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Car interiors become unbearably hot in a hurry, demonstration proves

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 3rd - 6:38am

Hot cars can prove dangerous and deadly for kids, adults and pets. On Thursday, West Valley Police officers and paramedics demonstrated how quickly a car can become an oven.

Boy credits parents’ teachings in thwarting abduction

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 10:21pm

A potential abduction at a public park earlier this week was avoided thanks to a child's quick action. The 11-year-old boy at its center credits lessons from his parents in helping him get away.

Mother reflects on son's life to raise awareness about suicide prevention

Jen Jacobson  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 9:15am

Trina Jarvis reflects on her son's life in an attempt to spread the word about suicide intervention and prevention.

6 tips to keep your children safe this summer

Haley Smith  |  Posted  Jun 3rd - 12:56pm

With school coming to an end for many around the state this time of year, more children will be outside playing. And parents and drivers need to use extreme caution this summer.

A child-friendly way for parents to discuss ‘good vs. bad’ touching

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  May 13th - 5:32pm

The arrest of Mark Nigh, a co-owner of an in-home day care accused of sexually abusing at least three young girls under the age of 3, has raised many concerns among parents. How do we keep our children safe? One answer, a local expert says, might be found in a coloring book.

With breast milk online, it's buyer beware

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 7:39pm

Your great-great-grandmother might have called for a wet nurse. In today's e-commerce world, if you're having trouble breast-feeding, you can easily buy breast milk online and feed your baby yourself. But some experts say the risks to your infant's health and safety are significant.

Free seminar to address child abuse, sexual assault

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Apr 1st - 6:02pm

A full day of free classes on the challenging topics of child abuse and sexual assault will be offered by Utah Valley University and local law enforcement agencies Thursday.

Don't give children disabled cell phones, dispatchers plead

Brianna Bodily  |  Posted  Feb 23rd - 6:55pm

Dispatchers say they field dozens of calls daily from children whose parents, not realizing they can still dial 911, have given them disabled cell phones to play with.

Thousands attend annual Safe Kids Fair in Sandy

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 6:33pm

More than 20,000 Utahns gathered at the South Towne Exposition Center on Saturday for the 17th annual Safe Kids Fair, an event

8-year-old stuck by hypodermic needle found on school playground in Roosevelt

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:51pm

Ethan Gurr likes to collect "treasures," according to his mom, but the 8-year-old's latest find has doctors testing Ethan's blood to ensure that he wasn't exposed to HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases.

Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 6:06pm

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

Health officials link Calif. apple packer to listeria deaths

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 4:38pm

Strains of listeria found inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria that have sickened 32 people across the country, including at least three deaths, the Food and Drug Administration said.

Up in flames: What does it take to start a space heater fire?

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 10:36pm

Two recent house fires along the Wasatch Front were sparked by space heaters and complications with their wiring. Because of this, firefighters and the Red Cross of Utah are urging consumers to be cautious with the handy heating machines.

Utah Office of Education releases 2014 school 'grades'

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Dec 15th - 9:51pm

This year's report cards for Utah's schools show about the same distribution of A, B, C, D and F grades as last year, but with several new calculation metrics, according to data released Monday by the Utah State Office of Education.

West Jordan looking to improve roadway safety after fatal accident

Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Dec 15th - 8:56pm

City officials on Monday said they're looking at ways to improve pedestrian safety on a two-lane road where a father and son were hit and killed by a car Saturday night.

Curriculum addresses potentially deadly 'choking game'

Keira Farrimond  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:58am

Iron County School District will include warnings in its health curriculum about the "choking game" after four student deaths.

Toy-related dangers highlighted in 2 new reports

Erika Edwards, NBC News  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 5:02pm

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has released it's annual "Trouble in Toyland" report, which highlights the dangers posed by popular toys. A separate new study found the annual rate of toy-related injuries has risen 40 percent in the past two decades.

The most important highway safety tip for holiday travel

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 9:21pm

Most drivers know the usual safety tips for holiday travel: go the speed limit, don't drink or text and drive, and wear your seat belt. But do you know which of these tips is most important, even when you're following all the other rules of safe driving?

Study explains the science behind the Harry Potter reading addiction

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Nov 11th - 7:29pm

When a reader's tangible world shifts to that of fantasy, it is often called getting "lost in a book", and a new study shows that phrase to be more than a metaphor.

Hundreds of kids harmed by detergent 'pods,' study shows

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 10th - 7:10pm

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.