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  • Lafayette's new teachers prepare for school year

    Lafayette's new teachers prepare for school year

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:20:11 GMT
    APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has hired more than 170 new teachers who will start the first day of school on Aug. 12.
    APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has hired more than 170 new teachers who will start the first day of school on Aug. 12.
  • Fiat shareholders vote in favor of Chrysler merger

    Fiat shareholders vote in favor of Chrysler merger

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:03:53 GMT
    APNewsNow. TURIN, Italy (AP) - Fiat shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad.
    APNewsNow. TURIN, Italy (AP) - Fiat shareholders have voted in favor of a merger with Chrysler that has been five years in the works and will shift the 115-year-old carmaker's center of gravity abroad.
  • Body of Jasper County man found in his truck

    Body of Jasper County man found in his truck

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:00:37 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. VOSSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a Jasper County man has been found in a wooded area of Vossburg.
    Eds: APNewsNow. VOSSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a Jasper County man has been found in a wooded area of Vossburg.
  • W. African leaders, WHO meet to address Ebola

    W. African leaders, WHO meet to address Ebola

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:58:45 GMT
    APNewsNow. CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
    APNewsNow. CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
  • College taking look at classes aimed at execs

    College taking look at classes aimed at execs

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:57:04 GMT
    APNewsNow. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is taking a look at developing its education programs for company executives to boost revenue.
    APNewsNow. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is taking a look at developing its education programs for company executives to boost revenue.
  • Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:54:41 GMT
    APNewsNow. MACHIAS, Wash. (AP) - A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias.
    APNewsNow. MACHIAS, Wash. (AP) - A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River at a park in the Snohomish County town of Machias.
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:44:04 GMT
    (Eds: Adds that governor's office is reviewing request for special election.) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday that the congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately. McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy says the governor's off...
    (Eds: Adds that governor's office is reviewing request for special election.) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday that the congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to call a special election to enable his successor to take office immediately. McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy says the governor's off...
  • Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed

    Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:41:35 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.
    Eds: APNewsNow. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.
  • Man wanted in New Iberia home invasion, rape

    Man wanted in New Iberia home invasion, rape

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:38:08 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect accused in a home invasion and aggravated rape.
    Eds: APNewsNow. NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect accused in a home invasion and aggravated rape.
  • Police: Intruder stabbed in Houma break in

    Police: Intruder stabbed in Houma break in

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:36:16 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. HOUMA, La. (AP) - Police say a 30-year-old Houma man accused of breaking into a home ended up in the hospital suffering from several stab wounds.
    Eds: APNewsNow. HOUMA, La. (AP) - Police say a 30-year-old Houma man accused of breaking into a home ended up in the hospital suffering from several stab wounds.
  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:32:52 GMT
    AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs.
    AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs.
  • Pamela Anderson wants Faeroes to stop whale drive

    Pamela Anderson wants Faeroes to stop whale drive

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:29:45 GMT
    APNewsNow. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson says a more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy."
    APNewsNow. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson says a more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy."
  • Port Fourchon dedicates $3.4M emergency center

    Port Fourchon dedicates $3.4M emergency center

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:27:12 GMT
    APNewsNow. PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has dedicated Port Fourchon's new $3.4 million Emergency Operations Center.
    APNewsNow. PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has dedicated Port Fourchon's new $3.4 million Emergency Operations Center.
  • Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

    Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:24:39 GMT
    APNewsNow. DETROIT (AP) - Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.
    APNewsNow. DETROIT (AP) - Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business.
  • California killer faces additional death sentences

    California killer faces additional death sentences

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:18:07 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former pizza delivery man on death row as one of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history faces additional death sentences.
    Eds: APNewsNow. LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former pizza delivery man on death row as one of the most prolific killers in Los Angeles history faces additional death sentences.
  • Driver charged in Arkansas for illegal transport

    Driver charged in Arkansas for illegal transport

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:16:24 GMT
    APNewsNow. TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a Guatemalan man arrested in Arkansas with transporting people who are in the country without legal permission.
    APNewsNow. TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Federal authorities have charged a Guatemalan man arrested in Arkansas with transporting people who are in the country without legal permission.
  • 2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

    2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:10:19 GMT
    APNewsNow. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.
    APNewsNow. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.
  • Man wanted in Destrehan fatal stabbing captured

    Man wanted in Destrehan fatal stabbing captured

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:03:48 GMT
    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies a 34-year-old Destrehan man suspected of killing his girlfriend and attacking her mother has been arrested.
    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies a 34-year-old Destrehan man suspected of killing his girlfriend and attacking her mother has been arrested.
  • Baton Rouge building permits grow by 52 percent

    Baton Rouge building permits grow by 52 percent

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:59:46 GMT
    APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Big-ticket commercial building projects, more home remodeling and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 52 percent for the first half of the year over 2013.
    APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Big-ticket commercial building projects, more home remodeling and an increase in homebuilding activity lifted the value of building permits issued in East Baton Rouge Parish by 52 percent for the first half of the year over 2013.
  • Judge sets hearing for man in fatal accident case

    Judge sets hearing for man in fatal accident case

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:57:37 GMT
    APNewsNow. GONZALES, La. (AP) - A state district judge will hear arguments Sept. 18 over whether to tell a Donaldsonville man convicted 19 years ago of negligent homicide that it is finally time to serve his two-year prison sentence.
    APNewsNow. GONZALES, La. (AP) - A state district judge will hear arguments Sept. 18 over whether to tell a Donaldsonville man convicted 19 years ago of negligent homicide that it is finally time to serve his two-year prison sentence.
  • Pope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch

    Pope slips out of Vatican, joins Jesuits for lunch

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:55:19 GMT
     APNewsNow. ROME (AP) - Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel.
     APNewsNow. ROME (AP) - Maybe Pope Francis is getting tired of the food in the Vatican hotel.
  • Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:53:19 GMT
    APNewsNow. LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges.
    APNewsNow. LAPEER, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges.
  • Israeli soldier 'feared' captured in Gaza

