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Belle Rose community finds ways to prevent repeat of flooding

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Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage.The community had a meeting Tuesday night. Residents in Belle Rose are looking for ways to protect themselves against future flood damage. More>>

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Saints S Jairus Byrd practices for 1st time

Safety Jairus Byrd, who had offseason back surgery, is practicing with the New Orleans Saints for the first time since his signing in March.
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Baton Rouge woman accused of terrorizing

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A woman was arrested and charged with terrorizing after making threats to an employee at the City Parish Attorney’s Office. Sheryl E. Morrison, 55, allegedly told the employee that she was going to come to City Hall and ‘go Columbine’.  More>>

Warren G. Harding's love letters to mistress released by Library of Congress

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After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday.  More>>

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

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The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election... More>>

Traffic problems on LA-1 starts talks about a new bridge across the Mississippi River Video included

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Drivers who travel down LA-1 in West Baton Rouge Parish have been asking for a solution to the traffic problem for years. There are a few plans being discussed, but one has a price tag of $800 million. More>>

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. More>>

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

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Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the... More>>

With 6-4 vote, BESE joins Common Core lawsuit against Gov. Jindal Video included

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The fight over Common Core got hotter with dueling lawsuits. On Tuesday afternoon, The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted 6- 4 to join a lawsuit filed by parents and teachers against Governor Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal's administration then filed their own lawsuit.
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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say... More>>

La. State Treasurer says LSP retirement plan investigation must continue Video included

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Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy says the investigation into State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson's retirement plan increase must continue, whether Edmonson intends to take it or not. More>>

Toxic secret turns perfect home into living nightmare Video included

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A family with four small children has learned they had been living in a house with toxic chemicals for three years. The house, located at 14828 Colonel Allan Court, was once a meth lab. But the new home owner said no one told him.  More>>

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

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Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. More>>

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health... More>>

Employee charged with stealing $41k from Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge Video included

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An employee of Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge was arrested after being accused of stealing more than $41,000, according to Baton Rouge Police. More>>

2 arrested after stray bullet hit vehicle with toddler inside

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Two men have been arrested after shots were fired during an argument and a stray bullet went through the rear window of a nearby vehicle with a toddler and his father inside. More>>

Young stud roaming streets of downtown captured by animal control

The clopping of horse hooves is a sound rarely heard on the busy streets of downtown Baton Rouge. Lately, however, one lost stud has been turning heads, and causing headaches for animal control officers. More>>

Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

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President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. More>>

Gov. Jindal administration files countersuit over the Common Core education standards

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Louisiana's state school board held a special meeting Tuesday morning and voted to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards. Jindal's administration then filed a counter suit arguing the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) improperly delegates constitutional authority to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). More>>

Saints QB Drew Brees transcript

The New Orleans quarterback talks about rookie Brandin Cooks, all-around running back Pierre Thomas, having safety Jairus Byrd back at Tuesday's practice and much more. More>>

Law that would close Jackson abortion clinic found unconstitutional

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Attorneys for Mississippi argued that if the clinic closed, women could get abortions in other states.
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Putting a stop to annoying telemarketing phone calls Video included

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If you have a phone, you know the frustration that comes with unsolicited calls. The 'Do Not Call List' worked for a while, but some telemarketers are no longer following the law. But there are ways to fend off unwanted calls. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up

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In a new viral video, a little girl is thrown into hysterics over the idea of her little brother growing up. More>>

USDA program provides free lunch to all EBR public school students

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Free meals are going to be available for all students in East Baton Rouge Parish public schools this upcoming school year thanks to a new federal program from the US Department of Agriculture. More>>

Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

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Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat. More>>

Checkpoints result in 23 DWI arrests

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Police said 23 people were arrested on DWI charges after weekend checkpoints in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Police Department set up checkpoints Friday and Saturday nights. More>>

Forecasters: Tropical wave in Atlantic Ocean continues to get better defined Video included

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The National Hurricane Center said satellite images indicated an area of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better defined. Forecasters said it could develop into a tropical depression later in the day. More>>

Police identify suspect arrested for hit and run involving 6-year-old Video included

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Police reported Maigan Scott, 20, of Baton Rouge, is accused of hitting a 6-year-old child while she was riding a bike Monday afternoon. At last check, the child was listed in critical condition. More>>

Gonzales City Council votes to cut police, economic development funding Video included

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The Gonzales City Council approved two ordinances Monday that will cut funding to the police department and economic development, but the mayor says he will likely veto them. More>>

GM and Chevy pickups tops in recalls this year

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GM Sierra have been recalled six times already this year, more than any other vehicle sold in the U.S. 

