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Judge tosses fired Morgan County official’s whistleblower retaliation suit

MORGAN — A federal judge has dismissed a former Morgan County emergency services director's whistleblower suit against the county and three officials. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins in Salt Lake City ruled Tuesday that Ian Nelson did not present sufficient evidence showing county council ...

Ogden murder trial postponed as delta variant roils court calendars

OGDEN — An Ogden judge canceled a murder trial Wednesday as the delta variant forces Utah’s courts into a new round of intensified juggling to inhibit coronavirus spread while attempting to cut into a large backlog of major cases. Second District Judge Cristina Ortega struck Brandon ...

Ogden man shot while charging police receives prison sentences and probation

OGDEN — A 19-year-old Ogden man who charged a police officer while holding a butcher knife and an air pistol has received two suspended prison sentences and will serve three years of probation.The officer shot Gavin Johansen in the abdomen on Oct. 27, 2020, after the suicidal teen assaulted a ...

Suspect in Ogden drive-by shooting gains an alibi witness

OGDEN — The attorney for a Washington Terrace man accused of attempted murder in a broad-daylight drive-by shooting in downtown Ogden says an alibi witness will testify in the defendant’s favor.Attorney Randall Marshall said a woman will testify that Mauro Soto, 19, could not have been the ...

Ogden man pleads guilty to driving a spike into victim’s head

OGDEN — An Ogden man pleaded guilty Thursday to repeatedly stabbing a man in the head with a metal spike, an attack doctors told police could have been fatal.Ogden police arrested Stephen R. Ramirez, 41, on April 29 after he approached the victim, who was standing in line at a downtown ...