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Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 11th - 7:59pm

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.

Father wants to memorialize son with safety changes along Provo River

Sean Moody  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 8:03pm

A 30-year-old Sandy man died last week while trying to rescue a woman and her daughter from the Provo River. Now the man's father says he has plans to prevent a similar tragedy from happening to another family.

Family warns of drowning hazard posed by bucket of water

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:32pm

An Ogden family hopes sharing their story will serve as a warning to other families after their 13-month-old child nearly drowned in a bucket of water.

Have You Seen This? Pedestrian's close call with train

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 2nd - 1:15pm

I have a tough time paying attention, but let's all try and pay attention when our lives are on the line. Watch the video and you'll agree.

Police seek driver who hit, injured teen on Bangerter Highway

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 6:28pm

Police in West Jordan are looking for the driver of a car involved in an unusual auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday morning. It happened at 9000 South and Bangerter Highway, and the teenager hit didn't know she was injured until hours later.

Close call has city officials warning parents to keep kids out of deep snow piles

Keith McCord  |  Posted   Jan 5th - 8:01pm

This week, Spanish Fork City administrators put a message on social media urging parents to be careful as their kids play in the deep snow. The warning comes after a close call involving a snowplow driver whose quick actions most likely saved some young lives.

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   Dec 6th - 2:35pm

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.

5 tech tips for staying safe while using dating apps

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 17th - 11:46am

If you’re currently using or thinking about trying an online dating app or two to liven up your love life, safety is key. Here are five tech tips to help you have a safer experience with dating apps.

Canyons District buses equipped with potentially life-saving technology

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Aug 4th - 11:10pm

The Canyons School District has a new tool to help bus drivers keep children safe. It comes in response to several cases where students were left behind on buses earlier this year.

Mother, lifeguards save young boy from drowning

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jul 7th - 8:32pm

A 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned Wednesday at the city pool in American Fork is home from the hospital, and he has the quick action of his mother and two lifeguards to thank for saving his life.

UHP cracking down on simple driving errors in effort keep Utah roads safe

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 4th - 11:16am

Utah Highway Patrol took KSL along in an unmarked squad car to show it wasn’t hard to find concerning driver behavior.

Safety measures, response teams can't replace vigilant parents, Hogle Zoo officials say

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 31st - 6:24pm

After a 3-year-old boy slipped under protective barriers and fell 15 feet into the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla enclosure Saturday, prompting zoo officials to shoot the animal, officials at Utah's Hogle Zoo are evaluating their own safety measures.

Drivers again urged to keep 'Heads Up,' watch out for motorcycles

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 5th - 9:31pm

Two years ago, 45 motorcycle riders died on Utah roads — a record number. Now safety advocates are urging riders and drivers to watch out for each other and save more lives on the road.

Expert: Signs were missed that could have avoided dog-biting incident

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   May 3rd - 10:22pm

As soon as KSL posted the video with the story about that dog in Bear Lake who bit a child, the comments started pouring in. There's a petition to try and keep the dog from being put down. There are also those who say the dog should be euthanized.

Alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 2nd - 8:00am

Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.

Toddler badly burned in kitchen accident

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 7:29am

A 2-year-old was badly burned after pulling a rice cooker off of her kitchen counter full of boiling water.

Preppers: Utahns share jaw-dropping disaster preparation tips

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:41pm

Thursday’s Great Utah ShakeOut served as an annual reminder to all of what could happen when the big one hits the Beehive State, and how Utahns can be ready and stay safe. Some, though, don't needed the extra coaxing: They are the “preppers."

Nearly 1M Utahns take part in largest 'ShakeOut' to date

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:22pm

From St. Mark's Hospital workers pretending their west towers had just collapsed to state officials evacuating the Capitol, Nearly 1 million Utahns participated in the state's largest earthquake drill Thursday.

Crash through fence raises safety concerns along Lehi thoroughfare

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 9:36am

A Lehi thoroughfare known to neighbors as a magnet for accidents is the topic of concern again after a car slammed into a Brad Bennett’s fence.

Pet passengers pose safety risk to others in car, experts warn

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 31st - 10:55pm

For many pet owners, driving around with your fury friends in the back seat is perfectly normal. But even if your pet is restrained in a harness or crate, it — and other people the vehicle — could be at risk of serious injury.