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  1. SEC freezes assets of Utah-based Ponzi scheme operatorRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | WHTC

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had frozen the assets of the operator of a Utah-based Ponzi scheme that raised more than $207 million from investors worldwide, mainly in the United States, India and Russia. In a complaint filed in federal court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, the SEC alleged that Traffic Monsoon LLC and Charles Scoville, its only member, falsely represented the company as a successful advertising firm, but raised more than 99 percent of its funds from new investors.

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  2. Reputed Utah militia leader charged with attempted bombingRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | WHTC

    A Utah militia commander with ties to renegade ranchers who were in the forefront of two armed standoffs with U.S. authorities has been arrested and charged with trying to bomb a government-owned cabin in Arizona, federal prosecutors said. William Keebler, described by authorities as leader of a group called the Patriots Defense Force, based in Stockton, Utah, appeared in court in Salt Lake City on Thursday to face a charge of attempted damage to federal property by means of fire or explosive.

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  3. Polygamous church leader escapes pre-trial Utah home confinementRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2016 | WHTC

    A leader of a Utah-based polygamous faith who has been charged in connection with a food stamp fraud and money laundering scheme has escaped from his pre-trial home confinement, officials said on Monday. The U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah said on its Twitter account that Lyle Jeffs fled sometime over the weekend and that an arrest warrant was issued by a judge on Sunday afternoon.

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  4. Salt Lake City's latest push for LGBT equality found at street levelRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2016 | WHTC

    Lawmakers in Salt Lake City, capital of the conservative, predominantly Mormon state of Utah, have voted to rename a downtown street after the slain San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk. The City Council gave unanimous approval late on Tuesday to a measure bestowing the honorary designation Harvey Milk Boulevard to the avenue 900 South, blocks from the world headquarters of the Mormon church.

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  5. U.S. polygamous church leaders indicted on food st...Read the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | WHTC

    Two brothers of imprisoned Utah polygamist Warren Jeffs and nine other members of a breakaway sect of the Mormon Church were charged on Tuesday with diverting money from a government food assistance program for the poor, federal prosecutors said. The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday as FBI agents and sheriff's deputies raided church-owned businesses and arrested leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah-Arizona border towns and in South Dakota.

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  6. Utah police officer shot dead, another wounded dur...Read the original story

    Jan 17, 2016 | WHTC

    A police officer was shot dead and another was wounded on Sunday by a suspect during a foot chase after a car crash outside of Salt Lake City, police said. Officer Doug Barney died after he was shot once and fellow officer Jon Richey was expected to survive after he was shot three times in Holladay, Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake Sheriff Jim Winder said at a news conference.

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  7. Probe faults Army lab's leaders over mistaken anth...Read the original story

    Jan 15, 2016 | WHTC

    Officials at an Army biodefense lab in Utah had multiple warning signs of safety issues but failed to take steps that could have averted the mistaken shipment of live anthrax to other labs, USA Today reported Friday, citing a military investigation. The newspaper, which obtained a copy of the military's accountability investigation, said the brigadier general who led the lab at Dugway Proving Ground, an Army facility southwest of Salt Lake City, was among a dozen individuals facing possible disciplinary action including the loss of jobs, for the failures that led to the anthrax shipments.

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  8. Two Air France flights from U.S. diverted by bomb ...Read the original story

    Nov 17, 2015 | WHTC

    Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the United States were diverted for several hours on Tuesday following anonymous bomb threats, and more than 700 passengers and crew were safely taken off the planes, officials said. Flight 65, an Airbus A-380 that departed from Los Angeles, landed safely in Salt Lake City, where passengers and crew were escorted into the terminal, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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  9. Utah former lawmaker to be Salt Lake City's first ...Read the original story

    Nov 17, 2015 | WHTC

    Former Utah Democratic state lawmaker Jackie Biskupski will become Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor after ousting a two-term incumbent in this month's vote, final election results showed on Tuesday. Biskupski, 49, whose campaign touted her experience working in the private sector and law enforcement, defeated fellow Democrat Ralph Becker, a former colleague in the legislature of the socially conservative state.

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  10. Mormon church expands on stance toward children of...Read the original story

    Nov 13, 2015 | WHTC

    Mormon church leaders elaborated on Friday about a recent policy on children in same sex marriages that drew fire from rights activists and prompted hundreds of members to say they planned to resign. The provisions, approved last week by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added same-sex marriage to the list of acts considered to be a renunciation of the Utah-based faith and subject to discipline, including excommunication.

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  11. Mormons to resign in Utah protest at church's gay ...Read the original story

    Nov 12, 2015 | WHTC

    Hundreds of Mormons plan to resign from the church in Salt Lake City this weekend at a protest against a church policy barring the children of married same-sex couples from receiving baptism, organizers said on Thursday. The policy, approved last week by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added same-sex marriage to the list of acts considered to be a renunciation of the Mormon faith and thus subject to church discipline, including excommunication.

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  12. Same-sex couples deemed Mormon apostates in renewe...Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2015 | WHTC

    The Mormon Church has deemed married same-sex couples to be apostates of the faith and their children ineligible for baptism in a reaffirmation of opposition to gay marriage months after endorsing fair housing and employment on the basis of sexual orientation. The new policy was approved by Mormon leaders - the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - to instruct local clergy how to proceed in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in June legalizing same-sex marriage and similar moves in other countries.

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