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BC-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory, UT



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Good morning! Here's an updated look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Utah. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to supervisor Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City at 801-322-3405.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

FEDERAL COURTHOUSE SHOOTING-UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A U.S. marshal shoots and injures a defendant in a federal courthouse after the man, on trial for gang-related activity, tries to stab a witness with a pen. The shooting caused panic in the recently opened courthouse. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m., photos.

SEVEN DEAD BABIES

PROVO, Utah — Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage. Megan Huntsman, 39, was in court Monday wearing a baggy prison jumpsuit, her hands and ankles shackled. She mostly stared at the ground as prosecutors asked the judge for two weeks to sort through evidence and ensure they choose the proper charges. A state judge in Provo granted them a week after Huntsman's newly appointed attorney objected to two weeks. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 430 words, photos. AP Audios.

MISSISSIPPI-PRISON CONDITIONS

JACKSON, Miss. — Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents. The documents, filed by monitors who oversee the prison and plaintiffs who sued over conditions there, said a Dec. 31 fight between two gangs in which 16 inmates were hurt shows more improvements are needed at the prison in Leake County. Utah-based Management and Training Corp., which took over the 1,500-bed prison in 2012, disputed most of the findings by the monitors and plaintiffs. MTC said the prison "has made great progress in creating a safer environment for offenders and staff." By Jeff Amy.

IN BRIEF:

— DRIVEWAY DEATH: 1-year-old boy killed by vehicle in Utah driveway

— OFFICER-QUESTIONNAIRES: Salt Lake City and Davis County police officers asked whether they have been found to be untruthful by a judge or prosecutor.

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