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  • Five family members killed in I-20 crash were headed to Disney

    Five family members killed in I-20 crash were headed to Disney

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:12 AM EST2014-11-21 16:12:14 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - A horrific wreck over night on I-20 in Ouachita Parish left five people dead.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - A horrific accident overnight on Interstate-20 in Ouachita Parish left five people dead. State Police believe the 16-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel. State police say the family was headed to Disney World.
  • Monroe holiday closure and garbage schedule

    Monroe holiday closure and garbage schedule

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:13 AM EST2014-11-21 15:13:10 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community (Recreation) Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community (Recreation) Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • St. Francis earns top performer recognition

    St. Francis earns top performer recognition

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-11-21 14:58:41 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & St. Francis) - St. Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & St. Francis) - St. Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. 
  • La. tech entrepreneurs, innovators share ideas at competition

    La. tech entrepreneurs, innovators share ideas at competition

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:54 AM EST2014-11-21 14:54:52 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News & La. Tech) – Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News & La. Tech) – Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition.
  • Monroe Christmas tree lighting Saturday night

    Monroe Christmas tree lighting Saturday night

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:49 AM EST2014-11-21 14:49:51 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be 6 pm Saturday, November 22, in the Monroe Civic Center Plaza. I
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be 6 pm Saturday, November 22, in the Monroe Civic Center Plaza. I
  • Postal Service goes to work 7-days a week

    Postal Service goes to work 7-days a week

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:45 AM EST2014-11-21 14:45:27 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KNOE & US Postal Service) - The U.S. Postal Service in Louisiana kicks off the holiday shipping season this Sunday, and it will deliver packages seven days a week, starting Nov. 23 through Christmas Day due to a projection in double-digit package volume growth.
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KNOE & US Postal Service) - The U.S. Postal Service in Louisiana kicks off the holiday shipping season this Sunday, and it will deliver packages seven days a week, starting Nov. 23 through Christmas Day due to a projection in double-digit package volume growth.
  • Natchitoches teacher arrested for sending improper messages to student

    Natchitoches teacher arrested for sending improper messages to student

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:40 AM EST2014-11-21 14:40:26 GMT
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News & NPD) - A Natchitoches teacher is arrested after allegedly sending improper messages to a male student.
    NATCHITOCHES, La. (KNOE 8 News & NPD) - A Natchitoches teacher is arrested after allegedly sending improper messages to a male student.
  • MPD, Welcomes new officers and academy graduates

    MPD, Welcomes new officers and academy graduates

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:38 AM EST2014-11-21 14:38:54 GMT
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    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - The Monroe Police Department is beefing up its forces quickly. Just this week the department added 13 new officers. The officers had to pass extensive physical and mental training to earn their badges. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - The Monroe Police Department is beefing up its forces quickly. Just this week the department added 13 new officers. The officers had to pass extensive physical and mental training to earn their badges. 
  • UCLA routs Nicholls 107-74 for 3rd straight win

    UCLA routs Nicholls 107-74 for 3rd straight win

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:37 AM EST2014-11-21 14:37:18 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryce Alford scored 28 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Nicholls State 107-74 Thursday night for the Bruins' third straight easy victory.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryce Alford scored 28 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Nicholls State 107-74 Thursday night for the Bruins' third straight easy victory.
  • 2014 tax amnesty program to generate 142 million dollars

    2014 tax amnesty program to generate 142 million dollars

    Friday, November 21 2014 8:22 AM EST2014-11-21 13:22:17 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LDR) - The 2014 Tax Amnesty Program has processed more than 41,000 applications and settlements, which is projected to deliver more than $142 million for the Amnesty Fund, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced this week..
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LDR) - The 2014 Tax Amnesty Program has processed more than 41,000 applications and settlements, which is projected to deliver more than $142 million for the Amnesty Fund, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced this week..
  • Restaurant destroyed in fire, reopens for Holidays

