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Homeowners don't want rehab built in their backyards Video included

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Not in my back yard! That's what some homeowners in rural Ouachita Parish are saying about a rehab facility being built in their neighborhood. They've voiced their concerns to the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, but say they haven't gotten anywhere. 

Louisiana Delta Community College offering agriculture aviation courses

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Louisiana Delta Community College, in association with Flying Tiger Aviation, is now offering agriculture aviation training.

Communities in three parishes get grants for new patrol cars

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WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News) - New patrol cars will be rolling into three northern Louisiana communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to towns with fewer than 20,000 residents.

Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

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FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.

UPDATE: Missing elderly man has found his way back home

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A missing elderly man in Monroe has found his way back home.

MS officials: New West Nile and Chikungunya cases

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JACKSON, Ms. (KNOE 8 News/MSDH) -The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Rankin County.

Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

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NEW YORK (AP) - Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants.

Union Sheriff: Man was attempting to hire hit man to kill family members

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Ouachita Parish resident was arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies and investigators over the weekend accused of solicitation of murder.

Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to make the state pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs.

Israel denies striking Gaza hospital, park

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JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military has denied its forces were responsible for an attack on a hospital and a nearby park in the Gaza Strip.

Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

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PHOENIX (AP) - The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.

Palestinians say 10 killed in strike on park

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says at least 10 people were killed and 46 wounded in an Israeli strike on a park in the Gaza Strip.

Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.

The Situation due in court for assault charge

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MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - The Situation is due to have his day in court. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as the Situation, is scheduled to appear in Middletown Township municipal court Monday afternoon to answer to simple assault charges.

FIFA extends Sammut, Edusei bans worldwide

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ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has extended the sanctions imposed on Kevin Sammut and Mark Edusei for match-fixing to prevent them from playing anywhere in the world.

Highlight in History

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On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, effective the next day, following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal.

Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area.

Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House for their contributions to arts and humanities.

JAPAN MURDER DISMEMBER GIRL LEGAL

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A 16-year-old Japanese girl is accused of killing a classmate then cutting off her head and hand.according to police, she hit the 15-year-old victim with an object repeatedly before strangling her.

Gas prices continue to fall nationally & locally

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MONROE, La. (GasBuddy.com) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.

Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax Friday & Saturday

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BATON ROUGE,, La. (KNOE 8 News LDR) – Most retail purchases in Louisiana are exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax on Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2.

Louisiana Tech professor reelected to national board

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Louisiana Tech baseball team, has been reelected to a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Police investigate latest New Orleans death

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area. Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was male. The identity and cause of death were not immediately available.

Polk County moves forward with jail tax plan

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MENA, Ark. (AP) - Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff's sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail.

K9 Officer helps nab Ruston robbery suspects

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News Ruston Police) - Two robbery suspects are in custody after leading several Ruston Police Officers and a K9 Officer on a chase through town.

Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.

Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.

Virgin America files for IPO

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NEW YORK (AP) - Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.

Retrial ordered in Tri-Lakes scheme

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a new trial on some charges against two men convicted in 2011 for a kickback-bribery scheme at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

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PARIS (AP) - The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.

3 die in weekend accident in Lowndes County

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Three people have died and two have been injured in a weekend accident in Lowndes County.

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