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  • Caldwell taking big insurance company to court

    Caldwell taking big insurance company to court

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:05:17 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In an unprecedented move Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is suing one of the largest insurance companies in the state. On Tuesday, he announced he's taking State Farm to court. State Farm covers 33-percent of Louisiana drivers and Caldwell says it's been deceiving its customers and it's the auto body shop owners who say they are being forced to put savings before safety. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In an unprecedented move Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is suing one of the largest insurance companies in the state. On Tuesday, he announced he's taking State Farm to court. State Farm covers 33-percent of Louisiana drivers and Caldwell says it's been deceiving its customers and it's the auto body shop owners who say they are being forced to put savings before safety. 
  • Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter has record numbers of stray and unwanted animals

    Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter has record numbers of stray and unwanted animals

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:24:37 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. ( KNOE 8 News) - No one wants to think of an animal shelter as the last stop for a stray or unwanted dog or cat, but the sad reality is there are too many animals needing forever homes and too few people not wanting to take them in. 
    WEST MONROE, La. ( KNOE 8 News) - No one wants to think of an animal shelter as the last stop for a stray or unwanted dog or cat, but the sad reality is there are too many animals needing forever homes and too few people not wanting to take them in. 
  • Louisiana Purchase Zoo making strides to regain accreditation while other projects are put on hold

    Louisiana Purchase Zoo making strides to regain accreditation while other projects are put on hold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:12:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The splash pad at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo should be flowing with water, but the money had to flow elsewhere.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The splash pad at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo should be flowing with water, but the money had to flow elsewhere.
  • La. Job Connection now open to job seekers

    La. Job Connection now open to job seekers

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:48:24 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. — (LouisianaJobConnection.com) launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana.
    BATON ROUGE, La. — (LouisianaJobConnection.com) launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana.
  • Attorney general files suit against State Farm Auto Insurance

    Attorney general files suit against State Farm Auto Insurance

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:27:16 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News La. AG) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Insurance alleging the nationwide insurer has engaged in a pattern of unfair and fraudulent business practices.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News La. AG) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Insurance alleging the nationwide insurer has engaged in a pattern of unfair and fraudulent business practices.
  • Mayo and Landrieu first in line to qualify Wednesday morning

    Mayo and Landrieu first in line to qualify Wednesday morning

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:44:05 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. - (KNOE 8 News) - Qualifying begins for the November Congressional Primary on Wednesday, August 20th and runs through Friday, August 22nd.
    BATON ROUGE, La. - (KNOE 8 News) - Qualifying begins for the November Congressional Primary on Wednesday, August 20th and runs through Friday, August 22nd.
  • Eric T. Hendrix was arrested on Extortion

    Eric T. Hendrix was arrested on Extortion

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:34:09 GMT
    Bastrop, La. (KNOE & Morehouse Parish Sheriff Department)- Eric T. Hendrix was arrested after a complainant came to Morehouse Parish Sheriff Dept.
    Bastrop, La. (KNOE & Morehouse Parish Sheriff Department)- Eric T. Hendrix was arrested after a complainant came to Morehouse Parish Sheriff Dept.
  • Governor Jindal and Graphic Packaging International announce $41.5 million capital investment paper mill

    Governor Jindal and Graphic Packaging International announce $41.5 million capital investment paper mill

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:37:45 GMT
    Baton Rouge, LA (KNOE & State of Louisiana Office)- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Graphic Packaging International Inc. announced a $41.5 million investment in the company's paper mill in West Monroe to upgrade production machinery.
    Baton Rouge, LA (KNOE & State of Louisiana Office)- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Graphic Packaging International Inc. announced a $41.5 million investment in the company's paper mill in West Monroe to upgrade production machinery.
  • Ouachita Parish approves property taxes for 2014

    Ouachita Parish approves property taxes for 2014

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:41:28 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish Police Jury will keep the same property millage rates as last year for all taxes levied except for one.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish Police Jury will keep the same property millage rates as last year for all taxes levied except for one.
  • Dozens seek release of video in Wal-Mart shooting

    Dozens seek release of video in Wal-Mart shooting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:39:37 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Ohio attorney general's office to call for the release of store security video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Ohio attorney general's office to call for the release of store security video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart.
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:36:13 GMT
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference.
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference.
  • Lee Co. approves $1.5 million E911 payment

    Lee Co. approves $1.5 million E911 payment

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:32:53 GMT
    TOPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Lee County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.5 million payment on the $7.5 million countywide emergency communications upgrade, a system receiving rave reviews from users.
    TOPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Lee County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.5 million payment on the $7.5 million countywide emergency communications upgrade, a system receiving rave reviews from users.
  • Kansas City Police officer controversy in the Michael Brown Shooting

    Kansas City Police officer controversy in the Michael Brown Shooting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:23:30 GMT
    A Kansas city police department officer faces an internal review after venting on social media about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
    A Kansas city police department officer faces an internal review after venting on social media about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally

    McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:16:16 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.
    NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants.
  • Chicago fans cheer on Jackie Robinson West

