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  • Proud to Serve: Domestic Violence detective stays in touch with her victims

    Our Proud to Serve recipient for August is Detective Tara Edsall from the St. Louis County Police Department.  She was nominated by her colleague, someone who has known her for years and says, Detective Edsall is so deserving of this award because of all the positive things she has contributed to the St. Louis Metropolitan and County area. His nomination said: Detective Tara Edsall a 20 year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department and 10 of those years […]

  • Official Rules: Like to Win Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari tickets

    KPLR 11 “LIKE to WIN Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari” Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Eligibility: Entrants must be legal US residents, at least 18 years old or above, as determined by KTVI FOX 2 and reside in the St. Louis, Missouri Designated Market Area as defined by The Nielsen Company.   Entrants must have […]

  • Big race doubleheader coming to World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend

    MADISON, Ill. – The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 in August is almost sold out! But this weekend, World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR) in Madison, Illinois, will present its annual NASCAR-ARCA doubleheader on Saturday, June 22. It’s an action-packed one-day show featuring two exciting, big-league races on the Metro East area’s challenging 1.25-mile oval. WWTR’s sixth annual NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race has a new name: the CarShield 200 presented by CK Power. Men and women of all ages are competing […]

  • Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly hologram tour coming to Stifel Theatre

    ST. LOUIS – Rock ’n’ Roll legends Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly return to the stage on October 23 at Stifel Theatre! Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting edge holographic performance with remastered audio will transport the audience back in time for an unforgettable evening of Roy & Buddy’s greatest hits onstage. Performing together for the first time, this once-in-a-lifetime show is sure to make your Rock ’N’ Roll Dreams come true! Tickets go on sale Friday, […]

  • Official Rules: Win Cardinals Tickets for 4/28!

    KPLR 11’s  “60th Anniversary Baseball” Contest Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Eligibility: Entrants must be legal US residents, at least 18 years old or above, as determined by KPLR 11 and reside in the St. Louis, Missouri Designated Market Area as defined by The Nielsen Company. Void where prohibited.  Employees of KPLR LLC, and […]

  • UMSL Star Student: Jordan Caradine from Crossroads College Prep

    ST. LOUIS – Jordan Caradine is a junior at Crossroads High School who plays basketball, soccer and baseball, all while taking AP courses and maintaining a 3.5 GPA!  That’s why Jordan is our University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month for February!  Jordan wants to study aerospace engineering when he goes to college.  Jordan excels at all three sports but said he prefers soccer the most since he’s played soccer since kindergarten.  We asked how he is able […]

  • Proud to Serve: East St. Louis fire captain receives $1,000

    ST. LOUIS – Captain Jeff Lane is our first Proud to Serve recipient for 2019 receiving $1,000 in gift cards for his service as fire captain of the Sauget Fire Department. When Jeff is off-duty, he can often be found serving on rescue and hazmat teams for St. Clair County. He performs confined space rescues and teaches space rescue classes. He also serves as a deacon at his church. His best friend of 43 years from high school said he’s, “the […]

  • Proud to Serve: Decorated Army veteran makes St. Louis his home

    ST. LOUIS – Our Proud to Serve award features a highly decorated Army veteran who served 28 years in the US Army with tours in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Charley Wilhite, 87, recently made St. Louis his home to be closer to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His career is legendary and has earned multiple medals of merit. He received a purple heart after a sniper round hit his helicopter and his leg was injured. Mr. Wilhite flew every variety […]

  • UMSL Star Student: Sarah Vreeland from Kirkwood High School

    KIRKWOOD, MO – Sarah Vreeland has been cheerleading for over 11 years, a sport she competes with for her local gym, Platinum Athletics.  She says cheerleading has taught her how to stay focused on her goals, and one of her goals is to do well in school.  Sarah recently achieved a 33 on her ACT, she’s a National Honor Society member, Junior coach at her gym and excels in all her sports at Kirkwood High School. Cheerleading is her love […]

  • Proud to Serve: U.S. Navy Veteran returns to civilian life in St. Louis

    Through his service in the military, Eric has always gone above and beyond to help his brothers/sisters in arms. While serving as a Navy Seabee Eric traveled throughout Afghanistan building bases for marines, and helping to improve roads and bridges for the local people. Despite a serious injury that happened while in Afghanistan, as well as a few other unsettling events, Eric couldn’t wait to be back on his third deployment to Afghanistan and continue to work to build safety […]

  • UMSL Star Student: Amaya Earls from Lutheran North High School

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – It’s the University of Missouri-St. Louis Star Student of the Month!  For the month of September, we’re honoring Amaya Earls, a “triple threat” senior from Lutheran North High School.  Amaya has played varsity basketball, volleyball, and soccer all four years at Lutheran North while maintaining a 3.2 GPA.  She represents real GIRL POWER training 6 days a week achieving All-American Lutheran Schools Volleyball player of the year award in 2015, AAU Basketball awards, State games, and […]

  • UMSL Star Student of the Month: Justin Fitzpatrick

    Congratulations to Justin Fitzpatrick, Senior student at Hillsboro Senior High School! Justin maintains a 4.5 GPA, participates in Football, Soccer AND Track – and he’s Senior Class President, along with a member of the National Honor Society, STEM Academy participant and so much more. Justin is the Team Captain for soccer, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All-Conference, Scholar Athlete Award, Sportsmanship Award 2 years in a row. Kicker for the football team where Hillsboro won MAFC District and Conference […]

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