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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.

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    More grandparents caring for their grandchildren

    (STLMoms) – More and more grandparents are spending their golden years raising their grandchildren. According to the latest U.S. Census data, 4.9 million American children are being raised solely by their grandparents. The number is almost double that of the 2000 Census. Experts say this may be a reflection of the economy. Either because of divorce, separation, or incarceration, more and more grandparents are stepping in as caregivers for the grandchildren. And even in families where both parents are present, […]

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    Loop Trolley project construction could hamper traffic

    (KTVI) – Construction continues on The Loop Trolley Project.   Laclede Gas workers will install a new gas main on the south side of Delmar Monday. Work will be phased in to keep traffic flowing at the intersection of Skinker and Delmar.  Parking on the south side of Delmar within the construction zone will be limited.  

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    Dollar stores joining forces

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If everything in its stores costs a buck, it will take 8.5 billion items sold for Dollar Tree stores to buy rival Family Dollar. Dollar Tree is buying its larger rival for $74.50 a share in cash and stock, 23% more than Family Dollar’s closing price on Friday, for a total value of $8.5 billion. Combined, the two chains have more than 13,000 stores and annual revenue of $18 billion. That would surpass the current leader […]

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    St. Louis Rams Training Camp Practice Schedule

    (KTVI) – The first full day of practice for the St. Louis Rams is Friday and the public can come out and watch.  Here is the list of practices open to the public. All begin at 3:30 p.m. except where noted: Friday, July 25 Saturday, July 26 Sunday, July 27 (5:30 pm) Tuesday, July 29 Thursday, July 31 (5:30 pm) Friday, August 1 Saturday, August 2 (12:30 p.m. scrimmage) Monday, August 4 Tuesday, August 5 (5:30 pm) Monday, August 11 […]

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    Police issue Endangered Person Advisory for missing 4-year-old

    (KTVI) – The Cuba, Missouri Police Department  has issued an endangered person advisory for a missing four year old. We’re told that Sabrina Omeni was allowed to stay with her paternal grandmother this summer until July 21.  But her grandmother, Terry Omeni, didn’t return the toddler as scheduled.  She’s changed her phone number. Police and the girl’s family have been unable to reach her by phone and it’s now believed Terry and Sabrina are in New Jersey, Delaware or Virginia. […]

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    Child dies in hot car in Kansas

    (KTVI) – A 10-month-old child died in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas and one of her foster parents is charged.  Police say it took two hours for her foster parents to realize she was still in the car.  One of the parents is jailed for “aggravated child endangerment.” The girl’s biological grandmother drove down from Topeka to be with her two other granddaughters, also fostered by the same parents, but she’s had no luck so far. The granddaughters are […]

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    Vandals damage St. Charles County highway department vehicles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Sixteen St. Charles County Highway Department truck were damaged overnight by vandals. Sheriff;s deputies suspect juveniles broke into the vehicles on a lot on St. Peter’s Howell Road. They sprayed some with paint, smashed windows and set off fire extinguishers in others. This is the second incident in the past week. Last weekend, just up the block someone damaged seven trucks from the Duckett Creek Sanitation Department. Officials estimate damages for the two incidents at […]

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    Lawsuit: man’s penis amputated during circumcision

    (KTVI) – An Alabama man claims he went into the hospital to be circumcised and awoke from surgery to find his penis had been amputated. According to the Reuters news  service, the incident happened to Johnny Banks, Jr. last month.   His lawyer says no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center has told him why his penis was removed. A spokesperson for the hospital says Banks’ allegations were without merit and says the hospital will defend itself aggressively.

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    “Cummunications” typo on UC Berkeley diploma goes viral

    (KTVI) – When you receive your diploma, you don’t expect for it to have a misspelling, especially if it’s from the Mass Communications department! That’s what happened to Alex Harris. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2003, but didn’t notice the mistake until recently. His diploma read, “Major in Mass Cummunications,”  – the “o” was replaced with a “u”. As a joke, Harris posted it to Reddit. He didn’t expect the post to go viral, but it did.  

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    Downed power lines shut down I-255 for a short time

    (KTVI) – Interstate 255 near Caseyville was completely shut down for a time after power lines fell across the road way. It happened at mile maker 21.4, just north of I-64 near Caseyville.   Police say a piece of farm equipment working in the area knocked the line down. No one was injured but there were brush fires nearby. The power was shut off and the lines removed from the interstate.

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    Brotherly Love: Yadi leaves crackers at home plate for brother José

      ST. LOUIS , MO (KTVI) – Yadier Molina and his brother José don’t get to play against each other often because they’re in two different leagues.  But, that didn’t stop Yadi, who’s on the D-L, from leaving a present for his big brother on home plate — crackers (we’re not sure if they were cheese or peanut butter!). It happened Wednesday night when the Tampa Bay Rays came to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals.  Cardinals 3rd base coach, José […]

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    First “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trailer released

    (KTVI) – After months of anticipation, the first trailer for the film adaptation of E.L. James  “Fifty Shades of Grey” was released Thursday. For fans of the “Fifty Shades” series, it’s the first look into how the New York Time’s Best selling series will play out on the big screen. The story of Anastasia Steele and her love affair with Christian Grey captivated readers.  Actress Dakota Johnson will play Steele and “Once Upon a Time’s Jamie Dornan is Christian Grey […]