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Hello, all! For nearly 10 years, I've been an web producer and handle the interactive content for FOX2now.com and STLMoms.com.
An alum of East Saint Louis Senior High School, I earned my Broadcast Journalism degree at the University of Illinois in 2002.

At FOX 2, I concentrate mainly on the morning news content as well as some of the most interesting and viral stories floating about the internet everyday. You can watch me every morning around 6:45 a.m. as I let you know "what's hot on the web."

Before working for FOX 2, I was a producer, assignment editor, and associate producer for KPLR11 News.
If you have any questions, cool videos or ideas, email me at vera.culley@tvstl.com.


Recent Articles
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    I-55 reopen after dump truck overturns, covers road in dirt

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Multiple lanes of Interstate 55 were shut down Tuesday afternoon just north of Gasconade because of an overturned dump truck.   Debris and dirt spilled all over the road. The dump truck was traveling in the southbound lanes, but it was the northbound lanes that were most covered by debris.  Emergency crews on the scene closed all the northbound lanes so clean-up could be handled quickly. Two lanes southbound were also closed during the clean-up. Traffic […]

  • Free Flu Shots

    SSM Health Care offering free flu shots

    (KTVI)-  Flu season is approaching fast and SSM Health Care wants you to be prepared.  They’re offering free flu vaccines to residents across the area. You can get your vaccination at the following locations: Saturday, September 27 – SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center 3450 Park Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63104 Parking lot by the Ronald McDonald House (drive-thru clinic) Saturday, October 18 – SSM St. Clare Health Center Conference Center, Garden Level of the hospital 1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, […]

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    Video: Grandfather charged after 4-year-old throws puppy into street

       (KTVI) – A Michigan grandfather is facing animal abuse charges after video surfaced of a 4-year-old repeatedly tossing a puppy into the street. Neighbors videotaped the incident last week and posted it to Facebook.  The video went viral and the neighbor contacted the Sheriff’s Department. Kevin Strange, the boy’s grandfather, has been charged with animal abuse.   As for the child, it is unclear if he will face any punishment.   The boy lives with his mother and grandfather. The puppy […]

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    Video: Memorial for Michael Brown destroyed by fire

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) -A memorial honoring Michael Brown went up in flames Tuesday morning. The makeshift was memorial located on Canfield Drive near the scene of the shooting.  It was one of two in the area dedicated to the teen who was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Residents say the fire started around 6:30 a.m.   The memorial was filled with stuffed animals and surrounded by candles.  Flames from the candles likely sparked the […]

  • Mayor Slay Tuesday

    Chief Dotson: 1 homicide is too many; city officials address gun violence, 97 murders

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  With 97 homicides this year in St. Louis City, Mayor Francis Slay and other city officials are calling for an end to gun violence. Mayor Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson and Senator Jamilah Nasheed gathered Tuesday morning and asked for the public’s help in solving recent violent crimes.   Right now, police say they are getting resistance from some residents. Many people don’t want to speak with police about crimes, sometime because they don’t trust the […]

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    Assistant police chief resigns amid sexual harassment investigation

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – The assistant police chief for the city of East St. Louis handed in his resignation Monday. Assistant Chief Ronald Ike was suspended in August after a woman accused him of sexual harassment. An independent investigation was conducted into the complaint and the results were shared with Ike.  He voluntarily resigned shortly afterwards. Ronald Ike had been on the East St. Louis police force since January 1996.    In a news release, Mayor Parks thanked him […]

  • First Birthdays: September 19, 2014

    (KTVI) Happy Birthday to our little viewers turning 1. Each of our birthday boys and girls gets a coupon for a discount on an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Want to get your child’s picture on the air? Click here for the details.

  • Pet Of The Week – Spartacus

    (KTVI) – Spartacus is this week’s Pet of the Week. He’s a two-year-old large black Lab.   He’s got a typical lab personality and is very cheerful, willing to learn and loves people .  Spartacus would make an excellent family dog. Here’s the information you need to adopt Spartacus: Metro East Humane Society 8495 State Route 143 Edwardsville, IL 62025 Phone: (618) 656-4405 Fax: (618) 659-1613 E-mail: info@mehs.org mehs.org Is your pet lost? Try looking at stllostpets.org

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    Madison, IL police dispatcher killed in motorcycle crash

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Madison County officials have identified the man killed in a motorcycle accident over the weekend. John Kent Gelarden was  riding a motorcycle when he apparently ran in to the back of a grain truck on Saturday. He was taken to St. Joseph’s hospital in Highland where he was pronounced dead.   Gerlarden was a police dispatcher for the city of Madison. He was 51 years old.

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    Robber steals cash from gas station

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A robber is on the run after police in St. Charles say he stole money from a gas station cash register. It happened Friday evening at the Moto Mart on South Fifth Street.  Police say the suspect came into the gas station and asked the clerk for cigars. When the clerk rang up the sale, the suspect lunged over the counter, pushed the clerk out of his way and took an unknown amount of money […]

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    Man shot at gas station leaves before police arrive

    WASHINGTON PARK, IL (KTVI) –  Police are searching for a gunman and a victim from an overnight shooting.  Witnesses tell police a man was shot in the parking lot of a Mobile gas station on Kingshighway around 2:00 a.m. But when officers arrived, the victim was gone.  Witnesses told police the man had been picked up by a vehicle and driven from the scene. There is no word on where the victim or the suspect is.

  • Be responsible dog

    Anheuser Busch’s “Be(er) Responsible” ad: How will the story end?

    Friday is Anheuser Busch’s Global “Be(er) Responsible” Day and they want people to know that “Friends are Waiting.”   A-B uploaded the ad to YouTube on Friday. It shows the beginning of a friendship between a guy and his dog. But what happens when he doesn’t return from a night of drinking will pull at your heartstrings. “Be(er) Responsible Day is dedicated to promoting alcohol responsibility.