Courts

Fruit Heights man sentenced on reduced lewdness charge

LAYTON — A 24-year-old Fruit Heights man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of lewdness for a June 5, 2015, incident involving a 17-year-old girl.


Courts

Liberty bank fraud convict headed to federal prison

A Weber County couple convicted in a series of fraud schemes is fighting more than $1.6 million in restitution orders sought by federal prosecutors.


Courts

Utah courts increase use of civil bench warrants to compel debt payments

Utah justice court judges last year issued 17 percent more civil bench warrants, which compel people to pay debt judgments or face jail time.


Police & Fire

Box Elder man's suicide by poison, death in jail leaves unresolved questions

BRIGHAM CITY — A man who died while awaiting booking in the Box Elder County Jail had ingested more than 10 times the amount of strychnine necessary to kill a person, investigative reports show.


Police & Fire

Trial set for Roy woman accused of pointing gun at SWAT officers

OGDEN — A 58-year-old Roy woman is scheduled to stand trial next month on a felony charge stemming from a SWAT standoff last summer.


Courts

Female firefighter loses sex discrimination case against Clinton city

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has rejected a woman’s allegations that she was sexually harassed, discriminated against and fired in retaliation for complaints she lodged while she worked as a part-time firefighter for Clinton city.


Courts

Roy, Weber County rebut allegations in police wrongful-death suit

SALT LAKE CITY — Ogden Metro SWAT officers had a right to search a man’s house in a deadly standoff because he was a threat to himself and others, an attorney representing local police agencies argued in court papers Tuesday, March 21.


Police & Fire

Search for justice: State chops away at rape kit testing backlog

Two women who provide crisis support to sexual assault victims are beginning to have hope that Utah really will eliminate its backlog of untested rape kits.


Police & Fire

Two local experts teach combat skills for concealed weapon permit holders

LAYTON — A kick to the groin might be the ticket.


Local

Sunshine Week: How to find hospital comparison records

March 12-18 is Sunshine Week, recognized by journalists and nonprofits as a time to focus on and highlight the importance of government transparency. This year, we’re providing how-to guides to explain which records Utahns ought to have access to, according to state laws. These records have a number of critical public-facing purposes, including protecting consumers and preserving civil liberties. Have questions or want us to investigate a government transparency issue? Email cityed@standard.net or mail your proposal and supporting documents to 332 Standard Way, Ogden, UT 84044.


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