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Baby Left In Trash Can Fighting For Life

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a ne...

Man Sentenced For Plotting Mass Shooting

AP | LINDSAY WHITEHURST | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of plotting a mass shooting at an upscale mall in Salt Lake City was sentenced to three years of probation ...

National Guardsman Kills 2 People, Self: Police

AP | ANNIE KNOX | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person...

Utah Teen Pleads Guilty To Murdering Brothers

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 08.18.2014 | Crime

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of murder, acknowledging that he intentionally and knowingly stabbed ...

Man Accused Of Chaining Son To Bed

AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | Crime

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities arrested a Utah man Tuesday after finding his 6-year-old son chained to a metal bed frame while the man was at work. ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Clues Found Inside Josh Powell's Father's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

The parents of Susan Cox Powell, the missing Utah mother of two, have started to comb through her father-in-law's former home in Washington state, whe...

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Susan Powell's Parents Plan Cadaver Dog Search Of Father-In-Law's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The parents of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell are planning a cadaver dog search of her father-in-law's former Washington state home. Steven Powe...

Cops Shoot Man Who Returned To Hospital ER With Guns

AP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Crime

NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A 34-year-old man was on pain pills for a back problem when he was shot four times by police inside a northern Utah hospita...

Boy, 2, Shot And Killed By 3-Year-Old Sister: Cops

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Crime

Police say a 2-year-old Utah boy passed away Friday after his 3-year-old sister accidentally shot him in the stomach with a rifle. Authorities in C...

Mom Accused In Babies' Deaths In Utah Court

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babi...

Utah Woman Accused Of Killing 7 Babies

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | Weird News

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-operated machine, poli...

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 ...