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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.


Recent Articles
  • Officials identify family mysteriously found dead in Utah home

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah – Police are investigating after a Springville family of five was found dead inside their home Saturday. Neighbors spoke to Fox 13 Sunday about the incident. “It was especially sad to hear that it was the whole family,” Neighbor Ame Patton said. Neighbors who live around the home in the area of 1000 East 900 South in Springville said news of the family’s death is tragic. “It was sad, ’cause anytime there’s any death you know that’s a […]

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    Man stranded by rising river in Zion National Park found dead the next day

    ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah – Zion National Park officials have identified the man whose body was found there Sunday. Douglas Yoshi Vo, 34, of Westminster, California was one of two individuals who got stuck in the area as the Virgin River swelled well beyond its normal size due to heavy rain fall. According to a press release from park officials, the Vo’s body was found Sunday in the Virgin River Narrows inside the park. Vo and another individual had entered […]

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    Couple rescued after road collapse sends car plunging into river

    GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah – A Swift Water Rescue team pulled two people suffering from hypothermia out of the Paria River Saturday night after heavy rain caused the road to collapse and send their vehicle plunging into the water. According to a press release from Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Sussana Dursi and 62-year-old Roberto Bellocci of Italy were driving to a campsite in Kodachrome Basin State Park around 9 p.m. when the road collapsed. The pair crossed a bridge spanning […]

  • Assault and pursuit

    Police: Meth smoking man flees from officer after using bat to assault woman

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly used a baseball bat to assault a woman and later assaulted an officer after being confronted while smoking methamphetamine inside of a vehicle Saturday night. The suspect is believed to be the same person involved in two incidents involving two police agencies. Salt Lake City police responded to a woman Saturday around 7 p.m. who had been assaulted by a man, reported to be her ex-boyfriend, wielding a […]

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    Family of 5 found dead in Springville

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah – Authorities are trying to determine what caused the deaths of five people, all members of the same family, whose bodies were found inside their Springville home Saturday evening. According to the Springville Department of Public Safety, a person who had not heard from several relatives went to check on them and discovered the bodies inside the home near 900 South and 1000 East. at about 8 p.m. “We are investigating the deaths of a family of five,” said Lt. Dave Caron of the […]

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    Man in custody after SWAT responds in South Ogden

    SOUTH OGDEN, Utah – A man was taken into custody after police officers and then SWAT personnel responded to a call regarding a man with a gun Saturday. South Ogden Police Department officials received a call from someone reporting there was a man inside a home who was threatening the people inside with a handgun. Police responded to 4315 Monroe Blvd., and a man inside was threatening to have a shootout with the officers. Officials contacted those inside, and eight […]

  • Flooding at Pilling's Trailer Court. Image courtesy Kim Wilcox.

    Residents in Price neighborhood request help evacuating

    PRICE, Utah – Dispatch officials in Price tell FOX 13 News flooding from the Price River has led to evacuations in a neighborhood they say is home to many elderly people. Officials said evacuations at the Pilling’s Trailer Court, near 750 North Carbonville Road, began around 5:30 p.m. It was not clear how many people had been evacuated. Dispatch officials said they received numerous calls from residents requesting assistance leaving the area due to water entering the neighborhood. The Sun […]

  • Heavy rains cause flooding, road closures in portions of Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A large weather system has moved in from Arizona and is traveling north causing flash flooding issues in southern and central Utah and widespread rain throughout northern Utah, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Brian McInerney, hydrologist with NWS, said the storm has caused flash flooding in Zion National Park resulting in the closure of Kolob Road. All roads through the park were closed due to flooding, according to a tweet from […]

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    Video: Climber captures incredible footage of volcanic eruption in Japan

    Clear, blue skies give way to thick smoke as a volcanic eruption filled the air with debris Saturday, and one of about 150 hikers in the area managed to capture the event on camera.

  • Marrow registration drive

    ‘Be the Match’ working to register marrow donors

    SALT LAKE CITY – A bone marrow registration drive held in Salt Lake City Saturday sought to spread the message that, “it only takes one person to be a match.” The “Be the Match” event was held at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, and those who participated underwent a health evaluation and had their cheek swabbed so their information could be added to a registry of potential donors. The effort is on behalf of people who have been […]

  • U of U spends $35,000 on water fountains for stadium in wake of fan complaints

    SALT LAKE CITY – About three weeks after facing social media backlash about the amount of available water fountains at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the University of Utah spent $35,000 to install new, improved water fountains at the facility. The social media response was partly due to photos that showed vendors’ drink carts or other items blocking access to water fountains and from complaints from fans who felt they missed much of the game while waiting to get water in the heat, […]

  • Man withdraws guilty plea in connection with murder of teen

    SALT LAKE CITY – A suspected gang member who initially agreed to a guilty plea in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19 year old last year is withdrawing his guilty plea. Vilisoni Angilau withdrew the guilty plea Friday morning at the Matheson Courthouse, saying that when he made the plea he was under extreme emotional duress due to the shooting death of his brother. Angilau had pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in the death of 19-year-old Sione […]

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