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The Davis County Sheriff’s Office, has expanded programming and reentry services that address individuals’ recidivism risk factors.
Chen and Zheng each pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud, district court records show.
The Utah Supreme Court will decide a constitutional climate case filed by a youth advocacy group.
Mark Chadwick Porter, who is listed as homeless in court documents, was initially charged with two counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, 1st District Court records show.
Clarisa Beth Otasua, 36, was charged last week in 1st District Court with retail theft and obstructing justice, third-degree felonies; and giving false personal information, a class A misdemeanor.
The Park City mother said her family is Jewish and her daughter was experiencing antisemitic bullying at Ecker Middle School, with students saying they hate Jewish people or saying “KKK” in her daughter’s face, over and over.
In his 100 years, Minoru Hamada said he’s learned the importance of living a healthy life, from eating well to exercising regularly.
The 14-year-old reported a robbery on Feb. 25, saying he had arranged over Snapchat to sell Nichols a Cronus Zen gaming console for $150.
Police say 25-year-old Chase Allan had a gun on the seat next to him during a traffic stop that ended with five officers shooting and killing him.
The eastbound lanes of 3900 South at 500 West in Millcreek will be closed until about 11 a.m. while police conduct the investigation, police said.
The scrimmage between the Brighton boys basketball team and the Unified Special Olympics team was held with support from Abby Cox’s Show Up initiative, which aims to increase connectedness and empathy among Utahns, particularly children.
Shaina Cary Hold, 32, is now charged in 4th District Court with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; plus child abuse, theft, domestic violence in the presence of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia, class B misdemeanors.
Michael Tingey, 48, of Cedar Hills, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to wire fraud.
Zachary Bassett, 39, of Provo, and Mason Warr, 37, of Vineyard, are both charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S., wire fraud and filing false tax returns, district court records show.
Johnny John Joe, 56, was booked into the Utah County Jail Saturday for investigation of forcible sexual abuse, a first-degree felony, and giving false information to law enforcement officers, a class B misdemeanor, according to 4th District Court records.
Logan police were first contacted by a family member of the baby who said the infant was unresponsive on Dec. 31, 2021.
“This group is really lucky to get this chance for a new STEM lab and our new gym,” student at Lincoln Elementary. Sayed Miri said.
Utah District Court Judge David Barlow ordered Thursday that John Freeman Colt serve 21 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
‘No one deserves to be robbed or murdered. That’s what mothers’ worst nightmares are made of,’ sister of Clinton Burrows, Becky Kroger said
Esther “Essie” Nakajjigo was 25 when, during a camping trip to Arches National Park in June 2020, she was beheaded by a metal gate that blew closed in strong winds and sliced through the side of the car she was riding in
The man initially faced 17 charges, including six counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies; and money laundering, communications fraud and surreptitious administration of a poisonous substance, second-degree felonies.
Herminia Torres-Gonzalez, 45, and Sigifredo Gomez-Torres, 18, are each charged with aggravated arson, a first-degree felony, and conspiracy to commit aggravated arson, a second-degree felony.
Utah woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for stabbing two female teenagers over a Tik Tok video disagreement.
A man from Davis County is now set to serve 25 years to life in the Utah State Prison for sexually abusing children.
After initially receiving 22 charges on sexual exploitation of children and 15 forgery charges, a man will only serve a year in prison.
A Layton man’s prior convictions are coming to light in his sentencing hearing for shooting his ex-girlfriend’s date.
Young employees — many only 14 or 15 years old — worked more hours than permitted by law or in hazardous or prohibited conditions.
Cookie company Dirty Dough has seen an increase in sales since being sued earlier this year by competitor Crumbl.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined other creative leaders in a discussion about the future of art and technology in the city.