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  • It's dog eat dog at the Monroe Civic Center

    It's dog eat dog at the Monroe Civic Center

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:51:51 GMT
    MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- Cotton Land Cluster is hosting a dog show at the Monroe Civic Center this weekend. Dogs of every shape, size and breed will compete to win best in show for their category.
    MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- Cotton Land Cluster is hosting a dog show at the Monroe Civic Center this weekend. Dogs of every shape, size and breed will compete to win best in show for their category.
  • Giving the gift of hair

    Giving the gift of hair

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:39:10 GMT
    MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- One snip, a foot of hair, and a great cause. Two teachers at Sallie Humble Elementary School got in the hot seat today. They went under the scissors to donate to Wigs for Kids.
    MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- One snip, a foot of hair, and a great cause. Two teachers at Sallie Humble Elementary School got in the hot seat today. They went under the scissors to donate to Wigs for Kids.
  • LSP kicks off "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign

    LSP kicks off "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:25:23 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- This Labor Day weekend traffic will increase tremendously.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- This Labor Day weekend traffic will increase tremendously.
  • Monroe City School Board candidate's qualifications in question

    Monroe City School Board candidate's qualifications in question

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:59:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The residency of candidate Christopher Brown in the Monroe City School Board race is being questioned.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The residency of candidate Christopher Brown in the Monroe City School Board race is being questioned.
  • Ridgecrest Community Care Center awarded technology grant

    Ridgecrest Community Care Center awarded technology grant

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:50:52 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News RCCC) – Ridgecrest Community Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, was recently awarded a grant through the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) to purchase a computer package that, among other things, is helping to improve balance, strength, mobility, flexibility and decrease perceived pain in individuals recovering from conditions such as stroke, respiratory illnesses, cardiac events, joint repair or replacement.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News RCCC) – Ridgecrest Community Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, was recently awarded a grant through the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) to purchase a computer package that, among other things, is helping to improve balance, strength, mobility, flexibility and decrease perceived pain in individuals recovering from conditions such as stroke, respiratory illnesses, cardiac events, joint repair or replacement.
  • Ouachita grand jury indicts attempted murder, arson suspect

    Ouachita grand jury indicts attempted murder, arson suspect

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:41:33 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Texas man accused of setting fire to his former employer's home in Ouachita Parish has been indicted and is now in the custody of local authorities.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Texas man accused of setting fire to his former employer's home in Ouachita Parish has been indicted and is now in the custody of local authorities.
  • Louisiana officials notified of JP Morgan Chase data breach

    Louisiana officials notified of JP Morgan Chase data breach

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:40:14 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LDR) – JPMorgan Chase notified Louisiana officials yesterday that personally identifiable information it holds under contracts with state agencies may have been breached. The company said it does not know if or to what extent information on Louisiana citizens may have been exposed.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LDR) – JPMorgan Chase notified Louisiana officials yesterday that personally identifiable information it holds under contracts with state agencies may have been breached. The company said it does not know if or to what extent information on Louisiana citizens may have been exposed.
  • Union Parish & LSP make two meth arrests

    Union Parish & LSP make two meth arrests

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:10:04 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish and State Police narcotics agents made two arrests Thursday on methamphetamine-related charges.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish and State Police narcotics agents made two arrests Thursday on methamphetamine-related charges.
  • eULM's educational leadership program ranked in top 25

    eULM's educational leadership program ranked in top 25

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:06:31 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - TheBestSchool.org—an online resource for campus and online education—has ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online master's degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - TheBestSchool.org—an online resource for campus and online education—has ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online master's degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.
  • Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:16:28 GMT
    Washinton, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)- On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
    Washington, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)-On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Cassidy Statement on Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Cassidy Statement on Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:40:36 GMT
    Washington (KNOE 8 News & Bill Cassidy Campaign)– Today, congressman Bill Cassidy (r-la) released the following statement on the nine year anniversary of hurricane Katrina: “Today we remember when hurricane Katrina struck our coasts and forever changed the lives of countless Louisiana families.
    Washington (KNOE 8 News & Bill Cassidy Campaign)– Today, congressman Bill Cassidy (r-la) released the following statement on the nine year anniversary of hurricane Katrina: “Today we remember when hurricane Katrina struck our coasts and forever changed the lives of countless Louisiana families.
  • Pro-life groups target Sen. Mark Pryor for opposing popular 5 month abortion limit

    Pro-life groups target Sen. Mark Pryor for opposing popular 5 month abortion limit

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:34:56 GMT
    Washington, D.C.(KNOE 8 News & Summer of Life)– On Friday, August 29, national pro-life groups Susan B. Anthony List, Students for Life of America, Family Research Council Action, and Concerned Women for America will conclude the multi-state “Summer of Life” tour in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    Washington, D.C.(KNOE 8 News & Summer of Life)– On Friday, August 29, national pro-life groups Susan B. Anthony List, Students for Life of America, Family Research Council Action, and Concerned Women for America will conclude the multi-state “Summer of Life” tour in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • eULM's educational leadership program ranked in nation's top 25

    eULM's educational leadership program ranked in nation's top 25

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:27:44 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- thebestschool.org- an online resource for campus and online education has ranked the ULM online master's degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- thebestschool.org- an online resource for campus and online education has ranked the ULM online master's degree in educational leadership as one of the top programs in the nation based on over 10 different criteria.
  • Regions 3D Archery Tournament in West Monroe This Weekend

    Regions 3D Archery Tournament in West Monroe This Weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:45 GMT
    Monroe & West Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & Regions 3D Archery Tournament)- The Regions Archery National 3D Championship kicks off this weekend at the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range in West Monroe, Louisiana.
    Monroe & West Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & Regions 3D Archery Tournament)- The Regions Archery National 3D Championship kicks off this weekend at the Ouachita Parish Rifle Range in West Monroe, Louisiana.
  • Free elder fraud prevention guide available

