Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned from NBA for life, fined $2.5M

Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned from NBA for life!!

By Steve Almasy and Ashley Fantz


(CNN) — Basketball Commissioner Adam Silver slapped Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban from the sport and a $2.5 million fine Tuesday over racist remarks attributed to Sterling.

Silver said the National Basketball Association “will begin immediately” to force Sterling to sell the team, which he has owned since the 1980s. Sterling admitted it was his voice on the recording, Silver said.

Before Tuesday’s announcement, the head of the league’s players association had called for Silver to hit Sterling with the most severe penalties.

“When a hint of cancer is shown, you have to cut it out immediately, and I feel that’s where the players are today,” Kevin Johnson, the former all-star who is the chairman of the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee, told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”

Johnson said the players trust that the new commissioner, on…

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‘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

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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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Turkey truck crash forces lane closures at Deer Creek Reservoir

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A semi-trailer hauling live turkeys crashed into Deer Creek Reservoir Thursday morning, forcing UHP troopers to close some of the lanes on SR-189.

According to UHP Sgt. Todd Royce, the truck was headed southbound on SR-189 near mile post 18 when it did not negotiate a turn and struck a guard rail.

The semi-trailer rolled over the guard rail and down an embankment into the reservoir.

Royce said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The right southbound lane of SR-189 is expected to be closed for the day and both southbound lanes could close as the truck is removed from the water.

Watch FOX 13 News and for updates.

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