    Chicago fans cheer on Jackie Robinson West

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:14:39 GMT
    Chicago, IL (CNN)- Chicago has been cheering on 'Jackie Robinson West' baseball team in the little league world series.
    Chicago, IL (CNN)- Chicago has been cheering on 'Jackie Robinson West' baseball team in the little league world series.
  • US actress cites roots for husband burial in Oslo

    US actress cites roots for husband burial in Oslo

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:10:07 GMT
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A spokeswoman for the funeral service agency in the Norwegian capital says the wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as a reason for burying her late husband in Oslo.
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A spokeswoman for the funeral service agency in the Norwegian capital says the wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as a reason for burying her late husband in Oslo.
  • GameStop CEO treated for cancerous brain tumor

    GameStop CEO treated for cancerous brain tumor

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:08:11 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - GameStop Corp. says its CEO Paul Raines had surgery last week to remove a cancerous brain tumor.
    NEW YORK (AP) - GameStop Corp. says its CEO Paul Raines had surgery last week to remove a cancerous brain tumor.
  • Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits

    Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:59:07 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York fashion student is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she designed a backpack for Barnes Noble and hasn't made any money off the top-selling bag.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York fashion student is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she designed a backpack for Barnes Noble and hasn't made any money off the top-selling bag.
  • Jogger Rescues 2 Children From Brookline Reservoir

    Jogger Rescues 2 Children From Brookline Reservoir

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:55:39 GMT
    Brookline, MA (CBS) – Two children were rescued from the Brookline Reservoir on Monday afternoon.
    Brookline, MA (CBS) – Two children were rescued from the Brookline Reservoir on Monday afternoon.
  • Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

    Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:47:19 GMT
    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A defense attorney grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak.
    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A defense attorney grilled a key prosecution witness in the trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak.
  • DA taking NY police chokehold death to grand jury

    DA taking NY police chokehold death to grand jury

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:45:35 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.
  • Ex-governor's sister says money was not a problem

    Ex-governor's sister says money was not a problem

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:41:51 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's sister says she had plenty of money to support a struggling real estate venture that has been an issue in her brother's public corruption trial.
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's sister says she had plenty of money to support a struggling real estate venture that has been an issue in her brother's public corruption trial.
  • Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

    Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:26:22 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.
    DETROIT (AP) - Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.
  • Man charged in incident where police shot truck

    Man charged in incident where police shot truck

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:25:23 GMT
    TCHULA, Miss. (AP) - Police officials have remained mum about an officer-involved shooting more than a week ago in Tchula that landed a civilian in jail.
    TCHULA, Miss. (AP) - Police officials have remained mum about an officer-involved shooting more than a week ago in Tchula that landed a civilian in jail.
  • Northwestern State has 9 president finalists

    Northwestern State has 9 president finalists

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:24:27 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana system says consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana system says consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University.
  • Pascagoula residents press pollution concerns

    Pascagoula residents press pollution concerns

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:23:29 GMT
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Residents of a Pascagoula neighborhood near one of Mississippi's most heavily industrialized areas want Jackson County officials to help them get relief from industrial pollution concerns.
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Residents of a Pascagoula neighborhood near one of Mississippi's most heavily industrialized areas want Jackson County officials to help them get relief from industrial pollution concerns.
  • Texarkana hotel group to pay $915K

    Texarkana hotel group to pay $915K

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:22:33 GMT
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A settlement has been reached between a Texarkana hotel owner and the contractors who built the city's new convention center and hotel.
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A settlement has been reached between a Texarkana hotel owner and the contractors who built the city's new convention center and hotel.
  • 13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire

    13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:21:37 GMT
    MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - An out-of-control wildfire is growing near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
    MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - An out-of-control wildfire is growing near Yosemite National Park in Central California.
  • Second Ala. victim identified in Miss. crash

    Second Ala. victim identified in Miss. crash

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:20:46 GMT
    ESCATAWPA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say the second person who died Saturday night in a head-on collision on Mississippi 63 near Escatawpa has been identified as 54-year-old Michael Gaffney, of Mobile, Alabama.
    ESCATAWPA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say the second person who died Saturday night in a head-on collision on Mississippi 63 near Escatawpa has been identified as 54-year-old Michael Gaffney, of Mobile, Alabama.
  • Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

    Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:19:42 GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's defense minister says the remains of at least 16 people killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine last month will be returned to Malaysia this week.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's defense minister says the remains of at least 16 people killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine last month will be returned to Malaysia this week.
  • Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:18:12 GMT
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Florida say a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him.
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Florida say a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him.
  • Brita recalling children's water bottles

    Brita recalling children's water bottles

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:17:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
  • Today's Highlight in History:

    Today's Highlight in History:

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:12:29 GMT
    On August 19, A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome's first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius.
    On August 19, A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Rome's first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius.
  • India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

    India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:04:44 GMT
    NEW DELHI (AP) - Police say they have arrested the head of India's film censorship board for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for speeding up the approval of a film.
    NEW DELHI (AP) - Police say they have arrested the head of India's film censorship board for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for speeding up the approval of a film.
  • Terrebonne seeks crackdown on illegal dumping

