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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Springville police will hold a news conference this afternoon to release the results of their investigation into the deaths of five members of a family last fall. Search warrants show that investigators suspect poison in the deaths of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and their three children, ages 11 through 14.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Defense lawyers say they're negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal in the case of a Utah woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage. A hearing in the case of 39-year-old Megan Huntsman was delayed for two weeks yesterday. The Daily Herald of Provo reports defense attorney Jennifer Foresta said the two sides are working on the matter.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group opposed to capital punishment plans to protest outside the Utah State Capitol today over one lawmaker's plan to resurrect the use of firing squads. The group argues firing squad executions are a gruesome relic of the state's Wild West past that create a media frenzy around condemned inmates.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory last night. Gordon Hayward had 26 points for Utah, and Enes Kanter finished with 20. Boston outscored Utah 38-14 in the second quarter, shooting 60 percent from the field in the period.

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