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Decriminalization of polygamy in Utah clears key hurdle in state legislature

Feb 26 2020

SALT LAKE CITY Legislation to effectively decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults in Utah overwhelmingly passed the state House of Representatives in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, moving it a step closer to becoming law. 

Utah Senate votes to decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults

Feb 18 2020

SALT LAKE CITY The Utah state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday effectively to decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon state.

Utah doctor sentenced to 15 years to life for wife’s 2007 murder

Sep 19 2014

SALT LAKE CITY A Utah judge sentenced a former doctor to 15 years to life in prison on Friday for murdering his wife by drugging her with a powerful cocktail of painkillers and holding her head underwater in a bathtub until she drowned, court records show.

Five face federal charges over ride through protected Utah canyon

Sep 17 2014

SALT LAKE CITY Federal prosecutors in Utah filed criminal charges on Wednesday against five men who allegedly organized and led an all-terrain vehicle protest ride into a red-rock desert canyon closed to motorized use by federal land managers.

Arizona death row inmate charged with murder in 1991 Utah killing

Sep 02 2014

SALT LAKE CITY An Arizona death row inmate is facing a Utah murder charge after investigators used fingerprints found on Lego toys and DNA evidence to link him to a 23-year-old cold-case homicide, authorities said on Tuesday.

Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

Aug 28 2014

SALT LAKE CITY Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according to state court records.

Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

Aug 28 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug 28 Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according to state court records.

Utah teen arrested after bomb threats shut down school

Aug 22 2014

SALT LAKE CITY The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and local police arrested a 16-year-old Utah boy accused of making bomb threats and ransom demands over Skype that shut down the first day of classes at his former high school, authorities said on Friday.

Utah woman critical after drinking restaurant's tainted tea

Aug 15 2014

SALT LAKE CITY A Utah woman was in critical condition in hospital on Friday, five days after suffering burns to her mouth and esophagus from drinking sweet tea laced with a powerful lye-based cleaning solvent at a local restaurant.

Arizona couple settles lawsuit with polygamous church-run towns

Aug 06 2014

SALT LAKE CITY A couple who successfully sued a pair of polygamous church-run towns on the Utah-Arizona border for religious discrimination has settled the lawsuit out of court, an attorney for the towns said on Wednesday.

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