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    Missouri State Representative attends White House gun violence meeting

    (KTVI) – Missouri was represented Wednesday at a White House meeting on gun violence. State representative Stacey Newman of Clayton attended the meeting. In October, she announced the launch of the “Children’s Firearm Safety Alliance”. That is a national group that is trying to prevent accidental shootings involving children. The White House has been focusing on gun violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December of 2012.

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    Justin Bieber goes bigger with plans for a stadium tour

    “Beliebers” are about to get even more Justin Bieber in 2017. The singer announced on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday that he will go on his first ever North American stadium tour next summer. Bieber’s tour kicks off August 5 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Other stops will include Denver, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Toronto. It’s been a busy year for the Biebs. He told DeGeneres he’s already performed more than 100 concert dates. Bieber has scored […]

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    Problems uncovered at St. Louis city community centers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – You Paid For It discovers troubling new problems at a second St. Louis city run community center used by about 14,000 people. Now my investigation reveals problems at another city run center in North St Louis called Wohl Community Center has issues, with two rooms of a completely exposed ceiling with exposed wiring and pipes. There are also holes in bathroom walls. The gym has wrapping around the pipes that are falling from the ceiling. Taxpayers […]

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    Donald Trump doubles down on 35% tax for businesses that ship jobs out of U.S.

    Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries. In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump pledged to lower corporate taxes across the board. But he also said he would charge a hefty 35% tax for “any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, [or] builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and […]

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    7 guns stolen from cars over Thanksgiving weekend in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Gun thefts are soaring again in St. Louis. Seven guns were stolen from four cars over the Thanksgiving weekend, police said. Tuesday, authorities called on gun owners to take action. Locking guns in the trunk or glove compartment is not enough.  St. Louis Police report a double-digit percent increase in gun theft, with more than 1800 gun thefts just this year. There’s a lot of smashed car glass from a 48-hour period starting Thanksgiving night. The […]

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    Moment of silence planned for wounded St. Louis officer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A community in south city is preparing a vigil and moment of silence on behalf of a St. Louis police officer who was wounded in a shooting over the weekend. The group is asking people to meet just before 7:30 p.m. on the sidewalks from St. Gabriel the Archangel (where the wounded officer attends church) along Nottingham Avenue to Hampton, and then north to Pernod where the shooting occurred. A blue ribbon will be extended the […]

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    Florissant police investigating cutting and shooting

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – A suspect is in custody following a shooting and cutting in Florissant Sunday afternoon.  Police say a domestic dispute broke out at a home in the 2800 block of North Waterford Drive.  One person suffered a superficial wound to the face by a blade, and another person was shot in the calf. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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    Golf carts becoming more popular for getting around neighborhoods

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KPLR) – It’s the sound of a sprinkler that you might expect on a golf course followed by a golf cart. Only, this is the Shrewsbury city center, but best believe the golf carts are here. “They’ve grown in popularity with some of the residents and they’re showing up at a few more events throughout the city,” says Felicity Buckley, Shrewsbury Mayor. Shrewsbury officials are trying to determine the rules for the road for residents and their off-road […]

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    He’s 47 and plays on Lindenwood’s championship water polo team

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Lance Clark has to keep his eyes on the ball at all times while defending his goal and stay afloat while doing so. ‘I think I enjoy winning and when I heard these guys had a chance to win a national title and had a use for me I couldn`t resist,’ says Lance Clark, Goalie. He`s a member of the Lindenwood Lions men`s water polo team taking in a practice at the St. Peters Rec […]

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    Boy injured by puck at Blues game gets big surprise

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Alex Vaughn is the 9-year-old St. Louis Blues fan who was struck by a flying puck at the Scottrade Center October 15th.  Alex was with his father. “We had never sat that close to the ice,” said Greg Vaughn. The puck was shot over the ice by a New York Rangers player.  Greg Vaughn said he saw the puck headed his way but could not react in time to protect his son. “It’s so fast you can’t […]

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    Tammy Duckworth looks for votes in Metro East

    (KPLR) – The democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois was in East St. Louis Monday. Tammy Duckworth spent the day in Belleville Sunday and held a round table discussion in East St. Louis today. She is on a week-long tour of the state talking about her vision for Illinois and the country. She says investing in infrastructure is important to a vital economy. Duckworth is opposing incumbent republican senator Mark Kirk in the November 8th election.

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    After year in intensive care, ‘miracle child’ nicknamed ‘Baby Bun’ goes home

    RICHMOND, Va. — One year after his parents’ emotional pregnancy video went viral, Kaleb “Baby Bun” Graves has been released from the neonatal intensive care unit. Kaleb and his parents rode in a limousine from the hospital back to their Dinwiddie, Virginia, home. “Kaleb is riding down the highway and now he is asleep on his first car/limo ride home,” his parents posted on Facebook. “We give God all the praise!” Kaleb was born October 20, 2015,  16 weeks before […]