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Elm Grove apartment owners get more time to make repairs Video included

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The federal government is giving the Baton Rouge apartment complex exposed two weeks ago more time to make urgent repairs. More>>

Hundreds say goodbye to Ponchatoula teen Video included

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Hundreds packed a Ponchatoula Church to say goodbye to a teen who drowned last week in Gulf Shores.  More>>

Metairie carjacking caught on camera Video included

Jefferson Parish Sheriff deputies say there are plenty of questions from Saturday's alleged carjacking in Metairie. A mother and daughter driving down the 600 block Bonnabel Boulevard say men with guns More>>

NOPD officer arrested, faces domestic abuse charges

An officer with the New Orleans Police Department faces domestic abuse charges and has been placed on emergency suspension. More>>

Body of LaPlace man, 30, found shot in ditch

Police are investing after the body of a LaPlace man was discovered in a ditch. More>>

US Army fails to meet Camp Minden cleanup deadline

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Time has run out for the US Army and it is now in violation after not meeting a deadline to comply with a cleanup order at Camp Minden. The deadline set by the EPA was midnight. More>>

2 dead in New Orleans triple shooting

New Orleans police are investigating a double homicide after three men were shot in the Desire Neighborhood. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

Safety tips offered after woman raped by man she met via dating app Video included

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What started as a first date between two people escalated into a violent rape over the weekend in Baton Rouge, according to law enforcement officials.Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office say the female victim connected with a man on Tinder, a social media dating app. More>>

Donaldsonville celebrates Kaley's courage with a surprise party Video included

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There is a unique surprise party being planned in downtown Donaldsonville, however the people behind the big bash do not know the guest of honor. The guest of honor is 11-year-old Kaley Liotta from Alexandria, LA. She is fighting cancer. More>>

Police: Stranded motorist killed by suspected drunk driver

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Baton Rouge Police say a man died in a hit and run crash after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning.  More>>

Two LSU football players arrested on the same day for separate incidents

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Last week LSU freshmen Trey Lealaimatafao and Davon Godchaux were both arrested on the same day for separate incidents. The players were issued misdemeanors and released. More>>

Uniforms for Kids Drive Video included

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Join WAFB-TV, St. Vincent De Paul and Kean's Fine Dry Cleaning in making a student's first day of school a success, by supporting our Uniforms for Kids drive. More>>

Together Baton Rouge hosts meeting to discuss 'grocery gap' Video included

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Some people in East Baton Rouge parish feel shortchanged in their choices of grocery stores.They met with the group “Together Baton Rouge” Monday night to talk about their community’s grocery gap or areas that lack quality grocery stores. More>>

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says Video included

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Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave... More>>

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

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In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with... More>>

Bond set at $1.17 million for man accused of crime spree Video included

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Bond has been set at more than $1 million for, Andre Young, 19, of Baton Rouge, the man arrested in connection with a crime spree that started early Sunday morning. More>>

Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

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A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine... More>>

LSU commitment Guice has "unfinished business" at Catholic High

Catholic High senior running back Derrius Guice might be an LSU verbal commitment, but there’s still much for him to accomplish in prep football. More>>

Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

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Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians... More>>

Police looking for two men who robbed Super Stop Video included

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Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Super Stop, 4162 N. Foster Drive, around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning. More>>

Battle of Baton Rouge re-enactment set for Aug. 2

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The Battle of Baton Rouge Re-enactment will take place on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. under the oaks at the historic Magnolia Cemetery, 422 North 19th Street, in Baton Rouge."This event provides a powerful lesson from history, reliving the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge on the very grounds on which it was fought," said Trustees Chair Chip Landry. More>>

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

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A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department... More>>

Medicare's own health looking better, report says

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Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. More>>

Man's homemade 'trap' leads to neighbor's arrest

A Terrebonne Parish man's homemade trap led to the arrest of his neighbor, police say. More>>

Northbound Airline Hwy. reopened at Florida Blvd. after crash

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According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, US 61 North (Airline Highway) is closed to traffic at Florida Boulevard due to an accident.Traffic is being diverted onto Florida Boulevard. More>>

A wish come true: Louisiana State Police send Slidell boy on dream trip

A Slidell boy was all smiles as the Louisiana State Police sent him and his family on a dream trip. More>>

