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'Ghost Rider of Clinton' brings cheer to neighborhood

'Ghost Rider of Clinton' brings cheer to neighborhood

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 2 - 1:24 p.m.

A longtime Clinton resident has become a local legacy in the way he cheers up others.
Idaho high school student raises over $100,000 to save food pantry building

Idaho high school student raises over $100,000 to save food pantry building

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 30 - 5:43 p.m.

A Shelley, Idaho, high school senior decided to do something extra special for his senior project this year.
'Lace up your shoes, Reese; it's your turn now': Utah running community remembers teen

'Lace up your shoes, Reese; it's your turn now': Utah running community remembers teen

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 25 - 2:21 p.m.

The Utah running community is remembering a teen with cerebral palsy who ran with the use of "borrowed legs."
New doctor is grateful to boy who donated the heart that keeps him alive

New doctor is grateful to boy who donated the heart that keeps him alive

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 10:48 p.m.

A man received a heart transplant when he was 4 years old and now, hopes to help children who also find themselves in need of life-saving organ transplants.
'The very best of us': Utahns, nonprofits granted Spirit of Service awards

'The very best of us': Utahns, nonprofits granted Spirit of Service awards

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 9:16 p.m.

A high school student, a mayor, a community advocate and a 10-year-old girl were all among recipients of Gov. Spencer Cox's first annual presentation of Spirit of Service awards.
'Born all over again!': Father, daughter reflect on meeting for the first time

'Born all over again!': Father, daughter reflect on meeting for the first time

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 9:23 a.m.

In May of 2021, Aimee Holmes at the age of 38 met her biological father Danny Parsons for the first time and they reflect on that union as "being born all over again."
Son donates kidney to speed up transplant process for his father

Son donates kidney to speed up transplant process for his father

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 10:24 p.m.

A Utah County man expects to enjoy his best Father's Day ever. He has his health back after a decade-long battle with kidney disease. One of his sons gave him the ultimate gift this year.
Chicago man who saved man on train tracks gets free car

Chicago man who saved man on train tracks gets free car

Associated Press  |  Posted June 11 - 2:13 p.m.

A Chicago man who jumped onto train tracks to rescue someone who had fallen onto an electrified rail during a fight at an L station earned more than praise for his heroic act.
Utah man inspires others with journey from disabled vet to Invictus Games medalist

Utah man inspires others with journey from disabled vet to Invictus Games medalist

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 10 - 10:57 p.m.

A Utah man has reached unparalleled heights on an international stage where he never predicted he'd be competing.
Utah mom who ran 5:25 mile at 9 months pregnant hits another milestone

Utah mom who ran 5:25 mile at 9 months pregnant hits another milestone

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 7:51 p.m.

In 2020, Makenna Myler of Highland ran a 5:25 mile at nine months pregnant, then qualified for the Olympic trials. Last month, she ran a record-setting 4:37 mile in blue jeans.
'The greatest gift': Utah mom, 50, gives birth to her granddaughter as a surrogate

'The greatest gift': Utah mom, 50, gives birth to her granddaughter as a surrogate

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 12:27 p.m.

A 50-year-old Pleasant Grove mother of eight gave the gift of life again this month after carrying and giving birth to her granddaughter as a surrogate for her daughter.
'He's so lucky to be alive': Newlywed father recovering after motorcycle crash

'He's so lucky to be alive': Newlywed father recovering after motorcycle crash

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 31 - 6:18 a.m.

A newlywed father who recently welcomed his first child is lucky to be alive after seriously hurting himself in a motorcycle crash.
Canyons School District graduates its 'first class'

Canyons School District graduates its 'first class'

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 8:31 a.m.

In 2009, the newly formed Canyons School District welcomed its first kindergarteners. This year, those kindergarteners will be graduating high school.
Surviving and thriving: St. George cancer survivor is Ms. Senior Universe 2022

Surviving and thriving: St. George cancer survivor is Ms. Senior Universe 2022

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 7:17 a.m.

Utahn Marianne Hamilton is Ms. Senior Universe 2022. She began as an insecure child, but found a way to have a voice for herself and show others how to thrive at 70.
'Our nation is starving for kindness': Cox urges collaboration, unity at One Utah Summit

'Our nation is starving for kindness': Cox urges collaboration, unity at One Utah Summit

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 6:22 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox discussed good and bad things taking place in Utah at the One Utah Spring Summit Tuesday, and why increasing government regulations isn't the best way forward.
Utah ice skaters raise thousands of dollars for 11-year-old cancer victim

Utah ice skaters raise thousands of dollars for 11-year-old cancer victim

Brittany Tait, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 8 - 9:13 p.m.

