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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  • Clayton-based attorney says, previous sex offender monitoring requirements are unconstitutional

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – A new law designed to keep track of registered sex offenders in Missouri is now on hold. A recent court ruling requires the state to at least temporarily remove GPS monitoring device from those offenders. Clayton-based attorney Matt Fry said that this is a necessary change since the previous security requirements that went into effect back in January of this year were unconstitutional. His clients and several hundred other registered Missouri sex offenders had been […]

  • Shots fired at Chuck E. Cheese after birthday party

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KPLR) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Cahokia man for allegedly firing a weapon in a Chuck E. Cheese parking lot following his son’s birthday. According to the Fairview Heights Police Department, the incident occurred May 20 at 10:10 p.m. in the Crossroads Centre in the 10800 block of Lincoln Trail. When officers arrived at the scene, witnesses reported the father of a boy celebrating his birthday got into an argument with another man […]

  • Pair arrested for Clayton MetroLink armed robbery

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Two men are in custody after robbing a person at gunpoint on the platform at the Clayton MetroLink Station, the St. Louis County Police Department said Thursday. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, the robbery occurred just after 1 p.m. at the station, located in the 200 block of South Central Avenue. The victim said he was confronted by two men on the platform. One of the suspects produced a handgun and took money […]

  • Hillsboro schools on lockdown as police search for fugitive

    HILLSBORO, MO (KPLR) – The Hillsboro R-3 School District was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon as authorities conduct a manhunt for a fugitive. According to Dr. Aaron Cornman, superintendent of the school district, police indicated the incident happened about one mile from the schools, near the Dollar General and the bank off Highway B. Police were responding to a burglary just before 1:10 p.m. and trailed the suspect to a gas station. Officers took the suspect into custody and placed […]

  • 12-year-old shot in chest in north city neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A boy was rushed to a local hospital after being shot in the chest Wednesday afternoon, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. The shooting took place just after 4:55 p.m. in a home in the 5900 block of Lalite Avenue, located in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. Police said a group of children were in a room together when the shooting occurred. The victim was said to be conscious and breathing when he was taken […]

  • Body of missing Florissant woman found in Mississippi River

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The body of a missing woman was found floating in the Mississippi River over the weekend. According to Madison Police Chief Chris Burns, 20-year-old Gift Kamau of Florissant was reported missing on March 30 after her car was found abandoned in Madison, Illinois. Her body was located May 13 around 12:15 a.m. near Gasconade Street. The St. Louis Medical Examiner’s Office was only able to identity Kamau via dental records. Burns said investigators believe Kamau committed […]

  • Rompers for men are now a thing (and yes, it’s as bad as it sounds)

    Rompers are essentially one-piece jumpers, usually worn by kids or women. But apparently some men are feeling left out. And those men want their own rompers so very much they’ve created them and are raising money in a Kickstarter to sell them. It’s called the original “RompHim,” according to the sales campaign. The garment was designed by a group of business school friends who decided to try to bring something new to menswear. “Turn heads and break hearts when you […]

  • Double shooting in north city leaves one dead

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – One man is dead and another seriously injured in a triple shooting Tuesday night in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood in north St. Louis. The shooting took place around 7:25 p.m. in the 2500 block of Hodiamont Avenue. Police said this was the same area where a drive-by shooting occurred the night prior.

  • Swansea police investigate report of child fondling

    SWANSEA, IL (KPLR) – Detectives with the Swansea Police Department are investigating a report that an eight-year-old girl was groped by an adult over the weekend. According to Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson, the incident happened Sunday around 5:30 p.m. near Fullerton and Old Fullerton roads. The eight-year-old told her guardian that a man came up to her from behind, grabbed her mouth, and inappropriately touched her over her clothes. The man then ran towards the nearby Metro station. The […]

  • East Alton man charged in standoff

    EAST ALTON, IL (KPLR) – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an East Alton man Tuesday in connection with a four-hour standoff over the weekend. The standoff took place at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night when East Alton police received a call for shots fired in the 400 block of Wood River Avenue. When police responded, a person in the home fired several shots at officers. Nobody was injured at the time. Police tried to make contact with the […]

  • Overturned tanker on I-270 ramp to Route 3; driver injured

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – An ethanol tanker overturned on the exit ramp from Interstate 270 to Illinois Route 3 on Monday. According to Master Sgt. Mike Link of the Illinois State Police, the driver was rushed to a St. Louis-area hospital with serious injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The ramp from eastbound I-270 to northbound Route 3 was closed, as well as the ramp from Route 3 northbound to I-270 eastbound.

  • Bank of America robbed in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Investigators with the St. Charles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who robbed a local Bank of America branch Monday afternoon. According to Lt. David Senter, a police spokesman, the robbery occurred just after 2:25 p.m. in the 1300 block of So. 5th Street. The suspect walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller declaring a robbery, Senter said. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount […]