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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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  • Tom Schweich.

    Report: Schweich believed he was target of smears prior to death

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said officers were called to the auditor’s home in the 7100 block of Wydown Boulevard just before 9:50 a.m. for a reported gunshot victim.They found Schweich on the floor of his residence with a single bullet wound. Chief Murphy would not disclose where the gunshot wound occurred. Schweich was rushed to Barnes Jewish […]

  • Former employee charged with assaulting bedridden woman at adult care center

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A former worker at an adult care center has been charged with sexually assaulting a bedridden woman. 48-year-old Chassie Lee Wiggins’ bond is set at $75,000. The details of the case are graphic and disgusting. Court documents indicate the crimes occurred at the Life Care Center on Chouteau in South St. Louis.  Wiggins was charged with first degree sodomy/attempted sodomy and first degree sexual abuse.  The victim, who is in her 50’s, could not defend herself […]

  • Two children rescued from pond in Swansea

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – Two young brothers fell through the ice in Swansea, Illinois Tuesday night. The person who saved the day was just a few years older.  It all happened, at the old Star Brewery pond in Centennial Park.  The boys survived.  When the boys’ grandmother, Ginger Mordis, heard the news she raced to the park.  Mordis said, “My heart was pounding the whole way here.”  Her daughter, who did not want her name disclosed, said, “I thought I […]

  • Puppy revived before being rescued from cold weather

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A puppy stopped breathing after being left outside in the cold and snow.  A St. Louis City Animal Control officer comes to the rescue. A 29-year-old man faces two charges. One puppy was so overcome by the cold; ice had to be removed from the animal’s nose before CPR could be administered. The puppies are about two to three months old. Both lived in a North City neighborhood in the 5200 block of Gilmore. Both were […]

  • Challenging driving conditions in the wake of icy weather

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Drivers were quickly challenged when winter weather rolled into St. Louis Friday night. A driver apparently lost control on Highway 64/40 near Ballas. The car went sliding and turned around facing on-coming traffic. No one was hurt but traffic was back up until the situation became normal again. Cars became coated in ice and sleet. Schools like Parkway West High School moved up basketball games to an earlier time to ensure students and parents would […]

  • Sources: Man starts shooting after parking space taken

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A south city man’s cold-blooded decision could mean a long time in prison out after he pulled out a gun and started shooting after somebody took the parking space he’d previously shoveled out, sources tell Fox 2 News. Mix one felon with two guns and a lot of alcohol, plus intense anger about a parking spot, and bad things can happen. Sources said Terry Moore shoveled a place to park his car Wednesday night in the […]

  • Cold snap has hospitals bracing for cold weather accidents

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One youngster was hospitalized Wednesday night at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as the result of a sledding accident.  Doctors are bracing themselves as more ice and snow are predicted for the weekend. Five children have been treated at Children’s Hospital for injuries suffered while sledding this week. Casey Krummel’s 4-year-old son was hurt sledding.  “Mommy my leg, help me, help me. And I couldn’t even get to him.” The Krummel family was in Highland, Illinois Tuesday […]

  • Cold weather impacts Fat Tuesday parade goers and businesses

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louisans were bracing for bone chilling weather Tuesday night. The Fat Tuesday parade downtown is typically much smaller than the big blow out on Saturday in Soulard.  Those that showed up were prepared for the cold.  Parade-goer Phillip Johnson said, “Its St. Louis it changes all the time.”  Ryan Whifield added, “I’m loving the cold actually I’m from California initially and live in Little Rock now and I’m loving the cold.” At The Alpine Shop […]

  • Illinois town sees over 10 inches of snow

    DORCHESTER, IL (KTVI) – Some residents in Illinois saw some significant accumulation from this storm. Some of the heaviest snow fell in Macoupin County Illinois. Dorchester Illinois claims a population of 150 people. A small community by any measure. But, the National Weather Service says it was buried by a big snowfall. About 10.5 inches of snow fell in the town. it`s difficult to see where the roads end and the fields begin. Roof tops are covered in a heavy […]

  • Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball at city hall

    ST. LOUIS – The mayor’s Mardi Gras ball is more than just a lot of fun, it’s also a fundraiser for the Mardi Gras Foundation, which awards money to different organizations in Soulard and downtown. In recent years, money has been given to put wrought-iron fencing around parks in Soulard, as well as cash for the Gene Slay Boys’ Club. The foundation recently funded a new playground in Lucas Park. Some of the flowers and shrubs you see around downtown […]

  • Railroad vandalism putting drivers at risk

    BRIGHTON, IL (KTVI)– Acts of vandalism could lead to people getting killed in Brighton, Illinois. The Macoupin County sheriff says railroad crossing warning systems have been damaged by the vandals between Brighton and Shipman, Illinois. Since the first of the year, half dozen crossings have been hit. You can see the broken remains of one of the red lights that have since been repaired. When the sheriff posted this surveillance photo of a suspect on the department’s Facebook page the […]

  • Man accused of killing 3 Muslims, once lived in Sorento IL

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The suspect in the North Carolina killings used to live in Metro East. 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks got divorced at the Madison County Courthouse in 2004 in Edwardsville.  His wife was given custody of their child.  He lived for several years about 30 miles northeast of Edwardsville in Sorento, Illinois. Dennis Cruthis lives in Sorento. Cruthis said, “It’s completely shocking to me. I would never expect something like that out of him.” Cruthis sold Craig Hicks […]