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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  • Endangered person advisory issued for deaf teenager

    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – Authorities in Webster Groves are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. According to Captain Stephen Spear, a spokesman for the Webster Groves Police Department, 17-year-old Katie Barret was last seen April 25 around 11:30 p.m. Police described Barret as a Caucasian girl, 5’2″ tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with blonde hair, and blue eyes. She’s deaf but can read lips. Foul play is not suspected, Spear said. Anyone with information on Barret’s […]

  • Missing person advisory issued for 69-year-old with dementia

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department issued an Endangered Silver Advisory for a missing 69-year-old man suffering from dementia. According to police, Clarence Anderson Jr. was last seen Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at his home in the 4700 block of Virginia Avenue. Anderson left his home on foot while his wife was in another room. He doesn’t carry a wallet, cellphone, or identification with him. Police said Anderson may answer to either “Clarence” or “Andy.” Last year, […]

  • The story behind ‘Crime Watch Daily’s report on the Chris Coleman murders

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Thursday’s episode of “Crime Watch Daily” will cover the murder of a southern Illinois family and the subsequent investigation and conviction of the family patriarch. Chris Coleman is serving three life sentences for the May 2009 murders of his wife, Sheri, and their two sons, 9-year-old Gavin and 11-year-old Garret. Their bodies were discovered inside their Columbia, Illinois home. Coleman was convicted of the killings two years later. Prosecutors said Coleman killed his family to start a […]

  • Missouri Senate passes public K-12 schools budget plan

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri senators have adopted a budget proposal that would give more money to public K-12 schools next year, but not as much as recommended by their House colleagues. Senators on Thursday voted 25-8 in favor of a spending plan that would give $48 million more in core school funding next fiscal year, which begins in July. That’s about $50 million less than what was included in a plan passed by the House. It also falls […]

  • Dow plunges 500 points

    Investors are in a rotten mood Tuesday. Seemingly good results from Dow components Caterpillar, Coca-Cola and United Technologies didn’t please Wall Street. The Dow was down 500 points in midday trading after opening with a 130-point gain. At its worst point of the day, the Dow was down more than 600 points. The Dow has now fallen for the past five straight days and has given up its gains for the year. But why the nearly 650-point swing in the […]

  • Video of St. Louis med student and his cat goes viral

    ST. LOUIS – A med student living in St. Louis and his wonderfully unique cat are the stars of a new viral video from animal website The Dodo. Sam Tochtrop, a third-year medical student from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, rescued Scooter a couple years ago. Tochtrup says he used to hate cats but fell in love with Scooter when she was a kitten. Scooter was born with a spinal deformity and didn’t have the use of her back legs. […]

  • Cardinals, Community Coffee offer discount ticket offer

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals and Community Coffee are offering fans a special discount ticket offer for upcoming games against the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. Fans can purchase $5 tickets to watch the Cardinals take on the White Sox on May 1 and May 2 or the Minnesota Twins on May 7 and May 8. Tickets are limited to eight per customer. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit

  • Second teen dies after last week’s collision in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A second person has died following a collision last week in north St. Louis. The accident took place around 10:25 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Halls Ferry Road and McLaran Avenue in the Baden neighborhood. Police said a 2014 Hyundai Elantra was traveling south on Halls Ferry at a high rate of speed and collided with a 2002 Lincoln Navigator that was making a right turn onto Halls Ferry from McLaran. The front seat passenger in […]

  • Woman killed in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a woman in north city. According to police, the shooting occurred just after 3:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of N. Grand Boulevard, located in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. Police arrived to find an unidentified woman lying at the corner of Grand and Penrose with a gunshot wound to her chest. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced […]

  • Sugarfire to open Boathouse location in Forest Park on Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Beginning Wednesday, visitors to Forest Park will be able to take in both barbecue and paddle boating as the Sugarfire franchise opens its new restaurant at the famed Boathouse. The ownership group behind Sugarfire was awarded the contract to handle operations at the Boathouse. The group’s winning bid bested competing offers from the former owners, Catering St. Louis, and Niche Food Group. As part of the Boathouse relaunch, Sugarfire has partnered with the St. Louis Parks […]

  • Collinsville police find skimmers around Metro East

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – The Collinsville Police Department is cautioning residents in the Metro East to take precautions when using their debit card at an ATM after discovering skimming devices around town this weekend. The skimmers are placed over the ATM where a customer inserts or swipes their card. The device copies the card information. A pin-hole camera, hidden on the skimmer, then records unsuspecting customers as they enter their PIN number. The suspect can then come back to the ATM […]

  • Greitens faces new charge for tampering with computer data

    ST. LOUIS — Missouri Governor Eric Greitens faces new charges from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. The statute of limitations was set to expire Sunday, April 22. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley revealed earlier this week that an investigation concluded the governor may have committed felony tampering with computer data. Hawley said Greitens took a donor list from The Mission Continues and used it to help […]