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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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    While candidates’ jokes bombed, Cardinal Dolan drew positive response

    There’s high praise for native St. Louisan Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan, who’s getting credit for keeping the peace between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at a Catholic charity dinner in Manhattan on Thursday night. The two presidential candidates told jokes about each other at the Alfred Smith Dinner that often drew more groans than laughs. Dolan sat right between them during the dinner and seemed to smooth the repeated awkward moments. Having the candidates attend the event to […]

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    Mom stranded in St. Louis after oxygen tank fails test by airline

    LAMBERT AIRPORT (KTVI) – A mother-daughter reunion turned into a nightmare at Lambert Airport, Wednesday. The mother, Brenda Russell, 58, who is disabled, was on a plane to see her daughter in Orlando, FL, Wednesday morning. She was still in St. Louis Wednesday night, after getting booted from the flight. Russell has leukemia, diabetes, and heart issues. This was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime, to spend three weeks with her daughter, Brittney Tamang, in Florida. “I would […]

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    St. Clair County announces plan to combat voter fraud and voter suppression

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Donald Trump’s repeated charges of a “rigged election” ring hollow in the St. Louis area. Authorities in Belleville have just announced a plan to combat voter fraud and voter suppression. They do expect to turn up handful of cases but not evidence of a rigged system. With “early voting”, polls have been open in St. Clair County for almost 20 days with about 9,000 votes cast. As of Tuesday, there had been no cases of […]

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    Festus man bangs on stranger’s door after being shot 7 times

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Rapid gunfire shook a quiet neighborhood in Festus just before 1:30am. One resident woke up with the shooting victim, 30, banging on his door. The victim’s mother told Fox 2 he’d been shot seven times. He’s still alive but it sure seems like someone’s out to kill him. Someone knows ‘who’, someone knows ‘why’, police said, but no one was talking. Flashing lights lit up North 9th street just before 1:30am – but the lights aren’t […]

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    Millstadt BBQ and Chili Cookoff contestants compete for cash prizes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The Millstadt BBQ & Chili Cook-Off is this Sunday, October 16th at Liederkranz Park in Millstadt, IL. Brian Coppotelli and Larry Schubert stopped at the station to talk about the tasty fun.  Amateur cooks compete with snoots, ribs, pork steaks, and chili for up to $5,000 in cash and prizes. There will be trophy awards for Best Snoots, Best Ribs, Best Pork Steaks, and Best Chili. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place rain or […]

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    St. Louis charity is fighting to get food aid to hurricane victims in Haiti

    (KTVI) – A St. Louis charity is fighting to get lifesaving food to hurricane victims in Haiti.   It’s no easy task. The charity is called “Meds and Foods for Kids“.  It’s based in Clayton with a factory in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew spared the factory, but roads are a mess and now there’s the threat of bandits stealing the food. Dr. Patricia Wolff, the pediatrician and founder of Meds and Food for Kids is orchestrating relief efforts there from her Clayton […]

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    Doctor claims City Museum founder’s death was not an accident

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Newly released photos and a new medical report suggest the death of City Museum creator, Bob Cassilly, was not an accident. Cassilly died five years ago.  St. Louis Police concluded he was killed when his bulldozer tumbled down a hill. When you see the photos, you get an idea why Cassilly’s widow, Giovanna, “Gigi” Zompa Cassilly, claims Cassilly was beaten to death, then placed in his bulldozer to make it look like an accident. The most […]

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    Columbus statue vandalized with red paint in Tower Grove Park

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – On this Columbus Day, St. Louis Police were looking for vandals who defaced a historic statue of Christopher Columbus. They painted the statue and marble base bright red. The statue is more than 130 years old.  It’s been fixture in Tower Grove Park near the entrance off of South Grand.  Whether you care for Columbus, the statue is seen as a celebration of Italian-American heritage in St. Louis. People woke up to find the statue coated […]

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    Teen charged with murder in fatal shooting of St. Louis County police officer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of a St. Louis County Police officer. Prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch has charged Trent Forster with first degree murder and armed criminal action.  He is being held on a one million dollar bond. Officer Blake Snyder, 33, and his partner were responding to a disturbance call at around 5am Thursday morning in Green Park. Police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the 18-year-old had a relationship […]

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    Mother fights off home intruder to save 8-year-old son

    CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – It was frightening “after-school” home invasion in Cahokia. A mother found a strange man in her home in the 100 block of Lazarcheff holding her son, 8, with his hand over the boy’s mouth, she said. Latasha Frison had just walked her son home from school, she said.  He was in the living room. She briefly walked out. When she came back into the room he wasn’t alone, she said. “I was very scared.  He had his hand […]

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    St. Mary’s students invest time and sweat in beautifying neighborhoods surrounding high school

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hundreds of high school students took a break from the books, Monday, and got to work remaking their neighborhood in South St. Louis. They called the effort, “Our Side, SouthSide”. It was pencils down and shovels up for about 400 students and staff from St. Mary’s Catholic High School.  They left their classrooms and hit the neighborhoods surrounding their school.  The sight of it moved at least 1 resident to tears. There were bright green shirts […]

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    ‘Creepy clown hunting’ has police concerned for innocent bystanders

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There are creepy clown sightings from Granite city to Rolla. Police have investigated and found no evidence to support them. The biggest concern now may not be clowns but the way people are responding. Pevely Police say people are “arming” themselves and going out looking for clowns. Even if these sightings are part of some sick joke, people are scared. one teen who asked that we not use her name, says her cat was just […]