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Two killed in Granite City house fire

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The Madison County Coroner's Office said Randall Witter, 70 and Rhonda Witter, 59 were killed.

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Illinois State Rep. Dan Beiser to step down effective immediately

State Rep. Beiser, right, at Banker for a Day event in 2015. (Credit: Office of the Illinois State Representative District 111) State Rep. Beiser, right, at Banker for a Day event in 2015. (Credit: Office of the Illinois State Representative District 111)
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Illinois State Representative Dan Beiser released a statement on Sunday announcing he would step down effective immediately. 

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Suspect identified in police pursuit on I-44

The pursuit reached speeds of 90 mph. (Credit: KMOV) The pursuit reached speeds of 90 mph. (Credit: KMOV)
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Police have identified the man that began a police chase on Interstate 44 Saturday.

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Man arrested for DWI, manslaughter in car-crash death of Potosi man

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Police said Robert Phares, 41, of Potosi was arrested Friday evening following a two-car crash in Washington County Friday afternoon.

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Suspect arrested, charged in North St. Louis County quadruple homicide case

Patricia Steward, 56, Joseph Corley, 20, Deandre Kelley Jr., 18, and 10-year-old Terrence Dehart were shot and killed in North County on August 24. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department) Patricia Steward, 56, Joseph Corley, 20, Deandre Kelley Jr., 18, and 10-year-old Terrence Dehart were shot and killed in North County on August 24. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department)
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Police said a 20-year-old is now in custody as the investigation continues.

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Veteran says supervisor at VA denying him prescribed work shift Video included

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Vietnam veteran says his employer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center is denying him the chance to work during the shift recommended by his doctor.

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Panthers owner Richardson selling NFL team

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The Carolina Panthers have announced that owner Jerry Richardson is selling the NFL franchise amid an investigation by the league into allegations of sexual and racist misconduct by Richardson in the workplace. 

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Power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport causes airline cancellations

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At this time, officials say power has returned to Terminal F. Customs and Border Protection says all of its personnel has remained in position at the airport and is ready to process international flights

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Trump: I'm not considering firing special counsel Mueller

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President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office. 

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GoFundMe set up for 20-year-old St. Charles man killed in car crash

Blake Meives, 20, was killed in a car crash Thursday. (Credit: GoFundMe) Blake Meives, 20, was killed in a car crash Thursday. (Credit: GoFundMe)
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A single-car crash early Thursday morning in St. Charles County left one man dead.

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Five shot in separate incidents in St. Louis Saturday; one killed

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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating four separate shootings that happened Saturday.

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Fenton employees set up fundraiser for injured Arnold police officer

The money raised will go directly to the O'Connor family. (Credit: KMOV) The money raised will go directly to the O'Connor family. (Credit: KMOV)
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The Fenton Bar and Grill was packed with regulars and new customers on Saturday night. 

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Delivery deadlines approaching for packages to arrive by Christmas Day

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USPS says the final cut off is Friday, December 22 for packages to arrive by Christmas Day. Wednesday, December 20 is the cut off for priority mail delivery which is a lower shipping rate. 

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Senator McCaskill hosts town hall in Kirkwood

Senator McCaskill hosted her 50th town hall of 2017 . (Credit: KMOV) Senator McCaskill hosted her 50th town hall of 2017 . (Credit: KMOV)
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United States Senator Claire McCaskill hosted her 50th town hall of 2017 in Kirkwood Saturday. 

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Clayco Construction pledges $500,000 to Loop Trolley

A rendering of the Loop Trolley. A rendering of the Loop Trolley.
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Delays have continued to leave the Loop Trolley off the tracks, but a major pledge should help get it rolling this spring.

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Charges issued on DWI suspect who struck police car

John Simpson, 53, was arrested Friday on DWI charges. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department) John Simpson, 53, was arrested Friday on DWI charges. (Credit: St. Louis County Police Department)
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John Simpson, 53, of Robert Ave. in St. Louis has been issued one count of DWI-Physical Injury, a Class E felony.

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10 injured in chain-reaction crash on I-55 in Edwardsville Video included

Multi-car crash on I-55 near Highway 143 in Edwardsville. (Credit: KMOV) Multi-car crash on I-55 near Highway 143 in Edwardsville. (Credit: KMOV)
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Ten people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 55 near Edwardsville Friday afternoon.

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Berkeley man charged in toddler’s death Video included

Gyasi Campbell, 24, is charged with first-degree murder.. Credit: St. Clair County Sheriff Gyasi Campbell, 24, is charged with first-degree murder.. Credit: St. Clair County Sheriff
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A Berkeley man is facing charges for his alleged role in the death of a toddler in Belleville

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Farmington hosts one of the country's largest 'Shop with a Cop' events

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One of the largest "Shop with a Cop" events in the nation is in Farmington, Missouri. 

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Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89

Smith is survived by her two children. (Credit: AP) Smith is survived by her two children. (Credit: AP)
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Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. 

