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  • Prosecutors say mom concealed daughter’s diabetes for years until she died

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an Alton woman Thursday with intentionally denying medical treatment for her daughter’s diabetes, eventually causing the child’s death. Amber Hampshire was charged with involuntary manslaughter and endangering the life of her 14-year-old child, Emily. She turned herself in at the Alton Police Department late Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors and police believe Hampshire first learned of her daughter’s diagnosis in 2013 when Emily was just 9 years of age but took measures to conceal […]

  • Vatterott College stuns St. Louis students with sudden closure

    BERKELEY, Mo. – Fox 2/KPLR 11 has confirmed with a spokesman that Vatterott’s Career Colleges ceased operations nationally at 4:00pm Monday, December 17, 2018.  In the St. Louis region, the for-profit college runs campuses in Fairview Heights, IL, and Berkeley, St. Charles, and Sunset Hills, MO. They also list on the company website campuses in Cleveland, OH, Des Moines, IA, Joplin, MO, Kansas City, MO, Memphis TN, Oklahoma City, OK, Quincy, IL, Springfield, MO, Tulsa, OK, Wichita, KS. Also in St […]

  • Metro East students provide blankets to foster children

    Troy IL (KTVI) – More than a hundred excited 4th grade students at Silver Creek Elementary School in Troy, Illinois have been working hard to make fleece blankets for the many kids in their area who live in foster homes. Organizers say it’s extremely important for foster children to have a blanket they know will always be there and follow them to wherever home they go. The service project at Silver Creek is in its third year and is near […]

  • Missouri flooding expected to crest in St. Louis next week

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Army Corps of Engineers has activated its Emergency OperationsCenter for flooding coming to the area over the next week. A snapshot of the flooding expected downtown at the Arch appears to show moderate flooding forecasted and a crest on October 15 at 34.9 feet. At that level, Lenore K Sullivan will flood under the Eads Bridge, and the city will have to put up some floodgates. Rain-soaked rivers and creeks continue rising in Missouri, closing […]

  • Judge denies parent’s request for teen to play on junior varsity team

    ST. LOUIS, MO — U.S. District Judge John Ross denied a request by a parent in the Ladue School District for a Temporary Restraining Order that would allow their child to play soccer on the high school Junior Varsity team. The case– Jane Doe v Ladue Horton Watkins High School– was filed last month and sought to compel the federal court to intervene in the roster of the high school JV soccer team. The parent sued when their son, a […]

  • Bridge repairs cause Illinois rush hour delays

    East St. Louis IL (KTVI) – The Illinois Department of Transportation hopes to have lane restrictions lifted by 3 p.m. Wednesday on eastbound Interstate 70 in East St. Louis. The restrictions went into place Tuesday afternoon after IDOT workers noticed a bridge joint repair was needed at Mile Marker 1, just as the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge crosses over the Mississippi and into Illinois. The area is already heavily congested during evening rush hour, and the bridge joint repairs […]

  • Suspicious package at Fairview Heights IRS office reported by witnesses

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL – There is a large police presence outside an Illinois Internal Revenue Office. The emergency crews on the scene appear to involve federal investigators, as well as local police and EMS crews. FOX 2 has talked with the FBI offices in Illinois. A spokesman tells us he’ll have information for us once it is available. Several eyewitnesses say a suspicious package was received at the offices. That package may have contained a white powdery substance. The deadline […]

  • Rush-hour trouble – Emergency repairs underway on Jefferson Barracks Bridge

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Missouri Department of Transportation announced that the two left lanes on the eastbound Jefferson Barracks Bridge are closed for a bridge joint repair. The bridge carries I-255 traffic from Missouri to Illinois. MoDOT says the lanes will be closed through the evening rush hour Tuesday night. The announcement presents some challenges for commuters who rely on the bridge to get home to Illinois after work. MoDOT images of the emergency repair work already indicate traffic backups […]

  • Accident closes westbound I-270 Chain of Rocks Bridge

    (KTVI) – All westbound lanes of westbound I-270 are closed due to a multi-vehicle crash on the bridge. The bridge carries heavy volume traffic during morning rush hour from Illinois to Missouri. The accident occurred just after 7 a.m. this morning and involved several cars and trucks. Bommarito Automotive Sky Fox was over the scene shortly after the accident occurred and found some of the vehicles involved with heavy damage, some turned in the wrong direction after the crash. Morning […]

  • Shooting near Mizzou campus injures two

    Columbia, MO (KTVI) – Columbia Mo Police, in a statement issued Friday afternoon, confirmed the shooting in an apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus. Police report when they arrived on the scene of the shooting at the Cooper Beach Townhomes in the 3300 block of Old Highway 63 South, they found two male victims with gunshot wounds. They described the victims’ wounds as “life threatening” and report both men were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Investigators […]

  • Fairview Heights businesses evacuated after gas leak

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – A contractor doing work behind a Walgreens store at Highway 159 and Lincoln Trail struck a gas line Thursday.  Some gas got into the Walgreens store, the Fairview Heights Fire Department said. Fire officials evacuated the store and helped determine where the gas leak occurred. They then used large fan trucks to ventilate the Walgreens and lower the gas levels. Once the building was back to normal, the store reopened and customers were again inside the […]

  • Police investigate possible explosion in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Authorities were investigating reports of an explosion in south St. Louis Friday afternoon. It took place just before noon in the 1900 block of Hickory, near Lafayette Square. Eyewitnesses we spoke with heard a loud noise and see emergency crews in the neighborhood. Fire officials told FOX 2 they cannot find a scene,. They believe the explosion was a large firework that someone set off. This is no longer an active investigation.