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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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    Police post video, hope tips lead to suspect in gratuity jar theft

    The video above was first posted by Coffee Pod in Provo and then shared by police. The suspect is the man holding a checkered jacket. PROVO, Utah – Police have posted surveillance footage of a suspect who stole a jar full of tips from a coffee shop in the Provo area Sunday, and they are hoping the public can help them catch the man. Provo Police Department shared surveillance footage shot at Coffee Pod, 426 W. 1230 North, in Provo […]

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    5-year-old child dies after falling from tractor in Summit County

    HENEFER, Utah – Police are investigating the death of a young child who fell from a tractor Saturday in Henefer. According to information from Summit County officials, the 5-year-old child was riding on a tractor with an aunt and suffered fatal injuries after falling in the area near 1200 North West Henefer Road. Police initially reported the child was 4 years old, but an updated press release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office corrected that information. The release states the […]

  • Friend of man shot by police in Magna speaks

    MAGNA, Utah – Unified Police shot and killed a man in who they say threatened himself with a knife and ultimately threatened officers in Magna Saturday evening. The deceased was identified as 39 year-old Luis Quintana of Magna. The shooting occurred in the area of 8400 West and 3500 South. Unified Police say they first received reports of Quintana threatening suicide, but when police arrived at the provided location Quintana could not be found. Officers suspended their search in order […]

  • A file photo labeled "Scary clown." Image courtesy Graeme Maclean via Wikimedia Commons.

    Report: Arrests made as incidents of clown violence in France increase

    AGDE, France – Police in France reportedly arrested 14 teenagers dressed as clowns carrying pistols, knives and bats, and the incident is the latest in a string of crimes involving suspects in clown costumes. France 24 reports the teens were arrested Saturday in the parking lot of a school in Agde, France and that “several other complaints poured in over ‘armed clowns’ in the region over the weekend.” A man was arrested in Montpellier, France for attacking a pedestrian with […]

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    Police: Fatal stabbing may have been case of self-defense

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A man was killed in a stabbing that occurred after an argument escalated, and the man police have taken into custody in connection with the death may have been defending himself or others. According to information from the West Valley City Police Department, an argument began in the driveway of a residence in the area of 3200 South 2000 West Saturday evening. A press release from police states the suspect went into the home, which […]

  • Keaton Yeates mugshot

    Pot aroma prompts arrest for a weapon, drug possession at assisted living facility

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Police arrested an individual at an assisted living facility Saturday after staff members smelled an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms, and the suspect was found to be carrying marijuana, narcotics and a weapon. Sgt. Corbett Ford of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department said police responding to the call about marijuana odor at Coventry at Cottonwood Heights, 6898 S. 2300 East, found 24-year-old Keaton Yeates walking down the hallway; the man was coming […]

  • Image courtesy  Jud Burkett / The Spectrum & Daily News.

    1 dead, 1 injured after Corvette goes airborne, hits guardrail

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – A man was killed and another man critically injured in a car crash in southern Utah Saturday, and police said the vehicle went airborne before colliding with a guardrail at a high rate of speed. According to information from the Utah Highway Patrol, a 32-year-old male was driving westbound on State Route 7, also known as Southern Parkway, at high speeds around 4 p.m. The Corvette, “went airborne as it crossed the threshold of the River […]

  • Deputies Michael Davis Junior, left, and Michael Davis senior, right. Images courtesy Placer and Riverside County Sheriff Departments.

    Deputy allegedly shot by Utah man killed exactly 26 years after his father died on duty

    PLACER COUNTY, Calif. – A sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty in California was shot exactly 26 years to the day after his father, also a sheriff’s deputy, was killed in the line of duty, and police have confirmed both suspects in the recent shooting are from West Valley City, Utah. FOX 13 News sister station FOX 40 in Sacramento reports Deputy Michael Davis Jr. was shot and killed Friday while he and his partner were investigating a […]

  • Ryan Allison mugshot

    Man who dove from fixture second inmate to die at Utah State Prison in 7 days

    DRAPER, Utah – An inmate died Saturday at the Utah State Prison after jumping head-first from a fixture in his cell, and the man is the second inmate to die at the prison in the last seven days. According to a press release from prison officials, 22-year-old Ryan P. Allison was observed banging his head on a concrete floor at about 7:30 a.m., and as officers prepared to enter the man’s cell, “Allison dove head first from a sink/toilet fixture.” […]

  • Image courtesy Roy City Police Department.

    Police release photos of robbery suspect sporting false ponytail, seek public’s help

    ROY, Utah — Police are asking for help locating a male suspect who robbed a bank located inside a grocery store Saturday while wearing a hat with a false ponytail attached. The suspect entered the American First Credit Union located within the Harmon’s grocery store at 5370 South 1900 West at approximately 9:20 a.m. Police said he told the teller: “I’m here to rob you. I’m serious.” According to a press release from the Roy City Police Department, the man […]

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    Arrest made 3 months after woman found dead in SLC hotel room

    SALT LAKE CITY – More than three months after a woman was found dead inside a Salt Lake City hotel room, police have confirmed that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the case. Salt Lake City Police Department officials said they arrested 35-year-old Jeffrey Allen Skog for the murder of 34-year-old Holly Nicole Carges, who was found dead at the Royal Garden Inn on July 17. Police initially said they considered the death suspicious but then quickly announced […]

  • Surveillance images show suspects in burglaries, police seek public’s help

    SANDY, Utah — Police in Sandy are looking for three suspects who were caught on video breaking into cars as well as at least one garage. The burglaries happened in a neighborhood near 9900 South and 2400 East in Sandy just after midnight Wednesday. All three suspects entered the vehicles through unlocked doors, and in one case a suspect found and used a garage opener to gain entry to a home. While the family slept, the thieves stole hunting equipment […]

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