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Rodeo’s rough-and-tumble clown makes his mark, a smile at a time

(KERA WILLIAMS/Standard-Examiner) John Harrison performs at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo in Ogden on Friday.

Michael McFall
Jul 22 2012 - 11:42pm

OGDEN -- John Harrison grew up around cowboys and bull riders. But the 33-year-old Oklahoman chose to become a rodeo clown instead, with all its technicolor and silly outfits. Now an established performer, Harrison brought his act to the Pioneer Days rodeo at Ogden Pioneer Stadium, his second time at the venue. Still, in a tough world of dust and...

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Man leads police on high-speed chase in three counties

MICHAEL MCFALL/Standard-Examiner
 A three-county freeway chase ended Thursday evening when the pursued black Jaguar spun out just north of the 5600 South exit on southbound Interstate 15 and a Utah Highway Patrol vehicle boxed the suspect in.

Michael McFall
Jul 13 2012 - 12:11am

ROY -- Police say a Woods Cross man in his early 20s could face multiple felony charges after leading them on a high-speed chase through three counties and, officers suspect, trying to swerve to kill two of them.

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Firefighters extinguish fire burning above Ogden

(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner)
Firefighters battle a blaze in the hills above 900 North on Ogden on Thursday.

Michael McFall
Jun 7 2012 - 10:46pm

OGDEN -- A fire burned up at least 10 acres of the mountainside above 900 North on Thursday afternoon. About 40 firefighters battled the blaze in Jump Off Canyon that produced considerable smoke, visible for several miles. Ogden Fire Battalion Chief Hal Van Meeteren said Ogden and Weber fire districts had equipment and firefighters at the scene,...

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Mac Miller rocks Dew Tour stage

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) Mac Miller played a free show as part of the Dew Tour on 25th Street in Ogden on Friday.

Michael McFall
Feb 11 2012 - 12:20am

OGDEN -- Amber Bridenstein, 26, hung back from the growing crowd Friday night, unlike her sibling. Bridenstein said her 20-year-old sister, Ashley, had pushed her way through the packed crowd to the front, right at the Winter Dew Tour concert stage. Mac Miller, a rapper from Pittsburgh, was set to kick off the annual event Friday evening.

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Sheriff's office confirms two dead in Morgan plane crash

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter takes off to search for a downed airplane in Morgan County on Friday.

Michael McFall, Scott Schwebke
Feb 10 2012 - 9:25pm

MOUNTAIN GREEN -- Daleray Madewell, 47, died doing the two things he loved: flying and helping people. He had been flying 36-year-old Jennifer Sebesta back to Douglas, Wyo., from the Morgan County Airport after she saw her grandmother in Salt Lake City, said Doug McDuff, a friend who knew him for years. The two were supposed to be back by...

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Charges filed against couple in teen's death

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) North Ogden Police Chief Polo Afuvai speaks in Ogden on Tuesday.

Michael McFall
Jan 31 2012 - 11:16pm

OGDEN -- Alexis Rasmussen died of a drug overdose late Sept. 10 or early Sept. 11 in the home of Eric and Dea Millerberg where she was baby-sitting. The overdose was not intentional, rather the reckless result of child abuse, Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. After a four-month investigation, Eric...

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Hundreds pay tribute to officers at vigil

NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner
Jessica Francom, the sister-in-law of fallen Ogden Police Officer Jared Daniel Francom, wipes a tear from her eye while her husband Travis, speaks to members of the media during the candlelight vigil for his brother and the wounded officers at the Ogden Amphitheater on Thursday.

Michael McFall
Jan 5 2012 - 10:42pm

OGDEN -- At the end of a long day and rough ordeal following the death of one of its officers and the wounding of several others, people of Ogden came together to remember and thank its heroes.

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Officer dies of gunshot wound; five more injured

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) Police officers and emergency crews work near 3268 Jackson Ave. in Ogden, where six police officers were shot while serving a warrant. The suspect was also shot.

Michael McFall, Scott Schwebke
Jan 5 2012 - 4:59am

OGDEN - A city police officer, among six gunned down Wednesday night while serving a search warrant at 3268 Jackson Ave., has died from his injuries. The Ogden Police Department announced around 2 a.m. Thursday that agent Jared Francom, a husband and father to two young children, died after seven years of service to the city. The six wounded...

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Rodeo’s rough-and-tumble clown makes his mark, a smile at a time

(KERA WILLIAMS/Standard-Examiner) John Harrison performs at the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo in Ogden on Friday.

