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    Tentative deal reached to fund fixes to VA health system

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system, aides to each of the men said Sunday, just days before Congress is scheduled to leave on its August recess. The deal, which still needs to be approved […]

  • Fallen O’Fallon soldier remembered in Washington D.C.

    O’FALLON, MO (KTVI) – A fallen soldier from O’Fallon, Mo was remembered during two high-profile ceremonies this week.  Army Corporal Gunnar Zwilling was killed in 2008 in one of the worst attacks U.S. soldier suffered in Afghanistan. President Obama on Monday awarded the lone survivor of Zwilling’s platoon with the Medal of Honor.  Former Staff […]

  • Top VA official sees health care crisis at St. Louis medical center

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The acting head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs had a first-hand look at the health care crisis facing his agency when he toured the VA`s John Cochran Medical Center in north St. Louis Tuesday. A series of health care scandals from questions of dental equipment hygiene in 2010 to […]

  • Acting VA Secretary to speak at VFW Convention, St. Louis

    (KTVI) – The VFW National convention is in full swing in St. Louis and one of the main topics is the scandal involving VA medical clinics.  The acting Secretary of the VA will address the crowd of veterans Tuesday morning. More than 12,000  veterans are in town for the convention.  All of them are waiting […]

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    Rookies officially report to Rams Training Camp

    EARTH CITY, MO (KTVI) –  FOX 2 is your home of the Rams and it is an exciting day for the team and its fans.  Rookies officially report for training camp.  There are high hopes for the Rams this season.  The team had a solid draft.  They used the second overall pick to take Auburn […]

  • Feds cracking down on schemes targeting military personnel and veterans

    (KTVI) – They’ve served their country with honor, but it`s that very service that makes them targets. The Federal Trade Commission is on the front line in the battle against fraud that targets soldiers. The federal agency has designated July 16th Military Consumer Protection Day. The goal: help active duty and veterans recognize fraud and […]

  • The American Legion sends team to help troubled veterans in St. Louis area

    (KTVI) – For the next few days the SLU School of Law Clinic will be home to a crisis command center with the goal of helping veterans caught up in the recent drama with the VA medical center. The effort led by The American Legion began Monday night when a town hall meeting was held. […]

  • The Patriot Tour rolls through southwest Missouri

    JOPLIN, MO (KTVI)-Motorcycle riders in Joplin are honoring the military as part of the 2014 Patriot Tour. Every year, a group called The Nation of Patriots has a national effort to acknowledge the men and women who are serving and who have served in the military. The Patriot Tour started Memorial Day weekend when a […]

  • Pamplona Book Author Bill Hillmann Gored by Bull

    Expert American bull runner gored in Pamplona

    MADRID, Spain (CNN) — A Chicago man who just co-authored a book on how to run with the bulls in Pamplona was gored in the right thigh on Wednesday and underwent surgery in hospital, two friends with him in Pamplona told CNN. Bill Hillmann, 32, was gored by a bull that got separated from the […]

  • Vet says St. Louis VA mistake could have killed him

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An army veteran says the St.  Louis Veterans Administration dropped the ball and it nearly cost him his life.  His nightmare isn’t over. Veteran Tom Phillips and his wife Bernadette have been through a lot. One of the biggest battles for the army vet has been with the  VA St. […]

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    Illinois celebrates Fourth with fireworks, parades

    CHICAGO, IL (AP) – Communities across Illinois are celebrating Independence Day with parades, ice cream socials, fishing derbies and fireworks. In the central Illinois town of Lincoln, an old-fashioned children’s walking parade was to be followed by a water balloon fight. Lincoln is said to be the only town in the nation named for Abraham […]

  • Six Flags honors military heroes, offers free admission to active duty members

    EUREKA, MO (KTVI) –  Cory Stallings was the king of Colossus today at Six Flags St. Louis. ‘It means a lot for us to bond as a family,’ says Cory Stallings. The Stallings family was one of five Missouri families taking part in today’s hearts of valor ceremony in Eureka. ‘It’s really just a chance […]