Police & Fire

Police & Fire

7 Utah jail deaths in 2017, down more than two-thirds from the year before

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Newly obtained records from Utah’s sheriff’s offices show seven people died in county jails in 2017. That’s down more than two-thirds from the 25 deaths in 2016.

Police & Fire

Ousted sheriff's deputy says he's a scapegoat for evidence problems

Kevin Burns and Terry Thompson

Kevin Burns alleges Sheriff Terry Thompson is vindictively singling him out for violations by an evidence technician that he supervised. Thompson says he stands by the investigation.

Police & Fire

Layton man accused of downloading, possessing almost 40,000 child porn files


The case began when a Layton Police officer was working undercover and found an IP address sharing child porn on a peer-to-peer network, according to a probable cause statement.

Police & Fire

Ogden Police still investigating both courthouse bomb threats

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Ogden Police said Friday morning that both threats are under investigation, and they could not disclose if the two incidents are connected or if the same person issued the threats.


Man alleges Layton cheated him in 2 property deals

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Bud Willey of Kaysville has been fighting Layton City over two property deals, saying his land was taken without proper compensation. 

Police & Fire

Bomb threat leads to evacuation at 2nd District Courthouse again

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Weber Area Dispatch 911 confirmed just after 1 p.m. Thursday that Ogden Police and Ogden Fire departments are responding to a bomb threat at the 2nd District Courthouse.

Police & Fire

UDOT: Ogden Canyon closed for 4-6 hours while power lines are fixed

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Ogden Canyon road will be closed Thursday evening as Rocky Mountain Power fixes downed power lines.

Police & Fire

Healing begins for Kaysville officers involved in fiery alleged suicide attempt

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Officers Jackson, Bradshaw and Turner — and Sgt. McKinnon — discuss April 5 incident at Kaysville convenience store. 

Police & Fire

Ogden man dead after truck crash in Eastern Idaho


An Ogden man died after his truck crashed near Idaho Falls in eastern Idaho on Wednesday afternoon, Idaho State Police said.

Politics , Police & Fire

Weber Sheriff's candidate stays in race despite losing job with sheriff's office

Kevin Burns

Kevin Burns lost his job Monday at the Weber County Sheriff’s Office after an internal investigation into problems in the evidence room, which he managed. But he says he’s staying in the race for county sheriff.

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