An 11-year-old girl suffering from a terrible disease became a princess for a night and helped raise awareness for childhood cancer thanks to one of Utah's loving communities.
Utah teen courageously fights aggressive cancer

Utah teen courageously fights aggressive cancer

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 7:01 p.m.

Only days prior to turning 16 years old, Gracey Fuller received the earth-shattering news that she was one of about two in a million people to be diagnosed with angiosarcoma.
Lehi couple sends hundreds of quilts from 32 states to Ukrainians

Lehi couple sends hundreds of quilts from 32 states to Ukrainians

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 4 - 10:24 p.m.

Ukrainian refugees are feeling compassion and a human connection with Americans thanks to a Lehi couple who launched a humanitarian quilting project.
 'A big fan of our country': Utah sanitation worker seen on video removing US flag from garbage

'A big fan of our country': Utah sanitation worker seen on video removing US flag from garbage

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 2 - 6:17 a.m.

Huntington sanitation worker Don Gardner spotted an American flag in a resident's garbage. That resident realized her mistake, then took a video of Cowley.
Family finds hope after loss by donating $15M to Primary Children's fetal center

Family finds hope after loss by donating $15M to Primary Children's fetal center

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 9:03 a.m.

Megan and Brad Bonham lost their son Grant the day after he was born. The family donated $15 million to Intermountain Healthcare's fetal center to help other families find hope.
Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson dons cap and gown at BYU convocation ceremony

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson dons cap and gown at BYU convocation ceremony

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 5:59 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson donned a cap and gown at the BYU convocation ceremony after earning her bachelor's degree in history this past December. Henderson last attended BYU when she was 18.
9 children's books to transport you to a storybook springtime

9 children's books to transport you to a storybook springtime

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted April 21 - 8:08 p.m.

Lucky for us, where there are books, there is whimsy; and if we are yearning for the warm promise of Spring on a snowy April day, we need only crack open one of these nine charming picture books to be whisked away to a storybook springtime.
This boy's lemonade stand raised nearly $2,000 for Idaho Humane Society

This boy's lemonade stand raised nearly $2,000 for Idaho Humane Society

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Posted April 17 - 2:12 p.m.

A 9-year-old boy's love of cats inspired him to raise almost $2,000 for the Idaho Humane Society.
Salem High School senior creates adaptive clothing line for friend with special needs

Salem High School senior creates adaptive clothing line for friend with special needs

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 6:33 p.m.

Salem High School senior Brie Ericksen created an adaptive clothing line for her friend Emmaline Meyers, who she met in a peer tutor class and fostered that relationship through an American Sign Language class.
South Jordan school holds inclusive performance of Disney's 'Frozen'

South Jordan school holds inclusive performance of Disney's 'Frozen'

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 12 - 10:02 p.m.

Early Light Academy in South Jordan wrapped up its production of Disney's "Frozen" on Monday night, but this show was not like others.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox declares Tuesday as 'One Kind Act a Day' day

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox declares Tuesday as 'One Kind Act a Day' day

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 12 - 4:34 p.m.

The One Kind Act a Day initiative, established by the Semnani Family Foundation, encourages everyone — both in Utah and across the globe — to deliver one act of kindness every day.
Utahn paralyzed 2 years ago gets back on the sled at Powder Mountain

Utahn paralyzed 2 years ago gets back on the sled at Powder Mountain

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted April 5 - 7:44 p.m.

Terell Jensen became paralyzed two and a half years ago after a sledding accident. With the encouragement of his dad, he has gotten back on the sled by way of a TetraSki.
Making each other happy: Longest-married couple in Utah celebrates 80 years of marriage

Making each other happy: Longest-married couple in Utah celebrates 80 years of marriage

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 5:24 p.m.

Allen and Evelyn Frandsen, of Centerfield, are celebrating 80 years of marriage Wednesday, making them the longest-married couple in Utah.
'The toilet paper feels like sandpaper': Utah 4th grader's petition starts at the bottom

'The toilet paper feels like sandpaper': Utah 4th grader's petition starts at the bottom

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 9:26 p.m.

A fourth grader from Cottonwood Elementary wrote a letter to the Granite School District petitioning for toilet paper that didn't feel like "sandpaper." His petition earned him a letter from a school district official and an industrial-sized roll of two-ply.
Her only son was murdered, but his friend has been by her side for 40 years since

Her only son was murdered, but his friend has been by her side for 40 years since

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 7:33 p.m.

