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Before coming to Fox 13, she worked as a writer on Senator Orrin Hatch’s reelection campaign, a surgical assistant, a legal aide, a door-to-door sales rep, and the fastest hands a movie theater’s concession stand had ever seen.
SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A wildfire that started Monday night in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has grown to more than 300 acres As of Tuesday afternoon, the Round Peak Fire is an estimated 325 acres, and is 5 percent contained. Earlier Monday, officials said the fire is burning up the hillside away from homes in Springville. The fire originated in a fire pit, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Cooler temperatures and a lack of wind overnight helped fire crews stop […]
MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — East and westbound lanes of I-84 were blocked Tuesday after a crash involving a semitrailer and a dump truck Tuesday morning, forcing traffic to detour around the scene on frontage roads. Utah Highway Patrol states the crash involved a semi and a dump truck, and they first tweeted about the crash around 7:45 a.m. The crash occurred on I-84 near exit 108. Traffic detoured at that exit and drivers couldn’t “get back on without major disruption […]
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police hope partial photos of a suspect vehicle will help them solve the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old in West Valley City. Neko Jardine, 19, was shot and killed Sunday in West Valley City. Police released two photos Tuesday that partially show a suspect vehicle connected to the homicide. The agency says the car appears to be a Nissan Altima or Maxima, red in color. Anyone who recognizes the vehicle or who has information about […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being struck by a car on I-15 Monday. Sgt. Nick Street with the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred near 1000 North on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake City. Fox 13 News first heard report of the crash around 11:18 a.m. Street said all lanes are blocked in the area with the exception of the HOV lane. The person who was hit was taken […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A raven reported missing from Tracy Aviary after an encounter with hawks is home safe again after making some friends on Utah’s Capitol Hill. The bird began hanging out at the Utah Capitol in mid June, much to the surprise and eventual delight of the staff at the executive offices for the Utah Attorney General. The agency described the range of reactions in a press release: “Look how big (he) is!” (People always assume a stray animal […]
BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire that started early Sunday morning in Box Elder County has reached 1,500 acres. Utah Fire Info reports the fire is 10 percent contained. Fire officials said the blaze is one of several started by lightning in the area overnight, but this is the only one that grew to a significant size before fire crews got a handle on the flames. The fire is threatening some communication equipment in the vicinity, but as of […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A beloved giraffe at Hogle Zoo was humanely euthanized Friday due to stomach dysfunction. Kipenzi, 15, began showing signs of gastrointestinal distress, and keepers noted the animal’s appetite decreased in July and she was no longer passing feces. “With broken hearts, the animal care team made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize Kip,” the press release states. An animal autopsy determined Kip had gastric ulcers in her stomach chambers, of which giraffes have four. Keepers said […]
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A driver was arrested after a chain reaction crash that involved a police officer on a motorcycle Monday morning. Gary Keller of South Salt Lake Police said the officer was stopped in the driveway next to a Harley Davidson shop near 2900 South and State Street, and the crash occurred just before 7 a.m. The officer was using a radar to check speeds, and a passerby had parked alongside him to have a conversation. As […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The man accused of kidnapping and murdering MacKenzie Lueck will make his first court appearance Monday. Ayoola Ajayi is due in court Monday morning and is charged with one count each of aggravated murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and desecration of a body. Prosecutors detailed the trail of evidence last week when they announced the formal charges. DA Sim Gill said phone data led them from Ajayi’s home to Logan Canyon, where Lueck’s body was found. […]
EMERY COUNTY, Utah — A manhunt ensued in Emery County Thursday after a strange request for gasoline escalated into the theft of a vehicle. According to the Emery County Sheriff’s Office, things began at a Maverik in Castle Dale at 1:45 a.m. when a man entered the store with a gas can and asked for $2 to buy some gas. The clerk declined and the man left, but he returned a short time later after his car ran out of […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A gas leak forced a road closure in Salt Lake City Friday morning, but the road is open again. Dana Peterson with Dominion Energy said a half-inch plastic line was punctured by a contractor working near 1100 East and 900 South. Fox 13 News first heard report of the leak shortly after 9 a.m. Peterson said there are no evacuations, but 900 South was closed between 1100 East and 1200 East as a result of the […]
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying two people suspected of stealing sunglasses. The sheriff’s office states the two people pictured in the gallery above stole several pairs of sunglasses from a store. The pictures were posted Thursday night, but it’s not clear exactly where and when the alleged theft occurred. The agency asks anyone who can identify the pair to submit a tip via their online system. Tipsters may remain anonymous.