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1 hr ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Rolly: GOP whispering about post-elect...

About a dozen Utah legislators recently attended the Salt Lake Valley Conference of Mayors meeting at the new Living Planet Aquarium in Draper , where the discussion focused on tax increases.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Draper, UT, US News, Salt Lake City, UT, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Op-ed: I can give S.L. County Recorder...

Citizens of Utah were outraged in 2011 when the Legislature passed a law limiting what records were available for public scrutiny.

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Related Topix: Opinion

9 hrs ago | Deseret News

Man arrested in Olympus Cove homicide investigation

A man was taken into custody as part of a homicide investigation after the death of a 70-year-old man Friday morning.

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10 hrs ago | Deseret News

Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Taylorsville

Officers were called to a home near 5514 S. Ridgecrest Drive after shots were fired near the rear of the residence but wounding no one, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff James Winder.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT

15 hrs ago | KSL-TV

1 dead at possibly hazardous Millcreek crime scene

Authorities say they have a 29-year-old suspect in custody after his father was found dead at a possibly hazardous crime scene in Millcreek.

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Related Topix: Millcreek, UT

23 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Country star Jo Dee Messina performs at Salt Lake County Fair

Country singer Jo Dee Messina has so many good things to say about Utah, she could practically write a commercial.

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Related Topix: Jo Dee Messina, Country, Sundance Film Festival, South Jordan, UT, Willie Nelson

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Woman, allegedly claiming to be foreign heiress, charged with $250,000 securities fraud

A 78-year-old German woman who investigators say conned four people out of more than $200,000 by convincing them she was a foreign heiress was charged Thursday in 3rd District Court.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Salt Lake County spreading the word about underutilized tax relief programs

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams speaks along with Rachel Casey, right, and County Treasurer Wayne Cushing, during a press conference about a tax relief program that is available to low-income or disabled residents at Rachel Casey's home at 652 East Bryan Avenue, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Work begins on final office building at Lehi's tech hub

Lehi a The last piece of a major office development and technology hub in northern Utah County has begun to take shape.

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Related Topix: Lehi, UT, Utah County, UT, Provo, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

'Armed and dangerous' S. Jordan Walmart robbery suspect arrested

In the end, an "armed and dangerous" fugitive who eluded police for three days after allegedly pointing a gun at a South Jordan Walmart employee surrendered peacefully.

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Related Topix: South Jordan, UT, West Valley City, UT, Sandy, UT

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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

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

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

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