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  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigating possible child abduction

    Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigating possible child abduction

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:35:32 GMT
    BAWCOMVILLE, La. (KNOE8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe. Investigation revealed two young children were playing near Brown St. in Bawcomville earlier today.  
    BAWCOMVILLE, La. (KNOE8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe. Investigation revealed two young children were playing near Brown St. in Bawcomville earlier today.  
  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:29:52 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
  • CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

    CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:27:54 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.
  • Arkansas military base on lockdown

    Arkansas military base on lockdown

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:23:20 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual.
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual.
  • Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:12:41 GMT
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
  • Sheriff Russell Issues Phone Scam Warning

    Sheriff Russell Issues Phone Scam Warning

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:06:09 GMT
    The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating complaints concerning a phone scam. The victims receive a phone call where the caller identifies himself as a deputy sheriff. The caller states the victim received a traffic violation notice via mail but it had not been paid, resulting in a warrant being issued for their arrest.The caller then advises the victim they can avoid arrest and instead pay the fine by purchasing a Green Dot cash card in an amount that will be in excess ...
    The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating complaints concerning a phone scam. The victims receive a phone call where the caller identifies himself as a deputy sheriff. The caller states the victim received a traffic violation notice via mail but it had not been paid, resulting in a warrant being issued for their arrest.The caller then advises the victim they can avoid arrest and instead pay the fine by purchasing a Green Dot cash card in an amount that will be in excess ...
  • Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:01:53 GMT
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
  • Officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.

    Officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:32 GMT
    On 7-22-2014 around 10:00 P.M. officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.
    On 7-22-2014 around 10:00 P.M. officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.
  • No more arguments in La. gay marriage case

    No more arguments in La. gay marriage case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:52:55 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
  • Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

    Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:50:43 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
    DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
  • Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:46:58 GMT
    DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
    DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
  • Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:43:11 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:40:43 GMT
    BATH, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.
    BATH, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.
  • Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

    Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:38:38 GMT
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.
  • Scott Walker facing sentencing

    Scott Walker facing sentencing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:33:35 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Hattiesburg on one count of federal program fraud and one count of conspiracy.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Hattiesburg on one count of federal program fraud and one count of conspiracy.
  • Superintendent: School supplies can't wait

    Superintendent: School supplies can't wait

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:31:27 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Superintendent Pat Cooper is asking the school board to give officials permission to purchase $500,000 in academic supplies for the upcoming school year.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Superintendent Pat Cooper is asking the school board to give officials permission to purchase $500,000 in academic supplies for the upcoming school year.
  • Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:28:34 GMT
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home.
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home.
  • Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:27:05 GMT
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home. The Garland County Sheriff's Department says the 26-year-old grandson was airlifted to a hospital after he was shot once in his abdomen Tuesday by his 68-year-old grandfather. Police say the two were arguing in the kitchen when the younger man threatened his grandfather with a knife and charged at him. Officers say they don't know what started the argument between th...
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home. The Garland County Sheriff's Department says the 26-year-old grandson was airlifted to a hospital after he was shot once in his abdomen Tuesday by his 68-year-old grandfather. Police say the two were arguing in the kitchen when the younger man threatened his grandfather with a knife and charged at him. Officers say they don't know what started the argument between th...
  • Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights

    Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:22:59 GMT
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
  • Unknown substance turns Arkansas creek green

    Unknown substance turns Arkansas creek green

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:19:39 GMT
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Officials are trying to identify an unknown liquid that has turned a creek in southern Arkansas bright green.
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Officials are trying to identify an unknown liquid that has turned a creek in southern Arkansas bright green.
  • PLANE CARRYING BODIES ARRIVES IN NETHERLANDS

    PLANE CARRYING BODIES ARRIVES IN NETHERLANDS

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:16:30 GMT
    The victims' remains of the Malaysia airlines flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday.
    The victims' remains of the Malaysia airlines flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday.

  • Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:11:55 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.
  • Study: 5 of 6 Baton Rouge Lakes must be dredged

    Study: 5 of 6 Baton Rouge Lakes must be dredged

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:04:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An environmental study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation found that five out of six of the Baton Rouge Lakes are too shallow, confirming the need to dredge the lakes to prevent them from reverting to swampland. In March, BRAF announced the project "Destination: The Lakes," a plan to deepen the lakes and improve the pathways and amenities in the surrounding areas. BRAF commissioned the study by GEC Inc., which will be integrated into the master plan of sol...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An environmental study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation found that five out of six of the Baton Rouge Lakes are too shallow, confirming the need to dredge the lakes to prevent them from reverting to swampland. In March, BRAF announced the project "Destination: The Lakes," a plan to deepen the lakes and improve the pathways and amenities in the surrounding areas. BRAF commissioned the study by GEC Inc., which will be integrated into the master plan of sol...
  • Arkansas university to cut 16 jobs in 2 years

    Arkansas university to cut 16 jobs in 2 years

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:01:53 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas university says it will cut 16 jobs in two years as it phases out a printing unit.
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas university says it will cut 16 jobs in two years as it phases out a printing unit.
  • Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17

    Tour de France pack off on short, steep Stage 17

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:58:43 GMT
    PLA D'ADET, France (AP) - The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.
    PLA D'ADET, France (AP) - The Tour de France pack has embarked on Stage 17, the shortest leg of the three-week race featuring three tough climbs plus an uphill finish in the Pyrenees.
  • 2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

    2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:55:22 GMT
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.
  • LeBron James wows fans in Hong Kong

    LeBron James wows fans in Hong Kong

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:51:47 GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) - LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China.
    HONG KONG (AP) - LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China.
  • Abu Sayyaf militants free anti-poverty workers

    Abu Sayyaf militants free anti-poverty workers

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:46:40 GMT
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials say suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted government aid workers in the south after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting a poor town to pressure the gunmen to release the captives. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman says the three workers and a companion were kidnapped last Thursday in remote Talipao town in Sulu province where they were checking on poor families to be given cash dole-outs and working on...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials say suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted government aid workers in the south after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, prompting a poor town to pressure the gunmen to release the captives. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman says the three workers and a companion were kidnapped last Thursday in remote Talipao town in Sulu province where they were checking on poor families to be given cash dole-outs and working on...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton to visit Birmingham next week

    Rev. Al Sharpton to visit Birmingham next week

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:41:57 GMT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham city officials say the Rev. Al Sharpton is planning a trip to Birmingham to help open a local chapter of the organization he heads.
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham city officials say the Rev. Al Sharpton is planning a trip to Birmingham to help open a local chapter of the organization he heads.
  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:37:50 GMT
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:35:09 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.
    LONDON (AP) - A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.
  • A.B.A.T.E. Louisiana Morehouse Parish Group

    A.B.A.T.E. Louisiana Morehouse Parish Group

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:34:20 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - A.B.A.T.E. of Louisiana Inc. Motorcycle group membership drive begins this weekend.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - A.B.A.T.E. of Louisiana Inc. Motorcycle group membership drive begins this weekend.
  • Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

    Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:31:46 GMT
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.
    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.
  • Business manager sentenced in federal court

    Business manager sentenced in federal court

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:29:07 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Addis woman has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for stealing from a Baton Rouge real estate development firm where she worked as a business manager.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Addis woman has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for stealing from a Baton Rouge real estate development firm where she worked as a business manager.
  • Harvey fire official gets $10K state ethics fine

    Harvey fire official gets $10K state ethics fine

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:26:40 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 official has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for violating state ethics laws.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 official has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for violating state ethics laws.
  • Baton Rouge men admit to federal drug charges

    Baton Rouge men admit to federal drug charges

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:23:26 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges stemming from an extensive probe - dubbed Operation I Spy - into an alleged cocaine trafficking network operating in the Baton Rouge region.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges stemming from an extensive probe - dubbed Operation I Spy - into an alleged cocaine trafficking network operating in the Baton Rouge region.
  • Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven

    Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:18:56 GMT
    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.
    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.
  • Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

    Son of British singer Adele wins privacy case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:14:53 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments.
    LONDON (AP) - British singer Adele's toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments.
  • Nov. vote decides fate of Sorrento Police Dept.