    Terrebonne seeks crackdown on illegal dumping

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:57:57 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Illegal disposal of trash has caught the attention of the Terrebonne Parish Council.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Illegal disposal of trash has caught the attention of the Terrebonne Parish Council.
  • Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

    Michigan girl mauled by raccoon finishes surgeries

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:56:06 GMT
    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby is celebrating the completion of two years' worth of reconstructive surgical procedures.
    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby is celebrating the completion of two years' worth of reconstructive surgical procedures.
  • Arkansas men file lawsuit over police encryption

    Arkansas men file lawsuit over police encryption

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:53:30 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two brothers have filed a lawsuit accusing the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock of violating state law by blocking access to police communications. Brandon and Jeremy Mullens filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Friday.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two brothers have filed a lawsuit accusing the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock of violating state law by blocking access to police communications. Brandon and Jeremy Mullens filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Friday.
  • Contractor struggles with delays on La. 73 project

    Contractor struggles with delays on La. 73 project

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:51:24 GMT
    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - A $15.5 million project to widen La. Highway 73 in Ascension Parish faces more delays.
    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - A $15.5 million project to widen La. Highway 73 in Ascension Parish faces more delays.
  • Livingston's mosquito control program nears end

    Livingston's mosquito control program nears end

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:45:01 GMT
    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - After two failed tax proposals and the expiration of an assessment fee, Livingston Parish's mosquito abatement program is on its last legs.
    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - After two failed tax proposals and the expiration of an assessment fee, Livingston Parish's mosquito abatement program is on its last legs.
  • Woman sentenced to 8 years in Medicare fraud case

    Woman sentenced to 8 years in Medicare fraud case

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:34:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for orchestrating an elaborate scheme to bilk Medicare out of hundreds of millions of dollars for unnecessary or never-provided services.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for orchestrating an elaborate scheme to bilk Medicare out of hundreds of millions of dollars for unnecessary or never-provided services.
  • His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

    His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:31:24 GMT
    EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) - Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.
    EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) - Herman "Hy" Goldman turned 101 this weekend and won't quit after 73 years working at the same New Jersey job.
  • Vermilion-Lafayette boundary dispute goes to court

    Vermilion-Lafayette boundary dispute goes to court

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:17:36 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Vermilion Parish is fighting efforts by neighboring Lafayette Parish to move the parish line farther south.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Vermilion Parish is fighting efforts by neighboring Lafayette Parish to move the parish line farther south.
  • LSUA students fill residence hall on move-in day

    LSUA students fill residence hall on move-in day

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:15:17 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Despite having a large commuter population, Louisiana State University of Alexandria had more than 300 students move into The Oaks Residence Hall.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Despite having a large commuter population, Louisiana State University of Alexandria had more than 300 students move into The Oaks Residence Hall.
  • Olive Branch budget to include tax increase

    Olive Branch budget to include tax increase

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:07:44 GMT
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch's mayor is expected to propose a $30.4 million budget that includes what could be the city's first tax increase in seven years.
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch's mayor is expected to propose a $30.4 million budget that includes what could be the city's first tax increase in seven years.
  • Jackson Co. jail on target to be complete in May

    Jackson Co. jail on target to be complete in May

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:05:30 GMT
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Seven months into construction of the $27 million Jackson County jail, all auger pilings are complete for the foundation and a portion of the slab will be poured this week.
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Seven months into construction of the $27 million Jackson County jail, all auger pilings are complete for the foundation and a portion of the slab will be poured this week.
  • Capital murder suspect's probation revoked

    Capital murder suspect's probation revoked

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:52:38 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge has revoked a capital murder suspect's probation on an unrelated grand larceny conviction involving the theft of a Harrison County deputy's patrol car.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge has revoked a capital murder suspect's probation on an unrelated grand larceny conviction involving the theft of a Harrison County deputy's patrol car.
  • In New Orleans, a change in police command

    In New Orleans, a change in police command

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:35:51 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans.
  • Vicksburg may spend money left from 2007 bonds

    Vicksburg may spend money left from 2007 bonds

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:12:05 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Vicksburg city officials say unused money from a 2007 bond issue will fund construction projects in the upcoming 2015 budget year.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Vicksburg city officials say unused money from a 2007 bond issue will fund construction projects in the upcoming 2015 budget year.
  • Arkansas lottery officials warn of phone scam

    Arkansas lottery officials warn of phone scam

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:08:41 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning about telephone scammers making false representations about people winning a prize.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning about telephone scammers making false representations about people winning a prize.
  • Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

    Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:06:14 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew.
  • US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:04:31 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to the fastest pace in eight months and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.
  • Vernon Parish to raise fees to help 911 hotline

    Vernon Parish to raise fees to help 911 hotline

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:02:41 GMT
    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vernon Parish Police Jury has increase fees and surcharges to help its floundering 911 district, and will be seeking other ways to help curb costs in the future.
    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vernon Parish Police Jury has increase fees and surcharges to help its floundering 911 district, and will be seeking other ways to help curb costs in the future.
  • Motorcycle Wreck on Louisville

