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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  • Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting in Carondelet

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police responded to an intersection near an Interstate 55 off-ramp in south city after learning of an officer-involved shooting Thursday night which left a suspect dead. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden told reporters late Thursday night that a Mobile Reserve Unit officer stopped a 28 year-old pedestrian and the man broke free, which started a foot pursuit. Hayden said the suspect displayed a weapon, a semi-automatic gun with an extended magazine, and refused several […]

  • St. Louis County police investigate Moline Acres shooting

    MOLINE ACRES, Mo. – At least one person was shot and killed late Thursday evening in Moline Acres, the St. Louis County Police Department said. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, detectives from the department’s bureau of crimes were called to the 9900 block of Lewis and Clark Boulevard for a homicide investigation. Fox 2 News will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

  • Police: Man shot to death in Tower Grove East

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have begun investigating a fatal shooting in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Police responded to calls for a shooting just after 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of S. Grand Boulevard and Sidney Street. A man had been shot and was unconscious at the scene. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The victim has not been identified and police have not mentioned a possible motive. Anyone with […]

  • St. Louis County officer who won discrimination suit to head new ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ unit

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Police Department will launch a new Diversity and Inclusion unit in 2020. And the person appointed to lead the new unit recently won a discrimination lawsuit against the department. In a statement, Chief Jon Belmar said the unit will make sure the department fosters an inclusive working environment and better reflects and welcomes the diversity of its officers and the community at large. Change began with newboard members. Creating a Diversity […]

  • Former Kirkwood dentist charged with threatening judges in custody case with ex-wife

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Kirkwood man Thursday for allegedly threatening three circuit court judges over prior rulings against him in an ongoing child custody case with his ex-wife. According to court documents, Jeffrey Reuter and his wife divorced in 2013. During this time, Reuter had run a dental practice in Kirkwood. During the divorce and subsequent child custody battle, Reuter found himself on the losing side of numerous judgments. He shut down his […]

  • Wentzville School District confirms multiple cases of whooping cough

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – The St. Charles County Health Department and Wentzville School District have notified parents at two elementary schools in the district after a handful of students developed whooping cough. Last week, the district confirmed two cases of pertussis – one in a first-grade classroom at Boone Trail Elementary and one in a fifth-grade classroom at Peine Ridge Elementary. The classrooms were cleaned and parents of each class contacted. By Monday, the district received word of three more cases of […]

  • Cafeteria worker kidnapped outside elementary school in Crestwood

    CRESTWOOD, Mo. – A woman kidnapped Tuesday morning outside an elementary school in Crestwood has been found safe and her ex-boyfriend taken into custody According to Crestwood Police Chief Ron Compton, the kidnapping took place at Long Elementary School in the 9000 block of Sappington Road. Officers were called to the school just after 7:15 a.m. for a possible kidnapping. Police learned the victim, a cafeteria worker at the school, was confronted by her ex-boyfriend and forced into his vehicle. […]

  • Man burned in north St. Louis County arson dies

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A man who was badly burned in a fire last week at the same north St. Louis County home where a young mother was shot and killed the day before has died. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the fire happened in the 9800 block of Dennis Drive just after 5 a.m. on December 5. Neighbors saw the flames and called firefighters. The fire department quickly responded […]

  • Man puts underwear on head to rob Moberly convenience store; suspect in police custody

    MOBERLY, Mo. – Moberly police arrested a man accused of robbing a local gas station while wearing underpants over his face. In a Facebook post, the Moberly Police Department said the robbery took place Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bratcher’s Fuel. The man entered the store, pointed a rifle at the clerk, and robbed the business. Police said they took a suspect into custody Monday afternoon.  

  • Double shooting leaves one dead in St. Louis Place neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a murder that took place Monday afternoon. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, officers responded to a shooting call around 12:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of W. Palm Street, just off of Natural Bridge Road. Police found one man dead at the scene in the grass in front of a home. A second victim was conscious and breathing, Woodling said. The names and […]

  • Slave trade assignment prompts Mehlville School District investigation

    OAKVILLE, Mo. – The Mehlville School District is investigating a recent classroom assignment at Blades Elementary School after fifth-graders were asked to consider what they’d charge for slaves during a social studies class.  The district has placed the teacher on administrative leave. The president of the St. Louis County Chapter of the NAACP calls the assignment sad and unacceptable. “The position of the NAACP is we need a public apology,” said John Bowman.  He went on to say, “There also […]

  • Pair charged with crashing stolen car into Jefferson County deputy’s patrol vehicle

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two St. Louis teens Thursday for allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle into a deputy’s patrol car. According to Grant Bissell, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested two people that morning following a crash and foot chase near Astra Way and Highway 141. The first suspect, identified as 18-year-old Kamon Lawrence, was charged with first-degree vehicle tampering and resisting arrest for a felony in connection with […]

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