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  • Vexing vandals launch frozen water bottles at St. Charles County cars

    NEW MELLE, MO — On July 19th at 9:40pm a family driving home from church was hit by a water bottle.  They say a small dark colored car traveling north on Highway DD near the intersection of Highway D in the New Melle, Defiance area threw the bottle. They were covered in glass but unharmed. “We had three incidents that have been reported to us where a car passes by, going opposite direction on a two lane highway and throwing […]

  • Officers honor one of their own at K-9 funeral

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department honored the life of one of its own Friday.  Deputies laid to rest a highly-respected German Shepherd police dog. Officers from multiple departments honored the life of K-9 officer “Boss.”  The 8-year-old dog passed away last week. “It’s like losing a family member. It was one of the hardest things I had to do in my 10 years in law enforcement,” said Deputy Sean McPeak. McPeak was Boss’ handler, partner, friend, […]

  • Gov. Rauner threatens to veto Illinois school funding bill over Chicago pensions

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Illinois school districts are in serious danger of starting the school year on time or even at all, Governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday. “What’s happening is our school funding for this year, August and September, that bill to fund that is being held up Speaker Madigan,” Rauner said. As part of the new budget, school funding is to be allocated based upon a new evidence-based model. Senate Bill 1 is the model that needs to be signed. Governor […]

  • AC units donated to Cool Down St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – On Wednesday, Reverend Earl Nance Jr. with CoolDownStLouis.org was able to purchase 45 energy efficient air conditioning units at Home Depot. A private donor provided the funding to make it happen for people who don’t have air in this dangerous heat. “I you need an air conditioner, contact us at CoolDownStLouis.org and let us help you get an air conditioner,” Nance said. “We don’t need any fatalities.” The $20,000 Ameren is giving to Cool Down St. Louis is […]

  • Gov. Greitens visits several St. Louis location in mission to attack opioid epidemic

    ST. LOUIS — Governor Greitens had a very busy day as he continues to attack the opioid epidemic in Missouri. One of several stops, a Narcan training session Tuesday afternoon. He invited me to take part. The governor signed an executive order making it policy for Missouri state law officers and first responders to be trained on how to use Narcan. They will also be equipped with it.  Greitens did this at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse […]

  • Public comment on proposed ice facility in Creve Coeur Park ends this weekend

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – There is a battle brewing to build a 4-sheet ice facility at the opening of Creve Coeur Lake.  Fox 2 spoke to both sides Monday about why they feel they are right in their positions. The facility is set for a piece of land in Creve Coeur Lake Park on Marine is near the Maryland Heights Expressway.  That’s where the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation, a non-for-profit organization wants to construct a 4-sheet ice facility.  Patrick […]

  • St. Louis aldermen approve half-cent sales tax hike for first responder salaries

    ST. LOUIS, MO – The St. Louis Board of Alderman joined Mayor Lyda Krewson in taking a step forward to get police officers and firefighters a raise. They approved Board Bill 60 which would add a one half cent sales tax increase to raise the necessary funding. City residents will vote to approve the bill in November. The city is short 114 officers. City officers make well below what St. Louis County officers, especially the 30% raise they have coming from […]

  • Riverview Garden students spend summer break learning STEM, coding

    Cyber security and coding jobs are hot at the moment and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Riverview Garden students are getting trained in these fields through special program based out of Maryville University. Kids are making the most of their summer break at Maryville University, learning about STEM, cyber security, and coding. “Connect Ed gave Riverview Gardens one-to-one iPads and re-networked schools and now we are taking them to next level by teaching them how to […]

  • Beloved ‘South City Pretzel Man’ dies

    ST. LOUIS – Joseph Kunkel Jr., who spent his golden years selling golden pretzels at a south St. Louis street corner, passed away last week of natural causes, his family said Wednesday. He was 94. Kunkel first started selling pretzels at the corner of Jamieson and Fyler avenues in 1980 after retiring. Over the next four decades, Kunkel would work that corner Thursday through Sunday, but scaled back his time on the corner as he got older. “I just had everybody […]

  • Duckworth sees pressing need for federal funding in combating opioid addiction

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Both Republicans and Democrats agree there is an opioid epidemic in the United States. It devastates men, women, and kids; particularly in the metro east region. “Residents in Madison and St. Clair counties are buying opioid prescriptions at a rate that’s much higher than national average. And more families are seeing the harsh addiction of opioid realities and what they look like,” said Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth. According to Duckworth, the president’s budget proposal released […]

  • Country singer Chris Janson says Missouri holds special place in his heart

    Country music singer and songwriter Chris Janson spent some time talking exclusively with Fox 2 News about his success and St. Louis ties. At the moment, life is good for the country singer. His song “Fix A Drink” is a just a few weeks old and already a Top 30 hit on the Country charts. His first album, “Buy Me A Boat,” went platinum, the “Buy Me A Boat” single made it to number 3, and “Holdin’ her,” a song […]

  • Fair St. Louis deemed a success as clean-up begins at Art Hill

    ST. LOUIS – As clean-up takes place at Forest Park, Fair St. Louis organizers are smiling. America’s biggest birthday party didn’t disappoint. Fair St. Louis was a big hit by all indications. “We’ll say somewhere between (200,000) and 220,000, 240,000 or 250,000; but I think that’s conservative for three days,” said James Boldt, Fair St. Louis chairman. Attendance totals could be a record, as well as money spent on concessions. “We don’t have numbers yet on concessions, we’ll get the […]