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    Tallulah toddler dies in shooting accident

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:33:40 GMT
    MADISON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tallulah Police confirm a three year-old boy has died in a shooting incident Monday afternoon. Police say the child shot himself after finding a loaded gun in a home in Tallulah.
    MADISON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tallulah Police confirm a three year-old boy has died in a shooting incident Monday afternoon. Police say the child shot himself after finding a loaded gun in a home in Tallulah.

Arklamiss Fair gearing up for a great year

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- If you drive pass the Monroe Civic Center you may wonder why the whole area is closed in with heavy machinery inside.

Winnsboro Budget Passes

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WINNSBORO, La. (KNOE 8 News)--The budget was passed Monday night after historical data and recent trends were used to help allocate the funds.

Pastor speaks about his loss as he mourns the death of his daughter Video included

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe family continues to mourn the loss of their thirteen-year-old daughter. Sarah Grace Tellifero received a fatal shock of electricity while swimming at Lake Bruin with her church youth group.

Ethics complaint filed against Sen. David Vitter

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Democratic group has lodged an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, alleging he violated state campaign finance restrictions.

Monroe Transit is still in need of Management, riders grow frustrated Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Some Monroe public transit riders are getting frustrated.

Husband goes to work, not seen since

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News NPD) - The Natchitoches Police Department is asking the Public with assistance in locating a missing person.

LA Delta Community College Campuses sees bump in fall enrollment

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News LDCC) - More students are attending Louisiana Delta Community College this fall than last. LDCC has shown an increase in overall enrollment growth so far this year. “We are pleased that more students are taking advantage of the educational and workforce training opportunities offered through LDCC and are particularly happy to see that growth reflected in our more rural campuses,” noted Dr. Barbara M. Hanson, LDCC Chancellor.

NYC judge will weigh video in missing boy case

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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City judge will decide whether to allow the videotaped confession of a man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979.

Rapid growth strains Lafayette schools

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - New subdivisions are in progress or planned all across Lafayette Parish. Dozens of new businesses have opened or announced their upcoming arrivals.

New director chosen for Columbus port

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority's board of directors has named Will Sanders the port's new director.

Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang.

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(CNN)-Your kids aren't the only ones going crazy over the video game "Minecraft."Microsoft is buying the game's developer "Mojang" for 2-point-5 billion dollars.

New Miss America hits the Atlantic City surf

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.

Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's defense chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive.

Health officials confirm one new West Nile virus case

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Jackson, Miss.(KNOE 8 News & Mississippi Stae Dept. Of Health)– Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state total to 25 cases so far in 2014.

Mom held without bail-infants found dead

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(CNN)-A foul smell leads police to a Massachusetts home. What they found inside landed a mother behind bars.

1 of 2 California wildfires grows substantially

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POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say one of two wildfires threatening homes in California grew by hundreds of acres overnight.

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their extensive collection of African-American art for the first time in an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution.

Woman dies, 3 hurt in Laurel crash

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LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - Police in Laurel say a 23-year-old woman died Saturday in a 1-vehicle crash.

1 man killed in LaPlace shooting

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LAPLACE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in LaPlace.

Jihadist trial

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(AP)-The trial of Kreshnik B., accused of being a member in the so-called Islamic State, has started at the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court.

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

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BEIJING (AP) - Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.

Funeral scheduled for trooper killed in ambush

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(AP)- A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.

OGB Launches Annual Enrollment Website

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BATON ROUGE, La (KNOE 8 News & Office of the Commissioner) - Members enrolled in health plans through the Office of Group Benefits can review their 2015 plan options, estimate out-of-pocket costs, and register for webinars online at the new 2015 annual enrollment website.

Strict dress code nets 200 detentions at NY school

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NEW YORK (AP) - A strict dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in 200 detentions in the last two weeks.

Wife dies, husband hurt in Jones County fire

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LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Jones County say a 70-year-old woman was killed and her husband injured in a fire Friday night at their mobile home.

Fort Smith considers fee waiver for med school

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - City leaders in Fort Smith are considering whether to waive $63,500 in fees for permits related to the construction of a new medical college.

3 dead in Corpus Christi trailer park shooting

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested after three people were killed and a child injured in a shooting at a trailer park in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Apple iPhone 6 pre-order demand overwhelms supply

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NEW YORK (AP) - Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply.

Tax preparer arrested for fraudulent tax claims

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State revenue officials say a Tallulah woman has been arrested and faces more than 30 felony counts related to a 60,000 tax fraud scheme.

Detroit bankruptcy trial set to resume after break

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DETROIT (AP) - A judge is set to resume Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a three-day break tied to a settlement with a major creditor.

Authorities search for 2 Lincoln Parish escapees

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RUSTON, La. (AP) - Authorities continue their search for two trusties who escaped from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

Ashland waste disposal plant to get upgrades

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish will replace the scale and administration building at the Ashland solid waste facility.

Nicholls St. to host job creation summit

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Delta Regional Authority, a federal-state partnership congressionally mandated to help create jobs in the Mississippi River Delta, will hold a public summit this week at Nicholls State University.

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

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STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - The chief executive of South Africa's Olympic committee says Oscar Pistorius is free to compete, even after his conviction for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Man killed in shooting in Paincourtville

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PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies say a 33-year-old man died after he was shot in the parking lot of a bar over the weekend.

Tree limb falls on motorcyclists, killing 1

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FRENCH SETTLEMENT, La. (AP) - State police said one motorcyclist was killed and another was injured when a tree limb fell and struck them while they were riding near French Settlement.

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