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 man charged with child abuse homicide claimed toddler died in fall

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A Utah man is facing a charge in the death of his girlfriend’s 19-month-old child, and expert medical testimony indicates the boy may have been abused. According to court documents filed Friday, 33-year-old Colossal Teton of Taylorsville faces one count of child abuse homicide after he allegedly gave several conflicting statements regarding the death and also tested positive for a variety of drugs. The toddler suffered fatal injuries at a Salt Lake County home on November […]

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    Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting in Utah County

    UTAH COUNTY — Authorities have identified a suspect who was shot and killed by a Utah County Sheriff’s Office deputy Saturday, and the deputy fired after the knife-wielding man allegedly charged at police. Later Saturday, police identified the deceased as 33-year-old Mark Daniel Bess of Lake Shore. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to the Lake Shore area around 11:30 a.m. to locate Bess, who was wanted on several warrants. When the deputy located the suspect, […]

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    Millcreek man faces child abuse charges; 16-month-old not expected to survive

    MILLCREEK, Utah – A man is facing charges including attempted child abuse homicide after a 16-month-old boy suffered critical injuries in Millcreek and is not expected to survive. According to a statement of probable cause, police responded to a Millcreek home in the area of 300 East and 4100 South Friday. Officers found a 16-month-old boy who had suffered trauma to his upper body and who was unconscious and not breathing. The boy was flown to a local hospital. Police […]

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    Lions, Titans take former SUU Thunderbirds in NFL Draft

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — Two former Thunderbirds are NFL bound after the fourth and fifth rounds of the draft, according to Southern Utah University. The Detroit Lions drafted safety Miles Killebrew in the fourth round and as the 111th overall pick, and the Tennessee Titans drafted cornerback LeShaun Sims in the 5th round as the 157th overall pick. “I’m beyond excited that Detroit chose me,” Killebrew stated in a press release posted by the Thunderbirds. “I’ve been watching these guys […]

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    Davis County residents encouraged to secure property ahead of winds of up to 85 mph

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Officials are warning residents in Davis County to secure their belongings and prepare for possible power outages as high winds are expected in the area this weekend. According to a press release from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, high winds are expected through Sunday with the peak of the storm expected between 10 p.m. and midnight Saturday. The press release states wind speeds of up to 85 mph are possible, and they encourage residents to take […]

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    Denver Broncos draft former Utah RB Devontae Booker in 4th round

    CHICAGO — The reigning Super Bowl champions added a former Ute to their ranks Saturday during the NFL Draft, taking Devontae Booker in the fourth round. Booker was the 38th selection in the fourth round and went 136th overall in the draft, according to a press release from the U of U football program. The running back joins former Ute Sam Brenner, who is currently a center on the Denver Broncos’ current roster. Booker is the fourth Ute to make […]

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    Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees opens up about solo music video that slams LDS Church

    PROVO, Utah – A new solo music video from Neon Trees’ singer Tyler Glenn is stoking controversy, and Glenn sat down with FOX 13 News Friday to discuss the lyrics and images that some feel attack the Mormon faith. Glenn is openly gay, and in the past he has spoken about his efforts to balance his sexuality with his membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But, recently, his tone toward the LDS Church has changed. In […]

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    Dixie State receives largest donation in school history, renames football stadium

      ST. GEORGE, Utah — Dixie State University announced Friday they are renaming their football venue Legend Solar Stadium, and the name change comes as Legend Solar donated $10 million toward a renovation of the facility. According to a press release from DSU, the $10 million donation represents the largest single gift in the school’s history. Shaun Alldredge and Shane Perkins, co-owners and co-founders of Legend Solar, joined school administrators for Friday’s announcement. “We are proud to have Legend Solar […]

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    Man dies, another injured after crashing into stream along golf course in Park City

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A man is dead and another man is injured after a car crashed through a fence and went into a small stream in Park City Sunday afternoon. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a man was driving southbound on State Road 224 near 1900 West in Park City around 12:17 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, he failed to negotiate a turn. The Toyota Camry smashed through a wooden field fence and went into a small stream […]

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    Former teacher in Magna charged for allegedly watching porn in his classroom

    MAGNA, Utah — A former Cyprus High School teacher who was allegedly watching pornography while alone in his classroom is facing a misdemeanor charge for accessing indecent material on school property. According to a statement of probable cause filed earlier this month, a counselor at Cyprus High School stopped by Douglas M. Lind’s classroom in January and found his door locked. The counselor reported the teacher noticed her and came over and opened the door, at which point she heard […]

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    Crews recover body of overdue fisherman at Spanish Oaks Reservoir

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — Search and rescue personnel located the body of an overdue fisherman in Spanish Oaks Reservoir Sunday morning. Jose Eduardo Castellanos, 20 of Provo, was reported as being overdue Saturday around 10:30 p.m., and officers responding to the reservoir at 2931 South Spanish Oaks Drive found his vehicle in the parking lot but couldn’t locate the man. According to the Spanish Fork Police Department, officers found a hat and vest belonging to Castellanos but elected to wait […]

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    Three detained in connection with burglaries in Springville

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Springville police detained three people in connection with a spree of burglaries Friday. Police said Bowden Bishop, 22 of Payson, along with Treven Sperry and Jessica Olsen, both 20 of Springville, are suspects in a burglary at the La Casita Restaurant, 333 North Main, Friday morning. According to a press release from the Springville Department of Public Safety, officers found the suspects in a car outside of a convenience store later that day after someone reported a […]


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