I write breaking news stories, produce viral videos and manage our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. My team is often the first to confirm a story and alert our audience through our apps, social media and e-mail newsletters. We work with newscast producers to bridge the gap between online and on-air elements.
My work during the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown led to an Emmy for breaking news.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Barnhart man for allegedly binding a dog’s snout and legs together with duct tape and abandoning the animal in a cold ditch. A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said one of their deputies found the dog, a dachshund mix, while on patrol Saturday in the area of Old State Road M and Schneider Road. The dog was cold, malnourished, and possibly suffering from a concussion. The […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Emergency crews responded to a stretch of the Mississippi River near I-270 and Riverview Thursday morning. For the second day in a row, a plane was spotted in the river. The landings are not illegal, but highly unusual, and have caused panic in some people witnessing the event. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX Helicopter captured images of the plane on the tarmac at Parks Airport near East St. Louis, Illinois. The Fire Department’s Marine Task Unit was called […]
FLORISSANT, Mo. – A handgun was found at McCluer High School Tuesday. A statement from Florissant Police says that a student was arrested after the school resource officer located the weapon. This student’s case is being handled by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. A second student was also arrested for trying to hide the gun in a bookbag. That case is being referred to St. Louis County Family Court. Both of the students are juveniles. Police credit the […]
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Students were sent home early from Belleville West High School on Monday after a loaded firearm was found on campus. According to the Belleville Police Department, administrators contacted police around 11:15 a.m. about a student bringing a gun to school. Investigators learned the student brought the gun to school in his book bag. He placed the book bag in his gym locker and went to gym class. The student came back to his locker and discovered his […]
BALLWIN, Mo. – Police arrested a man who was keeping a journal of his crimes. They filled in the last entry for him, “02/06/2019 – Arrested – Muahahahaha.” The Ballwin Police Department’s “Weekly Roundup” report often features quirky crimes committed in the community. This week’s Facebook post is a classic with. Police say they have featured this serial thief in their previous “Weekly Roundup” reports. The suspect was spotted on Wednesday with a backpack full of alcohol clanging down the […]
CLAYTON, Mo. — The jury has returned from their deliberation with a verdict in the murder trial of Trenton Forster. He has been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 shooting death of St. Louis County Officer Blake Snyder. Trenton has been found guilty on all four charges. The counts include murder in the first degree, two counts armed criminal action, and assault on a police officer. This means a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. One hundred […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — An Amber Alert was sent early Thursday morning to announce the abduction of a 5-month-old boy taken by his mother. Festus Police believed she may harm the child. Margaret Reuther, 35, was found a few hours later in south St. Louis. Police say she and the baby are safe. Reuther left a Festus home at around 10pm after getting into argument with the child’s father. Police say she made statements that she was going to harm the child […]
O’FALLON, Mo. – Assumption Catholic School in O’Fallon, Missouri is being shut down because of the flu. The school will be closed Thursday and Friday. The staff will spend the next four days cleaning the school to allow the more than 100 students to get well. A letter was sent home to parents this week after the principal noticed on Monday that there were 72 students and two faculty members were absent. By Tuesday school officials say that number had […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Washington University sent alert to students and staff Wednesday morning about a potential threat to safety at the Danforth Campus. A staff member was robbed at around 7:00 a.m., according to the school’s emergency management website. Taulby Roach, Bi-State Development President Ceo, said crimes of opportunity are truly disappointing. “The reason I’m here and why we are all working so hard is that we’re accountable for all those incidents,” he said. “We want to solve them […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A major announcement for fans of Wizard World Comic-Con. A big name has been added to the list of celebrity guests. Jason Momoa has confirmed he’ll be at the convention’s St. Louis stop in April. The “Aquaman” star will be at America’s Center to take pictures and sign autographs. Momoa is also known for playing Khal Drogo in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Wizard World Comic-Con is April 5 to April 7. Momoa will be […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Talk about sourcing locally! Richard Stone sent us a picture of his latest catch Monday evening. In his Facebook message he wrote, “I caught this at 7pm at the Forest Park Lake. Rainbow trout. Could be a record.” It’s not clear which of the many lakes yielded the big catch. The Missouri Department Of Conservation notes the urban park can, “provide very good winter fishing”.
CAHOKIA, Ill. – Firefighters rescued a family’s pet from fire Sunday afternoon. The Cahokia Volunteer Fire Department says that they were dispatched to a garage fire at around 3:45pm. They found the garage fully engulfed in flames. The smoke and flames extended to a nearby home. The people inside were able to escape. But, the homeowner told firefighters that their family pet dog was still inside. Firefighter Jakob Powell discovered the dog under a couch during a search of the […]