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Utah boy with terminal cancer getting his wish: an early screening of last Star Wars film

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 4th - 9:50pm

A Utah boy is facing unimaginable obstacles. But through the power of love and the kindness, he’s getting an opportunity that’s “out of this world.”

Top 3 most charitable cities in US are in Utah, study says

Colby Walker, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 9:20pm

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday – and Utah has some of the most charitable cities in the entire country.

8-year-old donates hundreds of stuffed animals, most won from claw machine

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 9:11am

Eight-year-old Jonny Hoagland isn’t one to look for the spotlight. But when you have a collection of stuffed animals like he does, it’s hard not to take notice — especially when he’s decided it’s time to say goodbye.

Still 'tougher than a bullet': Teen once shot and left for dead is living life to the fullest

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 10:39pm

“Do what makes you happy.” And planting tulip bulbs — 1,208 of them — with her mother, April, makes Deserae Turner happy.

Great Pyrenees puppies rescued near Monte Cristo

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 10:31am

Weber County Search and Rescue Lt. Mark Horton said he was up in Monte Cristo preparing for the winter season when he got a call about a group of puppies and their mother in need of rescuing.

Make Your Week: Giving thanks and giving back

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec 1st - 8:31pm

With Thanksgiving over and the holiday season in full swing, many are taking the opportunity to show their appreciation and love for their communities.

3-year-old girl credited with saving grandmother's life with 911 call

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 30th - 4:25pm

Three-year-old Sawyer Poole is being called a hero for saving her grandmother’s life.

A 112-year-old letter was found during renovations at a New Jersey university

Taylor Romine, CNN  |  Posted Nov 30th - 3:03am

Renovations at Montclair State University in New Jersey uncovered a 112-year-old letter from the workers who built one of the original buildings on campus, the university said.

Temple Square’s Christmas display lights up family traditions, faith

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Nov 29th - 9:22pm

Temple Square is again glowing with Christmas spirit after the switch was flipped Friday night to activate the annual light display, a beloved tradition for Utahns to enjoy together.

Dying 'Star Wars' fan to get 'The Rise of Skywalker' preview

Rory Sullivan, CNN  |  Posted Nov 29th - 7:57pm

Disney has granted a dying "Stars Wars" fan's wish to watch the new movie in the franchise, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," with his young son ahead of its release date, after responding to an appeal from the hospice where he is being treated.

What one group of refugee girls is thankful for this Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Wolfe and Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted Nov 27th - 2:57pm

Along a short hallway on the upper floor of Decatur Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, a blue banner stretches across the wall, packed with scrawled messages of thanks and words swelling with appreciation.

Have You Seen This? Boy sees color for the first time

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 25th - 2:14pm

For Jonathan Jones, the world burst into color for the first time recently.

Baby seal rescued from California parking deck, poses for pic

Elizabeth Wolfe and Douglas S. Wood, CNN  |  Posted Nov 25th - 9:13am

Being rescued, playing with firefighters and posing for photos proved to be an exhausting day for Santos, a baby seal in Redwood City, California.

Food pantry gives away turkeys to families in need for seventh year in a row

CNN Web Staff  |  Posted Nov 24th - 2:34pm

Ingrid's Food Pantry held its seventh annual "Turkey Giveaway" on Saturday, Nov. 23, an event that provides dinners to families in need around the mountains on a first come, first serve basis.

Superheroes, first responders bring Christmas cheer to 5 year-old with rare form of brain cancer

Aaron Parseghian  |  Posted Nov 24th - 2:31pm

A 5 year-old boy in Ionia continues his battle with DIPG, a rare form of terminal brain cancer.

Have You Seen This? Napping cat couldn’t care less about where it sleeps

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 2:01pm

No matter what the deed says, this cat owns this restaurant.

Community rallies behind bullied Utah teen, family with security system

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 7:44am

A Utah teen who had been bullied and was the target of vandalism for years has been showered with love and help from community members and local athletes.

Baltimore Museum of Art will only buy women's art in 2020

Anna Sturla, CNN  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:23pm

The Baltimore Museum of Art unveiled plans that it will only buy art by women next year. Right now, only four percent of the museum's collection is by female artists.

NYPD cops were partners for 6 months before learning they had something else in common: they're cousins

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:10pm

These NYPD officers are partners at work, but they recently found out their connection goes beyond the call of duty — they're also cousins.