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  • Mother accused of giving nearly deadly amount of alcohol to disabled daughter sentenced

    OGDEN, Utah — A mother accused of giving her disabled daughter a nearly deadly amount of alcohol will go to jail for one year. Raquel Borce was sentenced by a 2nd District Court judge in Ogden on Wednesday. In April 2013, Borce’s daughter was found unconscious inside her Weber County apartment. Le’A Silva, who was 3 at the time, suffers from cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk. “It’s very hard, but I don’t think about it,” said her father, […]

  • Most Utahns oppose relocating state prison, according to new poll

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new poll from UtahPolicy.com shows a majority of Utahns want the Utah State Prison to remain at its current location in Draper. Lawmakers have said moving the prison is the most cost-effective thing to do, as it would free up the land for development while a brand new facility could be built somewhere else. But finding another location has been difficult. The State Prison Relocation Commission announced six possible sites earlier this month, but no […]

  • Car stolen with child inside has been located, girl OK

    SALT LAKE CITY — A car stolen from a Salt Lake apartment complex Tuesday prompted an Amber Alert that ended a few blocks away. According to authorities, a woman had left her 3-year-old granddaughter in the car while she ran into the management office at Eagles Landing Apartments along Redwood Road.  The car was left running, and as the toddler slept, police said someone jumped in the driver’s seat and took off. “Very scary — I was shaking,” said Aura […]

  • BYU students get CO scare at university’s approved off-campus housing

    PROVO, Utah — A group of students at Brigham Young University are criticizing the school and their landlords for a carbon monoxide leak they believe could have killed them. According to four roommates, a carbon monoxide detector in their unit had repeatedly sounded its alarm over the course of a week, but management never properly responded to their concerns. “It just baffles me that the maintenance and the management wouldn’t take this situation more seriously,” said Alex Martin, a senior […]

  • Fraternity at U of U recognized for efforts to stop sexual assaults on campus

    SALT LAKE CITY — Fraternities are usually faced with criticism when it comes to campus sexual assaults, but one at the University of Utah is receiving praise for their efforts to stop it. “I think it’s really incumbent upon men–specifically young, college, millennial age men–to step forth and lead out on this issue,” said Mitchell Cox, president of Beta Theta Pi. For the last year, Cox and his fraternity brothers have been sponsoring forums and events around campus to start […]

  • Saratoga Springs works on development deal to keep state prison out of town

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — There was only one item on the agenda at the Saratoga Springs city council meeting Tuesday night: how to keep a state prison out of the city. Since the State Prison Relocation Commission announced the city was one of six areas that could be the home of the new state prison, city officials have been working to quickly finalize another development deal. The land’s owners include Josh Romney, son of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and […]

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    Kearns mom accused of dumping baby in trash allowed ‘goodbye’ visit

    KEARNS, Utah — A mother from Kearns accused of trying to murder her newborn daughter will be allowed to visit the baby. According to a court order from 3rd District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills, one “goodbye” visit will be granted to Alicia Englert, 23, next week. Englert was arrested in August after authorities said she threw her two-day old baby in a neighbor’s trash can. “That’s a big deal. And they want to make sure that opportunity is provided when it […]

  • West Jordan residents, leaders protest possibility of state prison coming to town

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A quiet, sprawling piece of property in West Jordan is starting make quite a bit of noise among its neighbors. Next door to a local elementary school at 8200 South is the potential new home to the Draper State Prison. “We moved here for this very reason: serenity. Never did we think we’d have to be battling our elected officials for a prison that was in our backyard,” said residents Nathan and Christine Kidd. Families joined […]

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    Utah Dept. of Public Safety to equip all UHP officers with body cameras

    SALT LAKE CITY — The next time you are pulled over on the freeway, smile. You’ll probably be on camera. The Utah Department of Public Safety plans to equip all sworn officers with body cameras by the beginning of 2015. Officials said that will mean about 560 officers will be wearing them. “I think the public has a higher expectation of us. They want to know what we’re doing, and I think that these cameras are going to help all […]

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    Attorney for John Wall claims victim’s then boyfriend has changed his story

    SALT LAKE CITY — A former Salt Lake City pediatrician accused of murdering his ex-wife was back in court Thursday, and attorneys for John Wall said evidence suggests the victim’s then-boyfriend lied about what happened the day Uta Von Schwedler died. Nills Abramson is the one who found the woman dead in her bathtub in 2011. The defense team claims Abramson changed his story, suggesting he isn’t telling investigators everything. “He’s changed his story, and when people change their stories, […]

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    Utah lawmakers tasked with moving a prison no one seems to want

    SALT LAKE CITY — Where do you move an entire prison that no one seems to want? That’s the issue a group of lawmakers is facing right now. The State Prison Relocation Commission announced their short list for possible new homes to the Utah State Prison, and they were met with pushback immediately. “Keeping it in Draper is the best option,” said Heidi Balderree, a Utah County resident. She and others packed the commission’s meeting Thursday to voice their concerns […]

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    Police: Body found in Jordan River confirmed as Kayelyn Louder

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Nine weeks of searching for Murray woman Kayelyn Louder ended along the Jordan River, where her body was found Monday. “This is worst case scenario,” said Allen Robins, a private investigator for the Louder family. Police in West Valley City found Louder in about three to four feet of water under a bridge. Because the body was significantly decomposed, authorities could only identify her through dental records Tuesday afternoon. “I know that the family was […]

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