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Brett Blume

brett blume1 Brett BlumeBrett Blume has been employed as a News Reporter at KMOX since September 2002.

Brett is a life-long resident of the St. Louis area, having grown up in a neighborhood in Bridgeton that now lies underneath the new Lambert Airport runway.

His family moved to Troy, Illinois when Brett was 14, and he graduated from Triad High School.

He attended SIU-Edwardsville, and shortly after receiving a Mass Communications degree in 1986, Brett began working at a series of ever-larger radio stations, bouncing around the St. Louis area and southern Illinois.

He has worked in St. Louis for several years, and prior to KMOX he was a reporter for the local Public Radio station, KWMU.

Brett married the former Kathy Crowe of Mascoutah, Illinois in May, 1990. Their only son, Devin Charles Blume, was born Feb. 6, 1998. The Blumes currently live near Edwardsville, Illinois.

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Gov. Nixon: Illegal Immigrant Children Don’t Strain State Resources

Gov. Jay Nixon says children who ended up in Missouri after the recent immigrant surge have not been putting a strain on state resources.

21 hours ago

Parents and family members of Circus Harmony kids await their return on July 29 from an extended stay in the Middle East due to ongoing conflicts. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

VIDEO: Troupe of Circus Harmony Acrobats Home After Extended Stay in Israel

The Circus Harmony troupe had to spend an extra week in Israel when U.S. flights were suspended due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

22 hours ago

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Webster Student Looks to Fund Film Project Through Crowdsourcing

David Kirkman, 19, is preparing to launch the follow-up to his first film, “The Rising.”

22 hours ago

Photo: Getty/Taylor Hill

Nixon: Arming Teachers is Not Guarantee of Safer Schools

Nixon says he KO’d the Republican-backed measure because it was seeking to nullify federal gun control laws.

23 hours ago

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Small Voter Turnout Expected for Aug. 5 Primary Election in St. Louis City

It looks like a small fraction of St. Louis city residents will be deciding the issues on next week’s primary ballot.

07/28/2014

Mosquito, Photo by Jack Leonard, Getty Images

Health Officials Preparing for Threat of Mosquito-Borne Disease

Hoping to get out in front of the problem before it arrives, St. Louis County health officials are making changes to better fend off the threat of Chikungunya. For the first time, human cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in the U.S.

07/25/2014

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Attempted Gas Station Robbery Ends When Owner Pulls Handgun

An early-morning attempt to rob a gas station in Jefferson County ended in a humiliating fail for a knife-wielding teen. When the 16-year-old entered the BP gas station on Old Sugar Creek Road about 1:40 a.m., he flashed a knife and demaded cash.

07/25/2014

Photo: Getty/George Frey

Mine Simulator in Harrisburg Aims to Make Mining Safer

Work is underway on a new Illinois mine that won’t produce a single piece of usable ore.

07/24/2014

Lynn Messer. Photo: Facebook / Find Lynn Meser

Search for Missing Ste. Genevieve County Woman Continues

Nobody’s seen nor heard from 52-year-old Lynn Messer since July 8, when her husband reported that he awoke early that morning with no sign of her.

07/24/2014

Tyianna Motton booking photo courtesy of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Fatal North St. Louis Stabbing

A Hillsdale man died this morning after being stabbed in the neck, and a female acquaintance of his has been charged.

07/23/2014

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