Larry D. Curtis

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A veteran of Utah news.

LETTER PODCAST: Victim says bullet wounds were easiest part of recovery

When Yvette Rodier woke up in a hospital, she knew, even before anyone told her, that her friend, Zachary Snarr, was dead.
4 months ago

Investigators say former Utah County therapist is ‘threat to children’ for ‘egregious crimes’

Former therapist David Lee Hamblin, 68, was said to be "a threat to the children and citizens of Utah County" in court documents that also request he be held without bail for "egregious crimes against a child."
4 months ago

Inflation will not change Costco’s $1.50 hot dog combo — perhaps ever

During a presentation about its fourth-quarter financials, the big box retailer's COO said the price of the hot dog and soda — $1.50 — remains unchanged and said it plans to hold the price "a little longer — forever," according to Market Watch.
4 months ago

Candlelight vigil, cold case update for Utah girl, 14, found dead 40 years ago

RIVERDALE, Utah — Gabriel DiStefano was 14 when, while heading to a party in Riverdale, she disappeared. The following day, Sept. 16, 1982, her body was found with a gunshot wound to the head, wrapped in plastic and placed in a ditch near a construction site in Harrisville, Utah. Forty years later her life will […]
4 months ago

UPDATE: Utah teen found after police believe she was kidnapped

UPDATE: Police say the 14-year-old girl has been located and is with family.
5 months ago

Body of Utah man located in deep water of Flaming Gorge Reservoir

DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office said the the body of a man that was presumed drowned in Flaming Gorge Reservoir has been recovered. Sheriff Erik Bailey said search crews found the man’s body in approximately 153 feet of water using a remotely operated vehicle the can dive deeper than human divers […]
5 months ago

Utah police call for vigilance after two reports of adults asking children to get in cars

Two reported child-abduction attempts have Utah police asking for the public's help and calling for community vigilance and awareness.
5 months ago

Utah man dead; medical emergency may have preceded single-car crash

A Utah man is dead after a single-car crash in West Jordan Sunday morning.
5 months ago

Suspected Utah drug trafficker arrested with dozens of pounds of drugs, 17 guns

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One man was arrested with dozens of pounds of various drugs and 17 guns in a drug bust of a Utah man using a search warrant. Of the 17 guns recovered, two were stolen. In addition to the weapons, law enforcement agencies found 50 pounds of methamphetamine, 33 pounds of heroin, […]
5 months ago

Sidewalk chalk festival returns to West Jordan library Saturday

Sidewalk chalk artists and their works will convene to create their masterpieces Saturday, Sept. 3, for a free, family-friendly event.
5 months ago

Former Bluffdale fire chief charged with altering records to give firefighters extra money

Bluffdale's former fire chief is now charged with altering employee time logs to pay extra money to employees, according to court documents.
5 months ago

Utah FBI employee arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of child sex abuse

STANSBURY PARK, Utah — A Utah man, who is also an employee of the FBI, has been arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse. Robert Alexander Smith, 65, was arrested at his home in Stansbury Park and booked into the Tooele County Jail after an investigation by the county sheriff’s office that included interviews with […]
5 months ago

Following death of man restrained by police, body-cam footage released

Salt Lake police released body camera footage Friday of a man who restrained by police and died less than an hour later.
5 months ago

Former sex crimes prosecutor arrested for child porn in Utah County

A tip led investigators to the arrest of a Utah man suspected of sexual exploitation of a minor.
5 months ago

Utah man pleads guilty to child exploitation in two states

A Utah man has pleaded guilty to two federal child exploitation cases, one in Arkansas and one in his home state.
5 months ago

US recovers more than $600K in back overtime wages for Utah tile laborers

More than $602,000 of overtime back wages were recovered for more than 127 employees of a Utah title installation company, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
5 months ago

Mother shot and killed in Tooele, husband arrested for her murder

NOTE: Some information contained in this story deals with violence and domestic violence and may be disturbing. TOOELE, Utah — A Utah woman is dead from a gunshot wound to her head, apparently inflicted by her husband, who called police to report the killing after they were already at the crime scene. Michael Leroy Patterson, […]
5 months ago

Jury finds man guilty of murder in 2019 stabbing of his ‘best friend’

A man who killed his landlord in 2019 was found guilty of first-degree felony murder Tuesday by a jury. Jesse Joel Bruce, 44, stabbed his housemate Cory Haney, who was 40, to death in 2019 in a house in Salt Lake City's Avenues neighborhood
6 months ago

Hazardous weather forecast for eastern Utah, including flash flood warning in Zion

Tuesday evening looks like it could hold some wild weather day for the eastern portion of Utah, stretching the southern border with Arizona through the northern border of Wyoming.
6 months ago

BREAKING: Man wanted in AF AMBER Alert now in police custody

A 29-year-old man who was shot at by police and eluded law enforcement for several days, has now been booked into the Utah County Jail.
6 months ago

Collision with Jeep kills motorcyclist in Duchesne County

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a collision on state Route 87 in Duchesne County.
6 months ago

Search continues for Utah man shot at during police confrontation, abduction

An evening shoplifting call Tuesday turned into police shooting at a car with a 5-year-old child in the back seat and a driver that authorities are still searching for Wednesday afternoon.
6 months ago

Southern Utah under flood watch Tuesday, Wednesday

A flood watch has been issued for much of southern Utah Tuesday until midnight.
6 months ago

3-car collision in West Valley claims the life of one passenger

One person was killed Friday night in a three-car collision in West Valley City. The victim has not yet been identified.
6 months ago