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Fake school threat called diversion attempt in truck theft

Fake school threat called diversion attempt in truck theft

PLAIN CITY, Utah (AP) — Weber County authorities say a man is accused of phoning in a fake threat to a school to divert a law enforcement officer from an investigation of a stolen truck. The Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Kevin Powers was arrested Thursday on suspicion of obstruction of […]

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Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Layton city councilman has been named the city’s mayor a year after his drunken-driving arrest made headlines. The Standard-Examiner reports Scott Freitag was selected over four other candidates on Tuesday to replace Layton mayor Bob Stevenson, who stepped down to take a county commission seat. Freitag was […]

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Office: Weber County jail inmate dead in an apparent suicide

Office: Weber County jail inmate dead in an apparent suicide

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County authorities say a 53-year-old jail inmate from Roy has died of an apparent suicide. The Sheriff’s Office says it will conduct an internal investigation and that the County Attorney’s Office will review the death of Roger David Campbell, who was found unresponsive in his […]

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Attorney sentenced to jail after multiple drug convictions

Attorney sentenced to jail after multiple drug convictions

ODGEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah attorney has been ordered to spend 120 days in jail without bail after he was arrested multiple times on drug-related charges. Tony Miles, of Ogden, also was ordered Wednesday to complete drug court. Miles in October pleaded guilty to smuggling heroin and cocaine into […]

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Sheriff’s corporal accused of custodial sexual misconduct

Sheriff’s corporal accused of custodial sexual misconduct

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A corporal assigned to the corrections division of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office is accused of multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a person in custody. The Sheriff’s Office says an internal investigation begun in November in sheriffs’ Cpl. Jeremy Miller being placed on administrative leave […]

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Plea deal possible ex-evidence tech accused of stealing meth

Plea deal possible ex-evidence tech accused of stealing meth

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re working to reach a plea agreement with a former evidence technician accused of stealing methamphetamine from a police evidence locker. The Standard-Examiner reports that Deputy Weber County Attorney Branden Miles made the statement Tuesday, shortly after the former sheriff’s employee made her first appearance in […]

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14-year-old Weber County boy fatally hit by target shooter

14-year-old Weber County boy fatally hit by target shooter

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed while riding in his family’s car in northern Utah near a group of target shooters. The Herald Journal in Logan reports the incident happened Sunday afternoon as the family of four was driving near Monte Cristo Peak. Rich […]

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Utah school evacuated, students sickened by unknown odor

Utah school evacuated, students sickened by unknown odor

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah high school has been evacuated after several students got sick from an unknown odor. The Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden reports classes have been canceled at Weber High School as authorities investigate the source of the smell that sickened five students at a medical anatomy […]

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Voters to decide future of Weber County’s form of government

Voters to decide future of Weber County’s form of government

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County voters will be asked next year if they want to move forward with a study that will look into the idea of changing the county’s three-commissioner form of government that some critics have called insufficiently representative. The Standard-Examiner reports Weber County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution […]

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Former Weber County evidence tech accused of stealing drugs

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A former Weber County Sheriff’s Office evidence technician has been accused of eating methamphetamine from an evidence locker. The Standard-Examiner reports that 48-year-old Candice Barbara Follum was formally charged Tuesday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with 20 counts of altering public records and 20 counts of […]

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