Police & Fire

Layton lawmaker wants deeper look at Utah death penalty costs

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The brunt of death penalty appeal costs fall upon the local government. In Weber County, killer Doug Lovell’s case is costing the county at least $100,000 a year just for his defense.

Police & Fire

West Point man formally charged with murder in connection with shooting death

Robin William Lundin

Robin William Lundin, 28, was formally charged Monday with one count of first-degree felony murder, according to online court documents.

Police & Fire

State may demand death reports from jails, prisons

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Cindy Farnham-Stella — the mother of Heather Miller, 28, who died of a massive injury at the Davis County Jail — said she’s happy changes are being made. Families of the dead “are hopefully seeing some light,” she said.


Layton man pleads guilty to shooting, killing roommate in December 2016

Christopher Scott Fritz

Christopher Scott Fritz, 20, entered a guilty plea Thursday afternoon to one count of first-degree felony murder, according to court records.


Man convicted of stabbing roommate over pair of jeans sentenced to prison

Wilson, Jacquan David

On Sept. 28, a jury convicted Jacquan David Wilson of stabbing another Layton man six times on Nov. 24, 2015, outside of the man’s apartment.

Police & Fire

Ogden leads the state with 8 reported hate crimes in 2016

Vandals hit Brigham City home Sunday

Ogden led the state with eight reported hate crimes in 2016, but the process of accurately reporting the crimes in the United States has plenty of critics.


Water district blames Weber County and contractor for imperiled pipeline

Uintah Highlands pipeline lawsuit

Landowner Jonathan Ford, contractor Wardell Brothers Construction and Weber County are all pointing fingers after Uintah Highlands water district filed a lawsuit against them over tons of fill dirt dumped from last year’s Skyline Drive project.


42-year-old man convicted in connection to 2008 Huntsville murder case


A Huntsville murder case from 2008 reached its resolution Tuesday in an Ogden 2nd District courtroom.


Marilee Gardner pleads guilty on 2nd attempted murder charge

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Marilee Gardner appeared in 2nd District Court Wednesday morning to plead guilty to one count of attempted murder, a first-degree felony.


Teachers endure assaults in school for behaviorally disabled teens

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Teachers are verbally and physically assaulted on a regular basis. But many of the students have mental or emotional disorders that might make prevention difficult. 

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