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  • Girl, 5, found safe at St. Louis Galleria after north county carjacking

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A five-year-old girl is safe after a carjacking Wednesday morning at a north St. Louis County gas station, but authorities said the suspect remains on the loose. The chain of events started around 8:20 a.m. at the Conoco gas station, located in the 2400 block of Chambers Road, near the Moline Acres Police Department. The child’s aunt said she was pumping gas. Moments after she finished and was starting her vehicle, a man rushed up to her, […]

  • 10 years after losing daughters in crash, mother of Uhl sisters remains champion of safe driving

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – This Thanksgiving marks the 10-year anniversary of a tragedy that took the lives two young Metro East girls. It was a preventable accident that took the life of two of Kim Schlau’s three beautiful daughters. And while it’s been 10 years, Schlau said the pain remains as she fights to make sure accidents like this don’t happen again. It was November 23, 2007 when sisters Jessica and Kelli Uhl were headed home on I-64 near Highway 158 […]

  • What you need to know about the Darknet

    ST. LOUIS, MO – It’s called the Darknet, a network built on top of the existing internet and used by people to acquire illegal items, including your personal information. Many kids are accessing it without their parents knowing. Vinny Troia of Night Lion Security, a professional, ethical hacking group, explains that the Darknet is a group of websites, marketplaces if you will, that live on a different part of the internet.In a matter of moments, he showed FOX 2’s Vic Faust […]

  • Loop Trolley company begins testing despite demand for $500,000

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Despite published reports that the Loop Trolley company needs $500,000 more dollars to cover a multitude of costs integrated testing began today on the 2.2 mile route. Last week the company received full approval from the federal transit administration. The first testing routes went very well according to Kevin Barbeau of the Loop Trolley Company. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Loop Trolley President Les Sterman wrote St. Louis City and County officials, saying without another […]

  • Acting HHS Secretary visits O’Fallon, Mo. to tout president’s tax reform plan

    O’FALLON, Mo. – Having grown up in Cape Girardeau, acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan chose to showcase Phoenix Textile Corporation, a small O’Fallon, Missouri business he says will benefit from President Donald Trump’s tax reform. “The figures we have show that the individual—as part of this—will result in $1,700 back in the pocket of the average family here in O’Fallon,” Hargan said. Phoenix Textile Corporation supplies hospitals and nursing homes with textile products and healthcare interior. As […]

  • Southwest pilot arrested at St. Louis Lambert after handgun found in carry-on

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A 51-year-old pilot was arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag. St. Louis Lambert International Airport says Terminal 2 Transportation Security Administration  officers took the pilot into custody for unlawful use of a weapon.  The TSA says they discovered a 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P Shield loaded with seven rounds of ammunition. It was discovered in his carry-on luggage at around 4:45 a.m. TSA immediately alerted local […]

  • Simulator training helps O’Fallon police prepare for life and death scenarios

    O’FALLON, Mo. – Police in O’Fallon, Missouri have a new training simulator to prepare officers for the worst situations. Law enforcement agencies agree these new simulators are vital for training in today’s world. The new VirTra V-300 Simulator System can put officers in the middle of 179 different scenarios. It’s an intense experience, complete with natural sound, where life or death spilt-second decisions have to be made. “The operator at the control dictates what goes on. So if officer comes in […]

  • World War II veteran reminisces over being shot down off Japanese coast

    ST. LOUIS – When it comes to old war stories, 93-year-old St. Louis native Jack Cannon has quite the terrifying ordeal to share. “We just had dropped bombs when we were hit by anti-aircraft fire,” the Army Air Force veteran said. “(The enemy) set the engine number three on fire and blew holes in the side of plane.” On April 28, 1945, Cannon’s 11-man crew and an observer were flying the B-29 Salvo Sally over southern Japan with the intention […]

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Callaway Energy Center

    PORTLAND, Mo. – Fox 2 News was the only St. Louis television granted clearance to go beyond the security fences at the only nuclear plant in the state – Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center. Located in Callaway County, 100 miles west of St. Louis, drivers can see the plant cooling tower from Interstate 70. The tower is approximately 553-feet tall, just 77-feet shorter than the Gateway Arch. This behind-the-scenes look is a rare opportunity to see what goes on where […]

  • Man arrested for throwing explosive device at police

    WELLSTON, Mo. – Officers in the North County Police Cooperative arrested a man for allegedly throwing an explosive device at a police car Tuesday night at the corner of Page and Stephen Jones in Wellston. Nobody was hurt, but it was loud, scary, and extremely dangerous. “You could hear it from five blocks away,” said Captain Clay Farmer, North County Police Cooperative. “It was a lot of smoke at that time. It was a lot bigger than a fire cracker.” […]

  • Texas shooter should not have been able to buy firearms

    BRIDGETON, Mo. – Before Devin Patrick Kelley carried out the deadliest mass shooting in Texas on Sunday, the former member of the U.S. Air Force purchased four firearms between 2015 and 2017. Sadly, he passed background checks to get the guns despite a criminal history. John Stephenson, general manager of Metro Shooting Supply says, “If his offenses had been reported and there is like two or three that would have precluded him from getting a firearm.” Stephenson also says someone made […]

  • Gunman behind the Texas church massacre killed grandmother-in-law

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX – The gunman behind the Texas church massacre killed his grandmother-in-law during the attack, multiple friends of the woman told CNN. Devin Patrick Kelley had domestic problems and texted his mother-in-law as recently as Sunday morning, not long before he carried out the largest mass shooting in Texas history, authorities said. “We know that he expressed anger towards his mother-in-law, who attends this church,” said Freeman Martin of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He said Kelley […]