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Congressional candidates address the public

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - We're now in September, which means election season is getting closer.This afternoon, each hopeful got five minutes to address the public at the West Monroe Convention Center.

Tallulah residents are losing faith in their police department Video included

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TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- It's one thing to feel unsafe away from home, it's another to feel unsafe right in your own backyard.

State GOP files ethics complaint against Landrieu

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican Party has filed a complaint against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu with the Senate's ethics committee about her use of private chartered planes.

Union Parish makes two DUI arrests over holiday weekend

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff's deputies made two driving while intoxicated arrests over the Labor Day weekend. James Daniel Autrey, 18, of Cherry Ridge Road, Farmerville, was booked on a total of 11 traffic violations.

Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison.

Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human rights abusers in Venezuela's government.

Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's federal conspiracy trial may hinge on a cryptic email in which he acknowledges an offer to become a paid consultant for a nursing home owned by the husband of a political candidate.

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.

Jet maker breaks ground on Arkansas expansion

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Dassault Falcon Jet has officially begun work on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport. The factory has about 2,000 employees, and expansion of the completion center ensures that 400 of those positions will stay in Arkansas. The company broke ground Tuesday on the expansion, which is set to be complete in early 2016. It will add 250,000 square feet to Dassault's site and bring the plant's total area to 1.25 million square ...

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

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NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on life support "at this time." Melissa said the family is extremely grateful for the public support. Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last Thursday. The 81-year-old comic and red carpet commentator has maintained a busy car...

Hunting supplies free from sales tax this weekend, Sept. 5-7

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Baton Rouge, La (KNOE 8 News & Dept. of Revenue)– Guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies are exempt from state and local sales taxes Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7. The 2014 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday applies to individual consumer purchases of a wide range of hunting gear, including: Firearms that may be legally sold or purchased in LouisianaAmmunition intended to be fired from a gun or firearm Archery supplies to be...

ULM welcomes the Donnie Carroll Band for annual Celtic Festival

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Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- The University of Louisiana at Monroe's School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), in conjunction with the Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival, will host the Donnie Carroll Band at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in ULM's Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

Ontario police: Bieber charged with assault

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TORONTO (AP) - Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.

Watt agrees to contract extension

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HOUSTON (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal tells says that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.

NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return to a suburban Cleveland airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the ground, killing all four college students aboard.

Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.

Several students hurt when school bus overturns south of Dallas

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(AP)- Several students were hurt Tuesday morning when their school bus was involved in an accident south of Dallas.

New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo.

Change of plea hearing set for Colts owner Irsay

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is scheduled to appear in court for a change-of-plea hearing on drug-related charges he faces from a traffic stop in March.

Woman booked in shooting at apartments

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have arrested a woman who initially told officers she shot a man who tried to force his way into her apartment.

Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences.

Biloxi bomb squad disassembles IED

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VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Raceland

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RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a 26-year-old man died after he was struck Monday night as he walked along the North Service Road in Raceland.

Chris Brown back in DC court for plea hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Chris Brown has appeared in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case.

Pike County sees first TMS oil well permits

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MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A Texas oil company is seeking to drill the first oil wells in Pike County as part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation.

Louisiana man drowns during Florida vacation

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NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a 65-year-old Louisiana man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day.

Jet maker to break ground on Arkansas expansion

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Dassault Falcon Jet is to break ground on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport.

1-800-FLOWERS buying Harry & David for $142.5M

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CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (AP) - 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts.

New Orleans man dies in Plaquemines crash

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BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - State police say a New Orleans man died Monday evening in a single-vehicle wreck on Louisiana Highway 23 in Plaquemines Parish.

Osceola steel mill schedules groundbreaking

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OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to attend an invitation-only groundbreaking for an Osceola steel mill that's been sued by a competing company.

Police: Little Rock men arrested at area college

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police say they've arrested three men at Philander Smith College who pointed a gun at children.

CAFB instructor pilot dies in Texas plane crash

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say a pilot instructor has died in a plane crash on Sunday near Abilene Regional Airport in Texas.

Stolen statues returned to Little Rock park

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock authorities say three stolen sculptures worth nearly $30,000 have been returned.

US home prices rose at slower pace in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year.

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