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10-year-old violinist with prosthetic arm gets help from BYU engineer

10-year-old violinist with prosthetic arm gets help from BYU engineer

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 9:54 p.m.

When Adia Cardona needed help preventing her bow from sliding down her violin, her teacher and a student engineer at Brigham Young University helped make her dreams a reality.
Utah Vietnam veteran receives replacement medals for the ones he lost 20 years ago

Utah Vietnam veteran receives replacement medals for the ones he lost 20 years ago

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 3:11 p.m.

A Vietnam War veteran received replacement medals this week with the help of the Veterans Administration and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney.
Utah nonprofit included in philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's $2.7 billion latest round of charitable giving

Utah nonprofit included in philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's $2.7 billion latest round of charitable giving

Joseph Ax, Reuters  |  Posted June 15 - 10:25 p.m.

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced on Tuesday that she has donated $2.7 billion to nearly 300 organizations focused on what she described as "categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked."
Utah mom, former BYU runner who ran 5:25 mile at 9 months pregnant qualifies for Olympic trials

Utah mom, former BYU runner who ran 5:25 mile at 9 months pregnant qualifies for Olympic trials

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 14 - 8:12 p.m.

Just seven months after running a blazing 5:25 mile while nine months pregnant, Highland resident Makenna Myler ran an Olympic trials qualifying time of 32:03.32 in the 10K distance at the Portland Track Festival.
Sisters run lemonade stand in West Jordan in honor of their older sister

Sisters run lemonade stand in West Jordan in honor of their older sister

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted June 12 - 6:25 p.m.

Some young sisters in West Jordan set up a lemonade stand for people who stopped by, but they weren't keeping any profits. Their money was going to a cause close to their hearts.
Nonprofit donates 1,000 new shoes to give Kearns kids running start into summer

Nonprofit donates 1,000 new shoes to give Kearns kids running start into summer

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 9:00 a.m.

Operation Warm and the Salt Lake County Library teamed up to distribute 1,000 pairs of shoes, 1,000 books and 1,000 bag lunches to children in Kearns.
New mobility device helps Utah toddlers with disabilities reach milestones

New mobility device helps Utah toddlers with disabilities reach milestones

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted June 8 - 10:11 p.m.

A new mobility device has helped toddlers with disabilities make cognitive connections related to speech and build physical strength.
Migrants seeking asylum at US border get help from Latter-day Saint Charities, others

Migrants seeking asylum at US border get help from Latter-day Saint Charities, others

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted June 8 - 11:01 a.m.

A Haitian family waded across the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas on Thursday, eventually ending up at a new Family Transfer Center sponsored by various charities.
Puppies are born already knowing how to love us, study suggests

Puppies are born already knowing how to love us, study suggests

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted June 6 - 11:01 a.m.

What's your favorite thing about puppies? Is it their cute yawns, wiggly bottoms or the sweet way they lick your nose? Or maybe it's those doleful eyes that stare into yours as if they know what you are thinking.
Wyoming boy who saved sister from dog bite receives follow-up treatments in Logan

Wyoming boy who saved sister from dog bite receives follow-up treatments in Logan

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 31 - 4:40 p.m.

Last summer, Bridger Walker made headlines when he stepped in between his younger sister and a charging dog, receiving a bite to the face in the process.
DWR officers teach fishing to special needs youth

DWR officers teach fishing to special needs youth

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 30 - 9:46 p.m.

Officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources took time out of their jobs to teach some valuable lessons to children with special needs.
VIDEO: Utah County deputy seeks help in finding young man who offered to pay for meal

VIDEO: Utah County deputy seeks help in finding young man who offered to pay for meal

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 9:38 p.m.

Utah County Sheriff's Deputy Greer Haymond is looking for a young man who didn't commit a crime but instead tried to offer an act of kindness.
2 pandemics, 2 world wars and a lot of hard work: Utah woman celebrates 104 years of life

2 pandemics, 2 world wars and a lot of hard work: Utah woman celebrates 104 years of life

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 26 - 7:35 p.m.

