George Sells joined FOX 2 News in July of 2008 as a general assignment reporter and web producer.
George worked briefly the world of the internet at ToastedRav.com here in St. Louis. Prior to that, his reporting career spanned an additional 15 years at News 12 Long Island in suburban New York City, WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, and WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge Louisiana. George has had the privilege of getting several “up-close” looks at history. He covered the attacks of 9-11 in New York City. He’s been in the eye of hurricanes Andrew, Erin, and Ivan. He’s also gotten to interview three former U.S. presidents (Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush) and cover two others. (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush)
More unsettling moments in the news business included being aboard a helicopter that crashed into Lake Malone, Kentucky, and having a shotgun pulled on him by an angry Ku Klux Klansman.
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Blues fans had a lot to cheer about Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center. Not only were the Blues playing the rival Chicago Blackhawks, but today the NHL announced that the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be coming to St. Louis. The game will feature the Blues v. the Blackhawks at Busch Stadium on January 2, 2017. FOX2’s George Sells was at tonight’s game and got fan reaction to the Winter Classic coming to St. Louis. […]
KANSAS CITY, KS (KPLR)-An intense manhunt is underway right now for a Kansas City, Kansas man who police say shot and killed five people in less than nine hours in two states. Police believe Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino , 40, killed four people next door to his home Kansas City home then took off in a red Dodge Ram truck. That truck was found abandoned along I-70 east near New Florence, Missouri at 7:00am Tuesday. Police believe after abandoning the truck, […]
UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – The University City Council held a special meeting Monday night to try and revoke the liquor license of the Social House 2. That effort was successful and the council voted to revoke the businesses liquor license. The restaurant features servers who wear nothing but body paint above the waist. Social House 2 opened in the U-City loop last week. The controversy surround the attire or lack of for servers. Body paint is all they’re wearing […]
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Gunfire rang out Sunday morning in a south city neighborhood. Two people were shot, all in an apparent fit of road rage. The incident occurred just after 3 am when the car with the victims inside was pulling out of Uncle Bill’s Pancakes. A white Impala was pulling into the lot and was clipped by the other vehicle. A witness said an altercation occurred that escalated quickly with three men jumping out of that Impala, and […]
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Voters in five states have headed to the polls today as the races leading up to the presidential conventions roll on. But one site for Kansas republicans was a long way from home in a St. Louis hotel. Saturday basketball fans from Kansas held their GOP caucus in St. Louis. FOX 2’s George Sells tells us why Kansas is taking its election process on the road.
ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – An effort is underway to save an iconic St. Louis University building. A man whose name is on the original building is pitching ideas to save it. The fifteen story building here with its copper roof is the image of SLU Hospital. But with SSM promising a new, more modern facility on Grand, the future of the DesLoge Tower and Chapel is clearly in doubt. And who better to try and save it than someone with the […]
MT. OLIVE, IL (KPLR) – Nearly three years after a tornado tore through the downtown area of Mt. Olive, Illinois, a single building remains in disrepair. And those battling over what to do with it say they are now in limbo. The property, owned by Lisa Scoggins and her husband, was badly damaged in May, 2013 when an EF-2 tornado hit the small Illinois town about an hour northwest of St. Louis. Since then, most of the damaged section of […]
ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A combination of flood plain problems and Stan Kroenke have blood boiling in St. Charles County, and it could lead the council there to file suit against Maryland Heights. At issue is a development moving forward in Maryland Heights in an area along the river that St. Charles officials say interferes with the flood plain. They say continued development along the river on the St. Louis County side is cutting into property values upstream and […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum closes its doors today for big renovations. Organizers say the improvement to the museum inside this facility will be a game changer, but like anything such improvements take time. The museum inside the Memorial will officially close this afternoon, and it will remain shuttered for the next two years. In the meantime the Missouri Historical Society, which operates the History Museum, will be making some very big changes. They plan to […]
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – “Make up your mind!” That’s the message one north St. Louis man is sending to the federal government. His home may be demolished to make way for the massive National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency’s future home. And now, he vows not to eat until they make a decision. The stretch of land in north St. Louis, adjacent to the old Pruitt Igoe housing project, looks barren, but there are still homes there. One of them belongs to Gustavo […]
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The winds are still howling and crews are still scrambling, trying to clean up the mess that began about 7 am Wednesday morning when power poles snapped lines and one of the areas busiest highways to close. From Bommarito Automotive SkyFox you can see what the worst of it looked like. Interstate 270 had to be closed because some of those same power lines fell onto the highway. For close to seven hours […]
WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR) – While snow is likely the first thing you’re thinking of Tuesday night, some major problems could be a result of the howling winds coming in with it. The winds are already picking up tonight, and the idea of major gusts, combined with very wet, heavy snow, is one the folks charged with caring for our power lines don’t really care for. Ameren officials say this system moving in will likely provide a test of the […]