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Sifting process begins for 1st District Court judgeship

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:22pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Only 17 lawyers stepped forward in nomination to replace 1st District Judge Ben Hadfield, who has announced his retirement in August after 21 years on the bench.

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VIDEO: Judge bars Davis sheriff from skimming jail inmates' accounts

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 4:42pm

PDF: Click to read the inmate funds stayFARMINGTON -- Judge Michael Allphin on Wednesday ordered the Davis County Sheriff's Office to cease taking funds from jail inmates' accounts.

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Davis County attorney's office wins court appeal over firing of employee

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 5:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Davis County Attorney's Office felt vindicated in a rare reversal decision by the Utah Court of Appeals, showing that it fired an employee properly, according to a decision issued Thursday.The court reversed the previous decision, after the county appealed. But, according to Tyler James Larsen, the decision is a moot issue...

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VIDEO: Criminal charges thrown out in New Harmony Homes legal morass

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 3:25pm

OGDEN -- Prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against a Canadian man who was involved in the tangled business web of an Ogden-based company laden with recent financial troubles. It also appears the two parties in a civil lawsuit against New Harmony Homes are looking to settle the case out of court.

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Investigator: No mistreatment or unfair prosecution against Matthew Stewart

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 22 2014 - 9:20am

PDF: Click to read the Cache County Attorney Confidential Memo on Matthew David StewartOGDEN -- An independent review has concluded there were no indications of mistreatment by jail staff or unduly biased adjudication against Matthew David Stewart leading up to the murder suspect's May 24, 2013 suicide by hanging. The report, obtained by the...

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Wiretaps power major Utah drug busts, but still seldom used

Andreas Rivera, Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 6 2014 - 9:49am

OGDEN - In a calculated effort, the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force took several years to unravel two major drug rings. A common denominator for the cases -- both involved wiretaps. However, that doesn't mean tapping into cell phones or intercepting phone calls like the NSA is the new way of catching the bad guys. In fact, it's a last resort....

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Snow cone vendor suing for $100K over loss of 'snow shack' in Garland fire

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 4 2014 - 9:04am

BRIGHAM CITY -- A snow cone vendor is suing the owners of a mobile home park for a fire there that burned down his "snow shack" trailer while it was parked next door.

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VIDEO: Defendant in South Ogden police melee hires attorney

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 25 2014 - 3:31pm

OGDEN -- The man caught on camera getting into a wild scuffle with South Ogden police appeared in court Tuesday.At a hearing at the 2nd District Court of Ogden, Scott Sanders relayed to the court that he was retaining a private attorney to represent him. He also waived his right to a speedy trial.

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Sifting process begins for 1st District Court judgeship

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:22pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Only 17 lawyers stepped forward in nomination to replace 1st District Judge Ben Hadfield, who has announced his retirement in August after 21 years on the bench.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 6:22pm


VIDEO: Judge bars Davis sheriff from skimming jail inmates' accounts

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 4:42pm

PDF: Click to read the inmate funds stayFARMINGTON -- Judge Michael Allphin on Wednesday ordered the Davis County Sheriff's Office to cease taking funds from jail inmates' accounts.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 9:54am


Davis County attorney's office wins court appeal over firing of employee

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 5:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Davis County Attorney's Office felt vindicated in a rare reversal decision by the Utah Court of Appeals, showing that it fired an employee properly, according to a decision issued Thursday.The court reversed the previous decision, after the county appealed. But, according to Tyler James Larsen, the decision is a moot issue...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 8:51pm


VIDEO: Criminal charges thrown out in New Harmony Homes legal morass

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 3:25pm

OGDEN -- Prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against a Canadian man who was involved in the tangled business web of an Ogden-based company laden with recent financial troubles. It also appears the two parties in a civil lawsuit against New Harmony Homes are looking to settle the case out of court.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:35pm


Investigator: No mistreatment or unfair prosecution against Matthew Stewart

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 22 2014 - 9:20am

PDF: Click to read the Cache County Attorney Confidential Memo on Matthew David StewartOGDEN -- An independent review has concluded there were no indications of mistreatment by jail staff or unduly biased adjudication against Matthew David Stewart leading up to the murder suspect's May 24, 2013 suicide by hanging. The report, obtained by the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:20am

VIDEO: Judge bars Davis sheriff from skimming jail inmates' accounts

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 4:42pm

PDF: Click to read the inmate funds stayFARMINGTON -- Judge Michael Allphin on Wednesday ordered the Davis County Sheriff's Office to cease taking funds from jail inmates' accounts.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 9:54am


VIDEO: Criminal charges thrown out in New Harmony Homes legal morass

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 3:25pm

OGDEN -- Prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against a Canadian man who was involved in the tangled business web of an Ogden-based company laden with recent financial troubles. It also appears the two parties in a civil lawsuit against New Harmony Homes are looking to settle the case out of court.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:35pm


VIDEO: Defendant in South Ogden police melee hires attorney

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 25 2014 - 3:31pm

OGDEN -- The man caught on camera getting into a wild scuffle with South Ogden police appeared in court Tuesday.At a hearing at the 2nd District Court of Ogden, Scott Sanders relayed to the court that he was retaining a private attorney to represent him. He also waived his right to a speedy trial.

