Valerie joined the 44News team in August of 2020 as a reporter.
Valerie is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She grew up watching the news with her parents but her interest in journalism and storytelling sparked in high school when she joined her school’s drama club and newspaper. She credits her time in musical theatre as a big help in her on-air performance.
She is a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and majored in Telecommunication-News with a concentration in Political Science. At UF, she was an award-winning anchor and reporter for her school’s PBS affiliate station, WUFT.
A long way from the Sunshine State, Valerie is excited to be in the Midwest. She’s always longed for winters and looks forward to the change in seasons. When she’s not reporting, she loves exploring the Tri-State and meeting new people, reading, playing piano and spending time with her dog Chewie.
When you get a standard PCR test it's through a medical provider and those results are added to the statewide dashboard. But because the store-bought tests are never sent to a lab, those results are not being reported.
The Greens were set to place a brand new modular home on their land, which sits adjacent to the home they currently live in, but that plan was shot down by the zoning board 3 to 1 in August.
A standard drink takes you nearly an hour on average to metabolize. That's why law enforcement is reminding those ringing in the new year to be prepared and have a plan.
State and county crews are working hard and working fast, but Hopkins County Judge Executive Jack Whitfield said the cleanup will take months, not just the 30 days FEMA is set to cover costs for.
The Disaster Recovery Centers, operated by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and FEMA, offer in-person support to survivors in the designated counties of Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor and Warren.
According to the Evansville Police Department, both drivers attempted to give officers their credit cards in place of IDs.
MCSO said the two gave deputies conflicting stories as to why they were on private property in a disaster area where valuable items were found, including utility vehicles, passenger vehicles and other household goods.
While many families do need these items, organizers said they may not be able to accept them right away, so they’ll be storing them at the fire department located at 200 Court Street until they’re ready to be picked up.
Not a tree is left standing on his property, but the brick house on the top of the hill he calls home still is. Though, while he and his family survived the storm unscathed, others they know were not so lucky.
Rising before the sun, he starts work at Indiana State Police Post 35 at 5:30 a.m. every morning. He's an important member of ISP but his uniform doesn't include a badge and holster.