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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Task Force Finishes Work Assisting St. Louis Veterans with VA Complaints

Deputy director of claims for the American Legion’s national office Zachary Hearn says the Saint Louis crisis center helped about 175 veterans get medical appointments or file disability claims during the week.

07/18/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA Whistleblower Says He Was Told He Was ‘Spending Too Much Time with Veterans’

Former Head of Psychiatry at the John Cochran Medical Center Dr. Jose Mathews testified before the Veterans Affairs Committee last night.

07/09/2014

Photo: Getty/Chip Somodevilla

Woman Charged with Stealing Dead Mother’s Checks

A St. Charles County woman has been charged in federal court with cashing her dead mother’s checks from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs for eight years.

06/27/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VA: 1,400 Patients in St. Louis Were Never Seen

The VA on Monday released details of an audit of 731 VA hospitals and outpatient clinics.

06/09/2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Kansas City VA Admits To Keeping Secret Waiting Lists Of Veterans

Administrators were using the secret lists to disguise the real wait time for a veteran to receive medical care.

06/06/2014

VA Medical Center, Jefferson Barracks Division. Photo: stlouis.va.gov

UPDATE: Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center Apologizes for Lax Care

The Veterans Administration medical center at Jefferson Barracks is under fire from a woman who says her relative was kept in a room brimming with trash and filth.

06/04/2014

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) file photo (Getty/ Whitney Curtis)

Sen. Blunt: Allow Veterans Care at Private Facilities

As hearings on the VA scandals continue in Washington, the Missouri senator is responding to calls to add more staff to handle the influx of new veterans.

05/29/2014

File photo of a VA hospital. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Mom: Son Killed In Police Standoff Over Memorial Day Weekend Denied Mental Care By VA

A family says their son, an Iraq War veteran who was killed during a police standoff over Memorial Day weekend, was denied mental care from the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

05/29/2014

File photo of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Blunt: No Answers from St. Louis VA

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he asked officials at the John Cochran VA Medical Center point-blank about a whistleblower’s allegations of delays in mental health treatment and doctors slacking off.

05/28/2014

Memorial Day 2014 at Jefferson Barracks. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Local Veterans React to VA Health Care Scandal

On Memorial Day, local military veterans also had the opportunity to discuss the current VA health care scandal with friends and former comrades.

05/27/2014

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