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Hey Heidi

Hey Heidi: Why do birds stand on electrical lines?

Hey Heidi: Why do birds stand on electrical lines?It's something you've probably noticed, birds lining up on electrical lines, and Christine George and Mike Hamby want to know why.
  • Hey Heidi
  • 11 hours, 26 minutes ago
Ferguson

Five arrested in Ferguson Wednesday

Five arrested in Ferguson WednesdayFive people were arrested Wednesday night for shutting down traffic along South Florissant Road, Sgt. Brian Schellman with the St. Louis County Police Department says.
  • Ferguson
  • 12 hours, 42 minutes ago
Local

Ex-Rams player delivers kid on farm

Ex-Rams player delivers kid on farmFormer St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown made news recently for his decision to quit football, bought a farm, and now grows crops to feed the hungry.
  • Local
  • 16 hours, 1 minute ago
Local

Local student scores perfect 36 on ACT

Local student scores perfect 36 on ACTA St. Louis County high school student scored a perfect 36 on his ACT.
  • Local
  • 16 hours, 15 minutes ago
Nation-now

Obama declares 'lawful action' to protect 5M immigrants

Obama declares 'lawful action' to protect 5M immigrantsPresident Obama took a historic, legacy-defining step Thursday night when he announced a plan to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, infuriating Republicans but satisfying immigrants who have fought for years for such relief.
  • Nation-now
  • 9 minutes ago
Local

Sullivan powder-puff players wear blackface

Sullivan powder-puff players wear blackfacePowder-puff football games — where girls play football traditionally coached by male players on a school's varsity team — are an annual tradition at a number of schools across America.
  • Local
  • 12 hours, 53 minutes ago
Crime

Police identify Florida State shooter

Police identify Florida State shooterA lawyer and Florida State University alum was identified by police Thursday as the gunman whose rampage left three people wounded and sent hundreds of panicked students scrambling for exits and ducking for cover.
  • Crime
  • 9 hours, 1 minute ago
Life

Eight-limbed 'God Baby' draws crowds in India

Eight-limbed 'God Baby' draws crowds in IndiaA baby boy born with four arms and four legs has been nicknamed "God Boy" and drawn thousands of excited people to the city of Baruipur in eastern India.
  • Life
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Personal Finance

10 major Black Friday myths

10 major Black Friday mythsIt's time to bust the 10 biggest Black Friday misconceptions.
  • Personal Finance
  • 21 hours, 55 minutes ago
Crime

Smash & grab in south city

Smash & grab in south cityPolice are looking for a suspect in an early morning smash and grab in south St. Louis.
  • Crime
  • 19 hours, 5 minutes ago
Crime

Two people shot blocks apart

Two people shot blocks apartTwo people were shot overnight, just blocks apart.
  • Crime
  • 13 hours, 5 minutes ago
Local

Graco recalls 11 stroller models

Graco recalls 11 stroller modelsGraco has recalled 11 models of strollers over a risk of fingertip amputation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.
  • Local
  • 15 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

Collinsville boil order lifted

Collinsville boil order liftedA Boil Water Order issued for part of Collinsville Wednesday has been lifted.
  • Local
  • 12 hours, 25 minutes ago
People

Legendary director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Legendary director Mike Nichols dies at 83ABC announced the news Thursday morning.
  • People
  • 14 hours, 46 minutes ago
Local

Semi overturns on I-55/70 in Fairmont City

Semi overturns on I-55/70 in Fairmont CityOvernight crews work to clean-up a big mess on the roads in the Metro East.
  • Local
  • 17 hours, 25 minutes ago
Traffic

Stretch of Baxter Road closed

Stretch of Baxter Road closedAt 9 a.m. Wednesday crews shut down a stretch of Baxter Road between Edison Avenue and Wildhorse Creek Road to repair a railroad crossing.
  • Traffic
  • 18 hours, 57 minutes ago
Sammy's Stars

Sammy's Stars dog adjusts to new life

Sammy's Stars dog adjusts to new lifeWe love hearing successful pet adoption stories around here, so we wanted to give you an update about a dog featured earlier this month on Sammy's Stars.
  • Sammy's Stars
  • 17 hours, 40 minutes ago
Local

Athlete, adventurer & survivor

Athlete, adventurer & survivorJudy Frank is packed up and ready for the adventure of a lifetime. The 58-year-old St Louis nurse is a breast cancer survivor, and she's working on getting her strength back both emotionally and physically.
  • Local
  • 17 hours, 37 minutes ago
Local

Mom seeks mayor's help to keep pet goats

Mom seeks mayor's help to keep pet goatsEllisville City Council approved a motion Wednesday night to consider drafting a medicinal animal ordinance.
  • Local
  • 17 hours, 19 minutes ago
Sammy's Stars

Pet for adoption - Nov. 20

Pet for adoption - Nov. 20Fauntleroy is a middle-aged poodle that loves relaxing at home.
  • Sammy's Stars
  • 17 hours, 40 minutes ago
Ferguson

Ferguson police email deletion and search questioned

Ferguson police email deletion and search questioned5 On Your Side is trying to examine what local officials were saying to each other in emails after the shooting in Ferguson. The documents we've uncovered raise new questions about what has – and has not been released.
  • Ferguson
  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Life

Putting together the 'Today' show

Putting together the 'Today' showThursday morning, NewsChannel 5's Emma Jade spoke with the co-executive producer of the "Today" show, Tom Mazzarelli, and he told her all about the process of getting in breaking news, and piecing it together inside the show.
  • Life
  • 19 hours, 27 minutes ago
Ebola

Racist sign causing controversy in Nebraska town

Racist sign causing controversy in Nebraska townA hateful message posted on a sign in Minden, Nebraska has sparked controversy in the tiny town.
  • Ebola
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Ferguson

Surge of first-time gun owners in STL

Surge of first-time gun owners in STLThere is a surge of first-time gun owners in the St. Louis region. It is one more sign the entire area is getting ready for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case.
  • Ferguson
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
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Photos: Miss World Muslimah 2014

Photos: Miss World Muslimah 2014Contestants take part on the stage during practice session part of the Miss World Muslimah 2014 before the final round at Prambanan temple on November 20, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Around 25 finalists take a part in the 4th Muslim World contest.
  • Entertainment
  • 8 hours, 9 minutes ago
Ferguson

Five people arrested in Ferguson Wednesday

Five people arrested in Ferguson WednesdayFERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 19: Demonstrators protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the street outside the police station on November 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Ferguson
  • 12 hours, 44 minutes ago
Nation-now

Director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Director Mike Nichols dies at 83CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Honoree Mike Nichols speaks onstage during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California.
  • Nation-now
  • 8 hours, 4 minutes ago
Local

Possible Ebola patient at Mercy Jefferson Hospital

Possible Ebola patient at Mercy Jefferson HospitalMercy Jefferson Hospital
  • Local
  • 13 hours, 19 minutes ago
Life

Pregnant duchess dazzles at charity gala

Pregnant duchess dazzles at charity galaLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Awards Reception at Kensington Palace on November 19, 2014 in London, England.
  • Life
  • 15 hours, 56 minutes ago
Nation-now

Graco recalls 11 stroller models

Graco recalls 11 stroller modelsBreeze stroller. If you own this model call Graco Children’s Products at 800-345-4109.  
  • Nation-now
  • 15 hours, 30 minutes ago
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