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Supreme Court decision protects cellphone rights

Supreme Court decision protects cellphone rights

In a surprise decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that police officers must obtain a warrant before searching a suspect’s cellphone during an arrest. The case, “Riley v. California,” had been in the court for several months. Before the decision, police could search anything on a person when making an arrest, but Chief Justice […]

WSU to get new public safety building

A new public safety building that will house both the police department and parking services for Weber State University on the northwest corner of campus is expected to be completed in June 2014. The north entrance to campus has been permanently closed and the adjacent parking lot will be converted into parking for the WSU […]

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is facing charges that he built and planted the bombs from the Boston Marathon Bombing, has officially been recommended for the death penalty. The judge on the federal case stated that he wants a final decision on the proposed sentence by Jan. 31. Tsarnaev, who is being held in federal lockup at […]

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WSU police spread awareness of Code Purple

The Weber State University Police Department is in the beginning phase of its campaign to raise awareness of Code Purple and especially the differences between messages that say “lockdown” versus “shelter in place.” Many students and staff aren’t aware of the two different types of messages and what they mean. “We learned in the windstorm that when […]

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The story of the UConn student who was told she should have kept her mouth shut instead of reporting abuse has been making its rounds on the Internet since last week. Over the weekend, another story cropped up reporting that a man would serve zero jail time for sexually assaulting his neighbor’s daughter several times when she was […]

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Paraglider collision with power lines causes outage

After a collision with power lines on the corner of 32nd Street and Taylor Avenue in Ogden, an individual operating a powered parachute caused a power outage that shut down Weber State University and some businesses on Harrison Boulevard yesterday. The outage, which spread across a quarter of the southeast side of Ogden and South […]

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