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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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    U.S. Supreme Court to consider Utah same-sex marriage case Sept. 29

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court has indicated it will take up Utah’s same-sex marriage case on Sept. 29, which could decide the issue for the rest of the nation. On the docket for the case Kitchen v. Herbert, the U.S. Supreme Court set Sept. 29 for a conference on the case, alongside those of other states litigating same-sex marriage bans. From the U.S. Supreme Court docket: The decision was announced the same day Utah filed its final […]

  • Park City Mountain Resort to have ski season, resort to pay bond

    PARK CITY — There will be a ski season at Park City Mountain Resort. In a statement to FOX 13, PCMR’s parent company, Powdr Corp., said it would post a court-ordered $17.5 million bond to ensure a 2014-15 ski season. “Our goal has always been to keep PCMR open for the upcoming 2014-15 season and beyond,” Jenni Smith, PCMR General Manager, said in the statement. “Paying the bond ordered by the judge will provide our employees, the Park City community […]

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    Judge won’t toss lawsuit over SL Tribune’s future

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge will not dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed over the future of Utah’s largest daily newspaper. At the end of a hearing Monday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups denied a request by lawyers for the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the activist group Utah Newspaper Project. “I’m relieved,” said Joan O’Brien, a founder of the group. Lawyers for the Utah Newspaper Project clashed in court […]

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    In Utah same-sex marriage case, many ‘friends of the court’

    SALT LAKE CITY — As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether or not to even hear Utah’s appeal of two federal courts’ decision to strike down the state’s same-sex marriage ban, a number of political groups, corporations and states are urging the nation’s top court to jump in. In a series of “friend of the court” briefs filed with the court, groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider Kitchen v. […]

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    Judge won’t dissolve FLDS towns’ police force

    PHOENIX — A federal judge said he will not disband the police force in the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah; and Colorado City, Ariz. In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge James Tielborg said dissolving the Colorado City Town Marshal’s Office “would burden both Defendants and the State with a layer of bureaucracy extending into potential perpetuity.” “The Court does not doubt that the disbanding of the local law enforcement and the appointment of a monitor […]

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Judge Ryan Harris asks questions of the Talisker attorneys during court, Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

    Park City Mountain Resort will have to post $17.5 million bond if it wants a ski season

    SILVER SUMMIT — A judge has ruled that Park City Mountain Resort will have to post a $17.5 million bond if it wants to have a ski season this winter. The multi-million dollar figure was handed down at the end of a hearing Friday here in 3rd District Court, where Judge Ryan Harris presented his own number to attorneys for PCMR and Talisker Holdings. “This is clearly the largest eviction case I’ve ever seen,” he told a packed courtroom. The […]

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    Judge orders FLDS towns to not discriminate for 10 years

    PHOENIX — A federal judge has ordered the town governments in the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah; and Colorado City, Ariz., to not discriminate against anyone for at least 10 years. In a ruling handed down on Thursday night and obtained by FOX 13, U.S. District Court Judge James Teilborg ordered the towns “shall not discriminate because of religion against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of the provision of services or facilities in connection with the […]

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    Survey says… DABC wants to know what you think of its liquor stores

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s liquor control authority is gauging customer opinion on its liquor stores, with an eye toward adding more in the future. In liquor stores across Utah, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has been handing out customer comment cards, soliciting feedback on store employees, store appearance and what kinds of liquor it sells. At a recent meeting, DABC Executive Director Sal Petilos revealed some of the results — mostly positive, with some criticism about store locations […]

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    Shurtleff wants his case prosecuted separately from Swallow

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is demanding that he be prosecuted separately from his successor, John Swallow, in the corruption case against the two. In court papers filed Thursday and obtained by FOX 13, Shurtleff accuses Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill of a “sleight of hand” by referring to the two former attorneys general as “co-defendants.” “The State chose to charge Messrs. Shurtleff and Swallow in completely independent Informations with completely independent Counts […]

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    Utah polygamous church leader dies

    BLUFFDALE — The leader of one of Utah’s largest polygamous churches has died. Lamoine Jenson, the leader of the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB) passed away on Tuesday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 79. “He was probably one of the kindest, gentlest… a very unassuming man,” a church representative told FOX 13, confirming the death. “He was a tremendous leader. He will be greatly missed by many.” An obituary from the church sent to FOX 13 did not […]

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    Judge sides with Susan Cox Powell’s family in estate battle

    SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has sided with the family of missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell in a multi-million dollar insurance fight. In a ruling handed down Wednesday afternoon, 3rd District Court Judge LA Dever ruled in favor of Susan’s father, Chuck Cox, in decisions he made controlling her estate. It was being challenged by the family of Josh Powell. Read the judge’s ruling here: The estate battle centers around $2 million in insurance money. After […]

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    Should you take a bullet for your company? Utah Supreme Court considers fired Wal-Mart workers’ case

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit involving company policies and self-defense, which could have impacts on every business in the state. In January 2011, six workers were fired after they fought with a shoplifter who pulled a gun on them inside a Layton Wal-Mart. The company claimed the employees violated Wal-Mart’s policy of disengaging, withdrawing and alerting authorities. But the employees claim it was a matter of self-defense. “They’re in an office, writing little […]


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