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  • Union Parish School District employees get a raise

    Union Parish School District employees get a raise

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

    17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

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

    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

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

    James Luster loses appeal in Natchez slaying

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

    BESE votes to join lawsuit challenging Jindal

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

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

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:45:16 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) - A West Monroe insurance agent is accused of never turning in payments to the insurer for a number of his Winnsboro customers.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News LSP) - A West Monroe insurance agent is accused of never turning in payments to the insurer for a number of his Winnsboro customers.
  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:21:56 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
  • It’s time for mosquito protection

    It’s time for mosquito protection

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

    Police officer, teacher to seek Jonesboro Police Chief job

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

    ULM incubator tenant wins small business award

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

    Louisiana Tech among nation’s best college values

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

    WMHS to get 740K scoreboard

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

    Amtrak study, for route through Monroe, finally under way

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

    A second person has died from emergency plane landing on beach

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

    28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

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

    A game changer for college sports

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

    Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

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

    Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

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

    Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

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

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

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

    Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

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

    Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

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

    Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

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

    Arkansas authorities seek stolen rescue truck

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

    Teen Rescued From Cave

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

    US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

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

    Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

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

    Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

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

    Man charged in teen's disappearance heads to court

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

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

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

  • Hiker, 13, found in California national park

    Hiker, 13, found in California national park

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

    Pine Bluff officials await OK to raze structure

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

    DOTD promises congestion fixes along La. 1

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

    Investigation continues in Arkansas jail narcotics

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

    Whale watching boat snagged by rope docks safely

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

    Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B

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

    Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal

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

    China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

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

    All Baton Rouge students to get free lunches

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

    Former lawmaker Green dies at 62

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

    Central's school superintendent gets high marks

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

    German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:49:55 GMT
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home.
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home.
  • Tangipahoa council supports proposed clinic

    Tangipahoa council supports proposed clinic

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:47:12 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously agreed to a proposed Access Health Louisiana clinic designed for those without health insurance or in a low-income bracket.
    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish Council has unanimously agreed to a proposed Access Health Louisiana clinic designed for those without health insurance or in a low-income bracket.
  • West Side Expressway, new bridge, gaining traction

    West Side Expressway, new bridge, gaining traction

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:45:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Traction is starting to build for a proposed new four-lane highway on the west side of the Mississippi and a new bridge across the river.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Traction is starting to build for a proposed new four-lane highway on the west side of the Mississippi and a new bridge across the river.
  • 2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking

    2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:43:13 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.
  • Police: Arkansas imposter cop tried to lure kids

    Police: Arkansas imposter cop tried to lure kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:41:15 GMT
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police have arrested a man they say tried to coax children into his car by claiming to be a police officer. 18-year-old Landon Shawn Morris has been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted rape and criminal impersonation. Court documents indicate city police responded July 22 to two reports of Morris asking children to get into his red Pontiac Grand Am. Police say that Morris admitted during an interview to contacting the children and posing as a police of...
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police have arrested a man they say tried to coax children into his car by claiming to be a police officer. 18-year-old Landon Shawn Morris has been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted rape and criminal impersonation. Court documents indicate city police responded July 22 to two reports of Morris asking children to get into his red Pontiac Grand Am. Police say that Morris admitted during an interview to contacting the children and posing as a police of...
  • 2 dead, 1 injured in New Orleans shooting

    2 dead, 1 injured in New Orleans shooting

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:39:15 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and an 18-year-old man injured.
  • Johnson takes gavel at Pineville City Court

    Johnson takes gavel at Pineville City Court

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:36:45 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - An attorney has been appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to replace Phillip Terrell, who resigned as Pineville city judge in March to run for Rapides Parish District Attorney.
    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - An attorney has been appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to replace Phillip Terrell, who resigned as Pineville city judge in March to run for Rapides Parish District Attorney.
  • Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

    Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:34:59 GMT
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.
  • Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

