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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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    Pair arrested after $2.4 million in drug money discovered during traffic stop

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Illinois State Police confiscated approximately $2.4 million in suspected drug money from during a traffic stop in Madison County. Authorities took the first step Friday to turn all that cash into drug fighting money. Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said his office is trying to legally seize the money for law enforcement agencies to use against drug dealers. “We’re talking about an incredibly large scale this was $2.4 million in cash that was hidden […]

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    Security incident at Lambert Airport turns out to be lost passenger

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man traveling from India to visit relatives in St. Louis caused a security incidentTuesday morning when he got lost and wound up in secured baggage handling area. According to Jeff Lea, a spokesman for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, the 68-year-old man left the Terminal 1 baggage claim just after 10 a.m. to look for family members who were planning to pick him and his wife up. He got lost and walked through a ramp-level security door. […]

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    Area businesses offering deals after Los Angeles Rams losses

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – Every Los Angeles Rams football loss is proving a sweet deal for former St. Louis Rams’ fans.  Every time the Rams lose, the next day ice cream cones at the Dairy Queen in Arnold are only $1. It’s sweet revenge for St. Louis football fans. Ice cream cone sales at the DQ more than doubled Tuesday.  Matt LaPlante brought his family in for dollar ice cream cones, “I love it I’ll come every time and bring […]

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    Residents arguing over school consolidation in Metro East

    (KTVI) – There is a heated election brewing in the Metro East.  At the center of the dispute are students and their education.  Residents in East Alton, Wood River and Hartford are fighting over whether their school districts should be consolidated. You don’t see a lot of candidate signs for the November election in the communities but you will find yes and no signs everywhere. People for consolidation say it would create one curriculum for all students.  That way when […]

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    Flags of Valor, dog tags available for $75 donation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Thousands of American flags have been removed from Art Hill and are now ready for anyone who wants to make a donation. It’s a mission to raise money for military causes and at the same time carryon on the respect shown for those who gave their lives for our country. Volunteers arrived well before sunrise in Forest Park. Their task: to remove close to 7,000 American flags from Art Hill. The organization Flags of Valor USA […]

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    Visitation services for Phyllis Schlafly; Trump expected to speak at funeral

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in St. Louis Saturday to attend the funeral of Phyllis Schlafly. A visitation is being held Friday night at an Olivette funeral home. Phyllis Schlafly died earlier this week at the age of 92. The conservative activist first captured the heart of Republicans she when published a book called, “A Choice Not an Echo.” One of 27 books she authored. The Alton woman was the woman credited […]

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    St. Louis board of elections racing to get ready for 78th District special election

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – History will be made when St. Louis City voters go to the polls a week from this Friday. Election officials said never before has an election been put together so quickly here. It’s an election where time is of the essence for everyone involved, from voter, to election workers to candidates. A judge ruled there were a variety of mistakes by election staff that put the 78th Missouri House race in doubt.  The Democratic primary pitted […]

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    Police investigating alleged abduction in East Alton IL

    EAST ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Around 5:15 pm Tuesday an abduction was reported to the East Alton Police Department.  Chief Darren Carlton told Fox 2 that a young witness told officers that a white van pulled up to a teenage male, and that a short older white male got out of van yelled at the teen twice and then dragged the screaming teen into the van. The incident happened near the intersection of Murray and Grand. The youth told police […]

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    Landscaping for the Arch grounds nearly completed

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – New progress is being made on the Arch grounds as part of the $380 million renovation project. The landscaping part of the project is close to completion on the grounds north and south of The Arch. The area underneath the iconic structure looks like a construction site. Keli Ray-Schoemo said “No, it’s not pretty.” It’s a huge landscaping project that has taken more than six years. Ryan McClure is a spokesman for the group City Arch […]

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    Illinois teen facing terrorism charges suffers from mental illness, grandmother says

    GODFREY, IL (KTVI) – The family of a Godfrey teen who is facing terrorism charges said there is another side to him. Keaun Cook, 18, was charged Thursday with making a terrorist threat and supplying material to support terrorism. Cook’s grandmother, Debra Thomas, said he is troubled, and suffers mental illness She says the system let him down. “I want everyone to know he is not a terrorist he’s just a kid that has paranoid schizophrenia.” Thomas said her grandson’s problems […]

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    Tempers flare at Maryland Heights city council meeting

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-Many are upset about the Maryland Heights police chief and his assistant being place on administrative leave. Everyone who addressed the council spoke in support of Chief Bill Carson and Major Joe Delia. The two men were put on paid leave last week while the department undergoes a review following complaints regarding a potentially unfair work environment in the department. Some people blamed the new city administrator but council members say he had nothing to do with it. One city council […]

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    Search on for inmate who escaped custody

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI)- St. Ann police are searching for a suspect who escaped from custody. FOX 2’s Roche Madden joins us live with the latest.