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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  • Utah man arrested for groping teen who exposed her breasts so ‘he would attend church’

    KAYSVILLE, Utah — A 37-year-old man has been charged with forcible sexual abuse after he allegedly groped a 17-year-old girl who agreed to expose her breasts to the man if he would attend church. According to charging documents filed earlier this month, Leland Christopher Bowers is charged with one count of forcible sexual abuse as a second-degree felony. The man allegedly communicated with a 17-year-old girl via Facebook messenger. Charging documents state: “The Defendant arranged a meeting with the minor […]

  • Texas man who fled from Utah cops arrested after helicopter spots him hiding in ditch

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Police arrested a man who fled from officers on foot Sunday morning, and a helicopter assisting the search effort spotted the man hiding in a ditch amid tall grass. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, things began around 9:50 a.m. Sunday when a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a Pontiac G6 with Texas license plates, checked the registration and learned the vehicle had been reported stolen. As he was waiting for the results of the registration […]

  • Woman, juvenile face charges after 13-year-old boy rolls pickup truck on SR-40

    UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — Charges could be filed against a woman and a 13-year-old relative who rolled a pickup truck after the woman asked him to drive the vehicle to her home as she led the way in a different car. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 9:45 a.m. Sunday on State Route 40 near milepost 139. Police say 35-year-old Sweets Myore of Fort Duchesne asked a 13-year-old relative to drive the pickup truck from Vernal […]

  • Beaver Fire destroys RV, outbuildings near Strawberry Reservoir

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A fire burning on 43 acres near Strawberry Reservoir has destroyed an RV and four outbuildings, and more structures and RVs are threatened. Janet Carson, a public information officer for Wasatch County Fire District, said the blaze has been dubbed the Beaver Fire and as of Sunday afternoon it’s estimated to be burning on 43 acres. The fire is threatening four structures and 10 RVs. Those four structures are outbuildings, and Carson said the various recreational […]

  • Brian Head Fire grows beyond 40,000 acres; blaze is 8% contained

    SOUTHERN UTAH – The Brian Head Fire has expanded to 40,148 acres as it continues to burn through dry brush and forest in Iron and Garfield counties, according to incident commanders. As of Saturday night the size of the fire is estimated at 40,148 acres and containment is at 8 percent. Nearly 1,000 personnel are fighting the fire. As of Saturday evening, the following areas are under evacuation orders: Panguitch Lake, Horse Valley, Beaver Dam, Castle Valley, Blue Springs, Rainbow […]

  • Crews protect homes after unattended campfire sparks blaze in American Fork Canyon

    HIGHLAND, Utah — Fire crews fought to protect homes Saturday after a fire ignited near the mouth of American Fork Canyon, and the fire has grown to more than 300 acres. The US Forest Service said the blaze began due to a campfire that was left unattended. Battalion Chief Danny Campbell of the Lone Peak Fire District said the Alpine Fire began in steep terrain and moved quickly up the slope. “…it started as a small brush fire just right […]

  • ‘It’s like gasoline’: Beaver County Sheriff warns Utah motorists about extreme fire danger

    BEAVER COUNTY, Utah — The Beaver County Sheriff is pleading with motorists to use extreme caution after he says they were lucky to avoid a major fire in his county Saturday afternoon. A grass fire broke out alongside I-15 in Beaver County around 3:30 p.m., and Sheriff Cameron Noel said if an aircraft fighting the Brian Head Fire hadn’t been nearby at the time then they would have had another major fire on their hands. Noel said the fire consumed […]

  • Police identify woman killed in crash at 3300 South and Highland Drive

    MILLCREEK, Utah — One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash at 3300 South and Highland Drive Friday. Det. Ken Hansen of the Unified Police Department confirms one person was killed in the crash. UPD first reported the incident around 4:30 p.m. The deceased has been identified as 83-year-old Sharon Sleight. Hansen said a Subaru was headed westbound on 3300 South and ran a red light, striking a Lexus. The Subaru then crossed into incoming traffic before hitting a building. […]

  • Crews battling wildfire on 20 acres in Wasatch County

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire is burning on an estimated 20 acres near Heber City Friday afternoon, and authorities believe an ATV crash sparked the fire. Fire officials initially stated the Soldier Hollow Fire was threatening structures, but later Friday night they stated that was not the case. The size of the fire was initially estimated at 150 acres, but later officials said it is actually on an estimated 20 acres. Lt. Janet Carson of Wasatch County Fire said […]

  • Brian Head Fire grows to 33,000 acres; containment at 5%

    BRIAN HEAD, Utah – The Brian Head Fire has grown to 33,000 acres Friday, and the incident command center near Panguitch Lake was evacuated as the fire shifted Friday night. Fire officials stated just before 8 p.m. the fire is now burning on 33,000 acres and is 5 % contained. At least 800 fire personnel had responded as of Friday. An informational graphic from the National Weather Service shows an approximation of the fire’s outline. Informational graphic on locations being […]

  • Brian Head Fire grows to 17,294 acres; blaze 5% contained

    UPDATE: As of Thursday night just before 9 p.m., the Brian Head Fire has grown to an estimated 17,294 acres and is 5 percent contained. That total is up from the 11,000 acres reported earlier in the day, and containment has fallen from 15 to 5 percent. Fox 13’s Lauren Steinbrecher is in Panguitch, which is near the fire. See the video above for her live report. Previous story continues below: GARFIELD  COUNTY, Utah – Authorities have closed Highway 143 […]

  • Man arrested in Utah for alleged human trafficking, forced sexual exploitation

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — ICE agents arrested a man in Utah this week who allegedly held a woman captive, separated her from her children, brought her to the U.S. illegally and forced her to have sex with other men. Santos M. Mojica was arrested Tuesday afternoon after ICE agents located him at a restaurant on Highland Drive in Salt Lake County. According to statement of probable cause, The Utah Attorney Generals Office began investigating the case after receiving a tip about […]