Courts

U.S. Circuit Court considers appeal of Weber County sexual harassment case

Weber County should be held liable in the case of a woman who won a sexual harassment claim against a justice court judge, an attorney says in a new challenge filed with the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals at Denver.


Police & Fire

Utah AG: No criminal charges filed in woman's Davis County jail death

FARMINGTON — The Utah Attorney General’s Office said Friday no criminal charges will be filed in the death of Heather Ashton Miller, whose spleen was nearly torn in half by blunt forced trauma in a reported accidental fall at the Davis County Jail on Dec. 21, 2016.


Local

Family still has questions about homeless man's December death in Weber jail

OGDEN — Isaura Martinez wonders why her son didn’t call.


Police & Fire

Saving money by calling Uber instead of 911 may cost lives, Utah paramedics say

WEST POINT — A veteran paramedic and fire chief says he worries that people with health emergencies might start calling for an Uber ride rather than an ambulance due to high costs.


Police & Fire

Davis jail death deemed natural, despite accusation woman wasn't given medicine

FARMINGTON — Kara Noakes, her family and her friends were worried about her going without prescription medications after she was arrested on a traffic warrant and taken to the Davis County Jail June 21, 2016.


Police & Fire

Council punishes 6 Northern Utah police officers for misconduct

Six Northern Utah law enforcement officers were sanctioned by the state certification board recently for offenses including theft, child abuse, lying about a car crash, consuming marijuana and misusing authority to investigate infidelity.


Police & Fire

Brother: Mentally ill man 'snapped' in Weber jail, harmed himself

OGDEN — A Disability Law Center attorney on Monday, April 17, challenged assertions that a jail inmate who died after a paralyzing fall had been faking mental illness.


Police & Fire

Homeless man died in Weber jail in late 2016 — 23rd in-custody death since 2009

OGDEN — On Dec. 4, 2016, Jesus Gomez-Martinez walked into traffic on Wall Avenue after telling staff at the Lantern House homeless shelter that he was going to kill himself.


Government

Ground ambulance bills of $1,000 to $2,000 are common in Utah

The typical Utah ambulance ride costs $1,000 or more, and the state agency that regulates emergency transport charges says rates probably will be rising again soon.


Courts

Man cleared in Riverdale fatal shooting pleads guilty to related gun charges

OGDEN — A Riverdale man cleared by police in the self-defense shooting death of his girlfriend has pleaded guilty to two charges of illegal gun possession.


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