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  • Good Samaritans and firefighters rescue kittens trapped in sewer

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Six kittens are safe and warm tonight, and they are named after the firemen who rescued them. Storms that went through Belleville Friday night left the kittens stuck in a drain. Good Samaritan’s stopped and rescued three of them. The volunteers then called the Belleville Fire Department. After an hour of digging, they rescued the last 3 kittens. As a show of appreciation, the rescue facility named the kittens Bassler, Laird, Schield, Carter, Lucy, and kitten number […]

  • Loop Trolley needs $700K to keep operating

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – Loop Trolley officials say they need an immediate influx of funds in order to stay on track.  They have requested $700,000 from St. Louis County in order to maintain operations. $200,000 is needed immediately just to keep operating now, while they reduce the current service level. Officials warn that if they don’t receive the additional funding by November 15th, they will have to cease operations. Board President John S. Meyer, Jr. said, “It would allow us […]

  • The greatest hip-hop songs of all time , according to BBC

    ST. LOUIS – The Sugarhill Gangs song Rappers Delight helped kick off the hip hop movement 40-years ago, but what are the best hip hop songs of all time? BBC Music polled over 100 critics in 15 countries and another classic made it in the top five. Coming in at number 4  is 1982 hit The Message from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The rest of the list is dominated by the so-called Golden Age of hip-hop between the mid-80s […]

  • Police investigating four shootings leaving 1 dead and 3 wounded

    Police are investigating multiple shootings Friday night into Saturday morning that left one person dead and three other people injured. The first shooting happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday. University City police received a call of shots fired in the 6800 block of Olive Blvd. Officers found a victim suffering from minor injuries. A follow up investigation is being conducted. At around 11:45 p.m. Friday, a man was shot multiple times and died from his injuries. This incident happened […]

  • MoDOT to close several downtown ramps next week for overlay work

    ST. LOUIS – Beginning next week, several on- and off-ramps to Interstate 64 will be closed during the day as crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation perform overlay work. Each ramp is closed from about 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on the day it is scheduled. Work may adjust due to inclement weather or the Cardinals’ playoff schedule. The current ramp closure schedule is: • Tuesday, October 8, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the ramp from eastbound I-64 to […]

  • Missing 16-year-old last seen in Florissant, Missouri has been found safe

    UPDATE: Jack Burgio has been found safe. FLORISSANT, Mo. – The Center for Search & Investigation for Missing Children is asking the public to help find a missing 16-year-old from Florissant, Missouri. Jack Burgio is described as 5’11” and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is a beloved son whose friends and family members are pleading with the public to help bring him home. If anyone has information leading to Jack’s location, please contact the Florissant Police […]

  • 5 things that surprised us during our 10 days on the US-Mexico border

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Border Report) — After spending 10 days driving along the border of the United States and Mexico, the Tour came to a close Tuesday evening in Brownsville, Texas. We started Sunday, September 22 in San Diego — a little unsure about what we might discover as we sought to document what life was really like along the international line. Along the way, there were plenty of things that surprised our team of journalists. Here are a few of the […]

  • Metro transit employee’s reject Bi-State contract offer

    ST. LOUIS – Metro transit employees rejected the contract offer their employer is calling the best and final offer. About 80 percent of the more than 600 employees who voted Monday rejected the offer. According to the union, the latest offer took away some medical benefits. The union also wants pay increases. Fox 2/News 11 has left messages with both sides to find out what this could mean for transit service. Bi-State/Metro Statement on Contract Rejection: Bi-State Development (BSD) / […]

  • DHS, Mexico join forces to locate and capture dangerous criminals

    HIDALGO, Texas (Border Report) — For the past year, U.S. authorities and the government of Tamaulipas, Mexico, have been hunting criminals together, and the partnership has paid off. Seven of 10 men wanted for criminal offenses ranging from murder to drug trafficking have been captured thanks to tips phoned in by residents on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and vetted by Department of Homeland Security employees. On Tuesday, officials unveiled the continuation of the campaign, which involves placing billboards […]

  • South Texas rancher tours desolate brush country where he often sees migrants in distress

    WARNING: Graphic image of human bones included halfway down this story. We’ve chosen to utilize this image to highlight the real issues along the border. Please view with caution. BROOKS COUNTY, Texas (Border Report) ⁠— As John David Franz got within miles of his family’s 1,000-acre ranch in a vast and desolate part of South Texas recently, he saw two Border Patrol agents in a truck on the last county road leading to his property. They told him they were tracking […]

  • Convicted killer Russell Bucklew is scheduled to be executed tonight

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Convicted killer Russell Bucklew is scheduled to be executed tonight. He killed Michael Sanders in front of Sander’s young children in Cape Girardeau in 1996. Bucklew’s lawyers and death penalty opponents asked Governor Mike Parson to stop the execution.  He has tumors in his head, neck, and throat. His lawyers say due to his rare medical condition he is at risk of a grotesque execution. The governor is considering the clemency request.

  • Win a 14k Yellow Gold “Alwand Vahan” bracelet with brilliant diamonds!

    On April 28, 1959, KPLR 11 hit the airwaves. To celebrate our 60 years of broadcasting in St. Louis, we thought, we thought what better way to celebrate our DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY than to give YOU, our viewers, a chance to win DIAMONDS!!!! We’ve teamed up with Lordo’s Diamonds who carefully selected 11 timeless jewels from their family-owned business in Ladue to help us celebrate our viewers. Each month, we’ll announce a precious and rare diamond item to giveaway including earrings, […]

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