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  • VA medical center donations to help Poplar Bluff students

    VA medical center donations to help Poplar Bluff students

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 7:51 PM EST2015-11-11 00:51:54 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 8:59 PM EST2015-11-11 01:59:07 GMT
    School nurse Lori West (left) and health aide Amy Smith store the donated wheelchairs in a Middle School office until they identify a permanent home for the devices within the district.School nurse Lori West (left) and health aide Amy Smith store the donated wheelchairs in a Middle School office until they identify a permanent home for the devices within the district.
    Poplar Bluff’s students will benefit from two wheelchairs donated by the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.
    Poplar Bluff’s students will benefit from two wheelchairs donated by the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.
  • Oldest World War II veteran turning 110

    Oldest World War II veteran turning 110

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:24 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:24:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:24 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:24:42 GMT
    Frank Levingston (Source: KPLC)Frank Levingston (Source: KPLC)
    Possibly the oldest living World War II veteran lives in Lake Charles and he's celebrating an impressive milestone this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, November 13."I feel good," said Levingston who is still thankful for each day.Born in 1905, Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army."I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," sa...
    Possibly the oldest living World War II veteran lives in Lake Charles and he's celebrating an impressive milestone this week. Frank Levingston turns 110 Friday, November 13."I feel good," said Levingston who is still thankful for each day.Born in 1905, Levingston grew up in North Louisiana. He was one of seven children. He still remembers the day he was inducted into the Army."I can remember the day I was inducted in the Army until the day I was discharged," sa...
  • Bloomfield veteran organizes Korean War museum

    Bloomfield veteran organizes Korean War museum

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 10:52 PM EST2015-11-12 03:52:44 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 12:00 PM EST2015-11-13 17:00:14 GMT
    So many of our veterans have stories to share and one Heartland vet is doing his best to keep some of those stories alive.
    So many of our veterans have stories to share and one Heartland vet is doing his best to keep some of those stories alive.
  • Vets4Vets organization wants to build 'veteran campus' in southern IL

    Vets4Vets organization wants to build 'veteran campus' in southern IL

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 5:47 PM EST2015-11-11 22:47:27 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 8:26 PM EST2015-11-13 01:26:33 GMT
    In southern Illinois a non-profit organization wants to help homeless veterans get back on their feet and have a place to call home.
    In southern Illinois a non-profit organization wants to help homeless veterans get back on their feet and have a place to call home.
  • Cape Girardeau Boy Scouts raise flags for Veterans Day

    Cape Girardeau Boy Scouts raise flags for Veterans Day

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 7:23 PM EST2015-11-12 00:23:56 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 7:23 PM EST2015-11-12 00:23:56 GMT
    Cape Girardeau Boy Scouts did their part to honor our veterans on Veterans Day.Boy Scout Troop 4 got up early on Wednesday to put the flags out just before 6:30 a.m.
    Cape Girardeau Boy Scouts did their part to honor our veterans on Veterans Day.Boy Scout Troop 4 got up early on Wednesday to put the flags out just before 6:30 a.m.
  • Graves Co. students pay tribute at Veterans Day memorial service

    Graves Co. students pay tribute at Veterans Day memorial service

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 4:18 PM EST2015-11-11 21:18:45 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 4:18 PM EST2015-11-11 21:18:44 GMT
    Gateway Academy High School students attended the Mayfield Veterans' Day Memorial Service in Harmon Park Tuesday, Nov. 11.
    Gateway Academy High School students attended the Mayfield Veterans' Day Memorial Service in Harmon Park Tuesday, Nov. 11.
  • 92-year-old female WW2 veteran goes skydiving

    92-year-old female WW2 veteran goes skydiving

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 4:03 PM EST2015-11-11 21:03:26 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 4:03 PM EST2015-11-11 21:03:25 GMT
    Her friends describe her as a spitfire who speaks her mind, so it was no surprise when asked if she was nervous about skydiving, she replied with a dry smile, "No. Why would I be?"
    Her friends describe her as a spitfire who speaks her mind, so it was no surprise when asked if she was nervous about skydiving, she replied with a dry smile, "No. Why would I be?"
  • Cape Girardeau business offers free car washes to service members on Veterans Day

    Cape Girardeau business offers free car washes to service members on Veterans Day

