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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.

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    New video and 911 calls released in Tuesday’s officer involved shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -In the wake of the crisis in Ferguson, another deadly police involved shooting has stirred passions in St. Louis. St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson has released graphic cell phone video and 911 calls of the incident, Wednesday, in a bold and controversial step toward transparency. This commitment to transparency has been in the works for months, Dotson said, though the crisis in Ferguson added a sense of urgency. In Dotson’s quest for transparency in […]

  • Captain Johnson trying to bridge the gap with protesters

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As daylight slipped into night in Ferguson, the air was thick with tension as law enforcement officers locked down West Florissant Avenue. Traffic is being routed away from the area in the hope that this will limit outside protesters from slipping into the area and causing trouble. Police commanders spent  the day fine tuning their plans for dealing with protesters Tuesday night. FOX2 spoke with Captain Ron Johnson  of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who is […]

  • Exclusive: Forensic Pathologist explains how Michael Brown died

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Professor Shawn Parcells is a forensic pathologist assistant and medical investigator from Kansas City. He explained to the world how 18 year old Michael Brown died. Parcells was hired by the Brown family’s attorneys. But, he says he motivated by a quest for the truth for loved ones who have been left with only the revolting image of a bullet-riddled body left lying in the street. “The Brown family has been left out in the […]

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    Ferguson Alumni Group to host food drive Sunday

    (KTVI)- Ferguson seems like Ferguson again Saturday morning following the crisis overnight. West Florissant has reopened and some businesses are up and running. Ferguson residents who have been sitting on the sidelines watching the unrest, want their voices heard. Carl Hart moved to Ferguson in 1972 and is a graduate of McCluer High School. He along with the McCluer Alumni group have decided to host a food drive. Organizers believe that the recent news coverage is scaring people away from […]

  • Pastor calls for looters to stand down and police to step up

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A heightened police presence earlier this week caught national attention. Governor Nixon transferred control of the situation to the Missouri Highway Patrol. The situation calmed down after a gentler approach was taken.  But, looting broke out early Saturday morning. Pastor Robert White says that if police stand down and allow looting then they’re, “not protecting us.”

  • Ferguson Market looted overnight

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The entire front windows of the Ferguson Market has been broken out by looters overnight.  Looters carried items off of store shelved over and over.  They even carried out the cash register. Earlier Friday night St. Louis County police were standing guard in the store’s parking lot.  They were told to stand down.  Then, looters walked out of the store with most of the merchandise. Store owners are frustrated.  They have showed up with weapons to […]

  • Demonstrator claims he was beaten by police

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Martez Little, 24, of Ferguson, a witness to the officer involved shooting near Ferguson just after midnight Wednesday morning, said police also beat and threatened him. Esrail Britton, 19, was critically wounded by a police officer just after midnight Wednesday morning. St. Louis County Police officers pulled guns on little, handcuffed him and dragged him across the parking lot of a dry cleaners at Chambers and Bon Oak just outside of Ferguson, Little said. He was […]

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    Who was Michael Brown?

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) -Much has been said about how Mike Brown, died at the hand of a Ferguson police officer in the past four days. We found out more about how he lived Tuesday night. Friends and family knew him best as “Big Mike”. He was big in more ways than one, he said. It was a calm night at the Ferguson Police Department:  a handful of demonstrators as opposed to hundreds. Those who knew Brown saw it as more […]

  • DaySpring School of the Arts ready for students

    (KTVI)- It is time to start thinking about back to school, even for places that offer dance and other arts classes. DaySpring School of the Arts has finalized it class schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. They offer classes in the arts for ages 3 through adult-classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern, drama, musical theatre, backstage, film, music lessons in many instruments, and fine art. They also offer academic classes and enrichment classes for homeschoolers. Website: DaySpring School of the Arts

  • Armed man breaks into St. Anthony’s hospice center, demands drugs

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-Police continue to investigate after an armed robbery attempt at St. Anthony’s Medical Center‘s deGreeff Hospice House early Saturday. According to police, a man with a gun came in to the facility demanding drugs around 6:30am Saturday. A male nurse took the man back towards a storage area and then ran off towards the front of the building, leaving the armed suspect alone. The suspect continued back towards the back of the building. That was the […]

  • Mizzou Alumni host pep rally night at the River City Rascals game

    (KTVI)- Mizzou fans, heads up! The River City Rascals and the Gateway Tigers Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association are hosting a Mizzou Pep Rally at T.R. Hughes Ballpark on August 16th. Several former Missouri athletes, including Howard Richards, Justin Gage, Wes Kemp, and Roger Wehrli, will be there signing autographs and taking pictures. The Marching Mizzou alumni band will perform throughout the game against the Southern Illinois Miners. The best dressed Mizzou fan will receive two tickets to the […]

  • New train exhibit opens at the Children’s Illustrated Art Museum

    (KTVI)- A brand new exhibit opens Saturday at the Children’s Illustrated Art Museum Saturday. Entitled “All Aboard: Now and Then”, the exhibit will highlight interactive displays featuring trains and their importance throughout history. There is even a 40’ long wooden train custom-made by Home Depot. The Children’s Illustrated Art Museum is a non-profit organization designed to inspire children to read and learn through art. The Museum is located on the second floor of the Cheterfield Mall near Macy’s and open […]