Carolyn Kresser, Q13 FOX News

Carolyn Kresser

Q13 FOX News

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Carolyn:

Would you know how to recognize a stroke?

Actor Luke Perry’s death is a reminder that strokes don’t just happen to older Americans. Jon Eggert says his wife, Kelli, suffered a stroke just days before their wedding ceremony. She is just 35 years old. → Read More

Non-profit Feminaid helps homeless women in Seattle

Seattle’s homeless population is around 12,000. And women who are homeless face a lesser-known problem, access to feminine hygiene products. That’s where local non-profit Feminaid comes in. They work with major brands such as Procter & Gamble to secure donations, and they then deliver products to local homeless and at-risk women. → Read More

Les Schwab delivers Christmas to deserving families

For the past month, we've been telling you about the Les Schwab Toy Drive, and encouraging you to donate. This morning, employees from Les Schwab dressed up as Santa Claus and his elves, and made the rounds to deliver Christmas presents and cheer to Western Washington families. → Read More

Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett surprises Seattle students

Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett surprised a group of Seattle students this week when he hosted a reading event at West Seattle Elementary School. Lockett read to the kids during an all-school assembly in partnership with the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program. → Read More

Local ‘Toy Experts’ reveal the season’s hottest toys

SEATTLE -- Q13 News is teaming up with Les Schwab Tire Centers for our annual holiday toy drive, to help families struggling to buy gifts for their kids this holiday season. → Read More

WestSide Baby helps keep local kids warm and dry

All children deserve to be safe, dry, and warm, but unfortunately that’s not reality for many families in need. WestSide Baby, which was founded in 2001, collects new and used items for children and babies, and then distributes them free of charge to King County families. → Read More

Two K9s get Kevlar vests thanks to donations

Thanks to donations from the community, two valuable members of the region's police force now have Kevlar vests to keep them safe. Q13 was there as K9 Atom received and got to try on his new bullet-proof vest on Wednesday. → Read More

Local chef serves up a special Thanksgiving on the eastside

A local chef spent his Thanksgiving, giving back to his community. For the past 15 years, Chef John Howie has closed his restaurant, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, to the public on Thanksgiving, so he can serve underprivileged guests from the eastside. → Read More

Everett Police investigating deadly crash near Boeing

EVERETT - Everett Police are investigating an early morning crash that killed one person. Police say a car driving on State Route 526 near Airport Road lost control, crashed through a fence, and ended up on Boeing property, where it caught fire. → Read More

Man who beat man in racially-motivated attack sentenced

AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — An Auburn man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for beating a man unconscious with an aluminum baseball bat while shouting racial epithets. The Seattle Times reports Julian Tuimauga was sentenced to 13.3 years in prison Friday at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent for the attack on DaShawn Horne. → Read More

Bar patron facing charges after discharging pepper spray in restroom

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A 35-year-old man police say dispensed pepper spray in a restaurant's restroom after being refused service at the bar is facing charges. The Bellingham Herald reports in a story on Friday that Todd Grant Hawley is charged with suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. → Read More

Early morning fire damages two homes near Lake Meridian

KENT - Two families made it out safely after their homes caught fire this morning near Kent. Fire officials say they got a call around 7:10 a.m. of a house on fire in the 14200 block of 264th St. along Lake Meridian. When they arrived, they found the original house fire had spread to a second home directly to the east of the first. → Read More

Seattle leaders focusing on international tourism

Leaders from the tourism industry gathered in Seattle this week to kick-off a five-year plan to cultivate international tourism to the region. Visit Seattle hosted the Global Tourism Summit on Tuesday, bringing together local business partners and community leaders to learn about the latest tourism trends and research. → Read More

Federal Way father in custody for shooting son

A 47-year-old Federal Way man is in custody after police say he shot his 27-year-old son during a domestic dispute. → Read More

New wireless broadband network coming to Washington

Washington’s first responders will soon have an easier time communicating with each other during emergencies and natural disasters. Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced Washington will join the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. → Read More

Chefs prepare 50,000+ holiday meals for region’s homeless

The Union Gospel Mission serves more than 53,000 meals during the holiday season. And behind all that food, are a group of chefs who donate their time to prepare and cook for the region’s homeless population. → Read More

National Weather Service warns of possible black ice, hazardous driving conditions

The snow fell across much of the Puget Sound region for more than 15 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And while the flurries have tapered off, all that white stuff left behind could cause serious problems for drivers coming home from holiday celebrations. → Read More

“Mr. Socks” helping the less fortunate this holiday season

Socks may seem like a boring holiday gift to most of us, but they make a big difference to people who can't afford to buy a pair. "Mr. Socks", aka Michael Taylor, is making it his mission to donate 5,000 pairs of socks this year. He began gathering donations in 2004. Earlier this week Mr. → Read More

Union Gospel Mission offering homeless residents Christmas Wishes

The holidays aren’t always so happy for people who have to spend Christmas alone. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is working to show those people that they do matter. The organization is holding a Christmas Wish program for the region’s homeless population. → Read More

Les Schwab employees give back to the community

A local company with a long history of helping others continued that tradition in White Center this week. Volunteers from Les Schwab Tire Centers stepped up to help homeless women and children. → Read More