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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.

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    Man who arrived at park with stab wounds in serious condition

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police are investigating after a man arrived at a park with serious stab wounds Sunday. Lt. Jeff Kendrick of the Salt Lake City Police Department said a 20-year-old male rode his bike into Fairmont Park, 1049 Sugarmont Drive, around 4:30 p.m. Sunday and told people there he had been stabbed. The man was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Kendrick said the victim has not been forthcoming about the details of the stabbing, and police […]

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    1 injured in single-vehicle crash on I-80

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – A woman suffered minor injuries, but she was flown to a hospital Sunday due to the remoteness of the area where here vehicle crashed. Lawrence Hopper of the Utah Department of Public Safety said a 28-year-old woman was driving westbound on I-80 in Tooele County when the tire on the front left of the car blew out. The woman lost control of the vehicle, which then crossed the median and traveled through eastbound lanes before moving […]

  • Videos: 4 generations of Utah family skydive to celebrate woman’s 91st birthday

    OGDEN, Utah — When your plans for your birthday celebration require approval from a doctor, you may be living life on the edge. Marie Kimmey is 91 years old and is a great-grandmother, and she was inspired by a former president to celebrate her birthday in an unusual way. Kimmey and her family went to Skydive Ogden, where they bonded as a family by leaping from an airplane. See the videos above for footage of the four generations in the […]

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    X-ray reveals evidence suspect in theft swallowed when police approached

    OREM, Utah – An investigation into a jewelry theft took an interesting turn as a woman deployed an unusual tactic in an attempt to avoid detection, but an X-ray revealed the missing item inside the woman’s stomach. According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety in Orem, police were called to a theft at a Zales located at University Mall on Friday around 7:36 p.m. Police stated a suspect looking at a ring valued at several thousand […]

  • Car show raises funds for police personnel experiencing difficulties

    SALT LAKE CITY – Those in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday may have spotted several classic cars as well as some hot rods, and the vehicular eye-candy was in town for a charitable cause. The second annual Cruzin for Cops Car Show was held at the Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East, and the free show lets classic car and motorcycle owners showcase their rides for a suggested $20 donation. Lt. Lamar Ewell, President of the Salt Lake City […]

  • Beehives buzz with activity atop Salt Lake City’s library

    SALT LAKE CITY – There are bees living in hives at a local library, but officials said the insects are there for a purpose. Salt Lake City’s official beekeeper harvested honey Friday from the hives kept atop the rooftop terrace at the Salt Lake City Public Library System’s main library downtown. Beekeeper Frank Whitby said he is trying to encourage urban beekeeping, as he says bees are vital to the survival of many plant species. Whitby, with the help of […]

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    Businesses temporarily evacuated after truck strikes gas line

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Several businesses were temporarily evacuated as a precaution Saturday after a truck crashed over a curb and slammed into a gas line at a business. Sgt. Ryan Shosted of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department said the driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche suffered some kind of medical issue and lost control of the vehicle before crashing near 7250 Highland Drive. The truck struck a gas line, which prompted the evacuation of nearby businesses as a precaution. Police […]

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    Suspect in 2 robbery attempts flees empty-handed due to employees’ actions

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A suspect is on the run after he allegedly attempted to rob two separate stores Saturday morning, but the actions of employees at both locations meant the suspect didn’t get the money he was seeking. Lt. Taylor of the West Valley City Police Department said a suspect entered a Subway restaurant near 5600 West and 3500 South around 9:08 a.m. and acted like he had a gun while demanding money from the employee. The employee […]

  • Woman who drank ‘toxic tea’ speaks about recovery

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — The woman who drank a sweet tea that had been laced with a cleaning chemical is speaking about her experience, thanking people from all over the nation who prayed for her recovery. “I could not have made it without all the prayers of America,” Jan Harding said Friday. Harding was at a Dickey’s Barbecue restaurant in South Jordan earlier this month, when she took a sip of sweet tea. She said she knew immediately that something was […]

  • Photos show lawn care truck dumping chemicals in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – West Valley Police and health department officials are investigating after an illegal dumping incident in West Valley City Friday night. A resident sent the images above and said they observed a lawn care company’s truck dumping a greenish liquid into the gutter. Hazardous material crews later determined the liquid to be fertilizer and weed killing chemicals. Firefighters were able to keep the liquid from reaching storm drains. Officials said it is estimated between 25 and […]

  • The scene of an officer involved shooting that occurred July 10.

    District Attorney finds officers’ actions were justified in 2 separate shootings

    SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has ruled in two separate officer-involved shootings, finding the actions of the officers involved justified in both incidents. The first decision was in regard to Unified Police Chief Tracy Wyant, who shot 31-year-old Jared Roskelly after responding to a report of shots fired in Taylorsville. When he responded on August 1, Wyant said he and another officer observed Roskelly with a gun in a shoulder holster. The individual who […]

  • Image courtesy Unified Police Department.

    Missing 9-year-old found, is safe

    RIVERTON, Utah – Police issued an endangered missing/runaway advisory Friday for a young boy who suffers from PTST, ADHD and mood disorders, but later Friday evening they said the boy had been found and is safe. Unified Police Department officials tweeted just after 5 p.m. that 9-year-old Orion Sherrod was found at a Home Depot at 136 E. 11400 South. Employees spotted the boy and called police. According to information from the Unified Police Department, Orion had last been seen […]


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