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  • Wedding crasher arrested for voyeurism at Red Butte Gardens, police say

    SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah police arrested a man Thursday evening on suspicion of taking pictures of children at a wedding reception. John Horne, 81, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of voyeurism committed against a child and criminal trespass. University Police were dispatched to Red Butte Gardens around 10 p.m. on the report of a man who walked into a wedding reception and was taking pictures and videos of children. According to the report, nobody […]

  • Police: Woman beat parents with mother’s own cane, oxygen tanks

    MIDVALE, Utah — A woman was arrested in Midvale on Saturday for abusing and assaulting her parents, police say. Anne Cockrell, 42, was arrested on two accounts of aggravated abuse of an elder and two accounts of aggravated assault, according to the probable cause statement. A Salt Lake County Sheriff’s officer responded to a domestic call at a hotel in Midvale. Cockrell was away from the scene when the officer arrived. According to the statement, Cockrell “went crazy on her […]

  • Arizona teen drowns in Lake Powell on Friday

    LAKE POWELL, Utah — An Arizona teen drowned Friday at Lake Powell near the Utah, Arizona state line at Swim Beach. National Park Service Dispatch at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area received a report Friday around 12:30 p.m. about a missing person and presumed drowning. According to a press release from Kane County Sheriff’s Office, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Dive Team recovered the body of a 15-year-old male from Page Arizona. The teen was with a group from […]

  • Missing 19-year-old found dead in parked car at FrontRunner station

    LEHI, Utah — A man who went missing from Eagle Mountain last week has been found dead, according to local officials. Merlin Dutson, 19, was reported missing after going several days without contacting his family. He was last heard from on August 8 when he talked to his mother on the phone. He was found dead Friday in his car, parked at the Lehi FrontRunner station, according to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky. His brother discovered him. Arky said […]

  • Teen dead, others critically injured in Big Cottonwood Canyon crash

    BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — An early morning car crash left one person dead and five people critically injured, Unified Police Department reports. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday. According to UPD Detective Kevin Mallory, a sedan traveling down the canyon lost control and hit the back of a pickup truck that was parked on the side of the road. A 16-year-old girl in the truck was killed, and her mother is in critical condition. Mallory said the two […]

  • Snowbird begins 47th annual Oktoberfest

    SNOWBIRD, Utah — Today Snowbird begins their 47th annual Oktoberfest. The annual celebration will be every Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, ending Sunday, October 19. Oktoberfest will serve authentic Bavarian food and drinks. The festival will include a beard and mustache competition, bratwurst eating championship and newly added helicopter tours. Local bands will also play every weekend through October 13. Admission to Oktoberfest is free. Visit Snowbird Oktoberfest for more information.

  • One dead after officer-involved shooting in Ogden

    OGDEN, Utah — One man is dead after being shot by four Ogden police Friday evening in what police are calling an officer-involved shooting. The incident took place near 32nd Street and Gramercy Avenue. In an emailed statement, Ogden Police Lt. Michael Boone said Weber dispatch received a call at 8:55 p.m. reporting a man armed with a knife approached several people outside at a party.¬†¬†According to the report, the man seemed disoriented and created¬† safety concerns for the people […]

  • Utah man charged for fatally shooting his brother

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A 19-year-old West Jordan man has officially been charged for fatally shooting his brother. Emilio Madrigal-Rios was arrested June 21 for manslaughter and illegally carrying a concealed weapon, both are first degree felonies. On Friday he was officially charged in the Third District Court of Utah for those crimes and with obstruction of justice, a second degree felony. On June 21, The Unified Police Department responded to a suspicious death in Millcreek Canyon. When Police arrived […]

  • Man arrested for threatening people with machete in Provo

    PROVO, Utah — A Provo man was arrested for threatening people with a machete Saturday outside an apartment complex, according to Provo Police. Daniel Smith, 33, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of obstruction of justice, threats of aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. Provo PD responded to a call about suspicious man outside an apartment complex near 700 West Center Street. According to police, Smith was seen “acting weird with constant jerky movements.” The caller […]

  • Little Cottonwood Canyon to open after mudslide

    LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Little Cottonwood Canyon will reopen at noon on Saturday, according to Unified Police Department Canyon Alerts. A mudslide on Thursday caused the canyon to close. UDOT crews worked around the clock to clear debris from the road. No additional closures are expected.

  • Hundreds evacuated after apartment complex gas leak

    SALT LAKE CITY — A gas leak at an apartment complex late Friday night forced nearly 500 units to evacuate, according to the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Dominion Energy reported the leak on the fifth floor of the 4th West Apartments around 10 p.m. Friday and SLCFD confirmed gas levels were well over the threshold allowed for occupation, leading to the mass evacuation. Residents were able to return to their apartments three hours later, around 1:00 a.m., but their […]

  • Lanes reopen after crash blocks most of southbound I-15 in Provo

    PROVO, Utah — All lanes of southbound I-15 have reopened after a crash in Provo Wednesday afternoon. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, the crash occurred around 2:44 near mile marker 267. Utah Highway Patrol officials said a semitrailer crashed into the right shoulder and blocked the right four lanes. The scene was cleared shortly after 4 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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