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  • Woman accused of leaving newborn in trash can bails out of jail

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Kearns woman charged with attempted murder after her baby was found in a neighbor’s garbage can was released from jail Monday night. As she exited the Salt Lake County Jail, Alicia Englert, 23, spoke to FOX 13 about the case. “I’m embarrassed and it shouldn’t have happened,” Englert said. Prosecutors contend Englert secretly gave birth to a baby girl in August, and then did not feed the infant for more than a day before […]

  • Family releases autopsy results of Darrien Hunt, who was fatally shot by police

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – The family of Darrien Hunt, the 22 year-old shot to death by police in Saratoga Springs, released the findings of an autopsy they paid for Friday afternoon. That autopsy, conducted by a former chief medical examiner for Utah, indicates Hunt was shot five to six times, with several shots in the back. “I think they’re covering something up, and they’re trying to find anything they can to justify their actions,” said Hunt’s mother, Susan Hunt, during […]

  • Proposed bill would outfit all Utah law enforcement officers with body cameras

    SALT LAKE CITY — The NAACP of Utah and a state Republican lawmaker are teaming up to try to get a body camera for every Utah law enforcement officer. Representative Dan McCay of Riverton and NAACP Tri-State President Jeanetta Williams are working together to write a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would require all police officers in the state to wear body cameras on the job. “Body cams are really the best opportunity for us to be in […]

  • Feminist gamer won’t speak at Utah schools until guns prohibited

    LOGAN, Utah — Anita Sarkeesian, a popular online video game critic and outspoken feminist, is outraged at the way the Utah State University handled terroristic-type threats that were made against her if she spoke at the university this week. Wednesday, Sarkeesian spoke to FOX 13 News after death threats and Utah’s laws regarding guns on campus prompted her to cancel an appearance at Utah State University. I won't be speaking at any Utah institution again until such time as firearms […]

  • Utah District Court closed to remember ‘founder of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade’

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Columbus Day is meant to commemorate when Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in October of 1492. But the holiday has stirred up debate in the past. While known for his discovery, Columbus is also recognized for establishing a route between Europe and the Americas, which led to slavery and colonization. On Monday, an unnamed Utah District Court employee pointed out the controversy in the holiday, with a voicemail recording that some didn’t find so […]

  • Davis Co. school bus driver arrested on DUI charges

    DRAPER, Utah — A Davis School District bus driver was arrested Monday morning accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs while taking students and parents on a field trip to Brigham Young University. Police pulled 39-year-old Lycia Martinez over on Interstate 15 near 12300 South in Draper. Not long before Utah Highway Patrol started tailing the school bus along I-15, they received a call from the people on board. “We’re in a Davis District school bus, and we […]

  • Officials rule Bingham High School’s Haka allowed at home games only

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — They chant it at every football game, but a new rule is cracking down on Bingham High School’s infamous Haka. For years, the school’s football team has performed the dance before their games to energize themselves and their fans. But recent complaints that the chant was unsportsmanlike and disrespectful have prompted administrators to limit it to home games only. “It’s total malarkey,” said Dee Degooyer, a parent of a Bingham player. Following a game between Bingham […]

  • Sandy sexual assault suspect

    Woman speaks after alleged sexual assault at pool in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah — Sandy Police are looking for a man they said sexually assaulted a woman while she was sunbathing at her apartment complex. The incident happened the afternoon of September 25. Investigators said the woman was tanning by the pool as a man stood watching her from a distance, plotting an assault. “I was just out reading a book; I had my head down, kind of unaware of my surroundings,” said the woman, who spoke to FOX 13 News […]

  • Utah Transit Authority to expand service, make improvements

    SALT LAKE CITY — For those who rely on public transit to get around, the cost of travel will remain the same–for now. In its 2015 budget proposal, the Utah Transit Authority plans to maintain its current customer fares, while expanding its holiday service. UTA Spokesman Remi Barron said they aim to serve a variety of customer needs. “Some people have to work,” he said. “Some people want to get to the fireworks in Sugar House Park. They’ll be able […]

  • SLC Council looks at development plans for west Salt Lake

    SALT LAKE CITY — On the east side of Salt Lake City, business is always moving in and out of the intersection at 9th and 9th. But head 18 blocks to the west, and it’s just passing by. “It’s got so much more potential than any other business node in the city. It’s just up to the city to help it come to life,” said Salt Lake City councilman Kyle LaMalfa, who represents District 2. Since 2011, the city has […]

  • County clerks issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples

    SALT LAKE CITY — The short line at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office was easy Monday, considering how long Lynda Coleman and Alisha Matthews had waited to stand there. “We’ve been together, gosh, I would say seven years,” Coleman said. Just hours after same-sex marriage licenses could be issued in the state, the couple came to get theirs. “There has been a lot of heartache involved in getting to this point of acceptance,” Coleman said. “And it feels really […]

  • After years of struggling with infertility, Utah couple has baby shower for quadruplets

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Ashley Gardner had begun to think she was never going to be a mom. After spending years watching her siblings build their own families, she was faced with the challenges of infertility. “It’s really heartbreaking when you can’t get there,” Gardner said. “I’ve always wanted to just be a ,om.” But on Friday in Pleasant Grove, she walked into her baby shower with a smile. After 8 years of struggle, Gardner is pregnant with quadruplets. “I’m […]

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