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New liability rules on credit, debit card fraud take effect Thursday

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:05pm

Utah businesses face a deadline mandated by banks and credit card networks to upgrade to EMV technology. The new readers work with new credit cards to create unique transaction codes that make fraud much more difficult than traditional cards.

When does fantasy football become gambling?

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:26pm

Every NFL season, Deseret News sportswriter Randy Hollis and his buddies gather to draft players to their fantasy football teams. Hollis joins millions of Americans who play — some for bragging rights, others for money.

USU students get creative after housing debacle

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 10:26pm

Last month, hundreds of Utah State University students were left scrambling to find housing just two weeks before school started. They signed up with a new apartment complex called The Factory, but construction delays left them in a lurch.

The complexities of reverse mortgages can set homeowners back

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 6:35pm

Running out of money is a great fear for those living in retirement. Some are looking at "reverse mortgages" to help them out. But it's an option with surprises that can set older homeowners back.

New car seat helps parents remember baby's on board

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Aug 21st - 9:36pm

A new car seat that promises to remind parents there's a baby on board is hitting store shelves. It costs about $160 and has technology that sounds an alert when the car shuts off and a baby is strapped in the seat.

Incomplete project leaves 300 USU students scrambling for housing

Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 9:38am

In less than two weeks, the fall semester will start at most schools in Utah. But the school year could be in question for roughly 300 students at Utah State University who just found out they don't have a place to live.

Pinterest says nude photos could be considered art; mom disagrees

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:28pm

Pinterest is the go-to site for millions of people looking for ideas. So what do you do when you run across explicit images on accident?

Terminating telemarketer calls: 3 smartphone apps put to the test

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:30pm

How do you stop annoying telemarketing calls when the Do Not Call Registry doesn't work? KSL Investigators put three smartphone apps to the test.

A day with Apple Pay: testing the 'wallet of the future'

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Jul 20th - 10:29pm

It's called the wallet of the future, and you may be in the dark about how it works. More and more retailers allow you to pay at the register with a tap of your smartphone. KSL Investigator Debbie Dujanovic put it to the test.

Panhandlers finding ways around off-ramp safety law

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Jul 13th - 10:27pm

More and more panhandlers are begging on Utah off-ramps, despite a new safety law aimed at stopping them. KSL Investigators look into how they're getting around it.

A look at the crime Utahns commit

Debbie Dujanovic, Torin Koos  |  Posted  Jul 6th - 10:36pm

KSL Investigators take a look at the reported crimes taking place during an average day in Utah. While the latest crime report stats show the sky isn't falling, the numbers are still startling.

Blue slides' surfaces may reach 200 degrees, investigators say

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Jul 2nd - 10:42pm

When KSL Investigators learned a child had received a second-degree burn from a blue plastic slide at a popular city park, they began taking temperature readings. The city where it happened is considering a shade structure to keep children safe.

Kids and crime: Utah's teens lead serious crime lists

Torin Koos and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  May 19th - 10:30pm

In Utah, one in five people will have a criminal rap sheet before they become an adult. And not just for petty crimes, either. KSL investigators dig deep to find out why — and what can be done to confront the issue.

Is radon in Utah schools? KSL investigates

Mike Headrick  |  Posted  May 18th - 11:56pm

A silent killer may be lurking in Utah schools, but districts aren't required to test for it.

Car wrap ads investigated after negative reviews

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  May 14th - 11:06pm

A Provo company claims you can make easy money by advertising on your car. But some drivers say they actually lost money after signing up. KSL Investigators went in search of answers.

Mysterious text to child's phone could lead to extortion

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  May 12th - 10:30pm

Your child sends and receives hundreds of texts each month. Most are probably from people they know. KSL Newsradio host Jay McFarland and KSL investigator Debbie Dujanovic teamed up to see what can happen when a child gets a mysterious text.

KSL Investigates: 'Why'd you steal my bike?'

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  May 11th - 10:41pm

Every year, hundreds of bikes are stolen in Salt Lake City alone — and the numbers are growing. For a city that wants to be "bike friendly," it's a big problem. KSL Investigators decided to track the thieves to see where the stolen bikes are going.

KSL Investigates: Who makes the most in our public schools?

Torin Koos and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  May 7th - 10:36pm

KSL investigates where your tax dollars are going. Who are the highest-paid employees in Utah's public schools? How do these education salaries stack up nationally? KSL Investigators uncover some eye-popping salaries.

Is your smartTV snooping on you?

Torin Koos  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:35pm

Is your smartTV spying on you? KSL Investigates the staggering amount of intimate data your television could be collecting on you and just how vulnerable this personal data. Advertisers, hackers, even the U.S. gov could be watching you ... watch TV.

USPS continues to owe parking tickets, break parking laws

Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:32pm

A KSL investigation showed the United States Postal Service owes Salt Lake City thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets. After the story aired, both sides agreed to resolve the issue, but it appears postal workers are still breaking city laws.