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Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

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DETROIT (AP) - Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.

Baker mayor refuses to pay audit fee

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BAKER, La. (AP) - Baker Mayor Harold Rideau has vowed he will not sign a contract with Postlethwaite Netterville to audit the city's books for the 2014-15 fiscal year for a maximum fee of $62,500, even though the city council authorized him to do so.

Lafayette toddler wanders on to busy street

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say the roommate of a child's caregiver is accused of negligent actions that left a 2-year-old free to walk out of the house and on to a traffic-heavy street.

Arkansas prosecutor says officer withheld evidence

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MAYFLOWER, Ark. (AP) - A Mayflower police officer has been fired after a prosecutor said he intentionally withheld evidence in a tornado relief profiteering case.

Summit Electric starts Gonzales construction

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GONZALES, La. (AP) - Summit Electric Supply has begun construction on a new facility in Gonzales.

Lafayette board to hear report on Supt. Pat Cooper

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Board will hear a report Thursday from its attorney on whether they have cause to fire Superintendent Pat Cooper over various management decisions they disagreed with.

Lafayette man struck, killed by dump truck

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 56-year-old Lafayette man walking behind a dump truck died when the truck hit him as it was backing up.

Dispatcher faces discipline over response to call

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa 911 dispatcher faces disciplinary action because of his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car while playing with a set of keys.

Suspect in arrested in Hattiesburg beating death

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg police have arrested a 38-year-old Hattiesburg man and charged him with murder in the death of a 22-year-old woman.

Police: Arkansas man arrested in Magnolia shooting

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MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - Police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for the murder of a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man.

Gulfport sees financial breathing room for 2015

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport will have some breathing room with the budget for the coming year.

Lafourche Parish approves tougher dog ordinance

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council has approved a measure to tighten ownership restrictions for dangerous and vicious dogs.

Community holds meeting to discuss plant waste and pollution

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CROSSETT, Ark. (KNOE 8 News) - Some people are concerned about the potential environmental and health hazards caused by the Georgia Pacific Plant in Crossett. To address those concerns, multiple government agencies held a public meeting. We spoke to people from Crossett who don't doubt that the plant is in compliance. They say it's the environmental regulations they're leery of and now, they're looking to law-makers for help. 

law enforcement officers learn how to encounter canines

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Encountering any angry dog is never fun especially when the dog may potentially be dangerous.

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

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STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE 8 News)- It's not uncommon to let your pets outside of the house to handle their business, but they do have to be contained to your yard or on a leash.

Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument

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CHICAGO (AP) - Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.

Books balanced for last La. budget, with borrowing

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The books on Louisiana's last budget year have been closed, but with a bit of borrowing from this year to make the numbers work.

Obama vows justice in murder of American

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama says "America does not forget" and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist.

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract.

Police probe theft from Rosa Parks' old apartment

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Police say thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus.

Trial delayed again in grandfather slaying

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OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The second-degree murder trial of an Oakdale man accused of killing his grandfather last November has been delayed again.

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

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 Little Rock, Ark. (KNOE & Fr. Gov. Mike Huckabee Camp)- Huckabee: "You have to ask: Why did Mark Pryor vote so many times with President Obama?

CEO named for HealthCare.gov

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds.

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

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Union Parish,La. (KNOE & Union Parish Sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)- A two-month investigation by the Union Parish sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs netted one Monroe resident suspected of being a major distributor of methamphetamine's in Union and Ouachita parishes.

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

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Baton Rouge, La (KNOE & DCFS)- More than $2 million in Louisiana gambling winnings have gone directly to the children of non-custodial parents who are behind on child support.

PAWS of NELA's Offsite Adoptions at Petco

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Northeast, La (KNOE & Paws of Northeast La)-  PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will be sponsoring its monthly offsite adoption opportunity of available pets from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter this weekend.

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

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Monroe, La (KNOE & US Air Force Band)- Coming to the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home is the U. S. Air Force Band of the West Brass Ensemble.

Amazon buying Twitch for $1billion

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(CNN)- Watching other people play video games is so popular, amazon is willing to pay big bucks for it. Amazon has agreed to acquire twitch, a service that lets users watch and broadcast video game play.

Oilfield waste disposal well under construction

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma.

Houma police to get body cameras

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HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish Council has approved buying body cameras for all Houma police officers.

Judge strikes down Baton Rouge gun ordinance

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled an East Baton Rouge city-parish ordinance that prohibits residents from keeping firearms in their parked cars while they're inside establishments that sell alcohol is unconstitutional.

Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

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MIAMI (AP) - Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company.

Audit: School system should keep records digitally

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state auditor says the East Baton Rouge Parish school system should rely more on students' electronic records rather than paper records to validate the accuracy of grades reported to the state.

US home price gains slow in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June.

Westwego council seeks bids for new City Hall

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WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - After months of tweaking the design for a new City Hall to bring down its costs, the Westwego City Council has voted to seek a second round of bids for a building that could serve as the seat of municipal government for a century. Mayor Johnny Shaddinger and the councilmen are banking that the $3.3 million the cash-strapped city has budgeted for the new City Hall will be enough this time. In recent months, after the first round of bids were rejected because of cost, the c...

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