    Motorcycle Wreck on Louisville

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:01:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - One woman is in the hospital this morning after a wreck on Louisville.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - One woman is in the hospital this morning after a wreck on Louisville.
  • Remember school zone laws

    Remember school zone laws

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:57:23 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Schools are back in session and the do's and dont's in school zones are clear. This means no speeding, don't be on your cell phone, be aware of your surroundings, and watch out for children.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Schools are back in session and the do's and dont's in school zones are clear. This means no speeding, don't be on your cell phone, be aware of your surroundings, and watch out for children.
  • Local hospital systems hacked, personal information compromised

    Local hospital systems hacked, personal information compromised

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:38:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Roughly 4.5 million patient-records have been hacked into. These online records include everything from phone numbers and addresses to your social security numbers and area hospitals are a part of the intended targets.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Roughly 4.5 million patient-records have been hacked into. These online records include everything from phone numbers and addresses to your social security numbers and area hospitals are a part of the intended targets.
  • Man high on drugs in church arrested

    Man high on drugs in church arrested

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:09:43 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Monroe man is sitting in jail after showing up to church filled with more than the holy spirit.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Monroe man is sitting in jail after showing up to church filled with more than the holy spirit.
  • Monroe man arrested for animal cruelty, witness speaks out

    Monroe man arrested for animal cruelty, witness speaks out

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:51:42 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Monroe man is accused of abusing several of his dogs.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Monroe man is accused of abusing several of his dogs.
  • Gas prices up nationally, down locally

    Gas prices up nationally, down locally

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:31:02 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News GasBuddy.com) - Gas prices fell again in the state of Louisiana this past week. The average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.22.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News GasBuddy.com) - Gas prices fell again in the state of Louisiana this past week. The average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.22.
  • Monroe Police seek carport thieves

    Monroe Police seek carport thieves

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:53:06 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - The Monroe Police are asking for the public's help in identifying these three suspects involved in recent thefts.The thefts have taken place in the 1100 block of Hilton Street.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - The Monroe Police are asking for the public's help in identifying these three suspects involved in recent thefts.The thefts have taken place in the 1100 block of Hilton Street.
  • Brown Family Calls for an Arrest

    Brown Family Calls for an Arrest

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:38:33 GMT
    (CNN)- An attorney representing the family of Michael Brown says there is "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot the unarmed teen.
    (CNN)- An attorney representing the family of Michael Brown says there is "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot the unarmed teen.
  • Rayville tax man booked on felony fraud charges

    Rayville tax man booked on felony fraud charges

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:34:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Dept. of Revenue) – A Rayville man faces 18 felony counts of suspected fraud in his work as a tax preparer. Donald Ray Jackson, of Spencer Street in Rayville, is accused of filing fraudulent income tax returns containing fabricated business losses.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Dept. of Revenue) – A Rayville man faces 18 felony counts of suspected fraud in his work as a tax preparer. Donald Ray Jackson, of 114 Spencer Street in Rayville, is accused of filing fraudulent income tax returns containing fabricated business losses.
  • House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

    House Democrats' campaign arm has $57M banked

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:33:30 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority raised almost $12 million last month and has close to $57 million saved.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats' uphill effort to oust Republicans from their majority raised almost $12 million last month and has close to $57 million saved.
  • Astronauts conduct spacewalk outside space station

    Astronauts conduct spacewalk outside space station

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:31:39 GMT
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Two space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk. Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemiev ventured out Monday.
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Two space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk. Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemiev ventured out Monday.
  • Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

    Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:27:56 GMT
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The defense has begun presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The first witness to testify for the defense Monday was Brenda Chamberlain, a bookkeeper for a real estate partnership owned by Bob McDonnell and his sister. Also Monday, the judge announced that another juror has been excused. The judge cited a family emergency, and the juror is replaced by an alternate. Three jurors have been lost so far,...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The defense has begun presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The first witness to testify for the defense Monday was Brenda Chamberlain, a bookkeeper for a real estate partnership owned by Bob McDonnell and his sister. Also Monday, the judge announced that another juror has been excused. The judge cited a family emergency, and the juror is replaced by an alternate. Three jurors have been lost so far,...
  • Woman who witnesses Michael Brown's shooting describes the scene on that day, Aug. 9th

    Woman who witnesses Michael Brown's shooting describes the scene on that day, Aug. 9th

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:25:49 GMT
    (CNN)- We are hearing new accounts of what happened the day a police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
    (CNN)- We are hearing new accounts of what happened the day a police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Million dollar closet heist items all fake?

    Million dollar closet heist items all fake?

