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Utah family takes cover during shooting on Cancun beach

The Jones family from Midvale said they had to duck for cover after shots rang out near their hotel in Cancun Tuesday.
10 months ago

Population Update: Utah averaging 160 new residents per day

The Beehive State is averaging 160 new residents per day over the last year and is experiencing the highest level of people moving into the state since 2005, according to a new report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. 
10 months ago

High school teen centers providing safe haven for Utah students

Communities across the Davis School District are working to help homeless and less fortunate students by building six resource centers for at-risk youth.
10 months ago

Best speedskaters competing in World Cup event at Utah Olympic Oval

A big speedskating World Cup is being held at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. It's the second to last cup of the season, and what's at stake is how many slots countries will earn for the Beijing Olympics. 
10 months ago

Delta variant still threatens Utahns as omicron is detected in the state

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has now been detected in Utah. A top epidemiologist in the state said we can face it if we take precautions, but, it’s not the variant making most people sick today.
10 months ago

FDA forces Utah-based company Owlet to pull baby monitor sock off the market

Utah-based company Owlet just took a big hit from the FDA. The company sells the wildly-popular Smart Sock - a device that is wrapped around the baby’s foot to track the baby’s heart rate, oxygen level and sleep trends.
10 months ago

Where are the workers? Thousands haven’t returned to Utah labor force since pandemic

The Beehive State just registered its lowest unemployment rate on record, however, thousands of workers haven’t returned to the labor force since the pandemic started and aren’t counted in the unemployment rate.
10 months ago

Most Utah gas stations sell 85-octane fuel, but is it OK for your car?

The roads will be packed this Thanksgiving holiday, AAA expects over 48 million Americans will be taking a road trip. In Utah, most gas stations sell 85-octane gasoline. But in most other states the minimum is 87-octane, 85 is not even an option. So, is using the 85 here - the cheapest grade - a bad idea for your car?
10 months ago

After a water main break, who pays for damage – the city or its residents?

When a city water main breaks and sends water flooding into homes and businesses, someone must take care of the mess. But who is responsible for paying for the damage? You ask. KSL investigates.
11 months ago

Widow speaks out about construction accident that killed her husband

The widow of the construction worker killed in yesterday’s tragic incident at the Airport is speaking out for the first time.
11 months ago

Gov. Cox: Schools should ‘pump the brakes on the idea of getting rid of books’

After reports of parents seeking to ban certain books from schools, Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday that schools should be cautious and thoughtful about removing books from libraries.
11 months ago

KSL Investigators fact check claims from legislative debate over new Utah self-defense law

Utah lawmakers debated a controversial new self-defense law for less than 15 minutes, but the KSL Investigators found some of the information shared during the discussion was not accurate or lacked context.
11 months ago

Law enforcement agencies get creative to retain, recruit new officers

The shortage of police and law enforcement officers isn’t unique to Utah but law enforcement agencies are getting creative in the state in their efforts to retain and attract quality individuals.
11 months ago

‘I take crime personally’: Salt Lake City Police Chief reports overall drop in crime

Overall crime is down in Salt Lake City year to date, but violent crime continues to rise. The mayor and police chief unveiled their 2021 crime control plan two weeks ago and said they needed to make their streets safer. Today, in a news briefing, they said the trend is improving, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
11 months ago

Can ‘the missing middle’ help solve Utah’s housing crisis?

Utahns are very concerned about affordable housing for future generations, according to a new study that puts forward “missing middle housing” as part of the solution to the state’s housing crisis.
11 months ago

Popular band delivers music and joy as senior centers bounce back from COVID-19

The Mixed Nuts Band is back rocking the house at senior centers across the Wasatch Front. They are a popular band that’s been around for years playing about 400 gigs a year. But when COVID hit they practically came to a halt. The band leader is 85-years-old and still jamming on the saxophone.
11 months ago

Man paid for solar panel reinstall: so where are they?

A Hooper man got solar panels to reduce his power bill. When he had to replace his roof, he paid the company to come back and take them off, promising they would reinstall when the work was done. That was months ago. He decided to give KSL Consumer Reporter Matt Gephardt a call.
11 months ago

Davis School District addresses allegations against district, offers condolences to Izzy Tichenor’s family

Davis School District President John Robison read a statement at the beginning of a board meeting Tuesday to the family of 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor, who died by suicide earlier this month.
11 months ago

A hacker locked you out of your Facebook account and Facebook is not helping, how can you get your account back?

Imagine if a hacker locked you out of your Facebook account and the social media company would not help you get your access back. It is a scenario playing out for many Facebook users who tell the KSL Investigators they are frustrated by the social media giant’s lack of customer support and service.
11 months ago

Utah veterans develop VR program to help soldiers cope with PTSD

A group of Utah veterans is using virtual reality technology to fight PTSD. They believe the technology can play a key role in helping their fellow soldiers.
11 months ago

University of Utah experts say early positive education, culture of kindness can combat bullying

The death last week of a 10-year-old black, autistic Utah girl who took her own life has again elevated the importance of talking about suicide. Experts from the University of Utah and Huntsman Mental Health Institute talked about the short and long-term impacts of bullying. They believe positive education needs to start early.
11 months ago

Newly created state privacy officer to tackle privacy concerns

The office of the State Auditor announced it has filled the newly created state privacy officer position Tuesday, a role that will oversee how cities, counties and schools are handling your personal information.
11 months ago

Dozens of missionaries in the Mexico Torreon Mission return to work after being robbed, terrorized by two gunmen

Dozens of Missionaries in the Mexico Torreon Mission are back at work after being robbed and terrorized by two gunmen last Friday.
11 months ago

Squeezed out: As land values skyrocket, mobile home parks disappear

Mobile homes have long been considered one of the most affordable ways to own a home. But as Matt Gephardt investigates, an expensive land grab in our current housing squeeze is giving fewer homebuyers that option.
11 months ago