    Restaurant destroyed in fire, reopens for Holidays

    Friday, November 21 2014 8:19 AM EST2014-11-21 13:19:20 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Olive Garden) - Monday, December 1st, the new Monroe Olive Garden restaurant, which caught fire in January, will re-open featuring the company's latest restaurant design and logo. The restaurant is located on Pecanland Mall Drive.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Olive Garden) - Monday, December 1st, the new Monroe Olive Garden restaurant, which caught fire in January, will re-open featuring the company's latest restaurant design and logo. The restaurant is located on Pecanland Mall Drive.
  • BBQ for Fort Hero Friday

    BBQ for Fort Hero Friday

    Friday, November 21 2014 8:12 AM EST2014-11-21 13:12:23 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Comrade Al Sanders is cooking "Bar B-Q" lunches today, Friday, November 21, 2014. Lunches will be served starting at 10:00AM at The American Legion Post 13, 401 Forsythe Avenue in Monroe. The event is to raise money for renovating the facility in Bastrop that will be used to house homeless veterans, "Fort Hero Barracks."
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Comrade Al Sanders is cooking "Bar B-Q" lunches today, Friday, November 21, 2014. Lunches will be served starting at 10:00AM at The American Legion Post 13, 401 Forsythe Avenue in Monroe. The event is to raise money for renovating the facility in Bastrop that will be used to house homeless veterans, "Fort Hero Barracks."
  • Homicide in Richard Parish Thursday morning

    Homicide in Richard Parish Thursday morning

    Friday, November 21 2014 1:06 AM EST2014-11-21 06:06:04 GMT
    RICHLAND PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Around 7:15 Thursday morning the Richland Parish Sheriffs office received a 9-1-1 call about a possible homicide.Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says officers arrived on scene to find victim Michael Mcgee shot and laying in the doorway of his home."It's a birthday i'll never forget," says Christy Johnson.Christy Johnson woke up on her birthday today expecting to visit with family to celebrate, instead she's visiting to mourn."It was shocking, he was re...
    RICHLAND PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Around 7:15 Thursday morning the Richland Parish Sheriffs office received a 9-1-1 call about a possible homicide.Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell says officers arrived on scene to find victim Michael Mcgee shot and laying in the doorway of his home."It's a birthday i'll never forget," says Christy Johnson.Christy Johnson woke up on her birthday today expecting to visit with family to celebrate, instead she's visiting to mourn."It was shocking, he was re...
  • To the beat of her own drum: Patriette dancer at West Ridge Middle School

    To the beat of her own drum: Patriette dancer at West Ridge Middle School

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:23 AM EST2014-11-21 05:23:29 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - We hear a lot of heartbreaking stories of bullying, but in this story, we showcase a group of students doing the opposite - accepting someone for their differences.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - We hear a lot of heartbreaking stories of bullying, but in this story, we showcase a group of students doing the opposite - accepting someone for their differences.
  • Fifth Congressional District candidates debate

    Fifth Congressional District candidates debate

    Thursday, November 20 2014 11:03 PM EST2014-11-21 04:03:18 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In political news, the two remaining Fifth Congressional District Candidates squared off tonight at ULM. Run-off candidates Jamie Mayo and Ralph Abraham answered questions on several issues.Mayo, a democrat, describes himself as a moderate, while Abraham, a republican, emphasizes his clear conservative views.They rarely agree on anything, including immigration.Mayo says the president had to react because congress failed to take action."Well we all agree that the bo...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - In political news, the two remaining Fifth Congressional District Candidates squared off tonight at ULM. Run-off candidates Jamie Mayo and Ralph Abraham answered questions on several issues.Mayo, a democrat, describes himself as a moderate, while Abraham, a republican, emphasizes his clear conservative views.They rarely agree on anything, including immigration.Mayo says the president had to react because congress failed to take action."Well we all agree that the bo...
  • Selling the Arklamiss: Part 1