    Nov. vote decides fate of Sorrento Police Dept.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:53:03 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - Sorrento voters will decide the future of the town's police department in a special election Nov. 4 called by the town council.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - Sorrento voters will decide the future of the town's police department in a special election Nov. 4 called by the town council.
  • St. George organizers shy of needed signatures

    St. George organizers shy of needed signatures

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:49:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. George organizers say they're still shy of the 18,000 signatures needed to put the proposal to create a new city to a vote.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. George organizers say they're still shy of the 18,000 signatures needed to put the proposal to create a new city to a vote.
  • Southaven council discusses property tax increase

    Southaven council discusses property tax increase

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:46:59 GMT
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven officials have discussed a possible property tax increase to fund items in next year's budget such as hiring new police officers and firefighters along with drainage and street improvements.
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven officials have discussed a possible property tax increase to fund items in next year's budget such as hiring new police officers and firefighters along with drainage and street improvements.
  • Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

    Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:42:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries.
  • School head arrested in India after girl, 6, raped

    School head arrested in India after girl, 6, raped

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:37:58 GMT
    NEW DELHI (AP) - Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.
    NEW DELHI (AP) - Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.
  • Women business owners face gender gap, report says

    Women business owners face gender gap, report says

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:33:14 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Women who own small business are still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to getting loans and government contracts.
  • 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:28:54 GMT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, pop-culture fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.
  • Police say fake veterinarian treated 50+ pets

    Police say fake veterinarian treated 50+ pets

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:48:42 GMT
    Houston police say a man pretending to be a vet treated dozens of family pets before finally being caught.
    Houston police say a man pretending to be a vet treated dozens of family pets before finally being caught.

  • Turf field update: "We want the tax payers to benefit from this"

    Turf field update: "We want the tax payers to benefit from this"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:46:06 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Big piles of dirt have taken over the football field and tracks at three Monroe City high schools.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Big piles of dirt have taken over the football field and tracks at three Monroe City high schools.
  • West Monroe may consider sales tax hike

    West Monroe may consider sales tax hike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:06:41 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Sales tax in West Monroe could soon go up. City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday to talk about a tax election in December. We sat down with Mayor Dave Norris to find out why there's a need. 
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Sales tax in West Monroe could soon go up. City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday to talk about a tax election in December. We sat down with Mayor Dave Norris to find out why there's a need. 
  • A shortage of indigent defenders may mean problems for the court system in the future

    A shortage of indigent defenders may mean problems for the court system in the future

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:40:03 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Everyone has a right to an attorney, if you can't afford one, one will be appointed to you.
    ?OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Everyone has a right to an attorney, if you can't afford one, one will be appointed to you.
  • Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:29:50 GMT
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
  • Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:27:54 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman through abuse and intimidation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman through abuse and intimidation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
  • Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling

    Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:24:43 GMT
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The state of Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling and allow an inmate's execution scheduled for Wednesday to proceed.
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The state of Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling and allow an inmate's execution scheduled for Wednesday to proceed.
  • Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

    Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:19:03 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:15:24 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles.
  • Judge denies McClain's request to delay trial

    Judge denies McClain's request to delay trial

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:12:13 GMT
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp. Decatur Municipal Court Clerk Jessica Haggard said Tuesday that Judge Bill Cook Jr. declined to push back the trial set for Friday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. McClain's local attorney, Carl Cole, had filed a motion to reschedule because the Cowboys start camp on Thursday. Dallas acquired the rights to McClain from Baltimore on...
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp. Decatur Municipal Court Clerk Jessica Haggard said Tuesday that Judge Bill Cook Jr. declined to push back the trial set for Friday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. McClain's local attorney, Carl Cole, had filed a motion to reschedule because the Cowboys start camp on Thursday. Dallas acquired the rights to McClain from Baltimore on...
  • Arguments set in US lawsuit over Miss. voter rolls