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:14:37 GMT
    A new twist in the reported theft of a Texas socialite's pricey closet. Weeks after someone broke into a multi-million dollar home and stole purses and jewelry.
    A new twist in the reported theft of a Texas socialite's pricey closet. Weeks after someone broke into a multi-million dollar home and stole purses and jewelry.
  • Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

    Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:06:32 GMT
    YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.
    YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.
  • Lawyer: NYC subway stabbing was self-defense

    Lawyer: NYC subway stabbing was self-defense

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:03:18 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A defense lawyer says a man accused of drunkenly stabbing three people on a New York City subway platform was just defending himself. Ivan DeLeon was arraigned Sunday on assault and other charges in Saturday's violence at a subway station under Grand Central Terminal. Defense attorney Alan Abramson says DeLeon "had to fight for his life" while being "viciously beaten by a group of men." Abramson says DeLeon was left with bruises on his face. Prosecutors, however, say it starte...
    NEW YORK (AP) - A defense lawyer says a man accused of drunkenly stabbing three people on a New York City subway platform was just defending himself. Ivan DeLeon was arraigned Sunday on assault and other charges in Saturday's violence at a subway station under Grand Central Terminal. Defense attorney Alan Abramson says DeLeon "had to fight for his life" while being "viciously beaten by a group of men." Abramson says DeLeon was left with bruises on his face. Prosecutors, however, say it starte...
  • Woman arrested in stabbing death of Shreveport man

    Woman arrested in stabbing death of Shreveport man

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:01:34 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a 40-year-old man is dead and a 36-year-old woman has been booked with second-degree murder. A fatal stabbing happened Sunday morning at a West Shreveport home. Police say Valerie Bass is accused of stabbing Isaac McClain in the neck. Officers found McClain in the front yard of a home he shared with his girlfriend, 35-year-old Theresa Ascott. McClain was pronounced dead at nearby hospital. Detectives believe the stabbing was sparked by an argument ...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a 40-year-old man is dead and a 36-year-old woman has been booked with second-degree murder. A fatal stabbing happened Sunday morning at a West Shreveport home. Police say Valerie Bass is accused of stabbing Isaac McClain in the neck. Officers found McClain in the front yard of a home he shared with his girlfriend, 35-year-old Theresa Ascott. McClain was pronounced dead at nearby hospital. Detectives believe the stabbing was sparked by an argument ...
  • Logan County considers developing new jail

    Logan County considers developing new jail

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:57:18 GMT
    PARIS, Ark. (AP) - After discussions for a shared jail between two western Arkansas counties fell through, one of the counties says it's moving forward to develop plans to build its own facility.
    PARIS, Ark. (AP) - After discussions for a shared jail between two western Arkansas counties fell through, one of the counties says it's moving forward to develop plans to build its own facility.
  • Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

    Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:55:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients.
  • Cedric the Entertainer comments on Ferguson situation

    Cedric the Entertainer comments on Ferguson situation

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:53:02 GMT
    (AP)- Right now it feels as though the young man had no weapon.
    (AP)- Right now it feels as though the young man had no weapon.
  • US homebuilder confidence rises in August

    US homebuilder confidence rises in August

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:48:36 GMT
    (AP)- U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
    (AP)- U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer.
  • NBC's 'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment

    NBC's 'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:45:01 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC is giving its No. 1 drama, "The Blacklist," an A-list marketing push with ads and promotions.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC is giving its No. 1 drama, "The Blacklist," an A-list marketing push with ads and promotions.
  • Fall on France's Mont Blanc kills 3 more climbers

    Fall on France's Mont Blanc kills 3 more climbers

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:42:38 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc.
    PARIS (AP) - The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc.
  • ABC news anchor elizabeth vargas back in rehab?

    ABC news anchor elizabeth vargas back in rehab?

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:40:48 GMT
    (CNN)- ABC news reporter and 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is back in rehab.
    (CNN)- ABC news reporter and 20/20 co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is back in rehab.
  • Today's Highlight in History:

    Today's Highlight in History:

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:19:13 GMT
    On August 18, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I, saying, "The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name during these days that are to try men's souls."
    On August 18, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I, saying, "The United States must be neutral in fact as well as in name during these days that are to try men's souls."
  • Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    Judge hearing arguments in Common Core lawsuit

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:12:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards. District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request. The Common Core standards are math and English benchmarks describing what students should know after completing each grade. Seven parents and two teachers, along with a charter school organization, sued Jindal...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of teachers and parents who support Common Core is asking a state judge to invalidate Gov. Bobby Jindal's actions against the multi-state education standards. District Judge Todd Hernandez is hearing arguments Monday in the preliminary injunction request. The Common Core standards are math and English benchmarks describing what students should know after completing each grade. Seven parents and two teachers, along with a charter school organization, sued Jindal...
  • La. making push against drunk driving

    La. making push against drunk driving

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:11:03 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Law enforcement from around the state are in the midst of a statewide push to curb impaired driving.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Law enforcement from around the state are in the midst of a statewide push to curb impaired driving.
  • Passenger totals rising at Shreveport airport

    Passenger totals rising at Shreveport airport

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:08:59 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Officials of Shreveport Regional Airport say the number of passengers using the facility rose in July. The increase marked the ninth consecutive monthly rise in passengers. During the first seven months of 2014, the airport reports 366,082 passengers used Shreveport Regional. That's an increase of nearly 30,000 passengers over the same period in 2013. Shreveport Airport Authority spokesman Bryan Francis says officials believe the increased airport use is being driven by...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Officials of Shreveport Regional Airport say the number of passengers using the facility rose in July. The increase marked the ninth consecutive monthly rise in passengers. During the first seven months of 2014, the airport reports 366,082 passengers used Shreveport Regional. That's an increase of nearly 30,000 passengers over the same period in 2013. Shreveport Airport Authority spokesman Bryan Francis says officials believe the increased airport use is being driven by...
  • Can you afford to have a baby?

