Courts

Bank manager accused of stealing $495K, buying house

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, with comment from Zions Bank.


Police & Fire

Layton man's Ponzi scheme trial put off until summer 2018

A Layton man who was charged last year in an alleged $3.4 million Ponzi scheme now won’t go on trial until at least next summer.


Courts

Court: Ogden City not liable for shorted-out streetlights before crosswalk crash

Ogden City and an electrical contractor cannot be held liable for mistakenly shorting out streetlights and failing to repair the circuits before three people were hit by a truck in a dark crosswalk in 2013, the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled.


Police & Fire

Jury acquits Riverdale day care worker of reckless child abuse

RIVERDALE — A four-member jury acquitted a 21-year-old day care worker of reckless child abuse, nearly a year after a 5-year-old boy told his mother he had been choked at Bravo Arts Academy.


Police & Fire

Davis officials rip Utah AG after no charges filed in sheriff's investigations

FARMINGTON — Prosecutors have declined to file charges after criminal investigations into alleged time card fraud and funds misuse in the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.


Police & Fire

Davis sheriff's $15 million budget hike request shocks commissioners

FARMINGTON — Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson asked for 84 new deputies, jailers and other personnel in a nearly $15 million budget increase request that generated surprise and rebukes from other elected officials.


Police & Fire

Prosecutor's goof costs inmate 5 more years in prison

Gordon Leon Walls of Ogden went to prison for a 2001 murder with a plea-bargain promise prosecutors would recommend incarceration of no more than 10 to 12 years.


Police & Fire

Judge refuses to suppress video, other evidence in Bravo day care abuse case

RIVERDALE — A judge has refused to exclude video surveillance and other evidence from the trial of a day care employee charged with child abuse in the alleged choking of a 5-year-old boy.


Police & Fire

Paid hotel stays for police after shootings an uncommon practice

FARMINGTON — Paid hotel stays for Davis County sheriff’s deputies after deadly force incidents have been criticized by auditors, but Sheriff Todd Richardson stands by the practice.


Police & Fire

Audits of Davis County Sheriff Office reveal time card fraud, $862 hotel stay

FARMINGTON — Auditors concluded the Davis County Sheriff’s Office committed time card fraud, spent unauthorized and wasteful sums on travel and hotels and improperly accounted for jail inmates’ personal funds, according to audit findings.


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