Franque Thompson, Q13 FOX News

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Q13 FOX News

Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Franque:

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport adds extra staff for weekend travel after lengthy TSA wait times

More Workers are on the job at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for another busy weekend of traveling. This is after a mess of long lines of people backed up to the parking garage waiting to get through the TSA security checkpoint. Many travelers missed their flights because of it. → Read More

More than $17M awarded to develop affordable housing across Pierce County

Despite inflation fears, Tacoma will need nearly 10,000 houses ‘For Sale’ to meet expected demand over the next three years, according to the latest forecast from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department also predicts only 1,300 new homes will be built in that same period. → Read More

School districts in south King County offer students free supplies to help families save money

As families get ready to send their children back to school, some worry how they are going to pay for things they need to be successful in the classroom. This is true for some households in south King County that make far less money than the county’s average income. → Read More

Tacoma detectives investigate theory, partial evidence of male suspect in unsolved 2020 murder

Detectives with Tacoma Police Department are bringing new attention to unsolved murders. Each month, investigators will publicly highlight a cold case to help learn new details that could lead to an arrest. Friday launched the new initiative and the first case was that of Diana Davis, a mother of two who was killed in the summer of 2020. → Read More

WSDOT begins removal of large encampment underneath I-5, I-90 junction in Seattle

Washington State Department of Transportation begins the removal of a large homeless encampment underneath the I-5 and I-90 junction in Seattle. In preparation of the cleanup, Friday, crews gathered near the intersection of 10th Avenue South and South Dearbborn Street. → Read More

Kent educators plan strike if contract agreement is not reached by first day of school

Teachers in one south King County community are preparing to go on strike just as the school year is about to start. Members of the Kent Education Association demonstrated a walk-in, Tuesday morning, to express frustrations with the Kent School District about contract negotiations. The group said it would demonstrate a walk-out Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

King County to conduct inquest in 2017 death of man shot by Federal Way officers

Beginning August 22, King County will conduct an inquest in the death of Robert Lightfeather. The 33-year-old was shot and killed by Federal Way Police in October 2017, dying of multiple gunshot wounds. The inquest will determine if that shooting was justified. → Read More

Firefighters prepare for increased threat of brush fires as excessive heat lingers

With this summer’s excessively hot temperatures comes the growing threat of fires sparking almost anywhere. → Read More

Murder trial begins for January 2020 deadly shooting in downtown Seattle

The trial for one of the people allegedly involved in a deadly shootout in downtown Seattle in January 2020 began on Thursday. Seven innocent bystanders were hit in the crossfire at the intersection of 3rd Ave. and Pine St., including a child who was severely injured. One woman was killed. → Read More

Solution to Tacoma crime: 'Hotspot' patrols and jailing repeat offenders, says police chief

A relentless, evidence-based plan is what the Tacoma Police Chief believes will reduce crime in the city. → Read More

Construction company under investigation for death of 2 workers in Shoreline

Officials said Peacefield Construction Company was previously cited for violations at other job sites, like failure to protect employees from collapsing an excavation and for lack of access to enter and exit a trench and inadequate protection for a cave in. → Read More

Bellingham toddler death: Jury finds Kamee Dixon guilty of homicide by abuse; deadlocks on murder charge

A Whatcom County jury on Thursday found Kamee Dixon guilty of homicide by abuse in the death of her boyfriend’s three-year-old daughter Hazel Homan. The court declared a mistrial for the second-degree murder charge after the jury deadlocked on that count. → Read More

Bellingham grants aim to promote tourism, boost economic recovery post-pandemic

Tourism in Whatcom County is struggling to make up for lost revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Jury deliberation begins for Whatcom County woman accused of deadly child abuse

The fate of a Whatcom County woman accused of deadly child abuse is now in the hands of a jury. → Read More

Benton City woman rehabilitates wild, orphaned horses as state's horse population grows too large

An Eastern Washington woman is rescuing orphaned horses out of the kindness of her heart. Her selfless actions are shedding light on a bigger issue about a growing wild horse population in the state, and also the looming effects of inflation on current horse owners. → Read More

Fire districts in western Washington train for another 'tough, difficult' wildfire season

More and more disastrous wildfires have been sparking up in western Washington in the last several seasons. → Read More

Kitsap County schools report COVID-19 outbreaks, pivot to remote learning

White House medical adviser and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. is "out of the pandemic phase" on Tuesday. However, the effects of COVID-19 caused some schools in western Washington to mask up once again, or even return to remote learning. → Read More

Tacoma police chief presents evidence-based strategic plan to reduce crime

There will be higher visibility of officers throughout Tacoma to help crackdown on crime and violence. → Read More

Cherry farmers in Washington question if crop will survive unseasonably cold weather

How much of Washington’s cherry crop will survive this unseasonably wintry start to spring? It’s the half a billion-dollar question farmers are asking as large portions of traditional harvest in the state literally hang in the balance between ripening and disaster. → Read More

Echo Glen teen escapee found hiding in nearby backyard, taken back into custody

A 16-year-old boy is in custody after he escaped from the Echo Glen Children’s Center Wednesday night. → Read More