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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 COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 28-year-old man Friday for wounding a county police officer. According to prosecutors, the shooting occurred Thursday around 8:30 p.m. in the 10400 block of Royal Drive. That’s in the Castle Point neighborhood. Between 4 and 6 officers had responded to the home on Royal Drive to arrest a suspect wanted for assault with a firearm. While officers were knocking on the door of the home, […]

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    Three St. Louis firefighters injured battling south city blaze

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Three St. Louis firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in south city Thursday morning. The fire was reported around 7 a.m. Three firefighters were shocked; two of them also fell through a staircase into the basement. “It’s a very tough and severe and grueling activity,” said St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson. The chief is a third generation firefighter. He knows the dangers of firefighting by heart. “The only comforting factor is how good we […]

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    St. Louis women send strong message to Congress for passage of “Safe Act”

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis women are sending a strong message to lawmakers in Washington to do something to help victims of domestic violence by passing the “Safe Act.” It was an emotional Wednesday night at the YWCA Woman’s Place.  The group assists women escape the violence and basically holds their hands through the entire process. About 50 women and me gathered to remember the victims and honor the survivors of domestic violence. Carla Maley works at Woman’s Place.  […]

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    Foundry St.Louis reveals some plans for MLS team in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A group wanting to bring professional soccer to St. Louis held an open house Tuesday night. Soccer fans showed up to learn about the organization’s plans. There are two groups trying to attract a team, the one holding the open house is called Foundry St. Louis.  Both groups share the same goal: To bring MLS to St. Louis but they are going about it in different ways. Dan Cordes is the CEO of Foundry St. Louis, […]

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    Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity suspended after 2 students are injured

    ROLLA, MO (KTVI) – The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology is temporarily suspended during the investigation into a recent incident that resulted in the injuries of two students. Both are believed to be pledges. No one answered the door at the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity house Monday night. Officials are not saying how the two students were injured, or even what condition they are in. “The University takes any sort to threat to our student body […]

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    University of Missouri fraternity under investigation for allegedly teaching pledges how to use date rape drugs

    COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI)- A University of Missouri fraternity already suspended for possible racial problems is under investigation for allegedly giving pledges date rape drugs and instructing them to use them on female students. A Mizzou spokeswoman confirms both the Civil Rights & Title IX as well as the Student Conduct officers are investigating the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Dozens of pages of documents Fox 2 obtained reveal allegations of serving alcohol to underage students, hazing pledges and probably the most serious, […]

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    Officer Blake Snyder laid to rest Thursday

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    St. Louisians gather to pay final respects to Officer Blake Snyder

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    Investigators need help to identify body found along I-44

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    St. Louis County libraries tossing out hundreds of books during renovations

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    Armed thieves targeting lawn care workers for expensive equipment

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say a man armed with a gun stole a grass trimmer while workers were taking care of a homeowner’s yard. People in the lawn care business say these crimes have been going on all over the area for weeks. The grass trimmers the pros use can cost cost up to $500. It’s a big hit economically when one is stolen. People wonder just how desperate criminals are getting. Police say Heather Shinall and Brian […]

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    Final preparations ahead of presidential debate at Wash. Univ.

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The countdown is on at Washington University as crews were scrambling to get everything ready for the upcoming presidential debate University officials began planning for this almost 10 months ago. The debate is Sunday, October 9. “I think it’s pretty exciting to have a presidential debate here,” said student Michaela Morhaus. Temporary cellphone towers have been put in place. Plywood now covers the basketball court in the field house where the debate will take place; carpeting […]