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Lawsuit: Traumatic death in Davis jail result of civil rights violation

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The mother of a Davis County Jail inmate, Heath Miller, who died of a ruptured spleen in late 2016, has filed a federal lawsuit against the county, Sheriff Todd Richardson, a nurse and the jail nursing supervisor. The suit alleges nurses didn’t check Miller’s vital signs and left...


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Utah drug courts decline, an unwelcome symptom of system reform

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A successful drug court participant can achieve substance abuse recovery and have criminal charges dismissed. But an unintended side effect of Utah’s 2015 justice system reforms has driven down drug court enrollments.


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Ogden's presiding judge retires after nearly 34 years on the bench

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After almost three and a half decades of dealing with crimes, marriages, adoptions and other court proceedings, the presiding judge over Utah’s 2nd District Court is hanging up his robe.


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Layton spa owner charged with prostitute exploitation, money laundering

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The investigation began when the Davis County Attorney’s Office received an anonymous letter stating that “illegal activity” was happening at Layton’s Golden Day Spa, charging documents say.


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Embezzlement charges result in secret agreement for former S. Weber councilman

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A former South Weber City councilman charged with embezzling more than $200,000 from a Bountiful assisted living facility resolved his case by entering into a non-public agreement.


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Layton man charged with automobile homicide after fatal November crash

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A Layton man has been indicted after a set of crashes left a woman dead near West Weber in November.


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2016 FBI hate crime report inaccurate for N. Utah; clerical errors to blame

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It turns out Ogden, North Ogden, South Ogden and Pleasant View accidentally reported too many incidents as hate crimes to the feds. Seven of 11 cases included in the 2016 federal report were just regular crimes, erroneously categorized.


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Family forgives, judge sentences driver who killed Weber State employee

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“I forgive you,” said Natalie Jex, who was married to Jay Jex at the time of his death in a 2016 car crash on Harrison Boulevard.


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Weber County man sentenced to prison on aggravated sexual abuse of a child

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A judge sentenced a 37-year-old Weber County man Wednesday, Dec. 20, to no less than 15 years in the Utah State Prison after the man pleaded guilty to first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child.


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25-year-old man sentenced to prison after human trafficking guilty plea

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Quinlen Nathaniel Atkinson pleaded guilty to one charge of human trafficking, a second-degree felony, according to a press release from the Utah Attorney General’s Office.


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