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SALLY HO and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press

Are you ready for an algorithm that screens families for child neglect?

Child welfare officials in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the cradle of Mister Rogers' TV neighborhood and the icon's child-centric innovations, are using an algorithm to support agency workers as they make decisions meant to protect children from neglect. The AP identified several concerns about the technology, including questions about its reliability and its potential to harden racial disparities in the child welfare system.
7 months ago
The child ID kits allow parents to have critical information on hand if police need it. (Winston Ar...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

Simple form can help police find missing kids quicker

It’s unthinkable for parents. Finding out a child is missing. It's critical for police to have important information about a missing child as quickly as possible and Utah law enforcement is using a form to gather that information even before it's needed.
8 months ago
It turns out Santa is protected by COVID-19 antibodies and social distancing precautions. (Mike And...
Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.
1 year ago
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Tania Dean, KSL TV

Neighborhood Puts On Safe Fireworks Show

In one Saratoga Springs neighborhood, about 40 families pooled their money and came together to safely celebrate the 4th of July with personal fireworks.
1 year ago
Health care workers walk out of a King Sooper's Grocery store after a gunman opened fire on March 2...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Utah Security Expert: Situational Awareness Key To Escaping Active Shooter

Following the tragic shooting in a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket, it's unnerving to imagine a confrontation with an active shooter. But one Utah security expert said surviving something like that comes down to situational awareness when out in public.
2 years ago
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Robin Heiden

Safe In 60: Common Poisons In Your Home And How To Keep Your Kids Safe

Nine out of 10 unintentional child poisonings happen in the home, and children under the age of 6 make up about 60% of poison exposures in Utah.
2 years ago
South Valley Services is one of the places that helps abuse survivors answering more calls for help...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

More Funds Given For Domestic Violence Programs As Calls Increase During Pandemic

Domestic violence calls have increased significantly during the pandemic, according to Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, who announced additional funding for two programs that help victims on Wednesday.
2 years ago
Amber Rausch, a mother who lives in Kearns, finds she has good days and bad days during the pandemi...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Feeling Anxious, Sad During The Pandemic? You’re Not Alone, U Of U Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Utah wanted to know how the pandemic is affecting mental health, and so far, they’re finding more of us are struggling mentally and emotionally.
2 years ago
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Robin Heiden

Safe In 60: Fireworks Safety

Before purchasing fireworks, you need to know the rules and precautions.
2 years ago
Krista Useche, director of The Family Place....
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Utah Nonprofit Crisis Child Care Reports Highest Demand Ever

A Cache Valley nonprofit that puts the focus on families said it is seeing some of the highest demand ever for a program that helps kids.
2 years ago
With summer camps closed, Ellie Maher plays her ukulele daily to keep busy....
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

5 Ways To Keep Kids Mentally, Emotionally Healthy This Summer

When the pandemic hit, a West Jordan mom saw it as an opportunity for more family time but now with the summer here, her kids are bursting at the seams to get out of the house and have fun.
3 years ago
Paige Ford, left, age 16, was feeling sad when her school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie was canc...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

3 Tools for Helping Sad, Disappointed Teens During Coronavirus Pandemic

Isolation and loneliness can bring out sadness in teenagers, especially during a pandemic. When an Eagle Mountain teen started feeling hopeless, her family, teacher and peers interceded.
3 years ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Parks Officials: Life Jackets Required For Boaters On Utah Waters

State officials have reminded boaters and anyone else on the water to wear life jackets, as waves of Utahns were expected to get outside over the Memorial Day weekend, now that the pandemic hibernation has eased the changing COVIT-19 threat level from orange to yellow.
3 years ago
Fires and falls are the two most common holiday hazards. As you add that Christmas cheer, just reme...
Robin Heiden

Safe In 60: Preventing The Most Common Holiday Decorating Hazards

Fires and falls are the two most common holiday hazards. As you add that Christmas cheer, just remember some basic safety steps
3 years ago
There are things we as homeowners can do to make our porches and property safe for the mini ghosts ...
Robin Heiden

Safe In 60: Prep Your Yard To Welcome Those Ghosts & Goblins

There are things we as homeowners can do to make our porches and property safe for the mini ghosts and goblins that will be visiting on Halloween.
3 years ago
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Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

It’s The Law: Authorities Want Drivers To Stop When School Bus Stop Arms Are Out

School authorities and law enforcement want drivers to stop blowing past stop arm signs -- and anyone who doesn't come to a complete stop will end up on camera.
3 years ago
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Alaa Elassar, CNN

Milwaukee Police Officer Buys Children Car Seats Instead Of Ticketing Their Mom

When Andrella "Lashae" Jackson was pulled over on October 12 by a Milwaukee police officer who noticed her two young daughters were not in car seats, the single mom of five expected to leave with a hefty ticket.
3 years ago
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Lt. Robin Heiden

Safe in 60: Create A Safety Plan With Your Child

Salt Lake City Police respond to an average of 12 missing child calls a month. Fortunately, almost all of those children are found quickly and safely. If you find yourself in this situation, here's where to start.
3 years ago
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Lt. Robin Heiden

Safe in 60: Utah’s Two Worst Distracted Driving Behaviors

Distracted driving causes far too many accidents in Utah. According to the Utah Highway Safety Office, there were 5,748 distracted driver crashes in 2016 which resulted in 3,303 injuries and 27 deaths.
3 years ago
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Lt. Robin Heiden

Safe in 60: Rules Around Crosswalks And Pedestrian Safety

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Each year in Utah, about 30 pedestrians are hit and killed by drivers and another 785 injured, according to the Utah Highway Safety Office. More alarmingly, the number of auto-pedestrian accidents has increased for the seventh year in a row. I’ve found there is sometimes confusion about when a driver […]
4 years ago
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Lt. Robin Heiden

Safe in 60: Protect Yourself From The Most Common Financial Scams

Thieves are always looking for ways to take your money and personal information, and they're getting more sophisticated.
4 years ago
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Lt. Robin Heiden

Safe in 60: Love Electric Scooters? Please Ride Responsibly

If you frequent downtown Salt Lake City, you've likely seen electric scooters. They are growing in popularity, and are quickly expanding to other communities around the state. They are fun to ride, but can cause safety hazards if you don't ride responsibly.
4 years ago
Dr. Matt Swenson talks with KSL TV's Dan Spindle...
Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Child Psychiatrist Shares The Best Ways For Parents To Get Their Kids To Open Up

Utah children and teens are grappling with intense circumstances surrounding depression, anxiety and even suicide. A Utah psychiatrist hopes to gives adults the tools they need to help.
4 years ago
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Lt. Robin Heiden

Safe in 60: New Lane Filtering Law Explained

Thirty-six people died in motorcycle accidents on Utah roads last year. A new law aims to prevent some of those accidents and help save lives.
4 years ago
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