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Since joining FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in June 1985, Roche Madden has reported on stories from Saudi Arabia to the former Soviet Union to San Francisco.

He recently covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Madden traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on preparations for Operation Desert Storm and how Scott Air Force Base was playing an important roll. In San Francisco Madden followed a group of St. Louis officials to California where they learned about earthquake preparedness. In Russia Madden followed troops who took part in Provide Hope, a program which air lifted food and medicine to the former Soviet Union.

In what he considers the highlight of his career, Madden joined Pope John Paul II as he traveled from Rome to Mexico City to St. Louis.

Madden won an Emmy Award for his reporting on flood coverage in the St. Louis area. In 1996 Madden won an Emmy for live spot news coverage.

Before coming to St. Louis, Madden spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and nearly two years in Midland, Texas where he anchored the news.

Madden majored in broadcast journalism at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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    Officer in critical condition after roll-over crash in Hazelwood

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR)- An officer with the Hazelwood Police Department was seriously injured after a roll-over crash Thursday evening in north St. Louis County. The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Village Square Drive and Dunn Road. Officials with the Missouri Highway Patrol say the officer was on a call assisting another officer traveling westbound on Dunn Road. A driver traveling eastbound on Dunn Road struck the police car on the driver’s side while making a […]

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    Thieves hit Metro East GM dealership

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – A Metro East car dealership was ripped off to the tune of $50,000, while another $50,000 in damages happened during the theft.  It is tough to secure everything at a big dealership like Laura Buick GMC, the second most successful GM dealer in the nation that’s located in Collinsville. Collinsville Police Major Brett Boerm said, “My belief would be that there’s some sort of aftermarket sales going on with these wheels I mean they’re very expensive.” […]

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    Feds tell Prairie du Rocher they only have 8 months to re-certify levee

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    Ballwin residents lay out plans to support Officer Mike Flamion

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – A big check and huge plans for future fundraising were announced Monday night in Ballwin for Police Officer Mike Flamion.  It seems Ballwin residents will always keep Officer Flamion in their hearts. At city hall there was a standing ovation by citizens and city officials as a check for $61,000 was given to a police officer who was receiving it on behalf of Officer Flamion.  Flamion was shot and paralyzed in a traffic stop on July 8th. […]

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    Six-year old struck by car while trying to cross Highway 141

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KPLR) – A six-year old boy was hit and seriously injured trying to cross Highway 141 Thursday morning around 10 a.m. Witnesses said the boy left school and headed home at the time of the accident. The driver of the car, who does not want to be identified, said the boy, who attends Sacred Heart School, darted out in front of her. She said she had the green light heading north on 141 when her car and […]

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    De Soto residents angered over flooding from Joachim Creek

    DE SOTO, MO (KPLR) – People in De Soto were angry Wednesday night and they want something done about all the flooding. Many said they know the cause of the flooding, a new bridge. Traysa Sauer’s car was flooded.  She said, “Since they raised this bridge is when we started having these problems.” Joachim Creek was much calmer Wednesday than it was few days ago when heavy rains caused it to rush out of its banks into people’s homes.  Kenny […]

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    Toddler takes car for wild ride at convenience store

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KPLR) – A mother leaves her 2-year-old son and baby boy in a running car in Fairview Heights and what happened next stunned many parents. It all unfolded Sunday evening at a Huck’s convenience store, as the mother, Tykeia O’Dell, made her way into the store. Police say her 2-year-old son climbed out of his car seat, got behind the wheel, and put the vehicle in reverse. Police said O’Dell’s car rolled backward from the convenience store […]

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    Homeowners grapple with second flood in 3 years

    DE SOTO, MO (KPLR) – Homeowners in De Soto are drying out their homes and belongings Monday night. Residents said it’s the second time since 2013 they’ve had to deal with the same flooding creek. At Sandy Parmeley’s home it was cleanup time.  She had to pull up her carpet again and throw it away after flood waters rushed inside her residence.  She said, “The first time I did not have flood insurance and it cost me a pretty penny […]

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    Shots fired at car on I-55 in south St. Louis leaves one dead, one injured

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A terrifying and violent incident happened on Interstate 55 early Friday morning. Shots were fired at a car carrying a 2-year-old boy, his aunt and a man. They were driving near the Anheuser-Busch Brewery at around 1am. The woman was killed, the man injured, and the toddler survived. The driver of the car being shot at turned around on I-55 and drove in the wrong direction.  They went to a nearby gas station for help. Sigaria Shanklin, […]

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    Police question St. Louis hit-and-run driver accused of killing 12-year-old

    UPDATE:  Police have found a suspect in this case.   ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A South St. Louis child was left in the street to die by a hit and run driver.  Family members said 12 year old Clinton Vorce was an outstanding young man who loved video games and robotics. Vorcewas hit at Delor and Gravois around 8:40 Tuesday night. Police said he crossed Gravois against the light. He died in the hospital just before 4am Wednesday. Police said the […]

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    AT&T investing report of noose found over worker’s cubicle

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – AT&T in St. Louis has launched an investigation to see who’s responsible for hanging a noose over a person’s cubicle. The noose was apparently discovered Monday.  AT&T vowed to get to the bottom of the incident. When people like Elisabeth Markham saw a photo of the noose they were stunned, “That’s cruel that’s awful.  I can’t believe someone would do that to another human being especially in their work place wherever can see it.” AT&T employees […]


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