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Community rallies around family of former firefighter who died in crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:11pm

Friends of a Clarkston man who served as a firefighter and EMT and was training to become a police officer are putting together a benefit concert Monday night to help the family he left behind after a crash on I-15 in February.

Make Your Week: Stranger pays for 20 military members’ meals; a discount on fishing licenses

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:59am

The temperatures are hot and fires are raging across the state. If the evacuations, smoke and constant burning have you troubled, we have a boost for you.

Utah family turns grief into purpose by opening ranch to help young girls

Lori Prichard  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:08pm

Nestled above a neighborhood in Alpine sits a quiet, beautiful ranch with a unique purpose. The idea for the ranch was born during a family's greatest grief — the loss of a child.

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

Deseret Industries places 4 pianos around Salt Lake for public to play, enjoy

Viviane Vo-Duc  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:00pm

Four refurbished pianos from Deseret Industries are being placed throughout Salt Lake City as part of a collaboration between the Mundi Project and the LDS Welfare Services Department.

Inmates save deputy who passed out during work detail

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:10am

A group of Georgia inmates had a clear path to freedom when the deputy assigned to supervise them passed out during an outdoor work detail. Instead, they banded together to help save his life.

Sunset firefighters replace child's motorized toy lost in fire

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 4:46pm

Janet Nelson said her 4-year-old daughter, Avery, was devastated when she learned her beloved Mickey Mouse-themed, battery-powered riding car had melted and burned in the family's shed.

Once given a 15% chance to live, former USU athlete works to re-enroll in school

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 7:01pm

Car accident victim Brady Holt was first given a 15 percent chance to live, and is now working towards going back to school.

Make Your Week: Stranger buys lunch for military member; cheering up other patients

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 11:14am

As happens every week, Monday is back again, signaling a new work week.

West Jordan's wooden toy factory flooded with donations to keep it afloat

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Jun 18th - 11:04pm

For 15 years, Alton Thacker has built toy cars and given them away to kids around the world. When his factory faced closure, he was overwhelmed by the response from the public.

Homeless teen graduates top of her class, gets accepted to Stanford

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 8:21am

Getting into Stanford is a very challenging feat, but one North Carolina teen earned the honor without a permanent home in which to complete her school work.

Bride orchestrates perfect 'bouquet toss' marriage proposal for best friend

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 9:27am

A Canadian woman helped plan and execute the perfect surprise marriage proposal for her best friend — on her very own wedding day.

Mom's routine dental cleaning leads to a life-saving surgery

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 7:36pm

Oral cancer affects 10,000 people each year in the United States. Since it's less common, this deadly and debilitating cancer often gets missed. It can look as harmless as a canker sore.

Venison donation feeds more than 500 homeless Utahns

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 14th - 10:33am

Outdoor Sportsman Group chef Scott Leysath and the national Hunt.Fish.Feed. campaign fed more than 500 homeless Utahns in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night.

Firehouse Subs donates AEDs to small-town police department

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 11:06pm

Thanks to donations from Firehouse Subs restaurants, police officers in a small town in Box Elder County now have the right equipment to save someone who goes into cardiac arrest.

'Dying in Vein': Documentary shows no one is immune to opioid addiction

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 7:00pm

A new film takes a raw, honest look at the impact of the opioid epidemic in Utah. It features a young Salt Lake woman in the throes of addiction and shares what led to her recovery.

Make Your Week: Strangers offer great seats at playoff game, more feel-good stories

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 12:57pm

Winds are tearing across Utah today and it’s Monday, which can always put a damper on things.

'Younique' foundation restoring hope to survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Jun 9th - 8:04pm

The numbers are staggering — 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Here in Utah, The Younique Foundation is committed to addressing the issue through a new effort to help adult survivors of childhood trauma.

Viral photos show dad walking daughter to 1st day of kindergarten, last day of high school

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 8:53am

It’s been said that kids grow up in the blink of an eye, and for one Texas dad, the proof is in a photo.

Utah company to create, donate headstone for Nephi's 'Little Addie'

Ladd Egan  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 10:45pm

After waiting nearly a year, the family of Addie Fausett will soon have a headstone marking the 7-year-old’s final resting place in the Nephi cemetery — even as a fraud case continues into what happened to charity money set aside to purchase one.