    Can you afford to have a baby?

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:05:55 GMT
    (CNN)- If having a baby is on the brain, a look of your finances may be too.
    (CNN)- If having a baby is on the brain, a look of your finances may be too.
  • Man run over, killed on Interstate 10

    Man run over, killed on Interstate 10

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:51:27 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an unidentified man died after he was hit by least two vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say an unidentified man died after he was hit by least two vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10.
  • Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound alligator

    Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound alligator

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:49:38 GMT
    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.
    CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.
  • Deputies: Parents passing out on heroin

    Deputies: Parents passing out on heroin

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:46:29 GMT
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a mother and father passed out on heroin with their two young sons in the car.
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a mother and father passed out on heroin with their two young sons in the car.
  • Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized

    Some who fled Liberia Ebola clinic re-hospitalized

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:44:42 GMT
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - An official says some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center when it was looted in Liberia's capital are again under observation.
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - An official says some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center when it was looted in Liberia's capital are again under observation.
  • Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

    Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:43:08 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult.
  • La. making push against drunk driving

    La. making push against drunk driving

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:41:23 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Law enforcement from around the state are in the midst of a statewide push to curb impaired driving.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Law enforcement from around the state are in the midst of a statewide push to curb impaired driving.
  • I-65 reopens at site of Tenn. tanker explosion

    I-65 reopens at site of Tenn. tanker explosion

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:38:22 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The site where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire on Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee has reopened to traffic.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The site where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire on Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee has reopened to traffic.
  • Plane crash in Natchitoches kills 1, injures 1

    Plane crash in Natchitoches kills 1, injures 1

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:35:52 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Police say one man died and another man suffered injuries when a small place crashed into a soybean field in Natchitoches.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Police say one man died and another man suffered injuries when a small place crashed into a soybean field in Natchitoches.
  • Fatah: Activists in Gaza under Hamas house arrest

    Fatah: Activists in Gaza under Hamas house arrest

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:32:53 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Fatah officials say the rival Hamas movement has placed scores of Fatah activists in Gaza under house arrest during the Gaza war and has shot several in the legs for not staying indoors.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Fatah officials say the rival Hamas movement has placed scores of Fatah activists in Gaza under house arrest during the Gaza war and has shot several in the legs for not staying indoors.
  • Sheriff's office: Teen killed in Redfield crash

    Sheriff's office: Teen killed in Redfield crash

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:30:51 GMT
    REDFIELD, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a Jefferson County teenager was killed in a single-vehicle wreck near Redfield. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Sunday evening on River Road. According to the sheriff's office, 17-year-old Cody Farley of Redfield was a passenger in a vehicle that spun out of control and overturned five times. Farley was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff's office says the driver of the vehicl...
    REDFIELD, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a Jefferson County teenager was killed in a single-vehicle wreck near Redfield. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Sunday evening on River Road. According to the sheriff's office, 17-year-old Cody Farley of Redfield was a passenger in a vehicle that spun out of control and overturned five times. Farley was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff's office says the driver of the vehicl...
  • Woman killed in West Feliciana Parish crash

    Woman killed in West Feliciana Parish crash

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:26:09 GMT
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - State police a 58-year-old woman died when she drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle on U.S. Highway 61 in West Feliciana Parish.
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - State police a 58-year-old woman died when she drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle on U.S. Highway 61 in West Feliciana Parish.
  • Police: Arkansas man shot in arm at home

    Police: Arkansas man shot in arm at home

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:23:58 GMT
    BOONEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Booneville police say they're searching for three suspects involved in a residential shooting. Police Chief Albert Brown tells says that Tommy Johnson was shot at his home Saturday evening. Brown says three suspects knocked on Johnson's home and then shot him with a .22-caliber pistol. He says Johnson suffered a superficial wound to his arm and refused medical treatment. Brown says he was unsure of Johnson's age. He says four people were at the home during the shooting...
    BOONEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Booneville police say they're searching for three suspects involved in a residential shooting. Police Chief Albert Brown tells says that Tommy Johnson was shot at his home Saturday evening. Brown says three suspects knocked on Johnson's home and then shot him with a .22-caliber pistol. He says Johnson suffered a superficial wound to his arm and refused medical treatment. Brown says he was unsure of Johnson's age. He says four people were at the home during the shooting...
  • Assessor finds more properties through technology

    Assessor finds more properties through technology

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:20:32 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Knowledge is power - and, in Ascension Parish, it apparently also means a lot more tax revenue for local government. With a trove of new data collected earlier this year through an aerial imagery project, new electronically submitted building permits and an updated website, Ascension Parish Assessor M.J. Smiley Jr. is adding existing, unreported properties onto the tax rolls. Smiley says the projected increase is estimated to mean about $11.5 million in additional tax rev...
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Knowledge is power - and, in Ascension Parish, it apparently also means a lot more tax revenue for local government. With a trove of new data collected earlier this year through an aerial imagery project, new electronically submitted building permits and an updated website, Ascension Parish Assessor M.J. Smiley Jr. is adding existing, unreported properties onto the tax rolls. Smiley says the projected increase is estimated to mean about $11.5 million in additional tax rev...
  • Police: Arkansas man charge in officer assault

