Woman charged with six counts of murder in infants’ deaths

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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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Wyoming town evacuated after explosion at gas plant

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OPAL, Wyo. — A small town in Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after an explosion at a gas plant, and officials said the fire burning as a result will eventually burn out on its own.

Emergency officials confirmed to FOX 13 News Wednesday afternoon that the town of Opal was evacuated, and a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation stated that there had been an explosion at the Williams Gas Plant near Kemmerer at about 2 p.m.

The facility processes natural gas gathered from wells in the area, and it also produces natural gas liquids from the natural gas.

Officials said Wednesday around 7:40 p.m. it wasn’t clear when residents would be able to return and that it could be hours or days, depending on various factors.

Stephen Malik, Lincoln County public information officer, said there have not been any injuries reported.

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