Oklahoma man guilty in deadly crash asks judge if he can join Marines instead of going to prison

CLAREMORE, Okla. – One of two brothers convicted in a deadly hit-and-run crash asked a judge if he could join the Marines Corps instead of serving jail time. Gage Shriver, now 21, Dakota Shriver, now 23, were convicted in September for the deadly crash. In 2015, Noelle New and Maranda Talley were struck by a vehicle while walking to QuikTrip, according to the Tulsa World. New died from her injuries and Talley was critically injured, but did survive. Gage Shriver […]

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Sailor staged racial vandalism of bunk on aircraft carrier, Navy investigation finds

NORFOLK, Va. – An investigation into claims of racially-motivated vandalism on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush has revealed that the alleged victim, a Sailor on board the ship, staged the incident himself, according to the Navy. The Sailor, who is not being identified, made a post on his Facebook account in November with several pictures of the alleged vandalism. The pictures show the Sailor’s bunk on board the ship ripped apart, trash thrown around and racist words written […]

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Channing Tatum’s ‘War Dogs’ documentary honors dogs who serve

Channing Tatum is used to sharing himself with the public. As one of the most recognizable stars in Hollywood, it’s not a foreign experience for him to be probed for answers on every aspect of his personal life. But for “War Dogs,” a new HBO documentary about veterans and the bonds they share with the furry friends with whom they have served, Tatum and his fellow producers put in front of the camera a group of people who aren’t used […]

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Military dad surprises daughter at school in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – A military dad stationed in Seoul, South Korea pulled off a great surprise this Thanksgiving week for his daughter back home in Omaha, Nebraska. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Byous was able to surprise five-year-old Kinley at school. “I’m just ready to see her. I.. she’s my world,” Byous said just before the surprise reunion. Wanting to be reunited with his daughter was all Byous cared about, but others stepped in to help make it the surprise […]

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‘We’re like brothers’: Retired Marine keeps promise made in bunker in Vietnam

PIEDMONT, S.C. – A retired veteran made good on a promise he made nearly five decades ago to a fellow Marine who was holed up in a bunker with him in Vietnam. On New Year’s Eve 1968, Master Sgt. William H. Cox and First Sgt. James T. Hollingsworth were inside the bunker in the Marble Mountains of Vietnam, according to WXIA. That night, the comrades made a promise to “contact each other every year on New Year’s,” if they survived […]

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LGBTQ members of the military speak up against Trump’s transgender ban

DALLAS — Over the summer, President Trump tweeted that he would reinstate a ban on transgender’s in the military. A move that is not sitting well with some. So the Human Rights Campaign gathered veterans and active members from all over Dallas to speak up against the ban, which before an Obama administration directive, had already been a longstanding ban. “The fact that one is LGBTQ has nothing to do with what they can do with their job,” Retired National […]

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Veterans Day: A look inside veterans owning a franchise

THE COLONY, TX – Most coffee has the same basic ingredients: coffee beans, a bit of sweetness, and a little steamy milk. This one at Scooter’s Coffee in The Colony – Has a little extra love in it. “Scooters is originally from our home area, Ohama,” says Former U.S. Army Operating Room Technician, Michael Taylor,  “we have been enjoying the product for several years.” “It started small and so they’re rooted in quality,” says Michael’s wife, Cris. So it felt natural for them to […]

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Veterans Day: A look inside veterans owning a franchise

THE COLONY, TX – Most coffee has the same basic ingredients: coffee beans, a bit of sweetness, and a little steamy milk. This one at Scooter’s Coffee in The Colony – Has a little extra love in it. “Scooters is originally from our home area, Ohama,” says Former U.S. Army Operating Room Technician, Michael Taylor,  “we have been enjoying the product for several years.” “It started small and so they’re rooted in quality,” says Michael’s wife, Cris. So it felt natural for them to […]

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