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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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  • LifeFlight responds to rodeo grounds in Cedar Fort. Image courtesy Utah County Sheriff's Office.

    Man flown to hospital after being thrown from a horse at rodeo grounds

    CEDAR FORT, Utah — A 19-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital Sunday after he was thrown from a horse while at the area’s rodeo grounds and rendered briefly unconscious. According to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders were dispatched just before 3:30 p.m. to the rodeo grounds in Cedar Fort, which is in Utah County near Eagle Mountain. A 19-year-old man was thrown from a horse and was unconscious for several minutes. The man […]

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    Parody trailer for ‘Mario Kart: Fury Road’ mixes mediums for maximum mayhem

    The new Mad Max film has been getting rave reviews from many, and this fantastic “trailer” weaves the blue shells, bananas and other zaniness of Mario Kart with the already over the top world presented in “Mad Max: Fury Road” to create a spectacle fueled by two separate kinds of nostalgia for genres with a love for mayhem.

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    Sole suspect flees on foot after armed robbery at shoe store

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a shoe store Sunday while brandishing a knife and then fled on foot. Lt. Monte Cox, West Valley City Police Department, said the suspect entered a Payless Shoe Source at 5670 West 3500 South and brandished a knife while telling the clerk, “I need all the money.” The clerk complied, and the suspect fled on foot with a small amount of cash. There were no injuries reported. The […]

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    Man flown to hospital in critical condition after motorcycle crash

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition Saturday morning after his motorcycle slid underneath a vehicle during a crash on State Route 32. According to information from the Utah Department of Public Safety, 24-year-old Jeremy J. Morgan of Park City was traveling southbound on SR-32 on a motorcycle when a vehicle traveling north made a left turn onto Browns Canyon Road in front of him. The crash was in Summit County in the […]

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    Man jailed after chasing girlfriend, causing crash was dragged about 50 feet by car

    SALT LAKE CITY – A man was booked into jail for multiple charges after he allegedly chased his girlfriend down at a high rate of speed and caused a crash before getting out and physically assaulting her, and as the woman attempted to drive away from the scene she ended up dragging the man approximately 50 feet. According to information from the Salt Lake City Police Department, Myron D. Sandoval, 20, lives with his girlfriend and their 9-month-old child. After […]

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    Marchers in Provo hope to keep search for Elizabeth Salgado going strong

    PROVO, Utah — Volunteers and family members of missing Provo woman Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado gathered for a march down Center Street in Provo Saturday morning. With signs and posters, people stood along the side of the road near the Nomen Global Language Center, 384 West Center Street, which is the last place Elizabeth was seen on April 16. People also handed out flyers with the woman’s picture and information. It has been more than a month since Salgado’s disappearance, […]

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    Police identify man killed in Millcreek bicycle accident

    MILLCREEK, Utah –Police have identified a man who was hit by a car while he was riding a bicycle and suffered fatal injuries in the Millcreek area early Saturday morning. Kevin Bushman, 51, was riding his bike on 3300 South at about 1602 East when a motorist, a 39-year-old man, struck him from behind at about 1 a.m. Ken Hansen, Unified Police Department said the vehicle that hit the man was traveling in the same direction but didn’t see the […]

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    Man suffers fatal injuries after swerving to miss cow on Highway 261

    SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – A man suffered fatal injuries in a car crash after he swerved to avoid hitting a cow, left the roadway and over-corrected. According to information from the Utah Department of Public Safety posted Friday night, the crash occurred on Highway 261 near mile post 27. Police said the nearest town to the scene of the crash is Blanding in San Juan County. The driver swerved to miss a cow that was in the roadway. The […]

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    Police hope public can identify bandit in black after bank robbery

    SALT LAKE CITY — A masked man dressed all in black robbed a bank Friday afternoon, and police are hoping surveillance images from the bank and the public’s assistance will lead them to the suspect. Don Hudson, Unified Police Department spokesman, said the suspect entered a Chase Bank, 6275 South Highland Drive, around 3:30 p.m. Friday and demanded money. The man did not display or imply that he had weapons. The man was given an unknown amount of cash, and he fled […]

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    Maryland police respond to park, mother may have been pushing dead son in swing since day before

    LA PLATA, Md. – Police in Maryland responded to a park after someone reported a woman had been pushing a child in a swing for an unusually long stretch of time, and when an officer arrived he reportedly found the woman was pushing her dead 3-year-old child in the swing. WUSA 9 reports the incident occurred at Wills Memorial Park Friday morning when officers responded to a call just before 7 a.m. The report came in because someone had noticed […]

  • Sea of Hillcrest green fills halls of several Utah schools in memory of teens killed in car crash

    MIDVALE, Utah — Students and teachers at Hillcrest High School wore their school colors Friday in memory of two classmates who died in a car crash earlier this week, and the show of support also extended to several other local high schools as students donned Hillcrest green in memory of the victims. Dealing with sudden, tragic loss is difficult for anyone in any age group, but the young adults and faculty at Hillcrest High School decided to make a statement, […]

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    Former sheriff takes plea deal; Cordova to perform community service, pay back nearly $2,200

    PRICE, Utah – A former Carbon County Sheriff agreed to a plea deal Friday relating to allegations he used a county-issued vehicle and trailer to move personal belongings and that he used a county-issued gas card improperly. Former sheriff James Cordova said he wanted to put allegations of misusing public money behind him. As part of the plea and abeyance, he will pay restitution amounting to $2,166.35 plus interest and perform 80 hours of community service within 12 months, according […]


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