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  • Visiting Salt Lake City the subject of satire in recent Onion production

    SALT LAKE CITY — For those looking to visit Utah, you should know, you can leave at any time. That’s the message of a new tourism ad posted by the satirical online magazine, The Onion. It’s a one minute clip showing the attractions of our state, all the while reminding people they don’t have to see any of it. A narrator starts off the video saying, “Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah’s picturesque state capitol and a gateway to the […]

  • Family of woman burned by tainted tea served at Dickey’s discusses her recovery

    SALT LAKE CITY – A woman was critically injured after she drank a cup of a restaurant’s sweet tea that had been tainted by cleaning chemicals, and Thursday the woman’s family spoke to the media and said it looks like Jan Harding is going to survive. Harding, 67, drank the tea at a Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurant in South Jordan on August 10, and she suffered internal burns. A former Dickey’s employee spoke to FOX 13 News about how the cleaning […]

  • Mom outraged, employee on leave after student served lunch from trash can

    UPDATE: School district officials spoke Thursday about the incident and the steps they have taken in response, click here for details. Previous story continues below. PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A mother in Pleasant Grove is furious with staff at the city’s junior high school after she said they fed her daughter lunch out of a trash can. Sierra Prince is a special needs student in the 8th grade at Pleasant Grove Junior High School. While Wednesday was only her second […]

  • War on cybercrimes priority for FBI

    SALT LAKE CITY — At any moment all around the world, a crime is being committed online. A map by cyber security group, Norse, shows it happening in real time, pinpointing where the attack is coming from and who it’s against. “We’re facing criminals who are sitting in their basements halfway around the world thinking it’s a freebie to steal Americans’ identity and their money. And they’re moving at the speed of light, said James Comey, director of the Federal […]

  • Woman improves after drinking tainted tea from Dickey’s

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office will be weighing in on the case of a woman who bought a toxic cup of tea from a Dickey’s Barbecue in South Jordan. On Monday, authorities said they finished their investigation into the incident and would be handing the case over to have it screened for criminal charges. “We still don’t know if it’s going to rise to a criminal level, but we want to make sure with […]

  • Rebecca Rackley, a former employee of a Dickey's in South Jordan, spoke to FOX 13 News about the toxic mix that wound up in a woman's tea.

    Former Dickey’s employee: Restaurant knew about toxic mix that ended up in tea

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – A 67-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she suffered chemical burns due to tea tainted by a cleaning compound. Now a former employee at the restaurant where the tea was served says the incident could have been avoided. Harding was hospitalized after drinking sweet tea that contained the chemical sodium hydroxide, and Rebecca Rackley tells FOX 13 News she is the one who mixed the chemical into the sugar—but she said that was done weeks ago […]

  • Family of woman critically injured after drinking tainted tea speaks

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Jim and Jan Harding have been standing side by side since August of 1968, a date that today is hard to count down to when her days could be numbered. “A week from tomorrow will be 46 years,” said Jim Harding. “I just want to get to it and be able to celebrate it.” Jan Harding has been in critical condition since Sunday, when she visited the Dickey’s Barbecue in South Jordan and was served a […]

  • Family’s attorney speaks as woman who drank tainted tea remains in critical condition

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — She drank one sip of sweet tea and was in critical condition just hours later. According to police, Jan Harding, 67, ordered the drink from a Dickey’s Barbecue in South Jordan. It turned out to be mixed with a cleaning supply that burned her mouth and throat. Harding has been in critical condition in the University of Utah Hospital’s burn unit since Sunday. “Her family is just praying desperately that she’ll survive this,” said Paxton Guymon, […]

  • Update: Employee mixed chemical in sweet tea thinking it was sugar, woman in critical condition

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A woman eating at a Dickey’s Barbeque Pit in South Jordan remains in critical condition after she was poisoned from a cup of sweet tea. Within seconds of tasting the drink Sunday afternoon, authorities said 67-year-old Jan Harding’s mouth and throat started to burn. Harding’s attorney said Jan spit out the tea, turned to her husband and said, “I think I just drank acid.” An analysis of the drink found there was not only tea in the […]

  • Pet owners voice safety concerns to SLC council meeting

    SALT LAKE CITY — On June 18, a search for a missing child led a Salt Lake City police officer to a backyard in Sugarhouse, where he instead found a 2-year old Weimeraner named Geist. What happened next was considered to be a justified shooting by the police department, a decision the dog’s owner believes was an injustice. “Chief Burbank refusing to take any disciplinary action is his public condoning of the killing of my dog,” said Sean Kendall, Geist’s […]

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    Six homes damaged, family pet lost in 3-alarm Magna apartment fire

    MAGNA, Utah — At least two apartments were destroyed and several others damaged in an apartment fire in Magna on Monday evening. Unified Fire crews responded to a three-alarm apartment fire at 8046 W. 3405 South. According to resident Joanie Wintle, the fire started inside her fiancee’s home. They were barbecuing outside on the porch when the grill suddenly exploded. Within seconds, their home was filled with smoke and flames. “I’m just in shock. It’s unbelievable. It’s like how everyone […]

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    Former school bus driver to stand trial for child sex abuse

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A former Canyons School District bus driver accused of molesting two 5-year-old girls will stand trial for the alleged crimes, a judge ruled Monday. John Martin Carrell faces 33 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. Carrell was charged with 23 of those counts in May after police reviewed school bus surveillance footage taken over a three month period. Further review of the surveillance footage allowed police to identify a second alleged […]


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