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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Neighbor snaps photos of package thieves, police narrowing down leads

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — It’s the season for holiday shopping, and unfortunately package thieves know that too. But it’s what one Kitsap County woman did that could send a group of package thieves to jail for Christmas. Thanks to her quick thinking cops are now hot on crooks’ trail. “I booked it up to the sidewalk and at that point by the time I reached the sidewalk my neighbor came out,” said Stephanie Orr after she spotted the suspect snatch […]

  • New accusers come forward after doctor arrested on exam room rape charges

    BREMERTON — At least 15 more potential victims have now come forward to say they were assaulted by a Kitsap County doctor who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually violating two women. Dr. Darren Chotiner, 46, was arrested at Peninsula Community Health Services where he works as a physician. He is slated to be in court Wednesday afternoon on charges of second-degree rape. Police arrested Chotiner after a 35-year-old and a 46-year-old woman accused him recently of sexually violating them during exams. Investigators said […]

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    Deputies: Kitsap doctor accused of violating patients during exams has been accused before

    BREMERTON — A Kitsap County doctor is under arrest, accused of sexually violating at least two women. Now, Q13 FOX News has learned this isn’t the first time that Dr. Darren Chotiner, 46, has faced accusations of inappropriate contact with his patients. Police said a 35-year-old and a 46-year-old woman accused Chotiner of sexually violating them during recent exams. Investigators said both patients had come forward in the last few weeks saying they had gone to Dr. Chotiner for back pain. […]

  • Armed, sometimes apologetic robbers terrorize Seattle neighborhood

    SEATTLE – Neighbors are on high alert after a series of armed robberies, one of them happening in broad daylight. People are worried the robbers are brazen, even targeting school-aged kids. The crimes happened last Friday and Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday. Strangely enough, one of the robbers actually apologized to one victim after forcing her to empty her pockets. According to police, on Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., a gardener working at a home on Hillside Drive East was […]

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    National Weather Service expects Puyallup River to flood

    ORTING, Wash. — The National Weather Service is warning that the Puyallup River will cause major flooding from Orting all the way to Sumner. Forecasters said the waters would inundate roads and the homes and farmlands down in the valley. High school student Colton Peters said his teachers told him and his classmates to leave school quickly. “One of the teachers just started getting us off the campus getting us going home because they were worried the dyke here wouldn’t […]

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    Police still investigating how 2 young boys got hands on loaded gun

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A 3-year-old boy shot in the face by his 4-year-old friend is still in intensive care at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The bullet shattered the boy’s cheekbones and damaged his sinus cavity. And while police are still investigating the shooting, right now no one is facing charges. Michael Holzwarth, 3, is listed in critical condition at Harborview. Police said the boy and another child were playing in a locked bedroom inside a Lake Stevens condo Friday […]

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    Habitat for Humanity home burglarized, ‘They knew who they were stealing from’

    MARYSVILLE — Thieves broke into a Habitat for Humanity home that was under construction not just once, but twice. They got away with expensive power tools and even some home appliances. “They cut the lock fixture off of this and then inside there they found keys,” said John Budd with Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County. Those keys got the crooks into the storage sheds where all the tools are kept on site, but getting into the house wasn’t so easy. […]

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    Muslim cemetery vandalized; Bosnian refugees fear hate crime

    MALTBY, Wash. – The Bosnian community in Western Washington was shocked to find headstones and memorials destroyed at their Snohomish County cemetery. The refugees who escaped bloody violence in their home country now fear hate has driven vandals to target the place where their loved ones are laid to rest. “They’ve died in peace, they can’t rest in peace,” said Meliha Babic, “This is unacceptable for any place to have your headstones turned over and your grave site vandalized.” For […]

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    Investigators suspect arson, call four recent fires in Orting area suspicious

    ORTING, Wash. — A string of suspicious fires in Pierce County has neighbors on edge and authorities looking for a possible arsonist. A home under construction on Gipple Street in the River’s Edge development burst into flames early Tuesday morning; officials said it could be related to several other fires in the area. All that’s left of the home on Gipple Street is a pile of charred rubble. Investigators believe the unfinished home was deliberately set on fire. “We are […]