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US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.

Taking a tour at Poverty Point

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POVERTY POINT, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's one of the oldest historical sites in North America. And just a few months ago, Poverty Point, became a world heritage site, putting it in the same classification as the Great Wall of China and Egyptian pyramids. And although many have heard of Poverty Point, not everyone has gotten the chance to visit it. 

Miss Louisiana leaves for Miss America

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, Miss Louisiana Lacey Sanchez left the Monroe Regional Airport in hopes of becoming the next Miss America. Sanchez says she's been preparing for this competition by working with a personal trainer, a talent coach and holding mock interviews She says she is excited and ready to compete. But her first stop isn't Atlantic City. .

Black bear plays hide-and-seek in Winnsboro Video included

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WINNSBORO, La. (KNOE 8 News) - One KNOE viewer sent in some cute video of what looks to be a Louisiana Black Bear hanging out in a rice field.

Louisiana police arrest man in Montana killing

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a two-day manhunt has brought the arrest of a 27-year-old man accused in Montana of killing a homeless man.

San Antonio man shoots two children during domestic dispute

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SAN ANTONIO, Tx. (KENS) - A shooting in southeast San Antonio left two children riddled with gunshot wounds Saturday.

BR Police: officer shot man who tried to take gun

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says an officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun while threatening his life.

No update on Joan Rivers' condition, hospital says

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NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.

Strong earthquake aftershock shakes Napa Valley

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NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A significant aftershock from last weekend's magnitude-6.0 earthquake has rattled Northern California's wine country.

Ex-candidate sues regarding US Sen Landrieu's residency

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former challenger Paul Hollis has sued Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, contending that she cannot represent Louisiana because she lives full-time in Washington.

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

Monroe experiences flooding

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - With the rains, some people are getting out the sandbags and avoiding low lying areas. The city of Monroe has put in thousands of dollars to combat the flooding problem, but some Monroe residents say relief is not coming quick enough.  

Two women arrested on conspiracy, fraud and forgery

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two Monroe women have been arrested for multiple counts of conspiracy, fraud, and forgery. West Monroe Police say former Cash Time employee Kisha Scott allegedly set up several fake accounts in order to get hundreds of dollars from each one.' Police report Mary Mustin helped Scott steal the money.  

Police arrest man for stealing meat

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Monroe man is behind bars for allegedly stealing meat. Roderick George was arrested at the Walmart in Monroe after he was suspected of stealing several packages of meat. Police say he attempted to fight a security guard with a large metal object that looked like a safety pen. They say George had the object on his key chain. George was arrested for armed robbery and bond is set at $35,000 dollars.

Aisha Clark running for judge

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, Attorney Aisha Clark announced her candidacy for Monroe City Court Judge Division C. Clark is a Monroe native who graduated from Grambling State University and Southern Law Center in Baton Rouge. She began her law career in New Orleans, post-Katrina, and moved back to Monroe about eight years ago. She currently works as a prosecutor for the city of Monroe. 

La. issues $3 million in toll refunds

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than $3 million in Crescent City Connection toll money has been refunded to account holders, state Treasurer John Kennedy says.

Sentencing pending for Lafayette lawyer

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette attorney Daniel James Stanford has been convicted of conspiring to distribute synthetic drugs, conspiring to introduce misbranded drugs into interstate commerce and money laundering charges.

Company seeks chief for proposed gas plant

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MONKEY ISLAND, La. (AP) - Southern California Telephone Energy executives say they are seeking a president to operate the company's proposed liquid natural gas facility at Monkey Island in Cameron Parish.

Unrestrained driver killed In Lincoln Parish

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Marion man died this morning after a single vehicle accident in Lincoln Parish.Around 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on Louisiana Highway 33 north of Interstate 20.

Second arrest made in April 2013 murder

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A second arrest has been made in the April 2013 murder of Steve Brown.

Katrina evacuees and local vineyard owners remember storm

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Nine years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, many evacuees are remembering the storm from their new homes in North Louisiana.

Archery tournament kicks off in Ouachita Parish Video included

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Archery is one of the most watched olympic events and it's taking center stage in West Monroe this weekend. Archery is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the country .Archers came with bows and arrows in hand, ready to shoot at real life three dimensional target.

Red Cross restructuring board members protest Video included

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STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Some big changed are underway at the American Red Cross. The northeast Louisiana chapter is losing four positions because of national restructuring. Local Red Cross Executive Director Anne Patten, a 26- year veteran was one of the four employees cut. She says thee National Red Cross

It's dog eat dog at the Monroe Civic Center

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- Cotton Land Cluster is hosting a dog show at the Monroe Civic Center this weekend. Dogs of every shape, size and breed will compete to win best in show for their category.

Giving the gift of hair

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- One snip, a foot of hair, and a great cause. Two teachers at Sallie Humble Elementary School got in the hot seat today. They went under the scissors to donate to Wigs for Kids.

LSP kicks off "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- This Labor Day weekend traffic will increase tremendously.

