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Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found in her house

Washington, Apr 14 (EFE).- A Utah woman was arrested after police found the bodies of seven babies in cardboard boxes in her former home, U.S. media reported Monday. Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested on Saturday in Pleasant Grove, Utah, after the macabre find in the house where she lived up to 2011, according to police sources cited by ABC News. "A family member was cleaning out the garage and came across a box that looked suspicious. Upon opening the box they found the infant inside," Capt. Michael Roberts of the Pleasant Grove Police Department told ABC News.

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found in her house

Washington, Apr 14 (EFE).- A Utah woman was arrested after police found the bodies of seven babies in cardboard boxes in her former home, U.S. media reported Monday. Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested on Saturday in Pleasant Grove, Utah, after the macabre find in the house where she lived up to 2011, according to police sources cited by ABC News. "A family member was cleaning out the garage and came across a box that looked suspicious. Upon opening the box they found the infant inside," Capt. Michael Roberts of the Pleasant Grove Police Department told ABC News.

US Forest Service backs Utah ski area, says its snowboarding ban isn't discriminatory

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Forest Service says it supports one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over a ban that snowboarders call discriminatory. The decision by the Alta ski area to promote a snowboarder-free experience to lure skiers and keep them safe is a rational rule that violates no constitutional rights, attorneys for the Forest Service said in court arguments filed this week.

Leaders in Utah city back mother in fight against store's risque T-shirts on display at mall

OREM, Utah - A conservative Utah city that decided it likely would lose a legal battle over a national clothing store's "offensive" mall display of T-shirts has instead sent the company a scathing letter. The letter from city officials in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, was a show of support for a mother who was so upset about the shirts at a local PacSun store that she bought them all to remove them from a window display. The T-shirts featured pictures of scantily dressed models in provocative poses.

Utah's Provo-Orem region ranks first in overall well-being: survey

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah's Provo-Orem metropolitan area sits at the top of a list of U.S. communities with the highest level of overall well-being, beating out sunny Honolulu and Boulder, Colorado, a recent survey conducted by Gallup-Healthways showed on Tuesday. The Provo-Orem area beat out 188 other communities for the top honor in a well-being index based on factors such as emotional and physical health, job satisfaction, healthy behaviors, community safety and access to food, shelter and health care.

BASE jumper dies after leap at Zion National Park in Utah

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A BASE jumper has died after leaping from a peak in Utah's Zion National Park, known for its sandstone cliffs and narrow canyons, in the second such death there in less than two months, the U.S. National Park Service said on Monday. The body, which was spotted by a helicopter crew, was in steep, difficult terrain where canyon crosswinds restrict the use of aircraft, the park service said. It could take several days to retrieve it, they said.

Family of dead Canadian skicrosser 'vindicated' by enhanced course safety

TORONTO - The family of a Canadian skicross racer killed two years ago at a World Cup event feels vindicated now that sport authorities no longer blame him for the tragedy and instead have made safety improvements to course design, their lawyer said Monday. Lawyer Tim Danson said the family of Nik Zoricic feels his legacy has become something positive and to be celebrated. "We were not prepared to accept that Nik was responsible for his own death," Danson told The Canadian Press. "We just wanted the truth to be acknowledged."

Utah Jazz owner set to go undercover on CBS reality TV show airing Feb. 28

SALT LAKE CITY - The owner and CEO of the Utah Jazz is set to be featured on the CBS reality TV show "Undercover Boss." Greg Miller will disguise himself a few times over for the episode chronicling game-night happenings at EnergySolutions Arena. Miller will try out four different jobs alongside Jazz employees, including a halftime performer and a human basketball hoop. He will also serve up burgers and hotdogs as a concessions worker. Miller says he taped the show to find ways to improve game days for fans and workers.

Newlywed man whose wife died BASE jumping in Utah cited by park

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) - A husband whose bride of two weeks fell to her death while BASE jumping in Zion National Park in Utah has been cited for violating a federal law that bans parachuting in national parks, an agency spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Amber Bellows, 28, plummeted 2,000 feet to her death on Saturday after her parachute failed to open properly while she and her husband were BASE jumping off of Mount Kinesava at the park in the desert canyonlands of southwestern Utah.

Gay rights activists arrested in Utah after statehouse sit-in

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirteen Utah gay rights activists were arrested on Monday at the state Capitol after a sit-in to demand lawmakers hear a bill barring housing and job discrimination based on sexual orientation, authorities said. About 20 activists, buoyed by a court ruling that briefly legalized same-sex marriage in the conservative state, had blocked access to part of the Capitol. They said they would not leave unless the Utah Senate president ensured the bill would get a hearing.
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