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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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  • A photo of an avalanche detour at Alta in the Hellgate Snow Avalanche Area.

    Utah mountains expected to see more snow, NWS issues winter storm warning

    UTAH – A winter storm warning is in effect for areas above 7,000 feet in elevation in the central portions of northern Utah. According to the National Weather Service, the winter storm warning begins at midnight and will continue until 6 p.m. Monday. The warning applies to portions of central Utah mountains, and areas above 8,500 feet are expected to receive between 8 and 16 inches of snow. Heavy rain and snow is also expected. Utah Department of Transportation Officials […]

  • A file photo of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

    LDS Church clarifies it has not announced support for statewide LGBT non-discrimination bill

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Sunday rebuting claims that it had quietly announced support of a statewide non-discrimination bill that included protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In a statement to FOX 13 on Sunday, the LDS Church said it had made no such announcement. The website Utah Political Capitol claimed the church had posted an announcement on a site indicating full support of non-discrimination laws for LGBTQ […]

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    Man flees from scene of crash after stolen car rolls into yard

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police responded to reports of a rollover crash Sunday, and when they arrived witnesses said a man had limped away from the scene to be picked up by an accomplice-and moments later a woman called to report that her vehicle had been stolen. Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said they received the call about the crash around 12:30 p.m. Sunday and responded to the area of 3300 South and 700 East, where a […]

  • Three firefighters on their way to work rescued three people from a burning car. Image courtesy St. Louis Fire Department via Twitter.

    St. Louis Firefighters on way to work reportedly rescue 3 from burning vehicle

    The vehicle involved in this morning's #rescue; N. Broadway & Humbolt. Off-duty FFs rescued 3 while headed to work! pic.twitter.com/vWmusnB2x6 — STLFD PIO (@STLFireDept) December 20, 2014 ST. LOUIS – Three firefighters who were on their way to work reportedly stopped to rescue three people trapped inside a burning vehicle, despite the fact they did not have any equipment with them. FOX 13 News sister station FOX 2 Now in St. Louis reports that three St. Louis firefighters were heading […]

  • USU wins Gildan New Mexico Bowl

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Utah State University Aggies beat the UTEP Miners 21-6 in New Mexico Saturday to win the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, which makes this the team’s third straight bowl game win. The Miners got on the board first with a field goal, but the Aggies scored a short time later on a touchdown run from quarterback Kent Myers that went for 48 yards. USU carried that 7-3 lead into halftime. Early in the third quarter, Nick Vigil rushed […]

  • Utes win Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl 45-10

    LAS VEGAS – The University of Utah Utes have won the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Saturday against the Colorado State University Rams, and they got things started with an explosive first quarter that saw them put up 21 points. The Utes got out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run from quarterback Travis Wilson. They would add to that lead before the end of the first with another touchdown, this time on […]

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    Police say homicide in Salt Lake City may be drug-related

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police released additional details regarding the suspects in a fatal shooting that occurred on a downtown Salt Lake City street Friday night, and Saturday they said the incident may have stemmed from drug activity. At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, a gold-colored 4-door vehicle pulled up near a pedestrian in the area of 563 West and 200 South; a passenger exited the vehicle and began a discussion with a pedestrian before firing a handgun and killing the […]

  • 7 injured, 2 seriously, after car and minivan collide

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Seven people were taken to hospitals Saturday night after two vehicles collided in an intersection, and one person was transported by helicopter after being ejected during the crash. A minivan and a car collided in an intersection at Mountain View Corridor and 9000 South, and police said they were going fast enough that the wreckage of the vehicles was scattered about when they arrived on scene. The minivan hit a post and the car came to […]

  • The suspect in a homicide that occurred in Salt Lake City 12/19/14. Image courtesy SLC PD.

    SLC police release photo of suspect in downtown homicide

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man was killed in downtown Salt Lake City Friday after a vehicle pulled up and an altercation escalated into a fatal shooting, and just before 10 p.m. police released photos of the suspect and the vehicle. According to information from the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers responded to a homicide in the area of 563 West and 200 South. Det. Dennis McGowan, Salt Lake City Police Department, told FOX 13 News that a vehicle […]

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    3 injured, 1 critically, in crash on Mountain View Corridor

    WEST JORDAN, Utah – An individual was flown to a hospital with critical injuries and two others were transported with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash Friday. The crash occurred at Mountain View Corridor and 9000 South. Officer Randy Anglesy of the West Jordan Police Department said the female who was critically injured had to be extricated by fire department personnel. “Two vehicles collided in the intersection, three people were involved,” he said. “Two in the one vehicle were transported […]

  • A screen capture from the trailer for 'In Football We Trust' via YouTube.

    Video: Upcoming documentary on Polynesian culture, football, gang violence features local athletes

    See the video above for the film’s trailer and read below for more details about the movie and the local athletes it features. SALT LAKE CITY – A new documentary set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival looks at Polynesian culture, football and gang violence, and the film features four local high school athletes. “In Football We Trust” is a feature-length documentary that, “Follows Four High School Athletes Struggling to Balance Cultural and Familial Expectations While Hoping Football Will Provide […]

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    Watch: Local shelter animals make commercial debut in hilarious holiday feast video

    PROVO, Utah — Six animals from the Humane Society of Utah were featured in a new Freshpet commercial, which features a holiday dinner with all of the expected personas–but each is played by a cat or a dog rather than a human. The video, “Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands” was put together by Provo-based ShareAbility, according to a press release from HSU. The animals and humans put together the piece in a […]


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