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Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters have demonstrated in several Utah cities calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. In Salt Lake City, more than 200 people held signs and sang songs Thursday. Meanwhile, the Herald Journal reports that […]

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Utah residents hold vigil for mayor killed in Afghanistan

Utah residents hold vigil for mayor killed in Afghanistan

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Residents of the hometown of North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor gathered Wednesday night to pay their respects to the Utah National Guard major killed while serving in Afghanistan. Hundreds of well-wishers held a candlelight vigil for Taylor, holding candles and other lights while walking from […]

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Ogden ‘Doughboy’ statue restored in time for WWI anniversary

Ogden ‘Doughboy’ statue restored in time for WWI anniversary

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An iconic statue of a “doughboy” in the Ogden Cemetery has been restored in time for the centennial of the end of World War I. The Standard-Examiner reports the statue has been cleaned and repaired and will be rededicated at a ceremony Saturday. “Doughboy” was the nickname given […]

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Roy seeking to hire its 5th city manager since August 2014

Roy seeking to hire its 5th city manager since August 2014

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The city of Roy will be looking for a new city manager. The Standard-Examiner reports that Jason Poulsen plans to step down and return to the Roy Fire Department on Jan. 1 after a little more than a year as Roy’s city manager. Poulsen says he’s […]

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Man pleads guilty to theft of government money

Man pleads guilty to theft of government money

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Forest Service fleet manager from Utah, accused of rigging a surplus truck auction and using a government credit card to fix up the vehicle, has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. The Standard-Examiner reports Robert Joseph Alexander, of North Ogden, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one […]

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Weber School District tackling race, discrimination

Weber School District tackling race, discrimination

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber School District is overhauling the way it deals with racism and discrimination with new policies and plans to hire a new administrator to focus on the issues. The Standard-Examiner reports school officials say they want to change the culture at the district, both in the ways they […]

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Ogden police: Suspect arrested in shooting of man near mall

Ogden police: Suspect arrested in shooting of man near mall

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting at mall in Ogden. Ogden police say 21-year-old Octavio Estrada Mendez is jailed without bond on multiple charges after the incident Saturday night near the Newgate Mall. They say a man in his 20s […]

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Plea deal possible ex-evidence tech accused of stealing meth

Plea deal possible ex-evidence tech accused of stealing meth

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re working to reach a plea agreement with a former evidence technician accused of stealing methamphetamine from a police evidence locker. The Standard-Examiner reports that Deputy Weber County Attorney Branden Miles made the statement Tuesday, shortly after the former sheriff’s employee made her first appearance in […]

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Monarch butterfly murals land in Utah

Monarch butterfly murals land in Utah

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A series of murals depicting the life cycle of a monarch butterfly is taking shape in Ogden. The nationwide Migrating Mural project is the brainchild of artist Jane Kim and her business partner, Thayer Walker, the Standard-Examiner reported . The two co-founded Ink Dwell Art Studio in Half […]

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Utah worker killed in sewer-pipe fall identified

Utah worker killed in sewer-pipe fall identified

HOOPER, Utah (AP) — Officials have identified a northern Utah city worker who died after he fell headfirst into a pipe in the city’s sewer system and drowned. The Standard Examiner reports the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Hooper sewer director Dennis Steele fell in a shallow valve pit containing […]

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