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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
  • At least 3 inmates in Utah want to die by firing squad

    The Utah Department of Corrections provided a list to FOX 13 of death-row inmates and the method of execution they have chosen. At least three inmates have been “grandfathered-in” to die by firing squad prior to the law changing in 2003. Michael Anthony Archuleta, 52 Sentenced to death: 12/21/1989 Method: Lethal injection (assigned after he did not select a method) Douglas Stewart Carter, 59 Sentenced to death: 12/27/1985 (overturned in 1989) Resentenced to death: 01/27/1992 Method: Lethal injection (assigned after […]

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Former Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff using crutches looks for a place to sit in Judge Royal Hansen's courtroom in Salt Lake City Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  Shurtleff and Utah former attorney general John Swallow are charged with receiving or soliciting bribes, accepting gifts, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and participating in a pattern of unlawful conduct.

    Prosecutor drops racketeering charge against Mark Shurtleff

    SALT LAKE CITY – Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings has dropped a racketeering charge against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. In a filing in 3rd District Court on Wednesday, Rawlings said he is dismissing it without prejudice — meaning it can be refiled. However, he said, “in reviewing the pleadings of defense counsel and controlling case law, has determined at this time that the interests of justice weigh in favor of moving this honorable court to dismiss count 1 […]

  • Utah racing against time to preserve millions of historic photos

    SALT LAKE CITY — In the basement of the Rio Grande Building, they sit in boxes stacked floor to ceiling. Millions of images from Utah’s past, dating back to the mid-1800s. The images range from Brigham Young and the saints he led here, to the native peoples who lived here and random slices of life from across time. “Those images give you a sense of life that’s just unparalleled,” said Brad Westwood, the director of the Utah Division of State […]

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    Stephanie Sloop takes plea deal in Ethan Stacy murder

    FARMINGTON — A woman charged in the death of her 4-year-old son has struck a plea deal with prosecutors. Stephanie Sloop pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated murder and obstruction of justice in the murder of Ethan Stacy. In exchange, prosecutors removed the possibility and the death penalty and dropped charges of child abuse and desecration of a body. “My selfish behavior is the reason I am standing here today pleading guilty to these charges,” Sloop sobbed as she addressed […]

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    UDOT to raise speed limits on urban interstates to 70 mph

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation said it is planning to raise the speed limits to 70 miles per hour on urban interstates. The change would affect I-15 from Spanish Fork to Ogden, I-80 from 5600 West to near the mouth of Parley’s Canyon and all of I-215. At a meeting in Price on Friday, UDOT presented its findings to a transportation committee. Barring any major complaints, the speed limit increase would take effect mid-December. UDOT is […]

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    Did the FBI tamper with a witness in OKC bombing evidence case?

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has indicated he wants more investigation into allegations the FBI tampered with a witness in a trial over evidence and the Oklahoma City bombing. At the end of a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups stopped short of finding the FBI in contempt of court. Instead, he indicated that he would appoint a federal magistrate judge to oversee further investigation into the claims. Judge Waddoups did rule that the FBI failed to […]

  • Utah commission approves proposals, including making drug possession a misdemeanor

    SALT LAKE CITY — A commission has approved a sweeping series of criminal justice reforms, including a proposal to make simple drug possession a misdemeanor instead of a felony. The proposal passed the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice unanimously on Wednesday. It would include changes for how people are charged, convicted, sentenced and paroled. FOX 13 first reported in October that one of the biggest changes would be to reduce simple drug possession from a third-degree felony to […]

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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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    Farmington bond flips after 17,000 more votes counted in Davis Co.

    FARMINGTON — A $6 million bond for a new park and a recreation center went from losing by two votes to passing by 25 after 17,000 uncounted ballots were finally tabulated. Some closely watched school board races stayed the same with Davis County Commissioners meeting to finalize the results of the election on Tuesday. Davis County participated in a vote-by-mail initiative, sending ballots to every registered voter in the county. They had to be postmarked the day before Election Day, […]

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    ACLU wants Utah to pay nearly $200,000 for gay marriage recognition case

    SALT LAKE CITY — The ACLU is asking for Utah taxpayers to shell out nearly $200,000 for a legal battle over same-sex marriage recognition. In two separate filings, the ACLU and other attorneys sought money for fees and costs. They asked a federal judge in Utah to order the state to pay $164,000 for their work on Evans v. Utah. They ask for another $33,000 in a filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. Read the […]

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    Prison report says Steven Powell is uncooperative, a ‘risk to the community’

    TACOMA, Wash. — The father-in-law of missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell has violated parole by refusing to cooperate with sex offender treatment, a new court report states. “Regarding supervision, Mr. Powell continues to place the community at risk,” the report, prepared by the Washington Dept. of Corrections, states. “Mr. Powell has made no attempts or shown any desire to comply with the requirements of supervision or change his behavior.” Powell was released from prison earlier this year […]

  • NAACP asks Justice Dept. to investigate shooting of Darrien Hunt

    SALT LAKE CITY — The NAACP is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the shooting of Darrien Hunt by two Saratoga Springs police officers. The shooting, ruled justified last week by the Utah County Attorney’s Office, has prompted the civil rights organization to get involved. At a news conference on Monday, NAACP Salt Lake Branch President Jeanetta Williams said they reviewed the findings and disagreed with them. “He was carrying a sword, running away from officers, when he […]


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