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Former U. baseball player shares story of opioid battle with youth groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:11pm

A once promising baseball player at the University of Utah who became addicted to heroin after an injury is now sober, and he's sharing his story with youth groups to help prevent others from getting sucked in as he did.

Scholarships awarded to family members of fallen officers

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 12th - 9:40pm

Four students attending Utah colleges, whose family members either died in the line of duty or faced serious injuries, received scholarships from the Utah Peace Officers Association at the sixth annual ceremony.

8 ways to have fun while also giving back this summer

Michelle Brunson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 11th - 4:44pm

Kick summer boredom by doing fun activities that also make a difference in Utah's communities.

Make Your Week: Nice people are still rescuing ducks around Utah

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 11th - 2:01pm

Another week is underway and we've got just the thing you need to make it a great one.

How a DNA test ended an American Fork man’s decades-long search for his mother

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:16pm

For years, all Zachary Ellis knew of his biological mother was her name before he saw a photo of her once six years ago. But that all changed when he took a DNA test earlier this year and his decades-long journey ended with an emotional reunion.

Make Your Week: Duck rescue in Layton, girl shares cookies with West Valley police

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 12:15pm

From strangers returning lost wallets to people going out of their way to rescue ducklings, these stories will add an extra burst of brightness to your day and might even inspire you to give back in your own way.

Utah midwife dedicated to providing care around the world

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:03am

Choosing a career can be a tough decision. For Kirsti Rinne, the choice was simple; her job chose her.

Couple thank Idaho youth football team that rescued them from car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:46am

A couple rescued from an overturned SUV had an emotional reunion with members of a youth football team from Idaho who saved them.

Boy gifts new bike to 6-year-old hospitalized after falling out of window

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:21am

One Idaho boy was close to never being able to ride a bike again after he fell out of a window. However, after what his family terms a miraculous recovery, Nick Ohngren will be able to enjoy a new bike given to him by his 10-year-old neighbor.

Homeless teen graduates top of his class at Murray High School

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 31st - 9:10pm

One senior at the top of his class at Murray High School has learned extra lessons in self-reliance. The 18-year-old lived on the streets for many months during the past year, but that did not stop him from earning his diploma.

Have You Seen This? Video of 8-year-old helping elderly woman will warm your heart

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31st - 1:18pm

An 8-year-old boy from Georgia was caught on camera doing a good deed, and the video is going viral.

Boise youth football team rescues 2 from overturned car in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 11:23am

A youth football team from Idaho has rescued two people from an overturned car in Oregon.

Make-A-Wish kids become 'pilots for a day'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 8:25pm

A group of nine children and their parents from Make-A-Wish Utah visited Hill Air Force Base this week to earn their wings during a “Pilot for a Day" program.

Burn survivor becomes beauty inspiration

Ryan Bergeron, CNN  |  Posted May 25th - 8:36pm

With a drop of a pan, Shalom Blac's life changed forever.

Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 11:29am

Philadelphia teen Richard Jenkins used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. Now, he is going to the same Ivy League school on a full scholarship.

'They're just hungry': Salt Lake day care recognized for feeding kids in need

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, Neighborhood House was recognized with a Highest Honors in Menus Award. The recognition is given to child care centers that work to improve the nutrition of children in their care.

Inmates becoming certified yoga instructors at Utah State Prison

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted May 16th - 11:42am

A Utah woman said she’s led too many yoga classes to count. The Salt Lake City resident has helped many Utahns get certified to teach the ancient practice. It’s where she’s been coaching lately that caught our attention: prison.

Make Your Week: Lost wallet gets returned, restaurant workers save seagull


Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15th - 5:01pm

From a stranger going out of her way to return a lost wallet to a 10-year-old who was willing to donate to his classmates, there are examples of kindness all around us. Here are a few stories to help brighten your day and make your week.

He donated blood plasma every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted May 13th - 9:48pm

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.

Blessings for the hands that heal at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 12th - 9:30pm

Many nurses, patients, family members and other staff members had their hands blessed by faith and spiritual leaders in the Huntsman Cancer Institute during the hospital's yearly Blessing of the Hands during National Nurses Week.