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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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Car seat tips to keep your child safe

Shara Park  |  posted Dec 4th - 8:52pm
During the winter parents need to think twice before strapping our child into their car seat with a puffy coat on.
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SLC police start new anti-theft campaign

Haley Smith  |  posted Oct 31st - 7:05pm
The Salt Lake City Police Department started a campaign on Thursday called the "Night Out Challenge" in an effort to cut back on theft cases by 25 percent.
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10 safety tips for back to school

Rolayne Fairclough, KSL.com Contributor  |  posted Aug 28th - 11:18am
There is no denying it; it's back to school season. The sales have begun, sports teams are holding try-outs and teachers are heading back to prepare for the coming year. And although there is a lot of excitement about fall fashions and who might have gotten their braces off during the summer, it's important that we pay attention to the safety of our children who are heading back to school.
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Missing teen sparks internet safety discussion

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  posted Aug 20th - 7:30pm
With a Lone Peak teen still missing, child advocacy groups are talking about parent awareness of online dangers.
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Car fire has teen warning others of road debris danger

Mike Anderson  |  posted Jul 2nd - 8:16pm
A Roy teenager was on her way to work Monday when she said a piece of highway trash hit her car and ultimately burst into flames. She got out before she could be hurt, but the accident has prompted her to issue a warning to other drivers.
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How young is too young to own a firearm?

Andrew Adams  |  posted May 2nd - 6:03pm
How young is too young to have access to a firearm? That's what many people are asking after a 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister with a rifle he received as a birthday gift. For firearms instructors in Utah, it's not a simple question to answer.
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Governor says no to Snake Valley water-sharing agreement

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  posted Apr 3rd - 11:00pm
Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday he'll not sign a controversial water-sharing agreement with Nevada, despite the pressure from Utah's neighbor and the threat of a lawsuit.
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Opinion: School safety is about more than just guns

Guy Bliesner, KSL.com Contributor  |  posted Mar 17th - 6:49pm
The preoccupation with violent injuries and deaths at school distracts from the danger of injuries caused by other school activities.
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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
or click HERE
 

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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