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

Mark loves to write, whether it's news, opinion or fiction.


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  • Doctor who rushed to help man found fatally shot in the street shares his story

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police are investigating after a man was found Saturday night in a Salt Lake City street with a fatal gunshot wound, and Sunday a doctor who lived nearby and rushed to help the man spoke with FOX 13 News about the incident. Police responded to Parkway Avenue near 1140 East Saturday night after a person driving down the road noticed a person in the street. When they stopped to check on that man, the driver discovered […]

  • Midway Ice Castles only open briefly due to unusually warm weather

    MIDWAY, Utah – A popular annual attraction is open for much less time than usual this year, as employees are fighting just to keep the business from melting away. The majestic sculptures of the Midway Ice Castles have drawn tourists and local visitors for the last five years, but this year they will only be open for a few days. Site manager Jesse Stone said the weather has been so warm they can’t maintain the castles, and he said that […]

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    Father of bullies fired after Minnesota man takes Snapchat harassment of his daughter into his own hands

    WARNING: The video below contains video recordings of Snapchat messages and voice mails containing profanity, racial slurs and anti-gay slurs. The father also briefly uses profanity while describing the person who used/defended the use of those slurs. Viewer discretion is advised. MINNESOTA – A video posted by a Minnesota father has gathered more than 4 million views in less than a week, and the obviously emotional man is speaking out against bullying after his African-American daughter received hateful and racist […]

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    1 arrested for robbery after armed citizen detains knife-wielding woman

    VERNAL, Utah – A woman was taken into custody after her alleged attempt at an armed robbery at an Arby’s restaurant in Vernal was foiled by a concerned citizen who had a gun in his vehicle. According to a press release from the Vernal Police Department, officers were dispatched to an Arby’s restaurant at 1141 West Highway 40 to respond to reports of a robbery in progress. Dispatch personnel informed officers that a female had a knife and had demanded […]

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    DUI suspect who slipped custody while handcuffed, chained found hours later in barn

    DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah – A man arrested for suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning escaped custody while handcuffed and restrained by a belly chain, and he managed to evade custody for almost 9 hours before he was found hiding in a barn north of Neola. According to a press release from the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Lance Sizemore around 1 a.m. Sunday for suspicion of DUI on SR-121 near mile post 9. As police were making an inventory […]

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    Police respond after man found in Salt Lake City street with fatal gunshot wound

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was found in the middle of a street with a gunshot wound to his chest was pronounced dead at a hospital Saturday night, and while details regarding the incident are scarce, police said they are treating the area as a crime scene. Reports of the shooting came in around 7 p.m. Saturday, and officials said it occurred in the area of 1140 East Parkway Ave. in Salt Lake City. Parkway Avenue is closed […]

  • Cops, firefighters face off in “Guns N’ Hoses” charity hockey game

    SALT LAKE CITY –Saturday was the 14th Annual “Guns N’ Hoses” hockey match between the Unified police and fire departments, and the event aims to raise funds for a charitable cause. The Utah Grizzlies sponsor the game each year at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, and funds raised by the game are donated to help needy families of police and fire fighters. The police officers form the “Guns” team while firefighters skate for the “Hoses.” Jared Youngman, Utah […]

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    Utah man reported missing found dead in remote area of Nevada

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police in South Salt Lake announced Saturday that a man reported missing earlier this week has been found dead in a rural area of Nevada near Great Basin National Park. Police officials had sought the public’s help in locating Kyle Trammell. People were concerned because the man’s cell phone and social media profiles had been deactivated prior to him going missing. Click here for more details on the disappearance. According to a press release from South […]

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    13-year-old arrested, accused of stabbing teen to death with scissors outside of L.A. school

    LOS ANGELES – Police in Los Angeles have reportedly arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of stabbing a 14-year-old student to death in front of a middle school Friday, and the attack was reportedly carried out with scissors. FOX 13 News sister station KTLA 5 in Los Angeles reports that 14-year-old Steven Cruz was fatally stabbed in front of David Wark Griffith Junior High School in Los Angeles around 3 p.m. Friday. KTLA reports the boy attended a nearby high school […]

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    Fugitive wanted by Mississippi authorities for 34 years found living in Utah

    CARBON COUNTY, Utah – After being on the run for more than 34 years, a man wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections was arrested in the Wellington City area of Carbon County, Utah Thursday. According to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, police received information from the FBI indicating that 61-year-old Sam Gene Harris was believed to be in the Wellington City area. The FBI bulletin stated the man has been a fugitive from Mississippi since […]

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    Man faces charges for 11 armed robberies

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police have arrested a man Friday who they were seeking in connection with multiple armed robberies that have occurred in the Salt Lake City area in recent weeks, and the man faces 11 counts of aggravated robbery. According to information from the Unified Police Department, Cameron Evans was apprehended in Midvale Friday after undercover detectives began watching the areas they suspected the serial robber would strike next. Police had requested help finding the man, who they […]

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    SUV crashes into St. George home, driver dies due to gunshot wound

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Authorities are investigating after a man crashed his SUV into a home and was taken to a hospital for a gunshot wound Friday, and police said Saturday the man passed away about 90 minutes after he arrived at the hospital. Officials said an SUV slammed into a house at The Cottages near 5020 Canyon View Drive just before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Neighbors rushed to help the man, but they said he appeared disoriented and impaired. “He […]

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