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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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    Ferguson Mayor: Future of Officer Darren Wilson uncertain

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The mayor of Ferguson says the future of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, is uncertain, no matter what the grand jury decides in the case. The assertion takes a step back from reports indicating Wilson might be immediately reinstated should the grand jury acquit him. Mayor James Knowles says it’s not that simple. “I don’t want people to think the day of the grand jury announcement he’s gonna be back, […]

  • St. Louis embraces the cold, awaits weekend snow

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The official start of winter is still more than a month away, but the winter weather is already here. The frigid temperatures continue and our first snow is just hours away. The cold was the concern for runners Saturday morning for the Girls on the Run 5K race. Temperatures at the start of the downtown St. Louis event were in the low 20°s. The concern this afternoon will be the snow. Light accumulations are expected Saturday afternoon […]

  • Berkeley sends warning letters to residents about Brown grand jury ruling

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – At least two north county cities have now sent out warning letters to residents about the coming Michael Brown grand jury decision. The letters gave instructions on preparing residents to have plans in place in case of, “a period of disruption.” Many of the pieces of advice in the letter sound more like something you’d see in preparation for a storm, which the letter states the advice should be treated as. The Berkeley letter says residents […]

  • Stores see run on guns as Ferguson waits for grand jury ruling

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Some St. Louis area gun retailers report a spike in sales in anticipation of the grand jury decision in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  One Bridgeton store, Metro Shooting Supplies, says they’ve seen a 300% jump in business compared to the same period last year. Inside Metro Shooting Supplies, you find the most unlikely of customers.  Jill Wilson is from Florissant.  Marla Orr is from St. Louis’ central west end.  Both are grandmothers, […]

  • Businesses boarding up windows ahead of Brown grand jury ruling

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – With people across the city waiting for a grand jury in the case of Officer Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown, many businesses in Ferguson have taken the step of boarding up their windows.  While some simply never made repairs after being looted during the August rioting, others say the move is simply a precaution they have to take. Along West Florissant Avenue, the center of most of the violence in Ferguson after the Brown shooting, the […]

  • Christmas Trees Arrive Downtown

    Hundreds of Christmas trees arrive in St. Louis Sunday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- We may still be a two weeks from Thanksgiving , but hundreds of Christmas trees were downtown-bound Sunday morning. Together they will make up the Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights. Things will be a little bit different this year. Construction at Kiener Plaza is displacing the big tree, moving it to Union Station. To put the big tree in place, however, you need many smaller ones. Those trees were delivered Sunday morning. Three hundred of them […]

  • Hit Zone Sports Bar fire

    Winds fuel fire at St. Louis restaurant

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Winds help fuel a fire at a restaurant just northwest of downtown St. Louis Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene of the Hit Zone Bar & Grill at Jefferson and Dr. Martin Luther King caught fire around 9:40am. Crews were initially battling the 1st alarm fire from the inside but were evacuated when the building began to show signs of collapse. Firefighters moved to a defensive, outside stance and were able to get the fire […]

  • Veterans to be honored Saturday in St. Louis

    (KTVI)- Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, but military men and women will be honored Saturday with a ceremony and parade in downtown St. Louis. The ceremony will take place at Soldier’s Memorial Plaza followed by the parade through the streets of St. Louis.  This year’s theme is “Heroes Remembered: Celebrating 250 years as a city and honoring all who served”. The celebration begins at 10:00am with the USAF Band of Mid-America playing patriotic music followed by the Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:30am. […]

  • Lost dog shot three times found by family looking for answers

    DESOTO, MO (KTVI) – A Jefferson County family is nursing their dog back to health, believing he is a bit of a miracle. Myro survived three days in the woods after being shot three times. And so far, no one is certain who shot him. It began when the dog went missing from the home near Desoto. It’s a rural area, and he would sometimes go to a nearby neighbor’s house. But he never returned. “Day and night days go […]

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    Protesters want prior notice of grand jury ruling

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Members of a group calling itself the “Don’t Shoot Coalition” are calling for dialogue between the community organizations and protesters they represent, and law enforcement. They believe it’s the only hope for preventing violence when a grand jury decision comes in the case of Officer Darren Wilson. The group addressed reporters Wednesday, striking both consolatory and defiant tones at various points in their news conference. They say they have had meetings with both the prosecutor’s office […]

  • South County Police Car Crash

    Woman ejected from SUV in crash with police cruiser

    AFFTON, MO (KTVI)- Two people were injured in a crash involving a St. Louis County police cruiser Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened a little around 2:30pm on Gravois Road at Grantview Lane, not far from Grant’s Farm. Police say several officers were responding to a call of a suicidal person at Truman Middle School, just a couple of miles from the scene of the crash. They were traveling with lights and sirens on when police say the GMC Yukon pulled […]

  • County set to repair century old water main below Hanley Road

    CLAYTON,  MO (KTVI)- There could be significant traffic tie-ups starting Monday that will continue for the next several months on a main thoroughfare into and out of Clayton. There will be lane restrictions on Hanley Road while crews dig up and replace an aging break-plagued water main. Drivers should expect daily lane closures because of this major project. Crews say it will last for at least the next five months and could go on for seven months. The impacted area […]