Salt Lake County

Health officials say two people in Salt Lake County have died after they were infected with hepatitis A from an outbreak that originally spread from San Diego.

The Salt Lake County Health Department said in a news release Tuesday that one person died at the end of March and the other in January. The department declined to release gender, age or names for the victims, citing health privacy laws.

A judge has dismissed sexual assault charges against a 53-year-old Utah inmate after the alleged victim failed to show up in court to testify.

David Swigart already was serving time for sexually abusing a woman when he was charged with several new counts in November after DNA testing linked him to the rape of a woman walking to a Salt Lake County busy stop in 2010.

utah.com

Authorities in northwestern Utah are preparing for a dive into the Great Salt Lake this weekend. They say they've found an object in the lake that could be a small plane that's been missing since late last month.

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

State and local officials are moving into phase two of a law enforcement program targeting Salt Lake’s Rio Grande District.

www.utah.gov

A string of recent assaults, including an alleged murder, in Downtown Salt Lake’s Rio Grande District led to a meeting Wednesday between Governor Gary Herbert and other state leaders on how to handle the growing violence.

boisestatepublicradio.org

The director of the nonprofit that's leading homeless-reform in Utah's Salt Lake County has announced where its new shelter for men will be located.

A shelter for single men will be built in South Salt Lake. Two additional shelters will be built in Salt Lake City: one for women only and the other for single men and single women.

corrections.utah.gov

Salt Lake County officials have approved a $700,000 plan to allow Sheriff Jim Winder to begin sending county inmates to other jails in the state to deal with issues of overcrowding.

The county council voted unanimously in favor of the plan on Tuesday.