    Selling the Arklamiss: Part 1

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:45 PM EST2014-11-21 02:45:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Many people think that it's the seemingly high crime rates that push people away from the area. In 2012, violent crime rates in just the Monroe area were more than double the national average. After talking to local experts in education, finance, real estate, and even people who came back to the Arklamiss after years elsewhere, it didn't seem to be a major concern. What they were worried about, might surprise you. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Many people think that it's the seemingly high crime rates that push people away from the area. In 2012, violent crime rates in just the Monroe area were more than double the national average. After talking to local experts in education, finance, real estate, and even people who came back to the Arklamiss after years elsewhere, it didn't seem to be a major concern. What they were worried about, might surprise you. 
  • Thanksgiving meal costs up 15%

    Thanksgiving meal costs up 15%

    Thursday, November 20 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-11-21 00:22:03 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. – (KNOE 8 News  & LSU AgCenter) - Louisiana consumers may need to pay close attention to sales and promotions on food items needed for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
    BATON ROUGE, La. – (KNOE 8 News  & LSU AgCenter) - Louisiana consumers may need to pay close attention to sales and promotions on food items needed for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
  • Skip the sink when prepping turkey

    Skip the sink when prepping turkey

    Thursday, November 20 2014 7:07 PM EST2014-11-21 00:07:47 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LSU AgCenter) – Giving your Thanksgiving turkey a good rinse before cooking is something many cooks were taught to do, but LSU AgCenter nutritionist and food safety experts say washing poultry or meat can promote cross contamination.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LSU AgCenter) – Giving your Thanksgiving turkey a good rinse before cooking is something many cooks were taught to do, but LSU AgCenter nutritionist and food safety experts say washing poultry or meat can promote cross contamination.
  • LSP stressing the importance of seat belts after I-20 fatality

    LSP stressing the importance of seat belts after I-20 fatality

    Thursday, November 20 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-11-20 23:56:36 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Louisiana State Police is using last nights accident to remind people how important it is to wear seat belts.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Louisiana State Police is using last nights accident to remind people how important it is to wear seat belts.
  • Throwback Thursday: What is this?

    Throwback Thursday: What is this?

    Thursday, November 20 2014 4:38 PM EST2014-11-20 21:38:22 GMT
     BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we're asking if you know what this picture is? 

     BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we're asking if you know what this picture is? 
  • La. tax amnesty program estimates raising $169M

    La. tax amnesty program estimates raising $169M

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:39 PM EST2014-11-20 20:39:09 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers is expected to bring in $169 million.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers is expected to bring in $169 million.
  • Funeral set for sister of 'Mockingbird' author

    Funeral set for sister of 'Mockingbird' author

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:37 PM EST2014-11-20 20:37:46 GMT
    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Funeral services are set for attorney and church leader Alice Finch Lee, the sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.
    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Funeral services are set for attorney and church leader Alice Finch Lee, the sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.
  • After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

    After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:28 PM EST2014-11-20 20:28:20 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in the St. Louis County town of Ferguson.
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in the St. Louis County town of Ferguson.
  • US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

    US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:26 PM EST2014-11-20 20:26:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
  • Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting

    Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:20 PM EST2014-11-20 20:20:01 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
  • Bank takes over financially troubled cemetery

    Bank takes over financially troubled cemetery

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:15 PM EST2014-11-20 20:15:50 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - United Community Bank has moved to take possession of 29 acres of the financially troubled Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery in Prairieville.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - United Community Bank has moved to take possession of 29 acres of the financially troubled Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery in Prairieville.
  • Arkansas man convicted in machete attack case

    Arkansas man convicted in machete attack case

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-11-20 20:07:00 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Jurors have convicted a Fort Smith man of killing two men with a machete. 21-year-old Gregory Kinsey had faced capital murder charges but was found guilty of first- and second-degree murder on Wednesday.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Jurors have convicted a Fort Smith man of killing two men with a machete. 21-year-old Gregory Kinsey had faced capital murder charges but was found guilty of first- and second-degree murder on Wednesday.
  • Woman accused of embezzling $465K from employer

    Woman accused of embezzling $465K from employer

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:05 PM EST2014-11-20 20:05:44 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors accuse a former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm of embezzling $465,000 from the company.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors accuse a former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm of embezzling $465,000 from the company.
  • Deputy suspended, demoted over ticket incident

