Homeowner Dana Barny watches an informercial for Home Title Lock....

Ads claim title thieves can steal your home, but can you really lose your house?

An infomercial promoting a subscription service that says it can shield your home from title theft is spooking homeowners across Utah. But is it a service you really need to buy into? And how much of a threat is title theft? KSL's Matt Gephardt investigates.
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How small businesses, entrepreneurs thrive amidst the pandemic

Ask any entrepreneur — running a business has always been a challenge. But KSL Consumer Investigator Matt Gephardt found that modern entrepreneurs are having to adapt to a whole new slew of challenges.
Private events are not allowed anymore on most of Draper's trails. (KSL TV)...

Draper City Council bans private events on much of the city’s trail system

Draper’s city council this week voted to nix hosting private events on much of the city’s trail system. The vote comes as a slap-in-the-face to the sponsors of the Corner Canyon Half Marathon.  
Utahns rally in opposition to the proposed congressional district maps at the Capitol in Salt Lake ...

Lawmakers received hundreds of emails in support of the independent redistricting commission. Why didn’t they listen?

Hundreds of emails obtained by the Deseret News and KSL Investigates team show an outpouring of disapproval from constituents to lawmakers regarding the recent, highly controversial redistricting process.
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Orem residents frustrated that new streetlights not flipped on months after installation

Several Orem neighborhoods have brand new streetlights, but there is just one problem — they have not been turned on. So, after millions of taxpayer dollars spent and months after they were installed, frustrated residents want to know why they are not on.
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The push in Utah’s Legislature to stop governments and HOAs from mandating plush lawns

Last summer, politicians begged Utahns to conserve water, but as the KSL Investigators found, that did not stop some homeowners associations or government entities from enforcing their rules for residents to keep lush lawns.
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Home warranty mailers urging homeowners to call are not from the county recorder

If an urgent notice showed up in the mail from your local county claiming a home warranty is about to expire, you would take notice. Well, a Millcreek woman took notice of the awfully official looking letter she received. Turns out, it was not official at all.
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How to avoid getting scammed as you make your holiday gift returns

Return windows for sending back those unwanted Christmas gifts are rapidly closing for many retailers, and the bad guys know it. For decades, they have targeted retailers with return fraud schemes. Now, they are finding ways to target customers directly.
Candis and Andy Meredith, stars of “Home Work.” (Credit: Magnolia Network)...

Multiple families accuse TV show ‘Home Work’ of shoddy work, blown budgets

Several homeowners say the magic of TV does not always match the behind-the-scenes experience. They are making serious allegations as a new show — shot here in Utah — launched this week on the new Magnolia Network.
Jesse Bruce is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Cory Haney. He claims he acted in self-...

Prosecutors hope to circumvent Utah’s new, controversial self-defense law in 2019 murder case

A new claim that the evidence in a 2019 murder case constitutes domestic violence could spare prosecutors from a new hearing process that creates an opportunity for the defendant’s charges to be dismissed before trial.
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One year later: Where cases stand against 8 Utahns charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege

Few Utahns were arrested in the Capitol siege, but that didn’t stop some of them from making national headlines. One year later, of the eight charged, only one has a conviction on the books.
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Fountain Green woman frustrated after pouring thousands into leaky walk-in tub

Nothing relaxes like a hot bath. But a Fountain Green woman decided to call the KSL Investigators when the company who installed her expensive bathtub left her high and dry.
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She sought justice after years of feeling unsafe, but says the Utah County Attorney got in the way

A new lawsuit accuses Utah County Attorney David Leavitt of dropping a stalking case because he knew the defendant. Leavitt denies he had a conflict of interest.
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Homeowner frustrated by delays in replacing dangerous utility pole

If there was something dangerous at your home, you'd work quickly to get it fixed. But the call came to KSL Consumer Investigator Matt Gephardt from a Cottonwood Heights woman after she couldn't get the power company to fix a dangerous power pole.
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If you got a gift card for Christmas, don’t forget to use it 

If you had a stack of cash in your wallet it would eventually get spent. You can't say the same about these plastic cards that are loaded with cash. 
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With the spreading omicron variant, should you get travel insurance?

Fewer people say they are buying travel insurance this December than in December 2020. So, is the cost of the insurance worth it?
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How to help ensure your holiday return goes smoothly

Christmas Day has come and gone, so now it's time for the next seasonal tradition — returning unwanted gifts.
Tanner Christiansen, 12, saws with help from his father John Christiansen....

Old tradition gains new popularity as more buy permits to cut their own Christmas trees

It's an old holiday tradition for many Utah families, but it's gaining new traction in the pandemic. More and more families are opting to legally cut down their own Christmas tree, a trend that helps keep forests healthy, land managers say.
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Domestic violence can increase and intensify during the holidays, but help is available for Utahns

There are 24-hour resources available to Utahns across the state who might experience or witness domestic violence during the holidays.
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With the pandemic ongoing, what will car insurance rates look like in 2022?

In 2021, people hit the roads again but seemingly were out of practice causing a spike in accidents, tickets and yes, insurance premiums.
Evan Quilter talks to KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt about some of his family's lands in Gunnison b...

Government Goof: Sanpete County sold Gunnison man’s land in error

Right off the main highway in Gunnison is some land that has been in Evan Quilter's family for a few generations. But a big chunk of it was sold off. Evan's family did not sell it; Sanpete County did.
Marissa Root, a Utah Valley University student, speaks about her lawsuit against the school and the...

Utah universities ‘ignored’ her report of rape against a football player, student says, leaving others vulnerable

A Utah Valley University student says she wanted resources to help her cope and accountability for a University of Utah football player who allegedly victimized her. But Marissa Root says both schools failed her. She’s now suing the colleges, along with the Utah System of Higher Education.
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‘An emotional roller coaster’: After uncertainty, I-15 murder case goes forward

After he pleaded guilty to a woman’s brutal murder on I-15, a Utah man then considered withdrawing his plea for a possible argument of self-defense. But he agreed Monday to go forward with sentencing.
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The pitfall of buying a concert ticket from a third-party vendor

You want to be careful where you buy concert tickets online. It is something one Utah music lover learned the hard way.
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