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  • Provo police charge photographer for sexually abusing male teens during photo shoots

    PROVO, Utah — A Salt Lake City-based photographer has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing four male teen models during modeling sessions. Kyle Navarette, 32, is charged with one first-degree felony count of forcible sodomy and four second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse. The Provo Police Department started investigating because three of the victims said the abuse happened in Utah County. The fourth teen said he was sexually assaulted at Navarette’s home in Salt Lake City. Navarette used […]

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    West Valley’s Rocky Mountain Raceways to close after 2018 season

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Rocky Mountain Raceways announced Thursday that next year’s season will be the final one after 50 years in business. The lease for the race tracks in West Valley City will soon expire, so the owners are planning to use the 50-acre property for commercial development. Young Automotive Group has owned and operated the raceways since the 1990s. The company sold the land to Freeport West but then received a five-year lease to continue operating the […]

  • MormonLeaks claims LDS Church members did baptisms for the dead for President Trump’s parents, grandparents

    MormonLeaks has released documents indicating LDS Church members performed baptisms and other temple ordinances on behalf of President Trump’s dead parents and grandparents. The records are the latest from an organization that regularly leaks non-public documents and videos about the LDS Church. The onscreen records indicate the president’s parents—Frederick and Mary Ann Trump—had baptisms for the dead and other temple ordinances performed on their behalf. They also show the religious ordinances were done for Trump’s grandparents—Friedrich and Elizabeth Trump. The […]

  • Thousands of protesters gather to oppose Trump’s proposed reductions to Utah monuments

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol estimates 4,500 people gathered Saturday at the Utah State Capitol to speak out against President Trump’s plan to reduce the size of the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Navajo Tribe Attorney General Ethel Branch spoke at the protest and said the five tribes who helped create Bears Ears will sue the federal government if any of the monuments are shrunk. “This land is special to all five tribes […]

  • UHP suspects drugs a factor in crash that may cause passenger to lose her leg

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol says drugs and extreme speeding led to a nearly fatal accident at 114th South and I-15 early Friday morning. Troopers say an Orem couple was traveling with their 10-month-old infant at more than 100 miles per hour at 2 a.m. when their car crashed into the back of a semi-truck, swerved left across all lanes and struck a barrier. “The faster you’re going the more likely you are to be injured […]

  • Park City woman shot in leg during robbery while visiting family in Chicago

    PARK CITY, Utah — A Park City woman was robbed and shot Monday night while visiting family in Chicago. Silvia Berger, 69, had just arrived at her daughter’s home and went back to get more belongings from the car when a gunman approached her and grabbed her purse with all of her cash. “He looked right at me,” Berger said. “It was pretty amazing because there was a pause for a second. We were struggling with the bag and there […]

  • Volunteers helping Riverdale residents evacuated after landslide

    RIVERDALE, Utah — Amanda Martin knows her evacuation could be just days away. “These peoples’ houses,” she points to her right, “It’s a straight drop and these over here, once you get to the end of her property, it’s a cliff.” The Riverdale City Manager told reporters Wednesday morning that the landslide that’s already forced three mandatory evacuations, continues to spread. “We can’t control the soil coming off the hill, we can’t control the water at this point,” said Roger […]

  • Salt Lake City non-profit group helps elderly couple safely transport their disabled granddaughter

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Louis and Debora Lopez have been taking care of their granddaughter with cerebral palsy since she was a baby. Yesenia Lopez is 17-years-old but she is not able to talk and she needs a wheelchair to get around. The elderly couple made a small ramp to try to get her in and out of the house but both kept falling and injuring themselves. “It was scary,” said Debora. “I was home by myself one day […]

  • Salt Lake City urges customers to buy local on Small Business Saturday

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City brought statistics, dignitaries and even a TV star to celebrate Small Business Saturday — an effort to persuade people to shop at local stores.  The goal is persuade customers to spend just 10 percent more locally which would add $1.3 billion to the Utah economy. The day was kicked off at Ken Sanders Rare Books.  Sanders has been selling books in Salt Lake City since the 1960s at the long-defunct Cosmic Aeroplane. “Great […]

  • Family offers forgiveness after son dies in hit-and-run accident

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The parents of a 19-year-old Taylorsville man who was fatally injured in a hit and run accident say they hold no ill will for the woman who allegedly killed their son. Robert Harsh was walking in the crosswalk on 4200 South Redwood Road at about 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday when he was struck and killed. “We know she didn’t make a decision to kill someone and so we want her to know we forgive her,” said Gina […]

  • Utah leads US with highest rate of Alzheimer’s disease; help is available

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah – Utah leads the nation for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth Murphy is one of 30,000 Utahns who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The progressive malady attacks a person’s memory and will eventually lead to death. More than 5 million Americans have the illness; Utah has the highest rate per capita of the disease. “That number is only going to increase as the Baby Boomers get older,” Jeremy Cunningham said, Utah Alzheimer’s Association spokesperson. “When you think, […]

  • New bridge links Jordan River Trail in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The bridge spans a gap of about 270 feet, but it is the missing link that now connects a paved trail that stretches throughout the Wasatch Front. On Saturday, Salt Lake dignitaries dedicated the Jordan River Trail Bridge between 200 South and North Temple. “This is important. We want kids to be able to get out to be active today,” said Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County Mayor. “There are so many excuses to stay at […]