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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.

How much of your MS donation actually goes to a good cause?

Torin Koos and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 11:25pm

With summer just around the corner, it might be tempting to clean out the closet by donating to charity. A local nonprofit said the cure for multiple sclerosis could be hanging in your closet. KSL Investigators check the charity's history of giving.

Police: German Shepherd breeder disappears with deposits, claims puppies died

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 10:15pm

Police are looking for a woman who advertised German Shepherd puppies for sale. Lacey Jumper allegedly took deposits for the puppies from at least a dozen people, then claimed the puppies died. Police say she disappeared with the money.

Hundreds of Utah children at center of identity theft

Torin Koos and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Apr 6th - 10:31pm

Miranda is a fun-loving 8-year-old, who — on paper — is pulling in thousands. Her identity was stolen. For three years, her family tried to get it back. What her mom learned along the way could help all Utah parents.

High bacteria counts on cellphone doesn't determine rate of infection

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Feb 25th - 10:33pm

National news headlines about high bacteria counts on cellphones may make you queasy. But after testing several cellphones for germs, KSL Investigators learned the germ count alone doesn't determine if your dirty phone will make you sick.

By end of high school, nearly all kids have seen pornography, experts say

Mary Richards  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:51pm

Experts say children are viewing and getting addicted to pornography via smartphones and other devices, sometimes as young as 7 years old.

KSL Investigates: SLC out millions of dollars in unpaid parking tickets

Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 10:32pm

KSL Investigators discovered that Salt Lake City is short millions of dollars in unpaid parking tickets, and the identity of the worst offender may surprise you.

Social media kicks up sales of bronzed baby shoes

Mitch Stacy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 10:20am

During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about. She knew the young mothers who lived in those houses were prospective customers for her fledgling entrepreneurial enterprise: bronzing baby shoes.