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    Tammy Duckworth looks for votes in Metro East

    (KPLR) – The democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois was in East St. Louis Monday. Tammy Duckworth spent the day in Belleville Sunday and held a round table discussion in East St. Louis today. She is on a week-long tour of the state talking about her vision for Illinois and the country. She says investing in infrastructure is important to a vital economy. Duckworth is opposing incumbent republican senator Mark Kirk in the November 8th election.

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    After year in intensive care, ‘miracle child’ nicknamed ‘Baby Bun’ goes home

    RICHMOND, Va. — One year after his parents’ emotional pregnancy video went viral, Kaleb “Baby Bun” Graves has been released from the neonatal intensive care unit. Kaleb and his parents rode in a limousine from the hospital back to their Dinwiddie, Virginia, home. “Kaleb is riding down the highway and now he is asleep on his first car/limo ride home,” his parents posted on Facebook. “We give God all the praise!” Kaleb was born October 20, 2015,  16 weeks before […]

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    Major changes coming conceal and carry rules

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – Will changes in Missouri’s Conceal and Carry Gun law impact public safety?  The controversy over the law continues despite the Missouri Legislature’s successful override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill (Senate Bill 656). Beginning January 1, 2017, the new statute eliminates the current requirements for a permit issued by a local sheriff or county police department and the 8 hour gun safety course.  Permits and the course will still be available and anyone who […]

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    2-alarm fire at Doubletree hotel extinguished

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Fire crews in West St. Louis County battled a 2-alarm fire at Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield Monday night.  The blaze reportedly started in a trash bin on the 9th floor of the hotel forcing an evacuation of hotel guest. hotel guest. The fire was brought under control quickly; allow guest return to their rooms. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. Fire at Double Tree hotel in Chesterfield is out. Guests are now […]

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    Pilot rescued after plane crashes near Spirit of St. Louis Airport

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – Emergency services from law enforcement and surrounding fire departments rushed to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri, Sunday night after a report of a plane down. The pilot was injured, but able to call for help.  Initially, first responders thought the pilot may have gone down on Howell Island in the Missouri River. But using cell phone pings, the pilot and wreckage were eventually located 100 yards from the western most building on the airfield. The call […]

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    3 shot near Grand Center

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis police department is investigating a shooting with 3 victims near Grand Center in the 3100 block of Locust. The shooting happened around 9:45 pm. Three male victims were shot.  One victim was shot in the leg, the second was shot in the side and the third victim was shot in the groin area. All 3 victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. An investigation is ongoing.

  • Clinton to ride Air Force One; Trump asks who pays

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will give Hillary Clinton a lift on Air Force One Tuesday when they fly to North Carolina for their first joint campaign appearance. It’s a powerful symbol of the presidency that Obama appears happy to confer upon his preferred successor. Clinton’s presumptive Republican opponent, meanwhile, wants to know who’s paying. “Why is President Obama allowed to use Air Force One on the campaign trail with Crooked Hillary?” Donald Trump tweeted Monday. “She is flying with […]

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    2 kayakers rescued from surging waters on the Big River

    ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A swift water rescue occurred Saturday evening at the St. Francois State Park near Park Hills Missouri.  Two kayakers, one man and one woman were on the Big River when the high water and surging water overcame the two.  The recent rainfall has the Big River running higher than normal by several feet, with fast currents and debris in the river. The male kayaker was able to catch a tree and get to an […]

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    Lucky St. Louisan jams with Springsteen at Chaifetz Arena

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – When the Boss took the stage Sunday night at Chaifetz Arena little did he know he’d get an assistant, halfway through his show. ‘It was not staged; I was not a plant in the audience,’ says Tom England.  ‘I just made a really obnoxious sign and got lucky in the lottery.’ A lucky lotto winner indeed, this LaSalle University senior and St. Louis native. We caught up with the marketing major at Killer Vintage Guitars Monday […]

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    Look out for the fake cab driver who threatened to decapitate police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A former cab driver who admitted threatening to cut off the heads of police officers, is back on the streets.  He may be driving a fake cab that looks like the real thing. Mahad Abdi was recently released after serving his sentence for assault. Terry King was one of his victims.  King says Abdi attacked him.  Now King is looking over his shoulder for the fake cab.  King said, “My family is all scared. My […]

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    Baby gorilla born via c-section

    Bristol Zoo Gardens – What’s it like for a doctor who normally deliver baby humans to deliver a baby gorilla instead? It was a c-section that had even the main doctor going ape in that low key British way. (Dr. David Cahill) “The most unusual and special and exciting delivery I’ve ever done.” It’s a girl…gorilla. The staff at Bristol Zoo knew the mother wasn’t feeling right and then the fetus grew unresponsive.  That’s when zoo staff called in gynecologist […]

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    Man charged with theft of $26K engagement ring

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A West County woman loses her engagement ring valued at more than $25,000 to a thief. There were four people doing work in her home on the same day, police narrowed the suspect list down to one. Police say her ring is still missing and could be gone forever. Ballwin Police Lt. Kevin Lorne said, “Typically a ring such as this would be disassembled, the diamonds removed the gold melted down sold accordingly.” […]