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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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    Bremerton Police warn public about attempted lurings targeting young women

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Police are on the hunt for a man they believe tried luring two young women and a 15-year-old girl in the past three weeks. Detectives think the suspect has been driving around in a white, full-bodied pickup truck. Victims told police they caught the man touching himself and making obscene comments. Detectives are concerned his antics could escalate. Monica from Miss Monica’s Barber Boutique said she’s worried the suspect last struck right near her storefront. “Sometimes I’m […]

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    Hit-and-run driver caught on camera striking Bellevue man on bicycle

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — A hit-and-run crash between a bicyclist and a truck left a Bellevue man with a broken hip and severe road rash, and now police are on the hunt for the driver. Bellevue Police said detectives are looking for a black, Ford F-150 style truck with a canopy cover over the bed. The vehicle has damage to its passenger rear-view mirror, but the bicyclist they hit is in much worse shape. “I’m trying to get more comfortable, there’s […]

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    Police: Remains found in Seattle recycling center likely those of slain Renton mom Ingrid Lyne

    SEATTLE — Human remains were discovered Monday at a Seattle recycling station, and police say they are likely those of Ingrid Lyne, the mother of three who was killed and dismembered in her Renton home April 8-9. Police said the latest remains were found at about 11 a.m. Monday at the Republic Services transfer station in Seattle’s Sodo district. Sara Cativo said her mother was one of the employees who made the grisly discovery while working on one of the […]

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    11-year-old recovering after Maple Valley bus stop crash; driver appears before judge

    RENTON, Wash. — Two of the boys hurt during the crash in Maple Valley on Thursday are still recovering at hospitals, including 11-year-old Will Aris. Will’s right femur was broken and he also has a few bumps and bruises; he was being treated at Valley Medical Center in Renton. “Will’s in this huge bed, this little tiny body in a huge bed, and it’s hard for any father to see,” said Will’s dad, Bob. Will is one of seven other […]

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    Police: 7 boys injured after pickup runs into kids at bus stop; driver with suspended license arrested

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — Seven middle school aged boys were run over by a pickup truck while standing at their school bus stop Thursday morning. Incredibly, none of the kids was killed. Witnesses said the 19-year-old driver might have had a seizure before the crash. But police said he wasn’t supposed to be driving because his license is suspended for of medical reasons. Teenager Max Pringle said he was injured during the accident and he said he is lucky to […]

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    Bail bond agents shoot, kill Pierce County mom while trying to take son into custody

    GRAHAM, Wash. — A deadly confrontation unfolded between a 60-year-old woman and three bail bond agents inside a Graham home Wednesday morning. Police said it happened as the bail bond agents tried to take her adult son into custody. Investigators said the three were after 30-year-old Aaron New. Police said New had an outstanding $50,000 DUI warrant, and a warrant out for his arrest for violating an order of protection that had been filed by his own mother, Katharine New. […]

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    Grisly details revealed in murder of Renton mom; suspect claimed he was too drunk to remember, prosecutors say

    A King County District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to hold 37-year-old John Charlton for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne, a mother of three from Renton whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin in Seattle's Central District on Saturday.

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    Roommate, neighbors surprised to hear of Charlton’s arrest in gruesome murder case

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — One of John Charlton’s roommates said Tuesday that he was shocked to hear that the 37-year-old had been arrested as a suspect in the gruesome murder of Ingrid Lyne, a Renton mother of three. He said he believed Charlton was a nice guy. Neighbors said that police served a search warrant on a gray townhouse Monday in the Eastgate Highlands community in Lake Stevens and removed several boxes and bags filled with evidence. According to court […]

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    Western State Hospital beefing up security; neighbors concerned for their safety

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Two dangerous patients escaped and two other patients simply walked away from Western State Hospital since last Friday. Hospital officials said they are beefing up security to make sure more psychiatric patients can’t wander off from the campus. Some patients at the facility on a strict lockdown but others were allowed to have grounds privileges. But after so many patients have simply walked away, those privileges are now off the table. People living near the hospital told […]

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    Lakewood neighbors voice concern over problems at psychiatric hospital

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Officials at Western State Hospital said they are taking steps to make sure another escape doesn’t happen again. But now the people living nearby the hospital wonder why it took nearly 12 hours for them to be alerted by local police. The Lakewood Police Department said it sent out reverse 911 calls around 6:30  a.m. Thursday to everyone in the immediate area. But that was nearly 12 hours after two men — murder suspect Anthony Garver and […]