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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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    Mayor accuses lawmaker of stealing campaign cash; lawmaker accuses mayor of corruption

    SALT LAKE CITY — Accusations of corruption and theft have been leveled between the Salt Lake County Mayor and a state lawmaker. Mayor Ben McAdams has accused Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, of stealing more than $30,000 from his campaign; Miller has accused McAdams of retaliating against him for blowing the whistle on questionable government contracts with a lobbying firm. The allegations between the two Democrats spilled out Wednesday morning in a news conference called by McAdams, who declared that […]

  • Utah politicians and conservative activists welcome the World Congress of Families to Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

    Labeled a ‘hate group,’ the World Congress of Families coming to SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — A group branded an anti-gay “hate group” is moving ahead with plans to host a conference here in October. At an event Tuesday morning, a group of conservative politicians and activists welcomed the World Congress of Families IX to Utah. The group is planning an October conference, where it will spread its pro-family message to several thousand attendees. “Families are very important to Governor Herbert,” said Pamela Atkinson, who appeared on his behalf at the event welcoming the […]

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    Mother who admitted murdering her toddler won’t have first parole hearing until 2055

    SALT LAKE CITY — A woman convicted of killing her 4-year-old son in a horrific case of child abuse will have the first chance to ask for parole in 2055. The Utah Board of Pardons & Parole confirmed to FOX 13 on Tuesday that it has set an original hearing date for Stephanie Sloop 40 years from now. That is the first time she can ask to be released from prison. She will be 71 years old then. Sloop pleaded guilty […]

  • In the grow room, marijuana glows under bright grow lights at the Marijuana Potency Monitoring Project at the University of Mississippi.

    Medical marijuana bill returns to the Utah State Legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — A controversial bill that would allow medical marijuana to be sold and distributed in Utah will return to the state legislature this year. Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, told FOX 13 in a recent interview that he plans to re-introduce his bill that would bring medical cannabis to Utah. “We will absolutely bring that bill back,” he said. “It will be improved, it’ll have the benefit of an additional year’s worth of work.” Madsen’s bill would […]

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    Utah opposes birth certificate request in same-sex parent lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — In court papers filed in federal court and obtained by FOX 13, the Utah Attorney General’s Office is opposing a request for an injunction filed by a lesbian couple who wants to be listed as their child’s parents on a birth certificate. “The presumption of parentage only applies to cases of marriages involving a man and a woman. It does not apply to instances of marriages between two women or two men,” Utah Federal Solicitor Parker Douglas wrote. “The […]

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    Judge won’t halt contact lens price-fixing law from going into effect

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has refused to block a law that would halt price-fixing of contact lenses. In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Judge Dee Benson refused to stop SB 169 from going into effect. The bill prohibits contact lens makers from setting a minimum price for lenses or discriminating against sellers who offer lenses at a lower price. Alcon Laboratories, Bausch & Lomb and Johnson & Johnson have sued the state over SB169, which was signed into law […]

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    DABC contemplates furloughs to deal with budget cuts

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s liquor control authority is contemplating employee furloughs to deal with a $500,000 budget cut imposed by the legislature. A spokeswoman for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control confirmed to FOX 13 that furloughs were discussed in a meeting between administrative and warehouse staff as ways to meet the budget shortfall. Any potential furloughs would not involve liquor store employees, DABC spokeswoman Vickie Ashby said. “No decisions have been made,” Asbhy said in an email […]

  • A picture from Kyle LaMalfa's campaign website, in which he announced he would not seek re-election to pursue a relationship with fellow Salt Lake City Council member Erin Mendenhall.

    SLC Councilman won’t seek re-election to be with other member of SLC Council

    SALT LAKE CITY — City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa has announced he will not seek re-election, so he can pursue a relationship with another member of the Salt Lake City Council. In an announcement on his campaign website, LaMalfa said, “as of January 2016, my focus will be service to a happy home and my partner, Erin.” LaMalfa included a photograph of himself and City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall. The two were rumored to be in a relationship last year, which was first […]

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    Utah judge halts Oklahoma City bombing evidence case to investigate if FBI threatened witness

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has halted a case involving evidence from the Oklahoma City bombing while he appoints someone to investigate whether the FBI threatened a witness into not testifying. In an order issued last month, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups appointed a “special master” to oversee the investigation into the claims that an FBI agent instructed a witness in the case not to appear in court in Jesse Trentadue’s lawsuit against the agency over documents and […]

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    Jury finds Meagan Grunwald guilty of aggravated murder, other charges

    PROVO — After deliberating for a little more than 11 hours, a jury found 18-year-old Meagan Grunwald guilty of aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder and nine other charges in connection with the death of Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride and the shooting of Deputy Greg Sherwood. FOX 13 News’ Ben Winslow was in the courtroom in Provo as the verdict was read, click here for his tweets. Grunwald appeared stunned and cried as the jury’s verdict was read. Behind Grunwald, her […]

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Meagan Grunwald listens to the prosecutor give closing arguments to the jury Friday, May 8, during her trial in Provo. Grunwald is charged as an accomplice in a shooting spree that killed one police officer and wounded another on Jan. 30, 2014.

    Jury deliberating in Meagan Grunwald murder trial

    UPDATE, 9:39 p.m.: An investigator with the Utah County Attorney’s Office pulled up and rushed a box into the courthouse. It appeared to be the box containing the gun that was used to murder Sgt. Wride. FOX 13 has confirmed the jury asked to see a piece of evidence. A court spokeswoman also said the jury had dinner around 9:10 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY: PROVO — A jury of six women and two men have begun deliberating in the murder trial of 18-year-old Meagan […]

  • Meagan Grunwald faces aggressive cross-examination in murder trial

    PROVO, Utah – Meagan Grunwald faced a blistering cross-examination from prosecutors who questioned her version of events about the murder of Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride and the shooting of deputy Greg Sherwood. “Ms. Grunwald, you have a lot on the line, don’t you?” deputy Utah County Attorney Sam Pead  asked her. “Much of your testimony has been that anything that makes it look bad for you is Jose Angel Garcia’s fault.” “No,” she replied. Pead went through Grunwald’s testimony […]


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