    Free elder fraud prevention guide available

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:04:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE & La. AG) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell Thursday announced a new consumer publication, Elder Fraud Prevention. This 40-page, booklet contains information on how to avoid telemarketing, mortgage, contractor and charity fraud and other types of frauds commonly perpetrated on senior citizens.
    BATON ROUGE, La.(KNOE & La. AG) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell Thursday announced a new consumer publication, Elder Fraud Prevention. This 40-page, booklet contains information on how to avoid telemarketing, mortgage, contractor and charity fraud and other types of frauds commonly perpetrated on senior citizens.
  • Workout for St. Jude offers a fun way to give back

    Workout for St. Jude offers a fun way to give back

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:04:19 GMT
    North East, La (KNOE 8 News & St. Jude) – Children, families, teams and businesses have the chance to give back to the community while having a great time at the 4th annual “Workout for St. Jude on Saturday, November 1st.
    North East, La (KNOE 8 News & St. Jude) – Children, families, teams and businesses have the chance to give back to the community while having a great time at the 4th annual “Workout for St. Jude on Saturday, November 1st.
  • Entergy plans annual drawdown of Garland Co. lakes

    Entergy plans annual drawdown of Garland Co. lakes

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:58:05 GMT
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin Nov. 1.
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin Nov. 1.
  • LR police investigating after 2 found dead in home

    LR police investigating after 2 found dead in home

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:55:39 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock.
  • West Monroe/Ouachita C.O.C. to host: Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

    West Monroe/Ouachita C.O.C. to host: Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:52:46 GMT
    West Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & The WMWO Chamber of Commerce and City of West Monroe)- will once again host the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series every Wednesday in September from noon to 1 p.m. The concerts are free to the public.
    West Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & The WMWO Chamber of Commerce and City of West Monroe)- will once again host the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series every Wednesday in September from noon to 1 p.m. The concerts are free to the public.
  • Closing arguments in silicone injection death

    Closing arguments in silicone injection death

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:39:39 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Closing arguments are being presented Friday in the trial of a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Closing arguments are being presented Friday in the trial of a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections.
  • ULM alum donates in honor of college mentors

    ULM alum donates in honor of college mentors

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:37:37 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- Freeman Stamper, a 1968 University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business and Social Sciences graduate presented the Friends of the Library Endowment with a donation of $10,000 in memory of former mentors and ULM librarians Dora Beard and Carla Conerly.
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & ULM)- Freeman Stamper, a 1968 University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business and Social Sciences graduate presented the Friends of the Library Endowment with a donation of $10,000 in memory of former mentors and ULM librarians Dora Beard and Carla Conerly.
  • Governor Jindal Statement On The Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

    Governor Jindal Statement On The Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:35:48 GMT
     Baton Rouge, La (KNOE 8 News & Office of  Bobby Jindal)– Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
      Baton Rouge, La (KNOE 8 News & Office of  Bobby Jindal)– Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

    Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:30:32 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
  • USM, Mississippi St renew in-state rivalry

    USM, Mississippi St renew in-state rivalry

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:37:49 GMT
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - When Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi agreed to a home-and-home football series five years ago, it was hailed as an intriguing matchup between two fairly even programs.
    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - When Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi agreed to a home-and-home football series five years ago, it was hailed as an intriguing matchup between two fairly even programs.
  • Board tells yoga training schools to get licensed

    Board tells yoga training schools to get licensed

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:35:35 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas state board says schools that train yoga teachers will soon need to attain a license.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas state board says schools that train yoga teachers will soon need to attain a license.
  • Judge denies GOP lawsuit for Arkansas records

    Judge denies GOP lawsuit for Arkansas records

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:32:57 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge has rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge has rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public.
  • Whirlpool says Arkansas site is safe

    Whirlpool says Arkansas site is safe

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:29:33 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys Girls Club does not pose a health risk.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys Girls Club does not pose a health risk.
  • Miley Cyrus Friend (Jesse Helt) Mug Shot

    Miley Cyrus Friend (Jesse Helt) Mug Shot

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:26:12 GMT
    (AP)- The man who made headlines by being Miley Cyrus' date turned himself into jail on Thursday night.
    (AP)- The man who made headlines by being Miley Cyrus' date turned himself into jail on Thursday night.
  • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:21:49 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Second Half Comeback Propels Warhawks Over Wake Forest, 17-10

    Second Half Comeback Propels Warhawks Over Wake Forest, 17-10

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:19:54 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE ULM Media Relations) – Tied 10-10 with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter, Pete Thomas ran in a nine-yard go-ahead touchdown to lift the ULM football program to a 17-10 victory over Wake Forest on a muggy Thursday night at JPS Field in Malone Stadium.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE ULM Media Relations) – Tied 10-10 with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter, Pete Thomas ran in a nine-yard go-ahead touchdown to lift the ULM football program to a 17-10 victory over Wake Forest on a muggy Thursday night at JPS Field in Malone Stadium.
  • Downsville woman dies in north La. accident

    Downsville woman dies in north La. accident

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:18:44 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 74-year-old Downsville woman was killed in a Union Parish traffic accident.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 74-year-old Downsville woman was killed in a Union Parish traffic accident.
  • Arkansas' Honorable nominated to federal post

    Arkansas' Honorable nominated to federal post

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:16:54 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
       
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated the chairwoman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
       
  • Woman ejected, killed in towing accident

    Woman ejected, killed in towing accident

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:10:59 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County authorities have identified the 34-year-old woman killed in an accident in Gulfport.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County authorities have identified the 34-year-old woman killed in an accident in Gulfport.
  • Pastor arrested in shooting of suspected thief

    Pastor arrested in shooting of suspected thief

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:58:35 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pastor who once was a New Orleans police officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man suspected of stealing copper.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pastor who once was a New Orleans police officer has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man suspected of stealing copper.
  • Miss. man wanted for questioning in 2 deaths

    Miss. man wanted for questioning in 2 deaths

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:59 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is helping Claiborne County in the search for a suspect in the deaths of two women.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is helping Claiborne County in the search for a suspect in the deaths of two women.
  • Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:52:38 GMT
    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - Officials now say the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - Officials now say the pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.
  • 8 years, $1.4M restitution for embezzlement upheld

