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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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    Two injured in 6-vehicle crash involving two Weber State University buses

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – Two people were injured in a 6-vehicle crash on southbound I-15 Thursday night, and the crash involved two buses from Weber State University. Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said a car lost control while traveling southbound on I-15 near Parrish Lane and hit a concrete barrier on the side of the freeway. The car bounced back into traffic after hitting the barrier and collided with two buses and three cars. The crash occurred […]

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    Utah gun shop owner hopes target resembling President Obama sparks change

      SPANISH FORK, Utah — A Spanish Fork gun shop is prominently displaying a target bearing a resemblance to both President Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden, and the shop’s owner said he hopes the message attached to the target will resonate with those who see it. The target bears a sign around its neck stating: “Obama Bin Laden. The biggest terrorist this country has ever seen.” Patrick Meinhart, the owner of Quantum Guns, said he put the target up […]

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    Six injured in 3-vehicle crash on SR-201

    SALT LAKE CITY – Six people were taken to hospitals Thursday afternoon after a crash involving three vehicles on State Route 201 that began after a motorcyclist stopped to offer help to a group who had pulled over with a flat tire. The crash occurred on eastbound SR-201 around 2:30 p.m., and Utah Department of Transportation officials tweeted that eastbound 201 was closed at 3400 West in Salt Lake County due to a crash that blocked three lanes of traffic. […]

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    Video: Hollywood brawl breaks out between Batgirl and Mr. Incredible, Chewbacca intervenes

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a brawl that broke out on Hollywood Boulevard in which costumed combatants traded blows as a camera rolled. FOX 13 News sister station KTLA 5 in Los Angeles reports the incident occurred outside the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, in front of the TLC Chinese Theatre Tuesday afternoon. Footage filmed at the scene shows people dressed as Mr. Incredible and Batgirl in a fight, and then someone dressed as Chewbacca […]

  • Alex Pettis-Teem was last seen October 20. Image courtesy Woods Cross Police Department.

    Police ask for help locating juvenile who ran from hospital

    WOODS CROSS, Utah – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a juvenile who ran away from a hospital in Woods Cross Monday. According to information from Woods Cross police, 14-year-old Alex Pettis-Teem left Benchmark Behavioral Hospital in Wood Cross Monday and was last seen in Salt Lake City in the area near Sugar House Park. The teen was last seen wearing dark shorts and a light blue T-shirt with block letters on it. Alex stands 5-feet 8-inches tall […]

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    Early voting underway in Utah until October 31

    SALT LAKE CITY – Early voting began in Utah this week and will continue through the end of October, and various counties across the state are offering early voting during specified hours. Early voting closes in Utah at 5 p.m. on October 31, and the general election is November 4. The times and dates for early voting vary by county, and the complete list of locations can be found at vote.utah.gov. Click here to visit the page. (You will need […]

  • Sandy police identify suspect in alleged sexual assault at pool

    The video above ran with FOX 13 News’ original coverage of the incident and includes surveillance footage and interviews with police and the victim. See the story below for the updated information on the suspect’s identity. SANDY, Utah — Police have identified a man suspected of trying to gag and sexually assault a woman at a community pool in Sandy last month. Police officials said the suspect who appears in the surveillance footage is 41-year old Alex Ernesto Bustamante. The […]

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    Woman who managed trailer park allegedly sold meth out of office

    OREM, Utah – Police in Orem arrested two people this week after an investigation into a woman who was allegedly selling methamphetamine out of her apartment and the office of the trailer park where she worked as the manager. Sgt. Shaun Bufton with the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force said Helena Avila had been dealing methamphetamine out of a trailer park at 597 North State Street and was using her apartment and office to host the alleged drug deals. […]

  • Family, friends speak after woman stabbed to death in Ogden parking lot

    OGDEN, Utah – Friends and family of a 21-year-old woman who was allegedly murdered by her domestic partner in an Ogden parking lot spoke Saturday about the young woman they loved. Ogden Police said 21-year-old Tawnee Maria Baird was stabbed to death late Friday night or early Saturday morning, and they have arrested 22-year-old Victoria Mendoza on a charge of homicide. Police said Mendoza has confessed to the crime. Click here for more details relating to the stabbing. A press […]

  • Homeless outreach

    Advocates working to help Utah’s homeless youth say, ‘Winter is coming’

    OGDEN, Utah — Advocates for those who are homeless said there are an estimated 5,000 people in Utah under the age of 18 with no place to call home, and it’s estimated 300 to 600 young people are homeless in the Ogden area alone. A distribution center serving homeless youth opened in Ogden this week to help provide support and supplies for the homeless population in the area, as current state laws prevent providing shelter to homeless youth under the […]

  • Not-for-profit gym helps people break a sweat as well as addiction

    SALT LAKE CITY — Recovering alcoholics and drug addicts who get fit together can stay sober together–that’s the concept behind a non-profit project that began in Sugar House Park and is now moving its operations indoors. Ian Acker is the man behind “Fit2Recover”, and he said a youth spent playing sports led to a helpful outlet for himself and others when he was in treatment for addiction several years ago Acker began training others who were seeking treatment for addiction, […]

  • Tawnee Baird. Image courtesy GoFundMe.

    Police identify woman stabbed to death in Ogden; victim’s domestic partner in custody

    UPDATE: Police officials said Victoria Mendoza has confessed to the murder. Tawnee Baird’s friends and family spoke about the crime and shared their memories of their loved one, click here for their comments. Previous story continues below: OGDEN, Utah – Ogden police are investigating an alleged homicide Saturday, and the victim’s domestic partner is accused of stabbing the 21-year-old woman to death following an argument. According to a press release from the Ogden Police Department, Victoria Ashley Mendoza, 22, was […]


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