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  • Volunteers of America to open new resource center for homeless youth in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — At any given time, there are between 800 and 1,000 young people living on the streets in Utah. But now those youth will soon have access to a state of the art resource center at 888 South 400 West in Salt Lake City. The new resource center from Volunteers of America in Utah will be six times larger than the group’s current site on State Street, and it is specifically built to help homeless youth. It includes […]

  • Police crack down on crime in Rio Grande District of Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — There are security cameras covering every side of the office at GSBS Architects. Every day, a guard can be found walking the perimeter. It costs company president Michael Stransky thousands of dollars every month, but it’s an expense he believes comes with working in the Rio Grande District of Salt Lake City. “If our security guard isn’t there, people will be dealing drugs right outside our window,” Stransky said. The area’s high crime rate is nothing […]

  • Attorney for family of teen girl severely burned in crash says Polaris should consider vehicle recall

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — After their 15-year-old daughter nearly died in a fire, a family from Spanish Fork is demanding change from a popular vehicle manufacturer. Baylee Hoaldridge was riding in a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) on July 4 when it tipped and then suddenly burst into flames. “We were just having an amazing experience, went from that to a nightmare within seconds,” said BJ Hoaldridge, Baylee’s father. Hoaldridge had rented a brand new Polaris RZR 900 from a store […]

  • Attorneys for man convicted of murdering his wife say new evidence shows client’s innocence

    OREM, Utah — An Orem man convicted of killing his wife believes new evidence will show he is innocent. Attorneys for Conrad Truman, 33, requested he receive a new trial and be released from prison based, in part, on a new analysis from a deputy state medical examiner. “I can no longer state with medical or scientific certainty which individual fired the fatal shot,” stated Dr. Edward Leis in a signed affidavit. “I can no longer rule out the possibility […]

  • Domestic violence services need expansion, funding, advocates say

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — According to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, there were 13 domestic violence related deaths in Utah within the first six months of this year. On Monday, police in West Valley City said another was added to the list when a husband killed his wife and then himself. “It’s happening far too frequently,” said Jenn Oxborrow, executive director of the coalition. When examining a 10-year trend, nearly half of the state’s homicides are related to domestic […]

  • LDS Church members think Church should cut ties with BSA, poll shows

    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe the church should end its support of the Boy Scouts of America, according to a new Utah Policy poll. It comes just a month after the BSA announced it was lifting its ban on gay scout leaders, while providing an exemption for religious institutions. The study found 63 percent of “very active” church members think the church should probably or definitely sever ties with BSA. […]

  • Crowd gathers to welcome home Utahn who nearly made Top 10 on ‘SYTYCD’

    OREM, Utah – Last week, two Utah women were vying for the Top Ten on “So You Think You Can Dance”, which airs right here on FOX 13. One Utahn advanced, while the other was sent home. But Alexia Meyer’s return to Orem was anything but sad. Meyer almost made it into the top ten, but fell just short when she was eliminated this past Monday night and sent home. About 60 or 70 of her friends and family members gathered […]

  • Utah Disability Law Center says housing discrimination an issue in the Beehive State

    SALT LAKE CITY — A team of secret testers is catching landlords in Utah discriminating against potential tenants, according to the Utah Disability Law Center. They run a program to ensure apartment complexes are following the rules under the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of things like race, gender, disability and religion. “We’ve found a number of instances of discrimination, both subtle and blatant, across a number of different protected classes all around the Wasatch Front,” […]

  • UHP reminds drivers to move over

    Utah Highway Patrol posts graphic video reminding drivers to slow down and move over

    WARNING: Video contains graphic crash footage. Viewer discretion advised.  The Utah Highway Patrol has just posted a new video that serves as a graphic reminder to drivers; slow down and move over.  In the YouTube post, troopers said they wear bullet-proof vests but the protective gear is useless against another type of speeding bullet, vehicles. “We want our folks to be safe. We know they can be safe if the public can do its job by slowing down and moving over,” […]

  • Pleasant Grove PD says recent sewage leak shows need for new public safety building

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — A sewage leak nearly ruined stacks of evidence in Pleasant Grove’s Public Safety Building Wednesday night. The police chief said it was a close call, which reignites an old debate over whether the city needs a new building for the police and fire departments. City residents recently voted against a bond that would have paid for a new facility. The leak happened Wednesday night, but the police department says similar problems have been happening for years–and […]

  • Utah State Prison to relocate to SLC, one SLC councilman believes

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Prison is moving to Salt Lake City, according to one city councilman. While the state Prison Relocation Commission (PRC) is not expected to make a decision until Tuesday afternoon, Councilman James Rogers is convinced the facility, currently located in Draper, is moving into his district. “It was always about why it should be in Salt Lake City,” Rogers said. The property is located off Interstate 80 at 7200 West. It’s one of four […]

  • chase and crash in SLC 2

    Police chase ends when suspects crash into power pole downtown

    SALT LAKE CITY – Authorities have a wanted gang member in custody after he led them on a chase which ended in a crash in Salt Lake City. An officer saw the suspect downtown Wednesday night and tried to pull him over but the driver took off. Officers chased the suspect, 18-year-old Miguel Gutierrez-Martinez, and two other passengers in the car until the suspects ran a red light, hit another car and crashed into a power pole near 900 S. and 200 […]

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