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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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  • Robbery at JB's restaurant

    Restaurant employees detain robbery suspect until police arrive

    SALT LAKE CITY – Employees followed a woman after she robbed a Salt Lake City restaurant Thursday night and then held her until police arrived to take her into custody. Natalie Rhodes, 34, allegedly walked into a JB’s Restaurant, 102 W. South Temple, Thursday around 7:30 p.m. and handed a cashier a note indicating that she had a weapon and was demanding money. The suspect fled after getting the cash, but employees at the restaurant followed her and held her […]

  • Crash hit and run

    Child critically injured in crash, police seek driver who left scene

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police are searching for a driver who allegedly left the scene after causing an accident that left a child in critical condition and injured another Thursday night. The crash occurred on I-215 near 1300 West at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, and witnesses reported seeing a truck that was weaving down the road with its lights off before it hit the back corner of another car. According to information from the Utah Highway Patrol, the car that […]

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    Man suspected in several robberies, police offer cash reward in the case

    MURRAY CITY, Utah – Police are offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of a man they said is the suspect in four separate robberies that have occurred in the Salt Lake area recently. Deseret First Credit Union in Murray City was robbed Wednesday, and on Thursday police stated the suspect is Marshall James Roberts, who is wanted in connection with three other robberies. A Coffee Noir at 1035 E. 200 South in Salt Lake City was […]

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    Police seek suspect who used credit cards stolen from golf cart

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Two golfers who parked their cart behind a small hill before going to make their putts returned to find their cart and their possessions gone. Police officials said the golfers, who were at Stonebridge Golf Club when the incident occurred in late June, later found the golf cart in a tunnel on the course, but their belongings, which included keys, credit cards, golfing equipment and wallets, were gone. The suspect allegedly used the credit cards […]

  • Raptors vs Chukars ogden baseball brawl

    Video: Massive brawl at home plate during Ogden Raptor’s game

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A fight broke out between two Minor League Baseball teams in Idaho Falls Tuesday night, and Ogden’s own Raptors were among the embattled ball players who were taking a different kind of swing near home plate. The video above courtesy Minor League Baseball’s website shows the fight that broke out during the Ogden Raptor’s away game in Idaho Falls against the Chukars Tuesday. The incident occurred in the 10th inning, and in the video you can […]

  • William Chaney mugshot

    Woman says she was held 4 days in RV against her will, man faces multiple charges

    SALT LAKE CITY – A man was jailed Tuesday morning after he allegedly held a woman against her will for four days in an RV by using threats and physical force to prevent her from leaving. Police received a report from a 36-year-old woman Tuesday around 7 a.m. who said her husband, identified by police as 53-year-old William Chaney, held her against her will in an RV in the area of 2000 South 900 W. According to a statement of […]

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    Man killed in motorcycle crash near border between Utah, Arizona

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – A man was killed in a motorcycle accident in southern Utah Saturday evening. Sgt. Dave Crouse of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred on Old Highway 91 around 5:21 p.m. about six miles northeast of the border between Utah and Arizona. Crouse said witnesses reported the man was traveling southwest around a corner when the front of the bike began to wobble. The man drifted off the right side of the road, and […]

  • Fire in Magna

    Fire officials say neighbor’s actions saved dog during 2-alarm fire

    MAGNA, Utah – Crews acted quickly to extinguish a two-alarm fire that broke out in a Magna home Sunday, and firefighters said a neighbor responded quickly and saved an animal from the blaze. The fire started at the back of a home located at 3780 South and 8070 West, and personnel from the Unified Fire Authority were able to put out the flames with minimal damage to the home. The family was not at home at the time of the […]

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    Man killed after driver swerves to miss animal, vehicle overturns

    UTAH – A Utah man was killed in a vehicle crash near the border between Utah and Idaho early Sunday morning. According to a press release from Idaho State Police, a Chevy Venture traveling eastbound on I-84 near the Utah/Idaho border swerved into the median to avoid hitting an animal, over-corrected as it came back into its original lane of travel, moved back into the median and then overturned. The crash occurred around 3:20 a.m. Police said 60-year-old Mark Beaslin […]

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    About 40 apartments evacuated during SWAT situation in South Jordan

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – About 40 apartments were evacuated as a precaution Sunday afternoon as SWAT teams members responded to an incident involving a man with a gun. Police received a report just before 1 p.m. Sunday of an armed, suicidal person at 776 West San Marino Drive (9880 South). According to a press release from the South Jordan Police Department, 34-year-old Kenneth John Perna-Rutsky had been in a verbal argument with his fiancée, during which he brandished a handgun […]

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    Man, teen killed in rollover crash near Vernal

    VERNAL, Utah — A man and a juvenile from Vernal are dead after a rollover accident that occurred near Vernal Saturday night. Uintah County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of 6000 North and Dry Fork Canyon Road on a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash. Witnesses on scene told officials that there were two occupants – one was dead and the other was in extremely critical condition, according to press release from Uintah County Sheriff’s Office. According to the […]

  • Car rolls in SLC 4

    Woman suffers critical injuries as vehicle rolls, damages 3 other cars

    SALT LAKE CITY – A woman suffered critical injuries after the vehicle she was driving damaged three cars before rolling over on a Salt Lake City street Sunday morning. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. near the intersection of 300 South and 500 East when the driver of an eastbound Subaru lost control. The woman was taken to a local hospital by ambulance in critical condition after the crash. Officials said she was wearing a seat belt. There were no […]