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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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    Family of unarmed man killed by Lakewood police skeptical of department’s investigation

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Three weeks after Lakewood Police officers shot and killed an unarmed man hiding in a local lumberyard, the department is offering an explanation for what happened. Officers thought the man pointed a gun at them, the department said, but the black object turned out to be a cell phone. The two officers involved in the shooting are back on patrol while the department continues their investigation, but the family of the late Daniel Covarrubias said they’re skeptical […]

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    Tacoma police: Drive-by victim may have been shot for wearing gang colors

    TACOMA – A Pierce County mother grieves for her only son who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting last week. The suspected shooter made his first appearance in court on Friday afternoon. Prosecutors said 23-year-old Alexander Kitt is the gunman and he may have been trying to retaliate for an earlier shooting, but investigators say the victim may have been shot by mistake. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how I’m going to go on […]

  • Governor’s bodyguard arrested for allegedly sabotaging case to keep son out of jail

    OLYMPIA — A Washington State Patrol trooper who worked as a bodyguard for the governor was arrested in Olympia, accused of destroying evidence connected to his son’s criminal case. The trooper, Daniel Tindall, is a 24-year veteran of the WSP, but now he’s on paid administrative leave after Olympia Police said he tried to conceal evidence and hide his 18-year-old son’s alleged connection to an attempted arson. Police said the son, Wyatt Tindall, tried to set a car on fire. […]

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    Activist warns about dangers of crude oil trains in Western Washington

    SEATTLE — The train crash in North Dakota has local activists sounding the alarm about oil trains that also run through our cities. Activist Patrick Mazza said it’s only a matter of time before Western Washington sees its own Bakken oil train car explosion. “Crude by rail is inherently dangerous,” he said. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is pushing new legislation to replace older tank cars, called DOT 111s, with newer models that have increased safety features. Wednesday’s accident in North […]

  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Woman seen stealing bags of charity donations in Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — A local thrift store is now on the brink, thanks to thieves helping themselves to donations. Helping Hands Thrift Store has been operating in Arlington since the late 1970s. The director, Lana Lasley, said they’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities – and it also helps families still recovering from the Oso slide. Now, thanks to thieves, Helping Hands is nearly out of items to sell and they need your help. “Just begging, people, […]

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    Mutilated kittens found along popular jogging trail in Snohomish County

    STANWOOD, Wash. — A disturbing case of animal cruelty has police turning to social media for clues. Somebody mutilated a pair of kittens and left the bodies along a busy jogging path in Stanwood last week. The Village Walking Loop is a slice of nature tucked inside a bustling town, but it’s also where police say someone dumped two mutilated kittens. Police believe the injuries did not come from a predator. The Stanwood Police Department posted alerts to its Facebook […]

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    Family pleads for justice for 17-year-old student killed in drive-by on Beacon Hill

    SEATTLE — It’s been more than a month since a Cleveland High School student was gunned down in broad daylight on Beacon Hill. Seventeen-year-old Robert Robinson Jr.’s family believes that someone out there knows where to find his killer. “Sometimes I just don’t like talking about him,” Patricia Robinson, Robert’s sister, said Thursday. “It gets emotional, it’s like I’m not going to see you until it’s my time to go.” Patricia misses her little brother. Someone gunned him down in […]

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    16-year-old accused of high school shooting in Lacey was on probation at time; bail set at $500K

    OLYMPIA — The alleged gunman involved in the North Thurston High School shooting in Lacey made his first appearance in court Tuesday. It turns out the 16-year-old suspect has a criminal history in King County and was on active probation for fourth-degree assault. He’s now facing a slew of new charges, including theft of a firearm and bringing it to school. The teenager sat quietly in the courtroom. The suspect is a minor so Q13 FOX News isn’t showing his […]

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    High school shooter told police he didn’t want to hurt anyone but himself

    LACEY, Wash. — A 16-year-old student who opened fire Monday morning at a Lacey high school told police he had no intention of shooting other students, and only intended to harm himself, according to police. The shooter, who was not unidentified, was stopped by a North Thurston High School teacher Monday morning at the school shortly after firing two rounds. No one was injured in the shooting. According to police, the shooter allegedly held a cigarette in one hand and a […]

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    Parents volunteering for new plan to keep West Seattle students safe with block watch program

    SEATTLE – There’s a new plan to fight back after several school kids have been followed by suspicious men, or even grabbed, on their way to school. The incidents have taken place in West Seattle over the past week. Seattle Public Schools is now asking parents to volunteer to help kids make it to school safely. The plan is all about high visibility, with a few dozen volunteers in bright yellow sweatshirts placed around the area keeping a close watch […]