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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  • Black Washington Univ. students falsely accused of leaving IHOP without paying

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The Clayton police chief met with Washington University administrators last week after 10 African-American students were falsely accused of leaving a local diner without paying for their meal. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police made all of the students walk back to the restaurant with squad cars following them, even some of the students had receipts showing they paid for their food. Once they returned to the eatery, the manager told police the […]

  • Accident causes hours-long delay at busy Maplewood intersection

    MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – A busy intersection in Maplewood was closed for at least a couple of hours Monday afternoon following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian. According to a Maplewood police spokesperson, the accident occurred around 2 p.m. at Manchester Road and S. Big Bend Avenue. A man in his 60s was walking near a White Castle restaurant just north of the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle and killed. The driver remained at the scene to speak […]

  • Battery acid spill closes westbound I-70 near I-64

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Westbound Interstate 70 was closed near I-64 just before rush hour Friday because of a traffic incident that caused battery acid to leak from a semi-truck. As of 9 p.m. Friday, the interstate had been closed for more than five hours while hazmat crews cleaned the mess. Thousands of cars had to be detoured off of I-70 westbound and onto Route A to avoid the area. The Wentzville Police Department said multiple agencies have assisted with traffic control. […]

  • Mosquitos in Jefferson County test positive for West Nile Virus

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Two collections of adult mosquitos collected by the Jefferson County Health Department have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. A spokesperson for the health department said these were the first mosquito collections to test positive for the virus in 2018. The mosquitos were collected in the cities of Kimmswick and Arnold near the end of June. The virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that had been feeding on an infected bird. According to […]

  • Search for stolen car suspect in Jefferson County

    HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. – Authorities in Jefferson County said they have a stolen car suspect in custody following a SWAT team standoff in House Springs. Six people were taken from a home in the Land of Lakes subdivision within the last hour. Authorities initially said they did not find the suspect in the home. It’s unclear if police nabbed the suspect the first time they went into the home or if they had to go back inside to grab the individual.

  • Officer releases surveillance video of 2015 shooting to highlight dangers of job

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis police officer wounded in the line of duty marked the third anniversary of his near-death experience by participating in a community walk to support victims of violent crime. The Victims Against Violence Walk was Saturday at 8 a.m. The walk began at 920 N. Vandeventer Avenue and ended near the water fountain at York Avenue and Maryland Plaza. Sgt. Charles Lowe was shot before dawn on July 14, 2015. He was working a security […]

  • St. Louis man charged in drug, firearm bust

    ST. LOUIS – Police conducting a search of a suspected drug dealer’s home discovered several guns, as well as thousands of dollars in cash and high amounts of fentanyl. According to a probable cause statement, an officer executed a search on Larry Weeden’s home. The officer found five firearms in Weeden’s bedroom and a sixth gun on top of a kitchen cabinet. Police also located approximately 4 ounces of suspected ecstasy, 1.5 pounds of fentanyl, and over $45,000 in cash. […]

  • Charges filed after St. Louis police seize fentanyl, firearms

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 39-year-old man in connection with drug and firearm possession after authorities conducted a drug bust. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, an officer came across a man he knew had outstanding warrants. The officer said the man consented to a search of his home in the 3600 block of S. Compton, near Gravois Park. Authorities located and seized 218 grams of […]

  • Lion’s Choice to start testing breakfast menu

    ST. LOUIS – Lion’s Choice will begin testing a new breakfast menu adding specialty sandwiches, baked goods, fresh fruit, juices, and local coffee. The breakfast test is happening at only one Lion’s Choice location at the moment: a restaurant in O’Fallon, Illinois at 450 Regency Park Drive. The restaurant will start serving breakfast Tuesday, July 10 from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The restaurant will offer the following hot breakfast sandwiches: steak ‘n egg flatbread sandwich, ham ‘n egg flatbread […]

  • Belleville man charged with child sex abuse

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 38-year-old Belleville man for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor. According to Captain Bruce Fleshren, Chief of Investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Kelyn Stephens was said to have sexual contact with a 16-year-old between May and June 2018. The victim’s mother contacted the sheriff’s department after learning of the incidents. Stephens was an acquaintance of the victim’s family, Fleshren said. Stephens was charged with four […]

  • Marion, Illinois man’s body found during vacant St. Louis building fire

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis firefighters discovered a body while responding to a fire in a vacant north city apartment building Sunday night. The fire began just before 7 p.m. in the 8100 block of N. Broadway in the Baden neighborhood. The body was identified as Shawndale Teague, 44, of Marion, Illinois. Firefighters contained the fire to one of two apartments on the second floor. The man’s body was located in the other apartment. The St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit […]

  • Man gunned down in north St. Louis, police say

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were called to investigate a murder Friday night in the Walnut Park East neighborhood of north city. According to a police spokesperson, the killing occurred around 9:50 p.m. at the intersection of W. Florissant and Robin avenues, near a Phillips 66 gas station. Police would only say a man was shot and killed. No additional information was released as of this writing.