Mark is a nomad at heart, having moved more than 20 times in 26 years. Before becoming a Web Content Producer at Fox 13, Mark worked as a writer on Senator Orrin Hatch’s reelection campaign, a surgical assistant, a legal aide, a door-to-door sales rep and the fastest hands a movie theater’s concession stand had ever seen.

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    Utah woman dies after falling 60 feet in Maple Canyon

    SANPETE COUNTY, Utah — A woman suffered fatal injuries in a fall in Maple Canyon Saturday. The Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased as 62-year-old Melissa Raue of Holladay. Raue was rock climbing in the canyon with her husband and a close friend when she unexpectedly fell about 60 feet and landed on some rocks below. Sanpete County Search and Rescue was dispatched to investigate the accident and assist in recovery efforts. Raue was pronounced dead at the […]

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    Package theft sting operation in South Salt Lake nets two arrests

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police in South Salt Lake recently conducted a “Package Sting Operation” in response to complaints about stolen parcels, and the effort resulted in two arrests for theft and drug-related offenses. According to the South Salt Lake Police Department, an officer spotted Darren J. Scott Thursday as the sting operation was being set up. The officer recognized Scott from surveillance footage of a recent package theft based on some distinctive clothing and his bicycle. Scott has denied […]

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    Time lapse videos show smoke from West Antelope Fire filling Salt Lake Valley

    Smoke filled the Salt Lake Valley Saturday as a fire on Antelope Island grew to more than 8,000 acres, and a pair of time lapse videos let you see the smoke grow Friday night and again Saturday morning. #WestAntelope fire #timelapse with the #bountiful #fireworks — dvdwhite (@dvdwhite) July 23, 2016 The West Antelope Fire is believed to have been caused by lightning Thursday, and crews begin fighting the fire Friday evening. By Saturday it had grown to more than […]

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    Fire burning on Antelope Island grows to at least 8,000 acres

    ANTELOPE ISLAND, Utah — Crews are battling a blaze on Antelope island, which has grown from 300 acres to at least 8,000 acres Saturday. Watch on #Periscope: Antelope Island Fire — UtahFireInfo (@UtahWildfire) July 23, 2016 The West Antelope Island Fire was ignited by a lightning strike on Thursday. Crews first arrived on scene at about 5:30 p.m. Friday after someone spotted the blaze on the island’s west side. By Saturday morning, the fire had moved over the top of […]

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    Suspect in assault arrested near Lone Peak Hospital after shooting himself in the hand

    DRAPER, Utah — A man who was wanted in connection with an aggravated assault is now in custody after he sought medical attention for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sgt. Chad Carpenter of the Draper Police Department said 30-year-old Eddie Heuser was involved in an alleged aggravated assault on Saturday and had barricaded himself in a home. The man was able to flee the area as police worked on obtaining an arrest warrant, and he had evaded police for the rest […]

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    Utah AG’s Office settles lawsuit involving UHP Trooper accused of wrongful DUI arrests

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office settled a lawsuit Friday involving a former Utah Highway Patrol Trooper accused of wrongfully arresting drivers during DUI stops. Steed was named the “Trooper of the Year” in 2007 for her high volume of DUI arrests, but later she was accused of making wrongful arrests. According to a press release from the Utah AG’s Office, the lawsuit was settled for $200,000 to cover costs and attorney’s fees. The lawsuit had also […]

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    Parts of South Jordan, West Jordan without water due to main break

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah –Parts of South Jordan and West Jordan will be without water for up to 24 hours after construction crews broke a 42-inch water main Friday. Linda Towns, a public information manager for the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, said the break occurred at Old Bingham Highway and 6200 West as a construction crew was boring under the road. FOX 13 News first heard report of the break just after 3:30 p.m. Several meter stations in both […]

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    Officials lift advisory against using Utah Lake water for food and livestock irrigation

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — The latest samples from Utah Lake revealed lower levels of toxins, and as such the advisory against using the water to irrigate food and livestock was lifted Friday. According to a press release from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, there is no reason to believe fruits and vegetables irrigated with water from Utah Lake are unsafe for consumption. The advisory was put in place earlier this month after an algal bloom appeared in the lake […]

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    Police say ‘porn sniffing’ dog deployed during ICAC arrest in Heber City

    HEBER CITY, Utah — A man is facing felony charges after he allegedly sent harmful material to someone he thought was a minor, but that person was actually a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. According to the Heber City Police Department, Russell David Neilson is facing charges of Enticing a Minor as a third-degree felony and Attempt to Commit a Crime as a third-degree felony. The man allegedly sent harmful material to someone he believed was […]

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    West Jordan PD seeks help identifying man who had contact with homicide victim

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police in West Jordan are asking the public for help identifying a man who they believe was in contact with the victim of a recent homicide. Steven Conlon, 29, was found shot to death outside of a home in West Jordan Wednesday, and Thursday police released photos of a man believed to have had contact with the victim. West Jordan PD stresses the individual in the photos is not a person of interest or a suspect, but […]

  • A two alarm fire in Roy, Utah on July 21, 2016. Images courtesy Gail Owens.

    Three people displaced by 2-alarm fire in Roy

    ROY, Utah — Three people were displaced after a two-alarm fire broke out at a home in Roy Thursday. The fire was at a home in the area of 5400 South and 3800 West, and no other structures were affected. The two alarm fire displaced three people, and crews said several pets were also rescued from the home. It was not immediately clear what sparked the blaze. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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    Charging documents offer new details in alleged murder of teen siblings

    MIDVALE, Utah — A man has been formally charged with murdering two teenage siblings, and according to the charging documents the suspect attempted to continue firing on both teens after they had fallen to the ground while hugging each other. Mario Cervantes-Angel, 28, faces two counts of criminal homicide/aggravated murder, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of possession of a firearm by a restricted person. According to charging documents filed in court Wednesday, witnesses reported that the […]


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