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Utah Woman Accused Of Killing 7 Babies

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 04.15.2014 | Crime

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strang...

Utah Trucker Accused Of Keeping Sex Slaves

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against a Utah trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time. ...

Cops Really Want You To See Their 22 Pounds Of Weed, Man

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News

Have you ever seen weed... on a police cruiser? The Unified Police Department in Salt Lake County, Utah, is bragging about its marijuana haul on so...

Vampire-Obsessed Trucker Kept Teen As Sex Slave For Months: Cops

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A truck driver from Salt Lake City is accused of holding a 19-year-old woman captive and sexually abusing her for seven months. Timothy Vafeades, 5...

Martin MacNeill's Daughter Denies Coaching Sister About Finding Mom Dead

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 10.24.2013 | Crime

PROVO, Utah -- PROVO, Utah (AP) — A woman testified Thursday that she did not coach her then 6-year-old sister about what to tell police in Utah aft...

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Missing Mom's Daughter: 'Someone Out There Knows What Happened'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

It has been nearly 19 years since anyone has seen Utah mom Bobbi Ann Campbell. She was last seen in Salt Lake City in December 1994, when she dropp...

Murder Trial Will Pit Accused Utah Doctor Against His Daughters

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

PROVO, Utah -- PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jury selection begins Tuesday in the case of a once-prominent Utah doctor accused of giving his wife a fatal cockt...

Teen Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Details Kidnapping In New Book

AP | MICHELLE L. PRICE and PAUL FOY | Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY -- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Minutes after 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched from her bedroom in the dead of night, a police cruis...

Man Accused Of Shooting Father-In-Law At Church Ruled Mentally Stable

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Crime

OGDEN, Utah — A man accused of shooting and nearly killing his father-in-law during a crowded Father's Day church service in northern Utah has b...

Utah Shooting Suspect Owed Child Support: Records

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 11.03.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY — A transient accused of fatally shooting a police sergeant in a Salt Lake City suburb owes more than $42,000 in child support pa...

Utah Thieves Rob Vending Machine With Vacuum

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of enterprising thieves took a car wash to the cleaners: They used a powerful shop vacuum to suck quarters out of a coin...

Beauty Queen Steps Down After Allegedly Chucking Bombs At People

AP | Posted 08.15.2013 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah beauty pageant winner charged last week with tossing homemade "bottle bombs" from a vehicle said she is relinquishing her cro...

Nail Salon Brawl Breaks Out At Utah Spa

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

LAYTON, Utah -- Four people were arrested at a Utah nail salon after a brawl broke out involving employees, state inspectors and police, forcing an of...

Stepdad Who Allegedly Burned Boy In Bathtub To Be Tried For Murder

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Crime

FARMINGTON, Utah — A Utah judge on Thursday ruled there's enough evidence for a man accused of killing his 4-year-old stepson to stand trial on ...

Suspect In Cop Killing Found Dead

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 07.24.2013 | Crime

OGDEN, Utah — A Utah Army veteran was found hanging dead Friday in his jail cell as he awaited trial on charges of killing a police officer and ...

Teen Brother Arrested After Boys, 4 And 10, Found Dead

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 07.23.2013 | Crime

WEST POINT, Utah — A teenager was arrested Thursday in the deaths of his two younger brothers, ages 4 and 10, at the family home in a Utah subdi...

Soccer Ref Badly Injured After Getting Punched During Game

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.30.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY — A referee for a recreational soccer league was in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital after being punched in the fa...

Lawyer Says Accused Murderer Is Devastated Over Son's Death

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Crime

PROVO, Utah -- A man accused of fatally shooting his 5-month-old son is "devastated" about it, the man's lawyer said Monday at an initial court appear...

Utah 'Mountain Man' Is A 'Criminal,' Not 'Romantic Figure,' Prosecutor Says

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY — At first, many locals took to calling Troy James Knapp the mountain man. Even victims of his many cabin break-ins marveled over...

Utah Couple Allegedly Brings Kids To Bank Heist

AP | Posted 03.13.2013 | Weird News

TOOELE, Utah -- Police in Utah say they've arrested a husband and wife bank robbery team that took their two children along for the illegal excursion....

Couple Accused Of Sticking Razor Blades In Doughnuts

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.14.2013 | Weird News

A couple in Draper, Utah, may get a taste of jail after being arrested for allegedly sticking broken razor blades in doughnuts in hopes of getting a s...

Heroic Or Reckless? The Case Of Homeowner Arrested For Shooting At Burglar

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY — A northern Utah man who drew support from other residents after he was arrested for shooting at a suspected burglar who was fle...

Ex-NASCAR Driver Arrested After 2-State Police Chase

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Crime

ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Police say a man who led authorities on a chase in Nevada and Utah is a former NASCAR driver. The Spectrum of St. George reports ...

Man Arrested For Child Kidnapping, Harboring Runaway

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 01.17.2013 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY -- A 55-year-old Utah man has been arrested in the disappearance of a teenage girl last week that set off a massive search involving 1,...

Police Check Phone And Email Of Man Sexually Fixated On His Missing Daughter-In-Law

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Utah investigators handling the case of missing mother Susan Powell examined her father-in-law's cell phone, calendar and emails ear...