    Wildlife volunteer pleads in deaths of 300 animals

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:30:51 GMT
    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.
    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A longtime volunteer with a local animal protection organization in New Jersey has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.
  • ATF accuses men of selling stolen guns

    ATF accuses men of selling stolen guns

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:26:36 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Three men are held without bond pending a grand jury review of a complaint alleging they sold at least 20 stolen weapons and assorted drugs to federal firearms agents and state narcotics agents.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Three men are held without bond pending a grand jury review of a complaint alleging they sold at least 20 stolen weapons and assorted drugs to federal firearms agents and state narcotics agents.
  • Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    Singing River Health System closing 2 more clinics

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:24:35 GMT
    Miss. (AP) - Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close.
    Miss. (AP) - Singing River Health System says two primary care clinics in Gautier and D'Iberville will close.
  • Arkansas bullet plant pulled from council agenda

    Arkansas bullet plant pulled from council agenda

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:22:45 GMT
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The North Little Rock mayor says a bullet manufacturer is rethinking a proposal to locate near a residential neighborhood.
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The North Little Rock mayor says a bullet manufacturer is rethinking a proposal to locate near a residential neighborhood.
  • Dedication set for Scott Pruitt Memorial Highway

    Dedication set for Scott Pruitt Memorial Highway

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:20:39 GMT
    GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - A dedication ceremony will be held Aug. 5, designating a section of Highway 90 in Gautier as Scott E. Pruitt Memorial Highway.
    GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - A dedication ceremony will be held Aug. 5, designating a section of Highway 90 in Gautier as Scott E. Pruitt Memorial Highway.
  • Homeowners don't want rehab built in their backyards

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:46:45 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Not in my back yard! That's what some homeowners in rural Ouachita Parish are saying about a rehab facility being built in their neighborhood. They've voiced their concerns to the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, but say they haven't gotten anywhere. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Not in my back yard! That's what some homeowners in rural Ouachita Parish are saying about a rehab facility being built in their neighborhood. They've voiced their concerns to the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, but say they haven't gotten anywhere. 
  • Louisiana Delta Community College offering agriculture aviation courses

    Louisiana Delta Community College offering agriculture aviation courses

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:37:26 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Louisiana Delta Community College, in association with Flying Tiger Aviation, is now offering agriculture aviation training.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Louisiana Delta Community College, in association with Flying Tiger Aviation, is now offering agriculture aviation training.
  • Communities in three parishes get grants for new patrol cars

    Communities in three parishes get grants for new patrol cars

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:42:54 GMT
    WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News) - New patrol cars will be rolling into three northern Louisiana communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to towns with fewer than 20,000 residents.
    WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News) - New patrol cars will be rolling into three northern Louisiana communities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to towns with fewer than 20,000 residents.
  • Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

    Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:41:59 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.
  • UPDATE: Missing elderly man has found his way back home

    UPDATE: Missing elderly man has found his way back home

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:06:27 GMT

    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A missing elderly man in Monroe has found his way back home.

    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A missing elderly man in Monroe has found his way back home.

  • MS officials: New West Nile and Chikungunya cases

    MS officials: New West Nile and Chikungunya cases

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:51:44 GMT
    JACKSON, Ms. (KNOE 8 News/MSDH) -The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Rankin County.
    JACKSON, Ms. (KNOE 8 News/MSDH) -The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Rankin County.
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:35:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
  • Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

    Red Lobster tries acting like a fancier restaurant

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:31:47 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants.
  • Union Sheriff: Man was attempting to hire hit man to kill family members

    Union Sheriff: Man was attempting to hire hit man to kill family members

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:21:58 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Ouachita Parish resident was arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies and investigators over the weekend accused of solicitation of murder.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Ouachita Parish resident was arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies and investigators over the weekend accused of solicitation of murder.
  • Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case

    Attorney fees at issue in death row heat case

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:53:51 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to make the state pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit over hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to make the state pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs.
  • Israel denies striking Gaza hospital, park

