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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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    Sunset Hills mayor charged with assault, property damage

    SUNSET HILLS, MO (KTVI) – The mayor of Sunset Hills is facing felony charges in connection with an alleged road rage incident involving a cyclist.  Mark Furrer is charged with assault and damage to property. You may recall the collision back in July.  Furrer is accused of running cyclist Randy Murdick off the road with his car after allegedly shouting, ‘Get off my road’ at the man on the bicycle.  Murdick suffered minor injuries and his 12-thousand dollar road bike […]

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    Secret Service Director resigns

    (CNN) — Julia Pierson, the director of the U.S. Secret Service, has resigned her post, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday. “ As an interim Acting Director of the Secret Service, I am appointing Joseph Clancy, formerly Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service,” Johnson said. Previous Story WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. Secret Service offered only vague information in its first criminal filing in federal court about how deep accused fence-jumper Omar […]

  • The Polar Express adds more dates to St. Louis ride

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Poplar Express Train Ride got an overwhelming response and now they’re adding more dates. Families can now buy tickets for the following dates: December 4 December 18 December 22 December 23 December 29 December 30 Real trains depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for a round-trip journey to the North Pole. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas on the train. Visit StlPolarExpressRide.com for full details.  

  • First Birthdays: September 30

    Happy Birthday to our little viewers turning 1 this weekend. 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.

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    23rd Annual Best of Missouri Market at Missouri Botanical Garden

    (KTVI)- The Missouri Botanical Garden will host the the 23rd Annual Best of Missouri Market from October 3rd through 5th. This year the market is expanding. It will now welcome vendors from neighboring states. Katie O’Sullivan, with the Best of Missouri Market, tells us all about this year’s event. There will be 30 new vendors, more than 130 outstanding food producers and artisans, and entertainment for the entire family. There will also be live music performances featuring the Bottoms Up […]

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    October: What’s streaming on Netflix

    It’s almost October and that means changes to your Netflix entertainment list. So what’s next?  According to the Huffington Post there’s tons of new shows you can binge watch in October.  The list and dates are subject to change: TV Shows: “The 100,” Season 1″ (Available Oct. 22) “Arrow,” Season 2 (Available Oct. 8) “The Carrie Diaries,” Season 2 (Available Oct. 23) “Freakshow,” Season 2 (Available Oct. 23) “The Following,” Season 2 (Available Oct. 7) “Gilmore Girls” “Hart Of Dixie,” […]

  • Hot Mulled Cider Day!

    (KTVI) -It’s National Hot Mulled Cider Day and Carol Hurst with Olde Town Spice Shoppe shows us how to make them. Traditional Mulled Cider (Non-alcohol) 1 quart apple cider or apple juice ½  container (=1.5 ounce) package of Mulling Spices (combination of Cinnamon stick, Orange Peel, Whole Cloves, Allspice Add apple liquid to stovetop pan. Add mulling spices in to liquid (you will need to strain them out before serving) or add in a cheesecloth bundle or spice bag. Simmer […]

  • Shots Fires on I-70

    Shots fired at off-duty officer on I-70; suspects on the loose

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – An off-duty St. Louis city police officer was shot at early Sunday morning on Interstate 70.   Around 12:20 a.m., the officer was on I-70 near I-170  when three black male suspects fired shots into his personal car. The officer was hit by glass and suffered an injury to his arm.  Police say the officer did not shoot back.  The three suspects fled the scene in a black sedan. The officer was taken to […]

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    Walgreens, police departments holding prescription take-back program

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI)-  Some St. Louis Walgreens stores want your expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions.  It’s part of the “Prescription Take Back  Initiative,”  a drug drop off program. Authorities say the rates of prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses are alarmingly high and that other methods of drug disposal pose safety and healthy hazards. The free and anonymous program takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at stores on Lafayette Avenue., Kingshighway and Lindell Boulevard. There are […]

  • Murder for Hire

    Police identify one victim in Thursday’s double homicide

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Detectives are investigating a double homicide in north St. Louis.  The murders happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Ali Goodin, 34, of the 8100 block of Broadway, was found shot to death in the 4000 block of Cote Brilliante.  He had been shot in the head and chest. The body of a 28-year-old man was found not far away in the 1800 block of North Sarah Avenue.  Police say had been shot in several places including […]

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    Woman suing Disney says they stole her life story for “Frozen”

    (KTVI) – A woman claims that The Walt Disney Company ripped off her life story in the hit movie “Frozen.”  Now she’s suing. Isabella Tanikumi is suing Disney for $250 million and is demanding a jury trial. Tanikumi claims the movie is based on her 2010 autobiography called Living My Truth. The book outlines Tanikumi’s life growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru, according to E! News. According to the report,Frozen was said to be inspired by Hans Christian […]

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    Schnucks offering breast cancer drugs at a low price

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Cheaper prescription drugs for breast cancer patients — that’s what Schnucks supermarkets is offering. Starting Friday, shoppers will be able to buy four different breast cancer prescriptions for $9.  Schnucks says the $9 pricing is for a 30-day supply. These medications can help prevent cancer recurrences.