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  • Qualifying ended today in Ouachita Parish

    Qualifying ended today in Ouachita Parish

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:19:34 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It has been a busy three days at the Ouachita Parish Court House.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It has been a busy three days at the Ouachita Parish Court House.
  • Police nab sex offender watching children at Monroe school

    Police nab sex offender watching children at Monroe school

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:33:52 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police arrested a non-compliant sex offender today at Lincoln Elementary School. A concerned citizen spotted 49-year-old Earnest Lee Morris watching children outside the school and called police.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police arrested a non-compliant sex offender today at Lincoln Elementary School. A concerned citizen spotted 49-year-old Earnest Lee Morris watching children outside the school and called police.
  • Federal lawsuit filed against new Louisiana abortion law

    Federal lawsuit filed against new Louisiana abortion law

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:25:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An abortion rights organization has filed the first court challenge to a Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital.
  • Areas in Monroe & West Monroe test positive for West Nile

    Areas in Monroe & West Monroe test positive for West Nile

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:03:07 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Seven mosquito pools, representing seven locations, tested positive for West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish. These mosquito pools were collected 13 through 15 August.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Seven mosquito pools, representing seven locations, tested positive for West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish. These mosquito pools were collected 13 through 15 August.
  • La. Delta Bastrop campus closed Monday

    La. Delta Bastrop campus closed Monday

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:45:10 GMT
    BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Kammell Street Bastrop Campus of Louisiana Delta Community College will be closed Monday, August 25th.
    BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Kammell Street Bastrop Campus of Louisiana Delta Community College will be closed Monday, August 25th.
  • Hospital manager pays LSU $7M for back-owed debt

    Hospital manager pays LSU $7M for back-owed debt

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:06:22 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million.
  • Tallulah man arrested in child porn case

    Tallulah man arrested in child porn case

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:02:50 GMT
    MADISON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News MPSO) - Friday, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 42-year-old Timothy Hasty of Tallulah for possession of pornography involving juveniles.
    MADISON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News MPSO) - Friday, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, the Madison Parish Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 42-year-old Timothy Hasty of Tallulah for possession of pornography involving juveniles.
  • Update: "Doughboy" in custody

    Update: "Doughboy" in custody

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:02:24 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - The Monroe Police Investigative Bureau has identified the suspect in the Tuesday night shooting which at 408 Benton Street. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Kendrick Oliver.
    UPDATE: MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & MPD) - Police say after shooting suspect Kendrick "Doughboy" Oliver saw himself on the news media, he turned himself in to his Probation Officer.
  • Authorities investigating credit union robbery

    Authorities investigating credit union robbery

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:01:46 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches police and FBI agents are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Louisiana Capital Federal Credit Union in Natchitoches.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches police and FBI agents are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Louisiana Capital Federal Credit Union in Natchitoches.
  • Ferguson shooting witness comes forward

    Ferguson shooting witness comes forward

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:01:12 GMT
    Ferguson, MO (CNN)- Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department Investigators to look into Michael Brown's August 9th death in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Ferguson, MO (CNN)- Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department Investigators to look into Michael Brown's August 9th death in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Today's Highlight in History:

    Today's Highlight in History:

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:57:22 GMT
    On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.
    On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.
  • Larose oilfield manufacturer to add 150 jobs

    Larose oilfield manufacturer to add 150 jobs

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:54:22 GMT
    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia.
    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Danos, a Larose-based oilfield service company, plans to create 150 jobs by opening a new fabrication yard in Amelia.
  • Terrebonne school district targets cyberbullying

    Terrebonne school district targets cyberbullying

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:52:52 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - In the wake of an H.L. Bourgeois High School student being arrested and booked with cyberbullying earlier this week, school officials say they're doing what they can to crack down on an issue that isn't always easy to spot.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - In the wake of an H.L. Bourgeois High School student being arrested and booked with cyberbullying earlier this week, school officials say they're doing what they can to crack down on an issue that isn't always easy to spot.
  • Research underway on structure in path of I-49

    Research underway on structure in path of I-49

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:49:30 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 19th-century building set to be demolished to make way for a planned Interstate 49 interchange in downtown Lafayette is being researched as a possible nominee for the National Register of Historic Places
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 19th-century building set to be demolished to make way for a planned Interstate 49 interchange in downtown Lafayette is being researched as a possible nominee for the National Register of Historic Places
  • Ferguson: witness Dorian Johnson atty

    Ferguson: witness Dorian Johnson atty

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:46:44 GMT
    (CNN)- Attorney for Dorian Johnson speaks out
    (CNN)- Attorney for Dorian Johnson speaks out
  • Arkansas State official: No charges in accident

    Arkansas State official: No charges in accident

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:41:18 GMT
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club.
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas State University vice chancellor says he doesn't expect charges to be filed in the freak injury of a student who was impaled in the neck by a broken golf club.
  • Texarkana airport officials accept federal grant

    Texarkana airport officials accept federal grant

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:37:35 GMT
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana airport officials have accepted more than $400,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the airport's runway and allow an airline to keep operating.
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana airport officials have accepted more than $400,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the airport's runway and allow an airline to keep operating.
  • Research underway on structure in path of I-49

    Research underway on structure in path of I-49

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:35:50 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State officials a 19th-century building set to be demolished to make way for a planned Interstate 49 interchange in downtown Lafayette is being researched as a possible nominee for the National Register of Historic Places.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - State officials a 19th-century building set to be demolished to make way for a planned Interstate 49 interchange in downtown Lafayette is being researched as a possible nominee for the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:33:33 GMT
    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The parents of slain journalist James Foley say they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with Islamic militants.
    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The parents of slain journalist James Foley say they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with Islamic militants.
  • School redistricting heads to La. Supreme Court

