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Crime

Photo of an evidence bag.
Renee Bright / KUER

After Utah lawmakers approved a bill in 2017 that gave more money to the state’s crime lab to process sexual assault kits, the head of that lab estimated it could clear the backlog of untested kits in 2018. Now, the Department of Public Safety said it will take until July 2020 to get caught up.

Bank of cash registers at a clothing retail store.
iStock / Vera Petrunina

  Wednesday morning, November 27, 2019

Photo of Congressman Ben McAdams and Utah-based lawyer Mark Pugsley
Sonja Hutson / KUER

Utah Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams is pushing a bipartisan bill that would allow victims of Ponzi schemes and other forms of investment fraud to recoup more of their money. 

Cami Mondeaux / KUER

 

Friday morning, November 22, 2019

Photo of Running Utes alum Arnie Ferrin and Wat Misaka.
Mae Miya / Utah Sports Hall of Fame

Updated 11:41 a.m. MDT, 11/22/19

Editor’s note: During impeachment inquiry hearings, KUER is offering news roundups from around the state and audio of those stories as a resource for our audience.

The group, Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty, is just what it sounds: conservatives across the country questioning the use of capital punishment. 

The group’s members include hundreds of conservatives from 44 states — including Utah.

Tooele County Sheriff's Office

(AP) – A Utah man tied up two teenagers, stabbed them to death and dumped their bodies in an abandoned mine shaft before they were reported missing nearly three months ago, police said Thursday.

Whittney Evans/KUER

A new Utah law bans panhandling on road and highway medians as well as light rail lines. Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill this week.