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.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — St. Louis County police say 3-year-old Rodney March III was home with his parents Thursday when he found an unsecured and loaded gun in the bedroom and accidentally shot himself. And despite the best efforts of police, the child didn’t make it. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. at the Laurel Apartment complex at Lucas and Hunt and Jacobi. The child’s […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A 19-year-old accused of raping several girls is now under arrest. He turned himself in at the St. Louis County Justice Center late Wednesday night. Earlier this summer, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Dominic Yocco with four counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of third-degree assault, and one count of first-degree statutory rape. The incidents were said to have taken place between November 17, 2016 and July […]
ST. LOUIS – We now know the list of applicants for medical marijuana-related businesses in Missouri. The state released a list this week and FOX 2 has been compiling the data into a map. Richard Rodriguez is the principal owner of GreenRx LLC. He is also the owner of Yaqui’s on Cherokee St., a family-owned restaurant. He’s filed an application with the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary across from his south St. Louis business. “We’re ready to go,” […]
EAST CARONDELET, Ill. – First responders are at the scene of a train derailment in the 4400 block of Carondelet Avenue near Dupo, Illinois. Video from Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter shows a train collision. There is a fire at the scene of the crash. There are also flames spreading on top of the water in a nearby creek. This is a statement from Union Pacific: “Around 12:45 p.m., a derailment occurred in Union Pacific’s Dupo Yard near Carondelet Avenue between […]
SHILOH, Ill. — Shiloh police were at Whiteside Middle School Thursday morning after being notified of a possible threat posted to social media. According to police, the staff at Whiteside School District 115 alerted law enforcement to the threat around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators ultimately determined that no threat had ever been made against Whiteside Middle School. Instead, an altercation between two juveniles took place on school grounds on the evening of Tuesday, September 3. During that altercation, a threat […]
EUREKA, Mo. – Police say that a false alarm triggered a school lockdown this morning. Several Eureka High School students were evacuated as officers checked the building. A statement the Rockwood School District says: Late this morning at Eureka High School we experienced a false intruder alert. After a pre-recorded announcement went out over the intercom, students and staff responded appropriately, according to their training and protocol. People in classrooms sheltered in place and those in common areas evacuated the […]
CLAYTON, MO – The man shot and killed by a Richmond Heights Police Officer has been identified. St. Louis County Police say that Terry J. Tillman, 23, of St. Louis died after a police chase on foot from near the Galleria Mall Saturday afternoon. The chase happened at around 3:00 pm after a 50-year-old Richmond Heights Officer saw Tillman with a magazine from a handgun sticking out of his waistband. He told him that the mall has a zero-tolerance policy […]
SWANSEA, Ill. – A St. Louis area police chief is reflecting on why he is in law enforcement before attending Illinois State Troper Nicholas Hopkins funeral. Swansea Police Chief Steve Johnson writes that he put on a badge, “Because I want to help people.” Johnson shared this essay to the Swansea Police Department’s Facebook page late Saturday night: The night before a PEACE Officer’s funeral. I am writing this the night before Illinois State Police Trooper Nick Hopkins’ funeral. We […]
WATERLOO, Ill. – Thousands of people lined the streets of Waterloo, Illinois for the burial of a hometown hero. A funeral procession went from Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins former high school to the cemetery. Hopkins’ funeral was today at 10:00 am at Waterloo High School. His brother and wife were among the people who spoke to the audience of family members, Illinois State Police, and many people from his hometown. You can see the entire funeral here. Hopkins, 33, […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a double murder in south city that left two women dead. The shooting took place just before noon at an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Michigan Avenue. Police said a person flagged down an officer and told the officer that shots had been fired. Police rushed there and found two women shot. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Food & Wine Magazine has named Lion’s Choice as the best fast-food restaurant in the state of Missouri. An article posted Tuesday lists their picks for the best for each state in the nation. This is what the magazine had to say about Lion’s Choice. The chain of restaurants can only be found near St. Louis. “We’ll get to those classic roast beef sandwiches, some of the best you’ll find at a fast-food joint, and to the little […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Farmer’s Almanac says to expect colder than average temperatures this winter. Experts also predict above-normal winter precipitation as well. They say the Northeast, Great Plains, Midwest, and The Great Lakes are expected to bemost heavily impacted by both the cold and the snow. The Farmer’s Almanac says the coldest part of winter should hit towards the end of January and last through the first part of February. FOX 2’s Glenn Zimmerman just issued his long-range fall forecast. […]