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VIDEO: Sloop pleads guilty in Layton boy's slaying

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 5 2014 - 4:00pm

FARMINGTON -- The man who police say killed 4-year-old Ethan Stacy almost four years ago entered guilty pleas Tuesday while the boy's father, Joe Stacy, listened. Nathanael Warren Sloop, 35, of Layton, wearing a red jump suit, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder with mental illness at the time of the boy's death. Sloop also pleaded...

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VIDEO: Victim feels betrayed by plea deal for coach in Kaysville sex abuse

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 24 2014 - 6:10am

FARMINGTON -- A teenage girl and her family are upset with a plea deal that reduced first-degree felonies to third-degree felonies because she was not the man's student when the sexual abuse began."I feel betrayed," said Jaime Heiner, who is 17 years old. 

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VIDEO: Emergency stay denied; N. Utah gay couples plan to hurry and marry

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:57am

OGDEN -- Gay couples were planning Sunday to be in line well before the doors opened Monday at the Weber County Building and other county buildings in the state.

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VIDEO: 300 gay marriage seekers turned away at Weber County office

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 22 2013 - 1:12pm

OGDEN -- Long moments after all but a handful of more than 300 gay marriage license hopefuls had gone away Saturday afternoon, August Nielson and Crystal McCann stood hugging each other at the back entrance of the Weber County Building.The young couple shed tears for another in a long line of disappointments in their quest for their bond to be...

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VIDEO: Layton couple fights back against online review penalty

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 21 2013 - 9:04am

LAYTON -- John and Jennifer Palmer of Layton are humbled by the outpouring of support they have received from around the country since their plight hit national news."There's been a massive outcry from other consumers that a company could do this to one of their customers," John Palmer said.The Palmers have been featured in a few national stories...

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GALLERY: Ogden shooter gets 6 years to life in prison.

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner
Feb 20 2014 - 5:43pm

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting his father-in-law in church last Father’s Day may spend the rest of his years behind bars.

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VIDEO: Judge bars Davis sheriff from skimming jail inmates' accounts

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 4:42pm

PDF: Click to read the inmate funds stayFARMINGTON -- Judge Michael Allphin on Wednesday ordered the Davis County Sheriff's Office to cease taking funds from jail inmates' accounts.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 9:54am


VIDEO: Criminal charges thrown out in New Harmony Homes legal morass

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 3:25pm

OGDEN -- Prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against a Canadian man who was involved in the tangled business web of an Ogden-based company laden with recent financial troubles. It also appears the two parties in a civil lawsuit against New Harmony Homes are looking to settle the case out of court.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:35pm


VIDEO: Defendant in South Ogden police melee hires attorney

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 25 2014 - 3:31pm

OGDEN -- The man caught on camera getting into a wild scuffle with South Ogden police appeared in court Tuesday.At a hearing at the 2nd District Court of Ogden, Scott Sanders relayed to the court that he was retaining a private attorney to represent him. He also waived his right to a speedy trial.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 25 2014 - 7:05pm


GALLERY: Ogden shooter gets 6 years to life in prison.

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner
Feb 20 2014 - 5:43pm

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting his father-in-law in church last Father’s Day may spend the rest of his years behind bars.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 20 2014 - 8:34pm


VIDEO: Sloop pleads guilty in Layton boy's slaying

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 5 2014 - 4:00pm

FARMINGTON -- The man who police say killed 4-year-old Ethan Stacy almost four years ago entered guilty pleas Tuesday while the boy's father, Joe Stacy, listened. Nathanael Warren Sloop, 35, of Layton, wearing a red jump suit, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder with mental illness at the time of the boy's death. Sloop also pleaded...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 5 2014 - 4:00pm


VIDEO: Victim feels betrayed by plea deal for coach in Kaysville sex abuse

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 24 2014 - 6:10am

FARMINGTON -- A teenage girl and her family are upset with a plea deal that reduced first-degree felonies to third-degree felonies because she was not the man's student when the sexual abuse began."I feel betrayed," said Jaime Heiner, who is 17 years old. 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 11:21pm


VIDEO: Emergency stay denied; N. Utah gay couples plan to hurry and marry

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:57am

OGDEN -- Gay couples were planning Sunday to be in line well before the doors opened Monday at the Weber County Building and other county buildings in the state.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 23 2013 - 10:24am


VIDEO: 300 gay marriage seekers turned away at Weber County office

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 22 2013 - 1:12pm

OGDEN -- Long moments after all but a handful of more than 300 gay marriage license hopefuls had gone away Saturday afternoon, August Nielson and Crystal McCann stood hugging each other at the back entrance of the Weber County Building.The young couple shed tears for another in a long line of disappointments in their quest for their bond to be...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 23 2013 - 6:46am


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