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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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    Elderly man kills senior housing manager over missing money

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 79-year-old resident at an apartment complex for the elderly shot and killed an assistant manager over accusations of theft, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the shooting occurred around 1 p.m. at the Lafayette Towne senior housing complex, located in the 1400 block of Ohio Avenue. Homicide detectives said the suspect had complained the victim was stealing money from his apartment. The elderly man was […]

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    Police launch child abuse investigation over infant’s death

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has launched a child abuse investigation following the death of a three-month-old. According to Leah Freeman, a police spokeswoman, police were called to a local hospital after the child was pronounced dead. First responders were called to the 3900 block of S. Grand Boulevard just after 5 a.m. Wednesday. Police would not discuss the nature of the initial call. As of late Wednesday, child abuse detectives were waiting on autopsy results […]

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    Victim in downtown shooting dies at hospital; suspect at large

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 29-year-old man who was shot over the weekend in downtown St. Louis has died. According to Leah Freeman, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred January 14 around 11:35 a.m. in the 1600 block of Pine Street. A witness told police she was at the residence with a friend, identified as Phabion Harshaw, after her boyfriend became abusive with her. The boyfriend allegedly came back to the residence to retrieve […]

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    Duo arrested for burglary in Pacific

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for allegedly breaking into a Pacific residence over the weekend. According to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton, deputies were called to a home in the 6400 block of Highway O around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 15. The homeowner told deputies he had a surveillance system set up and recorded images of the suspects and the car they were driving. The homeowner posted those images on Facebook to […]

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    Man charged with burning vehicle outside Franklin County post office

    UNION, MO (KPLR) – A 39-year-old Washington, Missouri man was charged Tuesday for allegedly setting fire and abandoning a vehicle in a post office parking lot. According to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton, the incident occurred January 10 around 8:20 a.m. Deputies were called to the Lonedell Post Office on Highway 30 to assist the St. Clair Fire Department with a car fire in the parking lot. Investigators identified two people of interest in short order, Pelton said. On Friday […]

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    Former doctor’s office manager sentenced for embezzlement

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – A 61-year-old Belleville man was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for embezzling funds from his employer’s medical practice, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce said Tuesday. According to court documents, Jerry Akin worked as a manager for a local doctor’s office from late 2009 to March 2014. Akin used company credit cards for personal purchases, including Cardinals season tickets, concert tickets, medical bills, and personal travel […]

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    Police locate missing 12-year-old; girl brought to hospital

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police shocked the family of a missing 12-year-old girl by saying they’d found the child late Friday night. The girl vanished Wednesday morning while walking to a bus stop. Police said they found her around 10:30 p.m. on the second floor of a vacant building in the 5300 block of Terry in north St. Louis. She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for an undisclosed trauma. Lt. Perri Johnson of the St. […]

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    12-year-old vanishes on her way to school bus stop – Police

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Investigators with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a 12-year-old who vanished Wednesday morning while walking to a bus stop. According to Leah Freeman, a police spokeswoman, Shonta Taylor said her daughter, Kameil, left their home in the 5300 block of Labadie at 6:10 a.m. to walk to the bus stop. Shonta said Kameil typically walks to Abner and Terry where she meets a friend to walk to the […]

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    Tanker overturns on Route 3 in Waterloo, Illinois

    WATERLOO, IL (KPLR) – A tanker truck overturned on Route 3 in Waterloo Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred on Route 3 at S. Library Street. It’s unknown if the tanker was hauling anything.

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    Missouri and Illinois issue travel advisories ahead of ice storm

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – State law enforcement agencies and transportation departments in Missouri and Illinois have issued winter weather travel advisories ahead of the expected ice storm. An approaching frontal system drops through St. Louis on Thursday. Fox 2/KPLR 11 meteorologists are expecting scattered rain showers and plummeting temperatures. With colder, below freezing temps returning Thursday night, the concern quickly becomes significant ice accumulation due to freezing rain. This storm system has a nice amount of moisture to work with, […]

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    Slain suspect in officer-involved shooting identified; charges filed

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Investigators have identified the man shot dead by police Monday after pointing a gun at officers following a brief pursuit. Charges have also been filed against one of the occupants of the suspect vehicle, which had been stolen days earlier. According to a spokesperson with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred around 1 p.m. in the 4500 block of Page Boulevard. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said two officers were patrolling the […]

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    Villa Ridge man accused of attacking girlfriend, ramming her vehicle off Highway 100

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A domestic violence incident that began in a Franklin County trailer park ended with a dangerous chase on Highway 100. According to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton, deputies were called to the Victoria Garden Mobile Home Park just outside Pacific on the morning of Monday, January 9. Deputies learned a woman there had been assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as 25-year-old Jesse Ahern. The woman drove away in a car, but Ahern chased her down […]