Police & Fire

Mysteries of Ogden man's death in SLC jail trouble family

No one had heard from Sean Anderson in almost three weeks, but it didn’t seem unusual for a drug-addicted drifter.


Police & Fire

Groups open legal front against Utah's secret jail standards

Two civil rights groups are fighting for public disclosure of Utah’s closely guarded jail standards, which are maintained by a private contractor in cooperation with another non-governmental entity, the Utah Sheriffs’ Association.


Police & Fire

Davis jail death investigation still open 16 months later due to autopsy backlog

FARMINGTON — Almost 16 months after Dominic Landreth died in the Davis County Jail, investigators still have not closed the case.


Courts

Court: Davis schools immune from damages in Altice teacher sex suit

Utah law provides no civil remedy against a school district that allegedly is negligent in the hiring and supervision of a teacher who has sex with students, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.


Police & Fire

Classes canceled at Mound Fort Junior High after school evacuated due to fire

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect new information provided to the Standard-Examiner.


Government

Weber County spends $456K on public relations, economic development contracts

OGDEN — Weber County has spent more than $456,000 over the past three years on contracts for public relations services and economic development ventures.


Police & Fire

Layton lawmaker wants deeper look at Utah death penalty costs

A legislator is proposing an in-depth study of death penalty costs so the state will have unambiguous answers at hand as Utah’s capital punishment debate continues.


Local

Liquid cremation may be coming to Utah

Will you choose burial, cremation or alkaline hydrolysis?


Police & Fire

State may demand death reports from jails, prisons

Prompted by a series of deaths in its jail, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office has updated its policies governing inmate suicide prevention and screening of mental health and drug withdrawal risks.


Police & Fire

Ogden leads the state with 8 reported hate crimes in 2016

Law enforcement reporting of hate crimes is fraught with contradictions and caveats, which makes Ogden’s 2016 state-leading total of eight such offenses a subject for comparative debate.


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