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Intermountain hopes new Provo pediatric ICU will ease burdens on Utah County parents

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:11am

A new, six-bed pediatric intensive care unit opened at Utah Valley Hospital on Monday and is ready to serve patients.

Ready or not, it's back to school week along the Wasatch Front

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:16pm

It's back to school this week for most Wasatch Front public schools with Salt Lake, Granite, Murray and Alpine districts getting underway Monday. Canyons, Davis and Jordan start on Wednesday, although some Jordan kids started in late July.

Korean reunions: Tears as mother and son meet for first time in 68 years

James Griffiths, Paula Hancocks and Sophie Jeong, CNN  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:48pm

"Sang Chol!" 92-year-old Lee Keum-seom exclaimed, as she fell into her long lost son's arms at a holiday resort in North Korea Monday.

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:17pm

Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester.

Police: Utah teen used mom's gun to make school threat on Instagram

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:14pm

Police have arrested a Mountain View High School student who they say posted an Instagram video of herself loading a gun, pointing it at a camera and saying, "You ready for your first and last day of school?"

Have You Seen This? How to teach a baby to crawl

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:24pm

YouTube’s favorite father shows us different “successful” techniques for teaching your baby how to crawl.

Man detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital has an arrest warrant in Mexico, ICE says

Amir Vera, Artemis Moshtaghian and Mariano Castillo, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:44pm

Joel Arrona, a man who was heading to a California hospital with his pregnant wife when U.S. immigration officers detained earlier this week, has an outstanding warrant for homicide charges in Mexico, government officials say.

'I cried for a year': Families split by the Korean War get rare chance to reunite

Paula Hancocks, Yoonjung Seo and James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:58am

Lee Keum-seom hasn't held her son in 68 years. The last time she saw him, Sang Chol was four years old, and together with her husband and their daughter, they were headed south, fleeing the fighting during the early days of the Korean War.

Sneakers, backpacks and haircuts add up to hope for Redwood students

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:23pm

A community joined together Saturday to provide sneakers, backpacks, haircuts and more to students at Redwood Elementary School in West Valley. The annual event grows larger each year and offers a network of services to young students and parents.

Factors to consider for a fair babysitting rate

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:33am

It’s a question that has tormented moms and dads since the creation of date night. How much do we pay the sitter? With so many factors to consider, there is no easy answer.

Student parking fees doubling to $100 at Park City High School

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:10pm

Parking has always been at a premium in Park City, and that’s true even for the high school. Park City High School has doubled its student parking fee for the new school year.

12-year-old thanks UHP trooper for saving her from Weber River

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:01pm

A 12-year-old girl and her family came to a Morgan park Thursday to meet UHP trooper Justin Adams, and thank him for possibly saving the girl's life.

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:50am

Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.

Families weigh in as lawmakers revisit gender-change bill

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:44pm

Utahns have long had the option to petition a judge to have their gender changed on their birth certificates, but a lawmaker is seeking to set the criteria courts must consider before granting or denying the change.

Trusted health sites spread myths about a deadly pregnancy complication

Nina Martin, Propublica  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:37am

Preeclampsia, a dangerous form of hypertension that can develop during pregnancy or in the days and weeks after childbirth, is one of the most common causes of maternal death and severe complications in the U.S.

Utah's Board of Education asks for alternatives to letter grades on Utah schools report card

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 8:01am

With the state's new school report card a work in progress, Utah State Board of Education staff asked lawmakers Wednesday for alternatives to letter grades so constituents get an accurate picture of academic progress of Utah schools.

Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:27am

Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe.

Utah girl orders nearly $400 worth of toys off Amazon using mom's account

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:43pm

A Utah girl secretly ordered nearly $400 worth of toys on her mom's Amazon account. Her mom found out the next day when the delivery showed up.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?