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  • Salvage yard fire in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis firefighters responded to a salvage yard fire in the North Riverfront neighborhood late Monday afternoon. The fire started around 4:15 p.m. at Riverside Salvage in the 100 block of Humboldt Avenue. Captain Garon Mosby, a spokesman for the St. Louis Fire Department, said the fire ignited as employees were working drain fuel from one of the salvaged vehicles. Gusty winds of up to 40 miles an hour helped the fire spread. The fire quickly spread from […]

  • Miller brings beer battle to A-B’s backyard with taste test

    ST. LOUIS – Back in September, Miller Brewing Company sent a film crew to downtown St. Louis to conduct a secret taste test among local beer drinkers. The test, filmed for an online ad, asked St. Louisans to sample two different beers (labeled “A” and “B”) and record their preferences by color, scent, and taste. Approximately three out of four St. Louisans who took the taste test (361 people) picked Miller Lite over Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch didn’t take kindly to […]

  • ‘Copwatch’ documentary explores police activity at the St. Louis International Film Festival

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The St. Louis International Film Festival kicks off this week.  Rhaisa Williams discusses the documentary “Copwatch” which will be airing Sunday. A description of the film states: In Ferguson, Michael Brown died after being shot by police. In New York, Eric Garner died after a chokehold by police. In Baltimore, Freddie Gray died being transported by police. The names of these men have been burned into our public consciousness, and the videos of their deaths broadcast around […]

  • Resident escapes house fire in Calverton Park

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Fire overnight heavily damaged a house in north St. Louis County. Four area fire departments answered the alarm just before 12:30 a.m. on Vierling Drive near Florissant Road in Calverton Park. The battalion chief says smoking may have contributed to the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

  • Man convicted in Craigslist killing of SIUE student

    CLAYTON, Mo. – A jury convicted a local man for the May 2015 killing a 19-year-old SIUE student after he lured the victim by responding to a Craigslist ad. The suspect, Michael Gordon, was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Prosecutors said  Gordon shot and killed Taylor Clark at a Hazelwood truck driver training school where Gordon worked. Clark, a St. Jacob, Illinois native, was trying to sell his car on Craigslist and Gordon responded to the ad. […]

  • Conservation Connection – What can we expect in fall color changes?

    Many of us wait for the brilliant hues of autumn. But what is the outlook for fall color in the St. Louis area this year? And why do those changes occur? Conservation Department Urban Forester Mark Grueber visits KPLR 11 News at Noon to give some insights. Q. What causes the leaves to change color this time of year? • Shortening days and cool nights mean less food production in leaves • Green chlorophyll breaks down revealing yellows and oranges hidden in the […]

  • St. Louis man realizes he was shot after night of clubbing

    ST. LOUIS — A man who was shot over the weekend didn’t realize it until the next day. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the man woke up Sunday after a night of clubbing and realized he’d been shot in the thigh. That is what he told St. Louis police after going to a hospital for a gunshot wound. The man told authorities he was shot around 2 a.m. Sunday during a night of drinking at a club. Police aren’t sure about […]

  • Child porn charges for Ballwin man

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Ballwin neighborhood is stunned as a local man faces child pornography charges. The suspect calls himself the “Media Guy,” a producer of youth video presentations for schools and church groups dealing with drug abuse, bullying, peer pressure, and healthy living. But now, 58-year-old Thomas Guy is jailed one count of promoting child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography. Police executed a search warrant on Guy’s home on Oklahoma Avenue on Thursday […]

  • Potential water contamination at Boeing building; precautions being taken

    HAZELWOOD, Mo. – Boeing employees are taking precautions after the company discovered possible contaminants in the water at an eyewash station. Workers at one of Boeing’s production buildings were told to avoid drinking any water or using it for hand washing until tests could be completed. It’s unclear how many employees were affected by the incident. A few hundred people typically work in the building at any one time. Boeing released the following statement Thursday night: “During routine testing of […]

  • St. Louis city, county police chiefs discuss response to protests

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Facing mounting criticism with how police officers have dealt with demonstrators and protestors over the last two weeks, the chiefs of the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County police departments sat down with members of the media to discuss the issue. Chiefs Lawrence O’Toole and Jon Belmar said they’re looking to not only defend their officers’ actions, but explain to the public what many across the country have already seen on social media.

  • Illinois reports first human death of West Nile virus for the year

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2017. A Kankakee County resident who tested positive for the virus died earlier this month. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the first human case of West Nile for the year on July 20. There are 37 human cases of West Nile so far this year. In 2016, the IDPH reported 155 human cases and six deaths connected to West […]

  • Former St. Louis officer Jason Stockley found not guilty in murder case

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis Circuit judge found Jason Stockley not guilty of killing Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley fatally shot 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith in December 2011 after a three-mile police chase through city streets. The incident started as a police stop following a reported drug sale. Surveillance video showed officers block Smith in, who then backed his vehicle into a police car as the officers approached. Stockley ran after the suspect’s car, firing seven shots with his service […]