4:57 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Utah Vet Partially Blinded in Afghanistan Sues Alleged Assailant

Layne Morris at his office in West Valley City
Andrea Smardon KUER

A Utah veteran says he’s helping to protect the Western world by suing a former Guantanamo prisoner. Retired special forces sergeant Layne Morris of South Jordan believes Canadian national Omar Khadr is a potential threat to national security. But a senior US military official says Morris is wrong and out of line with his lawsuit.

In 2002, Layne Morris was partially blinded by shrapnel from a grenade thrown from an al-Qaeda compound in Afghanistan.

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Public Safety
4:35 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Provo Man Charged With Selling Automatic Weapons

File: AR-15 Rifle

The U.S. Attorney’s office for Utah is charging a Provo man with violating federal firearms laws.

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Public Safety
3:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Salt Lake City Resident Narrowly Avoids Explosions at Boston Marathon

Crowd at the Boston Marathon before explosions on April 15th, 2013.
Rennly Williams

After the explosions in Boston Monday, one Salt Lake City mother was relieved to find out that her daughter was safe at the Boston Plaza Hotel. But the family is still having trouble getting past the incident.

Rennly Williams says she didn’t see or hear the explosion at the finish line. Her boyfriend Tom Hickenlooper had finished the race 10 minutes before – faster than he expected because of a knee injury. Just a little slower, and he and Williams might have been there for the blast. 

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