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.
LADUE, MO – A Ladue police officer has posted bond after being charged with shooting a suspected shoplifter at a Schnucks store. It was 8 days ago when Ashley Hall was shot once on the supermarket parking lot after police were called for a shoplifting incident. The lawyer for the officer said she was devastated and by the mistake, she said she made. Travis Noble, the attorney for Officer Julia Crews said, “This nothing more than a tragic accident she […]
FESTUS, Mo. – Both the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Missouri Department of Transportation have taken precautionary steps Tuesday afternoon in case flash flooding becomes overwhelming. Employees at the Festus Waste Water Treatment Plant were gearing up. The plant has been hit by floodwaters in the past. A levee rings the plant and it has been raised by three feet. A generator was put in place. If the plant loses electricity, the generator will supply power to lower the […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of bribery, mail fraud, and theft of honest services. Stenger also resigned as county executive on Monday in a letter to County Counselor Peter Krane, writing that, “it is in the best interest of our County and my family.” Stenger did not respond to a request for comment. Under the county charter, the St. Louis County Council will decide Monday night who […]
MILLSTADT, Ill. – Three burglary suspects were caught Friday morning in rural St. Clair County thanks to neighbors who keep watch over each other and dedicated deputies and police officers. Although people live far apart they still do a good job of keeping an eye on each other. That vigilance paid off after this home invasion. “Nobody knows more about the neighborhood than people living there,” said Captain Bruce Fleshren, a detective for the St. Clair County Sheriff Department. The […]
ST. LOUIS – Mosquitoes have already been swarming in the St. Louis region. Companies that try to wipe out the insects said they’ve been busy. Jason Everitt works for Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions. He said the phones in the office have been ringing off the hook. “They’re going crazy right now. We’ve seen an increase of forty percent over last year’s numbers,” said Everitt. The rainy weather has created a nice environment for mosquitoes. Rottler crews have been busy […]
COTTLEVILLE, Mo. – A Francis Howell Central High School student is in police custody after driving a vehicle through the entrance of the school building early Wednesday morning. The call came in around 3:45 a.m. The district then immediately made the decision to cancel school at the facility. Francis Howell school officials via twitter said: “Due to a facility accident, school will not be held at Francis Howell Central High School today, April 24, 2019. Check your email later today […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The new interim director of St. Louis County Justice Services hit the ground running on his first day on the job. Lt. Col Troy Doyle said he plans to look at the institution from top to bottom. “From my understanding, I’ve got the power to look into whatever I want. One of the things I’m looking into initially is pulling in an outside auditor to come in, cause I want an unbiased opinion of what’s […]
O’FALLON, Ill. – A woman was burned to death inside her vehicle Monday morning near the O’Fallon Family Sports Park and police are looking for the victim’s husband. According to Lieutenant Kerry Andrews, O’Fallon Police Department, the murder took place just before 7:25 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Obernuefemann Road and West Madison. First responders were called to a vehicle fire and found bystanders attempting to save a woman who was on fire. The woman, identified as 35-year-old Sherry […]
CLAYTON, Mo. – The man who shot and killed St. Louis County officer Blake Snyder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Trenton Forster, 20, was convicted in February for the 2016 shooting death. Elizabeth Snyder forgives Trenton Forster, but says “I want him to always remember what he did to us.” There was no question during the trial that Forster pulled the trigger, all sides seemed to concede that. The question: Was it first or second-degree murder? The […]
CLAYTON, Mo. – The man who shot and killed A St. Louis County police officer is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday afternoon. The sentencing of Trenton Forster at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton. 20-year-old Trenton Forster was convicted in February in the 2016 shooting death of St. Louis County Police officer Blake Snyder. There was no question during the trial that Forster pulled the trigger, all sides seemed to concede that. The question: Was it […]
COLUMBIA, Ill. – An 86-year-old woman died early Thursday morning during a massive house fire in Columbia, Illinois. The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Carol Saylor, who lived in the home with her daughter and son-in-law, Joe Koppeis. Koppeis is a well-known Columbia developer and benefactor. He and his wife were away on vacation in Florida with their grandchildren when the fire began. The fire broke out in the 7000 block of Summit View Drive around […]
ST. LOUIS – All those bulbs that were planted in the fall are now in full bloom in Forest Park. FOX 2’s Roche Madden was live with Forest Park Forever`s Land Management team to see what areas in the Park they recommend you take a stroll through in the coming weeks. For more information visit: www.forestparkforever.org