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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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: roche.madden@tvstl.com

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    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – One man was arrested after a cold-blooded shooting Tuesday evening at a convenience store in Collinsville. Collinsville police said officers found enough evidence to make an arrest in the case. “I was shocked; I didn’t know what was going on,” said the victim’s father. The man said he was awakened in the middle of the night to learn his 36-year-old son had been wounded at a Collinsville convenience store where he was a clerk. It’s located not […]

  • Local grade school teachers perform random acts of kindness

    VALLEY PARK, Mo. – Teachers in the Parkway School District spent the day before the official start of the school year spreading kindness and compassion. On Tuesday, more than 80 educators from Hanna Woods School broke up into groups and went out into the community performing random acts of kindness. One group dropped off food at the Circle of Concern Food Pantry in Valley Park while some volunteered sorting cans of food. The day of giving is something they will […]

  • Madison County investigators vow to catch carjacking suspects

    MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – The Sheriff’s Department in Madison County vows to catch carjackers and put them behind bars. One of the victims is approximately 80-years-old. Detectives are also looking into the possibility the crimes are connected to other carjacking’s on both sides of the river. Capt. Mike Dixon released the following information said the most recent carjacking was Sunday night at a home on D’Adrian Drive. A similar carjacking took place June 29th on Canary Lane. In both cases […]

  • Deadline to apply for FEMA flood disaster assistance

    EUREKA, Mo. – The deadline for help for flood victims is only hours away. Monday is the last day people affected by flooding this spring can apply for help from FEMA. In a statement, the federal government indicates the agency has been handing out money, more than $11 million for eligible households in Missouri. The National Flood Insurance program has paid about $60 million to hundreds of policy holders. FEMA said it has helped more than 1,800 individuals and families […]

  • Thieves break into storage units, steal tiaras, guns

    LONEDELL, Mo. – Thieves broke into dozens of storage units in Lonedell, Missouri earlier this week, stealing everything from clothing, to guns, to diamond tiaras. “The back fence was cut and then locks were cut off 24 storage units,” Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton said. Ten flat-screen televisions, four bow and arrow sets, and 30 guns were also stolen. “A lot of times, stolen firearms end up on the street and people trade them for drugs or money, then they […]

  • Rally Cat wrangler says he is not in danger of getting rabies

    ST. LOUIS — It’s been a roller coaster ride of a season for the Cardinals.  Last night may prove to be the purr-fect turning point. Rally Cat is now the talk of the town. The cat is out of the bag. Rally Cat is now a player in St. Louis pop culture. Since Rally Cat’s appearance was followed by a Molina grand slam, the cat has become lost. The kitten ran onto the field and brought the I-70 Series game to […]

  • Surveying the damage at Country Classic Cars after massive fire

    STAUNTON, Ill. – Important automotive history went up in smoke Tuesday night in southeast Illinois as a four-alarm fire destroyed many vehicles at Country Classic Cars in Staunton. The fire began around 8 p.m. Approximately 100 firefighters from 13 different departments did everything they could to save the business. Five buildings, one of which housed about150 vehicles, were a total loss. “They don’t make them like this anymore,” said Russ Noel, owner of Country Classic Cars. “A lot of those […]

  • Mother found murdered in East St. Louis apartment; Major Case Squad activated

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Detectives with the Major Case Squad are investigating a homicide after a 23-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday inside of an East St. Louis apartment complex. East St. Louis police found the victim, Alexis Winston, dead in her apartment just after 4 a.m. at the John Robinson Homes public housing facility in the 1200 block of Market Street. Winston had been shot several times. Authorities said the Winston’s one-year-old daughter was home at the time, but […]

  • Jefferson County emergency responders will increase staffing on ‘eclipse day’

    HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. – Emergency crews in Jefferson County have been gearing up for the Great American Eclipse. 911 folks plan to more than double the number of dispatchers on that day. “We want to be prepared for the worst,” said Chief Travis Williams, head of the 911 Jefferson County Dispatch. Seven dispatchers were working the day shift Monday answering almost all the calls for help in the county. Dispatchers know the population could double on eclipse day, so they […]

  • St. Charles police host open house for community at large

    ST. CHARLES, MO – Scores of people swarmed the St. Charles city police department. They wanted to learn more about policing first hand. St. Charles Police Chief Randy McKinley said, “I hope we make some good relations today.” The chief said St. Charles police already have strong support from the community; he hoped the annual open house builds on that. Chief McKinley said, “I hope they leave here today and feel really good about the police department and better about […]

  • Three fallen Marines to be honored in Wood River, IL

    Wood River, Ill. – Three high school friends joined the military and all were killed in battle within six months of each other. Mary Roberts, a sister of one of the Marines, worked hard to make sure they are never forgotten. She and her two friends watched Friday as IDOT crews installed signs along highway 143 in Wood River. “I just wanted to do something special for him,” said Mary Roberts. The signs pay tribute to her brother Chris Totora, […]

  • Mo. Sales Tax Holiday weekend for back-to-school items

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Shoppers can save big on back to school items beginning Friday during Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend (Aug. 4-6) The list of school supplies seems to grow longer each year, and the cost of school supplies can add up. Parents and teachers can save money by not paying state sales taxes on certain purchases during the holiday weekend. Some local governments are also waiving local sales tax giving shoppers a savings of up to nine percent. Eligible […]