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SALT LAKE CITY | Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

SALT LAKE CITY — Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart. Days before the 72-year-old woman is released from prison, looming fears about whether she remains a threat and calls … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

SALT LAKE CITY | Utah biodiesel execs linked to polygamous group due in court

SALT LAKE CITY — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed ahead of a Wednesday court hearing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Utah biodiesel execs linked to polygamous group due in court

SALT LAKE CITY | David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.” College president Ruth Watkins issued a statement Sunday about the tweet, says she resisted calls to cancel Wednesday’s performance and that the tweet is protected by the First … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in … Continue reading PAYSON, Utah | Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

SALT LAKE CITY | Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor’s house on fire told witnesses that he did it after “years of harassment” over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, said the code … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

SALT LAKE CITY | 3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

SALT LAKE CITY— A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent. Businessman Eric Eliason is facing an uphill climb in the three-way race to unseat eight-term U.S. Rep. Bob Bishop in a heavily Republican … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | 3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

SALT LAKE CITY | Utah man sues McDonald’s alleging his drink was drugged

SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah man who alleges in a new lawsuit that a McDonald’s employee spiked his drink with a heroin substitute said he had just seated his three young boys on the couch with their happy meals when he took a drink from his Diet Coke while he read work emails on his … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Utah man sues McDonald’s alleging his drink was drugged

SALT LAKE CITY  | Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses

SALT LAKE CITY  — Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them. For what they say is the first time, volunteer groups in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of food to remote grazing … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY  | Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses