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  • Belleville Teen Builds ‘Little Free Libraries’ to Promote Reading

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)– A Belleville teenager, working on becoming an Eagle Scout, wanted to promote reading and sharing with a scout project, so he build free libraries.Brendan Heidenfelder, 17, said he learned of Little Free Library from a friend and quickly found out they were a hit in cities around the country, including Chicago. Heidenfelder decided to build four in Belleville. The Little Free Libraries are boxes, placed in public, so people can take and share books. Heidenfelder drew up plans, put together a budget […]

  • Police Seek Suspects in R.V. Center Thefts

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Police in Hazelwood are investigating vandalism and theft  Apache Village. Employees of the R.V. dealership and service center arrived Wednesday to find broken glass and debris scattered through their lot and quickly learned more than 20 recreational vehicles and campers were hit. Windows were smashed,  screens ripped and personal items stolen. Police say the suspects were likely looking for items they could quickly pawn or sell; maybe for drug money. Apache Village service center customers owned […]

  • Police: Truck Transporting Medical Mice Stolen

    St Charles, MO (KTVI) -Two St. Charles County men have been charged with stealing a Freightliner truck Wednesday morning at a motel on Zumbehl. Police say 30-year-old Dustin Mass and 23-year-old Matthew Haney smashed the window of the truck and started driving toward I-70. The driver of the semi-truck had left it running because it was carrying 2000 medical mice. The mice were valued at $10,000. Police say employees at the hotel alerted the driver to the theft. The transport […]

  • Arson Damages St. Louis Alderman’s Community Office

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It was a wake up call St. Louis Alderman Antonio French didn’t expect Thursday; his community office was on fire. French says his office alarm company called around 4:00AM. He rushed to the office and discovered the fire. It was contained to the lobby of his workspace at 4202 Natural Bridge. The front door was charred, soot covered the carpet and walls, a couch was ruined and mini blinds melted. The St. Louis Fire Department […]

  • O’Fallon, Mo Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI)– A 7th grade math teacher from Fort Zumwalt West Middle School is arrested for having child porn. District Superintendent Dr. Bernard DuBray says Matt Hansen, 38, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography. He was arrested Monday morning during a suicide attempt in Van Buren County, Iowa. Police said he had climbed a cellular tower and was threatening to jump.  Sheriff’s deputies talked him down and he was arrested on a warrant from Missouri.  DuBray said he was […]

  • Drugs, Money Found in Belleville Area Raid

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A raid on an unincorporated Belleville home nets drugs, cash and an arrest. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department had been investigating the home at 6 Kingsway Drive near Belleville for a month because of reports of increased traffic and possible drug dealings at the residence. Drug and tactical unit detectives conducted several controlled buys of cannabis out of the residence over the month long investigation. During the undercover purchases officers noticed the suspect had a […]

  • Child Discovers Mobile Meth Lab Behind Family Home

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – An 8-year-old is credited with finding a mobile meth lab behind his family’s home.  The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department was called after a family reported suspicious activity behind their home in the 2300 block of State Route 3 in East Carondelet. Deputies say an 8-year-old child discovered a meth lab in a gym bag after hearing a “boom” in the woods.The home owner told authorities they had allowed family members to stay at […]

  • KFUO Radio Celebrates Milestone

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis radio station that spreads the message of the Lutheran Church celebrated its 85th year broadcasting Tuesday. Radio station KFUO-AM has had the same studio location at Concordia Seminary in Clayton for all 85 years. Listeners first heard KFUO’s call sign and religious message in the 1920s and nearly a century later the station still spreads the same message from the same location. KFUO went on the air in 1927 becoming the only radio […]

  • Man Charged in Pizza Delivery Driver Murder

    UPDATE – The second suspect has been arrested in the pizza delivery murder HILLSDALE, MO (KTVI) – A Hillsdale man is charged in the Saturday night murder of an Imo’s Pizza delivery driver. Chester Woods, 20, of the 2100 block of Rosebud is charged with Second Degree Murder and First Degree Robbery. He’s held on $250,000 bond. Danill Maksimenko was delivering pizza overnight Saturday in the 2100 block of Erick when he was shot and killed while in his car.  […]

  • Pictures: Before & After Tattoo Removal

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Here are some pictures of tattoo removal, before and after.

  • Man Arrested For Alleged Carriage Jacking

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis man is behind bars after police say he stole a horse-drawn carriage and assaulted the driver and the horse. It happened late Tuesday night near 8th and Chestnut. A driver and horse from St. Louis Carriage Company were the victims. Jenny Holzum is a spokeswoman for the company. She said, “I’m angry I’m real angry. He put people in danger all over the city.” A man who police identified as Johnny Medina, […]

  • Washington University Student Dies From Meningitis

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A Washington University student has died from complications of meningococcal disease diagnosed three weeks ago. Emily Benatar passed away at Barnes Jewish Hospital Wednesday morning. Benatar was a first-year student from California attending the College of Arts & Sciences. Washington University officials say Benatar’s family was with her when she passed away. The Washington University flag at Brookings Hall will be lowered for the remainder of the week in Benatar’s honor. Emily Benatar’s family will be […]

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