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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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    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Family and friends of two murdered Laclede Gas employees spent Friday sharing their memories and feelings about the two men in an attempt to cope with their tragic deaths. St. Louis homicide detectives said 27-year-old Alex Boschert and 52-year-old William Froelich were gunned down in the 5900 block of Minerva Thursday morning. The shooter, identified as 51-year-old Clinton Willis, took his own life after killing Boschert and Froelich. Boschert became the father of a brand new […]

  • State lawmakers on opposites sides of aisle seek buyout of homes near West Lake Landfill

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – It’s not a sight you see every day in these politically divisive times: a Democrat and Republican lawmaker, both from the St. Louis area, joined together at the state capitol to share their concerns over what they claim is a life and death issue. State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and State Representatvie Mark Matthieson are urging St. Louis area citizens to call Jefferson City and light a fire under representatives and the Missouri Speaker of the […]

  • St. Clair County deputies seize over a dozen guns in drug raid

    EAST CARONDELET, IL (KTVI) – The year is not even four months old and already the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Drug Tactical Unit has removed as many guns from the streets as in all of 2016. St. Clair County Captain Bruce Fleshren said 43 guns have been confiscated. “Anytime you have guns in the hands of people involved in drugs, it certainly creates an element for something bad to happen; you see the violence,” he said. Fleshren said a man […]

  • Suspect in custody in Woodson Terrace shooting

    WOODSON TERRACE, MO (KTVI) – A bizarre shooting is under investigation by Woodson Terrace police. Witnesses said the suspect repeatedly mentioned the case of the Ohio man who shared video of himself killing an elderly person on Facebook before opening fire. The Woodson Terrace suspect was arrested in south St. Louis about 12 hours after he allegedly ran from the scene of the shooting. People who had contact with him said his personality seemed to change minutes before he opened […]

  • Police search for armed suspects after Hazelwood Cabela’s store break-in

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Police are searching for two armed suspects this morning after an overnight break in at the Cabela’s store at the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood. Police believe the suspects were after guns and they may have left with some weapons. Glass was shattered on one of the front doors at the store. Hazelwood police got an alarm call at the business around 3:10 a.m. When the first officer arrived, he saw a U-Haul truck driving […]

  • Belleville church celebrates 28 years of Passion Play performances

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Christians around the world are celebrating Easter this weekend. In a Belleville church, members had their faith tested by fire almost a quarter century ago. It was Good Friday 1994 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church when flames broke out. “It was a big deal way back in the day, because I grew up here in the church,” said Jamie Palmer, who portrays Jesus in this year’s Passion Play. Palmer played a thief the night of […]

  • Leaders on both sides of the river hold MetroLink security meeting

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – After a number of high profile crimes on MetroLink trains law enforcement and elected leaders from St. Louis city and county, and St. Clair County met Wednesday afternoon to brainstorm security answers. It appears they have a plan in mind. The next step is to get input from the Bi-State Development Agency. St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern and Sheriff Richard Watson actually took MetroLink from Fairview Heights to the meeting in Clayton. They say […]

  • Train transient charged after attacking good Samaritan who brought him food

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – A St. Clair County man who was reaching out to help the hungry is recovering from a severe beating after the sheriff said a homeless man turned on him. The attack happened earlier this month, near McBride Avenue and Jesse Street under a train trestle along Route 3. The 38-year-old victim, who lives the area, was offering food to some transients when something went wrong and he was attacked. Authorities said four men and […]

  • St. Louis gathers to toast Rock ‘n Roll pioneer Chuck Berry

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)- A special tribute was held in the Delmar Loop Saturday night to celebrate the life of the Father of Rock ‘n Roll. Music pioneer and St. Louis’ own Chuck Berry passed away on March 18, 2017, at his home near Wentzville, MO. He was 90. More than one hundred people turned out to salute Chuck Berry in University City Saturday night. They gathered outside of Blueberry Hill, where Berry performed more than 200 times in the Duck Room. […]

  • City hosts Stray Rescue fundraiser as parties work out details of merger               

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A new and more positive future may be on the way for unwanted cats and dogs in the city of St. Louis. One week ago, it was announced that the city will privatize much of the work of its Animal Care and Control department and that Stray Rescue of St. Louis will take over those operations, which includes the shelter, adoption, and medical treatment of stray animals. The arrangement is not yet finalized as both sides work […]

  • Police investigate third possible suicide at Truman State University fraternity

    KIRKSVILLE, MO (KTVI) – A family in St. Peters is mourning the death of a Truman State University student found dead in his fraternity house. This is the third time since August a student has died at the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house. The first two deaths were ruled suicides. Late Friday afternoon, the coroner said it appears they are dealing with a third suicide case. The coroner’s preliminary findings suggest 18-year-old Joshua Thomas died via hanging. The Alpha Kappa […]

  • Making MetroLink riders ‘feel’ safe

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The suspect in a murder on the MetroLink is in jail Thursday being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond. It’s the second killing tied to the regional transit system in less than a month. “They do they need to get more security over here for real, for real,” said Jameshi Hamilton, a frequent rider. Djion Oates, 18, was charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police said he and 22-year-old […]