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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    3 siblings rescued from rising water on Gravois Creek

    “] SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Three siblings are safe tonight, after rising water made for a frantic fishing trip. The children were fishing along Gravois Creek when the waters rose so quickly the trio was trapped on a railroad abutment along grant’s trail in South County. Crews responded from Mehlville and Lemay Fire Districts and rescued the kids without incident. They told first responders the water came out of nowhere.

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    Lawnmower thieves take root in St. Ann neighborhood

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – Thieves are stealing lawn equipment in St. Ann and that’s frustrating homeowners trying to take care of their summer lawns. “I hope police catch them, which they should; they’re pretty good here,” said resident Robert Bruce, who keeps his mower locked away. On streets like St. Francis Lane and Westridge Lane, criminals have had no trouble stealing mowers from open garages, car ports, even mowers left in people’s front yards. Victims said it happens at […]

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    Abandoned Bridgeton hotel a longtime eyesore for neighbors

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – What was once a thriving business has turned in a hotel of horrors for Bridgeton residents. For decades the hotel was going strong, but then the airport expanded and the hotel lost its entrance off of Lindbergh. Fewer customers checked in and the hotel ultimately checked out. Neighbors are sick and tired of the old hotel. It’s been falling apart for eight years and it’s becoming more and more dangerous. “It’s an eyesore for sure,” said […]

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    Kinloch officer injured when suspects car plows into police cruiser

    KINLOCH, MO (KTVI) – A police officer who was seriously injured when a suspect slammed his car into the patrol vehicle talked about the frightening incident.  Friday the 13th of this month was tremendously unlucky for 49-year-old Sgt. Robert Brooks. He’s a member of the Kinloch police force. He was released from the hospital three days ago. Sgt. Brooks said, “I still have the pain with the rib cage. My lungs are still bruised. I still have severe headaches.” The […]

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    Search continues for father who fatally shot infant son, missing children safe

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The car of shooting suspect, Diata Crockett, 34, was recovered Tuesday evening in Ferguson. But the search for the man suspected of killing his own child during a domestic dispute continues. That shooting Tuesday afternoon set off an Amber Alert because two of Crockett’s other children were with him in his car. Those children were found safe later Tuesday afternoon. It’s a case that has so many people, so many parents, shaking their heads in […]

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    Protesters challenge Florissant ban on pit bulls

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A small but determined group of women armed with signs stood outside Florissant City Hall Monday to protest a citywide ban on pit bulls. They insisted Florissant is not following state law. There was legislation in the last session to stop Missouri communities from banning certain dog breeds. But some folks decided the new law was not needed because it was already on the books. The protestors said Florissant must change its local ordinance and allow […]

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    Man wanted for questioning in Fairview Heights Major Case homicide investigation

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – The Major Case Squad says it has solved a Fairview Heights murder and is still looking for one suspect considered armed and dangerous. Everyone involved in the case is being charged, including the victim. The intended robbery victim was 22-year-old Antonio Long. He was not only shot but he’s now charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. His bond is set at a half million dollars. It all happened Tuesday night in the Ashley drive apartments. […]

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    Examining an age-old question – Are we alone in the universe?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For decades there have been reports of UFOs, with some even claiming to have met extraterrestrial life. Meanwhile, astronomers are discovering new planets with regularity, some of which appear to meet the potential to host life. Each year, 18 volunteer investigators for the Missouri branch of the Mutual UFO Network check about 200 possible sightings. Many of them are easily explainable: man-made or celestial objects, such as planes, satellites, or stars. Some sightings are not as […]

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    Franklin County soldier’s remains returned home after being found in glacier

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A mystery buried in an Alaska glacier has been solved for a Franklin County family as the remains of a U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant were discovered in a field of snow and ice. Sgt. Leonard Unger died more than six decades ago in a military plane crash. On Thursday afternoon his remains were carried by a white hearse down the interstates toward his final resting place. About two dozen Patriot Guard members escorted the […]

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    Suspect dies after being shot by trooper in Sullivan MO

    SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI) – One man is dead after being shot by a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper after a traffic stop turned violent. It all started on the outer road of Interstate 44 and ended nearby in the backyard of a home. Authorities said just after 5 pm Wednesday afternoon a veteran trooper stopped the suspect. While the officer was talking to the suspect the driver took off in his red pickup truck. There was a short pursuit. Troopers […]

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    Fans camp out for Blues tickets, but some leave disappointed

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Blues fans waited in line all night long to buy tickets for the Western Conference Finals. Some achieved their goal, others lost out. A few dozen fans lined up outside Scottrade Center. Roger Wilson showed up at 4 p.m. Thursday. He buys tickets in person because he says it’s cheaper than purchasing on the web. “They got a fee for this, a fee for that; it’s like $11 to $15 to $17 a ticket,” Wilson said. […]

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    St. Louis considers adding more rangers to public parks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis City has spent a lot of money to improve neighborhood parks. Officials released a proposal Thursday night to better protect the investment and keep people safer. A bond issue means city parks across the area are getting new equipment including water play areas and new playgrounds. Security cameras were installed at some parks; the cameras are tied directly to police headquarters. St. Louis residents who go to parks know a fun day can be […]