    Israel denies striking Gaza hospital, park

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:52:28 GMT
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military has denied its forces were responsible for an attack on a hospital and a nearby park in the Gaza Strip.
    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military has denied its forces were responsible for an attack on a hospital and a nearby park in the Gaza Strip.
  • Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

    Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:50:55 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) - The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.
    PHOENIX (AP) - The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.
  • Palestinians say 10 killed in strike on park

    Palestinians say 10 killed in strike on park

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:47:20 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says at least 10 people were killed and 46 wounded in an Israeli strike on a park in the Gaza Strip.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says at least 10 people were killed and 46 wounded in an Israeli strike on a park in the Gaza Strip.
  • Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

    Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:41:17 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.
  • The Situation due in court for assault charge

    The Situation due in court for assault charge

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:39:52 GMT
    MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - The Situation is due to have his day in court. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as the Situation, is scheduled to appear in Middletown Township municipal court Monday afternoon to answer to simple assault charges.
    MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - The Situation is due to have his day in court. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as the Situation, is scheduled to appear in Middletown Township municipal court Monday afternoon to answer to simple assault charges.
  • FIFA extends Sammut, Edusei bans worldwide

    FIFA extends Sammut, Edusei bans worldwide

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:36:52 GMT
    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has extended the sanctions imposed on Kevin Sammut and Mark Edusei for match-fixing to prevent them from playing anywhere in the world.
    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has extended the sanctions imposed on Kevin Sammut and Mark Edusei for match-fixing to prevent them from playing anywhere in the world.
  • Highlight in History

    Highlight in History

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:34:44 GMT
    On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, effective the next day, following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal.
    On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation, effective the next day, following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal.
  • Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    Police probe latest New Orleans shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:31:58 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area.
  • Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

    Ronstadt, Katzenberg among those honored by Obama

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:52:43 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House for their contributions to arts and humanities.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt, DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg and public radio host Diane Rehm are among those being honored at the White House for their contributions to arts and humanities.
  • JAPAN MURDER DISMEMBER GIRL LEGAL

    JAPAN MURDER DISMEMBER GIRL LEGAL

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:49:51 GMT
    A 16-year-old Japanese girl is accused of killing a classmate then cutting off her head and hand.according to police, she hit the 15-year-old victim with an object repeatedly before strangling her.
    A 16-year-old Japanese girl is accused of killing a classmate then cutting off her head and hand.according to police, she hit the 15-year-old victim with an object repeatedly before strangling her.
  • Gas prices continue to fall nationally & locally

    Gas prices continue to fall nationally & locally

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:42:14 GMT
    MONROE, La. (GasBuddy.com) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.
    MONROE, La. (GasBuddy.com) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.
  • Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax Friday & Saturday

    Most retail purchases exempt from state sales tax Friday & Saturday

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:38:31 GMT
    BATON ROUGE,, La. (KNOE 8 News LDR) – Most retail purchases in Louisiana are exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax on Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2.
    BATON ROUGE,, La. (KNOE 8 News LDR) – Most retail purchases in Louisiana are exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax on Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2.
  • Louisiana Tech professor reelected to national board

    Louisiana Tech professor reelected to national board

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:35:07 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Louisiana Tech baseball team, has been reelected to a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) – Dr. David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University and strength and conditioning coach for the Louisiana Tech baseball team, has been reelected to a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
  • Police investigate latest New Orleans death

    Police investigate latest New Orleans death

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:32:58 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area. Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was male. The identity and cause of death were not immediately available.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans say they have begun a homicide investigation in connection with a death in the city's Algiers area. Police said the victim in the Monday morning incident was male. The identity and cause of death were not immediately available.
  • Polk County moves forward with jail tax plan

    Polk County moves forward with jail tax plan

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:30:22 GMT
    MENA, Ark. (AP) - Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff's sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail.
    MENA, Ark. (AP) - Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff's sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail.
  • K9 Officer helps nab Ruston robbery suspects

