News Director at KCWY 13.
John is a native of Illinois, so while he doesn't enjoy snow, he isn't terrified of it, either. As for heat, he attended college in Arizona so that, likewise, is not a problem. Arizona also instilled a love for the West, which prompted the move here when the opportunity came.
This is following stops in Rockford, Illinois, Cincinnati and Baltimore, where he moved into management for the first time. This led to management positions in Birmingham and Las Vegas.
John spends his free non-news-obsessed time working on and racing his dirt-track car, riding his Ducati or hunting coyotes.
The latest death brings the statewide total to 51, which is mostly attributed to the 48 who have been confirmed killed in the Camp Fire 500 miles north in Butte County.
Authorities released a list of 297 people still unaccounted for. "We'll be here for several years working this disaster," said the administrator of FEMA.
"Everybody's homeless," said Karman Beller, a Camp Fire evacuee who's six-months pregnant.
IT glitches at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments to be delayed for months or never be delivered, potentially affecting hundred of thousands of veterans.
Robert Bailey, a retired government employee, said he wants to "take care of it for the next generation in my family."