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 3:45 PM EST2015-11-11 20:45:42 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 3:51 PM EST2015-11-11 20:51:32 GMT
    Waterworks Car Wash in Cape Girardeau is offering free car washes to veterans and active service members until 6 p.m. during Veterans Day.
    Waterworks Car Wash in Cape Girardeau is offering free car washes to veterans and active service members until 6 p.m. during Veterans Day.
  • WWII veteran who worked on the Enola Gay relives experience

    WWII veteran who worked on the Enola Gay relives experience

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 2:36 PM EST2015-11-11 19:36:04 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 3:21 PM EST2015-11-11 20:21:01 GMT
    A World War II veteran in Bollinger County played a unique role in the war. He worked on the airplane that dropped the atomic bomb.
    A World War II veteran in Bollinger County played a unique role in the war. He worked on the airplane that dropped the atomic bomb.
  • Missouri honoring Heartland veterans

    Missouri honoring Heartland veterans

    Wednesday, November 11 2015 10:18 AM EST2015-11-11 15:18:24 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 10:28 AM EST2015-11-11 15:28:01 GMT
    Four Heartland veterans are among 35 across the state being recognized for going above and beyond. They have served our countries, but now they are volunteering and serving their communities.
    Four Heartland veterans are among 35 across the state being recognized for going above and beyond. They have served our countries, but now they are volunteering and serving their communities.
  • Veterans Day events in the Heartland

    Veterans Day events in the Heartland

    Monday, October 26 2015 12:30 PM EDT2015-10-26 16:30:51 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 9:17 AM EST2015-11-11 14:17:00 GMT
    A look at Veteran's Day events across the Heartland.
    A look at Veteran's Day events across the Heartland.
  • Breaking

    Freebies for veterans, active duty on Nov. 11

    Freebies for veterans, active duty on Nov. 11

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:20 PM EST2015-11-04 18:20:38 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 4:13 AM EST2015-11-11 09:13:27 GMT
    To recognize the service of those who have served our country, many businesses are offering freebies on Nov. 11.
    To recognize the service of those who have served our country, many businesses are offering freebies on Nov. 11.
  • About 200 veterans, their families attend dinner by Zalma students

    About 200 veterans, their families attend dinner by Zalma students

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 9:21 PM EST2015-11-11 02:21:59 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2015 12:00 AM EST2015-11-11 05:00:06 GMT
    One small Heartland community is honoring area veterans in a big way.
    One small Heartland community is honoring area veterans in a big way.
  • Marion VA celebrates 102-year-old WWII veteran

    Marion VA celebrates 102-year-old WWII veteran

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-11-11 00:34:30 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 8:04 PM EST2015-11-11 01:04:05 GMT
    Veterans day won’t be the only thing one World War II veteran will be celebrating this week.
    Veterans day won’t be the only thing one World War II veteran will be celebrating this week.
  • Veterans to receive care through outreach event at Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center

    Veterans to receive care through outreach event at Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 5:38 PM EST2015-11-10 22:38:15 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 5:49 PM EST2015-11-10 22:49:25 GMT
    Veterans Day is not the only day former servicemen and women will be recognized this week.
    Veterans Day is not the only day former servicemen and women will be recognized this week.
  • Southern Illinois Veterans attend PTSD awareness event

    Southern Illinois Veterans attend PTSD awareness event

    Saturday, November 7 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-11-08 04:00:58 GMT
    Saturday, November 7 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-11-08 04:00:58 GMT
    Groups of volunteers spent Saturday at John A Logan College raising awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.105 suicides occur every day across the United States, around 20 of which are military veterans.Veterans and their families were able to ask questions about treatment options and support groups at JALC on Saturday, as well as hear from several speakers on the topic.Kevin MacDonald says the event helps many reach out for the very first time.“We’re brought up to be...
    Groups of volunteers spent Saturday at John A Logan College raising awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.105 suicides occur every day across the United States, around 20 of which are military veterans.Veterans and their families were able to ask questions about treatment options and support groups at JALC on Saturday, as well as hear from several speakers on the topic.Kevin MacDonald says the event helps many reach out for the very first time.“We’re brought up to be...
  • Clothes, food, haircuts for homeless veterans in Carbondale

