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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  • 8-year-old girl killed in quadruple shooting near Soldan High School

    ST. LOUIS – An 8-year-old girl is dead and 3 others were wounded in a quadruple shooting near Soldan High School in North St. Louis on Friday night. Police identified the 8-year-old victim shot and killed Friday night as Jurnee Thompson. Her father tells FOX 2 she was a loving and caring little girl that will be missed. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said there were reports of fights at a football jamboree at Soldan High School prior to […]

  • Panic after shot fired at Parkway North football jamboree

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Dozens of police officers scrambled to Parkway North High School Friday evening after a shot was fired at the site of a football jamboree. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, believe a shot was fired at the jamboree around 8:15 p.m. after several disturbances and fights broke out. A coach at Francis Howell North told Fox 2’s Elliott Davis he heard several shots and that his main […]

  • Illinois state trooper killed in the line of duty

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An Illinois state trooper was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a search warrant Friday morning. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins was 33. He is the fourth state trooper to die in the line of duty in 2019. Hopkins and other troopers were attempting to serve a warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of N. 42nd Street and Caseyville Ave just before 5:30 a.m. Hopkins was struck during an exchange of […]

  • St. Clair County sheriff’s deputy involved in accident in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A St. Clair County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a crash Friday evening in Belleville. The accident occurred at Frank Scott Parkway and Illinois Highway 161.

  • Major Case Squad activated to investigate body found in car in Cahokia

    CAHOKIA, Ill. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating a case of a man found shot to death this morning inside his vehicle. According to Captain Bruce Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, 35-year-old Mahir Smajic was found dead in the 700 block of Mildred Avenue at around 3:30 am. He had a gunshot wound. Anyone with information as to who Smajic may have been visiting in Cahokia, or who has […]

  • 63-year-old charged after couple found shot to death in pickup truck

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 63-year-old man Thursday with the murder of a couple that was found dead inside a truck in north city. The bodies were discovered around 5 p.m. on Friday, August 16 at the intersection of N. Market and 11th streets. Police found 62-year-old Mark Kuhlenberg and 41-year-old Toni Washburn in the truck. Both had been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide detectives arrested Willie Little in connection […]

  • St. Louis XFL team to be called BattleHawks

    ST. LOUIS – When the XFL kicks off in early 2020, the St. Louis BattleHawks will take the field inside The Dome at America’s Center. The XFL revealed the names and logos of its eight teams during a live streaming news conference Wednesday morning. Following the name and logo announcement, XFL St. Louis will hold a celebration at 3 p.m. Wednesday of its new team and logo at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in The Grove. The eight-team league will kickoff […]

  • Man takes own life, ending hours long standoff in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A 6-hour long standoff ended in Belleville when a suicidal man took his own life Wednesday evening at an apartment complex located in the 100 block of Lauren Circle.  A SWAT team and local law enforcement were called to an apartment building in Belleville Wednesday afternoon.  A baby and two older women were seen escaping from an apartment window.  They were helped by law enforcement. At some point officers heard a gunshot during the incident took place […]

  • Madison County deputies seek person of interest in car theft

    ALHAMBRA, Ill. – Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a recent car theft in a rural area of the county. According to Capt. David Vucich, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, the incident took place in June outside an Alhambra business. Anyone with information on this person’s identity can contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 618-692-4433 or their anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000. […]

  • St. Louis police say bodies found in pickup truck had been shot

    ST. LOUIS – Two people found dead last week in a pickup truck in north St. Louis were shot to death, detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday. The bodies were discovered around 5 p.m. on August 16 at the intersection of N. Market and 11th streets. Police found 62-year-old Mark Kuhlenberg and 41-year-old Toni Washburn in the truck. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. There’s no motive or suspect tied to the killings at the […]

  • XFL teases team names on the eve of official announcement

    ST. LOUIS – A gargoyle, a fighter jet, swampland, and a motorcycle gang; just some of the images that appear in a 25-second teaser video put out by the XFL ahead of the league’s official announcement of franchise names and uniforms. The eight-team league will kickoff beginning in early 2020, with franchises in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. What do you think the team names will be?

  • Fire that injured 6 firefighters in rural Missouri was intentionally started

    VIENNA, Mo. — Investigators determined a house fire and explosion that injured six firefighters in rural Missouri was intentionally set. The Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said the explosion occurred Friday morning while firefighters were extinguishing a blaze at a house in the 13000 block of Highway 28 West. It happened outside Vienna, Missouri, which is about 120 miles southwest of St. Louis. Firefighter Mason Smith said they were just beginning to attack the blaze when the house exploded. The injured […]

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