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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 (KTVI) – 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 (KTVI) – 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 (KTVI) – 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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    Mother, boyfriend charged after 5-year-old shot himself in the abdomen

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two people are facing child endangerment charges after a 5-year-old St. Louis boy shot himself in the abdomen. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Brittany Ciara Harris and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Demetrius Terron Dennis, were charged Friday. Harris is jailed on $10,000 bond. Dennis is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and is jailed on $40,000 bond. Police say the boy found a loaded handgun owned by Dennis beneath a bed at the […]

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    Expecting rainfall ahead of the Clayton Art Fair

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Organizers of the St. Louis Art Fair hope the weather holds out for the opening night of the fair. More than 180 artists from the around world have come to Clayton to sell paintings, sculptures, and jewelry. Approximately 130,000 people are expected to attend the fair this weekend, which runs Friday until 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Fox 2 News is a proud sponsor of the […]

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    Police warn fake healthcare workers may be stealing from the elderly

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Police are looking for a trio of con artists. The youngest is just 12 years old. Police want residents to stay vigilant because they think more victims could be out there. This all happened in the middle of the day on August 1. Investigators say an 81-year-old woman was approached by a woman at the 1200 block of Winema who said she was stopping by to check on her health needs. While inside, the fake healthcare worker […]

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    Lambert Airport commissioners compromise on new name

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – 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 precautionary boil order for large area of St. Louis County

    UPDATE:  The precautionary boil order was lifted at around 8am Wednesday. ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri American Water has issued a precautionary 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 […]

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    American Heart Association expert talks sugar guidelines

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The American Heart Association says kids between 2 and 18 should eat no more than 6 teaspoons or 25 grams of sugar per day. For some, cutting sugar could be a hard habit to break. Dietitian Lori Jones joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning with the new guidelines. Sugar Guidelines: – The American Heart Association recommends children between the ages of 2-18 eat no more than six teaspoons or 25 grams of added […]

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    Labor Day BBQ tips from Weber Grill

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-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 (KTVI) – Police shut down I-270 between Olive and Page for a gas leak at around noon Thursday.  Both directions of the highway were closed until 2:30pm because of a fire risk. Crews worked on restoring service to a home in an area west of the highway.  Laclede Gas says they have stopped flow of gas and are monitoring the situation. Officials say that at around noon a homeowner at the 1200 block of King Carey smelled gas at a home […]

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

    ST.LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – 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 […]