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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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  • Man who lost everything passing through SLC gets SUV back thanks to tip from Fox 13 viewer

    SALT LAKE CITY — Brian Jones lost his mother in January, leaving behind his 88-year-old father; he decided to move across the country to be with his father, but tragedy struck when he stopped in Salt Lake City. Jones hooked up a U-Haul trailer to tow his second car and began his journey from Amana Colonies, Iowa to Oakland, California. But his car broke down in Salt Lake City and after it was fixed, he decided to stay for a […]

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    Memorial fund set up for family of Utah girl killed in shooting accident

    KAYSVILLE, Utah – A 12-year-old girl is dead after police said she was accidentally shot in a Kaysville home Sunday. The Davis School District confirmed the girl was Adelaide Clinger. Authorities were called to a home on the 1900 block of Cooper St. in Kaysville Sunday. Officials did not provide details regarding the events leading to the shooting, however they said they wanted to be clear that there is no danger to the community in connection with the incident and that they […]

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    3-year-old child in critical condition after car crash in Weber County

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – A young child was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a car crash Sunday. Lt. Lane Findlay of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said a woman was driving along 4700 West in Marriott Slaterville in an SUV and then went to make a left turn onto 900 South, at which time the vehicle was struck by a northbound pickup truck. A press release issued later Sunday stated the SUV had turned “directly in front […]

  • Family members identify man killed in officer-involved shooting

    SOUTH JORDAN,  Utah – Family members of a man who was shot and killed during an encounter with South Jordan police Saturday have confirmed the man’s identity Sunday. Family members tell FOX 13 News the man is 26-year-old Ty Elvin Worthington. While family members have given the man’s name, police have not yet confirmed the identity of the man who was shot. Records indicate Worthington’s most recent listed address matches the address of the home where the 911 call originated […]

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    Video: Researchers capture rare footage of ‘Black Seadevil’ at depth

    Researchers in the Monterey Bay area have captured footage of an elusive fish with a frightening appearance, and they believe it is the first ever footage to show the creature alive and swimming at depth. The creature is called a Melanocetus, but it is known as the ‘Black Seadevil.’ The deep-sea angler fish was found in the deep and dark water of Monterey Canyon. According to the video’s description: “MBARI’s ROV Doc Ricketts observed this anglerfish for the first time […]

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    Official identifies 12-year-old with air gun killed in Cleveland police shooting

    By Michael Pearson and Ronni Berke CNN (CNN) — A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday. FOX 13 News sister station FOX 8 in Cleveland reports the medical examiner has identified the teen as 12-year-old Tamir E. Rice. Click here for local coverage of this story from […]

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    Power restored to some customers in northern Utah

    NORTHERN UTAH — Power has been restored to all Rocky Mountain Power customers in northern Utah. Earlier in the day there were reported to be as many as 11,000 customers without power in areas that included Salt Lake City, Layton and Ogden. That number went down as the evening has progressed. Customers are asked to call 877-508-5088 if they are still experiencing issues with power outages. More information can be found on Rocky Mountain Power’s website at: https://www.rockymountainpower.net/ed/po/uoi.html    

  • When it comes to gaming high, Utah man holds the Guinness World Record

    PROVO, Utah — A video game enthusiast from Provo has elevated his game–literally. William Cruz of Provo recently traveled to the Mt. Everest region to play the newly released “Far Cry 4″ at the highest altitude ever recorded for a console video gaming session. The company behind the game, Ubisoft, sponsored a contest to find the one who would set the record. Cruz won the contest by submitting a video showcasing his hiking and gaming abilities. Cruz’s wife, Allison, said […]

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    Driver allegedly flees after hitting 11 year old in SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police have responded to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian, and they said the victim is an 11-year-old boy who suffered injuries that are not life threatening. The incident occurred in the area of 800 South 900 West around 7:30 p.m.; police initially said the victim was a girl but then later corrected that detail. Salt Lake City police officials said a witness saw the child along the side of the road, and the vehicle believed […]

  • Trespassing call leads to fatal officer-involved shooting in South Jordan

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police responding to a call regarding a trespasser were involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon, and a young adult male was killed in the encounter. Lt. Rob Hansen, South Jordan Police Department, said officers responded to the area of 11370 South Brooke-N-Lance Lane, which officials said is near 500  West, on a trespassing call at around 12:30 p.m. Master Officer Sam Winkler, South Jordan Police Department, said the person who made the call knew the individual […]

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    Injured man arrested after clerk defends self with ax handle during robbery

    SALT LAKE CITY — An injured man was taken into police custody after attempting to rob a gas station early Saturday morning. According to information from the Salt Lake City Police Department, around 3:40 a.m. 24-year-old Siaosi Tuifua walked into a Maverik store at 1270 South Main St. and demanded money. The clerk refused, so the suspect went behind the counter and tried to grab cigarettes, at which point the clerk used an ax handle to defend himself, police said. […]

  • Three teens are credited with saving the life of a woman in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Image via FOX 17 in West Michigan.

    Report: Trio of teens credited with saving life of woman they saw struggling on bus

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Three high school basketball players in Michigan are getting recognition for their efforts off of the court after they reportedly saved a woman’s life during a chance encounter on the bus. FOX 13 News sister station FOX 17 in Michigan reports Keidran Davis, Najee Perkins and Sergio Diaz–all basketball players at Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan–were riding a bus when a woman caught their attention. “We saw this lady sitting across from us, when […]

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