MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - New horseshoe pits have made their way to Ouachita Parish. Wednesday morning Monroe city officials held a ribbon cutting at Chennault Park where 12 new horse shoe pits were unveiled.
RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News Sen. David Vitter) - The Ruston Fire Department will receive $24,304 through a federal grant to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies.
FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Farmerville man has been accused by an elderly couple of taking money from them to feed his narcotics problem.
MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News ULM) - Athletics Hall of Fame member and former football player Chief Perry Beaver recently passed away at his home in Morris, Oklahoma. Beaver was a member of the then-NLU Indian football team from 1959 to 1960 after two seasons at the junior college level.
MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News MPSD) - The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a teen who was reported missing Tuesday morning.Alex Housewright was last scene Tuesday around 7:00 AM at his home on Yeldell Road in Morehouse Parish.
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - Members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s St. Jude fundraising organization, “Up ‘til Dawn” (UTD), have spent the bulk of their summer raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) - A Texas-based company is opening a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source, in a project that's expected to employ 52 people.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.
(AP) - Under pressure from a barrage of lawsuits seeking fair treatment and wages, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.
MINDEN, La. (AP) - The Webster Parish District Attorney's Office says Explo Systems Inc. will plead guilty in September to charges related to the improper storage of millions of pounds of explosives materials at its Camp Minden location.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.
BCBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
It's day five of testimony in the so-called "front porch" murder trial in Detroit.
MONROE, La. (AP) - A total of 28 restaurants, bars and convenience stories in Monroe and West Monroe were found to have sold alcohol and tobacco to minors during recent compliance checks of 173 businesses.
LONDON (AP) - British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a 26 year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department is on unpaid emergency suspension following his arrest on two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.
BERLIN (AP) - Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has rejected Superintendent Pat Cooper's latest budget proposal.
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.
DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being shot while in bed at a home on the city's east side.
The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Southwest Louisiana Convention Visitors Bureau has hired a firm to research how visitors feel about the region and how the local tourism industry can capitalize on travel trends.
JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military has declared a four-hour cease-fire in some areas of the Gaza Strip, saying it's for humanitarian reasons.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.
CHICAGO (AP) - Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup that includes Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he'll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - One of the four men accused of keeping a "stash house" for a Mexican drug cartel in St. Paul has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has been arrested after an audit alleged she used a credit card to buy several prepaid debit cards to pay her bills and make other purchases.
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died.
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with "murder in a terrorist context."
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A Horn Lake father and stepmother arrested in the death of their 11-year-old son earlier this year have been indicted on a charge of capital murder and could face the death penalty. Prosecutors say the 37-year-old Jack Thomas Raines and 33-year-old Amanda Leigh Raines were charged with capital murder in the death of Justin Tyler Raines. Authorities say the boy weighed only 56 pounds when he was found dead by police in the bathroom of the family's home on Feb. 6. DeSoto...
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Hospital officials say at least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida.
BERLIN (AP) - German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.
FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Christmas in July for the Union Parish School Board employees. At this month's school board meeting, the board voted to give every employee a raise.
DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of James C. Luster for murder in a 2012 fatal shooting. Prosecutors say Carlos "Mo" Wright was shot to death outside his Natchez home by Luster on March 6, 2012.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy in his efforts to block use of the Common Core education standards.
OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) - A West Monroe insurance agent is accused of never turning in payments to the insurer for a number of his Winnsboro customers.
BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) - With more than 60 species of mosquitoes in Louisiana and mild temperatures most of the year anytime is a good time to be bitten, said LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healey.
JONESBORO, La.. (KNOE 8 News James Harris campaign) - James “SPIKE” Harris has announced he will run for the job of Jonesboro Police Chief.
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A new business consulting and media marketing company located in ULM's small business incubator is getting a big award for a successful small business.
RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe High School will soon have a $742,000 scoreboard for Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium. The Ouachita Parish School Board approved an agreement Monday between West Monroe High School and the school district to finance its purchase.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops, hours of operation and the cost to operate the service.
A second person has died from Sunday's emergency plane landing on a Florida beach.
Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
The NCAA reached a 75 million-dollar settlement with the NCAA and dozens of college athletes in a class action suit over head injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in the latest violence blamed on militants in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea about 15 miles off Massachusetts.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is stirring fear and canceling travel plans in Minnesota, where thousands of Liberians have immigrated over the years.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators.
MANSFIELD, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in western Arkansas are looking for a search-and-rescue truck stolen from the Northwest Scott County Volunteer Fire Department over the weekend.
An 18-year-old man is recovering after falling 50 feet inside a cave in western Blount County Monday night.Authorities say the young man was in the cave with friends on Monday night when he slipped and fell into a tunnel-like ravine around 8 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months, as home sales remain modest.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new report says the release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today.
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court.
A Kansas man charged in the death of a 10-month-old foster child is expected to appear in court today (tuesday).
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.
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