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Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:12pm

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

Refugee family from Congo falls to its knees at first glimpse of new ‘Extreme Makeover’ home

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:36pm

At first glimpse of her family’s new home, Anifah Barobi was so overcome with emotion she fell to her knees and rolled on the hot pavement on 22nd Street late Thursday afternoon.

Utah group raises money for vests that protect officers from high-powered weaponry

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:27am

The Blue Line Ladies Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to purchase protective equipment for local law enforcement.

Pets find homes with reduced or waived adoption fees for 'Clear the Shelters'

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:39pm

More than 1,400 shelters across the country came together Saturday to help thousands of adoptable animals find loving families.

Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanatics

Andrea Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:07pm

Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention.

'I feel like a hero': 9-year-old boy helps deliver baby sister thanks to 911 dispatcher

Haley Bull, CNN  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:41pm

A family in Tampa has a lot to celebrate — a new bundle of joy who made a surprise appearance and her 9-year-old brother who helped it happen.

Orem couple sets out to break world record traveling the world

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:01pm

When a job offer in Europe fell through, a couple with roots in Orem decided to do something epic to make up for that dream that came unraveled. They saved their money, sold everything they owned – even went door to door for sponsors, and started on a journey to break a world record by traveling the world.

Classmates, team gather to remember Kearns student killed in shooting

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:46am

It’s been just over a month since 19-year-old Neko Jardine died following a tragic shooting. On Friday, his classmates and former football team gathered to remember him.

Make Your Week: Uplifting others at work

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:18pm

They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. From business owners to bus drivers, anyone can enjoy their job more by making an effort to bring joy to others.

Delaware is being recognized as the first no-kill state for animal shelters

Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Aug 11th - 7:27pm

Delaware is making history as the first and only no-kill animal shelter state in the country, according to Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization.

FBI agent ends his career by reuniting with the infant he rescued at the start of it

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Aug 11th - 11:41am

FBI Special Agent Troy Sowers thought his retirement send-off would include donuts and coffee. He didn't expect to be reunited with the infant he rescued at the very beginning of his career two decades earlier.

4 sheep fall out of trailer and walk along I-15

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 10th - 9:34pm

Four sheep were involved in a trailer breakout on Saturday around 1 p.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol trooper Tara Wahlberg.

Over 200 volunteers turn empty site into a child's dream playground

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 10th - 4:40pm

Over 200 volunteers added a new addition to the Ray and Tye Noorda Utah Community Action Center's Kearns location.

Dog rescued from ledge over Jordan River and reunited with family

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 8th - 9:30pm

West Valley City police officers save stranded dog's life along the Jordan River Parkway.

Make Your Week: Helping humans and felines in need

Jordan Ormond,  |  Posted Aug 5th - 6:35pm

In this edition of our "Make Your Week" column, we highlight firefighters, police officers and one concerned citizen who went above and beyond to help their fellow humans (and felines) in need.

Message in bottle from Hawaii found in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:43pm

A message in a bottle from Hawaii was discovered floating in a California river after traveling for more than a decade across the Pacific, a newspaper reported.

They met on an airplane and fell in love across continents

Francesca Street, CNN  |  Posted Jul 31st - 6:24pm

He was a high school teacher from Boston. She was an Italian insurance worker. They met by chance, some 30,000 feet in the sky.

Missing Wyoming 4-year-old found thanks to deputy K-9

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 29th - 9:14pm

Thanks to the actions of a fast-acting Sweetwater County, Wyoming, sheriff's deputy K-9, a 4-year-old boy was reunited with his family after being missing for almost an hour.

How 1 Utah county is helping people transition from jail to society

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 28th - 8:12pm

A new program in Weber County will connect newly released jail inmates to helpful services and organizations in the community.

5-year-old credited with saving 13 from Chicago house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 27th - 5:57pm

A 5-year-old boy is being credited with saving 13 people from a Chicago house fire.