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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  • Husband of missing St. Louis County woman charged with tampering

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged a 28-year-old man in connection with his wife’s disappearance. Beau Rothwell was charged Thursday with tampering with physical evidence – a class E felony. Rothwell is being held on a $100,000 bond. Rothwell’s wife, Jennifer Rothwell, 28, has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Police later discovered her 2011 Hyundai Sonata near Olive and Fee Fee roads, about two miles from the couple’s home. Rothwell was taken into […]

  • Former Velda City treasurer indicted for stealing $400k in city funds

    ST. LOUIS – A federal grand jury indicted the former Velda City treasurer Thursday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in city funds and additional money from a charity for the hearing impaired. According to the US Attorney’s Office, Venita Sedodo hatched a scheme to steal approximately $400,000 from Velda City from November 2015 to October 2018 while serving as the city’s treasurer. Over that time, she wrote 90 unauthorized city checks to herself, which she deposited into her […]

  • Man taken in handcuffs near home where missing woman lives

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – St. Louis County police were called to Creve Coeur Wednesday evening and took a person in handcuffs from the same area where a missing woman lives. Detectives with the St. Louis County Crimes Against Persons unit said 28-year-old Jennifer Rothwell has been missing since early Tuesday morning. Rothwell left her home in the 12600 block of Northwinds Drive in St. Louis County and hasn’t returned. Approximately 10 to 15 police officers gathered outside of a home […]

  • Pair charged in connection with Jefferson County thefts

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two 17-year-olds in connection with an early morning theft and police chase in Imperial. Jahniy Dowdy was charged with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, stealing a firearm, and resisting arrest. The second suspect, Raymon Manley, was charged with stealing a firearm and second-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak, both teens are each being held at Jefferson County Jail on a $100,000 […]

  • O’Fallon, Missouri boy accidentally shot while playing with gun

    O’FALLON, Mo. – A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot over the weekend while playing with a gun, the O’Fallon Police Department said. According to O’Fallon Police Chief Tim Clothier, the incident happened just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 at a home in the 2000 block of Collier Boulevard. The chief said several kids were inside the home, passing a gun around and taking turns looking at it. While this was happening, the gun went off, striking the 12-year-old […]

  • Man charged for murder of Spanish Lake woman over child support

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 26-year-old man Tuesday for the murder of a 27-year-old Spanish Lake woman who was the mother of his child. According to a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the murder happened just after midnight on November 11 at an apartment in the 11900 block of Sagunto Terrace. Homicide detectives said someone fired shots into Kanika Martin’s apartment window while she was sitting on a couch with […]

  • Muttcracker! Ballet dancers pose with dogs and cats to promote pet adoption

    ST. LOUIS – Local photographers are bringing together ballet dancers from “The Nutcracker” with homeless animals from Stray Rescue of St. Louis to promote pet adoption this fall and holiday season. Photographers Kelly Pratt and Ian Kreidich are putting smiles on faces with the Dancers & Dogs project, pairing performers with the St. Louis Ballet with adorable cats and dogs. The “Dancers & Dogs” book is available for preorder and will be released on November 19. Partial proceeds from the book […]

  • Woman killed in Dutchtown shooting

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in south city. The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the 3400 block of Gasconade Street in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Fox 2 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

  • Police identify man found shot to death in pickup truck

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department have identified a man found shot to death overnight inside a pickup truck in Moline Acres. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a county police spokesman, Moline Acres police responded to the 9800 block of Portage Drive around 12:10 a.m. for a reported shooting. Officers found the body of 40-year-old Gregory Pickett inside a truck on the block. St. Louis County detectives believe Pickett was shot while […]

  • East St. Louis police shoot armed person at apartment complex

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The Illinois State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting at an East St. Louis apartment complex. According to Lt. Calvin Brown, a state police spokesman, the shooting took place just before 7:20 p.m. on November 10 in the 1400 block of Missouri Avenue. Residents of the Orr-Weathers apartments contacted East St. Louis police to report an individual walking around displaying a gun. Police arrived at the apartments and came into contact with the armed person near […]

  • Belleville man attacks mother with knife in her own home

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Belleville man Thursday after allegedly attacking his mother with a knife. According to a spokesperson for the Belleville Police Department, the incident occurred November 5 just after 12:50 p.m. 911 operators received a call from a cellphone and heard a woman screaming for help. An operator located a name and address associated with that phone number and dispatched police to the 600 block of Vicksburg Drive. Officers arrived on […]

  • Forest Park Forever, city of St. Louis announce $10.5 million restoration

    ST. LOUIS – Forest Park Forever and the city of St. Louis unveiled plans and renderings detailing sweeping improvements to the region’s recreational crown jewel. The $10.5 million project will focus on beautifying three of the park’s lakes, improving shoreline access and stormwater collection, adding visitor amenities, and planting hundreds of new trees. Private donors are funding the project, which is focused on the waterways on the eastern side of the park. The project has four central sites: Round Lake. […]

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