Debbie Worthen

Debbie Worthen

Canyon School District creates school shooting response plan

Canyon School District creates school shooting response plan

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 1:14 p.m.

One Utah school district that experienced a school shooting in 2016 says student safety continues to be a top priority.
Little cancer survivor donates hundreds of socks to Primary Children's Hospital

Little cancer survivor donates hundreds of socks to Primary Children's Hospital

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 30 - 3:03 p.m.

A 2-year-old cancer survivor and her parents have donated hundreds of pairs of socks to Primary Children's Hospital.
Local companies see surge in Black Friday business amid supply chain problems

Local companies see surge in Black Friday business amid supply chain problems

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 8:46 p.m.

A new survey by Lending Tree shows nearly half of all consumers will shop at small, locally-owned businesses this weekend and spend an average of $305 per person.
Battle brewing over plan to build 5,000 apartments near Thanksgiving Point

Battle brewing over plan to build 5,000 apartments near Thanksgiving Point

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 18 - 12:43 p.m.

A battle is brewing in Lehi over whether a new community with thousands of apartments will be built west of Thanksgiving Point.
Utah State Board of Education working on gender-identity guide

Utah State Board of Education working on gender-identity guide

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 16 - 8:57 a.m.

A committee for the Utah State Board of Education spent Monday night working to complete a guidance document regarding transgender and gender-diverse students.
Utah nurse calls for safety changes after alleged assault at state hospital

Utah nurse calls for safety changes after alleged assault at state hospital

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 7:00 p.m.

A Utah nurse is filing a lawsuit against the state after she says she was assaulted by a patient while working at the Utah State Hospital.
90-year-old Provo middle school on chopping block

90-year-old Provo middle school on chopping block

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 9:03 a.m.

Dixon Middle School sits in central Provo and has for 90 years. It's an architectural beauty but is in dire need of upgrades.
Charges: Man told youth football coach he'd 'shoot all the kids'

Charges: Man told youth football coach he'd 'shoot all the kids'

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 22 - 4:04 p.m.

A Utah man was charged Wednesday with threatening to shoot a youth football coach and his players.
Walk for suicide prevention raises nearly $250,000

Walk for suicide prevention raises nearly $250,000

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 12 - 11:40 a.m.

More than 3,000 Utahns met in West Jordan Saturday to raise awareness about suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
Utahns pay tribute to 13 fallen US service members

Utahns pay tribute to 13 fallen US service members

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 1 - 8:08 p.m.

One Utah neighborhood is honoring the 13 fallen U.S. service members who died in last Thursday's bombing outside the Kabul airport in a way they hope teaches their children about the sacrifices made by those Americans.
Utah lawmaker pushes HOA in Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering

Utah lawmaker pushes HOA in Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 11:59 a.m.

A state legislator said she has tried everything to get the HOA in her area of Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering, but she says every attempt has been ignored.
Man reacts to jumping on alligator, helping trainer who was bitten

Man reacts to jumping on alligator, helping trainer who was bitten

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 17 - 8:04 a.m.

When an alligator attacked its trainer at a reptile petting zoo in West Valley City, a guest named Donnie Wiseman jumped in to save her, without hesitation.
Utah mother fighting for her life after emergency C-section, COVID-19 diagnosis

Utah mother fighting for her life after emergency C-section, COVID-19 diagnosis

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 12 - 7:04 a.m.

A 21-year-old Utah mother is fighting for her life after she gave birth via emergency C-section last week after facing complications from COVID-19.
Customers, friends raise money for Millcreek businesses lost in fire

Customers, friends raise money for Millcreek businesses lost in fire

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 10 - 4:06 p.m.

A handful of small businesses in Millcreek remain fenced off after a massive fire tore through the area two months ago, causing upward of $20 million in damage.
Utah family shares regret over not getting COVID-19 vaccine because of 'fear and lies'

Utah family shares regret over not getting COVID-19 vaccine because of 'fear and lies'

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 7 - 12:35 p.m.

A Utah County woman was convinced her decision to keep her family unvaccinated was right, but that feeling didn't last long after her husband contracted a severe case of COVID-19.
Bingham High to start year virtually due to renovation delays

Bingham High to start year virtually due to renovation delays

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:24 a.m.

Thousands of students in the Jordan District will start the school year remotely, and it has nothing to do with masks or the spread of COVID-19.
Oakley places hold on new construction due to water worries

Oakley places hold on new construction due to water worries

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 21 - 12:13 p.m.

The town of Oakley, which is home to about 1,700 people, has enacted a moratorium on new construction until more water is available.
'I was feeling awful': Breakthrough patient describes COVID-19 battle

'I was feeling awful': Breakthrough patient describes COVID-19 battle

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 24 - 7:05 a.m.

A Utah woman recently tested positive for COVID-19 just months after getting her vaccine.
Utah firefighter hopes to spread awareness about mental health in first responders

Utah firefighter hopes to spread awareness about mental health in first responders

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 21 - 10:31 p.m.

South Davis firefighter Mike Shafer took his experience as a first responder to the airwaves in an effort to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
Salt Lake City barbershop creates mural to honor brother who was shot, killed

Salt Lake City barbershop creates mural to honor brother who was shot, killed

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 30 - 10:34 p.m.

A barbershop in Rose Park got a special paint job after local artists created a custom mural to pay tribute to one of their own who left too soon.
Utah man donates kidney to stranger after being rejected as cousin's match

Utah man donates kidney to stranger after being rejected as cousin's match

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 8 - 9:26 a.m.

When a Utah man's cousin needed a kidney transplant, he was first in line to see if he could help. When he found out he wasn't a good match, he didn't give up on the idea.
1 life created, 2 saved through Utah couple's fertility challenges

1 life created, 2 saved through Utah couple's fertility challenges

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 5 - 8:58 p.m.

One Utah couple's struggle to start a family did much more than bring them together – it potentially saved two lives.
Addiction through a daughter's eyes: How teen's letter impacted Casey Scott

Addiction through a daughter's eyes: How teen's letter impacted Casey Scott

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 20 - 4:28 p.m.

As many know firsthand, addiction is a family disease. It doesn't just affect the individual struggling, but everyone who loves them. That perspective has resonated with millions of people after a recent viral video.
Survey: Jordan School District parents want to keep 4-day in-person schedule

Survey: Jordan School District parents want to keep 4-day in-person schedule

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 11 - 7:48 a.m.

The Jordan School District is trying to determine if schools will continue with a four-day in-school schedule next year after results from a survey showed two out of three respondents prefer it.
Confusion lingers over booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Confusion lingers over booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 9 - 11:05 a.m.

Some Utahns have said they are finding it increasingly tough to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments through the state's website as more than 700,000 additional residents became eligible.