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Shawndrea Thomas is the co-anchor of the 11am news on FOX 2 and 12pm news on KPLR. She also reports for KTVI’s FOX 2 News and KPLR’s News 11. Thomas comes to St. Louis from Central Florida’s News 13, where she was the weekday morning traffic reporter.

Prior to working in Orlando, she was a reporter at WSYX/WTTE Columbus, Ohio and reporter/anchor at KWES in Midland, Texas. While in Ohio, she covered a wide range of stories including the “Streets of Speed” franchise where she exposed bad drivers and brought attention to chronic speeding, in order to make neighborhoods safer. Other major stories upon which she reported were a breaking news story about a student who threatened to blow up a high school, an in-depth report on a fire that destroyed Grandview’s historic districts. In addition, she covered traffic issues and severe weather (including a record-breaking 21-inch snowfall.) Relentless in getting answers and results, Shawndrea also broke major stories and landed an exclusive interview with a whistleblower in a West Texas State school scandal. She spent her spare time hosting an R & B radio show.

Shawndrea holds two Bachelors Degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies. Professionally, Shawndrea is living her dream, and she wants to help other journalism students realize theirs. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: shawndrea.thomas@tvstl.com

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    Owners of Bridgeton Landfill reach settlement with nearby homeowners

    BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) – The owner of the Bridgeton Landfill announced Friday it has agreed to pay residents of 34 homes in the area of where the landfill sits for the loss of enjoyment and use of their properties. The terms of the agreement were not released, but according to Republic Services, the company in charge of the landfill, they have invested more than $200 million in site improvements to manage the fire burning in the landfill. Earlier this year, […]

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    Scary clown sightings reported in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – On Wednesday, the Granite City Police Department posted information on its Facebook page about creepy clown sightings around town. Police said they’ve responded to at least five calls and were unable to find the pranksters. It’s believed a group is going around Granite City and scaring random people. And while authorities have stressed there doesn’t appear to be a public safety issue, they want to at least make sure residents are aware of the issue […]

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    Gas leak at Ladue High School; students dismissed early

    LADUE, MO (KPLR) – Students at Ladue High School were sent home earlier than expected Wednesday afternoon after a gas leak near the campus. A construction crew struck a gas line at the high school around 2 p.m. Police, fire, and Laclede Gas were called to the school. Since school normally dismisses at 2:30 p.m., students were allowed to leave school for the day about 20 minutes early. Laclede Gas stopped the leak in short order, but all after school activities […]

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    Lambert Airport commissioners compromise on new name

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A major change is one step closer to becoming a reality at Lambert Airport. After lots of debate a decision has been made. The St. Louis Airport Commission voted and it was unanimous, they want the name of the airport to change. The commission voted on a proposal to change the name from Lambert “St. Louis International Airport” to “St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.” The move comes after a study found that fewer than 20 out […]

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    Missouri American Water issues boil order for large area of St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Missouri American Water has issued a boil order for over 32 municipalities and parts of unincorporated St. Louis County.  About 85,000 customers have been affected. They say that a power outage at Chesterfield treatment plant caused water pressure to drop in the area. The area is largely north of I-44.  See the full list of affected areas below.  A detailed map is posted here. The boil order could last into Wednesday afternoon.  The water company […]

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    Labor Day BBQ tips from Weber Grill

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Grills are fired up today as people try to squeeze in one last Labor Day weekend BBQ! Tim Eagan from Weber Grill stopped by with some tips to help make your get-together a success.

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    Gas leak shuts down I-270 between Olive and Page

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police are shutting down I-270 between Olive and Page for a gas leak.  Both directions of the highway are shut down as crews work on restoring service. St. Louis County Police say that the gas leak is at the intersection King Carey and Tempo. The neighborhood is located near the highway.  There have been no reports of evacuations at this point. It is not clear what caused the leak or how long the highway is going […]

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    Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grills raises over $11K for Louisiana flood relief

    ST.LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis restaurant owner Harry Parker wanted to help his home state of Louisiana after recent flooding, so he decided to raise some major cash and the community helped to make it happen. Last week Parker who owns Gulf Shores Restaurant and Grills in Creve Coeur and Edwardsville held a 2-day fundraiser and the customers and money came flowing in. The event took in $11,727 and all of it went directly to the Red Cross.  He […]

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    Transitioning summer wardrobe into fall

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The fall is almost here and that yearly closet transition is on its way! Amber Westerson from Mid Rivers Mall stopped by the KPLR 11 studio to show us some new trends. For more information visit: ShopMidRiversMall.com

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    Vandals set fire to items donated to the Salvation Army

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – Shame on you! That’s what Salvation Army workers are saying about a vandal who set store donations on fire that were left over the weekend. According to employees it happened at around 11:30 Monday night at the stores drop site. The crime was all caught on surveillance video at the 3800 block of Nameoki Road. The fire burned for about 45 minutes as electronics, clothing and furniture went up in smoke. Salvation Army Major Kendall […]

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    New law puts Narcan on Missouri pharmacies’ shelves

    ST.  LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Today starts a big move in the fight against Opioid addiction.  Now the public can get Narcan from local pharmacies for emergency overdose situations. This Narcan bill was passed in June when the governor signed it, but it takes full effect Sunday, August 28 in Missouri. So far this year, at least 38 people have died in St. Louis County because of heroin-related overdose.  And the numbers were similar last year.  That`s why local support […]

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    O’Fallon police arrest suspected serial flasher

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) – The man police are calling the O’fallon flasher was arrested on Thursday afternoon after they say he exposed himself at three locations in the city. According to police an unidentified white male got naked and exposed himself in the early morning hours of August 19th at two separate gyms. One at O’Fallon Plaza and another on Tom Ginniver. The next day, he allegedly exposed himself near a girls lemonade stand at Briscoe and Love Drive. Police […]