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PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police today, Megan Huntsman said that between 1996 and 2006, she gave birth to at least seven babies at her home and that all but one of them were born alive. Huntsman is being held on $6 million bail — $1 million for each baby she's accused of killing.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republicans and Democrats have chosen their nominees for Salt Lake County seats at separate weekend conventions. The Republican county councilman nomination went to Micah Bruner. He is vying to replace Democrat Randy Horiuchi, who is retiring. If Bruner defeats Horiuchi's chosen Democratic successor Jenny Wilson, city council Republicans will hold a veto-proof majority.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada rancher says he's trying to determine whether federal agents damaged any of his cattle before they released hundreds of rounded-up bovines in a showdown with angry protesters over the weekend. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze says the agency released the cattle to avoid a potentially violent situation in a decades-long dispute over states' rights and grazing on public lands. He says Cliven (KLEYE'-vihn) Bundy owes more than $1 million in grazing fees for trespassing on federal lands since the 1990s. The BLM suspended the roundup Saturday after armed militia members joined hundreds of states' rights protesters at the scene.
CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — A police officer in Centerville, Utah has killed a 39-year-old man said to be suicidal. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Vincent John Farrand was killed yesterday afternoon. Assistant Centerville Police Chief Paul Child says Farrand's wife called police, saying her husband was suicidal and upset that another man had hit on her. She said he'd armed himself and left for the man's home. The officer who killed Farrand been placed on routine paid administrative leave as authorities investigate what happened.
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