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Throwback Thursday: A league of her own Video included

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's one of the most popular hashtags on social media, and now Throwback Thursday is our newest series of stories taking us on a stroll down memory lane.

Removal of mobile homes being discussed in Bastrop Video included

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BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Some Bastrop residents wants to see mobile homes removed from their main corridor.

Legendary ULM QB now an assistant basketball coach

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MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News)  – After winning a national championship as the quarterback of the ULM football program, Stan Humphries returned to his alma mater and was named women’s basketball assistant coach, Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom announced Thursday.

Minimum wage bill killed by state senate

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session.

Murder-suicide being investigated in Rankin

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BRANDON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Authorities in Rankin County are investigation a possible murder-suicide.

Elderly couple killed after being struck by train

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KEITHVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident.

Sub completes 90% of search

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CANBERRA, Australia (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials in Australia say a robotic submarine has now scanned more than 90 percent of a 120-square-mile search area, but has found nothing of interest in the search for the missing Malaysian plane.

Shrimp season opens April 29

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HOUMA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says white shrimp are getting big enough to harvest in state outside waters off Terrebonne Parish.

Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

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SYLVESTER, Ga. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants.

Jindal signs new explosive regulations

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to toughen state regulations and oversight of explosives licenses in Louisiana.

City worker raise in Vicksburg contingent on available funds

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says city employees will know before July 1 whether they're getting a pay raise.

Hearing set on Norphlet-Smackover merger

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SMACKOVER, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Arkansas Board of Education is to consider the proposed consolidation of the Norphlet and Smackover school districts at its hearing next month in Little Rock.

Legislature votes to outlaw sale of e-cigarettes to minors

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Both the House and Senate have unanimously agreed to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana, similar to the state's existing ban on cigarette sales to minors.

Legislature votes down elected superintendent bill

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana's state education superintendent will continue to be appointed, rather than elected.

"Wine over Water" moves indoors due to weather threat

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -The ninth annual Wine Over Water event at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will move indoors to Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the ULM campus, due to the threat of inclement weather.

Monroe Police to participate in prescription take back

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe Police Department (in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

La. College, Northwestern looking for new presidents

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Higher education in Central Louisiana is seeing changes in leadership as two local schools begin searches for their next presidents.

Marathon moves forward with expansion

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GARYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company's Garyville refinery.

Plans advance for Jefferson Parish jail

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JENNINGS, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials in Jefferson Davis Parish are still moving forward on plans for a new jail though a location has not been officially made public.

Court denies lowering bond for accused killer

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The state Supreme Court has denied Woodrow Karey's appeal for a bond reduction.

Grambling students approve athletic fee

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Grambling State University's athletic programs will get a boost in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.

Norris named ULM spring commencement speaker

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Since 1978, Dave Norris has served as the Mayor of West Monroe. During that time, he has been at the helm as the city has grown exponentially with commerce, shopping, and industry.

Security officer recognized for helping catch felon

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Pecanland Mall security guard was appreciated for her bravery and tactical skills on apprehending a criminal.Angel Cook was recognized as the south central region security officer of the year.On January 30. Cook helped police find convicted felon Terresz Robinson.Cook noticed Robinson in the mall and immediately started to keep a close eye on him while alerting police.She credits her colleagues for helping in the arrest.Terresz Robinson was found guilty of second ...

Legislature discuss payday loans Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Legislators discussed a bill that would limit the amount of times an individual can take out loans from a payday lender within a years period.This after a bill that suggested interest rates be capped at 36% was shot down. Senator Ben Nevers of Bogalusa is the author of both bills.ULM economist Robert Eisenstadt says limiting the amount of loans taken out won't solve the problem of payday lending.Representative Erich Ponti of Baton Rouge opposes a bill that will limi...

Dean Hart Jr. granted bail

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe businessman accused of taking his wife hostage resulting in a stand-off with police is granted bail.

