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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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    Police, city leaders hope talks with protesters lead to peace

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Police officials and protest leaders have been holding meeting discussing what will happen after the grand jury decision for the past few weeks. The Mayor of St. Louis, the head of the Highway Patrol and the County Executive are hoping that talking leads to peace. The three men say in recent weeks five meetings were held between some protest leaders and police commanders. The protestors submitted a list called, “Rules of Engagement.” while officials call it […]

  • Washington University lab trying to make gasoline from E. Coli

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The future is being developed right now in St. Louis. They`re searching for a breakthrough in a Washington University laboratory “Washington University researcher says: when our technology becomes mature is has the potential to change the world,” said Dr. Fuzhong Zhang. Dr. Fuzhong Zhang and his students are trying to make gasoline from this: E.Coli. The same bacteria that`s found in a person`s intestines and could make a person sick may one day fuel a car. […]

  • Security companies busy protecting home from possible unrest in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)– Home security companies are having trouble keeping up with demand because of the fear generated by events surrounding Ferguson. People at ABF Security Systems in Fenton are working weekends and after hours to install home and commercial systems as quickly as possible.  David Denton is a company spokesman, “Commercial business has exploded on our business.” One salesman said business has doubled in the past two weeks. The security systems are not only being installed in Ferguson but […]

  • Teen sentenced to prison for beating teacher

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – He beat up his teacher in the classroom, now he’ll be spending many years in prison.  Video of the attack was caught by a surveillance camera at the Innovative Concept Academy in North St. Louis. It shows 15-year-old Kevin Straub pummeling his 42-year-old teacher.  Prosecutor Jeffrey Ernst said, “It absolutely was a brutal crime and it happened in a school which is so troubling about the whole thing.” The beating was so severe the teacher suffered […]

  • Mayor Slay agrees with Gov. Nixon’s activation of National Guard

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon ordered the deployment of the National Guard in advance of the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The governor’s order comes the same day protestors marched through Clayton. The governor said the guard will provide support to free up law enforcement officers to do their jobs. St. Louis Mayor Slay agreed with Nixon’s decision and said the guard won’t go head to head with protestors. Slay said, “They would […]

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    Protesters take to the streets of Clayton calling for justice

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- Protestors took to the streets of downtown Clayton around noon Monday calling for justice in the recent shooting deaths of two young black men, Michael Brown and Vonderitt Myers, and an end to racial profiling by police. They are stopping traffic at intersections as they march down S. Hanley Road and other streets. They then marched to the St. Louis County Justice Center where the  grand jury has been meeting behind closed doors since late August deciding […]

  • Hospitals prepare to work together in wake of area-wide emergency

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – While the St. Louis region awaits the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown, area hospitals have been meeting to prepare for anything. DePaul Hospital received a few patients in August when the looting and demonstrating occurred in Ferguson. They, like other hospitals, are preparing for the worst to serve anyone in need of medical attention. Because of recent events in Ferguson, SSM Health Care has set up an incident operation center […]

  • Protesters training to shut down Clayton following Brown grand jury announcement

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors are making plans to shut down Clayton while they await the grand jury decision in the police shooting of Michael Brown. They want to hurt Clayton economically. The information was released Thursday night at one of their meetings in south St. Louis. Organizers said they’re hoping for hundreds if not thousands of people to show up in Clayton the first workday after the grand jury reaches a decision. If the decision comes down Friday they […]

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    Suspect arrested for burglaries in West County

    LADUE, MO (KTVI) – With the arrest of one man, it appears police in West County have solved several burglaries at a number of homes.  There were similarities in each case. A man rings the doorbell, if no one answers a U-Haul truck is pulled behind the house and the residence is burglarized. Home surveillance video of the suspect was released by police Monday. Thieves stole $20,000 worth of stuff from a nearby house, in Creve Coeur, including lots of […]

  • Police dog helps capture fraud suspects

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – A police pursuit ends successfully Monday night thanks to an unsung hero.  The hero is Officer Titan, he’s a police dog who works at the St. Ann Police Department. Titan went to school in Belgium, and America. His handler speaks to him in Dutch. His handler Canine Officer Jason Lipson said, “It definitely feels good when we catch the bad guy.” A man and a woman wanted for writing a bad check went on the […]

  • Thieves hit numerous homes in West County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – It looks like some busy burglars are moving their operation west, from Richmond Heights to communities in West County. Ladue Police arrested a man this morning in the backyard of a home.  The resident said when she didn’t answer the doorbell the man appeared in the backyard.  The chief said he had tools used in burglaries and he has a criminal record for break-ins.  That’s the fourth incident Ladue police have been investigating in […]

  • Woman admits to stealing car with 91-year old grandmother still inside

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-An Arnold, MO woman is now charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 91-year old grandmother from a hospital parking lot. It happened on September 13, 2014, at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights. Police say the suspect posed as a valet parking attendant and stole a car with the elderly woman inside. Dewanda Marion is the victim’s granddaughter. Marion said, “It was not 15 minutes that I came back down and my car was […]