Paighten Harkins, Salt Lake Tribune

Paighten Harkins

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Paighten:

Person shot by police in Midvale

Unified police reported officers shot someone Friday evening in Midvale. Officials announced the shooting just before 6:45 p.m., and said it happened near 7200 S. Bingham Junction Blvd. Additional details about the shooting were not immediately released. The police shooting marks the 20th this year in Utah, and the third in four days. This is a developing story and will be updated. → Read More

Pleasant Grove wildfire forces evacuation of 34 homes

A wildfire that sparked Saturday night in Pleasant Grove has led to some evacuations, according to fire officials. → Read More

Antelope Island trail runner dies after possible bison attack

Authorities are investigating after a man was found critically injured on a trail at Antelope Island State Park and later died. → Read More

Salt Lake City can move to less restrictive yellow coronavirus level, says state panel, led by lawmakers

The state’s public health and economic recovery committee told FOX 13 on Friday that data shows Salt Lake City could move from the orange, moderate-risk coronavirus stage to the less-restrictive yellow. → Read More

3 dead, including a baby, after plane carrying 6 crashes in West Jordan neighborhood

West Jordan • Alyssa Cigarroa is accustomed to hearing planes fly over her house, just a few miles away from the South Valley Regional Airport. So, when she heard one Saturday afternoon, she didn’t think anything of it. → Read More

Police officers arrive on scene of ‘Justice for Bernardo’ protest in Salt Lake City

On the seventh night of protests by the group, “Justice for Bernardo,” tensions between protesters and the police escalated. → Read More

Boyfriend of woman found dead in Ogden Canyon arrested on suspicion of murder

Police have arrested the boyfriend of a woman found dead in Ogden Canyon last month, booking him into jail on suspicion of murder. → Read More

22-year-old drowns at Yuba State Park

A 22-year-old Utah man died Saturday after falling off a personal watercraft at Yuba State Park. → Read More

Salt Lake City protesters join national day of action in calling for community control of police

Protesters took the streets again on Saturday — for the 14th time in 15 days — to protest against police brutality and demand community control of law enforcement agencies. → Read More

Hundreds protest near Utah Capitol on Thursday

About 200 people gathered Thursday afternoon for the first of two planned protests on Capitol Hill. → Read More

SLC rally to protest death of George Floyd turns violent

A protest denouncing racism and deadly force by law enforcement turned violent Saturday afternoon as protesters set a Salt Lake City Police car on fire near the city’s police headquarters. → Read More

Police arrest man accused of fatally shooting West Valley City handyman

Investigators have arrested the suspect in the fatal shooting of a handyman Thursday in West Valley City. → Read More

18-year-old killed in West Valley City shooting

An 18-year-old died Saturday after being shot during some kind of confrontation at a park in West Valley City. → Read More

Woman, child hit by FrontRunner train in Provo

A FrontRunner train struck a woman and child Saturday in Provo. It happened around 3 p.m. The pair were taken to Utah Valley Hospital with serious injuries, according to the Provo Fire Department. → Read More

A helicopter dropped rolls of toilet paper onto a home in Utah. We have some answers.

Update: The helicopter toilet paper drop-off was apparently as part of a 40th birthday celebration, according to posts on Instagram. → Read More

Utah man allegedly shoots through front door and kills neighbor

A 21-year-old Duchesne County man who was hot in the head while “pounding” on his neighbor’s front door died at a hospital Friday. → Read More

Husband and wife killed in apparent West Jordan home invasion

A husband and wife were killed early Saturday, when someone apparently broke into their West Jordan home and shot them. → Read More

Utahns with substance use disorders are on edge in self-isolation. Here are some ideas for relief.

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

Watch live: Utah governor to issue new guidance on slowing the spread of the coronavirus

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing readers free access to critical local stories about the coronavirus during this time of heightened concern. See more coverage here. To support journalism like this, please consider donating or become a subscriber. → Read More

Unified police shoot and kill man in Taylorsville

A Unified police officer fatally shot a 28-year-old man early Saturday in Taylorsville. → Read More