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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  • Man struck and killed by MetroLink train at Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS – MetroLink trains were briefly shut down in downtown St. Louis late Friday night after a man was struck and killed. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident took place around 10:15 p.m. at the Busch Stadium MetroLink station on S. 8th Street. It’s unclear why the man was on the tracks. Passengers at the station were moved to buses and transported to stops at the Civic Center, Busch Stadium, 8th and […]

  • Cardinals minor leaguer hit with 50-game suspension

    ST. LOUIS – Pitcher Griffin Roberts was suspended 50 games Friday for violating the MiLB’s drug prevention and treatment program. Roberts plays for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Single-A affiliate in Palm Beach, Florida. This is his second drug violation. I’d like to apologize to the St. Louis Cardinals Organization and fans for violating MiLB’s drug testing policy for cannabis. I’ve taken full responsibility for my lack of compliance and have accepted my 50 game suspension. My focus now is to […]

  • Police arrest suspect who struck Alton police with vehicle

    ALTON, Ill. – Law enforcement with the Illinois State Police and Alton Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who struck officers with his vehicle while fleeing an arrest. Investigators said the suspect was shot while driving away and likely needs medical attention. According to Lieutenant Mark Doiron, Illinois State Police, Alton officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of Tremont to respond to a report of a domestic disturbance at around 3:40 […]

  • Man charged for St. Clair Bowl shooting

    O’FALLON, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 27-year-old Fairview Heights man for a shooting inside an O’Fallon bowling alley. According to Detective Sgt. Craig Koch, a spokesman for the O’Fallon Police Department, the shooting occurred Wednesday around 10:45 p.m. at the St. Clair Bowl in the 5000 block of Collinsville Road. Police said the victim had been shot inside the upstairs bar area. He was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive. […]

  • Health advisory issued after two people contract Legionnaires’ following visit to St. Louis County hotel

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued a public health advisory Thursday for people who stayed at a west St. Louis County hotel on or after October 1 after two visitors tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. According to the DHSS, the warning focuses on the St. Louis Marriott West on Maryville Centre Drive. Health officials determined two people were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in October and November and they stayed at the hotel […]

  • Springfield police to launch review of destroyed rape kits following CNN investigation

    The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department will review sex crimes cases in which the agency destroyed rape kits. Chief Paul Williams’ pledge to Me Too Springfield came two weeks after he apologized to sexual assault victims and invited them to contact him if they felt their cases were mishandled. His gesture was in response to a national CNN investigation into rape kit destruction. The chief said the department’s review […]

  • Madison County woman accused of having sex with minor

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 45-year-old Moro, Illinois woman for allegedly having sex with a minor. According to prosecutors, the case was investigated by police departments in Bethalto, Wood River, and Troy. The suspect, Tonya Christians, was charged with three counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse. She remains jailed on $50,000 bond.

  • 17-year-old charged in crash that killed Fairview Heights teen

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Swansea teen Friday for his role in a collision in Belleville that claimed the life of a 15-year-old. The collision took place November 27 around 10:25 p.m. in the 2100 block of Lebanon Avenue. St. Clair County sheriff’s deputies found a 2018 Chevy Malibu off the road with four teen boys inside. The vehicle had run off the north side of the road, smashed through a fence, and […]

  • 62-year-old found shot to death in Kirkwood home

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A 62-year-old grandmother was found shot to death Wednesday morning in her Kirkwood home. Her family is wondering if it’s connected to another relative’s violent death. According to Det. Robert Bruhy, a spokesman for the Kirkwood Police Department, officers were called to the Townhomes at Stonecrest in the 1200 block of Rockridge Place around 8:30 a.m. They found the body of a woman in the front room of the residence. The victim was identified as Karen Torrence. She was […]

  • US women’s soccer team to play World Cup warmup match in Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS – The United States Women’s National Soccer Team will visit St. Louis next spring as part of a 10-city warmup tour ahead of the World Cup. The St. Louis Cardinals announced the women’s team will play the match May 16 inside Busch Stadium. The women’s team, ranked number one in the world, enters the 2019 World Cup in France as defending champions. The St. Louis game will be the second-to-last stop on the tour before the World Cup. […]

  • Couple wanted for Gasconade County murder arrested in Florida

    GASCONADE COUNTY, Mo. – A couple wanted for the murder of a central Missouri man was arrested hundreds of miles away in Madison County, Florida. The suspects, 29-year-old Brooke Buddemeyer and 36-year-old Aaron Lewis, were apprehended Thursday following a police chase. On November 25, Gasconade County sheriff’s detectives began investigating the death of Jessie Robbins of Bland, Missouri. Investigators determined Robbins had been murdered and obtained arrest warrants for second-degree murder for both Buddemeyer and Lewis.    

  • Memphis women charged in connection with police chase from Mid Rivers Mall

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two Memphis women Thursday for leading police on a wild chase across St. Charles and St. Louis counties the day prior. According to prosecutors, St. Peters police officers stopped a silver Ford Focus in the JC Penney parking lot at Mid Rivers Mall just after 4:50 p.m. Officers said they stopped the vehicle for several reasons: dark tinted windows, careless driving, a broken window on the rear […]