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    Poker run held in honor of Dana Haverstick Norman

    DESOTO, MO (KPLR) –On Saturday, friends and loved ones held the 8th annual Dana’s Dream poker run. The poker run made stops in DeSoto, Festus, Leadington, and Valle Mines for bikers and cruisers who made the trip in honor of Dana Haverstick Norman, who turned 25 just 4 days before she lost her battle with Leukemia on May 14, 2008. The poker run benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of St. Louis. Part of the proceeds will also go to […]

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    Fatal accident in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A fatal accident occurred Saturday afternoon on Highway 61 at Route BC in Lincoln County. Authorities say a Toyota Tundra driven by 69-year-old Donald N. Rasmussen of Silex, Mo  failed to yield to a truck heading northbound on Highway 61, striking the side of truck. The Tundra spun around ejecting Rasmussen who was not wearing a seat belt. Rasmussen died from his injuries at the scene. The driver of the truck, 55-year-old Todd A. Gibson […]


    St. James police looking for missing teenager

    ST. JAMES, MO (KPLR) – The St. James police department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teen.  Alexis Hornage was last seen Friday night around 8:30 pm near the St. James apartments in the 300 block of Parker Lane. Alexis was wearing a short brown leather jacket, pink shirt, blue jeans and pink & black shoes. She was walking to a relative’s house when she disappeared. Alexis has a medical condition that requires medication. If you’ve […]

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    Central American leaders to Obama: We’re working on it

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they’re working on a “comprehensive plan” to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally. The presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala met with Obama at the White House on Friday as Washington struggles to find a solution to what many consider a humanitarian crisis. The influx this year of tens of thousands of child immigrants, […]

  • 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.