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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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    What color is this dress? Viral photo stirs intense Internet debate

    An unusual debate is attracting a storm of Internet commentary as viewers disagree over whether “the dress” is black and blue or white and gold. Things started when Tumblr user swiked posted a photo of the dress Wednesday and asked: “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black. Me and my friends can’t agree…” The image has gone viral, with some people saying the dress is white and gold while others insist it […]

  • Karma, a chocolate lab found shot in the head in Sanpete County Utah. Images courtesy Rescue Rovers/ Facebook.

    Animal groups seek answers after dog shot twice in head and left for dead

    EPHRAIM, Utah – Animal advocates are looking for the person responsible after a dog that recently gave birth to a litter of puppies was found shot twice in the head and left for dead. Karma is a 3 to 5-year-old chocolate Labrador who recently gave birth to a litter of puppies, and the dog was found in the foothills of Sanpete County. Rescue Rovers Dog Adoptions and Wag-N-Train Dog Rescue are both looking for information that leads to the arrest […]

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    Man arrested for unlawful sexual activity with teen, police say there may be more victims

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah – A man has been booked into jail after he allegedly had unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl; police said at least one other teen was victimized, and they believe there may be other victims as well. According to a press release from the Bountiful City Police Department, police arrested 25-year-old Christopher Philip Padilla of Sandy for unlawful sexual activity with a minor and for enticing a minor. Detectives made the arrest Wednesday night at Boulton Elementary […]

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    Man faces four felonies after allegedly seeking sex with 13-year-old girl in Provo

    UTAH COUNTY – Police have booked a man into jail after nearly seven months of investigation, and authorities allege the man was seeking sexual interactions with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. Detectives with Utah County Special Victims Unit arrested 31-year-old Ryan Chad Sherry of Spanish Fork Wednesday night, and they said during the last seven months the man had been seeking sex with a teen girl. The special victims unit is affiliated with the Utah Internet Crimes […]

  • FILE: Curtis DeYoung leaving court in May of 2014.

    Draper man indicted for 15 counts of mail fraud after allegedly misappropriating $24 million

    SALT LAKE CITY – A Draper man has been indicted on 15 counts of mail fraud, and it is alleged the man misappropriated more than $24 million from more than 5,000 customers in order to make high-risk, personal investments. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, 58-year-old Curtis Lynn DeYoung of Draper was indicted by a grand jury, and the indictment alleges the man misappropriated funds from customers while he served as […]

  • A cow found butchered in Iron County.

    Reward for information in case of cow, dog killings increased to $4,000

    IRON COUNTY, Utah – The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing a dog and a stolen cow in Iron County has been increased to $4,000. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office had offered a $1,000 reward in the case after a butchered cow and the body of a dog were found February 10 in the area of 3300 West and 800 South in Beryl, and the Humane Society of Utah has offered […]

  • A rendering of the proposed soccer stadium at the Utah Fairpark.

    Proposal to build soccer stadium at Utah State Fairpark rescinded

    SALT LAKE CITY – About a month after unveiling an agreement to build a soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark, which was contingent on a lease extension, the owner of Real Salt Lake has rescinded their proposal to build the stadium at that location. Dell Loy Hansen, owner of Real Salt Lake and Real Monarchs, notified Utah State Fairpark Chairman Roger Beattie Wednesday that the soccer club has withdrawn their proposal to build an 8,000 seat stadium at the […]

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    Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett getting treatment for pancreatic cancer

    SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett announced Wednesday he has pancreatic cancer and will be seeking treatment to reduce the size of a tumor so that it may be operated on. According to a post on his Facebook page, Bob Bennett stated he has pancreatic cancer and that as of now “there is no firm prognosis.” Bennett stated he will be receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins University, with his first appointment scheduled for Friday. According to the […]

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    Man killed after laying down on train tracks; transit services delayed in the area

    BLUFFDALE, UTAH – A man died after he went prone on the tracks in front of a FrontRunner train in Bluffdale Wednesday evening, and the apparent suicide caused delays for transit riders. Officials with the Utah Transit Authority and Bluffdale Police Department confirmed to FOX 13 News that a man laid down on the tracks in Bluffdale near the Draper FrontRunner station and was hit by a train traveling at high-speed. FOX 13 News first heard reports of an incident […]

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    Man arrested for allegedly killing friend during argument at Millcreek party

    MILLCREEK, Utah — A man has been booked into jail on a charge of homicide after a fatal shooting that occurred at a party at a home in Millcreek early Sunday morning. Modibo Diallo, 33, of Murray, was shot during a party early Sunday morning, according to officials with the Unified Police Department. Ahmed Ali, 29, has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for homicide.  At approximately 2 a.m., Unified police responded to a shooting at 1509 E. […]

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    ‘Intense negotiations’ result in arrest after suspect flees from police, puts gun to his head

    HENEFER, Utah — An armed suspect in a pursuit near Henefer has been captured after police followed up on a tip from a citizen, and shots were fired during the pursuit. There were no injuries reported. Ron Bridge, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, said the incident began around 2 p.m. in Morgan County. A press release from police states a deputy made a traffic stop and then identified Jared York, 27, as having an active warrant for assault with substantial bodily […]

  • Man who threatened to kill Provo police using ‘c4 and dat 50cal’ booked into jail

    UTAH COUNTY — A Utah county man has been arrested for making terroristic threats toward members of the Provo Police Department, and the man’s threats involving explosives and guns appear to be in response to a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred February 15. The suspect in the case is 27-year-old Michael Angus, and he was friends with Cody Evans. Evans was shot and killed by Provo police last Sunday after he brandished an Airsoft BB gun that looked like an […]


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