New Orleans native. Loyola University New Orleans graduate (Class of 2002). Worked in TV news since August 2003. Moved to St. Louis in February 2008. Avid dog lover. Writer of short sentences.

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  • Two men charged in separate St. Louis County baby fentanyl overdoses

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two adults in separate cases after their infant children died of fentanyl overdose. DeMarco Washington, 32, was charged with one count of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, Washington was in the care of his 11-month-old daughter when the child died. The child was found unresponsive in a bedroom at Washington’s home on the […]

  • Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science

    Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,” said Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, lead author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published Tuesday in “Circulation,” a journal of the American Heart Association. The review of the health benefits of man’s best friend analyzed research involving nearly 4 million people in the […]

  • Old Monroe police chief indicted for exploitation of the elderly

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. – The police chief of a small town in Lincoln County, Missouri was arrested Monday (Oct. 7) and charged with five felonies after a grand jury said there was enough evidence that she swindled thousands of dollars from a vulnerable resident in her community. The City of Old Monroe placed its police chief, Kimla Lowery, on unpaid administrative leave after officials learned Monday afternoon Lowery was arrested and booked into the Lincoln County jail earlier in the day, […]

  • Woman found shot in Northampton neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police were called to south city late Monday morning and found a woman had been shot in the gut. According to Evita Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just after 11:45 a.m. in the 4900 block of Oleatha Avenue, located in the Northampton neighborhood. The victim, an adult woman, was found outside. EMS and homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene. The victim was rushed to a local […]

  • Woman found shot to death in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a murder that took place Monday morning. According to Evita Caldwell, a police spokeswoman, the body of a woman was discovered just before 10 a.m. in a yard in the 5000 block of Enright Avenue, located in the Academy neighborhood. Caldwell said the woman had been shot. Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s homicide division at 314-444-5371. You can remain anonymous and be […]

  • Domestic dispute leads to standoff in Wentzville

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Law enforcement in St. Charles County responded to a domestic disturbance call at a Wentzville residence Friday night that has led to a standoff. The standoff is on Hackmann Hollow Drive. Authorities found a stabbing victim at that location with injuries that were not life-threatening. Wentzville police confirmed at least one officer fired a round but would not say what led to that shot being fired. Neighbors reported hearing multiple shots. No one was injured. A man […]

  • Jury convicts man in armed robbery, attempted murder at Collinsville gas station

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A Madison County jury convicted a 27-year-old Collinsville man Friday for a 2017 gas station robbery in which he shot the clerk and left the man for dead. According to court documents, the robbery occurred August 15, 2017 at the Exxon Mobile in the 800 block of S. Morrison. Collinsville police arrived to find the clerk, Charles Atkins, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. Atkins was rushed to a local hospital and survived. Investigators were […]

  • Bethalto man pleads guilty sexual assault of children

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A 30-year-old Bethalto, Illinois man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting four children between 2016 and 2018. According to Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons, Jeremy Leisgang was indicted in December 2018 with 15 counts of criminal sexual assault and 13 counts of predatory sexual assault of a child. Investigators determined Leisgang abused three girls and one boy at his home. Leisgang pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal sexual assault. He’ll be sentenced to 40 years […]

  • Pam Hupp to be investigated for murder of Betsy Faria

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. – Pam Hupp, who is already spending life in prison for a 2016 murder, will be investigated for the 2011 murder of her best friend. On Thursday, Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Wood requested the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to review the murder of Betsy Faria. Here’s an exclusive look at Lincoln County Prosecutor Mike Wood’s call for the Major Case Squad to investigate Betsy Faria’s 2011 murder. — Chris Hayes (@ChrisHayesTV) October […]

  • Washington Univ. to offer free tuition for low-income students in bi-state region

    ST. LOUIS – Beginning in fall 2020, Washington University in St. Louis will offer free tuition for select students in Missouri and southern Illinois, with a long-term goal of creating economic growth and opportunity in the metropolitan area. After being inaugurated as the new university chancellor, Andrew Martin said the financial aid program would improve accessibility and affordability for undergrads. “We are making this ‘WashU Pledge’ first because it’s the right thing to do,” Martin said. The program covers tuition, […]

  • MLS St. Louis club owners want suggestions for team name

    ST. LOUIS – The ownership group behind the newly-awarded St. Louis MLS franchise want your help in naming the team! St. Louis will have the 28th team in the league. There are plans for a new stadium to be built north of Market Street in downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis club will be the first female majority-owned club in MLS history and one of the first such franchises in all of American sports. Carolyn Kindle-Betz is the head of […]

  • 11-year-old found safe after going missing in south St. Louis

    Update: Police say Mia Conaway has been found and is safe. ST. LOUIS – Detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 11-year-old girl. According to Evita Caldwell, a police spokeswoman, Mia Conaway was last seen on September 28 around 11:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Alabama Avenue in the Carondelet neighborhood. Police described Conaway as a Caucasian girl, standing 5’2″ and weighing approximately 130 pounds. She may be […]

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