Mark Shenefelt

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Suit says Ogden teacher showed boy a gun, told him to snap nude photos of girls

OGDEN — The Ogden School District faces a civil lawsuit after a teacher allegedly showed a gun to a 13-year-old student and instructed him to take nude photos of three girls.


Police & Fire

Big inmate medical bills keep Utah counties off balance

In at least one place along the Wasatch Front, the sheriff’s budget isn’t an angry battlefield.


Courts

Suit charges Davis jail returned prescription drugs to addict before overdose

SALT LAKE CITY — A man overdosed on prescription drugs that were returned to him upon his release from jail, then died in a holding cell after he was re-arrested a few hours later, a lawsuit against Davis County says.


Government

Sales tax revenue booming, Farmington refines economic development

FARMINGTON — Booming sales tax revenue is allowing Farmington City to adopt a more refined approach to economic development.


Government

Farmington invites applications for City Council opening

FARMINGTON — Farmington is looking for a new City Council member.


Courts

Prosecutors ask judge to guard intelligence secrets during spying trial

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. prosecutors have filed a motion in federal court asking that classified information be walled off from disclosure during the case of a Syracuse man accused of spying for China.


Courts

New tool for Utah judges brings high hopes for better bail decisions

No one was happy with the level of guesswork involved in Utah judges’ decisions on whether to release, jail or grant bail to criminal defendants.


Police & Fire

Davis County disputes ex-deputy's $1M damages claim

FARMINGTON — Davis County has submitted court papers denying a former deputy sheriff’s allegations that officials violated a confidentiality agreement over a disciplinary matter.


Courts

Insurer says 'suicide by cop' justified denial of life insurance claim

SALT LAKE CITY — An insurance company has asked a judge to throw out a Centerville woman’s lawsuit that seeks payment of a $500,000 policy claim on the life of her husband, who was shot to death by police.


Police & Fire

Scouts settle suit over motorcyclist killed by chopped-down tree

SALT LAKE CITY — A lawsuit over the death of a motorcyclist who was killed after two Kaysville Boy Scouts cut down a tree has been settled out of court.


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