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On the Calendar:  Wednesday, 4/22/2015 2:00 PM
Cooking with...FLOWERS!: Come join us for a unique Earth Day program... Choudrant Louisiana Author Donna McManus of The Sugared Violet has just published her first cookbook "Spread the Sweetness, Jams and Jellies, no longer just for breakfast!" Donna's recipe book is full of great recipes for jams and jellies... made from local herbs, berries, and flowers. The book gives basic jelly making directions and specific details for making special jams and jellies, accompanied by beautiful color photos of finished products! You will most definitely want to try the Honeysuckle Jelly or the Wisteria Petal Jelly, or at least read about how an expert does it! She is working on a new cookbook now about making desserts from flowers. Come join us and learn what flowers are edible and how to add flowers into your recipes! Calendar

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Blue Bell Pulls All Products After Ice Cream Listeria Scare

Blue Bell is recalling all of its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.






Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:38:46 GMT
Cops Claim No Force Used on Freddie Gray

The officers who arrested Freddie Gray denied using force on the 25-year-old Baltimore man, who die a week later with neck and spine injuries.






Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:02:03 GMT
Arrest Made in Fiery 60-Car Pile-Up in Snowy Wyoming

Alex Dragaytsev, 45, from Longueuil, Quebec, Canada, has charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.






Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:59:14 GMT
Jealous Cops Forced Me Out of Hive, Says Ex-NYPD Beekeeper

The NYPD 's former beekeeper said he was forced into retirement by colleagues who accused him of keeping the bees he removed for his private hives.






Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:28:22 GMT
Puppies Left to Die Inside Cardboard Box

Three puppies were rescued after being sealed in cardboard box and dropped off outside Tennessee Goodwill store. Dan Kennedy reports.






Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:31:13 GMT
Okla. Sheriff: 'We Are Sorry Eric Was Taken From You'

Robert Bates, a reserve sheriff's deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shot and killed Eric Harris on April 2.






Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:47:46 GMT
Paralyzed Racer Tackles the Track With Modified Car

Paralyzed IndyCar racer Sam Schmidt is back behind the wheel thanks to technology that allows him to control a car without using his hands or legs.






Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:33:32 GMT
Marathon Spectators Lean Toward Life Term for Tsarnaev

Two years after the Boston Marathon bombings spectators on Monday said they were were torn over whether or not Tsarnaev should receive death.






Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:22:50 GMT
Protesters Demand 'Justice' in Freddie Gray's Death

Dozens of protesters took to the streets on Monday to decry the death of a 25-year-old Baltimore man who died Sunday.






Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:13:03 GMT
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