    Israeli soldier 'feared' captured in Gaza

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:48:50 GMT
    Associated Press JEURSALEM (AP) - The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled.
    Associated Press JEURSALEM (AP) - The Israeli army says one of its soldiers is "feared" captured by Gaza militants, hours after a Hamas-Israel cease-fire in the coastal strip unraveled.
  • Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

    Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:44:33 GMT
    Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.
    Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.
  • Adult, 2 juveniles arrested in Ascension vandalism

    Adult, 2 juveniles arrested in Ascension vandalism

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:38:59 GMT
    APNewsNow. PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles in connection with vandalism Tuesday at Galvez Middle School.
    APNewsNow. PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles in connection with vandalism Tuesday at Galvez Middle School.
  • Recycling going well in Pike County

    Recycling going well in Pike County

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:36:28 GMT
    APNewsNow. MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Recycling is well underway in McComb and Summit, but officials say they hope to see more participation in Magnolia and Osyka now that the service is available in all four of Pike County's municipalities.
    APNewsNow. MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Recycling is well underway in McComb and Summit, but officials say they hope to see more participation in Magnolia and Osyka now that the service is available in all four of Pike County's municipalities.
  • Trailer mishap blocks Jackson highway

    Trailer mishap blocks Jackson highway

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:33:39 GMT
    APNewsNow. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Traffic was tied up on Interstate 220 in Jackson on Friday after a mobile home flipped off the trailer that was transporting it.
    APNewsNow. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Traffic was tied up on Interstate 220 in Jackson on Friday after a mobile home flipped off the trailer that was transporting it.
  • Billionaire now owns all of Lanai's hotel rooms

    Billionaire now owns all of Lanai's hotel rooms

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:31:13 GMT
    APNewsNow. LANAI CITY, Hawaii (AP) - Billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased the historic Hotel Lanai. The deal that closed last month now makes Ellison the owner of every hotel room on the island.
    APNewsNow. LANAI CITY, Hawaii (AP) - Billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased the historic Hotel Lanai. The deal that closed last month now makes Ellison the owner of every hotel room on the island.
  • Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

    Batman creator's personal copies to be auctioned

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:28:21 GMT
    APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.
    APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.
  • Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

    Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:24:55 GMT
    APNewsNow. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Google Inc. is confirming that the so-called "Google barge" it docked in Maine has been sold.
    APNewsNow. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Google Inc. is confirming that the so-called "Google barge" it docked in Maine has been sold.
  • 62 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    62 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:18:53 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day.
  • Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

    Trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:15:09 GMT
    Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A wealthy businessman who says his relationship with Virginia's former governor was all about business texted or called the first lady more than 1,200 times over the course of nearly two years.
    Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A wealthy businessman who says his relationship with Virginia's former governor was all about business texted or called the first lady more than 1,200 times over the course of nearly two years.
  • 62 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    62 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:05:57 GMT
    AP-Israel-Palestinians GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day.
    AP-Israel-Palestinians GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day.
  • Monroe man crosses railroad tracks at wrong time, injured

    Monroe man crosses railroad tracks at wrong time, injured

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:01:33 GMT
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Things are back to normal this afternoon on Old Sterlington Road in Monroe. Around 9:00 AM Friday an ALM train hit a driver on the crossing. The crossing is not equipped with lights or gates.
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Things are back to normal this afternoon on Old Sterlington Road in Monroe. Around 9:00 AM Friday an ALM train hit a driver on the crossing. The crossing is not equipped with lights or gates.
  • Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell

    Costumed girl injured at Comic-Con fell

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:58:43 GMT
    APNewsNow. SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.
    APNewsNow. SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault.
  • Arkansas details changes to Medicaid expansion

    Arkansas details changes to Medicaid expansion

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:56:24 GMT
    APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is proposing requiring many participants in the state's compromise Medicaid expansion contribute monthly to health savings accounts and new limits on transportation for non-emergency services.
    APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is proposing requiring many participants in the state's compromise Medicaid expansion contribute monthly to health savings accounts and new limits on transportation for non-emergency services.
  • Landrieu endorsed by state sheriffs association

    Landrieu endorsed by state sheriffs association

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:52:45 GMT
    APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association is backing U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race, choosing the Democratic incumbent over her closest Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
    APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association is backing U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Senate race, choosing the Democratic incumbent over her closest Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy.
  • Obama talks to Putin about Ukraine, missile treaty

    Obama talks to Putin about Ukraine, missile treaty

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:48:36 GMT
    APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached.
    APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached.
  • Jace waives preliminary hearing in wife's death

    Jace waives preliminary hearing in wife's death

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:44:54 GMT
    APNews Now. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace has waived his right to a preliminary hearing of the charge that he murdered his wife.
    APNews Now. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Michael Jace has waived his right to a preliminary hearing of the charge that he murdered his wife.
  • Utility to pay Tenn. coal ash spill victims $27.8M

    Utility to pay Tenn. coal ash spill victims $27.8M

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:41:44 GMT
    Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
    Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay more than $27 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
  • Home after 9 months, teen says she's improving

    Home after 9 months, teen says she's improving

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:37:55 GMT
    APNewsNow. CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished says she's "feeling a lot better every day."
    APNewsNow. CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished says she's "feeling a lot better every day."
  • Ole Miss taking more steps for racial diversity

    Ole Miss taking more steps for racial diversity

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:30:04 GMT
    Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi is taking steps to promote racial diversity and provide context for Old South symbols that Chancellor Dan Jones says "are too often viewed as an endorsement of ancient ideas."
    Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi is taking steps to promote racial diversity and provide context for Old South symbols that Chancellor Dan Jones says "are too often viewed as an endorsement of ancient ideas."
  • Shreveport woman arrested for bank fraud

    Shreveport woman arrested for bank fraud

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:27:20 GMT
    APNewsNow. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a 29-year-old Shreveport woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $186,000 in a bank fraud scheme.
    APNewsNow. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say a 29-year-old Shreveport woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $186,000 in a bank fraud scheme.
  • Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

    Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:24:23 GMT
    Associated Press WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial.
    Associated Press WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial.
  • Recycling going well in Pike County