    Arguments set in US lawsuit over Miss. voter rolls

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:07:03 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records.
  • Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

    Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:04:55 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Maryland road rage murder trial underway

    Maryland road rage murder trial underway

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:01:14 GMT
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for a New Jersey detective charged with killing a Maryland man say their client thought he, his wife and three children were in danger when he fired his gun during a confrontation fueled by road rage.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for a New Jersey detective charged with killing a Maryland man say their client thought he, his wife and three children were in danger when he fired his gun during a confrontation fueled by road rage.
  • Israeli PM says Hamas must be held accountable

    Israeli PM says Hamas must be held accountable

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:51:34 GMT
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the international community must hold Hamas accountable for rejecting multiple cease-fire offers and continuing its attacks against Israeli civilians.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the international community must hold Hamas accountable for rejecting multiple cease-fire offers and continuing its attacks against Israeli civilians.
  • Man guilty of cliff push faces August sentencing

    Man guilty of cliff push faces August sentencing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:48:57 GMT
    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Prosecutors and a defense attorney for a man convicted of bashing his wife's head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff say the man's sentencing will likely take place next month.
    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Prosecutors and a defense attorney for a man convicted of bashing his wife's head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff say the man's sentencing will likely take place next month.
  • Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town

    Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:42:49 GMT
    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A massive fire is burning in an industrial area of a North Dakota oil patch town.
    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A massive fire is burning in an industrial area of a North Dakota oil patch town.
  • Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

    Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:26:53 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.
  • LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass

    LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:17:16 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room.
  • Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:12:32 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the Museum of History and Industry.
    SEATTLE (AP) - The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the Museum of History and Industry.
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:07:42 GMT
    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) - A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) - A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
  • 'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

    'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:03:23 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation

    Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:01:08 GMT
    MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region.
    MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region.
  • Christopher Robinson Arrested

    Christopher Robinson Arrested

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:55:15 GMT
    On 7-22-14 Monroe Police Detectives assisted by the Ouachita Sheriff's Warrant Division located Robinson at a trailer park in the 1500 block of Old Natchitoches in West Monroe.
    On 7-22-14 Monroe Police Detectives assisted by the Ouachita Sheriff's Warrant Division located Robinson at a trailer park in the 1500 block of Old Natchitoches in West Monroe.
  • US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

    US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:45:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.
  • Ward scheduled for court on assault charge

    Ward scheduled for court on assault charge

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:41:24 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - Broncos safety T.J. Ward is scheduled to be in court for charges stemming from an incident at a strip club.
    DENVER (AP) - Broncos safety T.J. Ward is scheduled to be in court for charges stemming from an incident at a strip club.
  • China's typhoon toll rises to 46 dead, 25 missing

    China's typhoon toll rises to 46 dead, 25 missing

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:55:51 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government says the death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into the country's south has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing.
    BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government says the death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into the country's south has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing.
  • Ponchatoula bus service to begin Aug. 4

    Ponchatoula bus service to begin Aug. 4

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:49:03 GMT
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - The public bus service in Ponchatoula is scheduled to begin Aug. 4.
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - The public bus service in Ponchatoula is scheduled to begin Aug. 4.
  • St. Bernard transit dept. missing bus fares

    St. Bernard transit dept. missing bus fares

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:44:49 GMT
    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds more than $98,000 worth of bus fares that should have been collected during a three-year period in St. Bernard Parish are missing.
    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds more than $98,000 worth of bus fares that should have been collected during a three-year period in St. Bernard Parish are missing.
  • Fundraising to begin for Lafayette Central Park

