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  • Hillsboro High School graduation ceremony delayed due to manhunt

    HILLSORO, MO (KTVI) – Graduation for Hillsboro High School seniors was delayed an hour Thursday after a manhunt for a fugitive forced the district to go on lockdown. Around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the Hillsboro R-3 School District was placed on a modified lockdown, which means students could move around the school, but no one could enter or leave. At 3:30 p.m. when school was supposed to be dismissed, the lockdown was still active, and parents were notified that students would have […]

  • Confederate Memorial’s days in Forest Park numbered

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Mayor Lyda Krewson said she will have the money raised to take down the Confederate Monument in Forest Park and move it to storage within the next 30 days. A couple of years ago, a committee estimated it would cost about $130,000. Krewson said this will be paid for through public/private partnerships and she has been talking to a lot of people. Bill Hannegan’s great grandfather was one of 43 elected officials who voted on a […]

  • Hazelwood seniors punished for walk-out protest regarding teachers

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Hundreds of students from Hazelwood West have been suspended after walking out of the classroom in support of their teachers. The suspension means that seniors won’t be able to walk in graduation Saturday. A school board meeting Tuesday was packed with people upset about the district’s punishment. All board members except for Mark Behlmann refused to talk about the suspension because it wasn’t on the agenda. During the meeting, Behlmann received a standing ovation from the […]

  • Woman shot outside Ladue Schnucks meets first responders who saved her life

    LADUE, MO (KPLR) – A woman shot multiple times at Schnucks gets to meet the first responders that saved her life. On the morning of March 28, Kat Hutson was shot several times by her estranged husband in the parking lot of the Schnucks where she worked. Officer Austin Medline was on patrol right across the street when the shots were fired. “I knew it was from the Schnucks’ direction, so I went over there and I saw the suspect […]

  • State lawmakers approve measure to raise zoo funds through ballot initiatives

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri lawmakers on Thursday sent a measure to Governor Eric Greitens that would allow the Saint Louis Zoo to raise more money without having to charge an entry fee. People who live in St. Louis City and St. Louis County already pay personal property taxes that support the zoo. If signed, this new bill would allow ballot initiatives to be brought into the city and county to raise taxes up to one-eighth of a percent to […]

  • What’s the future of Confederate monument in Forest Park?

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The future of the Confederate monument in Forest Park is up for discussion once again. The Confederate monument was placed in the park in 1914 by the Daughters of the Confederacy. About two year ago, then-mayor Francis Slay created a committee to discuss how to remove the monument. The committee estimated it would cost a little over $100,000 for removal or deconstruction. Last week, Mayor Lyda Krewson was briefed on the options of what to do […]

  • MoDOT reopens Route 141 under I-44

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – One of the last remaining major roadways closed due to flooding was reopened Monday afternoon. Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation completed work on Route 141 under Interstate 44 in Valley Park. The intersection had been closed since April 30 due to floodwaters. According to MoDOT, the floodwater receded early Monday but because of the depth of the water crews had to do some work to get the road ready for traffic. The crews had to […]

  • How Cinco de Mayo helped revitalize Cherokee Street corridor

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Cherokee Street, a very up and coming neighborhood, is getting ready for a huge Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday. For the past 15 years, Cherokee Street has celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Travel Pulse rated Cherokee as one of the top five places to celebrate the day in the United States. The celebration on Cherokee Street is probably a little bit different than most, because Cherokee Street is a little bit different. Anne McCullough, the executive director […]

  • Would-be truck thief caught on camera from inside vehicle

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A suspect breaking into cars in Belleville was caught on surveillance video from inside a targeted vehicle. Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department said in the past few weeks they have had two cars stolen and one broken into in the west Bellville area. Todd Horn, who lives in the area, knew about the break-ins and wanted to catch the person responsible. Horn attached a house camera to some plywood and every night he […]

  • Jefferson County residents pray I-55 won’t be shut down due to flooding

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – As of 11 o’clock Wednesday night I-55 Northbound is still open. The river is expected to crest at 46 feet, where is about a foot shy of where it crested in December shutting down the entire interstate. MoDOT has had to close down streets all over the area. For days Bowles Avenue, has been the only way in and out of Fenton causing major backups on I-270-Southbound and I-44-Westbound. MoDOT crews had to shut down […]

  • Meramec River forcing Jefferson County residents to choose which side to be on

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Starting Tuesday night people in Jefferson County will be contained to the north or south side of the Meramec for a few days. Starting at midnight Tuesday MoDOT is closing I-55 at the Meramec River. This means that people who live in Arnold or other areas of Jefferson County would need to take alternate roads to get to St. Louis city or county. The problem is all of the other roads that cross over the […]

  • Mizzou lab helps veterinarians treat joint pain in dogs

    COLUMBIA, MO (KPLR) – New technology at the University of Missouri is helping veterinarians study how to keep man’s best friend pain free. Six-year-old Maeby has arthritis in both ankles and is one of the first patients at the new motion analysis lab at Mizzou. “Millions and millions of dogs in the US suffer from some sort of arthritis in their joints and that number is increasing,” Dr. Bryan Torres said. The lab, which opened in January, helps veterinarians see […]