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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.


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  • Two men rob Sunset Hills gas station at gunpoint

    SUNSET HILLS, Mo. – Sunset Hills police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men who robbed a BP gas station at gunpoint early Monday morning. According to a spokesperson for the Sunset Hills Police Department, the robbery took place around 5:10 a.m. in the 4500 block of S. Lindbergh Boulevard. Two men entered the store; one of them displayed a handgun and ordered the clerk to the floor. They stole an undisclosed amount of cash […]

  • Florissant man charged with arson; juvenile pulled from burning home

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – A Florissant man is accused of setting his home on fire overnight. According to Officer Steve Michael, a spokesman for the Florissant Police Department, the fire started before 3 a.m. Friday in the 1900 block of Curtis Court. When officers arrived at the scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. They learned a juvenile was still in the home but could not get inside to the boy. Firefighters arrived and were successful in removing the boy […]

  • Amber Alert canceled after missing 2-year-old found

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert out of Springfield late Friday afternoon for a missing 2-year-old boy. The child was later found and the alert canceled. Authorities had been looking for a 23-year-old woman driving a silver 4-door sedan, with Mississippi plates on it. It was believed she and another woman had taken the boy just after 4 p.m. Fox 2 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

  • Man charged with Wellston murder

    WELLSTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges Friday afternoon for the murder of a 38-year-old Wellston man. According to a spokesperson for the North County Police Cooperative, officers were sent to a home in the 1600 block of Vassier Avenue around 6 p.m. on Thursday. Police found the victim, Albert Gant Jr., inside the residence. He’d been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers arrested 31-year-old Steve Ousley a short time […]

  • 23-year-old charged with hitting St. Louis officer with car

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 23-year-old man Friday for allegedly striking a city police officer the night prior. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident occurred just after 9:50 p.m. Thursday near N. Grand Boulevard and Harper Street, located in the Fairground neighborhood. Two officers attempted to stop a male subject for unidentified reasons. That individual got into his own vehicle and used it to strike one of […]

  • Man fleeing police crashes vehicle into Roxana diner

    ROXANA, Ill. – A man attempting to flee from Roxana police Friday crashed into a diner. Police responded to a traffic complaint in South Roxana and pursued a vehicle for a short time before calling off their pursuit. The driver misjudged a corner in the 700 block of S. Central Avenue and crashed into the Dee-Lux Diner. The driver suffered minor facial injuries. Fortunately, the diner had been closed at the time of this incident because another vehicle smashed into […]

  • St. Louis police officer, vehicle struck in Fairground neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – Two people were taken into custody Thursday night after striking a St. Louis police officer and his patrol cruiser. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident occurred just after 9:50 p.m. near N. Grand Boulevard and Harper Street, located in the Fairground neighborhood. Two officers attempted to stop a male subject for unidentified reasons. That individual got into his own vehicle and used it to strike one of the officers and […]

  • 38-year-old shot and killed in Wellston; person of interest in custody

    WELLSTON, Mo. – The North County Police Cooperative has a person of interest in custody after a man was found shot to death inside a home in Wellston late Thursday afternoon. According to Sgt. Lynn Woodard, a police spokesperson, officers were sent to a home in the 1600 block of Vassier Avenue around 6 p.m. Police found the victim, a 38-year-old man, dead inside the residence. Woodard said the investigation remains ongoing.

  • Man sentenced for armed robbery at Richmond Heights Post Office

    ST. LOUIS – A 39-year-old St. Louis man was sentenced Thursday for robbing a United States Post Office in Richmond Heights at gunpoint more than 13 months ago. According to court documents, the robbery occurred on December 6, 2018, at approximately 5:40 p.m. at the building on S. Big Bend Boulevard. The post office was closed but some employees were still there. A man dressed in black and wearing a surgical mask entered the post office through a rear door […]

  • 79-year-old woman yanked from vehicle by carjackers in Central West End

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are asking for the public’s help in looking for two men who tried to carjack a 79-year-old woman Wednesday morning in the Central West End. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident occurred around 10:40 a.m. in the 4500 block of Laclede Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, the victim said she was parked in her 2014 Toyota Prius when two men approached the […]

  • South St. Louis County murder victim identified

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department announced that a man found dead on his porch had been the victim of a stabbing. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, the murder occurred Tuesday before 12:50 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hildesheim Avenue. Officers found Justin Leeman on the porch. He’d been stabbed in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is being led by the […]

  • St. Louis man sentenced for bombing ex-wife’s vehicle

    ST. LOUIS – A 31-year-old St. Louis man will spend the next five years in federal prison for blowing up his former spouse’s vehicle outside her home in the summer of 2018. According to prosecutors, Dean McBaine was involved in a domestic dispute with his then-wife at their Jefferson City residence in August 2018. During the incident, McBaine took a handgun and fired several shots into a bedroom where the couple’s 13-year-old son was sleeping. As a result, McBaine’s former […]

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