Archive for Utah

Boy burned after being wrapped as mummy

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

An 11-year-old boy and his friends were playing a “mummy game”, where they wrapped him up in toilet paper to look like, naturally, a mummy. Of course this is a common event at sleep overs and pep rallies the world over, but in this case the boys somehow managed to set their friend on fire. […]

Toddler’s toes cut off in lawnmower accident

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

A Utah girl accidentally had her toes cut off when she fell of the back of a riding lawnmower and it ran over her feet. She’s now in the hospital, and paramedics say she’s lucky to be alive. Clinton’s assistant fire chief, Guido Smith, tells the Ogden Standard-Examiner the little girl was riding with her […]

Man arrested for punting toddler

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

A Provo, Utah man has been arrested after he allegedly took his 18-month-old toddler and drop kicked her. A witness reported seeing the 23-year-old man kick the child from the doorway of their motel room back into the room, where the child began screaming, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court. Police […]

Mother rescues kids from kidnapping

Friday, July 11th, 2008

A quick acting mom in South Salt Lake rescued her daughter and nephew from the home of her neighbor, who has been accused of kidnapping the children. Earlier that day, neighbor David Bell had been at her house for the family’s Fourth of July party. “He kind of just came over and just kind of […]

Four arrested in child’s drive-by killing

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

A 7-year-old Salt Lake City girl was murdered on Sunday in a drive-by shooting and police have arrested 4 suspects. Frank Benavidez, 20, was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail and suspicion of first-degree homicide. The juveniles — Gabriel Magallon, 17; Mae Johnson, 16; and Tiona Vigial, 16 — also are in […]

Utah girl dies in ATV accident

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Two girls were riding an ATV when it plunged over a cliff. One girl died, and the other was seriously injured. Two girls were on a four-wheeler when it fell off a 30-foot cliff into Pleasant Creek in Sanpete County Saturday. Both of the girls became trapped underneath the vehicle when it fell into the […]

Kids protest gas prices

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Two Salt Lake City girls reached their final straw when their mom shut of Nickelodeon to save money because of rising fuel prices. So they decided to take their case to the streets. Cable TV was one of the family’s budget-cutting casualties, leaving Sadie, 9, and her 7-year-old sister without their favorite cartoons and shows. […]

Baby left in hot car survives

Friday, June 20th, 2008

An infant left in a car for 2 hours on a 90 degree day has somehow survived, although he is in critical condition. The mother says she “forgot” the child was in the car. We can see accidentally leaving your dog out in the yard, but forgetting your baby out in the hot sun? How […]

Neighbor charged with 7-year-old’s murder

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

We’re going to be even more thankful for our pleasant, non-psycho neighbors — because while they may mow the lawn a bit too early on a Sunday morning, we don’t think they would ever kill our children. How chilling that this was probably someone they saw every day. The neighbor of a girl found dead […]

Mom scalped while riding go-cart

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

We’ll admit we’re bystanders when it comes to our children’s activities. For example, on a trip to Chuck E. Cheese you’re more likely to find us in a booth with a book than running around with our kids playing the games and climbing in the tubes. If you’re one of those parents, hey, more power […]

Co-sleeping on trial

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Young parents whose first infant died while co-sleeping in their bed decided to test fate once again, and bring their second infant child into bed with them. The second time around didn’t prove to be any safer as the first however, as the tiny infant died of suffocation blamed on co-sleeping. Citing the parents should […]

Utah revokes license of teachers who molest children

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The only thing really noteworthy about this story is that it took an act of legislation to put this in place — really, shouldn’t the various school boards already be taking this sort of action? The [Utah] House Education Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed HB286, which would permanently revoke the license of any teacher who […]

5 year old found hitchhiking in Utah

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

What appears to be an abduction of sorts, a 5 year old went missing and was seen hitchhiking. The little girl reportedly was given two rides while she was missing. Something tells me that more will come out about this story and it won’t be good. Police are still shaking their heads about an enterprising […]

Young teen charged with raping dog

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

I can’t even comment on this, except to say, “Ewwwwwwwww.” To say this is disturbing is a monumental understatement. Is this child crazy or was he, himself, so abused that he took out his rage on something he can control? Either way, it’s just wrong, wrong, wrong. Davis County, UTAH — A 14-year-old Utah boy […]

Nudie cell pics exchanged at school

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Schools should just ban cell phones in my opinion. We survived all the way through elementary, jr. high school, and college without cell phones and believe or not, we graduated and still had a social life. Police and school district officials are investigating several Farmington Junior High teenagers who traded nude photos of themselves over […]