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Mark is a nomad at heart, having moved more than 20 times in 26 years. Before becoming a Web Content Producer at Fox 13, Mark worked as a writer on Senator Orrin Hatch's reelection campaign, a surgical assistant, a legal aide, a door-to-door sales rep and the fastest hands a movie theater's concession stand had ever seen.

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    Funnel cloud caught on camera near Monticello

    EASTERN UTAH — A funnel cloud was spotted in eastern Utah Sunday, and video from a FOX 13 News viewer shot between Blanding and Monticello shows the phenomenon. The video above, courtesy Sissy Begaye Sanchez, was captured around 12:30 p.m. Sunday and shows the funnel cloud. Photos from FOX 13 News viewers also show the weather event. A funnel cloud appears much like a tornado, but the key difference is that a funnel cloud does not make contact with the […]

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    USA defeats Japan 5-2 to win 2015 Women’s World Cup

    VANCOUVER — The U.S. Women’s National Team has won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sunday in a high-scoring match-up against Japan. Carli Lloyd got things started for the U.S. side after she scored twice early in the game to give USA a 2-0 lead in less than 6 minutes. The shellacking would continue, and at one point the American women led by 4-0. Lauren Holiday scored the third goal, and the fourth was the third from Lloyd, earning her […]

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    Firefighters help rescue injured dog spotted on high ledge by hikers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Fire crews from the Salt Lake City Fire Department helped Animal Control personnel rescue an injured dog that was apparently trapped on a high ledge on a popular Salt Lake City hiking trail Sunday evening, and officials believe the dog may have fled its home due to fireworks set off Saturday night. According to personnel at the scene, the injured dog was spotted on the Living Room Trail, which is near University of Utah, and it […]

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    Mt. Emma Fire burning on 4,201 acres 75 miles southeast of St. George

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Mt. Emma fire is burning on about 4,201 acres as of Sunday, and fire crews plan to transition downward to a Type 4 organization composed of local firefighting resources. According to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management issued Sunday, the lightning-caused fire is burning about 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah and is within the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument’s Mount Logan Wilderness as well as Grand Canyon National Park. Recent moisture […]

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    Scipio Summit Fire ‘hemmed in’, further growth not expected

    SCIPIO, Utah — Fire officials said Sunday the Scipio Summit Fire, which caused temporary closures on I-15 Friday, was not very active Saturday and is still about 184 acres in size Sunday. Heavy smoke from the blaze obscured visibility on I-15 Friday, and several lanes were closed for some time that night as a result. Click here for details and images.  The fire was estimated to be on 300 acres at one point, but updated GPS mapping Saturday put the […]

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    Box Elder authorities seek 4 inmates who did not return to jail after work release

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – Authorities in Box Elder County are asking the public for help locating four jail inmates who did not return following court-ordered work release. The four inmates were at the Box Elder Sheriff’s Office Jail, which is in Brigham City. The four inmates are pictured in the graphic above and identified and described as follows: David Corbett is 22 years old, stands 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. Joel Myers is 27 years old, 6-foot […]

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    Scipio Summit Fire burning on 184 acres Saturday

    SCIPIO, Utah – A wildfire temporarily closed I-15 in both directions a few miles south of Scipio Friday evening, but by about 8:30 p.m. northbound lanes had been reopened and by just after 9 p.m. one lane of southbound I-15 was open as well. Friday, fire officials were reporting the blaze was on about 300 acres. Saturday, Utah fire officials stated a GPS measurement had offered a revised estimate and that the fire was burning on 184 acres. According to fire […]

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    LDS Church announces President Boyd K. Packer has died at age 90

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday that Boyd K. Packer, President of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has died at the age of 90. Packer died at home around 2 p.m. Friday from causes “incident to age,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins told FOX 13. Packer had served as President of the Quorum of the Twelve since 2008. Prior to serving in that capacity, Packer was the acting president […]

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    Man suffers fatal injuries in ATV crash in Wasatch County

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A man suffered fatal injuries in an ATV crash that occurred Friday night in the Co-op Creek area of Wasatch County, and police said it is important for folks to remember to use proper safety equipment and to stay sober when operating recreational vehicles, particularly during holidays when many are celebrating. According to a press release from Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, the reports of the crash began to come in at about 9:50 p.m. Friday. Wasatch […]

  • Earthquake startles attendees at Children's Bike Parade in Panguitch July 4, 2015. Image courtesy Michelle Crofts.

    Children’s Bike Parade proceeds as planned after earthquake shakes Panguitch

    GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — A 3.9-magnitude earthquake struck a few miles south-east of Panguitch Saturday morning  just as residents were getting ready to watch a Fourth of July Children’s Bike Parade, but despite some murmurs of concern there were no injuries or damages reported. According to a press release from Garfield County, the earthquake occurred just before 10 a.m. as the annual Children’s Bike Parade was beginning. The earthquake struck 2 miles south of the town, and people on the street were concerned […]

  • LDS Church announces funeral services for President Boyd K. Packer

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Funeral services for Boyd K. Packer, President of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be held July 10 at 11 a.m. in the Tabernacle on Temple Square, and the funeral will be open to all members of the public 8 years old and over. Packer died Friday in Salt Lake City at age 90 due to causes, “incident to age,” according to the LDS Church. According to a press release from the […]

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    Good Samaritans use jet skis to help douse burning boat; all aboard rescued safely

    WILLARD BAY, Utah — Six people escaped without injury and were rescued by other boaters Friday after a speedboat caught on fire, and two men on jet skis were able to douse the flames by making sharp turns near the boat to spray water over the blaze. Erick Stucki with Utah State Parks said a 1987 speedboat burst into flames and the six people on board were wearing life preservers and made it safely off the boat without injury. The six […]


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