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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in northern Utah?

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Ogden puts an end to ambush towing. Meanwhile, some people still don’t understand that northern Utah is one big fire risk.


News

5 stories for Monday: Fatal Ogden house fire; Bookateria still shelved

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Here are the top stories to know for the day.


Government

Looming growth drives changes to Powder Mountain water system

Pending growth drives water changes

With limited available water sources, Powder Mountain and Summit have to make new arrangements to supply current and future residential units.


Local

Ogden Chicken Alliance working to scratch up more support for backyard birds

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Their signature petition seeks to do away with Ogden’s ban on chickens.


Police & Fire

After death in Davis County Jail, family alleges inmate wasn't given medication

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Kara Noakes, 46, was booked into Davis County Jail on Tuesday, June 21, and died there on Thursday, June 23, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.


Police & Fire

Police name 4-year-old boy who died in Ogden house fire

Ryder Gaspa

Police have identified a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a house fire that critically injured his mother early Sunday on 29th Street near Childs Avenue. 


Police & Fire

Fire crews contain grass fire near 21st Street I-15 exit in Ogden

21st exit fire

The fire — which burned 2 acres between the Weber River and rails lines — was surrounded and contained by around 9:45 a.m.


Entertainment

Riverdale’s Motor-Vu drive-in brings movies for decades, through ups and downs

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When it comes to summertime cinema, nothing quite beats the drive-in. At twilight on Friday, families gathered around the four screens at Riverdale’s Coleman’s Motor-Vu in the backs of pickup trucks and in circles of camp chairs. They played cards, munched snacks and...


Military

Firewalkers pyrotechnics a thrilling punctuation to Hill AFB air show

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An air show without pyrotechnics is just another fly over. At least that’s how Rick Myers and his team of flame-throwing pyrotechnicians see it. Myers and his Firewalkers International crew have been in town for nearly a week now, preparing to — as Myers puts it —...


High School

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Bountiful's Kennedy Redding a force in 2 sports

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Meet Kennedy Redding, the Standard-Examiner’s 2016 Female Athlete of the Year. The volleyball and basketball star at Bountiful High School is set to play volleyball at BYU.


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