CLEARFIELD, UT – Three Utah schools are on lockdown for an unspecified threat. The lockdowns at Clearfield High and South Clearfield Elementary were lifted, but the lockdown at North Davis Jr. High remains in effect. According to FOX affiliate KSTU an anonymous call regarding a potential threat was received and no threat was found after a search. FOX 13 also received reports of a large police presence and road closures in the area.
(KTVI) – Several communities have big Memorial Day events planned for Monday. Jefferson Barracks Memorial Day service will begin at 10:00am Monday. St. Peters will host a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony in front of city hall at 9:30am Monday. The Sappington-Concord Historical Society will host a Memorial Day celebration at Memorial Park at 10:00am Monday . Ellisville will host a Memorial Day event at the Lafayette War Memorial in Bluebird Park at 10:00am. Lake St. Louis will hold a Memorial Day observance at Lake St. Louis Veteran’s Memorial Park at 11:00am. The Monroe County courthouse in Waterloo, Illinois, will hold a Memorial Day service for the fallen at 11:00am. There are also two big Memorial Day parades. The parade in Alton, Illinois , started in 1868 and is billed as the
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Monday afternoon’s devastating tornado in the Oklahoma City suburbs brought to mind a May 1999 E5 twister that killed 36 people and smashed some of the same communities. On May 3, 1999, a total of 74 tornadoes pummeled Kansas and Oklahoma, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The states counted a total of 46 dead. Thirty-six died in Oklahoma City. The strongest tornado, rated a maximum EF5 on the Fujita Tornado Scale, tracked for nearly an hour and a half along a 38-mile path from Chickasha through south Oklahoma City and the suburbs of Bridge Creek, Newcastle, Moore, Midwest City and Del City. Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma city, with a preliminary rating of EF4, also struck Moore and Newcastle. According to the National Weather Service’s Sto
Fox 2 Sports reporter Maurice Drummond talks it over with new Cardinals closer Edward Mujica. Since taking over for Jason Motte, who will miss the season due to elbow surgery, Mujica is 11 for 11 in save opportunities. Mujica discusses his approach to saving games for the Cardinals.
(KTVI) – John Gast will make his Major League debut Tuesday night, starting against the Mets. The 24-year old lefty was 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA at Triple A Memphis and began the season with 32 consecutive scoreless innings. Gast was a 6th round pick out of Florida State in 2010 and was called up when Jake Westbrook was put on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury. FOX 2′s Charlie Marlow has the story from Busch Stadium with interviews from Gast, Mike Matheny and John Mozeliak.
PERCY, IL (KTVI)– A final farewell during the funeral for four children killed in last Friday’s fire in Percy, Illinois. Twelve-year-old Ethan, 9-year-old Kailey, and 5-year-old twins Brandon and Landon Owen died in the fire. Their parents, another sibling and relative made it out of the burning house. Derrick Twardoski is accused in the arson and faces four counts of first-degree murder for the crime. Related Stories: Visitation Held For Children Killed In Percy Fire Percy Fire Suspect Appears In Court On 4 Counts Of 1st Degree Murder Funeral Planned For Children Killed In Percy, IL Fire “Dispute” May Have Led To Fire That Killed 4 Kids Man Charged In Fire That Killed Four Children
(KTVI)-We have certainly jumped out of the drought pattern of last summer and fall. It took until the end of the winter and early spring but it is another example that weather and climate is always changing, many times rather quickly. Getting locked into patterns is not what St. Louis weather is all about. June 2013 June can be a strange month for weather. Spring is trying to hang on but the trend is for summertime. I think the wet start to the spring season will tend to slow that process down. The key to my June forecast is what has happened up to this point in the spring season. The added snow and rain and the classic temperature swings will lay the ground work for the early summer weather. So this June summer will start to take control but it looks like a slow process, slow for June any
WATERLOO, ILLINOIS (KTVI)– Residents of Waterloo, Illinois helped make a wish come true for a 5-year-old boy battling cancer. KPLR 11’S Patrick Clark introduces us to a brave little cowboy and his twin brother who got to spend the day in the country, like kings. Pink and purple were the primary colors in Waterloo Thursday, but it was this town`s red carpet that took the Charles family by surprise. Residents of Waterloo lined up to make it a memorable day for 5-year-old Joe-Joe and his twin brother Patrick. Joe-Joe is battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. Today he and his family came from their Kansas home for a country experience in Monroe County. “When you pull up and see this many people and the crowd cheering on a little boy they`ve never met before,” says Angela Charl
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Attorney Jeffrey Millar is seeking a class action lawsuit against grocery chain Schnucks in Saint Clair County. SUITS HAVE also been filed in federal court in Missouri and Illinois. Eventually a judge could combine these suits into one action, though that would take some time. The suits allege negligence on Schnucks behalf by not notifying its customers about the hacking incidents. Schnucks Lawsuit website: SchnucksClassAction.info Previous story: Schnucks Hit With Lawsuit After Cyber Attacks
(CNN) — Serbia’s president apologized Thursday for the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, but declined to characterize the killings as an act of genocide. “I kneel and ask for forgiveness,” President Tomislav Nikolic told Bosnian TV. “I apologize for the crimes committed by any person in the name of Serbia.” Nikolic came under fire last year short after he was elected by declaring, according to published reports, there was no “genocide” in Srebrenica. He has since been urged by Bosnian leaders to acknowledge the killings, which the prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia have described as a systematic extermination. Over a period of five days in July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army conducted a brutal takeover of the town. Abou
BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI)– Three Belleville men are under arrest, accused in St. Clair County car burglaries. Paul O’Keefe and Philip Ney are charged with burglary. Anthony Bruce is charged with theft. Investigators say they were involved in four car burglaries in Fairview Heights, Mascoutah, Freeburg and unincorporated Belleville. Police say the men were using a stolen credit card at an O’Fallon, Illinois Wal-mart just before their arrest.