    Deputy suspended, demoted over ticket incident

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-11-20 20:04:16 GMT
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Sheriff's Office demoted and suspended without pay a high-ranking captain after he tried to interfere with a deputy issuing a speeding ticket.
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Sheriff's Office demoted and suspended without pay a high-ranking captain after he tried to interfere with a deputy issuing a speeding ticket.
  • Hagel: Islamic State presents new challenge to US

    Hagel: Islamic State presents new challenge to US

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:01 PM EST2014-11-20 20:01:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Islamic State group "an incredibly powerful new threat."
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Islamic State group "an incredibly powerful new threat."
  • School official: Prayer inconsistent with policy

    School official: Prayer inconsistent with policy

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:59 PM EST2014-11-20 19:59:48 GMT
    CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish school officials say an introductory prayer during a Veterans Day assembly at Morgan City High School last week was inconsistent with a school district policy forbidding mandatory religious activities.
    CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish school officials say an introductory prayer during a Veterans Day assembly at Morgan City High School last week was inconsistent with a school district policy forbidding mandatory religious activities.
  • Tribal police make arrest in casino chips theft

    Tribal police make arrest in casino chips theft

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:57 PM EST2014-11-20 19:57:07 GMT
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tribal police in Connecticut have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape.
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tribal police in Connecticut have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape.
  • State, school boards to get pension relief

    State, school boards to get pension relief

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:54 PM EST2014-11-20 19:54:32 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agencies and local school boards won't have to pay as much next fiscal year to cover pension costs for active employees.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agencies and local school boards won't have to pay as much next fiscal year to cover pension costs for active employees.
  • Metro Baton Rouge home sales up in October

    Metro Baton Rouge home sales up in October

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:52 PM EST2014-11-20 19:52:44 GMT
    ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 0.8 percent in October, thanks to continuing strong sales in Livingston and Ascension parishes.
    ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 0.8 percent in October, thanks to continuing strong sales in Livingston and Ascension parishes.
  • Storm blamed for 8th death in New York

    Storm blamed for 8th death in New York

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:50 PM EST2014-11-20 19:50:44 GMT
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A massive lake-effect snowstorm that's been pounding the Buffalo area is being blamed for an eighth death.
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A massive lake-effect snowstorm that's been pounding the Buffalo area is being blamed for an eighth death.
  • Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

    Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:48 PM EST2014-11-20 19:48:10 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Affleck was honored Wednesday night with an award from Save the Children. Before the gala, the actor spoke openly about his admiration for his wife, Jennifer Garner, and his spat last month with "Real Time" host Bill Maher.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Affleck was honored Wednesday night with an award from Save the Children. Before the gala, the actor spoke openly about his admiration for his wife, Jennifer Garner, and his spat last month with "Real Time" host Bill Maher.
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:45 PM EST2014-11-20 19:45:45 GMT
    (AP)- On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
    (AP)- On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
  • Entertainment history

    Entertainment history

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-11-20 19:43:36 GMT
    (AP)- On November 20th, 1966, the musical "Cabaret" opened on Broadway. In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single "Apeman."
    (AP)- On November 20th, 1966, the musical "Cabaret" opened on Broadway. In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single "Apeman."
  • 'The Hunger Games" Thai opening marked by arrests

    'The Hunger Games" Thai opening marked by arrests

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:41 PM EST2014-11-20 19:41:38 GMT
    BANGKOK (AP) - Police have detained three student activists at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
    BANGKOK (AP) - Police have detained three student activists at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
  • Sunset mayor seeks funds to restore old school

    Sunset mayor seeks funds to restore old school

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:39 PM EST2014-11-20 19:39:21 GMT
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Sunset Mayor Cecil Lavergne has asked the St. Landry Parish Council for money to restore the former Sunset High building.
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Sunset Mayor Cecil Lavergne has asked the St. Landry Parish Council for money to restore the former Sunset High building.
  • Revenues collected from Natchez Regional

