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  • Veterans stories recorded at Southeast MO State to be stored at Library of Congress

    Veterans stories recorded at Southeast MO State to be stored at Library of Congress

    Friday, April 27 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-04-27 17:33:27 GMT
    A cooperative effort between Isle of Capri Casino & Southeast's Department of Mass Media is recording veterans' stories to capture history. (Source: KFVS)A cooperative effort between Isle of Capri Casino & Southeast's Department of Mass Media is recording veterans' stories to capture history. (Source: KFVS)

    A cooperative effort between Isle of Capri Casino and Southeast Missouri State University encourages veterans to tell their stories.

    A cooperative effort between Isle of Capri Casino and Southeast Missouri State University encourages veterans to tell their stories.

  • Deals and discounts for veterans all year long

    Deals and discounts for veterans all year long

    Friday, April 27 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-04-27 17:17:53 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    You probably know about the big deals and freebies on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July. But you don't have to look far to find deals year-round for our servicemen and women.

    You probably know about the big deals and freebies on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July. But you don't have to look far to find deals year-round for our servicemen and women.

  • Veterans: The answers to your most commonly asked questions

    Veterans: The answers to your most commonly asked questions

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:30:53 GMT
    We asked senators and a Veteran's Affairs specialist what the most common questions they hear from veterans are, and got the answers. (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)We asked senators and a Veteran's Affairs specialist what the most common questions they hear from veterans are, and got the answers. (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)

    We asked senators and a Veteran's Affairs specialist what the most common questions they hear from veterans are, and got the answers. 

    We asked senators and a Veteran's Affairs specialist what the most common questions they hear from veterans are, and got the answers. 

  • Korean War POW shares stories of service

    Korean War POW shares stories of service

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:02:02 GMT
    James "Jay" Barber was on the front lines in the Korean War on November 30, 1950, when the U.S. Army suffered more battle deaths than in any one day in the nation’s history. (Source: Nathan Ellgren/KFVS)James "Jay" Barber was on the front lines in the Korean War on November 30, 1950, when the U.S. Army suffered more battle deaths than in any one day in the nation’s history. (Source: Nathan Ellgren/KFVS)

    James C. Barber fought in one bloodiest battles during the Korean War, and said he is the only former Prisoner of War still alive in the area that the Poplar Bluff VA hospital serves.

    James C. Barber fought in one bloodiest battles during the Korean War, and said he is the only former Prisoner of War still alive in the area that the Poplar Bluff VA hospital serves.

  • Honor Flight from Marion, IL to Washington, D.C.

    Honor Flight from Marion, IL to Washington, D.C.

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:41:17 GMT
    Veterans make their way to Washington D.C. (Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)Veterans make their way to Washington D.C. (Source: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    The 55 veterans are from the area around Marion, Illinois. This trip comes at no cost to the veterans. It is paid for by donations from corporate sponsors and private donors.

    The 55 veterans are from the area around Marion, Illinois. This trip comes at no cost to the veterans. It is paid for by donations from corporate sponsors and private donors.

  • Story behind the Honor Flight's Guardian Program

    Story behind the Honor Flight's Guardian Program

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:53:10 GMT
    It takes months to get the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois off the ground and guardian Ed Smith knows all about it. (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)It takes months to get the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois off the ground and guardian Ed Smith knows all about it. (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    It takes months of planning to get the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois off the ground.

    It takes months of planning to get the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois off the ground.

  • Retired Vice Admiral helps southern IL Honor Flight, shares her career story

    Retired Vice Admiral helps southern IL Honor Flight, shares her career story

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:47:16 GMT
    Nancy Brown had a 35-year career in the Navy and now helps other veterans through the Honor Flight. (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)Nancy Brown had a 35-year career in the Navy and now helps other veterans through the Honor Flight. (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)
    (Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)(Source: Hank Cavagnaro/KFVS)

    A retired three-star admiral who lives in southern Illinois is a driving force in the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois.

    A retired three-star admiral who lives in southern Illinois is a driving force in the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois.

  • Veterans: Record your discharge papers

    Veterans: Record your discharge papers

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-04-18 19:11:49 GMT

    Army, Navy or Marines no matter the branch, if you serve our country for any amount of time, you're urged to record your discharge papers.

    Army, Navy or Marines no matter the branch, if you serve our country for any amount of time, you're urged to record your discharge papers.

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  • Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

    Health officials urge hepatitis A vaccinations

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:26:53 GMT
    Officials say Kentucky has the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the nation with 1,094 cases spread over 65 of the state's 120 counties. Eight deaths have been reported. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials say Kentucky has the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the nation with 1,094 cases spread over 65 of the state's 120 counties. Eight deaths have been reported. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Health officials plan to give updates Kentucky's Hepatitis A outbreak, including initiatives to slow it.

    In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated.

  • Harrisburg man found guilty of leading officers on chase

    Harrisburg man found guilty of leading officers on chase

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:25:59 GMT
    47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)
    47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Harrisburg man was found guilty of multiple charges on Thursday, July 19. 47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended.

    A Harrisburg man was found guilty of multiple charges on Thursday, July 19. 47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended.

  • Heartland woman finds documents in nightstand, hopes to find owner

    Heartland woman finds documents in nightstand, hopes to find owner

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:17:45 GMT
    Trish Penrose found this birth certificate in a used nightstand she had bought. (Photo courtesy: Trish Penrose)Trish Penrose found this birth certificate in a used nightstand she had bought. (Photo courtesy: Trish Penrose)
    Trish Penrose found this birth certificate in a used nightstand she had bought. (Photo courtesy: Trish Penrose)Trish Penrose found this birth certificate in a used nightstand she had bought. (Photo courtesy: Trish Penrose)

    A Heartland woman found some old documents in a piece of furniture and is looking to find the owner.

    A Heartland woman found some old documents in a piece of furniture and is looking to find the owner.

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