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(AP)- On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.

Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy."

Halliburton reaches $1.1B oil spill settlement

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HOUSTON (AP) - Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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

Man snatches purse of 75 year old woman at Glenwood Hospital

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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe man was arrest early Monday morning for snatching the purse of a victim over 65 years old.

Abortion law effective today, temporarily lifted for physicians that are in compliance Video included

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News)- The never ending fight over abortion continues.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office benefits from Cottonland Cluster Dog Show Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Dogs from all over the country were taking over the Monroe Civic Center this weekend for the 42nd annual Cottonland Cluster Dog Show.

Crime and travel down this Labor Day weekend

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MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Despite traffic on the roadway, Louisiana State Police said it's been rather slow.

Man accused of stabbing his nephew

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police have arrested a Monroe man for stabbing his nephew. Police say the Donald Ray Myles and victim got into an altercation Thursday night around 10:30. Police say Myles stabbed the victim with a steak knife, and then the victim was rushed to the hospital. 

Two suspects wanted for armed robbery

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police are looking for two suspects that robbed a Kangaroo convenient store. Police say two black males entered the store, located at 4320 Desaird Street, around 3:15 Friday morning. They say the suspects robbed the store at gun point and police were able to able to get a photo of one suspect. That suspect is described as a younger black male over six feet and it appears he is wearing a Neville sweatshirt. He is considered armed and dangerous. 

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.

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.

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.

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