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New Orleans native. Loyola University New Orleans graduate (Class of 2002). Worked in TV news since August 2003. Moved to St. Louis in February 2008. Avid dog lover. Writer of short sentences.

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  • St. Louis police investigating possible murder-suicide at south city apartment

    ST. LOUIS – Two people were shot inside an apartment building in south St. Louis. As of Friday night, police said they’re investigating this as a murder-suicide, but have not ruled anything out. The shootings took place around 5:30 p.m. at the Gravois Place apartment complex in the 7400 block of Gravois Avenue. Police said a woman in her 60s was found shot to death in the hallway right outside the door to her apartment. The door was left open. A man […]

  • St. Louis man indicted for gun store burglary

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A 24-year-old St. Louis man appeared in federal court Wednesday nearly a month after being indicted for the burglary of a Wentzville gun store. According to court documents, the burglary took place June 1, 2017 at the Eagle Eye USA Indoor Shooting Range, located in the 800 block of Pic Parkway. Police said suspects stole three rifles from the store. Following a lengthy investigation, police identified Andre Legardy as a suspect in the case. He was […]

  • Journey, Def Leppard coming to Busch Stadium this August

    ST. LOUIS – Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famers Journey and Def Leppard are coming to Busch Stadium this summer! Busch Stadium and LiveNation announced the concert Friday morning. The concert is scheduled for Friday, August 24. More details to come on when tickets will go on sale.

  • One person killed in wrong-way crash on I-255

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A 30-year-old South Roxana man died Wednesday evening following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 255 in Madison County, the Illinois State Police said. According to Trooper Calvin Dye Jr., a state police spokesman, the accident occurred just after 10 p.m. on I-255 northbound at milepost 19. Investigators determined a 22-year-old Godfrey woman was driving a 2010 Chrysler 300 southbound in the northbound lanes. She collided head-on with a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville. A third vehicle, a Jeep […]

  • Suspected car thief crashes into rib joint during police chase

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A suspected armed car thief crashed into a north county rib eatery while attempting to flee from police, the St. Louis County Police Department said Wednesday. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a county police spokesman, the incident unfolded just before 1:50 p.m. in the 11000 block of Dunklin Drive. Granda said the suspect approached a 47-year-old woman, displayed a large knife, and stole her vehicle – a Volkswagen passenger car. Police located the stolen car […]

  • St. James man indicted for manslaughter in Rolla woman’s death

    ROLLA, Mo. –  A Phelps County grand jury indicted a St. James man last week for the fatal shooting of a Rolla woman. According to Captain Rick Hope, a spokesman for the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting took place December 23, 2017 around 6:30 p.m. Deputies were called to investigate a shooting in the 17000 block of County Road 3520. The victim, 34-year-old Tanya Johnson, was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla for a gunshot wound. […]

  • Missing two-year-old found safe

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An endangered person advisory has been called off for a missing two-year-old girl after the child was found safe Tuesday afternoon. The child was located at a MetroLink station. According to police, the advisory was issued January 15 following an incident January 11. The mother of Aymira Robinson said she placed the child in the custody of 19-year-old Kiarra Keys. Aymira’s family had been unable to make contact with Keys ever since. Keys was last seen near the […]

  • Abandoned home destroyed in house fire

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Fire Department responded to a large fire at a vacant home Monday night in north city. The home was located in the 4300 block of Ashland Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood. A building next door was forced to evacuate as firefighters scrambled to tame the flames. St. Louis Fire Deparment – 4300blk of Ashland – 1st Alarm Fire (2) https://t.co/jC4PZQmFRp — St. Louis Fire Dept (@STLFireDept) January 16, 2018

  • Former Blues chairman Mike Shanahan dies

    ST. LOUIS – Former St. Louis Blues chairman Mike Shanahan died Monday. He was 78. Shanahan, then head of Engineered Support Systems Inc., helped purchase the franchise in 1986. He would serve as the club’s chairman from 1986 to 1995. An official cause of death was not announced. Blues Chairman Tom Stillman released the following statement Monday evening regarding Shanahan’s passing: “The St. Louis Blues organization is saddened to learn of the passing of former Blues chairman Mike Shanahan. Mr. Shanahan […]

  • Hijab cutting incident did not happen, Toronto police say

    Toronto police say an alarming incident reported by an 11-year-old girl — that a man cut her hijab as she walked to school — did not happen. A police spokesman would not provide specifics but said the evidence didn’t support the girl’s account. “It’s very rare for an allegation to be investigated and we later find out that it does not happen,” spokesman Mark Pugash said Monday. Police said the investigation has concluded. CNN has reached out to the girl’s […]

  • Local reverend facing molestation charges

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 47-year-old reverend Wednesday of having sexual contact with a minor last year. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the suspect, identified as Jesse Claybon, the incidents happened between August 1, 2017 and September 29, 2017. Prosecutors said Claybon rubbed the victim’s private parts over her clothing and had the victim rub his crotch over his clothes. The victim, who was […]

  • More than 150 new job openings at St. Louis Arch

    ST. LOUIS – The Gateway Arch is hiring! With renovations at the new visitor center and museum complete, the Arch and its partner organizations are increasing staffing ahead of the grand opening. More than 150 new jobs will be available. These employment opportunities include, but are not limited to: tour guides, gift store sales associates, ticketing agents, park guides, custodial staff, photographers, and administrative positions. Interested applicants can visit www.GatewayArchJobs.com to see the full list of openings and additional information […]