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City officials: WJ councilman may not return to city hall for a couple of months

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:31am

City officials said embattled West Jordan Councilman Jeff Haaga notified them he would not be attending several upcoming council meetings. Meanwhile, the city was preparing Monday to consider tougher consequences for "bad behavior."

Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:08am

The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.

Charges: Man tried to take Millard County sheriff's deputy's gun, Taser

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:51am

A Fillmore man was charged Monday for allegedly trying to take a sheriff deputy's gun and Taser during a confrontation.

Democrats, Clinton sending anti-Trump mailers to Utah voters

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:15pm

A new push in Utah by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign to turn voters against GOP nominee Donald Trump is the latest sign the state may be in play in this year's presidential race.

Salt Lake police officer in serious condition after being struck during traffic stop

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:03pm

A Salt Lake police officer is in serious condition after being hit by a car Monday night, authorities confirmed.

Refugees finding a future with goats in Utah

Peter Rosen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:43pm

The grassland west of the Salt Lake Airport doesn’t exactly look like East Africa. But refugees from those countries say there’s something out there that reminds them of their homelands.

Bridging diverse community and law enforcement takes willingness to listen, change

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:12pm

A heartfelt conversation between Provo's police chief and black college students, and the Salt Lake City Police Department's medal for de-escalating tense situations are two ways law enforcers are attempting build bridges with diverse communities.

BYU sexual assault report due soon after review of 75 schools

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:40pm

After reviewing over 3,100 public comments and studying practices at more than 75 other universities, an advisory council is close to making recommendations to improve BYU's response to reports of sexual assaults.

2 boys, 1 naked, held hostage for 8 hours in West Valley, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:32pm

West Valley police were still sorting out details Monday to determine why a man allegedly tied up two juveniles — one of them completely naked — and held them hostage for eight hours.

Police believe crowd of people stole evidence after fatal weekend shooting, robbery

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:58pm

Salt Lake police are asking for the public's help in finding several missing weapons that could be linked to a weekend killing and aggravated robbery.

Parolee back in prison after allegedly impersonating Navy Seal Team member

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:35pm

A Utah State Prison inmate is under investigation for allegedly posing as a retired U.S. Navy Seal Team 4 member to receive financial assistance, according to a newly unsealed search warrant affidavit.

Jury awards $275K to couple arrested by West Valley drug unit

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:04pm

A couple who claimed the West Valley Police Department's former embattled Neighborhood Narcotics Unit violated their civil rights with an illegal search while using excessive force has been awarded $275,000 by a federal jury.

Police arrest man in connection with rash of tree vandalism

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:12pm

Police say they have arrested a man responsible for the vandalism of at least a few of the more than 80 trees damaged in West Jordan and South Jordan over the past month.

State Sen. Steve Urquhart, James Huntsman join LGBT advocacy group

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:58pm

A state senator and a member of a prominent Utah family have joined the board of directors of the gay rights advocacy group Equality Utah.

Magna man took photos up woman's dress at bank, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:16pm

A Magna man has been arrested after police say he used his cellphone to take pictures up a bank employee's dress.

Out for blood: Weber State, Utah State compete for most blood donations

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:44pm

The rivalry between Weber State University and Utah State University is about to get bloody.

Man found dead inside auto repair shop vehicle

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:14pm

Employees of a Salt Lake City auto repair shop arrived at work Monday to find a dead body in one of their vehicles.

FBI offers $50K reward for capture of FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:06pm

The FBI offered a $50,000 reward Monday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of FLDS Church leader Lyle Steed Jeffs.

Utah County Jail receives high rating, positive feedback on Google reviews

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:47pm

The Utah County Jail in Spanish Fork has earned a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Google with 47 reviews from people who have had experiences with the jail.

Woman sent to prison in DUI death at Wal-Mart parking lot

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:18pm

A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she hit and killed a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot has been sentenced to prison.