    Fundraising to begin for Lafayette Central Park

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:06 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The master plan for Lafayette Central Park includes a wish list from thousands of residents of what they want to see developed on the 100-acre former Horse Farm property.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The master plan for Lafayette Central Park includes a wish list from thousands of residents of what they want to see developed on the 100-acre former Horse Farm property.
  • Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:32:27 GMT
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.
  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:22:22 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
  • Gonzales taking steps to develop new master plan

    Gonzales taking steps to develop new master plan

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:16:49 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - There's a lot riding on the new master growth plan in the works for the city of Gonzales.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - There's a lot riding on the new master growth plan in the works for the city of Gonzales.
  • Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:12:01 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.
    PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.
  • GOP against shrinking Baton Rouge school board

    GOP against shrinking Baton Rouge school board

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:07:57 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish's chapter of the Republican Party has come out against a proposal to reduce the number of members serving on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to a smaller number.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish's chapter of the Republican Party has come out against a proposal to reduce the number of members serving on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to a smaller number.
  • Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

    Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:00:17 GMT
    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month.
    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month.
  • Arrest in bomb scare that emptied ULL last week

    Arrest in bomb scare that emptied ULL last week

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:41:52 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a 30-year-old man is accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. They identified him at a news conference Tuesday as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. They say more arrests and charges are possible. Police say Haywood also is accused of trying to hold up a bank. A man called police early Wednesday, saying there was a bomb in a white trash can at a small park next to the university. Police found ...
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a 30-year-old man is accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. They identified him at a news conference Tuesday as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. They say more arrests and charges are possible. Police say Haywood also is accused of trying to hold up a bank. A man called police early Wednesday, saying there was a bomb in a white trash can at a small park next to the university. Police found ...
  • A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law

    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:37:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law
  • AgCenter launches billboard campaign urging healthy lifestyle

    AgCenter launches billboard campaign urging healthy lifestyle

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:04:22 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. - The path to a healthier lifestyle sometimes begins with small steps.
    BATON ROUGE, La. - The path to a healthier lifestyle sometimes begins with small steps.
  • A Union Parish resident noticed a vehicle with a trailer parked at an abandoned residence

    A Union Parish resident noticed a vehicle with a trailer parked at an abandoned residence

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:59:50 GMT
    A Union Parish resident noticed a vehicle with a trailer parked at an abandoned residence he owns so he blocked the vehicle so it couldn't leave and called authorities.
    A Union Parish resident noticed a vehicle with a trailer parked at an abandoned residence he owns so he blocked the vehicle so it couldn't leave and called authorities.
  • Husband and wife killed in LaSalle Parish crash

    Husband and wife killed in LaSalle Parish crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:51:28 GMT
    JENA, La. (AP) - State police says a man and woman died in a two vehicle accident in LaSalle Parish.
    JENA, La. (AP) - State police says a man and woman died in a two vehicle accident in LaSalle Parish.
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:43:37 GMT

    Six Month Requirement for New Louisiana Residents Needing Recreational Hunting and Fishing Licenses Effective Aug. 1.

    Six Month Requirement for New Louisiana Residents Needing Recreational Hunting and Fishing Licenses Effective Aug. 1.

  • Adams County sets hospital sale date

    Adams County sets hospital sale date

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:35:39 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The auction of Natchez Regional Hospital is scheduled for Sept. 11.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The auction of Natchez Regional Hospital is scheduled for Sept. 11.
  • Antique show rolls into southern Arkansas

    Antique show rolls into southern Arkansas

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:28:36 GMT
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An antique dealers group in Arkansas is hoping to make the southern part of the state a top destination for enthusiasts of the vintage goods.
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An antique dealers group in Arkansas is hoping to make the southern part of the state a top destination for enthusiasts of the vintage goods.
  • Talks of a direct flight to Denver from Monroe still in the air

    Talks of a direct flight to Denver from Monroe still in the air

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:17:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- More talks are underway tonight about a direct flight between Monroe and Denver.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- More talks are underway tonight about a direct flight between Monroe and Denver.
  • CenturyLink holds "Topping Off" ceremony

    CenturyLink holds "Topping Off" ceremony

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:13:18 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- CenturyLink is getting a little bit closer to finishing its new technology center of excellence.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- CenturyLink is getting a little bit closer to finishing its new technology center of excellence.
  • Is the Common Core debate more about politics than education?

