Third District Court

The controversy over a motocross track in the hills near Wanship is seeing activity on two fronts, according to County Development Director Pat Putt. Rick Brough has more.

Miller Sentenced in Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Case

Jul 11, 2017

Stuart Miller, who last year sped down Interstate 80 in the wrong direction and killed a woman in a head-on collision, appeared in the Third District Court on Monday for his sentence. He was given ten years in prison for the death of 39-year-old Amanda Streit. Rick Brough has more.

The four-year-long legal fight between the Park City School District and former Park City High principal Hilary Hays has come to an end. A confidential settlement to Hays' lawsuit has been approved by Governor Gary Herbert's office. Rick Brough has more.

Domestic Violence Call Reveals Counterfeiting Operation

Jul 3, 2017

Sheriff deputies who responded to a domestic violence call last week at a Kimball Junction hotel wound up arresting a trio for counterfeiting and drug paraphernalia charges. The three suspects are due to make their initial appearances in Third District Court next Monday. Rick Brough has more. 

A Coalville mink rancher has filed suit against Summit County and Coalville City, alleging that when they permitted a traveling circus near his operation two years ago, the noise and lights caused the deaths of 150 breeding females and thousands of unborn offspring. Rick Brough has more.

The former police chief of Kamas has filed suit in the Third District Court against Summit County, former County Sheriff David Edmunds, and the city of Kamas. Adam Jones says he lost his job as chief because of a malicious prosecution against him -- which was ultimately dropped by the county -- which alleged he mishandled a domestic violence complaint against his brother and tried to cover it up. Rick Brough reports.

The federal lawsuit filed against the Park City School District by former Park City High principal Hilary Hays has come to a confidential settlement. However, there's still a big question mark hanging over the resolution. Due to the size of the settlement, it's been referred to Governor Gary Herbert to be ratified. The parties in the dispute haven't heard from the governor's office yet -- after nearly four months of waiting. Rick Brough has more.

Sentencing was handed down in the Third District Court Monday for a woman who placed the remains of her two stillborn babies in a plastic container in her closet. The defendant, 28-year-old Molly Jojola was sentenced to 60 days in jail, and 36 months probation. Judge Kent Holmberg also directed that she undergo a full evaluation for her mental health and substance-abuse issues. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County

A Park City man was sentenced to a year in jail and taken into custody in Third District Court Monday, on charges of attempted sexual exploitation of an underage girl. Prosecutors said that 47-year-old Jose Patino Moreno befriended the girl when he was a Park City bus driver, encouraged her to send pornographic images on her cell, and was grooming her for a sexual relationship when she turned 18. Rick Brough has more.

Third District Court on Monday received a guilty plea from 32 year old Stuart Riley Miller - who was charged last year with causing a fatal head-on crash when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 90. Rick Brough has more.