    School redistricting heads to La. Supreme Court

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:31:48 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a request to review an Aug. 15 lower court decision that upheld a nine-member redistricting plan which shrinks the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a request to review an Aug. 15 lower court decision that upheld a nine-member redistricting plan which shrinks the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats.
  • Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:29:55 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas.
  • Baton Rouge faces open teacher slots

    Baton Rouge faces open teacher slots

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:28:27 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even after holding two teacher job fairs in recent days, including one in Pittsburgh, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system still has roughly 50 vacant teaching positions nearly two weeks into the 2014-15 school year.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even after holding two teacher job fairs in recent days, including one in Pittsburgh, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system still has roughly 50 vacant teaching positions nearly two weeks into the 2014-15 school year.
  • Co-defendant in cannibal-plot case wants freedom

    Co-defendant in cannibal-plot case wants freedom

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:26:36 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A co-defendant of the New York City police officer dubbed the "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A co-defendant of the New York City police officer dubbed the "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too.
  • Grave robbers steal copper vases from a cemetery

    Grave robbers steal copper vases from a cemetery

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:24:00 GMT
    (CNN)- Grave robbers hit a Missouri cemetery leaving mourners angry and hurt. The target of the crooks: flower vases on headstones because they contain cooper that can be sold.
    (CNN)- Grave robbers hit a Missouri cemetery leaving mourners angry and hurt. The target of the crooks: flower vases on headstones because they contain cooper that can be sold.
  • Attorneys to hear disciplinary cases in Livingston

    Attorneys to hear disciplinary cases in Livingston

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:18:36 GMT
    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish School Board has approved 10 lawyers to serve in the district's pool of disciplinary hearing officers.
    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish School Board has approved 10 lawyers to serve in the district's pool of disciplinary hearing officers.
  • Ascension council agrees to new tax plan

    Ascension council agrees to new tax plan

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:16:32 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension council has agreed to amend the way it collects sales tax revenues in portions of taxing districts annexed by municipalities.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension council has agreed to amend the way it collects sales tax revenues in portions of taxing districts annexed by municipalities.
  • Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges

    Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:03:08 GMT
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.
  • Alexandria gets extension to pay judgment

    Alexandria gets extension to pay judgment

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:59:31 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria has been given an extension to pay a $1.3 million judgment ordered by a federal judge.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The city of Alexandria has been given an extension to pay a $1.3 million judgment ordered by a federal judge.
  • Woman sentenced to 21 months in theft of benefits

    Woman sentenced to 21 months in theft of benefits

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:57:52 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old Picayune woman has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for the theft of more than $75,000 in Social Security payments sent to her dead mother.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old Picayune woman has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for the theft of more than $75,000 in Social Security payments sent to her dead mother.
  • Southaven fires city parks director

    Southaven fires city parks director

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:53:28 GMT
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven aldermen have fired city Parks Director Michael Mullins, who was found guilty of simple assault earlier this month for allegedly groping a woman.
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Southaven aldermen have fired city Parks Director Michael Mullins, who was found guilty of simple assault earlier this month for allegedly groping a woman.
  • Some Jackson school admins to get big raises

    Some Jackson school admins to get big raises

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:50:47 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Dozens of top Jackson Public Schools officials will receive hefty raises starting Jan. 1.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Dozens of top Jackson Public Schools officials will receive hefty raises starting Jan. 1.
  • School redistricting heads to La. Supreme Court

    School redistricting heads to La. Supreme Court

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:42:39 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a request to review an Aug. 15 lower court decision that upheld a nine-member redistricting plan which shrinks the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appellate court has denied a request to review an Aug. 15 lower court decision that upheld a nine-member redistricting plan which shrinks the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board by two seats.
  • Man suspected of burning Long Beach toddler

    Man suspected of burning Long Beach toddler

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:40:30 GMT
    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach police have arrested a Biloxi man on a felony child-abuse charge alleging he caused second-degree burns to a 16-month-old boy.
    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach police have arrested a Biloxi man on a felony child-abuse charge alleging he caused second-degree burns to a 16-month-old boy.
  • Picayune man sentenced for child exploitation

    Picayune man sentenced for child exploitation

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:37:16 GMT
    PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) - A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation.
    PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) - A Picayune man is going to prison for child exploitation.
  • Ex-TSA worker loses appeal of in slaying

    Ex-TSA worker loses appeal of in slaying

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:33:30 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court will not hear the appeal a former employee of the federal Transportation Security Administration in Mississippi who was convicted in the 2011 death of a co-worker.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court will not hear the appeal a former employee of the federal Transportation Security Administration in Mississippi who was convicted in the 2011 death of a co-worker.
  • McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    McAllister signs up for re-election, with ice

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:28:46 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as other candidates, filling out paperwork and handing over qualifying money.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister started his sign-up for re-election the same as other candidates, filling out paperwork and handing over qualifying money.
  • Beady new CEO at Miss. Food Network

    Beady new CEO at Miss. Food Network

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:26:49 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Charles H. Beady Jr., the former president of The Piney Woods School, is the new CEO of the Mississippi Food Network.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Charles H. Beady Jr., the former president of The Piney Woods School, is the new CEO of the Mississippi Food Network.
  • New Orleans woman arrested for tax fraud

    New Orleans woman arrested for tax fraud

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:25:14 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans woman faces felony charges connected to a fraudulent state income tax return she filed.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans woman faces felony charges connected to a fraudulent state income tax return she filed.
  • 2 accused of mugging veteran, 91, at casino

    2 accused of mugging veteran, 91, at casino

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:15:56 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a 91-year-old man was injured by two muggers who took some of his casino winnings, but the World War II veteran injured one of his attackers.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a 91-year-old man was injured by two muggers who took some of his casino winnings, but the World War II veteran injured one of his attackers.
  • Officer to appeal sentence in burned body case

    Officer to appeal sentence in burned body case

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:12:34 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer has given formal notice that he will appeal his 17-year prison sentence for burning the body of a man who was shot by another officer after Hurricane Katrina.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer has given formal notice that he will appeal his 17-year prison sentence for burning the body of a man who was shot by another officer after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Kiln man loses appeal of molestation conviction

