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    Belleville woman charged with sexual assault of a minor

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police have charged Rebecca Hettenhausen,34, with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a minor. Her bail is set at $250,000. She was previously charged with criminal sexual assault on August 20th. That incident occurred in the 1400 block of North Charles street.

  • St. Louis County Library named “Library Of The Year”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  “Library Of The Year” is the newest award for the St. Louis County Library. The award comes from the Missouri Library Association. Last year more than 6 million people visited at least one of the library’s 20 branches.  Circulation for the year was 15-million items. In recent years the library has added more community outreach programs, including summer lunches at certain locations and delivering books by van to readers in north county. The award is […]

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    Apple: iCloud not breached in nude celebrity photo leaks

    No one knows yet if this is how hackers leaked nude photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others. But accessing their backup was the most likely way they found the photos, given the circumstances. For instance, Hollywood actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead said she deleted her photos “long ago.” The only likely scenario is that she erased them from her device — but not the backups on the cloud. Apple says that the breaches in security were targeted […]

  • Creve Coeur city planners meet on status of drive-thru restaurants

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Creve Coeur city planners could take a new step Tuesday toward clearing up the status of drive thru restaurants. There’s only one drive thru in Creve Coeur right now.  Residents have fought attempts to lower the three-acre requirement for a drive thru, citing traffic and noise concerns. Creve Coeur’s planning and zoning commission members meet Tuesday to  consider lowering the acreage required to two acres. They could also consider eliminating freestanding drive thrus in favor […]

  • USS Missouri veteran goes to see the “Mighty Mo” one last time

    CHICAGO (WGN) – The USS Missouri helped America fight battles from World War II up until the first Persian Gulf War. However, only a handful of veterans who served aboard the USS Missouri during World War II are still alive. One of them is making a special pilgrimage to Hawaii to see the battleship one last time, Sean Lewis reports.

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    Push being made to add Brooklyn IL to national register

    (KTVI) – A push is underway to add a small metro east village to the ‘National Register of Historic Places.’ Brooklyn, Illinois was founded by a former slave in 1830 and is often cited as the oldest African-American community in the U.S. The ‘Belleville News Democrat’ reports state archaeologists are trying to get it added to the ‘National Register of Historic Places.’ To learn more about the project, click here.

  • Gateway Cup finishes in Benton Park

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The fourth and final leg of the Gateway Cup was held Monday afternoon in historic Benton Park. The technically demanding 1.7 mile course winds around the park and Anheuser-Busch, one of the city’s most nostalgic locations. Named for Missouri’s first senator Thomas Hart Benton, the neighborhood has a blend of stately homes and commercial buildings some dating back to the mid-1800’s.

  • Belleville celebrates Labor Day

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Folks lined the streets of downtown Belleville for its annual Labor Day parade. Various unions were represented along with a high school marching band. Candy and beads were handed out to the crowd. The parade ended at Hough Park where a picnic was held with rides and games for kids.

  • Physicist Stephen Hawking takes ALS ice bucket challenge

    (KTVI) – Physicist Stephen Hawking who has ALS participated in the ice bucket challenge this past weekend. Hawking was diagnosed with ALS when he was 21-year-old and is now 72. The ice bucket challenge has raised more than $100-million dollars for the ALS Association.

  • Fatal accident on I-255

    (KTVI) – The Illinois State Patrol is working a fatal accident on I-255 north of I-64. One person has died and another person was airlifted to a hospital. Three cars were involved in the accident in the southbound lanes of I-255 at mile marker 20. All of injured persons were in one car.

  • Firefighter injured in Wildwood fire

    WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A firefighter was overcome with heat exhaustion while battling a fire in Wildwood. The two alarm fire occurred in the 300 block of Cherry Hill Meadow in the Cherry Hills subdivision late Monday afternoon. The fire broke out in the attic and spread to the deck area. The homeowners made it out and firefighters were also ordered to evacuate the building for safety.

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    KCI terminal temporarily evacuated due to credible bomb threat

    KANSAS CITY, MO (WDAF) – The KCI Airport Terminal B was evacuated due to a credible bomb threat on Sunday evening. A spokesperson for the airport said one individual is in custody after claiming to have placed a bomb in a car in the parking lot. Passengers who were in Terminal B were sent to Terminal C, while the FBI, Kansas City Police Department Bomb Squad, and the Kansas City Fire Department were investigating the scene. Around 8:30 p.m. patrons […]