    Police: Arkansas man charge in officer assault

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:17:59 GMT
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have charged a man after a police pursuit that left both the man and an officer injured. 53-year-old Rory Gregory is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing, theft and resisting arrest using force. Mountain Home Police say officer Larry Caruso pursued Gregory's truck Saturday night along U.S. Highway 62 because of a suspected theft. Police say Gregory rammed the officer's car. They say Caruso got out to arrest Gregory, who tried to run over the...
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have charged a man after a police pursuit that left both the man and an officer injured. 53-year-old Rory Gregory is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing, theft and resisting arrest using force. Mountain Home Police say officer Larry Caruso pursued Gregory's truck Saturday night along U.S. Highway 62 because of a suspected theft. Police say Gregory rammed the officer's car. They say Caruso got out to arrest Gregory, who tried to run over the...
  • Natchez officials want appointed city clerk

    Natchez officials want appointed city clerk

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:15:39 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A year has passed since the Natchez Board of Aldermen first discussed changing the city's charter to make the city clerk an appointed rather than elected position.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A year has passed since the Natchez Board of Aldermen first discussed changing the city's charter to make the city clerk an appointed rather than elected position.
  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

    Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:12:46 GMT
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid. Dollar General Corp. said Monday that it would pay $78.50 per share in cash, 3 percent higher than Family Dollar Stores Inc.'s Friday closing price of $76.06. Last month Dollar Tree Inc. made an $8.5 billion bid for Family Dollar. It offered to pay $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tr...
    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid. Dollar General Corp. said Monday that it would pay $78.50 per share in cash, 3 percent higher than Family Dollar Stores Inc.'s Friday closing price of $76.06. Last month Dollar Tree Inc. made an $8.5 billion bid for Family Dollar. It offered to pay $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tr...
  • Juvenile Justice details explained by judge

    Juvenile Justice details explained by judge

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:10:03 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - An Adams County judge says elected officials missed important details last week during budget discussions.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - An Adams County judge says elected officials missed important details last week during budget discussions.
  • Parks board awaits countywide 'green' blueprint

    Parks board awaits countywide 'green' blueprint

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:07:50 GMT
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Recreational District Commission has endorsed and sent to the Board of Supervisors for final approval a management agreement for Lake Cormorant Park. The action comes as the commissioners make ready to receive a comprehensive countywide "green resources" blueprint and public involvement. The operations pact was drawn up by commission counsel Tony Nowak for Lake Cormorant, one of the seven parks overseen by the recreation panel. Under the accord, the North Mis...
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Recreational District Commission has endorsed and sent to the Board of Supervisors for final approval a management agreement for Lake Cormorant Park. The action comes as the commissioners make ready to receive a comprehensive countywide "green resources" blueprint and public involvement. The operations pact was drawn up by commission counsel Tony Nowak for Lake Cormorant, one of the seven parks overseen by the recreation panel. Under the accord, the North Mis...
  • Purvis football team loses equipment in fire

    Purvis football team loses equipment in fire

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-08-18 13:05:40 GMT
    PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - A fire has destroyed Purvis High School's field house. Football coach Perry Wheat says the building was a "complete loss," and with that, so was all the football team's equipment in Saturday's fire.
    PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - A fire has destroyed Purvis High School's field house. Football coach Perry Wheat says the building was a "complete loss," and with that, so was all the football team's equipment in Saturday's fire.
  • Fatal plane crash Sunday morning in Natchitoches

    Fatal plane crash Sunday morning in Natchitoches

    Sunday, August 17 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-18 01:23:39 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News NPD) - An elderly man is dead and another man seriously injured after a plane crash in Natchitoches  Sunday morning.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News NPD) - An elderly man is dead and another man seriously injured after a plane crash in Natchitoches  Sunday morning.
  • West Monroe man looking at several charges of domestic violence.

    West Monroe man looking at several charges of domestic violence.

    Sunday, August 17 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-17 19:02:02 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe man is looking at several charges related to domestic violence. West Monroe Police say they were contacted by the victim who claimed, on different occasions; Mark Couch had taken her phone away, threatened to kill her, held a knife to her throat and threatened to cut her if she left an apartment and even intentionally ran into the back of her car.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe man is looking at several charges related to domestic violence. West Monroe Police say they were contacted by the victim who claimed, on different occasions; Mark Couch had taken her phone away, threatened to kill her, held a knife to her throat and threatened to cut her if she left an apartment and even intentionally ran into the back of her car.
  • A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge: Tim Lavigne and Janelle Brandom

    A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge: Tim Lavigne and Janelle Brandom

