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High Ridge teens scamming residents with brain tumor fundraiser

HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI)– A fundraising fraud has been uncovered in High Ridge.

Residents in the Brennan`s Glen subdivision and other neighborhoods say two teenagers were going door to door asking money for a fourth grader at Brennan Woods Elementary School who has a brain tumor.

The principal at the school says it is a fraud. There is no student at the school who has a brain tumor.

If you are approached by the couple you are asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

Billikens, Mizzou & Illini All Win on Wednesday

It was a win, win, win night for the Billikens. Mizzou and the Illini on Wednesday night.

Saint Louis University ran it’s winning streak to 18, bu winning 89-85 at George Mason in overtime. It’s the second time this season that the Bills have beaten the Patriots in OT. Jordair Jett led the way with 25 points. His free throw with under a second to play in the second half, forced the overtime. Four other SLU players scored in double figures to help out in the win: Mike McCall Jr. (16), Jordan Barnett (14), Dwayne Evans (13) and Rob Loe (13). The Billikens record improves to 24-2 and 11-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Furnace explodes in House Springs, Mo. home

(KTVI) – A furnace may be to blame for a house fire in House Springs, Mo.

Neighbors tell FOX 2 the furnace exploded in the home in the 5700 block of Hawthorne Drive around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The neighbor says everyone got out okay and there were no injuries.  A repair person was suppose to look at the furnace on Tuesday.

Frozen pipes leaves neighborhood without water for 5 days

VALLE LAKE, MO (KTVI)– A Jefferson County neighborhood has been without water since last Thursday.  It happened in the community of Valle Lake.  Officials are blaming the cold weather for freezing a water main.  John Sansoucie and his wife and seven-year-old daughter are fed up.  John Sansoucie said, “We’re frustrated really, five days without water it shouldn’t take that long.”

Ten other homes in their neighborhood have the same problem.  Christine Sansoucie works at a bank and has to look professional.  But she can’t clean her clothes because the washer won’t work without water.  She said, “I am very, very, very, angry right now.  My job is so important to me.”

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Possible freezing rain could snarl Monday morning commute

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Another quick moving clipper system is zipping into the St. Louis area this evening that has just enough energy ahead of this system to squeeze out a couple very quick bursts of snow flurries, and sleet, mainly south of St. Louis.

Freezing rain may develop after midnight and continue off and on to mid Monday morning.

Temperatures will remain nearly steady through the night, only dropping a few degrees to near 26° by morning.

MoDOT crews will be out overnight Sunday treating area roads and interstates with salt, salt brine and beet juice to help keep roads from freezing over before Monday morning’s rush hour. Road crews are expecting the worst of the weather to be in St. Charles, North St. Louis County and the northern part of the City of St. Louis.

Officials are asking the public to delay travel Monday morning if possible.

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Two teenagers killed in Jefferson County crash

HOUSE SPRINGS, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of two students from Northwest High School.   Matthew Roskowske, 18, and Cameron Stewart, 15, were good friends.   They died following a one-car crash on Carol Park Road in House Springs.

Investigators say Roskowske was driving a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire with Stewart in the car. The vehicle traveled off the road Saturday night at approximately 10:15pm.  The car crashed into a row of trees before flipping.  An accident reconstruction team identified a straight line of skid marks leading in the direction of the crash site.

A vigil was held Sunday at the high school.  Some students brought photos of the victims to the crash site.  They attached the photos to a row of crosses.

“They were just your average high school kids who wanted to have fun,” said Chris Gregory, classmate.

Schnucks to launch hunger relief drive

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As a part of its 75th anniversary, Schnuck is starting a campaign to feed the hungry. The campaign will encompass all of its stores in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and in Wisconsin.

Schnuck’s is partnering with Operation Food Search in the St. Louis area and with other relief agencies in other markets to provide red barrels in its stores that, for customers to donate food. The barrels will be placed in the front areas of its stores, and will only accept non-perishable foods.

When possible, Schnucks will spotlight or suggest food items that food pantries need the most.