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Government

Bountiful foes of City Hall move sue to force vote on plans

Bountiful City Hall

The critics petitioned to get the question on the Nov. 7 ballot, city leaders rejected their efforts and now the matter will be settled in court.


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Ogden woman arrested on charge of unlawful sex with teenager

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Gregoria Flores was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a teenager.


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Roy man pleads guilty to murder for stabbing estranged wife to death

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Joe Castillo, 47, appeared in 2nd District Court on Tuesday, Feb. 7, before Judge Glen R. Dawson to agree to a plea bargain with prosecutors in the killing of Kaylynn Spackman, his estranged wife, at her Layton home. The Davis County Attorney’s Office dropped charges of domestic violence in...


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Former Ogden teacher formally charged with sexually abusing teen students

Drew Tutt

Drew Tutt, a former Ogden School District teacher, is accused of sexually abusing two girls under the age of 16 who he met during his time working at Mound Fort Junior High School.


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Jury finds Fenstermaker guilty of murder after 4 hours of deliberation

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After six days of trial and nearly four hours of deliberation on Monday, Feb. 6, a jury found Jory Fenstermaker guilty of murder.


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Layton murder suspects appear in court in killing of Ogden 19-year-old

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Bostin Crookston and Isaac Valdez are charged in connection with the Jan. 29 shooting death of Bryan Brooks. The shooting took place during a suspected drug deal.


Police & Fire

Police: DNA tests link man to 2014 rape of Davis County girl

Richard Simon Garcia

The attack on the 14-year-old skateboarder occurred on Aug. 8, 2014, but the suspect, Richard Simon Garcia, 46, was identified only recently via DNA testing. The Utah Bureau of Forensic Services has been struggling with a backlog of thousands of rape kits collected from crime victims.


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Layton girl wins court ruling letting her try out for junior high wrestling

Kathleen Janis

Wrestler's mother happy, but also frustrated: 'It’s 2017 and we’re still fighting for civil rights.' A federal judge has ordered Central Davis Junior High to allow a ninth-grade girl to try out for the school’s wrestling team.


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Northern Utah courts Jan. 30-Feb. 3: Rape hearings, murder trial rescheduled

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This is a weekly round-up of hearings in Weber and Davis county courts for Jan. 30 to Feb. 3.


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Fenstermaker reiterates self-defense in murder case, eye-witness contradicts

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With a verdict in the murder trial for Jory Fenstermaker expected Monday, Feb. 6, the 10-member jury must parse through two wildly different accounts of the same event. Fenstermaker, 24, is charged with first-degree felony murder related to the shooting death of Randy Lennell Lewis of Kansas...


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