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Lack of traditional mail could result in Post Office closures

NATIONAL (FOX44) - Thousands of post offices might be up for possible closure. The U.S. Postal Service will review some 3,600 offices across the country that could be closed.

On this day in history, the Veterans’ Administration was created

1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.

The final chapter of space exploration comes to an end

NATIONAL (FOX44) - This evening we are just hours away from the end of an amazing part of American history, Shuttle Atlantis will return to earth tomorrow morning.

Billy Nungesser grades bp after the spill

Plaquemine Parish President Billy Nungesser gives BP a "failing grade" when it comes to the way they handled the BP oil spill.

Compromise in Washington could happen over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX44) - The spirit of compromise appears to be renewed on Capitol Hill.

A fire at a local business leave one dead

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - A family business goes up in smoke overnight, and one of their own is found dead inside.

New Online Public School in Baton Rouge

A new online public school wants to give kids in Louisiana the choice of having complete one on one interaction with teachers.

On this day in history, Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin first stepped out on the moon

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission had been charged for to see a ball game.

Community leaders speak out against air conditioner thefts

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — "We will not stand silently by and let you continue to rip off our churches and our community." Strong words Tuesday afternoon from Reverend Gerard Robinson of Mckowan Baptist Church.

Police heating up pursuit on air conditioner theives

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - Police say they will find whoever is responsible for ripping off several local churches.