The posterity of Verda Howard Watkins gathered together at her assisted living home earlier this month to celebrate a very special occasion — her 104th birthday.
This Utah man hopes to trade his way up — from a rock to a house

This Utah man hopes to trade his way up — from a rock to a house

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 1:25 p.m.

Utahn Matt Steggell once traded his way from AirPods to an airplane. Now, he's setting out to trade a rock all the way up to a house, and his latest trade left him with a truck.
Utah volunteers bake custom birthday desserts for underserved children

Utah volunteers bake custom birthday desserts for underserved children

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 19 - 8:09 p.m.

Volunteers in northern Utah are helping underserved children and youth celebrate their birthdays by baking them their very own, custom-made desserts for their special day.
Utah family finds, lives out daughter's bucket list after she dies in car crash

Utah family finds, lives out daughter's bucket list after she dies in car crash

Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18 - 7:03 a.m.

A Utah family has chosen to celebrate the life of their 23-year-old daughter by living out her dreams after she was killed in a car crash.
Five generations of women gather for rare family photo

Five generations of women gather for rare family photo

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 12 - 9:29 p.m.

When 4-month-old Allison Ballard was born in January, she secured an eight-generation tradition of being the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter in the family.
Utahns rush to help Minnesota army veteran in need

Utahns rush to help Minnesota army veteran in need

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 7 - 6:35 a.m.

An Army veteran from Minnesota who broke down in Utah had no idea that his bad day was about to turn into one he will never forget.
Utah National Guardsmen return home from year deployment in Afghanistan

Utah National Guardsmen return home from year deployment in Afghanistan

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 4 - 9:57 p.m.

More than a dozen Utah National Guardsmen returned home and reunited with their families after spending a year in Afghanistan.
St. George tech companies donate $60K for local Make-A-Wish kids

St. George tech companies donate $60K for local Make-A-Wish kids

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 8:32 p.m.

A group of St. George tech companies has raised more than $60,000 to help grant wishes for local children battling illnesses.
Logan performers to bring 'Matilda' to the stage 1 year after coronavirus cancellation

Logan performers to bring 'Matilda' to the stage 1 year after coronavirus cancellation

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 29 - 9:26 p.m.

The old theater adage "the show must go on" will ring true for a group of youths who will finally perform a show they were ready to wow audiences with a year ago — before a pandemic eclipsed their plans.
UPS driver sprints across busy street to rescue a young boy pinned under a heavy package

UPS driver sprints across busy street to rescue a young boy pinned under a heavy package

David Williams, CNN  |  Posted April 24 - 7:04 p.m.

Max Pratt likes to help his mom and dad by bringing in the packages delivered to their Oak Park, Illinois, home.
Have You Seen This? Ice cream truck driver and dog give us relationship goals

Have You Seen This? Ice cream truck driver and dog give us relationship goals

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 21 - 3:43 p.m.

Find someone who treats you like this ice cream truck driver treats this dog. Also, find someone who is as excited to see you as this dog is to see this ice cream truck driver.
Ultrarunners remember one of their own while running upward of 100 miles in Zion National Park

Ultrarunners remember one of their own while running upward of 100 miles in Zion National Park

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 18 - 8:27 p.m.

On Oct. 18, 2020, the trail and ultrarunning community lost one of its own. On April 10, 2021, runners took to the red rock trails surrounding Zion National Park to race upward of 100 miles in his memory.
Ken Potts, USS Arizona survivor gets parade, Blackhawk ride, for 100th birthday

Ken Potts, USS Arizona survivor gets parade, Blackhawk ride, for 100th birthday

Mark Jackson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted April 16 - 8:31 a.m.

