Police & Fire

In front of Roy Police Department, protesters speak against police use of force

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Nicolas Sanchez, Roy police shooting victim, was remembered at a rally in front of the Roy police headquarters. 


Alleged bar in Ogden facing lawsuit after fight leads to brain injury

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The plaintiff claims a punch in the face required multiple brain surgeries and caused permanent brain damage.


Updates on Weber, Davis counties’ court cases, arrests for May 3-12

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This weekly listing of new and ongoing court cases details incidents in Weber and Davis counties between May 3 and May 12. 

Police & Fire

State offers financial help to boy allegedly choked by Bravo day care worker

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The Utah Office for Victims of Crime has approved an award to help cover counseling expenses for a 5-year-old boy who police say was choked at a Riverdale day care center last fall.


Defense expert in Roy day care homicide trial refutes state's cause of death

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The injury that led to 8-month-old Lincoln Penland’s death most likely occurred during the hours he was at Tisha Morley’s Roy day care, a Minnesota-based forensic pathologist testified Thursday in 2nd District Court. But she disagreed with previous testimony about the cause of his death.

Police & Fire

AG's Davis jail death investigation reveals possible missteps, lack of urgency

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In a Utah Attorney General’s Office investigation, questions arose about the Davis County Jail staff’s sense of urgency and the level of attention it paid to Heather Miller, an inmate who died of a ruptured spleen.


Second teen accused of shooting Deserae Turner to be tried in adult court

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A Utah judge has ruled that a teenager accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl will be tried in adult court


Uganda's Chief Justice Katureebe visits Utah courts

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The fourth-most-powerful figure in Uganda sat in the courtroom of 2nd District Court Judge Michael DiReda this week.


Swig, Sodalicious ‘dirty’ lawsuit deemed much ado about nothing by competitors

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Local soda shop franchise owners find it “silly” that Swig sued Sodalicious in 2015 in U.S. District Court. The case has yet to be resolved.


Doctor testifies about baby's skull fracture in trial for Roy daycare provider

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A doctor with the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner testified Monday about the injuries that led to 8-month-old Lincoln Penland’s death. Tisha Morley, a Roy home daycare provider, is accused of child abuse homicide in connection with his death.

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