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, Mo. — A Missouri University, a fraternity, and a former student are being sued in connection with a series of suicides on campus. The deaths occurred at Truman State University. Nicole Gorovsky is the attorney representing some of the parents of the deceased students. She said, “He participated, aided and abetted these people in committing suicide.” Gorovsky was commenting on Brandon Grossheim and five suicides that occurred at Truman State University between 2016 and 2017. Three of the […]
COLLINSVILLE, Il- Tourism in the St. Louis metro area could get a big shot in the arm if Illinois and Missouri lawmakers achieve their goal. Both Republicans and Democrats, senators and congressmen want to make Cahokia Mounds a national park. People supporting the idea said it would bring in millions of more tourist dollars. Cahokia Mounds covers 2,200 acres. The Mississippian Culture, the people who lived there, dates back to 700 A.D. Illinois Congressman Mike Bost said, “it was once […]
FORISTELL, Mo. – Shots were fired at police during a wild pursuit Monday night by a suspect wanted in connection with a Warren County home invasion. Early Monday morning, the St. Charles County Police Department set up a perimeter near Highway D and Holt Road after receiving information that home invasion suspects were hiding inside a residence. Authorities learned the suspects also fired shots at a Wright City police officer immediately following the home invasion. Police surrounded the home and […]
GRANITE CITY, Ill. – Dramatic surveillance video shows a frightening car crash and the unleashing of more than 30 gunshots. Police said a Granite City man was heading home from St. Louis when he noticed several cars following him. The man being chased ended up crashing his car into a parked truck. Next, the victim jumps out of the wrecked car and runs away. One of the suspects opens fire on the car, thinking the man was still inside. Finally, […]
ST. LOUIS – About 100 people gathered Thursday evening for a vigil for 10-year-old Eddie Hill IV, who was gunned down while sitting on his front porch. “It’s really hard to deal with especially someone young,” said Kaprice Hill, the boy’s aunt. Eddie’s mother, Racheld Kemp, said the pain her family feels is overwhelming. “It can cause so much pain and suffering to their family and it’s unimaginable,” she said. Police said Friday night Eddie was on the front porch […]
ST. LOUIS – The attorney for the suspect in the murder of Ally Kostial of St. Louis is talking. He’s high-profile and well known in the Memphis, Tennessee and the Oxford, Mississippi area. Steve Farese, Sr. talked about his client, 22-year-old Brandon Theesfeld, and his emotional state. Farese said, “As you can imagine how you would feel if you were in jail in a state that’s not your home state, overwhelming with the magnitude of what’s going on.” When officers […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A shooting Tuesday night at a North County apartment complex left one man fighting for his life and another under arrest. It happened at the Half Moon Village Apartments which are not far from Page and Lindbergh. The shots rang out around 5:15. It appears at least 8 shots were fired outside one of the apartment buildings. Sources said it may be a case of self- defense. It apparently all revolved around a woman, her […]
DE SOTO, Mo. – A Missouri man who became part of an international story is being remembered for his selflessness. When Craig Akers’ son, Shawn Hornbeck, went missing, Akers also helped other parents find children who had disappeared. On Monday night, friends and family arrive at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto for the visitation of Craig Akers. He was 57. “Craig was a dedicated family man. He will be missed,” said Dawn Robertson, a family friend. When his 11-year-old […]
GRAFTON, Ill. – Depending on the business, weather can be a blessing or a curse. A big splash of water is just what folks wanted from Raging Rivers Waterpark when the temperatures outside are blisteringly hot. Floodwaters kept the park closed for six weeks. The business lost income and so did employees. “When we weren’t open we were laid off for a few weeks,” said manager Julie Pohlman. Raging Rivers is an important part of the Grafton community. When the […]
HILLSBORO, Mo. – Fox 2 got an exclusive look at a new piece of equipment coming to the Jefferson County authorities that’s designed to keep jail inmates and corrections officers safe and could save taxpayers millions of dollars. “It’s a matter of limited danger to our employees in the jail but also danger to the inmates in the jail,” said Grant Bissell, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Before inmates end up in the custody of the Jefferson County […]
ST. LOUIS – High temperatures mean a fish kill that’s just begun on the River Des Peres will likely get even worse. The stench is expected to become even more overwhelming. People who live along the river said it happens once a year or so. They said it’s a smell they never get accustomed to. “It’s an awful odor and it’s hard to sit outside whenever that happens,” said Elizabeth Sergel, who lives near the river. And it’s already begun. Small […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – An 86-year-old South County man who wants to remain anonymous said he was targeted Saturday morning in a shopping center parking lot. When he came out of the grocery store he quickly noticed something was wrong with his car. Paris Morris, a private detective with Daden Investigative Services, is helping the elderly man. She said, “(86-year-old man) went to go pull out of his spot noticed that his car was wobbling really bad a man […]