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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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: andy.banker@tvstl.com


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    Rescue group seeks donations to help displaced animals from Tennessee wildfires

    HIGHLAND, IL (KPLR) – The call for help for wildfire victims in Tennessee has reached the St. Louis area. A Highland, Illinois woman is leading a new effort to help horses and livestock displaced by the smoke and flames. There are reports of ranchers who’ve had to abandon their land, cutting their fences on their way out so their animals can escape the fires. A group called the Southern Emergency Animal Response Unit (SEARU) asked for help and got an […]

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    Surveillance video may connect Ladue smash-and-grab similar crime in Ohio

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Big developments this Wednesday in a smash-and-grab theft case at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac. There is a possible connection to a similar case in Ohio. There are more new charges in St. Louis County Against six men and a woman. An investigator at the Frontenac Police Department confirms a number of agencies in several states are now looking into this same group. Surveillance video has Illinois State Police back out looking for […]

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    Water main break closes busy Watson Road intersection

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR) – A water main break has snarled traffic at a busy south St. Louis County intersection. A break in a 12 inch water main under Watson Road buckled the pavement in several spots at the intersection with Elm/S. Rock Hill Rd.  The intersection is closed. Only local traffic can access Watson Road from Lindbergh to the damaged intersection. The location of the water main break is where three communities come together, Webster Groves, Crestwood, and Affton. […]

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    St. Louis County Council to consider putting sale tax hike on April ballot for increased policing and pay

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Amid the recent wave of violence in St. Louis there’s a new call for more police in St. Louis County; including having two officers per car and better pay. One possible answer is about to go before voters:  a half-cent sales tax, which, for an example, would amount to $100 on a $20,000 car. It is a new day in policing St. Louis.  A city sergeant was shot twice in the face Sunday night.  He survived.  […]

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    Teen who shot St. Louis officer now a suspect in at least 6 more crimes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The teen who shot a police sergeant Sunday is now a suspect in at least six more crimes in St. Louis County. The crime wave in which George P. Bush III, 19, is a suspect seems to keep expanding. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says his department is looking at Bush as a potential suspect in a series of carjackings along the Heege road corridor in Affton, more crimes in South County, plus […]

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    Doctor that discovered brain disease caused by concussions, honored by Missouri college

    (KTVI) – His discovery of a mind-altering brain disease is changing the way America looks at football.   It’s also making forensic pathologist/neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu famous, with Will Smith playing him in the movie, “Concussion”. In a special Fox Files report, Andy Banker sits down Dr. Omalu, who has now been honored in Missouri. The man behind the movie is not driven by fame or by taking down football. Westminster College has awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree […]

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    Moment of silence planned for wounded St. Louis officer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A community in south city is preparing a vigil and moment of silence on behalf of a St. Louis police officer who was wounded in a shooting over the weekend. The group is asking people to meet just before 7:30 p.m. on the sidewalks from St. Gabriel the Archangel (where the wounded officer attends church) along Nottingham Avenue to Hampton, and then north to Pernod where the shooting occurred. A blue ribbon will be extended the […]

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    Appeals court says circuit attorney must provide witness info to defense council

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A new Missouri Court of Appeals ruling requires that St. Louis prosecutors share witnesses’ addresses with the person who is charged with the crime. St. Louis City prosecutors had withheld those addresses for the past 10 years. Still, prosecutors consider the ruling a victory. Though just being a witness to a crime can be enough to get you killed in St. Louis, the ruling does go a long way toward protecting witnesses and crime victims, prosecutors […]

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    Pizza delivery mystery has Maryland Heights neighborhood baffled

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – Maryland Heights police aren’t sure to make of it: a woman dropping off Domino’s pizzas to at least two homes around 3:00 p.m. Sunday. She doesn’t appear to be a Domino’s employee. “It was creepy, really creepy,” said one of the women who got a pizza. As she came up the carport after work Sunday night, there it was: a Domino’s pizza on a chair near the back patio. “Oh yeah, when I opened it […]

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    $15,000 reward offered for killer of Maggie O’Brien’s owner

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – What appears to be a random murder is hitting St. Louis very hard. An owner of one the city’s favorite pubs, Maggie O’Brien’s, found shot to death on Interstate 55. There seems to be very little clues for police track down in the search for the killer. Maggie O’s is a favorite for Blues and Cardinal fans. It was unthinkable that it would be closed last night after a Blues – Black-Hawks game. It has […]

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    Reporter loses part of finger in door slam, while covering hearing on embattled EconoLodge

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – News 11 has confirmed a door slam sliced off part of a news reporter’s finger during a courthouse confrontation in Clayton. The court case may mean the end of a troubled motel in Sunset Hills and cost an estimated 20 families their homes. They’ve been living at the EconoLodge in Sunset Hills but probably not for much longer after a court order filed Wednesday, placed the business in receivership. Gloria Lloyd with Call Newspapers shared a […]

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    Long lines plaguing some polling stations in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – There have been reports of long lines in St. Charles County, with people waiting for 45 minutes or longer at the Family Arena and other areas in the county. Tents were set-up for voters to wait under during the rain today at the Family Arena. Poll workers say people started arriving at 5 am to vote.  Poll workers say voter turnout among these two precincts at the Family Arena was around 60 percent, with […]