    Kiln man loses appeal of molestation conviction

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:10:18 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Kiln man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old girl.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Kiln man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old girl.
  • Hernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop charges

    Hernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop charges

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:06:09 GMT
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury.
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury.
  • Guilty plea set in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

    Guilty plea set in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:04:16 GMT
     MIAMI (AP) - The accused leader of a human trafficking ring including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans.
     MIAMI (AP) - The accused leader of a human trafficking ring including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans.
  • Maine town renames street 'Redskin's Drive'

    Maine town renames street 'Redskin's Drive'

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:47:00 GMT
    WISCASSET, Maine (AP) - Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive.
    WISCASSET, Maine (AP) - Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive.
  • Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:43:31 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas.
  • Medical college plans shown to Fort Chaffee panel

    Medical college plans shown to Fort Chaffee panel

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:22:32 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - An official with a planned Arkansas medical college has shown early concepts of the school to the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - An official with a planned Arkansas medical college has shown early concepts of the school to the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board of Trustees.
  • Larose woman booked with theft from employer

    Larose woman booked with theft from employer

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:16:02 GMT
    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies say a 44-year-old Larose woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her Cut Off employer.
    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies say a 44-year-old Larose woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her Cut Off employer.
  • Bond hearing set for accused Tulsa officer

    Bond hearing set for accused Tulsa officer

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:15:16 GMT
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month is set to ask a judge that he be released on bond.
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month is set to ask a judge that he be released on bond.
  • Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

    Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:32:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
  • Update: Qualifying continues locally and in Baton Rouge

    Update: Qualifying continues locally and in Baton Rouge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:05:30 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Many candidates who have long-ago proclaimed they will seek federal office are heading to Baton Rouge to make it official.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Many candidates who have long-ago proclaimed they will seek federal office are heading to Baton Rouge to make it official.
  • Thieves pry off door to rob Natchitoches bank

    Thieves pry off door to rob Natchitoches bank

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:56:10 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News NPD) - The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday morning.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News NPD) - The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday morning.
  • Recent ULM grads alerted to data security breach

    Recent ULM grads alerted to data security breach

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:49:47 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - On Tuesday, the University of Louisiana at Monroe experienced a data security breach when a ULM employee's email account was accessed by an unauthorized individual.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News ULM) - On Tuesday, the University of Louisiana at Monroe experienced a data security breach when a ULM employee's email account was accessed by an unauthorized individual.
  • West Monroe 4-year-old left on bus

    West Monroe 4-year-old left on bus

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:00:40 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) Getting left behind is scary, especially if you're just four years old. That's exactly what happened to Landon Bell Wednesday afternoon after he woke up in a locked school bus.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) Getting left behind is scary, especially if you're just four years old. That's exactly what happened to Landon Bell Wednesday afternoon after he woke up in a locked school bus.
  • LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:24:01 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million.
  • ULM officially opens academic year with annual Convocation

    ULM officially opens academic year with annual Convocation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:51:09 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe's annual opening of the academic year kicked off in Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Wednesday as part of the university's Week of Welcome celebration.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe's annual opening of the academic year kicked off in Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Wednesday as part of the university's Week of Welcome celebration.
  • Louisiana Tech commencement speaker encourages graduates to persevere

    Louisiana Tech commencement speaker encourages graduates to persevere

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:46:11 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE La. Tech) - Find inner strength and embrace the search for meaning. That is the message Dr. Pauline Leonard, professor and department chair in Louisiana Tech University's College of Education, delivered during the summer commencement address Thursday at Louisiana Tech's Thomas Assembly Center.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE La. Tech) - Find inner strength and embrace the search for meaning. That is the message Dr. Pauline Leonard, professor and department chair in Louisiana Tech University's College of Education, delivered during the summer commencement address Thursday at Louisiana Tech's Thomas Assembly Center.
  • 18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

    18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:39:48 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
  • Low-Cost Vaccination Day for the 71202 Zip Code

    Low-Cost Vaccination Day for the 71202 Zip Code

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:32:12 GMT
    North East, La. (KNOE PAWS of NE Louisiana)- To residents of the 71202 area code, could you be breaking the law by not having pets vaccinated and wearing a current ID tag?
    North East, La. (KNOE PAWS of NE Louisiana)- To residents of the 71202 area code, could you be breaking the law by not having pets vaccinated and wearing a current ID tag?
  • Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

    Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:11:30 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
  • New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:07:39 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
  • US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

    US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for any more U.S. diplomats getting in on the fun.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for any more U.S. diplomats getting in on the fun.
  • Election sign-up period continues into second day

    Election sign-up period continues into second day

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:57:27 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The second day of the election sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 4 fall congressional election has started off slowly, with no new contenders adding their name to the ballot.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The second day of the election sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 4 fall congressional election has started off slowly, with no new contenders adding their name to the ballot.
  • Aid group: 2nd US worker with Ebola released

    Aid group: 2nd US worker with Ebola released

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:55:53 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.
    ATLANTA (AP) - An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.
  • Trial begins in kindergartner's abduction, rape

    Trial begins in kindergartner's abduction, rape

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:53:45 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.
  • Ferguson Mayor speaks out

    Ferguson Mayor speaks out

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:49:42 GMT
    (CNN)- James Knowles, Ferguson Mayor says "The officer is always in a position to use force. Now if you and I are in a scuffle and I'm performing my duties as a police officer and in the course of doing so and I have to use force of any kind, if we were normal people it's assault. I'm a police officer I'm doing my job but I think we have to get the evidence get the information and allow due process. I think this officer needs to be afforded that as well.
    (CNN)- James Knowles, Ferguson Mayor says "The officer is always in a position to use force. Now if you and I are in a scuffle and I'm performing my duties as a police officer and in the course of doing so and I have to use force of any kind, if we were normal people it's assault. I'm a police officer I'm doing my job but I think we have to get the evidence get the information and allow due process. I think this officer needs to be afforded that as well.
  • The failed attempt to rescue American hostages in Syria

