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Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.1 Percent

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The state unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in March, but remained well below the national average.

According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, more than 1.3 million Utahns were employed in nonagricultural jobs in March. That figure is actually an increase of nearly 36,000 over the February numbers.

The unemployment rate of 4.1 percent was up from 3.9 percent in February, but well below the national rate of 6.7 percent.

The state's unemployment rate hadn't climbed since July 2013.

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Salt Lake City Man, 25, Arrested After Dispute with Neighbor

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police arrested a 25-year-old Salt Lake City man on assault charges Thursday.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers were dispatched to a home on East 800 South after reports of a dispute between neighbors. One of the men was reportedly armed with a handgun.

Colin Levetan was taken into custody just before 2 a.m. on Thursday and faces four counts of aggravated assault.

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Police Seek Public Assistance in Tuesday Bank Robbery

Salt Lake City Police Department(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are asking for public assistance in identifying and locating the suspect in a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, the man entered the Key Bank branch on South Foothill Boulevard at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and handed a note to a teller demanding cash. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a white BMW.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his mid-20s, about 6-feet-1 inch tall and 190 to 200 pounds. The suspect has a stocky build, "scruffy" facial hair and yellow teeth.

Anyone with information is asked to call (801) 799-3000.

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Bicyclist Struck by Car

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A bicyclist is in the hospital after he was struck by a car Sunday evening.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that the bicyclist had been riding in the shoulder of the road, but as a car started to go by, the bicyclist swerved into the lane and was hit by the car.

The victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

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Woman Reportedly Kills at Least Six of Her Own Children

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A woman in suburban Salt Lake City has been arrested for reportedly killing at least six of her own children. 

It is thought that Megan Huntsman gave birth seven times between 1996 to 2006.

While one of the babies was a stillborn, authorities believe that the other six died at the hands of their mother.

Huntsman's estranged husband was cleaning out the garage when he found an infant's body in a box. He called the police and six other corpses were found.

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