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Illinois

3 dead, 2 injured after train accident

3 dead, 2 injured after train accidentThe Fayette County coroner is reporting that three members of an Illinois family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in Vandalia.
  • Illinois
  • 13 hours, 31 minutes ago
Local

Sharpton returns to Ferguson protests

Sharpton returns to Ferguson protestsThe Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to return to St. Louis Friday for a new round of protests and rallies connected to Michael Brown's police shooting death.
  • Local
  • 13 hours, 56 minutes ago
Local

Parachutist rescued from communications tower

Parachutist rescued from communications towerA Parachutist is safe after being stuck on a communications tower Thursday night.
  • Local
  • 14 hours, 8 minutes ago
Crime

Man pleads guilty in Missouri box cutter attack

Man pleads guilty in Missouri box cutter attackAn Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to slashing his colleague with a box cutter outside of a Cape Girardeau hotel.
  • Crime
  • 14 hours, 40 minutes ago
Local

300 exorcists convene in Vatican City

300 exorcists convene in Vatican CityPope Francis praised the work of modern day exorcists this week, according to an interview on Vatican Radio.
  • Local
  • 14 hours, 53 minutes ago
SLU

SLU baseball dresses up for Halloween game

SLU baseball dresses up for Halloween gameThe SLU baseball team came by NewsChannel 5 in their Halloween costumes Thursday to talk about the third annual Costume Home Run Derby.
  • SLU
  • 17 hours, 33 minutes ago
SLU

SLU baseball dresses up for home run derby

SLU baseball dresses up for home run derbyThe SLU baseball team came by NewsChannel 5 to talk about their third annual Costume Home Run Derby.
  • SLU
  • 17 hours, 34 minutes ago
St. Louis Blues

Blues shut out Ducks

Blues shut out DucksJake Allen made 24 saves to record his second career shutout and backstop the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
  • St. Louis Blues
  • 17 hours, 51 minutes ago
Local

Parents: Justice will never be served

Parents: Justice will never be servedGrieving parents react after their son's killer is sentenced to just 2 years in prison.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

Ferguson officials: Reports of police dept. changes are false

Ferguson officials: Reports of police dept. changes are falseMore leaks lead to more confusion in Ferguson this week.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 36 minutes ago
Politics

Illinois candidates fight for congressional seat

Illinois candidates fight for congressional seatAn Illinois political race could create a shake-up in Congress.
  • Politics
  • 18 hours, 53 minutes ago
Local

Red light camera article criticized by councilman

Red light camera article criticized by councilmanThe fight over red light cameras escalated in St. Charles County, just days before the November 4th election.
  • Local
  • 19 hours, 15 minutes ago
Local

Parachutist rescued from communications tower

Parachutist rescued from communications towerA parachutist is safely on the ground after getting stuck on a communications tower in the 5400 block of Butler Hill Road.
  • Local
  • 19 hours, 52 minutes ago
5 on Your Side

5 On Your Side: Football helmet safety investigation

5 On Your Side: Football helmet safety investigationA recent study says some football helmets protect players better than others. We've spent the past three months investigating what types of helmets high schools in our area use. What we've uncovered in this pile of paperwork may surprise more than a few parents.
  • 5 on Your Side
  • 20 hours, 52 minutes ago
Local

Shooting incident leads to crash on I-70 off-ramp

Shooting incident leads to crash on I-70 off-rampAn incident involving shots being fired in Berkeley ended in a rollover crash on an Interstate 70 off-ramp.
  • Local
  • 22 hours, 33 minutes ago
Local

McCulloch: Grand jury not responsible for leaks

McCulloch: Grand jury not responsible for leaksMembers of the grand jury that will ultimately decide whether to prosecute a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager are not responsible for the recent spate of leaks regarding the investigation, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's...
  • Local
  • 22 hours, 40 minutes ago
Local

Police wives seek donations for officers in Ferguson

Police wives seek donations for officers in FergusonMembers of the St. Louis Police Wives' Association (SLPWA) are gearing up in case wide spread civil disobedience occurs after the grand jury returns a decision in the Michael Brown investigation.
  • Local
  • 22 hours, 46 minutes ago
Crime

Illinois judge attacked by inmate in courtroom

Illinois judge attacked by inmate in courtroomAuthorities say a Cook County Jail inmate appearing in a suburban Chicago court for a routine hearing attacked a judge with his fists.
  • Crime
  • 23 hours, 3 minutes ago
Local

Clayton officials, businesses plan for emergency situations

Clayton officials, businesses plan for emergency situationsIn the weeks leading up to a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, city officials and businesses in Clayton are starting to plan for any emergency situation.
  • Local
  • 23 hours, 19 minutes ago
Local

Ebola opens legal can of worms in U.S.

Ebola opens legal can of worms in U.S.The legal ramifications of the Ebola virus have sparked heated debate.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Sammy's Stars

Pet for adoption - Oct. 30

Pet for adoption - Oct. 30Castiel is a 4-month-old non-stop purring machine!
  • Sammy's Stars
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Local

Helmet Safety FAQ

Helmet Safety FAQThere are two fundamental contributions of our study. First, drop tests are weighted so that they represent how often each impact scenario is experienced on the field by players.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Life

Hauntings around St. Louis

Hauntings around St. LouisWho doesn't love a good ghost story? Halloween is coming up, so we thought it'd be a good time to take a look at some ghost tales from around the area. See all of the haunted locations featured in this story by flipping through the chapters button in the lower...
  • Life
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Local

Ballwin named a top U.S. suburb

Ballwin named a top U.S. suburbBallwin, Missouri has made Business Insider's list of the 50 Best Suburbs in America.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Traffic

2 lanes on EB I-64 closed for repairs

2 lanes on EB I-64 closed for repairsThe two left lanes along eastbound Interstate 64 before the Daniel Boone Bridge are closed for emergency repairs.
  • Traffic
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Sammy's Stars

Your pet photos

Your pet photosOCT. 31 – Sherman (left) and Sophie are all ready for Halloween!
  • Sammy's Stars
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
Sammy's Stars

Pet for adoption - Oct. 31

Pet for adoption - Oct. 31Are you looking for a big beautiful dog? Babbett may be your girl.
  • Sammy's Stars
  • 1 day, 11 hours ago