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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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    Suspect shot in south St. Louis County

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in south St. Louis County. It happened just after 9 a.m. in a shopping plaza near the South County Mall.  Authorities say there was an altercation at the KMart store in the 3900 block of Lemay Ferry. They say a “known theft” suspect tried to steal more than $30,000 worth of jewelery from the KMart. When the officer tried to arrest the suspect they say, he took […]

  • Video: Gunmen rob sports bar and patrons

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One woman said it’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to her.  Two gunmen, one with an assault rifle rushed into a south city bar and robbed patrons and the establishment.   It happened at the Time Out Sports Bar and Grill in the 3800 block of Meramec just before 11p.m. Sunday night.  Bar Owner Cheryl Schrader said, “It’s very unnerving.”  Bartender Terri Goslin added, “The scariest moment of my life.” Bar security video shows the frightening […]

  • Two robbed at gunpoint in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)– A scary night for two people robbed at gunpoint within an hour of each other in West Belleville. The first incident happened on Blue Ridge Drive. A 61-year-old woman pulled into her garage around 9:30 Thursday night and a gunman appeared as she got out of her car. He took her purse and ran away. Police believe that suspect and another man robbed an 18-year-old about an hour later in front of Signal School. They took his […]

  • Army drill sergeant convicted on sexual assault charges

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO (KTVI) – Guilty, guilty, guilty, that word was repeated 18 times in a military courtroom at Fort Leonard Wood Wednesday afternoon.  Former Drill Sgt. Angel Sanchez was found guilty of sexually assaulting female trainees.  He was given 20 years confinement, demoted to private and given a dishonorable discharge. He was facing three charges and below each charge the military listed at total of 27 specifications or incidents.  Sanchez was found guilty of 18 specifications and not […]

  • Court Martial continues for Staff Sgt. accused of sexual assaults

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO (KTVI) – A female soldier’s testimony may have sent shock waves across Fort Leonard Wood Tuesday. She said a high ranking non-commissioned officer told her company that if any more sexual assault or sexual harassment cases came forward none of them would graduate. The man who allegedly said that is still on the base. The judge called the accusation remarkable but not related to the Angel Sanchez case. The defense begins presenting its case Wednesday morning […]

  • Drill sergeant facing court martial over multiple sexual assault allegations

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO (KTVI) – A court martial for a 30 year old former drill sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood is now underway. Sgt. Angel Sanchez faces three charges but under those charges 24 incidents are listed which include sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, indecent viewing and maltreatment.  There are apparently 8 victims. Before the trial began Monday afternoon Sanchez admitted to disobeying a general order.  He pleaded guilty to having sex with three female trainees. He’s accused of […]

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    New community center opens in Ferguson this weekend

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson opens a brand new community center this weekend.  It’s something  it has never had. The city has taken an old Catholic church and grade school and given them new life. Mayor Jim Knowles said, “It’s something that we’ve been trying to do in our community for 50 to 60 years.” The $5.5 million dollar project has a fitness facility, gym, a teen room and meeting rooms for local organizations to use. Park Department Director Stan […]

  • 4-year-old shot; Family not cooperating with police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- For the second day in a row, St. Louis City Police are investigating a shooting involving a child.  In both cases police say witnesses are not cooperating. Thursday night`s shooting happened around 9:30 pm in the 5900 block of Oakhurst Place. The 4-year-old was shot in the stomach. The child was rushed to the hospital and the police were called. Witnesses first told police the child shot himself.  But later, police were told a 5-year-old shot […]

  • 1-year-old and father shot in stomach

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-  The St. Louis Metro Police Department is working on a double shooting that sent a baby and a young father to a hospital Wednesday night. The shooting occurred in the 600 block of Emma just after 10 p.m. The 23-year-old father, the one-year-old baby and the boy’s mother were getting out of her car when someone opened fire from across the street. Police say the father returned fire with a stolen gun. The father and baby were […]

  • Scott AFB awaitng orders for U.S. effort to battle Ebola in Africa

    MASCOUTAH, IL (KTVI) – Scott Air Force Base is waiting to hear if its troops will be involved in the Ebola relief effort ordered by President Obama. Scott has two important commands, Transportation and Air Mobility. They get people and supplies to where they are needed around the globe. In the past the air force base has been vital in helping countries in need. Four years ago Haiti was devastated by an earthquake.  Relief supplies were flown into the island […]

  • Homicide investigation leads Missouri deputies to huge gun stash

    WAYNESVILLE, MO (KTVI)- An enormous collection of guns along with boxes and bags of money are discovered in the central Missouri town of Waynesville. Deputies served a search warrant at Hilltop Motors, a place that looks much like a junk yard. Inside they found some 400 firearms, including pistols rifles and shotguns. Some are confirmed stolen. Others were illegally altered and made fully automatic. There was also lots of cash, bags and boxes of it. Some jewelry was also found. […]

  • Kirkwood store shaming shoplifters from stealing again

    (KTVI)– A Kirkwood store is trying to shame shoplifters from stealing again. The owner of Christopher’s has been posting surveillance photos of people who he thinks may be ripping him off. When you visit his store there’s a chance you may see a surveillance photo posted on the door.   He has an eight-camera system in his small shop and he’s caught many thieves.  He says shoplifters come from all walks of life. “Anyone from a teenager to a sweet little […]