    The failed attempt to rescue American hostages in Syria

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:44:19 GMT
    (CNN)- We are learning new details about a failed attempt to rescue Americans being held hostage by the terror group Isis. Among those captives was James Foley --who was recently beheaded in a gruesome video posted online. The wall street journal reports his captors originally demanded a ransom of more than 132 million dollars. US special ops forces launched a daring raid earlier this summer inside Syria to try to rescue James Foley and other Americans being held by Isis. Dozens of the most e...
    (CNN)- We are learning new details about a failed attempt to rescue Americans being held hostage by the terror group Isis. Among those captives was James Foley --who was recently beheaded in a gruesome video posted online. The wall street journal reports his captors originally demanded a ransom of more than 132 million dollars. US special ops forces launched a daring raid earlier this summer inside Syria to try to rescue James Foley and other Americans being held by Isis. Dozens of the most e...
  • Honda recalls Fits to boost crash resistance

    Honda recalls Fits to boost crash resistance

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:36:40 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant.
    DETROIT (AP) - Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant.
  • Calcasieu Parish in need of school bus drivers

    Calcasieu Parish in need of school bus drivers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:26:00 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A shortage of substitute bus drivers is a problem the Calcasieu Parish School Board has faced for the past several years.
  • Hawk Talk, QB luncheon season schedules announced

    Hawk Talk, QB luncheon season schedules announced

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:14:46 GMT
    MONROE, La., (KNOE & ULM) - With the start of the college football season right around the corner, ULM announced Thursday its season schedules for its Hawk Talk radio show as well as its weekly Quarterback Luncheons.
    MONROE, La., (KNOE & ULM) - With the start of the college football season right around the corner, ULM announced Thursday its season schedules for its Hawk Talk radio show as well as its weekly Quarterback Luncheons.
  • Today's Highlight in History:

    Today's Highlight in History:

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:10:42 GMT
    On August 21, 1944, the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and China opened talks at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington that helped pave the way for establishment of the United Nations. (The talks concluded on October 7.) On this date: In 1614, Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, believed complicit in the killings of dozens, possibly hundreds, of young women and girls, was found dead at age 54 nearly four years after being sealed off in her castle chambers. In 1831, Nat Turner led a vi...
    On August 21, 1944, the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and China opened talks at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington that helped pave the way for establishment of the United Nations. (The talks concluded on October 7.) On this date: In 1614, Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, believed complicit in the killings of dozens, possibly hundreds, of young women and girls, was found dead at age 54 nearly four years after being sealed off in her castle chambers. In 1831, Nat Turner led a vi...
  • Matthew McConaughey to pitch for Lincoln brand

    Matthew McConaughey to pitch for Lincoln brand

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:07:39 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand.
    DETROIT (AP) - Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is the new spokesman for Ford's luxury Lincoln brand.
  • Malaysian couple charged with theft of $35,000 from MH370 passengers

    Malaysian couple charged with theft of $35,000 from MH370 passengers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:03:04 GMT
    Malaysian authorities are accusing two people of stealing about 35-thousand dollars from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing flight 370.
    Malaysian authorities are accusing two people of stealing about 35-thousand dollars from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing flight 370.
  • Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

    Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:00:03 GMT
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues.
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues.
  • Levee work advances south of Dulac

    Levee work advances south of Dulac

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:56:37 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Contractors have completed a segment of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee tying into the Houma Navigation Canal south of Dulac.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Contractors have completed a segment of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee tying into the Houma Navigation Canal south of Dulac.
  • Great-grandmother enters police chief race

    Great-grandmother enters police chief race

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:48:59 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - Fern Barnett, a 71-year-old great-grandmother, is running to be the next Sorrento chief of police Nov. 4.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - Fern Barnett, a 71-year-old great-grandmother, is running to be the next Sorrento chief of police Nov. 4.
  • Vandal splashes red substance on NYC museum wall

    Vandal splashes red substance on NYC museum wall

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:43:40 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:41:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met. The Southern Board of Supervisors will meet Saturday, and the extension of Mason's contract, which expires June, 30, 2015, is on the meeting's agenda. Mason says he outlined the terms in a June 27 letter to board members. The terms outlined in letter include the board agreeing to a strategic age...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met. The Southern Board of Supervisors will meet Saturday, and the extension of Mason's contract, which expires June, 30, 2015, is on the meeting's agenda. Mason says he outlined the terms in a June 27 letter to board members. The terms outlined in letter include the board agreeing to a strategic age...
  • Sheriff: 1 dead, deputy hurt in Arkansas shootings

    Sheriff: 1 dead, deputy hurt in Arkansas shootings

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:39:35 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Washington County Sheriff's Office says one person has died and a deputy has been wounded in related shootings at a home near Fayetteville.
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Washington County Sheriff's Office says one person has died and a deputy has been wounded in related shootings at a home near Fayetteville.
  • Sheriff: Lamar man threatens deputies with rifle

    Sheriff: Lamar man threatens deputies with rifle

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:37:35 GMT
    LAMAR, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities say they've arrested a 69-year-old man who pointed a loaded assault rifle at a deputy.
    LAMAR, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities say they've arrested a 69-year-old man who pointed a loaded assault rifle at a deputy.
  • Police: Masked home invader fatally shot

    Police: Masked home invader fatally shot

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:34:13 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner. Police said in a news release that a 28-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were on their backyard patio around 10 p.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old gunman, his face covered in a mask, walked up and demanded they give him money. They say the gunman ordered the couple into their home where the couple's three children - ages 6, 13 and 14 - were inside. Detectives say at some point the husband...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a would-be home invader was shot and killed by a homeowner. Police said in a news release that a 28-year-old man and his 36-year-old wife were on their backyard patio around 10 p.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old gunman, his face covered in a mask, walked up and demanded they give him money. They say the gunman ordered the couple into their home where the couple's three children - ages 6, 13 and 14 - were inside. Detectives say at some point the husband...
  • 12 vie for Northwestern State's presidency

