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Andy Banker reports weeknights for FOX 2 News and co-anchors FOX 2 News on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Andy joined the FOX 2 News team in July 2002 and is from Millstadt, Illinois; a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Andy worked as a reporter and anchor in Champaign, IL, and Dayton, Ohio, before returning home in 1994. He worked as a reporter and Weekend Anchor at KDNL, ABC 30 News, for 8 years. He is also the stadium announcer for the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.

Andy’s received multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press awards for his reporting. He’s been named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press 4 times. Andy volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation among other charities. He’s a past honorary Chairman of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Andy is a huge fan of the Rams, Cardinals, Blues, and Fighting Illini; plus musicians Jay Farrar, John Hiatt, and Bruce Springsteen.

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    Prayer vigil for Hazelwood officer critically injured in crash

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR)-There has been an outpouring of prayers and support for critically injured Hazelwood Police Officer, Craig Tudor, 37. Community members have even organized a prayer vigil at the police department tonight at 7:00 p.m. Officers spent the day bouncing back and forth between the police department and hospital, where Tudor remained in critical condition. He’s an 11 year Hazelwood Police veteran. Police say Tudor was driving on Dunn Road, responding to an emergency call with his lights and siren activated Thursday afternoon, […]

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    EpiPen fallout hitting St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-  There is outrage over the skyrocketing cost of the life-saving devices. There’s an online petition ( calling for a congressional regulation and and investigation into alleged price gouging. EpiPens inject the drug, Epinephrine in a single “quick click”. They save lives when allergic reactions can be fatal. More and more people in St. Louis are finding them out of their price range. They have been life-savers for people at risk of severe allergic reactions to everything from peanuts to […]

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    St. Francois County race ends in tie; re-vote scheduled for September

    ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – More than two weeks since election night and one race is still too close to call; it couldn’t be any closer. The Republican St. Francois County Commission District 1 race was decided by one vote August 2. It is now undecided again. After more than 3,100 votes cast and a recount, the race is again tied. By law, it’s either flip a coin or vote again. The candidates have decided to vote again. Incumbent […]

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    Westminster Christian Academy loses court fight for football lights

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KPLR) – There’s a big development in the battle over Friday night lights for one St. Louis County high school’s football games. Westminster Christian Academy sued the city of Town & Country over a plan to install lights and a public address system at its football stadium. Judge Ellen Ribaudo has just denied the school’s request for a court order to allow the lights. Town & Country’s Board of Aldermen denied Westminster’s plans last fall. Westminster […]

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    Woman shoots, kills man in O’Fallon, MO home invasion

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) – A woman in O’Fallon, Missouri, shoots and kills a man inside her home. Police are still at the scene. The initial police call was for a burglary in progress just after 12pm in the 1200 block of Little Brave Drive. That was at 12:10 this afternoon. But neighbors report hearing a series of loud thumps or bangs, like someone beating a carpet at least a half hour earlier. They’re wondering if what they heard was gunfire. […]

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    Brentwood business owners hit hard by flash flooding

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Flash flooding wallops the area from DeSoto to Hazelwood to Brentwood. It is particularly tough to take in Brentwood. The exact same area was hit seven months ago. Business owners along Manchester had to be rescued by boat the day after Christmas in 2015. A little more than 10 hours ago it happened again. The water was about thigh high In the Wild Nails Salon. Little #tbt on this Monday! Top is Dec '15, bottom is […]

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    MetroLink riders robbed at gunpoint in the Delmar Loop and Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – New fears for light rail riders after three young people are robbed at gunpoint near St. Louis MetroLink stops. St. Louis Police say they’re boosting patrols near stations in the city. Police say a teenage girl, a teenage boy, and a 21-year-old woman were robbed about 90 minutes apart in the Delmar Loop and Forest Park. St. Louis County Police announced a plan to double its force on MetroLink trains and platforms five months ago. Riders have […]

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    Creve Coeur residents to vote on Prop P for new police station

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – Creve Coeur has just been recognized as one the top places to live in America but you wouldn’t know it from touring its City Hall and Police Department. When you see file cabinets stacked around bathroom urinals, you see why there’s a push for a close a $10.69 million project which would include the construction of a new, Creve Coeur Police Department. If the building looks like an old school, that’s because it is:  the […]

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    St. Louis teen goes viral by showing what Diabetes really looks like

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – She just graduated Francis Howell High School; now she’s become an international phenomenon after a Facebook post about the stigma of diabetes touched hearts around the world. Madeline Milzark was just excited to have 35 friends and relatives share her post. The next thing Milzark knew she was being interviewed by the BBC. Hard to believe, but in 2016 the stigma about diabetes is flourishing, especially on social media. “Too good not to post” reads a […]

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    Jefferson County law enforcement and emergency services supporting each other

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – People are noticing something different about police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances across Jefferson County.  Thin red and blue stripes are now part of the designs on the vehicles. It started with blue stripes on Crystal City fire trucks. Now there are red stripes on Pevely police cars and more. In the wake of police coming under fire in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Ballwin, those stripes carry a message. You may not notice it at first […]

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    Monarch Fire Chief accused of scamming previous employer

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged the chief of the Monarch Fire Protection District for allegedly scamming his employer over a three-year period. According to prosecutors, Wayne Charles “Chuck” Marsonette was employed by Reliant Care Management Co. (RCMC) as director of safety from 2010 to June 2014. He also worked as an RCMC subsidiary, The Big Blessing Inc. (TBB), as a pilot from 2010 until December 2015. During this time, Marsonette was given a […]

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    Alton baby death under investigation by state agency

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Police and state authorities are looking into the death of a baby, found unresponsive at her babysitter’s home. police and state investigators say the death is incredibly tragic. So far, state investigators do not suspect foul play.Police were called to the 100 block of Tara Court – in the Enchanted Village mobile home community around 9:30am Friday. A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says a 7-month old girl was found unresponsive. […]


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