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  • Murray store clerk’s death devastates community; $2,000 reward offered in case

    UPDATE: As of Wednesday night, the reward being offered in connection with the shooting had increased to $2,000. Previous story continues below: MURRAY, Utah — The community of Murray came together Monday night in honor of a local convenience store clerk shot and killed on the job. “I just want to thank you all for your support. My dad was such a great guy, and you all probably knew that,” said daughter Kansas Marsh. Kansas Marsh came into town with […]

  • New details in teen’s suspicious death, 2 in custody; body found in suitcase

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — West Valley City police are looking at two persons of interest in the suspicious death of 18-year-old Kelly Mae Myers. Eduardo Nasario De La Cruz, 30, and Raymond Cordova, 47, were taken into custody in Colorado on unrelated charges to the case. According to a newly released search warrant affidavit, Myers’ body was stuffed in a suitcase and transported from West Valley City to Colorado, where both men left her at a park, 22 miles […]

  • Commission looks to other cities for inspiration, seeks public input on services for homeless in SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — Cities like Los Angeles and New York could soon serve as models for how Salt Lake City helps its homeless population. The idea was posed to members of the Homeless Services Evaluation Commission during their second meeting, which was held Friday. Comprised of business owners, government officials and service providers, the commission was created to decide whether or not to move the city’s shelter from its current Rio Grande address, or renovate its current location. “There […]

  • Business owners carve warning messages into stone after string of thefts with grave consequences

    SALT LAKE CITY — The stones that rest at the Salt Lake City Cemetery are often written just across the street along 4th Avenue, where Mike Ellerbeck is always crafting a message. “They’re just fun to read,” said Ellerbeck. “This scene and this epitaph, that tells more.” As the owner of the Salt Lake City Monument, Ellerbeck has been creating scenes and epitaphs for 40 years. While most are for customers, he’s started crafting messages for another clientele: thieves. “We […]

  • Community rallies around clerk shot during robbery; crime was caught on camera

    MURRAY, Utah — The community of Murray is rallying behind a local store clerk who was attacked on the job Wednesday. Dave Marsh, 62, was beaten and shot just after he began his shift at the Lee Mart, near 5900 South 700 West. “This is just tough because you’ve just got, well, a person coming to work, and it’s horrible that he’s been put through this,” said Officer Kenny Bass of the Murray Police Department. Around 5:30 a.m., surveillance video […]

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    Surveillance video shows suspects accused of shooting Murray store clerk

    Editor’s Note: Raw surveillance video below shows the suspects in the Murray convenience store robbery; it DOES NOT show the shooting.  MURRAY, Utah – Authorities are searching for suspects accused of shooting a convenience store clerk in Murray. Emergency crews were called to Lee Mart near 5900 S. and 700 W.  at about 6 a.m. Wednesday. Police said customers found the clerk, 62-year-old David Marsh, on the ground covered in blood and called 911. The entire event was captured on surveillance […]

  • Utah company launches media campaign in support of gun suppressors

    SALT LAKE CITY — A pro biker taking on the trails of southern Utah has seemingly little to do with gun rights advocacy, but Cam Zink is getting involved in that very subject. “This was my first time shooting a suppressed gun,” said Zink, as part of a video posted online. The famous free-rider from Nevada took some time off the bike to participate in a social media campaign launched by the West Valley City company, SilencerCo. As the largest […]

  • Utah couple serving LDS mission to Vanuatu OK after cyclone hits south pacific islands

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sherm and Cheryl Smith have been blogging about their LDS mission to Vanuatu since they began it in July. But a few days ago, the pictures and calls home to Utah suddenly stopped. “They changed their travel plans, so they could get back to their cement building apartment in time to beat the storm,” said daughter, Melissa Smith. On Friday, about 1,000 miles east of Australia, Cyclone Pam hit the archipelago of islands.  It blew right […]

  • Nondiscrimination bill moves forward to House floor for debate

    SALT LAKE CITY — After years of getting nowhere with state lawmakers, a LGBT nondiscrimination  proposal cleared another hurdle at the state Capitol, Tuesday. SB296 survived two days of debate in the House Judiciary Committee and passed in a 9-2 vote. “That’s what we do in America. We balance rights. We balance liberties, and I think we’re doing a fine job of that in this legislation,” said Sen. Steve Urquhart, the sponsor of the bill. In 2014, Urquhart could not […]

  • Bill that could exempt officials from performing same-sex marriages sparks debate in Utah legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hours after the Utah Senate passed a LGBT non-discrimination bill Friday afternoon, one of its co-sponsors proposed a bill that critics argued promoted discrimination. “The elation I felt over its passage is a bit dampened coming to listen to this bill,” said Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah. The criticism came during a meeting of the Senate Business and Labor Committee, where Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, proposed SB296. Under the bill, state […]

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    Bill addressing regulations for rideshare companies like Lyft, Uber passes Senate committee

    SALT LAKE CITY – Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have been at the center of controversy regarding transportation regulations in recent months, and on Friday a proposal that would address the issue was passed by the Senate Business and Labor Committee. Lyft and Uber have had regulatory issues in many cities across the country, including Salt Lake City, as taxi companies have claimed the groups compete with their services but aren’t required to follow the same practices and standards […]

  • Bill would create rules for county clerks and same-sex marriage

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill unveiled late Thursday on Utah’s Capitol Hill attempts to address government clerks who may be reluctant to perform same-sex marriages, warning that they could lose the ability to marry anyone at all. Senate Bill 297, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams, R-Layton, articulates the situation for county clerks and their workers who may have a religious objection to same-sex marriage — but guarantees that someone will perform the marriage. “You’ve got to have […]

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