    Revenues collected from Natchez Regional

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:34 PM EST2014-11-20 19:34:13 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Approximately half of the anticipated revenues from Natchez Regional Medical Center's final months as a county-owned facility have been collected.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Approximately half of the anticipated revenues from Natchez Regional Medical Center's final months as a county-owned facility have been collected.
  • Delta State holds funeral for axed programs

    Delta State holds funeral for axed programs

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-11-20 19:32:34 GMT
    CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - About 80 Delta State students and faculty held a funeral to mourn the demise of five undergraduate degree programs eliminated because of budget cuts.
    CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - About 80 Delta State students and faculty held a funeral to mourn the demise of five undergraduate degree programs eliminated because of budget cuts.
  • Lafayette County fire district expands

    Lafayette County fire district expands

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:23 PM EST2014-11-20 19:23:27 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Residents living along Mississippi Highway 30 and on several county roads extending off the highway may soon see a reduction in their homeowners insurance after the area was included in the Lafayette County Fire Department's Central Fire Grading District. Fire Coordinator Jerry Johnson says the move reduces the fire rating for those living in the expanded area from a 10 to 7. The area extends from the existing grading district, which is served through the Central Fire Sta...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Residents living along Mississippi Highway 30 and on several county roads extending off the highway may soon see a reduction in their homeowners insurance after the area was included in the Lafayette County Fire Department's Central Fire Grading District. Fire Coordinator Jerry Johnson says the move reduces the fire rating for those living in the expanded area from a 10 to 7. The area extends from the existing grading district, which is served through the Central Fire Sta...
  • Sheriff seeks suspect in Delhi homicide

    Sheriff seeks suspect in Delhi homicide

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:21 PM EST2014-11-20 19:21:46 GMT
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened Thursday morning. Deputies say it started as a medical emergency call around 7:15 AM. But, when the ambulance crew arrived, they found Michael McGee dead in his doorway.
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened Thursday morning. Deputies say it started as a medical emergency call around 7:15 AM. But, when the ambulance crew arrived, they found Michael McGee dead in his doorway.
  • Wreck on Highway 138

    Wreck on Highway 138

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:10 PM EST2014-11-20 19:10:55 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Single car wreck near Collinston and the driver was air lifted to Shreveport.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Single car wreck near Collinston and the driver was air lifted to Shreveport.
  • Man dies after Hattiesburg apartment shooting

    Man dies after Hattiesburg apartment shooting

    Thursday, November 20 2014 1:48 PM EST2014-11-20 18:48:34 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Police say a Hattiesburg man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as 48-year-old Christopher Robinson. Benedict says Robinson was pronounced at Forrest General Hospital Wednesday evening. Police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said Robinson suffered at least one gunshot wound. Traxler says another man was injured in the shooting, but did not go to the hospital. He says no arrests have been made and th...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Police say a Hattiesburg man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as 48-year-old Christopher Robinson. Benedict says Robinson was pronounced at Forrest General Hospital Wednesday evening. Police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said Robinson suffered at least one gunshot wound. Traxler says another man was injured in the shooting, but did not go to the hospital. He says no arrests have been made and th...
  • Hattiesburg recycling plans firming up

    Hattiesburg recycling plans firming up

    Thursday, November 20 2014 1:46 PM EST2014-11-20 18:46:45 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - For Hattiesburg residents interested in recycling, the city's curbside service shouldn't miss a beat after the first of the year. The city intends to take over the recycling program once its contract with Waste Pro Inc. expires Dec. 31. City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday that committed $597,000 toward creating a user-fee recycling program, though about $355,000 earmarked for two new trucks dedicated to the service would be held until at least February t...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - For Hattiesburg residents interested in recycling, the city's curbside service shouldn't miss a beat after the first of the year. The city intends to take over the recycling program once its contract with Waste Pro Inc. expires Dec. 31. City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday that committed $597,000 toward creating a user-fee recycling program, though about $355,000 earmarked for two new trucks dedicated to the service would be held until at least February t...
  • 2 Miss. school buses collided, 20 injured

