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Fixing the roads... One pothole at a time

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WINNSBORO, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- Eighteen roads in Franklin Parish are about to get a face lift, thanks to the Ad Valorem tax and extra state funding.

KNOE tailgates with a ULM Grove legend

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

Pipe beating leads to arrest

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.

Effort to swat mosquitoes continues Thursday night

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE OPMAD) - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes THURSDAY, August 28, 2014.

Free elder fraud prevention guide available

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BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE 7 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.

MPD: Forsythe closed near Neville HS due to snapped powerlines

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are asking drivers to avoid Forsythe Avenue in Monroe near Neville High School.

Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.

Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges. In a statement on its website, Red Jacket Firearms LLC says it has legally separated from Hayden.

State troopers to remain in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon where he is to announce troopers will remain in New Orleans after Labor Day.

Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

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WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has appointed a special prosecutor in the case of a man convicted in a 2001 slaying at a Crawford County transient camp.

14 Miss. school districts sue over underfunding

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.

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.

St. John purging water system after amoeba found

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.

Timmy Robinson of Natchez La has been arrested on one count of Manslaughter

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Natchitoches, La (KNOE 8News & The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office)- The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office has filed the proper paperwork through the 10th Judicial Court for the juvenile involved in the Homicide at Natchitoches Central High School Monday, August 25th 2014 to be tried as an adult.

Louisiana Shrimpers Encouraged to Report Asian Tiger Prawn Catches

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Louisiana (KNOE 8News & LDWF)- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is aware of and constantly monitoring the presence of Asian tiger prawns, a non-native species, in Louisiana waters.

Governor Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announce construction start for Louisiana helicopter assembly facility

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Lafayette, La (KNOE 8news & Govenors Office)- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announced the start of construction for the company's Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center, which is scheduled to begin assembly operations of the new Bell 505 JetRanger X™ helicopter by 2016 at the Lafayette Regional Airport.

Okolona school bond issue passes

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OKOLONA, Miss. (AP) - Okolona voters have approved a $2 million school bond issue.

Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9

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(CNN)- Apple fans -- listen up! The watch is on for the IWatch! According to tech news site re/code, apple may unveil it on September 9th.

American Isis fighter Douglas Mccain's personal side

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(CNN)- There are new details on Douglas McCain the American citizen turned Isis fighter. We are learning when he first caught the attention of US intelligence, and the path he took to extremist Jihad.

Lafayette plant to build helicopters by 2016

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Company officials say Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.

Man, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy

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SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.

Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

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NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.

Amber alert for missing infant

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(CNN)- As the search continues for 1-month old Delano Wilson, Willie Wilson was arrested Wednesday night on a possession of marijuana charge. A statewide amber alert was issued in Indiana Wednesday.

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

Former LSU football coach's son arrested

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say Michael DiNardo, the son of former LSU football coach Gerry DiNardo, faces felony drug and firearm charges.Michael DiNardo, a 21-year-old student at LSU, was booked Wednesday with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm with drugs.

Cops Producers Talk About Crewmember

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Omaha, NE(AP)- Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed a 'Cops' television show crew member and a robbery suspect at a fast-food restaurant.

La.-Lafayette lands grant to boost math, science

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been awarded a nearly $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit and develop math and science majors into highly-qualified middle and high school teachers.

W. Feliciana to consider ferry landing settlement

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ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Council has agreed to meet Sept. 15 to consider an ordinance addressing a possible settlement of the long-simmering dispute over the land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing.

Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

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DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says ground rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.

Work begins on Ascension Parish government complex

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GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish officials say contractor SBS Construction has started building a nearly $6.5 million government complex in Gonzales.

Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

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TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.

Rapides Regional Medical Center to expand

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Regional Medical Center is expected to begin construction next week on a $12.5 million expansion of its emergency department.

Arkansas man gets 6 years for animal abuse

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GREENWOOD, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at his former home.

SeaPort to provide Tupelo with air service

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected SeaPort Airlines to provide air service for Tupelo.

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

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GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

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