    8 years, $1.4M restitution for embezzlement upheld

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:50:59 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals panel has upheld the eight-year sentence given a Mississippi woman for embezzlement by wire fraud from companies based in Tennessee and Oklahoma.
  • Vitter: $180K in criminal justice grants for state

    Vitter: $180K in criminal justice grants for state

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:48:27 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the federal government is awarding $181,269 in grants to support criminal justice services in Louisiana.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the federal government is awarding $181,269 in grants to support criminal justice services in Louisiana.
  • Jury convicts man in truck stop casino robbery

    Jury convicts man in truck stop casino robbery

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:45:58 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After a three-day trial, a federal jury has found a Ville Platte man guilty of taking part in an armed robbery in which more than $11,000 was taken from a truck stop store and casino in St. Landry Parish.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After a three-day trial, a federal jury has found a Ville Platte man guilty of taking part in an armed robbery in which more than $11,000 was taken from a truck stop store and casino in St. Landry Parish.
  • Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

    Solemn remembrances set for Katrina Anniversary

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:37:59 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A wreath-laying ceremony at a memorial in a historic New Orleans cemetery is among the memorial activities planned for the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • $30,000 in sculptures stolen from Little Rock park

    $30,000 in sculptures stolen from Little Rock park

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:31:19 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park.
  • Stabbing on Church Street

    Stabbing on Church Street

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:14:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Multiple stab wounds sends one to the hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Multiple stab wounds sends one to the hospital.
  • Shooting on Lowery Street

    Shooting on Lowery Street

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:08:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Shooting on Lowery Street sends one person to the hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Shooting on Lowery Street sends one person to the hospital.
  • Fixing the roads... One pothole at a time

    Fixing the roads... One pothole at a time

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:21:38 GMT
    WINNSBORO, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- Eighteen roads in Franklin Parish are about to get a face lift, thanks to the Ad Valorem tax and extra state funding.
    WINNSBORO, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) -- Eighteen roads in Franklin Parish are about to get a face lift, thanks to the Ad Valorem tax and extra state funding.
  • KNOE tailgates with a ULM Grove legend

    KNOE tailgates with a ULM Grove legend

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:17:41 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Buddy Embanato is a familiar face in the Grove during football season.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Buddy Embanato is a familiar face in the Grove during football season.
  • Pipe beating leads to arrest

    Pipe beating leads to arrest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:02:44 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.
  • Effort to swat mosquitoes continues Thursday night

    Effort to swat mosquitoes continues Thursday night

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:59:21 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE OPMAD) - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes THURSDAY, August 28, 2014.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE OPMAD) - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes THURSDAY, August 28, 2014.
  • MPD: Forsythe closed near Neville HS due to snapped powerlines

    MPD: Forsythe closed near Neville HS due to snapped powerlines

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:27:50 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are asking drivers to avoid Forsythe Avenue in Monroe near Neville High School.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are asking drivers to avoid Forsythe Avenue in Monroe near Neville High School.
  • Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

    Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:22:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.
  • Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

    Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:59:12 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges. In a statement on its website, Red Jacket Firearms LLC says it has legally separated from Hayden.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges. In a statement on its website, Red Jacket Firearms LLC says it has legally separated from Hayden.
  • State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    State troopers to remain in New Orleans

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:57:39 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon where he is to announce troopers will remain in New Orleans after Labor Day.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana State Police will continue to patrol the streets of New Orleans State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon where he is to announce troopers will remain in New Orleans after Labor Day.
  • Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

    Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:56:11 GMT
    WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has appointed a special prosecutor in the case of a man convicted in a 2001 slaying at a Crawford County transient camp.
    WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has appointed a special prosecutor in the case of a man convicted in a 2001 slaying at a Crawford County transient camp.
  • 14 Miss. school districts sue over underfunding

    14 Miss. school districts sue over underfunding

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:54:56 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.
  • Shreveport man dies in shooting

    Shreveport man dies in shooting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:51:15 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old Shreveport man has died following an early morning shooting.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a 22-year-old Shreveport man has died following an early morning shooting.
  • St. John purging water system after amoeba found

    St. John purging water system after amoeba found

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:45:36 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. John the Baptist is using chlorine to flush a water system on the east bank of the Mississippi River after tests showed the presence of a dangerous amoeba.
  • Timmy Robinson of Natchez La has been arrested on one count of Manslaughter

    Timmy Robinson of Natchez La has been arrested on one count of Manslaughter

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:43:09 GMT
    Natchitoches, La (KNOE 8News & The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office)- The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office has filed the proper paperwork through the 10th Judicial Court for the juvenile involved in the Homicide at Natchitoches Central High School Monday, August 25th 2014 to be tried as an adult.
    Natchitoches, La (KNOE 8News & The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office)- The Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office has filed the proper paperwork through the 10th Judicial Court for the juvenile involved in the Homicide at Natchitoches Central High School Monday, August 25th 2014 to be tried as an adult.
  • Louisiana Shrimpers Encouraged to Report Asian Tiger Prawn Catches

    Louisiana Shrimpers Encouraged to Report Asian Tiger Prawn Catches

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:36:37 GMT
    Louisiana (KNOE 8News & LDWF)- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is aware of and constantly monitoring the presence of Asian tiger prawns, a non-native species, in Louisiana waters.
    Louisiana (KNOE 8News & LDWF)- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is aware of and constantly monitoring the presence of Asian tiger prawns, a non-native species, in Louisiana waters.
  • Governor Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announce construction start for Louisiana helicopter assembly facility

    Governor Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announce construction start for Louisiana helicopter assembly facility

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:49:02 GMT
    Lafayette, La (KNOE 8news & Govenors Office)- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announced the start of construction for the company's Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center, which is scheduled to begin assembly operations of the new Bell 505 JetRanger X™ helicopter by 2016 at the Lafayette Regional Airport.
    Lafayette, La (KNOE 8news & Govenors Office)- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announced the start of construction for the company's Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Center, which is scheduled to begin assembly operations of the new Bell 505 JetRanger X™ helicopter by 2016 at the Lafayette Regional Airport.
  • Okolona school bond issue passes

