Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.
On this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee, we’ll explore what happened to Jerica Banks, her children, and how it impacted their community.
Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.
In historic Ybor City, different cultures bring out the best in one another. Enjoy an authentic Cuban sandwich or dine at a restaurant now on its fifth generation of ownership. After chicken yoga (yes, that’s a thing!), treat yourself to a hand-rolled cigar.
Known as one of the first cases of the digital age, the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray continues to confound investigators and internet sleuths.
Two Orlando couples shop vintage, search for the perfect slice, visit a post-apocalyptic saloon, and take the stage on blind dates in Orlando.
Rob feasts on fabulous cuisine, makes more than a few new friends and joins a trampoline gym class in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods.
As Girl Scouts at Camp Scott settle into their tents one evening, eerie footsteps and distant cries haunt the campers throughout the night. The unsettling sounds turn out to be the echos one of the largest murder investigations in Oklahoma’s history.