    Recycling going well in Pike County

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:01:16 GMT
    APNewsNow. MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Recycling is well underway in McComb and Summit, but officials say they hope to see more participation in Magnolia and Osyka now that the service is available in all four of Pike County's municipalities.
    APNewsNow. MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Recycling is well underway in McComb and Summit, but officials say they hope to see more participation in Magnolia and Osyka now that the service is available in all four of Pike County's municipalities.
  • Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death

    Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:57:17 GMT
    APNewsNow. CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) - A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump.
    APNewsNow. CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) - A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump.
  • Lafayette school board approves balanced budget

    Lafayette school board approves balanced budget

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:51:04 GMT
    APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has balanced its budget by approving deep cuts to departmental budgets and using $3.8 million of its rainy-day fund.
    APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has balanced its budget by approving deep cuts to departmental budgets and using $3.8 million of its rainy-day fund.
  • Man attempts suicide in courtroom

    Man attempts suicide in courtroom

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:46:31 GMT
    APNewsNow. ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man who was found guilty in a St. Martinville courtroom of five counts of aggravated incest attempted suicide in the courtroom.
    APNewsNow. ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man who was found guilty in a St. Martinville courtroom of five counts of aggravated incest attempted suicide in the courtroom.
  • Downed Power Line Near Target

    Downed Power Line Near Target

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:22:02 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Power line down across the road. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Power line down across the road. 
  • A look at some new laws that take effect Friday

    A look at some new laws that take effect Friday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:47:08 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August.
  • Apps to help remind parents of "Precious Cargo" in the vehicle

    Apps to help remind parents of "Precious Cargo" in the vehicle

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:39:09 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/CBS) - It can happen anywhere. The grocery store, the post office, even at work, forgetful parents can leave their children in the car.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/CBS) - It can happen anywhere. The grocery store, the post office, even at work, forgetful parents can leave their children in the car.
  • Monroe women robbed while sitting in parked car

    Monroe women robbed while sitting in parked car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:53:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are seeking a suspect who pulled a gun on two women parked at a Monroe convenience store.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are seeking a suspect who pulled a gun on two women parked at a Monroe convenience store.
  • 2014 Motor Vehicle Law Amendments to affect Louisiana drivers

    2014 Motor Vehicle Law Amendments to affect Louisiana drivers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:46:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) -Beginning August 1st, Friday, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) -Beginning August 1st, Friday, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.
  • Michael Jackson's Neverland may be put up for sale.

    Michael Jackson's Neverland may be put up for sale.

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:02:18 GMT
    The investment company that owns a controlling interest in the 27-hundred California property "is considering" the move.
    The investment company that owns a controlling interest in the 27-hundred California property "is considering" the move.
  • Cops: 2 people shot in high-rise

    Cops: 2 people shot in high-rise

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:59:07 GMT
    APNewsNow. CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say two people have been shot inside a downtown high-rise office building.
    APNewsNow. CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say two people have been shot inside a downtown high-rise office building.
  • CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

    CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:56:06 GMT
    AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
    AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
  • Woman kidnapped baby to raise as own

    Woman kidnapped baby to raise as own

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:53:31 GMT
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman faked a pregnancy and kidnapped her newborn nephew in Wisconsin in hopes of passing him off as her own.
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Colorado woman faked a pregnancy and kidnapped her newborn nephew in Wisconsin in hopes of passing him off as her own.
  • Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:49:19 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
    DETROIT (AP) - Minor league pitcher Evan Reed has been arraigned on charges of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.
  • Water bottle company moves production to Oklahoma

    Water bottle company moves production to Oklahoma

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:47:49 GMT
    APNewsNow. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The CEO of a bottled water business has bought a multimillion-dollar machine to produce the company's entire inventory in Oklahoma.
    APNewsNow. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The CEO of a bottled water business has bought a multimillion-dollar machine to produce the company's entire inventory in Oklahoma.
  • Vegas man gets life in ax attack that killed baby

    Vegas man gets life in ax attack that killed baby

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:41:54 GMT
    APNewsNow.LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 4-month-old baby with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother in a random attack on a sidewalk.
    APNewsNow.LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 38-year-old Las Vegas man has been ordered to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a 4-month-old baby with a medieval-style battle ax and critically wounding the child's mother in a random attack on a sidewalk.
  • Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial

    Jury seated in Georgia peanut salmonella trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:32:40 GMT
    Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.
    Associated Press ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A jury has been seated to hear the trial of three people charged in connection with a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago.
  • More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency

    More than 3,300 US inmates have sought clemency

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:55:11 GMT
    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department statistics show that more than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new clemency initiative.
    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department statistics show that more than 3,300 federal inmates have applied since April to have their prison sentences cut short under a new clemency initiative.
  • Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers

    Obama holds foreign policy meeting with lawmakers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:53:29 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss myriad pressing foreign policy issues.
    Eds: APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders to discuss myriad pressing foreign policy issues.
  • Woman "grazed" by lightning while sitting on her couch.

    Woman "grazed" by lightning while sitting on her couch.

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:51:38 GMT
    If there's one place Theresa Szelest thought she'd be safe from lightning, it was inside her house.
    If there's one place Theresa Szelest thought she'd be safe from lightning, it was inside her house.
  • Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:48:13 GMT
    APNewsNow. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.
    APNewsNow. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:41:31 GMT
    Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
    Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
  • Youth Soccer-2015

    Youth Soccer-2015

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:37:22 GMT
    APNewsNow. TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa will host the US Youth Soccer national championship tournament next July, while North Little Rock, Arkansas, will be the home of the Southern Regionals.
    APNewsNow. TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa will host the US Youth Soccer national championship tournament next July, while North Little Rock, Arkansas, will be the home of the Southern Regionals.
  • Cities to answer state's want ad for new prison

    Cities to answer state's want ad for new prison

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:34:53 GMT
    APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison -which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state's most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs.
    APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison -which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state's most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs.
  • Prize-winning goat disappears from Colorado fair

    Prize-winning goat disappears from Colorado fair

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:23:02 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat - a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.
    Eds: APNewsNow. GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Police in Greeley, Colorado, are investigating who's got the goat - a grand champion animal that vanished this week from a county fair.
  • Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina

    Gay couples denied marriage licenses in S.Carolina

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:16:10 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.
    Eds: APNewsNow. GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.
  • Bookkeeper accused of $125,700 fraud

