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.
A routine bridge inspection along Interstate 64 yesterday turned up something disturbing – cracks in the support beams holding up soundwalls.
The failing grade is based on pricing techniques and misinformation.
After waiting three days due to rain, an engineering team rappels down the north leg of the Arch to collect samples of stains.
Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, says nationally, 39 officers have been fatally shot so far this year – a 63 percent increase over this point in 2013.
Monument restoration expert Steve Kelley and his crew are in town this week, and he says the Arch has a lot of blemishes that can’t be seen from the ground.
Ferguson city judge Ron Brockmeyer announced the program last month and has now decided it should be open-ended from here on out.
Last night’s protest through the city of St Louis is still happening, and a few protestors are staging a sit-in on St. Louis University’s campus.
That hasn’t changed despite the fact new research shows stains on the Arch’s surface are just discoloration and not destructive rust.
So-called “hybrid” versions of well-established gangs from big cities like Los Angeles and Chicago have set up shop in the Metro East.
Granite City Police say a person of interest has been taken into custody.