Brandon was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois and went to Illinois State University for a degree in TV Production.
At Illinois State, he worked as a news photographer, graphic maker, and director for their TV-10 newscasts. It was this experience that gave him an appreciation for local news. He also enjoys writing in his spare time.
Besides telling stories with a camera or with a pen, Brandon is an avid gamer and spends most of his time playing story heavy games and constantly refining his outlook on what it means to tell a great story.
For Brandon, any story that is intriguing, especially those softer features, will get his whole attention.
Mariah Hillman was alarmed by videos showing pigeons in cowboy hats. So she decided to track down the birds and help them.
The circumstances of the shooting, which occurred around 7 p.m. in Grantsville, were not clear, but police said there is no threat to the public.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-20s at the kickoff of the AFC title game in Kansas City on Sunday, with the mercury dropping to the teens by the fourth quarter.
John Nettleton was accused of misleading investigators in the death of Christopher M. Tur, a loss-prevention manager at the facility who drowned in 2015.
"Students began screaming and crying because their eyes and skin were burning. Fear, dread, panic, and helplessness ensued," according to a teacher.