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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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    Weekend MoDOT work zones in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES (KTVI) – If you are planning to hit the roads this weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation has some major projects that could affect your travel plans. Lane closures are expected on Interstate 70 in St. Charles. Crews will close eastbound lanes of I-70 at Route 94 beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. Those lanes should reopen by 8 a.m. Saturday. Workers will do the same thing Saturday night at 10 p.m. on the westbound lanes of I-70 at […]

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    St. Louis heat wave in effect

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – While the City of St. Louis spent their day checking on the elderly around town, there was one group of hundreds at city hall for a special ceremony. On Thursday, the U.S. Navy held an event outside of city hall to recognize 48 new recruits headed boot camp in Chicago. The weather didn’t stop the group from taking their pledge and their families from standing by. The 48 recruits will also be recognized at Thursdays Cardinal’s […]

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    Mothers of the Movement town hall held in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – On Wednesday the National Bar Association hosted the first ‘Mothers of the Movement‘ town hall at Greater St. Mark Church in Ferguson. The mothers of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant along with other mothers who lost their children and made national headlines told their stories. Organizers say the point of the meeting is to turn their tragedies into triumph and to become the voice of change for families across the country. The mothers will […]

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    Second heat-related death reported in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed a second heat-related death thus far this summer after an elderly woman was found dead in her home late last week. The woman has not been identified. An autopsy attributed her death to “heat-related causes.” In response to the woman’s death, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has allocated $250,000 in federal grant money to Cool Down St. Louis, a non-profit organization that provides utility assistance […]

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    Outdoor workers facing extreme heat this week

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – With extreme heat and high humidity expected this week in the St. Louis area, many companies are taking extra precautions for those who have to work outdoors. The heat is on and now crews are dealing with the heat and trying to get roadwork done at the same time during this summer construction season. MoDOT officials say they are always careful about work conditions in both the heat and cold. They send out warnings before […]

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    Community rallies behind wounded Hillsdale police officer

    HILLSDALE, MO (KTVI) – July 2 is a day Hillsdale police Officer Charles Hubbard will never forget. A routine traffic stop at the 6200 block of Bailey Place changed his life forever. On Friday, officials presented Hubbard with honors for his bravery and 26 years of service. “I stepped back to allow him to come to the trunk. He steps out of the vehicle and starts shooting at me,” Hubbard said. Jared Williams, 24, pulled out a gun and shot […]

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    Chesterfield phone repair store sees “Pokemon Go” related business boost

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – With people running around playing the “Pokemon Go” game, there have been some slips and falls. So far, more than 10 million people have the downloaded the app and it’s expected to grow in the coming weeks and months. The virtual scavenger hunt has created a whole new market for some businesses out there that work on mobile devices.

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    Forest Park suffers damage from Wednesday’s storm

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Wednesday’s storm caused a lot of wind damage in Forest Park with trees blown over and tree limbs littering the streets in the park and surround area.

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    Police searching for suspect in South County double homicide

    SOUTH COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis County Police are investigating a double murder overnight in Lemay. The bodies of a man and a woman were both found inside of a home on Kayser Avenue just off Lemay Ferry Road just before 12:30 a.m. Investigators have identified a suspect and a suspect vehicle. They are searching for John Hamm, a white male, 42-years of age. Hamm is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities believe he has fled the St. Louis area; however, his […]

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    Police searching for suspect who damaged six St. Louis churches

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are looking for suspects who have vandalized six area churches. They believe the same suspect or suspects is responsible for all of the incidents. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is recovering from a recent fire and vandalism. Other churches are dealing with the same thing. St. Louis City Police say that at least six churches have been burned or vandalized since July 1st. Community members say the motives seem different from last years church arsons […]

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    Vandals break in, wreck north county summer camp facility

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – Staffers at a north St. Louis County camp for low-income families are coping with vandals destroying what they are trying to build in the community. Organizers at the Big League Leadership Camp for Kids took cellphone video of all of the damage when they arrived at Greater St. Mark Church on Thursday morning. All of the bathrooms in the building were vandalized, spilling water on the floors and into the hallways. Summer camp supplies like […]

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    Repairs coming to I-55 and Poplar Street Bridge, MoDOT says

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Get ready for delays this weekend if you’re travelling along Interstate 55 and the Poplar Street Bridge in downtown St. Louis. Roadwork on I-55 will create closures and delays this weekend, but the Missouri Department of Transportation said the work is all part of a two-year plan. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 8, MoDOT crews will close the ramp from the westbound side of the Poplar Street Bridge to Walnut and the ramp from […]