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. PETERS, Mo. – Missouri’s first Amazon fulfillment center opened this week in St. Peters. St. Louis Blues mascot Louie and a Budweiser Clydesdale were there to help welcome new employees on an orange carpet. There will be over 1,500 full-time workers who will eventually work at the facility. Amazon says that they’re still looking to fill positions at the robotics fulfillment center. The facility is located in the Premier 370 Business Park at Highway 370 and Truman Road. Their minimum […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier will now be run by the Abel family. They’re the same people that own another St. Louis candy company, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate. They assumed all operations in July. The announcement was made Monday but the deal had been in the works for months. Tim Fogerty, the former CEO of Bissinger’s, said he’s leaving the business to focus on the 23 City Blocks hospitality business. They run local venues like The Caramel Room, Lumen […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Bus riders in Missouri and Illinois should be prepared to wait. Metro reports that they’re getting an unusually high amount of drivers calling into work sick today. They’re warning riders that their commutes will likely be longer. Metro is assigning other employees to drive MetroBus vehicles. They still do not have enough drivers to provide on-time service to all routes. Customers with questions about their buses can call Metro Transit Information (314-231-2345), text (314-207-9786) or web […]
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 […]