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Jasmine Huda takes her love of news and the St. Louis community to Fox 2 News at 11 p.m., which she co-anchors with Shirley Washington. Jasmine joined The Fox 2 / News 11 team in January 2016.

Recent Articles
  • Police rescue dog from hot car in shopping mall parking lot

    CHESTERFIELD, MO  – A dog left in a hot car could have been injured or even worse, had a concerned citizen not called 911, police said. The incident happened days ago, but it serves as a warning as temperatures returned to the triple digits Wednesday. “A day like this, you don’t bring your pets in the car. Just keep them at home, in air conditioning,” Chesterfield Police Sgt. Keith Rider said. Rider said in mid-July, a woman left her small dog […]

  • Doctors encourage ‘Four Gulp Rule’ for drinking water in extreme heat

    ST. LOUIS – Ever heard of the Four Gulps Rule? It’s not a drinking game, but rather an important guide the public is encouraged to follow to stay properly hydrated. As the heat wave tightens its grip over St. Louis, doctors are sending a “Hydration 101” reminder for adults and children. “Hydrating is the best way to prevent any heat-related problems,” UnitedHealthcare Chief Medical Officer Kimberly Perry said. “It’s much easier to take care of people who are ahead of […]

  • Local teen raises funds to make sunscreen available for free at area pools

    Some pools in the St. Louis area have found a way to keep swimmers safe, thanks to a local high school student. Lynly Brennan, 16, raised funds for sunscreen dispensers to be installed at Clayton’s Shaw Park Aquatic Center, The Maplewood Family Aquatic Center, and University City’s Heman Park Pool. Brennan, a student at Nerinx Hall High School, said the idea to make sunscreen available to the public came after she conducted a research project about tanning beds. “Really, what’s […]

  • Proposal for local fire departments to join forces draws heat from firefighters union

    Some local fire departments are exploring the possibility of joining forces. The departments of Clayton, Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Brentwood, and Rock Hill could combine some of their top-tier staff. But not everyone is on board with the idea. The union representing firefighters argues the restructuring will come at the expense of public safety. “Change is obviously scary, I get that. But this is a tremendous opportunity,” Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell said Friday. Several departments in the area already share […]

  • BackStoppers pledges long-term assistance to family of fallen firefighter

    ST. LOUIS – A local organization promises the family of a fallen St. Louis firefighter will not be not behind. Non-profit BackStoppers will provide financial assistance for the wife and children of Captain John Kemper. BackStoppers Executive Director Ron Battelle, a former St. Louis County Police Chief, said he recalls receiving the tragic news of Kemper’s death. “First reaction is you feel for the family. And what they’re going through. And what can we do for them,” Battelle said. BackStoppers’ […]

  • After van vandalized in St. Louis, Texas band promises to return – and give back

    ST. LOUIS – A music band whose van was vandalized while touring through St. Louis not only plans to return to the Gateway City, it wants to give back. You might think a break-in and theft would deter Texas-based Austin Meade from coming back. But the band’s namesake says that’s not the case. “We get robbed and our life goes on,” Meade said. “But if we can go back to the area and help somebody out … that would be […]

  • “High Five Friday” greetings energize Ladue elementary school students

    LADUE, MO – The start of the school year will leave some elementary school students feeling high; high from a high-five, to be sure. Reed Elementary School in the Ladue School District introduced “High Five Friday” in the 2016-2017 school year. The concept is simple. “We’d get off the school bus and there’d be firefighters in front of the door, or other people, and they’d be giving high-fives,” said Trisiah Edwards, a fourth-grader. Other groups have greeted students Friday mornings […]

  • Man burglarized University City homes by removing window screens, police say

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Neighbors were alarmed to hear a man was seen entering homes through unlocked windows. University City Police said Maurice Washington, 28, burgled several residences within a three block radius. Washington was charged with four counts of first-degree burglary and two counts of stealing. According to the police report, Washington removed screens to unlocked windows in the back of homes. Kathleen Behrmann discovered her back gate open June 28. “I put two and two together and thought, […]

  • Additional security to be added to Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis area

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Plans are in the works to improve security at Jewish cemeteries in the St. Louis area. The move follows widespread vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in University in February, when someone toppled more than 150 headstones at the historic Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on Olive Boulevard. Officials with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis said that through a partnership with community volunteers and professionals, it was able to raise funds and support for upgrades. Security has […]

  • Students and staff weigh options after St. Louis college announces closure

    OVERLAND, MO – The past few days have been tough for staff and students at Hickey College on North Lindbergh Boulevard. The school is preparing to close its doors, largely due to declining enrollment. “It’s a wonderful place and it’s still a wonderful place. No one here wanted this to happen,” Hickey College President Christopher Gearin said. “I think you’re seeing major enrollment declines in many colleges and universities. We’re just one of them. It’s harder for us as a […]

  • Free training, paid employment through St. Louis apprenticeship program

    Free on-the-job training and paid wages. Sound too good to be true? The above scenario can become a reality through an apprenticeship program offered by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE). “I didn’t know how to get into this industry in this city. And thanks to SLATE, I’m in,” St. Louis resident Nathaniel Jackson said. Jackson is taking part in Explore St. Louis’ Entertainment Apprenticeship Program. The three-year program is giving him hands-on training in an industry […]

  • “Somebody Knows Something” – University City Councilman insists drive-by shooting was not random

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – The councilman who represents the neighborhood where five people, including two babies were injured in a drive-by shooting is urging those with knowledge to come forward. “If they continue to conceal these people, they will be the next ones. It may be their son, their daughter, their baby who was shot,” University City Ward 3 Councilman Rod Jennings said. “Somebody knows something.” As KTVI was first to report, 9-month-old and 18-month-old babies were critically injured in […]