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Cops: Felon Arrested After Spotted on Bike with Samurai Sword

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 37-year-old convicted felon has been arrested and charged, after authorities say he was caught riding a bicycle with a samurai sword back in July.

According to a criminal complaint filed in court Wednesday, the man was arrested after police reportedly spotted him riding a bike in the vicinity of 2680 South and 8850 West in Magna. After stopping the man, officers say they found the large sword hidden inside the bike, reports the Salt Lake City Tribune. No details were available as to just exactly how the sword was hidden in the bicycle.

As a convicted felon, the man is not allowed to carry a weapon, and so he was charged with possession or use of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

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Missing Teen Investigation Leads to Discovery of a Body

(NORTH OGDEN, Utah) –- A body possibly connected to the case of a missing North Ogden teen has been found in a shallow grave site in rural Morgan County, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

The body was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office where an autopsy will be performed to determine a positive identity.

Suspects have been identified in connection with the case, according to North Ogden Police.

Alexis Rasmussen, 16, was reported missing on September 11 and was last seen babysitting at the home of Eric and Dea Millerberg on Sept. 10.

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Logan Police Offer $500 Reward for Info on Armed Robbers

(LOGAN, Utah) -- Logan police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrests of three suspects in a Sept. 30 armed robbery.

The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. forest area near Canyon Road in Logan when a trio of suspects approached a male victim and robbed him for his wallet at gunpoint. Police have not released the identity of the victim.

Authorities have released a description of all three suspects:

The first suspect is described as 6-foot with a bulky build and blonde shaggy hair. He was also wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and pants at the time of the incident.

The second suspect is described as 5-foot-10 with a heavy build and shaggy hair, and the third suspect is believed to be about 6-foot-1 and weighing around 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police at 435-716-9361.

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Cops Seek Public's Help with Cold Murder Case

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake City Police are seeking the public's help in solving a murder which took place eight years ago.

Officials say around 5:30 a.m. on October 17, 2003, they received a call about a body in a parking lot in the 1400 block of S. 700 W., and when police responded they discovered the body of 49-year-old Fernando Ordonez-Hernandez. An investigation revealed that the man's death was caused by blunt force injuries, and that he had been beaten elsewhere and his body dumped in the parking lot.

Investigators continue to investigate the case, and are asking anyone with information about the case to call (801) 799-3000.

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Woman Robbed at Knifepoint at Provo Bus Stop

(PROVO, Utah) -- Two men robbed a woman at knifepoint at a bus stop in Provo early Tuesday morning, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

The 54-year-old unidentified woman had just exited the bus at 5200 North 300 West when she was approached by two suspects who pulled up beside her in a white van.

One of the suspects pinned her to the ground and held a knife to her while the other searched through her personal belongings, according to Provo police.

The first suspect was described to be a white man, around 30 to 35 years old, and a little over 6 feet tall. He was reported to be clean shaven. He wore a black coat, blue jeans and black gloves.

The second suspect was described to be a black man, around 35 to 40 years old, a little under 6 feet tall. He was reported to have a full beard. He wore a black coat, blue jeans and black gloves.

The vehicle in question was described as a rusty older white mid-size van.

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