    Okolona school bond issue passes

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:16:11 GMT
    OKOLONA, Miss. (AP) - Okolona voters have approved a $2 million school bond issue.
    OKOLONA, Miss. (AP) - Okolona voters have approved a $2 million school bond issue.
  • Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9

    Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:14:48 GMT
    (CNN)- Apple fans -- listen up! The watch is on for the IWatch! According to tech news site re/code, apple may unveil it on September 9th.
    (CNN)- Apple fans -- listen up! The watch is on for the IWatch! According to tech news site re/code, apple may unveil it on September 9th.
  • American Isis fighter Douglas Mccain's personal side

    American Isis fighter Douglas Mccain's personal side

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:10:26 GMT
    (CNN)- There are new details on Douglas McCain the American citizen turned Isis fighter. We are learning when he first caught the attention of US intelligence, and the path he took to extremist Jihad.
    (CNN)- There are new details on Douglas McCain the American citizen turned Isis fighter. We are learning when he first caught the attention of US intelligence, and the path he took to extremist Jihad.
  • Lafayette plant to build helicopters by 2016

    Lafayette plant to build helicopters by 2016

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:51:00 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Company officials say Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Company officials say Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.
  • Man, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy

    Man, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:49:20 GMT
    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.
    SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.
  • Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

    Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:46:59 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
  • Amber alert for missing infant

    Amber alert for missing infant

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:44:08 GMT
    (CNN)- As the search continues for 1-month old Delano Wilson, Willie Wilson was arrested Wednesday night on a possession of marijuana charge. A statewide amber alert was issued in Indiana Wednesday.
    (CNN)- As the search continues for 1-month old Delano Wilson, Willie Wilson was arrested Wednesday night on a possession of marijuana charge. A statewide amber alert was issued in Indiana Wednesday.
  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:38:30 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
  • Former LSU football coach's son arrested

    Former LSU football coach's son arrested

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:26:09 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say Michael DiNardo, the son of former LSU football coach Gerry DiNardo, faces felony drug and firearm charges.Michael DiNardo, a 21-year-old student at LSU, was booked Wednesday with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm with drugs.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say Michael DiNardo, the son of former LSU football coach Gerry DiNardo, faces felony drug and firearm charges.Michael DiNardo, a 21-year-old student at LSU, was booked Wednesday with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm with drugs.
  • Cops Producers Talk About Crewmember

    Cops Producers Talk About Crewmember

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:21:56 GMT
    Omaha, NE(AP)- Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed a 'Cops' television show crew member and a robbery suspect at a fast-food restaurant.
    Omaha, NE(AP)- Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed a 'Cops' television show crew member and a robbery suspect at a fast-food restaurant.
  • La.-Lafayette lands grant to boost math, science

    La.-Lafayette lands grant to boost math, science

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:15:17 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been awarded a nearly $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit and develop math and science majors into highly-qualified middle and high school teachers.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been awarded a nearly $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit and develop math and science majors into highly-qualified middle and high school teachers.
  • W. Feliciana to consider ferry landing settlement

    W. Feliciana to consider ferry landing settlement

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:10:29 GMT
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Council has agreed to meet Sept. 15 to consider an ordinance addressing a possible settlement of the long-simmering dispute over the land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing.
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Council has agreed to meet Sept. 15 to consider an ordinance addressing a possible settlement of the long-simmering dispute over the land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing.
  • Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:07:45 GMT
    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says ground rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.
    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says ground rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.
  • Work begins on Ascension Parish government complex

    Work begins on Ascension Parish government complex

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:04:47 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish officials say contractor SBS Construction has started building a nearly $6.5 million government complex in Gonzales.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish officials say contractor SBS Construction has started building a nearly $6.5 million government complex in Gonzales.
  • Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

    Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:02:02 GMT
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.
  • Rapides Regional Medical Center to expand

    Rapides Regional Medical Center to expand

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:53:02 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Regional Medical Center is expected to begin construction next week on a $12.5 million expansion of its emergency department.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Regional Medical Center is expected to begin construction next week on a $12.5 million expansion of its emergency department.
  • Arkansas man gets 6 years for animal abuse

    Arkansas man gets 6 years for animal abuse

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:48:21 GMT
    GREENWOOD, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at his former home.
    GREENWOOD, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at his former home.
  • SeaPort to provide Tupelo with air service

    SeaPort to provide Tupelo with air service

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:41:37 GMT
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected SeaPort Airlines to provide air service for Tupelo.
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected SeaPort Airlines to provide air service for Tupelo.
  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:38:45 GMT
    GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.
    GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.
  • Field house fire becomes arson investigation

    Field house fire becomes arson investigation

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:30:32 GMT
    PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Police say the Aug. 16 fire that destroyed the Purvis High School field house was set deliberately.
    PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Police say the Aug. 16 fire that destroyed the Purvis High School field house was set deliberately.
  • Man suspected of making, selling fake pot

    Man suspected of making, selling fake pot

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:25:18 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man on probation for a drug-trafficking offense is accused of violating probation by having $208,410 in drug money, marijuana and products from China used to make and distribute synthetic cannabinoids.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man on probation for a drug-trafficking offense is accused of violating probation by having $208,410 in drug money, marijuana and products from China used to make and distribute synthetic cannabinoids.
  • Sheriff: Domestic incident led to Wade man's death

    Sheriff: Domestic incident led to Wade man's death

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:22:30 GMT
    WADE, Miss. (AP) - A fatal shooting in Wade that claimed the life of 32-year-old Thomas Daniel Hicks has been ruled the result of a domestic incident.
    WADE, Miss. (AP) - A fatal shooting in Wade that claimed the life of 32-year-old Thomas Daniel Hicks has been ruled the result of a domestic incident.
  • DMR urges boating safety over Labor Day weekend

    DMR urges boating safety over Labor Day weekend

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:16:27 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The state Department of Marine Resources urges those who plan to go boating over the Labor Day weekend to take safety precautions.
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The state Department of Marine Resources urges those who plan to go boating over the Labor Day weekend to take safety precautions.
  • Terrebonne council supports tribal recognition

