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  • MSD takes advantage of low river levels to perform outfall clean-out

    ST. LOUIS, MO – The Metropolitan Sewer District invited FOX 2 down to the riverfront to see work they have been doing to make sure pipes are clear for water pass through. Due to drought conditions, the Mississippi River is pretty low these days. That gives MSD a chance to get in and clear out the outfalls, discharge points which allow rainwater to pass out into the river. MSD’s Sean Hadley says, “Crews are taking out silt and river mud and […]

  • St. Louis County ‘officer of the year’ credited with preventing mass shooting

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Police Central Precinct honored four officers for their work in 2017, including its Officer of the Year, who helped stop what could have been a mass shooting. Officer Cody Kuykendall was named 2017 Officer of the Year. Larry Fields, John O’Neil, and an undercover officer were also recognized for outstanding police work at a luncheon Thursday. Fox 2’s Katie Kormann was the guest speaker and Vic Faust acted as the emcee. […]

  • Triplets of slain Missouri woman give first national television interview

    ST. LOUIS, MO – For the first time on national television, Crime Watch Daily sat down with the 12-year-old triplets of Jacque Waller, who was murdered by their father Clay Waller in 2011. It was a case that drew national headlines and one we covered extensively on FOX 2 News. The last time anyone heard from Jacque Waller was on June 1, 2011. She spoke with her sister, Cheryl Brenneke on the phone saying she was picking up her son […]

  • Frustrated parents want to know why Hazelwood buses are frequently late

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Some students in the Hazelwood School District are being picked up late by as much as 30 minutes and others are not being picked up at all. One parent got so frustrated, she called KPLR 11 looking for help. Heather Ball says she told Granneman Elementary School that if her kids continued to be picked up late she would call KPLR 11. On Monday, the bus did not show up again to pick up Ball’s […]

  • Local nurse helps patient who lost everything in apartment fire

    FESTUS, Mo. – A Mercy Hospital Jefferson nurse paid it forward with a patient who lost everything. De Soto native John Warden lost everything he owned in an apartment fire nearly two weeks ago. He didn’t have insurance, so he checked himself into Mercy Hospital Jefferson. While being admitted, nurse Megan McComas found out he only had a t-shirt, a pair of jeans, and a pair of shoes. “He had already put on his gown, I was looking at his […]

  • Nonprofit seeks to raise awareness of sex trafficking in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS – Sex trafficking in the St. Louis area is at a high rate.  It’s a topic that has not been talked about much until recent times.  However, there is one organization in the area, that is survivor-led, trying to raise awareness and provide victims a fresh start. The goal of Healing Action is to stop sexual exploitation wherever it is and give victims a place to heal. Katie Rhoades says, “one hundred percent of folks we serve have […]

  • Local health clinic pushing for increased AIDS/HIV testing

    ST. LOUIS – Wednesday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Staffers at a St. Louis health clinic is doing everything they can to get the word out to get screened. The Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center (MHDCHC) on Martin Luther King Drive provided free HIV/AIDS testing at its clinic Wednesday. “It’s important because we all need to know our status,” said Deneen Busby, director of communications for MHDCHC. “You should know who you are dealing with and whether or […]

  • Local CEO says “just relax” as stock market goes on wild ride

    ST. LOUIS, MO – It was another white-knuckle ride on Wall Street Tuesday. The Dow finished up almost six hundred points. But the stock market has seen some very turbulent days. On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 1,100 points at the closing bell, the worst day for the Dow since August 2011. Experts say inflation fears led to drop, calling it a “correction” in the market that was bound to happen at some point. Stifel Financial […]

  • Homeowners catch car break-ins on security camera

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The St. Charles Hills neighborhood on Pembrook Ln. has been dealing with car break-ins recently, including several overnight Wednesday.  That’s not far from St. Charles West High School. Home security video shows two individuals breaking into a locked car sitting in a driveway. The homeowner, Lauren Larue, didn’t realize it until she woke up the next morning. Larue says, “We had five notifications that went off. It was these kids, two boys breaking into my car […]

  • Activists relieved with ‘victory’ over Westlake Landfill clean-up

    BRIDGETON, Mo. – After several years of anticipation from the community, the EPA has finally decided to act on the Westlake Landfill. A partial excavation is now planned. Radioactive contamination has been at the landfill since the 1970s and has long been a big public concern. The landfill, which houses toxic waste generated during the Manhattan Project in the early 1940s, was classified as a Superfund Site since 1990. In 2010, a smoldering underground fire was even detected at the site. […]

  • St. Charles County uses controlled burns to promote growth of native species

    FORISTELL, Mo. – St. Charles County Parks conducted its first controlled burn of their calendar year on Tuesday at Indian Camp Creek Park. The work was supposed to start back in November 2017, but they had to wait until conditions were safe to start the burning. Twenty-five acres of native prairie were burned to take care of unwanted wooded vegetation and promote the growth of native grasses and wildflowers. Nick Dziuba, St. Charles County Parks Natural Resources Supervisor, says, “I guess you […]

  • Groundbreaking for former Rock Hill officer’s accessible home

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The groundbreaking for former Rock Hill Police Officer Matt Crosby’s new handicapped-accessible has now taken place. Crosby only asked for a home where the doorways and halls were big enough so he could maneuver his wheelchair, but he’s getting a whole lot more. Matt Crosby says, “It’s been almost 8 years…exciting day. A day I’ve wished and dreamed for so long.” In April of 2010, Crosby was shot in the line of duty responding to […]