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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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    Track hoe stolen from O’Fallon, IL job site, used to damage car wash

    O’FALLON, IL (KPLR) – Police are looking for the man behind a massive theft, an 80,000-lb. theft. The suspect stole it early Sunday morning from Baxmeyer Construction at a work site on Greenmount Road, drove to the Easy Street Car Wash near U.S. Highway 50 and Cambridge, Blvd., and started tearing into the building there to knock the change machines out of the brick wall, police said. “You just can’t make this stuff up,” said car wash owner, Bill Spiller.  […]

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    Suspect arrested in GM Wentzville stabbing

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KPLR) – Detectives with the Wentzville Police Department are investigating what appears to be an attempted murder at the General Motors Wentzville Assembly Center. The attack happened around 10:45 p.m. on the plant floor. The victim, a 27-year-old woman, was driving a forklift while working the third shift at the time of the incident. The suspect, an unidentified woman, struck the victim with a stun gun and then stabbed her repeatedly. The victim suffered five stab wounds in […]

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    VP Pence tours damaged gravestones in St. Louis Jewish cemetery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Vice President Mike Pence makes unannounced visit to damaged gravestones in St. Louis Jewish cemetery. He gave a speech through a loudspeaker. “I spoke words earlier today in St. Louis that were from the heart. There is no place in America for hatred, prejudice, or acts of violence, or anti-Semitism. I must tell you that the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care for this place and the Jewish community. […]

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    Emotional fallout from the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery is hitting everyone

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – The emotional fallout from the vandalism at the Chesed Shel Emeth Jewish cemetery in University City runs deep.  In one way or another, it almost seems to have affected us all. Almost anyone from St. Louis knows someone who’s buried there or who has loved ones buried there. The emotional hit has been felt from both afar and close to home. Amid the effort to upright the wrong, Tuesday, were the living looking among the […]

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    Vandals target historic Jewish cemetery in University City

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – Investigators with the University City Police Department are working to determine who knocked over or damaged dozens of headstones at a local Jewish cemetery Thursday morning. Police would not say if they considered the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery to be a hate crime. It is believed there was some organization behind the crime, meaning this was not the act of one individual. The tombstones vandalized are in an older section of the cemetery; […]

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    St. Louis police investigate misconduct from one of its own officers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed an internal investigation into the alleged misconduct of one of its own officers. Multiple sources said the investigation centers around the Preservation Square Complex, formerly known as O’Fallon Place, just north of downtown. Officers allegedly used a townhome there as a place to have sex. Additional details remain murky. Residents said in years past, police who patrol the complex have used a townhome to work out of; a sort […]

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    Breakthrough device helps patients with chronic back pain

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It is a breakthrough for those suffering from chronic back pain in St. Louis: a spinal implant that can totally stop the pain. There is a darkness with chronic back pain no pills can cure. Deanna Conley, 77 of Florissant, lived in that darkness. “I sat in a dark room in there, didn’t even answer the door on Halloween,” she said.  “And I like the little kids.  I love to have them come.” That’s how things […]

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    Crisis counselors on hand at schools affected by murder-suicide in Shrewsbury

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KPLR) – A couple of St. Louis schools were hit hard by a tragic murder-suicide in Shrewsbury Tuesday. Police say a man killed his estranged wife and their 3 children were home at the time. It’s such a tough thing to talk about, and yet counselors say much can be gained by doing just that.  You hear all the time about crisis counselors at schools.  But today we found out more about what they actually do and why […]

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    Video: House fire captured from firefighter’s helmet cam

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – West County Fire & EMS shared helmet camera video with Fox2/News 11 Monday, showing what firefighters were up against from the moment they arrived at a massive house fire on Posthorn Drive in Manchester around 2:30 in the morning. “From a half block away we could see an orange glow coming from the back of the house.  We knew it was well involved before we even arrived on scene,” said West County Firefighter-Paramedic, […]

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    Murder suspect captured in Bonne Terre MO

    BONNE TERRE, MO (KPLR) – It’s the end of the road for a suspected killer from St. Louis. A little more than three weeks after a Downtown St. Louis murder, police got a tip that led to the capture of Jordan Demetrious Stuckey, 18, in Bonne Terre, MO, about 60 miles south of the crime scene. Stuckey ultimately surrendered without incident, authorities said, 24 days after he shot a man in a Downtown St. Louis apartment building. St. Louis police […]

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    Metro West Fire to deploy new equipment to help save lives on Meramec River in Castlewood State Park

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – Fox 2 & News 11 had an inside look at new tools in the effort to save lives and prevent drownings in St. Louis County, Tuesday. Castlewood State Park is the focal point:  a spot that’s become notorious for lives lost in the Meramec River. The last time the Metro West Fire Protection District had a call to the park’s river access, it wasn’t a good one:  2 people drowned. There’s no way to guarantee it’s […]

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    Great-Grandmother sees great-grandson become a Super Bowl champion

    MADISON, IL (KPLR) – A Patriots Super Bowl victory parade is in the works for a small town just outside of St. Louis. Patriots rookie, number 99 Vincent Valentine, grew up in Madison, Illinois. But that’s not the only number 99 that’s amazing. While most people may have gone Gaga during the half-time show, Louise Jimerson`s Gaga moments were when number 99 for the Patriots was on the field.  And she`s got a lot in common with number 99. She […]