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First group graduates from Operation Rio Grande drug court

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:35am

More than a year after the beginning of Operation Rio Grande, 15 people have graduated from the program’s first drug court.

Make Your Week: 3 stories of people going out of their way to help others

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Oct 15th - 11:26am

These stories will help you remember that there are small (and big) acts of kindness happening all around us.

'We care about you': Hundreds get help at Salt Lake City's annual homeless service day

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 4:04pm

Hundreds of people struggling with homelessness attended Salt Lake City's second annual Project Homeless Connect on Friday.

Make Your Week: Firefighters receive thank-you notes for hard work battling wildfires

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Oct 1st - 12:23pm

Throughout the long, hard fire season, community members have stood out for their kindness and good deeds. Read a few stories about these good deeds to help start your week off on a positive note.

South Korea honors Ute Tribe veterans for service during Korean War

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 30th - 11:01pm

A delegation from the South Korean government visited Utah to thank several members of the Ute Tribe for their service on behalf of the Korean people.

Partially paralyzed Utah barrel racer's story to hit Netflix

Kevin Opsahl, The Herald Journal Via AP  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:21am

Not everyone can say they've been a stunt double in a feature film. But that's exactly what Utah State University alumna Amberley Snyder, partially paralyzed professional barrel racer, is able to say.

Make Your Week: Local business owners help save woman's home

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 11:30am

If all the fires and bad news have got you down, take a minute to read these stories and feel uplifted.

Make Your Week: Police officer pays for man's gas; lost phone gets returned

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Sep 10th - 11:15am

It's a great time to remember all the good in the world.

Clearfield girl gets new hand, new grasp on life

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Sep 9th - 9:35pm

North Davis Junior High School student Andi Cottle fought back tears before she even saw her new prosthetic hand. When she first laid eyes on it — she was awestruck.

West Valley family of 4 with 3 blind members planning to adopt twin girls— one of whom is blind

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Sep 7th - 5:16pm

Luke and Ashley Wayne have two adopted children. Ashley and both children are blind, making Luke the only sighted member of the family. And they are currently in the process of adopting twin girls from Bulgaria — one of whom is also blind.

Springville centenarian marks birthday with hundreds of direct descendants

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 8:55pm

A Utah County woman celebrated her 100th birthday Monday surrounded by her 13 children, 83 grandchildren, 357 great-grandchildren and nearly three dozen great-great-grandchildren.

8th-grade football player shines during team’s '5th quarter'

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 1st - 10:05pm

Spina bifida and football don’t usually go together. But thanks to help from his teammates Saturday morning, a Cache County boy got to experience what it's like to really play the game.

Draper firefighter gives new life to stray dog from fire that killed beloved chief

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 26th - 7:09pm

The deadly Mendocino Complex Fire proved tragic for the Draper Fire Department. But the department also saved a life, and gave a stray dog a new home.

Make Your Week: Soccer teams raise money to help opposing team's coach

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:45pm

If you need a little extra happiness in your life, take a minute to read these stories of people going out of their way to do something kind.

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.

SLC suit shop owner on a mission to dress those in need

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:33am

Making people feel like a million bucks is what Bart Stringham is good at.

'All they need is you:' Advice from 10 cancer survivors on how to help someone going through treatment

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 12th - 11:44am

Have you ever had a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer and not known what to do or say? Ten cancer survivors told what helped most while they were going through treatment.

Idaho police department swears in 8-year-old cancer patient as cop for a day

Madeleine Coles, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted Aug 10th - 2:13pm

Brooke Koehler has always wanted to be a police officer. And on Thursday morning, her usual dress-up became real when she was sworn in by the mayor of Chubbuck, Idaho, as an officer of the city's police department — at least for the day.

'Kids need play': 200 volunteers in South Salt Lake build new playground

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 9th - 5:15pm

Over 200 volunteers descended upon the 50-year-old Lions Park in South Salt Lake Thursday, armed with wood chips, slides and jungle gyms.

World record for largest organ transplant gathering broken at SLC event

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 9th - 4:28pm

More than 500 people gathered at the Transplant Games of America closing ceremony Tuesday night to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest gathering of organ transplant recipients.