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Maria Keena

maria keena1 Maria KeenaMaria Keena joined KMOX in October of 2007. Her duties include anchor co-host of Total Information AM Saturday from 5:00-8:00 a.m. and Total Information AM Sunday from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

Maria also serves as a reporter Thursday and Friday and fill-in anchor. Maria has been in St. Louis radio since her broadcasting career started in 1989 at KXOK, where she was an anchor, reporter and host of a consumer electronics show.

Her career next took her to the legendary WEW, where she started as a weekend announcer and eventually assumed the position of Program Director. In 1998, Maria became the General Manager of KZJZ 1380 AM, where she won the national Marconi award for Best Jazz Station in the Country.

In 2000, she joined Westwood One’s Metro Networks as a reporter and was assigned to different stations in the market, including KMOX as a traffic reporter. In 2001, Maria became bureau chief and in 2003 was promoted to Director of Operations for St. Louis.

In 2005, Maria made the change from radio to television. For nearly two years she was a writer/field producer for KTVI channel 2.

Maria is also a member of the 18 piece Big Band the Knights of Swing — an organization which is committed to preserving the heritage of jazz music.

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Calls for McCulloch’s Recusal from Michael Brown Case Continue

Calls for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s recusal from the Michael Brown case are growing. St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is one of several activists calling for his removal and the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

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Photo by Scott Ferguson

St. Louis Symphony Kicks Off 135th Season With Free Concert on Art Hill Tonight

Despite financially challenging times, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is thriving and their publicist tells KMOX the organization’s longevity can be chalked up to being active in the community.

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Police: Student Brings Loaded Handgun to School

Police say a 16-year-old male student brought the loaded nine-millimeter gun into school around 10:40 this morning.

09/09/2014

File -- Police tape. (credit: Joseph/Getty)

Spree of Local Shootings has Police Chief Calling for Armed-Offender Docket

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is once again calling for an armed-offender docket after four days of several killings and shootings.

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Robert Fricke booking photo courtesy of Columbia Police Department

Columbia, Ill. Man Charged With Aggravated Kidnapping, Battery

A Columbia, Ill. man is behind bars, charged with aggravated kidnapping, battery and unlawful restraint of a child.

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Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Police Returning to Normal, Remain Prepared for Further Unrest

The cost for the St. Louis Police Department’s involvement in Ferguson, Missouri, likely will exceed initial estimates of $740,000.

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Texting while driving. (Getty Images, Michael Krasowitz)

St. Charles Votes Tonight on Texting and Driving Ban

After a 7 p.m. vote tonight by council members, it could become illegal to text and drive at any age in St. Charles.

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EF-1 Tornado Touched Down Monday Night in Jefferson County

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down last night near House Springs in Jefferson County, Missouri.

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Protesters display signs during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. Wilson is the Ferguson Police Officer involved in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 9. Black and white Americans have sharply divided opinions over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer and the consequent protests, a poll showed Friday. A majority of blacks, or 57 percent, think that Brown's shooting was "not justified," the New York Times/CBS News poll found, a view shared by only 18 percent of white respondents. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Fundraising Campaigns for Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Halt Donations

The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.

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Eagleton Federal Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. (KMOX file photo)

Group Plans to File Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Police Departments

A multi-million dollar lawsuit against at least two different police departments in connection with the Ferguson unrest has yet to be filed. The organization, Black Lawyers For Justice, was expected to file the suit Tuesday in federal court.

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