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Utahns eligible to aid in study exploring if nicotine can improve memory

SALT LAKE CITY — When you think of nicotine, heart disease, lung cancer and emphysema might come to mind, but in reality, the substance doesn’t cause any of those things. In fact, researchers believe it can help improve memory. The University of Utah is looking for participants to enroll ...

U-talk: How has your father influenced your life?

Editor's note: The Standard-Examiner is launching a new community question series. Every week, we’ll ask five local residents to tell us their thoughts about a particular issue and then publish their responses and a photo of each. “The only person who cared about me was my grandpa. My ...

Ogden 2023 budget plan, including tax hike, getting preliminary backing

OGDEN — Ogden's proposed fiscal year 2023 spending plan calls for pay hikes for city workers, including the mayor and City Council, necessitating a $2.8 million boost in property taxes to cover the extra costs. And though the budget still faces final approval — and scrutiny at a public ...

South Ogden officer says he shot suspect to save colleague’s life

SOUTH OGDEN — A South Ogden police officer said he shot a driver at the end of a low-speed chase because he thought the man was “trying to kill” a fellow officer who was throwing down tire-popping strips to stop the car. Officer Christopher Freestone’s account of his actions when ...

Intermountain offers free electric vehicle charging stations

As part of a pilot project, Intermountain Healthcare is offering free electric vehicle charging at all of its Utah facilities. There are 156 dedicated electric vehicle parking spaces at Intermountain hospitals and clinics throughout the state. The goal is to make charging convenient for ...

Ogden Arts Festival returns for another year, bringing new artists

OGDEN — Local and regional artists are flooding Union Station this Saturday and Sunday for the annual Ogden Arts Festival. Entry is free for visitors 18 years and under, and adult admission is $5 both days. Onsite purchases as well as entry payments are being processed digitally this ...

Roy man arrested on child pornography charges

OGDEN — Prosecutors filed charges Friday against a Roy man who was arrested on allegations that he uploaded videos depicting the sexual abuse of a female toddler. Demontrel Vernon, 29, faces 10 counts of second-degree felony sexual exploitation of a minor after his arrest Thursday by Roy ...

Utah patients wanted for study about Parkinson’s disease, exercise

Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah researchers are looking for patients between the ages of 40 and 80 who are in the very early stages of Parkinson’s disease to participate in a study. The research team is taking part in a new international study to see if high-intensity ...