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
  • Heber City Police find $500,000 worth of marijuana during traffic stop

    HEBER, Utah — What seemed like a normal traffic stop ended up being a drug bust when police found 149 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle Tuesday. Heber City Police stopped Sean Herwit, 51, after his vehicle registration didn’t check out. According to the probable cause statement from Herwit’s arrest, the officer conducting the traffic stop was granted a search warrant for the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, the officer found 80 different packages of what he suspected was marijuana. […]

  • Salt Lake County councilman announces bid for mayor

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — Salt Lake County councilman Arlyn Bradshaw said in a press release Thursday he intends to run for Salt Lake County Mayor. According to the press release, Bradshaw’s campaign will officially launch at a news conference on December 10. The press release states Bradshaw will discuss why he is the best person for the job of County Mayor at the conference, covering topics like clean air, criminal justice and affordable housing. Bradshaw was first elected to the […]

  • Weber State University names thirteenth president

    OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University named Brad L. Mortensen as the school’s thirteenth president Thursday. Mortensen was selected by a 21-member Presidential Search Committee, which had narrowed applications down to four finalists. Before becoming president of the college, Mortensen served as Vice President of University Advancement at Weber State for 11 years. He also has been very active in the community, particularly in areas of economics and business. Mortensen has received degrees from Utah State University, Syracuse University and […]

  • Utah couple arrested, charged with multiple felonies involving sexual exploitation of a minor

    TOOELE, Utah — Police have arrested and charged a couple with several felonies, including sexual exploitation of a minor and unlawful sex activity with a minor. Christina and Michael Mahoney both face two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second degree felony, and five charges of unlawful sex activity with a minor, a third-degree felony, according to court documents. Christina Mahoney also faces three additional charges for violating a protective order, a class A misdemeanor. According to a […]

  • Missing West Jordan girl found

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — An 11-year-old reported missing Wednesday afternoon has arrived home safe after police searched for her. Police said Sophia Guerra was supposed to walk to a friend’s house after school, but she never arrived. According to police, this is unusual for Sophia; she does not have a history of running away. A little before 4 p.m., Sophia’s parents called 911. She has since arrived home safely.

  • Fire safety first: December is the leading month for US home fires

    SALT LAKE CITY — Christmas is a time for cheer, but it’s also a time for fire hazards. All the candles, Christmas trees, electrical decorations and cooking contribute to an increased number of home fires during the month of December. It’s one of the worst months for home fires in the U.S. The National Fire Protection Association shared statistics on the causes of home fires in December. Christmas tree fires are not common, the association said, but when they do […]

  • Wayfair employee charged with 10 counts of theft after giving extreme discounts to family, friends

    OREM, Utah — A Wayfair employee will appear in court Friday charged with 10 counts of theft after she gave extreme discounts to family and friends on their orders, amounting to what would have been a loss of $69,000. Janae Cook, 25, faces charges of “theft by deception” after she gave family and friends discounts of up to 80 percent on orders from Wayfair in Orem. Half of the charges are listed as second-degree felonies, and the other half are […]

  • Senators Lee, Hatch introduce bill to rename Department of Veteran’s Affairs outstation in honor of Major Brent Taylor

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced a Senate resolution to rename a Department of Veteran’s Affairs outstation located in North Ogden after Major Brent Taylor on Thursday. The outstation would be renamed the Major Brent Taylor Vet Center Outstation. Taylor died in an attack while deployed to Afghanistan on November 3 of this year. Before his deployment, he served as the mayor of North Ogden. Both Lee and Hatch commended Taylor for his […]

  • Utah foster mom charged with aggravated murder of 2-year-old in her care

    DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah —A Utah woman who is a nurse and a foster-mother has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of one of her foster children. According to charging documents, Lisa Joe Vanderlinden is a Licensed Practical Nurse who provided nursing services to the Children’s Justice Center and provided fostering services for several years. Deputies responded to the woman’s home in Duchesne County on August 5 on report of a deceased child, documents state, and deputies found a […]

  • Two charged in deadly Provo house fire

    PROVO, Utah — Two people were charged with murder Tuesday for the death of a woman in a house fire in June. Homer Workman, 69, and Kelly Ellis, 65, were both charged with murder for the death of 48-year-old Donna Clegg, who died after being trapped in a house fire in June of this year. Back in June, Provo Fire and Rescue told Fox 13 the home should not have been occupied. Court documents state Clegg was unable to exit […]

  • Officials confirm funeral arrangements for Officer David Romrell

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — The South Salt Lake Police Department shared funeral details for Officer David Romrell Wednesday evening via Facebook and Twitter. The funeral will be on Wednesday, December 5 at 3200 Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City. There will be a public viewing from 9 – 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. Following the service, there will be a procession to Larkin Mortuary on 1950 East Dimple Dell Road in Sandy. Upon arrival at […]

  • Man accused of murdering Sandy woman released from jail

    JUAB COUNTY, Utah — The man arrested in connection with the death of Jan Pearson-Jenkins has been released from jail. A judge released Cody Young, 42, on November 13, according to court documents. Undersheriff Brent Pulver with Juab County said Pearson-Jenkins’ death is still under investigation while detectives wait on finalized autopsy reports. In the meantime, Pulver said, Young has been released to adult parole and probation. Young is required to wear an ankle monitor and is unable to leave […]