    Is the Common Core debate more about politics than education?

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:03:05 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The start of school is only about three weeks away and a truce on common core is nowhere in sight. In fact, it looks like this fight will go to the courts. On Monday, 17 lawmakers have filed a suit trying to block the standards. Last week, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell gave the state board of education the green light to hire outside council. And talks between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White are at a standstill.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The start of school is only about three weeks away and a truce on common core is nowhere in sight. In fact, it looks like this fight will go to the courts. On Monday, 17 lawmakers have filed a suit trying to block the standards. Last week, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell gave the state board of education the green light to hire outside council. And talks between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White are at a standstill.
  • Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

    Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:21:52 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hot Wheels and the dark side of The Force are carpooling to Comic-Con this week. Mattel is unveiling a full-size working replica of a Darth Vader character car at the toy maker's booth during the four-day pop-culture celebration in San Diego.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hot Wheels and the dark side of The Force are carpooling to Comic-Con this week. Mattel is unveiling a full-size working replica of a Darth Vader character car at the toy maker's booth during the four-day pop-culture celebration in San Diego.
  • Cyclist dies following Eureka Springs race

    Cyclist dies following Eureka Springs race

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:18:48 GMT
    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who died after competing in a bike race in Eureka Springs over the weekend.
    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who died after competing in a bike race in Eureka Springs over the weekend.
  • Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

    Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:13:48 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.
  • Sulphur woman found dead in her home

    Sulphur woman found dead in her home

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:08:11 GMT
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.
  • Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital

    Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:05:41 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60.
  • Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

    Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:01:20 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.
  • Progress made on Lafourche levee system

    Progress made on Lafourche levee system

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:57:42 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.
  • Byrom moved to Tishomingo Co. for new trial

    Byrom moved to Tishomingo Co. for new trial

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:54:39 GMT
    IUKA, Miss. (AP) - Death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.
    IUKA, Miss. (AP) - Death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.
  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:49:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
  • Pedestrian killed on La. 1 in Lafourche Parish

    Pedestrian killed on La. 1 in Lafourche Parish

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:43:40 GMT
    RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a pedestrian died while walking across Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland.
    RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a pedestrian died while walking across Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland.
  • The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park for on-site football registration

    The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park for on-site football registration

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:38:18 GMT
    The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park located across from the ULM Library (next to Starbucks) this week for on-site football registration, mandatory weigh-ins and a FREE football clinic for youth that have already registered for the 2014 YMCA Football Season.
    The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park located across from the ULM Library (next to Starbucks) this week for on-site football registration, mandatory weigh-ins and a FREE football clinic for youth that have already registered for the 2014 YMCA Football Season.
  • Hearing set on Miss. welfare drug-testing law

    Hearing set on Miss. welfare drug-testing law

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:33:45 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Human Services holds a hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Human Services holds a hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.
  • Miss. has 1 new cases of mosquito-borne virus

    Miss. has 1 new cases of mosquito-borne virus

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:30:56 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus.
  • FBI: armored car holdup Mon morning in New Orleans

    FBI: armored car holdup Mon morning in New Orleans

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:26:23 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money.
  • Police: Arkansas man killed pregnant girlfriend

    Police: Arkansas man killed pregnant girlfriend

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:20:37 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death.
  • Ponchatoula pitches its best to softball tourney

    Ponchatoula pitches its best to softball tourney

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:16:04 GMT
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Hundreds of junior athletes and their families from 10 states will soon come to Tangipahoa Parish for a week to participate in the 2014 Dixie Softball World Series.
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Hundreds of junior athletes and their families from 10 states will soon come to Tangipahoa Parish for a week to participate in the 2014 Dixie Softball World Series.
  • Evacuees return to homes after train derailment

