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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    Police identify woman who died after fall at Mount Olympus

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A woman died Sunday after she fell an estimated 100 feet or more near Mount Olympus and Neffs Canyon. Police later identified the deceased as 36-year-old Celeste Yang of Salt Lake City. FOX 13 News first heard report of the incident around noon, and Lt. Lex Bell of the Unified Police Department said they were called by a man who was out hiking and possibly climbing with the woman in the Kamp’s Ridge area prior to the […]

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    Echo Canyon Fire burning on 8-10 acres, blaze 5% contained

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — North Summit Fire crews are battling a wildland fire near Echo Canyon, and the blaze has consumed about 8-10 acres so far. Tyler Rowser, North Summit Fire, said as of just before 5 p.m. Sunday the blaze is 5 percent contained and is burning northward. One lane of Echo Canyon Road has been restricted as crews respond. North Summit Fire first reported the blaze around 2:45 p.m. The fire is not threatening any structures. #EchoCanyonFire @SummitCountyUT […]

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    Spectrum Academy in Pleasant Grove adds high school to campus

    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – A school for students on the Autism spectrum or with specialized learning needs celebrated Saturday as they opened an expansion for high school students. The Spectrum Academy launched their kindergarten through eighth grade school two years ago, and Saturday they opened their new high school campus. The campus will welcome 250 students in grades 9-12, according to a press release, and it also features vocational and transitional training for students up to age 23. Saturday’s festivities […]

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    Two firefighters killed, others injured in Minnesota crash while en route to fire in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A group of firefighters based out of Michigan were involved in a fatal crash in Minnesota Saturday, and the firefighting crew was traveling to Utah to assist with the Box Canyon Fire. According to a statement from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the firefighters were part of the Beartown crew, which is a Type 2 Wildland Firefighting Crew that dispatches locally in Michigan and nationally in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Two of the […]

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    10-year-old child and parents seriously injured after Jeep runs red light in Pleasant View

    PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — A married couple and their 10-year-old child suffered serious injury Saturday night after their vehicle was struck broadside by a Jeep that went through a red light. Chief Ryon Hadley of the Pleasant View Police Department said the crash occurred around 7:40 p.m. at 2700 North and Highway 89. Hadley said witnesses reported a northbound Jeep Liberty went through a red light while traveling 50 to 55 mph. The Jeep struck an eastbound Cadillac Escalade broad […]

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    Mom dies while holding son above water long enough for rescue at Lake Powell

    LAKE POWELL, Utah — A mother jumped into Lake Powell Tuesday after her 2-year-old son went overboard, and while she was able to hold her child above water long enough for him to be rescued, that act would prove to be her last. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old woman from Lakewood, Colorado, died Tuesday after she was pulled from the water in the Hall’s Crossing area of Lake Powell, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Russell was on a houseboat […]

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    Procession from SLC to Brigham City honors tow truck driver killed in industrial accident

    SALT LAKE CITY – At least 30 tow trucks and other vehicles formed a procession Saturday to honor a Utah man who died in an industrial accident last week. Tommy Zamora, 47, was crushed between a wrecker and an RV while doing some work at Bullock’s Towing in Salt Lake City last Sunday. Saturday, loved ones and colleagues gathered to honor his memory. The vehicles formed a procession that traveled from Salt Lake City to Brigham City for Zamora’s funeral. […]

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    LifeFlight responds to teen injured in fall on Mount Timpanogos

    13 yr old boy hurt in fall on Mt Timp LifeFlight off mountain & ambulance to Am Fork hospital Injuries not serious — Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) August 27, 2016 UTAH COUNTY — A 13-year-old boy was hurt in a fall on Mount Timpanogos Saturday, and while his injuries were not serious a LifeFlight helicopter responded to the scene. Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the teen fell Saturday morning in the area of Mount Timpanogos, […]

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    Health officials urge Utahns to avoid portion of American Fork River due to elevated levels of lead

    SALT LAKE CITY — Health officials are warning the public, especially children, to stay out of the American Fork River from Tibble Fork Reservoir and downstream after water samples showed elevated levels of lead in the sediments. According to a press release from the Department of Environmental Quality, samples taken above and below Tibble Fork Dam Tuesday showed elevated levels of metals in the sediment, but lower concentrations in the water. The Utah County Health Department is taking precautions, including […]

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    Wanted teen responds to Facebook post, asks police and media to use better photo

    SYDNEY — A teenage girl who was wanted by police after she escaped a detention center in Australia apparently responded to a social media post about her status, and she very politely asked them to use a different photo. Amy Sharp even provided a preferred photo to 7 News Sydney, and the comment earned her thousands of likes. It may have also contributed to her arrest, as Sharp is now behind bars once more. Sharp escaped from the Surry Hills […]

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    Man behind bars after trying to arrange rape of 12-year-old girl in Davis County

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A man who thought he was corresponding with a man offering his 12-year-old step-daughter up for sexual acts is behind bars after he went to a meet-up Tuesday and found police waiting for him. According to a statement of probable cause from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Gary Wayne Bagley faces three felony charges: enticement of a minor, conspiracy to commit sodomy on a child, and conspiracy to commit rape of a child. Bagley allegedly responded […]

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    One critically injured after car, motorcycle collide in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man on a motorcycle suffered critical injuries in a crash in Salt Lake City early Thursday morning, and police said it appears the car that hit the man ran a stop sign. According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, the crash occurred at the intersection of 600 North and 800 West around midnight. The initial investigation and witness reports indicate the driver of a car ran a stop sign and crashed into the motorcycle. […]


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