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Utah police have discretion on whether to jail or cite and release DUI arrestees

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“Generally it boils down to public safety,” Weber County sheriff’s Lt. Nathan Hutchinson said on why some people arrested for DUI are jailed and others are cited and released.

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Plain City man dies after 45-foot fall near Moab

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A Plain City man died Thursday evening, May 17, after falling about 45 feet while hiking in a popular ATV area.

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Davis County DA determines July 4 police shooting in Centerville was justified

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Investigators determined that UHP Sgt. Chamberlin Neff’s shooting of 32-year-old West Bountiful resident Cody McCray was “lawful, proper, and in effort to ensure public safety,” according to officials. 


Former South Ogden man loses appeal with Utah Supreme Court on kidnapping charge

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The state supreme court threw out the appeal of Percy Lee Wilder — a 46-year-old man convicted on first-degree felony counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault — after it re-examined the cases brought before a district court and the state appeals court.

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Former Layton man pleads guilty in $3.4M Ponzi scheme

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U.S. Attorney’s Office in Santa Ana, California, said Shawn Patrick Watkins admitted in his plea agreement Monday, May 14, 2018, that he conducted monthly seminars in which he offered investments in his company from 2007 to October 2013, but 50 investors were victimized in the fraud scheme....


Trial moved again for former McKay-Dee nurse blamed for 2015 hepatitis outbreak

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Neilson is blamed for spreading hepatitis C in McKay-Dee and Davis hospitals which caused the facilities to notify 7,200 former patients of possible exposure to the disease. 

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Layton man accused of voyeurism, police want other victims to come forward

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Layton Police believe there may be additional victims and are asking anyone who recognizes him to contact police.


2 Davis County judges to step down later this year

Farmington Judges retiring 5/15

Judges Michael Allphin and Glen Dawson sent their retirement notices to Gov. Gary Herbert’s office earlier this year, which he accepted, according to Utah State Court spokesperson Geoff Fattah.

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2 more sheriff's deputy harassment cases made public in Davis County

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County documents show more sexual harassment cases in the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, plus a bullying and workplace violence case.

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Layton Police seek help identifying early morning prowler captured on baby cam

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Police are looking for a man who snuck into a Layton home and exposed himself in a bedroom where woman and baby were sleeping.

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