Page, Ariz., on March 28, 2021. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)...
Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Proposed settlement is first step in securing Colorado River water for 3 Native American tribes

A proposed water rights settlement for three Native American tribes that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress has taken a major step forward with its introduction to the Navajo Nation Council.
10 days ago
Chad Daybell stands next to his attorney, John Prior, during his murder trial in Boise on Apr. 18....
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com.

Doctor testifies that Tammy Daybell’s bruising was inflicted just before or after death

Dr. Lily Marsden and the former Utah chief medical examiner took the stand in the Chad Daybell trial on Tuesday.
10 days ago
Kouri Richins, charged with killing her husband, looks on during a bail hearing on June 12, 2023, i...
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Kamas woman charged with murdering husband is found guilty of assaulting sister-in-law

A Kamas woman charged with murdering her husband and later writing a book about grieving was found guilty on Monday of assaulting her sister-in-law shortly after her husband's death.
11 days ago
Tylee Ryan, right, is pictured here with her brother, JJ Vallow. Chad Daybell, their mother's new h...
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Tylee’s best friend, people who examined her body testify in Chad Daybell murder trial

Jurors in the Chad Daybell murder trial heard testimony Monday from victim Tylee Ryan's best friend and from investigators who testified about marks found on Tylee's bones.
11 days ago

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