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  • An SUV hits a home in Kearns February 24, 2017.

    Man cited for suspected DUI after SUV slams into home in Kearns

    KEARNS, Utah — A man was cited for suspicion of DUI after an SUV slammed into a home in Kearns and caused thousands of dollars in damage while giving the homeowner quite a scare Friday night. Lt. Paul Barker of the Unified Police Department said they were dispatched to a crash near 4500 West and 5615 South around 11:30 p.m. Friday. “As you can see behind me, it looks like a Suburban came across this T-intersection and went right into a […]

  • A landslide damages a stretch of Highway 12 in Bryce Canyon National Park. Image courtesy Bryce Canyon National Park via Facebook.

    Landslide damages stretch of Highway 12 in Bryce Canyon National Park

    A portion of Highway 12 in Bryce Canyon National Park has been damaged by a landslide, resulting in delays for drivers. Bryce Canyon National Park tweeted about the spring-related landslide Friday, saying the erosion impacted a portion of Highway 12 near Mossy Cave and reduced the road to a single lane. One-way travel in the area is being controlled by traffic lights, and drivers should expect delays of a few minutes. Park officials say road crews are still assessing what is […]

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    Family says Utah teen shot in head, left in canal awakened from medically induced coma

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly shot in the head by a pair of teen boys remains in critical condition, but Friday her family said Deserae Turner is no longer in a medically induced coma. The Turner family released this statement Friday, thanking the community for their support and offering an update on Deserae’s condition. “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to family, friends, community members, and all of those we may not have […]

  • Vehicles backed up on northbound I-15 after several crashes February 24, 2017. One man was flown to a hospital in serious condition.

    1 flown to hospital after semi hits cars backed up on I-15 due to prior crashes

    UTAH COUNTY — A man was flown to a hospital and others were transported by ambulance after a semi struck several cars backed up on I-15 in Spanish Fork due to several previous crashes in the area. Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said there were approximately half a dozen separate accidents in the area of mile post 257 on I-15, an area experiencing winter conditions Friday. Several cars not involved in the crashes were stopped or nearly stopped […]

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    Avalanche buries parked vehicles at Snowbird

    LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon is closed Thursday evening after an avalanche buried several parked cars at Snowbird Resort. A Snowbird employee said the slide occurred in the main employee parking lot, which is called the Superior Lot. The lot is located near the Cliff Lodge. Snowbird stated the slide occurred at 5:28 p.m. on Mt. Superior, and the avalanche buried three parked vehicles in the path of the slide. The resort states there were […]

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    Garland City Mayor declares state of emergency amid continued flooding

    GARLAND CITY, Utah — Garland City Mayor Todd Miller declared a state of emergency Thursday due to flooding as ground water continues to rise. The Mayor and city council activated the Emergency Operations Center Wednesday night, where a special meeting was held to gather data on problem areas around the city. Hundreds of homes are pumping ground water from their basements, according to the press release, and numerous families have also experienced sewage backup. The Utah National Guard was activated […]

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    Bountiful student who fired shotgun inside school sentenced to juvenile treatment

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah — A 15-year-old boy who fired a shotgun into the ceiling at Mueller Park Junior High School was sentenced Thursday and will be sent to a secure treatment facility within the Juvenile Justice System. The judge ordered the teen to a secure treatment facility, and, while no timeline was given for that treatment, the teen’s attorney estimates the duration will be between 6 months and one year. In addition, the judge said the teen would not be allowed to return […]

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    Utah man accused of kidnapping teen girl now charged with rape

    UTAH COUNTY — After serving a search warrant and interviewing the alleged victim, authorities are filing new charges that include rape against a man accused of kidnapping an 18-year-old girl.  Nicholas Charles Leippe, 41 of West Mountain, now faces additional charges including two counts of rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of tampering with evidence, one count of aggravated assault/domestic violence, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to a press release from […]

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    Two killed in five-vehicle crash involving garbage truck in Cache County

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Two people suffered fatal injuries in a five-vehicle crash on Highway 91 near Hyde Park Thursday morning, and authorities say wet and slushy roads contributed to the pile-up. The crash occurred just after 7 a.m. at 3120 North Highway 91, according to a press release from the North Park Police Department. A Toyota Camry traveling southbound moved to the left to avoid a perceived lane change by another vehicle, and the Camry began to spin out […]

  • A fatal crash on I-15 near Willard February 23, 2017. Image courtesy Utah Highway Patrol.

    Man killed in crash after spinning out on icy I-15, colliding with semi-trailer

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A man was killed in a crash on I-15 near Willard Thursday morning after a passenger car lost control in icy conditions and spun out before being struck broadside by a semi-trailer. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on I-15 near mile post 355 around 5:20 a.m. Thursday as a passenger vehicle traveled south. Police say the driver of the car, 28-year-old Austin Taylor of Clarkston, lost control on the icy roadway […]

  • The scene of an officer involved shooting at a gas station in Roy February 22, 2017.

    Roy police identify suspect fatally shot by officers responding to trespassing call

    ROY, Utah — Police in Roy have identified a suspect who was shot and killed by officers during a struggle at a gas station in Roy Tuesday night. According to a press release from the Roy City Police Department, the deceased is 38-year-old Nicolas Sanchez, and his last known residence is in Layton. Police say officers were called to the Texaco gas station at 4395 South 1900 West in Roy just after 10 p.m. Tuesday on report of a trespasser. […]

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    Woman in custody after SWAT responds to home in Taylorsville

    UPDATE: Police said later Wednesday night the woman had been taken safely into custody and was being evaluated by paramedics. Her identity has not been released, and it is unclear at this time if she will face criminal charges for the incident. Previous story continues below: SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — SWAT personnel responded to a residence in Taylorsville Wednesday night after a woman threatened her roommate with a shotgun. According to the Unified Police Department, the suspect is barricaded […]