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88-year-old mother reunites with daughter she thought had died at birth

Andrea Diaz, CNN  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:05pm

Since she was just a little girl, Connie Moultroup has had the same Christmas wish every year: to meet her biological mother. This week — after 69 long years — she finally did, all thanks to a DNA ancestry kit.

Make Your Week: Students 'candy bomb' school; Local business pays off school lunch debt

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:30pm

It's the perfect time to get inspired by all the kind acts happening in the community.

Victim of gas siphoning gives $650 in gas cards to community

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:51am

Thieves cut the gas lines on Jarad Winterton's van in November. Instead of lashing out, he decided to give back to the community by giving away gas gift cards that totaled the amount he spent on his car repairs.

Following Perry's lead, Kid Rock pays off $81K in layaways

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:23pm

Singer Kid Rock says he followed the lead of actor Tyler Perry by paying off the layaway items of hundreds of Walmart customers in Tennessee.

U. students take a break from finals studying to wrap gifts for refugee families

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 7th - 10:15pm

University of Utah students volunteered to wrap hundreds of gifts Friday afternoon that were donated to Catholic Community Services for local refugee families.

Michigan boy raising money for a gravestone for best friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 12:46pm

A 12-year-old Michigan boy is working odd jobs to raise money for a special Christmas gift: a gravestone for his best friend.

Have You Seen This? Meet the world's 'most extreme' grandpa

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Dec 6th - 1:15pm

"Nothing seems to slow me down," 90-year-old John Carter said.

U. students collecting, redistributing used medical devices

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:25am

A University of Utah student has created a way for those medical devices to stop collecting dust and make a difference.

Family of fallen North Ogden soldier, mayor gets gift of Christmas cheer

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 7:33pm

A local company, with help from anonymous donors, made Christmas a little brighter this year for the Taylor family.

Couple holds wedding at Utah hospital before bride's mother dies

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:14pm

A local couple had an impromptu wedding at Utah Valley Hospital a day before the bride's mother died.

Volunteers race to refurbish 100 bicycles for children in need

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 5th - 2:45pm

Inside the Ogden Bicycle Collective, a mountain of kids bikes are waiting to go home with deserving children. Volunteers spend their time working on refurbishing them, ahead of the Community Christmas event on Dec. 15.

Video: Sheriff's deputy helps deliver baby on the side of a rural southern Utah road

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 10:23pm

A baby girl was born on the side of a rural road in southern Utah on Tuesday afternoon with the help of a sheriff's deputy.

'It feels warm and nice': West Valley kids get coats from firefighters

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 9:41pm

West Valley City firefighters brought 140 new coats to students at Hillsdale Elementary, a school where about 85 percent of kids are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Make Your Week: Group puts together ribbons for officer's funeral

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 1:15pm

If you need something to help you get through this week, take a moment to remember all the kindness in the world.

Community rallies around family with 3 boys who each have rare form of muscular dystrophy

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 30th - 5:00pm

A community is rallying around the Honey family in American Fork to raise money to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for their three special needs sons.

Officer spends hours watching Utah woman's children while she files domestic violence report

Christina Maxouris and Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted Nov 30th - 8:00am

Going to a police station to file a domestic violence report is difficult enough. But imagine trying to do it with three small children in tow.

Springville teen launches clothing line aimed at changing suicide discussion

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 29th - 7:00pm

After losing two classmates to suicide, Kaden Garcia decided he needed to do something to address the "stigma" associated with depression and suicide.

Provo woman delivering meal helps save man's life

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 29th - 1:01pm

A Provo woman recently opened up about an incident in which she helped save an 85-year-old man’s life while she was delivering food to him.

An American Thanksgiving with Afghan hospitality

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 5:22pm

Restaurateur Saboor Sahely gives thanks in a big way — with a free Thanksgiving dinner for about 1,000 people. It’s a gesture of gratitude for all that’s happened in the past 30 years.

A thankful search: Crash victim meets good Samaritan who saved her from fiery vehicle

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 12:52pm

A crash survivor and the good Samaritan who helped save her from her fiery vehicle met for the first time Wednesday.