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

ONLINE ONLY Percy Lee Wilder

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

Shawn Patrick Watkins

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

Layton baby cam prowler

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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Man accused of sexual abuse over 5 years, booked in jail on 15 felony charges

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On Sunday, police were notified of a sex offense that happened in Washington Terrace, where the mother of a 15-year-old was suspicious her daughter was being abused by Gonzalez, according to a probable cause statement.


Ogden couple accused of killing child pleads not guilty, will be held until trial

Brenda Emile Miller Costello child death case

Miller Costello, 25, and Brenda Emile, 23, appeared in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with their attorneys.

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Weber Co. politicians use rules to advantage in gaining retirement benefits

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A final four-day stint back at the Weber County sheriff’s office netted former County Commissioner Matthew Bell a full state law enforcement retirement. And sheriff’s candidate Kevin Burns, almost fired after an investigation into the sheriff’s evidence room calamity, was able to...

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