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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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    Crews respond to 2-alarm fire in Draper

    DRAPER, Utah – Crews are responding to a 2-alarm fire in Draper Friday night, and there were explosions caused by gas cans and chemicals stored inside the structure. Unified Fire Authority personnel said the fire started in a three-car garage at 1788 East Crimson Oak Drive (about 13940 South) in Draper. A YouTube video posted shortly after the fire broke out appears to show the blaze, see below for the footage. As of about 8 p.m., officials said they believe […]

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    Police: Cheer coach facing sodomy charges was juvenile victim’s counselor at religious event

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah – A man who served as an assistant cheer coach at a local high school was arrested by Bountiful police this week for an alleged sexual relationship with a juvenile male that he had made contact with while working as a counselor at a week-long religious activity. Bountiful police arrested 29-year-old Keldon “KC” Severn Cook Thursday, and the man faces three counts of forcible sodomy as first-degree felonies. A Canyons School District spokesman said Cook had served as […]

  • Autopsy completed on woman found in Jordan River, cause of death undetermined

    MURRAY, Utah – More than four months after the body of a missing woman was found in the Jordan River, an autopsy has been completed but the cause of death remains a mystery. Kayelyn Louder vanished under unusual circumstances in September of 2014, and her family and friends were very active in keeping the search for the missing woman going. Police said in January they didn’t suspect foul play in the death, but the woman’s family disagreed. Now, the state […]

  • Murder investigation underway in Brigham City after man calls 911, says he killed his ex-wife

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — Police responded to a residence in Brigham City Wednesday afternoon after a man called 911 and reported that he had killed his ex-wife. Chief Mike Nelsen, Brigham City Police Department, said the alleged murder occurred at an apartment located at 691 South 600 East in Brigham City Wednesday afternoon during a domestic dispute between a divorced couple. Police say 20-year-old Spencer Gerlach called 911 at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and said he had stabbed his ex-wife […]

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    Woman killed in crash on I-80 in Tooele County

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – A woman was killed in a car crash in Tooele County Wednesday evening, and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper who was setting up a road block in that area suffered minor injuries when her patrol vehicle was rear-ended. Utah Highway Patrol officials confirmed to FOX 13 News that a woman was killed after being involved in a crash with another vehicle on I-80 at mile post 101, which is near the area where I-80 intersects with […]

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    2 injured after car crashes into arcade in Murray

    MURRAY, Utah – Police have confirmed that a vehicle crashed into an arcade in Murray Wednesday afternoon, and the driver of the vehicle and a woman who was inside the arcade suffered injuries. Units responded to “Nickle Mania”, an arcade located at 6051 South State Street, and Kenny Bass of the Murray Police Department confirmed at about 3:35 p.m. that a vehicle had crashed into the building. Officials at the scene tell FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd the driver of […]

  • Sewage floods basements of about 10 homes in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Nearly a dozen homes in West Valley City experienced raw sewage flooding Wednesday after a sewer line backed up. Officials said so far the flooding has impacted about 10 homes in the area of 7011 West Hunter Dawn Way, but as more people come home from work there could be more reports of flooding in homes in the area. The houses that were flooded had between 2 and 6 inches of standing water in their […]

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    2 pit bulls fight in Sandy backyard; teen fatally stabs one dog to save the other

    SANDY, Utah – Two pit bulls kept on the same property in Sandy but in separate areas came into contact and began fighting Wednesday morning, and a teenager who tried to separate the dogs ended up stabbing and killing the more aggressive animal to protect the other dog. Sgt. Dean Carriger of the Sandy Police Department said a homeowner in the area of 8500 South and 115 East owned two pit bull dogs that didn’t get along and were kept […]

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    Oklahoma restaurant owner leaves note for dumpster diver

    WARR ACRES, Okla. – The owner of a restaurant in Oklahoma has reportedly stepped up to offer a free meal after she noticed that someone had been going through their dumpster, likely looking for food. Ashley Jiron, owner of P.B. Jams, told FOX 13 News sister station KFOR in Oklahoma that she had noticed someone had been rummaging through their trash, specifically in food containers and that it appeared food had been taken out. “That really, it hurt me that […]


    Brigham City man critically injured in rollover crash

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – A man suffered critical injuries after he was ejected during a rollover crash on I-15 in Box Elder County Sunday. Utah Highway Patrol personnel said the crash occurred on I-15 near mile marker 353, and FOX 13 News first heard reports of the crash around 7 p.m. According to UHP, a white 1997 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was northbound on I-15 when the driver drifted into the media and lost control. The driver then swerved […]

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    Police seek help identifying suspect in assault at club in Taylorsville

      SALT LAKE CITY – Police are asking the public for help identifying a man wanted in connection with an assault that occurred at a club in Taylorsville last month. According to information from the Unified Police Department, the assault occurred around 1:12 a.m. on March 29 at Club DJ’s, located at 3849 West 5400 South in Taylorsville. The suspect was with two females who got into an argument. The male victim got in between the two females. After the […]

  • A plane crash near Diamond-D Ranch in Custer County, Idaho. Image courtesy Custer County Sheriff's Office.

    Four killed after plane crashes, catches fire in Idaho; man from Park City among the victims

    CUSTER COUNTY, Idaho – Three engineers traveling to assess a possible job and the owner of the ranch they were visiting were killed Friday when a plane crashed in Custer County, Idaho. According to a press release from Custer County Search and Rescue, the men have been identified as 70-year-old John H. Short of Park City, who owned the plane; 46-year-old of Andrew D. Tyson of Teton County, Idaho; 34-year-od Russell T. Cheney of Teton County, Idaho; and 39-year-old Aaron […]


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