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A look at some new laws that take effect Friday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August.

Apps to help remind parents of "Precious Cargo" in the vehicle Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/CBS) - It can happen anywhere. The grocery store, the post office, even at work, forgetful parents can leave their children in the car.

Monroe women robbed while sitting in parked car

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are seeking a suspect who pulled a gun on two women parked at a Monroe convenience store.

2014 Motor Vehicle Law Amendments to affect Louisiana drivers

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) -Beginning August 1st, Friday, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.

Michael Jackson's Neverland may be put up for sale.

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The investment company that owns a controlling interest in the 27-hundred California property "is considering" the move.

Cops: 2 people shot in high-rise

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APNewsNow. CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say two people have been shot inside a downtown high-rise office building.

CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

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AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.

Woman kidnapped baby to raise as own

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman faked a pregnancy and kidnapped her newborn nephew in Wisconsin in hopes of passing him off as her own.

Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

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DETROIT (AP) - Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.

Water bottle company moves production to Oklahoma

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APNewsNow. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The CEO of a bottled water business has bought a multimillion-dollar machine to produce the company's entire inventory in Oklahoma.

Vegas man gets life in ax attack that killed baby

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APNewsNow.LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 4-month-old baby with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother in a random attack on a sidewalk.

Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial

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Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.

More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency

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Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department statistics show that more than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new clemency initiative.

Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers

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Eds: APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss myriad pressing foreign policy issues.

Woman "grazed" by lightning while sitting on her couch.

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If there's one place Theresa Szelest thought she'd be safe from lightning, it was inside her house.

Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

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APNewsNow. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.

Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

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Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.

Youth Soccer-2015

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APNewsNow. TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa will host the US Youth Soccer national championship tournament next July, while North Little Rock, Arkansas, will be the home of the Southern Regionals.

Cities to answer state's want ad for new prison

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APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison -which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state's most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs.

Prize-winning goat disappears from Colorado fair

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Eds: APNewsNow. GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat - a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.

Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina

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Eds: APNewsNow. GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.

Bookkeeper accused of $125,700 fraud

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Eds: APNewsNow. HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 70-year-old bookkeeper for a logging company is accused of cashing fraudulent checks worth over $125,700.

Sheriff issues warning to distracted drivers

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways. In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.

3 hurt when glass falls from NYC office tower

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APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Glass has fallen from a midtown Manhattan office tower, injuring three people.

Thursday Update: Missing teen located

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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.

Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to US

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Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence is heading to the United States.

Son of american battling Ebola-weak,fighting

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Humanitarian organizations are rushing to pull volunteers out of africa as the deadly ebola virus spreads.

Alicia Keys pregnant with 2nd child

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Eds: APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child.

Mark Sweeney accepts MPC post

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Eds: APNewsNow. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The commission in charge of planning and zoning in Caddo Parish has a new administrator.

LSU offering single-game tickets

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Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014 Associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard says the tickets are returns from the visiting teams.

Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

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Eds: APNewsNow. Minor edits OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway.

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

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Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

Man tied to '80 killings due in immigration court

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Eds: APNewsNow.  DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area man suspected by the Irish government in the killing of two soldiers in 1980 is making his first appearance in immigration court.

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