    Evacuees return to homes after train derailment

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:07:50 GMT
    SLINGER, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of residents have returned to their homes following a train derailment in a small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks.
    SLINGER, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of residents have returned to their homes following a train derailment in a small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks.
  • Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

    Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:03:56 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival.
  • Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

    Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:58:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.
  • SLCC nears fundraising goal for new building

    SLCC nears fundraising goal for new building

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:56:07 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Less than $23,000 stands between South Louisiana Community College's goal of raising more than $2 million for its new $17 million health sciences building.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Less than $23,000 stands between South Louisiana Community College's goal of raising more than $2 million for its new $17 million health sciences building.
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:52:25 GMT
    FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a small, central Florida town say they're shocked and disgusted by the recent disclosure that two members of its police force are accused of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.
    FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a small, central Florida town say they're shocked and disgusted by the recent disclosure that two members of its police force are accused of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Elderly man dies in Baton Rouge house fire

    Elderly man dies in Baton Rouge house fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:48:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical malfunction near an air conditioning unit caused a fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old man.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical malfunction near an air conditioning unit caused a fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old man.
  • Arkansas police want to up security footage frames

    Arkansas police want to up security footage frames

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:45:21 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police say the quality of footage from city surveillance cameras installed last year isn't meeting industry standards.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police say the quality of footage from city surveillance cameras installed last year isn't meeting industry standards.
  • Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:40:46 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish.
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis Medical Center as One of Louisiana's Top 3 Hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis Medical Center as One of Louisiana's Top 3 Hospitals

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:47:51 GMT
    Washington, DC - St. Francis Medical Center has been ranked as the third best hospital for 2014-15 in Louisiana by U.S. News World Report and recognized in northeastern Louisiana as a best regional hospital in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
    Washington, DC - St. Francis Medical Center has been ranked as the third best hospital for 2014-15 in Louisiana by U.S. News World Report and recognized in northeastern Louisiana as a best regional hospital in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
  • Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B

    Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:41:01 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
  • Former Ascension Parish worker booked with theft

    Former Ascension Parish worker booked with theft

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:35:48 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators say a former Ascension Parish fleet management employee has been arrested on theft and other counts and is accused of stealing more than $7,200 in gasoline.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators say a former Ascension Parish fleet management employee has been arrested on theft and other counts and is accused of stealing more than $7,200 in gasoline.
  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

    Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:18:54 GMT
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.
  • Highway 6 opening delayed by rain

    Highway 6 opening delayed by rain

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:09:51 GMT
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The opening of Highway 6/U.S. 278 has been delayed.
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The opening of Highway 6/U.S. 278 has been delayed.
  • Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:05:46 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
  • Olive Branch area rezoning plan spurs opposition

    Olive Branch area rezoning plan spurs opposition

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:00:24 GMT
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A vast swatch of land just outside Olive Branch is at the center of a fire storm of opposition as developers try to get the property rezoned for a business park.
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A vast swatch of land just outside Olive Branch is at the center of a fire storm of opposition as developers try to get the property rezoned for a business park.
  • Former Senate race candidate endorses Cassidy

    Former Senate race candidate endorses Cassidy

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:55:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor.
  • Pedestrian killed near Desoto Parish

    Pedestrian killed near Desoto Parish

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:43:25 GMT
    WALLS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old driver is accused of striking and killing a woman who was walking near Walls in DeSoto County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joey Miller says the female driver was heading south on U.S. Highway 61 about 10 p.m. Saturday. Miller says she struck 36-year-old Susan Woodgate. He says Woodgate died at the scene. Authorities say it was unclear exactly how the accident happened. Miller says the driver left the scene, but turned herself in aroun...
    WALLS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old driver is accused of striking and killing a woman who was walking near Walls in DeSoto County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joey Miller says the female driver was heading south on U.S. Highway 61 about 10 p.m. Saturday. Miller says she struck 36-year-old Susan Woodgate. He says Woodgate died at the scene. Authorities say it was unclear exactly how the accident happened. Miller says the driver left the scene, but turned herself in aroun...
  • UPDATE: Charges upgraded to murder after victim dies, police search for suspect

