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Andy Banker reports weeknights for FOX 2 News and co-anchors FOX 2 News on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Andy joined the FOX 2 News team in July 2002 and is from Millstadt, Illinois; a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Andy worked as a reporter and anchor in Champaign, IL, and Dayton, Ohio, before returning home in 1994. He worked as a reporter and Weekend Anchor at KDNL, ABC 30 News, for 8 years. He is also the stadium announcer for the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.

Andy’s received multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press awards for his reporting. He’s been named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press 4 times. Andy volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation among other charities. He’s a past honorary Chairman of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Andy is a huge fan of the Rams, Cardinals, Blues, and Fighting Illini; plus musicians Jay Farrar, John Hiatt, and Bruce Springsteen.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: andy.banker@tvstl.com

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    Special pancake breakfast for St. Peters girl battling cancer

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – There is a groundswell of support for a St. Peters girl fighting cancer. You may remember, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck held up the name of Keira Stout during baseball’s All-Star game. Now there’s a new chapter in the #KeiraStrong movement. Keira’s cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma, did not respond well to clinical trial, but the 9-year-old has a new treatment protocol and a lot of friends. One of them has big plans for her Saturday at her favorite […]

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    Petition started to ban horse drawn carriages in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There’s a new a petition drive to ban horse drawn carriage rides in St. Louis. There’s been a lot of news about carriage rides in the U.S. lately:  a horse collapsing in New York and another bleeding from its hoof in South Carolina.  A company here is now making news but also firing back. The petition drive on the Care 2 website has garnered more than 45,000 online signatures from around the world in its first […]

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    Controversy at a Florissant high school over student cross-dressing day

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Students at a north St. Louis County school say they see cross-dressing day as a day of support for everyone regardless of gender identity, including transgender students. But a district spokesperson says the principal and student council feel the opposite is true. The intent of the new Let Us Cross Dress, McCluer North Facebook page seems as obvious. The page’s creators wore t-shirts to school Tuesday in support of gay pride and all gender identities. A spokesman for […]

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    Missouri Civil Air Patrol helps find downed plane and pilot

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – A Chesterfield pilot is expected to recover after the single engine plane he was flying crashed near the Spirit of St. Louis Airport Sunday night. Authorities believe he may have been doing “touch and go” maneuvers when the plane stalled.  He was the only person on board. The U.S. Air Force has credited the Missouri Civil Air Patrol with both a “find” and a “save”, as in finding the plane and saving the pilot. Their training […]

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    Students at now defunct ITT Tech have options going forward

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – New ways forward have emerged for ITT Tech students who thought they were at the end of the road. They found out their school was closing last week with no warning. A place called LaunchCode in St. Louis is now reaching out to displaced ITT Tech students. LaunchCode is a non-profit, recently touted as an example of how to fill an abundance of good-paying tech jobs with well-trained people. Vice-President Joe Biden visited LaunchCode in St. […]

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    Possible human remains found on Chesterfield construction site

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Possible human remains were uncovered at a Chesterfield construction site. In spite of the police tape and police cars there, authorities told Fox 2 it was not a crime scene. The site is on Wild Horse Creek Road in an area known for Native American artifacts. It’s a magnet for you might call “amateur archaeologists”. One of them called in quite a find Sunday night, the Chesterfield City Administrator said. Work had been moving right along […]

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    Grieving husband has car stolen while visiting cemetery

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – It is George Fernau`s daily ritual, spending time with those he`s loved and lost.  A kiss at his wife`s grave, a visits to his son`s grave and his nephew`s grave; all of them at Sacred Heart Cemetery. He plays a song he wrote for his wife at her grave, and sings her a favorite song too. But this visit truly broke his heart.  AS his gray, 2008 Chevy Impala was stolen while he was at cemetery. […]

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    West County EMS & Fire helps install handrails, safety devices in Ballwin couple’s home

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – It’s a story of firefighter-paramedics truly going beyond the call for a Ballwin couple in need. Joe and Merridee Wildeisen are disabled seniors. Merridee is fall-prone and Joe is unable to help her get back to her feet. The couple had to call 911 for help weekly, maybe daily, or sometimes several times-a-day. West County EMS & Fire firefighter-paramedics responded repeatedly for “lift assist” calls, which can be very serious. Suddenly, they no longer walk the […]

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    Church saddened by theft of van used to help feed the hungry

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A church van used for helping St. Louisans in need has been stolen.  Surveillance video may help St. Trinity Lutheran Church at Vermont & Koeln in South St. Louis, get its van back. The van, a silver, 2008 Ford, 15 passenger van, matters to a lot more people than just the 70 or so members of the congregation. It’s the second time the church has had a van stolen in the past 14 months. “Came to […]

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    ITT Tech shuts down nationally, leaving many in a lurch

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An education bombshell greeted tens of thousands of students, Tuesday morning. The students received emails alerting them that ITT Tech campuses nationwide, including two in the St. Louis are were closing immediately. The primary issue was more financial than academic. ITT Tech reportedly got close to $620 million from federal student loans last year.  U.S. Education Secretary, John King, boosted ITT Tech’s cash surety requirement to 40% of that amount, from $94 million to $247 million. […]

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    St. Charles power substation break-in cuts power to area

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – About 4,000 people were out of power in St. Charles after someone broke into a power substation. Police tell FOX 2 that a 26-year-old woman entered the substation in the 3800 block of Huster road. She grabbed a  live wire in an attempt to take her own life.  She survived the electrocution and was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. The woman is not an Ameren Missouri employee or contractor.   Ameren says that power has been […]

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    St. Charles Drug Court becomes model for programs across the US

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It was an emotional day in St. Charles County Court.  31 people graduated the St. Charles County Treatment Court or drug court. It was the defendants’ chance at staying out of prison. It turns out, the St. Charles County program works so well, people from across the U.S. come to see how it’s done. At his Class of ’87 high school graduation, Bill Esterline never dreamed he’d end up there. The five time DWI offender […]