Carr Fire in Redding

I started tracking the deadly Carr Fire several days before it surged into the 90,000-person town of Redding in far Northern California, so The Sacramento Bee sent me up to cover it. I arrived at about 10 p.m. the night that west Redding was being evacuated as flames scorched dozens…

Murder trial coverage

Toward the end of a Sunday night shift in the Sacramento Bee office, I saw a local TV station’s tweet about police arresting a man in connection with a two-year-old missing person case in a nearby county. I quickly called the sheriff’s office and got a scoop — it was…

Assorted crime stories

A large part of my job as a metro/breaking news intern at The Sacramento Bee, especially toward the beginning of my internship when I worked the evening shift, involved covering crimes, accidents, fires, road closures and crashes. I spent a lot of time scrolling through Tweetdeck, monitoring social media accounts…