Courts

Roy Eagles selling building to pay for severe workplace injury lawsuit

ROY — The Roy Eagles are in danger of losing their roost after an employee’s catastrophic kitchen burns resulted in a $642,000 court judgment against the nonprofit charitable group.


Courts

Lawsuit over homeless woman's death in Ogden crosswalk dismissed by judge

OGDEN — A judge dismissed a lawsuit over a homeless pedestrian’s death on a Wall Avenue crosswalk, but an attorney hopes to resurrect the case before the Utah Court of Appeals.


Police & Fire

What Utah state law says about the power sheriffs have

A separation-of-powers conflict is brewing between some Utah sheriffs and county governments. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says commissions are meddling in sheriff’s operations and he wants to change state laws to strengthen sheriffs’ autonomy.


Police & Fire

Utah sheriffs push for greater autonomy from county governments

A state legislator who often rides along on police calls is planning a bill to prevent county commissions from micromanaging sheriff’s offices.


Courts

Federal lawsuit filed over woman's opioid withdrawal death in Weber County Jail

SALT LAKE CITY — The husband of a woman who died of dehydration while undergoing heroin withdrawal in the Weber County Jail has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court.


Police & Fire

Davis legislator calls for state standard on jail death reporting

A Davis County legislator is calling for a statewide streamlining of jail policies to promote transparency and protect sheriff’s offices from the consequences of housing rising populations of inmates afflicted by mental illness or substance addiction.


Courts

Judge will decide whether to toss evidence in Riverdale day care abuse case

RIVERDALE — Attorneys for a day care worker charged with choking a 5-year-old boy want a judge to throw out several items of evidence gathered by police, including surveillance video and an apology note.


Police & Fire

2 arrested in Ogden as part of Salt Lake crime crackdown

OGDEN — The Operation Rio Grande crime crackdown in Salt Lake City extended to Ogden this week when narcotics agents arrested two people on felony charges.


Police & Fire

Ex-jail inmates staying off drugs with breakthrough non-narcotic treatment

A once-a-month injection that curbs narcotic cravings is helping newly released inmates keep off drugs and avoid return trips to jail.


Police & Fire

After affair ends badly, Davis County woman arrested for alleged blackmail

OGDEN — A Davis County woman blackmailed an Ogden man for at least $15,000 after threatening to tell his wife of an extramarital affair he had with a third woman, according to a police probable cause statement.


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