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    Vice President Pence to visit St. Louis area Wednesday

    FENTON, MO (KPLR)- United States Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting the St. Louis area Wednesday. He will be speaking at the Fabick Cat Headquarters in Fenton, MO, at Noon. Governor Eric Greitens will greet the Vice President and then they will tour the facility together. Gov @EricGreitens welcoming @VP to MO tomorrow. Will tour business in STL to talk importance of job growth & cutting burdensome regulations. — Austin Chambers (@achambersgop) February 21, 2017

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    U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay endorses Lewis Reed for St. Louis mayor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay has announced that he is endorsing St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed to be the city’s next mayor. In a statement, Clay said, “Lewis Reed is the only candidate for mayor that will bring real economic development to our city. He will increase job growth and decrease our crime rate. Reed previously ran for mayor in 2013, losing in the Democratic primary to incumbent Mayor Francis Slay. Slay, who is […]

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    17-year-old teen gunned down in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 17-year-old was shot and killed Monday evening in north St. Louis. Homicide detectives were called to the 5000 block of Terry just after 6 pm. Officials say the teen had been shot in the chest. According to our partners at the Post-Dispatch, the victim had moved to Texas, but had come home to visit an aunt. Both of his parents are in prison, so he had moved to Texas to live with a grandfather. A […]

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    Senator McCaskill visits U.S. Mexican border to see first-hand issues facing border patrol agents

    (KPLR) – A border battle is taking place along the U.S. Mexico border.  President Trump has repeatedly said that he wants to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. This week Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is touring the border to get a better idea of what the issues are.  She spent the last few days and nights with border patrol agents, seeing people come across the areas that are not secured. She says the numbers have dropped significantly […]

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    St. Louis teen wins welding competition

    TULSA, OK (KTVI) – A student at the South County Technical School has won a national welding competition in Tulsa Oklahoma.  Jared Jacquot, beat out nearly 200 other high school seniors from 16 states for the grand championship Saturday. Jared won a $500 scholarship, and a full tuition scholarship to continue his education at the Tulsa Welding School. Participants were judged on their welding skills for various positions and techniques. The Tulsa Welding School trains individuals for jobs as professional […]

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    Man struck by train in Affton

    AFFTON, MO (KPLR) – A young man was very lucky Sunday evening in Affton.  Affton Fire Protection District personnel were called to railroad tracks near Weber Road and Valcour around 5:30 pm for a report of a person struck by a train. Emergency personnel found the man had been struck by the train, but not run over by the train.  He had been dragged for almost a half-mile before the train was stopped. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and […]

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    9-month-old child from Amber Alert found safe in South County

      OVERLAND, MO (KPLR) – The Amber Alert  for 9-month-old Brian Scott Pullen has been found safe in South St. Louis County.  Overland Police Chief Michael E. Laws said the the father, Brian K. Pullen called a neutral party, who called the police.  The baby was handed over to police at WalMart near I-55 and Telegraph Road. The Amber Alert has since been cancelled by the Overland Police Department. Today’s drama started after the baby was abducted in the 2200 […]

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    Wrong-Way driver kills man on Highway 67 near Alton

    (KPLR) – A 24-year-old man died this weekend in St. Louis after he was hit by a driver going the wrong direction. The accident happened around 2 am Saturday morning on Highway 67 near West Alton. A driver going south in the northbound lanes struck Jerrett Mitchell’s car head-on. Neither Mitchell nor the other driver was wearing seatbelts.

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    Beggin Pet Parade takes over Soulard

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It was the perfect day in St. Louis for a stroll Sunday, and some took that stroll through Soulard for the Beggin Pet Parade. The event is in its 24th year and is the world’s largest costumed pet parade. The best dressed pets are selected as members of the court of the Mystical Krewe of Barkus. Fox 2’s Meteorologist Anne Elise Parks and morning anchor Lisa Hart served as Grand Marshals for this year’s parade.

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    Homicide called to Athlone in North City

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis city homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the 600 block of Athlone in North St. Louis. Police say the victim was found at the location around 6:15 pm with a gunshot wound to the upper body. An investigation is ongoing.

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    Bank robbery suspect taken into custody

    (KPLR) – Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a bank robbery in O’Fallon, Illinois. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Marcus Thornton and he was taken into custody in Madison County Friday. Authorities believe he robbed the U.S. Bank on Lincoln Avenue in O’Fallon on February 9th. The Bommarito Automotive SkyFox flew over the scene shortly after the robbery. The high school in O’Fallon went on lockdown as a precaution.

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    Ferguson man arrested following police pursuit

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A Ferguson man is facing several charges Saturday after leading police on a chase. The police pursuit started when a Normandy police officer spotted a yellow Camaro at a gas station that was wanted for leaving the scene of an accident along I-70 at Lucas and Hunt. When the officer reached into the car to arrest the driver, the 23-year-old man sped off, almost dragging the officer. After a short chase the suspect stopped at his […]