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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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    Tulip bulbs given away on Mother’s Day

    DES PERES, MO (KTVI)- Once again this Mother’s Day, the Staenberg Group hosted their annual Tulip Bulb Giveaway. Crews have pulled all the bulbs from Staenberg’s properties to make room for summer flowers. The bulbs, tens of thousands of them, are collected and given to the community for free. Tulip-palooza now happening! Not certain there will be enough bulbs. Largest crowd ever! @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/35m9cW0nmY — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) May 10, 2015 The giveaway is on a first come, first served basis.  […]

  • Crews close roads, remove DeBaliviere bridge piece by piece

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A big step toward completing the Delmar Loop trolley project is going to create big headaches for drivers this weekend. To make way for the new tracks, crews are tearing down the DeBaliviere bridge that crosses the Metrolink tracks at Forest Park Parkway, closing the road and the Metrolink station this weekend.  Crews have sliced the bridge into 48 sections and are removing each piece by crane. They will remove a total of 2.5 million pounds of […]

  • Money from donation box stolen from St. Francis Xavier Church

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis city police are looking for a thief who stole from a donation box inside a catholic church.  The box, in which parishioners give money to light prayer candles, was inside a door at St. Xavier College Church on Lindell. Workers at the church tell us the thief used bolt cutters to pry open the metal container.  They say about $200 was taken.  The box itself is actually worth more than what was stolen. The […]

  • Few details released in case of sisters gunned down in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Police are continuing to ask for help in the case of two sisters gunned down in a desolate north St. Louis neighborhood early Sunday morning. But investigators have been very tight lipped about this case. If they have a motive or suspects, they haven’t made that information public. A makeshift memorial has gone up on north Vandeventer, adjacent to the vacant lot where fifteen year old Tahnaizja Smith, and her sister, Antquonette Hale, 20, were gunned down. […]

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    Sisters shot and killed in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Deadly violence again shakes St. Louis overnight. This time, two sisters were shot and killed in north St. Louis. Police were called around 12:15am Sunday for a shooting. They found the victims in a vacant lot at Vandeventer and Labadie Avenues. The two are identified as Antquonette Hale, 20, and her sister, Tahnaizja Smith, 15, of the 3900 block of Oregon in south St. Louis.  Hale was shot in the back.  Smith had gunshot wounds to her […]

  • One killed in crash on I-70 early Saturday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis police are investigating a fatal two vehicle accident that occurred Saturday morning on I-70 at Shreve at 6 am. The accident happened in a westbound lane of the interstate when one of the vehicles pulled off the road for a flat tire. That vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle. The passenger in that second vehicle, 21-year-old Lakerryana Woods of Ferguson, was killed in the accident. Both drivers and two other passengers were […]

  • Alton police offer amnesty day for misdemeanors

    ALTON, IL (KTVI)-In a chance to clear the slate, authorities in Alton are asking those with outstanding warrants to come forward worry free. Alton Police have partnered with the Madison County State’s Attorney and the Madison County Circuit Clerk to host an Amnesty Day on Saturday, May 2, 2015. It will allow people with misdemeanor warrants set new court dates or pay fines with no worries of being arrested. The program is traffic violations, misdemeanors, and ordinance violations. Arrest warrants […]

  • Homicide in North St. Louis highlights ”We Must Stop Killing Each Other” campaign

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man is dead and his killer is in custody after what appears to have been an ambush shooting outside a north St. Louis barber shop.  Natural Bridge Avenue was closed for about two hours Wednesday afternoon as police tried to determine why the man was gunned down.  They had one key witness to help:  one of their own officers. It was about 2:30 when the 22-year-old victim walked out of the shop at Natural Bridge […]

  • Two lanes shut down on Poplar Street Bridge for road work

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If your use to using the Poplar Street Bridger going from Illinois to St. Louis for your morning commute, you noticed the traffic nightmare Monday morning, as the two right lanes have been closed. MoDOT has closed the two lanes to conduct road work on the Poplar Street Bridge. The lanes will be closed till midsummer. The lane closures will also affect Illinois drivers trying to get to a Cardinals game. MoDOT is urging drives to […]

  • Collinsville woman found dead after overnight house fire

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-A woman is dead after a fire ripped through her Collinsville home just after midnight Sunday.  Firefighters arrived at the home on Ridge Street, just east of Rt. 159, north of Collinsville, to find flames shooting out of a single room. That’s where the woman’s body was found. Firefighters say the damage was pretty much contained to that one front room. They also believe that there were no working smoke detectors in the home. Family members identify the […]

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    Hundreds “March For Babies” in Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The St. Louis March for Babies was held Saturday  morning in Forest Park. Fundraising walks and runs are popular events, but the March of Dimes was the first to do this kind of fundraising,  starting back in 1970 in Texas. March of Dimes March for Babies underway in Forest Park. @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/tQRwxcJjQS — George Sells (@GeorgeSells) April 25, 2015 Nationally, the event has raised more than $2 billion dating back to its founding more than four decades […]

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    Festus child death: Mother’s boyfriend charged with abuse

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – Police came to a Festus home Sunday morning for a report of a spider bite.  What they found was one of the worst cases of child abuse they have ever seen. A 17-month-old child was found beaten to death.  A 3-year-old was also injured in the attack. Mother Taylor Fast, 21, was arrested on child endangerment charges.  Now, her boyfriend has been identified and charged in connection with the abuse of the 3-year-old. Dewayne Boyer, of […]