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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.

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    Gulf Shores raising funds for Louisiana flood victims

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Across the country people are coming together to help Louisiana’s flood victims. Here in St. Louis a restaurant owner who moved to St. Louis after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana is holding a fundraiser. The owner of Gulf Shores says he wants to help people back home and he`s glad to do what he can even if he`s 1,100 miles away. Wednesday and tomorrow both of his restaurants in Edwardsville and Creve Coeur will be taking in […]

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    St. Louis city and police department face gender discrimination lawsuits

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – On Tuesday St. Louis city police Major Rochelle Jones and attorney J.C. Pleban held a press conference to talk about a lawsuit filed in circuit court naming the City of St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay and Chief Sam Dotson. It claims the chief passed over Major Jones for a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel because she`s a woman. Jones a 33 year veteran says she has 7 more years of experience more education and tested better […]

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    Woman leads police on chase to St. Louis County Jail

    ST.ANN, MO (KPLR) – At around 4am Monday morning 37-year-old Laura Mann of Pacific was reported to St. Ann police for suspicious behavior.  When police arrived and approached her at a QuickTrip she suddenly hit the gas and took off. Police say she weaved through North County from Lindbergh to Olive, then from Shreve to Interstate 70. And at one point she was driving on the wrong side of the road. She finally stopped at the St Louis County Jail […]

  • St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer holds 8th annual radio-thon

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The 8th annual radio-thon for the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer was held Thursday. The money raised for the non-profit will go to cancer related charities throughout the St. Louis area. They are holding an all day auction and you can win everything from a Cardinals first pitch package to diner with radio personalities. Organizers say they’re happy with what they’ve seen so far. “The great work that’s being done by the great charities […]

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    The Wood Cask host benefit for Officer Mike Flamion

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR) – On Wednesday crowds showed up to do their part for Ballwin police officer Mike Flamion. Flamion was shot and is paralyzed from the neck down after a shooting during a routine traffic stop last month. Now surrounding communities are offering up what they can to help out. Dan Marten the owner of The Woodcask says he was more than happy to give 10 percent of Wednesday’s sales to the cause. ‘These guys go out and do […]

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    Parent frustrated over change in bus routes for transfer students in Riverview Gardens School District

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO (KPLR) – It’s been a frustrating day for Bellefontaine Neighbors parent Kathy Vann she says her 3 kids were transferred out of the Riverview Gardens School District 3 years ago and the bus routes to Kirkwood and Mehlville schools have been the same.  But that all changed this week when she and other parents were not told about adjustments made to the routes. “They want to frustrate us to get out kids back to Riverview. They never […]

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    Rolling gun battle stops traffic in Richmond Heights

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – Police shut down the intersection of Hanley at Dale for a shooting investigation Wednesday afternoon.  They blocked the area off as a crime scene.  They say a rolling gun battle ended in the area. Richmond Heights Police say they got a call at around 12:30pm for shots fired at a Circle K on Dale Avenue. Two cars were involved in a rolling gun battle. It ended less than a half a block away at the […]

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    Three arrested in high speed chase near Lambert Airport

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Four men sent St. Ann Police on a five mile car chase that ended in multiple arrests. Police say the chase lasted about 10 minutes and ended with three men in custody and a fourth suspect still on the loose. Police say at around 11:30am Tuesday officers were doing traffic enforcement on I-70 west near Lambert Airport when they clocked a 2015 black Ford F-150 going 75mph in a 60mph zone. They tried to pull it […]

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    Suspect fatally shot, father killed in St. Charles County home invasion

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Two people are dead and another is hospitalized after an overnight home invasion in St. Charles County. One of those dead is the suspect; the other is the homeowner who fought with the suspect. Everything went down just before 4am on Southwinds Drive just off Salt Lick Road. Saint Charles County Police are investigating the case. The drug task force has also been called in because drug paraphernalia was found inside the house. Investigators tell […]

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    Major Case Squad investigators called after man found dead

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO (KPLR) – Major Case Squad detectives are called in after a man is found dead. Investigators have been working out of the Police Department all day as they piece together what happened. A man called police at around 10am about gun fire near his home at the 10,500 block of Lilac. According to investigators that neighbor checked outside and found a man down in a nearby yard. Police arrived at that home in the 10,400 block of […]

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    Mother, son found stabbed to death in north city; relative in custody

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police are investigating after a mother and her 16-year-old son were found stabbed to death on the city’s north side. It happened Tuesday morning at a home in the 3900 block of St. Ferdinand Avenue near The Ville neighborhood. Police have identified the victims as 41-year-old Tyra Shannon and her 16-yer-old son Lawrence Strawbridge. Both victims were found after the boy’s uncle stopped by the house to check on the family. A third person, believed […]

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    Daughter ask for return of special picture of mother from stolen truck

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Enola Pevey says someone stole a truck that means everything to her especially the mementos left inside that remind her of her mother who died back in 2005. Pevey says it all happened on Saturday night when the Berkeley artist went to her first art exhibit near Cherokee and Nebraska Streets to showcase her work. Pevey says between 7 pm and 11:30 pm that night someone stole her car keys from her purse, unlocked her black […]


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