    K9 Officer helps nab Ruston robbery suspects

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:29:21 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News Ruston Police) - Two robbery suspects are in custody after leading several Ruston Police Officers and a K9 Officer on a chase through town.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News Ruston Police) - Two robbery suspects are in custody after leading several Ruston Police Officers and a K9 Officer on a chase through town.
  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:08:10 GMT
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:03:17 GMT
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili.
  • Virgin America files for IPO

    Virgin America files for IPO

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:01:46 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Virgin America's next destination is Wall Street.
  • Retrial ordered in Tri-Lakes scheme

    Retrial ordered in Tri-Lakes scheme

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:46:36 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a new trial on some charges against two men convicted in 2011 for a kickback-bribery scheme at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a new trial on some charges against two men convicted in 2011 for a kickback-bribery scheme at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
  • Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

    Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:39:20 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.
    PARIS (AP) - The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.
  • 3 die in weekend accident in Lowndes County

    3 die in weekend accident in Lowndes County

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:34:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Three people have died and two have been injured in a weekend accident in Lowndes County.
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Three people have died and two have been injured in a weekend accident in Lowndes County.
  • Police: 3 killed in central Arkansas car crash

    Police: 3 killed in central Arkansas car crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:32:47 GMT
    COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Authorities have identified the three men killed in a single-vehicle wreck in north-central Arkansas.
    COTTON PLANT, Ark. (AP) - Authorities have identified the three men killed in a single-vehicle wreck in north-central Arkansas.
  • Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

    Mom on teen's 9-month absence: She isn't pregnant

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:30:30 GMT
    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
  • Teachers get 'advanced placement' training

    Teachers get 'advanced placement' training

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:25:49 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program in Lafayette is helping 150 Louisiana teachers learn how to bring the rigor of advanced placement education to their students.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program in Lafayette is helping 150 Louisiana teachers learn how to bring the rigor of advanced placement education to their students.
  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:21:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land.
  • Police probe early morning death in Shreveport

    Police probe early morning death in Shreveport

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:16:59 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are investigating a death in the city's Highland neighborhood.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are investigating a death in the city's Highland neighborhood.
  • Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

    Government said to suppress evidence in Blackwater

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:15:12 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. T
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. T
  • Aug. 9 honors planned for injured Gautier veteran

    Aug. 9 honors planned for injured Gautier veteran

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:13:05 GMT
    GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - A city-wide celebration is in the works in Gautier for a veteran who lost both legs and an arm in the war in Afghanistan.
    GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - A city-wide celebration is in the works in Gautier for a veteran who lost both legs and an arm in the war in Afghanistan.
  • Porch shooter back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Porch shooter back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:10:39 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
    DETROIT (AP) - The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
  • Dozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert

    Dozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:08:50 GMT
    MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.
    MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.
  • Man, 22, dies in Natchitoches Parish accident

    Man, 22, dies in Natchitoches Parish accident

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:05:40 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal weekend crash in Natchitoches Parish.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal weekend crash in Natchitoches Parish.
  • Small plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit

    Small plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:02:39 GMT
    VENICE, Fla. (AP) - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach.
    VENICE, Fla. (AP) - A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach.
  • Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:57:27 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
  • Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    Japan to step up sanctions against Russia

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:54:59 GMT
    TOKYO (AP) - Japan is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.
    TOKYO (AP) - Japan is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.
  • California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

    California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:33:11 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thunderstorms are quite rare in Southern California, but people living in Southern California got a stark reminder today of how ferocious they can be.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thunderstorms are quite rare in Southern California, but people living in Southern California got a stark reminder today of how ferocious they can be.
  • West Monroe man arrested for meth possession

    West Monroe man arrested for meth possession

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:09:38 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for possession of drugs.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for possession of drugs.
  • Retired deputy drowns trying to save terrier

    Retired deputy drowns trying to save terrier

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:43:53 GMT
    Ret. Lt. Sam Vitter (Source: APSO)Ret. Lt. Sam Vitter (Source: APSO)
    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy has drowned trying to rescue his Yorkshire terrier.
    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says a recently retired deputy has drowned trying to rescue his Yorkshire terrier.
  • Jamie Mayo running as the lone democrat, says he's a moderate

