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  • Throwback Thursday: A league of her own

    Throwback Thursday: A league of her own

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:20:11 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's one of the most popular hashtags on social media, and now Throwback Thursday is our newest series of stories taking us on a stroll down memory lane.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's one of the most popular hashtags on social media, and now Throwback Thursday is our newest series of stories taking us on a stroll down memory lane.
  • Removal of mobile homes being discussed in Bastrop

    Removal of mobile homes being discussed in Bastrop

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:35:36 GMT
    BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Some Bastrop residents wants to see mobile homes removed from their main corridor.
    BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Some Bastrop residents wants to see mobile homes removed from their main corridor.
  • Legendary ULM QB now an assistant basketball coach

    Legendary ULM QB now an assistant basketball coach

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:14:00 GMT
    MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News)  – After winning a national championship as the quarterback of the ULM football program, Stan Humphries returned to his alma mater and was named women’s basketball assistant coach, Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom announced Thursday.
    MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News)  – After winning a national championship as the quarterback of the ULM football program, Stan Humphries returned to his alma mater and was named women’s basketball assistant coach, Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom announced Thursday.
  • Minimum wage bill killed by state senate

    Minimum wage bill killed by state senate

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:00:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators have rejected a proposal that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session.
  • Murder-suicide being investigated in Rankin

    Murder-suicide being investigated in Rankin

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:50:03 GMT
    BRANDON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Authorities in Rankin County are investigation a possible murder-suicide.
    BRANDON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Authorities in Rankin County are investigation a possible murder-suicide.
  • Elderly couple killed after being struck by train

    Elderly couple killed after being struck by train

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:48:43 GMT
    KEITHVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident.
    KEITHVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident.
  • Sub completes 90% of search

    Sub completes 90% of search

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:33:28 GMT
    CANBERRA, Australia (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials in Australia say a robotic submarine has now scanned more than 90 percent of a 120-square-mile search area, but has found nothing of interest in the search for the missing Malaysian plane.
    CANBERRA, Australia (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials in Australia say a robotic submarine has now scanned more than 90 percent of a 120-square-mile search area, but has found nothing of interest in the search for the missing Malaysian plane.
  • Shrimp season opens April 29

    Shrimp season opens April 29

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:29:40 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says white shrimp are getting big enough to harvest in state outside waters off Terrebonne Parish.
    HOUMA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says white shrimp are getting big enough to harvest in state outside waters off Terrebonne Parish.
  • Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

    Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:24:15 GMT
    SYLVESTER, Ga. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants.
    SYLVESTER, Ga. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants.
  • Jindal signs new explosive regulations

    Jindal signs new explosive regulations

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:22:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to toughen state regulations and oversight of explosives licenses in Louisiana.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to toughen state regulations and oversight of explosives licenses in Louisiana.
  • City worker raise in Vicksburg contingent on available funds

    City worker raise in Vicksburg contingent on available funds

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:20:52 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says city employees will know before July 1 whether they're getting a pay raise.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says city employees will know before July 1 whether they're getting a pay raise.
  • Hearing set on Norphlet-Smackover merger

    Hearing set on Norphlet-Smackover merger

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:20:23 GMT
    SMACKOVER, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Arkansas Board of Education is to consider the proposed consolidation of the Norphlet and Smackover school districts at its hearing next month in Little Rock.
    SMACKOVER, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Arkansas Board of Education is to consider the proposed consolidation of the Norphlet and Smackover school districts at its hearing next month in Little Rock.
  • Legislature votes to outlaw sale of e-cigarettes to minors

    Legislature votes to outlaw sale of e-cigarettes to minors

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:18:44 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Both the House and Senate have unanimously agreed to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana, similar to the state's existing ban on cigarette sales to minors.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Both the House and Senate have unanimously agreed to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 in Louisiana, similar to the state's existing ban on cigarette sales to minors.
  • Legislature votes down elected superintendent bill

    Legislature votes down elected superintendent bill

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:17:21 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana's state education superintendent will continue to be appointed, rather than elected.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana's state education superintendent will continue to be appointed, rather than elected.
  • "Wine over Water" moves indoors due to weather threat

    "Wine over Water" moves indoors due to weather threat

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:16:51 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -The ninth annual Wine Over Water event at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will move indoors to Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the ULM campus, due to the threat of inclement weather.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -The ninth annual Wine Over Water event at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will move indoors to Fant-Ewing Coliseum on the ULM campus, due to the threat of inclement weather.
  • Monroe Police to participate in prescription take back

