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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  • Phishing scam targets STLCC; private information exposed

    ST. LOUIS – More than 5,100 St. Louis Community College students and employees had their personal information accessed via a phishing scam. The data breach was discovered on January 13, according to a spokesperson for the college. Cybercriminals targeted employees and students through “a series of email phishing attacks” which ultimately gave them access to data stored in employee email accounts. That information included names, personal and work cellphone numbers, college email and personal email addresses, dates of birth, and […]

  • Dispute between new and old boyfriend leads to shooting in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A 27-year-old was hospitalized and a 25-year-old taken into custody following a shooting Tuesday morning in unincorporated Belleville. According to Captain Bruce W. Fleshren, chief of investigators for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called a home on Briarwood Drive just after 11 a.m. for a shooting. Deputies learned that a 27-year-old man had been shot in the shoulder and taken in a private vehicle to a local hospital. His wound was not considered life-threatening. […]

  • Duo arrested for north St. Louis County carjacking

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a carjacking that occurred early Monday morning in unincorporated north St. Louis County. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the carjacking took place at 5 a.m. in the 9700 block of Lorna Lane. Officers spoke with the 21-year-old victim, who told them her 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was taken at gunpoint. Police in St. Louis City located the vehicle […]

  • 54-year-old charged in August 2019 shooting

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 54-year-old woman in connection with a shooting that took place last summer in north city. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened August 29 in the 5900 block of Lotus Avenue, located in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. Police found a 49-year-old woman had been shot numerous times. After several months, detectives identified and arrested a suspect – Karen Nesbitt. Prosecutors charged Nesbitt with […]

  • Pair arrested for armed robbery, attempted robbery in Clayton

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two men Sunday in connection with an attempted robbery and an armed robbery in Clayton. According to a spokesperson for the Clayton Police Department, the robberies occurred after 7 p.m. Saturday. The first incident happened on the Concordia Seminary campus. A woman told police she was walking on campus when two men approached her, pointed a gun at her, and demanded her property. When they learned she had nothing […]

  • Ballwin police release surveillance images of ATM thieves

    BALLWIN, Mo. – Investigators with the Ballwin Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying four people who broke into an ATM at a local Bank of America last week. According to Officer Scott Stephens, a police spokesman, the break-in took place January 24 around 2:30 a.m. in the 15000 block of Manchester Road. Police responded to an alarm at a stand-alone ATM and discovered a stolen vehicle and a damaged machine. Surveillance video revealed at least four […]

  • Endangered person advisory issued for Lake St. Louis man traveling with young daughter

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Lake St. Louis Police Department have issued an endangered person advisory for a missing 50-year-old who is believed to be traveling cross country with his 5-year-old daughter. According to Lake St. Louis police, officers were called to the 500 block of Oak Hill Drive just after 4:15 p.m. on Friday. They learned Ricardo Amezcua is traveling with his daughter, Kayla Nicole Amezcua. The child was taken with her mother’s […]

  • Manhunt for James Kempf ends in Arkansas; suspect takes his own life

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Fenton man accused of shooting his estranged wife and killing her father has been located in Arkansas. According to Officer Tracy Panus, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis County Police Department, authorities tracked Kempf to rural northwest Arkansas. As law enforcement attempted to take Kempf into custody, he committed suicide, Panus said. The Arkansas State Police are handling the investigation. This ends a week-long manhunt that began Thursday, January 23. St. Louis County police […]

  • Man charged with sexual contact with a juvenile

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 32-year-old man Friday with having inappropriate sexual contact with a child. According to prosecutors, Creve Coeur police were called to a home in the 700 Wiggens Ferry on January 26 for a report of sexual misconduct. A family member informed police of inappropriate contact between a juvenile an adult acquaintance that had occurred the day prior. Creve Coeur detectives identified a suspect and took him into custody. Prosecutors […]

  • Officer clipped by fleeing suspect’s vehicle in Penrose

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis police officer was hospitalized Thursday evening after being clipped by a fleeing vehicle in north city. According to Lt. Col. Rochelle Jones, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, plainclothes officers were surveilling a vehicle with a stolen plate in the Penrose neighborhood. The officers approached the vehicle near the intersection of Euclid and Anderson and gave commands to the people inside the vehicle – a grey BMW. Jones said the car […]

  • Couple charged following robberies and police chase in Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. – A man and woman remain in custody at Franklin County Jail who allegedly stole from local businesses and led authorities on a pursuit early Thursday morning. According to Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton, deputies were notified of an assault and robbery that took place just before 4:30 a.m. at the Walmart in Sullivan. Just after 5 a.m., deputies received another radio dispatch of a theft at a Walmart in Washington. In both cases, dispatchers provided deputies […]

  • Police believe missing Springfield man could be in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an endangered person advisory for an 81-year-old Springfield man who went missing Wednesday afternoon and could be in the St. Louis or Farmington areas. The Springfield Police Department reported a missing adult in the 3800 block of S. Tolliver in Springfield around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Gerald Abbott was last seen leaving the home to drive to a local Walmart. Abbot was driving a red 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with Missouri […]

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