Police & Fire

Davis jail death deemed natural, despite accusation woman wasn't given medicine

FARMINGTON — Kara Noakes, her family and her friends were worried about her going without prescription medications after she was arrested on a traffic warrant and taken to the Davis County Jail June 21, 2016.


Police & Fire

Council punishes 6 Northern Utah police officers for misconduct

Six Northern Utah law enforcement officers were sanctioned by the state certification board recently for offenses including theft, child abuse, lying about a car crash, consuming marijuana and misusing authority to investigate infidelity.


Police & Fire

Brother: Mentally ill man 'snapped' in Weber jail, harmed himself

OGDEN — A Disability Law Center attorney on Monday, April 17, challenged assertions that a jail inmate who died after a paralyzing fall had been faking mental illness.


Police & Fire

Homeless man died in Weber jail in late 2016 — 23rd in-custody death since 2009

OGDEN — On Dec. 4, 2016, Jesus Gomez-Martinez walked into traffic on Wall Avenue after telling staff at the Lantern House homeless shelter that he was going to kill himself.


Government

Ground ambulance bills of $1,000 to $2,000 are common in Utah

The typical Utah ambulance ride costs $1,000 or more, and the state agency that regulates emergency transport charges says rates probably will be rising again soon.


Courts

Man cleared in Riverdale fatal shooting pleads guilty to related gun charges

OGDEN — A Riverdale man cleared by police in the self-defense shooting death of his girlfriend has pleaded guilty to two charges of illegal gun possession.


Police & Fire

4 months after South Ogden double-homicide, police still searching for suspects

SOUTH OGDEN — Despite receiving hundreds of leads, police still have no suspects in a South Ogden home invasion and double-homicide.


Education

Davis School District pays $100K to settle 'drunk goggles' lawsuit

KAYSVILLE — The Davis School District has agreed to pay a teenage girl and her family $100,000 for a “drunk goggles” intoxication demonstration gone wrong.


Courts

Ogden church shooter denied parole until 2038

OGDEN — James Evans was the one shot in the back of the head, teeth blown out, tongue shredded, his blood pouring onto the church pews.


Courts

Defense attorney: Police informant was 'driving force' in ATM robbery plot

OGDEN — A police informant seeking expungement of his felony record was the driving force in a group’s conversations about robbing ATMs, says the attorney for a man charged in the alleged conspiracy.


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