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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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  • 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.

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    City of eliminate felony check box on job applications

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The City of St. Louis is no longer requiring job applicants to disclose felony convictions.   Mayor Francis Slay says the city will eliminate the check box on applications that asks if a person has ever had a felony conviction. He says the city will still screen candidates for felonies on a case-by-case basis. Slay says the change is aimed at giving those with a criminal record a fair chance at getting a job.

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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.