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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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New $18M Tower Grove Interchange at I-64 to Reopen Today

The $18 million project included the replacement of bridges at Taylor, Newstead, Tower Grove and Boyle, plus construction of a new intersection at Tower Grove and Boyle.

08/29/2014

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St. Louis Facing Needed Upgrades to Aging Water Infrastructure

St. Louis has to start facing up to its aging clean water infrastructure, so says a new report released by the Metro Water Infrastructure Partnership.

08/27/2014

A man, dressed as a woman robbed a Walgreen's store in Kirkwood. (Courtesy: Kirkwood Police)

Police: Man Robs Walgreens Dressed as a Woman

Police in Kirkwood say the man who held up a Walgreen’s early this morning is now in custody.

08/27/2014

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Study: Region’s Water Infrastructure Systems Need Updating

The fresh water supply in the St. Louis region is clean and safe now, but isn’t guaranteed to always stay that way.

08/26/2014

Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. Michael Brown,18 year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a  Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the nearby town of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Richard Perry-Pool/Getty Images)

REPORT: Alleged New Audio of Michael Brown Shooting

On the same day Michael Brown was buried, a Ferguson man released what he claims to be new evidence in the case.

08/26/2014

Historic stained glass windows at Lewis & Clark library branch. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Preservationists Hope to Save Historic Stained Glass at County Library

reservationists say if a North County library can’t be saved from a date with the wrecking ball, then they’d like to at least save the historic stained glass windows.

08/25/2014

Police stand guard along West Florissant Avenue to prevent a repeat of the unrest that followed the recent death of Michael Brown. August 21, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Businesses Suffering After Unrest

Sales are taking a major nosedive at businesses located in the Ferguson riot zone.

08/22/2014

Teams of volunteers spread out across North County on August 13 to clean up and repair the damage from Sunday night's riot. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Volunteers Gather to Clean Up Damage Left Behind in Ferguson Riots

Trash bags in hand, volunteers in and around Ferguson spread out to clean up debris left behind from Sunday night’s riot, which stemmed from death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

08/13/2014

Looters at a QuikTrip in Ferguson (Credit: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Rev. BT Rice Asks People of Ferguson to Remain as ‘Peaceful As They Can’

Leaders of the black community of Ferguson are appealing for calm in the wake of Sunday night’s rioting. The Rev. BT Rice with the NAACP of St. Louis County was among those who rushed to the scene in Ferguson.

08/11/2014

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WGU Online University to Graduate First Class This Weekend

A local college will hand out diplomas this weekend—even though none of the graduates has spent a single day in a classroom.

08/08/2014

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