MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In the state of Louisiana, lawmakers have determined using a cell phone in a school zone poses a safety risk to children. But oddly enough, there isn't much on the books about about leaving a child at home alone in the presence of a loaded gun. It only took a few minutes in the case of Dart Turner for tragedy to strike. The three year old's mother walked only a few feet to the grocery store, leaving Dart and two other young children home alone. Police say she was o...
TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tallulah Police have finished their investigation in the accidental shooting death of three-year old Dart Turner. Tonight, the family is still grieving.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News NPD) - The Natchitoches Police Department located a person reported missing over the weekend, only to find him again Tuesday with a stab wound. Ronald Hayes was located by a patrol officer around 6 p.m Monday evening. He was in good condition and his family was notified.
MADISON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Lake Providence man was killed while at work in Madison Parish.
RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – The Louisiana Associated General Contractors has donated $37,411 to support Louisiana Tech University and its Construction Engineering Technology program housed in the College of Engineering and Science.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati city officials have pledged to help a crime-victim advocate produce decks of playing cards featuring cold-case homicides.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 35-year-old Raceland man accused of facilitating a police informant's murder last September is set for trial Nov. 17.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who's been missing since Saturday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after child welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.
GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization is warning that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks.
CENTRAL, La. (AP) - School officials say two seniors at Central High School are in the hospital after apparently ingesting synthetic marijuana.
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Baxter County jail officials have fired a female jailer who they say let a male inmate spend the night at her house after he was paroled.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but a new report finds 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes.
FULTON, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police are working with Louisiana forensic experts to determine if a female skeleton found on a Red River sandbar is a missing Ashdown woman.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a 2014-15 budget.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police are investigating a shooting in eastern New Orleans near a gas station and convenience store that left five men injured.
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A state judge has found Jamal Charles of New Iberia guilty of first-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in the 2011 death of a 4-year-old girl and the injuring of her 3-year-old brother.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 36-year-old Church Point woman has pleaded guilty in the embezzlement of nearly $200,000 from the Lafayette law firm of Clay Burgess, where she had worked for more than a decade.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas inmate is facing additional jail time after guards say they found nearly $2,000 worth of methamphetamine in her pants.
WEED, Calif. (AP) - A fire driven by fierce winds raced through the small Northern California town of Weed on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.
ALBANY, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish deputies are searching for the driver of a vehicle that is believed to have struck and killed a man in Albany.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A near record setting mark by Northwestern State quarterback highlighted the winning efforts of the third round of Louisiana Sports Writers Association Players of the Week.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Lee County property owners will keep paying current tax rates for county government operations for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Board of Supervisors has approved a lean $113.4 million dollar budget for fiscal 2015.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The suspect in a shooting that wounded a Moss Point man early Sunday as he was on his front porch has turned himself in.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Newly released statistics find the spike in public school retirements eased somewhat, but the numbers are still higher than prior to passage of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education revamp.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds Melville is missing more than $62,000 in payments for utility services from 2012 to 2014, a number that represents roughly 12 percent of utility receipts for that period.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Bond has been set at $1 million each for two men charged with the shooting death of 20-year-old Johnnie Cooper of Hattiesburg.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Six men and a woman face more charges in a new federal indictment involving weapons stolen from the home of a licensed federal firearms dealer in Moss Point.
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