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FOX 2 to reveal new set Wednesday

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - As you've probably noticed, we've been without our "studio home" for the past few weeks. But, that's about to change in a big way. For the past few weeks we've been working in something of a construction zone. Our newsroom and studio have been taken over by carpenters, electricians and engineers.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @LisaGHart: Wake up with us bright & early at 4 AM for the first reveal of our new set! @PERTZFOX @zimmtv @FOX2now go.fox2now.com/1H8h9j9

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Watch Budweiser’s “Lost Puppy” ad before the Super Bowl

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Anheuser Busch just released their achingly cute Budweiser ad for Super Bowl XLIX called, "Lost Dog." The company writes in a release to the media, "The Budweiser ad, 'Lost D...

Map: The most educated neighborhoods in St. Louis

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Online research engine FindTheBest has released their findings about education levels in different St. Louis neighborhoods. They used the percentage of the population over 25 years old with a masters, PHD or higher to estimate the level of education in the area.

Cat crawls back from grave after being hit by car

fox2now.com — TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one. The Tampa Bay Times reports that when 1-year-old Bart was hit by a car earlier this month, owner Ellis Hutson was so distraught he couldn't stand the thought of burying the cat.
Jan 28, 2015

Cat crawls out of grave, 5 days after burial! #ZombieCat: eerie, miraculous and epic. Bless its semi-beating heart. go.fox2now.com/1v4Wl6T

After police seize license plates; citizens see them on car of police officer

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - A police officer, who in the past has been accused of drugging and raping women, appears to have used license plates seized by his old police department. Steve Blakeney no longer polices for Pine Lawn, where he was commander. The city fired him in December, but he remains licensed.
Jan 28, 2015

This is why reporters question everyone in every position. No public employees are above scrutiny. #watchdogFunction fox2now.com/2015/01/27/aft…

Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

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Guns N’ Hoses this Friday at Scottrade

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS - The rescheduled Guns N' Hoses event is happening this Friday night at Scottrade Center. The police-firefighters boxing and mixed martial arts competition is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Backstoppers organization. St.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @TheBackStoppers: Our ExecDir Chief Ron Battelle & @STLFireDept Chief Dennis Jenkerson were on @FOX2now today to talk @gunsnhosesstl - h…

SLU cardiologist cautions moderation at Super Bowl parties

fox2now.com — Many of you will be spending lots of time in your kitchen preparing food for guests at your Super Bowl party, and doctors are preparing for a blitz of heart attacks. Dr. Michael Lim, a cardiologist...

St. Louis County to roll out economic plan for Ferguson

fox2now.com — (KTVI) - Focusing on the future of Ferguson, new St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is set to rollout plans to help north St. Louis County rebuild after the unrest from Michael Brown's death and grand jury ruling. The community empowerment office will work with the St.
Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Arnold woman attacked on Walmart parking lot

fox2now.com — ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) - A brave grandmother fought off a criminal in a Walmart parking lot. He and his three accomplices are still on the loose. The attack happened around 6:45 pm Monday night in the back of the parking lot, near a retaining wall. The victim's niece, Danielle McCoy, works at the Arnold Walmart.

Suspect in Kansas City abduction, cross-country crime spree arrested

fox2now.com — LOUISVILLE, KY (KTVI) - One of the two suspects in the abduction of a Kansas City, MO man who was able to escape his captors in north St. Louis County has been captured. The FBI and Kentucky State Police announced that Robert "Robbie" Caldwell, 25, of Danville, Kentucky was arrested around 3:35pm Tuesday after pursuit by police by car and on foot.
Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

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Fox Files investigates licensed police officer and reports of drugging and rape

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - A licensed police officer has a history of claims by women alleging abuse. Some claim the officer drugged and raped them. Steven Blakeney quickly rose through the ranks of Pine Lawn PD, graduating the police academy in 2009 and becoming commander of the entire department in 2014.
Jan 27, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

This opens a huge can of worms: @fox2now investigates former Pine Lawn police officer, reports of drugging and rape go.fox2now.com/1z46kry

Jan 27, 2015

Hm. @stlcao didn't prosecute cop for rape, citing “consensual sexual intercourse prior to reported sexual assault.” fox2now.com/2015/01/26/fox…

Jan 27, 2015

Fascinating (albeit poorly-written) story about StL-area predator cop. fox2now.com/2015/01/26/fox…

Jan 27, 2015

Multiple women accused a former police officer in a troubled St. Louis County municipality with sexual assault/rape fox2now.com/2015/01/26/fox…

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Someone Sent Dog Poop to Sacramento County Franchise Tax Board

fox2now.com — Rancho Cordova, CA (KTXL) -- A supposed prank on the Franchise Tax Board in Sacramento prompted a very serious response. Metro Fire sent a HazMat crew to help the CHP and the Franchise Tax Board investigate a suspicious package that was sent in, containing an unknown brown substance.
Jan 28, 2015

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Woman stops to save strangers life

fox2now.com — Posted 10:34 pm, January 27, 2015, by Shawndrea Thomas, ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Enrique Maraca and Marilyn Morris were complete strangers. That was until a twist of fate put both of them on a south St. Louis porch at Winnebago and Minnesota last Tuesday.
Jan 27, 2015

My story today a feel good story...a #goodsamaritan helps to save the life of a complete... fb.me/2Te3opYe1

St. Louis city working to find housing for residents of tent city

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - The City of St. Louis is cautioning homeless people living near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge that they will have to move. 'In the end, the curtain has to come down. We don`t do tented encampments in the City of St.
Jan 28, 2015

Despite tax money spent, some St Louis homeless choose to live in a tent. FOX2now.com fox2now.com/2015/01/27/st-…

Rauner previews ‘right to work zones’ as priority

fox2now.com — DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called ''right to work zones" in the traditionally union-friendly state. The Winnetka Republican spoke to students Tuesday at Richland Community College in Decatur.
Jan 28, 2015

Bruce Rauner really likes the idea of 'right-to-work zones' in Illinois, a la Kentucky fox2now.com/2015/01/27/rau… h/t @politicomahoney

Suspects connected to downtown murder of college student arrested, charged

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Prosecutors have charged two men with several felonies related to the murder of a 19-year-old college student in St. Louis. Bobby Christman was shot to death during a robbery January 11th. Tony Ross and Aza Thompson were arrested by Illinois State Police over the weekend.
Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

Murder suspects in jail. Connected to shooting of 19yr old college kid. @FOX2now fox2now.com/2015/01/27/sus…

Kim Anderson Struggles in First Season at Mizzou

fox2now.com — (KTVI) - In Kim Anderson's first season as Mizzou's Head Coach the Tigers are just 7-12 overall, 1-5 in the SEC and have lost 5 straight games. FOX 2's Charlie Marlow has the story from Columbia.

Pavilion collapse in Tower Grove Park injures worker

fox2now.com — ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Firefighters are on the scene of a roof collapse in Tower Grove Park. The accident happened near the intersection of South Grand and Magnolia. Firefighters say a park pavilion collapsed. A tweet from St. Louis firefighters say a worker is injured but not trapped.

Family poisoned themselves because they feared ‘pending apocalypse,’ examiners find

fox2now.com — SPRINGVILLE, Utah - Medical examiners have ruled that a family of five found dead in their Utah home all died from poisoning, likely because the parents were concerned about a "pending apocalypse." Parents Benjamin and Kristi Strack died from self-inflicted poisoning, according to a report by KSTU which cited authorities and documents released on Tuesday.
Jan 28, 2015

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