• VIDEO: Supreme court ruling on gay marriage explained

    AP Reporter Mark Sherman, who covers the Supreme Court, explains the historic nature of Friday's ruling in favor of gay marriage under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

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  • AG's office files motion to dismiss first civil suit against Altice

    FARMINGTON -- Two weeks after a judge agreed to toss one civil lawsuit that involved Brianne Altice, the Attorney General’s Office filed a motion to have another lawsuit filed against Davis School District dismissed.  The motion was filed on Thursday in 2nd District Court by the Attorney General’s Office, which represents Davis School District. Altice and Davis High School were not named in this lawsuit.  The lawsuit, which was filed in March in 2nd District Court by a former student and his parents, accused Davis School District of failing ”to take sufficient steps to either terminate (Altice) or supervise her,” after school officials saw “photographs of her having inappropriate contact with students.” They are seeking $674,000 in economic and non-economic damages from the school district. The documents list what had been stated in court hearings, including Altice had flirted with the student during class time, the student visited her during her second period class, she texted the student during school hours, she met the student near or on school grounds, asked the student for help to do work errands and also “engaged in inappropriate sexual contact on school grounds.” In the documents filed Thursday, the state attorneys representing the district claim the district is immune from civil suits because districts are not liable when a student is injured in an assault, including sexual abuse. Altice, 36, of South Weber, pleaded guilty in April to three counts of forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies. Altice pleaded guilty to the counts of her relationship with three teenage boys, ages 16 and 17. All three were her students during her time as an English teacher at Davis High School. Each count carries a possible sentence of 1 year to 15 years at the Utah State Prison. She is being held without bail at the Davis County Jail.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 9. On June 10, a judge agreed to dismiss another civil lawsuit. That lawsuit was filed by one of the teenage boys and his parents in April. It is the policy of the Standard-Examiner not to publish the names of people who are considered victims of sex crimes. Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or lpark@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LorettaParkSE. Like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SELorettaPark.

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  • Huge wildfires burning east of Los Angeles

    Huge fires are burning in the San Bernadino Mountains, east of Los Angeles. Gusty winds are stoking the fires, which are devouring thousands of acres of brush and old-growth trees.

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  • Top 5 Headlines to Know. Now.

    Top 5 stories to Know. Now. for Friday, June 26, 2015.  1. Police arrest teenager in Washington Blvd shooting.  Read story here.  2. All eyes on Lagoon's Cannibal roller coaster.  Read story here.  3. 80,000 Utah residents to keep getting health subsidies.  Read story here.  4. Police ask for help identifying children connected to school fire.  Read story here.  5. South Davis I-15 work ramps up this weekend.  Read story here. 

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  • VIDEO: se music scoop featuring jail city rockers

    se music scoop featuring jail city rockers

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  • VIDEO: Daily News Update

    Today is Friday, June 26, 2015, in the Daily News Update with Angie Erickson, a kidnap suspect eludes police after Weber County chase, plus Police arrest a teenager in the shooting on Washington Boulevard and Ogden farmers market to start early this year. 

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  • VIDEO: Daily News Update

    Here’s your Daily News Update for Thursday, June 25, 2015 with Joan Dunn.

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  • Jazz draft Trey Lyles, adding frontcourt depth

