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Female firefighter loses sex discrimination case against Clinton city

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Shelley Drescher was fired in 2013 and filed suit two years later against Clinton, saying firefighters walked around naked, walked in on her showering, told bawdy jokes and posted lingerie pinups. The city said she brought personal problems into the fire station and brought disrepute on the...


Courts

Science rules on the third day of Andrew Esquer murder trial

Andrew Dominic Esquer

The third day of the murder trial for Andrew Esquer, accused of the killing William Patrick Hicks, began with the jury’s viewing of a taped police interview.


Courts

Roy, Weber County rebut allegations in police wrongful-death suit

Jose Calzada police shooting

Jose Calzada, 35, was killed Oct. 21, 2014. His widow and mother filed a federal lawsuit against Roy and Weber County, alleging illegal search and excessive force. Calzada had called a suicide hotline threatening to kill himself.


Courts

Murder trial for Ogden's Andrew Esquer underway

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Andrew Esquer, 32, faces a count of first-degree murder after a 2015 shooting left William Patrick Hicks dead in an Ogden street. 


Courts

A taste of SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch's western wisdom

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Some legal opinions from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that you don’t have to pass the bar to appreciate. 


Police & Fire

Search for justice: State chops away at rape kit testing backlog

Utah rape kit testing program created

“There may be reasons why the backlog exists, but when a kit just sits there it tells the victim, ‘What happens to you doesn’t matter; you don’t matter,’” said Terrie Stephenson, who has been a rape crisis counselor for five years with Your Community Connection...


Courts

Northern Utah courts March 13-17: Jury trial scheduled for Ogden murder case

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This is a weekly round-up of updates on ongoing court hearings in Weber and Davis counties for March 13-17, 2017.


Local

Sunshine Week: How to access Utah court records

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Many court records are available at local District Court offices while Utah Supreme Court and Court of Appeals decisions are available online.


Politics

Utah prison inmate faces trial in 2014 rape of Davis County girl

Richard Simon Garcia

Because of a state crime lab backlog in testing rape kits, it was not until February of this year that Davis County prosecutors had DNA evidence they say links Garcia to the Aug. 8, 2014, rape of a 14-year-old girl who was grabbed while skateboarding.


Police & Fire

Ambulance report shows Davis inmate was unresponsive when rescuers arrived

Heather Ashton Miller selfie

The Utah Attorney General’s Office and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the Dec. 21, 2016 death of Heather Ashton Miller, 28, of Kearns. An autopsy report said Miller died of a torn spleen and blunt-force trauma apparently suffered in the Davis County Jail.


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