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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    Authorities say they’re closing in on south city arsonist

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An arsonist terrorizing a south St. Louis neighborhood. Residents count at least eight fires in the last month, all of them happening just off of Hampton Avenue. Most have been relatively small. But on Thursday morning, the flames of the latest fire came far too close to a sleeping baby. Authorities said they’ve got a possible suspect in mind for the fires and are expecting to announce charges shortly.

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    Massive sinkhole opens up on Wildwood road

    WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Beware of a massive sinkhole in Wildwood; the hole is about 20’ around and looks to be up to 40’ deep in spots. Both Rose Newell and her granddaughter Sophia had ridden over the stretch of Melrose Road near Highway 100 not long before the hole opened late Tuesday afternoon.  Sophia on the bus coming home from school. “We drove it over this and we were perfectly fine,” she said. A short time later the hole […]

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    Public concern voiced over deer living on Boeing missile plant grounds

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – There are concerns about the Boeing missile plant in St. Charles but not about missile contracts or job cuts. People are concerned about deer on the property. People say more than a dozen deer are behind the Boeing fence and the animals appear cut off from the natural habitat right on the other side. The deer walk right up to people who stop along the fence and feed them. People who stop say they do […]

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    Man abandons child during traffic stop

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A police manhunt put a quiet South County neighborhood on edge around 1:30 pm  Monday afternoon. A man abandoned a little boy during a traffic stop in Affton, police said. The suspect was wanted for a felony warrant.  He took off running and just left the little boy sitting in the car, police said. It turned out the boy was his own son. It ended behind Joe Brader’s house on Lawnside Drive about […]

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    December flooding leaves popular west county roadway closed to public at-large

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – More fallout from last month’s historic rainfall; a hillside has collapsed onto a road in west St. Louis County. But police say drivers are skirting barricades in spite of the danger. A stretch of Eatherton Road, from Wild Horse Creek to Centaur where Wildwood and Chesterfield come together, is closed down perhaps until summer. It’s a favorite shortcut to the Chesterfield Valley. Water’s still seeping and mud is still creeping over more and more […]

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    For some, intersection roundabouts are more hazard than safety feature

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Big pots sitting in St. Louis streets keep getting hit by cars. It happened again early Thursday morning; the fourth time in the same south city neighborhood in the past week. They’re meant to slow down traffic, but they were never meant to be permanent. Alderman Shane Cohn agrees they’re eyesores and that their effectiveness in slowing traffic often depends upon the driver. “If someone’s not paying attention and they smash into something in the middle […]

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    State lawmaker proposes tax to help build MLS stadium

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Rams departure from St. Louis continues to stir up talk of an MLS bringing a team to St. Louis. A state lawmaker has just proposed a new tax to fund a $100 million St. Louis Soccer Stadium. St. Louis has repeatedly packing the big house (Busch Stadium, Edward Jones Dome) for World Cup soccer teams and the little house (Soccer Park) for St. Louis FC games. With the Rams now flying the coop, MLS Commissioner, […]

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    State investigating source of mystery suds in St. Peters

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – State investigators have been called in after a Fox 2 report on a mystery in St. Peters. Heaps of foam have been appearing in a creek and along a highway. Authorities are now digging for answers. Authorities still believe that foam is essentially soap suds.  But there’s been a lot of it.  The Missouri  DNR — Department of Natural Resources is now investigating. There is an active “dig” at the suspected source. “Actually, there has […]

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    St. Louis Circuit Attorney to retry Reginald Clemons

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – More than two months after the Missouri Supreme Court tossed out a pair of murder convictions against a man who sat on death row for more than 20 years, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office intends to retry Reginald Clemons for an infamous double-murder case at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Clemons was one of four people tried and convicted in the April 1991 rape and murder of sisters Julie and Robin Kerry. Clemons, who […]

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    St. Louis Alderman President tells NFL to ‘Pay Up’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There’s a new message from St. Louis to the NFL: “pay up”. St. Louis Board of Aldermen President, Lewis Reed, sent a letter NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Friday. Reed called on the league to pay the city’s remaining debt on the Edward Jones Dome. Reed says the league walked out on St. Louis even though St. Louis essentially lived up to its end of the bargain. “We have a very loyal fan base, not just […]

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    Confusion over bill payment results in lights out for IDOT maintenance yards

    TROY, IL (KTVI) – Fox 2 has learned Illinois Department of Transportation snowplow yards and rest areas in the St. Louis area were “in the dark” for hours Thursday morning after having their power shut off. The power was back on by early afternoon after IDOT workers said two maintenance yards and a rest area went dark without warning around 10 a.m. People immediately thought the financially-strapped State of Illinois must not be paying its bills. Within 24 hours of […]

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    Investigation in stolen police officers car turned over to special prosecutor

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 has learned of a big twist in the investigation into an unmarked police car reported stolen in Granite City. It turns out the initial story, wasn’t the whole story. When Fox 2 reported it last month, police were alarmed: the car and six guns, a number of them the officer’s personal weapons, were missing. FOX 2 has now learned, the case is headed for a special prosecutor and the officer, a 27-year […]