    12 vie for Northwestern State's presidency

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:31:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 12 candidates vying to fill the vacant president's post at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches are listed below in alphabetical order with the highest degree earned and most recent position noted.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 12 candidates vying to fill the vacant president's post at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches are listed below in alphabetical order with the highest degree earned and most recent position noted.
  • Northwestern State's search panel meets

    Northwestern State's search panel meets

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:28:02 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Twelve candidates will be considered when the Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee meets Thursday to select semi-finalists to interview on the Natchitoches campus the week of Sept. 8.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Twelve candidates will be considered when the Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee meets Thursday to select semi-finalists to interview on the Natchitoches campus the week of Sept. 8.
  • Tishomingo man indicted in deaths of motorcyclists

    Tishomingo man indicted in deaths of motorcyclists

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:25:00 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old Tishomingo man has been indicted on four counts in connection to a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace. Officials said Wednesday that Donnie Sartain was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, and two counts of negligent homicide/manslaughter. Sartain's charges stem from a wreck on Aug. 6, when officials say he crossed the center line on the Natchez Trace in Prentiss County and struck a motorcycle, killi...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A 49-year-old Tishomingo man has been indicted on four counts in connection to a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace. Officials said Wednesday that Donnie Sartain was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, and two counts of negligent homicide/manslaughter. Sartain's charges stem from a wreck on Aug. 6, when officials say he crossed the center line on the Natchez Trace in Prentiss County and struck a motorcycle, killi...
  • WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

    WHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:21:06 GMT
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Officials from the World Health Organization are visiting two hospitals treating Ebola patients in Liberia, where authorities have sealed off entire neighborhoods in an effort to stop the outbreak.
  • Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    Hospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:17:50 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.
    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.
  • Making a change: Drug court convention kicks off

    Making a change: Drug court convention kicks off

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:13:48 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Talk of growth and rehabilitation can be heard this week at the Natchez Convention Center.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Talk of growth and rehabilitation can be heard this week at the Natchez Convention Center.
  • DeSoto supervisors continue to cut at 2015 budget

    DeSoto supervisors continue to cut at 2015 budget

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:08:46 GMT
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto supervisors preparing a tight fiscal 2015 county government budget continue to seek cuts amid some departmental and agency appeals for increases.
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto supervisors preparing a tight fiscal 2015 county government budget continue to seek cuts amid some departmental and agency appeals for increases.
  • Officer involved in Wal-Mart shooting back on job

    Officer involved in Wal-Mart shooting back on job

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:05:07 GMT
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart is back on the job.
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart is back on the job.
  • Jackson mayor asks to cut budget by $110 million

    Jackson mayor asks to cut budget by $110 million

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:02:15 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has recommended to the city council an upcoming budget that would be down almost $110 million from last year's figures.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has recommended to the city council an upcoming budget that would be down almost $110 million from last year's figures.
  • Pill ring trial in Mississippi pushed to December

    Pill ring trial in Mississippi pushed to December

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:00:04 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the trial of a doctor accused of running a prescription pill ring with casino workers in Biloxi.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the trial of a doctor accused of running a prescription pill ring with casino workers in Biloxi.
  • Terrebonne schools hire more uncertified teachers

    Terrebonne schools hire more uncertified teachers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:56:42 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Superintendent Philip Martin says low teacher pay has forced the Terrebonne Parish school system to hire 80 non-certified teachers, which is more than last school year.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Superintendent Philip Martin says low teacher pay has forced the Terrebonne Parish school system to hire 80 non-certified teachers, which is more than last school year.
  • Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Southern's Mason makes contract extension demands

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:47:30 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met. The Southern Board of Supervisors will meet Saturday, and the extension of Mason's contract, which expires June, 30, 2015, is on the meeting's agenda. Mason says he outlined the terms in a June 27 letter to board members. The terms outlined in letter include the board agreeing to a strategic age...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won't seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met. The Southern Board of Supervisors will meet Saturday, and the extension of Mason's contract, which expires June, 30, 2015, is on the meeting's agenda. Mason says he outlined the terms in a June 27 letter to board members. The terms outlined in letter include the board agreeing to a strategic age...
  • St. James forming committee to address flooding

    St. James forming committee to address flooding

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:44:59 GMT
    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council is closer to forming a parish-wide flood control committee.
    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council is closer to forming a parish-wide flood control committee.
  • St. Landry council calls for animal shelter audit

    St. Landry council calls for animal shelter audit

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:43:17 GMT
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council is asking the state Legislative Auditor's Office to perform a three-year financial audit of the parish animal shelter.
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council is asking the state Legislative Auditor's Office to perform a three-year financial audit of the parish animal shelter.
  • Another arrest in deadly New Orleans drive-by

    Another arrest in deadly New Orleans drive-by

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:38:59 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a 25-year-old woman after a recorded jailhouse phone call caught her discussing the "hammer" with a suspect in last week's mass shooting that left two dead.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a 25-year-old woman after a recorded jailhouse phone call caught her discussing the "hammer" with a suspect in last week's mass shooting that left two dead.
  • Longville volunteer fireman gets 5 years for arson

    Longville volunteer fireman gets 5 years for arson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:34:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a former volunteer firefighter from Longville has been sentenced to five years at hard labor for setting wildfires in woods near his home town.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a former volunteer firefighter from Longville has been sentenced to five years at hard labor for setting wildfires in woods near his home town.
  • Indicted ex-BP exec will be allowed to visit UK

    Indicted ex-BP exec will be allowed to visit UK

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:30:42 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP executive will be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom later this month while he awaits trial on charges relating to an investigation of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP executive will be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom later this month while he awaits trial on charges relating to an investigation of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
  • 1 dies in fire at apartment complex in Iowa

