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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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    Grief, closure for friends, family of Nicole White: ‘I got a gift, they found my daughter’

    GRAHAM, Wash. — News that the body of missing 28-year-old Nicole White was found wrapped in a tarp off a rural road has devastated Nicole’s friends and family. But it also has brought some closure. “It’s not at all what any of us expected,” said volunteer searcher Julz Kelley. “We had high hopes.” “I’m very lucky that, at least for Father’s Day, I got a gift, they found my daughter Nicole,” said Nicole’s father, Eddie Nieto. “Finding her brings closure […]

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    Body of missing Pierce County mom found in woods, wrapped in tarp

    TACOMA — The body of Nicole White, 28, was found over the weekend in the woods near Kapowsin in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said White’s body was found Saturday near Timberline Forest Camp 1 Road East, but news of the discovery was not announced until Monday morning. Search dogs had led investigators to the woods, the sheriff’s department said, and her body was found wrapped in a tarp. Cause of death was not immediately disclosed. White, a […]

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    Did city officials use boulders to remove homeless in Tacoma?

    TACOMA — The city of Tacoma is taking heat for the way it cracked down on loitering and crime near the downtown library. It cost taxpayers thousands of dollars to place boulders along a single strip of grass to discourage people from gathering. But now the outrage may force the city to change gears. “Your first reaction is if this is the answer, it was a pretty bad question to begin with,” said Tacoma resident Scott Goddard. City officials said […]

  • Does new arson dog create hostile work environment?

    BRINNON, Wash. — Western Washington now has it’s very own K-9 arson investigator. Allie is a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever and only one of two certified accelerant-detecting dogs in Washington state, but she’s not being welcomed with opened arms by all. Brinnon Fire Chief Patrick Nicholson is Allie’s handler and she’s always by his side — except when he works for East Jefferson Fire Rescue. When Nicholson is not working in Brinnon, he must leave Allie in her kennel at […]

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    Gig Harbor urges residents to conserve water during drought

    GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Only one month ago, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. Now smaller governments are asking people to cut back on their water usage much earlier than most people can remember. The city of Gig Harbor said the dry, hot weather, along with a spike in water use, is forcing it to ask residents there to conserve. “It’s been over 80 degrees many times already,” said resident Samantha Wilson. “It’s hot, it’s dry, it’s beautiful […]

  • Family, friends, strangers keep alive search for missing Pierce County woman

    GRAHAM, Wash. — The search for Nicole White enters day 9 as family, friends and even strangers look for signs of the missing mother of two. White’s family said their continued search wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of friends and strangers. Gas cards, bottled water and snacks, local businesses and strangers donated almost everything at a makeshift command post in Graham. “This is our community — we live here, we work here, when someone goes missing here, it’s all […]

  • ‘Person of interest’ in Pierce County woman’s disappearance in jail on unrelated charges

    GRAHAM, Wash. — The family of a missing woman is not giving up in the search for the mother of two. 28-year-old Nicole White was last seen eight days ago at a local bar with friends. The man who deputies say last saw her is now in jail on unrelated charges. Police temporarily suspended their search Sunday to give the dogs some needed rest, but that did not stop her family and volunteers from looking for her. “With all these […]

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    Suspect in deadly SUV crash bails out of jail; family of one of the teen victims talks of their loss

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The man accused of being the driver whose SUV plowed into high school students in Ferndale, killing two and injuring two others, bailed out of jail Friday. William Klein, 34, of Bellingham, is accused of two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault in the crash Wednesday. His SUV jumped the curb and plowed into a group of students walking on the sidewalk as a part of PE class. He was being held in […]

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    Community mourns deaths of 2 teens hit by car as suspect appears in court

    FERNDALE, Wash. — A community is mourning as friends and family remember the two boys hit and killed by an SUV as the driver faces a judge for the first time. Windward High School students were back in class Thursday after the horrific crash just a day earlier. Two other teenage boys are still recovering from their injuries. “I didn’t even realize what happened even after I saw it. I was like, I just stood there for a second and took […]

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    Despite soaring temperatures, some still leaving dogs in closed, hot cars

    BURIEN, Wash. — If it’s hot outside, then it’s even hotter inside your car.  That’s the message from local animal control officers. It’s a scenario that can be deadly for pets left in cars, yet authorities are responding to a growing number of cases. “We have a couple different laser guns,” said animal control officer Alex Hughes from Burien C.A.R.E.S. Hughes used his laser thermometer to illustrate how quickly temperatures can rise inside a parked vehicle. “It looks like it’s […]