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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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    Fox Theater offering ghost tours

    (KTVI) – Does the Fabulous Fox have a spooky side?  You can find out Thursday and Friday night.  Over the past 85 years, there have been rumors of mysterious phenomenon and spooky sightings at the Fox. Now you can take a ghost tour of the historic landmark.  Tickets cost $30 each for the one-hour guided tour which will also include psychics and tarot card readers. You can also take part in a seance if you’re brave enough!

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    Little League pitcher Mone Davis to recieve Musial Award

    (KTVI) – A big award is going to a little leaguer.  The breakout pitching star of this year’s Little League World Series, Mo’ne Davis, will be among those honored at the Musial Awards next month. The 13-year-old from Philadelphia will be recognized for her poise, maturity and sportsmanship.  She’s in good company: baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre will also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will be held at the Peabody Opera House in November.

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    Blues, Cardinals play in St. Louis

    (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues are playing downtown St. Louis and the city is full of energy.   Check here for live updates:  

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    Man robs Subway store in St. Louis County

    (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant in Jennings Friday morning.  Shortly after the Subway on Lewis and Clark opened at 7 a.m., the suspect walked in and demanded money. He indicated he had a gun but never showed it.  No one was injured as the armed robber got away with cash from the registers.

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    Dog saves family from house fire

    LEBANON, IL (KTVI) – A family dog saves its owners from an early-morning fire in Lebanon, Illinois.  Firefighters quickly put out the fire in the mobile home on South Herman near East Schuetz. One person was treated for smoke inhalation and a dog bite.   The man’s dog bit him to warn him of the fire.  

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    Monsanto to donate $1 million for Ferguson

    (KTVI) – Monsanto, which is based in Creve Coeur, has pledged $1 million over two years  to help Ferguson. Half of the money will go to four non-profit agencies in Ferguson and surrounding areas.  Funds will help improve job development, education and the economy. The other half of the money will support the United Way’s new “Ferguson Fund,” which is designed to help people affected by recent problems in the community.

  • Rowdy protestors burn American flags, police break up crowd in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – What started out as a peaceful protest became aggressive Thursday in south St. Louis. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says police moved into a crowd of protestors Thursday night because some of them became violent. Dotson said at one point, a knife was thrown at an officer as well as rocks and bricks. There was some property damage during the protests including a pharmacy and a police car. Dotson says several flags were torn […]

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    Woman goes missing in Crawford County

    (KTVI) – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department needs help finding a missing woman. Mary Ellen Zehnle was last seen around 5 p.m. Wednesday night walking with her sister along Blunt Road in southeastern Crawford County. The two separated along the roadway and she hasn’t been seen since.  Police say Zehnle as a medical condition, but wouldn’t elaborate. At this point, suspect do not suspect foul play.  

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    Police identify suspected jewel thieves

    TROY, MO (KTVI) – Police in Troy, Mo have identified two men accused of stealing more than $13,000 from a jewelry store. Robert Floyd was already arrested and Rayshaun Shaw is still on the run.  Authorities say the duo asked to see a set of earrings from the case at Lincoln County Jewelry.  As one mane distracted the clerk, the other man grabbed the case with 10 pairs of earrings. Both suspects then ran to car waiting outside and got […]

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    Truck driver gets probation in Trooper Deathrage case

    (KTVI) – A truck driver won’t serve jail time for a wreck that killed an Illinois State Trooper.  A judge sentenced Johnny Felton of Georgia to 20 months probation after a guilty plea to reckless homicide charges. Trooper Kyle Deathrage was killed during a traffic stop along Interstate 55 back in 2012.  Felton will also pay a $2,500 fine and lose his commercial drivers license.   Deathrage’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Felton and his employer.

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    St. Louis man charged with abandoning body in car

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A St. Louis man is behind bars, charged with murder for a crime police say happened in September. Dana Wallace, 25, is charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Criminal Action, and Abandonment of a Corpse. Police say they found Darnell Robinson, 24, dead inside of a burned car.   He had a gunshot wound to the head. St. Louis City Police released surveillance footage of a woman who set fire to a car with Robinson’s dead body […]

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    Police looking for car involved in Monday’s double homicide

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis police are searching for a vehicle they believe was involved in a double homicide that happened on Monday. The car was caught by surveillance cameras.  It’s a red, 4-door. Oldsmobile Alero.  Police say the car is missing it’s front license plate and the rear plate area was covered with a tinted plate cover. There were five men in the car when the shooting happened.  Police the person who fired the shots was sitting […]