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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 ‘**** 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 “**** 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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{FD} Arizona man accused of kidnapping Utah teen and keeping her as his ‘pet’

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An Arizona man accused of kidnapping a teenager from her Utah home and keeping her as his “pet” was charged Monday with human trafficking. Continue reading

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{FD} Girl forced to watch boyfriend’s brutal killing before she was murdered, tossed down mine shaft, prosecutors say

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A Utah man killed a teenage couple whose bodies were found last week after they visited his girlfriend despite his warnings against it, prosecutors argued on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man accused of killing teen couple and dumping their bodies in abandoned mine shaft

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A Utah man is accused of killing a teenage couple and dumping their bodies in an abandoned mine shaft because he was jealous they were spending time with his girlfriend, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah bill expanding Medicaid coverage, requiring work, gets governor’s OK

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation Tuesday to expand Medicaid to more than 70,000 poor residents in the state and add a work requirement. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah trooper knocked into the air by out-of-control car

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Shocking dashcam footage from a Utah state trooper’s vehicle captured the moment an out-of-control car on a snowy highway hit the sergeant, rocketing him into the air. Continue reading

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{FD} Elizabeth Smart claims in new book her kidnapper tried to abduct another girl

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Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped from her Utah home in 2002, said her kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, attempted to abduct another girl while she was being held in captivity. Continue reading

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{FD} Second Amendment supporters voice different idea of ‘March for Our Lives’

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As March for Our Lives rallies advocating for gun control were held across the nation on Saturday, some cities saw dueling events staged by pro-gun activists. Continue reading

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{FD} Boy Scouts blocked boy with Down Syndrome from becoming Eagle Scout, lawsuit says

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The father of a boy who has Down syndrome filed a lawsuit last week against the Boy Scouts of America after the group allegedly blocked his son from becoming an Eagle Scout and revoked his merit badges that he worked two years to earn. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah woman found guilty of trying to hire hit man charged with same crime for third time

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A Utah woman on trial for trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband was charged for the third time for attempting to get a hit man to kill more of her enemies. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah woman found guilty for trying to hire hit man charged with same crime for third time

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A Utah woman on trial for trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband was charged for the third time for attempting to get a hit man to kill more of her enemies. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah lawyers receive email of a ******* woman from the state Bar

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Lawyers across the state of Utah on Monday all received one very Not Safe For Work image in their email inboxes: a photo of a ******* woman. Continue reading

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{FD} Unlicensed day care worker reportedly tells cops she would ‘rather be deported than go to jail’ after allegedly breaking child’s legs

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An unlicensed day care worker in Utah allegedly told police she would “rather be deported than go to jail” after a child in her care was taken to the hospital with two broken legs. Continue reading

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{FD} Romney, seeking US Senate seat, calls for action against mass shootings

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Just hours after announcing plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the stage Friday night in Provo to draw attention to a matter clear across the country: this week’s massacre in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. officials visit Utah man in Venezuelan jail, cite health concerns

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A U.S. State Department official told Fox News Friday the agency remains concerned about the health and fate of a Utah man who has been jailed in Venezuela since 2016 on what his attorney and family characterize as trumped up charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah man proposes to girlfriend while being arrested, report says

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Handcuffed, while sitting in the back of a police car on the day before Valentine’s Day, a Utah man “professed his love” and asked his girlfriend to “marry him,” authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah elementary school tells students they must ‘say yes’ when asked to dance at Valentine’s Day party

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A Utah mother is concerned after finding out her child couldn’t object to a classmate’s invitation to dance at Valentine’s Day school party because it would be against school rules. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah taxpayers footed bill for hotel tied to ********** report

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Taxpayer funds were used to pay for at least two hotel rooms that a Utah lawmaker who resigned this week is alleged to have used to meet up with a ********** last year, according to records a state House of Representatives official found Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah school drops Andrew Jackson namesake to honor ‘Hidden Figures’ pioneer

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A Salt Lake City school named after President Andrew Jackson will soon honor a woman pioneer in the U.S. space program. Continue reading

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