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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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    Suspect breaks into cars near Children’s Hospital

    (KTVI) – Police say two cars were broken into Tuesday morning near Children’s Hospital.  Authorities got the call around 6:00 a.m. Some of the cars were parked along Kingshighway.  Hospital security and police responded and chased the suspect away. There is no word on what was taken from the vehicles.

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    More police departments trying to get body cameras

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The shooting of Mike Brown is spurring police departments in the metro area to try to add wearable cameras to their arsenal. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis police are now seeking money to outfit officers with cameras which can be pinned to a uniform or attached to sunglasses. The city of Ellisville has already approved $7,500 to do the same.  Nearly 150,000 people have signed a petition to create a national ‘Mike Brown […]

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    Disney could fly drones over amusement parks

    (STLMoms) – Get ready to see drones over Disney’s amusement parks.  Walt Disney Company is filing paperwork for three drone-related patents. The company says drones could lead to an era of aerial movie screens and larger-than-life puppets flying through the sky. The company suggest its drone-powered air shows could serve as an alternative to fireworks and large-scale light shows. The FAA is in the process of drafting rules for the commercial use of drones.

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    Photos: Michael Brown Funeral

    Here are some photos from the Michael Brown Funeral

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    Man robs Commerce Bank, gets away with cash

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are looking for the person who robbed the Commerce Bank on Natural Bridge Monday morning.  Surveillance video shows a black male walking into the bank. Authorities say the suspect handed the teller a note demanding money.  The teller believed the suspect was armed but he did not show a weapon. The suspect left the bank and was last seen crossing Natural Bridge and riding a bike with a broken chain on it. He is […]

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    Police release names of people arrested in Ferguson Thursday night

    (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police say only one person arrested Thursday night lives in the City of Ferguson. Police released the names of eight people they took into custody during what was mostly a calm night of protests. Authorities arrested the following individuals and charged them with Refusal to Disperse: Keith Gillum of St. Louis Anthony Grimmett of St. Louis Joshua Williams of St. Louis Alicia Hilger of Minnesota Dennis Black of Detroit, MI Lorenda Akers of Unincorporated St. […]

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    Man shot to death Thursday night

    (KTVI) – Authorities are trying to find out who entered a home and shot and killed a man.  It happened Thursday night in the 4000 block of Delmar.   When officers arrived, they found Travonn Kirksey, 21, lying in the door entrance. Kirksey had been shot multiple times including in the chest.   Witnesses told police they saw Kirksey enter the home and then hearing shots. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.   Kirksey lived in the […]

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    Viral: Women laugh uncontrollably at “cops chasing a cow”

    (WQAD) “Only in Kewanee [can] you see cops chasing a cow.” A video posted to Facebook by Cheryl Payne Pudil shows police in Kewanee chasing down a cow that’s escaping down a sidewalk. The video was taken Sunday, August 17, 2014, according to a report by the Kewanee, Illinois Star Courier. All the action was captured from a car in the 500 block of North Main Street. The Star Courier explained that a Holstein cow walked up the street, passing […]

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    Oklahoma City officer accused of sexual assaults during traffic stops

    (CNN) — An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting several women while on the job, his department said. The case started after one woman came forward and accused Officer Daniel Holtzclaw of “sexual impropriety” during a traffic stop, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson told CNN. Holtzclaw, 27, was arrested Thursday and faces nine charges, including three counts of forcible oral sodomy, two counts of indecent exposure, two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery, […]

  • #Unity: Hall of Famer Pastor Aeneas Williams challenge to the U.S.

    (KTVI) – We know him as a pastor and now as a Hall of Famer. But what you may not have known is   Aeneas Williams’ church, The Spirit Church, is located in Ferguson, Missouri.   Now he’s out in that community trying to make a difference following the unrest after the shooting death of Michael Brown. One way Pastor Aeneas wants to change things is by helping to united the country.  He’s asking everyone to take to twitter using the […]

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    Highway Patrol troopers fix basketball goal for Ferguson children

    (KTVI) – With all the tension surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, police haven’t gotten the best publicity. But Wednesday was one of the more calm days in Ferguson.   That was the day two Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers went out of their way to help some kids in the community. The troopers noticed a basketball goal without a net and no children around to play on it.    So they went to Target and purchased a net and […]

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    At least 160 Ferguson children attended community school Thursday

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – While the Ferguson-Florissant school district cancelled classes for the rest of the week, that hasn’t stopped students from getting in some lessons. Over 100 kids showed up to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library on Thursday, according to St. Louis City Alderman Antonio French.   He tweeted pictures of kids doing projects, reading and mingling with teachers and volunteers. Teachers told French 160 kids. Captain Ron Johnson and several troopers also stopped by the makeshift school. Teacher tells […]