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Courts

Court date moved for 2 Ogden teens accused of shooting, killing woman

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Two teens accused of killing an Ogden woman briefly appeared in court Friday before having their hearing rescheduled.


Courts

Study: Utah could save money with death penalty ban; bill could make it happen

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The report — released by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice — says that giving someone life in prison without the possibility of parole would cost the state less than pursuing the death penalty and the appeals that come with the sentence.


Police & Fire

Utah minority offenders now even more likely to get prison sentences

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Minority offenders are increasingly likely to be sentenced to prison in Utah since major justice system changes were implemented in 2015, and officials are trying to find out why.


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3 USU officials freed from civil liability in fraternity rape lawsuit

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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.


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41 percent of Utah crash deaths involved speed in 2017

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.


Police & Fire

Weber Sheriff's Office: Fired evidence room worker was 'under the influence'

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The sheriff’s office issued a press release Wednesday afternoon saying an investigation is underway regarding the firing of the civilian, non-sworn employee. 


Local , Police & Fire

Drunk driving in Utah: Fewer crashes happening but those that do are deadlier

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Fewer alcohol-related crashes occurred in Utah over the past decade, but these crashes have become deadlier.


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Cellphones aren't the only thing distracting Utah drivers on the road

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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. 


Police & Fire

Clinton police release name of man killed in Monday night shooting

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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.


Courts

Utah reports to feds omit inmates 'released' from custody after deadly incidents

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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.


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