Crime

FILE - This April 18, 2024, photo released by the Utah Department of Corrections shows death row in...
Colleen Slevin and Matthew Brown, Associated Press

A man on death row for a 1998 murder asks Utah’s parole board for mercy

Utah officials began hearing testimony Monday about whether a man facing execution next month should be spared the death penalty for murdering his girlfriend's mother and instead remain imprisoned for life.
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A former San Juan County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse. (San...
Daniel Woodruff

Former Utah sheriff’s deputy arrested in child sex abuse case

A former San Juan County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse.
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A 8th District Court judge signed an execution warrant for Taberon Dave Honie on Monday, a man who ...
Brian Carlson

Utah switching lethal drug for upcoming prisoner execution

The state is now changing the drug it plans to use to execute convicted killer Taberone Honie in just a matter of weeks.
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An aerial view shows law enforcement members at the home of Thomas Matthew Crooks in Bethel Park, P...
John Miller and Shania Shelton, CNN

Investigators believe Trump’s would-be assassin flew a drone over rally site on the day of the shooting

Investigators believe the gunman who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump may have used a drone on a reconnaissance trip to the rally site on the day of the shooting, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told CNN.
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV, and Kennedy Camarena, KSL NewsRadio

Police: SLC driver helps 12-year-old girl fend off alleged kidnapper; suspect in custody

Police say a 12-year-old girl and her friend are safe after fighting off a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap one of the girls.
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The state of Utah announced Saturday it is changing its method of lethal injection for Taberon Dave...
Collin Leonard, KSL.com

State changes execution drug, at ‘significant cost,’ to dismiss death row civil suit

Utah Department of Corrections officials say they have found a way to procure a more commonly used drug for the execution of Taberon Dave Honie scheduled for Aug. 8.
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Josh Ellis

Man arrested, accused of shooting man in Salt Lake City

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and seriously injured a 27-year-old man.
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A trailer full of lacrosse goals was stolen from a Sandy shop earlier this month, but was later loc...
Andrew Adams

High school lacrosse player spots goals, trailer stolen from Sandy shop

Often what is stolen is gone for good and that could have been what happened when thieves stole a trailer full of lacrosse goals from a local business this week. However, a community of athletes came together in a way the bad guys probably weren’t expecting.
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Family has identified Gavin Peterson as the boy who died July 9, following neglect that spanned yea...
Shara Park

12-year-old suspected child abuse victim identified

Family identifies suspected child abuse victim in West Haven as 12-year-old Gavin Peterson.
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Officials with the the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Resources are...
Mark Jones

Officials seeking information regarding deaths of two California condors

Officials with the the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Resources are seeking information regarding the deaths of two California condors in southern Utah.
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A barn fire in Mantua, police believe was set intentionally. (Catherine Hanson)...
Darby Sparks

Police: Someone is setting empty buildings on fire in Mantua amid wildfire season

Police in Mantua are seeking more information after a string of fires they believe to be arson have burned down empty buildings along Rocky Dugway Road, an area that is vulnerable to wildfires.
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Carlysle Price

Daniel Martinez sentenced for Draper party shooting

Daniel Martinez was sentenced Thursday to 50 years to life for the deaths of Jonathan Fuentes and Austin Powell at a Draper party shooting, according to a release from the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.
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People have created a memorial for the 12-year-old boy who died June 9 from malnutrition and abuse....
Pat Reavy, KSL.com, and Shara Park, KSL TV

3 family members arrested, accused of causing death of emaciated 12-year-old boy

The father, stepmother and older brother of a 12-year-old West Haven boy who died on July 9 have been arrested and are accused of causing the boy's death following years of abuse.
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An American Fork couple found dead in their home of a murder-suicide last month apparently had "dra...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com

‘I think my dad killed my mom,’ man says in 911 call of American Fork murder-suicide

Last month, an American Fork couple who had been married for over 30 years and had six children together were found dead inside their home.
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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill holds a press conference April 24, 2023. On Wednesday, ...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com

3 Unified police officers found justified in killing man during Kearns shootout

Three Unified police officers were legally justified when they shot and killed a man in a shootout while responding to a domestic violence call.
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front doors and a plaque...
Alexander Campbell

Three arrested on suspicion of beating, robbing Springville homeowner

Three Utah locals have been arrested, following an investigation into an aggravated robbery in Springville. 
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Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman speaks during a news conference about a man shot and killed b...
Steve Almasy and Cindy VonQuednow, CNN

Police from Ohio assisting with security at Republican National Convention fatally shoot man

Ohio police officers who were in Milwaukee to help with security at the Republican National Convention shot and killed a man Tuesday who local authorities said had knives in both hands and was trying to attack another man.
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Pat Reavy, KSL.com, Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Man offered to pay teen for sex in Sandy, where he was confronted by 20 teens, police say

A Weber County man who police say traveled to Sandy where he thought he was going to pay a teenage girl for sex was arrested after he was confronted by about 20 other teenagers after he arrived.
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John Miller and Sabrina Shulman, CNN

Trump shooter requested Saturday off from work said he’d be back on Sunday, officials say

The shooter who attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump on Saturday normally would have been at work that day, but he told his boss he needed that the day off because he had “something to do,” according to multiple law enforcement officials.
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Mark Jones

Wanted fugitive arrested in Duchesne County

Deputies with the Duchesne County Sheriff's Office took a wanted fugitive into custody last week in Fruitland.
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A jury has found Sen. Bob Menendez, pictured outside of Manhattan Federal Court on May 14, guilty o...
Lauren del Valle, Kara Scannell, Sabrina Souza and Nicki Brown, CNN

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez found guilty in federal corruption trial; Chuck Schumer calls on him to resign

A jury has found Sen. Bob Menendez guilty on all counts in his federal corruption trial.
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Community members gathered on Monday to memorialize the teen killed in a West Valley shooting. (KSL...
Debbie Worthen

Community mourns loss of Judge Memorial athlete following West Valley shooting

Friends and family of a Judge Memorial high school student are mourning the loss of the 17-year-old after he was shot and killed this weekend.
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Department of Public Safety says the threats against state leaders is on the increase. (KSL TV)...
Darby Sparks

As Utah political threats rise, security measures becoming tighter, says DPS

The Department of Public Safety says threats in 2024 have already been high. Given the attempted assassination of a former president over the weekend, they say security measures could become even more rigid for political events locally.
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Mark Jones

Utah man sentenced in smartphone scheme that defrauded investors out of $10 million

A 60-year-old Utah man was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 29 months in jail after he admitted to defrauding hundreds of investors out of $10 million in his smartphone company — SAYGUS.
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