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Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged' Video included

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The grandparents say they are still in shock from learning that their son and his wife were arrested this week after their children, ages 2 to 29, were found malnourished with some in shackles.

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Can #MeToo movement do harm? Ansari story raises question

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The article intimated that Ansari deserved inclusion in the ranks of abusive perpetrators, yet many readers - women and men - concluded the encounter amounted to an all-too-common instance of bad sex during a date gone awry.

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Metro East woman fights to get her murdered sister's children back

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A Metro East woman who lost her sister after a deadly shooting says she’s now lost the niece and nephew she was taking care of. Chandra Meeks says she took in her sister’s oldest children a couple of years ago to help as her sister moved around until she transitioned into her new East St. Louis home.   Last week, police found her sister, 29-year-old Catherine Jackson in her home dead from gunshot wounds. Her 1-year-old son was also inside the home, but unharmed. &...

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Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

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Israeli military forges ahead with ambitious subterranean barrier to cut off attack tunnels from Gaza Strip. More>>

Woman accused of using 5-year-old child to steal packages from porches

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(KMOV.com) - A woman is facing charges accused of using a 5-year-old boy to steal packages. Santana Lindsey, 20, is charged with child neglect and principal to burglary. Surveillance video in Deltona, Florida captured a car with tinted windows pulling up to a home. A child then gets out of the back seat and snatches an Amazon package while an adult waits in the driveway. The man who lives at the home said he was home at the time, but was eating lunch and decided to wait to get the ... More>>

House votes to avert shutdown, Senate chances dim

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House passes stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown at midnight Friday; Senate prospects uncertain.

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Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

(Source: CNN) Two parents were arrested after police discovered that 13 people were being held captive in their California home, shackled to beds with chains and padlocks in filthy conditions, officials said Monday. (Source: CNN) Two parents were arrested after police discovered that 13 people were being held captive in their California home, shackled to beds with chains and padlocks in filthy conditions, officials said Monday.
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A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday. 

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Arch could close if government shutdown is not averted this week

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Even if the federal government runs out of money and shuts down this weekend, the Trump administration is working to keep the gates to some national parks open. 

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Missing 13-year-old North County girl found safe Video included

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Authorities are looking for a 13-year-old girl from north St. Louis County who they say ran away from home.

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St. Louis not a finalist for Amazon HQ2 Video included

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Amazon has narrowed its list for their much anticipated ‘HQ2’ from 238 cities to the final 20.

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Facebook picks St. Louis as first city launch new small business initiative

Facebook is launching a brand new initiative called "Community Boost" to help small grow small businesses by training them on their digital skill set. They have picked 30 cities to roll out this program and chose St. Louis to be first. (Credit KMOV) Facebook is launching a brand new initiative called "Community Boost" to help small grow small businesses by training them on their digital skill set. They have picked 30 cities to roll out this program and chose St. Louis to be first. (Credit KMOV)
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Facebook is coming to St. Louis March 26-30 to host courses on digital training for business owners, employees and people who just want to learn how to master their digital business skills. 

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Victims identified in fatal wrong way crash in Godfrey Video included

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One person was killed and two others injured when a wrong-way driver crashed in Godfrey late Wednesday night.

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Local Aldi evacuated after fire starts inside store Video included

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St. Louis Fire Department investigators are looking into what caused a fire at the Aldi supermarket on South Grand.

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STL Proud: Imo's Pizza taking St. Louis style pizza nationwide Video included

Local pizza fixture Imo's is bringing the St. Louis style nationwide (Credit: KMOV) Local pizza fixture Imo's is bringing the St. Louis style nationwide (Credit: KMOV)
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New York and Chicago? They've got nothing on us! In St. Louis we know how to do pizza! It's all about that thin crispy crust and provel cheese. 

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New lofts being built at City Museum Video included

The world-renowned City Museum has nine lofts inside and 12 more will be built soon. (Credit: KMOV) The world-renowned City Museum has nine lofts inside and 12 more will be built soon. (Credit: KMOV)
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The world-renowned City Museum has nine lofts inside and 12 more will be built soon. 

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Report: Missouri hardest hit by flu this season Video included

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This flu season is bad, but according to new data, no state in the nation is seeing higher rates of it than Missouri. 

