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On the Calendar:  Monday, 6/1/2015 11:00 AM
SUMMER READING KICKOFF!!!: Join us on Monday, June 1 from 11:00-1:00 to sign up for Summer Reading. This will be a come and go program and will feature an interactive hands on lego building project with Marvel Superhero Legos & Bricks 4 Kidz - Ruston/West Monroe/Monroe, La and a "caring for your pet" petting zoo with "Underdog" and the Union (Louisiana) Humane Society. All children who register receive a free goodie bag, reading logs, and a costumed photo booth picture for the "Every Hero Has a Story". Calendar

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Experts tally up damage after pipeline rupture

The onshore pipeline behind this week's Santa Barbara oil spill leaked more than 100,000 gallons of crude on coastal lands and into the ocean, the oil company says.

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:49:18 EDT
How Santa Barbara ranks with other U.S. oil spills

The Santa Barbara oil spill has environmentalists and California officials scrambling as an estimated 105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled into the Pacific Ocean and onto the Golden State's coast.

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:52:49 EDT
Photos: From pristine to polluted

See photos from the Santa Barbara coast of California, where oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline.

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:28:45 EDT
Oil Spills Fast Facts

Here are some facts about oil spill disasters. Spill estimates vary by source.

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:28:45 EDT
Suspect in D.C. murders arrested

Feds tailed Daron Dylon Wint from Washington to New York and back before he was arrested nabbed.

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:29:19 EDT
Josh Duggar on molestation: 'I acted inexcusably'

Reality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager, saying: "I acted inexcusably."

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:21:51 EDT
Freddie Gray death: Grand jury indicts police officers

Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.

Fri, 22 May 2015 08:07:34 EDT
Lawsuit: Inmate rapes permitted

Two women are suing a corrections officer at Rikers Island and the city of New York, claiming that they were raped repeatedly by the officer with the complacency and consent of the city.

Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:29 EDT
Mysterious shootings spark serial sniper fears

Mysterious shootings in a small Colorado town have killed one man and injured a woman while she was driving. CNN's Ana Cabrera has more.

Fri, 22 May 2015 08:27:53 EDT
An unlikely friendship blossoms between a killer and a scholar

A few months ago, Kelly Gissendaner wrote a letter to a pen pal across the Atlantic. She told him the state of Georgia was about to fix a date for her execution. One evening soon, she would be strapped to a gurney, needles would be inserted into her arm, and poison would course through her veins until she was dead.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:57:53 EDT
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