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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  • St. Louis man charged over allegations of sexual relationship with juvenile

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 27-year-old St. Louis man for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a juvenile under the age of 16. According to Capt. Bruce Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the crimes occurred in an unincorporated part of the county near Belleville between November 2018 and February 2019. Fleshren said Joseph Hughes engaged in online conversations with the juvenile and eventually drove from St. […]

  • Man rescued from Howell Island after boat engine goes out

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – A man was briefly stuck on an island along the Missouri River and had to be rescued Thursday night. According to the Monarch Fire Protection District, a man called for help after the engine on his rubbed boat failed. He managed to paddle to the Howell Island Conservation Area but needed help to get back to shore. Rescuers retrieved the man and his boat and successfully brought him back to the boat launch.

  • Alorton teen found safe, reunited with family

    UPDATE: The Alorton Police Department reports that Karmen Pitts was found on March 22, 2019 at approximately 11 p.m. at a residence in Cahokia, Illinois. She has been reunited with her family. ALORTON, Ill. – Alorton police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 14-year-old Alorton who’s been missing for three days. According to Alorton Police Chief David Clark, Karmen Pitts was last seen March 18. She was living in the Greystone Apartments with her mother. Pitts was […]

  • Three in custody after man shot in downtown St. Louis at Tucker and Spruce

    ST. LOUIS – A man was shot in the back in downtown St. Louis late Thursday afternoon. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting took place just before 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Tucker Boulevard and Spruce Street. Police closed the intersection during their investigation. Two vehicles were involved in the shooting: a white sedan and a black sedan. Both vehicles were traveling south on Tucker when the shooting began. […]

  • St. Louis police searching for vehicle tied to south city murder

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating an SUV tied to a shooting earlier this week that left one man dead. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, the shooting happened Monday, March 18 at 9:05 p.m. in 3400 block of Iowa Avenue. Police arrived at that location and found the victim, identified as 48-year-old James Sapone, suffering from a gunshot wound. Sapone was taken to […]

  • Brother charged after woman stabbed to death in Affton

    AFFTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 54-year-old Arnold man in the stabbing death of his sister. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, the incident took place before 10:30 a.m. in the 10200 block of Marble Arch Lane. Officers located the body of 61-year-old Karen Callis. She’d been stabbed several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators took Callis’ brother, Timoty Kuehn, into custody at the scene. Police said Kuehn admitted […]

  • East St. Louis teen charged as adult in MetroLink fatal shooting

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 17-year-old in the murder of an 18-year-old Alorton man. According to Captain Bruce Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened Monday just after 10:45 p.m. at the East St. Louis MetroLink station at the 5th and Missouri Loop. When police arrived at the scene, witnesses said the victim ran across the parking lot toward Broadway Avenue. The victim, identified as Lundy Blue, […]

  • Man caught on camera in O’Fallon neighborhood shooting

    ST. LOUIS – Detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man seen on surveillance video opening fire outside a business Monday night. According to Evita Caldwell, a police spokeswoman, the shooting took place just after 8 p.m. in the 4200 block of W. Florissant Avenue in the O’Fallon neighborhood. Police found the victim, a 38-year-old man, in the 4100 block of W. Florissant with gunshot wounds to his face. He […]

  • Woman found stabbed to death in Affton; person of interest in custody

    AFFTON, Mo. – Investigators with the St. Louis County Police Department were called to a homicide late Wednesday morning in Affton. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, the incident took place before 10:30 a.m. in the 10200 block of Marble Arch Lane. Officers located a female victim. She’d been stabbed several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. A person of interest, an adult male, was taken into custody. The victim and person of interest knew one […]

  • Suspicious death investigation underway at south St. Louis County intersection

    MEHLVILLE, Mo. – The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is investigating a suspicious death at a south county intersection. Police were called to the intersection of Jefferson Barracks Road and Corliss Drive just after 7:15 a.m. Monday for a reported sick case. Upon their arrival, officers found the body of 26-year-old Lisa Ball on the ground. Detectives said they’re not looking for any suspects. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the […]

  • 17-year-old arrested in East St. Louis MetroLink killing

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis helped Metro East authorities make an arrest in the murder of an 18-year-old Alorton man. According to Captain Bruce Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened Monday just after 10:45 p.m. at the East St. Louis MetroLink station at the 5th and Missouri Loop. When police arrived at the scene, witnesses said the victim ran across the parking lot toward […]

  • 23-year-old charged in murder of Edwardsville couple

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 23-year-old Collinsville man in connection with the murder of an elderly Edwardsville couple. Edwardsville police found the bodies of 79-year-old Michael Ladd and 68-year-old Dr. Lois Ladd inside their home in the 800 block of N. Kansas shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. They had been stabbed to death. On Sunday, Zachary Capers was arrested on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated incident. Investigators tied Capers to the murders […]

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