MANCHESTER, MO (KTVI)– A Manchester woman is accused of smashing a cocktail glass into a bartender’s face as she was being removed from a bar in Chesterfield. The bartender suffered a broken nose that required a surgery to correct and a large gash that had to be attended to by a plastic surgeon. Jayne K. Baning, 52, of the 600 block of Chatelet Lane in Manchester , was charged Friday with second-degree assault.
The dates and times are now set for the St. Louis Rams Pre-Season games that will air on FOX-2, your Home of the Rams. Thursday August 8th at 7pm: Rams at Cleveland Browns. Saturday August 17th at 7pm: Green Bay Packers at Rams. Thursday August 29th at 7pm: Baltimore Ravens at Rams. The Rams other pre-season game is a network game in Denver. All FOX-2 GAMES will begin with coverage at 6:30pm with Rams Game Day Live.
(KTVI) – Move over Cheech and Chong! A college student created a giant Marijuana joint at a festival over the weekend on the University of California Santa Cruz Campus. But it didn’t go over well with authorities. The 25-year-old man suspected of creating it was arrested for possessing more than an ounce of marijuana. The joint weighed two and a half pounds.
BOSTON, MA — Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen standing behind 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the explosion in a picture just released by the FBI. The backpack, believed to hold the pressure cooker explosives is on the ground in the photo The bag is two feet away from 8-year-old Martin Richard. The boy’s sister and mother were also injured when the bomb exploded. Richard’s mother reportedly lost her leg in the attack. Full story: One Boston Bombing Suspect Dead, Other On The Loose The FBI named Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as suspects in the bombing. Tamerlan was shot and killed by Boston police in the overnight hours of Friday, April 19. Boston police said the brothers shot and killed a police officer, stole a vehicle and threw ex
ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Dr. Krister Knapp teaches a Global War On Terrorism class at Washington University. He was especially touched by Monday’s bombings at the Boston marathon. “I lived in Boston ten years went to graduate school there and I’m originally from New England,” said Knapp. Given that, it’s no surprise Dr. Knapp used the tragic event as a topic of discussion in Tuesday’s class. The catch is his students – juniors and seniors – were no longer students. They were pretending to be members of the National Security Council addressing President Obama about who maybe responsible for the blasts. “These terrorist attacks happen so quickly. They seem to come out of the blue,” Knapp added. Dr. Knapp made his instructions perfectly clear. “What I’d like to get your thoughts on is whether
(CNN) — Twitter is notorious for killing off the living, sometimes thanks to a hoax and sometimes, as was the case on Monday, through an unfortunate hashtag. #Nowthatchersdead popped up on Twitter following the news that Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died at 87. But thanks to its lack of capitalization, some fans of the singer Cher read it as Now That Cher’s Dead and started panicking: “Did Cher die?! #nowthatchersdead” “#nowthatchersdead Cher is dead?!?!?!” “Just heard that Cher is dead! cc @serafinowicz” “Seen a #nowthatchersdead tweet. Is Cher dead?!?!?!!!” And in came the obligatory RIPs: “Oh dear. #nowthatchersdead is trending. First Margret Thatcher and now Cher. It’s been one crazy day. #RIP” “RIP Cher, I only wish we could turn back time…” “RIP Cher. At
SEATTLE, WA (KCPQ) – A man attempting to sell a Kindle was robbed and sexually assaulted at gunpoint in a online classified advertisement gone wrong, Seattle police said Sunday. According to police, a 27-year-old male and a male suspect met Sunday morning on a social networking site. The victim allegedly gave the suspect his address and told him he was going to sell the Kindle. When the suspect arrived, the man pretended to show interest in the Kindle until he suddenly pulled out a small handgun. The suspect then directed the victim to the bedroom where he sexually assaulted him, police said. The suspect went into the bathroom after the assault and the victim was able to climb out his bedroom window to a neighbor’s house, police said. The suspect took the Kindle, an iPhone and an iPad from
NEW YORK – David Ranta, who was released from prison a day earlier because of a wrongful conviction, suffered a heart attack Friday evening, according to his lawyer. “My office is happy to report that he’s been stabilized and is being treated in cardiac intensive care at a metropolitan hospital,” Pierre Sussman said in a statement released Saturday. Ranta’s second-degree murder conviction stemmed from the 1990 killing of a rabbi during a diamond heist. A witness two decades later came forward and said he had been coached to identify Ranta from a police lineup. After an investigation, prosecutors recommended that Ranta’s conviction be tossed out. “Mr. Ranta, to say that I’m sorry for what you have endured would be an understatement and grossly inadequate, but I say it to you anyway,” Judge
Cardinals closer Jason Motte will be shut down for the next week with pain in his right elbow, the club announced on Saturday morning. Motte has been diagnosed with a mild muscle flexor strain in his right (pitching) arm. Motte last pitched on Thursday against the Mets and complained of pain in his right elbow after the game. Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak said Motte will likely being the 2013 regular season on the disable list. Mitchell Boggs will move in as the Cardinals closer in Motte’s absence.