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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the assault and robbery earlier this week of an o...
Jay Croft, CNN

Suspect arrested in connection with assault, robbery of an off-duty NYPD officer

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the assault and robbery earlier this week of an off-duty officer in the Bronx, the New York Police Department said in a news release Friday.
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Cary Schwanitz

One man wounded in Salt Lake drive-by shooting

A 25-year-old man was shot outside a home early Saturday.
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Mike Anderson

Utah family pleads for help in 40-year-old cold case

It was today, back in 1982, when 3-year-old Rachael Runyan disappeared from a playground behind her family's home. KSL's Mike Anderson talked with them Friday about why they're keeping hope alive so many years later.
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Body-worn cameras documented the confrontation between police and Nykon Brandon, who was secured an...
Larry D. Curtis

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.
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he p...
JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press

Federal judge strikes down Texas handgun age restriction

A federal judge has struck down one of Texas' few remaining firearm restrictions, finding a law that barred adults under the age of 21 from carrying a handgun was unconstitutional.
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Sullivan Walter, 53, stands near Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, La., just after his...
KEVIN McGILL Associated Press

Convicted at 17, prisoner, now 53, exonerated in rape

A Black Louisiana man has been formally cleared in a New Orleans rape for which he was convicted as a teenager more than 36 years ago. Sullivan Walter, who's now 53, was freed from a state prison Thursday afternoon
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Former Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger testifies on his own behalf during day three of his rape...
Associated Press

Ex-Idaho lawmaker found guilty of rape denied retrial

A former Idaho lawmaker convicted of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern has been denied a retrial.
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Larry D. Curtis

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.
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Eliza Pace

Alpine School District teacher arrested for enticement of a minor, child pornography

A teacher in Alpine School District is in custody after it was reported he had been exchanging enticing texts and sexually explicit photos with a minor.
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The burnt motorhome after being set on fire. (SLCPD)...
Michael Houck

Man arrested for setting his motorhome on fire, police say

A 40-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly lighting his motorhome on fire Thursday morning. 
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Officers responding to the suspect after he was shoot by an officer.   (WVCPD)...
Michael Houck

Body camera footage reveals encounter between officers and shooting suspect

Body camera footage shows the encounter between a shooting suspect and police, leading to an officer shooting him on August 7.
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Associated Press

Missouri officer charged in death of officer during chase

Authorities say a police officer in suburban St. Louis was charged after he hit and killed another officer while chasing a suspect.
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EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

Court: Mississippi can continue blocking felons from voting

A conservative federal appeals court has upheld Mississippi's removal of voting rights from people convicted of certain felonies.
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Larry D. Curtis

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.
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Police responded to the shooting of two teens near Hunter High School in January. (KSL TV)...
Cary Schwanitz

15-year-old accused of fatal shootings near Hunter High to argue self-defense

Attorneys for a now 15-year-old who was charged in the shooting deaths of two other teens near Hunter High School last January will argue self-defense during the upcoming trial.
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At least three of five teenagers arrested in the Aug. 1 death of a 16-year-old Lindon boy are now c...
Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Teens charged with murder in robbery death of 16-year-old Lindon boy

A group of teens that police say planned to rob a 16-year-old boy during a low-level drug deal — including one of the victim's friends who was trying to pay off a debt — are now accused of murdering the boy after he fell from their moving vehicle.
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Guns of many varieties are organized by type and caliber for use in training, and to fix malfunctio...
SARA BURNETT Associated Press

AP-NORC poll: Most in US say they want stricter gun laws

Most U.S. adults want to see gun laws made stricter and think gun violence is increasing nationwide. That's according to a new poll that finds broad public support for a variety of gun restrictions.
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Associated Press

English police hunt gunman who shot child, 9, in her own home

Police say a 9-year-old girl was killed Monday night in northwestern England when a gunman fired three shots at a man who forced his way into her home as he sought refuge from the attacker.
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A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to orchestrating a scheme to fake his own death off the coa...
Brendan Kirby and Lacey Beasley, WALA

Mississippi man admits to faking death to avoid sexual battery charge

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday of attempting to fake his own death to escape a sexual battery charge.
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Madison Swenson

SLC Police identify woman involved in ‘suspicious circumstance’, confirm she’s safe

UPDATE: Detectives assigned to the SLCPD's Robbery and Violent Crimes Squad have identified the woman and have confirmed she is safe, according to a Monday evening update from the agency.
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Michael Houck

Suspects booked after alleged vehicle theft crime spree from California to Utah

Three suspects are in police custody after breaking into a car in American Fork Sunday afternoon and claiming they work for a crime organization in Chile.
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BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press

Son of ex-Alaska lawmaker faces charges in father’s death

The son of a former Alaska lawmaker faces charges of manslaughter and evidence tampering in the death of his father, former state Rep. Dean Westlake.
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Three law enforcement officers in Crawford County, Arkansas, have been placed on leave after a vide...
Andy Rose, Hannah Sarisohn and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video captures beating of suspect

Three Arkansas law enforcement officers have been removed from duty and are under investigation after bystander video captured at least two of them punching and kneeing a suspect during an arrest Sunday.
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Brady Knowlton (left), Gary Wilson (right) at the January 6 Riot. (United States District Court)...
Michael Houck

Two Utahns face additional charges for stealing an ‘escape hood’ during Jan. 6 Capitol riot

New court documents allege that two Utah men stole an "escape hood" while illegally entering the US Capitol on January 6. 
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