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Fast food employees help elderly man mugged by sword — CENTERVILLE - A 75-year-old Farmington man never expected to get mugged by a man holding a plastic sword in the middle of the morning in Centerville, he also never thought a fast-food employee would come to his rescue.

VIDEO: Judge denies defense motions in Ogden murder case — OGDEN --- The father of Tawnee Baird who was stabbed to death said the woman charged with the murder should have considered the consequences. Casey Baird spoke briefly to the media following a hearing for Victoria Mendoza on Monday before...

Wig-wearing Bosnian accused of robbing acquaintances — SOUTH OGDEN --- A 20-year-old Salt Lake man is accused of robbing several people he just met at gun point earlier last week. Muhamed Pajic is charged in 2nd District Court with three counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

The TX. 10: Best Holiday Light Displays — 1. Temple Square 2. Ogdens' Christmas Village 3. Layton City Lights in the Park 4. Hogle ZooLights! 5. Thanksgiving Point 6. Light up the Night at The Gateway 7. Spanish Fork Festival of...

Do's and don'ts of a holly jolly holiday party — It's that time of year again! The time where your friends, family and neighbors decide everyone needs to get together to celebrate the season. Holiday parties can be difficult, and that's putting it lightly. Each step brings a new social challenge for you to navigate.

Hill airmen deliver gifts to foster families — OGDEN - Cars were loaded up with gifts in the parking lot at the offices of Utah Foster Care in Ogden Wednesday morning, where 85 Hill Air Force Base airmen joined the Santa Brigade, delivering gifts to kids in foster care. Tech. Sgt.

Our View: Keep prison in Draper — Note to the Legislature: People don't want to live near a state prison. Surprise! To say the Legislature has botched the process of selecting a new site for the state prison is an understatement. Lawmakers basically assured there would be major opposition to the proposed sites when they set up the criteria for a new location to begin with.

Well-meaning carolers meet modern-day Scrooge — "If I could work my will," said Scrooge indignantly, "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart." - Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" * * * Sick of the holidays yet?
Dec 21, 2014

RT @standardex: Well-meaning carolers meet with a modern-day Scrooge - Bah Humbug!…

Project Elf a happy note for at-risk youth on Christmas — OGDEN - The holiday season can feel especially harsh to children and teens who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. But Project Elf, a program sponsored by Christmas Box International, plans to deliver gifts and cheer on Christmas morning to more than 1,500 such youth throughout Utah.
Dec 21, 2014

Too many teens are forgotten at Christmas. Please help if you can. @standardex @catmck

Siler decisioned in MMA title bout — In Lowell. Mass. on Friday night, Ogden mixed martial arts professional featherweight Steven Siler was decisioned by Canadian Desmond Green over five rounds in a bout for the Titan promotions featherweight championship.

Marvez: 'Robbie E.' puts Jersey native Rob Strauss in good situation — MTV isn't the only television network showcasing the Garden State on Thursday nights. TNA Wrestling has started pushing the "Jersey Shore"-inspired characters of "Robbie E." and "Cookie" on its weekly "Impact" telecasts (9 p.m. ET, Spike TV). Rob Strauss and Becky Bayless do fabulous jobs with their obnoxious, self-proclaimed "guido" and "guidette" personas.

Second hunting accident in a week at Sportsman's Paradise — PARADISE - For the second time in less than a week, the Cache County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hunting accident at the Sportsman's Paradise Hunting Club west of Paradise. The incident involving 24-year-old victim Christopher T. Richards of Willard occurred Saturday at 9:20 a.m, according to a press release issued by Cache County Sheriff's Lt.

Syracuse stays strong with Harry Potter-themed fundraiser — SYRACUSE - After 14 hours at school and an exhaustive end to two weeks of fundraising, Syracuse High student body officer Taylor Cella said she shed tears of joy with fellow students after totaling up more than $10,000 to go to needy families this Christmas.

Clearfield High School raises over $25,000 for charity — Clearfield High School raised $25,883.95 by the end of their assembly Friday morning for The Christmas Box International. As part of the assembly cheerleaders performed, senior students had their heads shaved, teachers were pie'd in the...