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  • Man who fought drug cartels says they’ve come to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – One of the leading fighters in the war on drugs has had a St. Louis address for decades. You might not know Colonel Joe Adams’ name but you’re almost certainly familiar with his work. He was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor after fighting drug cartel crime and rescuing women and children who were being trafficked. The colonel says if people don’t think the cartels are in St. Louis, they need to wake up. You can’t […]

  • Fire department offers tips on preventing oven fires

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District receives a good number of calls for oven fires. According to a district spokesman, many of these fires can be avoided. Captain Robert Daus, Maryland Heights Fire Protection District, a recent house fire was sparked in the oven. “It started from food being left in there too long,” he said. “The grease caught fire inside the oven.” Daus says the fire district gets a good amount of calls for oven […]

  • Missouri state senator wants to eliminate vehicle property tax

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Do you get frustrated having to pay personal property tax on your vehicle each year? A Missouri state senator has filed a bill to stop it. At present, Missouri residents pay a yearly property tax on their vehicles. State Senator Bill Eigel from St. Charles County wants to put an end to that practice. “I’ve been getting lots of feedback from my constituents, not only in St. Charles but around the St. Louis area, that […]

  • Bi-State seeks more information before committing to takeover Loop Trolley

    ST. LOUIS – The future of the troubled Delmar Loop Trolley was discussed Tuesday at a Bi-State Development. The agency is considering taking over the operation of the trolley. It’s no secret the Loop Trolley has been a failure to this point. Now the only thing that could possibly save it is the Bi-State Development Agency. The agency approved more time for CEO Taulby Roach to get more answers on a possible takeover. The board had a spirited debate on […]

  • HSMO program gives young readers a chance to read to shelter dogs

    ST. LOUIS – It’s a simple idea but one that’s producing incredible results – kids read their favorite holiday stories to shelter dogs. “It’s good for kids because it gives them a chance to practice reading skills with a non-judgmental audience and it’s reconditioning dogs to come to the kennel front and that helps them get adopted more quickly,” said Joeellyn Klepacki, director of education at the Humane Society of Missouri. Since the inception of the Shelter Buddies Reading Program […]

  • World Affairs Council is looking for new members to help showcase St. Louis to the world

    ST. LOUIS – Connecting St. Louis to the world and the world to St. Louis. That’s the goal of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and they’re always looking for more members. “When this was founded in 1948, the intent of the founders—Danforths and Buschs—was to make sure St. Louis was not isolated in anything from the world,” said Pierce Powers, president of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis. Powers leads one of the 90 World Affairs Councils […]

  • Urban League of St. Louis preparing donations for seniors this holiday season

    ST. LOUIS – The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis does many things for the community. One of them is helping over a thousand seniors during the holidays. Between now and Christmas, the Urban League will visit low to moderate senior living facilities throughout the region and provides people with items they need—food, toiletries, and clothes—as well as information on how the Urban League can help further. “The Urban League values our seniors and we also want to provide resources […]

  • DEA St. Louis says Mexican cartels moving fake Xanax, Oxycontin into the area

    ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Division says fake pills like Xanax and Oxycontin are being trafficked into the St. Louis-area and can be deadly when consumed. “Basically, we’re seeing the Mexican cartels have been mass-producing counterfeit pills,” said Special Agent in Charge Bill Callahan. Callahan says the pills are made primarily with fentanyl. They are addictive, cheaper to produce, and leading to overdose deaths. The DEA gave Fox 2 an exclusive look in their drug testing […]

  • Illinois firefighter prepares Thanksgiving dinner for Affton firefighters out on call

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Crews from several fire departments were called in to help battle a large fire Thursday at the Republic Services recycling center in south St. Louis County. And when the call came out, one off-duty firefighter jumped to action by heading to the fire station and not the fire. Thick black smoke could be seen for miles as crews from the Affton Fire Protection District rolled up at the recycling center at Interstate 55 and Bayless […]

  • Two arrested in meth bust at St. Louis Airport

    ST. LOUIS – As many of us relax for the Thanksgiving holiday, the men and women of the St. Louis DEA are working hard. They secured a major airport bust Tuesday thanks to great collaboration and canine help. Busy airport times and holiday travel provide more cover for those trying to traffic drugs to St. Louis. But the DEA of St. Louis made a major bust at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport Monday. “In this instance, we developed information on two […]

  • NGA groundbreaking – Democrat, Republican lawmakers credit bipartisan effort to land new facility

    ST. LOUIS – Tuesday’s groundbreaking on the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis kickstarts a five-year build to produce what’s being called America’s revolutionary intelligence facility. Congressman Adam Schiff was in attendance for the ceremony. here. taking a break from the impeachment inquiry. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, helped select St. Louis as the new site and shared credit with Congressman Lacy Clay and Senator Roy Blunt for their bipartisan support in working so hard […]

  • Maryland Heights leadership proposes way to combat run-off flooding

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Frustrated by serious flooding from run-off water, Maryland Heights city leadership says it has a plan to correct the issue and a plan to help pay for it. This summer, major flooding in the area just off the Maryland Heights Expressway shut the highway down, closed businesses, and became a major headache for the city. But now they say they have a plan to stop it. “We need to put in a pump system, which is […]

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