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Arnold Knights of Columbus still holding fish frys despite storm damage

(KTVI)– An Arnold Knights of Columbus has not allowed storm damage from holding fish fries.  The Arnold K of C comes to the aid of local parishes, food pantries and other charities. Customers at Friday evening’s fish fry were surprised they were able to dine in the Knights of Columbus hall.  Customer Bill Glasgow said, “I thought they were going to just bulldoze the place. It just looked so bad. I didn’t think it would come back.”

When a storm rolled through February 20th, winds peeled back the roof.  Renters in the upstairs part of the structure were forced out. But the Knights of Columbus downstairs were still able to host the first fish fry 2 weeks later. Although business was slow at first it soon picked up. K of C member Bobby Hayes said, “We’re having a real good year this year.”  Member Vince Selders added, “Once they saw us rolling, it snowballed and they really came out in droves.”

Weekends On The Web: Our list of activities and events

(KTVI)-Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.

Weekends On The Web: April 12-13, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball
Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 12-13 Venue: Busch Stadium
Game times 1:15pm each day. Tickets are limited.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Replica 2013 National League Champions Ring give-away Saturday
Yadier Molina & Adam Wainwright Gold Glove Award give-away Sunday

Imo’s Day proclaimed in St. Louis & St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Mayor Francis Clay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley proclaimed Tuesday, Imo’s Day in St. Louis. The proclamations were presented to Ed and Margie Imo at the Imo’s franchise meeting that was held at the Glazier’s Hall in St. Louis.

The proclamation honored Imo’s 50 years in business in St. Louis City and County.

Woman dies at underground Crystal City rave

CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) – An investigation is underway after a young woman died following an electronic music concert in Crystal City, Missouri.

The victim’s name has not been released. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the woman died during the concert this weekend at the Crystal City Underground.

An attorney for the venue says he believes the woman died outside the facility early Sunday. The concert began Saturday night and continued until about 4:00 a.m. Sunday. About 4,000 people attended.

The venue is in a former silica mine, about a square mile underground.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Grants Farm opens April 12

(KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals are not the only ones celebrating opening day this week. Grants Farm opens on Saturday, April 12. Tim Ezell talks to a representative from Grants Farm about its opening day.

For more information: anheuser-busch.com/index.php/our-heritage/grants-farm/

2 killed trying to escape Park Hills house fire

PARK HILLS, MO (KTVI) – There was tragedy near Park Hills after a couple died in an early morning two-alarm house fire.

Investigators believe the victims were trying to escape from the home, but were not able to.

Bismarck firefighters got the call about 4:30am Monday. When they got to the home on Halter Lane just off Highway 32, the home was already engulfed in flames.

Steve Dickey, the chief of the Bismarck Fire Department who was the first on the scene, told us, “When we got here, the home was fully involved and you could feel the heat through the truck as we got close.”

A neighbor who did not want to speak on camera says he called 911 after noticing the fire. He says he told firefighters when they arrived that there was likely a couple inside the home.

But there was nothing the neighbor or firefighters could do. The flames were simply too intense.

Flash flooding covers parts of viewing area

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Flash flooding throughout the day on Thursday caused inconveniences for many Jefferson County residents, but luckily, no major damage.

According to Jefferson County Director of Emergency Management Warren Robinson, after Thursday night’s round of storms, one tree fell onto a roadway, and several roads remained closed due to earlier flooding.

In terms of that earlier flooding, just off Highway M in Barnhart, a bridge leading to several homes on Chasteen Lane was partially washed away by floodwater.  Now, residents can only walk across the bridge, until it’s fixed.

Just east of that damage, flooding on Dry Creek Road sent bicycles, a lawn mower, and other outdoor toys floating down the road.  FOX 2 caught up with a family trying to salvage all of that, after the floodwater receded.