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2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

In this Aug. 14, 2014, file photo, attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Drink, Soft Drinks, South Jordan, UT

6 hrs ago | Deseret News

Unified police chief cleared in shooting of Taylorsville man

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced Friday that Wyant was justified in responding with potentially deadly force when he shot Jared Roskelley, 31, after Roskelley drew his gun rather than complying with orders to keep his hands up and not touch his weapon.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Deseret News

Report: Officer was justified in shooting man who had threatened police

A West Jordan police officer was legally justified when he shot a man last month, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced Friday.

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Related Topix: West Jordan, UT

Star-Telegram.com

Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case

Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can.

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Related Topix: Kearns, UT

KSL-TV

Prisoner prematurely released from jail, arrested hours later

A man booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday was prematurely released Thursday, but was later arrested and booked.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, West Jordan, UT

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Parents of mom accused of putting newborn in trash say their daughter has learning disability

The parents of a woman accused of putting her baby in a trash can in hopes it would die spoke about their daughter Wednesday, saying there is another side to the story and that their daughter has learning disabilities.

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Related Topix: Kearns, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale

The Salt Lake County Health Department closed Rice King restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for creating an "imminent health hazard due to excessive critical violations."

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Related Topix: Midvale, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

D.A. expects charges decision in Utah Dickey's poison tea case next week

Prosecutors expect to decide next week on what charges to file in connection with the poisoning of a woman's tea at a South Jordan barbecue restaurant.

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Related Topix: South Jordan, UT

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Area unemployment rate makes slight drop

The unemployment rate for Tooele County continued a slow decline in July.The Department of Workforce Services reported that the July 2014 unemployment rate for Tooele County was 4.4 percent compared to 4.5 percent in June 2014, leaving 1,347 residents out of work and looking for a job.Tooele County's unemployment rate started out 2014 at 5.0 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Utah County, UT, Davis County, UT

Deseret News

Camp Williams holding open houses for land use study

The public is invited to attend open houses to learn about the Camp Williams Joint Land Use Study and provide input to the project team.

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Related Topix: Herriman, UT, Eagle Mountain, UT, Lehi, UT, Utah County, UT

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KSL-TV

Color-changing, flood-blocking mine project has homeowners concerned

The familiar yellow-brown color of the Kennecott Copper Mine has been a staple on the southwestern edge of the Salt Lake Valley for years - but a color change is happening.

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Related Topix: Mining, Kennecott Utah Copper, Herriman, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Detectives crack 1991 Utah murder mystery

Unified Police believe they've solved a Holladay woman's 23-year-old cold case, thanks to DNA and Legos.

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Related Topix: Holladay, UT, Prison

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Legos help investigators solve 23-year-old cold case murder

In 1991, the Salt Lake County Sheriff was called to the scene of a murder after family members found Johnson's body.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Holiday weekend DUI crackdown targets S. Salt Lake

Drive drunk, high or both in South Salt Lake this Labor Day weekend and it could be off to jail for you.

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Related Topix: South Salt Lake, UT

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Library Journal

Design Institute Archive: Salt Lake City - " Spring 2014

Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library, this newest installment of our highly acclaimed library building and design event will bring you the latest design thinking to insure that your libraries remain vital community learning and gathering spaces.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City Weekly

Members of the Public Rip UTA Over Recent Audit and Bus Service

A legislative audit released this week dumped 133 pages of damning findings on the Utah Transit Authority, pummeling the agency for everything from fat executive bonuses to the questionable decision to pre pay a developer $10 million up front for a parking garage that the developer never even submitted official plans for.

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Related Topix: Draper, UT

KSL-TV

Police: Vandal caught after falsely reporting own truck as stolen

Occupants of a truck damaged numerous mailboxes and cars by hitting them with a baseball bat early Wednesday morning, police said.

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Related Topix: Cottonwood Heights, UT, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Deseret News

Parents say daughter didn't understand her actions when she put baby in trash

An officer escorts an unidentified woman from a home in Kearns after a recently born baby was found in a trash bin of a home next door, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 The distraught parents of a Kearns woman accused of disposing of her newborn daughter in a trash say their daughter has "special needs" and didn't understand what she was doing.

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Related Topix: Kearns, UT, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Parenting

Salt Lake Tribune

UPD: Last of 4 suspects in Magna stabbings arrested

Unified Police on Wednesday arrested the last of four suspects in the Aug. 22 stabbings of two men in Magna.

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Related Topix: Magna, UT, Kearns, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Op-ed: Taxation without fair explanati...

On July 15, the following news headline appeared in The Tribune : "Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed."

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Related Topix: Opinion

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