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{FD} Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper Wanda Barzee released from Utah prison

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Wanda Barzee, who helped her husband kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 from the then-14-year-old’s Salt Lake City home, was released Wednesday from Utah State Prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper Wanda Barzee is ‘still a big threat’ to the public

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Elizabeth Smart said the impending release of Wanda Barzee should concern the public because her convicted kidnapper is “still a big threat” and possibly holds onto the beliefs that first led her to help with the kidnapping more than 16 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} 2,000-pound bull briefly escapes vet’s office right before circumcision, report says

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A 2,000-pound bull wanted nothing to do with a planned circumcision and instead jumped a six-foot fence to briefly escape from his handlers to avoid going under the knife. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of Elizabeth Smart kidnapper says they won’t take in felon when she’s released

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Family members of Wanda Barzee, the woman who helped kidnap and torture Elizabeth Smart more than 16 years ago, say they won’t be rolling out the welcome mat when the 72-year-old felon is released from prison next week. Continue reading

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{FD} Elizabeth Smart urges authorities to reconsider planned release of kidnapper Wanda Barzee

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Elizabeth Smart said Thursday that Utah authorities should “strongly reconsider” releasing a woman who helped to kidnap Smart more than 16 years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘I think I’m going to kill the president,’ Utah man allegedly told police after 6 guns found in car: reports

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A Utah man said he planned to “kill the president” after police pulled over his vehicle last month and found six guns and ammunition inside, according to a complaint unsealed this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah newlyweds killed in accident on their way to honeymoon

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A pair of Utah newlyweds, married for 15 days, were driving on their honeymoon when they died from a rollover crash in Washington state on Sunday, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah firefighter adopts German shepherd he rescued during California wildfires

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A German shepherd who Utah firefighters found “huddled under a tree” during the California wildfires has found a new home. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah mom confronts man peeping under 12-year-old girl’s dressing room: ‘Not today, buddy!’

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When Doris Stiles-Scown caught a man using his phone to peep underneath the stall her 12-year-old daughter was changing in at Rue 22 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she chased him down into the parking lot. Continue reading

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{FD} Crowbar-wielding man beats wife to death, injures daughter before calling media to confess to killing, police say

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A crowbar-wielding man bludgeoned his wife to death and severely injured his daughter in their Utah apartment Wednesday before calling local news stations to confess to the crime, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} College teaching assistant reprimanded for anti-gun ‘Second Amendment zone’ in classroom

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A graduate teaching assistant is under fire after trying to alienate and target students who conceal carry weapons in her classroom, labelling them as “absurd, antisocial, and frightening” and forcing them to stand in a “3X3 taped square.” Continue reading

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{FD} Suicide by plane: Trend has cost the lives of more than 393 people in 4 years

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The shocking deaths of two men in just four days who intentionally crashed the airplanes they were piloting highlights a form of suicide that’s gaining more prominence. Continue reading

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{FD} Man dies after intentionally flying plane into his own home — that had wife, son inside, police say

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A pilot who was killed after crashing a plane into a Utah home he owned Monday morning was arrested on a domestic violence charge hours before he piloted the aircraft into the building where his wife and adult son were staying, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious foul odor plagues Utah city: ‘If you smell something, say something’

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A mysterious foul odor has one Utah city telling residents if you “smell something, say something.” Continue reading

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{FD} ******* photo charges land 3 men in trouble with the law in separate incidents

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Across the U.S., numerous suspects are being arrested on charges of taking photos up the skirts of women. Continue reading

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{FD} Group hopes cash reward will help solve some of Utah’s more than 200 cold cases

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A Utah group hopes a big reward will help solve some of Utah’s more than 200 cold cases. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man tackles fleeing suspect ‘like NFL hardest hits’ to aid police officer

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A Provo police officer got an assist from some good Samaritans after a suspect punched him and tried to get away. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah father says he killed infant son on altar after seeing ‘666’ on child, records say

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A Utah father reportedly said he killed his infant son on a homemade altar after seeing the child marked with “666” — a number often used to identify the devil or evil. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy Scout leader drowns rescuing child struggling to swim in Utah pond

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A Boy Scout leader and new husband drowned in a Utah pond Wednesday night — disappearing beneath the water just moments after jumping in to save a young Scout struggling to stay afloat, cops said. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah train worker called female passengers ‘porn stars,’ asked about tampons, reports say

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Hostilities abounded on a Utah commuter train Tuesday evening when a Utah Transit Authority employee allegedly confronted several female passengers for sharing the restroom, called them “porn stars,” and asked if they were “putting [tampons] into each … Continue reading

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{FD} Utah dad allegedly brought cocaine, 4-year-old daughter on trip for sex with teen girl

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Police in Utah say a man tried to pick up a 13-year-old girl for sex while his four-year-old daughter was in the car with him. Continue reading

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{FD} Wanda Barzee denied parole in Elizabeth Smart kidnapping

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Wanda Barzee, convicted for her role in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, has been denied parole. Continue reading

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{FD} Mitt Romney, Mike Kennedy battle for Utah Senate seat: A look at the candidates

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With Sen. Orrin Hatch’s retirement this year, two men are vying for the Republican nomination to replace him: Mitt Romney and Mike Kennedy. Continue reading

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{FD} National park searches, rescues costing millions, figures show

