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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
  • St. Louis County Police hosting event to recruit minority police officers

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- The St. Louis County Police Department is hosting recruiting sessions Friday and Saturday aimed at adding more minority officers. The sessions are open to people of all races. One of the goals is to create more trust between the department and the black community. The sessions will be held at Hazelwood East Middle School Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s located at 1865 Dunn Road. Candidates will take a physical training […]

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    New interim police chief takes over in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- An interim chief of police officially took over the Ferguson Police Department Thursday. Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff will serve as chief while the city conducts a national search for a permanent chief. He joined the Ferguson Police Department days before the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. Prior to that, he was working in St. Louis County. He replaces Tom Jackson, who resigned as chief of police last week. The move comes after months of protesters […]

  • One-year-old shot at public park

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Gunfire hit a one-year-old boy in a public park Monday night in the Baden neighborhood in north St. Louis. According to police, the shooting happened around 8 p.m. at Hickey Park. The boy was in a car with his parents when the gunfire started. A bullet went through both of the child’s thighs. The boy’s parents realized he’d been shot and rushed him to a local hospital. The boy is listed in stable condition. This shooting […]

  • Shooting outside sports bar leaves one dead

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are looking for the person responsible for a fatal shooting outside a north county sports bar. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. in the parking lot of Cuetopia Billiards & Sport Bar, located in the 11000 block of W. Florissant Avenue. A friend drove the shooting victim to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives found one car riddled with bullets […]

  • St. Louis street racing leads to serious crash

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Drag racing leads to a violent wreck in north St. Louis.  The crash happened in the the 7400 block of Hall street. We believe the cars were using the northbound and southbound lanes to drag race. The crash happened seconds after our camera captured exclusive video of the cars traveling well above the speed limit. You can see the shattered windows and twisted metal the crash caused. First responders arrived at the scene around 2:30am […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day comes to downtown St. Louis a few days early

    (KPLR)- Irish eyes will be smiling in downtown St. Louis Saturday. The annual downtown St. Patrick’s Day run and parade will be held, filling the streets in festive green. The 5 mile St. Patrick’s Day Run starts at 9:00am. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Noon 18th and Market streets and heads east to Broadway and Market streets. Parade goers and non-parade goers should be aware that there will be multiple street closures around downtown because of the run […]

  • Disturbing details released in plot to kidnap, kill 10-year-old girl

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR)- A 17-year-old boy planned to kidnap and kill a 10-year-old girl in O’Fallon, Missouri. The suspect knew the victim through her brother. Both of them are students at Fort Zumwalt West. According to police, John Classen has been charged with kidnapping, burglary and abuse of a child. The teenager’s bond is set at $1.5 million. Authorities found details of the plot on the suspect’s cell phone. He planned on kidnapping the girl, sexually assaulting her, smothering her […]

  • Protesters brawl in street outside Ferguson PD

    FERGUSON MO,(KPLR)-  Two protesters got into a brawl in the street outside of the Ferguson Police Department Thursday night. The altercation took place shortly before two police officers were shot and rushed to the hospital. Witnesses say the men were voicing their frustration about the Department of Justice report regarding the Ferguson Police Department and the city’s municipal court system. About 60 protesters gathered near the Ferguson Police Station. They were chanting and blocking traffic on South Florissant Road for […]

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    Workers begin storing museum items from Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s moving day today for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial museum under the Arch. Workers began packing up the life-sized bison and other displays, and will be moving them into storage so that work can begin on a new museum. The work is part of the CityAarchRiver 2015 project. A few select exhibits will be returned to the museum when the expansion is complete in 2017.


    Ferguson city manager resigns after DOJ report

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- The Ferguson City Manager John Shaw is the latest public official to resign after a scathing report by Department of Justice. The report found that the city used its police force and courts to target African Americans and created a climate that led to the unrest in Ferguson. Shaw is gone from his post after eight years. He denied ever instructing anyone to target African Americans in his resignation letter. The Department of Justice report also revealed […]

  • Authorities investigating playground fire in Shrewsbury

    SHREWSBURY, MO (KPLR)- Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a Shrewsbury playground overnight. The fire started Monday around midnight at Brinkop Park located near the intersection of Nottingham at Laurella Avenue. The playground is completely charred. Much of it was melted by the intense heat from the fire. Firefighters quickly smothered the flames when they arrived at the scene. Moments later, a detective with the Arson/ Explosive Team arrived to gather evidence. No injuries have been reported. Investigators are working to […]

  • Warrant amnesty in St. Louis City

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis City is once again offering amnesty for people with an outstanding warrant. The warrant forgiveness program is only good for non-violent city ordinance violations. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this week, you can go to the city municipal court building on Market Street to cancel your warrant and get a new court date scheduled. More than 7,000 people took advantage of the amnesty program last December.


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