    1 dies in fire at apartment complex in Iowa

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:21:06 GMT
    IOWA, La. (AP) - Authorities in Iowa say a 60-year-old woman died in a fire at an apartment complex.
    IOWA, La. (AP) - Authorities in Iowa say a 60-year-old woman died in a fire at an apartment complex.
  • Bank of America agrees to nearly $17 billion settlement over its mortgage lending

    Bank of America agrees to nearly $17 billion settlement over its mortgage lending

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:02 GMT
    (CNN)- Bank of America has reportedly agreed to a nearly 17 billion dollar settlement over mortgage securities fraud. The wall street journal reports the agreement could be announced as early as today (Thursday). Part of the settlement includes penalties and mortgage relief for homeowners. The U.S. government has accused the bank of duping buyers into purchasing toxic mortgage securities before the financial crisis. The settlement amount is the largest ever reached between the u-s and a singl...
    (CNN)- Bank of America has reportedly agreed to a nearly 17 billion dollar settlement over mortgage securities fraud. The wall street journal reports the agreement could be announced as early as today (Thursday). Part of the settlement includes penalties and mortgage relief for homeowners. The U.S. government has accused the bank of duping buyers into purchasing toxic mortgage securities before the financial crisis. The settlement amount is the largest ever reached between the u-s and a singl...
  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:12:51 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
  • Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

    Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:10:27 GMT
    Atlanta, Ga. (CNN)- Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
    Atlanta, Ga. (CNN)- Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
  • 378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks

    378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:05:28 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru.
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru.
  • Are insurance companies trustworthy?

    Are insurance companies trustworthy?

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:52:21 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - We first reported that Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is suing one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the state. Caldwell says State Farm is deceiving customers by steering them to certain auto body shops and making the body shops put sub-par parts on your car. But we're now asking, what is it you need to know about your car before it's repaired after an accident? 
    WEST MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) - We first reported that Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is suing one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the state. Caldwell says State Farm is deceiving customers by steering them to certain auto body shops and making the body shops put sub-par parts on your car. But we're now asking, what is it you need to know about your car before it's repaired after an accident? 
  • November qualifying begins in Ouachita Parish

    November qualifying begins in Ouachita Parish

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:54:19 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court, Louise Bond and her staff had a very busy day signing up candidates for elections.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court, Louise Bond and her staff had a very busy day signing up candidates for elections.
  • Educators say higher education costs will cause greater burdens for students

    Educators say higher education costs will cause greater burdens for students

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:41:13 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tutiton costs continue to be an ongoing problem for students and parents. Today a group of Monroe students and teachers got together to share some of their concerns.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tutiton costs continue to be an ongoing problem for students and parents. Today a group of Monroe students and teachers got together to share some of their concerns.
  • Grant bows out of 5th District race, supports McAllister

    Grant bows out of 5th District race, supports McAllister

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:46 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News Clay Grant) On the first day of qualifying, suspected 5th Congressional District candidate Clay Grant announced he will not seek the seat and he threw his support to Vance McAllister.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News Clay Grant) On the first day of qualifying, suspected 5th Congressional District candidate Clay Grant announced he will not seek the seat and he threw his support to Vance McAllister.
  • Leaf spot looks bad but doesn't harm crape myrtles

    Leaf spot looks bad but doesn't harm crape myrtles

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:42:03 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) – Cooler temperatures and abundant rainfall this spring and summer have led to a major increase of Cercospora leaf spot disease on crape myrtle trees in Louisiana.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) – Cooler temperatures and abundant rainfall this spring and summer have led to a major increase of Cercospora leaf spot disease on crape myrtle trees in Louisiana.
  • Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:24:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News US Attorney's Office) - Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News US Attorney's Office) - Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.
  • Free vehicle recall searches now available online

    Free vehicle recall searches now available online

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:03:45 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News NHTSA) - The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide consumers with a free online tool that will enable them to search recall information by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News NHTSA) - The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide consumers with a free online tool that will enable them to search recall information by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:14:25 GMT
    AMSTERDAM (AP) - Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.
    AMSTERDAM (AP) - Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.
  • Hammond council regulates open burning

    Hammond council regulates open burning

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:13:12 GMT
    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator.
    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring residents who want to burn leaves or trash to get a permit to do so and to conduct the burn in an underground incinerator.
  • Building permit numbers reflect renewed growth

    Building permit numbers reflect renewed growth

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:11:46 GMT
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - In an ongoing signal of economic vigor, residential building-permit activity across DeSoto County was 110 in July, an increase over figures for the previous two months and well above the 93 of July 2013.
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - In an ongoing signal of economic vigor, residential building-permit activity across DeSoto County was 110 in July, an increase over figures for the previous two months and well above the 93 of July 2013.
  • Gordon Creek Brewery closes

    Gordon Creek Brewery closes

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:10:36 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - One of Hattiesburg's two craft beer breweries has ceased operations. Gordon Creek Brewery owner and brewer Sam Sorrells said Tuesday he made the decision to close the doors mainly because of financial reasons.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - One of Hattiesburg's two craft beer breweries has ceased operations. Gordon Creek Brewery owner and brewer Sam Sorrells said Tuesday he made the decision to close the doors mainly because of financial reasons.
  • Bench trial in endangered frog habitat suit

    Bench trial in endangered frog habitat suit

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:06:48 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is hearing arguments on the claim that federal wildlife officials made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in Louisiana as critical habitat for an endangered burrowing frog.
  • Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

    Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:05:44 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.
    NEW YORK (AP) - There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.
  • Obama to speak after militants behead American

    Obama to speak after militants behead American

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:57:19 GMT
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded.
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded.
  • CenturyLink launches new, globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data centers

    CenturyLink launches new, globally available Private Cloud service in 57 data centers

