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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  • Florissant man charged with murder

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 25-year-old Florissant man Friday in connection with a recent murder. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the murder happened just after 9:20 a.m. on August 14 in the 5800 block of Roosevelt Place, located in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. The victim, 27-year-old Dairian Holmes, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. Woodling […]

  • Vehicle mishap leaves Grafton Ferry stranded on river

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The Grafton Ferry was temporarily stranded along the Mississippi River Friday afternoon following a mishap with a vehicle. According to the US Coast Guard, the ferry was taking on cars on the St. Charles County side of the river. A privately-owned excavation company was also trying to remove a track hoe from a trailer that was on the ferry, but something went wrong. “The bottom of the trailer struck the ramp to the ferry barge,” said […]

  • Three people wounded in Visitation Park shooting

    ST. LOUIS – Three people were wounded in a triple shooting in a north city neighborhood, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said Friday. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, the shooting occurred around 2:50 p.m. in the 5400 block of Cabanne Avenue, located in the Visitation Park neighborhood. A dozen people were in the park when the suspect got into an argument with the victims and the argument escalated. The suspect pulled out a gun and opened […]

  • Manhunt underway after shot fired at St. Louis police

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are searching a north city neighborhood Thursday evening after a man fired a shot at an officer. According to police, the shooting occurred around 8:35 p.m. near the intersection of N. Grand Boulevard and Natural Bridge Avenue, that’s in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. Police noticed a suspicious vehicle at a gas station and approached. As officers got close to the vehicle, the people inside got out and ran toward a fence. Officers jumped over the fence behind […]

  • Nine previously deported immigrants indicted after traffic stop on I-44

    ST. LOUIS – Nine previously deported illegal immigrants were indicted Wednesday over allegations of their involvement in a human smuggling scheme, US Attorney Jeffrey Jensen said. According to prosecutors, the incident stemmed from a traffic stop involving a van on August 2 on Interstate 44 near the Six Flags exit. The driver and passenger ran from police at the time of the traffic stop but were each apprehended a short time later. Police discovered 14 men and 1 woman in […]

  • Endangered person advisory issued for missing 16-year-old

    SILEX, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an endangered person advisory Wednesday after a Lincoln County teen left her home with a 24-year-old. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Ryann Marie Stroup left her home in the 500 block of Dogwood Way in Silex around 11 p.m. on August 13. Stroup’s family said she has a medical condition that requires daily attention and she doesn’t have the necessary medical equipment with her. Police described Stroup as […]

  • Imperial man killed in Telegraph Rd. crash

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A 20-year-old Imperial, Missouri died Wednesday after colliding with a box truck in south St. Louis County. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Telegraph Road and Denacre Drive. Two vehicles were involved in the accident: a Pontiac Firebird and a box truck. Police learned the driver of the Firebird, Benjamin Noelle, was traveling northbound on Telegraph when […]

  • Man arrested for Belleville bank robbery

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Belleville police took a man into custody Wednesday following a robbery at a local Regions Bank branch. According to MSgt. Todd Keilbach, a spokesman for the Belleville Police Department, the robbery occurred just before noon in the 600 block of Carlyle Avenue. Bank employees told police an African-American man in a gray-striped shirt and yellow hat presented a demand note to a teller. The man did not display a weapon and no one was injured. The suspect […]

  • Man charged for murder of elderly Alton man

    ALTON, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office filed murder charges Wednesday in the death of a 79-year-old Alton man. According to Emily Hejna, a spokeswoman for the Alton Police Department, on August 3 paramedics were called to a home in the 1100 block of Vernie for an elderly man who was seriously injured. The man was rushed to a local hospital to be treated. Investigators conducted several interviews and spoke with medical professionals but there was not enough […]

  • Charges filed in north St. Louis homicide

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 28-year-old local man in connection with a shooting in a north city neighborhood that left one person dead and two others injured. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just before midnight on Monday, August 13 in the 4400 block of Penrose Street near N. Newstead Avenue, that’s along the border of the Penrose and O’Fallons Park neighborhoods. When police arrived, they […]

  • Lincoln County man arrested for child pornography

    TROY, Mo. – The Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 30-year-old Troy, Missouri man for possession of child pornography following a state investigation. In early July, the Missouri State Highway Patrol began an inquiry into an online network used to share child porn. Investigators passed their findings over to the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Investigators examined the IP address tied to one particular file containing 50 images of suspected child porn and traced it to the […]

  • Mosquitoes in Crystal City test positive for West Nile virus

    CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. – A recent collection of adult mosquitos in Jefferson County tested positive for the West Nile virus. According to the Jefferson County Health Department, the mosquitos were tested on August 13 in Crystal City. The virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that had been feeding on an infected bird. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of the people who become infected don’t have symptoms, but some develop flu-like […]