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A boiler-plate explosion in Soulard was captured on surveillance camera at a nearby BP gas station. Credit: BP A boiler-plate explosion in Soulard was captured on surveillance camera at a nearby BP gas station. Credit: BP

Boiler system that exploded in Soulard hadn't been inspected by city since 2011 Video included

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It was a horrific explosion that killed four people near Soulard last month

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Deal at discount store may be too good to be true Video included

Tour Tempo. Credit: KMOV Tour Tempo. Credit: KMOV
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A News 4 investigation that crossed continents all started when Elena Housmann tried buying a gift for her father, an avid golfer

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Residents on road in Pike Co. upset county won't help repair damaged bridge Video included

Residents along a rural road near Louisiana, Mo. say Pike County is refusing to repair this bridge. Credit: KMOV Residents along a rural road near Louisiana, Mo. say Pike County is refusing to repair this bridge. Credit: KMOV
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Residents along a road in Pike County that the county is not stepping in to repair a nearby bridge that was washed out by flood waters

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Street near North Co cemetery piled up with garbage Video included

Many are concerned about trash along North Market Street near Lucas and Hunt. Credit: KMOV Many are concerned about trash along North Market Street near Lucas and Hunt. Credit: KMOV
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A side street next to a North County cemetery is an eyesore because it is littered with trash

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Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism Video included

KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens) KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)
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A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

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Crime victims' families express concern about lag time for testing bones Video included

The Missouri Highway Patrol runs a number of state labs and handles about 28,000 cases of year. (Credit: KMOV) The Missouri Highway Patrol runs a number of state labs and handles about 28,000 cases of year. (Credit: KMOV)
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Fictional crime shows might make it seem like crime lab procedures can happen in a snap. But the reality is sometimes a harsh one for families of crime victims who may be waiting for answers.

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Victim of stolen car forced to pay big fees Video included

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Late Monday morning, a shot up Chevy Trailblazer left a St. Louis crime lab and was dropped off at a tow lot on Hall Street. 

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Chester Mental Health Center employees feel unsafe Video included

Derek Schnoeker said a patient a Chester Mental Health punched him (Credit: Derek Schnoeker) Derek Schnoeker said a patient a Chester Mental Health punched him (Credit: Derek Schnoeker)
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It's the state of Illinois' only maximum security mental health facility.

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K9 at center of controversy returned to department Video included

K-9 at center of controversy returned to department. K-9 at center of controversy returned to department.
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A police K-9 is now back in the possession of city employees after officials in one north St. Louis County town claimed his handler was refusing to return him.

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Widow says remodeling business ruined her house Video included

A Mascoutah woman contacted News 4 after ongoing issues with a Crystal City business. (Credit: KMOV) A Mascoutah woman contacted News 4 after ongoing issues with a Crystal City business. (Credit: KMOV)
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A Mascoutah woman contacted News 4 after ongoing issues with a Crystal City business. Debbie Scroggins said, “I feel like I have nothing left.” 

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Wellston man receives summons for paid ticket Video included

News 4 Investigates did some digging to find out why one man was summoned to court for a ticket he already paid. (Credit: KMOV) News 4 Investigates did some digging to find out why one man was summoned to court for a ticket he already paid. (Credit: KMOV)
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News 4 Investigates did some digging to find out why one man was summoned to court for a ticket he already paid.

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Hazelwood woman says $812 MSD bill is ‘out-of-line’ Video included

A Hazelwood woman says her $812 sewer bill is out of line. (Credit: KMOV) A Hazelwood woman says her $812 sewer bill is out of line. (Credit: KMOV)
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A Hazelwood woman says her $812 sewer bill is out of line.

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Officer who claimed to save dog fired from job Video included

Joel Fields. Credit: KMOV Joel Fields. Credit: KMOV
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A local police officer who made national headlines for rescuing a shelter dog has now been fired from his job. Fields' story, some say, is all a lie. 

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Mo. handing out cosmetology licenses to people who shouldn't have them Video included

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News 4 has learned the state of Missouri has been handing out dozens of professional licenses to people who never should have had them in the first place. And now experts warn that could have devastating consequences. 

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Homeowners shocked to learn they're on hook for water line repairs Video included

Many residents in the 2700 block of Park Avenue in South City were stunned to learn they'll have to pay for repairs to this waterline. Credit: KMOV Many residents in the 2700 block of Park Avenue in South City were stunned to learn they'll have to pay for repairs to this waterline. Credit: KMOV
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Local homeowners can't believe they're on the hook for repairs to a broken water line in the back alley of their homes. 

