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  • Utah man arrested on suspicion of voyeurism in Nashville mall fitting room

    HOLLADAY, Utah — A man from Holladay was arrested Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee on suspicion of taking pictures of a woman getting undressed inside a mall fitting room. Steven Murdock, 55, posted bail and is now back home in Holladay. Murdock is a high councilor with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FOX 13 tried to speak to him to get his side of the story, but he refused to roll down his windows as he pulled into […]

  • Police identify woman shot and killed near 800 W North Temple; suspect still at-large

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police identified a woman who died of a gunshot wound to her head as 33-year-old Alicia Baxter. She was found with a gunshot wound to her head near 800 West and North Temple around 5 p.m. Thursday evening, according to Salt Lake City Police. The woman was then taken to a local hospital where she died. In a tweet identifying the victim Friday morning, SLC Police said they are still actively looking for the suspect. Investigators […]

  • Luz Escamilla

    Escamilla takes second in SLC mayor’s race; Dabakis concedes

    SALT LAKE CITY — Luz Escamilla has jumped into second place in the race for Salt Lake City mayor, according to latest results. Escamilla, with 7,884 votes, leads Jim Dabakis by 421 votes. Dabakis conceded at 2:59 p.m. Thursday. I lost! New votes counted. Greatest honor of my life to serve full time people of Utah and SLC for 8 years. I never compromised my principles! Congrats to woman. Stephen, we are going on that great vacation! #utpol — Jim […]

  • School district left waiting for Daybreak’s approval on fence despite safety concerns

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Officials with the Jordan School District said they are being prevented from installing a fence around a new middle school in Daybreak, despite safety concerns, because of the master-planned community’s strict rules. The issue has started a debate about a developer’s ability to make safety decisions involving public schools. Mountain Creek Middle School has not opened yet, but some parents are already concerned with the lack of a fence surrounding the school’s property. Sandy Riesgraf, a spokesperson […]

  • Draper City Council candidate disqualified for filing documents one minute late

    DRAPER, Utah — A candidate for Draper City Council says he was disqualified from Tuesday’s primary election because he tried to submit documents at city hall one minute late. Sample ballots hanging at polling stations in Draper show candidate Hubert Huh with a big red strike through his name and the word “DISQUALIFIED” in big, red letters. “I’m the only non-caucasian running for city council in Draper,” Huh said. “I’m thinking of all those voters, you know, those nice citizens […]

  • City’s insurance may not cover damage from smashed storm drain pipe, Cottonwood Heights resident says

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — A man in Cottonwood Heights is dealing with major flood damage to his house and a big crater in his backyard. Now he’s concerned the city’s insurance company will refuse to pay for the damage. John McEntire wasn’t home when water came crashing through a door in his backyard and into his basement. He said typically his grandkids play with toys or watch TV in the basement, and he’s very glad there were no injuries. “I […]

  • PAC criticizes SLC mayor candidates again, this time via text message

    SALT LAKE CITY — A political action community known as People4SaltLakeCity is using FOX 13’s name to send out text messages to voters, blasting two candidates for Salt Lake City mayor. The text message states, “Fox13News reports Mendenhall & Escamilla took $$$ from INLAND PORT developers & far-right GOP legislators. It concerns People4SaltLakeCity. Does it concern you?” Voters in Salt Lake City have been getting this mass text from the "People4SaltLakeCity" PAC. FOX 13 has reported on every candidate's campaign […]

  • Drivers stranded after Thursday night mudslides in Little Cottonwood Canyon

    LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Drivers planning to travel up or down Little Cottonwood Canyon between Thursday night and Saturday afternoon were mostly out of luck after heavy mudslides covered the road. Crews worked around the clock to open Little Cottonwood Canyon before Saturday afternoon. Runoff was the only thing getting down Little Cottonwood Canyon most of Friday. “It’s unbelievable,” UDOT Maintenance Supervisor Jake Brown said. Thursday marked one of the worst summer-time slides crews have ever seen. “It was […]

  • Man accused of crashing into UHP trooper arrested

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol has arrested a man accused of crashing into a trooper Wednesday night on I-215. Cory Martin, 27, is now facing a number of different drug and theft-related charges. UHP Sgt. Nick Street said Martin sped away after rear-ending a trooper who was stuck in traffic on I-215 near 1400 West. “He is one of ours, and he’s on our team, and that makes it a little more personal for us,” Sgt. Justin […]

  • Thousands of fish dead at Pineview Reservoir; DWR says high populations and temperatures to blame

    HUNTSVILLE, Utah — Thousands of dead fish have surfaced at Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville, attracting flies and scaring away swimmers. Only a specific type of fish, the black crappie, seems to be affected, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Mark Hadley, the northern region outreach manager for DWR, said he believes the unusually high amount of deaths are from a large amount of black crappie competing for a small amount of oxygen in the water. “The black crappie […]

  • Gas company: SLC apartment leak should have been reported hours earlier

    SALT LAKE CITY — Crews are still working at the 4th West Apartments in downtown Salt Lake City to try and figure out the source of 14 gas leaks that forced hundreds of people to evacuate the complex for about five hours on Friday night. FOX 13 has obtained new information that shows managers at the apartment complex may have been able to prevent gas from reaching such dangerous levels if they followed standard safety procedures recommended by their gas […]

  • Fire destroys 25,000 square foot home in Holladay, burns for over 24 hours

    HOLLADAY, Utah — A 25,000 square foot was destroyed in a fire Saturday night in Holladay, and Unified Fire Authority crews are still on the scene as it smolders nearly 48 hours later. The call came in just before 8:30 p.m. for the fire at 6085 S. 2930 East, UFA said. Crews initially attacked the fire from the inside of the 3-level home, but the main floor started to give in. It was deemed unsafe, and firefighters were pulled out […]

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