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On the Calendar:  Saturday, 9/6/2014 12:30 PM
ZUMBA Class!: "Teen Girls ONLY" An aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music. UNION PARISH LIBRARY MEETING ROOM Instructed By: Deanna Williams Sepulvado of Union Parish Calendar

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Woman Texts While Driving, Impales Self With Pole

A Colorado woman is recovering in the hospital after reading a text while driving caused her to slam into a guardrail pole. The pole went through her truck piercing her in the buttocks. KUSAs Megan Fitzgerald reports.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:04:35 GMT
Woman Crashes Car, Impales Buttocks After Texting While Driving

A Colorado woman is recovering in the hospital after reading a text while driving caused her to slam into a guardrail pole. The pole went through her truck piercing her in the buttocks. KUSAs Megan Fitzgerald reports.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:04:35 GMT
Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Is a New Dad

The ice bucket challenge gained incredible momentum through social media and contributed to the ALS Association raising more than $100 million.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:31:07 GMT
National Chicken Wing Eating Championship Held in Buffalo

Competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut ate a record breaking 195 chicken wings in twelve minutes to win this year's competition.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:11:38 GMT
Wounded Veterans Celebrate Pregnancies, Special Bond

TODAYs Erica Hill tells the heartwarming story of four Iraqi vets, all amputees, and the special bond that formed among them over the similar time frame of their individual pregnancies.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:09:14 GMT
Watch Live: Obama Speaks at Laborfest - 2:50 PM ET

President Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:02:59 GMT
Good Catch! Owner Saves Drone After Battery Dies

Amazing footage of a drone falling from the sky after its batteries drained shows the owners amazing catch to save it from crashing into a lake.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:29:45 GMT
Police in Ferguson to Wear Body Cameras

After the controversial shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer that led to mass protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the department is preparing to join a growing policing rule: wearing body cams during engaging police work. NBCs Gabe Gutierrez reports.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:24:39 GMT
Paper, No Plastic? Calif. Set to Ban Plastic Bags

California could make history by becoming the first state to ban plastic bags, prompting strong reactions from grocery shoppers and plastic bags companies. NBCs Hallie Jackson reports.






Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:23:03 GMT
Former USC Star Josh Shaw Under Criminal Investigation

Former University of Southern California football star Josh Shaw, who was suspended after lying about spraining his ankles while trying to save a drowning nephew, now faces a criminal investigation in connection with a disturbance at his girlfriends apartment the same night he received his injury.

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:20:47 GMT
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