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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.

Recent Articles
  • Former St. Louis officer accused of stealing suspect’s phone from evidence

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a former city police officer with stealing a woman’s cellphone after she was booked at an area patrol station. According to court documents, the theft is said to have occurred January 21 at the South Patrol Police Station in the 3500 block of Sublette Avenue. The victim had previously been taken into custody for an outstanding traffic warrant. When she was released from custody, her property was returned to her […]

  • Man sentenced for shooting at Dupo police officer

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – An Illinois man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in Illinois prison for trying to shoot a Dupo police officer in May 2017. According to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office, the incident occurred in the early morning hours of May 3, 2017. Dupo police had been dispatched to the 300 block of Stone Street for a report of suspicious individuals. When police arrived at the scene, they saw a man running away from a residence. […]

  • Overnight house fire in Collinsville deemed ‘suspicious’

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire in Collinsville after the residence caught fire for the second time in more than a month. According to a spokesperson for the Collinsville Fire Department, the fire occurred before 3 a.m. in the 300 block of Bethel Road. Firefighters arrived to find the home fully engulfed. The house was unoccupied and was in the process of being demolished after a previous fire on January 16. The cause […]

  • Florida man charged with throwing toilet at East St. Louis Board of Education

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 36-year-old Florida man with criminal damage for allegedly throwing a toilet through the window of the East St. Louis Board of Education building. According to a spokesperson for the East Saint Louis Police Department, the incident unfolded February 15 at the District 189 office on 10th and State streets. Officers learned the suspect, identified as Dave Toliver, carried an old toilet to the board office and […]

  • Webster Groves police share photos of strange crash, warn drivers about bad weather

    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – Officers with the Webster Groves Police Department are warning the public about exercising caution while driving by sharing a few pictures of a unique accident that occurred earlier Tuesday. According to the department’s Facebook page, the accident took place on Plymouth Avenue and involved a single vehicle. The vehicle got stuck on the cables used to support a wooden utility pole. Webster Groves police posted the following: Today Officers responded to Plymouth Avenue for a single […]

  • Dog put down by St. Louis County Animal Control did not have rabies

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri health officials confirmed Tuesday that a dog rescued more than a week ago and later euthanized after biting a vet tech did not have rabies. A postal worker found a dog collapsed in an alleyway between two St. Louis City homes on February 8 and contacted Stray Rescue. Stray Rescue picked the dog up and took her a clinic in St. Louis County called Veterinary Specialty Services. The dog, given the name “Faust, had […]

  • Hazelwood man charged with statutory rape of 15-year-old

    TROY, Mo. – The Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Hazelwood man for allegedly having sex with an underage minor last summer. In August 2018, the sheriff’s office began investigating a sex crime involving a 15-year-old victim. She told detectives she met 22-year-old Marlon Luckett on a social media site earlier that summer. The 15-year-old said Luckett drove to her home in Lincoln County in June 2018, raped her, and gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Authorities spent months […]

  • Couple in their 60s carjacked while loading groceries in Schnucks parking lot

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating a carjacking that took place at a south county Schnucks store. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a county police spokesman, the incident occurred around 10:55 a.m. in the parking lot at Schnucks located at 4333 Butler Hill Road. The victims, a man and woman in their 60s, were getting ready to leave the store when the suspect approached their car with a gun and demanded […]

  • Steve Miller Band, Marty Stuart to perform in Alton this summer

    ALTON, Ill. – Fly like an eagle to the Alton riverfront this summer as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Steve Miller Band comes to town. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will join the fun in a concert billed as “Classic Rock Meets Classic Country.” Tickets go on sale at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February 22 at the Alton Visitor Center, LibertyBankAmphitheater.com, and through all Metrotix outlets. VIP tickets will be $150 per person, reserved tickets are $72 […]

  • Mizzou student diagnosed with tuberculosis

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A student at the University of Missouri was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis. A university spokesperson said Monday the school was working with the Columbia and Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services to identify other students who may need to be tested for the disease. Dr. Susan Even, director of the MU Student Health Center, said the student in question voluntarily left the campus and would continue cooperating with local health officials and the university. […]

  • Man charged in Fairview Heights motel robbery; other suspects at large

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an East St. Louis man for an armed robbery at a Fairview Heights motel. According to a spokesperson for the Fairview Heights Police Department, the robbery took place Sunday, February 17 just before 8 a.m., at the Trailway Motel, located in the 10000 block of Lincoln Trail. The victim told police he worked with a woman who had been with him in Fairview Heights the previous day. The […]

  • One dead after north St. Louis County motel shooting

    ST. LOUIS – A man was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a north St. Louis County motel. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers arrived at the Budget Inn, located in the 1400 block of Dunn Road, around 1:25 a.m. in response to a possible shooting. After searching the area, police the body of 19-year-old  Kelvon Phillips in the motel parking lot. The ongoing investigation is being led by the St. Louis County […]

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