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  • Diversity, inclusion program visits St. Louis businesses to discuss unconscious biases

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Edward Jones employees stood in line at their west St. Louis County headquarters on a hot and humid day to participate in the Check Your Blind Spots unconscious bias tour. “Diversity is something you can count and inclusion is something you can feel. If you can’t feel it, it doesn’t count,” said Emily Pitts, principal of inclusion and diversity at Edward Jones. “So at Edward Jones, we want to make sure we’re growing a diverse […]

  • Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses flock downtown for international convention

    ST. LOUIS – Approximately 32,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses are in St. Louis weekend. Every five years this group holds what they call one of its international meetings. “We chose St. Louis because St. Louis really wanted us,” said Robert Hendriks, US spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses. “It was a good partnership.” About 25,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses are from Missouri and Illinois. About 5,000 more are delegates from other countries, being shown around taken care of by local brothers and sisters. “This is […]

  • Addressing school safety concerns in the Ferguson-Florissant School District

    HAZELWOOD, Mo. – It’s back to school time for most districts. The Ferguson-Florissant School District on Wednesday announced a new comprehensive safety and security plan that includes students using see-through backpacks. The school district found three guns at district schools last year. With that in mind and with recent shooting events around the country, the district decided to be proactive. The district announced the “Let’s Be Clear, No Weapons in Our Schools” safety campaign. As part of the initiative, students […]

  • Bommarito Automotive Group 500 in town next weekend as IndyCar grows in popularity

    MADISON, Ill. – The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 rolls into World Wide Technology Raceway next weekend. The IndyCar Series is growing quickly in popularity and the race team owners are a reason why. “It’s a quick business. It’s one of the most dynamic environments and dynamic businesses really that you could ever own or be a part of,” said James “Sulli” Sullivan, part-owner of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan. “It’s unlike anything I’ve owned or experienced.” Race teams spend millions […]

  • Two 16-year-olds killed in accident in Lincoln County

    TROY, Mo. – Two teenagers were killed and a third injured in an accident late Sunday night in Troy. A spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred around 10:40 p.m. when a 2007 Ford Fusion went off Highway 47 and struck a tree. Five boys were in the vehicle. Sixteen-year-olds Mario Montalvo and Brayden Hood were killed in the crash. They were supposed to start their junior years at Troy-Buchanan High School on Tuesday. “They were […]

  • News 11 gets a behind the scene look at how Indy Car transporters also serve as race shop and mobile office

    TEXAS – We’re just under three weeks away from the Bommarito Automotive Group 500! As race teams pull into World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, they’ll be doing so in their team haulers. These NTT IndyCar Series transporters or haulers serve as a team’s race shop or mobile office. They are vital to the at-track activity of every race team. “If you look around, you can see we carry everything we need – gears and bolts,” said Ricardo Nault, […]

  • President Trump addresses divided nation after weekend of mass shootings

    ST. LOUIS – “We must do a better job of identifying that danger and early warning signs,” President Donald Trump said Monday after 31 people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The president has called for reforms on mental health and gun laws. “I am directing the Department of Justice to work in partnership with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as social media companies to develop tools that can detect mass shooters before […]

  • Large Christian youth conference leaving behind something good for St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Tens of thousands of students and chaperones are in St. Louis at the Dome at Americas Center for the North American Youth Congress. It is one of the largest Christian youth events in the country. The United Pentecostal Church International is hosting the conference. What makes this get together really special is what they are doing for our region. “We’re going to be filling 2,000 buckets for disaster recovery, which in times of disaster, will be […]

  • Court reporter shortage could cause cases to grind to a halt

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO — The legal and court reporting industries are facing a major issue. There is a shortage of reporters nationwide and in the St. Louis area.  If that does not change, it will cause problems. “Cases will grind to a halt because we have to have court reporters to make a perfect record of proceedings so people can appeal their cases,” said St. Charles County Circuit Judge Daniel Pelikan. Judge Pelikan says attempts have been made to use […]

  • IndyCar Series has rules to enforce fair play at Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race

    MADISON, Ill. – When race weekend arrives for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 arrives August 23 and 24, race teams will put the best cars they can on the track at World Wide Technology Raceway. But if they try to cheat, chances are they’ll get caught. It’s often been said by many in sports, including racing, “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying!” But with the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 approaching, the IndyCar Series has a team of experts to […]

  • Two arrested after Warren County home invasion and officer assault in St. Charles County

    NEW MELLE, Mo. — Suspects in a Warren County home invasion were located and taken into custody at a home in New Melle — but not all of them. Police got a tip around 6:30 a.m. that the suspects were hiding in a New Melle home. Police set up a perimeter and blocked off West Highway D between Holt and the 800 block of the highway. “Shortly after the home invasion, the suspects fled the scene and a Wright City […]

  • Suspects drive from downtown St. Louis to East St. Louis in attempt to evade police

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Two people were taken into custody Friday after fleeing from St. Louis police and leading them on a pursuit that ended across the Mississippi River. A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said officers spotted a grey Volkswagen Jetta that had been tied to an assault in downtown. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it sped away. Around 12:30 p.m., officers located the vehicle and deployed spike devices to pop the car’s […]

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