Fire investigators are trying to determine if portable space heaters played a roll in an overnight fire that killed a 14 month old child.
Fire crews were called to the home at North 25th Street and Angelica in north St. Louis about 2:00 a.m.
Firefighters rescued three adults from the burning home, but the child had already died when they found him.
Fire Chief Jenkerson told Fox 2 News that the building had no heat, and several space heaters were in use.
The adults pulled from the building were taken to a hospital. Their conditions aren't known.
Governor Jay Nixon will be in St. Louis County Wednesday to publicly pitch his plan to lure a new Boeing aircraft plant to the area. Nixon will speak to St. Louis business and civic leaders at a luncheon hosted by Progress 64 West, a group that promotes development along the Interstate 64 corridor.
The governor met privately with Boeing executives last week as Missouri competes with at least five other states to produce the Boeing 777X commercial airplane.
A new plant would likely mean thousands of new jobs.
Republican state Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard has said he supports special tax incentives to try to land the plant.
Boeing expects to choose a location just after the first of the year.
The founder of one of the largest automotive networks in the United States, Lou Fusz Senior, has died. Fusz suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 94.
Fusz was family patriarch and chairman of the board of the Lou Fusz Automotive Network.
Funeral services will be in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Friday at Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel in Olivette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of The Pillar Catholic Church on South Lindbergh Boulevard.
Police are search for a man after a high speed chase ended when the suspect ditched his car in downtown St. Louis.
The chase started in Illinois when officers tried to stop a speeder. KMOV reports police had to stop the pursuit because it was too dangerous. Officers in another area spotted the speeder though and the chase started again. Police followed the man to a parking garage at 13th Street and St. Charles. That is when the suspect bailed from the car. Police are now searching the area for the man.
The suspect is described as a white man, five-and-a-half feet tall and weighing about 155 pounds. He was seen wearing a dark hooded sweater and light grey or blue pants.
Some residents in South St. Louis County have been complaining that their tap water has a bad smell or taste.
American Water says the problem is a seasonal one. They attribute it to the cold top layer of a lake or river sinking to the bottom while the warmer water rises--the action causes a smell or bitter taste. Company officials say the problem should be resolved this week.
In the mean time, the water is safe to drink and use.
A mother and father are on the run after police say they kidnapped their children from foster care.
St. Charles police say the pair took 1-year-old Trevion Dunn and 2-year-old Aleiyah Dunn sometime between Friday and Monday. Police believe they were taken by their mother, Cierra Dunn. Aleiyah's father, Jose Sanchez, might also be involved in the kidnapping.
They were last seen driving a 1998 Chevy Malibu with Missouri plates MK2-C0S. Police say they could be headed to Wisconsin or Mexico. The kids are in protective custody as part of an investigation into neglect issues. The parents had weekend visitation and officials could not contact them on Monday.
Anyone who believes they have seen the children are asked to contact the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3320.
As you go about your holiday shopping, you might notice a few more officers at area shopping centers.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch announced that the force is tasking additional resources to malls. Both uniformed and undercover officers will be in shopping centers while the Metro Air Support Unit will be keeping an eye on parking lots.
On an unrelated note, the County will also be placing an emphasis on DWI enforcement.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two neighbors and a police officer are credited with rescuing a disabled teen from a burning home in north St. Louis County.
Firefighters say the teen, who uses a wheelchair and can't talk, was trapped in the home when an apparent electrical fire broke out early Tuesday. The child's mother was in the room screaming for help moving the teen as the house filled with smoke.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that neighbors Kendall Wilkes and his cousin, Lamar Wilkes, crawled through the bedroom window and wrapped blankets around the girl before handing her out the window to a police officer who had just arrived. The officer wasn't identified.
The Wilkes cousins also then helped the mother get out through the same window. No injuries were reported.
The former St. Charles County teacher who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old, will serve probation.
KMOV reports the victim's family did not want the case to go to trial and that led to the plea agreement. Joseph Maddock will serve five years of probation after pleading guilty to child molestation charges. The abuse happened in early 2013 after Maddock had convinced the boy's family to allow him to home school the child.
Maddock has previously taught at 10 schools in the St. Louis area.