    Monroe Police to participate in prescription take back

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:45:11 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe Police Department (in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe Police Department (in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
  • La. College, Northwestern looking for new presidents

    La. College, Northwestern looking for new presidents

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:31:46 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Higher education in Central Louisiana is seeing changes in leadership as two local schools begin searches for their next presidents.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Higher education in Central Louisiana is seeing changes in leadership as two local schools begin searches for their next presidents.
  • Marathon moves forward with expansion

    Marathon moves forward with expansion

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:29:03 GMT
    GARYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company's Garyville refinery.
    GARYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company's Garyville refinery.
  • Plans advance for Jefferson Parish jail

    Plans advance for Jefferson Parish jail

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:18:32 GMT
    JENNINGS, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials in Jefferson Davis Parish are still moving forward on plans for a new jail though a location has not been officially made public.
    JENNINGS, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials in Jefferson Davis Parish are still moving forward on plans for a new jail though a location has not been officially made public.
  • Court denies lowering bond for accused killer

    Court denies lowering bond for accused killer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:17:11 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The state Supreme Court has denied Woodrow Karey's appeal for a bond reduction.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The state Supreme Court has denied Woodrow Karey's appeal for a bond reduction.
  • Grambling students approve athletic fee

    Grambling students approve athletic fee

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:12:02 GMT
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Grambling State University's athletic programs will get a boost in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Grambling State University's athletic programs will get a boost in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.
  • Norris named ULM spring commencement speaker

    Norris named ULM spring commencement speaker

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:10:15 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Since 1978, Dave Norris has served as the Mayor of West Monroe. During that time, he has been at the helm as the city has grown exponentially with commerce, shopping, and industry.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Since 1978, Dave Norris has served as the Mayor of West Monroe. During that time, he has been at the helm as the city has grown exponentially with commerce, shopping, and industry.
  • Security officer recognized for helping catch felon

    Security officer recognized for helping catch felon

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:15:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Pecanland Mall security guard was appreciated for her bravery and tactical skills on apprehending a criminal.Angel Cook was recognized as the south central region security officer of the year.On January 30. Cook helped police find convicted felon Terresz Robinson.Cook noticed Robinson in the mall and immediately started to keep a close eye on him while alerting police.She credits her colleagues for helping in the arrest.Terresz Robinson was found guilty of second ...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Pecanland Mall security guard was appreciated for her bravery and tactical skills on apprehending a criminal.Angel Cook was recognized as the south central region security officer of the year.On January 30. Cook helped police find convicted felon Terresz Robinson.Cook noticed Robinson in the mall and immediately started to keep a close eye on him while alerting police.She credits her colleagues for helping in the arrest.Terresz Robinson was found guilty of second ...
  • Legislature discuss payday loans

    Legislature discuss payday loans

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:43:02 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Legislators discussed a bill that would limit the amount of times an individual can take out loans from a payday lender within a years period.This after a bill that suggested interest rates be capped at 36% was shot down. Senator Ben Nevers of Bogalusa is the author of both bills.ULM economist Robert Eisenstadt says limiting the amount of loans taken out won't solve the problem of payday lending.Representative Erich Ponti of Baton Rouge opposes a bill that will limi...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Legislators discussed a bill that would limit the amount of times an individual can take out loans from a payday lender within a years period.This after a bill that suggested interest rates be capped at 36% was shot down. Senator Ben Nevers of Bogalusa is the author of both bills.ULM economist Robert Eisenstadt says limiting the amount of loans taken out won't solve the problem of payday lending.Representative Erich Ponti of Baton Rouge opposes a bill that will limi...
  • Dean Hart Jr. granted bail

    Dean Hart Jr. granted bail

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:51:24 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe businessman accused of taking his wife hostage resulting in a stand-off with police is granted bail.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe businessman accused of taking his wife hostage resulting in a stand-off with police is granted bail.
  • Iconic KNOE letters on facade after storm damage

    Iconic KNOE letters on facade after storm damage

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:09:46 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The iconic KNOE letters are hanging back up on the studios after a December storm caused damage to the building.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The iconic KNOE letters are hanging back up on the studios after a December storm caused damage to the building.
  • Dean Hart, Jr. given bail