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:13:04 GMT
    Monroe, LA (KNOE 8 News) - In the latest round of challenges for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, KNOE 8 News Director Bob Walters and KNOE 8 Reporter Jillian Corder challenged KNOE 8 Meteorologist Tim Lavigne and KNOE 8 Reporter Janelle Brandom live on our Friday night 6 PM newscast.Their challenge was accepted.Tim challenged KNOE 8 Meteorologist Tom Pearson and Janelle challenged KNOE 8 Reporter Jeremy Pierre to step up next.
    Monroe, LA (KNOE 8 News) - In the latest round of challenges for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, KNOE 8 News Director Bob Walters and KNOE 8 Reporter Jillian Corder challenged KNOE 8 Meteorologist Tim Lavigne and KNOE 8 Reporter Janelle Brandom live on our Friday night 6 PM newscast.Their challenge was accepted.Tim challenged KNOE 8 Meteorologist Tom Pearson and Janelle challenged KNOE 8 Reporter Jeremy Pierre to step up next.
  • Investigators say morning fire is arson

    Investigators say morning fire is arson

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:01:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday morning an apartment complex caught fire in Monroe and fire investigators say it was set intentionally. The Monroe Fire Department was called to the complex on Elm Street around 8 a.m. A woman and her young kids were asleep inside when neighbors woke them after seeing fire and smoke coming from their apartment. Investigators say the fire looks to have been set in several different places around the apartment. Fortunately, the family did manage to escape.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday morning an apartment complex caught fire in Monroe and fire investigators say it was set intentionally. The Monroe Fire Department was called to the complex on Elm Street around 8 a.m. A woman and her young kids were asleep inside when neighbors woke them after seeing fire and smoke coming from their apartment. Investigators say the fire looks to have been set in several different places around the apartment. Fortunately, the family did manage to escape.
  • Rodeo benefits area teens

    Rodeo benefits area teens

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:59:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a Monroe tradition, the Bayou Black Open Rodeo is happening this weekend. Every year it draws thousands of people, but there is so much more to this rodeo than horses and cowboys. “You'll see whites, blacks, Hispanics; from all over the region comes to ride in this rodeo because it is a circuit of rodeos that go all over. But the Bayou Black Rodeo is one of the oldest of those rodeos and one of the biggest as far as attendance goes," organizer Gregg Smith said...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a Monroe tradition, the Bayou Black Open Rodeo is happening this weekend. Every year it draws thousands of people, but there is so much more to this rodeo than horses and cowboys. “You'll see whites, blacks, Hispanics; from all over the region comes to ride in this rodeo because it is a circuit of rodeos that go all over. But the Bayou Black Rodeo is one of the oldest of those rodeos and one of the biggest as far as attendance goes," organizer Gregg Smith said...
  • Breakfast honors pro-life legislators

    Breakfast honors pro-life legislators

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:54:54 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday morning, a prayer breakfast for Louisiana's most staunch pro-life law-makers took place over at the Vantage Tower in Downtown Monroe. About 200 people attended to honor legislators with a 100 percent pro-life voting record. Representatives Katrina Jackson and Frank Hoffman got special recognition for the measures they wrote this legislative session. The breakfast was put on by Louisiana Right to Life, Life Choices of Monroe and several area churches.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday morning, a prayer breakfast for Louisiana's most staunch pro-life law-makers took place over at the Vantage Tower in Downtown Monroe. About 200 people attended to honor legislators with a 100 percent pro-life voting record. Representatives Katrina Jackson and Frank Hoffman got special recognition for the measures they wrote this legislative session. The breakfast was put on by Louisiana Right to Life, Life Choices of Monroe and several area churches.
  • Church hosts back to school bash

    Church hosts back to school bash

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:53:36 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - What better way to kick off the school year than with a bash? Kids enjoyed free hot dogs, snow cones, face painting and games at Kiroli Park. The bash was put on by North Crossing Church. Organizers say it was meant to help get kids excited about going back to school.At the bash were drawings for several $50 gift-cards to help pay for some of those back to school supplies. We're told the winners will be contacted on Monday.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - What better way to kick off the school year than with a bash? Kids enjoyed free hot dogs, snow cones, face painting and games at Kiroli Park. The bash was put on by North Crossing Church. Organizers say it was meant to help get kids excited about going back to school.At the bash were drawings for several $50 gift-cards to help pay for some of those back to school supplies. We're told the winners will be contacted on Monday.
  • Texas man arrested for Monroe murder

    Texas man arrested for Monroe murder

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:00:24 GMT
    Monroe, La.- A Texas man has been arrested in San Antonio on four serious crimes that allegedly happened in Monroe, LA. Matthew Edward Alexander, 29, was arrested by University Police at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, where Alexander is a law student. According to the booking report from the Bexar County Jail, Alexander was booked on two counts of murder and two counts of arson. According to Andrew Festa, the St. Mary's University Spokesman, Alexander was set to...
    Monroe, La.- A Texas man has been arrested in San Antonio on four serious crimes that allegedly happened in Monroe, LA. Matthew Edward Alexander, 29, was arrested by University Police at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, where Alexander is a law student. According to the booking report from the Bexar County Jail, Alexander was booked on two counts of murder and two counts of arson. According to Andrew Festa, the St. Mary's University Spokesman, Alexander was set to...
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