Local

Harrisville good Samaritan recognized for putting out Weber Canyon fire

Cement mixer hero

Driver uses tank on concrete mixer to knock down flames following accident on I-84.

Local

Resolution on how to fund Ogden BRT project proving difficult

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Local elected officials agree — the Ogden bus rapid transit project is of monumental importance for Northern Utah. But finding consensus on how to pay for the multimillion-dollar undertaking is another story.


Politics

Kaysville residents successfully push for vote on controversial rezone decision

Puffer Kaysville

The land at the center of the controversy had been zoned residential, then a landscaping firm started using it for storage, generating the ire of nearby residents.


Local

Hill AFB crews, equipment near center of tense Korean Peninsula region

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Last week, six Air Force F-35As from Hill’s 34th and 466th fighter squadrons flew in a “side-by-side” training mission with a group of F-16s from Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea, according to an Air Force press release.


Local

Tremonton cowboy consistently winning money at WNFR

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As a Tremonton cowboy Caleb Bennett consistently places at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, he’s likely to move up in the ranks. He entered in sixth place. 


Police & Fire

Roy man accused of molesting 7-year-old boy, formally charged with 15 felonies

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Wesley David Simonson, 29, was booked Monday in Weber County Jail and Tuesday was formally charged with 15 felony offenses.


Government

Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson to step down to take DNR post

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About a year will remain in his term when he steps down on Jan. 12 and at least two people are interested in filling out the term.


Police & Fire

Bountiful police searching for Dec. 6 bank robbery suspect

Bountiful bank robbery

Police are looking for help to identify a man who involved in several bank robberies, including one in Bountiful, last week.


Local

Latinos in Ogden: Life get better but not enough

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As Latinos slowly improve their lives in Ogden over the years, they still lag behind the overall population in terms of income, education and employment, data shows.


Education

Weber County parents, school reps wrestle with racism in wake of viral video

Weber High Gym

Members of a group aimed at fighting racism visited for a pair of discussions, invited by Weber County parents, nearly two months after a video went viral of five Weber High School students using a racial slur.


Local

Backyard chicken controversy continues as Ogden City Council vote approaches

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The topic of owning backyard chickens is not new to Ogden residents, but it is still generating plenty of debate.


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