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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  • White nationalist convicted in Charlottesville protester’s death

    James Alex Fields, who in August 2017 drove a car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and nine other charges. Fields, 21, was found guilty in the killing of Heather Heyer and faces a possible sentence of life in prison. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was demonstrating with dozens of others against the “Unite the Right” rally when Fields drove his car into the crowd after a day of tense […]

  • Madison County woman accused of having sex with minor

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 45-year-old Moro, Illinois woman for allegedly having sex with a minor. According to prosecutors, the case was investigated by police departments in Bethalto, Wood River, and Troy. The suspect, Tonya Christians, was charged with three counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse. She remains jailed on $50,000 bond.

  • 17-year-old charged in crash that killed Fairview Heights teen

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Swansea teen Friday for his role in a collision in Belleville that claimed the life of a 15-year-old. The collision took place November 27 around 10:25 p.m. in the 2100 block of Lebanon Avenue. St. Clair County sheriff’s deputies found a 2018 Chevy Malibu off the road with four teen boys inside. The vehicle had run off the north side of the road, smashed through a fence, and […]

  • US women’s soccer team to play World Cup warmup match in Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS – The United States Women’s National Soccer Team will visit St. Louis next spring as part of a 10-city warmup tour ahead of the World Cup. The St. Louis Cardinals announced the women’s team will play the match May 16 inside Busch Stadium. The women’s team, ranked number one in the world, enters the 2019 World Cup in France as defending champions. The St. Louis game will be the second-to-last stop on the tour before the World Cup. […]

  • Memphis women charged in connection with police chase from Mid Rivers Mall

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two Memphis women Thursday for leading police on a wild chase across St. Charles and St. Louis counties the day prior. According to prosecutors, St. Peters police officers stopped a silver Ford Focus in the JC Penney parking lot at Mid Rivers Mall just after 4:50 p.m. Officers said they stopped the vehicle for several reasons: dark tinted windows, careless driving, a broken window on the rear […]

  • Two women lead police on chase after attempting to run over officer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Two women are in police custody after leading police on a wild chase across St. Charles and St. Louis counties Wednesday afternoon. According to Officer Melissa Doss, a spokeswoman for the St. Peters Police Department, officers stopped a silver Ford Focus in the Mid Rivers Mall parking lot just after 4:50 p.m. The vehicle was stopped for careless driving and improper vehicle registration. The women in the vehicle attempted to run over an officer during […]

  • 62-year-old found shot to death in Kirkwood home

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A 62-year-old grandmother was found shot to death Wednesday morning in her Kirkwood home. Her family is wondering if it’s connected to another relative’s violent death. According to Det. Robert Bruhy, a spokesman for the Kirkwood Police Department, officers were called to the Townhomes at Stonecrest in the 1200 block of Rockridge Place around 8:30 a.m. They found the body of a woman in the front room of the residence. The victim was identified as Karen Torrence. She was […]

  • Cardinals trade for All-Star Paul Goldschmidt

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have completed a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks for first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, the team announced Wednesday. To acquire Goldschmidt, the Cardinals had to give up catcher Carson Kelly,  right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, minor league infielder Andy Young, and the Cardinals Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 Major League Baseball amateur draft. Goldschmidt, 31, has been a National League All-Star each of the past six seasons and he’s a four-time (2013, 2015, 2017, […]

  • O’Fallon, Ill. man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

    O’FALLON, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an O’Fallon, Illinois man Wednesday for engaging in sexual conduct with an underaged teen. According to Detective Sgt. Craig Koch, a police spokesman, authorities responded to a complaint on December 1 alleging Fred Cooks had inappropriate contact with a person between 13 and 17 years of age. Cooks, 34, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He’s being held on a $100,000 bail. Koch said police do not believe […]

  • Football is back! St. Louis awarded XFL franchise

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis is one of eight cities to be awarded a franchise in the returning XFL. Oliver Luck, the CEO and Commissioner of the XFL, announced the eight cities in a Wednesday news conference. The St. Louis team will play in The Dome at America’s Center, the former home of the Rams. From the league’s website: The Gateway to the West, St. Louis represents opportunity, promise, and a legacy of great football. We are proud to restore […]

  • Cold case solved: Men arrested in 14-year-old Lincoln County murder

    TROY, Mo. – Nearly 15 years after the crime, investigators in Lincoln County have cracked a cold case murder. Approximately 18 months ago, Lincoln County Sheriff John Cottle assigned a cold case detective the murder of Byron Owens. Owens was shot five times and killed near Truxton in April 2004. His body was found dumped at the edge of a creek near Highway DD. A handgun was recovered from the creek. There did not appear to be any one piece […]

  • Major Case Squad names suspect in Bellefontaine Neighbors double murder

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. – An 18-year-old was charged Tuesday in connection with the deaths of a Bellefontaine Neighbors couple. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis announced Tyjuan Cannon-Scarelli had been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and stealing a motor vehicle. Cannon-Scarelli remains at large. Police described Cannon-Scarelli as an African-American male, standing six-feet tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds. The victims, 33-year-old Lesha Emery and 40-year-old Jerry Cannon, were found […]