A tribute fit for a hero – on a hero's 100th birthday. One of the last remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ken Potts, is one of only two living survivors that were aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Utah man hopes to turn uncommon piano talent into career

Utah man hopes to turn uncommon piano talent into career

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted April 12 - 6:34 a.m.

After facing some incredible life struggles, one Huntington man is hoping for a brighter future by staying "in tune" with an uncommon piano talent he's had since he was a child.
Orem woman celebrates surviving cancer

Orem woman celebrates surviving cancer

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted April 4 - 9:37 p.m.

One Utah woman who has inspired millions with her "can-do" attitude reached a huge milestone, making a turn for the better following a battle with both cancer and COVID-19.
Goodwill employee finds massive sum of cash in donation, helps return money to owner

Goodwill employee finds massive sum of cash in donation, helps return money to owner

Carly Ryan, CNN  |  Posted April 4 - 7:47 p.m.

Andrea Lessing had seen a lot of unique donations in her time as an Oklahoma Goodwill employee, but none nearly as valuable as $42,000 in cash.
A stray dog kept stealing a stuffed unicorn from a Dollar General, so animal control bought it for him

A stray dog kept stealing a stuffed unicorn from a Dollar General, so animal control bought it for him

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN  |  Posted March 28 - 8:15 a.m.

The cutest thief was rewarded after he continued to steal a purple unicorn from a Dollar General.
Food donation is a miracle, coming from farmers who need a miracle of their own

Food donation is a miracle, coming from farmers who need a miracle of their own

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted March 27 - 8:52 p.m.

There's a reason why a food delivery in Kane County Friday night is called a miracle project.
Utah man, legally blind, overcomes rejection, disappointment to build successful vending business

Utah man, legally blind, overcomes rejection, disappointment to build successful vending business

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 27 - 2:11 p.m.

After being declared legally blind at a young age, a Utah man struggled for years to find a steady job. Rejection and disappointment inspired him to ditch the hunt and build his own company instead.
Amateur Utah filmmaker gives actors on the autism spectrum a chance to star in movies

Amateur Utah filmmaker gives actors on the autism spectrum a chance to star in movies

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 4:13 p.m.

A local substitute teacher who produces short films is trying to show the film industry that working with people with autism spectrum disorder can bring new perspectives to a project.
 Heber Valley train conductor photo-bombs wedding proposal while train is on the move

Heber Valley train conductor photo-bombs wedding proposal while train is on the move

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 21 - 7:53 p.m.

On March 11, Jared Hughes knelt down on one knee to propose to Sariah Harker. At that moment that was immortalized in a photo, Heber Valley train conductor Brandon Crose's smiling face was immortalized along with the proposal of a lifetime.
Provo man wants to reunite family with long-lost photos

Provo man wants to reunite family with long-lost photos

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted March 21 - 6:25 p.m.

Thrift stores may be full of unforgettable deals, but a man never expected his purchase to include priceless pictures belonging to somebody else's family.
Thousands donate to statewide Feed Utah Food Drive

Thousands donate to statewide Feed Utah Food Drive

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted March 20 - 8:54 p.m.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of food were collected in bags and boxes all across the Beehive State as part of the Feed Utah Food Drive.
Utah bakery has given away 120K free loaves of bread during COVID-19 pandemic

Utah bakery has given away 120K free loaves of bread during COVID-19 pandemic

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 2:10 p.m.

Steve Borg wasn't sure how long the project was going to last, but 365 later it's still going strong. The bakery has given away more than 120,000 free loaves in the past year.
Move for Hunger charity highlights Salt Lake apartment community for fundraising effort

Move for Hunger charity highlights Salt Lake apartment community for fundraising effort

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 17 - 8:24 p.m.

Moving can be a huge headache, especially during a pandemic. But residents of one Salt Lake apartment community partnered with a national nonprofit to help turn a stressful time into an opportunity to serve those in need.
Utah teen who survived gunshot to the head gets new robotic device for paralyzed arm

Utah teen who survived gunshot to the head gets new robotic device for paralyzed arm

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted March 15 - 9:45 p.m.

