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Since joining FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in June 1985, Roche Madden has reported on stories from Saudi Arabia to the former Soviet Union to San Francisco.

He recently covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Madden traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on preparations for Operation Desert Storm and how Scott Air Force Base was playing an important roll. In San Francisco Madden followed a group of St. Louis officials to California where they learned about earthquake preparedness. In Russia Madden followed troops who took part in Provide Hope, a program which air lifted food and medicine to the former Soviet Union.

In what he considers the highlight of his career, Madden joined Pope John Paul II as he traveled from Rome to Mexico City to St. Louis.

Madden won an Emmy Award for his reporting on flood coverage in the St. Louis area. In 1996 Madden won an Emmy for live spot news coverage.

Before coming to St. Louis, Madden spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and nearly two years in Midland, Texas where he anchored the news.

Madden majored in broadcast journalism at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.


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    Man shot to death near City Museum in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One man was gunned down in broad daylight Friday afternoon when young people were all over downtown for a big event. The victim, 26-year-old Michael Jackson Jr., was shot around 1:30 p.m. in a parking lot near the intersection of 14th and Lucas Streets in downtown St. Louis, near the City Museum. Police said Jackson, who is homeless, got into an argument that quickly escalated into fisticuffs. The victim broke free and ran towards the […]

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    Brown family files civil lawsuit against Ferguson, Wilson and Chief Jackson

    FERGUSON, MO – The family of Michael Brown has filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson under Missouri’s “wrongful death statute,” family attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement Thursday. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. held a news conference outside the St. Louis County Courthouse. “It’s not Michael Brown’s parents filing this lawsuit. It is the forensic evidence,” Crump said. The suit seeks $75,000 in damages and attorney fees. In addition to the city, the suit also […]

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    Police and prosecutors frustrated over felons committing crimes with guns

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Law enforcement officials on two fronts are upset concerning the way judges deal with felons who have violated gun laws.  Police Chief Sam Dotson and the circuit attorney’s office believe a recent case that involved 22-year-old Bruce Edward Johnson is an example of what upsets them. Johnson was arrested as a result of the rolling gun battle on interstate 44 and Interstate 55 Monday.  He’s no stranger to police or the court system. In 2011 he […]

  • Army testing new prototype field kitchen at Fort Leonard Wood

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO (KTVI) – If an army marches on its stomach the folks at Fort Leonard Wood are making sure soldiers preparing the food in the field have the tools to do an even better job. FOX 2’S Roche Madden shows us how army cooks are testing a mobile field kitchen prototype that could solve a lot of problems.

  • St. Louis County police resigning at alarming rate

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- If you think you`re seeing fewer officers on county roads you`re right. The number of officers` resignations is climbing. Half of those who have resigned are blaming it on money.  At a time when crime is on the increase the number of cops on the job is dropping.  Our partners at the Post- Dispatch filed this story. The county lost 34 officers last year. That`s about twice the rate of the years before. This year is on […]

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    Diesel fuel found in Mississippi River after pipeline leak

    HARTFORD, IL (KTVI)-Diesel fuel has been found in the Mississippi River following a pipeline leak at a product terminal owned by Phillips 66. Around 8:45am Friday, a leak was found in a pipeline that runs between the company’s Hartford, Illinois, terminal and the terminal’s barge dock.  According to the company, the diesel fuel leaked into the Cahokia Canal, which empties into the Mississippi River, and the fuel has reached the river. The amount of diesel spilled is estimated at 25,000 […]

  • Pieces of Kingshighway bridge falling off

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An important St. Louis bridge that’s scheduled to be torn soon has already begun crumbling on its own. It’s the Kingshighway overpass bridge at Daggett near The Hill. On Wednesday, a piece of the bridge came crashing down surprising one man, who avoided being struck. “Very loud, like a slap, and then a big bang after that,” he said. The man, who asked not to be identified, said it was about a 10-foot section of concrete […]

  • Another woman fears her baby may have been taken at Homer G. Phillips hospital

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The story that touched so many people is causing mothers to wonder if their babies are still alive after being told they had died at a St. Louis hospital decades ago. People around the globe responded to last Friday’s reunion of Zella Jackson Price and her 49- year-old daughter.  One woman called us to say she fears the same thing happened to her at Homer G. Phillips hospital back in 1964. Brenda Stewart said, “I just […]

  • Police nab suspect after winding chase through St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A police pursuit traveled through the Bi-State area Tuesday afternoon and ended at a big downtown St. Louis hotel. It began on South Interstate 55 at Germania. The suspects’ vehicle weaved in and out of traffic on the highways sometimes even getting on the shoulder to pass big rigs. Detectives believed there were a number of suspects inside the Dodge Charger, one a robbery suspect, the others believed to be armed and carrying drugs. It’s estimated the […]

  • Fans test new metal detectors at Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – For the first time in history all Cardinals fans are being screened by metal detectors before entering Busch Stadium. It’s all part of a mandate implemented by Major League Baseball and it impacts all of MLB stadiums across the country. THE metal detectors are being installed at every single gate at Busch Stadium. Major League Baseball wants every fan at it’s 30 stadiums to be thoroughly scanned before entering the venues. Fans accustom to being […]

  • Lawsuit tries to avoid public vote on a new downtown NFL stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The public body that owns and operates the Edward Jones Dome filed suit Friday against the city of St. Louis. They are trying to avoid a public vote on the use of taxpayer money for a new downtown football stadium. The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Authority would ultimately be responsible for building the proposed stadium on the riverfront. The RSA is suing St. Louis city claiming the city ordinance requiring a citywide vote […]

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    Mom reunited with daughter 50 years after being told she died

    OLIVETTE, MO (KTVI) – An Olivette family is the subject of a story full of joy and mystery. Forty-nine years ago, a woman was told her daughter had died just after hours after being born. But on Thursday, the mother and daughter were reunited — and both very much alive. Zella Jackson Price, 76, met her daughter, Melanie Diane Gilmore, in person for the first time at Price’s home in Olivette. “There’s nothing greater. There’s nothing greater than this. Nothing,” […]