Collin Leonard

Collin Leonard

Heber City caregiver charged with sexually abusing 2 elderly dementia patients

Heber City caregiver charged with sexually abusing 2 elderly dementia patients

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 23 - 12:33 p.m.

A 20-year-old nursing assistant at an assisted living home in Heber City was charged Monday with attempted rape and object rape of two residents in their 80s with late stage dementia.
Days of '47 float preview party underway, with impressive creations on display

Days of '47 float preview party underway, with impressive creations on display

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 7:02 p.m.

Months of hard work to create the impressive floats that will be featured in Salt Lake City's Days of '47 Parade was shown off Saturday in Sandy.
2 girls fought off would-be kidnapper in Sugar House, police say

2 girls fought off would-be kidnapper in Sugar House, police say

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 2:02 p.m.

A 12-year-old girl was grabbed by the wrist in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City on Friday night, according to police, but was able to fight off an alleged kidnapper with the help of her friend.
State changes execution drug, at 'significant cost,' to dismiss death row civil suit

State changes execution drug, at 'significant cost,' to dismiss death row civil suit

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 11:00 a.m.

Utah Department of Corrections officials say they have found a way to procure a more commonly used drug for the execution of Taberon Dave Honie scheduled for Aug. 8.
Utah among 6 finalists announced to host future Sundance Film Festival

Utah among 6 finalists announced to host future Sundance Film Festival

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 19 - 12:12 p.m.

The Sundance Institute has release the six finalists that will be considered to host the Sundance Film Festival, starting in 2027. Park City and Salt Lake City are among the six.
Murray businesswoman sent to prison for exploiting elderly and vulnerable clients

Murray businesswoman sent to prison for exploiting elderly and vulnerable clients

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 19 - 9:02 a.m.

Seventy-six clients trusted their Social Security and other incomes to Janine McCauley for management but found themselves in debt after she "comingled assets" to use for herself, charges say.
Former college running back pleads guilty to killing 2nd man 1 day after killing another

Former college running back pleads guilty to killing 2nd man 1 day after killing another

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 8:03 p.m.

Christian Taele pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering Tyler Belinti, 23, in Ogden a day after murdering Ryan Hooly in Spanish Fork in June 2022. He claimed he was directed by a higher power.
Fire crews battling blazes in northern, eastern Utah

Fire crews battling blazes in northern, eastern Utah

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 6:34 p.m.

The Tangent Peak Fire has reached 468 acres, as crews fly to access a remote portion of Box Elder County on the northwestern perimeter of the Great Salt Lake.
Deputies identify 2 killed after being struck by separate cars on I-215 in Murray

Deputies identify 2 killed after being struck by separate cars on I-215 in Murray

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 3:44 p.m.

Early Saturday morning, two people were killed after they parked their car on the shoulder of I-215 and got out of their car, according the Utah Highway Patrol
Deputies identify 2 people found dead in Canyonlands after they got lost hiking the Syncline Trail

Deputies identify 2 people found dead in Canyonlands after they got lost hiking the Syncline Trail

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 11:20 a.m.

A 23-year-old woman and her 52-year-old father were found dead after they got lost had been hiking on the Syncline Trail in Canyonlands.
Utah leaders react to 'outrageous and tragic' shooting at Trump rally

Utah leaders react to 'outrageous and tragic' shooting at Trump rally

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 7:51 p.m.

Utah state officials condemn gunshots fired at a Pennsylvania rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday.
Evacuations of 20 homes ordered as fire near Cedar City grows

Evacuations of 20 homes ordered as fire near Cedar City grows

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 5:05 p.m.

The Graff Point Fire, a 265-acre blaze near Cedar City that likely started from lightning, according to Utah Fire Info, has forced 20 cabin and trailer owners to evacuate their property in the upper basin and Shurtz Canyon.
Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 4:16 p.m.

A 38-year-old man was killed when he collided with a car coming up Little Cottonwood Canyon in the opposite direction.
Silver King Fire reaches 16,000 acres; Marysvale faces immediate 'major flooding' risk

Silver King Fire reaches 16,000 acres; Marysvale faces immediate 'major flooding' risk

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 12:04 p.m.

A historic gold mill was destroyed and nearby residents are being warned of impending flood risk as crews fight the Silver King fire in erratic wind conditions.
Missing Ogden teen, her cousins found in Mexico after FBI search

Missing Ogden teen, her cousins found in Mexico after FBI search

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 9:05 a.m.

Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of a 14-year-old Ogden girl and her two young cousins, Mexican authorities have located the kids in Veracruz and made an arrest.
Park City man who defrauded investors of $1.7M in brewery scheme is sent to prison

Park City man who defrauded investors of $1.7M in brewery scheme is sent to prison

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 7:41 p.m.

Timothy Nemeckay has been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud, after using investor funds meant for the development of a brewery, on mortgage payments, luxury items, vacations and more, according to court documents.
Murray woman charged with the attempted kidnappings of two 4-year-olds

Murray woman charged with the attempted kidnappings of two 4-year-olds

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 2:06 p.m.

A woman outside the Lantern House shelter in Ogden was charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping after police say she grabbed the 4-year-old children of strangers in two separate incidents.
Springville man avoids prison in 'highly unusual case' after attempted murder of son

Springville man avoids prison in 'highly unusual case' after attempted murder of son

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 9 - 6:02 p.m.

Nathan Roberts was sentenced to four years of probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to trying to shoot his son, during what investigators called a "mental health episode."
Summit County deputy injured while stopping wrong-way driver suffering 'diabetic episode'

Summit County deputy injured while stopping wrong-way driver suffering 'diabetic episode'

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 9 - 3:27 p.m.

A Summit County sheriff's deputy was injured Tuesday while stopping a wrong-way driver on U.S. 40 by hitting the vehicle head-on.
2 killed, 3 injured when SUV collides with bulldozer in Ogden Canyon

2 killed, 3 injured when SUV collides with bulldozer in Ogden Canyon

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 6 - 8:15 p.m.

Ogden Canyon Road was temporarily closed after an SUV collided with a bulldozer being transported up the canyon, killing two and injuring three.
Fire reaches 1,100 acres, 0% containment in Fishlake National Forest

Fire reaches 1,100 acres, 0% containment in Fishlake National Forest

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 6 - 4:20 p.m.

A fire started by lightning near Marysvale in Piute County has expanded to approximately 1,100 acres.
Police: Man involved in West Jordan chase, shooting has died

Police: Man involved in West Jordan chase, shooting has died

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 6 - 1:55 p.m.

West Jordan police have identified the gunman involved in a domestic violence call and police chase Friday evening and say the man has died.
Former college running back pleads guilty to one of two 'purge' killings

Former college running back pleads guilty to one of two 'purge' killings

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 7:27 p.m.

Christian Francis Taele pleaded guilty killing Ryan Hooley, of Spanish Fork, and is expected to plead guilty to killing another man the next day in Ogden in 2022.
Draper man who disarmed, shot at police is sent to prison

Draper man who disarmed, shot at police is sent to prison

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 5:11 p.m.

Eric Wyatt Pectol, who was shot by police four times after disarming an officer in September 2020, has been sentenced to prison following a guilty plea.
Riverdale man sent to prison for stabbing man 17 times to 'end the threat'

Riverdale man sent to prison for stabbing man 17 times to 'end the threat'

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 1:06 p.m.

Michael Raymond Acevedo has been sentenced to prison for an October attack that left a man critically injured with 17 stab wounds to the head, face and neck.