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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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    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 […]

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    City police net drugs, guns, money in undercover bust

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Police say officers with the Intelligence Division made a successful undercover bust that included guns, ammunition, marijuana and money. Here’s the post from their Facebook Page:  

  • National Pasta Day!

    (KTVI) – It’s National Pasta Day! An you can celebrate with Acero restaurant in Maplewood. Chef Adam Gnau talks about making pasta the right way. Acero website: http://www.fialafood.com/acero/ Acero Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acerorestaurant

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    Sea Lion throws fisherman across boat

    (KTVI) – Some fishermen have quite a fish tale to tell about a surly sea lion.  They set him free from a net, but he didn’t show any appreciation. It appears a group of Russian fishermen accidentally captured the sea lion in a net.  Upon realizing  that they needed to set the creature free, one of the fisherman began cutting the net. The sea lion, however, show his appreciation by throwing him across the ship! So the Russian crew simple […]

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    Laclede’s Landing cobblestone streets most charming in the U.S.

    (KTVI) –  Laclede’s Landing is getting some big props.  U.S.A. Today says it has one of the most charming cobblestone streets in America. The nine-block Riverfront district was named among the 10 best.  Once home to manufacturing and shipping warehouses, Laclede’s Landing is now known for entertainment. Cobblestone streets are slowly disappearing because maintenance is so tedious. Here are the others: Philadelphia, Pa. Chestnut Street Savannah, Ga. Historic River Street Omaha, Neb. Old Market entertainment district Minneapolis, Minn. Main Street […]

  • Students Stop Cyberbullying – Clothespin Challenge starts today

    (KTVI) – Have you ever been pinned?  Well, a clothes pin can spread positivity.  Character has gone viral and St. Louis Rams and FOX 2/KPLR 11 are helping out. CharacterPlus has launched a student-led campaign to stop cyberbullying. Campaign is titled: ‘Character Goes Viral: Students Stop Cyberbullying.’  The campaign started at the CharacterPlus Student Summit on Sept. 30 when 80 students from regional high schools met to collaborate on how to stop cyberbullying. Students created the hashtag  #startswithus to be […]

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    This is the Ebola message everyone needs to hear

    Fox News’ Shepard Smith took three minutes to give the facts on Ebola Wednesday. But he gave more than that.