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  • Ferguson Job Fair

    Urban League to host job fair for Ferguson

    (KPLR) – The Urban League of St. Louis is partnering with St. Louis Community College to host a job fair in Ferguson. It will be held next Saturday at the Florissant Valley campus from 10 am till 2 pm. The fair will provide job and educational opportunities, free food and toiletries, and recreational activities for kids.

  • Lincoln County Water Rescue 8

    Water rescue teams rescue man trapped in car by flash flooding

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Wright City and Wentzville Fire Departments rescued a 42-year-old man trapped in his vehicle on Highway WW at Myers Road Tuesday morning. Rescue crews arrived on scene at 5:45 am to find the man trapped in his vehicle up to his waist in water from flash flooding on the road from Monday night’s storm. Officials say the man was on his way to work and didn’t see the water till he had driven into it. […]


    Boat catches fire on river near Grafton

    GRAFTON, IL (KPLR) – Around 1:15 pm Sunday fire units from the Qem Fire District were dispatched to the Mississippi River near Grafton for a boat that caught fire. No word on injuries or damage.

  • Pin-wheels of peace to greet Ferguson MS students Monday

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district will finally start their new school year Monday morning. Rows of pin-wheels will welcome students returning to Ferguson Middle School. Teachers, students and parents from Wydown Middle School, planted “pin-wheels for peace” in front of the school Sunday afternoon. The pin-wheels containing messages of peace from the students at Wydown Middle School.

  • Missing Lenzberg, IL woman found safe

    Update: The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department was able to locate Sue Winkleman on Sunday at about 1:00 p.m. at a local hospital. Investigators learned she had been taken there by EMS early Sunday morning to be treated for medical issues not related to her disappearance. ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KPLR) –The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help in finding a missing Lenzburg, Illinois, woman. Lenzburg is near New Athens. Sue Winkleman, 64, was reported missing Thursday […]

  • Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III lead rally for Brown family

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – It’s been a tense time in Ferguson ever since Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer. Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and Brown’s parents were at a rally Sunday afternoon in Ferguson. This started last weekend when Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The unarmed teen’s death sparked several rallies throughout this past week. The people are demanding a transparent investigation and asking everyone in Ferguson to rally […]

  • Pulse of St. Louis: Social issues surrounding Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis community leaders say resources are needed to help resolve serious social issues in Ferguson. They say the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown shines a spotlight on a number of problems that need to be addressed in the community, including a more diverse police force and sensitivity training for officers. They also say resources are needed to deal with deeply rooted poverty, a lack of training programs, jobs, and crime. For more information about how […]

  • State of Emergency: Nixon imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Saturday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon spoke to the residents of Ferguson and the media at the Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in north St. Louis County. Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson. Nixon […]


    Ferguson-Florissant school to move forward on opening schools Thursday

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Late Wednesday afternoon the Ferguson-Florissnt School District announced that the district was cancelling the start of the school year till Monday, August 18th. The decision to delay the start of the school was influenced by the ongoing unrest in Ferguson over the shooting death of Michael Brown. Previously, the district had planned to start fall session Thursday, August 14th. District officials have been monitoring the situation in Ferguson, and had planned for additional security […]

  • Police and demonstrators face-off near QuikTrip without incident

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Tempers flared for a while outside St. Mark’s church after the community meeting on the shooting of Michael Brown held by Reverend Al Sharpton and community leaders ended.  The large crowd had gathered outside because the church had filled to capacity for the meeting. Those left outside held an impromptu rally before leaving the church. Many from the crowd moved over to a demonstration being held at the burned out QuikTrip near the Canfield Green apartment […]

  • Dining out

    Downtown restaurants hosting fundraiser for Operation Food Search

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – All this week over 20 restaurants will be hosting Downtown Restaurant Week from Monday, August 11th through Sunday, August 17th. All you have to do is visit one of the participating restaurants and order from a 3-course dinner menu for $25 per person. After enjoying a great meal you will have the option to add money to your bill to help fund Operation Food Search. Last year 15,000 diners made reservations for Downtown Restaurant Week. This […]


    Family condemns looting, violence over Mike Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil. Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, MO teen who was shot by a Ferguson Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed. Around 8:30 p.m. protesters on West Florissant became aggressive and St. Louis County tactical units were called. By 10 p.m.,  St. Louis County Police had called for more […]


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