    UPDATE: Charges upgraded to murder after victim dies, police search for suspect

    Jul 21, 2014 02:31 PM2014-07-22 17:49:00 GMT
    UPDATE (7/21/14 12:00 p.m.) - Overnight Sunday, James "Jimmy" Atwell died from injuries sustained in an incident over the weekend.
    UPDATE (7/21/14 12:00 p.m.) - Overnight Sunday, James "Jimmy" Atwell died from injuries sustained in an incident over the weekend.

  • Businessman Harris Brown running for Congress

    Businessman Harris Brown running for Congress

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:29:41 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe businessman Harris Brown is running for the Fifth Congressional District Seat. He's been involved in Louisiana's biggest industries: agriculture, timber, and oil and gas. Now, Brown wants to try his hand in politics.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe businessman Harris Brown is running for the Fifth Congressional District Seat. He's been involved in Louisiana's biggest industries: agriculture, timber, and oil and gas. Now, Brown wants to try his hand in politics.
  • 51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival this week

    51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival this week

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:46:50 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The 51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will kick off Thursday evening in Farmerville.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The 51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will kick off Thursday evening in Farmerville.
  • Ruston's fire chief retires after 30-plus years

    Ruston's fire chief retires after 30-plus years

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:38:52 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an invaluable service to the community. But after 34 years, he says he's calling it quits.
    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an invaluable service to the community. But after 34 years, he says he's calling it quits.
  • James Garner, TV and movie legend, dead at 86

    James Garner, TV and movie legend, dead at 86

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:49 GMT
    LOS ANGELES, Ca. (AP/CBS) - Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police told CBS News.
    LOS ANGELES, Ca. (AP/CBS) - Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police told CBS News.
  • Group fighting prostitution in Ouachita Parish

    Group fighting prostitution in Ouachita Parish

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:23:42 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Project 41 hosted a one-mile walk in Kiroli Park, to stop human trafficking. The group is also hoping to put an end to pornography and prostitution, especially in Ouachita Parish.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Project 41 hosted a one-mile walk in Kiroli Park, to stop human trafficking. The group is also hoping to put an end to pornography and prostitution, especially in Ouachita Parish.
  • Columbia celebrates Redneck Regatta

    Columbia celebrates Redneck Regatta

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:21:59 GMT
    COLUMBIA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Over in Columbia, it's the 8th annual Redneck Regatta. Participants built cardboard boats to race across the Ouachita River. This year 12 boats entered the race and organizers say they use this annual event to draw attention to their community. 
    COLUMBIA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Over in Columbia, it's the 8th annual Redneck Regatta. Participants built cardboard boats to race across the Ouachita River. This year 12 boats entered the race and organizers say they use this annual event to draw attention to their community. 
  • About 100 shoot for wounded warriors

    About 100 shoot for wounded warriors

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:16:46 GMT
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - on Saturday, amateur shooters unloaded rounds for a good cause. Entry fees from the top gun steel challenge went to help those who have served our country. 
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - on Saturday, amateur shooters unloaded rounds for a good cause. Entry fees from the top gun steel challenge went to help those who have served our country. 
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    Man charged in slaying of 5-year-old Miss. girl

    A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week.
    A south Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the slaying and sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from an apartment complex last week.
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    Insurance rate hikes sought in federal marketplace

    Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.
    Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could reach double-digits.
  • Woman sentenced to 10 years in fatal bakery fire

    Woman sentenced to 10 years in fatal bakery fire

    A Jefferson Parish woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after admitting she set the fire at her bakery that killed a friend who helped her burn the business.
    A Jefferson Parish woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday after admitting she set the fire at her bakery that killed a friend who helped her burn the business.
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