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Cooking oil made from algae? Research shows possibilities

05/20/2013 7:28am
Researchers at Utah State University think they may have found a new and healthy form of cooking oil extracted from a plant you might not expect.

7 stories you missed this weekend

05/20/2013 7:58am
We've put together a few of the bigger local stories from the weekend that you may have missed. Click the headlines to read the full story.

Probe of Logan hospital Taser death delayed

05/20/2013 10:45am
Weber County prosecutors say they still haven't received the autopsy they need to determine whether charges should be filed in the death of a man who was Tasered at a Logan hospital four months ago.

Ask a cop: A bunch of questions answered, some seriously

05/20/2013 11:24am
Have you ever wanted to ask a cop a question but have been too afraid or had warrants? Well now is your chance through the safety of the Internet. Ask away and I will try to answer them with a degree of seriousness. Send questions to

100 Deadliest Days, and how you can help keep your teen safe

05/20/2013 11:37am
This month, Utah's new teen cell phone ban law went into effect, banning teen drivers from using their cell phones while driving. Coupled with the existing anti-texting law, this cell phone ban will provide a safer and more distraction-free environment for teen drivers. And it could not have come at a better time.

Police say man hit 6-year-old with baseball bat

05/20/2013 2:24pm
A man was arrested after allegedly chasing his son with a baseball bat and hitting him.

Orem man gets life without parole for stabbing death of girlfriend

05/20/2013 3:51pm
Steven Gray was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the October killing of his girlfriend, Jennifer Brackenbury. The woman had apparently been stabbed more than 40 times when her body was found.

Thurl Bailey named ambassador to refugees in Utah

05/20/2013 4:24pm
Former Utah Jazz player Thurl Bailey is taking his talents to Utah's refugee community.

Liquid mustard agent discovered in WW II munitions at Deseret Chemical Depot

05/20/2013 4:40pm
Eleven rusty, World War II-era munitions containing blister agent were found in a remote section at Deseret Chemical Depot. The munitions were discovered during an environmental cleanup.

30 years in prison for man who killed father after 'years of abuse'

05/20/2013 5:28pm
Joseph Nance pleaded guilty to manslaughter for shooting and killing his father in a Kaysville motel. Prosecutors said they took a history of abuse into account when offering the plea deal.

Funeral services announced for Sis. Frances J. Monson

05/20/2013 5:44pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday the funeral services to be held for Frances J. Monson, the wife of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson who passed away Friday.

Prosecutors weigh death penalty for man accused of shooting 5-month-old son

05/20/2013 6:35pm
The American Fork father accused of shooting and killing his infant son returned to court Monday morning.

Family loses combined 375 pounds over 3 years

05/20/2013 7:23pm
The Olson family today looks very different than it did three years ago. The three family members had been overweight most of their lives, but have now lost a combined 375 pounds.

Elk antlers sell for record high price at Jackson, Wyo., auction

05/20/2013 7:51pm
A booming market for elk horns pushed the federal government's annual antler auction to record-breaking prices over the weekend. The unique event, which for years was dominated by Asian buyers who grind up the antlers for medical potions, netted a total of $131,400.

Uintah County man admits killing teen in texting and driving accident

05/20/2013 8:39pm
A Uintah County man who struck and killed a Vernal teen while texting and driving has pleaded guilty to a felony, and settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the boy's parents.

54-year-old man killed in accident on I-215 in North Salt Lake

05/20/2013 8:58pm
A 54-year-old man was killed Monday evening when his vehicle rear-ended another car on I-215, careened across several lanes of traffic and was hit by another vehicle just entering the freeway.

Woman dragged into Ogden house and beaten

05/20/2013 9:00pm
Police are investigating a violent scene where a woman was dragged into a house and then beaten and threatened. Officers said they believe it all started from an argument over drugs or property, but it's still not clear.

Police search for 3 suspects after assault left Vernal man in coma

05/20/2013 9:23pm
Arrest warrants have been issued for three people in the May 15 beating that left a Vernal man in a coma. Police say they're also looking for a 17-year-old boy in connection with the assault.

The bed bug infestation in apartment 17

05/20/2013 10:06pm
Renters in a Holladay apartment complex want their money back after they found bed bugs living in their home when they moved in. But the landlord, they claim, wants proof of live bugs before anything will be done.

Utah native describes 'eerie' experience with first tornado

05/20/2013 11:03pm
For many people who have lived in Utah their entire lives, it's hard to imagine what it's like to live through a tornado. But Utah native Machele Huckabee found out exactly what it's like when the sirens went off Sunday in Wichita, Kan., just weeks after she moved there.

2 arrested at SLC airport after leaving loaded guns in luggage

05/20/2013 11:24pm
Two more loaded guns were discovered in passenger luggage by TSA screeners at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Complaints against doctors kept private by state agency

05/20/2013 11:25pm
From concerns about malpractice to possible criminal acts, if you have a complaint against a doctor you're encouraged to file it with one state agency. However, an investigation found those complaints are considered private unless formal action is taken.

Police end active investigation into Powell disappearance; case documents released

05/20/2013 11:59pm
For now, the 3 ½-year search for Susan Cox Powell is over. In a press conference Monday, West Valley City officials announced they are ending the active investigation into her disappearance. They also released thousands of pages of documents related to the case.