The night Wanita Ray's only son was found murdered, his childhood friend stopped by the house to spend the night. And he's been taking care of Momma Ray ever since.
Have You Seen This? Former University of Utah football player surprises mom with new car

Have You Seen This? Former University of Utah football player surprises mom with new car

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted March 10 - 3:27 p.m.

Well, that was heartwarming as all get out.
Church's Light the World giving machines raise $5.8M during 2021 season

Church's Light the World giving machines raise $5.8M during 2021 season

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted March 10 - 2:03 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Light the World giving machines raised a total of $5.8 million in donations during the 2021 Christmas season, the church announced Wednesday.
This family's Spanish Fork basement is like no other

This family's Spanish Fork basement is like no other

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 5 - 8:23 p.m.

A Spanish Fork couple has turned their basement into an Irish pub, saying they modeled it after the family-friendly environment they have experienced at pubs in Ireland.
Have You Seen This? Hear a sweet story of a toddler lost in New York

Have You Seen This? Hear a sweet story of a toddler lost in New York

Martha Ostergar for KSL.com  |  Posted March 5 - 3:10 p.m.

New Yorkers are people too.
Utah podcaster, blogger invites 'strangers' to gather to raise funds for Ukrainian people

Utah podcaster, blogger invites 'strangers' to gather to raise funds for Ukrainian people

Jenny Rollins for KSL.com  |  Posted March 4 - 8:07 p.m.

Hundreds of Utahns, led by Strangeville podcaster and blogger Eli McCann, have put together a two-event fundraiser for Ukrainians in need. The two-part Friday and Saturday night event is called Strangers in Ukraine.
'He's everything good in the world': Utah teacher gets proposal in front of students

'He's everything good in the world': Utah teacher gets proposal in front of students

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted March 4 - 7:35 p.m.

A Utah high school teacher received an unusual announcement on the intercom: She had someone waiting at the front office to propose to her.
How to help Ukrainian refugees: Utah fundraiser, donation drive will send aid

How to help Ukrainian refugees: Utah fundraiser, donation drive will send aid

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted March 3 - 5:47 p.m.

On Thursday, Gail Miller, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and others kicked off a community fundraiser and donation drive to benefit Ukrainian refugees.
Local Utah pie shop sells pastries to earn money for Ukraine

Local Utah pie shop sells pastries to earn money for Ukraine

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted March 2 - 8:01 p.m.

A bakery in South Jordan is offering a sweet gesture: For this week only, they're selling "Ukraine Flag Flakies," and all proceeds will go to Ukraine.
Cancer, drugs, then losing legs: This Utahn's road to the Paralympics hasn't been easy

Cancer, drugs, then losing legs: This Utahn's road to the Paralympics hasn't been easy

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 10:20 a.m.

Matthew Brewer will be representing Team USA in Beijing as a Paralympic athlete in monoskiing. But his road to the Paralympic Games has been anything but easy.
Jordan Education Foundation partners with local business to provide bedding for refugees

Jordan Education Foundation partners with local business to provide bedding for refugees

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 7:36 p.m.

The Jordan Education Foundation partnered with Beddy's, a West Jordan company that produces one-piece zipper bedding sets, to donate 150 bedding sets to students and families in the Jordan School District as part of the foundation's "Bed'R Homes for Kids" campaign.
Have You Seen This? Teenager with special needs shines on basketball court

Have You Seen This? Teenager with special needs shines on basketball court

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 5:12 p.m.

Andy Tolleson has been a team manager for four years. So when he finally got a chance to take the court, he made the most of it.
Twosday times two: 2 Utah babies born at 2:22 on 2/22/22

Twosday times two: 2 Utah babies born at 2:22 on 2/22/22

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 22 - 9:22 p.m.

Today was the day of twos and two Utah babies were born not only on this 2/22/22, but at 2:22. One was born at 2:22 a.m. and the other born in the afternoon.
'Make them smile': Utah school bus driver reflects on years of service

'Make them smile': Utah school bus driver reflects on years of service

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 21 - 7:11 p.m.

This past week was national "Love the Bus" week, and Alpine School District substitute bus driver Mac McKell talked to KSL.com about the past 13 years spent driving kids to school.
Farmers Feeding Utah helps 400 military families

Farmers Feeding Utah helps 400 military families

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 14 - 10:33 p.m.

