Franque Thompson, Q13 FOX News

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Q13 FOX News

Seattle, WA, United States

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Recent articles by Franque:

State leaders hope bipartisan effort saves lives, increases traffic safety in Washington

When it comes to traffic fatalities, Washington leads the nation in year-over-year increases. → Read More

Snohomish County offering grants to develop flood risk reduction projects

With heavy rain in the forecast, the level of concern is increasing for people who live and work in flood-prone areas. Snohomish County is looking for developers to take on flood risk reduction projects, all funded through federal dollars, to help protect impacted neighborhoods. → Read More

Icy roads in Snohomish County still need to be plowed

Ice and snow-packed roads made it a treacherous commute for some drivers in unincorporated Snohomish County. → Read More

Sheriff Ed Troyer's character comes into question during criminal trial against him

A verdict is near in the criminal trial against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. → Read More

911 dispatcher gives tearful testimony in criminal trial against Pierce County Sheriff

Six witnesses testified Monday in the high profile criminal trial against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. Washington State Attorney General’s Office charged Troyer with two misdemeanor counts, including false reporting for an incident on Jan. 27, 2021. → Read More

Testimony begins in trial for Pierce County Sheriff; responding officers take the stand

Testimony began on Thursday in the criminal trial against Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer. → Read More

Court docs: Tacoma double homicide suspect may have been responsible for a third

The suspected shooter of a double homicide in Tacoma was arraigned on Wednesday in Pierce County Court. → Read More

King County Prosecutor: Where the two candidates stand on rise in crime, the court system

The state’s largest county will have a new lead attorney for the first time in 15 years. → Read More

Washington's health leaders urge caution this winter as respiratory viruses spread

On Thursday during a media briefing, state health officials said the public should still be mindful of COVID-19 and cautious of other respiratory viruses emerging throughout the state that could challenge hospitals in a way that hasn’t been seen before. → Read More

Community honors legacy of beloved business owner killed in Seattle's Central District

More than just a successful businessman—Pickett was a devoted father, husband, youth sports coach student-athlete at Seattle University and played professional basketball internationally. Thursday, cries from his mother echoed through the streets as she stood at the memorial in disbelief that her son and all of his accomplishments will be a memory. → Read More

MultiCare employees at risk of identity theft after third-party data breach

Health systems across the nation and in Washington state have become recent targets of cyber hacking. → Read More

Family of Seattle man killed in Yesler Terrace neighborhood call for end to 'senseless' gun violence

The rising tide of gun violence in Seattle has shaken yet another family this year. Loved ones of Joshua Blackwood, killed Friday, are now asking how many more lives will be lost before something is done to stop the senseless gunfire. Sunday during a candlelight vigil to honor his life, family and friends called for justice. → Read More

Family of Tacoma man killed in Nov. 2020 pleading for leads in his cold case

The family of a man shot and killed in Tacoma in Nov. 2020 is pleading for answers and closure. → Read More

Kent City Council considers ordinance to ban camping on public property

Leaders in Kent are at a crossroads after seeing an expansion of roadside homeless camps. → Read More

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