    Jamie Mayo running as the lone democrat, says he's a moderate

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:40:16 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Most know him as Monroe's mayor, but Jamie Mayo is also the lone democrat in the Fifth Congressional District race. Mayo says he has the ability to unite people across party and racial lines and continuing in our candidate profiles we sat down with the mayor to discuss some issues he'll face on the campaign trail.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Most know him as Monroe's mayor, but Jamie Mayo is also the lone democrat in the Fifth Congressional District race. Mayo says he has the ability to unite people across party and racial lines and continuing in our candidate profiles we sat down with the mayor to discuss some issues he'll face on the campaign trail.
  • NewsMinute: Fire destroys 10 homes, DC gun ban ruled unconstitutional, Patient charged with killing caseworker

    NewsMinute: Fire destroys 10 homes, DC gun ban ruled unconstitutional, Patient charged with killing caseworker

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:34:00 GMT
    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California wildfire has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
  • Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:19:18 GMT
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A French embassy spokesman says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed last week in northern Mali will be transferred to France for analysis.
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A French embassy spokesman says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed last week in northern Mali will be transferred to France for analysis.
  • EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    EU, US seek Putin Achilles' heel on Ukraine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:12:31 GMT
    BRUSSELS (AP) - Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for an effective way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.
    BRUSSELS (AP) - Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for an effective way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.
  • Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

    Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:08:44 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia.
    ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people and sickened more than 700 are set to go to trial this week in Georgia.
  • LDWF Agents Looking for Boat Involved in Hit and Run

    LDWF Agents Looking for Boat Involved in Hit and Run

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:02:32 GMT
    LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are seeking leads from the public about a boating incident hit and run that occurred on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.
    LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are seeking leads from the public about a boating incident hit and run that occurred on the Amite River Diversion Canal on July 26 in Livingston Parish.
  • Big jackpots roll over in Saturday La lotteries

    Big jackpots roll over in Saturday La lotteries

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:52:56 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the jackpots in three big weekend drawings.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says nobody won the jackpots in three big weekend drawings.
  • Little Rock woman dies after shooting

    Little Rock woman dies after shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:49:58 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police in Little Rock are seeking a suspect in the shooting death of a woman outside her home.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Police in Little Rock are seeking a suspect in the shooting death of a woman outside her home.
  • Asian beetle found in southwestern Arkansas

    Asian beetle found in southwestern Arkansas

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:47:48 GMT
    HOPE, Ark. (AP) - An Asian beetle that's blamed for killing millions of ash trees in the United States has been found in southwestern Arkansas.
    HOPE, Ark. (AP) - An Asian beetle that's blamed for killing millions of ash trees in the United States has been found in southwestern Arkansas.
  • Body found in Canton identified

    Body found in Canton identified

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:13:57 GMT
    CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Police in Canton say a body found behind a Canton home has been identified and the case is being treated as a homicide.
    CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Police in Canton say a body found behind a Canton home has been identified and the case is being treated as a homicide.
  • Pepper spray, taser used in restaurant robbery

    Pepper spray, taser used in restaurant robbery

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:11:10 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two robbers used pepper spray and a stun device to rob a Caddo Parish fast food restaurant.Caddo deputies say it happened around 5 a.m. Saturday.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two robbers used pepper spray and a stun device to rob a Caddo Parish fast food restaurant.Caddo deputies say it happened around 5 a.m. Saturday.
  • Police investigate stolen ATV from Slocum Road area

    Police investigate stolen ATV from Slocum Road area

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:02:12 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the theft of a Kawasaki 650 Brute Force ATV.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating the theft of a Kawasaki 650 Brute Force ATV.
  • Bass tournament to benefit scholarship fund

