Utah News

Wrongful Death Verdict Against Utah Doctor Overturned Court

A wrongful death case against a former doctor will have a new trial after the Utah Supreme Court overturned the $3 million verdict. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Supreme Court ruled this week that Paul Ray Taylor’s felony drug …

Utah City’s Basements Flood After Large Reservoir Leak

Residents of Ogden, Utah have been facing flooded basements since June, but the area-irrigation water supplier may have found the problem: a leak in a nearby reservoir. The Standard-Examiner reported that the general manager of Pineview Water Systems says crews …

Utah Comic Con Granted Trademark Amid Legal Battle

The organizers of a Utah comic-book convention have been granted a trademark for Salt Lake Comic Con amid a legal battle with the country’s biggest such event in San Diego. Salt Lake City co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said the trademark announced …

Utah Agent Sentenced to Prison and $1.3M in Restitution

Utah insurance agent Brent Hilton was sentenced to serve one to 15 years in prison and has been taken into custody from the Third District Court in West Jordan. Hilton in July pled guilty to one count of a pattern …

Thousands of Utahans Nailed for Violating New Seat Belt Law

Thousands of motorists have been cited since a tougher Utah seat belt law went into effect nearly two months ago, state transportation officials said. More than 6,000 drivers have been caught not wearing seat belts since the law was enacted …

Utah Agent Sentenced to Prison and $1.3M in Restitution

Utah insurance agent Brent Hilton was sentenced to serve one to 15 years in prison and has been taken into custody from the Third District Court in West Jordan. Hilton pled guilty to one count of pattern of unlawful activity …

Utah Officials Use Playful Highway Signs to Encourage Safe Driving

Utah state transportation officials are employing playful messages on highway digital signs in the latest attempt to encourage safe driving. The Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden reported that the signs say things such as “Turn signals: The original text message.” Others …

Thousands of Utahans Nailed for Violating New Seat Belt Law

Thousands of motorists have been cited since a tougher Utah seat belt law went into effect nearly two months ago, state transportation officials said. More than 6,000 drivers have been caught not wearing seat belts since the law was enacted …

Fired Utah Special Ed Teacher Files $1.7M Lawsuit

A former special education teacher in Utah wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor. The Spectrum reported Carol Boehme said in her lawsuit filed last week that …

Leavitt Insurance Agency Hires Guthrie in Utah

Preston Guthrie has joined Leavitt Insurance Agency’s St. George, Utah office. Guthrie will focus on employee benefits and life insurance. He has a strong background in sales and life insurance. Leavitt Group Insurance is part of Leavitt Group, a large …