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 CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson made a big announcement Tuesday involving expansion at Bayer a St. Louis agricultural company. He said that around 500 jobs are being relocated to the Creve Coeur location. Those jobs pay an average of $110,000. There will also be a capital investment of $164 million. Officials say the state was competing with others for these jobs. There were $27 million in state economic incentives to help lure the new jobs to Missouri. […]
PEOTONE TOWNSHIP, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking their Facebook fans to verify the name of a lagoon located in northern Illinois. A Google Maps search result shows Def Leppard Lagoon located along Rock Creek in Peotone Township, Illinois. “We were double-checking a location on the map and stumbled across this interesting place name, southwest of Peotone. Does anyone have a Photograph of this or is the map just Foolin’? Def Leppard,” writes the Illinois Department of Transportation. […]
KING CITY, Ont. – Blues Captain Alex Pietrangelo’s day with the Stanley Cup “broke the internet.” It started with a round of golf, then he introduced his triplet to the trophy, and ended with him serving pasta out of the cup to his extended family. Pictures of his children, Evelyn, Oliver, and Theodore, with the cup is melting hearts across social media with thousands of reactions. They turn one-year-old next week. Evelyn, Oliver and Theodore are really excited about what […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The beer section may appear to have the Blues. That’s because Anheuser-Busch Is now delivering its special brew to honor the St. Louis Blues for winning the Stanley Cup. The new “Gloria” brew will be in most area grocery stores today. So what’s the difference between regular Bud Light and the Gloria Bud Light? This batch got to listen to the blues’ rally song 24/7 through the brewing process. When you go to @SchnuckMarkets and there’s […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A running shootout with police on the streets of St. Louis left a suspect wounded Thursday afternoon, police said. The suspect was taken into custody and being treated at a St. Louis hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and hand. No officers were wounded. The foot chase began around noon near the 4100 block of Shreve in St. Louis. However, the incident actually started about three miles away at Spring and Dr. King. St. Louis […]
St. Francois County, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a pickup truck and a carriage. Both vehicles were traveling north on Highway OO. The accident happened at around 6:30am on Highway OO south of Highway DD in St Francois County. The truck struck the rear of the buggy. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter flew over the area at around 9:00am. The investigation into the crash was still active then. There were several people in […]
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Chesterfield Police had an “active shooter” response Tuesday afternoon between 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm at the St. Louis Premium Outlets mall in Chesterfield. The mall was closed and placed on lockdown. There were no injuries. At least five shots were fired, police said. It happened in the general area of the central plaza courtyard and the north side parking lot, facing I-64/Hwy. 40. Police sealed the parking lot exits and entrances, then went store to store looking […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two men have been taken into police custody after five people were shot and killed Saturday in north St. Louis County this weekend. Police are still asking the public for tips in this investigation. Call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 to speak to investigators if you have any information. To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477). Twenty-five shootings recorded, including five people found murdered Saturday inside an […]
A pack of dogs mauled a man to death as he walked through a wooded area in Florida, police said. Melvin Olds Jr., 45, was attacked Thursday after he took a shortcut to get home near Lake Placid. His body was found the same day with more than 100 dog bites, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. The county’s animal services have set up traps in the area for dogs that may have been involved in the attack. Six […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Creve Coeur Camera is closing their final store and taking the business in another direction. The local chain of photography stores had eight locations in 2017. They tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that they have been shuttering shops because of competition from Amazon an other online retailers. The last store will be holding a going out of business sale this week. You can stop by their lone location this week at 12747 Olive Blvd in west […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Officer Michael Langsdorf will be laid to rest this morning after tragically losing his life in the line of duty. This will be the final goodbye after visitation was held just Sunday. You can see live coverage of the procession and funeral online and on-air on FOX 2. The visitation for fallen North County Police Cooperative Officer Michael Langsdorf lasted several hours on Sunday and at times included a line wrapped around the Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – A manhunt shut down I-255 near I-64 in Collinsville Sunday morning. Illinois State Police have confirmed the suspect is now in custody. I-255 reopened Sunday afternoon after Police completed gathering evidence . Illinois State Police have confirmed that the suspect shot at two ISP troopers. The troopers were in separate cars and both cars were struck. The troopers were not injured. Illinois State police released the following information about the incident: At approximately 6:03 A.M. Illinois State Police […]