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  • Is catsup bottle really up for sale?

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – There’s a 170 foot tall catsup bottle casting a shadow over Collinsville and the question remains who is willing to pay the 500-thousand for the former water tower and warehouse next to it. ‘I’ve actually had people calling me wanting to know if I put the sign up there that it was for sale,’ says Roger Conner, owner of Bert’s Chuckwagon. ‘But I informed them it wasn’t April 1st so it wasn’t my doing.’ Roger Conner […]

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    2 suspects charged in the shooting of 3 women

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office Tuesday issued warrants against two suspects alleged to have shot three women in the New Baden neighborhood this past Sunday. 26-year-old Terrell Perkins and 21-year-old DeonAndre Ford have both been charged with 1st Degree Murder, 2 counts of 1st Degree Assault, 5 counts of Armed Criminal Action, 2 counts of Discharging/Shooting Firearm at or from a Motor Vehicle and 1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Both men are […]

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    Mulit-vehicle accident shuts down 4 lanes of EB I-70

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – A multi-vehicle accident on eastbound I-70 near St. Charles has shut down four lanes of traffic. St. Charles and Pattonville Fire Departments have responded to the scene. Witnesses say at least 15 emergency vehicles are on scene, along with five fire trucks.  

  • New technology helping to diagnose concussions

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KPLR) – High school concussions have doubled in the last decade but a base-line test is giving athletic directors and coaches’ confidence sending kids back to play after they’ve sustained a concussion. Last year the Timberland high school boy’s varsity soccer coach had 6 concussions on his team and three were severe. He said, “Who knows what would have happened after a second hit.” The program “impact” has been giving high school kids in the Wentzville school […]

  • New child development center set to open

    WELLSTON, MO (KPLR) – A new multimillion dollar child care center opened Monday to the sounds of children after a ribbon cutting for the early Explorers Child Development Academy on Robert Powell Place. The five point million dollar facility will help educate 120 kids between six weeks and six years old. Organizers say the center will focus on helping educate young kids and helping parents as well. The center`s construction was funded by federal, state and local dollars. It will […]

  • Couple decides to move after 2 weekend shootings leaving one dead

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis Police are trying to determine whether two shootings in north city are related. Investigators say two men opened fire on three women in a home in the 700 block of Thrush at about 4:40 Sunday evening. Two were injured. One was killed. Hours later, four men wearing dark clothes opened fire on three men sitting on the front porch of a home on the same block. One man was shot in the back and […]

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    St. Louisans protest conflict in the Gaza Strip

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – The Palestinian Solidarity Committee and the St. Louis Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations held a rally and march in the Delmar Loop to protest the Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip. A couple hundred people attended the rally. In the Mideast fighting raged in Gaza with Palestinians reporting 87 civilians killed and Israel say 13 of its soldiers died in combat Sunday. Israel says a major reason for those casualties is that Hamas […]

  • Plane accident sends one woman to the hospital

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – An accident at Creve Coeur Airport Saturday evening sent a woman to the hospital. The woman was a passenger in a single-prop plane that ran into an unoccupied plane nearby. The single-prop plane had a mechanical malfunction and jolted forward causing the accident. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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    Suspect in custody after shooting woman

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 5300 block of Emerson in north St. Louis. Police say a suspect was taken into custody after shooting his girlfriend in the arm. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Dierbergs recalling some California fruit from stores

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Dierbergs is recalling some of its California-based stone fruits. The recall includes conventional and organic varieties of yellow peaches and nectarines, white peaches and nectarines and plums and pluots because they possibly may be contaminated with listeria. So far, no illnesses have been reported. The California-based packing company Wawona is voluntarily recalling the fruit, while Dierbergs is pulling all recalled fruits from their sales floors. Customer who brought the fruit between Monday, July 14th and noon […]

  • Russia urged to rein in separatists as grim work continues at crash scene

    DONETSK, Ukraine (CNN) — On the ground, recovery experts began the grisly task of collecting remains of the 298 people killed two days earlier when a Malaysia Airlines jet exploded over the war zone of eastern Ukraine. Across diplomatic channels, pressure mounted on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russia rebels, backed by Moscow, who are accused of firing the missile that downed the commercial plane and of hindering access to its debris field. Saturday brought a shift from […]

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    Facing fines, conversion or death, Christian families flee Mosul

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, hoping to avoid a similar fate. On Friday, the al Qaeda splinter group issued an ultimatum to Iraqi Christians living in Mosul — by Saturday at noon (5 a.m. ET), they must convert to Islam, pay a fine or face “death by the sword.” […]