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    Finalist for Ferguson-Florissant superintendent‘s job to be present to the community

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – Parents and students will have a chance to meet the two finalists for the superintendent’s job in the Ferguson-Florissant School District this week. The finalist Dr. Bryan Davis, superintendent in Columbus, Wisconsin and Dr. Joseph Davis from Plymouth, North Carolina were chosen by the district’s board of education. The first meet and greet will be held at McCluer South-Berkeley high school Thursday at 4:30 pm. The second meeting will be on Friday at 6:30 pm at […]

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    Arrest made in connection to college student killed near City Museum downtown

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Late Monday night St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly announced arrest and charges related to the murder of former De Smet high school student Robert Christman. Christman was shot and killed near the City Museum on Sunday, January 11th following a night out with his brother and a female friend. Police say a gunman opened the back passenger door of the vehicle and ordered the female to hand over her purse. Some sort resistance was […]

  • Shooting at Chuck E. Cheese’s in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – The St. Charles Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night at the Chuck E. Cheese’s located on Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles, Missouri. Police were called to the scene shortly after 8:30 pm. Police say one adult male was shot several time and was transported to the hospital in serious condition. Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene. No children were hurt during the shooting.    

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    East St. Louis wrestling club places 12th in state championship

    WILLOWBROOK, IL (KPLR) – The East St. Louis wrestling club hit the mat in the state championship tournament Sunday. The competition was held in Willowbrook Illinois, near Chicago. The sixth, seventh and eighth graders placed 12th overall in the tournament. You may remember that the team struggled to reach the tournament after someone broke into their van and stole all of their wrestling equipment, including shoes, and head-gear. That happened on the day they had qualified for the state championship. […]

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    “Gags to Riches” star visits St. Peters

    ST. PETERS, MO (KPLR) – Discovery Channel star Jonah White was in St. Louis this weekend. Sunday the star of “Gags to Riches” appeared at the I-70 shopper’s fair in St. Peters. White brought along his pet wolf and pot belly pig named “dumpling.” White signed books, and autographs while talking to fans. He also took some of their gag gift ideas which are the basis of his Discovery TV show.

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    Tow truck found in pallet fire following carjacking

    EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A tow truck that was carjacked in East St. Louis Saturday night was found Sunday in a burning pile of pallets. The owner of the tow truck company says his driver was robbed, beaten and left for dead. Firefighters found the truck among a large burning pile of pallets at the site of an old glass company building at 18th and Broadway in East St. Louis. The tow truck owner tells News 11 police told […]

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    St. Louis Public Schools hold job fair for teachers and principals

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis public school district held a job fair Saturday morning at the Clyde C. Miller Career Academy high school. The district is looking to hire energetic, motivated, and certificated principals and teachers in all subject areas from pre-school through the 12th grade.

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    Mardi Gras season kicks-off with winter carnival

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Mardi Gras season kicked off Saturday with the “Soulard Mardi Gras Family Winter Carnival” at the historic Soulard market park. The family friendly event included bounce houses, a petting zoo and fun interactive displays provided by local artists and organizations. It was capped off with the children`s parade through the Soulard neighborhood.

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    Police investigating shooting on Lotus in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis police department is investigating a shooting on the city’s northside on Lotus. Police say a man was shot around 4 am Saturday morning while walking on Lotus, just west of Kingshighway. The 22-year-old victim heard a nearby gunshot and then felt pain in his right lower leg. Another man driving a white Chevy Impala pick the victim up and drove him to the hospital. Police say the man sped away after dropping off […]

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    U.S. Steel to layoff workers

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – U.S. Steel announced Wednesday that it will be closing its Granite City coke plant. The closure will affect 176 workers. Union officials say the workers will be laid off by March 2015.

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    Kraftig beer expanding regional sales

    (KPLR) – Kraftig beer is expanding its reach, by selling its beer in Rolla, and Springfield.  Kraftig currently is available in Columbia, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks. Kraftig is brewed bys William K. Busch and owned by Billy Busch. Kraftig was launched in 2011.

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    Sesame Street characters visit children at Cardinal Glennon

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Children at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center had some very special guest Wednesday. Elmo and the Cookie Monster were on hand today for story time, photos and coloring activities. Elmo and the Cookie Monster are in town for Sesame Street Live’ “Let’s Dance!” opening Thursday at the Peabody Opera House.  

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