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Davis County Jail suicide cases came with warning signs

FARMINGTON — Two of three Davis County Jail inmates who died by hanging during an 8-week period in 2016 exhibited odd behavior in the days leading up to their deaths, according to investigative reports.


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Before suicide, Davis County jail doctor denied patient's cancer diagnosis

FARMINGTON — Tracy Velarde’s life took another wrong turn after he arrived at the Davis County Jail.


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Woman recounts close call the day before fatal Harrison traffic crash

HOOPER — Heidi Anderson was driving home on the evening of June 1, 2016, when, she later told police, a man in a silver Mustang ran her car off the road.


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Man facing drugged driving charge after Ogden crash killed WSU employee in 2016

OGDEN — Weber County prosecutors have filed a felony charge against a 21-year-old West Haven man accused of having marijuana in his system at the time of a fatal crash June 2, 2016, on Harrison Boulevard.


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ACLU to push for Utah jail inspection requirements after high number of deaths

Reacting to a record number of deaths in Utah county jails, civil liberties advocates say they will push for mandatory jail inspections, and enforceable remedies when standards are not met.


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With Nevada's move to legalize, recreational marijuana closer than ever to Utah

Unwinding in Nevada may become a lot more interesting for some Utahns.


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State offers financial help to boy allegedly choked by Bravo day care worker

RIVERDALE — The Utah Office for Victims of Crime has approved an award to help cover counseling expenses for a 5-year-old boy who police say was choked at a Riverdale day care center last fall.


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AG's Davis jail death investigation reveals possible missteps, lack of urgency

FARMINGTON — Paramedics complained they were denied rapid access to an inmate who lay critically injured in the Davis County Jail and later died, an investigation by the Utah Attorney General’s Office discovered.


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Man pleads not guilty in Farmington and Kaysville armed robberies

SALT LAKE CITY — A 31-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday, May 8, to four felony charges stemming from armed robberies at Kaysville and Farmington credit unions.


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System-wide shortfalls lead to high rate of Utah jail deaths

After her daughter died in the Davis County Jail a few days before Christmas in 2016, Cynthia Farnham-Stella started looking for answers.


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