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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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    Two charged for attack during ‘Moral Monday’ I-70 highway shutdown

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Two women are charged in connection with a “Moral Monday” protest blocking rush hour traffic on I-70. Brittany Ferrell, 26, and Alexis Templeton, 21, have both been charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace. Ferrell is also facing property damage charges. Templeton also faces assault charges. St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says in a statement: “The charges stem from the efforts of the defendants to block traffic on Interstate 70. Templeton is accused of punching the […]

  • Ferguson to remain under a state of emergency

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County will remain under an emergency declaration for at least one more night.  County Executive Steve Stenger says he’s not yet ready to lift the declaration, which was put in place on Monday and put St. Louis County Police in charge of policing the troubled Ferguson area. Stenger has faced plenty of criticism about the emergency declaration, with many believing it came too soon.  But after what unfolded Sunday night, Stenger says it was […]

  • Businesses along West Florissant looted again

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – It’s an ongoing nightmare for businesses located in Ferguson along West Florissant Avenue. Once violence broke Sunday night, looters were again taking advantage of the police being distracted by the protesters. One the businesses hit by looters was the 911 Hair Salon that was looted before last August after the eruption of violence that followed the shooting of Michael Brown. The violence Sunday night forced some shop owners to breakout their own weapons to protect their […]

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    Shooting disrupts peaceful night of protests in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-The anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting rings in with gunfire in Ferguson.  On what had been a relatively peaceful evening of protests, a man was shot around midnight.  About the same time, someone shattered the rear window of a police vehicle. The question police say they’re trying to answer Sunday morning is if the two incidents were related to one another, and also if they were related to the protests. Police say they received the shots fired […]

  • Saturday march first of several events observing anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-Activists are marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white Ferguson, MO, police officer with marches and peaceful protests across the St. Louis region. Michael Brown was shot and killed on August 9, 2014, by then police officer Darren Wilson. In November 2014, a grand jury did not indict him in the shooting. The death led to weeks of sometimes-violent protests in the St. Louis region and across the country. […]

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    Woman attempts to steal plane at St. Louis Downtown Airport

    SAUGET, IL (KTVI) – A St. Louis woman is undergoing psychiatric tests after allegedly trying to steal a private jet from the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget. The 38-year-old, who has not been identified, pulled up to the gate of the Jet Aviation facility on the airport property a little after 4 am according to police. They say she convinced the guard, an employee of Jet Aviation that she worked there. “They thought she was an employee,” Sauget Police […]

  • Nelly helps up and coming rapper JR shoot music video in North St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Video producers and one of the biggest names in hip hop took over a street in North St. Louis this Tuesday afternoon. Nelly, one of the biggest stars in rap music was on hand to lend his name and expertise to up and coming rapper JR to draw a big crowd. Yesterday reporter George Sells talk to residents in the neighborhood about Tuesday music video shoot, and most were excited to get the attention. But some […]

  • Up and coming St. Louis rapper JR to shoot music video in North City

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A flyer going around a small street in north St. Louis is getting a lot of attention. It’s spreading the word about a rap video shoot scheduled for Tuesday. The musician at the center of it is an up and coming St. Louis artist called J.R, but the name raising eyebrows is another contributor:   Nelly. The flyer turned up on residents’ doorsteps Sunday, just three days before the scheduled shoot. Willie young’s initial reaction was quick. […]

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    Murders break St. Louis non-violence streak during 7th day of protest on billboard

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It was early last month, July 9th, when Daniel Boone Fuller climbed to the top of a billboard and vowed to live up there until the city managed to go a week without a homicide. If we can get through the rest of Sunday with no blood spilling, he could finally go home. Unfortunately a homicide was just reported in north St. Louis. The last killing in the city was actually a double murder that […]

  • Police K9 veteran laid to rest in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – On July 20, the Monroe County, IL Sheriff’s Department lost a 10-year veteran. Sari, a 12-year-old German Shepherd, had been a K9 officer with the department since 2005. She died in her favorite place, the backseat of Lt. James Lansing’s patrol car. Lansing had been her partner for 10 years. Sari was scheduled to retire on Aug. 1. A memorial service for Sari will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Columbia, IL at 10:00am […]

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    O’Fallon IL man burned after lawnmower flipped over and catches fire

    O’FALLON, IL (KTVI) – An elderly Illinois man is recovering from burns over fifty percent of his body after a bizarre lawnmower accident in Shiloh, Illinois, Wednesday. But witnesses and police both believe it might have been even worse if not for the quick action of an Air Force major on the way to work at Scott Air Force Base. Jim Cote was just transferred to Scott four days ago. He was pulling out of his new apartment complex when […]

  • New Ferguson police chief lends helping hand in cleanup effort

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Less than two weeks before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death, hundreds of volunteers turned out on the streets of Ferguson for an organized community cleanup, including the man charged with bridging the gap between some residents and police. Ferguson Interim Police Chief Andre Anderson’s first big challenge will be helping his department and the city navigate the first anniversary of Brown’s death. “I’m concerned, but I know we have some great people here […]