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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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    East St. Louis man charged with murder

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County state’s attorney has issued murder charges against a Metro East man.   Authorities believe Tracey V. Vickers, 48, of East St. Louis strangled Tobias Gross, 27, to death on October 20th. According to the Illinois State Police,  Vickers and Gross knew each other.   They got into a fight Monday night in the 600 block of North 41st Street.  Authorities say Vickers beat Gross and choked him. He is currently in custody on  two […]

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    3-year-old tells police where dad’s gun is hidden

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – A man is behind bars because his 3-year-old son told police where his dad’s gun was hidden. The incident happened on March 24, 2014. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Patrick Dwayne Durant was questioned by police when an officer noticed he had the wrong plates on his car. Court documents say Durant appeared “to be extremely nervous” and admitted he had active warrants for his arrest. His three-year-old son was sitting in […]

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    Masked man robs Mobil gas station

    (KTVI) – St. Louis County police are looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Mobil on the Run gas station early Thursday morning. It happened in the 4100 block of Highway 67.  Police say an African American man wearing all black, including a black mask, robbed the gas station attendant at gunpoint and left on foot. Authorities say the victim was sweeping the floor when the man came in and demanded money.   The suspect is described to be […]

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    Viral: Character brawl on Hollywood Blvd; Freddy Krueger, Chewbacca try to break it up

    (KTLA) – It certainly wasn’t what tourists to the Hollywood Walk of Fame would’ve have expected:  a brawl between Mr. Incredible and Batgirl, and it was all caught on camera.  And then, Freddie Krueger and Chewbacca tried to break it up! According to KTLA, then fight happened outside the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex and in front of the TLC Chinese Theatre Tuesday afternoon. The video was posted to FilmOn.com and in it, people dressed as the characters Mr. Incredible and Batgirl appeared to have […]

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    Bonefish Grill Fall recipe

    (KTVI) – Bonefish Grill offers a selection of fish species daily such as Chilean Sea Bass and Ahi Tuna as well as meat options such as wood-grilled Rib-Eye Steak with choice of signature sauce such as White Truffle Butter. Now fall is inspiring flavors!   Paul Bell shared this recipe with FOX 2. Grilled Swordfish over Pumpkin Ravioli Ingredients: 4 Each 6 OZ fresh swordfish steak ½ tsp Kosher salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 4 TBSP crumbled feta cheese […]

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    iPhone thief taking selfies with victim’s phone

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A suspected phone thief is apparently taking selfies.   The St. Louis Police say the man is wanted for stealing a woman’s iPhone.  It happened Sunday as the victim got off the Metrolink at the Delmar station. The woman says  when she logged into her iCloud account, she discovered photos of the suspect taken with her stolen phone. Now St. Louis police want to know if anyone knows the suspected thief.   Anyone with information is urged […]

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    One dies in head-on collision in St. Clair County

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A head-on collision killed one person and injured two others early Tuesday morning on Foley Drive in St. Clair County, Illinois. The crash happened around 10:45 p.m. just west of the entrance to the St. Clair Country Club.  The Signal Hill Fire Department closed Foley Drive in both directions for about five hours.  

  • Woman tries to break into ex’s home, gets stuck in chimney

    (KTVI) – A California woman was rescued from a chimney after authorities said she tried to break into the home of a man she met online. According to police, she tried to get into the home by climbing in the chimney.  When officers responded, they found the woman trapped inside.   Rescue teams used dish soap to make it easier to hoist the woman out.  The man who lives inside the home said the two met online, but broke off the […]

  • After the Game: Listen to Coach Fisher’s locker room speech

    (KTVI) – As Sunday’s Rams victory was celebrated, head coach Jeff Fisher was giving a rousing speech in the locker room to his players. “It wasn’t perfect, but that was a hell of a job.”   He went on to say beating the Giants was no easy feat. “That’s a good football team out there, that’s a good quarterback. And you know what?  We just beat ’em.”

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    Edwardsville teen killed in crash in Kirksville, MO

    KIRKSVILLE, MO (KTVI) – An Edwardsville teenager died in a traffic accident over the weekend in Kirksville, MO. Connor Cunningham, 19, was a freshman at Truman State.  He was killed when he was struck by a car on Saturday night.  An on-campus memorial will be planned in his honor. Connor graduated from Edwardsville High School this past May.  He is the second teenager from Edwardsville to lose his life in the last two weeks. Garrett Steele, 16, died in a […]

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    Man finds World Series tickets on ground, tracks down owner

    Prairie Village, KS (KCTV) — Imagine finding two very expensive and very hard to get World Series tickets just lying on the ground. That’s exactly what happened to a Kansas City man Friday. “I thought he went above and beyond,” said David Chan with Hillcrest Covenant Church. The tickets were meant for Chan’s church, for an auction benefiting international missions. Getting them returned to him required smarts and perseverance, a story that reminded Chan of the Royals themselves. “How the […]

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    Viral: This dog doesn’t care about the forecast, just wants to play

    (KTVI) – For dogs, a playtime is the most important thing.  So when Global Edmonton’s Mike Sobel was trying to do the weather forecast with Ripple the dog from the Humane Society, Ripple could care less. He was much more interested in playing.  Watch this weatherman try to finish the forecast while being coaxed to play by Ripple. Here’s the description from YouTube: “Global Edmonton’s Mike Sobel attempts to give the weather forecast while Ripple the dog – from the […]