Police & Fire

AG's Davis jail death investigation reveals possible missteps, lack of urgency

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In a Utah Attorney General’s Office investigation, questions arose about the Davis County Jail staff’s sense of urgency and the level of attention it paid to Heather Miller, an inmate who died of a ruptured spleen.


Second teen accused of shooting Deserae Turner to be tried in adult court

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A Utah judge has ruled that a teenager accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl will be tried in adult court


Uganda's Chief Justice Katureebe visits Utah courts

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The fourth-most-powerful figure in Uganda sat in the courtroom of 2nd District Court Judge Michael DiReda this week.


Swig, Sodalicious ‘dirty’ lawsuit deemed much ado about nothing by competitors

Michael Maynor

Local soda shop franchise owners find it “silly” that Swig sued Sodalicious in 2015 in U.S. District Court. The case has yet to be resolved.


Doctor testifies about baby's skull fracture in trial for Roy daycare provider

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A doctor with the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner testified Monday about the injuries that led to 8-month-old Lincoln Penland’s death. Tisha Morley, a Roy home daycare provider, is accused of child abuse homicide in connection with his death.

Police & Fire

Man pleads not guilty in Farmington and Kaysville armed robberies

Kevin Dean Rasband Farmington and Kaysville robberies

In a probable cause statement after a March 29 robbery, the Farmington Police Department said a masked man rushed a credit union employee as the door opened at the start of the business day. He pointed a gun, demanded cash and left after the clerk gave him a bag of money.

Police & Fire

System-wide shortfalls lead to high rate of Utah jail deaths

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Utah had 23 jail deaths in 2016, the highest total since records began to be kept consistently in 2000, according to data from sheriff’s offices obtained with open-records requests.


Kids connected to Tisha Morley's daycare testify in child abuse homicide case

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Testimony in Tisha Morley trial about 8-year-old’s death gets complicated

Police & Fire

Ogden police identify man as person of interest in burglary caught on video

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Police are trying to find Patrick Richard Kesler, 40, for questioning in a Tuesday burglary in the 3500 block of Taylor Avenue. The homeowner supplied footage of a man ransacking rooms in the house.


Layton man charged after posting nude video of woman to Instagram

Nicholas John Visser

A 36-year-old Layton man has been charged after he allegedly posted a video to Instagram picturing a woman’s exposed breast.

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