Carley Porter is a multimedia journalist and BYU grad starting her career at Fox 13 as a web producer and editor. She has enjoyed writing about a variety of topics but is particularly interested in social issues, particularly those having to do with race and minorities. She speaks Russian fluently and has lived in a handful of Eastern European and hopes to travel and share stories from other parts of the world as part of her career.

Recent Articles
  • Investigators identify cause of Los Hermanos fire

    PROVO, Utah — Fire investigators revealed Wednesday that they have determined the cause of the devastating fire that destroyed the Los Hermanos restaurant in Provo. According to a press release from Provo Fire and Rescue, the origin of the fire was determined to be the prep kitchen in the basement, and the cause accidental. Fire investigators said towels used in all areas of the restaurant had been laundered and placed under a sink in the prep kitchen. According to investigators, […]

  • USU apologizes, explains mishap that led to false ‘armed aggressor’ alert

    LOGAN, Utah — Utah State University sent out a “Code Blue” Wednesday afternoon, the code for an armed aggressor on campus. At 3:01 p.m. thousands of phones across USU lit up with what appeared to be a real alert. “Run, hide or fight,” it read. “Police responding. More information to come.” Students and faculty jumped into action. At Luke’s Cafe, staff promptly practiced safety protocol. “The manager rounded up everyone. We got to our own safe spot in the back, […]

  • ‘I broke my face a whole bunch’: Teen fell 50 feet off bridge while attempting selfie

    DALLAS – A Texas teen is lucky he lived to tell about the day he fell from a bridge while trying to take a selfie. Triston Bailey, 18, and his friends wanted to take a selfie at the top of the Margaret McDermott Bridge overlooking the Dallas skyline, KTVT reports. Last November they attempted the photo, but Bailey doesn’t remember it. His friends filled him in. “They say we stopped on the side of the bridge to take some pictures […]

  • Police: man arrested in Idaho for child sexual assault says ‘I have been molesting kids for a while’

    CALDWELL, Idaho — The Caldwell Police Department in Caldwell, Idaho arrested a man for sexually assaulting two children. Police arrested 58-year-old Mac William Henderson on two felony charges of lewd conduct with a child under the age of 16. According to a press release from the Caldwell Police Department, Henderson allegedly sexually assaulted a boy and a girl over the course of many years, and in one of the cases, for over a decade. The victims told police, the press […]

  • Provo City votes in support of request for $9 million for new Provo airport terminal

    PROVO, Utah — The Provo Municipal Council and Mayor voted unanimously in support of a request pending with the state legislature for $9 million to help build a 4-gate terminal at the Provo City Aiport. According to a press release from Provo City, the total amount of funding needed to build the terminal is $19 million. A federal grant has already been secured, the press release states, providing approximately $8 million for the terminal, enough to build the terminal apron […]

  • Hogle Zoo will say goodbye to wolf Angel, welcome four rescued foxes

    SALT LAKE CITY — Following the death of gray wolf Glacier in fall 2018, the Hogle Zoo has decided to transfer its remaining gray wolf, Angel, and end its participating with the North American Gray Wolf species. Wolves are pack animals, and it’s important for them to have companions. Angel was brought to Hogle Zoo in 2017 as a companion to Glacier after another senior wolf passed away. The good news is, according to a press release from the Hogle […]

  • Several roads through Zion National Park to close tonight

    ZION NATIONAL PARK — Several roads through Zion National Park will close Wednesday night at 7 p.m. According to park representative Aly Baltrus, roads include the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance and the Zion Scenic Drive north of the Zion Lodge. The closures are in anticipation of a snow storm tonight. According to Baltrus, the Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive has already closed due to snow accumulation. Baltrus said the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and the […]

  • ‘Heaven has gained a mighty warrior’ – funeral for Laurie Holt to be held Saturday

    DRAPER, Utah — Many Utahns were devastated Sunday to hear about the passing of Laurie Holt, the mother of Josh Holt, who tirelessly fought to have Josh Holt released from a Venezuelan prison. Laurie Holt’s passing comes less than a year after Josh Holt and his wife were able to return home to the U.S. According to an obituary written by Laurie Holt’s family, she passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 50, leaving behind her husband, […]

  • Data finds one-third of Utah teens report dating abuse

    SALT LAKE CITY — According to the Utah Department of Health, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. And on Valentine’s Day, the department released a report which found one-third of Utah teens struggle with unhealthy and even abusive dating relationships. The data comes from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, where 33.8 percent of teens reported experiencing some form of an unhealthy dating relationship. Of that group, 26.5 percent were verbally emotionally harmed by their dating partner and one out […]

  • Seven Peaks Waterpark to re-open this summer, be included on Pass of All Passes

    PROVO, Utah — After over a year of uncertainty, the Seven Peaks Waterpark is expected to open this summer (last year, it was supposed to open — but as the Blue Island Resort). In a press release Thursday, Global Management Amusement Professionals announced that it is the new operator of the Provo waterpark. The company partners with dozens of waterparks across the U.S. “Seven Peaks is a terrific addition to our growing portfolio of water park properties,” said Ken Handler, […]

  • U.S. District Court orders Utah company to pay $100,000 to employees after labor law violations

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. District Court for the District of Utah has ordered a Utah company to pay back $100,000 to 86 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The court ordered Metal Rock Construction Inc. to pay $50,000 in back wages and $50,000 in liquidated damages to employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The court has also entered an injunction prohibiting the company from […]

  • Police: man arrested after wandering onto school grounds with a firearm

    MOAB, Utah — Moab Police arrested a man Wednesday after a Moab charter school reported a suspicious male subject at the school. Police later found the man had a handgun on his person, and have also charged him with marijuana possession. Moab Police first responded to the Moab charter school at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a suspicious male subject. According to a press release, a man, later identified as Charles Gee,  had entered a room at the […]

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