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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  • Firefighters pull puppy from six-inch drain pipe

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – Maryland Heights firefighters rescued a puppy that fell approximately 10 feet down a six-inch drain pipe Thursday night. The firefighters used a 12-foot pike pole, a tool traditionally used for pulling ceilings down, to retrieve the puppy. The puppy had no injuries and was excited to be reunited with its owner.

  • Two charged in overnight shooting after officer wounded by friendly fire

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged two 17-year-olds Thursday in connection with a shooting that left an off-duty police officer injured as a result of friendly fire. According to Schron Jackson, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just before 10:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 5900 block of Astra, located in the North Pointe neighborhood. The incident began around 10 p.m., when a police license recognition system spotted a car stolen […]

  • St. Clair County woman indicted for nursing home arson

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL – A 49-year-old East St. Louis woman was indicted earlier this week for allegedly torching a Cahokia nursing home, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce said. According to court documents, the Cahokia Nursing and Rehab Center caught fire May 31, 2016. Prosecutors allege Lori Jones, an employee at the facility, set fire to the building. More than 100 elderly patients had to be evacuated and relocated as a result of the fire. […]

  • Former school principal pleads guilty to child sex crimes

    TROY, MO – A former elementary school principal pleaded guilty Wednesday to 16 counts of sex crimes involving children as part of a plea agreement, the Troy Police Department said. Police arrested Phillip G. Brock II in September 2014 after a 17-year-old victim came forward. The victim said he and Brock had sexual contact from May 2014 until September. Police were able to get videos of the acts from the teen’s cellphone, as well as text messages between the victim […]

  • Police: Family Dollar employee fakes stabbing to cover up robbery

    WOOD RIVER, IL – The Madison County State’s Attorney charged a 23-year-old Bethalto man for allegedly faking a robbing and stabbing in order to conceal his own theft. According to Deputy Chief Daniel Bunt, Wood River Police Department, officers were called to the Family Dollar on West Edwardsville Road for a reported robbery and assault. An employee at the store told police he’d been stabbed and robbed while outside the building. The first officer at the scene described the reported […]

  • Senate GOP pushing for health care vote next Thursday

    Senate Republican leaders are pushing for a vote on a yet-to-be-unveiled health care bill next week before lawmakers leave town for the July 4 recess — likely by Thursday, June 29. In a political exercise that is coming down to the wire, Republican leaders hope to send final legislation to the Congressional Budget Office by Wednesday or Thursday — with the aim of getting back a CBO score some time next week, according to senior GOP sources. Republican senators say […]

  • Gas line rupture reported in Botanical Heights neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis firefighters and Laclede Gas crews responded to a reported gas line rupture in south city Tuesday afternoon. The gas line ruptured near the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Klemm Street; that’s in the Botanical Heights neighborhood.  Ten homes were evacuated from the area for safety purposes.  They have since returned to their homes. Construction workers hit a gas line while working on a project.  The gas is escaping into the air, which is the safest […]

  • Food Network says St. Louis tops Kansas City in Missouri dining

    ST. LOUIS – When it comes to dining out in the Show Me State, the Food Network says St. Louis tops Kansas City by a large margin. As part of its ongoing series highlighting great foods to sample and tremendous eateries to visit in all 50 states, Food Network unveiled its list of ‘What to Eat in Missouri.’ As you click through the list, though, one thing becomes abundantly clear: St. Louis rules the roost. St. Louis and its suburbs […]

  • Cardinals offer $4 tickets for Fourth of July series

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals and Budweiser are partnering to offer special Fourth of July discounted tickets for an upcoming series against the Florida Marlins. Beginning Tuesday morning, fans can purchase special Loge, Pavilion, and Terrace level seats for just $4. The four-game series (July 3 – July 6) will feature a fireworks show after the July 3 game. Tickets are limited to eight per customer and will be available while supplies last.  

  • Judge halts removal of Confederate Memorial from Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis Circuit Court judge has temporarily stopped the city from removing a controversial Confederate monument from Forest Park. Last week, the Missouri Civil War Museum contested monument ownership and filed suit on Friday. A museum spokesperson said the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who helped pay for installation of the monument more than a century ago, signed the memorial over to the museum’s care. The museum wants to move the memorial to an undisclosed location. Judge […]

  • Personal watercraft washes up in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The U.S. Coast Guard and Central County Fire and Rescue are checking on the welfare of the owner of a personal watercraft that washed up along the Mississippi River shoreline in St. Charles County. Central Co Battalion Chief says he doesn't believe the jet ski belongs to anyone and they are not searching for anyone at this time @FOX2now — Derrion L. Henderson (@DerrionLH) June 19, 2017 The watercraft was purchased ten years ago and […]

  • Bevo Mill turns 100-years-old

    ST. LOUIS – One of the city’s iconic landmarks celebrates its centennial Monday as the Bevo Mill opened this day (June 19) in 1917. The Don Quixote-like Dutch style mill was built by August Busch Sr. in 1916. The story goes that August wanted a halfway point between the brewery and his home where he could stop and have a beer. It was later opened to the public as a restaurant. Bevo comes from the Bohemian word “pivo,” which means […]