I anchor the 5pm and 10pm newscasts at KSDK in my hometown of St. Louis, Mo.

New synthetic marijuana is worrying many

ksdk.com — The new version of synthetic pot is causing medical issues like renal failure. ST. LOUIS, Mo (KSDK) -- There's a brand new synthetic marijuana hitting the streets and it is completely different than anything the experts have seen in the past.

Twist of fate saved pair during Joplin tornado

ksdk.com — JOPLIN, Mo. -- The EF5 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011 was one of the deadliest in U.S. history. It killed 161 people and injured more than 1,000. The four-year anniversary of the storm is just a few weeks away.

Essential oils: Are they safe?

ksdk.com — ST. LOUIS - Some local moms are emptying out the pain reliever bottles and reaching for a bottle of concentrated peppermint instead. Treating common ailments with essential oils is growing in popularity. Monica Korba spent the winter season making what she calls "flu bombs." It's a homemade concoction that starts with an empty vitamin capsule.

New invention protects from medical ID theft

ksdk.com — One way crooks often do this is by getting sensitive information from prescription bottles. Since then, we've learned of a St. Louis based start-up company trying to protect people from this type of fraud. ST. LOUIS - Medical identity theft is a growing crime trend NewsChannel 5 told you about this past month.

Medical ID theft warning signs

ksdk.com — Thieves only need your name and health insurance ID number to pretend they're you. They use your insurance to either feed their prescription drug habit or file false claims and make quick cash. Here are the warning signs you've become a victim:1. If explanation of benefits lists claims you did not receive2.

Local woman is 'Mayday Amy'

ksdk.com — As Amazon rolls out plans for what they're calling the greatest smartphone yet, the Amazon Fire, a local girl is linked to the hoopla. The Amazon lady is Ferguson native Amy Paffrath. She's shot seven commercials with the company and didn't even have to change her first name.

'Sugar daddies' helping college women with tuition

ksdk.com — It's called the sugar world: local sugar babies and sugar daddies are finding each other online and entering into what are called "mutually agreeable" relationships. ST. LOUIS - It's called the sugar world: local sugar babies and sugar daddies are finding each other online and entering into what are called "mutually agreeable" relationships.

Man claiming to be soldier pulls prank on restaurants

ksdk.com — ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A cruel prank is being played on local restaurants. A man claiming to be a lieutenant in the U.S. Army walked into both Market House Pub and Cicero's restaurants in the Delmar Loop Sunday and pre-ordered food for his alleged platoon of 30 soldiers.

Local skaters reflect on Nancy Kerrigan attack

ksdk.com — BOSTON (KSDK) - The next few days are what Olympic dreams are made of. The women hit the night Thursday as part of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. They'll compete in a short program and speed skate. As the National Championships kick off, it's also the anniversary of one of the most deceitful stories in women's figure skating.

250 fiberglass birthday cakes ring in St. Louis' birthday

ksdk.com — ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis is turning 250 years old in 2014, and the entire region will be decorated with fiberglass birthday cakes to mark the occasion. The non-profit organization in charge of the celebration, STL250, will place 250 cakes around the region in 15 different counties.
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Jun 26, 2015

RT @nytimes: One convict who escaped from New York prison, Richard Matt, has been fatally shot nyti.ms/1eNakaw

Jun 26, 2015

Breaking: NBC news reporting one of the escaped #NY inmates has been shot.

Jun 24, 2015

A group of Satanic worshipers are suing @GovJayNixon & Mo. Atty General saying rights are violated. Details on @ksdknews at 5pm

Jun 24, 2015

@m_jrose @ksdknews @mikebushksdk do you remember what time of day you were watching? which newscast? any more info?

Jun 24, 2015

Warning 4 Parents: The new challenge to girls that's supposed to prove the ideal weight on @ksdknews 5pm

Jun 22, 2015

#Mizzou Football player Harold Brantley, basketball player Maddie Stock recovering after car crash yesterday on Hwy 63 @ksdknews

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