Deserae Turner, a Cache Valley teenager who survived a bullet wound to the head several years ago, is now getting used to a robotic arm to help her recovery.
Local florist wins $100K in HBO series 'Full Bloom,' turns tragedy into art

Local florist wins $100K in HBO series 'Full Bloom,' turns tragedy into art

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 14 - 9:24 a.m.

In February of 2014, Conner Nesbit was diagnosed with testicular cancer. While grappling with his own diagnosis, he would lose his mother after her short battle with ovarian cancer just three months later. His winning piece on the show "Full Bloom" depicted the balance of life and death and everything in between.
 Utah nonprofit raising funds to help orphaned children with Down syndrome get adopted

Utah nonprofit raising funds to help orphaned children with Down syndrome get adopted

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 13 - 7:12 p.m.

With March 21 being World Down Syndrome Day, a nonprofit organization based in Lehi is hoping to raise funds for orphaned children with Down syndrome so that they can be adopted. The fundraiser is aiming to bring awareness through a series of challenges throughout the month of March.
Bluffdale's 'Junk King' helping Utahns repurpose and recycle their junk

Bluffdale's 'Junk King' helping Utahns repurpose and recycle their junk

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 12 - 8:33 p.m.

Luke Wren wanted to make a difference in his community and environment, so he started a business that would find a way to repurpose and recycle items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. He calls himself the Junk King.
Friends find out they're biological sisters years after they met working at the same restaurant

Friends find out they're biological sisters years after they met working at the same restaurant

David Williams, CNN  |  Posted March 10 - 10:15 p.m.

It started as a joke: Cassandra Madison, 32, and Julia Tinetti, 31, began telling people they were sisters not long after they met in 2013 while working at The Russian Lady restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut.
Qualtrics teams up with 8-year-old cancer survivor to raise money in longest virtual high-five train

Qualtrics teams up with 8-year-old cancer survivor to raise money in longest virtual high-five train

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted March 8 - 7:07 p.m.

A campaign to break the world record for the longest virtual high-five chain launched Monday to celebrate the five-year anniversary of 5 For The Fight, a nonprofit focused on raising funds for cancer research.
Blind students at Davis Technical College learn precision machining

Blind students at Davis Technical College learn precision machining

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted March 6 - 1:12 p.m.

Blind students at Davis Technical College in Kaysville have taken advantage of a machining program that could lead them to dream jobs in the aerospace industry.
Late Utah Instagram sensation Kim White continues to inspire after death

Late Utah Instagram sensation Kim White continues to inspire after death

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 4 - 8:41 p.m.

Just weeks before the pandemic forced Utahns to stay at home and avoid large gatherings, hundreds joined together to honor the life of a woman who fought cancer years longer than her oncologist told her she likely would.
12-year-old Springville boy awarded for mowing 50 lawns in nationwide 50 Yard Challenge

12-year-old Springville boy awarded for mowing 50 lawns in nationwide 50 Yard Challenge

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 1 - 7:31 p.m.

In March 2020, Boston Housley of Springville took on the 50 Yard Challenge to mow 50 lawns for those in need. It's part of a nonprofit organization instigated by a man named Rodney Smith Jr., who personally delivers a lawn mower and leaf blower to those who complete the challenge.
Utahns collect $30K worth of supplies to donate to Texas food pantries

Utahns collect $30K worth of supplies to donate to Texas food pantries

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 3:05 p.m.

A truck loaded with $30,000 dollars worth of supplies is headed to from Utah to Texas.
Stranger gifts new basketball hoop to boy who used trash can for practice

Stranger gifts new basketball hoop to boy who used trash can for practice

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 12:14 p.m.

