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Ben Winslow is a multi-media journalist for Fox 13 News, experimenting with new technologies and new ways of disseminating news stories across multiple platforms (you can follow him on Twitter @BenWinslow).

Prior to joining the Fox 13 news team, he worked at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio. Winslow has covered some of Utah's biggest news stories, including the 2002 Winter Olympics, issues surrounding polygamy, the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the Lori Hacking and Destiny Norton murder cases. He has won numerous awards for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award, Utah Broadcaster's Assocation awards and local SPJ awards.

Winslow volunteers on the board of the Utah Headliner's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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    Do you know about the 3 constitutional amendments on the ballot?

    SALT LAKE CITY — Three constitutional amendments will be on the November ballot, impacting government functions. Amendment A would change the makeup of the Utah State Tax Commission from having two Republicans and two Democrats to whomever the governor feels is appropriate. “Voting YES on this Constitutional Amendment will ensure that the governor is able to appoint the most qualified people available as Tax Commissioners,” former Utah State Tax Commissioners Val Oveson, Marc Johnson and Mark Buchi wrote in favor […]

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    Court rejects petition to stop gas-fired plant in Sevier Co.

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals has rejected a citizen group’s efforts to intervene in plans for a gas-fired power plant in Sevier County. In a ruling handed down Thursday, the appeals court says Sevier Citizens for Clean Air & Water did not file the appropriate petition with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to intervene in the permit approval process for Sevier Power’s new plant. Read the ruling here: Sevier Power is planning to build a […]

  • Salt Lake Co. DA’s race may be close

    SALT LAKE CITY — The intersection of 7800 South and Redwood Road was the battleground for Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and his Republican challenger, Steve Nelson. The two staged honk and wave events at the same intersection on Thursday, but at different times of day. A recent poll by UtahPolicy.com found Gill with just a 9-percentage point lead over Nelson, a prosecutor in the DA’s office challenging his boss. “The message I’m taking to voters is it’s […]

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    Police: Springville family autopsies are weeks away; drugs, ‘red liquid’ found in home

    Update: The key remaining pieces of evidence in determining how the Strack family died are the autopsy reports from the Utah State Medical Examiner. The Springville Police Department said those reports will not be available until the end of November. PROVO, Utah – Police found medications and cups filled with a “red liquid” next to the bodies of five members of a Springville family found in their home.¬† In court documents obtained by FOX 13 late Wednesday, police reveal details […]

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    Prosecutors talk Ethan Stacy murder case, show video of toddler before he was murdered

    LAYTON — Davis County prosecutors revealed what went on behind the scenes in the Ethan Stacy murder case and why they offered a controversial plea deal to one of his accused killers. Speaking to a group of social workers, victim advocates, law enforcement and others at a child abuse prevention conference on Wednesday, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings and his colleagues discussed details of the high-profile murder case, much of which was presented in court. They also showed some of […]

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    Feds charge “Super Dell” Schanze with harassing wildlife

    SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors have leveled misdemeanor charges against “Super Dell” Schanze, accusing him of harassing wildlife with a paraglider. In court papers filed Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah charged Schanze with one count of using an aircraft to harass wildlife and pursuing a migratory bird. Potential punishments, if he is convicted, range from six months to a year in jail and as much as a $100,000 fine. Read the charging documents here: Schanze is accused […]

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    Class action lawsuit filed over Ogden gang restraining orders

    SALT LAKE CITY — A class action lawsuit has been filed over Ogden’s gang restraining orders. In a petition filed Tuesday, the ACLU of Utah asked the courts to vacate the convictions of any alleged gang member picked up under Ogden’s controversial restraining orders. The injunctions were declared unconstitutional by the Utah Supreme Court. “In this case, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled that the district court lacked jurisdiction to issue the Ogden gang injunction. ¬†Since the court was without […]

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    Family releases state autopsy after Utah officers shoot sword-wielding man in back

    SALT LAKE CITY — The family of Darrien Hunt, the man who was shot and killed by Saratoga Springs police, released a state-ordered autopsy to show that he was shot in the back. The report, released to FOX 13 by Hunt family attorney Robert Sykes on Tuesday morning, states that the 22-year-old man was shot in the back at least three times. He was shot a total of six times, the autopsy said. Toxicology tests were conducted but the autopsy […]

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    Only one bid for massive convention center hotel

    SALT LAKE CITY — Only one company bid to build a massive convention center hotel next to the Salt Palace. The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office said Monday that Omni Hotels, the Dallas-based luxury hotel chain, submitted the lone bid for an 800-to-1,000 room hotel with convention center space. The project is expected to cost as much as $300 million. Still, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said he was not worried. “The players, all of the players of the […]

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    Olympian Rulon Gardner’s memorabilia up for auction

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mementos belonging to Olympic hero Rulon Gardner are going on the auction block this weekend, to end a multi-million dollar bankruptcy case. Gardner’s USA Wrestling robe, his Sydney Olympic jacket and a gold ring commemorating his stunning win over Russian Alexander Karelin in the 2000 Olympic Summer Games are among the hundreds of items being auctioned off. Court filings indicate Gardner’s Olympic medals, including his gold from the 2000 upset victory were previously sold to pay […]

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    Utah Supreme Court lifts ban on adoptions by same-sex couples

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has lifted a stay on adoptions involving same-sex couples. In an order issued Thursday afternoon, the state’s top court ordered the Utah Department of Health to begin issuing amended birth certificates with the names of same-sex couples as parents. Read the order by the Utah Supreme Court here: Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Utah’s appeal of the Amendment 3 case, the Utah Attorney General’s Office abandoned its fight […]

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    Proposal would rewrite Utah drug laws in a major way

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers are discussing a huge change in how Utah prosecutes drug offenses. In a meeting on prison relocation Wednesday, the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice unveiled a sweeping series of criminal justice reforms. The biggest change would be reducing simple drug possession from a third-degree felony, to a class A misdemeanor. “This is not final, but the bottom line is we need to find ways to get more drug possession offenders out of prison […]


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