Since joining FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in June 1985, Roche Madden has reported on stories from Saudi Arabia to the former Soviet Union to San Francisco.
He recently covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Madden traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on preparations for Operation Desert Storm and how Scott Air Force Base was playing an important roll. In San Francisco Madden followed a group of St. Louis officials to California where they learned about earthquake preparedness. In Russia Madden followed troops who took part in Provide Hope, a program which air lifted food and medicine to the former Soviet Union.
In what he considers the highlight of his career, Madden joined Pope John Paul II as he traveled from Rome to Mexico City to St. Louis.
Madden won an Emmy Award for his reporting on flood coverage in the St. Louis area. In 1996 Madden won an Emmy for live spot news coverage.
Before coming to St. Louis, Madden spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and nearly two years in Midland, Texas where he anchored the news.
Madden majored in broadcast journalism at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
ST. LOUIS – More than a third of all the flights at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport were canceled Friday and many others were delayed because of icy weather here and across the country. Of the 486 daily flights, 160 did not fly. De-icing trucks were standing by to ensure jets were safe for travel. “A safety mechanism to make sure ice or slush or other materials don’t impact takeoff or the operations of that aircraft,” said airport spokesman Jeff Lea. […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Jefferson County is coming off one of its worst years for stolen vehicles. They’ve created a special video to remind drivers to make a few changes to keep their cars from being targeted. “If you make it easy for these guys, they’re going to come back,” said Grant Bissell, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff Department. Bissell showed us the 2019 statistics on car thefts. There was row after row after row. Two columns are titled […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – With so much rain predicted to fall in such a short time, folks were preparing for the possibility of flash flooding. Russ Hoffmeyer of Crestwood remembers what happened last summer during a bout of heavy rainfall. “You hear sirens and firetrucks come by; they block the street,” he said. Heavy rains caused flash flooding near Grants Farm. Streets turned into torrents. Two cars were moved by the water. One person had to be rescued. Hoffmeyer […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify human remains that were discovered over the weekend in a rural part of the county. The Lyons’ family lives near where the discovery was made. Kelli Lyons said, “It’s scary. It’s really scary not to know what in the world happened.” Her husband Richard added, “I just can’t believe it. I’ve lived out here a long time. I’ve never had trespassers on my property or anything like […]
EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Murder victim Randy Gori was a successful lawyer known for winning many Asbestos cases. There was much more to this 47-year-old man who touched so many lives in Edwardsville and throughout the area. People said Randy Gori was generous to a fault. He was involved in many charities and projects in Edwardsville to make the community always better, “He was generous because he wanted to be he didn’t have to be. But, he touched just about every […]
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – She graduated from law school but apparently couldn’t pass the bar. Authorities said she faked being an attorney in the Madison County public defender’s office. On Friday, she pleaded guilty to a felony in an Edwardsville courtroom. Kelcie Miller, 26, got probation and she was ordered to pay back more than $40,000 to the county for pay and benefits she received. She had worked on scores of cases with defendants. “My feeling when I found out she […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Sales of recreational marijuana are still going strong on the second day since the drug became legal to purchase. Toi Hutchinson, who oversees the recreational use of marijuana for Governor J.B. Pritzker, says the state recorded more than 77,000 transactions, with sales totals approaching $3.2 million. Some people arrived at HCI Alternatives in Collinsville on January 1, saw the huge crowds, and gave up before even getting out their vehicles. Kathleen Olivastro, an HCI dispensary spokesman, estimates […]
FENTON, MO – A brand new millionaire may be walking around Fenton and not even know it. Someone purchased a lucky Missouri lottery ticket at a convenience store there. Customers at the QuikTrip on Hawkins Road know what they’d do if their ticket matched all six numbers in the recent Saturday night draw. Tedd Moore plays the lottery. He said he’d, “retire, retire that’d be nice.” QuikTrip workers were hoping the winner is a generous soul, “I’ll remember you, that’s […]
DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. – The joy of the Christmas season was shattered in a St. Charles County neighborhood as a 62-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon in a domestic dispute. According to Val Joyner, a spokeswoman for the St. Charles County Police Department, the incident took place around 3:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of Pinnacle Pointe Drive, located in Dardenne Prairie. Police arrived and found the victim with a stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “They […]
OVERLAND, Mo. – Dozens of federal agents conducted a day-long raid at a pawn shop in Overland on Thursday. About 30 agents and investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives showed up at Piazza Jewelry and Pawn around 10 a.m. They left more than eight hours later. The agents loaded a U-Haul truck with potential evidence from the business. The items confiscated could soon be made public, depending on what a judge decides. “Through the court process, […]
MURPHY, Mo. – Jefferson County authorities released an alarming video of a woman robbed at a convenience store near Fenton. When the Quik Stop opened around 6 a.m. Wednesday, the first two customers came in armed – one with a shotgun the other had a hammer. In the video, the man with the gun wanted all the money from the register. The other suspect began striking two gambling machines with a hammer. Detectives say he stole the money from inside […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis soccer fans were concerned Tuesday night after they learned about what’s going on between the MLS team ownership group and the State of Missouri. It’s not as if soccer fans have lost all hope, but they sure don’t want the state to be too frugal and mess up the plan to bring professional soccer to town. Karen McKinley is a supporter of the MLS, “To lose it now, all the momentum, all the spirit it’s […]