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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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    Alton baby death under investigation by state agency

    ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Police and state authorities are looking into the death of a baby, found unresponsive at her babysitter’s home. police and state investigators say the death is incredibly tragic. So far, state investigators do not suspect foul play. Police were called to the 100 block of Tara Court – in the Enchanted Village mobile home community around 9:30am Friday. A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says a 7-month old girl was found […]

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    Should witness lists be available to the public?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There’s a new call to protect witnesses to local crimes after prosecutors say two teenagers were killed to keep them from testifying in a murder trial. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office calls it a “case-in-point” for changing the rules when it comes to witness protection. For more than a decade, city prosecutors have broken a Supreme Court rule by redacting the addresses of victims and witnesses from documents and police reports in order to keep […]

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    Mother asked relatives to kill witnesses in son’s murder trial, prosecutors say

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has filed charges against five people in connection with a conspiracy to kill key witnesses for a woman’s son on trial for murder. A St. Louis teen is accused of murder, and his mother is accused having two witnesses killed, to keep her son out of jail. This started with the murder of a 16-year-old almost three years ago. Police arrested a suspect, but prosecutors dropped the charges last year. “We […]

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    St. Louis Police buy ice cream truck to hand out free treats at events

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – You can now get to know a St. Louis Police officer by visiting them in their new ice cream truck. “Operation Polar Cops” is a unique tool for local law enforcement to engage with the community. They will be giving out free ice cream treats at events at parks and schools in St. Louis. A press release from police says the truck provides, “A fun environment for citizens to have positive interactions with officers.”  Police […]

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    Clean-up continues from July 13th storm

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Nearly two weeks after the July 13th storm leveled hundreds of trees and knocked out power for more than 200,000 customers in the St. Louis area, the storm debris cleanup continues. People are wondering what’s taking so long. People may not like the answer but here it is:  volume.  Even though the storm may not have seemed that bad by St. Louis standards, the mess it left behind really is that bad. So, 12 days after […]

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    Local NBA enthusiast pushing for All-Star Game to come to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – In the wake of losing our NFL football team, Dre Montez, a businessman and sports-talk radio host, is on a crusade to bring one of the NBA’s premier events to St. Louis. The NBA recently announced plans to pull this year’s All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Montez, currently between sports-talk jobs, started thinking, “bring it to St. Louis.” You may recognize Montez. He runs the Call-A-Cart golf cart shuttle service in downtown St. Louis. […]

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    Legends of the Dome brings former Rams back to the field

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Rams are gone but football is coming back to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The legends from the Rams’ heyday in St. Louis are coming back, too. Former Rams great, wide receiver Isaac Bruce, has been on a mission to bring St. Louis Rams legends back to the dome for one last game. And he’s pulled it off. There are the big names like Warner, Holt, Pace, Aeneas Williams, along with favorites like […]

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    Beverly Hills joins North County Police Cooperative

    BEVERLY HILLS, MO (KTVI) – Another one of those tiny police departments in St. Louis County has just disappeared. The North County Police Cooperative has now taken over policing in seven municipalities. Beverly Hills and Velda Village Hills are the latest to go. These are areas where police were known mostly for writing tickets, said Coop Police Chief, Tim Swope.  Not anymore, he said. Driving near Lucas and Hunt and Natural Bridge in North County, the municipalities come every few […]

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    Outrage erupts over ‘Caucasian Privilege for Good’ article in church flier

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – There is outrage over a Sunday church bulletin from Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Parish in O’Fallon, Missouri. An article in the weekly flier offered tips for white people to be better allies against police for African-Americans. About a thousand copies of the bulletin were distributed after Sunday masses before some alerted Fr. Mitch Doyen, the parish pastor. He’d been out of town all week and had no idea the article was in there, he said. […]

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    Surveillance video shows driver leaving accident scene that seriously injured 2 women

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fox 2 obtained surveillance video of a hit and run crash that left two St. Louis women seriously hurt, Friday night. There’s hope the video will lead police to the driver who just kept going and left the women trapped inside a mangled car. It happened just before 10 o’clock Jennings Station Road and Bircher in Pine Lawn. The video shows a car cross Jennings Station and clipping 26 year old Vanetress McKinney’s car, which ends […]

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    Teen good Samaritan returns wallet filled with thousands of dollars

    A teenager found more than $2,200 blowing around the streets in north St. Louis County on a street off St. Charles Rock Road in St. John. Home improvement contractor Ray Jennings, also of St. Ann, lost the money after he left his wallet on top of his car. He had forgotten he had put it there. Jackson Lamb, 19, gathered all of the cash, credit cards, IDs, and the wallet, and brought them to the St. John Police Department. Police contacted Jennings within […]

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    Joe Buck offers ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ shout-out to O’Fallon girl at All-Star Game

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – What a moment! The name of 9-year old Keira Stout of O’Fallon, Missouri lit up television screens around the world Tuesday night during the All-Star Game’s Stand-Up-to-Cancer event. Everyone saw Joe Buck holding up Keira’s name. Keira’s cancer was discovered two years ago. Chemotherapy put it into remission, knocking the cancer out of her arm, lungs, and bone marrow. But she relapsed in March. Cancer has returned to her pelvis and sternum. But Keira’s got a […]