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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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    CDC: 70 percent of U.S. firefighters overweight

    (KTVI) – Worries about weight are spreading among fire departments across the U.S.    According the CDC, more than 70 percent of American firefighters are overweight or obese and those extra pounds are taking a toll. The CDC says cardiovascular issues account for nearly half of the deaths of on-duty firefighters. Obesity has also been linked to an increased risk of job-related disabilities.   Many departments fear if they enforce physical standards, they’d lose half their firefighters.  

  • Matt Mitchell Seeking To Get His Driver's License Back

    Nearly 200,000 sign Change.org petition to keep former trooper from driving

    (KTVI) –  Former Illinois State Police trooper Matt Mitchell will ask a judge once again to reinstate his driving privileges.   Mitchell lost his job and his driver’s license after an accident that killed Kelli and Jessica Uhl on November 23, 2007. But thousands have signed an online petition on the website Change.org hoping to prevent Mitchell from ever getting behind the wheel again. The petition says Mitchell’s “poor decisions not only killed 18 year old Jessica Uhl and her 13 […]

  • Pet of the Week: Buddy

    (KTVI) –  Buddy is this week’s Pet of the Week.  Buddy is an older dog in need of a great home.  We think he’s about 6 years old but at playtime he’s all puppy. He loves to play fetch bus also loves just handing out ant being your “Buddy.” Here’s the information you need to adopt Buddy: Metro East Humane Society 8495 State Route 143 Edwardsville, IL 62025 Phone: (618) 656-4405 E-mail: info@mehs.org Website: mehs.org Is your pet lost? Try […]

  • Kids and Tablets

    (KTVI) – The St. Louis Business Journal recently published a story about parents not being fully aware of how much time their children are spending using digital devices. It also discussed the harm that excessive use can cause to the eyes of young people. Shawn Fields from Verizon Wireless explains.

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    Watch this: Iceberg collapse sends couple speeding from site

    A couple out looking at a huge iceberg were sent rushing from the scene when it sudden collapsed and ice chunks created a tidal wave headed in their direction. Here’s the YouTube Description: “My husband and I were admiring the magnificent structure of the arch of this huge iceberg, when suddenly it collapsed and created a large tidal wave of chunks of ice rushing towards us!”

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    CUTE ALERT: Baby and pit bull pup are best friends

    (KTVI) – This 10-week-old baby girl and this 8-week-old pit bull puppy are the best of friends. And now their cute Instagram pictures are taking the internet by storm! According to the Huffington Post, Eisleigh and Clyde live in North Carolina with her parents. Check out their awesome Instagram pics.

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    More grandparents caring for their grandchildren

    (STLMoms) – More and more grandparents are spending their golden years raising their grandchildren. According to the latest U.S. Census data, 4.9 million American children are being raised solely by their grandparents. The number is almost double that of the 2000 Census. Experts say this may be a reflection of the economy. Either because of divorce, separation, or incarceration, more and more grandparents are stepping in as caregivers for the grandchildren. And even in families where both parents are present, […]

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    Loop Trolley project construction could hamper traffic

    (KTVI) – Construction continues on The Loop Trolley Project.   Laclede Gas workers will install a new gas main on the south side of Delmar Monday. Work will be phased in to keep traffic flowing at the intersection of Skinker and Delmar.  Parking on the south side of Delmar within the construction zone will be limited.  

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    St. Louis Rams Training Camp Practice Schedule

    (KTVI) – The first full day of practice for the St. Louis Rams is Friday and the public can come out and watch.  Here is the list of practices open to the public. All begin at 3:30 p.m. except where noted: Friday, July 25 Saturday, July 26 Sunday, July 27 (5:30 pm) Tuesday, July 29 Thursday, July 31 (5:30 pm) Friday, August 1 Saturday, August 2 (12:30 p.m. scrimmage) Monday, August 4 Tuesday, August 5 (5:30 pm) Monday, August 11 […]

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    Police issue Endangered Person Advisory for missing 4-year-old

    (KTVI) – The Cuba, Missouri Police Department  has issued an endangered person advisory for a missing four year old. We’re told that Sabrina Omeni was allowed to stay with her paternal grandmother this summer until July 21.  But her grandmother, Terry Omeni, didn’t return the toddler as scheduled.  She’s changed her phone number. Police and the girl’s family have been unable to reach her by phone and it’s now believed Terry and Sabrina are in New Jersey, Delaware or Virginia. […]

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    Child dies in hot car in Kansas

    (KTVI) – A 10-month-old child died in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas and one of her foster parents is charged.  Police say it took two hours for her foster parents to realize she was still in the car.  One of the parents is jailed for “aggravated child endangerment.” The girl’s biological grandmother drove down from Topeka to be with her two other granddaughters, also fostered by the same parents, but she’s had no luck so far. The granddaughters are […]

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    Vandals damage St. Charles County highway department vehicles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Sixteen St. Charles County Highway Department truck were damaged overnight by vandals. Sheriff;s deputies suspect juveniles broke into the vehicles on a lot on St. Peter’s Howell Road. They sprayed some with paint, smashed windows and set off fire extinguishers in others. This is the second incident in the past week. Last weekend, just up the block someone damaged seven trucks from the Duckett Creek Sanitation Department. Officials estimate damages for the two incidents at […]