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Be careful with fidget spinners, government safety group warns

Daniella Emanuel, CNN  |  Posted   Aug 12th - 7:42pm

Fidget spinners are supposed to be calming and fun, especially for students struggling to focus. But after some dangerous incidents involving the popular gizmos, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new fidget spinner safety guidance for consumers and businesses.

New safety features aim to protect students in Utah schools

Keith McCord  |  Posted   Aug 8th - 11:58am

A new school with state-of-the-art design and technology aims to keep students safe as the new academic year is about to begin.

Sports study: High school athletes not being fully protected

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Aug 8th - 9:12am

A high school sports study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute and sponsored in part by the NFL shows that many individual states are not fully implementing key safety guidelines to protect athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions, including heat stroke.

Artificial turf temperatures too hot for young athletes? KSL investigates

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 10:33pm

Fake grass — or artificial turf — is a growing trend across Utah because it looks good and is pretty low maintenance. But the KSL Investigators got a complaint about how hot it can get, and we decided to test it out for ourselves.

Bear euthanized after biting head of rafter in Desolation Canyon

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 11:16pm

On a day when most of the country was learning of a Colorado teen waking to the crunching sound of a bear biting his head, details surfaced Monday of a similar attack that unfolded in the lower Desolation Canyon area of central Utah.

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 9:35am

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.

Study links mosquito spray to delayed motor skills in babies

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 11th - 7:59pm

Naled -- the main chemical ingredient in the bug spray used in Miami to ward off Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- has an association with reduced motor function in infants, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Environmental International.

Father wants to memorialize son with safety changes along Provo River

Sean Moody  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 8:03pm

A 30-year-old Sandy man died last week while trying to rescue a woman and her daughter from the Provo River. Now the man's father says he has plans to prevent a similar tragedy from happening to another family.

Family warns of drowning hazard posed by bucket of water

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 29th - 10:32pm

An Ogden family hopes sharing their story will serve as a warning to other families after their 13-month-old child nearly drowned in a bucket of water.

Have You Seen This? Pedestrian's close call with train

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   May 2nd - 1:15pm

I have a tough time paying attention, but let's all try and pay attention when our lives are on the line. Watch the video and you'll agree.

Police seek driver who hit, injured teen on Bangerter Highway

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted   Mar 18th, 2017 - 6:28pm

Police in West Jordan are looking for the driver of a car involved in an unusual auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday morning. It happened at 9000 South and Bangerter Highway, and the teenager hit didn't know she was injured until hours later.

Close call has city officials warning parents to keep kids out of deep snow piles

Keith McCord  |  Posted   Jan 5th, 2017 - 8:01pm

This week, Spanish Fork City administrators put a message on social media urging parents to be careful as their kids play in the deep snow. The warning comes after a close call involving a snowplow driver whose quick actions most likely saved some young lives.

Parents spend as much time on screens as their teens, study shows

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   Dec 6th, 2016 - 2:35pm

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.

5 tech tips for staying safe while using dating apps

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted   Aug 17th, 2016 - 11:46am

If you’re currently using or thinking about trying an online dating app or two to liven up your love life, safety is key. Here are five tech tips to help you have a safer experience with dating apps.

Canyons District buses equipped with potentially life-saving technology

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Aug 4th, 2016 - 11:10pm

The Canyons School District has a new tool to help bus drivers keep children safe. It comes in response to several cases where students were left behind on buses earlier this year.

Mother, lifeguards save young boy from drowning

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jul 7th, 2016 - 8:32pm

A 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned Wednesday at the city pool in American Fork is home from the hospital, and he has the quick action of his mother and two lifeguards to thank for saving his life.

UHP cracking down on simple driving errors in effort keep Utah roads safe

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 4th, 2016 - 11:16am

Utah Highway Patrol took KSL along in an unmarked squad car to show it wasn’t hard to find concerning driver behavior.

Safety measures, response teams can't replace vigilant parents, Hogle Zoo officials say

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 31st, 2016 - 6:24pm

After a 3-year-old boy slipped under protective barriers and fell 15 feet into the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla enclosure Saturday, prompting zoo officials to shoot the animal, officials at Utah's Hogle Zoo are evaluating their own safety measures.

Drivers again urged to keep 'Heads Up,' watch out for motorcycles

Jed Boal  |  Posted   May 5th, 2016 - 9:31pm

Two years ago, 45 motorcycle riders died on Utah roads — a record number. Now safety advocates are urging riders and drivers to watch out for each other and save more lives on the road.

Expert: Signs were missed that could have avoided dog-biting incident

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   May 3rd, 2016 - 10:22pm

As soon as KSL posted the video with the story about that dog in Bear Lake who bit a child, the comments started pouring in. There's a petition to try and keep the dog from being put down. There are also those who say the dog should be euthanized.