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More than 12 reasons to love Roy High football team

standard.net — Roy High School football finished the season 12-1. However, it was obvious from Twitter Friday night that Roy High football fans were extremely proud of their team for more than just 12 wins. Take a look at the following tweets and see what the fans had to say about the Roy High football team.

Utah immigrants, activists cheer Obama actions

standard.net — SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah immigrants living in the country illegally and local advocacy groups on Friday cheered President Barack Obama's actions on immigration but said they don't go far enough. A group of about 50 activists and members of immigrant families held a news conference at Utah's State Capitol on Friday afternoon to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits.

Goofy pageant spins serious help for teacher's daughter

standard.net — OGDEN - Ogden High School students had a lot of fun Thursday night for a good cause. The school held its annual pageant where a host of senior boys competed for the coveted title of "Mr. Ogden" by sharing talents, funny dances and answering questions - a bit of silly mixed with seriousness.

Support for Roy resembles TV's 'Friday Night Lights'

standard.net — ROY - One School, One Community. When a donation from alum Jim McMahon helped make renovations to the Roy High football stadium, this slogan was included on a space at the bottom-right corner of the brand new scoreboard, scripted atop a simplified Roy City logo.
Nov 21, 2014

Follow play by play or share pics w/ #SePreps tonight. Good luck to @royhighfootball. Beat Timpview. @RyanComerSE standard.net/Sports/2014/11…

Ogden restaurateur describes police scuffle, shooting

standard.net — OGDEN - Restaurant owner Shou-Chen Lee was at the cash register counting out his till, his last patron of the night just getting ready to leave, when two police officers entered Lee's Mongolian Bar-B-Q restaurant late Thursday night and began wrestling with the customer in an attempt to bring him to the ground.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @benjaminzack: Lee describe's the police shooting in his restaurant last night in Ogden - bit.ly/1p6sp7b pic.twitter.com/EL6rJERge3

'Give the kids a job' and other tips for productive family meetings

standard.net — Whether it's choosing what game to play or what snack to eat, let kids do the planning for the family meeting. "They love being in charge of something," says Shelly Geddes of Ogden, whose family of six children holds family meetings each week.

'Scrooge' returns for annual redemption

standard.net — Everyone knows people who are a little "bah, humbug" during the holidays. Maybe their lives aren't as perfect as they hoped and they're struggling or the commercialism of Christmas puts a damper on their celebrating. The musical "Scrooge" takes a look at why that is with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Roasted veggies: A family favorite

standard.net — In last week's column, I wrote about Thanksgiving side dishes. I'm back with one of my family's favorite side dishes, roasted veggies. It always goes over well because of its simplicity. Kids sometimes get turned off by a lot of fancy sauces that might be hiding unfamiliar ingredients.

Family ties grow stronger with family meetings

standard.net — For one family, it's a game of rowdy game of soccer in the backyard. For another, it's a sit-down gathering complete with an agenda, minutes and maybe a "Frozen" sing-along. Both are versions of the family meeting - an event touted for its ability to promote better communication and connectedness among children and adults.

VIDEO: Two injured in Ogden officer-involved shooting

standard.net — OGDEN -- An officer-involved shooting inside a downtown restaurant injured a strike force agent and a suspect Thursday night. The Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force approached a suspect at Lee's Mongolian BBQ on the 2800 South block of Washington Boulevard and shots were fired at about 8:30 p.m., Ogden Lt.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @SE_Lockhart: Latest in #Ogden officer-involved shooting: Officer released from hospital, suspect in critical condition in ICU standard.net/Police/2014/11…

Ogden man faces 53 felonies for alleged drug distribution

standard.net — OGDEN - One man faces 53 potential felonies related to drug distribution after he was arrested by Ogden police Wednesday. 34-year-old Ogden resident Richard Tehero is accused by police of engaging in a criminal enterprise and carrying on a pattern of unlawful activity, both first-degree felonies, and two third-degree felony counts of endangering a child or vulnerable adult.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @SE_Lockhart: NEW: Ogden man facing 50+ drug felonies is one of 5 big arrests made w/in hours of each other standard.net/Police/2014/11… pic.twitter.com/8e5PhuDHrr

Ogden man charged with making 18 drug deals in 18 days

standard.net — OGDEN - A 24-year-old Ogden man has been jailed on 19 felony counts alleging drug trafficking in prescription pain killers, cocaine and spice. Bail has been set at $195,000 for Carvin Holston Jr., who was booked into Weber County Jail Thursday afternoon.
Nov 21, 2014

Prelim for man w/19 felony drug charges begins soon in Ogden. Background story here: standard.net/Police/2014/07… @standardex

Latino group protests Mexican government with Ogden vigil

standard.net — OGDEN - Evelyn Gutierrez is holding out hope for the 43 student teachers in Mexico who went missing in September while en-route to a government protest. "I ask that you keep believing they are still in God's hands," Guiterrez pleaded with about a hundred members of Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement at a vigil Thursday night on the steps of Ogden City Hall.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @standardex: Group would like us to "put pressure on Mexico." Why? Read here. ow.ly/EEXuM

Police: Man wrecked Mormon church bathroom

standard.net — WEST WEBER - Clergy at a Latter-day Saints meetinghouse experienced a scare at an early morning meeting after a man was reportedly found making a commotion in the women's bathroom. Local church leaders were holding an early morning...
Nov 20, 2014

I think we’ve all been there: RT @standardex: Man sorry he ruined women's bathroom in LDS church. standard.net/Police/2014/11…

Holiday lights and festivities coming to Willard Bay State Park

standard.net — WILLARD - Celebrate the holiday season with a trip to Fantasy at the Bay, a drive through holiday light show at Willard Bay State Park presented by Modern Display. Lights are available from 5 to 10 p.m., Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, but closed Christmas Day.

Prison for Layton man in sexual abuse of girl, 12

standard.net — FARMINGTON --- The father of a 12-year-old girl who was sexually abused said his whole family has suffered. The man spoke at the sentencing hearing of Mario Alberto Sanchez-Gonzalez, 29, of Layton, in 2nd District Court on Tuesday. "This has been so hard on the family and the kids," the father said.

Man says he'll pay church tithing before criminal restitution

standard.net — FARMINGTON - A 60-year-old man told a judge he plans to continue paying his church tithing even though he owes thousands of dollars to fraud victims. Gary G. Thomson appeared before Judge David Hamilton on Wednesday in 2nd District Court for a hearing to review restitution he still needs to pay.
Nov 19, 2014

According to this man, it is not important to pay victims: ow.ly/EzbmR ow.ly/i/7E6y4 @standardex

25-year math teacher at WSU helps football players cheat: NCAA

standard.net — OGDEN - A 25-year math teacher at Weber State University resigned in 2013 after she helped five football players cheat by taking exams, quizzes and other coursework for them, according to a NCAA Committee on Infractions 14-page report outlining academic dishonesty.

Roy man pleads not guilty in estranged wife's stabbing death

standard.net — FARMINGTON - Joe Castillo, accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death, entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday. Castillo, 45, of Roy, entered the 2nd District courtroom that was packed with family members of Kaylynn Spackman, his estranged wife. It will be seven weeks before he has another hearing.