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Search and rescue operations in America’s national parks cost taxpayers more than $3 million last year, with the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Yosemite in California leading the way for most reported incidents, according to National Park Service statistics. Continue reading

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{FD} Dad charged with child abuse homicide after son, 2, shoots self, authorities say

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A Utah man was charged with child abuse homicide Thursday after his 2-year-old son fatally shot himself in the head last month with a fully loaded gun that his father slept with, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man freed from Venezuela jail returns home to Salt Lake City

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Josh Holt, the American man who was freed on Saturday after spending nearly two years in a Venezuelan jail, returned home to Utah on Monday with his wife. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years receives warm welcome in home state

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Joshua Holt, who was “unjustly detained” in Venezuela for two years, arrived to a warm welcome in his home state of Utah Monday night after meeting with President Donald Trump in Washington D.C. Continue reading

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{FD} Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah’s Joshua Holt from Venezuela jail

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A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say

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A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 was on a flight home, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail to be released, Trump says

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A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 is set to be released, U.S. officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Self-styled polygamous doomsday cult ‘seer’ gets 26 years to life for child rape and abuse

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Sam Shaffer was sentenced to 26 years-to-life in prison for child abuse and child rape. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah high school yearbook describes rival as ‘ghetto,’ ‘trash’

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A Utah high school came under fire last week after a page in its yearbook described a rival school as “ghetto,” “trash” and “annoying” among other negative descriptions. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man in Venezuelan jail says prison ‘has fallen,’ taken over by people wanting to kill him

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A Utah man who has been jailed in Venezuela since 2016 after authorities accused him and his wife of possessing firearms, has made pleas on Facebook claiming that the prison he is incarcerated in has been taken over by people trying to kill him. Continue reading

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{FD} Nanny cam catches creepy intruder exposing himself as baby, mom slept

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Utah cops are hunting a man who was caught on camera breaking into a home and exposing himself to a woman and her baby as they slept. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah boy dies after playing ‘fainting game’ with friends, mom says

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A Utah boy died over the weekend after he and his friends were playing the “fainting game” that led to significant oxygen being cut off to his brain, his mother said. Continue reading

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{FD} Tesla, possibly on autopilot, slams into truck in dramatic Utah wreck

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Police in Utah are investigating whether a fast-moving Tesla car that rear-ended a fire truck on Friday was in autopilot mode. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen accused of ISIS-inspired bomb plot at Utah school appears in court

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A Utah judge has held a hearing in the case of a 17-year-old teen arrested in an ISIS-inspired attempt to blow up a school. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourists unknowingly toss dinosaur tracks into lake at a Utah state park

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Tourists at a Utah state park are mistaking dinosaur tracks as ordinary rocks and throwing them into a nearby lake, causing “substantial impact” to the historic site. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers want to unmask identity of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs’ accuser

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A woman who has filed a lawsuit against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and others in the Fundamentalist LDS Church accusing them of “ritualistic sex abuse” could have her identity unmasked in court. Continue reading

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{FD} Handcuffed suspect runs out of courtroom, nose dives off 2nd-floor railing in stunning video

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A handcuffed man trying to run out of a Utah courthouse nosedived over a second-floor railing, fracturing his skull and breaking his leg and pelvis — and the whole incident was captured in a stunning video. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah teen unexpectedly delivers aunt’s baby, report says

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A 16-year-old girl in Utah reportedly delivered her aunt’s baby girl over the weekend, only a few days after being taught about child birth in high school. Continue reading

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{FD} Mountain lion captured in Utah bares its teeth

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A mountain lion was apprehended Thursday in Fillmore City, Utah, according to a Facebook post from the Millard County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah police chief, a self-described ‘hugger,’ is fired for inappropriate touching, report says

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The police chief of one of Salt Lake City’s largest suburbs was fired after he was accused of hugging female employees in a manner that created an “unprofessional and inappropriate” atmosphere, according to a report released on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Cry Closet’ may help Utah students overcome stress of final exams

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Students at the University of Utah will have the opportunity to relieve stress during finals week by locking themselves in the school’s Cry Closet for a short period of time. Continue reading

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{FD} Mitt Romney faces Senate primary in Utah after state GOP convention setback

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ran into an obstacle Saturday in his bid to succeed Utah’s retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. Continue reading

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{FD} Mitt Romney faces Senate runoff in Utah after state GOP convention setback

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ran into an obstacle Saturday in his bid to succeed Utah’s retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah parents kill their 2 children before themselves after believing mom had terminal disease

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A couple who recently moved from Switzerland to Utah planned a murder-suicide that left their family of four dead, buying sleeping pills and researching shootings, according to a police report on the investigation into the deaths that was released this… Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man falls to death while climbing cliff to fire flaming arrow into heart display for wife’s birthday

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A man’s attempt at a romantic gesture to celebrate his wife’s 51st birthday on Saturday ended in tragedy when he fell to his death from a cliff in Utah. Continue reading

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{FD} Quintuplets leave Utah parents feeling ‘blessed’

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A mother who delivered quintuplets in March spoke with the media on Friday about her feelings of both excitement and fatigue. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of Utah boy with Down syndrome drops lawsuit against Boy Scouts after agreement

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The Utah family of a boy with Down syndrome who sued the Boy Scouts of America over policies they claimed discriminated against their son announced Wednesday they are dropping the legal action. Continue reading

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