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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
  • A drop in cops signing up for the job

    SANDY — The number of people signing up to be police officers has declined in recent years, an indication of a recovering economy. The Utah Department of Corrections graduated 45 cadets from its training academy on Wednesday, but there’s dozens more positions with Utah’s prisons still unfilled. “We have approximately 80 openings right now,” said Rollin Cook, the executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections. “That’s just in our prison system, so we have a lot of empty positions […]

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    UTA wants buses and trains every 15 minutes, but who’s going to pay for it?

    SALT LAKE CITY — If Alex Cragun misses the last bus of the night from work, it’s a 90 minute walk home. That’s why he’s launched a petition asking the Utah Transit Authority to run more buses and trains, late into the night. “I just want the option for people who work late, people that can’t drive, people that are low income to have the option to get home,” Cragun said in an interview with FOX 13 on Tuesday. Read […]

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    Federal court sets deadline for appeal in same-sex marriage recognition case

    DENVER — A federal appeals court has given the state of Utah a deadline to file its first papers in the legal fight over same-sex marriage recognition. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Utah Attorney General’s Office until Sept. 22 to file its brief. The quick deadline appears to set a speedy schedule to hear the case involving more than 1,200 same-sex marriages performed after Amendment 3 was overturned last year. The ACLU of Utah sued on […]

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    Judge to decide fate of Alta’s snowboarding ban

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge will decide if Alta’s decades-long ban on snowboarding violates the U.S. Constitution. A group calling itself Wasatch Equality is suing Alta Ski Area and the U.S. Forest Service, claiming the ban violates snowboarders’ right to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment. On Monday, a judge heard arguments over whether the lawsuit should be immediately dismissed. “I recognize this is an unusual case,” Jon Schofield, the attorney for Wasatch Equality, told U.S. District Court […]

  • Ex-teacher accused of sex with students appears in court on new charges

    FARMINGTON — Former Davis High School teacher Brianne Altice appeared in court on new charges of rape and forcible sodomy, after a second student came forward to accuse her of sexual conduct. It was a brief hearing as 2nd District Court Judge John Morris canceled her original jury trial and set a September 19 preliminary hearing, where he will decide if there is enough evidence to make her stand trial on the new charges. Altice is accused of having sex […]

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    San Diego Comic-Con sues Salt Lake Comic Con over the words “Comic Con”

    SALT LAKE CITY — Organizers of the nation’s largest “comic con” sued Salt Lake Comic Con, alleging trademark infringement. San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) filed the lawsuit Friday against Dan Farr Productions, which produces Salt Lake Comic Con. The lawsuit accuses Salt Lake Comic Con of attempting to “capitalize on SDCC’s creativity, ingenuity and hard work through the unauthorized use of SDCC’s trademarks to advertise and promote Defendants’ own popular arts convention titled ‘Salt Lake Comic Con.'” Read the lawsuit filed […]

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    FBI wants judge to toss Oklahoma City bombing video case

    SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI is asking a federal judge to toss a Utah lawyer’s case that seeks a videotape that purports to show a second suspect in the Oklahoma City bombing. In court papers filed in U.S. District Court and obtained by FOX 13, the FBI claims Jesse Trentadue “has put forward no credible evidence of any other location or search method likely to yield additional tapes or documents that match the parameters of Plaintiff’s request under the […]

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    Judge won’t open letters from people facing eviction in FLDS land case

    SALT LAKE CITY — People facing eviction from court-controlled land in the polygamous border towns of Hildale and Colorado City are writing the judge who oversees it, but she won’t read them. Minutes from the case involving the FLDS Church’s United Effort Plan (UEP) Trust state that Judge Denise Lindberg has received a package of letters submitted by people living on UEP land and facing eviction for failure to pay occupancy feeds or property taxes. “The letters sent to the […]

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    Amendment 3 plaintiffs want SCOTUS to hear same-sex marriage case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers for the gay couples who sued Utah over its ban on same-sex marriage tell FOX 13 they support the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Center for Lesbian Rights said Thursday it intends to file papers with the nation’s top court, supporting the Utah Attorney General’s petition for the same-sex marriage case to be heard. The gay rights group, which is backing the plaintiffs in the Amendment 3 case, said it believes […]

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    Judge won’t dismiss lawsuit challenging Utah’s ‘Ag-Gag’ law

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges Utah’s controversial “Ag-Gag” law. At the end of a long hearing Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby rejected the state’s request to dismiss the lawsuit. Animal rights groups had sued, saying the law that criminalizes photography or video recording inside agricultural operations targets them and stifles free speech. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and others sued over […]

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    FLDS land trust fiduciary charged with patronizing a prostitute

    TAYLORSVILLE — The court-appointed accountant for the FLDS Church’s land-holdings arm has been charged with a misdemeanor count of patronizing a prostitute. Charges filed Tuesday in Taylorsville Justice Court accuse Bruce Wisan of a class B misdemeanor. Court records indicate that a not guilty plea was entered, and a pre-trial conference set for Oct. 9. Wisan was appointed in 2005 to oversee the Fundamentalist LDS Church’s United Effort Plan (UEP) Trust, which controls most of the homes and land in […]

  • Salt Lake Comic Con won’t back down from using “Comic Con”

    SALT LAKE CITY — Organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con said they will not drop the words “Comic Con,” despite a legal threat from the organizers of the San Diego Comic-Con. “The show’s going on as planned,” Salt Lake Comic Con producer Dan Farr said at a news conference Wednesday. FOX 13 first reported last month that the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con served a cease-and-desist letter on Salt Lake Comic Con, claiming an infringement on its intellectual property. Wednesday […]


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