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Utah Office of Education releases 2014 school 'grades'

Morgan Jacobsen  |  posted Dec 15th - 9:51pm
This year's report cards for Utah's schools show about the same distribution of A, B, C, D and F grades as last year, but with several new calculation metrics, according to data released Monday by the Utah State Office of Education.
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West Jordan looking to improve roadway safety after fatal accident

Sandra Yi  |  posted Dec 15th - 8:56pm
City officials on Monday said they're looking at ways to improve pedestrian safety on a two-lane road where a father and son were hit and killed by a car Saturday night.
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Curriculum addresses potentially deadly 'choking game'

Keira Farrimond  |  posted Dec 2nd - 8:58am
Iron County School District will include warnings in its health curriculum about the "choking game" after four student deaths.
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Toy-related dangers highlighted in 2 new reports

Erika Edwards, NBC News  |  posted Dec 1st - 5:02pm
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has released it's annual "Trouble in Toyland" report, which highlights the dangers posed by popular toys. A separate new study found the annual rate of toy-related injuries has risen 40 percent in the past two decades.
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The most important highway safety tip for holiday travel

Keith McCord  |  posted Nov 21st - 9:21pm
Most drivers know the usual safety tips for holiday travel: go the speed limit, don't drink or text and drive, and wear your seat belt. But do you know which of these tips is most important, even when you're following all the other rules of safe driving?
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Study explains the science behind the Harry Potter reading addiction

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  posted Nov 11th - 7:29pm
When a reader's tangible world shifts to that of fantasy, it is often called getting "lost in a book", and a new study shows that phrase to be more than a metaphor.
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Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods,' study shows

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  posted Nov 10th - 7:10pm
Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.
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Fatal train accident leaves community searching for answers

Whitney Evans and Nkoyo Iyamba  |  posted Nov 10th - 7:00pm
The family and community of Emanuel Romero were searching for answers Monday after the 5-year-old was hit and killed by a train Sunday evening.
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3 tips to defend your privacy on Facebook

Debbie Dujanovic  |  posted Nov 4th - 10:39pm
Many of us use Facebook to socialize with friends and family, but are you sharing more than you think? Here are three security measures you can tackle in a couple of minutes to defend your digital privacy.
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Child safety program aims to reach parents worldwide

Jed Boal  |  posted Oct 15th - 10:22pm
Every six days a Utah child is run over in a driveway or parking lot. Four or five of them die every year, and that's what Utah has witnessed so far this year. A program called Spot the Tot aims to save more of those kids.
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Instead of ticket, officer buys girl booster seat

The Associated Press  |  posted Oct 7th - 4:40pm
A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn't secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn't cut it.
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Mystery check in mailbox is a scam, fraud experts say

Debbie Dujanovic  |  posted Sep 29th - 10:40pm
When KSL viewer Dirk Ewing received a mysterious check for $1,890, he knew something wasn't right and contacted the KSL Investigators. Turns out, the check was counterfeit and part of a pretty common international scheme.
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How and why to forgive your spouse

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  posted Sep 29th - 6:58am
"My spouse has done some things that really bother me. I'm trying to forgive, but I can't seem to really get there." In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim explains the challenges in forgiving past mistakes and gives some amazing tips for letting them go.
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Crossing guard in fair condition; parents protest for change

Pat Reavy and Nicole Vowell  |  posted Sep 26th - 7:18pm
A 70-year-old elementary school crossing guard was upgraded to fair condition Friday, one day after being struck by a car while on the job.
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Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

The Associated Press  |  posted Sep 12th - 5:03pm
An employee has been fired and a New Jersey day care center reopened Friday, one day after more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served a mix of water and bleach.
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Surge in SLC bank robberies linked to heroin addictions

Dennis Romboy  |  posted Sep 2nd - 7:27pm
Police attribute a dramatic uptick in bank robberies in the Salt Lake Valley to a heroin epidemic. More than 90 percent of the robberies are related to the cheap, highly addictive drug, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank said Tuesday.
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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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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
or click HERE
 
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