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  • Missouri health department investigating recent illnesses among Grant’s Farm visitors

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is investigating cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) involving visitors to Grant’s Farm. According to the DHSS, the five cases were reported in the last month. STEC is a group of bacteria in the E. coli family that produces the Shiga toxin, which is harmful to humans. Symptoms typically occur 3 to 4 days after exposure. Infections vary from person to person. Some infections are very […]

  • Weather Kid of the Week: Hugh Meyer

    ST. LOUIS – Hugh Meyer is a fifth-grader at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School in Eureka. According to his grandmother, Hugh checks the weather radio and always knows the forecast. He also helped volunteer after the Eureka flooding. Hugh Meyer is our Weather Kid of the Week! To nominate your child, ages 8-13, click here.

  • Cottleville teacher launches preschool in Haiti, wins $500

    COTTLEVILLE, Mo. – A local teacher has won $500 for the influence she’s had on students both locally and abroad. Not only does Meagan Bradford teach preschool at St. Joseph Catholic School in Cottleville, Mo. but she also helps run a school in Haiti. Crystal Pini, the mother of one of Bradford’s former students, nominated Bradford for KPLR’s Tools For Teachers award because she believed Bradford “exemplified what an educator really (was).” “She works here (in) STL full time as […]

  • Bizarre twist: State trooper in child porn investigation charged after evidence uncovered in separate case

    ST. LOUIS – A child porn case involving a Missouri state trooper shares a connection with a sexual misconduct investigation of a former volunteer in the St. Louis County Police Explorer program. Fox 2/News 11 has learned the defendants in both cases are friends. Back in March, Eric Parks of Festus was accused of sending pornographic images to a 15-year-old boy. St. Louis County prosecutors said Parks met the boy while volunteering at a recruitment event for the explorer program […]

  • Vaccinations recommended after Union fast food worker discovered with Hepatitis A

    UNION, Mo. – The Franklin County Health Department is planning mass vaccinations after learning an employee who works at the Jack in the Box located at the Bourbeuse River Access in Union, Missouri had Hepatitis A while serving customers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the employee handled food on June 9 and June 10. Hepatitis A  is a viral infection of the liver that can cause loss of appetite, nausea, tiredness, fever, and stomach pain. It’s […]

  • MoDOT reopens one lane of Highway 141 in both directions

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Some relief for drivers who use Highway 141 near Earth City as crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation reopened one lane of traffic in each direction at Sport Port Road. Earlier this week, Highway 141 was closed to traffic from Creve Coeur Airport Road to Creve Coeur Mill Road due to flooding. Through a partnership with the levee district and the city of Maryland Heights, pumping efforts helped remove some of the water across the […]

  • Local music director resigns over sexual harassment allegations

    ST. LOUIS – A long-time player in the local arts scene has resigned from his role with Opera Theatre of St. Louis following allegations of sexual misconduct from colleagues. Less than 24 hours after the allegations came to light Tuesday through an investigative report, Steven Lord stepped down as musical director emeritus in St. Louis and as conductor of the Michigan Opera Theatre. More than two dozen people were interviewed for the story, which appears in the Twin Cities Arts […]

  • SSM Health Medical Minute: St. Clare Hospital gains advanced stroke certification

    ST. LOUIS – A thrombectomy is an interventional procedure of removing a blood clot from a blood vessel. If you have an ischemic stroke (a stroke caused by a blood clot in your brain), doctors can sometimes do a procedure called a thrombectomy to remove the clot. SSM Health St. Clare Hospital has been certified by The Joint Commission (TJC) as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center. This certification builds upon a previous TJC Stroke Certification as a Primary Stroke Center with […]

  • Circuit attorney places more officers on exclusion list over troubling social media posts

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office placed 22 city police officers on an exclusion list after a national report revealed they allegedly made racist and Islamophobic social media posts. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said seven of those officers were permanently banned from her warrant office. Cases in which the other 15 officers were listed as essential witnesses would now be refused and search warrants would no longer be signed or approved. “After careful examination of the underlying […]

  • Last defendant sentenced in 2014 fatal Bevo hammer attack

    ST. LOUIS – The last of four teenagers involved in the brutal killing of a Bosnian immigrant in 2014 was sentenced Friday. According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 20-year-old Travis Kidd will spend 18 years in prison as a result of a plea deal. In April, prosecutors reduced the first-degree murder charge to a second-degree charge and dropped the charge of armed criminal action in exchange for Kidd’s guilty plea. Kidd was 16 when he, along […]

  • Alton man sentenced to 80 years for 2017 murder

    ALTON, Ill. – An Alton man will spend the next 80 years in prison for a May 2017 murder, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday. According to prosecutors, Derrance Taylor was found shot to death in the 900 block of Union Street around 4:15 a.m. on Mother’s Day. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated to investigate the murder. Cameron Matlock was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with Taylor’s death. Prosecutors said […]

  • St. Louis Symphony celebrates the Blues with rendition of ‘St. Louis Blues March’

    ST. LOUIS – With St. Louisans everywhere waiting in anticipation of Wednesday night’s Game 7, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has shared a special video to fire up the fanbase. The symphony recently performed the “St. Louis Blues March” on June 2 to salute the Blues’ spectacular season thus far.

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