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, Mo. — A car believed to have been used in a bank crashed into a north St. Louis church Wednesday afternoon, leaving a large hole in the building just days before Easter. St. Louis police said the incident unfolded around noon when officers attempted to conduct a vehicle stop. According to witnesses, the suspect sped away as police tried to pull the vehicle over. The driver was speeding in the 5000 block of Maffitt and crashed into the […]
FESTUS, Mo. – A man was shot by an officer after 8am just south of Festus, Missouri. The shooting happened in the 12000 block of Highway TT. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office is investigating the shooting. The officer was not injured during the incident. It is not clear what sparked the shooting. The extent of the man’s injuries are not known at this time. This is a breaking news story. Information is still coming into our newsroom. A FOX 2 […]
CLAYTON, Mo. — The St. Louis County Executive’s senior policy advisor is stepping down amid a federal investigation. Lance LeComb’s one-line resignation letter says, “Due the fact I am pursuing other employment opportunities, please allow this letter to serve as my resignation.” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s chief of staff turned in his resignation Friday. Bill Miller had been by Stenger’s side since December 2017. LeComb had worked for 15 years as the Metropolitan Sewer District’s public information manager. […]
The French have turned to fiction to help them mourn Notre Dame. Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” has become the best-selling book on Amazon France after part of the 856-year-old cathedral was destroyed by a massive fire Monday evening. A different edition of the same novel, known as “Notre-Dame de Paris” or “Our Lady of Paris” in French, is the site’s second best-selling book as of Tuesday afternoon. The 1831 novel tells the love story of a street dancer […]
EAST ST. LOUIS – One person was shot around 11:15 p.m. Monday on 14th Street at Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis. No word on the victim’s condition. Investigators have no suspects or motive. Shooting https://t.co/vrA4cQSdJx — FOX 2 Rogue Runner (@RogueRunnerSTL) April 16, 2019
ST. ANN, MO – Exclusive dashcam video of a St. Ann police officer injured in a crash this morning. The officer is expected to be okay. This makes two St. Ann police officers injured in just three days. Police Chief Aaron Jimenez says the accident Tuesday morning was due to distracted driving. Jimenez has this message for the public. “Put the phone down, hands-free, no texting… Be mindful, not only of police but the traffic on your everyday commute,” said […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A woman is dead after she was beaten in her apartment. The man accused of killing Marcia Johnson, 54, was able to bond out of jail just before the beating. Now, Samuel Lee Scott, 54, has been charged with murder. Marcia was found with a severe head injury on the night of April 9th inside a south city apartment on Wisconsin Avenue that she shared with her husband, Samuel Lee Scott. A family member found Marcia. […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Extreme winds are causing widespread problems all across the region. Thousands are spending the morning in the dark. There are plenty of power outages reported after the recent high winds. Ameren map shows over 30,000 customers out of power this morning. Clean up crews will be very busy once the weather clears. This morning area rain and wind gust that exceeded 50 miles per hour in parts of the St. Louis toppled some trees and resulted […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures dropped from earlier this week. The rest of Friday should be sunny, breezy and cool. Meteorologist Chris Higgins says that temperatures are running 25 to almost 40 degrees colder this morning over this time 24 hours ago. Highs today should be in the 50s to near 60 degrees. The National Weather Service says that there could be snow in the forecast for parts of north and central Missouri this weekend. They say that after a […]
WASHINGTON, Mo. – The residents of Washington, Missouri heard a loud boom Thursday morning. The old Highway 47 Bridge came tumbling down after hundreds of explosives were set off. The old Route 47 Missouri bridge was an iconic part of the community in Washington but on Thursday it came to an impressive ending. The bridge opened in 1936. It was 83 years old when it fell into the Missouri River. The impressive implosion that brought everything to a stand still also […]
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Several police officers were dispatched to Belleville West High School Wednesday morning for a large fight in the cafeteria. A school resource officer asked for backup, prompting the police response. At the time, the school superintendent said he was unaware of any arrests as a result. A Fox 2/KPLR 11 news crew observed at least one person in police custody at the high school. The reason behind the fight was not disclosed.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A man accused of killing a Missouri man and four others in Kansas has died in jail. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says in a Facebook post that they have spoken to officials at the St. Louis Justice Center. They say that Pablo Serrano-Vitorino was found in his cell at around 2:00 a.m. alone and non-responsive. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead an hour later. Pablo Serrano-Vitorino was going to trial in October […]