Taylor is a Digital Content Producer for Fox 13 News. He specializes in all things social media and loves writing the latest breaking news for Utah and beyond. Taylor also helps contribute to Fox 13’s Wanted With Scott McKane and enjoys making a difference helping identify suspected criminals.
Taylor is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. He has done a variety of freelance work, and most recently has been a senior staff writer for SLUG Magazine. Taylor enjoys riding his bike (when the inversion isn’t bad) and camping throughout Utah, staring at truly beUTAHful stars.
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is going to get a new furry friend on their force. Hansen’s Hounds in Iowa is donating a bloodhound puppy to the sheriff’s office this holiday season. It hasn’t been decided which puppy will be donated. Hansen’s says a handler will inspect the leader on Dec. 16 and choose. “Law Enforcement doesn’t typically have a big budget for this,” Hansen’s said. “We donate a pup or two to law enforcement each […]
Warning: The videos hyperlinked in the second paragraph of this story contain graphic content and may be disturbing to some viewers. Pittsburgh, PA– A video showing two boys violently abusing a wounded deer has gone viral on Facebook, prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to start an investigation. The video shows the boys beating the buck while it’s on the ground, injuring it while still alive. In a Facebook post announcing the investigation into the video, The Pennsylvania Game Commission said […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah released pictures of a truck that is believed to be tied to the suspect of a sexual assault. The assault occurred early Saturday morning, police said. The truck was described as a dark colored 1998-2002 Toyota Tacoma extended cab, and the suspect was described as a white male, who was wearing jeans and a dark jacket. Police said the suspect attacked a woman while she was walking down 500 South just after […]
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.– A 5-year-old boy has to get multiple surgeries after being thrown off a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America. Police said the fall, which happened Friday, was around 40 feet. A 24-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with the child’s fall, and police said he either threw or pushed him off a balcony. A GoFundMe for the child has raised more than $350,000. A family friend wrote the following statement about the boy, who they identified as […]
A trio of bald eagles who live along the Mississippi River in Illinois are successfully raising a family together. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge said Valor I, Valor II and Starr formed in 2013 after the female chose a new mate. Even after being replaced, Valor I stuck around. “Having more than two birds assist with feeding and rearing young isn’t all that uncommon, but it is interesting to see that these males seem to prefer […]
A 40-year-old father took steps to change his life after he found he was unable to physically keep up with his children. Jerimiah Peterson said he went on a hiking trip with his kids and found he was having a hard time keeping his breath. “Instead of remembering all the good memories we had made on this trip, all I can remember is this one thing that kept playing in my head over and over again,” Jeremiah said on Instagram. […]
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Officials with Davis County Dispatch confirmed Saturday that a motorcyclist was killed while traveling on Legacy Parkway in Woods Cross. Officials said the fatal accident occurred at 500 S. and Legacy Parkway. Utah Highway Patrol officials stated that the motorcyclist ran off the side of the road and hit a pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Additional information on the motorcyclist’s identity were not available. This is a breaking news story. Additional details will […]
ROY, Utah — Police in Roy posted photos of a car accident Saturday morning that they said was caused by a driver who was three times over the legal DUI limit. “Don’t drink and drive,” officials with the Roy Police Department said in a Facebook post. “This is a concept that some find difficult to understand.” Police said the accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. Photos showed a car with a significant amount of damage to it and a truck that […]
UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A former Pleasant Grove High School teacher was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor related to the inappropriate touching of a male student. In November of 2018, Kenneth Columbus Ayers, 41, was accused of touching the student, who was 17 at the time, after the student requested that he engage in sexual activity with him. Court documents state that Ayers was assisting the victim with an assignment after class, and […]
A Study states that employees who force themselves to smile at work may be at risk for heavier drinking after work. A team of researchers with Penn State and the University of Buffalo studied the drinking habits of people who work with the public or customers, such as food service and nursing. “They found a link between those who regularly faked or amplified positive emotions, like smiling, or suppressed negative emotions — resisting the urge to roll one’s eyes, for […]
OGDEN, Utah — A Weber County man was arrested Thursday after court documents say thousands of images of child pornography were found on an account he owned, and the man said he was “addicted” to the images and videos. The documents allege that Jeffery Sanford, 40, had the images and videos stored on his Dropbox account, which were found after investigators were tipped off by the company that the child pornography had been uploaded. Investigators obtained a warrant for the […]
The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital posted a video to Youtube Wednesday of staff members honoring a child who passed away, and whose organs were to be donated. The hospital wrote the following words in the description of the video: “Their silence says more than words ever could. When a family makes the courageous decision to donate their child’s organs, staff show their respect for the family by lining the halls to the operating room. This is a family’s hardest day; […]