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  • Standoff in south St. Louis near River Des Peres

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A heavy police presence converged on a neighborhood in south St. Louis as a man allegedly barricaded himself inside a building near River Des Peres. Witnesses reported seeing a person in a window firing shots at passing vehicles with a hunting rifle in the 7400 block of Gravois Avenue. A St. Louis SWAT Team surrounded the building.

  • Program aims to keep seniors cool and safe during the summer months

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Cool Down St. Louis and Ameren Missouri kicked off the 12th annual Save Our Seniors program. The project, which runs during the summer months, helps prevent heat-related deaths among the elderly and others who suffer without air conditioning. If you or someone you know is need of cooling assistance, visit CoolDownSTL.org. @AmerenMissouri gave us 500 A/Cs and $25K to help MO seniors/disabled stay safe and cool! @LydaKrewson @SteveStenger @Eric_Schmitt @MMULSTL pic.twitter.com/IoeMpnLPOy — Cooldownstlouis.org (@CoolDownStLouis) May 26, […]

  • Two bodies located in park in north city neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and St. Louis homicide detectives were called to the scene of a double murder in a north city park. The shooting happened late Friday afternoon in Gregory J. Carter Park, located behind Northwest High School in the Walnut Park East neighborhood. Officers found the bodies of two African-American males laying face down in a grassy area. They had each been shot several times. Police have not released the victims’ […]

  • SSM Health Medical Minute: Baby Boomers being diagnosed with Hepatitis C

    As baby boomers head into retirement, some of them are carrying a silent disease. Hepatitis C is becoming more common. This is due, primarily, to the fact the blood supply was not tested for Hep C prior to 1992, impacting those who may have received blood transfusions prior to that time. Many people with chronic Hepatitis C do not have symptoms and do not know they are infected. People with chronic Hepatitis C can live for decades without symptoms or […]

  • Truck carrying pesticide overturns near I-270 and the South County Mall

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A tractor trailer carrying solid pesticides has overturned near the South County Mall. The accident is on the ramp from southbound I-270 to northbound I-55. An ambulance is on the scene. It is not clear if anyone was injured in this accident. A hazmat team is helping to clear the accident.  It is not clear what kind of pesticides the truck was carrying or how dangerous they are. It could be some time before the truck […]

  • Male black rhinoceros calf born at the St. Louis Zoo

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-There is a new baby at the Saint Louis Zoo. Their black rhino, Kati Rain has given birth to a male black rhinoceros calf. Moyo,which means “heart” in Swahili, was born on May 17, 2017. It is the second offspring for Kati Rain and father Ajabu. The little male is nursing well and bonding with his mother in their barn behind the scenes in River’s Edge. A date has not yet been set for their public debut. Black rhinos are […]

  • Man dies after being shot in north St. Louis County

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – An 18-year old is dead after a shooting in north St. Louis County. It happened just after 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Shepley Drive. The victim was located in an apartment building with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. You are encouraged to call St. Louis County Police  at 636-529-8210or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information on the shooting.

  • Missouri singer Neal Boyd discusses recovery after near fatal accident

    SIKESTON, MO (KPLR) – A world-class singer from Sikeston, Missouri is on the road to recovery after he was nearly killed in a car crash earlier this year. Neal E. Boyd burst onto the public consciousness in 2008 when he won million-dollar grand prize on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Boyd went on to tour the world, singing opera and attracting millions of music fans with his online videos. But that all nearly ended on January 21 on Interstate 55. Boyd […]

  • Former KPLR news anchor named 2017 Woman of Achievement

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – A special honor for former KPLR news anchor, Christine Buck. She has been named a 2017 Woman of Achievement for her outstanding commitment to volunteer service and leadership dedicated to youth. Christine helped develop the Girls Club At Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club . Christine,  along with nine women, were honored at a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton Tuesday. Women of Achievement is the oldest, ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is […]

  • SLU freshman charged with on-campus rape

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 19-year-old freshman at Saint Louis University was charged over the weekend with raping a woman on campus. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the incident occurred after 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. The 20-year-old victim went to SLU Hospital Saturday and said she was sexually assaulted inside her residence hall. She identified Bonk as the suspect and said he choked her, bit her, yanked hair from her scalp, and then […]

  • Missing Cahokia teen last seen Friday

    CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – Police are looking for a missing 15-year-old from Cahokia. Mahellia Mitchell’s mother say she may be in East St. Louis or Washington Park Illinois. She was last seen at her home in the 500 Block of St. Leo Dr. on Friday evening. Mitchell is described as a 5’08” tall black female with light brown skin, long brown hair, brown eyes, and a slim build. She weighs around 120lbs. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mahellia […]

  • Alton police searching for shooting suspect

    ALTON, IL (KPLR)- Alton police are asking for help identifying a suspect in the shooting of a 24-year old man. The victim was shot inside the Riverside Saloon in the 2900 block of E. Broadway around 2:00am Saturday. He was taken to the hospital. Police released surveillance images of the suspect who is considered armed and dangerous. Call Alton police if you see him at 618-463-3505 Option 8, or the anonymous tip hotline at 618-465-5948.