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.

Recent Articles
  • Endangered person advisory issued for missing 16-year-old

    SILEX, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an endangered person advisory Wednesday after a Lincoln County teen left her home with a 24-year-old. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Ryann Marie Stroup left her home in the 500 block of Dogwood Way in Silex around 11 p.m. on August 13. Stroup’s family said she has a medical condition that requires daily attention and she doesn’t have the necessary medical equipment with her. Police described Stroup as […]

  • Nine previously deported immigrants indicted after traffic stop on I-44

    ST. LOUIS – Nine previously deported illegal immigrants were indicted Wednesday over allegations of their involvement in a human smuggling scheme, US Attorney Jeffrey Jensen said. According to prosecutors, the incident stemmed from a traffic stop involving a van on August 2 on Interstate 44 near the Six Flags exit. The driver and passenger ran from police at the time of the traffic stop but were each apprehended a short time later. Police discovered 14 men and 1 woman in […]

  • Imperial man killed in Telegraph Rd. crash

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A 20-year-old Imperial, Missouri died Wednesday after colliding with a box truck in south St. Louis County. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Telegraph Road and Denacre Drive. Two vehicles were involved in the accident: a Pontiac Firebird and a box truck. Police learned the driver of the Firebird, Benjamin Noelle, was traveling northbound on Telegraph when […]

  • Man arrested for Belleville bank robbery

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Belleville police took a man into custody Wednesday following a robbery at a local Regions Bank branch. According to MSgt. Todd Keilbach, a spokesman for the Belleville Police Department, the robbery occurred just before noon in the 600 block of Carlyle Avenue. Bank employees told police an African-American man in a gray-striped shirt and yellow hat presented a demand note to a teller. The man did not display a weapon and no one was injured. The suspect […]

  • FBI looking for man who may have info on child sex assault case

    ST. LOUIS – The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who may have critical information regarding an ongoing investigation into a child sexual exploitation case. According to an FBI spokesperson, the individual in question, identified only as “John Doe 40,” was seen in a video with a child listed among the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in October 2017. The video is believed to have been produced prior to that date. Investigators described […]

  • Charges filed for murder of elderly Alton man

    ALTON, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office filed murder charges Wednesday in the death of a 79-year-old Alton man. According to Emily Hejna, a spokeswoman for the Alton Police Department, on August 3 paramedics were called to a home in the 1100 block of Vernie for an elderly man who was seriously injured. The man was rushed to a local hospital to be treated. Investigators conducted several interviews and spoke with medical professionals but there was not enough […]

  • Charges filed in north St. Louis homicide

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 28-year-old local man in connection with a shooting in a north city neighborhood that left one person dead and two others injured. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just before midnight on Monday, August 13 in the 4400 block of Penrose Street near N. Newstead Avenue, that’s along the border of the Penrose and O’Fallons Park neighborhoods. When police arrived, they […]

  • Lincoln County man arrested for child pornography

    TROY, Mo. – The Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 30-year-old Troy, Missouri man for possession of child pornography following a state investigation. In early July, the Missouri State Highway Patrol began an inquiry into an online network used to share child porn. Investigators passed their findings over to the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Investigators examined the IP address tied to one particular file containing 50 images of suspected child porn and traced it to the […]

  • Mosquitoes in Crystal City test positive for West Nile virus

    CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. – A recent collection of adult mosquitos in Jefferson County tested positive for the West Nile virus. According to the Jefferson County Health Department, the mosquitos were tested on August 13 in Crystal City. The virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that had been feeding on an infected bird. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of the people who become infected don’t have symptoms, but some develop flu-like […]

  • One dead, two injured following an overnight shooting north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating an overnight shooting in north St. Louis that left one person dead and two others injured. According to a police spokesperson, the shooting occurred just before midnight Monday in the 4400 block of Penrose Street near N. Newstead Avenue, that’s along the border of the Penrose and O’Fallons Park neighborhoods. When police arrived, they found a 25-year-old man dead at the scene, as well as a 60-year-old and […]

  • New scam targets victims with threats to release ‘dark secrets’

    FRONTENAC, Mo. – Thieves continue to evolve their methods of scamming or stealing from an unsuspecting public. On Tuesday, Frontenac police issued a warning about a would-be scammer’s plot. In this instance, the crook contacts their intended victim with a four-page letter and says they have information on unspecified “dark secrets” and threatens to release said secrets to family and friends, unless the victim pays the crook using the online currency Bitcoin. The thief even includes instructions on how the […]

  • Two women found dead in St. Louis home; hazardous gas detected

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two sisters were found dead in a north St. Louis home Tuesday morning and first responders suspect a hazardous gas may be responsible. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, the incident occurred in the 3100 block of Whittier Street, that’s in the Greater Ville neighborhood. The women were not identified but said to be in their mid-50s. They were discovered by a boyfriend. One of the women was on the bed, while the other was located […]