Rebecca is a nomad at heart, having moved more than 20 times in 26 years. Before becoming a Web Content Producer at 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.

Recent Articles
  • South Salt Lake Police identify suspect, victim in fatal domestic violence stabbing

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man stabbed his girlfriend to death in a domestic violence incident in South Salt Lake and then turned himself in at a local hospital Tuesday morning. South Salt Lake Police spokesman Gary Keller had identified the victim as 26-year-old Ashley Vigil of Salt Lake City. Keller said the suspect is 24-year-old Angelo Terry Kirstine. He said the stabbing happened near 820 W. and 3900 S. at the Eight20 Apartments. Keller said two […]

  • No injuries, lanes closed after pilot makes emergency landing on New Bingham Highway in West Jordan

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Traffic is reduced to one lane in both directions after the pilot of a small aircraft made an emergency landing on the road Tuesday morning. The plane came down on New Bingham Highway in the general area of 7265 South 4450 West in West Jordan, near the South Valley Regional Airport. Officer Scott List of the West Jordan Police Department said the 42-year-old pilot, a Lehi resident, was doing “touch and goes” when a problem with […]

  • Man accused of making false ID papers in Utah in ICE custody after plea deal

    UTAH COUNTY — A man who pleaded guilty in a case involving the manufacture of false ID documents has been released by state authorities into the custody Immigration Customs Enforcement. According to a statement of probable cause, Javier Francisco Villasenor-Gomez faced numerous felony charges after his arrest and was using the name Javier Nogales. The Utah Attorney General Office’s SECURE Strike Force began investigating the man after learning he may be involved in making fraudulent identification documents. Undercover officers were […]

  • Increased security at Jordan High School this week; threat not believed to be credible

    SANDY, Utah — There will be increased security at Jordan High School this week after authorities were alerted to a threat, which they do not believe is credible. Canyons School District officials said a threat was found written on the door of the bathroom stall, and the threat suggested something would happen  January 16. The district is coordinating with Sandy Police and said they do not believe the threat is credible. However, they said they take all threats to student […]

  • Yellow to orange air quality for much of northern Utah to start the week

    Air quality will be “moderate” to “unhealthy for sensitive groups”, according to the most recent forecast for northern Utah for Monday and Tuesday. The Department of Environmental Quality forecasts yellow air quality for Salt Lake County Monday, with orange air expected Tuesday. Video from Fox 13’s Oquirrh Mountain camera shows Monday’s sunrise over the inversion conditions. Yellow is considered “moderate” while orange air is “unhealthy for sensitive groups. Both Monday and Tuesday are mandatory action days in Salt Lake County, […]

  • Gas station manager hit, killed by driver who tried to pay with fake credit card

    NEW YORK CITY – A Long Island driver is accused of killing a gas station manager after allegedly trying to leave without paying for $22 worth of gas, according to the Nassau County Police Department. “He was trying to ruse them. You know, trying to get that opportunity that he could jet out of there without paying,” Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said, according to WPIX. Surveillance video at the Pit Stop gas station on Grand Avenue in South Hempstead showed the […]

  • Davis County detectives ask for help identifying suspects in burglary, fraud case

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Authorities need your help identifying several people and vehicles connected with the theft of a purse and fraudulent use of the cards inside. Davis County Sheriff’s Office states two individuals are wanted for the auto burglary, which occurred on January 1 in Syracuse. The suspects took a purse from inside the vehicle and used the victim’s bank cards at Smith’s in Layton and at Walmarts in Layton and Syracuse. Three suspect vehicles also filled their tanks […]

  • Murray Police name two suspects arrested in Fashion Place Mall shooting

    MURRAY, Utah — Two men from the Wasatch Co. / Summit Co. area have been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon at Fashion Place Mall. Det. Kenny Bass, a spokesman for Murray PD, identified those arrested as Jesus J. Payan-Mendoza and Jorge Luis Crecencio-Gonzalez, both 19. Both were booked into jail on charges of attempted criminal homicide and felony discharge of a firearm. Bass said everyone involved in the shooting was a member of one gang or […]

  • Man arrested with 19 pounds of narcotics in Utah County had teenage son in the car, detectives say

    UTAH COUNTY — Authorities say a man arrested with 19 pounds of narcotics in a car in Utah County has eight prior violations for re-entering the country illegally. According to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, detectives working on a tip about narcotics trafficking stopped a car Saturday driven by 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez, who they said resides in Salt Lake City. Police arrested the man and found a small amount of cocaine in his pocket. After a K-9 indicated the […]

  • ‘Bird Box Challenge’ leads to crash, possible charges for Utah teenager

    LAYTON, Utah — Police say a teenager participating in the latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on Layton Parkway and will face reckless driving charges. Layton Police tweeted two photos of the crash, which they said occurred Monday. No injuries were reported. “Bird Box Challenge while driving… predictable result,” the department stated. “This happened on Monday as a result of the driver covering her eyes while driving on Layton Parkway.” Police said they didn’t learn about the story behind […]

  • Family of man accused of killing Provo Police officer issues statement

    PROVO, Utah — The family of a man suspected of killing a Provo Police officer during an exchange of gunfire in Orem has released a statement. Police say Matt Frank Hoover shot and killed Officer Joseph Shinners as police tried to take Hoover into custody. Hoover was a wanted fugitive at the time. A family spokesman issued a statement, saying the are deeply saddened by his actions. The full statement reads: “We, as extended family of Matt Hoover, are deeply […]

  • West Jordan Police respond to mountain lion sighting near Sunset Ridge Middle School

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Several police and animal control officers responded to the area near Sunset Ridge Middle School Friday morning on report of a mountain lion sighting. Police posted about the incident Friday around 11:40 a.m., saying they responded along with animal control personnel but were not able to locate the mountain lion. “Last sighting indicated the cat was moving west back toward the mountain,” the agency stated. “We don’t believe there is a viable threat at this time.” […]