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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  • Man dies day after being shot on N. Kingshighway

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday in north city. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, the shooting occurred just after 3:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of N. Kingshighway, located in the Fountain Park neighborhood. Police found the victim, 28-year-old D’andre Nettles, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Nettles was rushed to the hospital where he later died. Anyone with information on […]

  • Officer-involved shooting reported in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are responding to a location in south city after receiving a report of an officer-involved shooting. The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. at an auto parts store in the 3500 block of Gravois Avenue, located in the Gravois Park neighborhood. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a police spokeswoman, a male suspect was transported to a hospital. He was said to be conscious and breathing. No officers were injured in the incident, Woodling said. Chief […]

  • Arrest made in the murder of Godfrey trustee

    GODFREY, Ill. – An Alton was arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Godfrey trustee. Eighty-seven-year-old Eldon “Twirp” Williams was found dead Tuesday morning in a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of West Delmar Avenue. Williams had worked as a real estate agent and was at the residence to prep it for sale. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots just before noon. An arrest was made a short time later after […]

  • Potosi police officer seen in lip sync video charged with molestation

    POTOSI, Mo. – A Potosi police officer who appeared in the department’s recent lip-sync challenge video has been charged with child molestation. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Quntazi Jones with four counts of second-degree statutory rape and three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy. Jones posted bail and was released from jail on October 10. He’s due back in court December 12. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office first received word […]

  • WOW air discontinuing service from St. Louis to Iceland

    ST. LOUIS – If you were planning that trip to Iceland, you’d better hurry. WOW air announced Monday that is would discontinue non-stop service from St. Louis to Iceland in January 2019. WOW launched service from St. Louis in May 2018. The airline said it would continue to look for new opportunities to expand non-stop international service. In a statement, the airline said it would not meet criteria for incentives from St. Louis Airport and would ultimately suspend flights from […]

  • McCluer North teacher accused of inappropriate messages with students

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – For the second time in two years, an employee of the Ferguson-Florissant School District is suspected of serious allegations involving students. District officials got word on Tuesday that a staff member had inappropriate communications with more than one student at McCluer North High School and by the next day, the staff member had been put paid administrative leave and police were called. On Friday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 35-year-old Timothy Nagel with patronizing prostitution […]

  • Man charged for Venice, Ill. murder

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 37-year-old in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this month in Venice, Illinois. According to court documents, Venice police were called to the parking lot of Williams Autobody just after 12:05 a.m. on October 6 in response to a shooting. Officers found the body of Tyrone Williams in the parking lot. During their investigation, police learned Williams got into a dispute earlier in the evening, which led to a […]

  • Drunk driving, reckless homicide charges for man in fatal I-64 crash

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 30-year-old O’Fallon, Illinois in connection with a wrong way accident back in January that claimed the life of a south St. Louis woman. According to Illinois State Police, the crash occurred January 21 around 7 a.m. on westbound Interstate 64 at milepost 6.4 near Washington Park. The suspect, who was driving a white Mercedes, slammed into a black Honda CRV, driven by Lyn Chieng. She was pronounced dead at the […]

  • 17-year-old charged with Carondelet murder

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 17-year-old Thursday in connection with a murder that took place earlier this month. According to Sgt. Keith Barrett, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the murder happened around 9:50 a.m. on October 6 in the 6400 block of Idaho Avenue, located in the Carondelet neighborhood. Police found the victim, 36-year-old Jacob Hudson, at the scene with a gunshot wound. Hudson was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

  • 11-year-old wounded while walking home from school

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police responded to a north city neighborhood Thursday after a child suffered a graze wound while walking home from school. According to Sgt. Keith Barrett, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident occurred before 4:35 p.m. in the 5500 block of Alcott Avenue, located in the Walnut Park East neighborhood. Barrett said the investigation was ongoing.

  • Ferguson police chief stepping down; will return to Florida

    FERGUSON, Mo. – The head of the Ferguson Police Department is stepping down after more than two years on the job. Delrish Moss was sworn-in as police chief in May 2016. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the City of Ferguson is launching a national search to find his replacement. Moss planned to return to his native Florida to care for his sick mother, Mayor James Knowles said. Deputy Chief Frank McCall will act as interim chief […]

  • Amazon delivery van carjacked; thief arrested after chase

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A suspect carjacker was taken into custody Tuesday after leading police on a chase in north St. Louis County. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident unfolded just after 2:20 p.m. in the 17900 block of Old Jamestown Road in Sioux Passage Park. Officers observed a white Dodge Ram ProMaster–an Amazon delivery van–at that location, which had been stolen in an armed carjacking in another jurisdiction. […]