Robert Stott spent four decades prosecuting murder cases in Salt Lake County, from Arthur Gary Bishop to Mark Hofmann to Ronnie Lee Gardner, gaining the respect of all those he worked with before retiring last month.
Nellie Leighton is 96 years old, legally blind and was shot in the head in a shooting at the Family History Library in 1999. But she returned to the work, is still at it 16 years later and hopes to be a missionary at age 100.
Utah is home to legal and medical experts as well as nonprofit organizations who are all committed to tackling child abuse, which impacts around 20,000 Utahns each year.
Carol Holmes and Gerri Osman have an easy rapport, their banter punctuated by laughter and countless sentences started by one and finished by the other. The love and lightness between them belies the tragedy that ultimately brought them together.
Accused BYU groper Nathan Eric Fletcher, 23, accepted a diversion agreement Tuesday that will lead to the dismissal of two counts of sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor, as long as Fletcher completes the terms of the agreement.
Retiring after 16 years on the bench, 3rd District Judge Denise Lindberg reflects on her life and time on the bench, from her childhood in Cuba, her decision to take on law school at 36, her love of the law and the family support that sustained her.
Emily Jones-Sanchez, who lost her husband in a caving incident at Nutty Putty Cave in 2009, tells of her experiences and the faith, gratitude and blessings that have shaped her life for the past five years.
Five years after John Jones’ death, Nutty Putty Cave remains sealed. Michael Leavitt, cave access manager at the time of its closure, said Jones’ death was devastating, but that the closure of the cave was also a “huge loss.”
As the White House takes on sexual assault at the nation’s schools, Utah’s universities carry on work to educate and learn more about how to prevent sexual assaults and provide help for those impacted by them.
In the wake of botched executions and with lethal injection drugs difficult to find, states around the nation are looking at alternative means of execution. Some, like Wyoming, are looking to Utah and its firing squad.
About 2,000 people are expected to walk Saturday in Salt Lake City’s “Out of Darkness” event, put on by the Utah chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to remember those lost and raise suicide awareness.
A Bluffdale couple had a national “trend” arrive on their doorstep Sunday night, in the form of several police officers. An anonymous caller reported a bogus murder and hostage situation at their home, prompting a police response.
Prosecutors have filed notice that they intend to seek the death penalty against Steven Crutcher, 33, who is accused of killing his cellmate in prison.
Three LDS missionaries, including two from Utah, died continents apart this weekend. Sister Nancy Vea, of West Jordan, died Saturday and two elders from Springville and Taiwan died in their apartment.
After deliberating for about eight hours, a jury found a Salem man guilty of murder Friday night in the shooting death of his wife.
Prosecutors said there were “no winners” after a Tooele woman whose 2-year-old son died after drinking methadone was sentenced to prison. Jill Goff, 33, was ordered to serve one to 15 years in prison for child abuse homicide.
A fatal stabbing that left Joaquin Gonzalez dead and Harlin Ramos facing murder charges started as a simple misunderstanding, witnesses said. A judge heard evidence against Ramos on Tuesday.
Utah asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for more time Monday to file its appeal in a same-sex marriage recognition case. They are asking that the deadline be extended from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22.
People gathered Monday to demand answers and transparency from police regarding the shooting of Dillon Taylor, who was killed last week in a confrontation with police.
A man was killed Saturday after falling from the roof of a moving car. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.
A 24-year-old man was hospitalized in extremely critical condition Saturday evening after colliding with a car while riding a motorcycle in Taylorsville.
The Conservation Garden Park, at Jordan Valley, hosted a Party in the Park Saturday. The event featured music, art, food and several education booths that spoke to the park’s goal of educating the public about Utah’s climate and water resources.
A man charged with kidnapping after holding a hostage at knife point in the building that houses the FBI’s Utah headquarters has entered a guilty plea.
A man appointed to manage a polygamist sect’s trust is now facing criminal charges, which compelled him to retire as partner in the accounting firm he helped found and calls into question his role as the trust’s fiduciary.
A longtime West Jordan City employee has filed a lawsuit against the city, its city manager, two of the city’s attorneys and a state investigator in federal court. The complaint points to tension between the city’s judicial and executive branches.
A judge ordered John Martin Carrell, 61, to stand trial on 33 counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child Monday, noting that a jury should decide whether the man acted inappropriately.
A preliminary report from the National Transportation and Safety Board on the airplane crash that claimed the lives of two brothers from Clinton last month indicated that weather conditions were a factor in the crash.
Parts of Clinton remained under an advisory Saturday, while others were allowed to resume culinary water usage after bacteria was found in the city’s water supply earlier this week.
A teenage girl who was run over by a truck while sunbathing Friday remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday.
Firefighters in Logan were at a home fire for nearly four hours Saturday as they had to pin down the blaze in difficult places.