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Multiple local health care systems pushing against increasing drug prices Video included

Two St. Louis-based health care systems are leading a push against surging drug prices. (Credit: KMOV) Two St. Louis-based health care systems are leading a push against surging drug prices. (Credit: KMOV)
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Two St. Louis-based health care systems are leading a push against surging drug prices. 

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Metro East businesses make adjusts during recent boil order Video included

Thousands of people in the Metro East are under a boil order for the second time in January. (Credit: KMOV) Thousands of people in the Metro East are under a boil order for the second time in January. (Credit: KMOV)
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Thousands of people in the Metro East are under a boil order for the second time in January.

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Congressman Lacy Clay, Black Caucus join calls for Trump censure

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are introducing a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for reportedly using the term "shithole" to describe African countries last week.

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Government scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown Video included

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The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies.

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Boil lifted for 12 Metro East communities Video included

Boil order for large portion of Metro East (Credit: Illinois American Water online map) Boil order for large portion of Metro East (Credit: Illinois American Water online map)
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Illinois American Water has issued a boil order for a portion of their customers due to a temporary drop in water pressure. 

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Near-stranger saves St. Louis boy with kidney transplant

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A one-year-old St. Louis boy in dire need of a kidney transplant, received the gift of a lifetime from a near-stranger Wednesday. Robyn Rosenberger, a mother of three, said she wanted to make a big difference in the life of a boy she hardly knew.

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St. Louis Zoo is hiring, holding 2 job fairs

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The St. Louis Zoo will host a job fair on January 26 and February 9. The zoo says it is looking to fill part-time seasonal positions for the spring, summer and fall. It is also seeking employees who could work immediately in the winter. Several positions, including engineers and conductors for the Zooline Railroad, are needed. The zoo is also looking for workers in catering and food, groundskeepers, gardeners, retail and parking lot attendants and other areas. All applicants must b...

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2.7 magnitude earthquake felt in MO, TN

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A 2.7 magnitude earthquake was felt in Missouri and Tennessee and reported by the United States Geological Survey on Jan. 18.  

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Police investigating after man found shot to death inside vehicle in Midtown Video included

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Police are investigating a shooting at North Compton and Franklin Thursday that left at least one person dead. Around 2 p.m., officers received a call for an accident with injuries on the scene. 

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Dead wife pranks husband for years using plants

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This is definitely true love.

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Man suffers punctured lung after being stabbed at St. Louis Workhouse

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A 32-year-old man was stabbed at the St. Louis Workhouse on Jan. 7, according to police. 

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Officials: 5th grader mistakenly gave pot candy in school

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Officials at an Albuquerque charter school say a fifth-grader mistook her parents’ medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students.

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Home invasion suspect found with stolen car, gun following bi-state police chase Video included

Police say a suspect who led them on a bi-state chase has barricaded himself inside a car in Brooklyn, Illinois. Credit: KMOV Police say a suspect who led them on a bi-state chase has barricaded himself inside a car in Brooklyn, Illinois. Credit: KMOV
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A home invasion suspect is in custody following a bi-state police chase and hours-long standoff.

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Man shot multiple times in South City identified

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An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed in the Tower Grove East neighborhood late Wednesday night.

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Parents share story of in-utero Spina bifida surgery in St. Louis Video included

Jackson made his world debut just before Christmas (Credit: KMOV) Jackson made his world debut just before Christmas (Credit: KMOV)
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A set of new parents and their newborn baby are showing us the results of the first in-utero Spina bifida surgery at Barnes Jewish and St. Louis Children's hospitals. A team of doctors was able to change the little boy's life before he was even born.

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Flu more serious for those with asthma

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The flu is now widespread across the United States and the St. Louis Department of Health is urging not only the young and old to take proper precautions but also people that suffer from asthma. 

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In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

Allen is accused of sexual assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. (Credit: AP) Allen is accused of sexual assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. (Credit: AP)
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In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen's alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films "complicit" in perpetuating a "culture of silence." 

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Wells Fargo customers angered after glitch drains bank accounts

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Some Wells Fargo customers woke up to a drained bank account Wednesday morning after a glitch caused some online bills to be paid twice.

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Scientists: Stay away from 'raw water' Video included

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Bottled water is old news. Now the trendy new thing to drink is "raw water," sometimes called "live water." 

