Police & Fire

Federal lawsuit filed over woman's opioid withdrawal death in Weber County Jail

Marion Herrera jail death lawsuit filed against Weber County

An Ogden man filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court, alleging jail and medical personnel were...

Police & Fire

3 months after apartment fire, life back to relatively normal for Ogden family

Grady Lytle Gate at Canyon fire

All is back to relatively normal for one family that was temporarily homeless after a fire at the Gate at Canyon Ridge apartment complex three months ago.


Police & Fire

Utah sheriffs push for greater autonomy from county governments

Paul Ray wants more power for Utah sheriff's offices

The author of Utah’s firing squad execution bill now wants more power for county sheriff’s offices. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says county governments are micromanaging the elected lawmen.


Police & Fire

What Utah state law says about the power sheriffs have

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson

A separation-of-powers conflict is brewing between some Utah sheriffs and county governments. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says commissions are meddling in sheriff’s operations and he wants to change state laws to strengthen sheriffs’ autonomy.


Courts

Roy man accused of soliciting nude photos from minors on Facebook

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A Roy man faces a slew of felony charges after being accused of soliciting nude photos from minors on Facebook Messenger.


Courts

Lawsuit over homeless woman's death in Ogden crosswalk dismissed by judge

Wall Avenue crosswalk fatality case dismissed

Holly Wood sued Ogden City and the Utah Department of Transportation after her daughter, Tiffany Phipps, was killed in an Ogden crosswalk in 2013. A judge has dismissed the suit.


Local , Police & Fire

Semi rolls over onto its side along westbound I-84 near Mountain Green

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Traffic is slowed along Interstate 84 after a semi-trailer rolled over onto its side Monday.


Police & Fire

Uintah Fire may not bump homeowner insurance rates up, but watch for landslides

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The area of the blaze is more sparsely populated than Weber County’s main population centers, and special conditions sometimes apply in insuring places further off the beaten path. 


Environment , Police & Fire

Fire experts want Utah homeowners to consider risk, take steps to prevent losses

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Fire season is starting to wind down in the state, but that doesn’t mean homeowners shouldn’t remain vigilant. A little preparation goes a long way, especially for those living along the wildland urban interface, or WUI.


Local , Police & Fire

Providence woman killed Saturday in head-on collision near Smithfield

Smithfield crash

A 28-year-old woman died Saturday afternoon after her vehicle was involved in a head-on collision near Smithfield.


Courts

N. Utah courts Sept. 11-15: Attorney's first appearance on jail smuggling charge

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This is a weekly roundup of new charges and ongoing proceedings in Weber and Davis county courts for Sept. 11-15, 2017.


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