‘Big Boy’ locomotive on track for restoration

Big Boy No. 4014 coming to town!


Union Pacific’s “Big Boy” is on the move.

Big Boy no. 40-14, one of the largest steam locomotives ever built,  is slated to be restored.

Big Boy left Calfiornia Monday morning on a nearly 1,300 mile journey to Cheyenne, Wyo. for restoration that will talke five years.

The locomotive will be towed by current Union Pacific locomotives that will pass through Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Ogden.

Track the locomotive’s location at the following website http://www.up.com/aboutup/special_trains/steam/index.shtml.

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Woman charged with six counts of murder in infants’ deaths

What’s wrong with her?


PROVO, Utah — A West Valley City woman has been formally charged with six counts of first-degree felony murder after the bodies of seven babies were found in her former Pleasant Grove residence earlier this month.

Police said Megan Huntsman, 39, admitted to strangling or suffocating six of her own newborn babies immediately after giving birth to them over a 10-year span beginning in 1996.  A seventh baby, Huntsman told police, was stillborn.

The charges against Huntsman were filed Monday morning in the 4th Judicial District Court in Utah County.

Huntsman’s estranged husband Darren West, who recently came back to Utah after serving a stint in federal prison on drug charges, found the corpses on April 12.

The bodies were found packaged in cardboard boxes in the home Huntsman and West used to share in Pleasant Grove.

A public defender was appointed for Huntsman last week.

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