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  • Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III lead rally for Brown family

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – It’s been a tense time in Ferguson ever since Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer. Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and Brown’s parents were at a rally Sunday afternoon in Ferguson. This started last weekend when Michael Brown was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The unarmed teen’s death sparked several rallies throughout this past week. The people are demanding a transparent investigation and asking everyone in Ferguson to rally […]

  • Pulse of St. Louis: Social issues surrounding Michael Brown shooting

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis community leaders say resources are needed to help resolve serious social issues in Ferguson. They say the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown shines a spotlight on a number of problems that need to be addressed in the community, including a more diverse police force and sensitivity training for officers. They also say resources are needed to deal with deeply rooted poverty, a lack of training programs, jobs, and crime. For more information about how […]

  • State of Emergency: Nixon imposes curfew in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Saturday afternoon Governor Jay Nixon spoke to the residents of Ferguson and the media at the Greater St. Mark’s Family Church in north St. Louis County. Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson. Nixon […]

  • SCHOOL BUSES

    Ferguson-Florissant school to move forward on opening schools Thursday

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Late Wednesday afternoon the Ferguson-Florissnt School District announced that the district was cancelling the start of the school year till Monday, August 18th. The decision to delay the start of the school was influenced by the ongoing unrest in Ferguson over the shooting death of Michael Brown. Previously, the district had planned to start fall session Thursday, August 14th. District officials have been monitoring the situation in Ferguson, and had planned for additional security […]

  • Police and demonstrators face-off near QuikTrip without incident

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Tempers flared for a while outside St. Mark’s church after the community meeting on the shooting of Michael Brown held by Reverend Al Sharpton and community leaders ended.  The large crowd had gathered outside because the church had filled to capacity for the meeting. Those left outside held an impromptu rally before leaving the church. Many from the crowd moved over to a demonstration being held at the burned out QuikTrip near the Canfield Green apartment […]

  • Dining out

    Downtown restaurants hosting fundraiser for Operation Food Search

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – All this week over 20 restaurants will be hosting Downtown Restaurant Week from Monday, August 11th through Sunday, August 17th. All you have to do is visit one of the participating restaurants and order from a 3-course dinner menu for $25 per person. After enjoying a great meal you will have the option to add money to your bill to help fund Operation Food Search. Last year 15,000 diners made reservations for Downtown Restaurant Week. This […]

  • POLICE

    Family condemns looting, violence over Mike Brown’s death

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – At least a dozen businesses in north St. Louis County were looted Sunday following a peaceful vigil. Hundreds gathered Sunday for a vigil in memory of  shooting death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, MO teen who was shot by a Ferguson Police officer Saturday afternoon.  Brown was unarmed. Around 8:30 p.m. protesters on West Florissant became aggressive and St. Louis County tactical units were called. By 10 p.m.,  St. Louis County Police had called for more […]

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    Amnesty traffic and warrant program ends at 7 pm

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Time is running out fast for those still wanting to clear up outstanding traffic tickets, warrants, child support and misdemeanors. The St. Louis County amnesty program will end at 7 pm Saturday night. The program offers an opportunity to get a clean slate and new court date without fear of arrest. If want to participate in the program you need to go to the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park by 7 pm. […]

  • National Night Out

    St. Louis communities hosting National Night Out against crime events

    (KPLR) – All across the St. Louis areas communities are sponsoring events to support efforts to reduce crime in their neighborhoods.  In University City the city is hosting a combined anti-crime event and back to school rally. While in St. Louis city’s Central West End, a neighborhood security initiative is hosting an ice cream social for residents from 7 pm to 8 pm at north Euclid and Washington.

  • St. Charles man ticketed for how he parked in his drive-way

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) –On Friday St. Charles resident Troy Underwood and his family spent the day at Six Flags. He returned home and discovered a $25 parking ticket on his truck. He became outraged because the truck was parked in his driveway on Timberlodge Landing. According to Underwood he had been parking his truck just past his driveway for over a year and never had a problem. He says his biggest gripe from the incident is he didn’t get […]

  • fruit recall

    California fruit recall being expanding

    (KPLR) – The fruit recall involving California nectarines, peaches, plums and pluots has been expanded. The fruit affected in the recall may have been contaminated with listeria. The initial recall covered specific lots of fruit packed from June 1st through July 12th. Wawona packing company expanded the recall “as a precautionary step” to fruit packaged through July 17th. The recall affects grocers Diebergs, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s, Walmart, and Costco. Previous Coverage: California fruit recall expanding

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    Winning $1 million dollar Powerball ticket sold in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – One person in the St. Louis metro area is a million dollars richer Monday night. A winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the “Super One Stop” on West Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City for this past Saturday’s drawing. The winner with the quick pick ticket has not come forward yet. The next drawing for Powerball will be worth an estimated $80 million.

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