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Two teens arrested in 5 Caldwell Parish burglaries

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CALDWELL PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News CPSO) - Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office detectives and detectives with the LA Levee Board Police have solved 5 local burglaries and arrested two young men involved.

Many back-to-school expenses eligible for state income tax deductions

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & LDR) – The Louisiana Department of Revenue encourages families to retain their receipts while shopping for back-to-school items such as books, uniforms, supplies, and equipment required by schools.

Suspect posing as "repossession crew" might be thief

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Deputies are investigating a theft of a 2011 Polaris Ranger Razor UTV.

Michigan dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

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METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger along a rural Michigan road could be charged.

New trial date set for Bull Shoals police chief

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HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - A judge has set a new trial date for the Bull Shoals police chief accused of using excessive force against a domestic violence suspect.

UPDATE: Missing teens found safe

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & OPSO) - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office reports missing teens Chyanne Taylor and William Taylor have been found and are safe. No other details were provided regarding their whereabouts or how they were located.

Arkansas prison board to dedicate new academy

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ENGLAND, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Corrections is marking the opening of a newly remodeled training academy in central Arkansas.

Teens arrested for busting windshields with water bottles on highway

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Four teens have been arrested by Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies for throwing water bottles at cars on the highway.

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police say a 10-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car outside a house in south Wichita.

Body of teen found, Was trying to fly around world in 30 days

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(AP - A US coast guard search team says it found wreckage from a plane piloted by an Indiana teenager that crashed in the pacific ocean earlier this week.

US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

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DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.

Arkansas judge revokes El Dorado man's probation

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EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An El Dorado man is heading back to prison for up to 10 years after police say he violated his probation.

Closing arguments Monday in player's slaying

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

Harrison Co. sheriff won't seek re-election in '15

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says he will not seek re-election in 2015 and will retire when his term ends in January 2016.

Arkansas plans to quicken newborns' blood tests

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health leaders are trying to reduce the time it takes to determine if babies have disorders that require immediate treatment.

Kyrgyzstan's ex-preident sentenced to life

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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in violently breaking up an opposition rally, resulting in 77 deaths.

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

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ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."

West Nile death reported in Caddo

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.

Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.

Judge denies Hernandez's request for dismissal

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.

Corinth teen charged in fatal shooting

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CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - A Corinth teenager has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the northeast Mississippi city.

Stage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France

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MAUBOURGUET, France (AP) - Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.

Two-thirds of Katrina loan forgiven

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BELLE CHASE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.

New EBR redistricting plan approved

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will have nine school board districts to vote on at the polls on Nov 4.

Conviction in Port Allen fatal shooting

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PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish jury has convicted Marcus Richardson of second-degree murder in the May 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High School student.24-year-old Richardson.

France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck

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PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali.

Five year strategic economic growth plan for North Louisiana

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Just this week CenturyLlink placed the final steal beam for a new technology center, tangible sign of economic growth in North Louisiana.

Suspects from Ruston & Natchez among seven arrested in 500K drug sting

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KNOE 8 News U.S. Attorney) – Two suspects from Natchez, Mississippi and one from Ruston are among seven suspects charged with dealing cocaine across multiple northern Louisiana parishes.

Man behind bars now accused of threatening family

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Sheriff Dusty Gates says Steven Casey Morris, 29, wrote a threatening letter to his father and stepmother accusing them of snitching on him in connection with some prior arrests.

Couple claiming gunmen in house arrested, Sheriff says house was empty

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Union Parish man armed with a .22-caliber rifle ran out of his house when a deputy arrived on a complaint that people with guns were located throughout the residence and yard.

Thursday night mosquito spraying in portions of Ouachita Parish

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes tonight, THURSDAY, July 24, 2014.

UPDATE: Suspect sketch released in attempted child abduction

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OUACHITA PARISH, la. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe.

Man dies after falling from water tower

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven where he was working.

Journalist in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists

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A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists.

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

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MIAMI (AP) - Some consumers who purchased insurance under the new health law are confused because they received varying subsidy amounts and are now stuck in lengthy appeals processes trying to figure out which estimate is accurate.

Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

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NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.

Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

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FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.

2 women killed in Rapides Parish accident

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PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say two women died when their car ran off the road and struck a tree.

Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm.

French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

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PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."

6 dead in Mexico border shootings

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.

Israeli tank shells hit compound housing UN school

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Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said.

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.

Auburn's Marshall pays citations in Georgia

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REYNOLDS, Ga. (AP) - Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.

Victims of a deadly plane crash have been identified.

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A devastating story out of Lillian, Alabama.

State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

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JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched. Three unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16 feet, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers. Environmental Protection...

Nibali wins 18th Tour de France stage

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ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, emphatically stamping his dominance on the race in its last mountain leg with a solo breakaway on the day's last climb. After setting off from Pau, riders tackled the famed Tourmalet pass - the highest Pyrenean peak on the Tour - before heading up to Hautacam ski station at the end of the 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) leg. Both climbs are among the toughest in professional cycling. The Italian, winning his...

Central American leaders seek solution in US

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to address the crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied c...

St. Francis Medical Center CEO announces retirement

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Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News St. Francis Medical Center) - Thursday, St. Francis Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Louis Bremer announced his retirement effective August 1, 2014.

Poland cancels plans for cultural year with Russia

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish government has canceled plans for a year of cultural celebrations with Russia out of anger with Russian actions in Ukraine.

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants.

Weather blamed for deadly crash in Taiwan

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XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - An airline in Taiwan says stormy weather that trailed behind a typhoon was the likely cause of yesterday's plane crash that killed 48 people.

Russian activists convicted of organizing riots

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MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin.

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

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