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  • Tree Dazzler, a curtain of lights that hangs vertically over your Christmas tree.

    These Christmas lights don’t need to be wrapped around the tree

    Let’s admit it. Hanging Christmas tree lights is annoying. The end result is, of course, joyous and festive. But the process of laboriously stringing lights while being poked by pine needles doesn’t do much for the holiday spirit. Tree Dazzler, a curtain of lights that hangs vertically over your Christmas tree, could be an easier alternative this year. While the product certainly appeals to the laziest among us, it could also strike a chord with consumers who just don’t want […]

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    Fuel oil prompts temporary evacuation in Gerald MO

    GERALD, MO (KTVI) – In the Franklin County town of Gerald Saturday, a gas leak prompted emergency responders to evacuate a small number of residents. Officials say it was a leak in a fuel-oil pipeline, bubbling up out of the ground that prompted the action. The leak was on Droste Lane, near the border of Franklin and Gasconade Counties, south of Gerald. Officials on the scene say thousands of gallons of gas escaped the pipeline. Highway H was closed at […]

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    Boy injured by puck at Blues game gets big surprise

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Alex Vaughn is the 9-year-old St. Louis Blues fan who was struck by a flying puck at the Scottrade Center October 15th.  Alex was with his father. “We had never sat that close to the ice,” said Greg Vaughn. The puck was shot over the ice by a New York Rangers player.  Greg Vaughn said he saw the puck headed his way but could not react in time to protect his son. “It’s so fast you […]

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    New poll shows Clinton over Trump by double-digits

    Hillary Clinton has a 12-point lead over Donald Trump and has reached 50% support nationally among likely voters, a new ABC News tracking poll shows. The poll shows Clinton with 50% support to Trump’s 38%, with 5% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% supporting the Green Party’s Jill Stein. The poll comes on the heels of the third presidential debate, which a post-debate CNN/ORC snap poll showed Clinton won. The ABC News survey’s results show Clinton with a 20-point advantage […]

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    Major Case Squad investigating homicide in Fairmont City IL

    FAIRMONT CITY, IL (KTVI) – The Fairmont City Police Department and Major Case Squad are asking the public for help after a man is found dead on the side of the road. At around 3 am Friday morning the victim 46-year-old Timothy Holcomb was driving east on Collinsville Road near Highway 203 leaving the area of 9th and Winstanley in East St. Louis.  According to investigators the victim was in his gray 2006 Toyota Scion when at least three people […]

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    Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis withdraws support for Trump

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis is joining the ranks of Republican officials who have withdrawn their support for Donald Trump after the release of a recording in which Trump makes vulgar comments about women. The (Decatur) Herald and Review ( ) reported Saturday that Davis has asked to be removed from the Trump’s agriculture advisory committee. Davis calls Trump’s 2005 comments “abhorrent” and says he hopes that Trump will drop out of the presidential race so that […]

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    Food meant to help malnourished horses from Louisiana is stolen

    MILLSTADT, IL (KTVI) – Jack Sparrow might be underweight but he`s definitely overjoyed with his new home. The horse is one of nine horses rescued from Louisiana after record flooding in the Crescent State. ‘So we use that feed to help rebuilding their body,’ says Margot Sutter, Mid-America Horse Rescue Founder.  ‘So you can see his hip bones are up and his spine is up.  That should all be covered nicely with flesh.  So he`ll gain about 300 pounds.’ Mid-America […]

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    Major changes coming conceal and carry rules

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Will changes in Missouri’s Conceal and Carry Gun law impact public safety?  The controversy over the law continues despite the Missouri Legislature’s successful override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the bill (Senate Bill 656). Beginning January 1, 2017, the new statute eliminates the current requirements for a permit issued by a local sheriff or county police department and the 8 hour gun safety course.  Permits and the course will still be available and anyone who […]

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    2-alarm fire at Doubletree hotel extinguished

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Fire crews in West St. Louis County battled a 2-alarm fire at Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield Monday night.  The blaze reportedly started in a trash bin on the 9th floor of the hotel forcing an evacuation of hotel guest. The fire was brought under control quickly; allow guest return to their rooms. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. Fire at Double Tree hotel in Chesterfield is out. Guests are now returning. […]

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    Pilot rescued after plane crashes near Spirit of St. Louis Airport

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Emergency services from law enforcement and surrounding fire departments rushed to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri, Sunday night after a report of a plane down. The pilot was injured, but able to call for help.  Initially, first responders thought the pilot may have gone down on Howell Island in the Missouri River. But the plane’s emergency locator transponder was detected which helped direct the search back to airport property. The pilot and wreckage were eventually located 100 […]

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    Man murdered in Pulaski County

    BIG PINEY, MO (KTVI) – The Pulaski Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Big Piney man near Fort Leonard Wood.  Officers were called to the 33,000 block of Highway TT around 430 pm Saturday after man summoned for help after finding a male friend deceased in a home. The friend had stopped by for a visit when he discovered the body. Authorities say the victim died from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim’s identity has not been released pending […]

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    Feds open talks on growing human organs in animals

    Scientists may be a step closer to growing human organs in animals. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is considering lifting a moratorium that blocked funding for experimentation involving human stem cells and animal embryos. The agency proposed the new policy on Thursday. This could give scientists the opportunity to receive federal funding for controversial chimera research that could help create life-saving organs like kidneys and pancreases for transplant patients. In its proposal, the NIH writes it will establish a […]