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    Marines walk to raise awareness of suicide rates among veterans

    SAN DIEGO, CA (KTVI) – A group of U.S. Marines took to the beach to raise awareness of the suicide rate among veterans. They walked more than 13 miles carrying almost 50 pounds on their backs, or 22 kilometers with 22 kilograms, for the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day on Saturday, Buzzfeed reports. And […]

  • Armed citizens stand outside recruiting center to prove a point

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – A Navy veteran and his wife stood for several hours baking in Friday’s warm temperatures outside an armed forces recruiting station in Wentzville, holding signs and four loaded guns. They were trying to make a point about Second Amendment rights for members of the military. The shooting deaths of four Marines […]

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    Veterans’ advocate sues Madison County for right to work

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A southwestern Illinois veterans’ advocate is suing Madison County after he was barred from his office following a violent incident his lawyer blames on post-traumatic stress disorder. The Belleville News-Democrat reports officials won’t allow Iraq War veteran Bradley Lavite to work in the Edwardsville county administration building after a March disorderly […]

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    American Zach Johnson triumphs at British Open

    ST ANDREWS — After throwing up only the second Monday finish in its 144-year history, perhaps it was inevitable the Open Championship would make us wait that little bit longer to uncloak its winner. When it did, Zach Johnson emerged clutching the Claret Jug after a three-way playoff to end one of its most dramatic […]

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    Reopened U.S., Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy, not subterfuge

    HAVANA, Cuba — One bitter holdover of the Cold War will slip into the history books at 12:01 a.m. Monday, when the United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations. For the first time since severing ties in 1961, they’ll reopen embassies in each other’s capitals. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will travel to the […]

  • Beating the summer heat is hard for those who have to work in it

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – While many can beat the heat by blasting air conditioning, for some there is no choice but to be out in the elements. FOX2’s George Sells found out how some are coping with the summer swelter. There is no rest for some road crews in our area, not on Saturday and […]

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    St. Louis river bridge to close for 4 months of upgrades

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A key Mississippi River bridge between St. Louis and Illinois soon will be closed for at least four months for roughly $16 million of improvements. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( reports the Martin Luther King Bridge will shut down starting Monday so crews can remove the deck, replace the middle truss […]

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    5th service member dies after Chattanooga shooting

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – A U.S. Navy sailor wounded in a shooting rampage in Tennessee died early Saturday, according to the Navy, becoming the fifth U.S. service member killed the attack. The Navy did not release his name. However, a relative earlier identified the one sailor injured in the attack as Randall Smith. Smith, a logistics […]

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    Confederate flag: License plates, statues and even a rock star ensnared in debate

    Get ready for more Confederate flag debates across the country. Calls for removing — or keeping — the Confederate battle flag are heating up across the South. The controversy has reached a university in Texas, the streets of Louisiana and a mountain in Georgia. The debate intensified after South Carolina took down the Confederate battle […]

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    Wounded Warriors test themselves in grueling bike challenges

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A group of veterans injured in combat kicked off an extreme test of athleticism Friday morning to help them rehab and reunite. Today is day two of the wounded warrior’s soldier ride. A three-day cycling challenge aimed at using the sport to overcome both physical and emotional wounds. The vets all […]

  • FBI tries to find teenage victims of massive online sextortion scheme

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The FBI is looking for hundreds of young victims of cyber sex crimes in St. Louis and around the country. Agents are also warning parents about the crime they call “sextortion”. There are 350 victims all from the same predator in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. The victims span 3 countries:  the […]

  • Honor active-duty military or veterans with personalized sign

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Prism Patriot is a non-profit organization that supports veterans, active duty soldiers, and their families. Our mission is to help two of this country’s leading organizations: U.S.VETS, Inc. and the Patriot Foundation, to help returning veterans find jobs and housing as well as providing college scholarships for children of fallen or […]