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:47:18 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE CenturyLink) – CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability of CenturyLink Private Cloud, a new cloud service that delivers the agility and innovation of public cloud but with the physical isolation, dedicated hardware and security standards that many large enterprises require.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE CenturyLink) – CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability of CenturyLink Private Cloud, a new cloud service that delivers the agility and innovation of public cloud but with the physical isolation, dedicated hardware and security standards that many large enterprises require.
  • ULM MLS faculty, students, and alumni attend national meeting in Chicago

    ULM MLS faculty, students, and alumni attend national meeting in Chicago

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:39:31 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE ULM)- Faculty, students, and alumni from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's medical laboratory science (MLS) program recently attended the 82nd meeting of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) in Chicago, Ill.
    Monroe, La (KNOE ULM)- Faculty, students, and alumni from the University of Louisiana at Monroe's medical laboratory science (MLS) program recently attended the 82nd meeting of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) in Chicago, Ill.
  • Today's Highlights in History:

    Today's Highlights in History:

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:32:21 GMT
    On August 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
    On August 20, 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
  • Monroe school turf construction hits new delays

    Monroe school turf construction hits new delays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:27:14 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Field turf construction at football stadiums in the Monroe City School District has once again hit a snag.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Field turf construction at football stadiums in the Monroe City School District has once again hit a snag.
  • Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    Attorney general sues State Farm over auto repairs

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:27:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm, alleging the insurer is illegally diverting customers who have been involved in an accident to repair sites that use junkyard and substandard parts.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against State Farm, alleging the insurer is illegally diverting customers who have been involved in an accident to repair sites that use junkyard and substandard parts.
  • Miss. man shot 2 weeks after cross burning in yard

    Miss. man shot 2 weeks after cross burning in yard

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:22:53 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after reporting a cross burning in his yard.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after reporting a cross burning in his yard.
  • $20M upgrade proposed for Little Rock airport

    $20M upgrade proposed for Little Rock airport

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:21:01 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More than $20 million in improvements have been proposed for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More than $20 million in improvements have been proposed for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
  • Sorrento council terminates last police officer

    Sorrento council terminates last police officer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:18:52 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council has voted to terminate the town's last remaining police officer and give him back pay for working as assistant police chief for nearly three weeks without receiving a salary.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council has voted to terminate the town's last remaining police officer and give him back pay for working as assistant police chief for nearly three weeks without receiving a salary.
  • La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:16:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, was among the first congressional candidates to sign up for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election.
  • Arkansas students average higher score on ACT

    Arkansas students average higher score on ACT

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:58:09 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say Arkansas students averaged a higher score on the ACT college entrance exam than last year, but still fell short of the national average mark.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say Arkansas students averaged a higher score on the ACT college entrance exam than last year, but still fell short of the national average mark.
  • Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

    Feds look at La dentists for kids on Medicaid

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:56:38 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children. Health and Human Services Department auditors checked 512 dentists.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal study says 5 percent of Louisiana dentists treating children under Medicaid may be padding their numbers, overcharging, providing unnecessary treatments or even harming children. Health and Human Services Department auditors checked 512 dentists.
  • ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

    ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:55:01 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's ACT scores rose slightly again last year, although only about one in eight Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's ACT scores rose slightly again last year, although only about one in eight Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.
  • Sorrento council terminates last police officer

    Sorrento council terminates last police officer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:49:59 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council has voted to terminate the town's last remaining police officer and give him back pay for working as assistant police chief for nearly three weeks without receiving a salary.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council has voted to terminate the town's last remaining police officer and give him back pay for working as assistant police chief for nearly three weeks without receiving a salary.
  • Fort Smith OKs $1.5 million for medical college

    Fort Smith OKs $1.5 million for medical college

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:47:16 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Fort Smith has approved spending $1.5 million on infrastructure for a new medical college.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Fort Smith has approved spending $1.5 million on infrastructure for a new medical college.
  • Fayetteville passes anti-discrimination ordinance

    Fayetteville passes anti-discrimination ordinance

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:43:51 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Fayetteville officials have created an anti-discrimination ordinance that requires the creation of a civil rights administrator position.
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Fayetteville officials have created an anti-discrimination ordinance that requires the creation of a civil rights administrator position.
  • Texarkana tax repeal doesn't make ballot

    Texarkana tax repeal doesn't make ballot

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:42:11 GMT
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana city officials say a resident's effort to repeal a hotel and restaurant sales tax will not be put to a vote in November.
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana city officials say a resident's effort to repeal a hotel and restaurant sales tax will not be put to a vote in November.
  • Judge delays liquor store murder trial

    Judge delays liquor store murder trial

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:40:07 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The trial of one of three men charged in the 2013 murder of a Natchez liquor store employee has been delayed pending results of a mental examination.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The trial of one of three men charged in the 2013 murder of a Natchez liquor store employee has been delayed pending results of a mental examination.
  • Residents push Tangipahoa board on desegregation

    Residents push Tangipahoa board on desegregation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:33:05 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Members of Tangipahoa Parish's black community gathered at the school system's central office Tuesday to demand the school board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan.
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Members of Tangipahoa Parish's black community gathered at the school system's central office Tuesday to demand the school board abandon its pursuit of a modified desegregation plan.
  • La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    La. candidate sign-up period starts Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:26:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.
  • UL-Lafayette student union offers campus view

    UL-Lafayette student union offers campus view

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:21:09 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's student union edges closer to completion. Scheduled for a November opening, the student union will become a hot spot for students to meet, eat and study.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's student union edges closer to completion. Scheduled for a November opening, the student union will become a hot spot for students to meet, eat and study.
  • Passenger killed in Lafourche Parish crash

    Passenger killed in Lafourche Parish crash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:19:08 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - State police say a 29-year-old Kenner man died when the vehicle he was riding in traveled off the road and struck a tree in Lafourche Parish.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - State police say a 29-year-old Kenner man died when the vehicle he was riding in traveled off the road and struck a tree in Lafourche Parish.
  • Jackie Chan expressed shame over son's drug arrest

