Pioneer Day: Guide to fireworks and festivities across Utah
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Carly joined the FOX13 family June 2012, after reporting in Lubbock, Texas. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and raised in San Diego, California. Today, she claims both coastal states as her home.

The San Diego State University alum graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
When she's not covering news, Carly would always prefer to be outside with her Terrier, Lubbock-Lynn, running, hiking, boating, camping or watching pretty much any sporting event. She also teaches Yoga and does CrossFit.

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    SALT LAKE CITY — The Greenbike Share Program in Salt Lake City has been a big hit – so much so that big managers are expanding it. Sixteen months ago the Greenbike Share Program launched 10 bike stations installing 55 bikes for public use. As of this month the program has doubled and local businesses are shelling out big bucks to get a Greenbike station near their property. “This has really been a slam dunk for us, by supporting Greenbikes […]

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    Indian Fire near Ogden Canyon 70 percent contained

    OGDEN CANYON, Utah –Residents have been allowed back into their homes after a wildfire broke out near the mouth of Ogden Canyon late Saturday night, and Sunday evening officials said the fire is 70 percent contained. At approximately 8 p.m. Saturday, fire crews responded to the Indian Fire located east of 24th Street and south of 12th Street. What started as a 3-acre fire, officials say, was fueled by strong winds–causing it to burn an estimated 50 acres. The fire […]

  • Robles kicks off campaign for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Democrat running for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District kicked off her campaign Saturday in Salt Lake City. State Sen. Luz Robles, D-District 1, is the first Hispanic woman to represent her party as a candidate for Congress in Utah. Saturday, she called her rally a day of action and encouraged all Utahns to get out and vote. “We want to make sure more Utahns get to participate in this electoral process,” she said. “For […]

  • Out-of-state smoke sends haze to northern Utah skies

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s beautiful skyline is considered one of the state’s many attractions, so when haze makes the mountains less visible, people notice. Officialswith Utah’s Division of Air Quality, along with the National Weather Service, said the haze is imported from fires burning in the northwest. Bryce Bird, Director of Utah’s Division of Air Quality, said the smoke isn’t coming from local sources. “Unfortunately right now we’re seeing some of what we call visual impairment from smoke coming […]

  • Suspect in fire that caused evacuations in Stockton has history of arson

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — The fire in Stockton was fully contained as of noon Thursday after fire crews worked overnight to mop up any and all hot spots. Police arrested Stockton resident Timothy West Wednesday night and have charged him with arson. Meanwhile, the city is still without water as the citizens have been urged not to use the public source because of contamination. Since Wednesday afternoon, residents have not been able to shower, wash their hands, and clean their […]

  • Officials investigating potential animal cruelty case after cats found covered in sealant

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- Officials with West Valley City Animal Services are investigating a possible animal cruelty case after two kittens were found covered in what appeared to be glue.

  • Firefighters who rescued dog from dire situation honored by Humane Society

    SALT LAKE CITY — Some Salt Lake City firefighters are being honored for a heroic rescue. The Humane Society of Utah honored two Salt Lake City fire stations for a recent rescue involving two distressed dogs. A call came in on June 24 of some overheated puppies stuck on the Red Butte Living Room hiking trail, and when firefighters located the animals they realized they weren’t puppies at all. The two dogs were about 150 pounds each and were severely […]

  • Mother of girl with grim diagnosis seeks a better education for her child

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah mother is on a mission to get her 12 year old placed in a first grade class room this fall. Alexis Watson has a rare genetic abnormality that has her in special education classes, but her mother and physicians think she’s ready for the challenge a regular classroom can bring. Since before Alexis’ birth, doctors have been telling Angie Watson what her daughter Alexis will never accomplish time and time again. She wasn’t expected […]

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    Protesters seek justice for dog killed by Salt Lake City officer

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds of people from all over the state gathered in front of the Salt Lake City Police Department Saturday, demanding justice for “Geist.” Geist was the dog shot to death by a Salt Lake City police officer last week during a search for a missing child. Protesters at the rally said all they want is accountability from the officer who shot the dog. “We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again, we just want it […]

  • MacNeill seeks new trial after murder conviction

    PROVO, Utah — Dr. Martin MacNeill wants a new trial after he was convicted of murdering his wife last year. His attorneys say the prosecution made a mistake that should result in MacNeill’s release. “There is much to consider. I’m grateful for your arguments,” said Judge Derek Pullan. In a Provo courtroom Monday, Pullan said he needed 60 days to decide whether to grant MacNeill’s new trial, which would throw out the murder conviction or sentence him for killing his […]

  • Presbyterian churches in Utah have mixed reactions to vote allowing same-sex marriages

    SALT LAKE CITY — Same-sex couples in Utah will now be welcome to wed in some Presbyterian churches should such unions become legal in the state. A recent vote by national church officials is granting the clergy the right to marry same-sex couples. The vote was made by the Presbyterian Assembly of Commissioners and makes the Presbyterian Church one of the biggest Christian groups in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriages. Rev. Monica Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden […]

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    Video: Mountain lion captured near Jordan Commons in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah - Sandy residents can rest easy again, officials have captured the female mountain lion first spotted near Jordan Commons.