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Parents warn of space heater danger after son almost dies

Ashley Kewish  |  posted Aug 29th - 10:29pm
An 11-month-old boy overheated and nearly died because the space heater in his room never turned off, his parents said.
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Salt Lake County moving forward with plans to unify 911 systems

Jed Boal and Dave Cawley  |  posted Aug 20th - 10:49pm
The Salt Lake County Council made a big step toward better 911 services this week, voting to move ahead with unifying dispatch centers. It's a plan government leaders hope will help fix a dangerous problem.
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Mother encourages CPR training after near-drowning of 4-year-old son

Sandra Yi  |  posted Jul 9th - 7:49pm
A drowning at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Sunday hit close to home for a Utah County mother, who is sharing her story so other parents can learn from it.
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Smith's launches shopping cart safety campaign

Jasen Lee  |  posted Jun 15th - 5:27pm
Salt Lake City-based retailer Smith's Food and Drug is launching a campaign as part of National Safety Month to educate parents on how to use shopping carts safely.
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Bounce houses: What parents should know to avoid aerial accidents

Andrew Adams  |  posted Jun 2nd - 10:48pm
A freak accident involving a bounce house that injured two children in Colorado is drawing the spotlight on the popular summertime rentals, but those who rent out the inflatables say renters need to use some common sense.
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Red Cross app provides critical info during wildfire season

Devon Dolan  |  posted May 22nd - 10:27pm
Have questions about wildfire safety? Look no further than the American Red Cross Wildfire app.
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How forensic technology finds missing kids: A father's story

Andrew Adams  |  posted May 8th - 10:24pm
In August, Indica Huddleston vanished from her Alpine home but was found and brought back safely more than a week later by FBI agents in the Salt Lake Valley. Her father now says computer forensic technology played a key role in her safe recovery.
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Dangers of window-blind cords in spotlight after child's death

Ashley Kewish  |  posted May 5th - 9:03pm
An Orem family is mourning the death of their young daughter after she was strangled by cords on window blinds last week.
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Father of 4 turns passion for running into racing empire

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  posted Mar 26th - 11:33am
A Utah resident and father of four turned his passion for running into a racing empire. With the Red Rock Relay, The Dirty Dash and Color Me Rad on his resume, Matt Ward is turning non- runners into die-hard runners.
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Sex traffickers targeting middle school students

Associated Press  |  posted Mar 5th - 11:37am
A national conference reveals that middle school children are targeted as sex workers.
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Protecting Utah's kids: 2 stories of sexual abuse and tips on preventing it

Whitney Evans  |  posted Mar 1st - 4:09pm
There are signs of grooming that parents should be aware of to empower their children to detect and report abuse.
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SLC paramedics save baby with toy lodged in throat

Pat Reavy and Sandra Yi  |  posted Feb 25th - 7:13pm
Two Salt Lake City paramedics exhibited grace under pressure over the weekend when they saved the life of a 6-month- old boy in what many would consider an extremely stressful situation.
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Company recalls 16 varieties of cheese after death

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  posted Feb 24th - 4:18pm
A Delaware company has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns.
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VIDEO: Teens get crash course in winter driving

KSL.com  |  posted Feb 22nd - 9:13pm
The Utah Highway Patrol provided a winter driving class for teenagers Saturday at the Emergency Vehicle Operations course in Lehi. KSL photojournalist Alan Neves rode along with some Utah teens for the slipping and sliding.
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Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

Associated Press  |  posted Feb 11th - 11:05pm
Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.
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Expert recommends discussing holiday finances with kids

Paul Nelson  |  posted Dec 16th - 7:38am
As you look over your holiday budget and figure out how much you have left to spend, some financial counselors say it may be a good idea to get your kids involved in the discussion.
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Shoppers should be more vigilant during holidays, police say

Mike Anderson  |  posted Dec 10th - 7:19pm
Plenty of thieves use the holiday season for a crime of opportunity, but police say it doesn't take much to prevent these crimes either. The problem is too many shoppers let their guard down.
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Does your child's school have CO detectors?

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  posted Dec 9th - 10:58pm
On Nov. 18 dozens of children at a San Juan County elementary school became sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning. The school didn't have CO detectors. As KSL Investigators found out, the problem reaches hundreds of schools statewide.
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Snow closures serve as reminder to make your car winter-ready

Sam Penrod and Haley Smith  |  posted Dec 9th - 8:22pm
Hundreds of people were stranded for seven hours on I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge along the Arizona Strip late Saturday night because of a rare snowstorm. Many found themselves unprepared to stay in their vehicle for hours.
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Toddler died because of improperly installed car seat, police say

Pat Reavy  |  posted Dec 5th - 10:58pm
An improperly installed child seat is believed to have caused the death of an 3-year-old girl in a traffic accident Wednesday in Clinton.
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Don't Risk Your Child's Life by Leaving Them in the Car

Between 1998 and 2007, nearly 360 children died as a result of being left alone in a car. By leaving your children unattended in a vehicle for even a few minutes, you are needlessly risking their lives.

PREVENTION STEPS:
Never leave your child unattended in a vehicle
Make a habit of checking your vehicle before leaving it
Keep a stuffed animal or other reminder next to you in the car as a cue that your child is with you
If you see a child left alone in a car, contact the police or call 911

SAFETY FACTS:
33% of children who die from being left in a hot car are less than one year old
Cracking your vehicle's windows has very little effect on its temperature
When left in a hot vehicle, a child's body temperature can increase three to five times as fast as an adult's
Children left unattended in a vehicle are at risk of being kidnapped
Children left alone in a car can push buttons, disengage the brakes, put the car in gear or even leave the vehicle and walk away

More info call: 801-662-6580
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How to Prevent Driving Backovers in a Few Easy Steps

Every six days a Utah child is run over in a driveway or parking lot. Please remember to take a few simple steps before you back up.

PREVENTION STEPS:
Before driving, check the street, driveway and area around your vehicle
Drivers of SUVs and trucks should be extra careful
Children should be taught not to play in, under or around vehicles
Supervise children when a driver is leaving the home
Whenever possible, use current technology such as backup cameras and sensor devices
Adjust driver's seat as high as needed to see clearly out of rear window
Roll down windows to hear children
Adjust side and rear mirrors to reduce blind zone

MAJOR RISK FACTORS:
Children under 5 years of age
High profile vehicles such as SUV's, vans and trucks
Vehicles traveling in reverse
Rushed and distracted drivers

More info call: 801-662-6580
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