Freed after 2 years, Utahn jailed in Venezuela returns to US
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 but soon found himself jailed and later branded as a spy, was set free Saturday.
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Joshua Goodman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press | Posted May 27th - 9:07am
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, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.
Marjorie Cortez, KSL | Posted May 27th - 8:24am
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Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted May 27th - 7:46am
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U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.
Sam Penrod, KSL TV | Posted May 26th - 9:05pm
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Jasen Lee, KSL | Posted May 26th - 8:25pm
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Nicole Chavez, CNN | Posted May 26th - 7:46pm
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Ashley Imlay, KSL | Posted May 26th - 7:10pm
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Jordan Ormond, KSL.com | Posted May 26th - 6:42pm
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV | Posted May 26th - 6:00pm
Even after hearing the news that Josh Holt was on his way home to the United States Saturday, those who know him still can’t believe it.
KSL Sports | Posted May 26th - 5:27pm
Sebastian “Bofo” Saucedo scored his first career MLS goal, and Nick Rimando made four saves to make it stand up, as Real Salt Lake earned its first win on the road, 1-0 over Seattle at CenturyLink Field.
Gregory Katz, Renata Brito and Leo Enright, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 4:50pm
In the end, it wasn't even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed.
Ashley Kewish, KSL TV | Posted May 26th - 4:31pm
Are there more victims? That’s the question a former Nebo School District teacher is asking following the arrest of an elementary school custodian.
The Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 4:28pm
A Texas police officer is accused of fatally shooting his brother, who was a deputy sheriff, during what may have been a welfare check.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL | Posted May 26th - 3:29pm
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Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Posted May 26th - 2:48pm
A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns.
Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor | Posted May 26th - 2:02pm
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Dennis Romboy, KSL | Posted May 26th - 1:15pm
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Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted May 26th - 1:14pm
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Andrew Adams, KSL TV | Posted May 26th - 12:37pm
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