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  • Creve Coeur police set up DWI checkpoints

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Officers are conducting a DWI checkpoint Friday and it may be one of the last checkpoints to happen in Missouri. In order to catch drunk drivers out on the road law enforcement agencies either use DWI checkpoints or saturation patrolling. Saturation patrols are when a group of officers are out on the roads to solely focus on looking for drunk drivers. They are not responsible for responding to any other calls. State representative Scott Fitzpatrick is […]

  • Gas station robbery suspects could be connected to other crimes – Police

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Kirkwood police officers are looking for two men who robbed a gas station early Thursday morning. Police believe the suspects may also be responsible for other gas station robberies in the area. Around 2:30 a.m., two men walked into a Mobil on the Run at Manchester and Geyer Rod. One of the men was armed with a gun. According to Kirkwood Detective Dave Smith, the suspects approached a customer and the clerk, and then focused in […]

  • MetroLink sued over lack of security

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A fourteen-page lawsuit filed in civil court Wednesday claimed that multiple problems with MetroLink safety is to blame for the death of a man last year. Jordan Taynor died in April of 2016 after he was found with head injuries at the Central West End MetroLink platform. In a statement to the Post-Dispatch Taynor’s father said, there’s been enough killings and maiming’s on the MetroLink and now it is time to stop. The lawsuit claims, among […]

  • Infant remains discovered in north county subdivision

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Human remains located in a north county subdivision belong to an infant, the St. Louis County Medical Examiner said Tuesday. According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called to Behlman Lake Court on the night of April 15 after people fishing in a lake behind homes discovered the remains. One man said he was fishing at the lake the afternoon of April 14th and […]

  • St. Ann residents debate fishing or swans?

    ST. ANN, MO (KPLR) – Some St. Ann residents are worried that their long-time fishing lake is going to become swan lake. Officials with the City of St. Ann have been talking about re-doing the lake in Tiemeyer Park for about 10 years and currently that lake is being drained for the work to finally start. St. Ann residents said that for over 50 years that lake has been used for fishing but now they are worried that when the […]

  • Potholes finally filled near Wright City apartment complex

    WRIGHT CITY, MO (KPLR) – Some residents in Wright City who were dodging super-sized potholes now have a much smoother ride. Deer Run Road leads back to three different apartment complexes and, for years, residents have said it’s been covered with potholes. None of the apartment complex owners could agree on who was responsible for fixing the road until Fox 2 News did a story about the problem, and the owners began to take a deeper look. It turns out […]

  • Dotson says St. Louis losing more officers than it recruits

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The City of St. Louis swore in 18 new officers Thursday night. This comes at a time when Police Chief Sam Dotson said the department is in desperate need of more officers. Dotson said the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is losing about three officers every two weeks and he contributes a lot of this to the fact that they can’t offer a competitive salary. Dotson said the starting salary for a city officer is $8,000 less […]

  • As Alton prepares to open new train station, high-speed rail poised to start in the fall

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Plans are on track for a new high-speed rail travel on Amtrak. The upgraded system will run from St. Louis to Chicago. Starting in the fall of 2017 people will be able to get on the Amtrak in St. Louis and it will take about 4.5 hours to get to Chicago instead of current 5.5-hour trip. Illinois Department of Transportation started work on a new high speed rail train in 2010. The goal of the project […]

  • Principal steps up with invitation to student to join her at Mother/Son dance

    ARNOLD, MO (KPLR) – Nine-year-old Mason Tucker’s attends Rockport Elementary school where they have a mother son dance every year. Mason’s mom is not in the picture so when his school’s annual mother son dance rolled around he really had no interest in going. His dad, Zack, offered for his grandmother or aunt to take him to the dance but Mason still didn’t want to go. Then Mason’s principal Ms. Janine Hueter pulled him aside after school and invited him […]

  • Potholes lead apartment complex resident to find out who owns the road

    WRIGHT CITY, MO (KPLR) – Residents who live along a Wright City street have been complaining of massive potholes for years, but no one seems to know who is responsible for fixing the road. Brookview Drive is a small road that leads back to three apartment complexes. Officials at Wright City Hall say the road is privately owned. Susan Smith moved into one of the three apartment complexes off Brookview in October and quickly noticed the severity of the problem. […]

  • Aunt, uncle charged with abuse after 12-year-old runs away

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – On April 5, friends and family members began a frantic search for a 12-year-old girl who went missing while on her way home from school in north St. Louis City. Less than two days later, that 12-year-old was located by police. According to court documents, she told them that she had run away from home because her aunt and uncle, Edris and Leslie Griffin, had been abusing her for the last six years. Edris and Leslie […]

  • Parents upset after wandering kindergartner picked up by stranger

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Two Hazelwood School District parents are upset after their kindergartner was found wandering outside near his elementary school. Terri Parker and her fiancé said their son, Aaron, was sent to the nurse’s office for bumping his head during school hours. They said Aaron was checked out by the nurse and then released back to class. Five-year-old Aaron said he walked back to his classroom, but it was dark and no one was there. The boy said […]