    Terrebonne council supports tribal recognition

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:10:20 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council is supporting the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and the Pointe-au-Chien tribes' efforts to achieve federal recognition.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council is supporting the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw and the Pointe-au-Chien tribes' efforts to achieve federal recognition.
  • Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing a gun

    Deputy shoots, kills man brandishing a gun

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:55:37 GMT
    ALBANY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened to kill himself and brandished a handgun at authorities near Albany.
    ALBANY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Livingston Parish sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened to kill himself and brandished a handgun at authorities near Albany.
  • Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:53:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
  • Rapides Regional Medical Center to expand

    Rapides Regional Medical Center to expand

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:42:23 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Regional Medical Center is expected to begin construction next week on a $12.5 million expansion of its emergency department.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Regional Medical Center is expected to begin construction next week on a $12.5 million expansion of its emergency department.
  • Woman gets 4 years in ID theft, fraud case

    Woman gets 4 years in ID theft, fraud case

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:39:25 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The former girlfriend of a Warren County man who died after being beaten in Jackson has been sentenced to four years in prison for identity theft and credit card fraud.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The former girlfriend of a Warren County man who died after being beaten in Jackson has been sentenced to four years in prison for identity theft and credit card fraud.
  • Lafayette police probe elderly woman's death

    Lafayette police probe elderly woman's death

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:35:49 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Detectives are investigating the Monday death of a 92-year-old Lafayette woman.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Detectives are investigating the Monday death of a 92-year-old Lafayette woman.
  • Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

    Judge hears request to block new La. abortion law

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:32:36 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to halt enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its request for a permanent block is in court.
  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:28:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches.
  • Today's Highlight in History:

    Today's Highlight in History:

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:25:43 GMT
    (AP)- On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman.
    (AP)- On August 28, 1964, two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman.
  • Attorney says man did not commit suicide while in police custody

    Attorney says man did not commit suicide while in police custody

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:16:42 GMT
    New Iberia, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a local story making national news. Monroe-based attorney Carol Powell Lexing is representing the family of Victor White III, who died while in custody of the New Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office on March 3. 
    New Iberia, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a local story making national news. Monroe-based attorney Carol Powell Lexing is representing the family of Victor White III, who died while in custody of the New Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office on March 3. 
  • Monroe City Students Eat Free

    Monroe City Students Eat Free

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:24:05 GMT
    MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Kids are in line, and morale is up now that Monroe City Schools offer free breakfast and lunch to all of their students.
    MONROE, La (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Kids are in line, and morale is up now that Monroe City Schools offer free breakfast and lunch to all of their students.
  • Police search Alleged Bombmaker's Home, Finds Illegal Assault Rifles, Explosive Materials

    Police search Alleged Bombmaker's Home, Finds Illegal Assault Rifles, Explosive Materials

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:45:30 GMT
    JONESVILLE, La (KNOE 8 News) - A rural area of Catahoula Parish, north of Jonesville was the focus of police attention today. Search warrants were issued for the home of Bill Womack, who allegedly blew up a pipe-bomb in his ex-wife's car yesterday.
    JONESVILLE, La (KNOE 8 News) - A rural area of Catahoula Parish, north of Jonesville was the focus of police attention today. Search warrants were issued for the home of Bill Womack, who allegedly blew up a pipe-bomb in his ex-wife's car yesterday.
  • MPD begins looking for new officers with fitness test

    MPD begins looking for new officers with fitness test

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:44:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- After a very busy morning of push ups,sit ups, and a mile and a half run.The MPD applicants who passed the physical fitness test.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- After a very busy morning of push ups,sit ups, and a mile and a half run.The MPD applicants who passed the physical fitness test.
  • Sterlington Elementary bursting at the seams

    Sterlington Elementary bursting at the seams

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:25:43 GMT
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's no surprise Sterlington is growing at a fast pace; more moms and dads are taking jobs at companies like Centurylink. This means more kids are attending Sterlington's public schools.
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's no surprise Sterlington is growing at a fast pace; more moms and dads are taking jobs at companies like Centurylink. This means more kids are attending Sterlington's public schools.
  • All DWI/Safety checkpoint Officers

    All DWI/Safety checkpoint Officers

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:49:08 GMT
    Monroe,La(KNOE 8News & Monroe Police Debt)- Below are the following checkpoint hours and dates for the month of September 2014.
    Monroe,La(KNOE 8News & Monroe Police Debt)- Below are the following checkpoint hours and dates for the month of September 2014.
  • Labor Day Holiday Closures

    Labor Day Holiday Closures

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:38:01 GMT
    Monroe,La(KNOE & Monroe City Hall)- Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council announce the following will be closed in observance of the September 1, 2014, Labor Day Holiday.
    Monroe,La(KNOE & Monroe City Hall)- Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council announce the following will be closed in observance of the September 1, 2014, Labor Day Holiday.
  • Marrero woman arrested for child sex trafficking

    Marrero woman arrested for child sex trafficking

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:30:25 GMT
    (MARRERO, La.)— A Marrero woman has been arrested on charges related to the trafficking of juveniles for sexual purposes, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

    (MARRERO, La.)— A Marrero woman has been arrested on charges related to the trafficking of juveniles for sexual purposes, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.