Michael McFall
Jul 22 2012 - 11:42pm

OGDEN -- John Harrison grew up around cowboys and bull riders. But the 33-year-old Oklahoman chose to become a rodeo clown instead, with all its technicolor and silly outfits. Now an established performer, Harrison brought his act to the Pioneer Days rodeo at Ogden Pioneer Stadium, his second time at the venue. Still, in a tough world of dust and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jul 25 2012 - 8:06am


Man leads police on high-speed chase in three counties

MICHAEL MCFALL/Standard-Examiner
 A three-county freeway chase ended Thursday evening when the pursued black Jaguar spun out just north of the 5600 South exit on southbound Interstate 15 and a Utah Highway Patrol vehicle boxed the suspect in.

Michael McFall
Jul 13 2012 - 12:11am

ROY -- Police say a Woods Cross man in his early 20s could face multiple felony charges after leading them on a high-speed chase through three counties and, officers suspect, trying to swerve to kill two of them.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jul 23 2012 - 9:46am


Firefighters extinguish fire burning above Ogden

(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner)
Firefighters battle a blaze in the hills above 900 North on Ogden on Thursday.

Michael McFall
Jun 7 2012 - 10:46pm

OGDEN -- A fire burned up at least 10 acres of the mountainside above 900 North on Thursday afternoon. About 40 firefighters battled the blaze in Jump Off Canyon that produced considerable smoke, visible for several miles. Ogden Fire Battalion Chief Hal Van Meeteren said Ogden and Weber fire districts had equipment and firefighters at the scene,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jun 8 2012 - 5:31am


Mac Miller rocks Dew Tour stage

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) Mac Miller played a free show as part of the Dew Tour on 25th Street in Ogden on Friday.

Michael McFall
Feb 11 2012 - 12:20am

OGDEN -- Amber Bridenstein, 26, hung back from the growing crowd Friday night, unlike her sibling. Bridenstein said her 20-year-old sister, Ashley, had pushed her way through the packed crowd to the front, right at the Winter Dew Tour concert stage. Mac Miller, a rapper from Pittsburgh, was set to kick off the annual event Friday evening.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 11 2012 - 9:41am


Sheriff's office confirms two dead in Morgan plane crash

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter takes off to search for a downed airplane in Morgan County on Friday.

Michael McFall, Scott Schwebke
Feb 10 2012 - 9:25pm

MOUNTAIN GREEN -- Daleray Madewell, 47, died doing the two things he loved: flying and helping people. He had been flying 36-year-old Jennifer Sebesta back to Douglas, Wyo., from the Morgan County Airport after she saw her grandmother in Salt Lake City, said Doug McDuff, a friend who knew him for years. The two were supposed to be back by...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 11 2012 - 10:03am


Charges filed against couple in teen's death

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) North Ogden Police Chief Polo Afuvai speaks in Ogden on Tuesday.

Michael McFall
Jan 31 2012 - 11:16pm

OGDEN -- Alexis Rasmussen died of a drug overdose late Sept. 10 or early Sept. 11 in the home of Eric and Dea Millerberg where she was baby-sitting. The overdose was not intentional, rather the reckless result of child abuse, Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. After a four-month investigation, Eric...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 1 2012 - 11:33am


Hundreds pay tribute to officers at vigil

NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner
Jessica Francom, the sister-in-law of fallen Ogden Police Officer Jared Daniel Francom, wipes a tear from her eye while her husband Travis, speaks to members of the media during the candlelight vigil for his brother and the wounded officers at the Ogden Amphitheater on Thursday.

Michael McFall
Jan 5 2012 - 10:42pm

OGDEN -- At the end of a long day and rough ordeal following the death of one of its officers and the wounding of several others, people of Ogden came together to remember and thank its heroes.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 6 2012 - 7:07am


Officer dies of gunshot wound; five more injured

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) Police officers and emergency crews work near 3268 Jackson Ave. in Ogden, where six police officers were shot while serving a warrant. The suspect was also shot.

Michael McFall, Scott Schwebke
Jan 5 2012 - 4:59am

OGDEN - A city police officer, among six gunned down Wednesday night while serving a search warrant at 3268 Jackson Ave., has died from his injuries. The Ogden Police Department announced around 2 a.m. Thursday that agent Jared Francom, a husband and father to two young children, died after seven years of service to the city. The six wounded...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 5 2012 - 8:11pm


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