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
  • Man charged with assault, drug possession after dragging two officers with his car, tossing heroin out his window

    IVINS, Utah — Police arrested a man Tuesday after he attempted to evade arrest by driving off while two officers were partly in his vehicle. Crosby Camp, 36, has 10 charges brought against him, including two counts of assault against a police officer, one count of drug possession, obstruction of justice, and driving under the influence. According to court documents, officers conducted a traffic stop in Ivins, stopping Camp. Camp voluntarily presented his Arizona drivers license to officers. Dispatch discovered […]

  • Lanes open on Bangerter Highway after semi rollover

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — A crash on Bangerter Highway at SR-201 in Salt Lake County closed all northbound lanes Wednesday afternoon. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a semi was exiting SR-201 eastbound, turning left onto Bangerter Highway northbound, traveling too fast when the truck and trailer rolled onto the concrete barrier that separates northbound and southbound traffic on Bangerter Highway. No one was injured in the crash and there were no other vehicles involved. However, it did take several hours […]

  • Missing Rock Canyon hiker made it down the mountain, made her way home

    ROCK CANYON, Utah — Police received a call from a female hiker up Rock Canyon around 4 p.m. Wednesday. According to Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, the 20-year-old woman told police she had a coat, but no food or water. Search and rescue teams hiked up to locate her, using the GPS coordinates from when she first called the police. However, at 6:49 p.m., police received a phone call from the woman’s father, who told police […]

  • 14-year-old arrested for threatening to shoot ‘at least 20’ at junior high school

    PAYSON, Utah — Police arrested a juvenile in January after he threatened to bring his AR-15 to a junior high and shoot “at least 20.” According to a search warrant from Payson Police Department, the Payson Junior High principal contacted the department about a threat of violence made toward the school. The search warrant stated a female student had shown the Payson Junior High principal a threatening Snapchat message that came from a 14-year-old boy, who police confirmed also attended […]

  • U.S. 40 re-opens after crash near Fruitland, driver being investigated for possible narcotics use

    FRUITLAND, Utah — U.S. 40 has reopened about 5 miles east of Fruitland after a crash Wednesday afternoon. According to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. near mile marker 66. Utah Highway Patrol told FOX 13 that it appears a man driving a truck was going too fast in snowy conditions when he lost control. The truck rolled and was impaled by the guardrail. According to UHP, the guardrail came through the grill and […]

  • Better Business Bureau releases study on ‘romance scams’

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new report from the Better Business Bureau finds that online romance scams can escalate beyond typical scams — escalating to a point where victims may even become “money mules.” The BBB issued an in-depth investigative study on romance scams in February 2018. Romance scammers typically contact victims through dating websites, apps or social media, grooming their victims and building what appears to be a loving relationship before asking for money for an emergency or to […]

  • UTA identifies man who died after walking in front of FrontRunner train

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A man died after being hit by a FrontRunner train Thursday afternoon. Utah Transit Authority identified him as 40-year-old Calvin Curley of Arizona. He had only been in Salt Lake City for a week, for work-related reasons. According to UTA, the man was trespassing on the train alignment when he walked in front of a train around 2:30 p.m. at 3733 S 300 West in South Salt Lake, later dying from his injuries. UTA Spokesperson […]

  • Two Florida men arrested, accused of plotting to groom and rape a 3-year-old girl

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida — Two men have been arrested after police discovered a series of text messages in which the two men discussed plans to groom and rape a 3-year-old girl in Florida. Lafe Best, 37, was arrested Tuesday and is in the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond. He is charged with conspiracy to commit sexual battery on a child. He was arrested in connection to a different case involving his friend and sexual partner, Benjamin Worster, 39, according […]

  • Salt Lake County District Attorney will not prosecute police officers in two different shootings from 2018

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it will not press charges against officers involved in two separate shooting incidents in June and July of 2018. One of the shootings was fatal. An incident on June 17 involved a Unified Police Department Officer and a South Salt Lake Police Department Officer. Both Officer Alan Jewett with UPD and Detective Tyler Cluff with SSLPD discharged their firearms at Abel Martinez, who died as a result. […]

  • Rare dove hatched at Tracy Aviary

    SALT LAKE CITY — A rare white-throated ground dove has been born at the Tracy Aviary and can be seen learning to fly and climb in Tracy Aviary’s Treasures of the Rainforest building. According to the aviary, the fledgling left its nest for the first time on January 26, and staff estimates the bird was born between January 8-12. The white-throated ground dove is classified as “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and is also a […]

  • ATF offers $5,000 reward for info in St. George church fire

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Denver Field Divison announced Thursday it’s offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the fire that destroyed a church building belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The St. George Fire Department responded to the fire at 1:15 a.m. on January 26. The church building at 449 South 300 East Street, in St. George, […]

  • UHP responds to 410 crashes statewide following storm

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Highway Patrol has responded to 410 crashes across Utah, according to a tweet Wednesday. Over half of those crashes, 211 to be exact, occurred between midnight Wednesday and Wednesday afternoon. An 11-car pileup near the Davis and Salt Lake County border closed southbound Interstate 15 for two hours Wednesday morning, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Today, Little Cottonwood Canyon has been closed due to avalanche danger. UHP provided a picture of the 11-car pileup […]

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