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Roy woman loses lawsuit over alleged police excessive force

Roy child pornography raid suit dismissed

A federal judge ruled Su-Yi Yocum’s lawyer failed to demonstrate that the Utah Internet...

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Some charges dropped in Ogden sex trafficking case, trial scheduled for January

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Not all of the charges the Utah Attorney General filed stuck against Lynnsie Reddish and Terrance Chavez Jones, but the pair, accused of running an underground prostitution operation, will face trial next January.


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Rape kit backlog shrinking, support for victims growing, state officials report

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Utah’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits is shrinking thanks to resources that have helped bail out Salt Lake County, where nearly 60 percent of the state’s 2,690 backlogged forensic kits sat untested for years.


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Judge dismisses convict's claims of mistreatment in Davis and Weber jails

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Portia Louder’s attormeys quit and U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball on Tuesday dismissed her civil rights suit against the Weber and Davis County jails. Louder, 45, claimed she was kept naked and humiliated and was deprived of blood pressure and drug withdrawal medications.


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Roy woman loses lawsuit over alleged police excessive force

Roy child pornography raid suit dismissed

A federal judge ruled Su-Yi Yocum’s lawyer failed to demonstrate that the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force roughed up and terrorized the Roy woman and her three daughters March 12, 2015. 


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Testimony continues on Ogden couple's alleged sex trafficking ring

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Two more victims testify on alleged prostitution ring run by Reddish, Jones


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Hepatitis C outbreak spurs closer monitoring of Utah health professionals

Opioid crisis, hepatitis C outbreak draw state action

After the 2015 hepatitis C outbreak, Utah’s state health and professional licensing agencies are working more closely to stop drug thefts and other actions by health care workers who endanger hospital patients.


Police & Fire

Federal indictment blames fired nurse for hepatitis C infections at McKay-Dee Hospital

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More than 7,200 patients at McKay-Dee and Davis hospitals were offered screening for possible hepatitis C exposure after the outbreak came to light in September 2015.


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Ogden couple accused of killing 3-year-old may ask for leave to attend funeral

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Brenda Emile, 22, and Miller Costello, 25, appeared in court Thursday, July 13, before 2nd District Court Judge Michael DiReda.


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Jail death victim's mother campaigns for system changes

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Cynthia Farnham-Stella, of Reno, Nevada, has met separately with the Utah Senate Judiciary Committee chairman and the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah to push for better jail safety. Her daughter, Heather Ashton Miller, 28, died after a fall in the Davis County Jail on Dec. 21, 2016.


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Payson lawyer gives a voice to Utah homeowners charged with property crimes

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Attorney Jonathan Jaussi provides pro bono criminal defense to veterans, the disabled and the elderly who are pulled into criminal court on zoning, building code or other property disputes. Jaussi recent won a favorable plea bargain for a Layton man charged in a dispute over a backyard shed.


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