    Bookkeeper accused of $125,700 fraud

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:03:33 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 70-year-old bookkeeper for a logging company is accused of cashing fraudulent checks worth over $125,700.
    Eds: APNewsNow. HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 70-year-old bookkeeper for a logging company is accused of cashing fraudulent checks worth over $125,700.
  • Sheriff issues warning to distracted drivers

    Sheriff issues warning to distracted drivers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:02:45 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways. In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways. In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.
  • 3 hurt when glass falls from NYC office tower

    3 hurt when glass falls from NYC office tower

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:58:51 GMT
    APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Glass has fallen from a midtown Manhattan office tower, injuring three people.
    APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Glass has fallen from a midtown Manhattan office tower, injuring three people.
  • Thursday Update: Missing teen located

    Thursday Update: Missing teen located

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:37 GMT
    MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News MPSD) - The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a teen who was reported missing Tuesday morning.Alex Housewright was last scene Tuesday around 7:00 AM at his home on Yeldell Road in Morehouse Parish.
    MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News MPSD) - The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a teen who was reported missing Tuesday morning.Alex Housewright was last scene Tuesday around 7:00 AM at his home on Yeldell Road in Morehouse Parish.
  • Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to US

    Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to US

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:56:08 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence is heading to the United States.
    Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence is heading to the United States.
  • Son of american battling Ebola-weak,fighting

    Son of american battling Ebola-weak,fighting

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:53:01 GMT
    Humanitarian organizations are rushing to pull volunteers out of africa as the deadly ebola virus spreads.
    Humanitarian organizations are rushing to pull volunteers out of africa as the deadly ebola virus spreads.
  • Alicia Keys pregnant with 2nd child

    Alicia Keys pregnant with 2nd child

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:45:03 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child.
    Eds: APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child.
  • Mark Sweeney accepts MPC post

    Mark Sweeney accepts MPC post

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:40:00 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The commission in charge of planning and zoning in Caddo Parish has a new administrator.
    Eds: APNewsNow. SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The commission in charge of planning and zoning in Caddo Parish has a new administrator.
  • LSU offering single-game tickets

    LSU offering single-game tickets

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:35:41 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014 Associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard says the tickets are returns from the visiting teams.
    Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A limited number of tickets are currently on sale to the general public for six LSU home games in 2014 Associate athletic director for ticket operations Brian Broussard says the tickets are returns from the visiting teams.
  • Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

    Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:33:52 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. Minor edits OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway.
    Eds: APNewsNow. Minor edits OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway.
  • US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:29:46 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. WASHINGTON (AP) - More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
  • Man tied to '80 killings due in immigration court

    Man tied to '80 killings due in immigration court

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:27:45 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow.  DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area man suspected by the Irish government in the killing of two soldiers in 1980 is making his first appearance in immigration court.
    Eds: APNewsNow.  DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area man suspected by the Irish government in the killing of two soldiers in 1980 is making his first appearance in immigration court.
  • Walker police seek Jack-in-the-Box robber

    Walker police seek Jack-in-the-Box robber

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:25:45 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. WALKER, La. (AP) - Walker police are looking for a man who robbed a Jack-in-the-Box drive-thru at gunpoint while in his mini-van.
    Eds: APNewsNow. WALKER, La. (AP) - Walker police are looking for a man who robbed a Jack-in-the-Box drive-thru at gunpoint while in his mini-van.
  • Greenwood woman released from jail on $50,000 bond

    Greenwood woman released from jail on $50,000 bond

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:23:45 GMT
    Police have released from jail a Greenwood woman whose husband and son were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains.
    Police have released from jail a Greenwood woman whose husband and son were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains.
  • Budgets approved for 2 Lafayette charter schools

    Budgets approved for 2 Lafayette charter schools

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:20:08 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Charter Foundation's board approved $15 million in operating costs for its two charter schools, which open to students in two weeks.
    Eds: APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Charter Foundation's board approved $15 million in operating costs for its two charter schools, which open to students in two weeks.
  • Grand jury indicts man in 2 Tigerland rapes

    Grand jury indicts man in 2 Tigerland rapes

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:17:55 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of raping two women that he allegedly picked up a year apart in the Tigerland area.
    Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of raping two women that he allegedly picked up a year apart in the Tigerland area.
  • La. groundwater program may need $900,000

    La. groundwater program may need $900,000

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:15:21 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Members of the state Water Resources Commission have been told the state will need to find up to $900,000 a year to extend its groundwater monitoring program past 2015.
    Eds: APNewsNow. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Members of the state Water Resources Commission have been told the state will need to find up to $900,000 a year to extend its groundwater monitoring program past 2015.
  • Police: Arkansas man tried to mail meth to jail

    Police: Arkansas man tried to mail meth to jail

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:13:14 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. JONESBOROR, Ark. (AP) - Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail 27-year-olds Brandon and David Buck were charged July 2 for meth possession.
    Eds: APNewsNow. JONESBOROR, Ark. (AP) - Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail 27-year-olds Brandon and David Buck were charged July 2 for meth possession.
  • Jury to hear from defense in porch shooting trial

    Jury to hear from defense in porch shooting trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:00:15 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. DETROIT (AP) - The defense is to present its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall.
    Eds: APNewsNow. DETROIT (AP) - The defense is to present its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall.
  • Arkansas man gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    Arkansas man gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:51:25 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done in retaliation for missing crack cocaine.
    Eds: APNewsNow. TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done in retaliation for missing crack cocaine.
  • City bus services to expand to Louisiana-Lafayette

    City bus services to expand to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:49:23 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say University of Louisiana at Lafayette students may soon ride to and from campus on Lafayette city buses.
    Eds: APNewsNow. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Officials say University of Louisiana at Lafayette students may soon ride to and from campus on Lafayette city buses.
  • Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:47:07 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free.
    Eds: APNewsNow. ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free.
  • Judge rejects Renee Gill Pratt's bid for new trial

    Judge rejects Renee Gill Pratt's bid for new trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:43:36 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has rejected former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt's bid for a new trial.
    Eds: APNewsNow. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has rejected former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt's bid for a new trial.
  • Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

    Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:41:51 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. BEIJING (AP) - A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.
    Eds: APNewsNow. BEIJING (AP) - A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.
  • Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:38:06 GMT
    Associated Press CAIRO (AP) - Islamic hard-line militias are claiming to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition.
    Associated Press CAIRO (AP) - Islamic hard-line militias are claiming to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating army units, taking over military barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition.
  • China denies it hacked Canadian research council

    China denies it hacked Canadian research council

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:29:06 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. BEIJING (AP) - China says Canada's accusation that it was behind the hacking of a Canadian technology development organization is groundless and irresponsible.
    Eds: APNewsNow. BEIJING (AP) - China says Canada's accusation that it was behind the hacking of a Canadian technology development organization is groundless and irresponsible.
  • Island overrun by hundreds of cats

    Island overrun by hundreds of cats

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:25:47 GMT
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.
  • Lexus signs 2-year deal to sponsor Colorado race

    Lexus signs 2-year deal to sponsor Colorado race

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:20:10 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - Lexus has signed a two-year contract to sponsor the USA Pro Cycling Challenge as part of a move by the luxury automaker to get more involved with the sport on a global basis.
    DENVER (AP) - Lexus has signed a two-year contract to sponsor the USA Pro Cycling Challenge as part of a move by the luxury automaker to get more involved with the sport on a global basis.
  • Sterlington, Greater Ouachita Water Company at odds

    Sterlington, Greater Ouachita Water Company at odds

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:19:24 GMT
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The town of Sterlington and the Greater Ouachita Water Company are at odds on several issues. In fact, there are so many law suits between the two, neither side can give us an exact number. 
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The town of Sterlington and the Greater Ouachita Water Company are at odds on several issues. In fact, there are so many law suits between the two, neither side can give us an exact number. 
  • New venue for horseshoes players

    New venue for horseshoes players

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:30:51 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - New horseshoe pits have made their way to Ouachita Parish. Wednesday morning Monroe city officials held a ribbon cutting at Chennault Park where 12 new horse shoe pits were unveiled.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - New horseshoe pits have made their way to Ouachita Parish. Wednesday morning Monroe city officials held a ribbon cutting at Chennault Park where 12 new horse shoe pits were unveiled.
  • Ruston gets 20K firefighting grant

    Ruston gets 20K firefighting grant

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:01:25 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News Sen. David Vitter) - The Ruston Fire Department will receive $24,304 through a federal grant to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News Sen. David Vitter) - The Ruston Fire Department will receive $24,304 through a federal grant to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies.
  • Man accused of stealing blank checks to fund drug habit

    Man accused of stealing blank checks to fund drug habit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:53:34 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Farmerville man has been accused by an elderly couple of taking money from them to feed his narcotics problem.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Farmerville man has been accused by an elderly couple of taking money from them to feed his narcotics problem.
  • NLU Hall of Fame member Perry Beaver passes away

    NLU Hall of Fame member Perry Beaver passes away

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:33:35 GMT
    MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News ULM) - Athletics Hall of Fame member and former football player Chief Perry Beaver recently passed away at his home in Morris, Oklahoma. Beaver was a member of the then-NLU Indian football team from 1959 to 1960 after two seasons at the junior college level.
    MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News ULM) - Athletics Hall of Fame member and former football player Chief Perry Beaver recently passed away at his home in Morris, Oklahoma. Beaver was a member of the then-NLU Indian football team from 1959 to 1960 after two seasons at the junior college level.
  • ULM’s “Up ‘til Dawn” organization has record-breaking summer

    ULM’s “Up ‘til Dawn” organization has record-breaking summer

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:39:58 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - Members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s St. Jude fundraising organization, “Up ‘til Dawn” (UTD), have spent the bulk of their summer raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - Members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s St. Jude fundraising organization, “Up ‘til Dawn” (UTD), have spent the bulk of their summer raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

    Top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:33:58 GMT
    Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
    Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Arkansas lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

    Arkansas lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:29:14 GMT
    MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) - A Texas-based company is opening a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source, in a project that's expected to employ 52 people.
    MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) - A Texas-based company is opening a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source, in a project that's expected to employ 52 people.
  • Hikes sought in Louisiana health coverage rates

    Hikes sought in Louisiana health coverage rates

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:20:26 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's largest insurer says close to 45,000 Louisiana policyholders could see the rates for their health coverage jump anywhere from 10 percent to nearly 20 percent next year, and the Affordable Care Act is a major reason.
  • Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:18:01 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.
    PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.
  • McDonald's could lose "franchise" protection

    McDonald's could lose "franchise" protection

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:17:44 GMT
    (AP) - Under pressure from a barrage of lawsuits seeking fair treatment and wages, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.
    (AP) - Under pressure from a barrage of lawsuits seeking fair treatment and wages, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.
  • Explo to plead guilty in September in Camp Minden explosion

    Explo to plead guilty in September in Camp Minden explosion

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:15:17 GMT
    MINDEN, La. (AP) - The Webster Parish District Attorney's Office says Explo Systems Inc. will plead guilty in September to charges related to the improper storage of millions of pounds of explosives materials at its Camp Minden location.
    MINDEN, La. (AP) - The Webster Parish District Attorney's Office says Explo Systems Inc. will plead guilty in September to charges related to the improper storage of millions of pounds of explosives materials at its Camp Minden location.
  • Officials: pipe repairs could take several days

    Officials: pipe repairs could take several days

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:13:14 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing some 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus.
  • 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:01:08 GMT
    BCBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
    BCBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
  • It's day five of testimony in the so-called "front porch" murder trial in Detroit.

