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Police: Man robs Dairy Queen in Syracuse at gun point; suspect still at large

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 12:56am

SYRACUSE -- A Dairy Queen at 901 W. 1700 South was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night and the suspect is still at large, police said.A Hispanic adult male about 5 feet 6 inches tall entered the restaurant at about 10:30 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the cashier, said Syracuse Police Chief Garret Atkin.

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Sunset man dies after he's struck by FrontRunner

Ben Lockhart
Apr 15 2014 - 10:46pm

SUNSET -- A man is dead after being hit by a southbound FrontRunner train Tuesday night.The 43-year-old from Sunset, whose name has not been released, was hit by a southbound train near 2300 North and 475 West at about 8 p.m. He died at the scene. Police believe his intentions were suicidal. The man had been voicing suicidal thoughts to his...

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Woman sentenced for fatal Ogden DUI accident

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 11 2014 - 4:13pm

OGDEN -- A 26-year-old woman accused of killing another driver in Ogden while her blood alcohol was more than four times the legal limit has been ordered to prison.

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'Jonny Hustle' jailed after test-drive ruse and violent car theft

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 11 2014 - 6:28am

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE -- A man is behind bars six weeks after violently stealing a woman's Chevrolet truck under the guise of taking it for a test drive, police said Thursday.

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Bountiful schools locked down after suicide threat

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 3:06pm

BOUNTIFUL -- Several Bountiful schools were placed on lockout Thursday afternoon after a man called a suicide hotline, saying he was thinking of taking his own life and had a firearm with him.

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Civil rights advocates, Ogden police official debate tactics

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 2:38pm

OGDEN -- Civil rights advocates warned of increasingly militarized law enforcement and hinted at new legislation aiming to hold police officers accountable, in a panel discussion Wednesday with students and faculty at Weber State University.Connor Boyack, president of the Libertas Institute of Utah, joined Marina Lowe of the American Civil...

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Ellenwood admits 1993 Ogden murder to dodge death penalty

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 10:33am

OGDEN -- The man who was arrested more than 20 years after killing a 92-year-old woman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Wednesday, after agreeing to a deal with prosecutors that would give him 25 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole.Stephen Ellenwood, 41, stood before Judge Brent West in 2nd District Court in Ogden to confirm...

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Ogden man shot in chest in early-morning confrontation

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:57am

OGDEN -- A 23 year-old man is in critical but stable condition after he was shot in front of his residence 600 East 7th Street early Wednesday morning.

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Police: Man robs Dairy Queen in Syracuse at gun point; suspect still at large

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 12:56am

SYRACUSE -- A Dairy Queen at 901 W. 1700 South was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night and the suspect is still at large, police said.A Hispanic adult male about 5 feet 6 inches tall entered the restaurant at about 10:30 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the cashier, said Syracuse Police Chief Garret Atkin.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 3:18pm


Sunset man dies after he's struck by FrontRunner

Ben Lockhart
Apr 15 2014 - 10:46pm

SUNSET -- A man is dead after being hit by a southbound FrontRunner train Tuesday night.The 43-year-old from Sunset, whose name has not been released, was hit by a southbound train near 2300 North and 475 West at about 8 p.m. He died at the scene. Police believe his intentions were suicidal. The man had been voicing suicidal thoughts to his...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 11:57pm


Woman sentenced for fatal Ogden DUI accident

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 11 2014 - 4:13pm

OGDEN -- A 26-year-old woman accused of killing another driver in Ogden while her blood alcohol was more than four times the legal limit has been ordered to prison.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 4:14pm


'Jonny Hustle' jailed after test-drive ruse and violent car theft

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 11 2014 - 6:28am

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE -- A man is behind bars six weeks after violently stealing a woman's Chevrolet truck under the guise of taking it for a test drive, police said Thursday.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 6:28am


Bountiful schools locked down after suicide threat

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 3:06pm

BOUNTIFUL -- Several Bountiful schools were placed on lockout Thursday afternoon after a man called a suicide hotline, saying he was thinking of taking his own life and had a firearm with him.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 5:47pm


Civil rights advocates, Ogden police official debate tactics

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 2:38pm

OGDEN -- Civil rights advocates warned of increasingly militarized law enforcement and hinted at new legislation aiming to hold police officers accountable, in a panel discussion Wednesday with students and faculty at Weber State University.Connor Boyack, president of the Libertas Institute of Utah, joined Marina Lowe of the American Civil...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 2:46pm


Ellenwood admits 1993 Ogden murder to dodge death penalty

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 10:33am

OGDEN -- The man who was arrested more than 20 years after killing a 92-year-old woman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Wednesday, after agreeing to a deal with prosecutors that would give him 25 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole.Stephen Ellenwood, 41, stood before Judge Brent West in 2nd District Court in Ogden to confirm...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 9:02pm


Ogden man shot in chest in early-morning confrontation

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:57am

OGDEN -- A 23 year-old man is in critical but stable condition after he was shot in front of his residence 600 East 7th Street early Wednesday morning.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 6:52pm

VIDEO: 911 call from girls who hid from burglars

Ben Lockhart, Kelly Keiter
Apr 4 2014 - 8:23am

A teenage girl and her little sister are safe after two burglars broke into their home Wednesday morning while their parents were out.Kylee Newell, 13, was able to keep calm and call 911 while hiding with her 8-year-old sister, Audrey.

