A lawsuit alleging Utah State University looked the other way on reports of sexual abuse at fraternity houses remains alive in federal court, but a judge has granted immunity from liability to three officials who were named as defendants.
Speed remained the leading contributing factor in traffic deaths in Utah in 2017, accounting for 41 percent of deaths, according to a preliminary crash report.
The sheriff’s office issued a press release Wednesday afternoon saying an investigation is underway regarding the firing of the civilian, non-sworn employee.
Fewer alcohol-related crashes occurred in Utah over the past decade, but these crashes have become deadlier.
From 2007 to 2016, 221 people lost their lives to road crashes involving distracted drivers, accounting for nine percent of Utah’s overall traffic deaths.
Clinton Police Lt. Shawn Stoker said police were first dispatched at 9:32 p.m. Monday to a call of shots fired near 1132 N. 1000 West in Clinton. Several shots were fired and multiple vehicles were reportedly seen leaving the area without their headlights on, Stoker said.
Her death, and the deaths of three others in similar situations, were not included in federal reports because law enforcement officials argue they weren’t “in-custody” when they died.
An early morning house fire left a family of nine displaced after causing an estimated $100,000 of damages to the home in Ogden.
Weber County ranked last in safety among all Utah counties in 2016, earning the title three times in the past five years. It ranked the second worst in 2014 and 2015.
Road crashes killed 272 people in Utah in 2017, a decline for the first time in the past five years, according to preliminary data from the Utah Department of Public Safety.