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Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think using the government shutdown to push for funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is the right way “to get things done.” The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports the Utah senator made the comments Tuesday night in Farmington, Utah, during […]

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Prosecutors move to seize property linked to energy company

Prosecutors move to seize property linked to energy company

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a plant and more than 500 acres (202 hectares) of undeveloped land belonging to a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The Standard-Examiner reports Washakie Renewable Energy CEO Jacob Kingston and CFO Isaiah Kingston, as well as others, […]

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Ogden IRS offices calling more than 1,000 back to work

Ogden IRS offices calling more than 1,000 back to work

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Officials say more than 1,000 Internal Revenue Service employees in Ogden are being called back to work to prepare for tax-filing season as the federal government shutdown continues. The Standard-Examiner reports an Ogden labor representative for local IRS employees says initial information put the figure at 337, but […]

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Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Layton city councilman has been named the city’s mayor a year after his drunken-driving arrest made headlines. The Standard-Examiner reports Scott Freitag was selected over four other candidates on Tuesday to replace Layton mayor Bob Stevenson, who stepped down to take a county commission seat. Freitag was […]

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Utah’s snowpack levels remain below average

Utah’s snowpack levels remain below average

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Officials say snow levels in Utah remain below the state’s typical average despite a wet winter. The Standard-Examiner reports the National Resource Conservation Service says Utah’s snowpack is near normal at 92 percent, compared to 51 percent in 2018. The agency, in its January Utah Climate and Water […]

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Furloughed IRS workers to rally calling for end to shutdown

Furloughed IRS workers to rally calling for end to shutdown

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Furloughed Internal Revenue Service workers in Ogden are planning a rally later this week to call for an end to the partial government shutdown. The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports that about 5,000 people who work at the IRS office in Ogden are struggling without pay checks during an […]

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Sheriff’s corporal accused of custodial sexual misconduct

Sheriff’s corporal accused of custodial sexual misconduct

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A corporal assigned to the corrections division of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office is accused of multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a person in custody. The Sheriff’s Office says an internal investigation begun in November in sheriffs’ Cpl. Jeremy Miller being placed on administrative leave […]

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Man who grabbed woman off trail sentenced to prison

Man who grabbed woman off trail sentenced to prison

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty to attempting to kidnap a woman has been sentenced. The Standard-Examiner reports Jorge Pedro Soria Nieto, of Ogden, was sentenced Wednesday to serve six years to life in a state prison. Nieto pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree […]

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Police investigate woman’s frozen body found outside church

Police investigate woman’s frozen body found outside church

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Northern Utah police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found frozen outside a church on New Year’s Day. The Standard-Examiner reports the woman’s body was found on a walkway near the First Baptist Church of Ogden in downtown Ogden. Ogden Police Lt. Tyler Hanson […]

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Shutdown prompts anxiety for Ogden’s federal tax employees

Shutdown prompts anxiety for Ogden’s federal tax employees

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown is causing anxiety and concern for thousands of Internal Revenue Service employees who work in the Ogden area. Jenny Brown, president of Local 67 of the National Treasury Employees Union, tells the Standard-Examiner that many employees are scaling back their spending on groceries and […]

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