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Illinois

Mom, 3 siblings killed after Vandalia train accident

Mom, 3 siblings killed after Vandalia train accidentAuthorities say a mother and three children headed for a southern Illinois Halloween parade were killed when their SUV went around safety gates into the path of a freight train.
  • Illinois
  • 5 hours, 25 minutes ago
High School Sports

KSDK Sports, Friday Night Blitz

KSDK Sports, Friday Night BlitzJoin NewsChannel 5 at 10:15 p.m. for this week's Friday Night Blitz, District Championship edition!
  • High School Sports
  • 5 hours, 27 minutes ago
Holidays

Viewer photos: Kids Halloween costumes, Pt. 2

Viewer photos: Kids Halloween costumes, Pt. 2Lions, and tigers, and baby owls! Oh my! Check out these viewer submitted photos of their kids Halloween costumes. Want to sho off your kid's costume? Email your picture to photos@ksdk.com, tweet us #FallinSTL, or upload to our our Facebook page.
  • Holidays
  • 5 hours, 48 minutes ago
Crime

Mehlville rope team describes parachute rescue

Mehlville rope team describes parachute rescueA South County fire department is credited for helping rescue a man who got his parachute stuck more than a hundred feet in the air Thursday night.
  • Crime
  • 6 hours, 47 minutes ago
Crime

Knife found at Hazelwood West High School

Knife found at Hazelwood West High SchoolA Hazelwood West High School student was turned over to authorities after bringing a knife to school Friday.
  • Crime
  • 8 hours, 16 minutes ago
Local

11-year-old struck by vehicle in St. Charles

11-year-old struck by vehicle in St. CharlesAn 11-year-old child is in critical condition after being by a vehicle in St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Local
  • 8 hours, 59 minutes ago
Holidays

Viewer photos: Kids Halloween costumes

Viewer photos: Kids Halloween costumesLions, and tigers, and baby owls! Oh my! Check out these viewer submitted photos of their kids Halloween costumes. Want to sho off your kid's costume? Email your picture to photos@ksdk.com, tweet us #FallinSTL or upload to our our Facebook page.
  • Holidays
  • 12 hours, 22 minutes ago
Crime

'Not guilty' plea in murder of Springfield, Mo. couple

'Not guilty' plea in murder of Springfield, Mo. coupleA former high school superintendent pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a Springfield couple.
  • Crime
  • 12 hours, 53 minutes ago
Health

Encouraging news about whooping cough cases

Encouraging news about whooping cough casesAn outbreak of whooping cough in Macoupin County might be slowing down.
  • Health
  • 14 hours, 4 minutes ago
Illinois

Ill. military veteran gets 10 years for shooting wife

Ill. military veteran gets 10 years for shooting wifeA Champaign military veteran who experts say suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his wife has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • Illinois
  • 19 hours, 23 minutes ago
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
  • 20 hours, 2 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
  • 20 hours, 39 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
  • 21 hours, 11 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
  • 21 hours, 24 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
  • 1 day 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
  • 1 day 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
  • 1 day 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
  • 1 day 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
  • 1 day, 1 hour 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
  • 1 day, 1 hour 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
  • 1 day, 1 hour 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
  • 1 day, 2 hours 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
  • 1 day, 5 hours 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
  • 1 day, 5 hours 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
  • 1 day, 5 hours 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
  • 1 day, 5 hours 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
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago