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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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    Emotional fallout from the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery is hitting everyone

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – The emotional fallout from the vandalism at the Chesed Shel Emeth Jewish cemetery in University City runs deep.  In one way or another, it almost seems to have affected us all. Almost anyone from St. Louis knows someone who’s buried there or who has loved ones buried there. The emotional hit has been felt from both afar and close to home. Amid the effort to upright the wrong, Tuesday, were the living looking among the […]

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    Vandals target historic Jewish cemetery in University City

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – Investigators with the University City Police Department are working to determine who knocked over or damaged dozens of headstones at a local Jewish cemetery over the weekend. Police would not say if they considered the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery to be a hate crime. It is believed there was some organization behind the crime, meaning this was not the act of one individual. The tombstones vandalized are in an older section of the […]

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    Brush fires break out near St. Louis after dry conditions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Brush fires popped up across the St. Louis region Friday in Missouri and Illinois. There were new warnings about elevated fire risks. The High Ridge Fire Protection District even issued a burn ban until further notice. In Illinois, firefighters are battling a wildfire near the Great River Road near Elsah, north of Alton. Around the same time, there was a 12-15 acre fire in the B.K. Leach Conservation Area near Elsberry, MO, in Lincoln County. It […]

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    Scam artist alters Fenton woman’s real estate listing, fields calls himself

    FENTON, MO (KTVI) – It’s creepy; perhaps even criminal. An area realtor stumbles upon what she fears is a new scam. Now, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. It appears someone hacked into an online ad for a house for rent in Fenton; someone with a California phone number, claiming to own the house. The sign out front of 1929 Westboune Way in Fenton says for “Lease/Rent.” Realtor Charlene Robinson and Image Realty in High Ridge have represented the […]

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    St. Louis police investigate misconduct from one of its own officers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed an internal investigation into the alleged misconduct of one of its own officers. Multiple sources said the investigation centers around the Preservation Square Complex, formerly known as O’Fallon Place, just north of downtown. Officers allegedly used a townhome there as a place to have sex. Additional details remain murky. Residents said in years past, police who patrol the complex have used a townhome to work out of; a sort […]

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    Breakthrough device helps patients with chronic back pain

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It is a breakthrough for those suffering from chronic back pain in St. Louis: a spinal implant that can totally stop the pain. There is a darkness with chronic back pain no pills can cure. Deanna Conley, 77 of Florissant, lived in that darkness. “I sat in a dark room in there, didn’t even answer the door on Halloween,” she said.  “And I like the little kids.  I love to have them come.” That’s how things […]

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    Video: House fire captured from firefighter’s helmet cam

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – West County Fire & EMS shared helmet camera video with Fox2/News 11 Monday, showing what firefighters were up against from the moment they arrived at a massive house fire on Posthorn Drive in Manchester around 2:30 in the morning. “From a half block away we could see an orange glow coming from the back of the house.  We knew it was well involved before we even arrived on scene,” said West County Firefighter-Paramedic, […]

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    Collinsville bank robbery suspects in custody after pursuit, crash

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- The Regions Bank in Collinsville, IL, was robbed on Friday, making it the third Metro East bank robbery in 24 hours. Around 11:30am Friday, a man walked into the Regions Bank on Eastport Plaza Drive, approached a teller, and demanded money. The suspect was holding his hand in his pocket in a way which inferred he had a gun. The employee backed away and the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money. […]

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    How the St. Louis Police Foundation serves the officers who serve us

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fox 2 News got an inside look at a St. Louis group credited with saving police officers’ lives and bringing criminals to justice who would otherwise go free. A lot of people have heard of the St. Louis Police Foundation and even donated to it without really knowing what the group does. The foundation, in its 10th year, has been making St. Louis safer in big ways and doing it quietly; well, not anymore. After St. […]

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    Murder suspect captured in Bonne Terre MO

    BONNE TERRE, MO (KTVI) – It’s the end of the road for a suspected killer from St. Louis. A little more than three weeks after a Downtown St. Louis murder, police got a tip that led to the capture of Jordan Demetrious Stuckey, 18, in Bonne Terre, MO, about 60 miles south of the crime scene. Stuckey ultimately surrendered without incident, authorities said, 24 days after he shot a man in a Downtown St. Louis apartment building. St. Louis police […]

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    Metro West Fire to deploy new equipment to help save lives on Meramec River in Castlewood State Park

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Fox 2 & News 11 had an inside look at new tools in the effort to save lives and prevent drownings in St. Louis County, Tuesday. Castlewood State Park is the focal point:  a spot that’s become notorious for lives lost in the Meramec River. The last time the Metro West Fire Protection District had a call to the park’s river access, it wasn’t a good one:  2 people drowned. There’s no way to guarantee it’s […]

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    Great-Grandmother sees great-grandson become a Super Bowl champion

    MADISON, IL (KTVI) – A Patriots Super Bowl victory parade is in the works for a small town just outside of St. Louis. Patriots rookie, number 99 Vincent Valentine, grew up in Madison, Illinois. But that’s not the only number 99 that’s amazing. While most people may have gone Gaga during the half-time show, Louise Jimerson`s Gaga moments were when number 99 for the Patriots was on the field.  And she`s got a lot in common with number 99. She […]