    2 Miss. school buses collided, 20 injured

    Thursday, November 20 2014 1:32 PM EST2014-11-20 18:32:15 GMT
    LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say 20 children, from first-graders to seniors, suffered injuries when two school buses collided on Mississippi 26 in George County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Benjamin Seibert say two buses, were both eastbound at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday. He says the first stopped to let students off and the second rear-ended it. Seibert said 20 students were initially taken to George Regional Hospital for injuries mostly consisting of lacerations, bruises and sprains...
    LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say 20 children, from first-graders to seniors, suffered injuries when two school buses collided on Mississippi 26 in George County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Benjamin Seibert say two buses, were both eastbound at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday. He says the first stopped to let students off and the second rear-ended it. Seibert said 20 students were initially taken to George Regional Hospital for injuries mostly consisting of lacerations, bruises and sprains...
  • No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:50 PM EST2014-11-20 17:50:11 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $425,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $450,000 for Saturday. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $60 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday. The Easy 5 ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $425,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $450,000 for Saturday. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $60 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday. The Easy 5 ...
  • Ouachita Parish eligible for SBA disaster loans

    Ouachita Parish eligible for SBA disaster loans

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-11-20 17:40:50 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. Officials say that means low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and business owners whose property was damaged or destroyed in the storms that struck Oct. 13. The SBA decision means assistance is available in Ouachita Parish and in neighboring Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Moreh...
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. Officials say that means low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and business owners whose property was damaged or destroyed in the storms that struck Oct. 13. The SBA decision means assistance is available in Ouachita Parish and in neighboring Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Moreh...
  • Grand jury indicts 14 for alleged meth ring

    Grand jury indicts 14 for alleged meth ring

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:37 PM EST2014-11-20 17:37:37 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people in what prosecutors allege was a major methamphetamine ring that funneled drugs from Texas to south Louisiana. The 20-count indictment, unsealed Wednesday, is the result of a more than yearlong investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Acadiana. Prosecutors say methamphetamine was purchased in large quantities in Texas and then distributed throughout southwest Louisiana, mainly Lafayette and New Iberia, over ...
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people in what prosecutors allege was a major methamphetamine ring that funneled drugs from Texas to south Louisiana. The 20-count indictment, unsealed Wednesday, is the result of a more than yearlong investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Acadiana. Prosecutors say methamphetamine was purchased in large quantities in Texas and then distributed throughout southwest Louisiana, mainly Lafayette and New Iberia, over ...
  • Homer man gets 38 months for theft

    Homer man gets 38 months for theft

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:28 PM EST2014-11-20 17:28:00 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Homer man has been sentenced to 38 months in prison for stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 47-year-old John Bob Jr. was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He also was ordered to pay $58,248 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release upon completion of his pris...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Homer man has been sentenced to 38 months in prison for stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 47-year-old John Bob Jr. was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He also was ordered to pay $58,248 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release upon completion of his pris...
  • Perry to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    Perry to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:56 AM EST2014-11-20 14:56:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be urging people to cast ballots for Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Other likely GOP presidential contenders have headed to the state ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be urging people to cast ballots for Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Other likely GOP presidential contenders have headed to the state ...
  • Suspect in 2013 case arrested in Georgia

    Suspect in 2013 case arrested in Georgia

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:52 AM EST2014-11-20 14:52:06 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police say a man wanted in connection with a 2013 shooting death has been arrested in Georgia. A police news release Wednesday said 25-year-old Travis Cochran was wanted in connection with the death of 33-year-old Ahmad Sheppard. Police have learned that Cochran was arrested in Banks County, Georgia, on Oct. 29, following a traffic stop. He allegedly gave authorities a false name but was later identified through fingerprints. New Orleans detectives were working ...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police say a man wanted in connection with a 2013 shooting death has been arrested in Georgia. A police news release Wednesday said 25-year-old Travis Cochran was wanted in connection with the death of 33-year-old Ahmad Sheppard. Police have learned that Cochran was arrested in Banks County, Georgia, on Oct. 29, following a traffic stop. He allegedly gave authorities a false name but was later identified through fingerprints. New Orleans detectives were working ...
  • Ministry to give away turkeys to needy

