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On the Calendar:  Tuesday, 6/30/2015 10:00 AM
The SUPER in SUPERHERO!...: Our Tuesday June 30th "The SUPER in SUPERHERO!..." activity will be the Canines-N-Crime with the Union Parish Sheriff's Department K-9 Team. Calendar

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Candidate Jeb Bush releases 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency

Bush speaks at a town hall meeting in Henderson, NevadaWASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday that traced his path to a net worth of between $19 million and $22 million, in a show of transparency that will pressure Democrat Hillary Clinton and his Republican rivals to open their financial books. Bush's income has soared since he left the Florida governor's office in 2007, the records showed. Tracking steadily higher through the financial crisis and deep recession, Bush's income was nearly $7.4 million in 2013.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:07:19 -0400
KKK plans South Carolina rally as Confederate flag debate continues

A Confederate flag is held up by a man at a rally outside the State House to get the Confederate flag removed from the grounds in ColumbiaThe Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at South Carolina's capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white supremacy was vandalized on Tuesday amid scrutiny of symbols associated with slavery. The Civil War-era flag and related monuments have become flashpoints after nine black men and women were gunned down at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, had posed with a Confederate battle flag in photos posted on a website that displayed a racist manifesto attributed to him.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:51:57 -0400
U.S. names new envoy for bid to close Guantanamo prison

To match feature USA-GUANTANAMO/GUARDSA newly appointed special envoy to lead the Obama administrations efforts to close the Guantanamo prison said he saw a window of opportunity that could substantially reduce the detainee population there in coming months. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named attorney Lee Wolosky, who served in the National Security Council under the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to a post considered crucial to meeting President Barack Obamas long-standing promise to shut the internationally condemned jail at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:26:23 -0400
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf to veto GOP's budget bill

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf to veto GOP's budget billGov. Tom Wolf says he's going to veto a Republican-penned budget bill, and calls it full of gimmicks that leave it unbalanced.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:45:14 -0400
Escapee Says He Was Almost Caught Twice, Practiced Escape

David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility with Richard Matt, was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, according to the DA.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:42:35 -0400
Authorities: Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was staged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:36:13 -0400
Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-California senator

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:32:10 -0400
Investigator: Removal of Alaska plane wreckage weeks away

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) It could be weeks before the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing nine people, is recovered.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:31:16 -0400
Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid

HONOLULU (AP) A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:24:25 -0400
Oklahoma judge orders grand jury probe of Tulsa sheriff's office

An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday ordered a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriffs Office, which has been under scrutiny since a white reserve sheriff's deputy fatally shot a black suspect in April. Judge Rebecca Nightingale issued the order after an activist group submitted a petition aimed at compelling a grand jury investigation into Sheriff Stanley Glanz and his department. A community civil rights group called "We the People Oklahoma" submitted the petition on June 19 with more than 8,800 signatures calling for the probe into Glanz and the sheriffs office.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:18:09 -0400
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