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One person killed in Arnold house fire

ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – An Arnold family is devastated after losing their loved one in a house fire.  It happened just before 3:30 on Tuesday afternoon on the 2300 block of Starling Airport Road.

Even though firefighters rushed to the scene, by the time they found this elderly man, it was unfortunately too late; he had already succumbed to the heavy smoke.

Bommarito Automotive SkyFox flew over the scene as it unfolded.  Firefighters worked to figure out what caused these flames to break out, while relatives consoled each other in the church parking lot across the street.

Rock Community Fire Protection District Spokesperson Ron Harder says paramedics had to administer breathing treatments to particularly devastated family members.  A fire department chaplain was also on hand to help the family.

St. Louis casinos report 9% drop in February revenue

(KTVI) – All six St. Louis area casinos are reporting lower revenue during the month of February.

Combined revenue dropped nearly nine percent from last February. The rough winter weather could be to blame.

The revenue drop also means a drop in funding for other programs.

A per-patron fee is used to pay for operations of the Missouri Veterans Commission, which runs nursing homes for more than 1,300 retired service members.

Some of the funds also go to public schools.

Body found in Meramec River

ARNOLD, MO (KTVI)– Police pulled a body out of the Meramec River Monday night.

It happened at the Flamm City Boat Ramp, off Telegraph near the river.

Police are still trying to identify the body.

Monsanto fund awards $25,000 to 10 arts and education programs

Monsanto fund awards $25,000 to 10 arts and education programs

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Monsanto Fund has awarded $25,000 to Arts and Education Council, to fund 10 rural communities’ arts and educations programs. The program was started seven years ago to broaden arts education the 16 bi-state counties surround St. Louis.

The funding will be used to bring artists and entertainers into the classrooms and performance venues in rural counties boosting the availability of the arts to people and families in the surround counties.

Programs benefitting from the 2014 Monsanto Fund Rural Community Arts Education Program grant:

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Trailnet offer fun community bike rides for 2014

Trailnet offer fun community bike rides for 2014

(KTVI) - Trailnetʼs Bicycle Fun Club program is a popular and well-known program that serves Trailnetʼs mission and the entire St. Louis metropolitan community by fostering healthy, active, and vibrant communities and promoting, encouraging, and enabling recreational cycling throughout the bi-state region.

The program attracted nearly 7,200 cyclists in 2013 to its unique, large-scale bike rides that feature urban and rural starting locations on both sides of the Mississippi River. The bistate cycling community regards Trailnetʼs rides as the most organized and interesting cycling events in the region.

Riders of all skill levels and all types of safe, working bikes are welcome on the bike rides.

Dress for a bonanza

FENTON, MO (KTVI) – How do you dress for a bonanza? John Pertzborn asks Sherri Young for some tips from Chuck’s Boots in Fenton and St. Peters.

Find out more: http://chucksbootsstlouis.com/

Motorcyclist killed in Jefferson County crash identified

(KTVI) – Authorities have released the identity of a motorcyclist who was killed early Monday morning.

Keith Christopher, 27, of Dittmer, Missouri died after his bike was struck by a truck on State Route B.

Investigators believe Christopher slowed down but the truck driver did not and hit him.

He was pronounced dead just before 6 a.m.