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    Captain Derek Martin food drive held to help the needy

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Saturday, the “Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality” held its annual food drive in memory of Captain Derek Martin. The event was held at their office in north St. Louis. Today was the 25th year for food drive, which was renamed in honor of Captain Derek Martin, who lost his life in 2002 while attempting to rescue another fallen firefighter. Martin was the heart and soul of the annual food drive which provides thousands of baskets of […]

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    Homeless man severely burned in tent fire

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A man is hospitalized in critical condition following a fire inside a tent at a homeless encampment near the Mississippi River near downtown St. Louis. The 50-year-old man was sleeping inside his tent near north Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and Carr Street around 9:45 Friday when the fire broke out. He suffered burns to his hands, chest, neck and face. The bomb and arson unit is investigating.

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    Army sergeant surprises daughters at school

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – It was an emotional moment for two elementary students in the Hazelwood school district Tuesday. That’s because Army Sergeant first class Brian Banks surprised his daughters, Erin and Bryann at Jamestown elementary this morning. Sergeant Banks arrived in St. Louis Monday night, but kept his return a secret until he visited his daughters’ school this morning with his wife, Janelle. He has been on active duty for nine months and took leave to surprise […]

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    Police charge man for stolen guns

    PAGEDALE, MO (KPLR) – A north county man is accused of stealing two semi-automatic pistols. 20-year-old Huel Jenkins is charged with a felony of receiving stolen property. Police pulled Jenkins over last month in Pagedale for having a tail light out. When asked if there was anything illegal in the car, Jenkins told police there were two stolen guns he took while breaking into cars. Two glock pistols were recovered, one reported stolen from a Ballwin residence and the other […]

  • St. Louis firefighters battle blaze in south city

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) –Around 8:30 pm St. Louis city firefighters were called to the 3100 block of Arsenal in south St. Louis. Initial reports say the fire is in a three-story building. Firefighters say there is   heavy smoke  on the third floors  and second floors.  At this point the cause of the fire remains under investigation. There are no injuries to report. A spokesperson for the department says the building was vacant at the time of the fire.

  • Standoff in Cahokia ends after 11 hours

    CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – A standoff that last 11 hours in Cahokia Illinois has ended with the arrest of Lamar Armstrong. Armstrong was wanted for a home invasion when Sheriff’s deputies went to his home in the 2000 block of Lynn with a warrant for his arrest. Armstrong refused to come out and tactical units were called in starting the standoff. Police finally used a flash bang and tear gas to flush Armstrong out. He was found by officers hiding […]

  • Atheist billboard in St. Charles County has people talking

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A billboard in St. Charles County is sparking controversy and conversation. It depicts a girl writing a letter to Santa, but she isn’t asking for gifts.  All she wants is to skip church, because, as the billboard states, she’s “too old for fairy tales.” The billboard is funded by the group American Atheists. It’s an advertisement for their national convention in Memphis this April.  The organization also hopes to raise awareness among atheists that […]

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    Domestic dispute leads to one death

    IMPERIAL, MO (KPLR) – Sunday shortly after 3 pm an argument between a brother and sister turned deadly. In a press release from Jefferson County Sheriff Glen Boyer, sheriff’s deputies were called to the 5400 block of Old Lemay Ferry Road, after a 911 dispatcher received two calls from the residence for a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived on scene they found a 55-year-old woman from St. Louis deceased in the drive way of the home and a 47-year-old male […]

  • Fire at used car dealership on St. Charles Rock Road

    PAGEDALE, MO (KPLR) –A late night fire at a used car lot in Pagedale is under investigation. Firefighters received a call around 10:00pm Saturday for fire at budget motors used car lot on St. Charles Rock Road. When crews arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of the two story office building. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the flames under control. None of the cars on the lot appeared to be damaged. Investigators are looking into what […]

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    Robbers steal service dog after scuffle with victim

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are investigating a robbery that took place on a Walgreens parking lot in the 4200 block of Lindell this past Tuesday night. Police say two African-American females stole a white Maltese service dog from a vehicle on the parking lot. The dog weighs 8 pounds and is named “Polo”. The victim, a 29-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle when the two women asked to use the victim’s mobile phone. The woman refused […]

  • Demonstrators attack and set fire to police cruiser in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo (KPLR) –  As tensions flared between officers and demonstrators outside the Ferguson Police Department Tuesday night, a group of protesters broke off from the main protest and headed north on Florissant Road to Church Street. Near that intersection protesters came upon a police vehicle and attacked it. The broke out the lights and attempted to turn the cruiser over. Failing that, someone threw a fire bomb at the car setting it ablaze. Police moved in using tear gas […]

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    Protest continue across U.S. in the aftermath of Brown grand jury ruling

    (KPLR) – In the wake of Brown grand jury ruling, protest have erupted in several major cities across the U.S. Protesters have occurred in New York City, Atlanta, Oakland, Los Angeles and  Chicago. In Oakland protest turned violent after police and protesters clashed. While in New York marchers shut one of the major bridges onto Manhattan Island. Protesters marching in Minneapolis. MW-014TU pic.twitter.com/JRGlqs9pCO — CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) November 26, 2014 5th and union downtown closed now for marchers @WKRN #nashville […]

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