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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.


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Volunteers Build Ramps for Disabled Veterans

A group of volunteers is helping 15 disabled vets by making their homes more accessible – they’re building ramps.


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

Town Hall Meeting to Address Veterans Care Issues

The meeting is at 10 a.m. at the Robert Young Federal Building, at Tucker and Spruce downtown.


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VA Reform Bill Receives Mixed Reviews from Veterans

Veterans are voicing skepticism about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reform bill signed into law by President Barack Obama.


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.


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Woman Admits Collecting Dead Mother’s Checks

Victoria Jean Briley of Wentzville, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis to one count of theft of government funds.


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Lottery Ticket Would Aid Missouri Veterans

The proposal on the Aug. 5 ballot calls for establishment of a veterans lottery scratch-off ticket.


Attendees to the Foreign Wars National Convention at America's Center listen as U.S. Vice President Jow Biden delivers his remarks at America's Center in St. Louis on July 21, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Acting VA Secretary: VA Needs a Behavior Correction

Acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference downtown.


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves to the crowd as he enters the stage to deliver remarks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention at America's Center in St. Louis on July 21, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Biden: Administration Won’t Rest Until VA Problems Are Fixed

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to veterans gathered at the Veteran of Foreign Wars national conference today.


US Vice President Joe Biden gives two thumbs-up prior to US President Barack Obama delivering the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on January 28, 2014 at the US Capitol in Washington. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Biden to Speak at VFW Convention in St. Louis

The vice president is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. at the America’s Center convention center.





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