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 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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    Arnold family with disabled child faces eviction

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – The family of a ten-year-old boy with numerous physical problems and surgery on the horizon face being evicted from their Jefferson County mobile home because of a maintenance dispute with the property manager. Dallas Wallace, 10, suffers from Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome, which limits his growth and causes severe learning disabilities.  He also faces other problems. “He does have to go under and have spinal surgery to have his spinal cord untethered,” according to his mother, Jennifer Wallace.  […]

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    Police hope arrest of carjacking suspects clear recent cases

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police say they have two juvenile teenagers in custody who they believe may be tied to a series of carjackings in south St. Louis. There have been at least five carjacking cases on the city’s south side since Friday, and a car chase involving county police after another car theft at gunpoint led police to the teens.  County police tell FOX 2 three teenagers approached a man on Tesson Ferry Road late Sunday morning, […]

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    Holiday travel drops 37% at Lambert in a decade

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Sunday marks the supposedly busier backside of the holiday travel weekend. All those people who travel to visit relatives usually go home on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The thick crowds you’re used to seeing in many of the nation’s airports, didn’t happen here. The picture out of Chicago is about what you’d expect. Big crowds packing into O’Hare Airport on what is expected to be the busiest single travel day of the year. Meanwhile in […]

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    Fight leads to north St. Louis shooting, teenager killed

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A teenager is dead after a north St. Louis shooting overnight. It happened near the intersection of Vivian Avenue and Riverview around 12:30am. Police say there was some kind of dispute between three men before shots were fired. A teenager was wounded in the leg and later died at the hospital. One man in custody and is being questioned as to what happened in this incident.

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    Delmar Loop shops welcome customers on Small Business Saturday

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)-Black Friday has passed, and Small Business Saturday has arrived. That’s the day locally owned businesses hope to cash in on the shopping frenzy that started on Thanksgiving. The shops and restaurants along the Delmar Loop are rolling out the welcome mat,  hoping to draw large crowds. Small Business Saturday was a concept developed back in 2010 as part of an advertising campaign for American Express.  But mom and pop shops around the country latched on to […]

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    Guns ‘n Hoses is back on Thanksgiving eve

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis tradition on the night before Thanksgiving is back in full swing after being postponed after the unrest that followed the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision.  Now Guns “n Hoses is back on its customary night. Wednesday night local police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers stepped back in into the ring for the 29th annual fundraiser for BackStoppers at this year’s Guns ‘n Hoses” boxing event.. Among the participants this year, are three corrections […]

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    St. Louis Board of Alderman host public hearing on proposed NFL stadium

    ST.LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis’ Board of Aldermen continued a series of public meetings “on the road” for residents to voice their opinions on a proposed new NFL stadium on the downtown riverfront. The discussion quickly turned to a debate about jobs and democracy. Those two issues were the ones used by nearly every speaker. The vast majority of those who took the microphone at the O’Fallon Park recreation center in north city are in favor of the project. 23 […]

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    Vigil held for children killed in North St. Louis fire

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Walnut Park community is expressing grief along with the mothers of 3 children kill Sunday morning in fire on Plover Avenue in North St. Louis. A vigil was held for 10-month-old Sevon Hutcherson, 4-year-old Antonasia Williams and 6-year-old Aniya Calvin. They died in fire that authorities blame on a malfunctioning space heater, that was being used to heat the home. The Red Cross is helping the family with resources and Go Fund Me Accounts are […]

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    North St. Louis fire claims the lives of three children

    ST. LOUIS. MO (KTVI)-  A house fire in north St. Louis has claimed the lives of three children. The fire broke out in the 4900 block of Plover around 4:30am Sunday.  Two girls, ages 4 and 6,  were pronounced dead at the scene, another 10-month-old boy died later at the hospital. (3) *1st Alarm* 4900blk of Plover. Despite a rapid search and removal of victims we have 3 pediatric fatalities on the scene. #StL — STLFD PIO (@STLFireDept) November 22, 2015 Ten […]

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    Boy Scouts collect over 1.9 million food items for St. Louis food banks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The season’s first snowfall didn’t delay thousands of scouts who were Scouting for Food Saturday.  They picked up donated canned goods today. The annual food drive is a boom for the St. Louis Food Bank, and the kids who make it happen. Bag by bag, and block by block, some 30,000 scouts and those helping them spent the day on the road collecting food for those in need. It’s turned into a massive, region-wide undertaking that […]

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    First snowflakes of the season move through St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A strong early season winter storm is passing through the Bi-State region Saturday. As expected, it is bringing heavy snow to Iowa and northern Illinois. The St. Louis region saw rain overnight thanks to temperatures in the 40°s, but the strong cold front associated with the storm has brought a sharp drop in temperatures and that rain is changing over to snow. Cold rain/snow mix in Maryland Heights now. Temperature down to 36° with strong NW wind. #stlwx @FOX2now — Angela Hutti […]

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    First responders gearing up for next week’s Guns ‘n Hoses

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – First responders were in the ring, Wednesday, fighting it out for spots in next week’s Guns ‘n Hoses event at the Scottrade Center.  The annual night of boxing featuring police, firefighters, and paramedics was postponed from its traditional Thanksgiving Eve slot last year due to unrest in Ferguson.  Now, they’re back. “This is more than an event,” St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said ringside Wednesday night.  “This is a tradition and the tradition is the […]