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.
CREVE COEUR, Mo. – St. Louis County prosecutors charged the husband of a missing woman Friday with second-degree murder in connection with her disappearance. Beau Rothwell, 28, was charged Thursday with tampering with evidence. St. Louis County police are investigating the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Rothwell, as a homicide, although her body hasn’t been found. According to law enforcement, a second-degree charge is generally issued for an intentional murder that lacks premeditation. Court papers show Beau was charged with […]
IMPERIAL, Mo. – Police have five people are in police custody after a chase in Jefferson County. The suspects were allegedly stealing from vehicles and open garages. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says that the suspects nearly struck a deputy. Officers were able to deploy spike strips to stop the suspect’s vehicle. There has been a large police presence near Imperial Main and 61-67 since around 4:00am.
ST. LOUIS – A child has died after being hit by a police vehicle last month. Akeelah Jackson, 12, was critically injured by a St. Louis County Police SUV. She was hit at Halls Ferry Road and Canaan Avenue. A St. Louis County Police Officer driving the SUV that struck Akeelah was placed on administrative leave. Police say the officer’s lights and sirens were not activated when a suspect with questionable vehicle registration was pursued. A data box from the police […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Senate has approved legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard in Illinois. Senator Andy Manar’s office says that inspiration for the bill comes from Carlinville High School students. They presented the idea to him as part of a civics class project. When daylight saving time is in effect, the sun rises and sets one hour later than it normally would. Business interests have long supported the practice of moving clocks ahead by an […]
Information from the St. Louis Cardinals: The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the 2020 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wainwright, 38, will be entering his 16th season with the Cardinals in 2020, the 3rd-most seasons as a pitcher in a Redbirds uniform. Jesse Haines (18 years, 1920-37) and Bob Gibson (17 years, 1959-75) are the only pitchers ahead of him. […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Police shot at a suspect armed with an AR-15 after a short car chase Wednesday in the Penrose neighborhood. The suspect was not injured in the shooting but officers tased the 24-year-old after he resisted arrest. The man was later taken to the hospital where he was checked out. The suspect is now in police custody awaiting charges. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says that the officer-involved shooting happened Wednesday at around 12:20pm. They were […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A cold weather system had people in the Kansas City area wanting more than just a sweater. It also had them reaching for nose plugs. The National Weather Service speculated in a tweet that a cold front that swept into the metro Wednesday night carried farm odors with it and trapped them in the shallow part of the atmosphere. One person responded to the explanation saying, “I thought my dogs tracked in poo from outside! I’m […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — FOX 2 Meteorologist Jaime Travers had a healthy baby girl early Wednesday morning. Her family is welcoming Hazel Ann to the world. Jaime writes in a Facebook post that, ” She’s a big girl with sweet chunky cheeks, 9 lbs 11 oz and 21” long! The first 24 hours have been busy but everything is going well!” There will be another addition to the FOX 2 weather family in 2020. Angela Hutti’s baby is forecasted to […]
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A woman on a walk heard a man yelling for help at around 6:30am in Bicentennial Park this morning and called 911. Firefighters found a man stuck in a tree. The 38-year-old man says he was chased by a dog in the park around 8:00 pm Tuesday night and ran up the tree. Belleville Fire Chief Tom Pour tells FOX 2 that his bent knee became lodged in the tree. Chief Pour is calling it a compression injury. The […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In Tuesday’s local elections Democrats flipped a Missouri state representative seat in west St. Louis County in a special election. Trish Gunby beat Republican Lee Ann Pitman to fill the vacancy left by Republican Jean Evans. Democrats Mike Person and Rasheen Aldridge won two other Missouri House races. With no Republican opposition. In Jennings a half-cent sales tax for a new city hall and community center passed by just one vote. There could be a recount. Prop U […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois state trooper’s Facebook post is going viral but she’s hoping it has as big an impact on distracted drivers and saves lives. The post was seen by well over 200,000 people in 14 hours. Sgt. Tracy Lillard is in charge of social media for the Illinois State Police. She operates two web pages: the state’s and her own Trooper Tracy page. She’s concerned about so many drivers who fail to move over when emergency responders […]
CREVE COEUR, Mo. – A new video provides a glimpse into the life of s former Cardinals baseball player. Stephen Piscotty’s $1.45 million home is now on the market. A realtor has provided FOX 2 with this clip showing the interior and exterior of the home. The Cardinals traded Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics in December 2017 so Piscotty could be closer to his ailing mother while she battled ALS. Gretchen Piscotty passed away in May 2018. The 3,682 square-foot […]