Veterans

January 03, 2018 - 3:06 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators determined the fatal police shooting of a homeless Navy veteran outside a Southern California convenience store last year was justified, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. Video shows the man reaching for the officer's duty belt as...
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Gracie Parrish, center, holds a candle for her late husband Zackari Parrish, a Douglas County deputy, at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, Colo., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. A man who shot and killed the Colorado deputy and wounded several others along with a few civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 10:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The gunman who killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy escaped from the mental health ward of a VA hospital in Wyoming in 2014 but was located and returned, according to a Veterans Affairs document obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday. The document was provided to the AP by a...
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Officer Sean R. Bigler reacts during a candlelight vigil at Mission Hills Church on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, for Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, in Littleton, Colorado. A man who shot and killed the Colorado deputy and wounded several others along with a few civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
January 02, 2018 - 3:31 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl over a month before he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others. But the 37-year-old man was never held for a mental health evaluation. Authorities say Riehl fired more than 100 rounds...
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A memorial is seen on a police cruiser for the victims of what authorities describe as an ambush Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the Douglas Country Sheriff Substation in Highlands Ranch, Colo. A sheriff's deputy was killed and other deputies were shot while responding to a call at an apartment complex early Sunday. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
January 01, 2018 - 10:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. Shooter Matthew Riehl, 37,...
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David Morgan of Highlands Ranch, Colo., holds an American flag as a procession of law enforcement vehicles accompany a hearse carrying the body of a sheriff's deputy shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 01, 2018 - 7:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. Shooter Matthew Riehl, 37,...
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The China Airlines float makes its way along the parade route and won the International Award at the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 01, 2018 - 3:50 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — With a nod of thanks to military veterans, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under sunny California skies as the 129th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day and millions more watched on TV. Among the fanciful floats was an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, Jack Kvenild, 5, of Laramie, Wyo., watches the eclipse onset at Glendo Reservoir in near Glendo in east-central Wyoming. An economic analysis of last summer's total eclipse found that nearly 192,000 people traveled to Wyoming to view the event. In addition, the study released Monday, Dec. 11 by the state Office of Tourism estimated that the celestial event boosted the state's economy by an estimated $63.5 million. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver, file)
December 31, 2017 - 3:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It wasn't all doom and gloom in 2017. The year was also filled with awe-inspiring moments that united us and warmed the heart. The first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in a century bought millions together in what some could only describe as a primal experience. Thousands...
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November 12, 2017 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed to mark Veterans Day. "Our veterans...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 07, 2017 - 2:53 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Ten vehicles were donated to the Veterans Affairs of Western New York by Russell Salvatore on Monday during a re-dedication ceremony of the Patriots & Heroes Park outside Salvatore's Grand Hotel. "It's just me inside," Salvatore said after the ceremony. "I want to...
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Photo: 422 for22 Facebook
Mike Baggerman
May 27, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Western New York veteran Sgt. Joshua Geartz begins his journey from Angola, Indiana to Buffalo, New York on Saturday to raise awareness for veteran suicide. During his journey, called "422 for22", Geartz will ride his wheelchair a total of 422 miles: 22 miles a day for 20...
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