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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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    Medical helicopter pilot killed in crash near SLU Hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The pilot of a medical helicopter died late Friday in a crash at Saint Louis University Hospital. The pilot was the only person aboard. He has been identified as Ronald Rector, 52, of Lynn, MO. The copter was heading from the ARCH Air Medical Services base along I-64 to  the hospital to pick up a crew when it went down around 11:00pm near Spring Avenue and Rutger Street. The pilot died in the crash. National Transportation […]

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    Ferguson officials to comment on DOJ report, treatment of African Americans

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- Officials in Ferguson will comment Wednesday on a scathing report from the Department of Justice about their police department, and its treatment of African Americans. The report is highly critical of the city and its police force, but not terribly surprising to people who live here. The Department of Justice report accuses Ferguson of patterns and practices of discrimination against African Americans, targeting them disproportionately for traffic stops, use of force, and jail sentences. In a town […]

  • Department of Justice to release critical report on Ferguson police

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- This morning officials in Ferguson are waiting for what multiple national media sources say will be scathing news from the Department of Justice. The long-awaited report on the Ferguson Police Departments actions toward minorities could be released as early as today. Significant changes may well be coming to the Ferguson Police Department if the report from the New York Times proves to be accurate. The paper quotes Department of Justice sources who have been briefed on the […]

  • Ferguson Commission to report research findings at Mar. 2 meeting

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)- The Ferguson Commission has been in place for 100 days, and tonight the group plans to report what it’s achieved so far. The public will have a chance to hear from the commission and weigh in on just how much they’ve progressed. This will be the seventh time the sixteen member commission has gotten together, and tonight they’ll attempt to answer the rather tricky question of what is being accomplished. These meetings have all been open to […]

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    MoDOT reports six crashes involving work crews overnight

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI)- As a winter storm dumped four to seven inches of snow on Missouri roads, crews working to clear those roads were running into obstacles: other drivers. MoDOT is reporting that there were six crashes overnight caused by drivers trying to pass their crews. Five plows  were involved in the wrecks along with one motorist assist truck. No one was injured in the crashes. The five plows involved will have to be checked out for damage […]

  • St. Louisans out preparing for winter storm

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As a winter storms bears down on the St. Louis area, many St. Louisans are out preparing for Saturday’s storm.  At Branneky Hardware, people are stocking up on supplies for snow and ice removal. Mike Long works at the store and says he may lift and load enough bags of ice melt that may equal the weight of a small plane.

  • Parent upset over care for son after being punched in the eye

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A 7th grader is sucker punched and a mother is upset over the care her son received after the incident. The incident happened Monday at the Ferguson Middle School just after lunch. No one disputes that Mikel Monroe was punched in the eye, but did school administrators provide the proper medical care. The mother of Mikel, said her son was in the nurse’s office for over an hour before he was taken to a hospital for […]

  • Residents of Cuba Missouri protest firing of police officers

    CUBA, MO (KTVI) – More than a third of the officers on the street in Cuba, Missouri have been fired, and residents are now protesting, saying the firings are nothing but a vendetta on the part of the town’s police chief. More than fifty demonstrators gathered outside the small police headquarters in Cuba, Tuesday.  The chanted, “Paul Crow has got to go!” as passing cars honked their horns. Crow, the police chief for about three years, fired four officers early […]

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    Celebrate NASCAR and Oscar at Ballpark Village Sunday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Two big events will be keeping eyes on TVs on this cold Sunday. The Daytona 500, the Super Bowl of racing, will be shown right here on FOX 2 starting at Noon. And Sunday night, it’s the Oscars. The place to be to watch both is FOX Sports Midwest Live!  at Ballpark Village. Start the day with NASCAR racing on the giant 40 foot TV. They’ll be offering a $20 Pit Crew Package that  includes a […]

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    Apartment complex fire goes to 7 alarms, displaces dozens

    NEAR NORMANDY, MO (KTVI)-Dozens of people will likely be homeless in the wake of a seven alarm fire that continues to bellow smoke and flames from an apartment complex in the Normandy area.  Firefighters say no one has been injured, but the damage is significant. Flames broke out before 3:00am at the Norwood Court Apartment Complex at the corner of Lucas and Hunt and Interstate 70.  Residents report police going door to door banging on people’s doors to wake them […]

  • St. Louis Public Schools trying to fire pre-school teacher of the year

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An honored school teacher is on suspension for what seemed like a minor incident. But now she faces losing her job. The incident occurred at the Humboldt Elementary School in south St. Louis,and has  parents wondering why a “Teacher of the Year” is out of the classroom. Look at the Wilkinson Early Childhood website, and the first thing you see is a video, proudly honoring Kelly Hahn as St. Louis Public Schools’ pre-school teacher of the […]

  • Collinsville woman heads to LA to find her mother after spotting her in LA Times picture

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A Collinsville woman is headed for Los Angeles, embarking on a seemingly impossible search some twenty years in the making.  That’s how long it has been since Robin Burton last saw her mother, but she has new reason to believe a search in some of LA’s roughest neighborhoods can bear fruit. Burton works at Ardie and Tiny’s bar in Collinsville, IL.  It was there that a customer overheard her talking about her years-long search for her […]