  • 13th Anniversary of September 11th Memorial Observance

    13th Anniversary of September 11th Memorial Observance

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:26:49 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE8 News & Monroe City Hall)- Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invite the media and public to join the Monroe Fire and Police Departments, and other agencies and elected officials at 8:15 am Thursday, September 11th to honor the 13th anniversary of the 2,752 people who died in the September 11, 2001.
    Monroe, La (KNOE8 News & Monroe City Hall)- Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invite the media and public to join the Monroe Fire and Police Departments, and other agencies and elected officials at 8:15 am Thursday, September 11th to honor the 13th anniversary of the 2,752 people who died in the September 11, 2001.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day weekend

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares water safety tips for Labor Day weekend

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:23:11 GMT
    Mississippi (KNOE 8News U.S. Army Corp)- If you'll be spending this Labor Day weekend on or around the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.
    Mississippi (KNOE 8News U.S. Army Corp)- If you'll be spending this Labor Day weekend on or around the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urges you to remember these safety tips.
  • CenturyLink opens second data center in Toronto market

    CenturyLink opens second data center in Toronto market

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:12:51 GMT
    MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new data center in the greater Toronto area. Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, the data center is CenturyLink's second in the Toronto region and fourth in Canada.
    MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new data center in the greater Toronto area. Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, the data center is CenturyLink's second in the Toronto region and fourth in Canada.
  • AgCenter brings technology to local residents

    AgCenter brings technology to local residents

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:09:22 GMT
    FRANKLINTON, La. – The four-year Connect My Louisiana broadband Internet initiative of the LSU AgCenter is providing touchscreen computers, 3-D printers and other high-tech equipment to local offices for public use.
    FRANKLINTON, La. – The four-year Connect My Louisiana broadband Internet initiative of the LSU AgCenter is providing touchscreen computers, 3-D printers and other high-tech equipment to local offices for public use.
  • NASA camp at Louisiana Tech provides students with hands-on STEM experiences

    NASA camp at Louisiana Tech provides students with hands-on STEM experiences

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:59:01 GMT
    RUSTON, La. – Educators and counselors from NASA Stennis Space Center recently conducted a three-day “train-the-trainer” Astro Camp, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), at Louisiana Tech University's SciTEC Center.
    RUSTON, La. – Educators and counselors from NASA Stennis Space Center recently conducted a three-day “train-the-trainer” Astro Camp, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), at Louisiana Tech University's SciTEC Center.
  • BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

    BET suspends producer after Blue Ivy joke

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:50:28 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 Park."
    NEW YORK (AP) - BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 Park."
  • Baton Rouge General Mid-City to close ER

    Baton Rouge General Mid-City to close ER

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:46:55 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge General will close its Mid-City hospital's emergency room Nov. 1.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge General will close its Mid-City hospital's emergency room Nov. 1.
  • Old Houma school to become apartments

    Old Houma school to become apartments

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:51:59 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - After months of uncertainty about the future of the former Houma Elementary School, a plan is in place to turn the property into an apartment complex.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - After months of uncertainty about the future of the former Houma Elementary School, a plan is in place to turn the property into an apartment complex.
  • Son of Jackson County sheriff's official arrested

    Son of Jackson County sheriff's official arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:50:37 GMT
    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The son of the head of investigations for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has been arrested.
    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The son of the head of investigations for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has been arrested.
  • Judge denies motion in child porn conviction

    Judge denies motion in child porn conviction

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:48:49 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches Central High School student hospitalized after a fight with a fellow student has died from his injuries.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches Central High School student hospitalized after a fight with a fellow student has died from his injuries.
  • ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

    ExxonMobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:45:06 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the company will pay the penalty to resolve the government's claim. The federal complaint alleged that ExxonMobil discharged at least 117,000 gallons of crude oil wh...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - ExxonMobil Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 crude oil spill from its "North Line" pipeline near Torbert in Pointe Coupee Parish. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the company will pay the penalty to resolve the government's claim. The federal complaint alleged that ExxonMobil discharged at least 117,000 gallons of crude oil wh...
  • Manslaughter plea in 2012 New Orleans death

    Manslaughter plea in 2012 New Orleans death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:42:46 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The District Attorney's office in New Orleans says a 19-year-old has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2012 death.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The District Attorney's office in New Orleans says a 19-year-old has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2012 death.
  • Today's Highlights in History:

    Today's Highlights in History:

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:02 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
  • FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

    FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:32:24 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department inspector general has criticized a former top FBI agent in Milwaukee for showing "extremely poor judgment" in response to a discrimination lawsuit against the agency.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department inspector general has criticized a former top FBI agent in Milwaukee for showing "extremely poor judgment" in response to a discrimination lawsuit against the agency.
  • Freed Journalist Speaks

    Freed Journalist Speaks

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:29:24 GMT
    (CNN)- "I'm overwhelmed by emotion." That's the sentiment from Peter Theo Curtis, the journalist recently released from captivity in Syria. He made a brief appearance Wednesday morning, telling reporters he had no idea so much effort was being put into his release. He didn't share anything about his two years in captivity, but promised to speak more after spending some time with his family. We'll look at the efforts to get him home, and what that means for others being held overseas.
    (CNN)- "I'm overwhelmed by emotion." That's the sentiment from Peter Theo Curtis, the journalist recently released from captivity in Syria. He made a brief appearance Wednesday morning, telling reporters he had no idea so much effort was being put into his release. He didn't share anything about his two years in captivity, but promised to speak more after spending some time with his family. We'll look at the efforts to get him home, and what that means for others being held overseas.
  • Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    Bourbon St. shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:19:07 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Bourbon Street shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty on two charges related to the June 29 gunfight in the French Quarter that fatally wounded one person and injured nine others.
  • Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:14:51 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican governor has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
  • Natchez city clerk now appointed position

    Natchez city clerk now appointed position

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:05:59 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The Natchez Board of Aldermen has voted to amend the city's charter to make the city clerk's position appointed rather than elected.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The Natchez Board of Aldermen has voted to amend the city's charter to make the city clerk's position appointed rather than elected.
  • Police: Arkansas man arrested in Magnolia shooting

    Police: Arkansas man arrested in Magnolia shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:03:03 GMT
    MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the murder of a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man. Authorities on Tuesday charged 20-year-old Byron Dunn of Magnolia with a terroristic act.
    MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the murder of a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man. Authorities on Tuesday charged 20-year-old Byron Dunn of Magnolia with a terroristic act.
  • 2 plead guilty in Vicksburg man's slaying

    2 plead guilty in Vicksburg man's slaying

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:55:39 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Two Vicksburg men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in the 2013 fatal shooting of a Vicksburg High School student.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Two Vicksburg men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in the 2013 fatal shooting of a Vicksburg High School student.
  • Ouachita to move forward with free meal proposal

