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  • Carrie Underwood tweets “Labor” Day announcement

    (KTVI)- Country music star and American Idol winner Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first baby! The singer announced the news to her fans via Twitter. The tweet read, “In honor of “Labor” Day…Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier!” In honor of "Labor" Day…Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier! pic.twitter.com/bROrzuHJ4J — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 1, 2014 With over 30,000 […]

  • Water main break near 18th at Chestnut

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A water main break has been reported near 18th Street and Chestnut in downtown St. Louis. MSD has been notified. This has been an ongoing problem in the area. FOX 2 will keep you updated as details become available.

  • Cardinals first African American pitcher honored with Living Legend Award

    (KTVI)- At 90-years-old, many people would have enough stories to fill a book. But no one’s book would be quite like Reverend William Greason. Rev. Greason is a World War II veteran who played in the Negro Baseball League and pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has been honored with the Living Legend Award from the Negro League Baseball Association. CNN’s Nick Valencia reports on how Greason lives up to his title. “Those were the good ole days.” Bill […]

  • Donor pays rent for homeless little leaguer

    (KTVI)- One of Chicago’s star little league players has a new home to call his own, thanks to a generous donor. Jaheim Benton,12, helped take the Jackie Robinson West team all the way to a second-place finish at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series. But Benton and his family were homeless. His family was forced to split up and have been staying with family and friends since June. The owner of a local funeral home heard about their situation […]

  • Labor Day Parade downtown St. Louis

    (KTVI)- Rain in the forecast could put a damper on Monday’s annual Labor Day Parade in downtown St. Louis. The event is sponsored by the St. Louis Labor Council. The parade is set to begin on 15th Street and Olive at 9 a.m. It will head down Tucker, past City Hall, then west on Market Street. Additional Labor Day parades will be in Belleville and Granite City at 10 a.m. FOX 2 will be represented at the St. Louis parade […]

  • Officer Ron Zeigler writes his own ticket to retirement

    (KTVI)- If you pushed the pedal to the medal through Rock Hill, you’ve probably received a ticket from this officer. After nearly forty years of service, and three attempts to quit, officer Ron Zeigler has written his own ticket to retirement. Zeigler is known for handing out an average of 420 traffic violations per month. Friday, August 29th is Zeigler’s last day on the job.    

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has “cut a rug” again

    (KTVI)- Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford danced through the aisles of what could be his final city council meeting on Thursday. Once again, Ford displayed his “major moves” for everyone in attendance. Some are labeling his recent act a “Kumbaya Moment.” Shortly before council members headed to lunch, a reggae version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” began to play. Ford hopped up from his seat and started dancing all by himself. Mayor Ford made international headlines in December 2013, after a […]

  • Japanese Festival returns to Missouri Botanical Garden

    (KTVI)- The Japanese Festival is returning to the Missouri Botanical Garden this Labor Day weekend. The festival will begin on August 30th at 10 am. Come out and enjoy Japanese cuisine, drinks, art, dance and entertainment. Sumo Wrestling will also take place! Tickets are $15 for anyone 13 and older. Children from three to 12 years of age are $5. Japanese Festival Saturday & Sunday August 30th & 31st 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, September 1 (Labor Day) 10:00 […]

  • DWI security checkpoints to increase over Labor Day weekend

    (KTVI)- Do you have plans to travel during this Labor Day weekend? If so, be prepared to see an increase in police patrols and sobriety checkpoints across various parts of Missouri. The change is a part of the nationwide campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Police also plan to crack down on seat belt violations and speeding. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving every year. […]

  • St. Nicholas Greek Festival to kick off Labor Day weekend

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The 97th Annual St. Nicholas Greek Festival is this Labor Day weekend. The festivities are set begin on Friday night in the Central West End. Admission is free. Be prepared to enjoy Greek food, beer and wine, along with live dancing and music. Volunteers have prepared 250 pans of Baklava, and 12,000 Shish kabobs! Free parking will available in the BJC garage. St. Nicholas Greek Festival Friday, August 29th 5-9pm Saturday & Sunday August 30th-31st 11am-9pm […]

  • Governor Nixon offering more help to Ferguson businesses

    (KTVI)- Governor Jay Nixon is offering more help to Ferguson businesses that were affected by the city’s recent unrest. Nixon says the state of Missouri is committing $1 million dollars in support. State Treasurer Zweifel will oversee distribution of the interest-free loans. The funds will be issued to the businesses that were harmed by the looting and rioting since August 9th.

  • ALS survivor sends heartfelt thank you to Ice Bucket Challenge participants

    GRANITE, CITY, IL (KTVI)- We switched gears in the Web World Thursday morning to highlight an ALS survivor. Don Stewart, 74, from Granite City, has battled with the illness for close to seven years. Stewart uses an oxygen machine to assist with breathing. On August 23rd, he made a heartfelt and impressive challenge of his own. Stewart did without his oxygen machine for 50 seconds, to post a video to YouTube. He has simply been amazed and very thankful about […]

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