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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  • Yet another Boeing plane has a problem

    Boeing got another dose of bad news Tuesday, as it announced its 777X plane, which is still under development, failed a safety test. No one was injured in the test, which took place Friday. It entailed bending the wings of the plane while it was parked on the ground. Boeing said the test bent the wings “to a level far beyond anything expected in commercial service,” and that the problem occurred 99% of the way through the test. But during […]

  • Woman charged in hit ‘n run accident that injured SLU student

    ST. LOUIS – A 21-year-old woman is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly striking a SLU student with her vehicle. According to Officer Michelle Woodling, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the accident took place September 5 around 8 p.m. at the intersection of S. Grand and Laclede. Police said they tried to pull the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder over near Grand and Park because the vehicle was registered as stolen. […]

  • School bus catches fire at I-44 and Grand

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis Public Schools student and a driver escaped their school bus after it caught fire Monday afternoon (Sept. 9). Around 4 p.m., a woman who asked to not be identified was standing on the Grand Boulevard exit ramp from Interstate 64 when a school bus pulled up and the engine was smoking. “Immediately, I saw something fall from underneath and it was on fire, and as soon as it hit the ground it just spread,” […]

  • Crestwood man accused of stabbing neighbor’s dog to death

    CRESTWOOD, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Crestwood man for allegedly fatally wounding his neighbor’s border collie to death while the dog’s owners watched in horror. The incident took place Saturday around 12:30 p.m. in the 9700 block of Greenview Drive. The suspect, 60-year-old John Ross III, was charged with animal abuse and unlawful use of a weapon. He was released after posting $2,500 bail. Teddy’s owner said the dog was playing in the backyard […]

  • Man arrested for starting shootout in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 38-year-old East St. Louis man for instigating a shootout over the weekend with another man. According to Capt. Bruce W. Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 100 block of Chase Park Drive in Belleville for a shooting. Callers told law enforcement that two people had been shooting at one another and one of the people got into a […]

  • CrimeStoppers extends reward offer for child murder cases

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — After receiving numerous tips and information on four murder cases involving children under the age of 10, CrimeStoppers has extended its reward offer indefinitely. St. Louis city officials had announced that $25,000 rewards would be available for anyone with information that could solve the recent killings. Kayden Johnson 2, and her mother were murdered inside their home on April 30. Jurnee Thompson, 8, was killed on August 23 after a sports event. Eddie Hill, 10, was […]

  • St. Louis County man accused of rape, assault; still at large

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old accused of raping several underage girls. Earlier this summer, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Dominic Yocco with four counts of first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of third-degree assault, and one count of first-degree statutory rape. The incidents were said to have taken place between November 17, 2016 and July 3, […]

  • Former Cardinal Chris Duncan passes away at 38

    ST. LOUIS – Former Cardinal Chris Duncan has died following a years-long battle with brain cancer, the team announced Friday. He was 38. The announcement came during Fox Sports Midwest’s broadcast of the Cardinals-Pirates game in Pittsburgh. “The Cardinals are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Duncan and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Amy, the entire Duncan family, and his many friends,” said Cardinals Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr.  “Chris was an integral part of our […]

  • St. Louis officer charged in gas station assault

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis police officer was charged with assault Friday after an altercation with a customer at a gas station was caught on camera. The incident unfolded on the morning of August 8 at the Crown Food Mart Gas Station at Vandeventer and Dr. Martin Luther King in north St. Louis. In the video, a customer starts a conversation with an off-duty, plainclothes officer, identified as Brandin Neil. The situation quickly escalates and turns physical. The conflict […]

  • Man charged after boasting about murder on Facebook

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 38-year-old man in connection with a mid-July murder after the suspect allegedly boasted about killing people on social media. According to prosecutors, the murder occurred just after 11 p.m. on July 17 in the 9000 block of Halls Ferry Road, located in the Baden neighborhood. St. Louis police responded to calls for a shooting and found the victim on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds. EMS arrived and […]

  • Blues surprise Fenton family who lost everything in house fire

    IMPERIAL, Mo. – More than two months ago, the Hanlon family lost everything in a house fire. The day before, Tim, Colleen, and their nine children were in downtown St. Louis to celebrate the Blues’ first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The family was at a lake for Father’s Day when they got word of the fire. Anything in the house that didn’t burn had smoke damage. The kids, who loved playing hockey, lost their equipment and other gear. The Hanlons […]

  • Pair charged for shooting at St. Louis County police, leading officers on chase

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two men Thursday for allegedly firing upon a county officer and leading them on a pursuit. The incident took place Tuesday just after 8 p.m. in the area of Medford and Nemnich in north St. Louis County. An officer noticed a vehicle with improper plates and pulled the car over. When the officer attempted to exit his vehicle, he saw the passenger hang out of the window […]

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