    Dean Hart, Jr. given bail

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:02:22 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A judge has given Dean Hart, Jr. the opportunity to post bail with conditions.Our reporter is in the courtroom, and we will update this story as it comes available.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A judge has given Dean Hart, Jr. the opportunity to post bail with conditions.Our reporter is in the courtroom, and we will update this story as it comes available.
  • EBT ban at certain stores continues to move through legislature

    EBT ban at certain stores continues to move through legislature

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:10:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana welfare recipients would be prohibited in state law from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under a bill that received the support Wednesday of the House Health and Welfare Committee.
  • Louisiana to consider equal pay bill

    Louisiana to consider equal pay bill

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:08:25 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
  • ULM faculty and students feature in academic summit

    ULM faculty and students feature in academic summit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:51 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -The University of Louisiana System Academic Summit was recently held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -The University of Louisiana System Academic Summit was recently held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate

    Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:00:59 GMT
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at approximately PM, Richland Parish Sheriff’s personnel received a complaint of sexual misconduct from an offender incarcerated at Richland Parish Detention Center.
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at approximately PM, Richland Parish Sheriff’s personnel received a complaint of sexual misconduct from an offender incarcerated at Richland Parish Detention Center.
  • Postal workers union protest Staples kiosks

    Postal workers union protest Staples kiosks

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:08:31 GMT
    WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
    WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Postal workers plan protests in 27 states Thursday against the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with Staples employees.
  • Heads of State to headline DeltaFest

    Heads of State to headline DeltaFest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:51:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tickets are now available for DeltaFest 2014, featuring R&B group HEADS OF STATE, and hosted by Hip Hop Legend MC LYTE. A packed crowd will be at the Monroe Civic Center Arena on Friday, April 25! The doors open at 6:30 pm and Showtime is 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Monroe Civic Center, all Ticket Master Outlets, and at www.ticketmaster.com.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tickets are now available for DeltaFest 2014, featuring R&B group HEADS OF STATE, and hosted by Hip Hop Legend MC LYTE. A packed crowd will be at the Monroe Civic Center Arena on Friday, April 25! The doors open at 6:30 pm and Showtime is 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Monroe Civic Center, all Ticket Master Outlets, and at www.ticketmaster.com.
  • ULM receives highest dental association award

    ULM receives highest dental association award

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:45:04 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - University of Louisiana at Monroe alum Dr. Jeff Hooton of Monroe, was recently awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award, during the 134th House of Delegates of the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - University of Louisiana at Monroe alum Dr. Jeff Hooton of Monroe, was recently awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award, during the 134th House of Delegates of the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.
  • Vieux Carre put up for auction

    Vieux Carre put up for auction

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:15:30 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Vieux Carre store and restaurant on North 18th street is closed down, and the entire moveable contents are up for auction.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Vieux Carre store and restaurant on North 18th street is closed down, and the entire moveable contents are up for auction.
  • Dean Hart, Jr. to face judge in bond hearing on Wednesday

    Dean Hart, Jr. to face judge in bond hearing on Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:01:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -It's been nearly four months since a stand off in Monroe lead to the arrest of Dean Hart, Jr.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -It's been nearly four months since a stand off in Monroe lead to the arrest of Dean Hart, Jr.
  • Head-on crash kills Rayville man

    Head-on crash kills Rayville man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:41:23 GMT
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -On April 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Whitehall Road south of Louisiana Highway 15.
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -On April 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Whitehall Road south of Louisiana Highway 15.
  • Man sentenced for child sex crimes

    Man sentenced for child sex crimes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:36:37 GMT
    LUCEDALE, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 41-year-old George County man has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for sex crimes against two children.
    LUCEDALE, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 41-year-old George County man has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for sex crimes against two children.
  • Board approves tax credit for hospital buyer

    Board approves tax credit for hospital buyer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:34:43 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Natchez Aldermen have agreed to give a potential buyer of Natchez Regional Medical Center a tax credit to help pay the bankrupt hospital's debt.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Natchez Aldermen have agreed to give a potential buyer of Natchez Regional Medical Center a tax credit to help pay the bankrupt hospital's debt.
  • Sentence changed after ruled too lenient