    It's day five of testimony in the so-called "front porch" murder trial in Detroit.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:59:48 GMT
    It's day five of testimony in the so-called "front porch" murder trial in Detroit.
    It's day five of testimony in the so-called "front porch" murder trial in Detroit.
  • PMC bicycle ride for cancer research hits 35 years

    PMC bicycle ride for cancer research hits 35 years

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:51:25 GMT
    NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Billy Starr was living at his father's house - sometimes in a tent in the backyard - in need of another adventure after hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, when he decided to ride his bicycle to the very tip of Cape Cod.
    NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Billy Starr was living at his father's house - sometimes in a tent in the backyard - in need of another adventure after hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, when he decided to ride his bicycle to the very tip of Cape Cod.
  • Businesses cited for underage sales

    Businesses cited for underage sales

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:51:00 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A total of 28 restaurants, bars and convenience stories in Monroe and West Monroe were found to have sold alcohol and tobacco to minors during recent compliance checks of 173 businesses.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - A total of 28 restaurants, bars and convenience stories in Monroe and West Monroe were found to have sold alcohol and tobacco to minors during recent compliance checks of 173 businesses.
  • Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

    Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:49:10 GMT
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
  • Man booked with 29 counts of insurance fraud

    Man booked with 29 counts of insurance fraud

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:46:06 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - State police have booked a 58-year-old West Monroe man with 29 counts of insurance fraud and one count of theft.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - State police have booked a 58-year-old West Monroe man with 29 counts of insurance fraud and one count of theft.
  • Britain to test driverless cars next year

    Britain to test driverless cars next year

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:38:50 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years.
    LONDON (AP) - British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years.
  • Mississippi political figure Thurston Little dies

    Mississippi political figure Thurston Little dies

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:32:04 GMT
    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Marvin Thurston Little, a colorful political figure in Mississippi and a Corinth businessman who got caught up in an insurance scam run by Martin Frankel, has died in a nursing home in Booneville.
    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Marvin Thurston Little, a colorful political figure in Mississippi and a Corinth businessman who got caught up in an insurance scam run by Martin Frankel, has died in a nursing home in Booneville.
  • Sanders helping to work with Heads Up Football

    Sanders helping to work with Heads Up Football

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:29:56 GMT
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Barry Sanders and Randy Gradishar have joined the growing list of former NFL players who want to promote USA Football's safety program, Heads Up Football.
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Barry Sanders and Randy Gradishar have joined the growing list of former NFL players who want to promote USA Football's safety program, Heads Up Football.
  • New Orleans officer faces sexual battery case

    New Orleans officer faces sexual battery case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:27:24 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a 26 year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department is on unpaid emergency suspension following his arrest on two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a 26 year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department is on unpaid emergency suspension following his arrest on two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.
  • Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

    Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:12:06 GMT
    BERLIN (AP) - Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
    BERLIN (AP) - Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
  • British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:05:51 GMT
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers.
  • US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:55:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
  • Lafayette board rejects superintendent's budget

    Lafayette board rejects superintendent's budget

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:53:42 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has rejected Superintendent Pat Cooper's latest budget proposal.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has rejected Superintendent Pat Cooper's latest budget proposal.
  • Man charged with killing referee faces key hearing

    Man charged with killing referee faces key hearing

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:50:45 GMT
    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.
    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.
  • Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas to fix gear shifters

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:48:25 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
    DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.
  • Police: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit

    Police: Boy, 8, shot and killed in Detroit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:40:37 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being shot while in bed at a home on the city's east side.
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being shot while in bed at a home on the city's east side.
  • Son says NC-based missionary fighting Ebola

    Son says NC-based missionary fighting Ebola

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:37:14 GMT
    The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.
    The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is fighting the Ebola virus while in isolation in Liberia.
  • SW La. visitors bureau to conduct tourism study

    SW La. visitors bureau to conduct tourism study

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:34:40 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Southwest Louisiana Convention Visitors Bureau has hired a firm to research how visitors feel about the region and how the local tourism industry can capitalize on travel trends.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Southwest Louisiana Convention Visitors Bureau has hired a firm to research how visitors feel about the region and how the local tourism industry can capitalize on travel trends.
  • Israel says it will hold Gaza fire for 4 hours

    Israel says it will hold Gaza fire for 4 hours

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:31:44 GMT
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military has declared a four-hour cease-fire in some areas of the Gaza Strip, saying it's for humanitarian reasons.
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military has declared a four-hour cease-fire in some areas of the Gaza Strip, saying it's for humanitarian reasons.
  • Man drives Camaro off bridge; drag race tie probed

    Man drives Camaro off bridge; drag race tie probed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:30:14 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Police in New York are investigating whether a man was drag racing when he drove his Camaro off a bridge and died.
  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

    Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:25:48 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup that includes Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
    CHICAGO (AP) - Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup that includes Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
  • Hutchinson to pay for homestead tax credits

    Hutchinson to pay for homestead tax credits

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:22:40 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he'll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he'll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits.
  • Man pleads guilty in Minnesota cartel house case

    Man pleads guilty in Minnesota cartel house case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:19:17 GMT
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - One of the four men accused of keeping a "stash house" for a Mexican drug cartel in St. Paul has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - One of the four men accused of keeping a "stash house" for a Mexican drug cartel in St. Paul has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Catholic Diocese secretary arrested in thefts

    Catholic Diocese secretary arrested in thefts

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:15:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has been arrested after an audit alleged she used a credit card to buy several prepaid debit cards to pay her bills and make other purchases.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has been arrested after an audit alleged she used a credit card to buy several prepaid debit cards to pay her bills and make other purchases.
  • Cops: Man tries to smother ill dad, who later dies

    Cops: Man tries to smother ill dad, who later dies

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:10:51 GMT
    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died.
    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police in a Cleveland suburb say an intoxicated man tried to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home, and the older man later died.
  • Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

    Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:59:49 GMT
    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.
    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said.
  • Officer stops driver for speeding, saves his life

    Officer stops driver for speeding, saves his life

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:57:18 GMT
    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.
    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) - Not many people can say they owe their lives to a near speeding ticket.
  • Suspect charged with murder in Jewish Museum case

    Suspect charged with murder in Jewish Museum case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:54:47 GMT
    BRUSSELS (AP) - The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with "murder in a terrorist context."
    BRUSSELS (AP) - The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with "murder in a terrorist context."
  • Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

    Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:50:50 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
  • Horn Lake couple indicted in death of son

