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  • Mercedes Benz of St. Louis to open Monday

    (KPLR) – Mercedes Benz of St. Louis is set to open Monday.  The new car dealership is at the corner of I-64 and Hampton Avenue. That’s a familiar location to us at FOX 2.  It’s the site of our old location, before we moved to Maryland Heights in 2008.

  • Governor Nixon in St. Louis Monday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be in St. Louis Monday morning to attend the re-opening of Express Scripts.  The visit is in connection with a $56 million dollar investment that will create 1,500 jobs over the next five years. Express Scripts is the country’s largest pharmaceutical and benefits management company.

  • Debris flattening tires eastbound I-40 between McCausland and Hampton

    (KPLR) – Debris in the roadway is flattening tires on eastbound I-40 between McCausland and Hampton Avenue. Police are on the scene.   Around five vehicles are parked on the side of the road. Traffic is slowing down as police search for the cause.

  • Tractor trailer stuck in swamp near I-55/70 at Route 111

    FAIRMONT CITY, IL (KTVI) –  A tractor trailer is stuck in a swamp at I-55/70 near Route 111.  The driver went off of the roadway and is facing in the opposite direction.  It is unclear if the driver crossed over the median.  Bommarito Automotive Group SkyFOX captured the footage. This happened around 8:10 p.m. Thursday night. The driver is safe. Crews made several attempts to remove the vehicle at that time.  They broke various cables and had to return Friday […]

  • Missouri sets another execution date despite lethal injection issues

    BONNE TERRE, MO (KTVI) – Missouri has set another execution date despite recent issues with lethal injection. Leon Taylor is scheduled to die September 10th in Bonne Terre.  He was convicted of killing a Kansas City service station worker during a 1994 robbery. According to authorities, Taylor tried to kill the victim’s 8-year-old step-daughter as well but the gun misfired. Missouri has executed six inmates this year.

  • Warehouse workers evacuated due to possible chemical spill

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KPLR) – Warehouse workers in Wentzville were evacuated due to a possible chemical spill.  The evacuation happened early Thursday morning at the plant located at Interstate Drive and Wilmer Road. Firefighter crews and safety officers were on the scene. Employees have been given the all clear to re-enter the building.

  • Veterans report to Rams Training Camp Thursday

    EARTH CITY, MO (KPLR) – The final countdown is on to the beginning of this year’s training camp.  Rookies already reported this week and veterans are due in later Thursday morning.  Training camp signs are posted all over the place and lots of people excited to get camp started for this year`s Rams team. Rookies reported Monday and had practices Tuesday and Wednesday.  There are 11 players in the Rams draft class this year.  Among them are the second overall […]

  • Old phone scam targeting Jefferson County residents

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – An old phone scam is making its rounds again.  Some residents in Jefferson County are getting calls from scam artists claiming to be loved ones.  These scammers are saying they’re in trouble or in jail in a foreign country. They are trying to get money. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says if you receive such a call, check with other members of your family to verify if it’s real.

  • Illinois regulators can force electricity to customers

    (KPLR) – Be prepared to receive bigger electric bills if you live in the state of Illinois.  The State Appellate Court says Illinois regulators can force electricity customers.  The increase is to help pay for the $1.6 billion dollar Futuregen project.  The long-delayed project would re-fit a coal-fired plant in Western Illinois.  The technology will remove carbon dioxide and store it underground. Illinois plans to charge an extra $1 to $1.40 cents per month on all power bills. The start […]

  • Beef and bacon prices hit an all-time high

    (KPLR) – Get ready to fork over more money to buy your beef and bacon.  Prices for the meats hit an all-time high in June.  A pound of ground chuck costs nearly $4.  Expect to pay even more for bacon, which costs more than $6 per pound. The ongoing drought in parts of the U.S. and a fast-spreading pig virus are behind the price spike.

  • New HIV killing condom may head to U.S. market

    (KPLR)  – A new type of condom capable of killing STD’s including HIV has just been approved by Australian regulators.  These condoms are currently under review by the FDA for the U.S. market. The product uses an anti-viral compound called VivaGel, which deactivates a range of STD’s. Although condoms protect against their spread, this would be the first that actively kills the viruses.

  • Tummy slimming drinks that help you lose weight

    (KPLR) – If exercise isn’t helping you slim down your stomach fast enough, you may want to try these summer drinks.  Start by blending a watermelon with skim or almond milk with ice cubes.  This smoothie is very low in calories and keeps you hydrated.  Next, combine pineapple, coconut juice, and ice for a frappe that helps with digestion.  It can also get rid of bloating. Also, a dark chocolate shake made with a few chocolate squares, greek yogurt, and […]

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