    Clothes, food, haircuts for homeless veterans in Carbondale

    Saturday, November 7 2015 10:57 PM EST2015-11-08 03:57:10 GMT
    Saturday, November 7 2015 10:57 PM EST2015-11-08 03:57:10 GMT
    At least one hundred people came out to Carbondale Saturday afternoon to volunteer and donate to U.S. Military veterans in need.
    At least one hundred people came out to Carbondale Saturday afternoon to volunteer and donate to U.S. Military veterans in need.
  • KRCU Koffee to Salute Veterans

    KRCU Koffee to Salute Veterans

    Friday, November 6 2015 11:36 PM EST2015-11-07 04:36:36 GMT
    Saturday, November 7 2015 8:00 AM EST2015-11-07 13:00:19 GMT
    KRCU Public Radio and the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University, will honor area veterans at a special KRCU Koffee on Wednesday, November 11 at VFW Post #3838.
    KRCU Public Radio and the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University, will honor area veterans at a special KRCU Koffee on Wednesday, November 11 at VFW Post #3838.
  • Kentucky Ag program helps veterans who are farmers

    Kentucky Ag program helps veterans who are farmers

    Friday, November 6 2015 11:30 AM EST2015-11-06 16:30:33 GMT
    Friday, November 6 2015 3:53 PM EST2015-11-06 20:53:07 GMT
    A Kentucky Department of Agriculture program is helping open retail doors for the products of farmers who are U.S. veterans. 
    A Kentucky Department of Agriculture program is helping open retail doors for the products of farmers who are U.S. veterans. 
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  • 1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Ste. Genevieve County, MO

    1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Ste. Genevieve County, MO

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-08-20 01:30:37 GMT
    One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)
    One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)
    One person is dead following a crash in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri on Aug. 19. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to MSHP, Victor Korn, 45, of Bonne Terre, Mo., was traveling on Highway 32 when he crossed the center line, left the roadway, hitting an embankment and overturned. Korn was pronounced dead at the scene by Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Eric Basler.  Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.
    One person is dead following a crash in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri on Aug. 19. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android According to MSHP, Victor Korn, 45, of Bonne Terre, Mo., was traveling on Highway 32 when he crossed the center line, left the roadway, hitting an embankment and overturned. Korn was pronounced dead at the scene by Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Eric Basler.  Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • 1 man injured after shooting in Weakley County, TN

    1 man injured after shooting in Weakley County, TN

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-08-20 01:19:51 GMT
    Dennis Harbinson, 68, was charged with two counts of attempted murder. (Source: Weakley County Sheriff's Office)Dennis Harbinson, 68, was charged with two counts of attempted murder. (Source: Weakley County Sheriff's Office)

    A Weakley County, Tennessee man was shot multiple times after an argument on Aug. 18. According to the Weakley County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at a home and saw Linder Harbinson on the ground with three gunshot wounds. After interviewing Linder's wife Cynthia Harbinson, deputies learned that Linder was shot after a verbal argument with his uncle, 68-year-old Dennis Harbinson. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Linder Harbinson was taken ...

    A Weakley County, Tennessee man was shot multiple times after an argument on Aug. 18. According to the Weakley County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at a home and saw Linder Harbinson on the ground with three gunshot wounds. After interviewing Linder's wife Cynthia Harbinson, deputies learned that Linder was shot after a verbal argument with his uncle, 68-year-old Dennis Harbinson. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Linder Harbinson was taken ...

  • Jackson County deputies to increase patrols during holidays

    Jackson County deputies to increase patrols during holidays

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:58:16 GMT
    Safety Patrol will be in force through Labor Day Holiday. (Source: KFVS)Safety Patrol will be in force through Labor Day Holiday. (Source: KFVS)
    Safety Patrol will be in force through Labor Day Holiday. (Source: KFVS)Safety Patrol will be in force through Labor Day Holiday. (Source: KFVS)
    The Jackson County, Ill. Sheriff's Office will begin its Traffic Safety campaign. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, in the upcoming weeks, deputies will be conducting patrols aimed at encouraging safe driving through the Labor Day Holiday. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android These patrols are meant to increase enforcement of Driving Under the Influence, occupant protection, speed and distracted driving laws. This was made possible by a ...
    The Jackson County, Ill. Sheriff's Office will begin its Traffic Safety campaign. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, in the upcoming weeks, deputies will be conducting patrols aimed at encouraging safe driving through the Labor Day Holiday. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android These patrols are meant to increase enforcement of Driving Under the Influence, occupant protection, speed and distracted driving laws. This was made possible by a ...
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