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  • Oil mist temporarily closes park after incident at refinery in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — An incident at the Tesoro Refinery in Salt Lake City left a coating of oil all over a local park Friday. Warm Springs Park was temporarily closed as emergency crews worked to remove oil from the lawn and facilities. According to the refinery, the oil release occurred after an equipment malfunction late Thursday night, but they did not realize it had spread past their facility until the morning. “Anytime we hear of an infrastructure failure, as […]

  • Layton chiropractor accused of defrauding elderly patients

    LAYTON, Utah — A chiropractor in Layton is facing criminal charges for allegedly defrauding elderly clients with a weight-loss program. According to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), Michael Kunzler falsely advertised to customers through his business, Rebalance Weight Loss, which they contend made thousands of dollars through empty promises. “Based on the facts of our investigation, it is disturbing that Michael Kunzler used his position as a medical professional to defraud vulnerable senior adults, “said Mark B. […]

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    Man speaks after jumping from window to escape WVC apartment fire

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A fire at an apartment complex in West Valley City left 28 people without a home, Wednesday. It started in a building at 4500 S. Dean Drive, destroying all four apartments on the property. “I go to walk down the stairs, and I just feel this heat,” said Linda Martinez and her son. While Martinez was safely evacuated, her husband and grandson were trapped inside a second floor bedroom. “I thought I was going to […]

  • Mammogram guidelines under debate

    SALT LAKE CITY — A panel of U.S. doctors is reigniting debate over when women should be screened for breast cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines for mammograms, questioning how useful getting one before the age of 50 can be for women. “It’s important women understand both the potential benefits and potential harms,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Vice Chairperson of the task force. In a 7-minute video posted online, Bibbins-Domingo explained the findings, which highlighted […]

  • Killings of 6 babies described during sentencing of Utah mom who pleaded guilty to murders

    PROVO, Utah — Over the course of two hours, the murders of six newborn babies were described in graphic detail inside a Provo courtroom. Four were suffocated, two were strangled and then all were stuffed inside boxes in the very house the killer, their mother, lived. On Monday, Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman argued Megan Huntsman deserved life in prison for the crimes, the worst he had ever seen. “I think she will probably be the most prolific serial killer […]

  • Officials urge Utahns to ‘Slow the Flow’ after sprinklers spotted in use after snowstorm

    SALT LAKE CITY — Even amidst all the snow and rain we got this week, some in Salt Lake County gave their lawns extra water. FOX 13 News spotted sprinklers spraying water on snow-covered lawns all around the city. Wednesday night, for example, the sprinklers at the Salt Lake County Health Department went off, which the county later conceded was a mistake. “The health department sprinkler system is old, and it’s a manual system. The facility staff turned it on […]

  • Murder investigation underway in Brigham City after man calls 911, says he killed his ex-wife

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — Police responded to a residence in Brigham City Wednesday afternoon after a man called 911 and reported that he had killed his ex-wife. Chief Mike Nelsen, Brigham City Police Department, said the alleged murder occurred at an apartment located at 691 South 600 East in Brigham City Wednesday afternoon during a domestic dispute between a divorced couple. Police say 20-year-old Spencer Gerlach called 911 at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and said he had stabbed his ex-wife […]

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    Senator Dabakis drops bid for Salt Lake City Mayor after meeting with Jackie Biskupski

    SALT LAKE CITY – The list of candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor just got a little bit shorter, as Wednesday State Senator Jim Dabakis dropped out less than two weeks after announcing he was running. Dabakis posted to Facebook Wednesday morning that he would be meeting for coffee with fellow candidate Jackie Biskupski to discuss the race. Then, hours later, he stated he was leaving the race because, “…This election is too important to have two progressive candidates fighting […]

  • Utah Pride Center, Girl Scouts of Utah gauge interest in starting troop

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Pride Center has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Utah to host a new troop in their Salt Lake City location.  The program, which is open to grades K-12, aims to offer an option to members of the LGBT community, who may not feel comfortable joining another troop. “We’re all about empowering girls to become leaders of confidence, courage and character,” said Shari Solomon-Klebba, a program coordinator of the Girl Scouts of Utah. Solomon-Klebba has […]

  • Democrats, Republicans react to Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy for president

    SALT LAKE CITY – Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced she was running for president Sunday, and Utahns with political connections shared their perspective on her prospects with FOX 13 News. In 2008, Hillary Clinton gave a concession speech that still sounded like a victory for women, and now in 2016, Clinton is going for the win, again. “I’m running for president,” she said during a 2-minute video posted to her campaign website. Sheryl Allen is a co-chair for […]

  • ‘Liberty Celebration’ at Bundy ranch marks one-year since armed confrontation with BLM

    NEVADA — It’s been one year since Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy made headlines after an armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management and other federal agents, and, in the end, the government backed off from seizing cattle in connection with the more than $1 million they claim Bundy owes them for grazing fees. To commemorate the date this weekend, Bundy and his family are hosting a “Liberty Celebration” at their ranch. Among those invited are cowboys, politicians, the […]

  • Professor discusses myth of choice as a factor in Utah’s gender wage gap

    SALT LAKE CITY — According to a new study, more women in Utah are living below the poverty line than men. The findings were released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), which gave Utah a C- when it comes to women’s poverty and opportunity. When compared to other states, Utah ranked 29th through an analysis of women in education, business ownership, poverty and health insurance access. However, one of the biggest factors was the gender wage gap. “Women […]

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