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Ben Winslow is a multi-platform journalist for Fox 13 News, experimenting with new technologies and ways of sharing news across multiple platforms.

He covers a wide variety of topics ranging from politics to polygamy, courts and city hall, and is known for “live-tweeting” news events. He has covered some of Utah’s biggest stories over a nearly 20-year career in news working in newspaper, radio, digital and now television.

Winslow has won numerous awards for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow award, the Religion Newswriter’s Association’s local TV news report of the year, numerous Utah Broadcaster's Association awards, local awards by the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been recognized by Salt Lake City Weekly, QSalt Lake and in the online “Chappy Awards.”

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    Appeals court says accused cop killer’s federal charges aren’t double jeopardy

    DENVER — A federal appeals court has ruled that an accused cop killer’s latest round of charges do not amount to double jeopardy. In a short ruling handed down Tuesday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Roberto Roman’s federal charges will stand, despite him being acquitted of aggravated murder charges in state court. Roman was charged in connection with the 2012 death of Millard County Sheriff’s deputy Josie Greathouse Fox, but acquitted by a jury at trial. The […]

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    Utah Internet company files $60 million lawsuit over email spam

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah-based Internet Service Provider XMission has filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against a Florida company, accusing it of spamming more than 100,000 email addresses it hosts. XMission filed the lawsuit last week in federal court, accusing Clickbooth.com of violating the federal CAN-SPAM Act and sending unwanted emails to its customers. “We reached our limit,” XMission CEO Pete Ashdown said in an interview Thursday with FOX 13. “We reached our limit as far as how much money […]

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    Doggie treats instead of guns, Utah cops to get training on non-lethal ways to deal with animals

    SANDY — The agency that trains and certifies all police officers in the state of Utah has unanimously approved new curriculum on non-lethal ways to handle dogs. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council approved training for officers on encountering dogs on the street. The training is based on guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice. “This will allow them to come up with some humane ways to deal with the citizen […]

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    11 officers disciplined by Utah POST Council

    SANDY — At its quarterly meeting, 11 officers were disciplined by the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, the agency that certifies police officers. On Monday, POST officials said they had 93 active investigations involving misconduct complaints involving police officers, including 23 new investigations. The disciplinary actions handed down on Monday include: Aaron Bird, a former Tooele County Sheriff’s deputy, accused of smoking marijuana. The POST Council approved a 2-year suspension; Jeffery Clegg, a former Salt Lake County Sheriff’s deputy, accused […]

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    Ogden massage parlor owner faces charges that include exploiting a prostitute

    OGDEN, Utah – Formal charges have been filed and the initial court appearance has been scheduled for a man who was arrested earlier this month in connection with raids on 11 massage parlors, which the Utah Attorney General said is believed to be the largest human trafficking bust in state history. According to court documents, 35-year-old Changfeng Lin faces five charges: one count of pattern of unlawful activity as a second-degree felony, one count of money laundering as a second-degree […]

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    Family of inmate who died after not getting dialysis sues Utah State Prison

    SALT LAKE CITY — The family of an inmate who died after going days without getting kidney dialysis has filed a lawsuit against the Utah Dept. of Corrections and University of Utah Health Care. Ramon Estrada’s children filed the lawsuit this week in federal court, accusing state prison officials of negligence and cruel and unusual punishment. Estrada, 62, who was serving time for a rape conviction, was due to be paroled shortly before he died on April 5. “They knew […]

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    Salt Lake County to take over SLC prosecutor’s office

    SALT LAKE CITY — The city prosecutor’s office will be combined with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office in a cost-saving measure, FOX 13 has learned. A deal struck between the offices of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams will have the city prosecutor’s office managed by District Attorney Sim Gill, but city prosecutors would remain city employees. Ultimately, both offices may be merged. “Our City Prosecutor, Padma Veeru-Collings and her team have a history […]

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    Judge will let lawsuit against FLDS towns go to trial

    PHOENIX — A federal judge has issued a ruling that allows the U.S. Justice Department to go to trial over whether the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., discriminate against anyone who is not a member of a polygamous church. In the ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland denied a request by the Justice Department for summary judgment. However, the judge also denied requests by Hildale and Colorado City to dismiss the case. […]

  • Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, attends a committee hearing on the Utah State Legislature's interim session on June 17, 2015.

    Rep. Miller won’t resign seat; Democrats repeat call for him to step down

    SALT LAKE CITY — Embattled Rep. Justin Miller told FOX 13 he would not resign his seat, despite calls by his colleagues in the Utah State Legislature to step down. “I don’t know what to expect right now, but I’ll continue serving the constituents of District 40,” Rep. Miller, D-Salt Lake City, said as he left a committee meeting during the legislature’s interim committee on Wednesday. Miller is facing a criminal investigation, accused of taking more than $30,000 in campaign funds […]

  • A screen shot of "Diamond Princess," an extremely rare white boa, from a video posted to YouTube by Jeremy Stone who was charged with smuggling the snake into Utah.

    U.S. Attorney for Utah ‘repatriates’ 7 boa constrictors to Brazil. Seriously.

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Attorney for Utah has helped “repatriate” seven boa constrictors to Brazil, ending a criminal case involving wildlife smuggling in the state. The boas are the offspring of a rare white (leucistic) constrictor known as “Lucy” or “Diamond Princess,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah said. The federal government alleged the snake was found near Rio de Janeiro in 2006 and smuggled into Utah by Jeremy Stone. Stone allegedly smuggled the snake into the U.S. […]

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    10th Circuit Court says Utah counties can’t prosecute people for crimes on tribal lands

    DENVER — In a strongly worded ruling handed down from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Utah counties are prohibited from prosecuting people for crimes committed within tribal borders. In the ruling issued Tuesday, the judges of the 10th Circuit blasted Uintah and Wasatch county officials for continuing to challenge what they declared settled: that the counties do not have the authority to prosecute for crimes on sovereign lands. The court said it ruled as much before, and declared […]

  • Lantern House, the new homeless shelter replacing St. Anne's.

    New homeless shelter opens in Ogden

    OGDEN — It was standing room only at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Lantern House, but for the people who will be living there it’s already more space than they had. “They’ve got everything around,” said Laura McNamee, who has been staying at nearby St. Anne’s Center. Lantern House, which is replacing St. Anne’s, is 20,000 square feet bigger. It will have 300 beds to St. Anne’s 110 (with people sleeping on the floor) in separate areas for women, families […]


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