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by Ali Lanyon

November 8, 2011

The State Department is limiting participation in a troubled exchange program and putting a moratorium on new businesses becoming sponsors for thousands of foreign college students who use the program to visit the United States.

The department says future participation will be limited to the "2011 actual participant levels." Foreign students working at a plant that serves the Hershey company walked out this summer in protest of working conditions and wages.

September 21, 2013

The dangerous of vicious cycle of child sex trafficking is happening in Utah and you may not even realize it. Any child can be a target of sex traffickers, but the ones most vulnerable are those in child welfare and foster care systems.

Madi Palmer, a 17-year-old from Holladay, Utah, is part of a national movement called "Backyard Broadcast" to stop the sexual abuse of children after a scary experience. Palmer is a senior at Cottonwood High School and spends her time raising awareness about child sex trafficking. "Most people don't realize it's happening in America, let alone Utah and in our schools and communities," she said.

by Don Hudson

May 7, 2012

A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive.

Savannah Barry is mad and on a mission. She wants travelers to be warned before they walk through TSA security. "They need to get with the program and have some education across the board for TSA." After participating in a DECA conference in Salt Lake City with several classmates last week, Savannah, who is a type one diabetic and wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day, says she ran into TSA agents who were not prepared to deal with her medical situation.

by The Time Officers Arrived the Suspect Had Been Subdued by Employees and Shoppers. Police Had High Praise for Gun Carrying Man Who Ended the Hysteria. Lt. Brian Purvis Said

April 26, 2012

A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.

Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms."

by Sarina Fazan

August 22, 2012

A big factor during the RNC is the potential for a large number of arrests. In anticipation, in an unprecedented move, Hillsborough County jail officials announced one facility is completely cleared and essentially reconstructed just for the RNC.

The man in charge, Colonel Jim Previtera, took charge as he walked us through the Orient Road Jail. The colonel began in the carport, where, he said, "The inmates will be unloaded, they will be searched and walked through a metal detector which has been added for this event." The entire facility has been transformed. At around noon Wednesday, the last of the inmates, excluding a dozen or so trustees prepared to handle cooking and cleaning duties, were moved out to nearby Falkenburg Road Jail. Anyone arrested during the RNC will be brought to Orient Road Jail.

by Cary Williams

August 22, 2011

A Pinellas County judge ordered a 5-year-old into foster care on Monday after deputies said his mother tried to sell him for $2,000. A Tampa couple said they wanted to continue to care for the boy but an incident in 2005 prevented that from happening.

Jessica Beers is accused of trying to sell the adoptive rights to her son to James and Betty Gardner. At a dependency hearing on Monday, case workers Told Judge Patrice Moore that Beers and her biological father have severe prescription drug dependencies. Detectives say James Gardner went to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on Saturday to report that Beers was attempting to sell him her child.

July 10, 2013

A Berks County Police officer has been accused of taking his children along for a shoplifting spree.

Officer Glen Oesterling is a member of the Amity Township Police. Investigators say the officer stole hundreds of dollars worth of groceries from the Giant Food Store in West Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County. Security at the store said when they tried to stop Oesterling, he told them he was a cop. Oesterling has been suspended without pay.

by Leticia Juarez

June 21, 2013

An El Monte family reached out to police for help, and an officer shot one of their beloved dogs.

The family told Eyewitness News they contacted the El Monte Police Department after their 14-year-old son ran away from home. Officers came to the house to get a picture of the boy -- but the family told them to call ahead of time so they could put away their two dogs. They say police never contacted them and ignored a "beware of dog" on the front gate. "They just came in our door without calling us or anything and then our dog ran up to the police and the police shot it," said Chi Nguyen, 11.

by Kenneth Moton

May 1, 2013

Three men and one woman have filed a federal lawsuit against the Philadelphia police claiming they were mistreated by an officer in Center City on Easter morning.

Roderick King recorded his encounter with an unidentified Philadelphia Police officer at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 31st. On Tuesday, King and three of his friends filed a million dollar federal lawsuit against the department after they say their rights were violated in the area of 13th and Rodman streets. "The more I spoke with Mr. King I realized they hadn't done anything wrong and this guy was just way over the line," the group's attorney Kevin Mincey said.

October 1, 2012

There's a question of constitutional rights that's increasingly being raised around the country.

The family of a New Jersey teenager is suing a local police department claiming officers arrested the boy simply because he was videotaping a confrontation with cops. 15-year-old Austin DeCaro never imagined his habit of taking his camcorder everywhere would come in so handy on an evening several months ago. "He got out of a car and said, 'All of you get on the curb,' and none of us knew what to do, so I flipped on my camera," said Austin DeCaro, a teenage videographer, "I saw this random guy telling us to sit on the curb and I didn't know if he was a cop or not. I decided I should record it."

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