Police & Fire


Fruit Heights man sentenced on reduced lewdness charge

Brittan James Keane lewdness sentencing

A 24-year-old Fruit Heights man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of lewdness for a June 5, 2015, incident involving a 17-year-old girl.


Liberty bank fraud convict headed to federal prison

Weber County couple bank fraud

In court documents, federal attorneys say Cortney and Nicolette Valentine of Weber County bought a $106,000 boat, drove expensive cars and had several high-end homes, fueled in part by a series of fraud schemes.


Utah courts increase use of civil bench warrants to compel debt payments

Civil bench warrants target debtors

The bulk of cases in Utah stem from small-claims actions brought over unpaid consumer debts. When served with a bench warrant — often by a sheriff’s deputy showing up at the door — most people pay the bail amount or agree to a payment plan, rather than go behind bars.

Police & Fire

Box Elder man's suicide by poison, death in jail leaves unresolved questions

Box Elder public safety

Detectives believe Rex Iverson swallowed one or more gel capsules filled with the poison, because they later found a bottle of strychnine powder and empty gel caps at his Bear River City home. But authorities say they were never able to determine when he took the pesticide, because they could...

Police & Fire

Overloaded power tap causes fire Saturday at Weber County home

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Several cats were killed after an overloaded power tap caused a fire at a Weber County home early Saturday morning.

Police & Fire

Trial set for Roy woman accused of pointing gun at SWAT officers

Carrie Lynn Moss Roy SWAT standoff

The suspect pleaded not guilty in October. She has been free from jail since shortly after the June 24, 2016 incident at the Monte Vista Mobile Home Park.


Northern Utah courts March 20-24: Campos sentenced for autistic program theft


Volunteer who stole $5,000 from nonprofit for autistic kids sentenced; Northern Utah Court Roundup March 20-24


Female firefighter loses sex discrimination case against Clinton city

Clinton firefighters

Shelley Drescher was fired in 2013 and filed suit two years later against Clinton, saying firefighters walked around naked, walked in on her showering, told bawdy jokes and posted lingerie pinups. The city said she brought personal problems into the fire station and brought disrepute on the...


Science rules on the third day of Andrew Esquer murder trial

Andrew Dominic Esquer

The third day of the murder trial for Andrew Esquer, accused of the killing William Patrick Hicks, began with the jury’s viewing of a taped police interview.


Roy, Weber County rebut allegations in police wrongful-death suit

Jose Calzada police shooting

Jose Calzada, 35, was killed Oct. 21, 2014. His widow and mother filed a federal lawsuit against Roy and Weber County, alleging illegal search and excessive force. Calzada had called a suicide hotline threatening to kill himself.

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