Monroe City School Board candidate's qualifications in question

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The residency of candidate Christopher Brown in the Monroe City School Board race is being questioned.

Ridgecrest Community Care Center awarded technology grant

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News RCCC) – Ridgecrest Community Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, was recently awarded a grant through the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) to purchase a computer package that, among other things, is helping to improve balance, strength, mobility, flexibility and decrease perceived pain in individuals recovering from conditions such as stroke, respiratory illnesses, cardiac events, joint repair or replacement.

Ouachita grand jury indicts attempted murder, arson suspect

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Texas man accused of setting fire to his former employer's home in Ouachita Parish has been indicted and is now in the custody of local authorities.

Louisiana officials notified of JP Morgan Chase data breach

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LDR) – JPMorgan Chase notified Louisiana officials yesterday that personally identifiable information it holds under contracts with state agencies may have been breached. The company said it does not know if or to what extent information on Louisiana citizens may have been exposed.

Union Parish & LSP make two meth arrests

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish and State Police narcotics agents made two arrests Thursday on methamphetamine-related charges.

eULM's educational leadership program ranked in top 25

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - TheBestSchool.org—an online resource for campus and online education—has ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online master's degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.

Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

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Washington, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)-On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Cassidy Statement on Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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Washington (KNOE 8 News & Bill Cassidy Campaign)– Today, congressman Bill Cassidy (r-la) released the following statement on the nine year anniversary of hurricane Katrina: “Today we remember when hurricane Katrina struck our coasts and forever changed the lives of countless Louisiana families.

Pro-life groups target Sen. Mark Pryor for opposing popular 5 month abortion limit

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Washington, D.C.(KNOE 8 News & Summer of Life)– On Friday, August 29, national pro-life groups Susan B. Anthony List, Students for Life of America, Family Research Council Action, and Concerned Women for America will conclude the multi-state “Summer of Life” tour in Little Rock, Arkansas.

eULM's educational leadership program ranked in nation's top 25

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Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- thebestschool.org- an online resource for campus and online education has ranked the ULM online master's degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.

Regions 3D Archery Tournament in West Monroe This Weekend

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Monroe & West Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & Regions 3D Archery Tournament)- The Regions Archery National 3D Championship kicks off this weekend at the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Free elder fraud prevention guide available

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BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE & La. AG) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell Thursday announced a new consumer publication, Elder Fraud Prevention. This 40-page, booklet contains information on how to avoid telemarketing, mortgage, contractor and charity fraud and other types of frauds commonly perpetrated on senior citizens.

Workout for St. Jude offers a fun way to give back

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North East, La (KNOE 8 News & St. Jude) – Children, families, teams and businesses have the chance to give back to the community while having a great time at the 4th annual “Workout for St. Jude on Saturday, November 1st.

Entergy plans annual drawdown of Garland Co. lakes

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin Nov. 1.

LR police investigating after 2 found dead in home

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock.

West Monroe/Ouachita C.O.C. to host: Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

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West Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & The WMWO Chamber of Commerce and City of West Monroe)- will once again host the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series every Wednesday in September from noon to 1 p.m. The concerts are free to the public.

Closing arguments in silicone injection death

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Closing arguments are being presented Friday in the trial of a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections.

ULM alum donates in honor of college mentors

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Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- Freeman Stamper, a 1968 University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business and Social Sciences graduate presented the Friends of the Library Endowment with a donation of $10,000 in memory of former mentors and ULM librarians Dora Beard and Carla Conerly.

Governor Jindal Statement On The Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

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  Baton Rouge, La (KNOE 8 News & Office of  Bobby Jindal)– Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."

USM, Mississippi St renew in-state rivalry

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - When Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi agreed to a home-and-home football series five years ago, it was hailed as an intriguing matchup between two fairly even programs.

Board tells yoga training schools to get licensed

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas state board says schools that train yoga teachers will soon need to attain a license.

Judge denies GOP lawsuit for Arkansas records

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge has rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public.

Whirlpool says Arkansas site is safe

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys Girls Club does not pose a health risk.

Miley Cyrus Friend (Jesse Helt) Mug Shot

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(AP)- The man who made headlines by being Miley Cyrus' date turned himself into jail on Thursday night.

Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

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NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Second Half Comeback Propels Warhawks Over Wake Forest, 17-10

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MONROE, La. (KNOE ULM Media Relations) – Tied 10-10 with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter, Pete Thomas ran in a nine-yard go-ahead touchdown to lift the ULM football program to a 17-10 victory over Wake Forest on a muggy Thursday night at JPS Field in Malone Stadium.

Downsville woman dies in north La. accident

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FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 74-year-old Downsville woman was killed in a Union Parish traffic accident.

Arkansas' Honorable nominated to federal post

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
   

Woman ejected, killed in towing accident

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County authorities have identified the 34-year-old woman killed in an accident in Gulfport.

KNOE tailgates with a ULM Grove legend Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Buddy Embanato is a familiar face in the Grove during football season.

Shreveport man dies in shooting

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old Shreveport man has died following an early morning shooting.

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