    Sentence changed after ruled too lenient

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:29:34 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Another judge will have to decide the fate of a Hammond woman sentenced in 2013 to one day in jail for manslaughter. An appeals court ruled that the sentence was illegally lenient.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Another judge will have to decide the fate of a Hammond woman sentenced in 2013 to one day in jail for manslaughter. An appeals court ruled that the sentence was illegally lenient.
  • Man accused on 100 counts of child porn

    Man accused on 100 counts of child porn

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:28:04 GMT
    LIVINGSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Police have booked a 47-year-old Livingston man with 100 counts of child pornography.
    LIVINGSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Police have booked a 47-year-old Livingston man with 100 counts of child pornography.
  • Brusley appoints interim police chief

    Brusley appoints interim police chief

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:26:49 GMT
    BRUSLY, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Brusly Town Council has unanimously appointed Richie Johnson, a colonel with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, to serve as interim police chief following the elected chief's guilty plea on a malfeasance charge.
    BRUSLY, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Brusly Town Council has unanimously appointed Richie Johnson, a colonel with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, to serve as interim police chief following the elected chief's guilty plea on a malfeasance charge.
  • Major crime down in Baton Rouge

    Major crime down in Baton Rouge

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:24:39 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports a 15 percent decrease in violent crime in 2013 from 2012.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports a 15 percent decrease in violent crime in 2013 from 2012.
  • Little Rock Zoo hoping to add aquarium

    Little Rock Zoo hoping to add aquarium

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:21:56 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Little Rock leaders are considering a new master plan that would add an aquarium to the city's zoo.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Little Rock leaders are considering a new master plan that would add an aquarium to the city's zoo.
  • Olympic style games coming to Twin Cities

    Olympic style games coming to Twin Cities

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:15:15 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A summer sporting event is coming to the Twin Cities.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A summer sporting event is coming to the Twin Cities.
  • Search committee asks for clarity on authority

    Search committee asks for clarity on authority

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:04:19 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A search committee charged with recommending a new general counsel for the Lafayette Parish School Board wants the full board to look at revising the policy that gave the committee the authority to recommend lawyers.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A search committee charged with recommending a new general counsel for the Lafayette Parish School Board wants the full board to look at revising the policy that gave the committee the authority to recommend lawyers.
  • Inmate dies in Newton County jail

    Inmate dies in Newton County jail

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:04:16 GMT
    DECATUR, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at the Newton County jail.
    DECATUR, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an inmate at the Newton County jail.
  • Voters to decide on Lafayette airport tax

    Voters to decide on Lafayette airport tax

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:02:03 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council approved putting a temporary sales tax on the ballot later this year that, if passed by voters, would help fund a bigger, modern terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council approved putting a temporary sales tax on the ballot later this year that, if passed by voters, would help fund a bigger, modern terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.
  • Voters in 1 Union Parish ward to vote on liquor issues

    Voters in 1 Union Parish ward to vote on liquor issues

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:54:01 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Union Parish voters in Ward 3 will go to the polls on May 3 to vote on a number of liquor law reforms that could permit alcohol in the last remaining dry ward in the parish.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Union Parish voters in Ward 3 will go to the polls on May 3 to vote on a number of liquor law reforms that could permit alcohol in the last remaining dry ward in the parish.
  • Dubach man arrested for turkey hunting violations

    Dubach man arrested for turkey hunting violations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:51:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - State wildlife and fisheries agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges in Union Parish.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - State wildlife and fisheries agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges in Union Parish.
  • ULM named in suit related to a 2013 rape

    ULM named in suit related to a 2013 rape

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:30:33 GMT
     MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - ULM leaders are now set to defend a civil lawsuit, as the university was named along with a convicted rapist.
     MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - ULM leaders are now set to defend a civil lawsuit, as the university was named along with a convicted rapist.
  • Ouachita Parish School Board votes to honor Don Shows

    Ouachita Parish School Board votes to honor Don Shows

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:07:33 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS)- The Ouachita Parish School Board approved placing the name of West Monroe legendary football coach Don Shows on the field house and a street that runs through the campus.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS)- The Ouachita Parish School Board approved placing the name of West Monroe legendary football coach Don Shows on the field house and a street that runs through the campus.
  • Pogue thanks supporters and Grambling for the past five years

