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Police & Fire

Clinton dog deaths ruled due to natural causes

Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information from Clinton police.


Police & Fire

FBI says accused spy from Syracuse made escape plans, warned of Chinese

In a letter meant to be opened by family after his death, Ron Rockwell Hansen provided details for an obituary, including a declaration that he was “one of the most successful intelligence officers in the history of U.S. intelligence.”


Government

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

BRIGHAM CITY — An economic development program created to help Washakie Renewable Energy expand its biofuels business in Box Elder County is on hold.


Police & Fire

Judge frees Ogden City from police excessive force and gun rights suit

OGDEN — Ogden City and one of three police officers who scuffled with an agitated traveler in the police station lobby have been absolved of civil court allegations of excessive force and violation of the man’s gun rights.


Courts

Attorneys pursue Utah energy company for $32M court judgment

A global biofuels trading company is fighting to collect a $32 million civil judgment awarded by a New York jury against Washakie Renewable Energy, which operates a large production complex in Box Elder County.


Police & Fire

Ex-SWAT deputy files $1M suit against Davis County over discipline settlement

FARMINGTON — A former Davis County sheriff’s deputy has filed a $1 million civil suit alleging the county broke an agreement to keep secret some of the disciplinary proceedings against him over his misconduct in a SWAT incident.


Police & Fire

FBI: China wanted info on U.S. war plans from alleged spy from Syracuse

A Syracuse man arrested on spying charges tried to recruit a Defense Intelligence Agency officer to provide the U.S. military’s “China ops plans” for delivery to Chinese agents, the FBI says in court documents.


Police & Fire

Weber County Jail inmate dies after apparent suicide

OGDEN — A Weber County Jail inmate was found hanging in his cell May 31 and died of the injuries in a local hospital on Monday, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday in a press release.


Courts

FBI: Syracuse man got $800K from China for U.S. defense secrets

FBI agents arrested a Syracuse man on charges of attempting to sell U.S. defense secrets to China, the Justice Department announced Monday.


Government

A decade later, the Ogden urban gondola idea resurfaces

OGDEN — The Ogden urban gondola concept, which deeply divided the community a decade ago, lives on in the pages of a $187,500 Weber County economic development plan delivered in 2017.


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