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.
O’FALLON, Mo. – An O’Fallon, Missouri man is accused of chucking stones at cars on Interstate 70, putting lives in danger and causing thousands of dollars of damage. Police have linked him to a trail of crime and destruction going back to 2016. Investigators had been trying to solve a series of crimes going back to the spring. Everything from the rock-throwing to tearing up the temporary pro shop at a St. Peters golf course. Back in April, 35-year-old Brandon […]
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – More than 18 area agencies responded to a three-alarm fire at Cambridge Apartments in Maplewood Friday afternoon. The blaze began around 2 p.m. at the 24-unit apartment building on Cambridge, just a block east of Big Bend. Maplewood Fire Chief Terry Merrell told Fox2/News11 the fire apparently started on the lower level and quickly spread throughout all three floors of the building. Only two units were occupied. All residents got out safely. The building was under renovation […]
ST. ANN, Mo. – Police responded to a fire call in St. Ann earlier this week and uncovered a bizarre case of alleged domestic abuse, as a man was arrested and accused of assaulting his wife with glue and drain cleaner. People at the Santa Ana Apartments on Ashby near St. Charles Rock Road called to report the building’s on fire four or five times recently but there’s never been a fire, according to St. Ann police. A husband and […]
TROY, Mo. – A 37-year-old Lake St. Louis man is accused of going on a bizarre rampage with fire extinguishers over the weekend at Mercy Lincoln Hospital in Troy, Missouri. According to prosecutors, the incident took place around 6 p.m. Sunday. Authorities believe Michael Mouser got into the hospital stairwell, set off fire alarms, started spraying fire extinguishers, and even sprayed a visitor in the face. Mouser remained in jail Wednesday on charges of first-degree terror threat and second-degree burglary, […]
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A St. Charles man is accused of beating his young son after the boy saw him using heroin. A photo taken by the boy’s mom is at the center of the case. Brian Jubb, 31, has been jailed on one count of abuse of a child. His bond was reduced on Tuesday from $10,000 to $3,000. Neighbors recalled seeing St. Charles police take Jubb away from his apartment near highways 370 and 94 in the past […]
ST. LOUIS – A former employee at Ranken Technical College was arrested earlier this week after making threats after being fired. According to court documents, 33-year-old Erika Shields was terminated from her job at Ranken and then made a terror threat. Shields was jailed on a charge of first-degree terror threat with a bond set at $20,000. She faces up to 7 years in prison if convicted. Police said Shields had been terminated from her job as an armed security […]
BERKELEY, Mo. – A mother in Berkeley took on a kidnapper and saved her two-year-old child. The mother and child are safe while the accused kidnapper, 31-year-old Sydney Walters of Woodson Terrace, is in jail. Walters walked up to a mother who was putting her child into a car seat on the afternoon of Monday, September 16. Court documents say Walters has no relation to the victims and lives about a mile away. According to police, Walters told the child’s […]
WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. – A man in custody for striking a Florissant police officer with his car has been accused of targeting St. Louis-area restaurants for the past several months. The losses in those thefts may top $100,000. On Monday, 27-year-old Aaron Lewis was arrested in north city after allegedly injuring the officer. Florissant police had come to St. Louis to arrest Lewis. The injured officer has since been released from a hospital. Nearly three weeks prior, Fox 2 showed […]
SUNSET HILLS, Mo. – The wave of suburban car thefts continues to plague the St. Louis-area. This time there was a loaded handgun inside an SUV stolen from an upscale neighborhood in Sunset Hills, police said. According to police, the crimes occurred late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Suspects were roaming driveways on Bridle Trail Lane near Gravois and I-270, checking for unlocked vehicles. They got away with stolen electronics (including a laptop computer), credit cards, and a 2015 Silver […]
O’FALLON, Mo. – An O’Fallon, Missouri man is accused in an alleged drunken road rage case. Daniel Fitzgerald, 57, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree assault. He’s accused of driving drunk, following a woman to her home, and pulling a gun on her, all with his young granddaughter in his vehicle. A woman tells Fox2/News11 Fitzgerald followed her into her neighborhood just because she honked at him in traffic around […]
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis police officer is accused of using a gun to stop his vehicle from being repossessed. According to court documents, the incident happened on the evening of Saturday, April 4. Christopher Franklin was off-duty and in plain clothes as his vehicle was being repossessed outside an apartment building at 22nd and Washington in downtown St. Louis. Franklin claimed he’d already contacted his bank to avoid the repossession and tried to stop the vehicle from being […]
ST. PETERS, MO – Xing Wu Zhang, 61, of O’Fallon, MO, is accused of a repeatedly sodomizing a woman, 45, at a St. Peters massage parlor. His employer tells Fox2/News11 there’s more to the story. She points to a surveillance video from just after the alleged incident, Friday night. Fox2/News11 has confirmed prosecutors plan to review and attempt to verify the video. Zhang has worked at the Oasis Foot & Body massage since February, his employer said. The business opened […]