    Pogue thanks supporters and Grambling for the past five years

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:54:01 GMT
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Spring Convocation at Grambling State University began with the concert choir singing and ended with GSU President, Frank Pogue saying goodbye and thanks to his supporters of the last five years.
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Spring Convocation at Grambling State University began with the concert choir singing and ended with GSU President, Frank Pogue saying goodbye and thanks to his supporters of the last five years.
  • Senate rejects lessened marijuana penalties

    Senate rejects lessened marijuana penalties

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:01:08 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators have refused to reduce Louisiana's criminal penalties for marijuana possession, siding with the state's district attorneys and sheriffs who opposed the proposal.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Senators have refused to reduce Louisiana's criminal penalties for marijuana possession, siding with the state's district attorneys and sheriffs who opposed the proposal.
  • Two teens indicted on murder

    Two teens indicted on murder

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:45:54 GMT
    JONESVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Catahoula Parish grand jury has indicted two 17-year–olds for second degree murder. 
    JONESVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Catahoula Parish grand jury has indicted two 17-year–olds for second degree murder. 
  • Bicyclist injured in bicycling accident

    Bicyclist injured in bicycling accident

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:49:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -A man is in the hospital after being hit by a car on Renwick Street and Highway 165 in Monroe.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -A man is in the hospital after being hit by a car on Renwick Street and Highway 165 in Monroe.
  • Zoning issues on Louisville Avenue, changes to come

    Zoning issues on Louisville Avenue, changes to come

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:22:12 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Major updates were made to Monroe Zoning Ordinance last fall, and though that may not mean much to some, but to business owners on Louisville Avenue it's their livelihood.  
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Major updates were made to Monroe Zoning Ordinance last fall, and though that may not mean much to some, but to business owners on Louisville Avenue it's their livelihood.  
  • Woman cleared in sister's death

    Woman cleared in sister's death

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:41:04 GMT
    JONESVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Catahoula Parish grand jury found one Jonesville woman acted in self-defense when she shot and killed her sister in November of 2013. 
    JONESVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Catahoula Parish grand jury found one Jonesville woman acted in self-defense when she shot and killed her sister in November of 2013. 
  • City leaders discuss auditor managerial notes

    City leaders discuss auditor managerial notes

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:34:45 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Mayor Jamie Mayo was joined by other city leaders in a press briefing, on the agenda the managerial issues noted in last year's report by the state auditor's office.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Mayor Jamie Mayo was joined by other city leaders in a press briefing, on the agenda the managerial issues noted in last year's report by the state auditor's office.
  • Jindal stops in Ruston

    Jindal stops in Ruston

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:10:31 GMT
      RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Governor Bobby Jindal made a stop in Ruston for a ribbon cutting.
      RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Governor Bobby Jindal made a stop in Ruston for a ribbon cutting.
  • Hamburg man shoots and kills neighbor

    Hamburg man shoots and kills neighbor

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:41:41 GMT
    HAMBURG, Ar. (KNOE 8 News) - Ashley County authorities have arrested a Hamburg man after he shot and killed his neighbor on Easter Sunday.
    HAMBURG, Ar. (KNOE 8 News) - Ashley County authorities have arrested a Hamburg man after he shot and killed his neighbor on Easter Sunday.
  • Monroe audit reveals missing funds

    Monroe audit reveals missing funds

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:46:07 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A private CPA firm reports that five days of parking receipts from the Monroe Regional Airport were reported missing through a "misappropriation" by an employee.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A private CPA firm reports that five days of parking receipts from the Monroe Regional Airport were reported missing through a "misappropriation" by an employee.
  • El Dorado teenager killed in ATV wreck

    El Dorado teenager killed in ATV wreck

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:44:09 GMT
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An 18-year-old El Dorado woman has died in a wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle.
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An 18-year-old El Dorado woman has died in a wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle.
  • Man killed while working under car

    Man killed while working under car

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:43:30 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A man is crushed and killed when the jack holding up the car he was working on slipped.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A man is crushed and killed when the jack holding up the car he was working on slipped.
  • Gas prices continue to climb

    Gas prices continue to climb

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:40:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.
  • Woman runs over & kills boyfriend's father

    Woman runs over & kills boyfriend's father

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:39:59 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A woman is arrested after she allegedly tried to run down her boyfriend and his father, killing the father.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A woman is arrested after she allegedly tried to run down her boyfriend and his father, killing the father.
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:37:45 GMT
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews.
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews.
  • Lake Charles airport opens passenger lounge

