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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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    Family of woman burned by tainted tea served at Dickey’s discusses her recovery

    SALT LAKE CITY – A woman was critically injured after she drank a cup of a restaurant’s sweet tea that had been tainted by cleaning chemicals, and Thursday the woman’s family spoke to the media and said it looks like Jan Harding is going to survive. Harding, 67, drank the tea at a Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurant in South Jordan on August 10, and she suffered internal burns. A former Dickey’s employee spoke to FOX 13 News about how the cleaning […]

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    Logan man arrested for manufacturing child porn, police say there were local victims

    LOGAN, Utah – Police have arrested a man who they said was allegedly manufacturing child pornography, and the man has been booked into the Cache County Jail. Police served a warrant on the residence of 38-year-old William Larson of Logan, and police arrested the man after child pornography was located on multiple electronic media storage devices. Logan City Police Department officials told FOX 13 News they executed the search warrant based on information received from the National Center for Missing […]

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    School district responds after girl with special needs served lunch from trash

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – An eighth grade student with special needs said she feels too humiliated to return to school after she was served lunch from a trash can, and now school officials are offering further details about the incident and the steps they have taken in response. Sierra Prince attends Pleasant Grove Junior High School, and earlier this week she was served pizza from the trash after she arrived late for lunch. Sierra and her mother spoke to FOX […]

  • 7-Eleven armed robbers sought; witness first thought it was a ‘joke’

    WEST VALLEY CITY – Police are searching for two men caught on video robbing a West Valley City 7-Eleven convenience store at gunpoint. The crime was caught on camera. Police officials said two men walked into a 7-Eleven at 6400 West and 4100 South Tuesday night and demanded money as one of the men displayed a handgun. Surveillance footage from the incident shows three customers in the store before the suspects enter. Two of those customers hurry out of the store when […]

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    Utah schools get $39.2 million via School LAND Trust

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education announced Wednesday they have distributed a record-high amount of money to schools in Utah this year via the School LAND Trust. The School LAND Trust Office of the Utah Board of Education distributed $39.2 million in annual interest dividends from the $1.9 billion Permanent School Fund. Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust Director for the Utah State Board of Education, stated in a press release schools would be seeing an increase […]

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    Driver leaves scene after 1 critically injured in crash

    OGDEN, Utah – An individual was taken to a hospital in critical condition and police are seeking a driver who left the scene of a crash that occurred in Ogden Tuesday. Ogden Police Department officials stated there had been an accident between a motorcycle and a car at 1000 N. Washington Blvd. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police stated the driver of the car left the scene. The vehicle was described by […]

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    Found: Missing man who suffers from ‘severe dementia’ located

    UPDATE: A 67-year-old man with dementia has been found. Authorities said James Patterson was found on the Jordan River Parkway Trail near 1000 W. and 3300 S. Officials said he is in good condition. SOUTH SALT LAKE – Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 67-year-old male suffering from severe dementia who walked away from a rehabilitation center. According to information from South Salt Lake Police Department officials, James Wallace Patterson, 67, walked away from the Little Cottonwood […]

  • 6 injured in shooting at SLC night club, suspects still at large

    SALT LAKE CITY — Several people were shot after a reported gun fight at a night club in Salt Lake City, police said late Saturday night. At approximately 11:45 p.m., Salt Lake City police were called to Club Inferno Cantina, 122 Pierpont Ave. on reports of multiple shots fired inside the establishment. “They soon discovered that an individual had entered that club and opened fire,” said Det. Coudy Lougy of the Salt Lake City Police Department. Saleh Alshaiban was there […]

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    Police: 1 shot after 2 agree to fight at party that got ‘out of control’

    SALT LAKE CITY — An individual was shot in the leg after winning a fist fight at a party that officials said got out of control in Salt Lake City early Sunday morning. Police responded to reports of shots fired at a house party in the area of Navajo Avenue and Hayes Avenue in Salt Lake City around 1 a.m. Sunday. Lt. Craig Gleason, Salt Lake City Police Department, said an individual had thrown a party and that party had […]

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    Thousands participate in annual ride honoring fallen officers in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – Thousands of people on motorcycles rode from Lindon to the Utah State Capitol Sunday to honor fallen officers. Event organizers said it is estimated more than 6,000 people participated in the 9th Annual Ride for Fallen Officers, which is put on by officials with the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial and Timpanogos Harley-Davidson. The riders wound their way past thousands of supporters and ended at the memorial to fallen officers that stands at the State Capitol. Rick […]

  • ALS Association raises ‘unprecedented’ $13.3 million as Ice Bucket Challenge takes off

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The ALS Association announced Sunday they have received “unprecedented” giving, as the organization has received $13.3 million in the last several weeks. According to a press release on ALSA.org, the total surpasses the $1.7 million donated during the same time period last year, July 29 to August 17. The association stated the money came from existing donors as well as 259,505 new donors. In a message from ALS Association President and CEO Barbara J. Newhouse released Saturday, […]

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    Photo: C-130 declares inflight emergency, lands at Hill Air Force Base

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — A photo from Hill Air Force Base taken Sunday shows emergency crews responding to a plane that made a hard landing. A FOX 13 News viewer submitted the photo above and stated in the email a C-130’s landing gear failed. The individual who emailed the photo stated fire department officials had put down foam in anticipation of the plane touching down, as they had reports that the plane’s landing gear would not descend. The […]

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