    Ouachita to move forward with free meal proposal

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:53:11 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish School Board will seek state approval for free meals for all students in at least 15 of its schools through the Louisiana Department of Education. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with the application for the U.S.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish School Board will seek state approval for free meals for all students in at least 15 of its schools through the Louisiana Department of Education. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with the application for the U.S.
  • Student dies following fight with another teen

    Student dies following fight with another teen

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:45:08 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches Central High School student hospitalized after a fight with a fellow student has died from his injuries.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches Central High School student hospitalized after a fight with a fellow student has died from his injuries.
  • PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    PETA files complaints against Hammond turtle farm

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:38:24 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed six complaints against a Hammond turtle and alligator farm.
  • Judge OKs bail for boxer Jermain Taylor

    Judge OKs bail for boxer Jermain Taylor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:30:02 GMT
    MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $25,000 for boxer Jermain Taylor after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.
    MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - A judge has set bail at $25,000 for boxer Jermain Taylor after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.
  • Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

    Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:38:58 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.
    DETROIT (AP) - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.
  • Baker mayor refuses to pay audit fee

    Baker mayor refuses to pay audit fee

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:35:58 GMT
    BAKER, La. (AP) - Baker Mayor Harold Rideau has vowed he will not sign a contract with Postlethwaite Netterville to audit the city's books for the 2014-15 fiscal year for a maximum fee of $62,500, even though the city council authorized him to do so.
    BAKER, La. (AP) - Baker Mayor Harold Rideau has vowed he will not sign a contract with Postlethwaite Netterville to audit the city's books for the 2014-15 fiscal year for a maximum fee of $62,500, even though the city council authorized him to do so.
  • Lafayette toddler wanders on to busy street

    Lafayette toddler wanders on to busy street

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:32:52 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say the roommate of a child's caregiver is accused of negligent actions that left a 2-year-old free to walk out of the house and on to a traffic-heavy street.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say the roommate of a child's caregiver is accused of negligent actions that left a 2-year-old free to walk out of the house and on to a traffic-heavy street.
  • Arkansas prosecutor says officer withheld evidence

    Arkansas prosecutor says officer withheld evidence

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:28:02 GMT
    MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) - A Mayflower police officer has been fired after a prosecutor said he intentionally withheld evidence in a tornado relief profiteering case.
    MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) - A Mayflower police officer has been fired after a prosecutor said he intentionally withheld evidence in a tornado relief profiteering case.
  • Summit Electric starts Gonzales construction

    Summit Electric starts Gonzales construction

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:25:46 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Summit Electric Supply has begun construction on a new facility in Gonzales.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Summit Electric Supply has begun construction on a new facility in Gonzales.
  • Lafayette board to hear report on Supt. Pat Cooper

    Lafayette board to hear report on Supt. Pat Cooper

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:23:55 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Board will hear a report Thursday from its attorney on whether they have cause to fire Superintendent Pat Cooper over various management decisions they disagreed with.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Board will hear a report Thursday from its attorney on whether they have cause to fire Superintendent Pat Cooper over various management decisions they disagreed with.
  • Lafayette man struck, killed by dump truck

    Lafayette man struck, killed by dump truck

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:22:02 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 56-year-old Lafayette man walking behind a dump truck died when the truck hit him as it was backing up.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 56-year-old Lafayette man walking behind a dump truck died when the truck hit him as it was backing up.
  • Dispatcher faces discipline over response to call

    Dispatcher faces discipline over response to call

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:19:42 GMT
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa 911 dispatcher faces disciplinary action because of his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car while playing with a set of keys.
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa 911 dispatcher faces disciplinary action because of his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car while playing with a set of keys.
  • Suspect in arrested in Hattiesburg beating death

    Suspect in arrested in Hattiesburg beating death

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:15:55 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg police have arrested a 38-year-old Hattiesburg man and charged him with murder in the death of a 22-year-old woman.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg police have arrested a 38-year-old Hattiesburg man and charged him with murder in the death of a 22-year-old woman.
  • Police: Arkansas man arrested in Magnolia shooting

    Police: Arkansas man arrested in Magnolia shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:14:07 GMT
    MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the murder of a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man.
    MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the murder of a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man.
  • Gulfport sees financial breathing room for 2015

    Gulfport sees financial breathing room for 2015

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:09:30 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport will have some breathing room with the budget for the coming year.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport will have some breathing room with the budget for the coming year.
  • Lafourche Parish approves tougher dog ordinance

    Lafourche Parish approves tougher dog ordinance

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:05:45 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council has approved a measure to tighten ownership restrictions for dangerous and vicious dogs.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council has approved a measure to tighten ownership restrictions for dangerous and vicious dogs.
  • Community holds meeting to discuss plant waste and pollution

    Community holds meeting to discuss plant waste and pollution

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:07:40 GMT
    CROSSETT, Ark. (KNOE 8 News) - Some people are concerned about the potential environmental and health hazards caused by the Georgia Pacific Plant in Crossett. To address those concerns, multiple government agencies held a public meeting. We spoke to people from Crossett who don't doubt that the plant is in compliance. They say it's the environmental regulations they're leery of and now, they're looking to law-makers for help. 
    CROSSETT, Ark. (KNOE 8 News) - Some people are concerned about the potential environmental and health hazards caused by the Georgia Pacific Plant in Crossett. To address those concerns, multiple government agencies held a public meeting. We spoke to people from Crossett who don't doubt that the plant is in compliance. They say it's the environmental regulations they're leery of and now, they're looking to law-makers for help. 
  • law enforcement officers learn how to encounter canines

    law enforcement officers learn how to encounter canines

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:02:58 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Encountering any angry dog is never fun especially when the dog may potentially be dangerous.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Encountering any angry dog is never fun especially when the dog may potentially be dangerous.
  • Sterlington pet owners are reminded of leash law after police officer injury

