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  • Woman loses weight, one step at a time

    DES MOINES, IA -An employee at the Des Moines, IA airport has shed an incredible amount of weight, just by walking. Jill Vento has worked at the airport for 10 years. At one point, she weighed 370 pounds. Her weight seemed like just a nuisance until last year. That’s when her doctor diagnosed her with Type 2 diabetes. Refusing to rely on surgery to solve her problem, she started walking to shed the weight. In the beginning, she could only […]

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    Mid-Missouri man charged with sexual assault of two teenagers

    WAYNESVILLE, MO- A former Pulaski County man is in jail facing multiple charges on felony sex offenses with children. Neil M. Couillard, 34, is charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy of a person less than 14 years old, and three counts of incest. A report had been filed with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department that Couillard had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old relative. The suspect had recently moved to Wright County. Investigators went to the new home where they […]

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    Two fatal shootings in St. Louis Friday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis city homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death on Linton Avenue near 21st Street on the city’s north side. Police say the victim, a 35-year-old man, was found shot in the head on the back porch of the home around 8:30pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say there is no suspect or motive at this time. Earlier Friday, police responded to a call of shot fired in the 5800 block of Maffitt, […]

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    St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk to be held Saturday

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – People in downtown St. Louis on Saturday may see a large group of people walking the streets carrying guns. It’s the St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk and organizers say it is designed to call attention to Missouri’s constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. Participants are expected to walk from the Citygarden to the Arch grounds starting at 1:00pm Saturday. The may be carrying slung long guns and holstered pistols. “This is an educational walk,” […]

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    Shots fired in downtown St. Louis overnight

    ST. LOUIS , MO (KTVI)-One man is hospitalized after gunshots were fired early Saturday morning on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. The victim told police he heard gunfire near 19th street just after midnight. He then realized he’d be shot in the leg. His wounds are not considered serious. There is no word on a suspect or motive, so far.

  • Variety Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “The Little Mermaid” is the 6th annual Broadway musical production and the first Disney show presented by Variety Children’s Theatre. Variety serves children with physical and developmental disabilities in the St. Louis region. The show features 14 Variety kids on stage, 13 Variety kids behind the scenes. 9-year-old Nick George plays Flounder.

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    Police cruiser in Friday night crash on I-170

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A Berkeley police cruiser was involved in a crash Friday night in Bel-Ridge. County police say it happened on Natural Bridge Road near I-170  at around 8pm. The cruiser was hit by a driver trying to turn on to I-170 south.  The Berkeley officer suffered minor injuries.

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    Homeless man charged with murder for stabbing victim to death

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A homeless man is being charged in connection with a murder in South St. Louis. The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued warrants for Norberto Castilleja, 43.  He is being charged with Murder in the 1st and armed criminal action. Police say Castilleja stabbed a 32-year-old man to death in the 3400 block of Montana on October 1st. Officers found  John Connor in the street with puncture wounds to the chest, abdomen and back.  They took him […]

  • Suspect arrested in Jefferson County catalytic converters thefts

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI)-A FOX 2 follow up on the theft of nearly $76,000 worth of catalytic converters in Jefferson County. A Londell man has been arrested, but not yet charged in the case. Arnold, MO police pulled the man over for driving erratically and quickly discovered burglary tools. Previous Story: Thieves hitting Jefferson County car dealers They believe he is responsible for a number of thefts from dealerships and repair shops from Arnold to Festus dating back to late last month. […]

  • “I Love Ferguson” store opens, benefits local community

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-The “I Love Ferguson” committee celebrated its storefront opening on south Florissant Avenue Friday. The store sells t-shirts and yard signs to raise money for businesses looted in the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. The grassroots group has been raising money to support businesses impacted by the Ferguson unrest. Group members had been meeting out of a room at the corner coffee house, but on Friday they […]

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    VIDEO: Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) – A Google executive has broken the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert after taking a leap from the edge of space. Alan Eustace’s supersonic jump early Friday from a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon is part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team. The goal is to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore the stratosphere. Eustace started his dive at […]

  • Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright undergoes elbow surgery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Pitcher Adam Wainwright just had undergone surgery on his right elbow.  The Cardinals report he had a small piece of cartilage trimmed.  An initial MRI screening did not pick up any issues.  A second MRI resulted in a decision to undergo a procedure. Wainwright is scheduled to begin physical therapy in two weeks. He may resume his throwing program eight weeks from today.