Jennifer Meckles,

Jennifer Meckles

Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Jennifer:

Family builds Thanksgiving 'drive-through' window outside their home

Every year, the couple hosts family members and friends for a Thanksgiving meal at their home. This year, Jan Culver came up with a way to keep the tradition safely. → Read More

Local WWII veteran dies at 97

Elmer Luckett was 97. → Read More

Basketball teams honor families battling cancer

This time, the tribute extended to the opposing team. Thomas said McClure also has team families affected by cancer. → Read More

Prosecutor: Testimony from other victims 'vital' to sex assault conviction

"I knew immediately I couldn't let her be the only one ...There are no witnesses. There's nobody to pull to your side. So, I knew I had to do whatever it took to make sure he couldn't do that again." → Read More

Local kids to star in NCADA Super Bowl ad

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA) produces a local PSA that runs during the Super Bowl each. For 2018, the commercial was released along with a new campaign, "Talk About It." → Read More

St. Louis police officer relieved after shooter is convicted

"I feel good. I feel like some stress has been lifted off my shoulders." → Read More

'She made you want to be better': An open letter to my high school teacher

Mrs. Klaus passed away this week, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was more than just a teacher. She was also a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. → Read More

St. Louis moms on a mission to cover unpaid lunch bills

With the help of some other mothers in the school district, Oberweise launched an online campaign to pool some funds from families willing to donate. → Read More

'Dreamer' patrols streets in Metro East

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, wait for an uncertain future, but one police officer is not letting the headlines distract him. → Read More

How emergency alerts work in our area

The information looks like a text message but includes a special tone and vibration. → Read More

Trump: Program to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military," the Republican president tweeted → Read More

Water still running down Holly Hills street

More than a week after the initial water main leak, one Holly Hills street still has water rushing down the street as residents wait for a fix. → Read More

Concert raises thousands of dollars for injured Arnold officer

Organizers said ticket sales and donations helped raise about $22,000 for the family from this event. → Read More

Backyard transforms from calming oasis into ice garden

"We've never seen it this frozen since 2001," said Rebecca Harrison, thinking back to the year her family installed a water garden fed by the natural spring in their backyard. → Read More

Local Walgreens employee got the surprise of a lifetime this week

"If you come here, you know immediately who he is," she said. "He’s just the most gentle, kind, warm, energetic … guy in this whole town." → Read More

Friends, strangers raise thousands for family after house fire

Facing a devastating loss, it only took a few hours for friends and strangers to mobilize and help. → Read More

Student's Christmas surprise for family goes viral

Acceptance into his dream school was the best gift he could give his mom and aunt. → Read More

School's 'Pink Out' supports teen battling cancer

15-year-old Brynn Haun is on her second cancer diagnoses. She has Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. → Read More

Woman turning hit-and-run tragedy into a way to help others

Tiffanie Stanfield recently launched an organization called Fighting Hit and Run Driving, in honor of her sister, Jameca Stanfield. → Read More

Girls night out: Local ladies pack birthday presents for kids in need

"Normally we do a holiday gift exchange among ourselves, but we decided to forgo those gifts and buy birthday gifts for Birthday Joy instead," she said. → Read More