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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 families worry about what will happen next in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The crisis in Ferguson has been hard on all the police officers called in to keep the town secure. And, it’s been difficult for their families. The wife of an officer talked with us as long as we did not identify her, she said, “My husband is there every night to protect them he’s the good guy not the bad guy he’s the one who’s trying to keep everyone safe.” Her husband, an area police officer […]

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    Tear gas tossed to disrupt demonstrators

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors met with a line of police at the burned QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson Monday evening. Protesters were on the scene most of the day,  shouting demands and filling  the streets. The crowds  started marching down the road at dusk.  Police were concerned that they were going to start turning cars over.  They told demonstrators to go home.  The police they tossed tear gas near the demonstrators.  Rubber bullets were fired by authorities […]

  • Officer’s name released; Michael Brown allegedly involved in convenience store robbery

    (KTVI)- Chief Tom Jackson confirms that the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is Darren Wilson. Michael Brown was allegedly involved in a convenience store robbery that occurred on August 9th. The dispatch records and video footage of the strong arm robbery that occurred between 11:52:58 and 11:54 am have been released. The chief did not discuss the attempted apprehension of Brown. That portion of the investigation will be conducted by the county prosecutor’s office. The […]

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    Peaceful night of protests in Ferguson at the hands of Captain Ron Johnson

    (KTVI)- The new person in charge brought some calm come to the protests in Ferguson Thursday night. For the past four mornings the violence, the tear gassing, the rubber bullets and the concussion grenades were used by police against protestors in the city. Troopers joined the march with citizens. Instead of police in riot gear blocking the street, traffic was flowing and there wasn’t an armored vehicle in sight. It is all about a new approach and that includes a […]

  • Police shoot man pointing gun at officers in Ferguson; woman shot in drive-by

    FERGUSON (KTVI) — There has been another police shooting in Ferguson overnight. Around 1 a.m., four men in ski masks armed with shotguns approached a crowd at Sheffingdell Ct. and Chambers Rd. Police arrived to hear shots fired, and see people running.  One officer chased a suspected shooter. Officers say the gunman pointed his handgun at the officer. The officer shot the man. The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police recovered the suspect’s handgun. The officer was not injured. In a […]

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    “Snitches Get Stitches” message spray painted on burned-out QuikTrip

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An employee who was working the Quik Trip that was looted and burned told a terrifying story of survival. The 18 year old man didn’t want to be identified but he did say, “Terrifying very, very, terrifying. Madden says: tell me what was going through your mind. Worker: I thought I was going to die tonight, I really thought I was going to die tonight. His mother added, “I’m very thankful that he’s alright.” The […]

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    Three robbed at gunpoint downtown

    (KTVI) -Three people were robbed at gunpoint downtown Thursday night after walking to their car from Ballpark Village. Police say around 10:30 p.m. they were approached by two men with guns in the 500 block of Locust, about six blocks from Busch Stadium. The suspects demanded their cell phones and money. No one was injured. They walked back to the ball park to report the robbery. Less than two months ago in late June, a group of five people were […]

  • Woman accused of faking cancer for money says she’s innocent

    (KTVI) – Police in Troy, Illinois accused a woman of deceiving people by telling them she had cancer and her son had leukemia in order to get donations.  Police said the woman and her little boy are not sick. The suspect is 25 year old Melissa Barton.  Barton said, “All I want to do is clear my name.” Police said Barton told a Maryville church she and her son had cancer and she needed $600 to pay the rent.  The […]

  • St. Louis County crime lab already paying dividends

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Crime Lab has been open about nine months and already the people that work in the lab are making great strides.  The lab cost $10 million and employees say it’s worth every penny. Brandy Likes works in the chemistry section.  She said, “In the old lab we we’re actually working on top of each other.” The new facility is more than 3 times as large as the old 8000 square foot space. […]

  • Voters reject Missouri transportation sales tax hike “Amendment 7″

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Missouri voters defeat sales tax hike that would have funded over 800 transportation projects. More: Missouri’s August 5th primary election results from FOX 2 News Voters got to decide on five amendments at the polls. But, it was the proposed sales tax increase for transportation projects that created a big buzz across the state. The vote “No” people tell me they`re not against improvements to transportation, they don`t like the way the make-up of the […]

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    Metal detectors to be employed Tuesday at Busch Stadium

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A new layer of security will be in place at Busch Stadium Tuesday for the Cards versus Red Sox game.  If you’re going to the game you may want to arrive a few minutes early. It’s going to be similar to airport security, you’ll have to empty your pockets of items like cell phones, but at Busch you can leave on your belt and your shoes on. Cardinal fans like Kevin Luebke are endorsing the addition […]

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    Former basketball coach facing sex charges 17 years after alleged abuse

    JERSEYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A former basketball coach and school board president in Metro East Illinois is accused of sexual abuse involving a boy. The suspect is 41-year-old Rodney L. Bailey. He coached In Jerseyville from 1998 to 2005. The three alleged offenses happened in the summer of 1997 away from school grounds.  The charges are disturbing and graphic. Bailey is charged with 3 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If convicted he could spend 12 years and prison and […]