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American Fork shooting highlights 'cracks' in system for domestic violence victims

Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:31pm

The case of an American Fork woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend shortly after getting a restraining order against him exposes gaps in the system for victims of domestic violence, advocates said Thursday.

Midvale man charged in road rage shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:58pm

A Midvale man has been charged in a road rage case when an assault rifle was fired at a car with a child inside.

'Plan ahead': Downtown will be packed with people Thursday night

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:55pm

Downtown Salt Lake City will be the center of attention Thursday night thanks to a handful of major Christmas productions and events, plus a Utah Jazz home game against the Golden State Warriors, who bring with them the best record in the NBA.

Police: FBI fugitive captured in St. George after pursuit

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:50pm

Police arrested a felony fugitive after the man led the FBI on a vehicle chase Thursday afternoon that ended with a crash into a fence.

West Jordan day care where toddler died under beanbag chair now on probation

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:22pm

A West Jordan day care is on probation following an investigation into the death of a toddler who was trapped under a beanbag chair.

Logan police looking for bad apple in rotten fruit caper

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:46pm

Police say they're looking for a bad apple who allegedly stole from a Logan grocery store claiming by she bought rotten fruit.

2016 guide to Utah's best holiday lights

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:00pm

Deck the halls with lots of lights.

Layton Cold Stone owner, others defend employee harassed online

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:44pm

An online review ripping a local ice cream franchise employee for her weight has its owner defending his employee and a community jumping in to support the harassed employee.

Judge in polygamous child labor case orders $200k payment

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:03pm

A federal judge has ordered a company with ties to a polygamous sect to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who were sent to work picking pecans for long hours in the cold.

Millions in unclaimed money waiting to fill some Utah Christmas stockings

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:41pm

The Utah Division of Unclaimed Property has more than $375 million in funds and properties waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners or their descendants. Much of that is property reported to the state with outdated information.

Have You Seen This? Local mother, daughter team up for Christmas music video

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:15pm

I think everyone who loves Christmas music as much as I do can agree that it's the best way to feel the Christmas spirit. Which is exactly what this video is full of, Christmas spirit.

Popular Tibble Fork sledding area closed due to construction project

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:14pm

Anyone who frequents the Tibble Fork Reservoir for tubing and sledding during the winter months will be out of luck this year, as the area is closed due to a major construction project.

Draper man accused of Ponzi scheme faces criminal charges

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:49am

A federal grand jury has indicted a Draper man on felony fraud charges in connection with an alleged $3 million investment fraud scheme through his company Blackbird Capital Partners.

PRCA, Days of '47 team up to host 'Olympic-style' rodeo

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:34am

An "Olympic-style rodeo," flush with $2 million in cash and prizes, will be the first major event at the 10,000-seat stadium still under construction at the Utah State Fairpark, organizers announced this week.

Utah sheriff lost part of hand in Idaho hunting accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:17am

Police documents say a northern Utah sheriff lost part of his left hand, including at least three fingers, in an Idaho hunting accident.

Man stabbed himself with screwdriver in Hobble Creek Canyon, police say

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:06am

Police are now saying they believe a man discovered with a screwdriver sticking out of his back may have self-inflicted the wounds.

Census: Economic data paints 2 different portraits of Utah

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:19am

“I think most people feel like we’re on our own in this area,” said Barbara Quick, a real estate agent in Price. “We’ve always supported ourselves and we’ve had our ups and downs. ... But we don't have a lot of support."

Residents pack Draper City Hall to 'Save the Hollows,' council delays vote

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:28am

A hailstorm of accusations of betraying public trust and dishonoring commitments to preserve Draper's unique wilderness was unleashed at an overflowing City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Orem chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:00am

An Orem chiropractor has been accused of sexually assaulting two women who visited him for evaluations.

Charges: West Valley mom sold drugs with her children present

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:19am

A West Valley woman was driving a car with about $10,000 worth of drugs and three unbuckled young children inside when she led officers on a pursuit last week, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday.