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N. Utah authorities say latest online predator case only 'tip of iceberg'

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 21 2014 - 7:41am

The latest report of an older man trying to hook up with a teenager he met on the Internet may have taken place in Idaho but the case is still cause for Top of Utah parents to take note.Idaho prosecutors have charged a Utah man with felony child enticement after he allegedly arranged to meet an undercover officer representing himself online as a...

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Ogden native a mastermind behind Comic Con

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 8:19am

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden native, Bryan Brandenburg, is behind much of the success of what many are calling Utah's most popular event ever, Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience, which continues Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

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VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

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Ogden man says artistic ability spawned from spirituality

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:29am

OGDEN -- Something unexpected happened to long-time Ogden resident Kellen Green when he put his faith in God.He discovered he had a real talent for drawing.

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LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

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VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

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Centerville police shoot suicidal man

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 7:04am

CENTERVILLE -- Police say Vincent Farrand, 38, is dead following an officer involved shooting here Sunday afternoon.Centerville Police Sgt. Zan Robison said the 3:28 p.m. shooting occurred after police were called to the scene at 550 South and 300 East by the man's wife saying he was suicidal.

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No media swarm at L'Wren Scott's Utah funeral

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 3:29pm

OGDEN -- A simple affair Saturday documented the life of someone many, including her family, saw as larger than life.About 150 family and friends gathered for a local funeral at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary for L'Wren Scott, 49, who was known during her Roy, Utah days as LuAnn Bambrough.

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N. Utah authorities say latest online predator case only 'tip of iceberg'

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 21 2014 - 7:41am

The latest report of an older man trying to hook up with a teenager he met on the Internet may have taken place in Idaho but the case is still cause for Top of Utah parents to take note.Idaho prosecutors have charged a Utah man with felony child enticement after he allegedly arranged to meet an undercover officer representing himself online as a...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 21 2014 - 7:41am


Ogden native a mastermind behind Comic Con

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 8:19am

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden native, Bryan Brandenburg, is behind much of the success of what many are calling Utah's most popular event ever, Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience, which continues Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 8:19am


VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am


Ogden man says artistic ability spawned from spirituality

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:29am

OGDEN -- Something unexpected happened to long-time Ogden resident Kellen Green when he put his faith in God.He discovered he had a real talent for drawing.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:36pm


LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:18pm


VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 8:43am


Centerville police shoot suicidal man

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 7:04am

CENTERVILLE -- Police say Vincent Farrand, 38, is dead following an officer involved shooting here Sunday afternoon.Centerville Police Sgt. Zan Robison said the 3:28 p.m. shooting occurred after police were called to the scene at 550 South and 300 East by the man's wife saying he was suicidal.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 7:04am


No media swarm at L'Wren Scott's Utah funeral

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 3:29pm

OGDEN -- A simple affair Saturday documented the life of someone many, including her family, saw as larger than life.About 150 family and friends gathered for a local funeral at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary for L'Wren Scott, 49, who was known during her Roy, Utah days as LuAnn Bambrough.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 6:30pm

VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am


VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 8:43am


VIDEO: Formerly addicted, homeless, Ogden man spreads hope of overcoming

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 8:22am

OGDEN -- Ask Roger Tomney what makes him so happy, and he'll tell you it's knowing the difference between freedom and addiction."I don't get a lot of money, but I'm pretty rich," he said.

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VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

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VIDEO: Utah homeless, domestic violence shelters opening up space for pets too

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff, The Associated Press
Mar 31 2014 - 5:45am

OGDEN -- No one who knows Michelle Perry wonders if she finds joy in animal companionship.

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VIDEO: Ogden charter school focuses on helping students cope and succeed through positive efforts

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 12:00pm

OGDEN - Sometimes the difference between feeling desperate and homeless, and feeling secure sleeping on a floor or couch in a small house shared by many families is all in the way you choose to interpret your situation.At least that is the behavior Karole Pickett, has observed from at-risk students she tracks and counsels. Pickett works with...

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VIDEO: Frightening saga in and out of homelessness

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 15 2014 - 6:58pm

OGDEN -- When Tina and Jackson Cooley look back on the four hours they spent in a crowded homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, their memories are nearly as traumatic as those from the domestic violence they went there to flee."There were people around us screaming at their kids, saying, 'Shut up or I'll kill you,' " said the mother. Some were very...

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VIDEO: Old-time boxing coach the icon of Ogden's Marshall White Center

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 8:59am

OGDEN -- Ask Linnard Holston what he does at the Marshall White Community and Recreation Center two days a week and he'll tell you not much.The 84-year-old says his job overseeing youth who frequent the center is about babysitting and passing the time.

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VIDEO: Centerville trench collapse victim knew he had to save himself

JaNae Francis
Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am

MURRAY - What would you do if your life depended on it?That's a question to which Sandy resident Luke Marti now knows the answer.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 8:17am


VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 8:43am


VIDEO: Formerly addicted, homeless, Ogden man spreads hope of overcoming

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 8:22am

OGDEN -- Ask Roger Tomney what makes him so happy, and he'll tell you it's knowing the difference between freedom and addiction."I don't get a lot of money, but I'm pretty rich," he said.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 12 2014 - 8:22am


VIDEO: Assistance dogs and owners benefit from volunteer puppy raisers

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 1 2014 - 5:46pm

OGDEN -- Sometimes the key to happiness and independence for a human is the love and companionship of a dog.An assistance dog from the Canine Companions of Independence program can pick up an item for someone who can't reach the ground. The canine can provide a lasting friendship for someone who has difficulties relating to others. And a properly...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 1 2014 - 5:56pm


VIDEO: Utah homeless, domestic violence shelters opening up space for pets too

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff, The Associated Press
Mar 31 2014 - 5:45am

OGDEN -- No one who knows Michelle Perry wonders if she finds joy in animal companionship.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 31 2014 - 5:46am


VIDEO: Ogden charter school focuses on helping students cope and succeed through positive efforts

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 12:00pm

OGDEN - Sometimes the difference between feeling desperate and homeless, and feeling secure sleeping on a floor or couch in a small house shared by many families is all in the way you choose to interpret your situation.At least that is the behavior Karole Pickett, has observed from at-risk students she tracks and counsels. Pickett works with...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 17 2014 - 12:24pm


VIDEO: Frightening saga in and out of homelessness

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 15 2014 - 6:58pm

OGDEN -- When Tina and Jackson Cooley look back on the four hours they spent in a crowded homeless shelter in Salt Lake City, their memories are nearly as traumatic as those from the domestic violence they went there to flee."There were people around us screaming at their kids, saying, 'Shut up or I'll kill you,' " said the mother. Some were very...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 15 2014 - 6:58pm


VIDEO: Old-time boxing coach the icon of Ogden's Marshall White Center

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 8:59am

OGDEN -- Ask Linnard Holston what he does at the Marshall White Community and Recreation Center two days a week and he'll tell you not much.The 84-year-old says his job overseeing youth who frequent the center is about babysitting and passing the time.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 22 2014 - 8:59am


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