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  • Local non-profit helps disabled families take a break

    WRIGHT CITY, MO (KTVI) – A local non-profit organization is bringing families with disabilities together. Camp Breakaway, located in Wright City, is part of the Lift Disability Network. The name comes from families with disabilities being able to take a break from life.

  • Players bailing from soggy area golf courses

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Rain is causing cause sub-par conditions at several area golf courses. June is normally a good month for golf courses. But this month has a lot of golf courses soggy. at the Quarry at Crystal Springs, the rain has literally flooded parts of the course and the cart paths, making it hard to get around. To stay open, sometimes golf courses have to enforce the cart path only rule, which isn’t very popular with golfers. […]

  • New app records traffic stops, connects drivers with DUI lawyers

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – We’ve talked a lot lately about police cams but now a local developer has created an app for you to record traffic stops. Right now it’s designed for DUI stops. “In the event that you do run into a DUI situation we all are entitled legally to representation. All it really does is makes sure that process of representation is there and that it is efficient,” said Duey Dialer developer Daniel Delgado. The app […]

  • Horse therapy treatments for mental health issues

    FORISTELL, MO (KPLR) – Horses can help those dealing with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The mental health issues sometimes require non-traditional methods for patients. “The horse allows people to open up their emotions,” said Fran Natoli, director of Arise Therapy Foundation. At Arise Equine Therapy the horses are the psychotherapists. “The horses are very big and powerful animals but they’re very sensitive to stimuli at the same time. So they will give you immediate reaction to how you’re […]

  • Charity needs a new roof to continue serving adults with developmental disabilities

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A non-profit organization that provides work for adults with developmental disabilities is in desperate need of a new roof. This week’s thunderstorms have not made it any easier for them. They’re hoping to raise a lot of money Friday night. The event starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20  and 10 percent of all food and beverage purchases will go to Project Inc. They hope to raise $45,000 which is a portion of what they need to […]

  • “Empire” stars Jussie and Yazz visit St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Fans from the FOX hit show “Empire” took over south St. Louis Saturday. Fans lined up along Hampton Avenue to buy the shows soundtrack and a chance to meet two of the shows stars, Jussie and Yazz. “That`s what it`s all for is coming out and meeting the fans getting to love on them and kiss on them. We tweet them very often but we feel like we`re texting friends,” said Jussie Smollett. The two […]

  • Alton man’s “incredible” snow sculptures stop traffic

    ALTON, IL (KPLR)– Many of us may be turning green with anger over the snow and looking for ways to fight off the cold. But in Alton, they are celebrating it with one of our favorite avengers the Hulk. Amazing is a perfect word to describe a snow sculpture in Alton. One mother decided to take her son to check it out after seeing a picture on Facebook. “This artwork is amazing. I mean he does the mouth, the face, […]

  • X-Games athletes help fight bullying

    De Soto, MO (KPLR) – An anti-bullying assembly was held at De Soto High School Tuesday. The school used a unique way to deliver the message to students. “Every single day, even today there are a 160,000 kids in our country missing school because they’re scared of being bullied,” said event host Dustin Grice. This is why the “Bullying Prevention National Tour” teamed up with the Marines. They stopped by De Soto High School to speak with the students. “Bullying […]

  • Ferguson man hopes food drive will help heal community

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Carl Hart is a resident of Ferguson who wants to help change the negative perception that St. Louisans, the nation and world has of Ferguson after weeks of protest over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August. Monday night a food drive will be held at Marley’s Bar and Grill on Florissant Road in Ferguson. All of the canned food collected will be given to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The church has been helping the […]

  • Children treated for heat exhaustion after AC breaks down on church bus

    BARNHART, MO (KPLR)– Several dozen kids on a church trip were overcome by heat Thursday afternoon. About 50 to 60 kids were headed home to their Imperial Church when their charter bus lost its air conditioning. People on the bus began to overheat, so the bus stopped at the Walgreens at Highway M and Catlin Road for the students to get medical treatment at a Walgreens clinic. Paramedics were on the scene helping the Walgreens staff. One teenager went to […]

  • Poll: Will Percy Harvin help?

    (KTVI) – Do you think the Seahawks have a better chance of winning now that Percy Harvin is back?

  • Cardinals Chris Carpenter Will Not Pitch During 2013

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that pitcher Chris Carpenter will not pitch during the 2013 season. Carpenter had nerve surgery in his right shoulder early last season. He was able to return to the mound in September 2012. Carpenter said on Friday that after numerous attempts of throwing in the bullpen, he is still experiencing numbness in his shoulder and neck. He said he no longer feels he can continue to throw. Cardinals General Manager […]

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