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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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  • O’Fallon, Illinois man charged with sexual assault of a minor

    O’FALLON, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 36-year-old O’Fallon man on criminal sexual assault charges involving a minor. According to Detective Sgt. Craig Koch, a spokesman for the O’Fallon Police Department, officers arrested Eric Richardson earlier this week. Richardson was charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a family member under the age of 18, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual of a family member under the age of 18, one count […]

  • Missouri attorney general sues Florida company over no-call violations

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing a Florida-based company and its president for alleged violations of Missouri’s no-call list. The lawsuit filed in St. Louis County Wednesday accuses Allied Health Supply, based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and its president, Claudia Sullivan, of calling Missourians on the state’s no-call list to sell them orthopedic braces. Schmitt said in a news release the company implied it was with Medicare and the orthopedic braces were a […]

  • Customer gifts O’Fallon, Mo. bartender a $50,000 Powerball ticket

    O’FALLON, Mo. – Nearly two weeks ago, one of the regulars at Bleacher’s Bar and Franks bought Powerball tickets for other customers and bartenders at the watering hole ahead of that Saturday night’s drawing. On Sunday, the Missouri Lottery terminal at the bar notified staff that one of the tickets sold the day before was a winner. At first, bartender Taylor Russey wanted to know who’d been keeping secrets. “I was like, ‘Guys, who won all this money and didn’t […]

  • St. Louis police investigate murder in Carondelet

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were called to investigate a fatal shooting in a south city neighborhood Monday afternoon. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Bates Street, in the Carondelet neighborhood. The victim had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Woodling said police took a potential suspect in custody.

  • Police: Suspect in custody for south St. Louis County shooting

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Police have a person in custody in connection with a shooting Monday afternoon in south St. Louis County. According to Officer Tracy Panus, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting occurred around 3:15 p.m. near a gas station in the 12300 block of Tesson Ferry Road, just north of the Interstate 270 interchange. The victim was taken to a local hospital. That person’s injuries were not life-threatening. Fox 2 will have […]

  • Grand jury indicts 19-year-old accused rapist on new charges

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A 19-year-old accused of raping several St. Louis County girls is facing new charges. Last week, a St. Louis County grand jury indicted Dominic Yocco for two counts of first-degree statutory rape, six counts of statutory sodomy, and two counts of third-degree child molestation. County prosecutors said the victim was 14-years-old at the time of the incidents, which took place in 2017. Yocco was already in jail on several other charges for similar sex crimes […]

  • Tarasenko to undergo shoulder surgery; will miss several months

    ST. LOUIS – The Stanley Cup champions will have to defend their crown without one of their leading scorers. St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko will undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next several months, the team confirmed. Tarasenko suffered a left shoulder injury during the first period of the Blues’ 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on October 24. He’s been placed on long-term injured reserve. Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said Tarasenko […]

  • Three people grazed by gunfire in N. Kingshighway shooting

    ST. LOUIS – Three people are being treated for graze wounds after shots were fired along North Kingshighway Boulevard Friday evening. The shooting took place around 9:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of N. Kingshighway, located on the border between the Kingsway East and Kingsway West neighborhoods. The victims—ages 17, 19, and 21—were conscious and breathing, police said. Police disclosed no additional information.

  • Wentzville UAW members approve new GM contract

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – The members of the local auto workers union approved a new deal with General Motors as part of a nationwide vote to end a five-week strike. Exactly 3,300 members of United Auto Workers 2250 cast ballots on Thursday; 20 ballots were voided. The local UAW were in favor of the agreement by a final tally of 2,115 to 1,185 votes. The nationwide votes are expected to be announced on Friday. The deal is dependent on the national […]

  • O’Fallon, Illinois man charged with attempted murder

    O’FALLON, Ill. – An O’Fallon, Illinois man was jailed for attempted murder following a reported domestic disturbance. According to O’Fallon police, officers were called to a residence in the 1700 block of W. Highway 50 on Wednesday for attempted homicide. Officers learned things stemmed from a domestic incident. Police took Eric Harrington into custody in connection with the investigation. On Thursday, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Harrington with attempted murder, aggravated domestic battery, and interfering with reporting […]

  • Female inmate found unresponsive in Madison County Jail

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – An inmate at Madison County Jail was brought at a St. Louis-area hospital after she was found unresponsive in her cell. Jail staff found the 32-year-old inmate unconscious just after 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. The staff was able to resuscitate the inmate and she was taken to the hospital. The county sheriff’s department requested the Illinois State Police’s Division of Criminal Investigations look into the matter. The results of the investigation will be turned over […]

  • West Florissant briefly closed during Jennings homicide investigation

    JENNINGS, Mo. – Another teenager has been murdered in the St. Louis-area as a 17-year-old was shot dead in an alley in Jennings Wednesday afternoon. According to Officer Tracy Panus, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting happened around 1 p.m. in the 8300 block of Strathmore Place. In addition to the calls for shots fired, police said the ShotSpotter system in the area activated. Police arrived to find the victim’s body in an alley. The […]

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