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Fugitive wanted in several cases is arrested in Ogden

OGDEN — A Layton man wanted in several criminal cases in Weber and Davis counties was cornered and arrested in Ogden on Tuesday. Arrest warrants said Joseph Velazquez, 35, was wanted to stand trial on a third-degree felony illegal weapons possession charge after Clearfield police found him ...

Man pleads guilty to Ogden school kidnapping attempt

OGDEN — An Ogden man has pleaded guilty to trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl from a school playground last year. “I tried to take a girl from school who I thought looked like my daughter, but she was not,” Ira Cox-Berry, 42, said in a plea bargain document signed June 16. “I took ...

Weber County’s Hispanic population edges up, new numbers show

OGDEN — Not a whole lot of change necessarily happens in a year or two. But things can shift, and the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau breaking down population change by county, released Thursday, offer a glimpse into the evolving demographics of Weber County. The figures ...

UDOT urging drivers to practice safety over the holiday weekend

OGDEN — As America’s birthday nears, the Utah Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be cautious and plan ahead for traffic delays along the Wasatch Front and Wasatch Back starting Friday through Monday. According to a press release issued by UDOT, drivers traveling from Utah ...

Yard worker killed when riding mower rolls down rock wall

RIVERDALE — A lawn worker was killed Thursday when his riding mower tumbled down a rock wall, Riverdale police said. “It appears that he was close to the edge and he and the mower went over and fell quite a distance,” Assistant Police Chief Casey Warren said. The 47-year-old man was ...

Utah’s GOP Congressmen handily defeat primary challengers

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — All four members of the U.S. House from Utah defeated Republican primary challengers Tuesday, advancing to the November election where they'll face Democratic challengers whose primaries were not contested. At an election night celebration in suburban Salt Lake ...

Davis County’s Kamalu, Stevenson lead GOP incumbent wave in primary election

Davis County Republican primary voters endorsed numerous incumbents in Tuesday's election, including Commissioners Lorene Kamalu and Bob Stevenson. Kamalu was attending the Earth, Wind and Fire concert in Salt Lake County on Tuesday evening while tracking ballot tabulations on her phone. “My ...