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  • Crews search for a swimmer who didn't resurface at Blackridge Reservoir June 25, 2016.

    Dive teams dispatched after swimmer doesn’t resurface at Blackridge Reservoir

    HERRIMAN, Utah — Search and rescue crews including dive teams are responding to Blackridge Reservoir on report of a swimmer who went under the water and didn’t resurface. Lt. Lex Bell, Unified Police Department, said dive teams were dispatched after they received report a 32-year-old man swimming in the reservoir went under and did not resurface. FOX 13 News first heard report of the incident just before 4 p.m. Saturday. No further details were immediately available. FOX 13 News has a […]

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    Woman in custody after SWAT stand-off, fire at Roy home

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — SWAT personnel responded to a home in Roy where a woman armed with a gun had barricaded herself inside, and a fire broke out at the residence sometime later. Police said around 9:40 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished and the woman taken into custody. The woman, later identified as 57-year-old Carrie Moss, was apparently uninjured in the fire but was taken to a hospital to be checked out as a precaution. Josh Taylor, a Public […]

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    Two juveniles in custody after man stabbed in Cedar City park

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — A traffic stop on a speeding vehicle in Cedar City Friday night led to an investigation into a stabbing, and now two juveniles are behind bars. According to the Cedar City Police Department, an officer stopped a speeding vehicle around 11:30 p.m. near Cedar City Hospital, 1303 North Main Street. The driver was rushing to transport a friend who had been stabbed in the abdomen to the hospital. The wound is not believed to be life-threatening. […]

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    Court affirms prior judgment, UDOT ordered to pay $15 million in eminent domain case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has affirmed an earlier judgment against the Utah Department of Transportation this week, and the department is ordered to pay more than $15 million in connection with land taken to build the Mountain View Corridor. According to a press release from Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless, Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy has ordered UDOT to pay LEJ Investments, LLC $13.09 million–which amounts to just over $15 million once interest from 2011 is included. LEJ […]

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    DA says Murray officer who exchanged gunfire with suspect was legally justified

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The actions of an officer who returned fire after he was shot at by a burglary suspect in Murray earlier this year have been ruled legally justified Friday. The letter from Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill relates to an incident that occurred in Murray February 21, where  29-year-old Tyler Persellin of Midvale fired shots at an officer before retreating inside a home. When SWAT later entered the home hours later, Persellin was found […]

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    Draper man facing murder charges after two women stabbed in Wyoming

    ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — A man from Draper is in jail and facing charges of murder and attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed two women at a Quality Inn in Rock Springs, Wyoming. According to the Rock Springs Police Department, officers responded to the Quality Inn, 1670 Sunset Drive, around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on report of a physical disturbance. When police arrived they found a woman who had suffered multiple stab wounds during an altercation. The woman, identified as 29-year-old […]

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    Voluntary evacuations in place for Pine Valley as Saddle Fire crosses ridge

    PINE VALLEY, Utah — The Saddle Fire crossed over a ridge and began burning down a mountainside Thursday evening, and fire crews called for voluntary evacuations for all residents in Pine Valley. At an information meeting held Thursday night, officials said about 500 homes could potentially be threatened by the blaze. The Saddle Fire has grown to 903 acres, officials said at that meeting. Nearly 200 structures on the west side of Pine Valley were evacuated earlier in the week, […]

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    One in critical condition after crash involving car, motorcycle in Taylorsville

      TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash in Taylorsville Thursday, and westbound lanes of 5400 South were closed near 1300 West for several hours. The crash occurred in the area of 1300 West 5400 South in Taylorsville, and FOX 13 News first heard report of the crash around 3:40 p.m. Westbound lanes were closed in the area, but reopened sometime after 6 p.m. Witnesses told Unified Police Department personnel that the motorcyclist was weaving […]

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    Suspect in drug case may face new charges after SWAT raids home in Price

    PRICE, Utah — SWAT personnel and units from numerous agencies served a warrant on a home in Price early Thursday morning, and a man who was arrested in a drug raid at the same home earlier this year may now face new federal charges. According to a press release from the Price City Police Department, SWAT made entry on a home at 390 North 100 East, “employing techniques to overcome the barricaded residence.” Thomas Albert Sanchez, 31, was arrested on […]

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    Police seek man who didn’t return to Box Elder Co. jail after visiting dentist

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Police are looking for a man who left the Box Elder County Jail on a court-ordered furlough to visit a dentist but did not return to the jail afterward. Austin Christensen, 21, left the jail Tuesday as planned but failed to return. He is described as being 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. The man is pictured above, and anyone who sees him should call Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department at 435-734-3834. Tipsters can […]

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    Police seek suspects who stole bikes from West Valley City woman battling cancer

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police are looking for two people who stole a pair of bikes from a woman with cancer who uses the bikes to commute to and from work. Surveillance cameras captured images of the two suspects at the Fairbourne Apartments on 3590 South and 2900 West. The theft occurred earlier in June. The pair somehow made their way into a secure area where bikes are stored, and they cut the locks from the bikes and took […]

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    Police identify woman killed in crash in Layton intersection

    LAYTON, Utah – A woman was killed in Layton after two vehicles collided in an intersection late Tuesday night. Layton City Police said it appears one of the two vehicles involved in the crash ran a red light at the intersection of 700 West and Antelope Drive, but at this point it’s still unclear which driver is at a fault. “The truck hit broadside into the sedan, and there was a lot of intrusion into that car,” said Sgt. James […]

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