A Louisiana man scored big points in the kindness department when he noticed a young boy shooting hoops into a trash can and decided to gift him the real thing. Devin Hinkston talked to KSL.com about how surprised he was when his gesture garnered national attention.
Pre-K teacher in Missouri donates kidney to 5-year-old student

Pre-K teacher in Missouri donates kidney to 5-year-old student

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 22 - 8:29 p.m.

It's a well-established fact that teachers are everyday heroes for all they do for the students in their classrooms. But one prekindergarten teacher went above and beyond when she gave her 5-year-old student the gift of a lifetime: her kidney.
Texans brave frigid temps to save thousands of sea turtles amidst deadly arctic storm

Texans brave frigid temps to save thousands of sea turtles amidst deadly arctic storm

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 8:51 p.m.

As much of Texas hunkers down in the midst of a record-breaking arctic storm, dozens of people are braving the frigid temperatures to rescue one of the Lone Star state's most vulnerable creatures: the endangered sea turtle.
Viral 'Gorilla Glue girl' to donate $20K from GoFundMe to charity

Viral 'Gorilla Glue girl' to donate $20K from GoFundMe to charity

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 17 - 8:52 p.m.

After a woman's attempts to remove Gorilla Glue from her hair following a botched hairstyle attempt went viral, supporters raised nearly $24,000 for her medical care. Now, she's giving the majority of that money to charity.
Nonprofit to fly nearly 200 rescued pets from Puerto Rico for Valentine's Day

Nonprofit to fly nearly 200 rescued pets from Puerto Rico for Valentine's Day

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 12 - 9:11 p.m.

Love is in the air! This Valentine's weekend, more than 190 rescue animals from Puerto Rico will be flying their way into the hearts and homes of their new two-legged soul mates in the U.S.
 Arianne Brown: The day my escaped toddler was brought home by police officers

Arianne Brown: The day my escaped toddler was brought home by police officers

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 12 - 7:42 p.m.

Have you ever had something happen that completely took the wind out of your parenting sails? I did the day I heard a knock on the door and found it was my worst nightmare: a police officer asking me if I was missing a child.
Teen Chick-fil-A employee wins car at company party, gifts it to co-worker

Teen Chick-fil-A employee wins car at company party, gifts it to co-worker

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 11 - 12:44 p.m.

When a teenage Chick-fil-A employee won a new car in a company raffle, she knew it would be "her pleasure" to gift it to her close friend and co-worker who needed it more.
Meditating cat helps children cope with abuse, trauma

Meditating cat helps children cope with abuse, trauma

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 9 - 8:42 p.m.

A unique trauma counselor is helping children in Pittsburgh find healing through a special form of meditation, and the consensus is in: she's the cat's meow.
Viral tweet prompts surge in cookie sales for Girl Scout troop experiencing homelessness

Viral tweet prompts surge in cookie sales for Girl Scout troop experiencing homelessness

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 10:48 a.m.

There's perhaps no better way to beat the winter blues than to indulge in your favorite Girl Scout cookies, and this year your splurge can help a cause that is extra sweet.
 4th grade competitive rock climber finds balance through online school

4th grade competitive rock climber finds balance through online school

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 7:11 p.m.

When schools shifted to online learning last spring due to the pandemic, fourth grader Conner Bailey began to thrive. As a competitive rock climber who also had a learning disability, Conner was struggling. After nearly a year of online school under his belt, Conner has risen the ranks of both academics and the climbing wall.
'Sarah Strong': Losing her legs hasn't stopped this Utah teen from pursuing her passions

'Sarah Strong': Losing her legs hasn't stopped this Utah teen from pursuing her passions

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 6:26 p.m.

Six months ago, 17-year-old Sarah Frei suffered critical injuries after a car crash involving a drunk driver.
Baby zebra at Utah's Hogle Zoo now has a name

Baby zebra at Utah's Hogle Zoo now has a name

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 6:26 p.m.

The baby zebra at Utah's Hogle Zoo now has a name that both honors the state and the species.