I’m a multi-platform employee here at Fox 13 and excited to be a part of the team. I work part-time as an Assignment Desk Editor, Web Content Producer and associate producer, but full-time at being a journalist. I live in Midvale with my wife and cat. I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s in Broadcast-Journalism.

Recent Articles
  • ‘China Jim Fire’ spreads to 20,000 acres, threatening Box Elder County ranches and closing SR-30

    BOX ELDER COUNTY – A fire on the Utah-Nevada border spread to 20,000 acres Saturday night. Now fire officials say it is threatening two ranches in the area. The fire is approximately 13 miles southwest of Grouse Creek, Utah and began sometime around 12:25 on Saturday afternoon. Firefighters say the fire is being fueled by brush and timber in the area and that the cause of the fire is still unknown. SR-30 was closed as of 11:00 p.m. Saturday night as […]

  • Southern Utah man charged after breaking into woman’s house in the night and assaulting her, police say

    ST. GEORGE – Police have arrested and charged a man after they believe he broke into a woman’s home while she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her. According to the St. George Police Department, Spencer Monnett originally broke into the home near 300 N. Main street on April 17th, 2018. Since then, however, they have been gathering and processing evidence. In April police say Monnett came into the woman’s house, woke her up, put a cloth into her mouth and sexually assaulted […]

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch article on the “Culture War” featured in Wall Street Journal

    SALT LAKE CITY – “America’s culture war has reached a tipping point.” Senator Orrin Hatch is seeking answers to America’s partisan divide in a new article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. Hatch writes that “as the partisan divide deepens, it becomes clear that we need to take meaningful steps toward de-escalation.” This before he says he believes the population succumbs to violence. In the article Hatch calls for a change in tactics in order to break down the […]

  • Lightning sends electric surge through home, frying electronics

    LOGANDALE, Nev. – What started out as a lightning storm on Wednesday night ended up being a scary evening for one homeowner. St. George News reports one cloud-to-ground lightning bolt struck a tree in Logandale the surge traveled around a yard and into a nearby home, wreaking havoc on one homeowner’s electronics. According to the homeowner, Bryan Linford, the surge traveled through an extension cord lying near the pump and blew out a pool pump before striking a chain-link fence. The […]

  • Ogden father says he killed infant son on altar after finding “666” on him, court documents show

    Warning: This article contains details related to the murder of a 10-month-old child, read at your own discretion.  OGDEN  – An Ogden man is behind bars Sunday morning after witnesses say he killed his 10-month-old son and fled from police Friday afternoon. Police say they arrested 37-year-old Alex Hidalgo Saturday afternoon after he had broken into an abandoned residence near 2245 Jefferson Avenue. On Friday afternoon, court records say Hidalgo had been left to watch the infant while the child’s’ mother […]

  • Father charged with aggravated murder in Ogden infant homicide case

    OGDEN – 37-year-old Alex Hidalgo was arrested Sunday morning and charged with multiple crimes including aggravated murder after the death of his infant son. Hidalgo’s 10-month old child was taken to a hospital by emergency crews Friday afternoon where he was pronounced dead. Following his death, Ogden Police began searching for Hidalgo as a “person of interest.” When they were unable to locate him police asked for help from the public with one citizen even offering a reward for information on […]

  • Several trails still closed in Zion National Park due to flood damage

    Zion National Park — Despite it containing only sand and small rocks Hidden Canyon Trail has been closed after another rockfall in the area. Hidden Canyon is the newest closure. A rock fall late Friday forced the closure of the trail, according to Zion officials.  No one was hurt. Two similar rockfalls occurred in the same area on July 2 and July 4 which covered 45 feet of trail in 1 1/2 feet of sand. The Hidden Canyon Trail will […]

  • One in critical condition after car launches off road in Lamb’s Canyon

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – Two males in their 30s were sent to the hospital Saturday morning after their car “launched” onto Lance Canyon Road off I-80. Utah Highway Patrol troopers say their car was traveling near Emigration Canyon near milepost 133 when they drifted off the road and through the median and off the road around 8:30 a.m. One male was critically injured and became trapped in the car. Meanwhile, the other was found with minor injuries walking around outside […]

  • Silver State Fire on 3,778 acres near Elko 10% contained

    UPDATE: As of Sunday night, the Silver State Fire is burning on an estimated 3,778 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire, which is burning about 4 miles east of Elko, Nevada is being fought by hundreds of personnel and various aircraft. In Sunday’s update authorities said the fire is “now exhibiting minimal fire behavior and planned operations include to continue to contain the fire in its current footprint…” Officials say they estimate full containment by sometime Thursday. Previous […]

  • Domestic violence incident turns deadly in Uintah County, investigation continues

    VERNAL – One person is dead and another is seriously injured following a domestic violence incident  at an Uintah County town-home complex. Around 10:40 Saturday night, deputies were responding to a family fight at the Canyon Villas Townhouses, located at 2425 West and 500 North in Vernal – witnesses told police they could hear some kind of physical altercation going on between a man and a woman. UCSO said witnesses told police that the woman had ran from her home […]

  • Man shot by police for the second time in two years

    WEST VALLEY CITY – Unified Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Police said this is the second officer-involved shooting involving 28-year-old Ricardo Jose Lopez. The first took place when Lopez pointed a gun at officers in March 2016. West Valley City Police said Lopez was shot in the chest after he made threats against police and himself while armed with a knife. An officer tried to stop Lopez for driving recklessly around […]

  • Motorcyclist killed in overnight single-vehicle crash ID’d

    WEST JORDAN – A motorcyclist died late Saturday night after police say he lost control of his bike near 8500 South on Old Bingham Highway. West Jordan Police say driver cam across the crash and contacted emergency services. However, by the time they arrived, the driver had already passed away. The rider has now been identified as 46-year-old  Luciano Lopez of West Valley City. Officers say motorcycle fatalities are on the rise. “It seems like we’ve seen a spike this […]

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