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  • Parson appoints Eric Schmitt as new Missouri attorney general

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Governor Mike Parson has appointed current State Treasurer Eric Schmitt as Missouri’s new attorney general. Schmitt will take over for the outgoing AG Josh Hawley, who won his bid for a US Senate seat on January 3. Parson said Schmitt, who was joined by his wife and three children, was an easy pick because of his qualifications. The governor said the Missouri citizens have already placed their trust and faith him as state treasurer. “I’ve always […]

  • Even a brief Facebook outage can prove costly for local businesses

    ST. LOUIS – Did you know Facebook had an outage earlier today? Aside from the basic inconvenience, it presented some major issues for businesses. Facebook has 2.27 billion active monthly users. When the site goes down, people are going to notice. Facebook had a 45-minute outage earlier Monday. “Facebook went down, yeah. Amazon goes down too. They all go down at some point,” said Rob Timmermann, Timmermann Group. Timmermann said Facebook has become a monumental tool in advertising. It’s not […]

  • No-kill shelter in Jefferson County in need of fostering and adopting

    HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. – Several cats were left outside a Jefferson County rescue facility overnight. Twenty cats were left next to the dumpster at Open Door Animal Sanctuary in House Springs. “We thought five totes meant five cats but there were four cats in each tote, so now we’re settled with 20 cats this morning,” said Amanda Duncan, Open Door Animal Sanctuary. That’s an issue because the no-kill sanctuary is at maximum capacity. Whoever dropped the cats off—ranging in age […]

  • Elementary school student in hot water over cancer awareness garb

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – An elementary school student in Belleville is told to cover the words on his shirt, which honor his grandmother’s cancer fight. A sweatshirt with the phrase “Hakuna Matata” was found to be offensive by Roosevelt Elementary staff in Belleville. Twelve-year-old Blake Coil wore the sweatshirt to support who has stage four cancer. “It means ‘no worries,’ so my mom doesn’t have worries over this fight with breast cancer,” said Christie Coil, Blake’s mother. They took the phrase from […]

  • With passage of Amendment 2, how soon can medical marijuana be grown or sold?

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri voters approved the use of medical marijuana Tuesday with a landslide passage of Amendment 2. Amendment 2 passed with 66 percent of the voter, making it the most popular issue or candidate on the entire Missouri ballot. Two other marijuana proposals—Amendment 3 and Proposition C—were defeated by voters. Lobbyist Mark Habbas, a spokesman for Missourians for Patient Care, said the law would take effect December 6. “Then the governor’s office and (Missouri) Department of Health and Senior […]

  • Well-known St. Louis attorney discusses secrets to his success, work ethic

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis native Scott Rosenblum is proving he is one of the best criminal defense trial lawyers in America. He has an impressive win streak going, represents celebrity and non-celebrity clients across the country, and appears to be at his peak following former Governor Eric Greitens’ case and getting past a DWI charge in 2014. But who is Scott Rosenblum and why is he so successful? The attorney sat down with Fox 2/KPLR 11 for an exclusive […]

  • You Decide: Complete election coverage on FOX 2 and News 11

    FOX 2 and News 11 have you covered for everything on Election Day Tuesday. Starting at 7:00pm, we’ll bring you results from Missouri and Illinois and commentary from experts on the results. Medical marijuana is a hot topic in Missouri. Pre-polling suggests the Show-Me State will vote to become the nation’s 32nd state to legalize medical marijuana. The question is will Missourians chose Proposition C, Amendment 2, or Amendment 3 to do it. Click here for our Voter’s Guide Proposition […]

  • Proponents of Amendment 1 say law would change lobbyist rules; opponents say it’s a power grab

    ST. LOUIS – The initiative known as ‘Clean Missouri’ or Amendment 1 seeks to clean up Missouri politics by stopping expensive lobbyist gifts. “We have legislators taking nearly $900,000 a year in lobbyist gifts ignoring voters back home,” said Benjamin Singer, spokesman for Clean Missouri. Singer with Clean Missouri says Amendment 1 would stop lobbyists from interfering with lawmakers. He says it’s backed by former US Senator Jack Danforth, the AARP, and the League of Women Voters. “Over 300,000 Missourians […]

  • Tax increase for St. Louis County to fund the St. Louis Zoo

    ST. LOUIS – Voters in St. Louis County are being asked if they will approve a one-eighth percent sales tax to fund and to help secure the zoo’s future. Both proponents and opponents of Proposition Z want the zoo to do well. But, they differ on how to go about it. Proposition Z would raise taxes about a penny for every eight dollars spent in St. Louis County and would raise approximately twenty million annually. Zoo CEO Dr. Jeffrey Bonner says […]

  • Election officials expecting big turnout for Tuesday’s vote

    ST. LOUIS – We are one week away from the November 6th General Election. St. Louis City and County election officials are expecting a larger voter turnout next Tuesday. “Typically for mid-term its 35-40 percent. For this one maybe 50, 55-percent,” said Gary Stoff, St. Louis City Republican Director Board of Elections. Eric Fey, St. Louis County Democrat Director of Elections says they could very easily see 60% turnout, “What we see is a number of registered voters is about […]

  • Understanding Prop C, the medical marijuana initiative

    ST. LOUIS – One of the medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot for voters is Proposition C. Supporters say the ordinance is long overdue and will provide people suffering from medical conditions with easy and affordable access to medical marijuana. they say prop c provides the best situation on all fronts. Mark Habbas, a spokesman for Missourians for Patient Care, is asking voters to pass medical marijuana laws. He says if people study the facts, they’ll see that Proposition C […]

  • Gas tax increase on November ballot would fund road improvements, Highway Patrol

    ST. LOUIS – Proposition D is a statutory proposal on the November 6th ballot. It’s asking for an annual motor fuels tax increase to improve our state’s roads and highways, as well as funding for Missouri State Highway Patrol’s road enforcement. Missouri currently has the 49th lowest motor fuels tax in the country, at seventeen cents per gallon. That number has remained frozen for 22 years. Scott Charton with safermo.com, a statewide coalition supporting Proposition D, says with Missouri roads […]