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Police say Idaho woman bit officer during arrest

Oct. 17, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Twin Falls, Idaho, woman is behind bars after a traffic stop turned violent. Amanda Yarbrough, 40, was charged Wednesday in 2nd District Court with third-degree felony assault by a prisoner and misdemeanor assault on a police officer. The incident occurred Tuesday after a Weber County...

House candidate from Utah tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 16, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The Republican House candidate for northern Utah's 1st congressional district tested positive on Oct. 7 for the coronavirus. Blake Moore and Darren Parry, a Democrat, will face off in the Nov. 3 election in the Republican-leaning district. The seat opened when the incumbent U.S. Rep. Rob...

A sign advertising flu shots is displayed on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in in Ogden, Utah. The annual flu season is gearing up alongside the coronavirus pandemic, and Utah health officials are encouraging people to get their flu shots. (Tim Vandenack/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Docs: Pandemic makes regular flu shot even more important

Sep. 12, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — As if COVID-19 weren’t enough to worry about, flu season is gearing up, giving those already jittery about every cough and sneeze more to fret over. Is the sore throat due to the flu or COVID-19? What about those aches and pains? Accordingly, Utah health officials are urging the...

Utah group files lawsuit to nullify COVID-19 restrictions

Sep. 8, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group in Utah filed a lawsuit against the governor and Department of Health alleging that restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic infringe on “their most sacred and fundamental rights.” The lawsuit was filed in Utah's 4th District Court in Provo on Sept....

FILE - Jovany Mercado's father Juan wipes tears from his face during a news conference at his attorney's office on July 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The family of Jovany Mercado of Ogden held a vigil recently to mark the one-year anniversary of when he was shot and killed by police outside his parents' home. Police say Mercado disregarded their commands to drop a knife in his hand as he walked toward them. Police had been called to the area on reports of a suspicious man with a knife walking in the neighborhood. His family has decried the level of force police used. Jovany was shot 16 times. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Ogden family remembers son killed by police in 2019

Aug. 23, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A year following the death of Jovany Mercado in a confrontation with police, the pain hasn’t eased or gone away. “He was an awesome kid. He was my friend. He was my first born,” said his dad, Juan Mercado. “I don’t have him anymore. It’s...