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Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

McMurphy's Cafe in the St. Patrick's Center at Tucker and Convention Plaza. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

St. Patrick Center Renews Efforts to Get Homeless Off Streets

With yesterday’s grand opening of McMurphy’s Cafe, the St. Patrick Center continued its effort to train the homeless so they can get jobs and get off the streets.

09/26/2014

An event to end veterans' homelessness was held at Soldiers' Memorial on July 30. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

Operation Reveille Gives Apartments to 50 Homeless Veterans

50 chronically homeless veterans are getting apartments as part of St. Louis’ Operation Reveille.

07/30/2014

The Reverend Larry Rice and homeless supporters oppose sidewalk eviction. Photo: KMOX

Homelessness Down in St. Louis City

St. Louis saw a decline of seven percent from the previous year.

06/20/2014

The Reverend Larry Rice and homeless supporters oppose sidewalk eviction. Photo: KMOX

Results of Homeless Head Count Yet to Be Released

Rev. Larry Rice says he thinks the city is embarrassed by the high number of homeless living on the streets of St. Louis.

06/19/2014

(L-R) Austin McBroom, Mike, and Blake Carelli. Photo: Youtube.com / Blake Carelli

Viral Video by SLU Students Helps Homeless Man Find a Home

A video uploaded to YouTube shows SLU basketball player Austin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli picking up Michael Chaney from a downtown sidewalk on Sunday. Then, they treated him to lunch, a haircut, and some new clothes.

04/10/2014

(L-R) Austin McBroom, Mike, and Blake Carelli. Photo: Youtube.com / Blake Carelli

SLU Basketball Player Helps Homeless Man in Viral Video

Austin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli treated a homeless man to a meal, a haircut, and some new clothes.

04/09/2014

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Rev. Rice Hosts Night Out With Homeless, Bemoans City Pressure

“You can own your own building but if you own it and try to sleep on it, you get arrested. You sleep on the sidewalk, you get arrested.”

11/01/2013

A few homeless hold down the fort on the sidewalk behind New Life.

Mayor Announces Plan To End Homelessness, Advocate Skeptical

“We could reach a point, eighteen months from now, where we have in fact ended chronic homelessness in St. Louis.”

02/27/2013

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and councilmen Steve Stenger and Mike O'Mara during a council meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Homeless Return To County Council, Ask For Another Shelter

“In the wintertime, when it’s cold…every news station says ‘bring your pets in tonight, don’t let them stay out in the cold.’ Are we no better than pets?”

02/13/2013

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