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Mayor: US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

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A member of the U.S. Marshals Service was shot and killed early Thursday while serving a warrant, the mayor of Harrisburg said.

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Headless chickens found in Connecticut courtroom

A pair of gay rights advocacy groups said Thursday a judge should halt Utah state laws that discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools. A pair of gay rights advocacy groups said Thursday a judge should halt Utah state laws that discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools.
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Authorities in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of two decapitated chickens inside a courtroom.

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We’ve all been playing ‘UNO’ the wrong way

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A quick glance at the rules will tell us that most of us have been playing the wrong way our entire lives.

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Surveillance photos released of Godfrey Dollar General armed robbery suspect

Surveillance photos of a suspect who robbed a Dollar General in Godfrey Wednesday evening (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Department) Surveillance photos of a suspect who robbed a Dollar General in Godfrey Wednesday evening (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Department)
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The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has released surveillance photos of a suspect who robbed a Dollar General store in Godfrey Wednesday evening.

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Toddler with Down syndrome sings with big sister in heartwarming viral video

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A touching video of a toddler singing with his big sister shows the power of music therapy. 

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Missouri uses late run to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55

Missouri junior forward, Kevin Puryear, celebrates the victory over the Volunteers. (Credit: AP) Missouri junior forward, Kevin Puryear, celebrates the victory over the Volunteers. (Credit: AP)
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Tennessee cut Missouri's lead to one with 1:33 left, and the Tigers were forced to do something they've struggled with all season: close out a game. 

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Mom makes 5-year-old daughter 'pay rent' to prep child for the 'real world'

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A Georgia mother said she’s teaching her 5-year-old daughter a valuable lesson by making the child “pay” for food, rent and utilities. 

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Paula Deen returns to TV with new cooking show

Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File) Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)
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Paula Deen is back on TV.

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Man fools cops with fake car made of snow

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A Canadian man who wanted to confuse snow removers with a car he made entirely of snow, fooled the police instead. 

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New California 'declares' independence, hopes to become 51st state

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A group of men and women in California hope to form a new state, despite the long odds. 

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Washington state town wary of slow-moving landslide

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Officials in Washington state are watching a slow-moving landslide near the city of Yakima that has the potential to be a big natural disaster. More>>

13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet Video included

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Charges for the children's parents that may include torture and child endangerment could come Wednesday and a court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, authorities said.

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Teen killed, several injured in Highway 47 crash Video included

The accident happened just south of Highway 50, near 47's intersection with Sawmill Road around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. (kmov The accident happened just south of Highway 50, near 47's intersection with Sawmill Road around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. (kmov
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A fatal accident has closed both directions of Highway 47 in Union, Missouri.

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New police chief, public safety director discuss plan to fight crime in front of Board of Aldermen

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St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards and new police chief John Hayden discussed their plans to cut down on violent crime before the Board of Aldermen Wednesday

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South City-based group pushing for equal rights at Mo. state capitol

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A group in St. Louis is working to protect the rights of LGBT Missourians and their families

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Thieves steal heating unit from North City church

Thieves stole the heating unit from Mount Chapel Baptist Church in North City. Credit: KMOV Thieves stole the heating unit from Mount Chapel Baptist Church in North City. Credit: KMOV
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The bitterly cold weather is not stopping thieves in St. Louis, especially those with a knack for stealing copper. The latest target is a heating unit at a local church.

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Trump says 'Russia is not helping' with North Korea

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US President Donald Trump may have found another whipping boy when it comes to reining in North Korea.

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Couple says honeymoon aboard a Carnival cruise ship was a nightmare Video included

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A St. Louis couple’s cruise took seasickness to a whole new level

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Ohio police, firefighters take man with disabilities sledding for first time

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At 37 years old, Patrick O'Brien waited nearly a lifetime for his moment on top of a sledding hill.

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Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom Video included

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Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out.

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President Trump unveils 'Fake News' awards

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President Trump revealed the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards. 

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Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team Video included

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The Koreas have been discussing fielding a joint women's hockey team and having their athletes march under a "unification flag" depicting the Korean Peninsula, instead of their respective national flags.

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Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting Video included

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Three York County Sheriff's Office deputies and a York Police officer were shot during a search for a wanted man.