Police: Woman raped by man she met on Tinder app Video included

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On Saturday, July 26, a woman called police to report that she had been raped by a man named Jake that she met on Tinder. She told police the Baton Rouge man was a massage therapist and weight trainer. More>>

Electrical short causes heavy fire and smoke damage to home Video included

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Firefighters were called out to a house fire early Monday morning that investigators determined was caused by an electrical short. They believe it started around an air conditioning unit. More>>

Baker High auditorium reopens after being closed for about 20 years Video included

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For the first time since the 1990s, the Baker High McConnell Auditorium is back open. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony held Monday morning to officially reopen the auditorium. More>>

EBRSS announces all public school students eligible for free meals

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A new program by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows students to receive a free meal, similar to how students are given textbooks and bus transportation at no cost. More>>

Government Street closures begin due to road work Video included

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Government Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions to allow crews to start on some road work. The lane closures, which started Monday morning, will be between Eddie Robinson and East Airport Drive.
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Donelon issues insurance warning about rideshare programs Video included

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Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is issuing a new warning to consumers about rideshare programs popping up in cities across the country.  More>>

Baton Rouge woman named finalist for America's Favorite Veterinarian

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Dr. Tyra Davis-Brown of Baton Rouge is one of 20 finalists for America's Favorite Veterinarian. She works at the Hammond Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge. More>>

Testosterone therapy becoming more common among men Video included

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Low testosterone may be to blame for men who have noticed their energy levels dropping or others who have been acting sad or even grumpy. There are treatment options. More>>

All lanes reopen on I-12 East in Hammond after 5-vehicle crash

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I-12 East was closed past Pumpkin Center Road in Hammond due to a five-vehicle crash for about 30 minutes Monday morning. It is unknown if there were any injuries. More>>

Police search for club stabbing suspect

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Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a night club stabbing. Investigators said witnesses told them the victim was stabbed twice during a fight. More>>

Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car Video included

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A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim. More>>

Internet melts over 10-week-old baby's relationship with pit bull pup

A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! More>>

Lafourche Parish boys save elderly woman trapped in car

A trio of Lafourche Parish boys are being hailed heroes after saving a woman trapped inside a car. More>>

Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Video included

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A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. More>>

Gonzales city council to continue discussion of budget

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A budget battle in Gonzales will continue on Monday at the city’s next council meeting.The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. to once again discuss the city’s budget that is now nearly two months overdue.  More>>

Bourbon Street shooting motivates people to donate blood Video included

Motivated by last month's mass shooting on Bourbon Street, hundreds turned out for a blood drive Sunday on Freret Street.
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Retired APSO lieutenant drowns in neighborhood pond trying to save his dog Video included

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A recently retired 32-year veteran of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has died in a drowning earlier on Sunday after trying to save his pet. Investigators say that 56-year-old Lt. Sam Vitter was found dead after jumping into a pond to rescue his dog. More>>

Rainsville toddler on bandage removal: 'I can't live like this'

Matthew Reed's dramatic video of a bandage removal (Source: YouTube) Matthew Reed's dramatic video of a bandage removal (Source: YouTube)
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A Rainsville, AL couple posted a video to YouTube of their son's dramatic reaction to a bandage removal. More>>

LDWF looking for suspects in boating hit and run Video included

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are looking for information from the public about a boating hit and run that happened on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.It happened at around 8:30 p.m.  More>>

19-year-old arrested after crime spree in Baton Rouge Video included

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The Baton Rouge Police say they have arrested a man after he and two other suspects allegedly committed multiple crimes in Baton Rouge. Detectives say that at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, 19-year-old Andre Young of Baton Rouge and two accomplices, went on a crime spree throughout the city.  More>>

Small plane crashes on FL beach, kills 1 Video included

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A man was killed and his daughter was injured after a small plane crashes onto a Florida beach.

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Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

Woman stabs boyfriend after he comes home late

A Houma woman admitted to stabbing her boyfriend after he came home too late last night. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at 108 Helena Drive on the morning More>>

Electrical short causes early morning house fire Video included

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Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical short is the cause for a house fire early Sunday morning. The fire happened in the 2700 block of Ontario Street just after 3:30 am. More>>

Keithville man gets 5 years in firearms theft

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A Keithville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in stealing firearms from a Shreveport warehouse. More>>

Oldest female WWII veteran, 108 years old, honored at DC memorials Video included

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Lucy Coffey joined the Army, or the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943, just a month shy of her 37th birthday. 

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Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. More>>

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