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  • Missouri Supreme Court declines to rehear minimum wage dispute

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – The Missouri Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would not rehear the case involving St. Louis’ push to raise the minimum wage to $11 by 2018. The state’s high court ruled last month that the city had the authority to make the increase, after a lower court ruled in favor of business groups who argued that state law mandates a $7.65 wage. How and exactly when the city will make the move to $11 is still […]

  • Cardinals show Yadier Molina the money in $60M deal

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina beat an opening day deadline the player set to reach agreement on a contract extension, with both sides agreeing to a 3-year $60 million deal that could mean the fan favorite will spend his entire career wearing the birds on the bat. The agreement came after Molina made it clear in recent weeks that unless a deal was in place before the start of the season, he was […]

  • St. Louis police officers hospitalized with serious injuries after accident near the riverfront

    Updated at 2:03 a.m. following police news conference ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Two officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department suffered serious injuries following an accident late Friday night. The accident happened around 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of N. Broadway, in the Near North Riverfront neighborhood. According to Police Chief Sam Dotson, who briefed reporters around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the officers were on a routine patrol, and the cruiser, driven by a male officer, with a female […]

  • Two in custody after man shot in face on Metrolink platform

    SWANSEA, IL (KPLR)- The St. Clair County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting that sent a man to a St. Louis hospital Monday night. Authorities were called to the Swansea Metrolink station after 7:30 pm for a report of a man shot in the face on the train platform. A Sheriff’s spokesman says two people of interest are in custody but aren’t releasing much else about what happened, or the condition of the victim. St. Louis Metro authorities are assisting […]

  • Mizzou basketball family ‘shattered into a billion pieces’ by cancer

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A highlight of an otherwise forgettable University of Missouri Men’s basketball season that ended last spring was the February home game that raised awareness and money to fight childhood cancer in the name of Rhyan Loos, the 6 year-old  girl who has been fighting Stage 4 bone cancer. Rhyan’s father Brad is a Missouri assistant. The hashtag #RallyforRhyan became as prevalent as #Mizzou. On Thanksgiving Day, the family shared that her fight had taken […]

  • Eric Greitens wins expensive, bruising GOP primary for Missouri Governor

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Political newcomer Eric Greitens aimed high in his first bid for elective office and came out on top Tuesday as Missouri’s GOP candidate for Governor, according to Associated Press projections. Greitens, a retired Navy SEAL and one-time Democrat, topped Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, and businessman John Brunner in a campaign that featured relatively few demonstrable policy differences among those in the field, but still saw an expensive, and at […]

  • NGA makes it official: New HQ will stay in St. Louis

    ST LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- After a lengthy process that ultimately pitted civic leaders on both sides of the St Louis bi-state region against eachother, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced Thursday a final decision to locate its new Western Headquarters in North St. Louis, according to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The agency previously announced the North St. Louis site, 99 acres at the corner of North Jefferson and Cass Avenues, as the preferred site over land adjacent […]

  • 3 siblings rescued from rising water on Gravois Creek

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Three siblings are safe tonight, after rising water made for a frantic fishing trip. The children were fishing along Gravois Creek when the waters rose so quickly the trio was trapped on a railroad abutment along grant’s trail in South County. Crews responded from Mehlville and Lemay Fire Districts and rescued the kids without incident. They told first responders the water came out of nowhere.

  • Blues defeat Blackhawks; Bound for second round of NHL playoffs

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The St. Louis Blues responded in the seventh and final game of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks and sent their longtime rivals home for the season in a 3-2 win Monday at Scottrade Center. A Troy Brouwer in the third period got past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford to break a 2-2 with what proved to be the game winner midway through the third period.  The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead […]

  • St. Louis voters vote to retain earnings tax

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Despite a well-funded opposition effort backed by billionaire financier Rex Sinquefield, voters Tuesday decided the city of St. Louis will retain it’s one percent earnings tax on people who work or live there. According to unofficial election results, voters​ approved keeping the measure in place with 72 percent of the vote.  City officials have argued that eliminating the earnings tax would create a significant budget hole, while opponents argued that the tax is unfair because it […]

  • St. Louis-bound flight OK after vape fire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- A spokesman for Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport confirmed Wednesday night that firefighters were called to a departing flight heading for St. Louis because of a backpack on fire. The culprit appears to have been an e-cig device on Delta flight 689.  By the time fire crews arrived, the bag had been extinguished. No one was injured, and with the exception of a brief delay, passengers were not otherwise impacted by the incident. One passenger tweeted about […]

  • Polling places running out of ballots in St. Clair and Madison County Illinois

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Voters in St. Clair and Madison County are complaining about polling places running out of ballots. The St. Clair County Clerk says this is happening for several reasons. Precincts aren’t calling the County Clerk’s Office to inform them of the lack of ballots until they’re all out. The clerk’s office only has one printer that can print out the properly formatted ballots. For the first time, Illinois residents can register to vote and cast ballots on […]