20, Nov 2014 - Oversight by Utah magistrate requested in Oklahoma City bombing case
A Utah lawyer is asking that a federal magistrate be appointed to oversee the FBI's compliance with court orders in his lawsuit seeking records on the Oklahoma City bombing. In a memorandum filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, attor...
19, Nov 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT ACLU wants Utah to pay $33,000 for gay marriage recognition case
SALT LAKE CITY — The ACLU is asking for Utah taxpayers to shell out a little more than $33,000 for a legal battle over same-sex marriage recognition. In a filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, the ACLU and attorneys for four same-sex couples asked for the Utah Attorney General’s Office […]
18, Nov 2014 - Judge: More details needed to determine if FBI tampered with witness in Oklahoma City bombing case
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KSTU) – A federal judge in Utah has indicated that he wants an investigation into whether the FBI tampered with a witness in a trial regarding the Oklahoma City bombing. At a hearing on Tuesday, the judge stopped short of finding the FBI in contempt of court, according to KSTU. Instead, […]
16, Nov 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Restitution ordered in dinosaur footprint theft
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.
10, Oct 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Double-jeopardy claims tossed in deputy's shooting
SALT LAKE CITY — Trying a Utah man in federal court for the killing of a sheriff's deputy isn't double jeopardy, even though the defendant was acquitted of the slaying in state court, a judge …
09, Oct 2014 - Utah appeals ruling in 'Sister Wives' case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah.
09, Oct 2014 - Utah appeals ruling on anti-polygamy laws in 'Sister Wives' case
SALT LAKE CITY : The constitutionality of Utah's anti-polygamy law is now in the hands of a federal appeals court that will review a ruling that struck down parts of the law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plur...
08, Oct 2014 - Correction: Gay Marriage-Developments story
Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity, right, and his partner Derek Kitchen, one of three couples who brought the lawsuit against Utah's gay marriage ban, kiss following a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Utah and four other states that had sought to bar weddings between gay couples.
08, Oct 2014 - Utah AG drops same-sex marriage recognition appeal
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss it’s appeal of a lawsuit over recognition of same-sex marriages. FOX 13 first reported on Tuesday morning that Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was seeking to dismiss Evans v. Herbert, a lawsuit filed by the […]
04, Apr 2014 - Environmental group sues uranium mill operator
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental group is suing the operator of a southern Utah uranium mill, alleging it has hiked pollution levels in neighboring communities. Grand Canyon Trust filed the suit in Utah federal District Court Wednesday against Energy Fuels Resources over operations at its San ...
02, Apr 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT US Forest Service backs Utah ski area, says its snowboarding ban isn't discriminatory
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Forest Service is backing one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over the ban. Attorneys for the Forest Service say in court arguments filed this week that the decision by the Alta ski area in Utah to promote a snowboarder-free ...
02, Apr 2014 - Salt Lake, UT Vampire-fanged Utah trucker faces charges of kidnapping women
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah truck driver known for wearing vampire-fanged dentures is facing federal criminal charges over accusations he sexually abused two women who authorities said were held captive in the man's semi-tractor trailer as he traveled nationwide. Prosecutors, in a complaint filed in federal court in Utah this week, said that Timothy Jay Vafeades held a ...