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Davis jail siphoned $369K from inmates' commissary accounts in 2013

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 6 2014 - 6:54am

FARMINGTON -- For nearly a year the Davis County Sheriff's Office has been seizing a large portion of jail inmates' commissary funds without the authority of a court order to do so, says longtime county public defender Todd Utzinger."The concern I have raised consistently, is that this is both an illegal taking under the Constitution and a...

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Jail inmate free labor saves W. Terrace $46,000 a year

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 5 2014 - 8:08am

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Last year, jail inmates completed 160,000 hours of work in Weber County. That equals out to about 50 full-time employees for one year.The Community Service Work Detail Program, offered through the Weber County Sheriff's Office,   provides work for inmates who qualify for manual labor outside jail walls.

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North Ogden shoots down 230-unit apartment development

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 29 2014 - 6:11pm

NORTH OGDEN -- The city council denied a zoning change that would have allowed up to 230 new apartments at approximately 1825 N. 100 East, west of the Country Boy dairy site on Washington Boulevard. The change would have reclassified the zoning from commercial to the city's highest-density multi-family zone. 

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S. Weber councilman Poff charged with embezzling $200,000 from elderly care business

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 5:37pm

FARMINGTON -- Prosecutors charged a veteran South Weber city councilman on Thursday with three felonies for committing communications fraud to steal over $200,000 from an elderly assisted living center.

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Larry Hansen lauded upon his retirement from Riverdale

Deanne Winterton, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 11 2014 - 6:37pm

RIVERDALE -- While attending his last official city council meeting before retiring, Riverdale City Administrator Larry Hansen did something few outgoing employees do: he prayed to his Lord in the middle of a public meeting, asking for a continued blessing on the city he has been employed with for the last 15 years."The whole thing was pretty...

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City manager under pressure in S. Weber gets Riverdale job

Deanne Winterton, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 11 2014 - 6:30pm

RIVERDALE -- Rodger Worthen is not new to local government in northern Utah, but on March 17, he will be new to Riverdale City. The Riverdale City Council unanimously approved Worthen's position as the city administrator to replace Larry Hansen, who is retiring."I am humbled at the opportunity," Worthen said. "I enjoy working with residents and...

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Layton to spend $2,500 on rebranding effort

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 22 2014 - 4:43pm

LAYTON -- City leaders think it's time for a bit of an image makeover.Armed with $2,500 from the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, city officials are talking about a new city logo and message, which helps deliver a marketing image of what people can expect in Davis County's largest city.

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Woman accuses South Ogden of gouging rental home landlords

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 21 2014 - 5:06pm

SOUTH OGDEN -- A one-property landlord says the city is intruding on people's lives and trying to control them by making them pay a rental licensing fee for renting out single residential homes. In June of last year, the city passed an ordinance requiring landlords to obtain a rental dwelling license with the option of becoming part of the...

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Davis jail siphoned $369K from inmates' commissary accounts in 2013

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 6 2014 - 6:54am

FARMINGTON -- For nearly a year the Davis County Sheriff's Office has been seizing a large portion of jail inmates' commissary funds without the authority of a court order to do so, says longtime county public defender Todd Utzinger."The concern I have raised consistently, is that this is both an illegal taking under the Constitution and a...

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Jail inmate free labor saves W. Terrace $46,000 a year

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 5 2014 - 8:08am

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Last year, jail inmates completed 160,000 hours of work in Weber County. That equals out to about 50 full-time employees for one year.The Community Service Work Detail Program, offered through the Weber County Sheriff's Office,   provides work for inmates who qualify for manual labor outside jail walls.

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North Ogden shoots down 230-unit apartment development

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 29 2014 - 6:11pm

NORTH OGDEN -- The city council denied a zoning change that would have allowed up to 230 new apartments at approximately 1825 N. 100 East, west of the Country Boy dairy site on Washington Boulevard. The change would have reclassified the zoning from commercial to the city's highest-density multi-family zone. 

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S. Weber councilman Poff charged with embezzling $200,000 from elderly care business

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 5:37pm

FARMINGTON -- Prosecutors charged a veteran South Weber city councilman on Thursday with three felonies for committing communications fraud to steal over $200,000 from an elderly assisted living center.

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VIDEO: New mayor lobbies WinCo Foods to build in Layton

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 11 2014 - 8:38am

LAYTON -- Tired of looking at a large open field near the Fort Lane Shopping Center, visible from the freeway, Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson, at the time mayor-elect, could stand it no more.But rather than pick up the phone to contact the grocery store chain that owns nine acres of the site, Stevenson a few weeks ago instead jumped in his vehicle and...

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VIDEO: Outgoing N. Ogden mayor made city a top priority

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 6 2014 - 7:07am

NORTH OGDEN -- Residents here can rest a little easier at night thanks to outgoing Mayor Richard Harris.  Harris, who has called North Ogden home since the early 1980s, has been instrumental for decades in planning and developing neighborhoods, roads and countless ordinances to keep residents safe. 

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VIDEO: New mayor lobbies WinCo Foods to build in Layton

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 11 2014 - 8:38am

LAYTON -- Tired of looking at a large open field near the Fort Lane Shopping Center, visible from the freeway, Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson, at the time mayor-elect, could stand it no more.But rather than pick up the phone to contact the grocery store chain that owns nine acres of the site, Stevenson a few weeks ago instead jumped in his vehicle and...

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VIDEO: Outgoing N. Ogden mayor made city a top priority

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 6 2014 - 7:07am

NORTH OGDEN -- Residents here can rest a little easier at night thanks to outgoing Mayor Richard Harris.  Harris, who has called North Ogden home since the early 1980s, has been instrumental for decades in planning and developing neighborhoods, roads and countless ordinances to keep residents safe. 

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GALLERY: Ogden mayor primary election photos

Mike Caldwell talks to supporters in Ogden on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner

Staff, Standard-Examiner
Sep 14 2011 - 10:30am

Ogden mayor primary election photos taken in Ogden on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.

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