Police & Fire

Weber County dentist charged with allegedly possessing, sharing child porn

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Daniel Patrick Alston, 71, was booked in Weber County Jail Friday and charged Monday with 10 counts...

Government

Jail deaths reporting bill advances to Utah Senate

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Civil liberties groups are promoting a bill that would require Utah jails to report in-custody deaths, including cases when inmates later die at a hospital.


Police & Fire

Friday's snow means more crashes on Northern Utah roads

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But the Utah Highway Patrol said they didn’t have as many crashes as from the storm earlier this week.


Police & Fire

Shooting threat reported to Bonneville High intended for a New Mexico school

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A school shooting threat on social media caused concern at schools around Weber County but turned out to be from New Mexico.


Police & Fire

Former Weber State employee booked on charge of misusing public money

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James Ervin Owens, 44, was booked Wednesday evening in Weber County Jail on one charge of forgery, a third-degree felony; one charge of misuse of public money, a third-degree felony; and theft by deception, a class A misdemeanor.


Courts

Ogden man given federal prison time for selling opioids on Montana tribal land

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Tacuma Wallace, 32, will serve the next 12 months and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release for selling Oxycodone pills, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana.


Local

North Ogden residents file suit to halt Barker Park amphitheater construction

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Construction started last November, but a group of residents who fear the facility will be disruptive started lobbying in January against the project.


Courts

Utah inmate's death highlighted in 'debtors' prison' report

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Utah is one of 44 states that allow the jailing of debtors if they falt to appear in court or comply with orders to provide financial information to the courts in civil debt collection cases. The American Civil Liberties Union says the laws are keeping alive a “debtors’...


Police & Fire

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill requiring sheriffs to report all such deaths and present treatment plans for opioid-addicted inmates.


Police & Fire

Weber County dentist charged with allegedly possessing, sharing child porn

ONLINE ONLY Daniel Alston

Daniel Patrick Alston, 71, was booked in Weber County Jail Friday and charged Monday with 10 counts sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.


Weather , Police & Fire

Snowfall, excessive speeds cause dozens of car crashes in Weber, Davis counties

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The Utah Highway Patrol responded to 16 car crashes in Weber County and 45 car crashes in Davis County between midnight and 11 a.m. Monday. 


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