    Lake Charles airport opens passenger lounge

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:03:03 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - In anticipation of the area's projected economic boom, Lake Charles Regional Airport has opened its expanded passenger lounge.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - In anticipation of the area's projected economic boom, Lake Charles Regional Airport has opened its expanded passenger lounge.
  • Deadline nears to register for Arkansas primary

    Deadline nears to register for Arkansas primary

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:57:50 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Monday marks the deadline for Arkansans to register to vote in next month's primary election.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Monday marks the deadline for Arkansans to register to vote in next month's primary election.
  • Prosecutor: Tax credit enticed more La. film investors

    Prosecutor: Tax credit enticed more La. film investors

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:55:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutor say former Baton Rouge businessman Gregory M. Walker, who has admitted defrauding buyers of $1.4 million in Louisiana film tax credits that he did not own
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutor say former Baton Rouge businessman Gregory M. Walker, who has admitted defrauding buyers of $1.4 million in Louisiana film tax credits that he did not own
  • Alabama man sentenced for copyright violation

    Alabama man sentenced for copyright violation

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:51:39 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An Alabama man faces two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement in November.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An Alabama man faces two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement in November.
  • Court to consider Natchez hospital ombudsman

    Court to consider Natchez hospital ombudsman

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:48:54 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The federal bankruptcy court overseeing Natchez Regional Medical Center's Chapter 9 filing will decide this week if it needs to appoint a special patient advocate for the duration of the process.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The federal bankruptcy court overseeing Natchez Regional Medical Center's Chapter 9 filing will decide this week if it needs to appoint a special patient advocate for the duration of the process.
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  • Elderly couple killed after being struck by train

    Elderly couple killed after being struck by train

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:48:43 GMT
    KEITHVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident.
    KEITHVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say an elderly couple died in a truck-train accident.
  • Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

    Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:24:15 GMT
    SYLVESTER, Ga. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants.
    SYLVESTER, Ga. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants.
  • Head-on crash kills Rayville man

    Head-on crash kills Rayville man

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:41:23 GMT
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -On April 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Whitehall Road south of Louisiana Highway 15.
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -On April 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Whitehall Road south of Louisiana Highway 15.
  • Murder-suicide being investigated in Rankin

    Murder-suicide being investigated in Rankin

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:50:03 GMT
    BRANDON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Authorities in Rankin County are investigation a possible murder-suicide.
    BRANDON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Authorities in Rankin County are investigation a possible murder-suicide.
  • Vieux Carre put up for auction

    Vieux Carre put up for auction

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:15:30 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Vieux Carre store and restaurant on North 18th street is closed down, and the entire moveable contents are up for auction.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Vieux Carre store and restaurant on North 18th street is closed down, and the entire moveable contents are up for auction.
  • Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate

    Corrections officer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:00:59 GMT
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at approximately PM, Richland Parish Sheriff’s personnel received a complaint of sexual misconduct from an offender incarcerated at Richland Parish Detention Center.
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at approximately PM, Richland Parish Sheriff’s personnel received a complaint of sexual misconduct from an offender incarcerated at Richland Parish Detention Center.
  • Security officer recognized for helping catch felon

    Security officer recognized for helping catch felon

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:15:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Pecanland Mall security guard was appreciated for her bravery and tactical skills on apprehending a criminal.Angel Cook was recognized as the south central region security officer of the year.On January 30. Cook helped police find convicted felon Terresz Robinson.Cook noticed Robinson in the mall and immediately started to keep a close eye on him while alerting police.She credits her colleagues for helping in the arrest.Terresz Robinson was found guilty of second ...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- A Pecanland Mall security guard was appreciated for her bravery and tactical skills on apprehending a criminal.Angel Cook was recognized as the south central region security officer of the year.On January 30. Cook helped police find convicted felon Terresz Robinson.Cook noticed Robinson in the mall and immediately started to keep a close eye on him while alerting police.She credits her colleagues for helping in the arrest.Terresz Robinson was found guilty of second ...
  • Dean Hart, Jr. given bail

    Dean Hart, Jr. given bail

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:02:22 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A judge has given Dean Hart, Jr. the opportunity to post bail with conditions.Our reporter is in the courtroom, and we will update this story as it comes available.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A judge has given Dean Hart, Jr. the opportunity to post bail with conditions.Our reporter is in the courtroom, and we will update this story as it comes available.
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