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Qualifying ended today in Ouachita Parish Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It has been a busy three days at the Ouachita Parish Court House.

Police nab sex offender watching children at Monroe school

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police arrested a non-compliant sex offender today at Lincoln Elementary School. A concerned citizen spotted 49-year-old Earnest Lee Morris watching children outside the school and called police.

Federal lawsuit filed against new Louisiana abortion law

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.

Areas in Monroe & West Monroe test positive for West Nile

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Seven mosquito pools, representing seven locations, tested positive for West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish. These mosquito pools were collected 13 through 15 August.

La. Delta Bastrop campus closed Monday

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BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Kammell Street Bastrop Campus of Louisiana Delta Community College will be closed Monday, August 25th.

Hospital manager pays LSU $7M for back-owed debt

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million.

Tallulah man arrested in child porn case

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MADISON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News MPSO) - Friday, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 42-year-old Timothy Hasty of Tallulah for possession of pornography involving juveniles.

Update: "Doughboy" in custody

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UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & MPD) - Police say after shooting suspect Kendrick "Doughboy" Oliver saw himself on the news media, he turned himself in to his Probation Officer.

Authorities investigating credit union robbery

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches police and FBI agents are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Louisiana Capital Federal Credit Union in Natchitoches.

Ferguson shooting witness comes forward

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Ferguson, MO (CNN)- Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department Investigators to look into Michael Brown's August 9th death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Today's Highlight in History:

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On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.

Larose oilfield manufacturer to add 150 jobs

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LAROSE, La. (AP) - Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia.

Terrebonne school district targets cyberbullying

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - In the wake of an H.L. Bourgeois High School student being arrested and booked with cyberbullying earlier this week, school officials say they're doing what they can to crack down on an issue that isn't always easy to spot.

Research underway on structure in path of I-49

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 19th-century building set to be demolished to make way for a planned Interstate 49 interchange in downtown Lafayette is being researched as a possible nominee for the National Register of Historic Places

Ferguson: witness Dorian Johnson atty

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(CNN)- Attorney for Dorian Johnson speaks out

Arkansas State official: No charges in accident

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club.

Texarkana airport officials accept federal grant

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TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana airport officials have accepted more than $400,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the airport's runway and allow an airline to keep operating.

Research underway on structure in path of I-49

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State officials a 19th-century building set to be demolished to make way for a planned Interstate 49 interchange in downtown Lafayette is being researched as a possible nominee for the National Register of Historic Places.

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The parents of slain journalist James Foley say they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with Islamic militants.

School redistricting heads to La. Supreme Court

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a request to review an Aug. 15 lower court decision that upheld a nine-member redistricting plan which shrinks the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats.

Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas.

Baton Rouge faces open teacher slots

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even after holding two teacher job fairs in recent days, including one in Pittsburgh, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system still has roughly 50 vacant teaching positions nearly two weeks into the 2014-15 school year.

Co-defendant in cannibal-plot case wants freedom

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NEW YORK (AP) - A co-defendant of the New York City police officer dubbed the "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too.

Grave robbers steal copper vases from a cemetery

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(CNN)- Grave robbers hit a Missouri cemetery leaving mourners angry and hurt. The target of the crooks: flower vases on headstones because they contain cooper that can be sold.

Attorneys to hear disciplinary cases in Livingston

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LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish School Board has approved 10 lawyers to serve in the district's pool of disciplinary hearing officers.

Ascension council agrees to new tax plan

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GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension council has agreed to amend the way it collects sales tax revenues in portions of taxing districts annexed by municipalities.

Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.

Alexandria gets extension to pay judgment

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria has been given an extension to pay a $1.3 million judgment ordered by a federal judge.

Woman sentenced to 21 months in theft of benefits

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old Picayune woman has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for the theft of more than $75,000 in Social Security payments sent to her dead mother.

Southaven fires city parks director

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven aldermen have fired city Parks Director Michael Mullins, who was found guilty of simple assault earlier this month for allegedly groping a woman.

Some Jackson school admins to get big raises

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Dozens of top Jackson Public Schools officials will receive hefty raises starting Jan. 1.

School redistricting heads to La. Supreme Court

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a request to review an Aug. 15 lower court decision that upheld a nine-member redistricting plan which shrinks the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats.

Man suspected of burning Long Beach toddler

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LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach police have arrested a Biloxi man on a felony child-abuse charge alleging he caused second-degree burns to a 16-month-old boy.

Picayune man sentenced for child exploitation

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PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) - A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation.

Ex-TSA worker loses appeal of in slaying

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court will not hear the appeal a former employee of the federal Transportation Security Administration in Mississippi who was convicted in the 2011 death of a co-worker.

McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as other candidates, filling out paperwork and handing over qualifying money.

Beady new CEO at Miss. Food Network

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Charles H. Beady Jr., the former president of The Piney Woods School, is the new CEO of the Mississippi Food Network.

New Orleans woman arrested for tax fraud

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans woman faces felony charges connected to a fraudulent state income tax return she filed.

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