    Horn Lake couple indicted in death of son

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:48:42 GMT
    HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A Horn Lake father and stepmother arrested in the death of their 11-year-old son earlier this year have been indicted on a charge of capital murder and could face the death penalty. Prosecutors say the 37-year-old Jack Thomas Raines and 33-year-old Amanda Leigh Raines were charged with capital murder in the death of Justin Tyler Raines. Authorities say the boy weighed only 56 pounds when he was found dead by police in the bathroom of the family's home on Feb. 6. DeSoto...
    HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) - A Horn Lake father and stepmother arrested in the death of their 11-year-old son earlier this year have been indicted on a charge of capital murder and could face the death penalty. Prosecutors say the 37-year-old Jack Thomas Raines and 33-year-old Amanda Leigh Raines were charged with capital murder in the death of Justin Tyler Raines. Authorities say the boy weighed only 56 pounds when he was found dead by police in the bathroom of the family's home on Feb. 6. DeSoto...
  • Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

    Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:47:28 GMT
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Hospital officials say at least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea.
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Hospital officials say at least 33 people are dead following a stampede at a rap concert in the capital of Guinea.
  • Fla. baby survives after being left in hot minivan

    Fla. baby survives after being left in hot minivan

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:45:24 GMT
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 2-month old baby is recovering after being left for about an hour inside a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office in Florida.
  • Germany: 1 killed, 5 injured as dare goes awry

    Germany: 1 killed, 5 injured as dare goes awry

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:42:59 GMT
    BERLIN (AP) - German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.
    BERLIN (AP) - German authorities say a man was killed and five others injured when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called Cold Water Challenge, a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.
  • Union Parish School District employees get a raise

    Union Parish School District employees get a raise

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:17:56 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Christmas in July for the Union Parish School Board employees. At this month's school board meeting, the board voted to give every employee a raise. 
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Christmas in July for the Union Parish School Board employees. At this month's school board meeting, the board voted to give every employee a raise. 
  • 17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

    17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:16:12 GMT
    DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
    DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
  • US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:13:27 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.
  • James Luster loses appeal in Natchez slaying

    James Luster loses appeal in Natchez slaying

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:10:44 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of James C. Luster for murder in a 2012 fatal shooting. Prosecutors say Carlos "Mo" Wright was shot to death outside his Natchez home by Luster on March 6, 2012.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of James C. Luster for murder in a 2012 fatal shooting. Prosecutors say Carlos "Mo" Wright was shot to death outside his Natchez home by Luster on March 6, 2012.
  • BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:07:25 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy in his efforts to block use of the Common Core education standards.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state school board is joining a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing the governor of illegally meddling in education policy in his efforts to block use of the Common Core education standards.
  • ISP: Insurance payments never made it to Insurer, Agent arrested

    ISP: Insurance payments never made it to Insurer, Agent arrested

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:45:16 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) - A West Monroe insurance agent is accused of never turning in payments to the insurer for a number of his Winnsboro customers.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) - A West Monroe insurance agent is accused of never turning in payments to the insurer for a number of his Winnsboro customers.
  • It’s time for mosquito protection

    It’s time for mosquito protection

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:08:26 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) - With more than 60 species of mosquitoes in Louisiana and mild temperatures most of the year anytime is a good time to be bitten, said LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healey.
    BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) - With more than 60 species of mosquitoes in Louisiana and mild temperatures most of the year anytime is a good time to be bitten, said LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healey.
  • Police officer, teacher to seek Jonesboro Police Chief job

    Police officer, teacher to seek Jonesboro Police Chief job

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:58:28 GMT
    JONESBORO, La.. (KNOE 8 News James Harris campaign) - James “SPIKE” Harris has announced he will run for the job of Jonesboro Police Chief.
    JONESBORO, La.. (KNOE 8 News James Harris campaign) - James “SPIKE” Harris has announced he will run for the job of Jonesboro Police Chief.
  • ULM incubator tenant wins small business award

    ULM incubator tenant wins small business award

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:46:06 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A new business consulting and media marketing company located in ULM's small business incubator is getting a big award for a successful small business.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A new business consulting and media marketing company located in ULM's small business incubator is getting a big award for a successful small business.
  • Louisiana Tech among nation’s best college values

    Louisiana Tech among nation’s best college values

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:01 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation’s best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.
  • WMHS to get 740K scoreboard

    WMHS to get 740K scoreboard

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:13:02 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe High School will soon have a $742,000 scoreboard for Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium. The Ouachita Parish School Board approved an agreement Monday between West Monroe High School and the school district to finance its purchase.
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - West Monroe High School will soon have a $742,000 scoreboard for Don Shows Field at Rebel Stadium. The Ouachita Parish School Board approved an agreement Monday between West Monroe High School and the school district to finance its purchase.
  • Amtrak study, for route through Monroe, finally under way

    Amtrak study, for route through Monroe, finally under way

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:10:26 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops, hours of operation and the cost to operate the service.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops, hours of operation and the cost to operate the service.
  • A second person has died from emergency plane landing on beach

    A second person has died from emergency plane landing on beach

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:06:21 GMT
    A second person has died from Sunday's emergency plane landing on a Florida beach.
    A second person has died from Sunday's emergency plane landing on a Florida beach.
  • 28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:51:09 GMT
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
  • A game changer for college sports

    A game changer for college sports

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:48:05 GMT
    The NCAA reached a 75 million-dollar settlement with the NCAA and dozens of college athletes in a class action suit over head injuries.
    The NCAA reached a 75 million-dollar settlement with the NCAA and dozens of college athletes in a class action suit over head injuries.
  • Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

    Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:44:29 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama.
  • Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

    Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:42:22 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.
  • Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

    Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:40:50 GMT
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.
  • China reports deadly attack in northwest

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:34:04 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in the latest violence blamed on militants in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
    BEIJING (AP) - Chinese state media say dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in the latest violence blamed on militants in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
  • Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

    Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:31:44 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea about 15 miles off Massachusetts.
    BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea about 15 miles off Massachusetts.
  • Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

    Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:29:29 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is stirring fear and canceling travel plans in Minnesota, where thousands of Liberians have immigrated over the years.
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is stirring fear and canceling travel plans in Minnesota, where thousands of Liberians have immigrated over the years.
  • Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

    Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:26:36 GMT
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators.
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators.
  • Arkansas authorities seek stolen rescue truck

