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Melanie Moon co-anchors KPLR’s News 11 at 7 weeknights with Dan Gray. An award-winning journalist, Melanie has been recognized four times by the Associated Press for her investigative reporting. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL, Melanie got her start in TV while still in college, anchoring a news segment on WCLF TV in Tampa, Florida.

Melanie studied telecommunications and journalism at the University of South Florida and later transferred to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where she graduated cum laude. She interned for a semester at CNN in Washington, D.C.

In addition to her journalistic skills, Melanie plays the harp and piano. From St. Louis, travel south, down Interstate 55 and you’ll find Melanie’s identical twin sister who is a reporter at WREG TV.

You can connect with Melanie on Facebook, Twitter @moon_melanie and Instagram @Melaniemoon

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    St. Charles Main Street closes Friday ahead of ice storm

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Historic Main Street very quiet Friday morning in downtown St. Charles. Most of the businesses were closed, with only a few of the bars and restaurants in downtown St. Charles staying open ahead of the expected ice storm. And those places had just a handful of customers around. Meanwhile, others folks actually said the weather had been great for business. U.S. Lawns switched from landscaping to ice control, using their trucks to lay down salt. […]

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    Rockwood School District cancels Friday classes, weekend events

    EUREKA, MO (KPLR) – The Rockwood School District doesn’t fool around when it comes to ice. If it were just snow in the forecast, officials might wait until the snow starts falling before it cancels classes; but ice is a completely different story. Superintendent Eric Knost has been closely watching the forecast and had a conference call Thursday with the National Weather Service. Knost anticipates all schools will be closed on Friday. And with ice expected all the way into […]

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    Arnold movie theater evacuated over smoke

    ARNOLD, MO (KPLR) – Moviegoers in Arnold had to leave their favorite films Wednesday and evacuate the Arnold Cine 14 over a fire concern. Theater employees thought the building was on fire after noticing a smoky haze in the building, so they evacuated the theater and called 911. There were about 100 customers watching movies at the time of the evacuation. There were never any flames and everyone got out of the building safely. “Earlier in the day there was […]

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    St. Louis releases 2016 crime stats

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – There was some good news, but disturbing findings when it comes to gun violence, as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay released the 2016 crime stats Tuesday. The good news is that St. Louis had the lowest year of crime in 10 years, but that was because of a drop in property crimes, such as auto theft and burglary. Violent crimes, like assault and shootings, were up 4.4 percent over last year. […]

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    St. Louis thieves picking up packages from homes ordered with victim’s credit cards

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – There is another case of identity theft involving packages delivered to St. Louis area homes. This homeowner beat the bad guy at his own game. The Eureka Police Department is treating this as an identity theft case. They have video evidence of a possible suspect. UPS showed up at a Eureka home to deliver a large package. Brett Leary was working from home and heard the doorbell. He picked up the package left on his porch, […]

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    Warners surprise local families by furnishing their homes

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Former St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda, continue to give back to the St. Louis community. Their First Things First Foundation made things a little brighter for two St. Louis families. On Friday morning, they surprised single mothers Camille Hill and LaTonia Hill and their children by completely furnishing their new Habitat for Humanity Homes. The foundation teamed up with Aarons, Inc. and U-Haul to provide furniture for everyone room in the […]

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    Resources for victims of domestic abuse

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The CDC reports one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Local organizations want to remind those in the St. Louis region there are a number of places you can turn to for shelter and assistance. The YWCA’s Woman’s Place not only provides compassionate crisis intervention, but helps facilitate a victim’s transition to safety. It also offer personal empowerment workshops and support groups for survivors of domestic abuse. The experts warn domestic violence […]

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    Secret Santa brightens shoppers Christmas

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A shopper turned Santa in Brentwood store today, handing out cash to random strangers. He’s not a rich man, in fact he’s says he’s just an average person who owns his own business. He’s even trying to save up for a wedding for one of his 4 children.But this holiday angel sacrificed a few hundred dollars to brighten the Christmas of others. He doesn’t want his identity revealed instead he refers to himself as Goodwill Santa. […]

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    St. Louis police release sketch of suspect in 2 attempted rapes

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are looking for a suspect who may have been involved in 2 rape attempts just hours a part. Investigators say the victim heard the suspect running behind her on Potomac in south St. Louis. She says he had a gun and tried to drag her down an alley.  But the victim was able to fight him off and he fled the scene. Police have provided a sketch of the suspect as described by […]

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    Cell store clerk shot in south city shopping center

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A cellphone store clerk was critically wounded Thursday morning after a shoplifting incident at the Southtown Centre. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. at the GoWireless Verizon store, located near the intersection of Chippewa and Kingshighway. Police said two men came to the store and walked out with two Galaxy Edge cellphones. The clerk witnessed the theft and followed the men into the parking lot. One of the suspects turned and fired a shot at the […]

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    Dining out for Officer Snyder raises $175K

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Support continues to pour in for fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder. More than 200 area restaurants participated in the one-day dine out event recently, donating anywhere from 10 to 100 percent of their proceeds. Wednesday the organizer presented a $175,000 check to the St. Louis County Police Department Welfare Association, which will then give it to Officer Snyder’s wife and son. Organizer Katie Zaitz-Finch also held a dine out fundraiser for injured Ballwin […]

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    Instagram post is raising concern among parents and students at Lafayette HS

    WILDWOOD, MO (KPLR) – A Lafayette High School Students’ Instagram post is raising concern among parents and students in the Rockwood District.  The student’s selfie post included racially insensitive and inflammatory comments targeting St. Louis city transfer students. Wildwood resident Von Scales is a big fan of Lafayette High School, his three sons graduated from the school and his twin step sons are now seniors. “I love the administration at Lafayette, I’ve been around them and I know them,” said […]