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.

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  • Montana trooper remains in medically induced coma at Utah hospital after shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Montana State Trooper wounded in a shooting remains in extremely critical condition and in a medically induced coma in a Utah hospital, and authorities are reminding the public not to spread false rumors about his status. Trooper Wade Palmer’s wife, Lindsey, gave an update on her husband’s condition Wednesday, stating in part that he is in extremely critical condition and in a medical coma but considered stable. He has not regained consciousness since being shot […]

  • Evacuation orders lifted following gas leak in SLC’s Avenues neighborhood

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Fire Department reports evacuation orders have been lifted after a gas leak forced evacuations at two apartment buildings in the Avenues neighborhood Tuesday. The fire department evacuated part of 1st Avenue between A St. and 136 E, including the Covey and Hilcrest apartments. Salt Lake City Public Utilities first tweeted about the incident around 7:44 a.m., stating there was a water main break and responding crews smelled natural gas. Those crews called […]

  • Woman arrested after Grantsville Police say she attempted to hit pedestrian, then fled from officers at 120 mph

    GRANTSVILLE, Utah — A woman was arrested for DUI and a slew of other charges after police said she nearly hit a pedestrian while driving a stolen car and then led police on a high-speed pursuit. Grantsville Police stated officers were called to the Walmart Distribution Center shortly before 2 p.m. after a driver “attempted to hit a pedestrian” and then left the scene. That driver, later identified as Wendianne Crystal Howk, was located on Ellerbeck Road near I-80, and […]

  • 16-year-old killed in accidental shooting as brothers played with shotgun in Kearns, police say

    KEARNS, Utah — A 16-year-old boy was killed in an accidental shooting as two brothers played with a firearm Monday. Sgt. Melody Gray of the Unified Police Department said police responded to a home near 5000 West and 5400 South just before 9 a.m. A 16-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries as he and his 17-year-old brother were playing with a shotgun, which went off accidentally, according to police. Gray said the boys were in a bedroom “playing” with the gun […]

  • Authorities respond after human remains found in foothills near Ogden

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Human remains have been found in the foothills between Ogden and North Ogden. Lt. Matt Jensen of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 13 News the remains were discovered Monday morning, but no further details about who found the remains and how were immediately available. The remains were found near 1100 North Mountain Road. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

  • Man killed in industrial accident at Warner Trucking in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man died after a steel beam fell on him as he was unloading his semi at Warner Trucking in West Valley City Monday. Roxeanne Vainuku, a public information officer for West Valley City Police, confirmed one person was killed in the incident, which occurred near 2290 South 5370 West. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 1:40 p.m. Police at the scene said the driver of a semi was helping others […]

  • State Parks officials identify Iowa teen who fell to his death while free climbing in southern Utah

    SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, Utah — A 13-year-old boy who fell to his death while free climbing in Snow Canyon State Park Sunday has been identified. A press release states 13-year-old Elijah Baldwin of Farragut, Iowa died after falling an estimated 75 to 100 feet while recreating in the area with family. Eugene Swalberg, a spokesperson for Utah State Parks, said the boy was in the area known as Pioneer Names and fell sometime between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. Swalberg […]

  • ‘Hold the Line. Stay Strong’: Wife of wounded trooper thanks Montana, Utah for their support

    MONTANA — The wife of a Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was seriously wounded in a shooting is expressing her gratitude for the support from communities at home and in Utah. Trooper Wade Palmer was flown to Utah to be treated for his injuries, and local police have made sure he and his family aren’t alone during their stay. Monday, Lindsey Palmer expressed her thanks for that support. “I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Montana and Utah for […]

  • Utah Jazz’s Dante Exum out ‘indefinitely’ due to partially torn patellar tendon

    SALT LAKE CITY — Dante Exum is out indefinitely after suffering a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee, the Utah Jazz announced Friday. According to a press release from the team, Exum underwent an MRI Friday. That scan revealed the tear and the team states Exum “will continue to seek opinions on how to best treat the injury.” Exum is out indefinitely. The guard has appeared in 42 games this season with one start. He has averaged 6.9 […]

  • Missing Utah man found dead in Colorado

    SEVIER COUNTY, Utah — A man who was reported missing out of Sevier County earlier this month was found dead in Colorado Friday. The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office states James Fields, 77, was found dead near Parachute, Colorado around 4 p.m. Fields’ vehicle was found stuck in the mud, and the man was found dead several hundred yards away. No further details regarding the cause and manner of his death have been released. “We are working with the Colorado officials […]

  • Increased police presence at Hillcrest High School Thursday after threat deemed not credible

    MIDVALE, Utah — There will be an increased police presence at Hillcrest High School Thursday after a report of graffiti that could be construed as a threat, but police do not believe there is any danger. Kirsten Stewart of the Canyons School District said they were made aware of some graffiti in a school bathroom Wednesday afternoon. That graffiti could be construed as at threat, Stewart said, so they alerted police. Police did not believe the graffiti amounted to a […]

  • 2.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Utah near Nevada border

    SOUTHERN UTAH — A small earthquake struck in southern Utah near the Nevada border Thursday morning. The US Geological Survey’s Seismograph Station at University of Utah indicates the 2.7-magnitude earthquake struck about 7:44 a.m. about 8 miles southwest of Enterprise at a depth of about 4.3 miles. Enterprise is a small town located about 40 miles northwest of St. George. Earthquakes of this size do not generally cause injuries or significant damage.

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