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Utah’s opioid crisis, potential solutions take center stage at Ogden summit

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The data surrounding prescription opioid abuse in Utah is staggering. The crisis and potential solutions were discussed Friday at the Utah Prevention Summit, hosted in Ogden.


Education

Students write more than 30,000 letters to Santa, raising money to Make-A-Wish

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Students from Syracuse High School, Buffalo Point Elementary, Bluff Ridge Elementary, and Syracuse Arts Academy and wrote 30,501 letters to Santa for Macy’s. The department store will now donate $1 for each letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Government

Weber County OKs contracts to steer fight against intergenerational poverty

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Weber County Commissioners approved two contracts Tuesday in connection with the county’s Intergenerational Poverty Initiative and strategies to improve the area’s economic and social well-being.


Police & Fire

2 killed in South Ogden shooting, no suspects in custody, police say

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Two people were killed and another was injured during a shooting Friday night in South Ogden.


Education

Ogden schools considering 2017 bond initiative for facility, building costs

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The Ogden School District is considering a bond initiative in 2017, but it’s still unknown how much money it would entail.


Police & Fire

Former Roy resident accused of raping, taking pornographic photos of child

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Donald Larry Stephens, 64, is accused of raping, sexually abusing and taking pornographic photos of a young girl who was between the ages of 7 and 10. 


High School

Ogden holds on late for 67-53 win over Bear River; prep basketball roundup

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The fourth quarter went a lot better for the Ogden High boys basketball team Friday. Three days after blowing a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter and ultimately losing at Weber, Ogden survived a late Bear River rally to win 67-53.


Local

CONTEST: Send us the cutest, funniest picture of your kids visiting Santa Claus

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In honor of the Christmas 2016 season, we’re looking for the best photo of local kids visiting Santa Claus. Send in your picture and vote for your favorite here for the chance to win a prize and have your picture in the paper.


News

After gunfire in Mueller Park classroom, student still awaiting formal charges

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Davis County Attorney's Office says the investigation is still going on because of the large number of witnesses to the incident.


Food

New World Distillery opening this weekend in Eden for tastings, retail

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New World Distillery will hold its soft opening Saturday, Dec. 10, in Eden. The business will release its gin first, and be open for both retail and tastings.


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