Andy Banker reports weeknights for FOX 2 News and co-anchors FOX 2 News on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Andy joined the FOX 2 News team in July 2002 and is from Millstadt, Illinois; a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Andy worked as a reporter and anchor in Champaign, IL, and Dayton, Ohio, before returning home in 1994. He worked as a reporter and Weekend Anchor at KDNL, ABC 30 News, for 8 years. He is also the stadium announcer for the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.
Andy’s received multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press awards for his reporting. He’s been named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press 4 times. Andy volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation among other charities. He’s a past honorary Chairman of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Andy is a huge fan of the Rams, Cardinals, Blues, and Fighting Illini; plus musicians Jay Farrar, John Hiatt, and Bruce Springsteen.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Lyft driver from St. Peters is wanted on suspicion of rape. Larry Ward, 53, is accused of raping a woman in the backseat of his car after picking her up in downtown St. Louis on June 22. According to prosecutors, Ward picked the woman up at 10th and Clark near the Tin Roof Bar. He deviated from the direct route the victim requested, turned off his rideshare location software without her consent, then got into […]
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A tragic DWI case in St. Charles may be a sign of the times. It does not involve drinking and driving. The suspect is accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian while under the influence of something other than alcohol. Jordan Medlin, 20, was charged with DWI-death of another. She was allegedly under the influence of marijuana. The crash happened as the sun was setting on September 11 at the intersection of Jefferson and Riverside, […]
BALLWIN, Mo. – Ballwin police are looking into a Thanksgiving pie caper. The Honey Baked Ham store on Manchester was closed for the holiday and at least two pies were taken. In this case, “taken” does not mean “stolen.” According to Officer Mike Burgoyne, Ballwin Police Department, the front door was apparently left unlocked on Thanksgiving. At least two customers went to the store hoping it was open for business. After customers took the pies, another customer went to the […]
ST. LOUIS – A new list of America’s “safest” cities puts St. Louis at the bottom. St. Louis ranks 182nd out of 182 cities. At the same time, St. Louis is earning high marks from a group of hundreds now visiting from around the world. More than 400 travel professionals from 12 states and 17 countries are here this week as part of the 8th annual Travel South USA International Showcase. They are touring our top spots and getting to know […]
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – An 18-year-old St. Charles man was charged with assault after an alleged crime that police described as something out of a movie at the normally quiet Blanchette Park. At a place for youth sports and evening walks, a crime scene was especially unsettling. “We made sure our doors were all locked before we went to bed,” said neighbor, Mary Dillon, after hearing police sirens and seeing investigators with flashlights searching the park. “I make sure to […]
KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A woman at the Kirkwood Walmart was the victim of an alarming sex crime while she was shopping. The suspect, 57-year-old Casey Damous of St. Louis, has a history of sex offenses going back 30 years. He’s known to police across St. Louis County, in Kirkwood, Brentwood, Richmond Heights, Creve Coeur, and Shrewsbury. He’s just been charged with one count of felony sex abuse. In a court document, Kirkwood police give the following account: a woman shopping […]
ST. LOUIS – Frustrations mounted in a St. Louis courtroom, Monday, as St. Louis and the NFL squared off again. The St. Louis side emerged with another victory. At issue was how much information and how quickly did the NFL have to share with people from St. Louis who are suing the league and its teams. After 2 and ½ years of the case, the parties involved seem to be reaching their limits. Bob Blitz, lead attorney for […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis’ lawsuit against Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, the team, and the NFL is now gaining nationwide focus after a string of court setbacks for Kroenke’s legal team. Kroenke’s first big loss was in the fight to move the case out of Missouri courts and into arbitration. The battle has now shifted to the phone records of Kroenke, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and multiple other team owners and league officials. So far, Kroenke and the […]
ST. LOUIS – A MetroLink passenger on her home from work caught a man exposing himself to her while they were alone on the train. The woman reported the incident and turned over a photo of the suspect to Metro. The woman, who asked that we not reveal her identity, said the man looked her straight in the eye and exposed himself just after a coworker got off the train at his stop. “(The suspect) scooted closer into a closer […]
ST. ANN, Mo. – A St. Louis mom is accused of starting a gunfight and putting her four-year-old son in harm’s away. She was in a car with the boy and held his head down so she could shoot at the intended victim, police said. Krystal Tucker, 25, and the alleged shooter, 27-year-old Arion McCray, face charges of assault, child endangerment, and armed criminal action. Bullet damage can still be seen at the alleged victim’s home from the incident in […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Sevkija Ferhatovic, 64, of south St. Louis County, was killed while trying to cross Lemay Ferry Road at Victory Drive in his wheelchair around 6:15pm Monday. It’s the same dangerous stretch of road residents warned a state highway official about in a Fox2/News11 report nearly 4 years ago. There have been no safety improvements since our report. Narrow sidewalks go right up to the roadway and have utility poles in the middle of them for […]
ST. LOUIS – A 19-year-old is accused of terrorizing St. Louis delivery drivers and holding onto peculiar pieces of evidence. Angelo Magic is allegedly robbing drivers at gunpoint and has even threatened to shoot one of them when she tried to call the police. Magic is a suspect in 7 robberies in total, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He’s been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of armed criminal action in two cases. He has […]