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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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The Darkness Hosting Auditions for Haunted House in Soulard

Do you have what it takes to enroll in “Ghoul School?”

09/11/2014

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Soldiers Memorial Military Museum Commemorates 9/11

The Soldiers Memorial Military Museum downtown has been making space to display artifacts that tell the stories of those who fought in conflicts that arose from 9/11, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

09/11/2014

File photo of storm clouds. Photo: iStock

Tornado Touches Down in St. Peters

National Weather Service meteorologist Ben Miller says it was rated EF-0, with winds of up to 75 miles an hour.

09/10/2014

Leaders discuss a planned shutdown of I-70 in response to protest Gov. Jay Nixon’s refusal to appoint a special prosecutor in the Michael Brown case. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Highway Patrol Prepares for Threatened Shutdown of I-70

Sgt. Al Nothum tells KMOX News that they are working with the leadership of the group that is threatening to stop I-70 traffic this afternoon.

09/10/2014

A demonstrator holds a sign reading, "Dont Shoot", with a picture of Michael Brown on August 17, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Calls Continue for Arrest of Ferguson Police Officer in Michael Brown Shooting

Those demanding the arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson made their point by holding a press conference on the sidewalk right outside police headquarters.

09/09/2014

Demonstrators raise their hands and chant "hands up, don't shoot" during a protest over the killing of Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Some reports state that Brown hand his hands in the air when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in suburban Ferguson, Missouri. Two days of unrest including rioting and looting have followed the shooting in Ferguson.  Browns parents have publicly asked for order. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Officials: Big Changes Are Coming

City leaders say the goal is to increase transparency and improve trust among the citizens of Ferguson.

09/09/2014

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri Inmate Scheduled for Execution

It’s been more than a decade and a half since Earl Ringo Jr. was convicted of killing two people during the botched robbery of a Columbia, Mo. restaurant.

09/09/2014

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Ballwin Man Dies in One-Car Crash

A Ballwin man is dead following a one-car crash Monday night.

09/09/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Challenges Birth Control Ruling

A Missouri lawmaker is upset because his state-provided group health insurance requires abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and birth control.

09/08/2014

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Illinois Taking Applications for Medical Marijuana Centers

Starting today, the state of Illinois will consider any and all bids for medical marijuana cultivation centers.

09/08/2014

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