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  • LDS bishop removed from his position after arrest in human trafficking sting in Lehi

    LEHI,  Utah — A man who served as a bishop for a local LDS congregation and who formerly supervised a police vice squad was arrested after a human trafficking sting conducted in Lehi on Valentine’s Day. According to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest was made as part of a human trafficking sting conducted February 14. Detectives say 51-year-old David N. Moss, using the alias “Pilot”, contacted women he believed to be prostitutes on social media. Moss told the […]

  • House Bills propose higher taxes on e-cigs and vape products, raising legal age to buy tobacco products

    SALT LAKE CITY — Right now, being discussed in the Utah legislature, are two house bills, HB 252 and HB 324, that could possibly change the way tobacco products — and non-tobacco products — are sold in the state of Utah. House Bill 252, sponsored by Representative Paul Ray, will tax e-cigarettes or vapor pens if passed. Ray told FOX 13 News that he’s taxed tobacco products before in the past and this bill would help decrease smoking within our […]

  • Proposed bill could move electric scooters off the sidewalks and onto roads

    SALT LAKE CITY — On Thursday, a bill sponsored by Sen. Kirk Cullimore, R-Sandy, passed the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill would help address and clarify state code for electric scooters that are scattered around cities in Utah. Cullimore’s SB-0139 bill now heads to the full Senate and it attempts to regulate the electric scooters like bicycles are, allowing riders to go where cyclists can, on busier roads. The bill could also establish restrictions on drinking and carrying an open container […]

  • Winter storms put dent in city snow removal resources

    MURRAY, Utah — Over the last two weeks, Utah has seen it’s biggest, most challenging snowstorms of the season and it has taken a toll on multiple Utah city budgets. One of those cities that got hit by the wave of snow was Murray City. Danny Astill, Public Works Director, told FOX 13 that their salt supply, to treat the icy roads, has been quickly used up over the last two weeks because of these storms. “We’ve gone through 1800 […]

  • Snow plows struggle to catch up with winter storm

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — As snow continues to fall, UDOT and city snow plow drivers are playing catch up after Mother Nature dumped snow and slick road conditions at commuters Wednesday morning. “You look at the amount of snow that came in and just how cold it was, it accumulated a lot faster. The blowing gusts of wind pushed the drifts of snow across the roads,” John Gleason, spokesperson for UDOT said. “15 minutes later you couldn’t even see […]

  • Concerns over measles virus spreading to Utah arise after outbreaks in Oregon, Washington State

    SALT LAKE CITY — In Oregon and Washington State health officials are trying to control an outbreak of measles that has already infected dozens of people. Both states currently allow parents to opt out of getting the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. 900 miles away here in Utah, Intermountain Health Care experts like Dr. Tamara Sheffield are urging the public to get vaccines for their kids if they haven’t yet. “We’re just really one airplane flight from bringing a case […]

  • North Salt Lake burglary leaves plumbing business out thousands of dollars

    NORTH SALT LAKE — On January 20th North Salt Lake Police Department received reports of a break-in at Shamrock Plumbing off 340 W. 500 N. North Salt Lake Police told FOX 13 that “thousands of dollars” in power tools were stolen from the property and they are studying surveillance video to find the perpetrators. Sgt. Mitch Gwilliam with NSLPD said the two suspects they are looking for are white males, dressed in black. “It appears that two separate individuals came […]

  • Man arrested for automobile homicide after fatal crash in South Jordan

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A fatal rollover crash forced police to close a section of Lake Ave. in South Jordan Wednesday morning. According to a press release from the South Jordan Police Department, initial reports said a male had been ejected from his vehicle while an unconscious female was pinned inside a vehicle. The department said a GMC K3500 pickup truck traveling eastbound ran a red light, colliding with a Dodge Caravan traveling northbound on Mountain View Highway. The pickup […]

  • Crews describe undertaking of cleaning up a large avalanche from road in Provo Canyon

    PROVO, Utah — Crews with the Utah Department of Transportation worked nearly 20 hours to clear the 30-foot wall of rock and stick filled snow that blanketed US-189 in Provo Canyon on Friday. John Gleason, a UDOT spokesperson, said that this avalanche was expected, but not with the amount of snow that came down. It’s been quite an undertaking for their crews. “Four loaders, two track hoes, plows have been through here and we’re probably going to see some more […]

  • Two armed suspects arrested for allegedly carjacking elderly couple and fleeing from police

    MILLCREEK, Utah — An elderly couple is physically fine but a little shaken up after two men, Justin Sheridan, 23, and Cory Webb, 24, allegedly carjacked their vehicle and made one of them drive them around town. Sgt. Melody Gray with the Unified Police Department told FOX 13 that the men jumped onto law enforcement’s radar around noon today when there were reports of these men being involved in a hit-and-run while driving a stolen car around in Murray. “Suspects […]

  • Highway Patrol Trooper barely dodges out of control driver

    WILLARD, Utah — On Wednesday, Trooper Steve Shaffer’s day off, he geared up and hit the cold, slippery Utah highways to help drivers who slid off the road due to snow. During that morning commute, around 11:00 am, Shaffer said he had already dealt with a number of slide-offs and accidents. One incident he saw dealt with a jackknifed semi and a car rollover on mile marker 306, outside of Perry. “I was behind the scene and was going to […]

  • Ice rescue training in Herriman gives responders first-hand experience

    HERRIMAN, Utah — While ice rescues may be few and far between in Utah, first responders are working hard to stay up to date on all the latest techniques that could help them save people in the future. Jason Jones, an Ice Water Training Expert tells Fox13 that there are only a few minutes from when a person falls through the ice to when it’s too late. “It’s similar to a diving reflex where it takes your breath away, literally. […]

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