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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  • Two St. Louis police officers involved in accident

    ST. LOUIS – Two St. Louis police officers were involved in an accident late Friday evening in the North Pointe neighborhood. The accident occurred around 10:10 p.m. at the intersection of Riverview Boulevard and Gladys Avenue. The officers were headed to the scene of a shooting when the accident took place. One officer made a sharp turn and the second officer struck him in the driver’s side. The two officers were injured in the accident. One officer declined treatment at […]

  • SEMO’s beloved ‘Gum Tree’ landmark split in half

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A beloved landmark on Southeast Missouri State University’s campus is no more. SEMO alumni were saddened to learn the Gum Tree, located atop Cardiac Hill, was split in two. The school made the announcement Friday afternoon on its Facebook and Twitter pages. It’s unclear what split the tree. Campus authorities are investigating the matter. Over the last several decades, students have walked up Cardiac Hill and shoved their used chewing gum against the tree. The Gum […]

  • 18-year-old charged after Belleville high schools closed for threat

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an 18-year-old who planned to confront students at Belleville East High School on Wednesday, forcing classes to be canceled at both Belleville East and Belleville West. The suspect, Derek Burton, was enrolled in the district but had not attended classes most of the semester. Burton was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a person under 21, and felony […]

  • 6-year-old, 8-year-old wounded in separate shootings

    ST. LOUIS – Two young children were among the wounded in separate shootings in the St. Louis area Thursday evening. The first shooting happened around 7 p.m. at a home near the intersection of Lawnview and Berwyn drives in Moline Acres. One of the officers who responded to the scene said the 8-year-old victim left the scene in good spirits even though she had been shot. The officer said the young girl recognized him as an officer she sees at […]

  • St. Louis firefighters rescue kitten that had fallen into sewer

    ST. LOUIS – The cliché of a firefighter ascending a ladder to rescue a cat from a tree was turned on its head Thursday when a first responder descended into the sewer to save a kitten. The rescue occurred around 1:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of Wabada. The Humane Society of Missouri and St. Louis City Animal Control joined in the rescue effort. Great collaboration between agencies to #rescue this small kitten trapped below grade in the sewer system! […]

  • St. Louis man sentenced on heroin, cocaine conspiracy charges

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A 48-year-old St. Louis man was sentenced Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin in southern Illinois. According to an October 2016 indictment, Charles C. Thirdkill and Marlon Lee were each charged with two counts of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, as well as a count of unlawful distribution of heroin. Thirdkill was sentenced to 168 months in prison, five years of supervised parole, and […]

  • Woman arrested for fatal accident involving 7-year-old

    ST. LOUIS – A woman wanted for running over and killing a 7-year-old boy in April 2017 is finally in police custody. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged 18-year-old Jamaica Jackson with second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of Demond Moorehead. Court documents allege Jackson was picking up speed as she ran through a stop sign in the 300 block of Schirmer Street and ran over Demond, who was on his bicycle. Demond was rushed to a local hospital, […]

  • Arrest made in Alton double murder

    ALTON, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office filed charges Wednesday for the murder of two Alton men earlier this week. The Alton Police Department responded to a report of a shooting around 10:30 p.m. on May 21, inside a home in the 3100 block of Lawn Street in the Alton Acres neighborhood. Police found two men shot to death — 30-year-old Elijah Ingram and 28-year-old Derrick Vaughn. Neighbors reported seeing two people running from the area after the shooting. […]

  • Recent Jefferson County car thefts were preventable, sheriff says

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – More than half of recent car thefts reported in Jefferson County were because the vehicle owners left their keys inside with the doors unlocked. According to Sheriff David Marshak, Jefferson County has seen an increase in reported motor vehicle thefts during the month of May. Marshak said his office received 32 stolen vehicle reports in May. In 18 of those cases, the cars were left unlocked with the keys inside. Anyone with information on the car thefts […]

  • 16-year-old killed in crash in De Soto, driver arrested for DWI

    DE SOTO, Mo. – A 16-year-old was killed and a recent De Soto High School grad was arrested following a collision overnight. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place at 11:55 p.m. on S. 2nd Street at Amvets Drive. A 2003 Oldsmobile Alero was traveling north on S. 2nd Street when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 1995 Chevrolet 1500. The Alero spun out and struck a 2003 Jeep Grand […]

  • Greitens pulled over for speeding last week

    WARREN COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was pulled over last week for speeding while running a personal errand in Warren County. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Friday, May 18 in Truesdale, Missouri, which is about seven miles from Greitens’ vacation home in Innsbrook. A spokesman for the governor said Greitens was driving to a drugstore to buy replacement medicine and was driving 41 miles an hour in […]

  • St. Charles man charged with burglary, kidnapping in Monday crime spree

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 36-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a slew of crimes from the day before. According to Lt. Tom Wilkison, a spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department, police responded to a burglary in the 2400 block of Westminster just after 1 a.m. on May 21. Officers learned the suspect broke into the home by crawling through a doggy-door and stole a black GMC pick-up truck. Wilkison said […]