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  • Red Schoendienst’s devotion to faith, family, and baseball honored at funeral mass

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Family, friends, St. Louis Cardinals dignitaries, and fans packed into the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis to celebrate the life of Hall of Famer Albert “Red” Schoendienst. The Cardinal legend died on June 6, 2018,  at his home in Town and Country. Schoendienst was 95 years old. Archbishop Robert Carlson presided over the funeral mass and quoted from 2nd Timothy 4.7, saying Red “fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.” “I give […]

  • Local police get demonstration of new non-lethal restraining device

    FERGUSON, Mo. – A new restraint device that police can use instead of guns and tasers is being introduced all around the country. The BolaWrap 100 restraint device, engineered by Wrap Technologies Inc., is a new, non-lethal piece of police equipment that doesn’t rely on pain compliance like bullets or tasers. Instead, a Kevlar cord is shot at a target. “It wraps around the body twice and entangles your clothing to restrict movement of the arms and legs,” said Mike […]

  • St. Louis police union upset over Gardner’s plan to drop some pot cases

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office says it needs to focus more on violent crimes and that means dropping some marijuana possession cases; a decision that has upset the St. Louis City Police Association. In an email to staffers Tuesday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said her office would no longer pursue certain marijuana possession cases under 100 grams. “We have some drug cases with guns, those are not the cases we are talking about,” Gardner said. “We […]

  • Returning US Steel workers receive surprise tickets to upcoming Gateway race

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. – Gateway Motorsports Park is recognizing 500 men and women who are returning to work at the US Steel plant in Granite City. Park president and CEO Curtis Francois visited the Granite City Works on Tuesday to hand out a pair of tickets to each of the 500 people returning to work for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, June 23. “I think it’s an opportunity to build momentum for this community,” Francois said. […]

  • St. Louis police chief visits north city neighborhood to mend fences

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden took his office to a north city neighborhood Monday in an effort to build better relationships with the community. Tasty ice cream on a hot summer day. Happiness for kids who live on or near the 4900 block of Plover on the city’s north side; courtesy of Chief Hayden and his mobile office visit. “We acknowledge there are some trust issues that exist and so we are doing what we can […]

  • Heat Up St. Louis honors Fox 2 general manager

    ST. LOUIS – With summer just around the corner, the organization Heat Up St. Louis has transitioned to its hot season counterpart Cool Down St. Louis. The group hosted its 18th annual business and board of directors meeting, a time to honor those who are helping people in our community pay their electric bills. Fox 2/KPLR 11 President and General Manager Spencer Koch was honored with a lifetime achievement award. “This day is important because it’s a chance to give […]

  • Tributes to Red Schoendiest across St. Louis at former home, retirement community

    ST. LOUIS – Cardinals great Red Schoendiest was revered nearly everywhere he went. That love and respect have become more apparent since his passing at age 95. Red’s old St. Louis Hills home was decorated in Cardinal red Wednesday in his honor. Jennifer Delf’s parents the fourth owners of the home; she’s the fifth. “We just wanted to honor (Red). Our condolences to the family and for the neighborhood,” she said. “Every now and then people will stop and take […]

  • University City using $190 million in TIF funds for redevelopment

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – University City leadership says it wants to improve the neighborhoods and businesses in its 3rd Ward near Olive and Interstate 170. Some of the area is older, unoccupied, and rundown; but not the businesses closest to the highway. They’re doing well. “They’re using eminent domain to low-ball all businesses, giving low prices,” said Ed Beyers, owner of Beyers Lumber and Hardware. Beyers said his employees are scared about keeping their jobs. “Some working 45 years and […]

  • Fox 2 exclusive: Gov. Parson talks about taking the reigns of government

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri’s new governor started his first full work week Monday.  Governor Mike Parson knows that after the Greitens’ controversy and resignation.  He has a lot of work ahead of him. He sat down to talk with Fox 2 anchor Vic Faust in an exclusive St. Louis television interview. Not long ago I sat down with former Governor Eric Greitens in the governor’s office. He was in the midst of scandal and it was a dark time […]

  • Local WWII veteran awarded Congressional Gold Medal for work in OSS

    ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Veterans Home was the site of a long-awaited medal ceremony, as a World War II veteran received the highest civilian award in our nation. Michael Bellovich was once a vital member of the Office of Strategic Services, a precursor to the CIA. The OSS was critical in helping the United States and its allies win World War II. For his service, Bellovioch was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday at the veterans home. “’What […]

  • Memorial Day remembrance in O’Fallon, Mo.

    O’FALLON, Mo. – A good-sized crowd was on hand in O’Fallon, Missouri Monday to commemorate US military personnel who died in service. For D.J. Mitchell, it’s also a day to spend with his daughter. “It’s an important day to teach my kids, to show everyone else we remember and haven’t forgot that we try to live our lives every day in their honor,” he said. Guest speakers drove home the point that peace oftentimes comes with a price; a price […]

  • Repairs to disabled veteran’s wheelchair delayed by almost a month

    ST. LOUIS – A local Marine had his wheelchair damaged on a flight and it hasn’t been fixed yet. LCpl. Joey Avellone served his country as a Marine working in special ops. In 2002, he suffered an injury that left him paralyzed. His wheelchair is his livelihood. Unfortunately, it was broken while traveling on a Delta flight. Delta hired a company to fix it. But as of May 25, 2018, it wasn’t fixed. So, Fox 2/KPLR 11 went to Belleville […]