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Sex offender who grabbed Roy 10-year-old goes back to prison

OGDEN — A Roy man who tried to abduct and rape a 10-year-old girl has been sentenced to prison for at least 15 years. Second District Judge Cristina Ortega on Tuesday ordered Richard Rodney Palmer, 44, to spend 15 years to life in prison on a charge of attempted child kidnapping and three ...

Fingerprint, social media post tie Syracuse man to alleged Ogden shooting

OGDEN — A fingerprint on a broken window led Ogden police to a suspect who allegedly shot a man in his home two months ago. Police said in an arrest affidavit that a man living in the 300 block of Eighth Street and his girlfriend heard someone kicking or hitting the back door on Jan. 6. As ...

Consecutive prison sentences for man in Ogden drug deal shootings

OGDEN — Caleb Skipps was making $1,300 every three days by selling marijuana “dabs” and had a motive to protect his profits, a prosecutor said Monday at Skipps’ sentencing for shooting two men, one fatally. “He picked drugs over people’s lives,” said Branden Miles of the Weber ...

Self-defense argument arises in Ogden shooting case

OGDEN — A defense attorney on Thursday advanced a self-defense argument for a woman who is accused of shooting a man during an alleged burglary. The man has a long record of mostly misdemeanor convictions for assaulting women, attorney Randall Richards said, arguing the man’s credibility ...

Disputing COVID-19 suit, Weber County points to 1900 smallpox controls

OGDEN — Weber County officials have invoked a 122-year-old Utah Supreme Court decision in their defense against allegations that COVID-19 protocols violated the constitutional rights of a junior high student who was told to stay home due to his exposure to the coronavirus. In 1900, the ...

Former Weber jail doctor wants suicide watch death lawsuit dismissed

OGDEN — The Weber County Jail’s former contract medical director has disclaimed any responsibility for the death of an inmate on suicide watch, saying in court papers this week that other contract or county-employed personnel were in charge of that final phase of the man’s ...

Weber County’s new indigent defender program is first of its kind in Utah

OGDEN — Weber County is the first in the state to have a full-time indigent defender program, a development that the new director says means better advocacy for poor arrestees, who are constitutionally guaranteed adequate representation. Salt Lake and Utah counties have well-established ...