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    “Half Ton Killer” drops 800lbs to care for kids after sister confesses

    HOUSTON, TX — A woman weighing more than 1,000lbs once took the blame for killing her 2-year-old nephew. Mayra Rosales, 34, was dubbed the “Half Ton Killer.” She has now lost 800lbs and her sister has confessed to killing the toddler. Rosales’ 2-year-old nephew died after her sister hit him with a hair brush in 2008. Her sister begged her to take the blame, telling her that she had already given up on life. Rosales later told ABC she was […]

  • First Birthdays: February 28, 2015

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)Happy Birthday to our little viewers turning 1 this weekend. Each of our birthday boys and girls gets a coupon for a discount on an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Want to get your child’s picture on the air? Click here for the details.

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    Homeowner says he shot Franklin County man in self-defense

    ROBERTSVILLE, MO (KTVI)-The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of a man in Robertsville, MO. Around 9:20pm Thursday, deputies responded to a home in the 1000 block of Osage Parkway where the homeowner told police that he had shot the man, whom he knew. The victim, identified only as a 60-year-old man, was located just inside the front door of the home. The homeowner told police that he and the victim had been in a prior argument. […]

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    Missouri’s First Lady to lead trade mission to Cuba after Schweich’s death

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Governor will no longer be traveling to Cuba to take part in a planned trade mission after the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich.  First Lady Georganne Nixon will represent the State of Missouri with delegation, according to a release fom the governor’s office.  They will be traveling to Havana from March 1-4. The group of 95 current and former government officials, industry representatives, and agriculture leaders will meet with high level Cuban […]

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    Parents tattoo legs to match 18-month-old daughter’s birthmark

    GRIMSBY, England — A couple in England tattooed their legs to ensure their daughter never felt different or alone in the world. Adam and Tanya Phillips’ new tattoo duplicates the strawberry rose birthmark their 18-month-old daughter Honey-Rae was born with. Her birthmark stretches from her toes to her lower back. Honey-Rae’s mother Tanya told the Mirror, “She’s struggled to breathe when she was first born and was rushed to the special care unit. When I went to see her she […]

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    Teen to stand trial as adult for hammer attack death of Zemir Begic

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A teen faces charges for a deadly hammer attack in the Bevo Mill Neighborhood. Darrion Johner, 16, will stand trial as an adult in the murder of Zemir Begic. St. Louis Police say back in November Johner and three others exchanged words as Begic walked past them and got in his car near Gravois and Itaska.  Begic was then attacked and struck with multiple hammers.

  • The latest concerts coming to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post-Dispatch music critic Kevin Johnson has the scoop on the big concerts coming to town. Concert calendar: Sam Smith, July 30, Chaifetz J. Cole, Big Sean, July 24, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Ed Sheeran, May 10, moving from Chaifetz Arena to Scottrade Center Toni Braxton, Dinner with the Stars, April 25, Peabody Jimmy Buffett, June 4, lawn tickets sold out, reserved seating still available Pointfest, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Chevelle, May 23 Kevin Smith, […]

  • Read Across America Day at Chesterfield Mall

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Mark your calendars, Monday is Read Across America Day which falls every year on March 2nd on Doctor Seuss’s Birthday. To celebrate Chesterfield Mall will host a free family reading event Saturday.  The free family reading event runs from 11am to 12:30pm Saturday in the St. Luke’s Hospital play area on the lower level of Chesterfield Mall near Sears.

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    First Chinese New Year Festival in University City this weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A new festival is promoting cultural awareness this weekend. The first Chinese New Year Festival in University City will feature dragon dances like the ones in Asia. Friday night’s event features a ten-course meal at Lulu’s Seafood on Olive. Saturday afternoon at 4pm there’s a free dragon dance at Delmar and Westgate. Then, singing and dancing Saturday night at 7pm at Create Space on Delmar. More information:

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    St. Louis Zoo marking International Polar Bear Day by dropping temps

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This cold weather is perfect for celebrating International Polar Bear Day. The St. Louis Zoo is marking the day by dropping its thermostat settings by two degrees in its administrative offices.  They’re trying to raise awareness of climate changes affecting the polar bear’s natural habitats. The new Polar Bear Point at the Zoo is set to open this summer. The Penguin and Puffin Coast next door is set to reopen next Thursday after 18 months […]

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    Cold weather slows road work on Lemay Ferry

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The cold weather is slowing work on a collapsed sewer main in South County. The northbound lane of Lemay Ferry is closed at Keller Plaza Drive. MSD says the job is bigger than they thought. so, more experienced contractors have been called in. Repairs may not be completed until next Friday. Drivers should take Butler Hill Road to I-55 as a detour.

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    Anthem facing St. Louis County lawsuit over data breach

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Insurance company Anthem is facing a St. Louis County lawsuit over its recent data breach. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that a group of lawyers filed the suit in St. Louis County circuit court last week.  It alleges Anthem and its affiliated insurance companies in Missouri failed to provide safeguards to protect customer data. The stolen data included names, birthdays, social security numbers and employment information. The petition requests that the court certify the […]