ICYMI: BYU giving amnesty to reporters of sexual assault; LaVell Edwards Stadium to add Wi-Fi

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Utah County demographic becoming more LDS Utah County is growing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint population, but Salt Lake [...]

One MVHS victim helped save his fellow students

This story was removed per request of the Alpine School District and Orem Police Department since this investigation is still ongoing and there was some confidential information contained in the article. One important correction is an earlier [...]

Orem Police unsure if five MVHS stabbing victims will survive

Five teens are hospitalized following a stabbing at Mountain View High School early Tuesday morning. Roughly before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the a 16-year-old male stabbed five victims, all male, in the gym area at MVHS, according to Lt. Craig [...]

He brought SWAT to Utah and they killed his son-in-law: The award-winning film directed by BYU professors

Meet William “Dub” Lawrence. In 1974, he became the sheriff in Davis County, and one year later established Utah’s first SWAT team, after seeing how special police forces helped end riots in Los Angeles. Following a standoff [...]

Spanish Fork police officer writes book on Baby Lily’s rescue to share hope

Tyler Beddoes didn’t expect a book to come out of the Spanish Fork Police Department’s rescue of 18-month-old Lily Grosebeck, but then the emails came flooding in. “I started getting emails and phone calls from all over saying [...]

Officer Elf on the Shelf helps Orem Police Department share crime reports

The Elf on the Shelf has taken on more responsibilities this year outside of watching children and reporting naughty-or-nice status to Santa. This year the Elf on the Shelf has joined the Orem Police Department to share crime reports. The Orem [...]

UV crime: Bus flasher, murder appeal

Bus flasher Lehi police arrested a man on Wednesday after he reportedly flashed school buses. According to police, William Brock Reed flashed one bus twice as well as another bus. Reed was booked into jail on three charges of lewdness with [...]

UV crime: BYU football player charged, robbery

Burglary arrests Bountiful police this week connected four men to more than 100 robberies, including some in Utah County. Investigators connected Joe Hernandez, Jeremy Hernandez, Isaac Hernandez and Thomas Blymiller to 140 home break-ins, according [...]

UV crime: Guilty plea in rape, new reward for missing woman

SWAT standoff Spanish Fork police arrested a man Thursday morning after a standoff that lasted a few hours. Someone had called 911 earlier to report that the man was drunk and throwing things, then later that he left the house with a gun, according [...]

UV crime: Blackmail scam, murder appeal

Firework fire A homemade firework started a fire at the playground at SCERA Park in Orem on July 24, according to police. Police officers on patrol saw the fire and put it out with their extinguishers. The fire did minimal damage. Skype scam Orem [...]

UV crime: Scams, stolen cars

Repair scam A group of people, known as travelers or gypsies, have made their way through Orem recently. This group stops people in parking lots and points out body damage on their cars, then offers to fix it for a small fee, police say. Even [...]

UV crime: Fire on Y Mountain, sentencing for animal cruelty

Y Mountain fire Provo police have ticketed a person with starting a fire on Y Mountain late Tuesday night with a Chinese lantern. Fire crews had the blaze contained and the Y trail was back open by Wednesday night. The person who started the [...]

UV crime: Sentencing for murder of Utah County deputy; BYU meth maker sentenced

Meagan Grunwald sentenced in murder case A judge on Wednesday sentenced convicted killer Meagan Grunwald, 18, to spend at least 30 years in prison for her role in killing Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride and shooting Utah County [...]

UV crime: Plea in Provo High sex abuse case, kidnapping arrest

Guilty plea in sex case Donald Bills, a former Provo High School teacher, pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he sexually abused a former student. Bills, 55, pleaded guilty to forcible sodomy, object rape, forcible sex abuse, tampering [...]

UV crime: Don’t send racy photos to strangers

Racy photos An Orem man filed a report about attempted blackmail on Wednesday. Police say he’d sent racy photos and videos of himself to a woman out of the area via Skype and she now wanted money from him, or would send the photos and [...]

UV crime: Stabbing, attempted rape

Stabbing arrest On Tuesday Springville police arrested Jordan Willey Wood, 21, who’s accused of stabbing a man on Sunday. Wood, also known as Montel Showtime, reportedly stabbed the man at a neighbor’s house. Wood is charged with [...]

UV crime: Lewdness in the park, attempted robbery

Sex assaults Payson police arrested 25-year-old Tyler Langlois on Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused two teenage girls. Langlois was booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of lewdness involving a child; sexual abuse of a child; [...]

UV crime: Parole hearing set for baby killer, elderly woman stops carjacking

BB vandals Orem police say that vandals on Wednesday shot out dozens of car windows on 800 West, between 400 North and 2000 North. Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the cases can call Orem police at (801) 229-7070. Leave [...]

UV crime: Nude photos, attempted homicide

Attempted homicide arrest Lehi police arrested a Provo man on Tuesday after they say he was high on meth, got into a car accident, tried to shoot a man who was going to give him a ride and then tried to take a gun from a police officer after [...]

UV crime: ATM skimming device, church burglary

ATM skimming Police arrested two people after they were caught on video installing a skimming device on an ATM at a bank in Orem. A similar device was found on an ATM in Sandy. Police say 25-year-old Alexandro Stefan and Ionela Stefan, 20, [...]