    Bass tournament to benefit scholarship fund

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:39:26 GMT
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, the first ever Taylor LeeAnn Fisher Bass Tournament took place at Lazarre Park. Twenty-year old Taylor passed away in February of this year and her family organized the event to honor her memory. The proceeds from the tournament will go toward a scholarship fund for Ouachita Parish High School students. 
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, the first ever Taylor LeeAnn Fisher Bass Tournament took place at Lazarre Park. Twenty-year old Taylor passed away in February of this year and her family organized the event to honor her memory. The proceeds from the tournament will go toward a scholarship fund for Ouachita Parish High School students. 
  • Group protests illegal immigration in Monroe

    Group protests illegal immigration in Monroe

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:29:54 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, a small group took to the streets of the Twin Cities, to protest illegal immigration. They call themselves, Three Percenters. They say they are dedicated to action, education and reform of government, they believe has gotten too large to effectively operate. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - On Saturday, a small group took to the streets of the Twin Cities, to protest illegal immigration. They call themselves, Three Percenters. They say they are dedicated to action, education and reform of government, they believe has gotten too large to effectively operate. 
  • Juvenile shot after leaving party in South Monroe

    Juvenile shot after leaving party in South Monroe

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:19:25 GMT
    MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News) - Police are investigating a shooting from South Monroe early Saturday morning.
    MONROE, La.(KNOE 8 News) - Police are investigating a shooting from South Monroe early Saturday morning.
  • MPD investigate Friday night rape report

    MPD investigate Friday night rape report

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:05:59 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are investigating a reported rape from Friday night.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are investigating a reported rape from Friday night.
  • Clerk wrestles gun away from armed robbery suspect

    Clerk wrestles gun away from armed robbery suspect

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:40:24 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery where a clerk fought a gun away from a suspect.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery where a clerk fought a gun away from a suspect.
  • FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

    FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:02:10 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say scammers are preying on relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones.
    HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say scammers are preying on relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones.
  • Natchez man dead; girlfriend arrested

    Natchez man dead; girlfriend arrested

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:43:40 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Natchez say a woman has been jailed in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Natchez say a woman has been jailed in connection with the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
  • Arkansas AG's office argues death penalty

    Arkansas AG's office argues death penalty

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:37:05 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An assistant Arkansas attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An assistant Arkansas attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.
  • Campbell calls for outage notification system

    Campbell calls for outage notification system

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:29:40 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says at next month's commission meeting he will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says at next month's commission meeting he will ask all electric utilities in Louisiana to send automated telephone and text messages to customers when outages occur.
  • GOP, Democrats unite to seek fundraising changes

    GOP, Democrats unite to seek fundraising changes

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:18:55 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican and Democratic parties rarely agree on much, but they've found common ground on an issue that hits both of them in the pocketbooks.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Republican and Democratic parties rarely agree on much, but they've found common ground on an issue that hits both of them in the pocketbooks.
  • Stage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France

    Stage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:52:42 GMT
    MAUBOURGUET, France (AP) - Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.
    MAUBOURGUET, France (AP) - Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.
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  • 28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

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

    Union Parish School District employees get a raise

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

    17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:16:12 GMT
    DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
    DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
  • Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

    Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:41:59 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.
  • West Monroe man arrested for meth possession

    West Monroe man arrested for meth possession

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:09:38 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for possession of drugs.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for possession of drugs.
  • Union Sheriff: Man was attempting to hire hit man to kill family members

    Union Sheriff: Man was attempting to hire hit man to kill family members

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:21:58 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Ouachita Parish resident was arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies and investigators over the weekend accused of solicitation of murder.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Ouachita Parish resident was arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies and investigators over the weekend accused of solicitation of murder.
  • A Kansas man charged in the death of a 10-month-old foster child

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

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

  • Clerk wrestles gun away from armed robbery suspect

    Clerk wrestles gun away from armed robbery suspect

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:40:24 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery where a clerk fought a gun away from a suspect.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery where a clerk fought a gun away from a suspect.
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