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'Pack your patience': UDOT shares tips to keep drivers safe during fall break road trips

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:02pm

Many families are packing their suitcases, hitting the road, and heading for warmer weather over fall break. The Utah Department of Transportation has a few suggestions to help drivers stay safe while traveling.

5-month-old (with parents' help) attempts to become youngest person to visit all 50 states

Faith Karimi, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:36pm

Harper Yeats dipped her tiny toes in the ocean for the first time in Charleston, South Carolina. She tasted her first solid food in Anchorage, Alaska. On Thursday, she'll mark yet another travel milestone with a stop in Vermont: She'll have visited all 50 states of the USA.

127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:15pm

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated.

Here's what you need to know about cyberbullying

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:45pm

Nearly 15 percent of students experience bullying over text, social media or other electronic means. And while we know cyberbullying is an issue, we don't fully understand its cause.

Audit: A quarter of Utah's needy families return to state assistance within 1 year

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:16am

Utah's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program spends more than double the national average on case management to help families become self-sufficient, according to newly released audit.

Lehi mother creates brace to help babies suffering from birth injuries

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:01am

About 1 to 3 percent of babies suffer some kind of birth injury. However, a Lehi woman is working to give parents and babies a helping hand.

Utah boy shares reality of severe anxiety — on stage

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:22am

Oliver Kokai-Means, 11, struggles with an anxiety disorder – an all-too-common story, as about one in eight children struggle with anxiety. Oliver’s story, however, is unique because it takes a dramatic turn, ending up on stage.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is expecting her first child

Max Foster, Lauren Said-moorhouse and Laura Smith-spark, CNN  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:15pm

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her first child, the U.K.'s royal family has announced.

Great Clips of the Week: Army dad surprises Wasatch High lineman with senior night appearance

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:29pm

Wasatch High senior lineman Damien Mellars wasn’t sure if his father David would be around to celebrate his final home game in Heber City.

Colorado sees spike in cases of rare polio-like illness in children

Nicole Brady, Kmgh Via CNN  |  Posted Oct 10th - 2:42pm

Doctors are reporting a rare polio-like illness in children is once again spiking around the country, including in Colorado. Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a spinal disease the can leave children with permanent paralysis.

Of the 4 parental 'feeding styles,' only one is good for kids' health, experts say

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted Oct 10th - 8:42am

If you're a parent, you are well aware that managing your kids' activity schedules, homework, doctor's appointments, play dates and much more all comes with the territory. But an important part of the parenting job description is being the gatekeeper of your child's diet.

Instagram says it will now detect bullying in photos

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business  |  Posted Oct 9th - 12:14pm

Instagram is continuing its efforts to combat bullying on the platform.

Hand sanitizer cut back on young children's sick days more than washing, study says

Naomi Thomas, CNN  |  Posted Oct 8th - 9:49pm

Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Utah company pioneers family-friendly workplace with family leave package

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 6th - 10:56pm

The U.S. is the only economically advanced country without a national paid family leave policy. However, a Utah start-up is trying to offer a family leave package that’s highly competitive.

Poll: Young Americans say online bullying a serious problem

Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 6th - 9:04pm

Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don't think they'll be the ones targeted for digital abuse.

Head lice stigmas can lead to bullying for kids and leave parents feeling judged

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 5th - 9:07pm

Everyone is familiar with the shampooing and clothes-cleaning that comes after a child has been exposed to head lice. But some parents and kids might not think about another side effect of lice: Bullying.

Have You Seen This? Utah bride gets surprised by brothers with sweetest tribute dance

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 5th - 1:15pm

There is a bond between fathers and daughters, and this video shows when you have a loving family that bond can go far beyond the grave.

2-year-old sends $1,060 in cash through shredder

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 4th - 9:00am

A Holladay family is figuring out how to replace more than $1,000 in cash that their 2-year-old son sent through the shredder.

6 ways to save money on Halloween costumes

Meredith Cook, Contributor  |  Posted Oct 2nd - 7:32pm

Halloween decorations and costumes are out on display, and kids are getting pumped for the annual day of tricks and treats. For a big family, Halloween costumes can really add up. Here are six ways to save money on Halloween costumes this year.

Parents want students bused across interstate, train tracks

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 1st - 10:15pm

Dozens of students in Woods Cross have to cross multiple train tracks and interstate ramps on their walk to junior high school, because they’re not eligible to ride the bus.