Courts

Captured polygamous leader Jeffs pleads guilty in escape, fraud cases

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A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear...

Courts

Roy Eagles selling building to pay for severe workplace injury lawsuit

Roy Eagles may lose building after lawsuit judgment

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Roy Aerie 3355 is losing ownership of its building after it missed a workers’ compensation insurance payment just before an employee suffered severe burns in the kitchen. The club couldn’t pay her medical bills and she sued, winning a $642,000 judgment.


State

Captured polygamous leader Jeffs pleads guilty in escape, fraud cases

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A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear in court Wednesday. 


Courts

Bountiful OB-GYN now faces federal child porn charges, on top of Utah charges

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Ward was federally indicted on Wednesday, Sept. 13 on three charges: production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.


Courts

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

Wall Avenue crosswalk fatality case dismissed

Holly Wood sued Ogden City and the Utah Department of Transportation after her daughter, Tiffany Phipps, was killed in an Ogden crosswalk in 2013. A judge has dismissed the suit.


Courts

Roy man accused of soliciting nude photos from minors on Facebook

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A Roy man faces a slew of felony charges after being accused of soliciting nude photos from minors on Facebook Messenger.


Courts

N. Utah courts Sept. 11-15: Attorney's first appearance on jail smuggling charge

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This is a weekly roundup of new charges and ongoing proceedings in Weber and Davis county courts for Sept. 11-15, 2017.


Police & Fire

Davis legislator calls for state standard on jail death reporting

Rep. Paul Ray proposes jail reporting transparency legislation

Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield said standard rules for reporting on deaths in Utah jails are needed for transparency and to protect sheriff’s offices. Utah leads the nation in per-capita deaths in county jails.


Courts

Man found guilty of attempted murder after 2016 shooting in downtown Ogden

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Patrick Bobby Galindo Jr., 20, was found guilty of attempted murder in connection with a 2016 shooting that seriously injured a 26-year-old man in Ogden.


Courts

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

Marion Herrera jail death lawsuit filed against Weber County

An Ogden man filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court, alleging jail and medical personnel were negligent in the death of Marion Herrera, 40, on May 22, 2016, in the Weber County Jail. 


Courts

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

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A 5-year-old boy allegedly was slammed to the floor and choked at a Riverdale day care last year. The accused, a 21-year-old Layton man, is set to go on trial Oct. 13.


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