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  • ‘Deer Creek Fire’ 75 percent contained

    CHARLESTON, Utah — The “Deer Creek Fire” burning in a brush-covered area near Deer Creek Reservoir in Heber Valley is now 75 percent contained, authorities announced Sunday. The fire has burned 57 acres, the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office stated Sunday afternoon.

  • ‘Deer Creek Fire’ closes section of U.S. 189 in Heber Valley

    CHARLESTON, Utah — A fire burning near the northeast end of Deer Creek Reservoir has closed down a section of U.S. Highway 189 in both directions near the area. The “Deer Creek Fire,” as officials have called it, has forced the closure of the highway between mileposts 25 and 27 — near the town of Charleston — as crews battle the blaze that was reported at about 3 p.m. Saturday. Officials believe the brush fire was human-caused and estimate it […]

  • ‘Warning shots’ fired during fight on high school campus; involved parties not from either school, officials say

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Seven teenagers were held for questioning by police Friday night after authorities say they were involved in an altercation that ended with shots fired, but no injuries. According to school and police officials, someone fired shots likely into the ground as “warning shots” during a football game at Granger High School Friday night. The incident happened on campus, but not near the football stadium. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said the people involved were […]

  • Police looking for counterfeit money suspects in Utah County

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to identify a man and woman who they say used counterfeit bills in one or more transactions at businesses in the area. Multiple businesses in Eagle Mountain, including Maverik, Ace Hardware and Dairy Queen, reportedly received counterfeit $50 and $100 bills Wednesday. Saratoga Springs Police are also investigating multiple similar cases in their area, the sheriff’s office said, and they may be connected. Anyone who recognizes […]

  • Truck tips over on sharp curve entering I-80

    SALT LAKE CITY — A truck driver is uninjured after the semitrailer he was driving tipped over on a sharp turn entering Interstate 80. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the driver was traveling too fast on the curved on-ramp from Bangerter Highway to westbound I-80 just before 1:30 p.m. Friday when the load inside the trailer shifted, causing the rig to tip and land on the driver’s side. He was uninjured and no other vehicles were involved. UHP Trooper A.J. […]

  • Three arrested after Monday home invasion, shooting in Millcreek

    MILLCREEK, Utah — Three people are facing charges after a shooting and home invasion in Millcreek. Unified Police say Kyle Mehr, Serene Al-Abbodi and Connor Veach went to the house near 4200 South and 500 East at about 8 a.m. Monday to confront someone about a drug debt. According to probable cause statements, another person admitted to driving them to the home but never left the vehicle and was not arrested. According to police, Veach and Al-Abbodi entered the home […]

  • 24-year-old man accused of grabbing girls at Davis High football game

    KAYSVILLE, Utah — A man is facing sexual battery charges after police say he inappropriately touched multiple young girls at a high school football game. Tyler Johnson Williams, 24,  is accused of grabbing girls and asking them inappropriate questions at a Davis High School football game on Friday. Two of the girls told their parents, who then told the school resource officer there, the arrest record states. One of the girls told the officer that Williams grabbed her rear end […]

  • Orem Police: bodies found in shallow grave believed to be mother and son killed in 2015

    JUAB COUNTY, Utah — An interagency team of law enforcement has found human remains in a shallow grave after digging in a remote area in Juab County Friday, and they are believed to be a mother and son who were killed four years ago. Officers from the Orem Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Juab County Sheriff’s Office and the Juab County Search and Rescue Team set out to locate the bodies of Emily Quijano and her son […]

  • Shots fired as Heber Police respond to break-in at liquor store; two in custody

    HEBER CITY, Utah — Police are interviewing two persons of interest after a break-in at a State Liquor Store and a shots fired incident Sunday night. Lt. Jeremy Nelson with Heber City Police said things began shortly after 6:30 p.m. when dispatchers were called about a security alarm at the liquor store. Nelson said officers arrived and found broken glass at the store, which was closed at the time. Those officers called for back up, and a short time later […]

  • ‘Meadow Creek Fire’ burning 1,200 acres in Millard County

    MEADOW, Utah — Crews are battling a fire burning east of Meadow in Millard County, dubbed the “Meadow Creek Fire,” that has burned at least 1,200 acres with no containment. The U.S. Forest Service said the blaze was caused by a lightning strike early Sunday morning. It ignited in dry grass on private property and quickly spread to BLM land and then National Forest Land, where it continues to burn. At about 9 p.m. Sunday, the blaze was estimated at […]

  • SWAT standoff ends with Taylorsville man in custody

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police spent hours in a standoff Saturday with a man who they say pointed a gun at someone and threatened to shoot them. The man has been identified as 35-year-old John Pickett of Taylorsville. Unified Police say Pickett was on a motorcycle when he pointed a gun at another person sometime before 1 p.m. Police tracked his license plate number to his home address near 6100 South and 2700 West and arrived there before him. When Pickett […]

  • Weber County Sheriff’s Corporal arrested for suspicion of DUI and interfering with arrest

    OGDEN, Utah — A corrections officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence in Weber County. Kevin Morris was taken into custody after WCSO deputies responded to a reckless driver complaint in Plain City, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. He is suspected of DUI as well as interfering with an arrest. The release did not state any further details on the incident. Morris is a corporal with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office Corrections […]

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