I write breaking news stories, produce viral videos and manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. My team is often the first to confirm a story and alert our audience through our apps, social media and e-mail newsletters. We work with newscast producers to bridge the gap between online and on-air elements.
My work during the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown led to an Emmy for breaking news.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Investigators with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis have been called to assist the Edwardsville Police Department with the murder of an elderly couple. According to Edwardsville Police Chief Jay Keeven, the crime occurred near a wooded area in the 800 block of N. Kansas and was closed off to traffic. The call came in around 10:30 a.m. Monday. The victims were identified as 79-year-old Michael Ladd and 68-year-old Dr. Lois Ladd. Jeff Connor, chief […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A woman recorded video of two men moving a couch using Lime scooters last week in south St. Louis. Ivana Bosnjak tells FOX 2 that she saw the men moving the furniture through the Southwest Garden neighborhood at around 6pm on March 14, 2019. The video has gone viral, generating thousands of Facebook shares and comments. One of the comments comes from a man involved in men moving the couch. Matt Cortigiani writes: “A little background: […]
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — There is an ongoing investigation into allegations of an employee having inappropriate contact with a student at Francis Howell North High School. St. Charles police learned of the accusations from a school resource officer around noon Thursday. A spokesperson for the Francis Howell School District said it’s cooperating with law enforcement officials and added that the employee in question had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Police said the alleged […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The concert lineup for the 2019 Illinois State Fair has been released. Artists include Reba McEntire, Snoop Dogg, Old Dominion and more. Reba will close the fair with the final concert on Sunday, August 18. She last played the Illinois State Fair Grandstand in 1999. Opening for Reba McEntire on Sunday, August 18, will be Rachel Wammack. Illinois State Faire concert lineup: Dan + Shay – Sunday, August 11. The Traveling Salvation Show – A Tribute to […]
O’FALLON, Mo. – First responders are in the 800 block of Hoff Road in O’Fallon, Missouri for a Hazmat situation at SAK Construction. There are several ambulances and fire trucks at the scene. FOX 2 reporter Michelle Madaras says that 14 people were treated for respiratory issues at a nearby business named True Fitness after inhaling the organic peroxide. The substance is stored as a solid in refrigeration. The cooling system at SAK broke and the organic peroxide turned into […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Posting to Facebook and Instagram appears to be down. Users across the globe are having issues posting to the two of the largest social media platforms on the planet. Thousands of people are submitting their reports about both social media networks to downdetector.com. Their map shows a worldwide outage. No official statement has been sent about the outage. Some people report seeing a message that Facebook is down for “required maintenance.” @MarkJukarbarg sir this problems solved […]
WATERLOO, Ill. – Emergency responders scrambled to the scene of a reported plane crash in Waterloo Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred in the area of Gilmore Lake Road, east of Route 3. Waterloo police Sgt. Trin Daws broke open the window of the plane and pulled a toddler out of the child’s seat. “There was fuel leaking in front of us, that’s when we heard a child crying in the back, so myself and another gentleman who stopped by found […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Ted Drewes teased their Facebook fans Monday with the announcement that they’re releasing a new flavor called the “St. Louis Classic.” There were hundreds of guesses but only one correct answer. The classic concrete shop just announced that the “St. Louis Classic” is a cup filled with gooey butter cake, topped with vanilla custard, tart cherries, and a Dad’s cookie. People in St. Louis were creative with their guesses. Here are some of the best from […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Exercise is good for us, but only a third of Americans get the exercise they need. It’s good for your heart, muscles, strength and can even help prevent neurological disorders like Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Lawrence Kinsella is the co-chair of neurology for SSM Health Neuroscience Institute. He’s also a real “spin doctor.” This spin instructor teaches multiple classes at St. Louis area YMCAs. Learn more: Why This Neurologist ‘Spin Doctor’ Wants You to Keep […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The world’s first floating McDonald’s opened on the banks of the Mississippi at St. Louis on this date 39-years-ago. It was moored just south of the Gateway Arch for 20 years before closing in the year 2000. The restaurant chain originally wanted to open a location in the museum under the Gateway Arch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the government said that they were not interested in making the space available to a private business. […]
Recipe: Grilled Citrus & Herb Salmon from ALDI.us and TeaspoonOfSpice.com. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (basil, cilantro and/or parsley) 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons Carlini pure olive oil + more for brushing 2 tablespoonsTuscan Garden white vinegar Stonemill salt and pepper 1 pound Fresh Atlantic Salmon, cut into 3 fillets 2 oranges and/or lemons, sliced 2 cups Simply Nature organic arugula DIRECTIONS: Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a bowl, combine herbs, garlic, olive oil, and […]
JENNINGS, Mo. — Westbound I-70 before Lucas and Hunt is closed after a crime happened on the highway. There is a large police presence in the area. St. Louis County Police say a woman was banging on the door of a home in the 5200 block of College Avenue at around 3:40am. When police arrived they discovered a woman who appears to be a victim of a crime. She was suffering from several stab wounds. FOX 2’s Derrion Henderson reports […]