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Police, strike force aim to dispose of 300 guns in Utah

Aug. 13, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Two law enforcement agencies in Utah are looking to dispose of more than 300 guns accumulating in evidence storage that either went unclaimed or are no longer needed in criminal investigations. The Ogden Police Department and Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force have asked the Ogden City...

This Sept. 15, 2011 file photo shows the Weber County Sheriff Complex in Ogden, Utah. Federal inmates have sued officials who run a Utah jail, alleging a failure to adequately protect them from the coronavirus. Six inmates at Weber County Jail filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Friday, asking for more inmates be released to home confinement and health measures like a mask requirement.  (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Inmates suing Utah jail rebuffed in effort to seek release

Aug. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal inmates who have sued a Utah jail and alleged a failure to adequately protect them from the coronavirus will not be able to seek immediate release through a habeas corpus petition, a judge ruled Friday. Six people charged with federal crimes and held at Weber County Jail in...

Jovany Mercado's father Juan wipes his face during a news conference at his attorney's office Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The parents of a Utah man who was shot and killed by police in his driveway while holding a knife have filed a lawsuit against the city of Ogden and its police department. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Juan and Rosa Mercado allege the officers had no reason to shoot their son because he posed no harm to the officers or anyone else and hadn't broken any laws. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah family sues city, police officers in killing of son

Jul. 23, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a Utah man who was shot and killed by police in his driveway while holding a knife have filed a lawsuit against the city of Ogden and its police department. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Juan and Rosa Mercado allege the officers had no reason to shoot their son...

Crowds gather during the season's first Farmers Market Ogden on Historic 25th Street, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Ogden, Utah. The city is considering an idea that would temporarily close the street to vehicular traffic so restaurants could utilize the extra space for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Matt Herp/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Utah city weighs street closure to help struggling industry

Jul. 19, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

OGDEN (AP) — Though it’s far from done, Ogden City officials are kicking the tires on an idea that would involve closing off Historic 25th Street to vehicular traffic. As the restaurant and bar industry continue to be hard hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with many Ogden area establishments...

Inmates sue Utah jail to allege inadequate virus response

Jul. 13, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal inmates have sued officials who run a Utah jail, alleging a failure to adequately protect them from the coronavirus. Six people charged with federal crimes and held at Weber County Jail filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Friday, asking for more inmates be released to...

Purple Heart veteran U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Vendela, left, his wife, Tiffany, center, their three sons, Kaiden, Quentin and Trayden, and Andrew McClure, Tunnel to Towers national community engagement coordinator, tour the Vendelas' new home in Huntsville, Weber County, on Friday, July 3, 2020. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP)

Purple Heart veteran moves into donated home with family

Jul. 12, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Welcome home. That’s the message friends, family and supporters had for veteran U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Vendela, his wife, Tiffany and their three sons on July 3 as the family was about to enter, for the first time, their brand-new home perched on a hillside above...

Professor resigns after inflammatory tweets about protests

Jun. 30, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah criminal-justice professor has reversed himself again and resigned after posting inflammatory tweets about nationwide protests concerning race and police use of force. Weber State University officials said Tuesday that professor Scott Senjo's resignation is permanent. He had...

Late comer to Utah race for House seat leads fundraising

Jun. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah candidate who was a late entry to the race for a U.S. House of Representatives seat has passed his competitors in campaign fundraising. Blake Moore had generated $357,639 in fundraising for his campaign bid as of June 10, The Standard-Examiner reported Monday. Moore, who did not...

Utah professor withdraws resignation over protest tweets

Jun. 17, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A professor reversed his decision to resign from a university in Utah after being criticized for tweets about nationwide protests concerning race and police use of force. Weber State University confirmed in an email Tuesday that criminal justice professor Scott Senjo rescinded his...