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VIDEO: Jail GEDs give Davis inmates chance at new start in life

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 14 2014 - 11:59am

FARMINGTON -- Chris Convery stood in front of her students and recounted a time when a former pupil caught up to her in a chance meeting."You're the teacher at the jail," he told her. "You teachers who give us the program are lifesavers. I know because you saved mine."

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VIDEO: Weber County divers get advanced underwater detection gear

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 4:31pm

RIVERDALE -- Weber Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Toll figured he might as well fill out a donation request at Firehouse Subs in Riverdale when he visited the restaurant several months ago for a night out with his family. Tuesday, he was back again with his other family: The Search and Rescue Team.Toll, director of Weber County search and rescue,...

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VIDEO: Utah gun history buffs have mixed reactions to new ‘smart gun’

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2014 - 8:34pm

OGDEN -- Mike Anderson's love of guns is rivaled only by his passion for American history.  Anderson collects gun models ranging from the War of 1812 through the Civil War, and takes them along to re-enactments across the country. Last year, he visited the site of Gettysburg for a battle against 14,000 "Confederate soldiers." This year, he'll...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 9 2014 - 9:27am


VIDEO: Donation equips Ogden Fire Department with pet oxygen masks

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 3 2014 - 3:11pm

OGDEN -- Barbara de Mik got a call from a friend one January morning, telling her to take a look at the Standard-Examiner. As she opened the paper and read about two dogs who had been saved in an Ogden house fire the night before, a realization washed over her and she began to cry.

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VIDEO: Eric Millerberg found guilty of child abuse homicide

Andreas Rivera, Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 15 2014 - 12:11pm

OGDEN -- Eric Millerberg was found guilty of homicide by a jury of his peers after short deliberation on Valentine's Day.

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VIDEO: Prosecutor: Millerberg victim had extreme meth overdose

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 13 2014 - 6:50am

OGDEN -- It didn't take long for the tears to begin when opening statements commenced Wednesday in the trial of Eric Millerberg, more than three years after he allegedly killed family baby sitter Alexis Rasmussen by drug injection and hid her body. Several family members wept quietly on the front row at Ogden's 2nd District Court as prosecutor...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 13 2014 - 11:04am


VIDEO: Attorney blasts Utah bill protecting officers in police pursuits

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 6 2014 - 1:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An attorney for the families of two Utahns who died in police pursuits is outraged about a House-approved bill aimed at protecting police officers from high-speed chase lawsuits. James McConkie represents the families of Wayne Torrie and Troy Burkinshaw, who are suing the police officers who sought after them in two separate...

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VIDEO: 911 call from girls who hid from burglars

Ben Lockhart, Kelly Keiter
Apr 4 2014 - 8:23am

A teenage girl and her little sister are safe after two burglars broke into their home Wednesday morning while their parents were out.Kylee Newell, 13, was able to keep calm and call 911 while hiding with her 8-year-old sister, Audrey.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 8:28am


VIDEO: Jail GEDs give Davis inmates chance at new start in life

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 14 2014 - 11:59am

FARMINGTON -- Chris Convery stood in front of her students and recounted a time when a former pupil caught up to her in a chance meeting."You're the teacher at the jail," he told her. "You teachers who give us the program are lifesavers. I know because you saved mine."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 6:25pm


VIDEO: Weber County divers get advanced underwater detection gear

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 4:31pm

RIVERDALE -- Weber Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Toll figured he might as well fill out a donation request at Firehouse Subs in Riverdale when he visited the restaurant several months ago for a night out with his family. Tuesday, he was back again with his other family: The Search and Rescue Team.Toll, director of Weber County search and rescue,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 11 2014 - 5:46pm


VIDEO: Utah gun history buffs have mixed reactions to new ‘smart gun’

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2014 - 8:34pm

OGDEN -- Mike Anderson's love of guns is rivaled only by his passion for American history.  Anderson collects gun models ranging from the War of 1812 through the Civil War, and takes them along to re-enactments across the country. Last year, he visited the site of Gettysburg for a battle against 14,000 "Confederate soldiers." This year, he'll...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 9 2014 - 9:27am


VIDEO: Donation equips Ogden Fire Department with pet oxygen masks

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 3 2014 - 3:11pm

OGDEN -- Barbara de Mik got a call from a friend one January morning, telling her to take a look at the Standard-Examiner. As she opened the paper and read about two dogs who had been saved in an Ogden house fire the night before, a realization washed over her and she began to cry.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 3 2014 - 7:51pm


VIDEO: Eric Millerberg found guilty of child abuse homicide

Andreas Rivera, Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 15 2014 - 12:11pm

OGDEN -- Eric Millerberg was found guilty of homicide by a jury of his peers after short deliberation on Valentine's Day.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 15 2014 - 6:31pm


VIDEO: Prosecutor: Millerberg victim had extreme meth overdose

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 13 2014 - 6:50am

OGDEN -- It didn't take long for the tears to begin when opening statements commenced Wednesday in the trial of Eric Millerberg, more than three years after he allegedly killed family baby sitter Alexis Rasmussen by drug injection and hid her body. Several family members wept quietly on the front row at Ogden's 2nd District Court as prosecutor...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 13 2014 - 11:04am


VIDEO: Attorney blasts Utah bill protecting officers in police pursuits

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 6 2014 - 1:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An attorney for the families of two Utahns who died in police pursuits is outraged about a House-approved bill aimed at protecting police officers from high-speed chase lawsuits. James McConkie represents the families of Wayne Torrie and Troy Burkinshaw, who are suing the police officers who sought after them in two separate...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 7 2014 - 3:19pm


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