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  • Utahns at greater risk for sun cancer than most in U.S.; experts offer prevention tips

    SALT LAKE CITY — Year after year, Utah is usually in the top three for the states with the highest risk for skin cancer. Doctor Tawnya Bowles, a surgical oncologist at Intermountain Medical Center, spoke about the factors that put Utahns at risk for skin cancer. “We have a couple of things working against us,” she said. “One is that we’re at a higher elevation than other places. So, when we’re outdoors doing activities, we get more exposure to the […]

  • Utah woman’s body found in duffel bag outside Seattle apartment

    SEATTLE – Authorities have identified a body found in a duffel bag in Seattle as that of a 23-year-old woman from Utah who was visiting the area. According to KCPQ, a maintenance worker found Jenna K. Ferguson’s body in a bag outside a Seattle-Tacoma apartment Monday. The King County medical examiner said Ferguson likely died on July 20 and her body was found in the bag July 27. Officials have not confirmed how Ferguson died but authorities are investigating her death […]

  • LDS Church may part ways with BSA, but other sponsors might return as ban on gay leaders ends

    SALT LAKE CITY — The relationship between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America goes back a century, but, soon, it could all be coming to an end. Following the BSA’s vote to lift its ban on gay leaders, the LDS Church has expressed an interest in leaving the organization and starting a similar group of its own. “I do believe the impact will be on the youth,” said Drew Reese, a member […]

  • Series of close calls near popular target shooting area in Davis County causes concern

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A popular site for target shooting in Davis County has turned into a dangerous place for the public, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Over the last year, they have responded to multiple reports of stray bullets coming too close to visitors near the entrance of Antelope Island. “Those who are not being safe are basically putting everything at risk,” said Jason Curry, who is a spokesman for the Division of Forestry, Fire and State […]

  • Herriman residents pack city hall, raise concerns about Blackridge Reservoir

    HERRIMAN, Utah — A crowd packed Herriman City Hall Tuesday night, demanding the city address overcrowding in their neighborhood. They all live around the Blackridge Reservoir, a popular summer spot they believe has become too popular. “There’s got to be some sort of a safety limit. We don’t go to the reservoir anymore,” said one resident. Herriman City officials called the meeting to address residents’ concerns about overcrowding at the reservoir, and the parking issues that have arisen as a […]

  • Boy Scouts of America officially end ban on gay leaders

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Boy Scouts of America officially ended its ban on gay scout leaders Monday, a move that many had long anticipated. The national executive board formally passed a resolution that removes national restrictions on openly gay adult leaders and employees. Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution, which took effect immediately. However, the decision did not find support from leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which expressed […]

  • Family living near scene of murder in West Valley City says they’ve received death threats

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — They live near the location of a murder in West Valley City, and now a family claims they’re receiving death threats because of it. Last week, we told you about a family who owns the property where Kailey Vijil, 12, was found dead. While they had nothing to do with her death, Eric Tetro said his family continues to be blamed for the killing. “I just wish people would understand it’s not us,” Tetro said. […]

  • Idaho couple believes body found in Little Cottonwood Canyon is their son

    SALT LAKE CITY — A couple from Idaho believes human remains found in Little Cottonwood Canyon could be their son. John Ehlers was notified by Unified Police on Wednesday that there may be a connection between the remains and the case of his son, 48-year-old Corry Ehlers, who disappeared in May 2012. “They feel pretty sure that this is Corry,” Ehlers said. “They found his Costco card with his picture on it, and then they found his American Express card.” […]

  • Hikers find human remains in Little Cottonwood Canyon

    Climbers find human remains in Little Cottonwood Canyon

    LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah – Authorities are investigating after human remains were found in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen said the human bones were found Tuesday morning near Alta. Hansen said climbers found a shoe near the south slope of Alta and thought it was just trash until they realized there was a human foot in the shoe, no flesh only bones. He said the bones have been there for at least a year. Crews went to the scene […]

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    Aggravated murder charge filed against teen in Kailey Vijil’s death

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has filed an aggravated murder charge against a 15-year-old boy accused of killing a 12-year-old girl in West Valley City last week. Prosecutors are asking a juvenile court judge to certify the boy as an adult, where he could potentially face a life sentence if he is convicted. FOX 13 is not naming the boy because he is still a juvenile in the court system. “This was an issue that […]

  • Victim speaks about encounter with man who scammed him into paying for unwanted car repairs

    OREM, Utah — In a matter of days, a group of travelers has managed to dupe residents out of hundreds of dollars, according to Orem Police. “They’re a little bit pushy, a little bit aggressive,” said Lt. Craig Martinez with Orem police. The reports to police have come from drivers, who all share similar stories. Over the weekend, several were approached by groups driving in pick-up trucks, offering car repair services.  When they turned the offer down, Martinez said, the […]

  • Candidates take the stage for debate in Salt Lake City Mayoral race

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates squared off Thursday night during a debate sponsored by The Salt Lake Tribune. The race now includes five candidates: Incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker; City Council Chairman Luke Garrott; Former state representative Jackie Biskupski; local activist George Chapman; and businessman Dave Robinson. During the debate, which was held at the Salt Lake City Library, the group tackled a wide range of topics, including the economy, policing and homeless services. “This administration has […]

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