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Protective orders: How Utah’s justice system fails victims

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Jul 11th - 10:53pm

We rarely hear from victims because often they're too afraid to speak out. But a Utah County woman says after years of staying silent, a broken justice system has left her no choice but to speak up to expose problems and help others.

KSL Investigates luggage theft at Salt Lake International Airport

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:35pm

How many people have their luggage stolen at Salt Lake International Airport? KSL Investigates after a complaint from a traveler.

Asst. police chief: 'What they're doing right now isn't working' regarding parole board

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Jun 13th - 10:42pm

A flood or fire at the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole's Murray offices would wipe out thousands of inmate files and leave behind little or no hope of replicating them.

Retired FBI supervisor warns parents of apps teens use to connect with strangers

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  May 23rd - 10:39pm

Kids are living in a world with hundreds of thousands of apps available to download. A retired FBI supervisor wants parents to understand how three popular apps work and to talk to their kids about app safety.

Do secret underground tunnels exist in Ogden?

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  Posted  May 17th - 10:47pm

Rumors about secret tunnels, and what they were used for, have circulated for decades in Ogden. Many people swear they exist. Others say they're just folklore. The KSL Investigators go underground to see the evidence.

KSL Investigators help catch suspect in classified ad robbery

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  May 9th - 10:40pm

Everyone uses classified ads to sell things, but do you know who your buyer is?

Unseen video: UHP helicopter nearly crashes; pilot saves the day

Mike Headrick  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:36pm

A recovery effort on Lone Peak could have easily turned to tragedy for an entire search and rescue team. But thanks to a UHP helicopter pilot, everyone is alive today. Watch never-before-seen video of the event.

Ransomware cases skyrocket as Americans pay to regain access to their own data

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  May 2nd - 10:33pm

Ransomware has become an epidemic. Cyber thieves are holding photos, videos and other important files hostage until we pay up. In the past three months alone, Americans paid hundreds of millions of dollars to regain access to their own files.

Hours-long response times plaguing Salt Lake City Police Department

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:50pm

In the hours it took a Salt Lake City Police Department patrol officer to head to a call of a suspicious vehicle near 700 South and 500 East chances are the vehicle and the person who reported it were long gone.

Cottonwood Heights installs shaded playground equipment after reports of hot slides

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Apr 12th - 10:22pm

A popular playground in cottonwood heights is bound to be much safer this summer because of a KSL 5 investigation. Tuesday, the city installed new, shaded tubular slides to replace an open version that reached nearly 200 degrees in the hot sun.

1 year in, West Valley's Crime Suppression Unit celebrating success

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Mar 24th - 10:30pm

A year after it was formed, West Valley City's Crime Suppression Unit is making a difference. CSU has made 380 felony arrests and recovered over 130 stolen vehicles; $900,000 in stolen property; and 80 firearms.

Anonymous apps like Kik open the door to predators

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Mar 2nd - 10:39pm

Messaging apps like Kik are gaining popularity among teens, but they're also attracting predators who can remain anonymous. That means your child may have no idea who they're really talking to.

Dangerous criminals: Who is tracking Utah's worst offenders?

KSL Investigators  |  Posted  Feb 29th - 11:06pm

The KSL Investigators are shining a light on this important public safety issue after discovering a number of parolees were at the center of a series of violent crimes that have left police officers and innocent Utah residents seriously injured.

Salt Lake City adding salad bars to elementary schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 5:44pm

Elementary schools in Salt Lake City are offering kids a new way to get their veggies: salad bars.

A Utah woman fed up with online catfish turns the table on scammers

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 10:39pm

They are out to steal your hearts and money — and they're all over the Internet. In the world of social media, they're called catfish. A Utah grandmother got fed up with fake profiles on Facebook, and turned the tables on the scammers.

Police investigating strange 3rd-row seat thefts

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:54pm

You might not know it, but next time you travel to California you could be taking along cargo precious to thieves: your SUV's third-row seat. KSL Investigators traveled to Anaheim to see how big of a problem it is and met up with possible crooks.

Be wary of popular online retailers from China, BBB warns

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:54pm

You've likely seen the ads on Facebook offering stylish clothing at rock-bottom prices. But you might get a lot more, or a lot less, than you bargained for. KSL Investigators put nine retail sites to the test to see if they fit the bill.

Are gaming machines at Utah gas stations legal?

Debbie Dujanovic and Torin Koos  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:43pm

A company says its gaming machines at 60 locations across Utah are not gambling, rather a legal sweepstakes that complies with Utah law. KSL Investigators went undercover inside several gas stations to see how the machines operate.

Win a free night stay at Marriott? Don't fall for this scam

Debbie Dujanovic and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:02pm

If you got a call saying you won a free night stay at a Marriott hotel, you're not alone. KSL Investigators heard from dozens of people who got the same call. It's the latest scam making the rounds in Utah.

Fast food farce: When your sandwich doesn't look as advertised

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 10:36pm

When you order fast food, how many times has that burger or burrito actually looked like the advertisement? KSL Investigator Mike Headrick goes on a fast-food run to find out if what you see is what you get and learns the tricks of fast-food styling.