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MSNBC paid woman who said Chris Matthews harassed her

** FILE ** In this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, Chris Matthews speaks before the GOP Presidential candidates debate which he moderated at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio,file) ** FILE ** In this Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, Chris Matthews speaks before the GOP Presidential candidates debate which he moderated at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio,file)
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A spokesman for MSNBC on Sunday confirmed a report that a staffer at the news channel nearly two decades ago had been paid and left her job after she complained she was sexually harassed by "Hardball" host Chris Matthews. 

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McCain returning home to Arizona, will likely miss tax vote

McCain was admitted this week to the hospital this week due to side effects from his cancer treatment. (Credit: AP) McCain was admitted this week to the hospital this week due to side effects from his cancer treatment. (Credit: AP)
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Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the GOP tax package, President Donald Trump said Sunday. 

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Pope Francis blows out birthday candle on extra-long pizza

Pope Francis blows a candle on the occasion of his 81st birthday during a private audience with children the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP) Pope Francis blows a candle on the occasion of his 81st birthday during a private audience with children the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
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Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children. 

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Sen. McCain returning to Arizona, will miss tax bill vote

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Sen. John McCain is heading home to Arizona to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumor and will not be in Washington for the tax vote this week, two sources close to McCain confirmed to CNN.

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Dog survives plane crash that killed 3 people, other dog

The plane was traveling from Kansas City to Frederick, Maryland. (Credit: AP) The plane was traveling from Kansas City to Frederick, Maryland. (Credit: AP)
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State police say three people and a dog died in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana, but another dog aboard the aircraft survived.

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Blues activate Pietrangelo from IR

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Pietrangelo sustained a lower-body injury December 9th against Detroit, and missed four games.

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Hutton stops 48 shots for 9th shutout, Blues beat Jets 2-0

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Vladimir Tarasenko and Vince Dunn scored for St. Louis, which snapped a two-game skid.

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Trump calls wife of hospitalized Sen. John McCain

McCain was admitted to the hospital this week due to side effects from his cancer treatment. (Credit: AP) McCain was admitted to the hospital this week due to side effects from his cancer treatment. (Credit: AP)
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President Donald Trump has called the wife of John McCain as the Arizona senator is hospitalized for cancer treatments. 

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Sex charge filed against former soccer coach found with teenager

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A former high school soccer coach arrested with a missing 17-year-old girl has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, Florida authorities said Friday.

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President Trump wants the death penalty for anyone who kills a cop

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Trump, while speaking at the FBI National Academy in Virginia on Friday, pledged to support law enforcement officers and condemned those who attack them.

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Critics say end of housing credits in Mo. would hurt most vulnerable Video included

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A man who has benefited from an affordable housing tax credit says it will be problematic if the credit goes away in Missouri

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Suspect in Arnold road rage, assault turns self in Video included

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Scott Heatherly, 50, of Arnold, has turned himself in after being accused of an assault that appeared to have been brought on by road rage and was caught on surveillance camera Friday night, according to the Arnold Police Department.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has second biggest opening day ever

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" made $104.7 million on Friday, making it the second highest opening day of all time.

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Police: Woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

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Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew noted that it appeared the dogs had been bred for fighting. It took officers an hour and a half to catch the dogs when they arrived at the scene.

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A look at the body armor that saved officers in Bellefontaine Neighbors shooting

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News 4 got a closer look at how vests that likely saved the lives of two officers who were shot in Bellefontaine Neighbors work

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Massive California wildfire triggers new wave of evacuations

California firefighters continue to battle flames across the state. (Credit: AP) California firefighters continue to battle flames across the state. (Credit: AP)
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New evacuations were called on Saturday as surging winds drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy enclave in the coastal foothills northwest of Los Angeles. 

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Surveillance pics released of North Co. First Bank robbery suspect Video included

A man robbed the First Bank located at Lindbergh and Old Halls Ferry Monday afternoon, police said. Credit: KMOV A man robbed the First Bank located at Lindbergh and Old Halls Ferry Monday afternoon, police said. Credit: KMOV
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Police are searching for a man who robbed a First Bank branch in North County Monday afternoon

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Wisconsin man charged after allegedly bathing dog in boiling water

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A man in Wisconsin is facing animal mistreatment charges after he allegedly bathed a dog in boiling water, according to a criminal complaint.

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Security camera catches delivery driver stealing beer from front porch Video included

A security camera caught a delivery driver stealing beer from the front porch of a South City home. Credit: John Clauson A security camera caught a delivery driver stealing beer from the front porch of a South City home. Credit: John Clauson
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An Amazon Prime subscriber’s latest delivery has him questioning how safe he is leaving items on his front porch.

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Prosecutor asks for special council investigation into St. Louis Co. council member's day job

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The St. Louis County prosecutor says he thinks a current council member may have broken the law, in a potential violation that could cost the elected official his seat.

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