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  • Researchers forecast St. Louis as a hotspot for Zika transmission

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Researchers at Saint Louis University say that the City of St. Louis and St. Clair County, Illinois, are among the areas considered at high risk for transmission of Zika infection following a study to predict high risk areas for Zika transmission. The bulls-eye of predicted Zika transmission is the Mississippi delta. An article in the American Journal of Public Health by Saint Louis University researchers says the virus is also likely to be transmitted in […]

  • Debate still rages over whether voters should back new MLS stadium

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – We are two weeks away from the April election and one of the big item on the ballot in the City of St. Louis is the MLS stadium. City voters must approve two propositions April 4th in order for the stadium to be built. The first is a half-cent sales tax increase to fund a MetroLink expansion. If approved it would trigger an automatic half cent use tax increase, a sort of sales tax that businesses […]

  • Police seek person of interest in MetroLink platform shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Police said a man shot on a MetroLink platform is not expected to live. The shooting happened Sunday night at the Bush Stadium stop, and with baseball season starting in just a few weeks it reignites concerns of safety for riders. Police said around 10:30 pm a 51-year-old man and his 29-year-old son got on the MetroLink in Belleville Illinois. While on the train a group of suspects, four young men and two young women, began demanding […]

  • Police ramp up drunk driving patrols on St. Patrick`s Day evening

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday, law enforcement officers stepped up DUI patrols in order to keep the streets safe. Police cruisers throughout the area will be circling the highways and back roads well into the early morning hours looking for drivers whose luck may have celebrated too much on St. Patrick’s Day. The Creve Coeur Police Department is conducting a “saturation patrol,” meaning a group of officers are out on roads that […]

  • EMT who pulled infant from submerged car hailed as a hero

    HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR) – While investigators were at the scene of a deadly house fire in Glen Carbon, other first responders headed to Silver Lake in Highland, Illinois. Highland EMS crews were the first to arrive at the scene. A witness had reported seeing an SUV back into the lake with a woman and small child inside. One first responder did not hesitate to jump into the lake. His actions ended up saving the infant’s life. According to the Madison […]

  • Marines welcome Afghan interpreter and his family to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A warm welcome was waiting at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Wednesday night for an honored guest. U.S. military personnel had gathered at the airport to welcome to St. Louis one of their heroes. That hero is Haseeb, an Afghan interpreter and his family who arrived in St. Louis tonight to make the Gateway City their new home. Haseeb worked closely with U.S. Marines while they were deployed in Afghanistan. Gunnery Sergeant Hugh Tychsen said Haseeb […]

  • Park Hills councilman arrested on drug trafficking charges

    PARK HILLS, MO (KPLR) – A Park Hills city councilman is facing drug trafficking charges. Steven Sutton, 51, has been charged with first degree drug trafficking, a class A felony. According to the local paper, The Daily Journal on March 3rd the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office pulled over three people in a car on Highway 32. In the car deputies found about a pound of methamphetamine and a cell phone. The newspaper reported the cell phone had recorded conversations […]

  • Surprise from overseas – Father returns home from service abroad

    O’FALLON, IL (KPLR) – A surprise homecoming from overseas; an Air Force colonel’s early arrival gives his family a moment they will always remember. The surprise actually happened twice: once for Col. Brian Lindsey’s two younger kids and then at his eldest son’s lacrosse game. Lindsey had spent the last six months deployed in Kuwait. On Thursday night, he got the chance to surprise two of his kids at his youngest son’s band concert. But he didn’t stop there. Lindsey […]

  • Abstinence based sex-ed program shows deep divide in Parkway School District parents

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – A sexual education program called Thrive is causing controversy at schools around the St. Louis area. At a Parkway School Board meeting Wednesday night hundreds of people packed in to voice their opinions. The issue that has everyone talking, an abstinence based “Best Choice” sex-ed program by Thrive, a Christian Pro-Life organization. Some parents at the meeting did not like the idea of a faith based program being taught in public schools. Opponents said the Thrive […]

  • Tishaura Jones concedes mayoral primary election to Lyda Krewson

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – In a close mayoral primary race democratic nominee Tishaura Jones came in second to Lyda Krewson. Jones is currently in her second term as city treasurer. She was a popular pick among the city’s young progressive voters. In a speech at her watch party after the votes were in, Jones said the work is not over for her and her supporters. She said they have started a grassroots type of movement in the City of St. […]

  • Sister of victim in Soulard double shooting speaks out about arrest

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Two brothers have been charged with a double shooting in Soulard last month. The shooting injured a St. Louis fire captain and 26-year-old Rain Stippec. Stippec’s family said the arrests are the first step in bringing them some closure to this case. James Hartman, 23-years-old, and Ryan Hartman, 33-years-old, are charged with assault and armed criminal action. According to police documents the Hartman brother pulled up behind a vehicle parked along south 7th street.  One brother […]

  • Homeowner saved lives of his family with self-made storm shelter

    PERRYVILLE, MO (KPLR) – The tornado that ripped through Perryville on Tuesday evening has been classified as an EF-4, the largest the area has ever seen. One house in the path of destruction was a two-story house. Built by hand, the homeowner also constructed a storm shelter for his family in some empty space in the garage. Perry County Emergency Management Director Hank Voelker said the homeowner built the shelter only waist high because he knew that if he built […]