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Anthony is an award-winning reporter from Minneapolis. His passion for
writing and public speaking led him to a career in broadcast
journalism. Anthony is a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota,
where he was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. During college, he interned
at Twin Cities Public Television, KARE-TV and the U.S. House of
Representatives. He also studied abroad in Mexico. His reporting
career began in Alexandria, MN and he most recently worked in Dayton,

When Anthony is not working he enjoys spending time with his son,
watching movies and reading memoirs. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Recent Articles
  • Sandy Hook massacre lieutenant to speak at Child Safety Workshop in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -  – Since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, there have been about 75 school shootings.  It’s a threat that schools and police officers around the country are taking seriously and preparing for.  The smartphone HERO911 app allows teachers to instantly alert all police officers within 10 miles of their school, that an active shooter is inside of the building. Teachers scrambling to protect protect children won’t have to take the time to speak with a […]

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    Acting VA Secretary to speak at VFW Convention, St. Louis

    (KPLR) – The VFW National convention is in full swing in St. Louis and one of the main topics is the scandal involving VA medical clinics.  The acting Secretary of the VA will address the crowd of veterans Tuesday morning. More than 12,000  veterans are in town for the convention.  All of them are waiting to hear how acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson plans to fix the problems with the VA. Vice President Biden was the featured speaker here Monday.  […]

  • Vice President Biden to attend VFW National Convention

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Vice President Joe Biden will be visit St. Louis Monday morning to attend the 115th VFW National Convention at the America’s Center.  He will speak at 11 a.m. During Mr. Biden’s last visit to St. Louis, he spoke at the Arch grounds about infrastructure projects.  He is expected focus on  veterans and foreign policy. The VFW is the nations oldest and largest major combat veterans organization. It has nearly two-million members.  More than 12,000 people […]

  • Slot machine failure at Lumiere Place Casino; Customers payed manually

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The slot machines at Lumiere Place Casino stopped working around 8 p.m. Wednesday night leaving a lot of people waiting for their cash payouts. Missouri Gaming Commission personnel at the casino, and a spokeswoman for the casino confirmed later there is a problem with the machines. Shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday morning, some of those patrons were still at the casino waiting to be paid for their winnings. We talked with one woman who indicated […]

  • ATM stolen from South city gas station

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The BP on South Jefferson Avenue and Utah was broken into around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Police say three men ripped the door on the gas station off by hooking it on something attached to their cargo van.  At that point, they stormed through the gas station and loaded an ATM into their van. The suspects fled the scene as the alarm sounded off. This has left officers searching for the three suspects and the […]

  • The American Legion sends team to help troubled veterans in St. Louis area

    (KPLR) – For the next few days the SLU School of Law Clinic will be home to a crisis command center with the goal of helping veterans caught up in the recent drama with the VA medical center. The effort led by The American Legion began Monday night when a town hall meeting was held. Veterans were able to vent about their concerns over delays in access to health care. It’s a problem that came to light after an internal […]

  • Fire rips through Litchfield home as authorities attempt arrests

    (KPLR) – A fire has ripped through a Litchfield, Illinois home while authorities tried to arrest suspects in an armed robbery. Police say that the fire was set to distract authorities but it didn’t work. In the end, several guns were found and seven people were arrested. This began as an armed robbery investigation.  On Saturday, three people trying to buy a car were robbed at gun point.  The suspects fired several shots at the ground and in the air […]

  • Human Trafficking Summit, Edwardsville

    (KPLR) – Lawmakers are gathering for a human trafficking summit in Edwardsville, Illinois Monday morning. According to some estimates, human trafficking is a $9 billion a year industry that impacts 20-million-people world wide. Many of those victims are in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The victims are forced to have sex for money and or forced to work for little or no pay.  This is a form of modern day slavery.  Most of the victims are women or young girls.  […]

  • Rising river forces coast guard to shut down section of Mississippi

    (KTVI) – The swollen Mississippi River has risen above flood stage, and we believe it will continue to rise until Saturday. In response, the Coast Guard has closed the river to recreational boat use between lock and dam 27 in Granite City and the Jefferson Barracks Bridge. The water level has caught the attention of people driving by the Riverfront. “It is high,” Latoyahoke said. “It is running in the street and I wonder if something can be done about […]

  • Father faces murder charges after giving son deadly dose of heroin

    (KTVI) – A Bonne Terre father is facing murder charges after police say he gave his son a deadly dose of heroin.  St. Francois County Sheriff`s deputies and St. Louis police found the father Thursday morning at a home near I-44 and Jefferson Avenue in south St. Louis. James Kobermann Sr. has been charged with second degree murder.  Investigators say he purchased and then shared heroin with his 19-year-old son on the night of July 1st in their Bonne Terre […]

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    Rising Mississippi taking over parts of Grafton, Illinois

    (KPLR) – The rising Mississippi River water has taken over parts of Grafton, Illinois Wednesday morning.  The water has reached the normal spots in the city, and it’s something that home and business owners aren’t surprised about.  Many of the area businesses are still open and people have yet to evacuate. Route 100 is set to close in the Grafton area because of the flooding.

  • University City School Board reconsidering Normandy transfers

    (KTVI) – The University City School Board has decided to hold a work session to reconsider the decision to turn away 80 Normandy transfer students.  The board was pushed to reconsider by the argument that the transfer students had become attached to their new school and shouldn’t be rejected. Some board members say University City could lose its accreditation if transfer students remain.  Some also say that Normandy needs all of the transfer students back in order to move forward […]