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    Nauvoo woman helped decorate White House tree

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ A southwestern Illinois woman who helped decorate the White House for Christmas says the experience was on her bucket list for years. Nauvoo resident Marty Hopp tells the (Peoria) Journal Star ( ) she felt honored to be assigned to decorate a tree honoring fallen soldiers. She helped visitors who’d lost […]

  • Military veteran and others become victims of car thefts at St. Louis VA hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – On November 13th a woman who does not want to be identified says she took her husband to John Cochran VA hospital for a doctor’s appointment. She parked her car with the valet company stationed out front. Two hours later when the couple returned, they were told by a valet […]

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    Arizona baby born at 10:11am on 12/13/14

    TUCSON, AZ – An Arizona girl will be able to use her birthday to learn to count. You see she was born at 10:11 (a-m) on 12-13-14. Victoria Marie Jones wasn’t supposed to arrive until New Year’s Eve. So the birth came as a big surprise to mom and dad, both navy veterans. (Katherine Jones/Mother) […]

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    Thief steals prosthetic hand from veteran’s truck

    Mesa, AZ (KPHO) — A Mesa veteran is asking for help finding his prosthetic hand. Sean Williams took a chance when he went into Walmart Monday afternoon. He left his backpack in his truck despite his better judgment. “I knew I shouldn’t have. The windows were down. It was 1 p.m. People were walking up […]

  • Disabled Veteran and Hospice Patient robbed in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS ( KTVI ) – An United States  veteran and a hospice patient,  dying of cancer become the target of thieves.  St Louis City Police are looking for  the suspects  who attacked and robbed him. According   to the  St Louis City Police Department report ,last week  in broad-daylight 53- year- old  Marion  McNeely  was […]

  • Missing Boater Rescued

    ‘I don’t feel like he’s dead': Son vindicated as father rescued after 12 days at sea

    HAWAII — The Coast Guard didn’t think Ron Ingraham could survive, stuck in a 25-foot sailboat for days as waves swelled 15 to 20 feet high. His son did. “I don’t feel like he’s dead,” Zakary Ingraham told a Coast Guard official nine days ago, after learning their search was ending. “I don’t feel it.” […]

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    Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

    FERGUSON, MO (CNN)- Now that a Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, what will happen to the man who killed an unarmed teen in the line of duty? Technically, the 28-year-old officer could have returned to his job at the Ferguson Police Department. But many believe he will never work […]

  • Navy veteran fired for posting Homeland Security vehicles on Facebook

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – A Facebooking employee of Chesterfield’s Drury Plaza Hotel is out of a job after curiosity over dozens of Homeland Security vehicles in the hotel garage got the best of him. His photos on social media got him fired. Mark Paffrath saw the collection of vehicles last Thursday, and it certainly got […]

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    Paraplegic veteran surprises bride with wheelchair-free dance

    FISHERS, IN (KTVI)- Sgt. Joe Johnson, who served in Afghanistan, pulled off a wedding surprise his wife, Michelle, will never forget. He joined her for their first dance without a wheelchair! According to WXIN, Joe, 27, suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident shortly after returning from overseas. He suffered from post-traumatic stress […]

  • Blues honor veterans before game with Buffalo Sabres

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – 92-year-old World War II vet Charlie Rohde had the honor of representing all our military veterans Tuesday night at the Blues game in downtown St. Louis. Fans packed the Scottrade Center for a night they will never forget, at least not for this World War II vet. Rhode, who was awarded […]

  • Applebee’s honors veterans and active military for Veterans Day

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It’s a multi-generational get together at this makeshift mess hall inside the Shiloh, Illinois Applebee`s. ‘Well I was 18 when I went in the service and that was about three months before Pearl Harbor,’ says Walter Lane, Retired Navy Veteran. Walter Lane recounted his days on-board the battleship Maryland to some […]

  • Blues Elliott Veteran's Day Goalie Mask 2014

    Blues goalie to don special Veteran’s Day mask, presented by WWII vet

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Blues five-game home-stand continues Tuesday when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Scottrade Center at 7:00pm. On this  Veterans Day, goalie Brian Elliott will wear a special mask. It was delivered after practice Monday by 92-year-old Charles Rohde.  The World War II Veteran was at Normandy on D-Day. The […]