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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  • Rolla mother jailed after children test positive for meth, heroin

    ROLLA, Mo. – The Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office indicted a 20-year-old Rolla woman after her children tested positive for several drugs. According to Sheriff Richard Lisenbe, deputies arrested Kaylee Bradshaw in Newburg, Missouri on Thursday. She was charged with two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Bradshaw was jailed on $100,000 bond. Lisenbe said Bradshaw’s nine-month-old daughter was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center and later brought to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Doctors had to […]

  • Police investigate ‘suspicious death’ in Affton

    AFFTON, Mo. – Investigators with the St. Louis County Police Department are working to determine the circumstances behind a woman’s death in Affton Thursday afternoon. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, police were called to a residence in the 8400 block of Hampstead Drive just after 4 p.m. for a welfare check. Officers found the individual they were looking for dead inside the home. Investigators determined the woman’s death to be suspicious in nature, Granda said. As a result, police are […]

  • Perryville woman stabbed, has throat cut; suspect in custody

    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – A 27-year-old Perryville man was jailed Wednesday for allegedly stabbing and cutting the throat of a local woman. According to Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf, the attack occurred just before 5:45 a.m. in the 4200 block of PCR 806. Deputies found the victim, a 52-year-old, inside the residence. She was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with life-threatening injuries. Prior to this, Schaaf said his office received a call about a suspicious person walking in the area. […]

  • Casino Queen increases CrimeStoppers reward in security guard shooting

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Casino Queen has partnered with CrimeStoppers to increase the reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible for robbing the East St. Louis casino and shooting a security guard. Illinois State Police investigators said three suspects armed with assault rifles came into the Casino Queen around 3 a.m. Sunday and robbed the cash cage. The cash cage is on the main casino floor. The suspects got away with an undetermined amount of cash. […]

  • Pi Pizzeria owner draws ire of local police union over ‘anti-cop’ tweets

    ST. LOUIS – The co-founder of the Pi Pizzeria chain has drawn the ire of a local police union and the national Blue Lives Matter movement for comments made criticizing the police response to protests in St. Louis. Chris Sommers said his businesses have been targeted by harassing phone calls and negative online reviews over his remarks. The site ‘Blue Lives Matter’ published a story about Sommers on Tuesday, highlighting tweets in which he referred to St. Louis police as […]

  • Suspect charged in overnight carjacking

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged one of four men suspected of an overnight carjacking in Spanish Lake. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident occurred around 3:55 a.m. in the 11100 block of Oak Parkway Lane. The victim told police he was standing outside his 2007 Mazda 6 when he was approached by four men in surgical masks. One of the masked men pulled out […]

  • Four charged with criminal activity during weekend protests

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged four men in connection with illegal activities during a weekend of protests regarding the Jason Stockley verdict. In the first incident, 26-year-old Jeremiah Williams was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of resisting arrest. Prosecutors allege that around 2 p.m. on September 15, officers observed Williams grab a few full water bottles and throw them at police in the 200 block of N. Tucker. When officers […]

  • Hydraulic saw needed to remove dumbbell plate from man’s ‘body part’

    WORMS, Germany – Firefighters in Worms, Germany were summoned to a local gym for a unique emergency last Friday morning, after a man got his penis stuck in a dumbbell plate. The Feuerwehr Worms Fire Department used a hydraulic saw and grinder to remove the 2.5 kilogram (5.5 pound) plate from the man’s penis. The entire process took approximately three hours. There was no reason given as to why the man put his penis in the plate. The fire department posted a […]

  • Man shot in north St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating a shooting in north county. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, officers from the North County Precinct responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 10700 block of Hallwood Drive and a call for a shooting just before 8 p.m. Officers found the victim, a 24-year-old man, in a parked vehicle. He had been shot several times and was rushed to a local hospital, […]

  • Five charged over destructive protesting in Delmar Loop

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged five people Sunday in connection with destructive activity in the Delmar Loop following a day of peaceful protests across the St. Louis area. The weekend’s protests came after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in the December 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. Caryn Pierson was charged with first-degree property damage and rioting; she was jailed on a $20,000 bond. Edward Stewart was […]

  • Ballwin soldier killed in training exercise at Fort Hood

    FT. HOOD, Texas – An Army medic with ties to the St. Louis area died Tuesday during a training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy served as a flight paramedic with Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Devoy died after falling during helicopter hoist training near Robert Gray Army Airfield. He was 28. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Devoy joined the Army in […]

  • Garage fire spreads to vacant homes

    ST. LOUIS – A garage went up in flames in north St. Louis Thursday evening, but not before spreading to nearby homes. The fire occurred near the intersection of N. Kingshighway and Bircher boulevards; that’s in the Mark Twain neighborhood. The garage caught fire and immediately spread to a vacant structure facing Kingshighway. It then moved to another building — a three-story apartment residence. Firefighters were able to extinguish and the blaze in short order. No injuries were reported. The […]