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Nominees picked to replace retiring Judge David Connors

SALT LAKE CITY – The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy to be created by the retirement of Judge David Connors next March. The nominees are Cara Baldwin, general counsel, R-Zero Systems Inc.; Catherine Conklin, commissioner, 2nd District Court; ...

US Supreme Court dockets case on alleged Weber County Jail excessive force

OGDEN — The case of a man who alleged that Weber County Jail deputies used excessive force against him after a DUI arrest has reached the doorstep of the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorney for Hyrum James Geddes filed a petition with the high court in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 30 asking ...

Ogden hangar owner’s security badge restored, but legal spat continues

OGDEN — The chief litigant in a series of civil suits against the Ogden airport has had his security badge access restored, but he’s still pressing a case over the matter to guarantee protection from further “targeted and vindictive” measures against him. Douglas Durbano filed suit in ...

Morgan County moves again to block Wasatch Peaks resort referendum

MORGAN — Attorneys for Morgan County and Wasatch Peaks Ranch have filed documents asking that a judge nullify a proposed voter referendum on the massive private ski development. The county clerk at the time, Stacy Netz Clark, invalidated six residents’ application for the referendum ...

Prosecutors want to use 1990s evidence against man in elder exploitation case

OGDEN — Attorneys for an Ogden couple charged with defrauding an elderly blind woman of more than $500,000 have objected to the use of evidence from a previous case that prosecutors say is similar to the current proceeding. Charles Timothy Critchlow and his wife, Erin Chambers Critchlow, ...

Denied security badge, airport hangar owner files new suit against Ogden City

OGDEN — A company that leases ground at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport has filed a suit in federal court alleging that officials unconstitutionally cut an owner's access to the corporate hangar, a dispute apparently growing out of ongoing conflict between the airport and some hangar owners. BSJ ...

Man imprisoned for Kaysville I-15 DUI crash that killed 3

LAYTON — A 40-year-old Bluffdale man has been sentenced to four prison terms for a DUI crash that killed three people on Interstate 15 in Kaysville last year. Myron M. Barlow was driving a pickup truck that crashed into a car that was slowing after a truck ahead lost its load on June 29, ...

Case advances against man in Centerville fire, assaults

FARMINGTON — A judge has scheduled an arraignment for a 37-year-old man accused of trying to kill two people in their Centerville home and setting the dwelling on fire. In a preliminary hearing last week, 2nd District Judge Michael DiReda found that evidence was sufficient to support the ...

Davis County fights $8M jury verdict over woman’s jail death

FARMINGTON — Hitting back after a jury’s $8 million judgment over Heather Miller’s death in the Davis County Jail, attorneys for the county have requested a new trial while injecting a new element of blame against the woman. Miller, 28, a misdemeanor arrestee who suffered a severed ...

Judge tosses landlord’s condemnation suit against Ogden City

OGDEN — A federal judge has ruled against a landlord who sued Ogden City after officials issued a demolition order on a boarded-up rental property on Grant Avenue. Property owner Douglas E. Bruce, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, filed suit in Salt Lake City’s U.S. District Court ...