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Surprise Squad: Couple set up GoFundMe to help with baby’s hospital bills Video included

One Jefferson County couple says their pregnancy didn’t go exactly as planned and the KMOV Surprise Squad stepped in to brighten up their circumstances. (Credit: KMOV) One Jefferson County couple says their pregnancy didn’t go exactly as planned and the KMOV Surprise Squad stepped in to brighten up their circumstances. (Credit: KMOV)
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One Jefferson County couple says their pregnancy didn’t go exactly as planned and the KMOV Surprise Squad stepped in to brighten up their circumstances. 

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Missing teens may be heading to Missouri

Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating two teens that may have traveled to Missouri. (Credit: NCMEC) Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating two teens that may have traveled to Missouri. (Credit: NCMEC)
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KMOV)- Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating two teens that may have traveled to Missouri.

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Boy taken into custody after crashing into restaurant following police pursuit

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St. Louis County Police officers responded to 11000 Dunklin Dr. for a call for a robbery by an armed suspect. 

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Steak 'n Shake sues woman over Facebook post claiming restaurant had worms in meat

Steak 'n Shake is suing a woman who claimed the eatery had worms in the meat. (Credit: Getty Images) Steak 'n Shake is suing a woman who claimed the eatery had worms in the meat. (Credit: Getty Images)
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 A St. Louis woman who made a Facebook post claiming Steak ‘n Shake in Florissant was selling meat with live worms in it is now being sued by the company. 

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Woman found dead in front of city hall Video included

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A woman was found dead in front of Memphis City Hall on Wednesday morning.

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Greitens allegations cloud Missouri legislative session Video included

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Both the Missouri House and Senate were busy Wednesday, determined to get back to work even as some admit the cloud of the allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens is hanging over them

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Monarch Fire Department hosting drive to find bone marrow match for 7-year-old boy

The Monarch Fire Department is hosting a bone marrow drive Wednesday night. (Credit: Monarch Fire Department) The Monarch Fire Department is hosting a bone marrow drive Wednesday night. (Credit: Monarch Fire Department)
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The Monarch Fire Department is hosting a bone marrow drive Wednesday night. 

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Teen ashamed after Nazi flag video goes viral

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An Indiana teen has lost his job and now he's worried about his parents after this video of him chanting racial slurs and holding a Nazi flag went viral online. 

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Former county police chief kicks off campaign for St. Louis County Council Video included

Voters in St. Louis County will see a familiar name on the ballot during election season. (Credit: KMOV) Voters in St. Louis County will see a familiar name on the ballot during election season. (Credit: KMOV)
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Voters in St. Louis County will see a familiar name on the ballot during election season.

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Missouri American Water facing more than 1,000 water main breaks in a month Video included

Missouri American Water is facing a historic amount of water man breaks. (Credit: KMOV) Missouri American Water is facing a historic amount of water man breaks. (Credit: KMOV)
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Missouri American Water is on pace to set a record for most water main breaks in a month. While pace of breaks is slowing in recent days, the agency is still likely to top 1,000. 

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Man gets nearly 3 years in prison for stealing identities

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A man from Nigeria has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for stealing identities of dozens of people and using them to file false tax returns that resulted in $734,000 in bogus refunds. 

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Wood River Police looking for suspect involved in multiple car thefts Video included

The Wood River Police Department is searching for a 24-year-old man involved in multiple vehicle thefts, according to police. (Credit: Alton PD) The Wood River Police Department is searching for a 24-year-old man involved in multiple vehicle thefts, according to police. (Credit: Alton PD)
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The Wood River Police Department is searching for a 24-year-old man involved in multiple vehicle thefts, according to police. 

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GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa Video included

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Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia, as Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries that has been criticized as racist.

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Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

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Authorities: Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 in killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died.

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Wheelchair-bound elderly man found dead in house with no heat Video included

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An 84-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night in a house with no working heat.

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Police: Florida teacher had sex with teen, said risk of getting caught "worth it"

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OCALA, Fla. -- A Florida teacher has been charged with sexual assault for an alleged relationship police say he had with a former student when she attended his school. 

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Former police officer charged with having sex with teenage girl sentenced to prison Video included

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A former Troy police officer was sentenced to 5 years in prison on second-degree Statutory Rape charges.

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Texas A&M reporter who went missing releases statement on disappearance Video included

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The Houston Police Department said they have found missing Texas A&M sports reporter Courtney Roland unharmed in the Galleria area on Monday morning.

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