Iconic KNOE letters on facade after storm damage

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The iconic KNOE letters are hanging back up on the studios after a December storm caused damage to the building.

La. shrimp season begins April 29th

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The shrimp season will soon be underway in portions of Louisiana. And to make it easier for fishermen the Department of Wildlife has created a map.

LSP participate in prescription drug take back initiative

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - LSP (in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

La. Lawmakers tackle children and guns and lingerie

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores.

Bridge on ULM campus closes to prepare for event

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The bridge on Northeast Drive on the ULM campus will be closed until Friday afternoon.the bridge closed Wednesday afternoon in order to prepare the area for the ninth annual Wine Over Water event, which begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24. ULM officials say since students are currently out for Spring Break until April 28th, they do not foresee any major traffic issues.

Suspect leads deputies on chase, police unit damaged

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MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE) - A Morehouse Parish man is arrested after leading police on a chase, and a patrol unit is damaged after being rammed from behind.

Dean Hart, Jr. given bail

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A judge has given Dean Hart, Jr. the opportunity to post bail with conditions.Our reporter is in the courtroom, and we will update this story as it comes available.

EBT ban at certain stores continues to move through legislature

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee.

Louisiana to consider equal pay bill

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.

ULM faculty and students feature in academic summit

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -The University of Louisiana System Academic Summit was recently held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate

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DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at approximately PM, Richland Parish Sheriff’s personnel received a complaint of sexual misconduct from an offender incarcerated at Richland Parish Detention Center.

Postal workers union protest Staples kiosks

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WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.

Heads of State to headline DeltaFest

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tickets are now available for DeltaFest 2014, featuring R&B group HEADS OF STATE, and hosted by Hip Hop Legend MC LYTE. A packed crowd will be at the Monroe Civic Center Arena on Friday, April 25! The doors open at 6:30 pm and Showtime is 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Monroe Civic Center, all Ticket Master Outlets, and at www.ticketmaster.com.

ULM receives highest dental association award

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - University of Louisiana at Monroe alum Dr. Jeff Hooton of Monroe, was recently awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award, during the 134th House of Delegates of the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

Vieux Carre put up for auction

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Vieux Carre store and restaurant on North 18th street is closed down, and the entire moveable contents are up for auction.

Dean Hart, Jr. to face judge in bond hearing on Wednesday

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -It's been nearly four months since a stand off in Monroe lead to the arrest of Dean Hart, Jr.

Head-on crash kills Rayville man

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RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -On April 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Whitehall Road south of Louisiana Highway 15.

Man sentenced for child sex crimes

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LUCEDALE, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 41-year-old George County man has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for sex crimes against two children.

Board approves tax credit for hospital buyer

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Natchez Aldermen have agreed to give a potential buyer of Natchez Regional Medical Center a tax credit to help pay the bankrupt hospital's debt.

Sentence changed after ruled too lenient

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Another judge will have to decide the fate of a Hammond woman sentenced in 2013 to one day in jail for manslaughter. An appeals court ruled that the sentence was illegally lenient.

Man accused on 100 counts of child porn

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LIVINGSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Police have booked a 47-year-old Livingston man with 100 counts of child pornography.

Brusley appoints interim police chief

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BRUSLY, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Brusly Town Council has unanimously appointed Richie Johnson, a colonel with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, to serve as interim police chief following the elected chief's guilty plea on a malfeasance charge.

Major crime down in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports a 15 percent decrease in violent crime in 2013 from 2012.

Little Rock Zoo hoping to add aquarium

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Little Rock leaders are considering a new master plan that would add an aquarium to the city's zoo.

Olympic style games coming to Twin Cities

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A summer sporting event is coming to the Twin Cities.

Search committee asks for clarity on authority

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A search committee charged with recommending a new general counsel for the Lafayette Parish School Board wants the full board to look at revising the policy that gave the committee the authority to recommend lawyers.

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