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    2 kayakers rescued from surging waters on the Big River

    ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A swift water rescue occurred Saturday evening at the St. Francois State Park near Park Hills Missouri.  Two kayakers, one man and one woman were on the Big River when the high water and surging water overcame the two.  The recent rainfall has the Big River running higher than normal by several feet, with fast currents and debris in the river. The male kayaker was able to catch a tree and get to an […]

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    Lucky St. Louisan jams with Springsteen at Chaifetz Arena

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – When the Boss took the stage Sunday night at Chaifetz Arena little did he know he’d get an assistant, halfway through his show. ‘It was not staged; I was not a plant in the audience,’ says Tom England.  ‘I just made a really obnoxious sign and got lucky in the lottery.’ A lucky lotto winner indeed, this LaSalle University senior and St. Louis native. We caught up with the marketing major at Killer Vintage Guitars Monday […]

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    Look out for the fake cab driver who threatened to decapitate police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A former cab driver who admitted threatening to cut off the heads of police officers, is back on the streets.  He may be driving a fake cab that looks like the real thing. Mahad Abdi was recently released after serving his sentence for assault. Terry King was one of his victims.  King says Abdi attacked him.  Now King is looking over his shoulder for the fake cab.  King said, “My family is all scared. My […]

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    Baby gorilla born via c-section

    Bristol Zoo Gardens – What’s it like for a doctor who normally deliver baby humans to deliver a baby gorilla instead? It was a c-section that had even the main doctor going ape in that low key British way. (Dr. David Cahill) “The most unusual and special and exciting delivery I’ve ever done.” It’s a girl…gorilla. The staff at Bristol Zoo knew the mother wasn’t feeling right and then the fetus grew unresponsive.  That’s when zoo staff called in gynecologist […]

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    Man charged with theft of $26K engagement ring

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A West County woman loses her engagement ring valued at more than $25,000 to a thief. There were four people doing work in her home on the same day, police narrowed the suspect list down to one. Police say her ring is still missing and could be gone forever. Ballwin Police Lt. Kevin Lorne said, “Typically a ring such as this would be disassembled, the diamonds removed the gold melted down sold accordingly.” […]

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    Fatal accident shuts-down eastbound lanes of I-44 near St. Clair MO

    ST. CLAIR, MO (KPLR) – Eastbound I-44 had to be shut down Sunday evening following a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County. Around 7:30 pm, a car and semi-tractor trailer crashed near St. Clair, Missouri.  Witnesses to the accident say it appears the car collided with the semi’s rear-end. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one person died in the accident, and another is in grave condition. At this writing, the eastbound lanes are shut down starting at the rest stop […]

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    Albino deer spotted at Jefferson Barracks

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Take a look at this unusual sight capture by FOX 2 viewers Lisa and Olivia Crawford.  The two captured video of an albino deer at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery earlier this week.

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    Video shows firefighters rescuing a horse from a icy West County lake

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Saturday FOX 2 brought you exclusive video of a dramatic rescue of a horse that fell through the ice on a West County pond. Saturday night the Metro West Fire Protection District rescued a horse that fell through the ice on a pond.  Sunday the fire district shared video they shot of their firefighter making the rescue. Oddly, firefighters had been practicing cold water rescues earlier in the day. We are told the […]

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    5TH graders look to the future, making video games

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Saturday dozens of St. Louis city 5th graders got the chance to make their own video games. FOX 2’s Shawndrea Thomas shows us how the school is preparing them for a future in technology. On Saturday the Kipp Triumph Academy hosted a game jam where 5th graders made their own video games with an app made by St. Louis tech company Pixel Press. The app known as Bloxels gave kids full control of their gaming experience. […]

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    Boil order issued for Crystal City

    (KPLR) – The city of Crystal City has issued a boil order for residents due to a water main break.  The order affects the area from the CVS Pharmacy on Truman to the city limits.  The boil order is in effect till further notice. In the mean time, the city is testing the water and hoping to lift the boil order on Thursday, when test results are expected to come back.

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    Sisters ready teddy bears for Christmas delivery

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – Blakely and Brittany Broder are quite the pair. The sisters have been collecting donated teddy bears from local schools and other locations around St. Charles as part of their teddy bear turnaround. The duo have been collecting bears for years and have gathered more than 13,000 since they started back in 2008.  They brought the bears to the Stanley Steemer in Maryland Heights for a good cleaning to get them ready for needy kids across […]

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    Teacher asks Muslim student if she has a bomb

    ATLANTA – A Georgia school is apologizing to a family after a teacher asked their Muslim daughter if she had a bomb in her backpack. Rikki Klaus reports. A Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman tells me on Monday, students had just gotten to class at Shiloh Middle School in Snelville. They were settling down and putting their things away, when a teacher asked a Muslim student if she had a bomb in her backpack. I asked Shiloh middle parents what […]

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