Utah teachers join the no-homework movement as parents debate the benefits
By BriannaBodilyKSL at 08/23/2016 12:06 pm
A note explaining a texas teacher won’t assign homework this year has gone viral and started up a nationwide debate. Now Utah parents say some of their student’s teachers are joining the no-homework movement.
Child kidnapping hoax swindles family out of a double ransom
By BriannaBodilyKSL at 08/23/2016 5:58 am
A bizarre kidnapping and extortion is under investigation in Park City. A family visiting from another country says they got swindled by the same crooks...twice!
Health officials: kids should only eat six teaspoons of sugar a day
By BriannaBodilyKSL at 08/23/2016 5:32 am
Health officials say American kids are eating too much sugar, and it could have serious health consequences.
Two treated for rabies exposure in Utah County
By DaveCawley at 08/22/2016 6:15 pm
The Utah County Health Department says two people are receiving preventative treatment for rabies after being exposed to bats confirmed to be carrying the virus. Human rabies cases are fatal once the disease progresses to the point of exhibiting symptoms. Photo credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Utahns coming home from Rio get instructions on Zika prevention
By PaulNelson at 08/22/2016 5:52 pm
People coming back from the Summer Games, and from other places where the Zika virus is present, are being asked to take certain measures to keep it from spreading.
Can Utah County prevent algal blooms?
By kslcleon at 08/22/2016 5:50 pm
The Utah County Health Department shuts down one beach and warned people not to swim in a couple of other areas because of algae problems. On Utah's Afternoon News, we asked BYU Microbiologist Skip Price if this can prevented and if the heat is the main reason this bloom keeps popping up at Utah Lake. (Photo: Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)
Federal judge blocks trans gender bathroom mandate
By BriannaBodilyKSL at 08/22/2016 12:29 pm
Utah legal experts say it's time we tackle trans gender bathroom issues on the local level, after a texas judge blocked a federal directive.
Two friends who stopped a terrorist attack in Europe on Utah's Morning News
By rjeppesen at 08/22/2016 8:58 am
Two of the three friends who were traveling in Europe and stopped a terror attack on board a train from London to Paris last year have now written their story in a book titled “The 15:17 to Paris.” Anthony Saddler and Spencer Stone spoke with Brian and Amanda about their experience on Utah’s Morning news. Photo from Amazon.com
A new survey shows Utah schools are just about average.
By KSLDBrinkerhoff at 08/22/2016 8:41 am
According to Wallethub, Utah ranks 27th in the Nation for education quality.