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George Sells joined FOX 2 News in July of 2008 as a general assignment reporter and web producer.

George worked briefly the world of the internet at ToastedRav.com here in St. Louis. Prior to that, his reporting career spanned an additional 15 years at News 12 Long Island in suburban New York City, WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, and WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge Louisiana. George has had the privilege of getting several “up-close” looks at history. He covered the attacks of 9-11 in New York City. He’s been in the eye of hurricanes Andrew, Erin, and Ivan. He’s also gotten to interview three former U.S. presidents (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush) and cover two others. (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush)

More unsettling moments in the news business included being aboard a helicopter that crashed into Lake Malone, Kentucky, and having a shotgun pulled on him by an angry Ku Klux Klansman.

George is a graduate of Boston University.

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    Pregnant woman’s purse stolen while pumping gas

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police are looking for a purse snatching team near midtown that targeted a pregnant woman as she was pumping gas. Charvida King says a car creeped up next to her at the QuickTrip on Vandeventer. A man ducked into her passenger door and grabbed her purse, then hopped back into the car which sped off. This video, taken in Chicago, shows the technique, known as sliding. It’s been a problem in many major cities.

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    Owner of mule spooked by a deer hopeful he will be found soon

    Update:  The mule has been found FENTON, MO (KTVI) – There is a most unusual search underway in southwest St. Louis County.   A mule has been missing since Saturday in the Forest 44 Conservation Area, and her owner has been walking miles a day on paths in the park trying to find her. Alicia Baker has spent a lot of time on her feet. She would normally be aboard her mule, Zero, as she had been on Saturday. She and […]

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    National watchdog group says Jersey County has a problem with its voter rolls

    JERSEY COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Trouble is brewing over voting in Jersey County Illinois. A national watchdog group says there’s a problem with voter rolls in the county. The problem, there are more registered voters than living adults in the county. Meanwhile the county clerk’s office says there in compliance with both state and federal law. FOX 2’s George Sells has the story.

  • Major Case Squad activated for north St. Louis County shooting death

    WELLSTON, MO (KTVI)-The Major Case Squad has been activated in north St. Louis County after a man is shot and killed overnight in Wellston. Officers with the North County Police Cooperative have very few leads in the case. Major case squad detectives working the murder of a 23 year old in Wellston. No suspects thus far. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/8UbJIs2k2G — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) August 30, 2015 Around 1:00am Sunday, police say there was an altercation at Page and Stephen Jones Avenue […]

  • Family says goodbye to child shot and killed while doing homework

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Her murder shook St. Louis. On Saturday morning, a nine-year-old Ferguson girl shot and killed while doing homework on her mother’s bed will be laid to rest. It has been eleven days since the shooting death of Jamyla Bolden and there are still plenty of questions about this case. Bolden was doing homework in her mother’s bed in that Ferguson home August 18, 2015, when it happened. Shots rang out and she was shot and killed. Her […]

  • Police and school district investigating claim of teacher roughing up student

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Normandy Police are investigating allegations that an elementary school teacher rouged up a fourth grade student. The district, however, denies any wrongdoing. The incident happened Tuesday at Lucas Crossing Elementary School. Ronnica Moore says her son ReSean Ryan, 10, was on the school bus waiting to come home. She says he was switching seats, something he thought he was allowed to do when the bus is stationary. She claims a male teacher told […]

  • Parents outraged over late school buses

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – There is outrage among parents and Mehlville school officials after the company charged with bussing voluntary desegregation students to the South St. Louis County district has failed to get the kids to and from school on time. The Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation, or V.I.C.C., contracts with Durham School Services to bus the kids from north St. Louis to Bierbaum Elementary in the Mehlville District. Regina Boyd has nine-year-old twins and a ten-year-old that […]

  • Ellisville looking at new plan to curb deer population

    ELLISVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Police in Ellisville are now working on a plan to confront a new foe: Deer. The city council has endorsed a plan that will pay the department to get the necessary equipment and pay the overtime to cut the deer population in half. City officials say there are 52 deer per square mile in the city. You don’t have to look hard to find them. At midday on a Monday we spotted some in the local […]

  • Illinois waiting on marijuana treatment decision

    O’FALLON, IL (KTVI) – The clock is ticking in Springfield for the Illinois department of health and the governor to decide on the recommended list of maladies eligible for medical marijuana treatment. Steve Janeczko was an Air Force Lt. Col embedded with the army. He saw a lot. He believes he`s one of the many vets suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or ptsd. It was on a trip to Colorado in April that he discovered medical marijuana. PTSD is […]

  • Alton police investigating the death of an infant

    ALTON, IL (KTVI) – The Alton Police Department is investigating the death of a 6-month-old infant on Oakwood.   Authorities say emergency services were called to the house around 11 am Tuesday morning. Neighbors told FOX 2 that the mother, in her 20s, has three children and is a single parent. Police are looking to determine a time of death and what time emergency services were called to the home.

  • MoDOT institutes travel safety zone in Jefferson County

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Drivers who like to speed through east central Jefferson County on I-55 better hold onto their wallets. MoDOT is invoking state laws that will double speeding tickets in the area. In a perfect world, officials say widening this stretch of 55 would make it a safer place, but since there’s no money to solve the problem, they hope the threat of fines will alleviate it. Interstate 55 in Jefferson County is three lanes in each […]

  • St. Louis Public Schools officials stress importance of school attendance

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis’ Superintendent of Schools hit the road Sunday morning in a campaign to get kids to show up for the first day of school.  Dr. Kelvin Adams and other SLPS officials spoke about the importance of attendance at city churches, reaching out to the community. School starts Monday in the city of St. Louis and many other districts also start this week. Dr. Adams is trying to impress upon families just how important day one is. District leaders have […]