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Bus design ensures children safer on school bus than cars, experts say Video included

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are 70 times more likely to arrive safely to school in a bus, compared to a regular car. (Credit: KMOV) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are 70 times more likely to arrive safely to school in a bus, compared to a regular car. (Credit: KMOV)
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are 70 times more likely to arrive safely to school in a bus, compared to a regular car. 

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News 4 Investigates: Fundraiser still hasn't helped anyone Video included

The head of Serving Others Sucessfully held a fundraiser for someone fighting cancer but allegedly never turned over the money. Credit: KMOV The head of Serving Others Sucessfully held a fundraiser for someone fighting cancer but allegedly never turned over the money. Credit: KMOV
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The founder of a questionable not-for-profit organization continues to avoid questions from News 4

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News 4 Investigates: Religious exemptions for car insurance legal in Missouri Video included

Under Missouri law, church members opposed to conventional insurance can apply for a certificate of self-insurance.  (Credit: KMOV) Under Missouri law, church members opposed to conventional insurance can apply for a certificate of self-insurance.  (Credit: KMOV)
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Don and Kathy Meier say the medical bills are piling up.

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Agency in charge of MetroLink accused of creating own police department Video included

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MetroLink security officers can’t act like police officers, authorities say

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St. Louis spent $1.5 million for computer system it never got Video included

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A million and a half dollars of your tax money down the drain; that’s what some people say happened after the city of St. Louis paid for a computer system that was never received. 

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News 4 Investigates: Veterans at risk, tax dollars wasted at new VA facility, whistleblowers say Video included

Whistleblowers say shoddy construction at a VA facility at Jefferson Barracks puts veterans in danger and wastes taxpayer money. Credit: KMOV Whistleblowers say shoddy construction at a VA facility at Jefferson Barracks puts veterans in danger and wastes taxpayer money. Credit: KMOV
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Veterans are at risk and millions of your tax dollars being wasted, according to whistleblowers coming forward only to News 4

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Flood near coal-fired power plant raises concerns about water contamination Video included

The Ameren coal-fired plant in Labadie. Credit: KMOV The Ameren coal-fired plant in Labadie. Credit: KMOV
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There are concerns that chemicals from a coal-fired power plant could be getting into the water supply in Labadie, Mo.

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News 4 Investigates: Beware of fake Blues tickets Video included

Beware of fake Blues playoff tickets. Credit: KMOV Beware of fake Blues playoff tickets. Credit: KMOV
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The Blues are back home Friday night for a critical playoff game against the Nashville Predators. If you're in the market for tickets, be careful where you buy them.

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How flooded out homeowners can apply for assistance Video included

Eureka subdivision (Credit: KMOV) Eureka subdivision (Credit: KMOV)
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When disaster strikes like our recent flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency known as FEMA steps in

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How much is climate change contributing to record flooding? Video included

Flooding in Jefferson County Flooding in Jefferson County
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A pamphlet issued by the federal government months ago states that climate change could be playing a role in flooding in the St. Louis area. 

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Why is the Meramec River flooding again? Video included

Low-lying  roads are covered in flood water in Sunset Hills, Missouri on May 1, 2017. Flood waters from rivers across the state of Missouri are forcing officials to close roads and people to move.  So far 350 roads have closed.  Bill Greenblatt/UPI Low-lying roads are covered in flood water in Sunset Hills, Missouri on May 1, 2017. Flood waters from rivers across the state of Missouri are forcing officials to close roads and people to move. So far 350 roads have closed. Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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A major flood is taking place on the Meramec River for the second time in a year and a half. 

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Controversial St. Clair judge speaks out Video included

Judge Ronald Duebbert (Credit: KMOV) Judge Ronald Duebbert (Credit: KMOV)
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On November 4th, 2016 Ronald Duebbert (R) was elected circuit judge in St. Clair County. In January Duebbert was placed on administrative duties by presiding judge Andrew Gleeson (D) because of a pending criminal investigation involving Duebbert.  

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News 4 Investigates: Emily the headset girl Video included

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(KMOV.com) - Many people are receiving a call from someone claiming to have the name Emily, who also says she has headset problems. News 4’s Lauren Trager has more on the scam. Copyright 2017 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.? More>>

Complaints against St. Charles County business pile up

Cardinal Home Improvements sign. Credit: KMOV Cardinal Home Improvements sign. Credit: KMOV
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Customers claim they paid thousands and received nothing

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