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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  • Daniel Reid

    Body identified as man who was missing for 3 years

    WASHINGTON, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office has successfully identified the body of a man whose remains were located last week in Franklin County. According to Sheriff Steve Pelton, Daniel Reid was reported missing in Washington, Missouri on May 23, 2014. His remains were located February 24 around 2:40 p.m. in the 4600 block of Old Hwy 100. Authorities have not determined the official cause of death. That investigation will continue with assistance from the Washington […]

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    Human remains identified as missing hunter

    CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office identified human remains located nearly 10 days ago just south of Cahokia. According to Captain Bruce Fleshren, Chief of Investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, the remains were identified as 43-year-old Christopher Stasiak. Stasiak was reported missing after he went hunting on January 11. The remains were located February 18 in an area where Stasiak was said to have gone hunting. Volunteers had searched the area for Stasiak […]

  • Antwain Hyche-El

    St. Louis man charged with killing older brother

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 48-year-old man in connection with the murder of his 51-year-old brother. According to police, the shooting took place February 25 just after 12:15 p.m. at a home in the 4300 block of Obear Avenue, located in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. Officers found the victim, Larry Barnes, dead at the scene. Police took his brother, identified as Antwain Hyche-El, into custody. Hyche-El was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal […]

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    St. Charles mother pleads guilty to abuse in child’s death

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A St. Charles woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges tying her to the death of her toddler son in December 2015. According to the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Kathleen Peacock pleaded guilty to child abuse and manufacturing a controlled substance. Peacock will be sentenced in May. She’ll face up to 30 years’ imprisonment. The child’s father, Lucas Barnes, will go to trial in April on the same charges. The child, two-year-old Braydon Peacock, […]

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    Bicyclist killed in accident along Riverfront Trail

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A bicyclist was killed Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle along the Riverfront Trail in north St. Louis. The accident took place just before 5 p.m. in the 10600 block of Riverview Drive. Two cars were also involved in the accident. The bicyclist was attempting to cross the roadway and came into the path of an oncoming car. The driver of that vehicle swerved to avoid the bicyclist, but struck another car and unfortunately […]

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    Investigators determine Bogey Hills Country Club fire was not arson

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Investigators have determined the fire at Bogey Hills Country Club was not the result of arson. According to Central County Fire & Rescue, a three-alarm fire destroyed the historic 36,000 square-foot clubhouse just before midnight on Thursday, February 16. No one was injured in the fire. Local authorities requested the assistance of the ATF National Response Team to help with the investigation and to make sure there was no criminal intent behind the blaze. The […]

  • Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr. used multiple aliases online. Photo taken from one of those alias social media accounts.

    Missouri man charged with plotting terror attack, supporting ISIS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KPLR) – A 25-year-old former U.S. Army soldier was charged over the weekend with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. According to prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, and the FBI, Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr. was arrested February 17 following a months-long investigation. The 24-page indictment alleges Hester was in contact with undercover FBI employees and thought he was helping them plan and eventually execute […]

  • Dexter Fowler

    Cardinals player Dexter Fowler disappointed over President Trump’s travel ban

    JUPITER, FL (KPLR) – St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler said he’s disappointed with President Donald Trump’s push to institute a travel ban because of how it could affect his own family. Fowler’s wife, Darya Baghbani, was born in Iran, one of seven Muslim-majority countries on the travel ban list. ESPN reported Fowler and Baghbani planned on bringing their daughter to see relatives in Iran, but have reconsidered their travel options due to the ban. “It’s huge. Especially anytime you’re […]

  • Edward Williams

    Registered sex offender charged with sexual assault of minor

    CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 41-year-old Alorton man in connection with the sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl. According to Captain Dennis Plew, deputy chief of the Cahokia Police Department, officers were called to assist an ambulance service in the 3600 block of Falling Springs Road regarding a possible incident of sexual abuse. Officers took a suspect into custody a short time later, Plew said. Investigators said the suspect, Edward Williams, was […]

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    Nerinx Hall denies creation of student LGBTQ club

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR) – The president of Nerinx Hall Catholic High School admitted Tuesday he misunderstood the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ position on the formation of LGBTQ clubs in Catholic schools, sparking backlash from alumni. The confusion started after students at the all-girls high school asked—and were denied—permission to start a gay-straight alliance club. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, an alumna reached out to school president John Gabriel, who responded with an email claiming the archdiocese does not allow […]

  • Tyler Gebhard

    St. Louis County officer justified in shooting intruder – Report

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – An investigation from the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office determined an off-duty police officer was justified in fatally shooting a home intruder last July. The shooting took place July 9 around 5:25 p.m. in the 10000 block of Lakeside Drive in Lakeshire, located just south of Affton. Tyler Gebhard, 20, was shot after throwing a concrete planter through the backdoor windows and walking into the home. According to the prosecuting attorney’s report, Gebhard […]

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    Couple charged after six-year-old shot, killed in apartment

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 27-year-old woman and her boyfriend face charges following the shooting death of the woman’s six-year-old daughter. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, prosecutors charged Ebony Jones and 31-year-old Jeramee Ramey with second-degree involuntary manslaughter and three counts of child endangerment. The shooting took place just after 1:30 a.m. Monday in a home on Minnie Avenue, that’s in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. The victim, identified as Mi’Kenzie Bostic, was found on […]