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10 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

UHP: Bizarre chase over 2 freeways, 2 counties

A 50-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Wednesday, the day after his veering car led Utah Highway Patrol troopers on a bizarre chase stretching over two freeways and two counties.

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Related Topix: Davis County, UT

14 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City police nab violent ex-con in alleged RV kidnap

An ex-con with a history of domestic violence - including a 1996 incident where he shot and wounded his then wife - has been arrested by Salt Lake City police for allegedly holding another woman against her will in his RV.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

22 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake program's goal is to shed light on kestrels

Millcreek a What a homestead this could be, Hawkwatch International scientist Dave Oleyar said while installing a bird nesting box recently in a sturdy tree in Tanner Park.

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Related Topix: Millcreek, UT, Oquirrh, UT

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KSL-TV

Long road to trial for Swallow, Shurtleff begins Wednesday

Shurtleff and Swallow will make their first appearances in 3rd District Court as criminal defendants, facing a total of 21 second- and third-degree felony charges that include engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity, receiving or soliciting a bribe, evidence tampering and making false statements.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Deseret News

Man charged in Liberty Park child kidnapping investigation

A man who investigators say walked off with a 6-year-old girl during Pioneer Day festivities at Liberty Park but was spotted before getting too far was charged Tuesday.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Sandy approves annexation of Oak Valley Drive

When Ray Goodson's house flooded a few years back, he watched Sandy City officials help his neighbors clean the water damage to their homes for free, while he had to pay $20,000 in repairs out of his own pocket.

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Related Topix: Sandy, UT, Magna, UT, White City, UT, Millcreek, UT

Deseret News

Drunk driver goes airborne, crashes into Kearns living room, police say

A home suffered heavy damage Monday night after an allegedly drunk woman driving an SUV went airborne and ended up inside the house in a spectacular crash.

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Related Topix: Kearns, UT, Herriman, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Graduating to a life without drugs

The 21-year-old had been using drugs to soothe anxiety and loneliness since he began tinkering with the bottles in his family's medicine cabinet almost a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Sandy, UT

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KSL-TV

Police serve warrant for sexual assault, find illegal drugs, cash

While serving a search warrant on a man's home Monday, investigators found illegal drugs and a "sizeable amount of cash," according to police.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cottonwood Heights, UT

KSL-TV

Ex-officer charged with manslaughter gets high-profile legal help

A University of Utah criminal law professor says a former West Valley City police detective should not have been charged with manslaughter.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, West Valley City, UT

KSL-TV

Former federal judge joins defense of ex-officer charged with manslaughter

A former federal judge says criminal charges should never have been filed against a West Valley police detective who shot and killed a woman during an undercover drug investigation.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of Utah

Deseret News

Ex-federal judge says West Valley detective should never have been charged

A former federal judge says criminal charges should never have been filed against a West Valley police detective who shot and killed a woman during an undercover drug investigation.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of Utah

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City police nab not-so-bright druggie

Except for a brief foot chase, it may have been one of the easiest drug arrests ever for Salt Lake City police.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

South Jordan nearing decision on split

Months of arguments, frustration and tension have all led up to the next two weeks - when South Jordan City leaders will finally decide whether to place the question of a school district split before voters.

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Related Topix: South Jordan, UT, Education Etc., West Jordan, UT

KSL-TV

Ex-officer charged with manslaughter gets high-profile legal help

A University of Utah criminal law professor says a former West Valley City police detective should not have been charged with manslaughter.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, West Valley City, UT

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Deseret News

Salt Lake bike share program doubles in size

Todd Whitcomb returns a GREENbike after grabbing lunch in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, Provo, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Experts doubt former Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together

Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah's embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Deseret News

Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting Friday

A 31-year-old Millcreek man was shot and killed Friday after firing on police officers who responded to a domestic dispute at the man's home, police said.

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Related Topix: Millcreek, UT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Deseret News

Salt Lake County property tax increases proposed

All increases are based on a countywide average value of $251,000. The same value is used for both residential and commercial properties.

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Related Topix: South Salt Lake, UT, Midvale, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, West Valley City, UT

Deseret News

State committee studying feasibility of extending online voting to more Utahns

Heather Young casts her vote with her son Bryce at her side Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Fort Herriman Middle School.

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Related Topix: Utah, Herriman, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

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