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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.

Recent Articles
  • FBI sniper rifle stolen from hotel parking lot days before Obama’s visit to Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A sniper rifle belonging to an FBI agent was stolen from a car just days before President Obama visited Utah, FOX 13 has learned. Police said the thief used a rope and a vehicle to rip the rifle out of the agent’s car, which was parked at an airport-area hotel, where it was secured in a hard rifle case and tethered to a “truck vault.” “The rifle had been secured properly,” said Salt Lake City Police Det. […]

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    SLC considers parks and recreation bond after golf courses close

    SALT LAKE CITY — At least two golf courses slated for closure will leave behind hundreds of acres of land. The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office is looking at what to do with that land, and preparing to ask taxpayers if they are willing to spend more money for new facilities and improvements to other spots all over the city. “We are interested in expanding open space opportunities,” Mayor Ralph Becker told FOX 13. “Do we need more playing fields? […]

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    Federal appeals court asked to revive lawsuit over Alta snowboarding ban

    DENVER — A group of snowboarders is asking a federal appeals court to revive its lawsuit challenging Alta Ski Area’s ban on snowboarding. In court documents filed with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and obtained by FOX 13, the group “Wasatch Equality” seeks to resurrect its dismissed lawsuit against the ski resort and the U.S. Forest Service. “Plaintiffs’ Complaint refuted the veracity and rationality of every purported justification for the Ban and explained that each justification was merely pretext […]

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    Judge limits Utah GOP’s digging into ‘Count My Vote’ compromise law

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal magistrate judge has limited how far the Utah Republican Party can dig in its lawsuit over the so-called “Count My Vote compromise” law. In an order issued late Wednesday, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead declared the Utah GOP “may not compel testimony or documents regarding the purpose or intent of (Senate Bill) 54, and may not elicit testimony related to the purpose or intent of SB54.” Lawyers for the party have sought to get more […]

  • Brianne Altice pleads guilty to forcible sex abuse during a hearing on April 22, 2015.

    Former Utah teacher Brianne Altice accused of sex with students pleads guilty

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A former Davis High teacher accused of having sex with several students struck a surprise plea bargain with prosecutors during a scheduling hearing on Wednesday. Brianne Altice, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sex abuse, a second-degree felony. She faces sentences of 1-to-15 years in prison when she is sentenced on May 28. In exchange for the plea, Davis County prosecutors dismissed 11 other felony counts, including three first-degree felony rape charges that carried potential […]

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    ‘Capitol 13′ strike plea deals over gay rights protest at the legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the group known as the “Capitol 13″ have struck plea deals over a protest at the Utah State Legislature in support of gay rights. At a hearing in Salt Lake City Justice Court on Wednesday, they pleaded no contest to an infraction and were sentenced to 90 days probation. The group gained notoriety when they blocked access to a legislative hearing in 2014, demanding that lawmakers hear a bill that provided protections to lesbian, gay, […]

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    Former Kaysville teacher denied parole for sex with student

    DRAPER, Utah — A former Kaysville teacher convicted of having sex with a student has been denied parole. The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole ruled that Stephen Niedzwiecki will have another hearing where he can ask to be released in April of 2024. Niedzwiecki was convicted of having a sexual relationship with a student beginning when she was 15 and a student of his at Kaysville’s Jefferson Academy. At his parole hearing last week, Niedzwiecki asked to be released […]

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    2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup announced

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s one of the most anticipated events of the year. The Salt Lake City Arts Council and Mayor Ralph Becker announced the artists who are scheduled to perform this year at the Twilight Concert Series. The weekly concerts draw thousands to Pioneer Park. This year, the Salt Lake Arts Council announced that same-day tickets at the gate will cost $10. People who purchase tickets in advance will still only pay $5. Here’s the list of acts: […]

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    Judge orders teen to face charge as an adult in Kasprzak murder

    SALT LAKE CITY — A juvenile court judge has ordered a 17-year-old boy accused of killing 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak to face a murder charge as an adult. In an order handed down late Tuesday, 3rd District Juvenile Court Judge Dane Nolan ordered 17-year-old Darwin Christopher Bagshaw to be certified to adult court to face a first-degree felony murder charge. However, the judge did not order Bagshaw to face an obstruction of justice charge in adult court. In his ruling, Judge […]

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    Costco sides with Utah in contact lens price fixing lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — Warehouse store giant Costco is siding with the state of Utah in a lawsuit filed over a bill that bans price-fixing of contact lenses. In a motion filed Monday in federal court and obtained by FOX 13, Costco Wholesale seeks to intervene in a series of lawsuits filed by contact lens manufacturers against the state over Senate Bill 169, which was signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert last month. Court records show U.S. District Court […]

  • Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Martin MacNeill won’t get a parole hearing until 2052

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah County doctor convicted of killing his wife will not get his first parole hearing for decades. In response to an inquiry from FOX 13, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole said Dr. Martin MacNeill’s first parole hearing has been scheduled for August 2052. The decision to schedule his parole hearing out so long effectively amounts to a life sentence for MacNeill; he is 59 now and would be 96 at the time of […]

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    Neighborhood watch shooting victim wants sex crimes sentence overturned

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals is considering whether to overturn the sentence of Bluffdale neighborhood watch shooting victim David Serbeck. Serbeck’s attorney argued Monday that the jury and judge at his 2012 unlawful sexual conduct trial heard prejudicial information that — at the very least — should result in a new sentence. That information included claims by the alleged victim that she came forward after seeing news reports about Serbeck being shot by Reggie Campos on […]


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