    Sterlington pet owners are reminded of leash law after police officer injury

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:47:16 GMT
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News)- It's not uncommon to let your pets outside of the house to handle their business, but they do have to be contained to your yard or on a leash.
    STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News)- It's not uncommon to let your pets outside of the house to handle their business, but they do have to be contained to your yard or on a leash.
  • Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument

    Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:21:20 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.
    CHICAGO (AP) - Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.
  • Books balanced for last La. budget, with borrowing

    Books balanced for last La. budget, with borrowing

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:18:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but with a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but with a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.
  • Obama vows justice in murder of American

    Obama vows justice in murder of American

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:16:09 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist.
  • American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

    American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:14:20 GMT
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract.
  • Police probe theft from Rosa Parks' old apartment

    Police probe theft from Rosa Parks' old apartment

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:12:00 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Police say thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus.
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Police say thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus.
  • Trial delayed again in grandfather slaying

    Trial delayed again in grandfather slaying

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:09:00 GMT
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The second-degree murder trial of an Oakdale man accused of killing his grandfather last November has been delayed again.
    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The second-degree murder trial of an Oakdale man accused of killing his grandfather last November has been delayed again.
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee Endorses Tom Cotton For U.S. Senate

    Gov. Mike Huckabee Endorses Tom Cotton For U.S. Senate

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:06:26 GMT
     Little Rock, Ark. (KNOE & Fr. Gov. Mike Huckabee Camp)- Huckabee: "You have to ask: Why did Mark Pryor vote so many times with President Obama?
     Little Rock, Ark. (KNOE & Fr. Gov. Mike Huckabee Camp)- Huckabee: "You have to ask: Why did Mark Pryor vote so many times with President Obama?
  • CEO named for HealthCare.gov

    CEO named for HealthCare.gov

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:52:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.
  • Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in Union Parish netted one resident suspected of distributing methamphetamine

    Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in Union Parish netted one resident suspected of distributing methamphetamine

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:44:15 GMT
    Union Parish,La. (KNOE & Union Parish sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)-A two-month investigation by the Union Parish sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs netted one Monroe resident suspected of being a major distributor of methamphetamine's in Union and Ouachita parishes.
    Union Parish,La. (KNOE & Union Parish Sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)- A two-month investigation by the Union Parish sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs netted one Monroe resident suspected of being a major distributor of methamphetamine's in Union and Ouachita parishes.
  • DCFS Collects More than $2 Million in Arrears through Casino Intercept Program

    DCFS Collects More than $2 Million in Arrears through Casino Intercept Program

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:42:28 GMT
    Baton Rouge, La (KNOE & DCFS)- More than $2 million in Louisiana gambling winnings have gone directly to the children of non-custodial parents who are behind on child support.
    Baton Rouge, La (KNOE & DCFS)- More than $2 million in Louisiana gambling winnings have gone directly to the children of non-custodial parents who are behind on child support.
  • PAWS of NELA's Offsite Adoptions at Petco

    PAWS of NELA's Offsite Adoptions at Petco

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:34:06 GMT
    Northeast, La (KNOE & Paws of Northeast La)-  PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will be sponsoring its monthly offsite adoption opportunity of available pets from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter this weekend.
    Northeast, La (KNOE & Paws of Northeast La)-  PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will be sponsoring its monthly offsite adoption opportunity of available pets from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter this weekend.
  • U. S. Air Force Band of the West Brass Ensemble of Lackland, TX

    U. S. Air Force Band of the West Brass Ensemble of Lackland, TX

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:51:13 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE & US Air Force Band)- Coming to the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home is the U. S. Air Force Band of the West Brass Ensemble.
    Monroe, La (KNOE & US Air Force Band)- Coming to the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home is the U. S. Air Force Band of the West Brass Ensemble.

  • Amazon buying Twitch for $1billion

    Amazon buying Twitch for $1billion

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:40:00 GMT
    (CNN)- Watching other people play video games is so popular, amazon is willing to pay big bucks for it. Amazon has agreed to acquire twitch, a service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play.
    (CNN)- Watching other people play video games is so popular, amazon is willing to pay big bucks for it. Amazon has agreed to acquire twitch, a service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play.
  • Oilfield waste disposal well under construction

    Oilfield waste disposal well under construction

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:36:16 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma.
  • Houma police to get body cameras

    Houma police to get body cameras

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:29:06 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Council has approved buying body cameras for all Houma police officers.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Council has approved buying body cameras for all Houma police officers.
  • Judge strikes down Baton Rouge gun ordinance

    Judge strikes down Baton Rouge gun ordinance

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:18:18 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled an East Baton Rouge city-parish ordinance that prohibits residents from keeping firearms in their parked cars while they're inside establishments that sell alcohol is unconstitutional.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled an East Baton Rouge city-parish ordinance that prohibits residents from keeping firearms in their parked cars while they're inside establishments that sell alcohol is unconstitutional.
  • Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:10:03 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.
    MIAMI (AP) - Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.
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  • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:21:49 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:53:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Riverdale Christian Academy administrators have fired English teacher Ashley Dowden following her confession to deputies that she had sex with a 16-year-old student.
  • Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

    Local Red Cross Chapter slashed in cutbacks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:22:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Big changes at the American Red Cross on a national level are having an effect on local staffing. As part of restructuring, the Northeast Louisiana Chapter based in Monroe is loosing its executive director and three other full time employees.
  • Shooting on Lowery Street

    Shooting on Lowery Street

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:08:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Shooting on Lowery Street sends one person to the hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Shooting on Lowery Street sends one person to the hospital.
  • Stabbing on Church Street

    Stabbing on Church Street

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:14:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Multiple stab wounds sends one to the hospital.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Multiple stab wounds sends one to the hospital.
  • Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Former Presidents to launch Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:16:28 GMT
    Washinton, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)- On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
    Washington, DC. (KNOE 8 News &  Media Advisory for Bush and Clinton)-On September 8, 2014, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton will announce the launch of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:40:02 GMT
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont.
    Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday.
  • Pipe beating leads to arrest

    Pipe beating leads to arrest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:02:44 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Junction City man has been booked into the Union Parish Detention Center accused of striking another man in the head with a pipe.
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