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The rumors and speculation surrounding the Utah Jazz prior to the NBA Draft are over, as the organization selected Kentucky forward Trey Lyles with the 12th overall pick. “I’m just thankful to be drafted,” said Lyles upon being drafted. “It’s a dream come true. I think for the Jazz I can come in and contribute right away. They have a young team, so I think I’ll be fitting in perfectly.” One factor that will help with Lyles fitting in with his new team is his already established connection with some of the current members of the Jazz. “I know Alec Burks personally,” said Lyles. “I think it was my freshman year of high school going into my sophomore year. He was one of my coaches on a team that I had. We hung out and talked a little bit. It’s going to be able to be on the same team as him; somebody that knows me.” Originally from Canada, and now a resident of Indiana, Lyles is also familiar with Gordon Hayward, and said in his workout with the Jazz, that he was planning to work out with Hayward for the first time sometime this summer. During the five minutes given to make a choice with the 12th pick, reports circulated the internet that the Jazz were listening to offers to trade the pick, but decided to stay put with hopes to turn Lyles into a stretch-four. “Versatility is one of the main parts of my game,” said Lyles in an interview with David Locke, broadcast to fans inside Energy Solutions Arena. “I think that I’ll be able to contribute that to the team.” Teaming up with the likes of Jazz big men in Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors, Lyles hopes to add to the depth of Utah’s frontcourt. “I think we’re going to be nightmares for a couple of teams,” said Lyles. “I think we’re going to work perfectly together.” Despite shooting just under 14 percent from three-point range in his only year at Kentucky, Lyles feels confident that he’ll be able to stretch the floor and show his shooting ability. [image=BW TOP 5 06252015 Jazz Draft Party 001] “I’m able to knock it down consistently,” said Lyles of his abilities beyond the NBA arc. “The coaches and the managers of the Jazz were able to see that. It’s something that I have confidence in myself that I’m going to be able to do.” In the second round of the draft, the Jazz picked up Boston College point guard Olivier Hanlan with the 42nd pick, but traded their 54th pick, forward Daniel Diez from Spain, to the Portland Trail Blazers. Fans will have the opportunity to see the newest additions to the team during the Utah Jazz Summer League on July 6 through 9. Contact sports reporter Brandon Garside at bgarside@standard.net, on Twitter @BGarsideSE, and on Facebook.com/BrandonGarsideSE.

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  • Kidnap suspect eludes police after Weber County chase

    WASHINGTON TERRACE — Sheriff’s deputies responded to an attempted kidnapping report and chased a suspect Wednesday night after a toll booth attendant witnessed a struggle. At about 10:42 p.m., the attendant on Adams Avenue Parkway at 5900 South saw a vehicle pull up and witnessed a woman who jumped out and was visibly upset. The attendant called 911 and said there was some sort of struggle between the woman and the driver of the car, Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Lane Findlay said. When deputies arrived, the suspect vehicle was fleeing the scene, northbound on Adams. The vehicle refused to pull over to the deputy’s lights and a brief pursuit began, Findlay said. When the pursuit reached Washington Boulevard, the deputy stopped at the red light while the fleeing vehicle ran through it. The deputy continued to where the road dead-ended and found the car had continued off the road, down an embankment and into some trees.  The driver had fled on foot and the woman was found uninjured and out of the car, Findlay said. A perimeter was set up by deputies, but the suspect was not located. [gmap=41.160694, -111.968915] The woman claimed the man was an acquaintance who she got a ride from out of the Salt Lake City area. She told police the man was increasingly threatening and did not allow her to leave the vehicle or make phone calls. He eventually started making sexual advances on her, she told them. When they approached the toll booth and she exited the vehicle to call for help, he dragged her back in, she claimed. Deputies found that the woman had multiple outstanding warrants, including one for a felony. She was booked into the Weber County Jail.  Police are still searching for the suspect, whom the woman identified for investigators.  The vehicle he was driving was reported stolen out of Salt Lake City. Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Andreas.    

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  • Police arrest teenager in Washington Blvd shooting

    OGDEN — Police have identified and arrested the suspect believed to have shot a man in his car at a busy intersection earlier this month. The suspect is a 17-year-old boy who is being charged with attempted criminal homicide, Ogden Police Lt. Danielle Croyle told the Standard-Examiner.  The shooting took place June 3 at the intersection of 12th Street and Washington Boulevard. The victim was a passenger in a black Chevy Impala stopped at the intersection. Another vehicle pulled beside it and an individual fired a handgun several time at the vehicle. The victim, identified as Joshua Watkins of Brigham City, was shot in the head and transported to the hospital in critical condition. Croyle said he has since recovered and been released. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody by police last week along with Valentino Martinez, who was arrested for the attempted murder of another man in Ogden in a seemingly random attack, Croyle said. It is unknown if Valentino was present during the shooting on Washington Boulevard and if the juvenile was present during Martinez’s alleged attack. Both were said to be with a second person at the time of the offenses. [gmap=41.245072, -111.969923] Valentino is a confirmed gang member. It is unconfirmed if the juvenile suspect is a member of a gang. Detectives do not yet have a motive for the attack, Croyle said. The Standard-Examiner does not identify juvenile suspects unless they are charged as adults. Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Andreas.

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  • Rare solar storm causes polar auroras to be seen in Australia

    A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, pushing shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them.

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