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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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    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) _ The Bridgeton City Council has agreed to allow longbow hunting in an effort to thin the growing deer population in the St. Louis County town. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/WhFzkE ) reports that the city council voted 5-3 Wednesday to allow hunting after complaints from residents about accidents and property destruction caused by deer. The plan will allow for two 60-day hunting periods, beginning Sept. 15 and in late November. Hunters must be at least 18 […]

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    Cardinals buy bomb-sniffing dogs, donate them to City, County police

    (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals have donated two bomb-sniffing dogs to two area police forces. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, two highly trained Labradors, both skilled in the latest vapor-wake detection,  having been training to patrol Busch Stadium. The dogs were donated to St. Louis City and St. Louis County Police.

  • Caught on Camera: Fisherman helps stingray give birth

    (KTVI) – Some fishermen doing some deep sea fishing off the Florida Keys got a surprise catch.   They caught a stingray and planned to use it as bait. But then they saw it was a pregnant ray so they decided to give it a little help.  One of the fishermen pushed on the ray’s belly and one baby popped out and then another! They decided to spare the new momma and tossed all three back into the ocean.

  • Michael Sam gives emotional speech after accepting Arthur Ashe Award at the ESPYs

    (KTVI) – Former Mizzou star Michael Sam won the “Arthur Ashe Courage Award” at the ESPY’s Wednesday night. The Rams defensive end was saluted for his courage in becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL. An emotional Sam said great things can happen when you have the courage to be yourself and he spoke about becoming an inspiration to others. Sam also thanked his Mizzou teammates and the Rams organization including head coach Jeff Fisher and GM […]

  • Zeus Jupiter talks music

    (KTVI) – St. Louis rapper Zeus Jupiter is an artist who blends Rock, Country and Hip Hop music to create a sound that’s distinct and memorable. He and his Grammy-nominated producer, Mark Williams, stopped by FOX 2.

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    Police: Mother killed toddler because she “didn’t want him anymore”

    (KTVI) – Police in New York say a young mother killed her 11-month-old baby because she had “reached her breaking point.” According to PIX11.com, Nicole “Nikki” Kelly  was arrested on Monday, July 7th, on her  22nd birthday.  The arrest came just a day after her son died. Police say Kelly wrapped Kiam Felix, Jr. in a bed sheet so tightly that he could move or breathe. Police say Kelly told them: “I reached by breaking point. I didn’t want him […]

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    “Sexy mugshot guy” Jeremy Meeks appears in court; faces a federal charge

    (KTVI) – The man who became an internet sensation after his mugshot went viral appeared in court for the first time Tuesday. Jeremy Meeks was dressed in an orange jumpsuit as photographers and video cameras got shots of the “sexy mugshot guy.” Meeks, a convicted felon, was arrested in Stockton, California last month and was facing several weapons charges. But on Tuesday, the state agreed to turn the case over to federal prosecutors on one charge, according to the Washington […]

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    Prince Fielder, other athletes disrobe for ESPN Magazine’s “Body Issue”

    (KTVI) – Athletes come in all shapes and sizes and Texas Rangers slugger Prince Field is showing that on the upcoming cover of ESPN the Magazine. It’s part of the magazine’s “Body Issue” that shows the wide range of differences in athletes.  In the issue, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, swimmer Michael Phelps, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and other athletes also disrobe. Twenty-two athletes in all are in the issue representing numerous sports. ESPN Magazine has been publishing the body […]

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    “I Got It!” Little boy takes first steps with his prosthetics

    (STLMoms) – This video will inspire you!  A little boy who had both feet amputated in January takes his first step on prosthetics.  According to YouTube user Nikki Sessoms, her son Kayden had to have his feet amputated because of an amniotic band that was wrapped around them. Kayden was also born with some of his organs outside of his body, but he’s overcoming all sorts of obstacles. Now, months after surgery, 2-year-old Kayden is taking his first strides! Watch […]

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    Dad’s Disney World surprise does not go as expected

    (STLMoms) – “We’re going to Disney World!”  It’s a phrase that has excited children for decades.  but when one YouTube user tried to surprise his kids, he didn’t get the reaction he expected. Ry Guy wrote on YouTube: “My wife and I decided to completely surprise our kids with a trip to Disney World. We packed up the car, then woke the kids up and put them in the car. The video explains the rest…” End the end, Guy said […]

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    Cute: Mom checks on infant, finds precious site

    (STLMoms) – A mother went to check on her newborn and found an unexpected site. The infant’s brother was singing him a lullaby that he made up himself.

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    Man busts two women trying to steal his stuff on the beach

    (KTVI) -  YouTube user “Flicky Rich” says on the 4th of July, he caught two women taking his canopy and other items on the beach in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. First he pretended to see if they needed help.  Then he broke the bad news that they were trying to steal his stuff.  At first, they pretended it was their stuff, but then it got ugly.  Watch the full confrontation. WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE — Viewer discretion advised