    Arkansas authorities seek stolen rescue truck

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:21:34 GMT
    MANSFIELD, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in western Arkansas are looking for a search-and-rescue truck stolen from the Northwest Scott County Volunteer Fire Department over the weekend.
    MANSFIELD, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in western Arkansas are looking for a search-and-rescue truck stolen from the Northwest Scott County Volunteer Fire Department over the weekend.
  • Teen Rescued From Cave

    Teen Rescued From Cave

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:19:04 GMT
    An 18-year-old man is recovering after falling 50 feet inside a cave in western Blount County Monday night.Authorities say the young man was in the cave with friends on Monday night when he slipped and fell into a tunnel-like ravine around 8 p.m.
    An 18-year-old man is recovering after falling 50 feet inside a cave in western Blount County Monday night.Authorities say the young man was in the cave with friends on Monday night when he slipped and fell into a tunnel-like ravine around 8 p.m.
  • US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

    US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:50:12 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months, as home sales remain modest.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months, as home sales remain modest.
  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:43:24 GMT
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new report says the release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska.
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new report says the release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska.
  • Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:37:54 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today.
  • Man charged in teen's disappearance heads to court

    Man charged in teen's disappearance heads to court

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:35:15 GMT
    CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court.
    CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court.
  • A Kansas man charged in the death of a 10-month-old foster child

    A Kansas man charged in the death of a 10-month-old foster child

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:32:06 GMT
     A Kansas man charged in the death of a 10-month-old foster child is expected to appear in court today (tuesday).
     A Kansas man charged in the death of a 10-month-old foster child is expected to appear in court today (tuesday).

  • Hiker, 13, found in California national park

    Hiker, 13, found in California national park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:21:50 GMT
    KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.
    KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A 13-year-old boy who got separated from his group while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California has been found.
  • Pine Bluff officials await OK to raze structure

    Pine Bluff officials await OK to raze structure

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:58 GMT
    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Pine Bluff officials are waiting for a structural engineer's report to see if a downtown building that partially collapsed last week needs to be razed.
    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Pine Bluff officials are waiting for a structural engineer's report to see if a downtown building that partially collapsed last week needs to be razed.
  • DOTD promises congestion fixes along La. 1

    DOTD promises congestion fixes along La. 1

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:17:32 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish officials say they have received word that relief is on the way for daily congestion along La. Highway 1 and the Mississippi River bridge on Interstate 10.
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish officials say they have received word that relief is on the way for daily congestion along La. Highway 1 and the Mississippi River bridge on Interstate 10.
  • Investigation continues in Arkansas jail narcotics

    Investigation continues in Arkansas jail narcotics

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:13:54 GMT
    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas prosecuting attorney has called on state police to take over an investigation into allegations that a top jail administrator took a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner.
    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas prosecuting attorney has called on state police to take over an investigation into allegations that a top jail administrator took a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner.
  • Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely

    Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:12:26 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.
    BOSTON (AP) - Passengers on a whale watch boat are back on dry land after spending a long night stuck at sea outside Boston.
  • Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B

    Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:10:05 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business.
    HOUSTON (AP) - Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business.
  • Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal

    Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:04:18 GMT
    BC-US--Books-Sandy Hook TeacherEds: APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal.
    BC-US--Books-Sandy Hook TeacherEds: APNewsNow. NEW YORK (AP) - A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal.
  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:59:35 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies.
    BEIJING (AP) - China's anti-monopoly agency has announced an investigation of Microsoft Corp., stepping up pressure on foreign technology companies.
  • All Baton Rouge students to get free lunches

    All Baton Rouge students to get free lunches

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:56:52 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals.
  • Former lawmaker Green dies at 62

    Former lawmaker Green dies at 62

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:54:42 GMT
    GLOSTER, Miss. (AP) - Former state Rep. David Green, who championed higher salaries for state employees in a 26-year career in the Mississippi House, has died after an extended illness.
    GLOSTER, Miss. (AP) - Former state Rep. David Green, who championed higher salaries for state employees in a 26-year career in the Mississippi House, has died after an extended illness.
  • Central's school superintendent gets high marks

    Central's school superintendent gets high marks

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:51:41 GMT
    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central School Board has voted to give Superintendent Michael Faulk an almost perfect job evaluation and agreed to extend his contract one more year, meaning it won't expire until Dec. 31, 2016.
    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central School Board has voted to give Superintendent Michael Faulk an almost perfect job evaluation and agreed to extend his contract one more year, meaning it won't expire until Dec. 31, 2016.
  • German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

    German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:49:55 GMT
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    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home.
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    A look at some new laws that take effect Friday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:47:08 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hundreds of new laws take effect Friday, with the start of August.
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    Island overrun by hundreds of cats

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:25:47 GMT
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) - A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years.
  • Monroe women robbed while sitting in parked car

    Monroe women robbed while sitting in parked car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:53:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are seeking a suspect who pulled a gun on two women parked at a Monroe convenience store.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are seeking a suspect who pulled a gun on two women parked at a Monroe convenience store.
  • 2014 Motor Vehicle Law Amendments to affect Louisiana drivers

    2014 Motor Vehicle Law Amendments to affect Louisiana drivers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:46:42 GMT
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    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) -Beginning August 1st, Friday, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state.
  • Man attempts suicide in courtroom

    Man attempts suicide in courtroom

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:46:31 GMT
    APNewsNow. ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man who was found guilty in a St. Martinville courtroom of five counts of aggravated incest attempted suicide in the courtroom.
    APNewsNow. ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man who was found guilty in a St. Martinville courtroom of five counts of aggravated incest attempted suicide in the courtroom.
  • Downed Power Line Near Target

    Downed Power Line Near Target

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:22:02 GMT
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    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Power line down across the road. 
  • 16 thousand bras hang from Vicksburg's Old Mississippi River Bridge

    16 thousand bras hang from Vicksburg's Old Mississippi River Bridge

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    VICKSBURG, MS. (KNOE 8 News)- Over 16 thousand bras of every size shape and color lined the entire span of the Mississippi River bridge at Vicksburg.
    VICKSBURG, MS. (KNOE 8 News)- Over 16 thousand bras of every size shape and color lined the entire span of the Mississippi River bridge at Vicksburg.
  • 28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:51:09 GMT
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
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