Crime http://kuer.org en Metro Gang Unit Arrests Three Most-Wanted Gang Members in One Month http://kuer.org/post/metro-gang-unit-arrests-three-most-wanted-gang-members-one-month <p></p><p></p><p>Salt Lake County’s Metro Gang Unit has captured three of the county’s most-wanted gangsters in the past month. Officials say it’s mostly a coincidence that they’ve nabbed the fugitives in such a short period of time, but its evidence that the unit’s relationship with the public is crucial to these arrests.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:10:21 +0000 Whittney Evans 48710 at http://kuer.org Metro Gang Unit Arrests Three Most-Wanted Gang Members in One Month Teen Charged With Homicide After Death Of Soccer Referee http://kuer.org/post/teen-charged-homicide-after-death-soccer-referee The 17-year-old soccer goalie who allegedly <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/05/181319373/soccer-referee-dies-one-week-after-being-felled-by-punch">punched and killed a referee</a> during a game in Utah last month faces a charge of "homicide by assault" and may be tried as an adult.<p>Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill sought the charge in a petition filed with a juvenile court Wednesday. Gill is also seeking to have the unidentified suspect certified as an adult.<p>The case is now in the hands of a juvenile court, as the suspected assailant is under 18. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:49:00 +0000 Howard Berkes 28977 at http://kuer.org UDOT Gets Hit by Largest Single Copper Cable Heist http://kuer.org/post/udot-gets-hit-largest-single-copper-cable-heist <p>The Utah Department of Transportation has been hit by the largest single theft of copper cable in its history. UDOT’s John Gleason says they’re surprised no one noticed thieves at work right along I-15 in North Salt Lake last week.</p><p>“They basically stripped out 35-thousand feet of copper wiring, you know that stretches, says Gleason, it spans about the length of a mile, eleven separate tall light poles.”</p><p>Gleason says replacing the cables will cost between 50 and 60 thousand dollars so taxpayers are the biggest victims in these thefts.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:10:00 +0000 Bob Nelson 27244 at http://kuer.org UDOT Gets Hit by Largest Single Copper Cable Heist