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Jeff Truesdell


St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

PEOPLE Reporter Plays Catch with a Grieving Dad: 'I Was Crying Before We Even Started'

PEOPLE writer Jeff Truesdell's reporting on Dan Bryan, who is playing catch every day for a year to honor his baseball-loving son who died at 16, tapped into his own grief → Read More

Devastated Dad Invites Hundreds of People to Play Catch After Losing Baseball-Loving Son: 'It's Healing'

Ethan Bryan, 16, died in a car accident in 2020, eventually launching his father, Dan, on a year of catch that has created a community of support → Read More

Meet Romay Davis, 102-Year-Old Black Female Army Vet Honored with Gold Medal for Groundbreaking WWII Service

Romay Davis is the oldest of six survivors of the first all-female, all-women-of-color unit to serve in the U.S. Army years before the 1948 integration of the military → Read More

Mom Delivers 2 Sets of Identical Twins After Being Surprised by Pregnancy with Quadruplets: 'I Feel Amazing!'

Ashley Ness' unique pregnancy was a 1-in-10 million rarity, according to an expert in maternal-fetal medicine → Read More

Coach Paulana Lamonier Wants More Black People to Learn to Swim: 'We're Here to Smash the Stereotypes'

Long Island swim instructor Paulana Lamonier began her program Black People Will Swim in 2019, and this summer has enrolled 80 participants for six-week summer classes → Read More

'Hero' Ind. Man Who Saved 5 Kids From Burning House: 'I Knew What I Was Risking...But Every Second Counted'

Nick Bostic, 25, raced into a burning home not once but twice to recover the children, ages 1 to 18, from the smoke and heat → Read More

Town Rallies to Help 'Gentle Giant' Firefighter Diagnosed with Cancer: 'Always Room for a Miracle'

"He loves giving his all to help other people," a friend says of 49-year-old volunteer firefighter Roy Lewis → Read More

Mom Shocked to Learn She's Pregnant With 2 Sets of Identical Twins: 'This Is Going to Be Crazy'

The 1-in-10 million rarity has an expert in maternal-fetal medicine playfully suggesting that Ashley Ness, 35, should play the lottery: "She would be very rich" → Read More

Sisters Feel Joy 'Like 5-Year-Olds' in First Meeting After 56 Years of Not Knowing the Other Existed

Diane Ward, 59, and Mary McLaughlin, 56, thought they were only children — but then DNA and genealogy research through brought them together → Read More

Father-Daughter Doctors Perform Heart Surgery Together: 'This Will Be the First of Many,' Says Dad

Dr. Sophia Roberts, a cardiothoracic surgeon in training, recently joined her dad Dr. Harold Roberts, a surgeon with 30 years of experience, to assist in a heart surgery → Read More

What Qualifies as a Mass Shooting? It Depends Who You Ask

There is no consensus among organizations that track shootings in the U.S. about the definition of "mass shooting" → Read More

13 Killed, Many More Injured in Weekend Shootings Across U.S.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a "mass shooting" as having at least four victims who were shot, there have been 240 mass shootings so far in 2022 → Read More

N.Y. Mom Who Cared for Son with Autism Is Murdered in Suspected Act of Domestic Violence

Melanie Chianese, 29, died from stab wounds after an alleged attack by an ex-boyfriend now charged in her killing → Read More

Man Dies of Heart Attack While Trying to Bury Girlfriend's Body After He Murdered Her: Sheriff

Police say Joseph McKinnon strangled Patricia Ruth Dent, then died of a heart attack while burying her body in his yard → Read More

Conn. Man Killed Wife After Impregnating Girlfriend: How Her Fitbit Led to His Conviction

Connie Dabate's Fitbit revealed she was moving for at least an hour after her husband, Richard, claimed she was murdered in their home by a masked intruder → Read More

2 Babies Were Found Dead in the Mississippi River 4 Years Apart — Police Say Mom Put Them There

A Minnesota woman is under arrest for allegedly murdering a newborn found 19 years ago along a reservoir off the Mississippi River –– and authorities say she's also the mother of a second dead newborn pulled from the river four years earlier. → Read More

Pa. Mom Allegedly Planned Killings of Sons a Week in Advance, Gave Instructions About Disposing Ashes

A handwritten will suggests that Trinh Nguyen, 38, allegedly planned her sons' deaths at least a week before they were fatally shot on May 2 → Read More

Man Allegedly Strangled Woman to Death on Phoenix Bus, and Manhunt Is On for Suspect

Diane Craig, 41, died from her injuries Friday, and police have named Joshua Bagley a suspect in her death → Read More

Former Oklahoma U. Football Player Starting New Career Is Killed the Night Before Moving Into Apartment

Du'Vonta Lampkin, 25, was fatally shot in Dallas as he prepared to enter the real estate field after his gridiron days ended → Read More

Mo. Woman Seeks Clemency After 1985 Conviction for Killing Husband — Did Sexism Put Her Behind Bars?

The podcast Wrongful Conviction with Maggie Freleng reconsiders the flawed investigation into the 1984 killing of Patty Prewitt's husband Bill → Read More