Courts

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

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Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

Environment

'Diesel Brothers' star ordered to stop selling, building smoke-blowing trucks

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Court documents provide a glimpse into the world of truck emissions tampering. 


Police & Fire

FBI says accused spy from Syracuse made escape plans, warned of Chinese

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“He seems like a nice guy,” Syracuse neighbor says of accused spy Ron Rockwell Hansen.


Government

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years later, there’s no expansion, so the tax increment plan is on hold.


Courts

Former Ogden man is one of the first to get federal death sentence in 2018

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Before Christopher Cramer was found guilty of killing a fellow member of a white supremacist prison gang, he was put in the federal system for a botched bank robbery in Clearfield.


Police & Fire

Judge frees Ogden City from police excessive force and gun rights suit

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While one Ogden police officer has been absolved of excessive force claims in a civil lawsuit, a federal judge has yet to rule on two other officers. A 60-year-old man suffered a broken femur in a fracas with officers in the police station lobby in 2016.


Courts

Riverdale man convicted of molesting 5 girls appeals case to state

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Jacob Streeper said during his April sentencing hearing that he would appeal his sentence upon his arrival to the state prison. On May 1, he did just that.


Courts

Ex-LDS bishop gets probation for shooting out neighboring dog's eye with BB gun

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The man shot his neighbor’s dog with a BB gun several times over nine months, and the abuse didn’t come to light until the dog’s eye was so damaged it needed to be removed.


Courts

Lawsuit filed by widow of Ogden man killed in prison settled out of court

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The lawsuit, filed on Sept. 19, 2016, claimed that guards at the prison ignored warnings from Jeffrey Vigil, 24, that was in danger from members of a rival gang.


Courts

Attorneys pursue Utah energy company for $32M court judgment

Washakie Renewable Energy

Washakie Renewable Energy, which has a large production plant near Plymouth in Box Elder County, and CEO Jacob Kingston are under the gun in Utah federal court. They lost a $32 million civil verdict in a contract dispute and the creditor wants to seize Kingston’s assets.


Police & Fire

Ex-SWAT deputy files $1M suit against Davis County over discipline settlement

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Former SWAT team member Clint Shaw was disciplined for inappropriate behavior in a 2012 incident with an armed, suicidal man. He’s now sued the county for allegedly violating an agreement to keep some details of the discipline a secret.


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