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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  • Man charged with stealing ‘Mein Kampf’ from Collinsville museum

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 30-year-old Collinsville man for allegedly stealing a 90-year-old copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ from the Collinsville Historical Museum. According to Major Rich Wittenauer, a spokesman for the Collinsville Police Department, the theft took place February 21. ‘Mein Kampf’ is the autobiography of former German Chancellor and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The book, described as a special edition copy given to Nazi Party leaders, was printed in Munich, Germany in […]

  • Man charged in The Ville apartment shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 43-year-old man for a shooting in north St. Louis Thursday morning. According to Schron Jackson, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just after 8:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of Cottage Avenue, located in The Ville neighborhood. The shooting happened inside of a home that has been converted into three apartments; one upstairs and two in the basement. Police said the victim, […]

  • Lincoln County man accused of attacking woman with hammer

    TROY, MO (KPLR) – The Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 21-year-old man in a suspected domestic assault case for allegedly using a hammer to attack a 24-year-old woman. According to prosecutors, the incident occurred April 16. The victim told law enforcement she was with Levi Lauck at a family event. She posted a picture of the family event using her Snapchat app, which upset Lauck. The two got into a verbal and physical altercation, she said. The two […]

  • Arch tram rides resume Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Rides to the top of the Gateway Arch restarted Wednesday morning after being closed for several months. Bi-State Development, which runs the Arch tram, stopped the rides in November 2016 for the installation of new tram motors. The work was done in conjunction with the Arch ground renovations. The tram rides will only run in the south leg of the Arch. Rides on the north leg are expected to resume in mid-May.

  • St. Louis to host games for 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awarded St. Louis first and second-round games in the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, as well as the Men’s Division I Wrestling Championship in 2021. Both events will take place inside the Scottrade Center. Scottrade last hosted NCAA Tournament games in 2016. The city also hosted the most recent wrestling championship event. “Anytime you have thousands of people as they visit our city and take into our restaurants and stay […]

  • Infant remains discovered in north county subdivision

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Human remains located in a north county subdivision belong to an infant, the St. Louis County Medical Examiner said Tuesday. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called to Behlman Lake Court on the night of April 15 after people fishing in a lake behind homes discovered the remains. One man said he was fishing at the lake the afternoon of April 14th and […]

  • Man charged in Woodson Terrace shooting

    WOODSON TERRACE, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 28-year-old man in connection with a shooting early Monday morning in Woodson Terrace. According to prosecutors, police got a call about a shooting at a home in the 9300 block of Tutwiler Avenue just after 2 a.m. Police said the victim was shot by another man who then fled the scene. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. The suspect ran to the Dollar General […]

  • Tiger Woods to design golf course near Branson

    RIDGEDALE, MO (KPLR) – Champion golfer Tiger Woods has inked a deal to design a public golf course in southwest Missouri. TGR Design, Woods’ golf course design firm, announced plans for Payne’s Valley at Big Cedar Lodge, located in Ridgedale, along the state border with Arkansas. TGR Design & I are excited to partner with Johnny Morris on our first public golf course @BigCedarLodge. — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 18, 2017 Ridgedale is approximately 10 miles south of Branson. […]

  • Cahokia man charged in Brooklyn death investigation

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 24-year-old Cahokia man in connection with the death of a Madison man earlier this month following a brief police chase. According to Capt. T. Mike Dixon, deputy commander for the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, police in Madison, Illinois found 27-year-old Nicholas Roberts lying in the roadway on Big Bend Road, just east of Illinois Route 203, around 5:15 a.m. on April 9. Roberts, who was […]

  • 21-year-old accused of juvenile sexual assault

    SHILOH, IL (KPLR) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Fairview Heights man for allegedly sexually assaulting a juvenile acquaintance. According to Detective Zachary Green, a spokesman for the Shiloh Police Department, said officers received a report on March 10 from a local hospital about a young female who was treated and released for a suspected sexual assault. The victim told doctors the assault happened March 9 at a parking lot in the 700 block of North […]

  • Former assistant principal jailed for alleged sex crimes

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a former school administrator in the Ferguson-Florissant School District for alleged sex crimes involving a minor. According to the Florissant Police Department, authorities were notified that Walter Collie, a former assistant principal at McCluer North High School, was involved in a sexual relationship with a juvenile student at the school between January and February. Collie, 47, was charged with second-degree statutory sodomy and second-degree rape. He remains in […]

  • Triple shooting in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Three women are recovering at a local hospital after being shot Friday night in south city. According to a police spokesperson, the shooting occurred in the 2800 block of Utah Street, located in the Benton Park West neighborhood. The victims, all in their 20s, were standing on a front porch when the gunman ran out from an alleyway and shot them.