Courts

Ogden judge rejects sex offender's plea to avoid jail due to peanut allergy

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Peanut allergy too severe to serve jail time? Ogden judge disagrees. 

Government

Ogden seeks demolition of buildings ruined by fires

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On April 13, 2017, an arson fire heavily damaged the former R.J. Wrigley’s dealership at 3350 Wall Ave., Ogden. City code enforcers also are pushing for demolition of a home at 2831 Monroe Blvd., where a natural gas blast March 7 fatally injured the homeowner.


Courts

Was 4-month sentence for marijuana possession too much for depressed inmate?

Dominic Landreth jail death sentencing controversy

The 20-year-old’s mother says her son was nonviolent, depressed and needed help.


Courts

Davis County family questions justice system in son's jail death

Dominic Landreth jail death sentencing controversy

The 20-year-old’s mother says her son was nonviolent, depressed and needed help.


Courts

New drug possession cases drop in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake

Controlled substance case filings down

One key reason for fewer controlled-substance cases being filed in Northern Utah is the 2015 Justice Reinvestment Initiative, which reduced basic drug use penalties. Police also may be handling some cases differently, and even changing tactics by drug traffickers could be playing a role, local...


Courts

Defense seeks evidence suppression in child abuse case at Riverdale day care

Day care worker charged with child abuse

An Aug. 28 hearing is scheduled in Riverdale Justice Court on an evidence suppression motion and a trial is set for Sept. 8. Alexander Brent Jones, of Layton, faces one count of misdemeanor child abuse.


Courts

Ogden judge rejects sex offender's plea to avoid jail due to peanut allergy

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Peanut allergy too severe to serve jail time? Ogden judge disagrees. 


Courts

3 people arrested in suspected Weber County trailer theft ring

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Three people have been charged in 2nd District Court for operating an alleged trailer theft ring in Weber County.


Courts

3 judge nominees announced for Plain City Justice Court

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With the retirement of a Plain City Justice Court judge on the horizon, the Weber County Nominating Commission has chosen three nominees to fill the vacancy.


Police & Fire

Jail oversight debated as sheriffs defend Utah system

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Asked about Utah’s jail deaths trend, national consultant Lindsay Hayes said, “Unfortunately it may take a class action case and settlement that requires monitoring. It’s probably the only way that you’re going to be able to have practices that are reflective of policies....


Courts

Court roundup June 12-16: Murder suspect Erekson to undergo review of

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A slew of new charges and ongoing proceedings occurred this past week in Weber and Davis county courts.


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