Farmers Feeding Utah has identified hundreds of military families who could use its support in the form of food donations.
Utah metal detectorist finds lost engagement ring hours after proposal

Utah metal detectorist finds lost engagement ring hours after proposal

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 7:37 p.m.

A local metal detectorist has utilized his love of history and sharp seeking skills to locate and return lost rings to worried Utahns around the Salt Lake Valley and beyond. His most recent find: an engagement ring at the Midway ice castles.
Utah's class of 2000 turns 40 this year, what's next?

Utah's class of 2000 turns 40 this year, what's next?

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 5:34 p.m.

The class of 2000 turns 40 this year. KSL.com spoke to three best friends who recently turned the big 4-0 about the life that was, is and will be.
'A great night celebrating Vaughn': Pleasant Grove celebrates 40th birthday of community fixture

'A great night celebrating Vaughn': Pleasant Grove celebrates 40th birthday of community fixture

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 8:24 p.m.

Pleasant Grove High School's biggest fan just turned 40, and the community recently came together to celebrate.
Ogden charity giving cars to moms who are facing tough times

Ogden charity giving cars to moms who are facing tough times

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 10:01 p.m.

An Ogden charity is helping mothers who face some tough times by giving them cars.
Utah County man turns his grief into happiness by connecting with, serving others

Utah County man turns his grief into happiness by connecting with, serving others

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 30 - 11:40 a.m.

A Utah County man is starting a new business that aims to help others pull through hard times with a little bit of sunshine after a friend did the same for him while his wife was ill.
Salt Lake man changing how runners are viewed, one dance at a time

Salt Lake man changing how runners are viewed, one dance at a time

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 23 - 9:33 p.m.

A self-proclaimed "non-athlete," whose claim to athleticism was musical theater, Salt Lake CIty's Jeffrey Binney is bringing smiles to millions by changing how runners are viewed.
Parents react to Disney's 'Encanto,' call it triggering and healing

Parents react to Disney's 'Encanto,' call it triggering and healing

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 6:27 p.m.

The Disney movie "Encanto" has many parents and mental health experts looking deep into the family unit. Two parents and one expert weigh in on the effect the movie had on them.
Couple celebrates 40 years of running popular St. George Half Marathon

Couple celebrates 40 years of running popular St. George Half Marathon

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 14 - 8:55 p.m.

The St. George marathon is celebrating its 40th year on Jan. 15, and local couple Tony and Debbie Pryatel have been participating in the event since it began.
Cancer-stricken mom buys Times Square billboard to help daughter find love

Cancer-stricken mom buys Times Square billboard to help daughter find love

Marianne Garvey, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 10:36 a.m.

A mother's love knows no bounds, even if that means creating a billboard in the middle of Times Square in order for your daughter to find love.
U. student spreads joy, gifts to kids in need with help from 'Topaz the Fairy'

U. student spreads joy, gifts to kids in need with help from 'Topaz the Fairy'

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 26 - 5:34 p.m.

University of Utah student Sarah Pugliese worked as an intern helping preschool-aged children with trauma, but when COVID began, she started sending them packages.
Utah County pilots perform unique Christmas Eve rescue

Utah County pilots perform unique Christmas Eve rescue

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 26 - 12:30 p.m.

On Christmas Eve, a couple of pilots in Utah County used their skills to help in an unexpected way to help stranded holiday travelers get home.
Utah woman writes inspirational memoir of losing husband, daughter on I-15

Utah woman writes inspirational memoir of losing husband, daughter on I-15

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 7:18 p.m.

After losing her first husband and 4-year-old daughter in a 2015 car crash, one Utah woman has worked hard to find joy and recently published a book about her journey.
A new family tradition brings Christmas cheer to the community

A new family tradition brings Christmas cheer to the community

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 25 - 7:30 a.m.

A few dozen of Santa's helpers Friday spread a little extra Christmas kindness across the Salt Lake Valley. They call it The Christmas Card Project.
Utah incident responder's quick thinking saves 5-year-old girl found choking

Utah incident responder's quick thinking saves 5-year-old girl found choking

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 24 - 9:58 p.m.

A 5-year-old girl is OK this holiday season thanks to quick thinking by a Utah transportation employee and state trooper.
GoFundMe started for family of 'generous' boy who died in Utah reservoir

GoFundMe started for family of 'generous' boy who died in Utah reservoir

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 22 - 12:12 p.m.

A fundraiser has been started to help the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after falling through the ice into Gunnison Bend Reservoir earlier this week.