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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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  • Orem police turn to social media on ‘Tattletale Tuesday’ to solicit public’s help in solving crimes

    OREM, Utah — A new social media experiment is helping officers put criminals behind bars in Orem, and police are calling it “Tattletale Tuesday.” Orem Police Department said the program works by posting surveillance footage or other images on their Facebook page and Twitter account so they can ask for the public’s help in identifying the perpetrators. A recent example was the theft of a tip jar from Juice ‘n Java. This wasn’t the first time the jar had been […]

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    Fraternity chapter ceases operations at USU after former president accused of sexual abuse

    LOGAN, Utah — The former president of a Utah State University fraternity has been arrested in connection with sexual abuse, and now the local fraternity chapter has ceased operations other than general meetings. The suspect, Ryan Wray, was arrested Tuesday by Logan City Police on one count of suspicion of forcible sex abuse. The alleged abuse took place at the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity house located on 757 East 700 North. According to Logan City Police, Wray admitted to groping […]

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    Crews recover body of man missing at Willard Bay since Sunday

    WILLARD BAY STATE PARK – After searching for several days, crews have located the body of a man who was reported to be missing at Willard Bay. Search and rescue crews began searching for 45-year-old Matthew Rasmussen of Morgan County late Sunday night, and Wednesday evening the man’s body was located. According to a press release from Utah State Parks issued Wednesday, the man’s body was recovered at about 5 p.m. and was located by dive teams using side scan […]

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    Man jailed for alleged sexual abuse of young girl over 14-month span

    SALT LAKE CITY – A man has been booked into jail and faces multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and the victim was 8 or 9 years old at the time of the alleged abuse. According to a statement of probable cause from the Unified Police Department, 35-year-old Scott Joshua Devey of Salt Lake City allegedly sexually abused a young girl between July 19, 2013 and September 15, 2014. Devey was arrested Tuesday night at his apartment […]

  • Emergency crews searching for missing fisherman in Willard Bay

    WILLARD, Utah – Search and rescue teams are looking for a man who has been missing since Sunday. The man’s family reported him missing at about 8:30 p.m. after they said he went fishing that morning and never came home. Utah State Park officials and Box Elder County sent out boats and Life Flight is helping in the search. Crews have found the boat that belongs to the man but haven’t been able to find the man. Officials aren’t releasing […]

  • Firefighters rescue dozens of animals after fire breaks out in ‘living classroom’

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — More than a dozen small animals and hundreds of fish had to be rescued from a Taylorsville classroom after a fire broke out Friday night. A classroom located inside of a portable trailer at John C. Fremont Elementary School caught fire Friday, and firefighters said the roof of the structure almost caved in—which likely would have killed the animals inside. Unified Fire Department officials said if flames had reached the sheet rock or insulation in the trailer, […]

  • Firefighters quickly extinguish brush fire after blaze observed on traffic camera

    SALT LAKE CITY – A small brush fire that broke out when a fire started by transients got out of control was quickly extinguished near State Route 201 in Salt Lake City Sunday, and fire officials said a traffic camera helped ensure a rapid response. Fire personnel at the scene said transients started a fire to keep warm while behind Roof Line Supply and Delivery, which is in the area of 900 West and 2100 South, and the fire then […]

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    Man dies after ATV goes off 65-foot cliff in Grand County

    GRAND COUNTY, Utah – A man suffered fatal injuries in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday, and emergency responders said the man on the ATV had driven off of a cliff estimated to be about 65 feet tall. Grand County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 31-year-old Jason Mondragon of Arvada, Colorado, and they said the man was riding in the White Wash Sand Dunes area when he went off the cliff. According to the BLM, the White Wash Sand Dunes […]

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    Utah beats Georgetown 75-64, is heading to Sweet 16

    PORTLAND – The Runnin’ Utes took on Georgetown Saturday in the NCAA Tournament, and after a constant battle of back-and-forth Utah surged ahead in the final minutes to win 75-64. Utah is now bound for the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005. Georgetown, a No. 4 seed to Utah’s No. 5, started with the momentum in Saturday’s game, which they nurtured into a 10-point lead by about halfway through the first half before Utah answered back. Down 23-13 […]

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    Driver critically injured in crash faces charge for DUI

    MURRAY, Utah – A man is in critical condition after a rollover crash that occurred on I-15 late Friday night, and police said the driver of the Jeep that crashed had a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a Jeep Wrangler was traveling southbound on I-15 near mile post 299 around 11:45 p.m. when the driver attempted to take an exit for I-215 after the exit-only lanes of I-15 had […]

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    Volunteers with Down syndrome come together to bring Easter cheer to children’s hospital

    LAYTON, Utah – Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day, and a group of volunteers came together to mark the occasion by serving others. More than 25 teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome volunteered their time, and together they filled about 120 Easter baskets for patients at Primary Children’s Hospital. The baskets contained a variety of items, from pacifiers to Nerf footballs to iTunes gift cards, and they will be given to infants and teenagers. The project is sponsored by […]

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    Man dead after accidental shooting in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man was killed in what police are calling an accidental shooting in West Valley City, and the man reportedly put the gun to his neck and pulled the trigger without realizing a bullet was chambered. Roxeanne Vainuku, West Valley City Police Department, said the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the area of 4605 West Dunsmoore Way (2965 South) in West Valley City. Vainuku said the 57-year-old man had been drinking alcohol and was […]


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