New Orleans native. Loyola University New Orleans graduate (Class of 2002). Worked in TV news since August 2003. Moved to St. Louis in February 2008. Avid dog lover. Writer of short sentences.

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  • Chesterfield masseur accused of sex abuse of client

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 69-year-old masseur for having inappropriate sexual contact with a client. According to the Chesterfield Police Department, the incident occurred January 29, 2019 at Performance Pilates on North Outer Forty Road. Nobs, of Creve Coeur, was charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse. He’s being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond. Police are asking anyone who may be a victim to contact the Chesterfield Detective Bureau at 636-537-3000.

  • Parking lot dispute at Jefferson County Walmart leads to shot being fired

    ARNOLD, Mo. – An argument over one driver’s etiquette in a Walmart parking lot led to a physical confrontation and, ultimately, a gun being pulled and a shot fired. According to Detective Lt. Clinton Wooldridge, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, the incident happened around 12:45 p.m. outside the Walmart Supercenter along Jeffco Boulevard. Police learned a 53-year-old Arnold man was driving in the middle of a parking lane, angering a 47-year-old Pevely man who was in his own […]

  • Police search for missing Clinton County, Illinois woman

    TRENTON, Ill. – Police in a Clinton County town are asking for the public’s help in locating a 32-year-old woman disappeared more than two weeks ago. According to a spokesperson for the Trenton Police Department, Alyssa Leyden was last seen by her parents on April 8. She was wearing black capri pants, a black shirt, and a black hoodie. Leyden is known to frequent Belleville, Caseyville, Collinsville, Freeburg, New Athens, and O’Fallon. Anyone with information on Leyden’s whereabouts is asked […]

  • O’Fallon, Ill. man charged in wife’s burning death

    O’FALLON, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an O’Fallon man Wednesday for the murder of his wife. Andrew McKissick is accused of killing his wife, Sherry Billups, and torching her car on Monday, April 22, less than a mile from their home. McKissick was arrested late Monday evening in Memphis, Tennessee. He was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated arson, and aggravated battery. The murder took place just before 7:25 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Obernuefemann […]

  • Cardinals activate Harrison Bader from injured list

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have activated outfield Harrison Bader from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Bader was sent to the injured list on April 17 for a right hamstring strain but it was backdated to April 14. In 13 games this season, Bader was batting .179 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. The Cardinals optioned pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon to Memphis (AAA) to make room for Bader.

  • 29-year-old found shot to death in Madison; Major Case Squad activated

    MADISON, Ill. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated Wednesday to help Madison police investigate a homicide. According to a spokesperson with the Madison Police Department, the crime occurred before 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of 3rd Street. Officers arrived to find a 29-year-old man lying on the sidewalk. He’d been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the name of the victim, pending notification of family […]

  • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis supports “Grow an Extra Row”

    ST. LOUIS – Grow an Extra Row is tied to Community Health Needs Assessment in St. Charles County to reduce the percentage of obese citizens in the next 3 years. That community assessment, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, determined more than 36 percent of adults in St. Charles County are considered obese. Obesity is linked to major chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and stroke. SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis […]

  • Officer-involved shooting at Ladue Crossing Shopping Center

    LADUE, Mo. – St. Louis County police were called to assist Ladue police with an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon at the Ladue Crossing Shopping Center. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. It’s unclear where in the shopping center the shooting occurred. However, police had crime scene tape up outside the St. Luke’s Urgent Care. Ladue police confirmed St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons and Crime Scene Unit were on the scene. The entrance to the shopping center was […]

  • What will happen to the large, dead hog that tied up traffic near Forest Park?

    ST. LOUIS – A large hog that fell from a livestock truck Monday night on Interstate 64 and was struck and killed by a vehicle was finally removed from the roadway the following afternoon. According to St. Louis police, the hog fell off the truck around 9 p.m. around in the eastbound lanes of I-64 before Hampton Avenue. Police notified the Missouri Department of Transportation to remove the animal carcass. However, the hog weighed over 700 pounds, so the overnight […]

  • Olympic Trials for US Gymnastics Team coming to St. Louis in 2020

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis will host the US Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics in 2020. The team trials will be held at the Enterprise Center June 25 through June 28, 2020. The St. Louis Sports Commission will serve as the host organization for the four-day competition. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will take place at America’s Center during the team trials. The competition schedule is as follows: Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. – Men’s Gymnastics […]

  • Elderly man pistol-whipped in home burglary

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are looking for a man who pistol-whipped an elderly man inside his own living room during a home burglary. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the robbery took place just after 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in the 3600 block of Lafayette Avenue, located in the Tiffany neighborhood. The 79-year-old victim told police he was on his porch when a masked assailant approached him and […]

  • Major Case Squad investigating murder of teenager in Dellwood

    DELLWOOD, Mo. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated Monday morning to assist with a murder investigation. According to Capt. John Romas, a spokesman for the Major Case Squad, the murder took place Sunday, April 21, just after 9:50 p.m. in the 1700 block of Cargill Drive. Officers with the North County Police Cooperative found a 15-year-old inside a home suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital but could not […]

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