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.
Part protest, part civics lesson this morning for more than 100 students from the Jennings School District.
St. Louis County police were called to a home in the 3800 block of Melba Place early Tuesday for a report of a disturbance made by a woman who said her two sons were arguing before she fled the home in fear.
Guns ‘N Hoses was set for the night before Thanksgiving, but was postponed over concerns of Ferguson-related violence.
The Missouri History Museum is working to preserve the art that sprung up on plywood meant to protect storefronts or cover damage from Ferguson unrest.
Two individuals were caught on tape making three trips to eventually remove nearly 40 firearms – including dozens of pistols, several rifles and one shotgun, plus 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Fast-food workers are walking out from behind the counter and onto the sidewalks to intensify their demands, including here in St. Louis.
The shootout began with three suspects looking to hold up Pooh’s Corner on Virginia Ave.
Repairs to take most of the day and could stretch into evening rush hour, according to MetroLink spokesperson.
There is some confusion about what evidence – if any – against police officer Darren Wilson will be made public.
Washington University law professor Peter Joy says despite safeguards, no system is 100 percent fool-proof.