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  • SAFETY HOUSE

    Safety house opened in West St. Louis County

    MANCHESTER, MO (KPLR) – The first annual safe kids day festival was held in Manchester Sunday. Today was the opening of a new safety house by Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in conjunction with West County EMS and Fire Protection District. Safety house is a state-of-the-art learning center and injury prevention initiative that provides classroom and hands-on education for children and their parents. The facility also teaches pedestrian safety, bike safety, seasonal injury education as well as home and environmental […]

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    Volunteers have their hair shaved to help fight children’s cancer

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – Sunday volunteers had their heads shaved to help conquering kid’s cancer. That’s the purpose of folks shaving their locks in Creve Coeur. It’s part of a fundraising effort by the Saint Baldricks Foundation. That’s an organization that raises money to fight childhood cancer. The head shaving is in solidarity with kids who often lose their hair during cancer treatment. Today’s event was held at the Hair Saloon for men in Creve Coeur

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    Fatal accident on I-55

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis man is dead after a Sunday morning car crash in South St. Louis County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 32-year-old Steven Torlina was killed around 2 am on southbound I-55 at Reavis Barracks Road. Authorities say he lost control of his car, traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. Torlina was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • FERGUSON

    Ferguson holds meet and greet with newly elected city council members

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Saturday a special meet and greet was held in Ferguson for newly elected council members at Ferguson Community Day. The event was co-hosted by the city of Ferguson and Lindenwood University. Lindenwood students volunteered for a variety of activities for kids, including free face painting, balloon animals, crafts and games. They also provided tutoring in math and reading and Lindenwood athletes conducted a variety of sports clinics. For adults free seminars were offered on resume building, […]

  • Variety’s Dinner with the Stars held at Peabody Opera House

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) –It was a big night out at the Peabody Opera House Saturday night to benefit Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis. The “Dinner with the Stars” honors Variety’s Man and Woman of the Year, Danny Ludeman, and Alison Ferring. Grammy award-winning singer Toni Braxton entertained the crowd for the black tie event. Variety works to help children with disabilities reach their full potential. FOX 2 and News 11 are proud sponsors of Variety the Children’s Charity […]

  • Video released of suspect wanted for shooting in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Police are hoping surveillance video will lead to an arrest in a deadly shooting from Friday. Investigators say the man in the video is the man who shot and killed 26-year-old Michael Jackson following an argument near the City Museum yesterday afternoon. After the shooting the suspect got into a white vehicle, believed to be a Ford Focus and drove away. Police say the gunman is 5’ 10’, with a thin build and long braids pulled […]

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    Security officer dies from wounds suffered from shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A security guard shot in the face and neck last Friday night has died. Jaron Singleton, 23, was still in his uniform when he was shot a bus stop at Lee and Newstead in North St. Louis. His service revolver was missing from his holster.

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    Michael Brown’s family set to file wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Late Wednesday night the attorney’s for Michael Brown, Jr. family sent out a press release stating that they were going to file a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson. Members of the Brown family and attorneys will hold a press conference at 10:30 am at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton. The suit comes nine months after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The shooting sparked […]

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    Starbucks to open store in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Starbucks is planning to open a store in Ferguson. CEO Howard Schultz says opening a store will create employment. The move will be a the first for Starbucks in majority black city that was rocked by turmoil during the shooting death of Michael Brown last August. There isn’t yet a time line or an exact location for the store.

  • Foster Charges Ferguson Stand-Off

    Charges issued in Ferguson stand-off

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Wednesday charges were issued against 39-year-old Lorenzo Foster from Tuesday’s four hour stand-off on Warford Avenue. Foster has been charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. Foster had barricaded himself in a home after shooting his brother in the head. He later turned himself in at a near-by church. He’s being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center on a $100,000 cash only bond.

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    Family Dollar robbed in North St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a robbery at a Family Dollar in the 7900 block of Page that occurred on Monday. Police say a male suspect entered the store walked around a few minutes and purchased an item. After purchasing the item he pulled out a firearm and demanded money. The suspect left the store with undetermined amount cash. The suspect is described as: 20-25 years of age, approximately 5’3” to 5’8”, wearing […]

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    Madison County investigating possible meningitis death

    HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR) – The Madison County Coroner and Health Department are investigating a possible meningitis death. Officials say the public is not at threat. They say 30-year-old Elizabeth Schreck from Durham, Missouri died at a Highland Illinois home. She was in town for a cake designing seminar. They say the meningitis was caused by the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. There are no preventive treatments because this type of meningitis is not considered transferable to others.

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