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    St. Louis Community College Meramec Campus on lock-down

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR) – The lock-down of the St. Louis Community College Meramec Campus Wednesday night may have been due to a miscommunication with the Kirkwood Police Department.  Around 10 pm, the Kirkwood police responded to a home across from the Meramec Campus, after getting a call from a woman who had just returned home from dinner.  The woman stated that a man was trying to break into her house. Her arrival scared the man off. Police believe campus police […]

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    Clear video captures burglars breaking into south St. Louis home

      ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The dogs don’t seem to mind the men coming in through the window. Security cameras captured this crystal-clear view of a break-in this Wednesday morning at a home in the 3000 block of Shenandoah in south St. Louis. The video was posted to the Compton Heights “Next Door” neighborhood page. Police say that they received a call about the break-in at around 11:30am. The caller, who was not at the home, said there was […]

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    For the second time in a month, thieves break into the Macy’s Galleria store

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – For the second time this month burglars broke into the Macy’s at the Galleria. According to police the thieves used the exact same door to get in and then tried their luck at West County Mall. The glass doors at the south entrance to Macy’s at the Galleria have been replaced for a second time. Richmond Heights police said the break in happened the night of January 14th. They said the thieves broke through the […]

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    Keep your vehicle from icing up this weekend

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Getting into your car Friday, Saturday, or Sunday may be a little tricky, thanks to the impending ice storm. AAA spokesperson Phil Link has a list of things you may need to take on the ice. Kitty litter is one of them. Link said if you get stuck, it may help give your tires some traction. Link also suggested getting some de-ice windshield fluid and spray. Link said that will help you avoid tearing up your […]

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    Businesses preparing for expected winter storm

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – Big businesses are putting together a plan in preparation for the bad weather Friday. Monsanto and Express Scripts both employ about 6,000 people in St. Louis and they have already been talking about what to do if the weather gets bad. Monsanto already has their inclement weather team in place. Their job is to monitor weather activity, prepare the campuses and reach out to MoDOT, local law enforcement agencies and school districts about weather conditions. […]

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    Controversy erupts on Capitol Hill over former Cardinal Ritter student’s painting

    WASHINGTON, DC – Just one week into the 115th Congress and the House is already in the midst of a full-fledged battle — over constituent artwork in a Capitol Hill tunnel. The tug-of-war over a controversial painting displayed in the Cannon tunnel of the US Capitol continued Tuesday as Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay re-hung the painting three times after several Republican lawmakers pulled it down, criticizing it as being anti-police. The artwork depicts some police officers as pigs. Republican […]

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    Some Town & Country residents want the city to change method of controlling deer population

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KPLR) – New protests on an old problem in Town and Country  on how to reduce the deep population. For six years Town and Country has been using the method of shooting deer to reduce the population. Some residents want to remind their aldermen that they want that method changed. Before the Board of Alderman meeting started, concerned residents stood outside of city hall with signs and candles. They think that the city’s method of shooting […]

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    Catholics use mass mobs to visit churches in City of St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLRI) – In an effort to showcase some of the churches in St. Louis city some Catholics are participating in what they are calling a “mass mob.” St. John Nepomuk is located near Soulard and has been there since 1854. The church was founded by Bohemian immigrants and features over 45 chez statues. As part of a mass mob, once a month Catholics from St. Louis County attend mass at one of the old city churches. Deacon Mike […]

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    How one district superintendent determines snow days

    HILLSBORO, MO (KPLR) – With temperatures this cold some of the ice just never melted off the roads or will re-freeze overnight. That’s why Dr. Aaron Cornman, the superintendent of the Hillsboro R-3 School District, drives some of the bus routes, because even though there is no snow coming down, students may still have a snow day. The Hillsboro School District covers about 110 square miles. Cornman and his staff break that up into sections and drive the roads themselves […]

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    Bomb and Arson called for house fire in Hillsdale

    HILLSDALE, MO (KPLR) – Wednesday 3 children were injured in a house fire in Hillsdale.  The blaze happened at a house in the 6500 block on Jesse Jackson Avenue around 9:45 pm. Firefighters on the scene say 9 people were in the house, all of whom got out safely. The 3 children, one that is only 2-days old are being treated for smoke inhalation. A fire chief on the scene said that one of the children alerted an adult that […]

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    Father charged in accident that killed his 3-year-old son

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Wednesday the Missouri State Highway Patrol brought charges against 32-year-old James A. Luksza of Farmington Missouri in connection to a fatal accident Tuesday afternoon that killed one of  his sons in Bonne Terre Missouri. The accident killed 3-year-old Chasen Luksza and seriously injured 5-year-old James Luksza, who is being treated at a St. Louis area hospital. The Missouri State Highway Patrol say Luksza was driving 2002 Honda Accord northbound on Highway 67 near Hedge Apple Lane, […]

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    Pro-life protester charged with making terrorist threat to St. Louis clinic

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A pro-life protester allegedly told a Planned Parenthood employee that there were multiple bombs inside the building. Now, John P. Ryan, 64, of Pacific, is facing felony charges for making a terrorist threat. Police and prosecutors in City of St Louis allege he made terroristic threats Saturday by claiming there were bombs inside the clinic. Ryan is a pro-life movement member and routinely stands outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in the 4000 block of Forest […]