    Jackie Chan expressed shame over son's drug arrest

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:16:46 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - Action star Jackie Chan says he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public.
    BEIJING (AP) - Action star Jackie Chan says he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public.
  • La. job-matching site launches

    La. job-matching site launches

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:06:23 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills.
  • Couple's estate contributes $3M to LSUA

    Couple's estate contributes $3M to LSUA

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:03:40 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State University of Alexandria has received nearly $3 million for student scholarships and support on behalf of a couple's estate.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State University of Alexandria has received nearly $3 million for student scholarships and support on behalf of a couple's estate.
  • BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:59:03 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the War of 1812.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the War of 1812.
  • BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    BESE backs Battle of New Orleans curriculum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:53:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the .
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Students will get the chance this fall to learn more about the Battle of New Orleans as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the final major conflict of the .
  • Monroe Police seek "Doughboy" in morning shooting

    Monroe Police seek "Doughboy" in morning shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:46:56 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are looking for a suspect that goes by "Doughboy" following a Wednesday morning shooting incident.Wednesday morning, police responded to a shooting at 408 Benton Street.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Police are looking for a suspect that goes by "Doughboy" following a Wednesday morning shooting incident.Wednesday morning, police responded to a shooting at 408 Benton Street.
  • Section of Biloxi beach ordered closed

    Section of Biloxi beach ordered closed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:40:53 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a beach closure because of a sewage overflow at Brady Drive in Biloxi.
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has issued a beach closure because of a sewage overflow at Brady Drive in Biloxi.
  • Moss Point board selects new police chief

    Moss Point board selects new police chief

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:33:37 GMT
    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The Moss Point Board of Aldermen has voted to hire Calvin Hutchins as the city's new police chief.
    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The Moss Point Board of Aldermen has voted to hire Calvin Hutchins as the city's new police chief.
  • Mother of Mo'Ne Davis is Proud Parent

    Mother of Mo'Ne Davis is Proud Parent

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:20:34 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- "Wonderful." Lakeisha McLean, Mo'ne Davis' mom, is nearly speechless.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- "Wonderful." Lakeisha McLean, Mo'ne Davis' mom, is nearly speechless.
  • Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Former LSU tight end pleads guilty in shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:18:53 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A former LSU football player is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in a 2011 shooting at a Port Allen truck stop.
  • Mother of Kendrick Johnson writes letter to Michael Brown's mother

    Mother of Kendrick Johnson writes letter to Michael Brown's mother

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:18:05 GMT
    The mother of Kendrick Johnson, a Georgia teenager found dead in a school gym mat, has written a letter to the parents of Missouri police shooting victim Michael Brown.
    The mother of Kendrick Johnson, a Georgia teenager found dead in a school gym mat, has written a letter to the parents of Missouri police shooting victim Michael Brown.
  • Massachusetts cutlery maker files for bankruptcy

    Massachusetts cutlery maker files for bankruptcy

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:17:12 GMT
    BUCKLAND, Mass. (AP) - The nation's oldest cutlery manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and other kitchen tools.
    BUCKLAND, Mass. (AP) - The nation's oldest cutlery manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and other kitchen tools.
  • Caldwell taking big insurance company to court

    Caldwell taking big insurance company to court

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

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

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

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

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

    La. Job Connection now open to job seekers

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

    Attorney general files suit against State Farm Auto Insurance

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

    Mayo and Landrieu first in line to qualify Wednesday morning

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

    Eric T. Hendrix was arrested on Extortion

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

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

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

    Ouachita Parish approves property taxes for 2014

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

    Dozens seek release of video in Wal-Mart shooting

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

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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

    Lee Co. approves $1.5 million E911 payment

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

    Kansas City Police officer controversy in the Michael Brown Shooting

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

    McDonald's to sell packaged coffee nationally

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

    Chicago fans cheer on Jackie Robinson West

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

    US actress cites roots for husband burial in Oslo

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

    GameStop CEO treated for cancerous brain tumor

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

    Designer sues Barnes & Noble over backpack profits

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

    Jogger Rescues 2 Children From Brookline Reservoir

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

    Defense grills plant manager in salmonella trial

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

    DA taking NY police chokehold death to grand jury

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

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

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

    Recaro recalls over 39,000 child safety seats

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

    Man charged in incident where police shot truck

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

    Northwestern State has 9 president finalists

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

    Pascagoula residents press pollution concerns

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

    Texarkana hotel group to pay $915K

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

    13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire

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

    Second Ala. victim identified in Miss. crash

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

    Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

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

    Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

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

    Brita recalling children's water bottles

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

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

    India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

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

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

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    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:56:06 GMT
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    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby is celebrating the completion of two years' worth of reconstructive surgical procedures.
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    Ferguson, MO (CNN)- Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department Investigators to look into Michael Brown's August 9th death in Ferguson, Missouri.
    Ferguson, MO (CNN)- Attorney General Eric Holder has assigned scores of FBI agents and Justice Department Investigators to look into Michael Brown's August 9th death in Ferguson, Missouri.
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    West Monroe 4-year-old left on bus

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    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) Getting left behind is scary, especially if you're just four years old. That's exactly what happened to Landon Bell Wednesday afternoon after he woke up in a locked school bus.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) Getting left behind is scary, especially if you're just four years old. That's exactly what happened to Landon Bell Wednesday afternoon after he woke up in a locked school bus.
  • Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges

    Woman who shot grandson likely won't face charges

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:03:08 GMT
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.
  • Authorities investigating credit union robbery

    Authorities investigating credit union robbery

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:01:46 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches police and FBI agents are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Louisiana Capital Federal Credit Union in Natchitoches.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Natchitoches police and FBI agents are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Louisiana Capital Federal Credit Union in Natchitoches.
  • Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

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    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:32:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
  • 18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

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    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
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    Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

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    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
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