Judge dismisses convict's claims of mistreatment in Davis and Weber jails

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a civil rights lawsuit filed by a fraud convict who claimed she was kept naked and humiliated while withdrawing from narcotics in the Weber and Davis county jails.


Roy woman loses lawsuit over alleged police excessive force

ROY — An excessive-force lawsuit over a child pornography raid in Roy has failed in U.S. District Court.

Police & Fire

State: Davis jail out of compliance in 2016 inspection

FARMINGTON — Utah Department of Corrections inspectors found the Davis County Jail to be out of compliance with some state minimum jail standards in the most recent annual review, records show.


Hepatitis C outbreak spurs closer monitoring of Utah health professionals

The hepatitis C outbreak at two Northern Utah hospitals, attributed to a nurse accused of diverting drugs and infecting at least 7 patients, has spurred the state to increase monitoring of health care professionals.

Police & Fire

Federal indictment blames fired nurse for hepatitis C infections at McKay-Dee Hospital

A nurse fired from McKay-Dee Hospital and blamed for a 2015 hepatitis C outbreak is facing 16 counts of stealing and tampering with narcotics and causing at least 7 people to become infected with the potentially life-threatening disease.

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Police still looking for breakthrough in double homicide investigation

SOUTH OGDEN — The killings of Cyle VanKomen and Kevin Nelson on a cold December night remain under investigation, and police still hope someone will come forward with information to break open the case.


Jail death victim's mother campaigns for system changes

The criminal investigations into her daughter’s death are over, but Cynthia Farnham-Stella is covering new ground in her search for justice.


Payson lawyer gives a voice to Utah homeowners charged with property crimes

The threat of jail time can be a bewildering predicament for an elderly or disabled homeowner who gets in trouble with a city over zoning, building code or other property issues.


Layton shed fight prompts law change and a plea bargain

LAYTON — Chad Rackham fought city hall and, in the end, at least he got to keep his shed.


3 Morgan men avoid jail time in West Haven gun smuggling case

SALT LAKE CITY — A Morgan man charged in an alleged international gun smuggling scheme may be allowed to participate in a diversion program that could result in dismissal of the felony case against him.

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