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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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    6 arrested after kidnapping, stabbing in Utah County

    OREM, Utah  – Six people in Utah County are facing aggravated kidnapping and assault charges. The story involved a debt, a stabbing and a 17-year-old held captive. Investigators said they are still working to sort out the details. Police said a 17-year-old girl was kidnapped at about 7 a.m. Sunday near Orem. Later that day, deputies said they were called about a man badly beaten and stabbed. Officials said a debt of some kind was owed to the stabbing victim. […]

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    Crews suspect plane crash after reports of explosions, but discover blasts were planned

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah – Search and rescue crews from Utah and Wasatch counties responded to the Cascade Springs area Sunday after several concerned individuals reported hearing explosions. Officials were uncertain what was going on and suspected there might be a plane crash, but when crews arrived in the area they found the explosions were part of a planned effort. Kathy Jo Pollock of the U.S. Forest Service said rangers were carrying out planned explosions in the Cascade Springs area as […]

  • Annual event puts police and their K9 partners through their paces

    SALT LAKE CITY – Dozens of pairs composed of police and their K9 partners competed this weekend at an annual event. The Utah Police Officers Association held their annual K9 trials this weekend, and those who participated worked to show off the skills and abilities of their animal companions. Jim Winder, Salt Lake County Sheriff, said he was a K9 handler for almost 13 years and that the trials are a great opportunity to see how officers interact with their […]

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    Authorities say race did not play ‘any role’ in fatal shooting of man in Saratoga Springs

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – Personnel with the Utah County Attorney’s Office released a statement Saturday regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Saratoga Springs earlier this week, and a vigil for the man and his family is planned for Sunday night. The statement regarding the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt issued Saturday is reproduced in its entirety below: “On the morning of September 10, 2014, police officers from the Saratoga Springs Police Department responded to a report of […]

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    Inmate involved in fight at Utah State Prison dies

    BLUFFDALE, Utah – An inmate in the Utah State Prison died Saturday night after being involved in a fight that was eventually broken up by officers who deployed pepper spray. According to a press release from the Unified Police Department issued Sunday, officers observed 25-year-old Christopher Lee Lucas fighting with another inmate Saturday night inside a cell in the Uinta III facility at the prison. The press release provides an accounting of the moments leading up the man’s death after […]

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    1 dead after rollover crash, ejection along I-15

    NORTHERN UTAH – A woman died due to injuries she suffered in a rollover accident that resulted in an ejection on I-15 in northern Utah late Saturday night. According to information from the Utah Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred on I-15 in the area between mile markers 354 and 355 around 11:30 p.m. Witnesses told police a truck traveling northbound went across the left lane and into a dirt median and overturned. The vehicle rolled over the cable […]

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    Car submerged an estimated 18 years among 4 fished from reservoir in Utah

    PINEVIEW RESERVOIR, Utah – Authorities in Weber County are investigating after four vehicles were fished out of Pineview Reservoir Saturday and a fifth was located but is still under water. Search and Rescue deputies were testing new sonar equipment when they discovered the vehicles, which are pictured in the gallery below and the video above. According to a press release from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicles appear to have been dumped off the embankment of the pull-outs on […]

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    Community dog walk event raises funds for animal shelters

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utahns gathered at a park Saturday for a dog walk event that raises funds for animal shelters and rescues, and the festival featured activities with a canine theme, food, walks, runs and even a beer garden. The Best Friends Animal Society Strut Your Mutt event was back for its 19th year Saturday, and Liberty Park was filled with people and their pets. According to a press release from event organizers, Strut Your Mutt allows people to […]

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    Suspect steals phones, cash while wielding scissors after credit cards declined

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a store while wielding scissors after several credit cards he presented were declined at the point of purchase. Lt. Gregg Carlson of the South Salt Lake Police Department said the incident occurred at a Cricket Wireless store located at 279 E. 3300 South around 4 p.m. Saturday. The man tried to use several different credit cards to purchase a phone, but each of the cards were […]

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    2 dead, 1 injured; Ogden police investigating homicide

    OGDEN, Utah – Police are investigating a homicide at a residence in Ogden Friday evening, and two people are dead and a third suffered injury. Lt. Danielle Croyle of the Ogden City Police Department said police personnel responded to a home in the area of 500 North and Eccles Avenue Friday regarding some sort of domestic violence situation. The on-duty watch commander with Ogden PD tells FOX 13 News police found a 22-year-old woman outside of that residence who had […]

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    Fire in Ogden does estimated $25,000 in damages

    OGDEN, Utah — A van is a total loss and structures sustained damage after a fire in Ogden Saturday morning. According to information from the Ogden City Fire Department, the fire was at a structure described as a garage/shed in the area of 1100 Orchard Avenue; the fire also involved a storage shed and a van. Crews were able to contain the blaze, and there were no injuries associated with the fire. There were not any people displaced as a […]

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    Bountiful police seek public’s help after 2 teen girls escape from alleged kidnappers

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah – Police are asking for the public’s help after two teen girls were abducted in the Bountiful area but managed to escape in Santaquin earlier this week. According to a press release from the Bountiful Police Department, two juvenile females, ages 16 and 17, flagged down a vehicle on Main Street Tuesday and told the individual who stopped they had been abducted but had managed to escape. The girls borrowed a phone and called 911, and when police […]


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