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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  • He left politics to treat his PTSD. His new mission? Helping fellow vets

    Last fall, Jason Kander was considered a rising star in the Democratic party. The U.S. Army combat veteran had served as Missouri’s Secretary of State, nearly beaten a Republican incumbent for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016 and was the front-runner in the race for Kansas City mayor. There was even talk of him running for president. But Kander made headlines when he suddenly dropped out of the race to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. In a public letter […]

  • A father’s plea to a killer: Tell us where our daughter’s remains are

    At a courthouse thousands of miles from his home in China, a father pleaded with a killer to tell him where his daughter’s body was last placed. Brendt Christensen, 30, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the kidnapping and killing two years ago of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang. Her remains were never found. “Now that the trial is over, and the jury has made its decision, we ask the defendant to unconditionally tell us what he knows about Yingying’s […]

  • Suspect in Ferguson meat market shooting identified

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 21-year-old Thursday suspected of shooting and killing a man outside a Ferguson meat market earlier this week. The shooting happened just before 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Sam’s Meat Market on W. Florissant Avenue. Police said the victim and suspect got into an argument inside the business and then walked outside into the parking lot. The two got into a fight and one of the men pulled […]

  • Alton man accused of stabbing his brother

    ALTON, Ill. – A fight between two adult brothers led to one of the men stabbing the other, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office said. According to Captain David Vucich, chief of investigations for the sheriff’s office, deputies were called to a home in the 4400 block of Thatcher Drive around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday for a disturbance. Deputies arrived at the residence and found a man had been stabbed during a physical altercation. The victim was taken to a St. Louis-area […]

  • Two in custody following car chase from St. Louis city to county

    ST. LOUIS – Two people were arrested Thursday afternoon following a brief pursuit that began in north St. Louis City and ended in Hazelwood. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident began around 1 p.m. when police in a marked patrol car attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle that may have been connected to a burglary case. The vehicle would not stop and the driver attempted to flee […]

  • Maryville, Ill. man charged in child porn investigation

    MARYVILLE, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 54-year-old Maryville man Wednesday for alleged possession and distribution of child pornography. According to Captain David Vucich, chief of investigations for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received information about child pornography being distributed online via social media. The sheriff’s office launched an investigation and obtained a search warrant for a residence in Maryville after tracing the origin of the illicit material. Deputies went to the home of Jeffrey […]

  • Granite City man sentenced on child porn charges

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A 32-year-old Granite City, Illinois man will spend the next 20 years in federal prison for downloading child pornography and destroying evidence, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven Weinhoeft said. According to court documents, David Hogue was initially charged in February 2017 with one count of receiving child pornography after the FBI traced an IP address that was sharing the illicit material back to Hogue’s house. At the time, Hogue was released on pretrial […]

  • Chesterfield man charged in I-64 road rage shooting

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 55-year-old Chesterfield man for allegedly opening fire at a car during a road rage incident on Interstate 64. According to Chief James Cavins, Town and Country Police Department, the shooting took place Monday, July 15, just before 6:50 p.m. on westbound I-64 near the S. Mason Road overpass. Witnesses told police a person in a white Chevy pick-up fired several shots at a passenger car. Police […]

  • Sen. Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt. The delay presents another hurdle in the dramatic fight to secure funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s continued reassurances that the fund would be fully funded. After comedian and fund advocate Jon Stewart gave emotional […]

  • Investigators looking for three persons of interest following East St. Louis homicide

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Investigators with the East St. Louis Police Department and Illinois State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating three persons of interest tied to a murder outside a liquor store. According to Master Sgt. Elbert Jennings, Illinois State Police, the murder took place Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. outside Haymore’s Liquor Store on N. 15th Street. East St. Louis police went to the liquor store for calls of shots fired at that […]

  • Man shot and killed outside Ferguson market, police investigating

    FERGUSON, Mo. – One man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon outside a market in Ferguson. The shooting occurred before 3:50 p.m. at Sam’s Meat Market on W. Florissant Avenue. A verbal altercation between two people led to the shooting. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later. Police said the suspect was still on the loose. Fox 2/News 11 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

  • Suspects in murder cases escape, steal a car, lead officers on a pursuit

    TROY, Mo. – Two inmates from the Lincoln County Jail escaped Monday evening, stole a car, and led officers on a pursuit. Troy Officers were called to the 300 Block of Dunn Lane for a report of a carjacking at 8:30 p.m. According to police, the victim says two men walked down Dunn towards his home as he was backing out of his driveway. The men ordered the victim to drive them to the city but the victim refused. Both […]

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