Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed
It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.
Tensions rising over public land use in Utah, the West » In rural corners around the West, local officials and ranchers are threatening to flout federal authority, often with moral support and legal cover from state leaders. Iron and Beaver county commissions have threatened to round up federally protected wild horses to protect Utah’s drought-stricken range. Angst over a possible national monument that could be designated by a lame-duck president with the stroke of a pen is rippling through central and southern Utah.
Search warrants reveal grisly details on Huntsman’s dead babies » Documents released four days after prosecutors charged Megan Huntsman, 39, with six counts of murder, outline a grim scene that hints at the gruesome steps this mother took to conceal seven births from relatives and neighbors who saw her as a shy but warm woman, who they trusted to baby-sit their own children.
Grass-roots fundraising at heart of same-sex marriage fight » In a radical restructuring of Restore Our Humanity’s fundraising efforts, Mark Lawrence decided to appeal to individuals by asking for small, manageable donations rather than focusing on soliciting big checks from even bigger businesses, corporations and national gay-rights powerhouses.
Utah State’s D.J. Tialavea close to reaching family’s NFL dreams » AWest Jordan native and former Utah State tight end is expected either to be selected in the late rounds of the NFL Draft or signed as a free agent. Although a foot fracture ended his senior season prematurely, he should figure into the pro ranks based on his blocking ability and his 6-foot-4, 260-pound stature.
Police used guise to gain info from Utah vets in sweat lodge feud » Police at the Salt Lake City veterans hospital posed as a potential protester over the phone to gain information about a demonstration planned by veterans upset about changes to the hospital’s acclaimed sweat lodge, an email shows.
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