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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  • Homicide detectives investigate second Dutchtown shooting in as many nights

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a second shooting in the same block of the Dutchtown neighborhood in the last 24 hours. The shooting occurred just after 8:50 p.m. in the 3900 block of S. Grand Boulevard. The victim, a woman, was not conscious or breathing when officers found her. She was rushed to a local hospital. Less than 24 hours earlier, one man was killed and another injured in a double […]

  • Store clerk accused of killing customer over suspected theft of bag of candy

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 39-year-old gas station clerk with shooting and killing a person he thought had taken a bag of candy from his store. According to court documents, the shooting took place September 26 at a gas station in the 2800 block of N. Florissant Avenue. The victim, Christopher Simmons, was a customer at the gas station when he got into an argument with the store clerk, identified as Taleb Rebhi Ali […]

  • Mizzou campus given all-clear after ‘active threat’ report

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Students at the University of Missouri received an alert late Wednesday morning about an “active threat” on campus. The first alert, sent at 11:23 a.m., reported a threat near Hitt and Locust streets. The @Mizzou twitter account later offered more specifics: a woman was seen walking in the area with a handgun. She was described as an African-American woman in her mid-to-late 20s, standing approximately 5’4″ and weighing 120 pounds, wearing a Mizzou hoodie, brown pants, and […]

  • Man charged with 67-year-old Affton woman’s murder

    AFFTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 23-year-old man Thursday in connection with last month’s murder of a 67-year-old woman. The victim, Joan Furlong, was found stabbed to death in her home in the 8400 block of Hampstead Drive on September 21. Her car, wallet, and cellphone were missing. Furlong’s vehicle was spotted at a nearby gas station. Surveillance video shows the person driving the vehicle attempt to use the victim’s credit card at the […]

  • Suspected thieves’ vehicle catches fire on I-64 while fleeing police

    FRONTENAC, Mo. – Multiple lanes of traffic were closed on eastbound Interstate 64 Wednesday afternoon after a car carrying three suspected shoplifters caught fire. According to Lake St. Louis Police Chief Chris DiGiuseppi, the suspects entered a Victoria’s Secret store in Lake St. Louis just before 12:30 p.m. The suspects fled with approximately $8,000 worth of merchandise without paying for any of it. Lake St. Louis police attempted to stop the vehicle to no avail. The suspects struck a curb […]

  • Four area malls to close on Thanksgiving Day

    ST. LOUIS – Four malls in the greater St. Louis area will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, giving employees a well-deserved day off with their families. CBL Properties, a real estate trust, announced Wednesday the malls they manage in the area would be closed November 23: Mid Rivers Mall; St. Peters,Missouri St. Clair Square; Fairview Heights, Illinois South County Center; south St. Louis County West County Center; Des Peres, Missouri All department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and retailers with exterior […]

  • JCPenney hiring 900 workers in Missouri for holiday season

    ST. LOUIS – As the holiday shopping season approaches, retail giant JCPenney announced plans to hire approximately 40,000 new employees nationwide, 900 across Missouri. The company is looking to fill positions in customer service and support. JCPenney will host its first-ever National Hiring Day on Tuesday, October 17 to help fill these positions across the state and country. Management will conduct in-person interviews at each of their 875 stores and even make offers to perspective candidates on the spot. People […]

  • Dog owner cited after pet attacks, kills another dog

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – A Creve Coeur pet owner was cited after their dog attacked and killed another dog later Monday afternoon. According to Captain Tim Koncki, a spokesman for the Creve Coeur Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Beacon Hill Lane. Police learned the victim dog had been brought to a local veterinarian prior to their arrival. That dog died shortly thereafter. No people were injured in the incident, Koncki said. Officers cited the owner […]

  • Blues sign affiliation agreement with minor league team

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues have signed a five-year affiliation agreement with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL). The official agreement goes into effect for the 2018-19 season. In the meantime, the Blues will share select players with the Rampage, including forwards Sammy Blais, Klim Kostin, and Adam Musil; defensemen Chris Butler and Jordan Schmaltz; and goalie Ville Husso. The Rampage joined the AHL in the 2002-03 season and play in the Pacific Division. […]

  • St. Louis mans pleads guilty to pipe bomb possession

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A St. Louis man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to receiving and possessing a pipe bomb, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce said. According to court documents, the crime occurred between July 20 and July 28 in Madison County, Illinois. The defendant, Paul Owens, solicited a pipe bomb from undercover authorities. Owens specified he wanted the device to be four inches long, with hardened steel caps, filled with black powder, and a […]

  • St. Louis trash truck struck by gunfire

    ST. LOUIS – A garbage truck driver for the City of St. Louis got quite a scare Tuesday morning when someone fired shots at her truck, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to a police spokesperson, the incident occurred around 10 a.m. near the intersection of Shreve and Calvin avenues; that’s in the Penrose neighborhood. The driver was picking up trash in the south alley when she heard gunshots. After realizing her truck was struck, she left the area […]

  • Homicides in St. Louis County up 81 percent

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County has seen a significant increase in homicides from this time last year. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the county recorded 29 homicides as of October 4. That’s up from 16 homicides on the same date one year ago. Aggravated assaults with a firearm are also up year-to-date, 428 to 326; that’s an 11 percent increase from 2016 to 2017.