    Ministry to give away turkeys to needy

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:45 AM EST2014-11-20 14:45:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Camelot College and Power in the Word World Ministries in Baton Rouge plan to give away 300 turkeys on Monday to the needy. The turkeys will be given away on the campus of Camelot College at 10 a.m. Nov. 24. Ronnie L. Williams, pastor of Power in the Word World Ministries, says in order to qualify for a turkey, people must register before 5 p.m. Friday. To register, call 225-928-3005 or visit Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Camelot College and Power in the Word World Ministries in Baton Rouge plan to give away 300 turkeys on Monday to the needy. The turkeys will be given away on the campus of Camelot College at 10 a.m. Nov. 24. Ronnie L. Williams, pastor of Power in the Word World Ministries, says in order to qualify for a turkey, people must register before 5 p.m. Friday. To register, call 225-928-3005 or visit Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
  • Arkansas man sentenced in sexual assaults, attacks

    Arkansas man sentenced in sexual assaults, attacks

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:44 AM EST2014-11-20 14:44:03 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating and raping a 79-year-old woman and her 14-year-old great-granddaughter. 39-year-old Adrian Wooten of Mineral Springs was sentenced on Wednesday after being convicted by a jury in Nashville. The attack occurred in August 2013 at the woman's house in Tollette, a town of about 300 people in southwest Arkansas. Wooten hit the woman and the girl in the head, face and mouth before sexually assaulting them.
    NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating and raping a 79-year-old woman and her 14-year-old great-granddaughter. 39-year-old Adrian Wooten of Mineral Springs was sentenced on Wednesday after being convicted by a jury in Nashville. The attack occurred in August 2013 at the woman's house in Tollette, a town of about 300 people in southwest Arkansas. Wooten hit the woman and the girl in the head, face and mouth before sexually assaulting them.
  • 2 courts set to take up gay marriage in Arkansas

    2 courts set to take up gay marriage in Arkansas

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:42 AM EST2014-11-20 14:42:33 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arguments are set in two Arkansas courtrooms on whether the state should drop its prohibition against same-sex marriages. The state Supreme Court on Thursday morning will take up a Pulaski County judge's decision to toss out the ban. His ruling last May led to 541 gay couples obtaining marriage licenses before a stay was issued. Later Thursday, a federal judge will hear similar arguments. Ten years ago, state voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriag...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arguments are set in two Arkansas courtrooms on whether the state should drop its prohibition against same-sex marriages. The state Supreme Court on Thursday morning will take up a Pulaski County judge's decision to toss out the ban. His ruling last May led to 541 gay couples obtaining marriage licenses before a stay was issued. Later Thursday, a federal judge will hear similar arguments. Ten years ago, state voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriag...
  • Judge limits suspect in death of Peterson's son

    Judge limits suspect in death of Peterson's son

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-11-20 14:41:21 GMT
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family. The judge imposed additional bond conditions Wednesday for 28-year-old Joseph Patterson. He was released on a $2 million bond in September and faces charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the Octobe...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family. The judge imposed additional bond conditions Wednesday for 28-year-old Joseph Patterson. He was released on a $2 million bond in September and faces charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the Octobe...
  • Spurs crown King James

    Spurs crown King James

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-11-20 14:31:25 GMT
    (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs trumped LeBron James once again. Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw (DEE'-ow) scored 19 points apiece as the Spurs downed the Cavaliers 92-90 in Cleveland. Manu Ginobili (jih-NOH'-blee) scored on a layup with 18 seconds left, made a free throw with 9.1 to go and harassed James into a turnover with 1.9 seconds remaining. It was the first meeting between the Spurs and James since last June, when San Antonio overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. James scored just 15 p...
    (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs trumped LeBron James once again. Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw (DEE'-ow) scored 19 points apiece as the Spurs downed the Cavaliers 92-90 in Cleveland. Manu Ginobili (jih-NOH'-blee) scored on a layup with 18 seconds left, made a free throw with 9.1 to go and harassed James into a turnover with 1.9 seconds remaining. It was the first meeting between the Spurs and James since last June, when San Antonio overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. James scored just 15 p...
  • Arkansas makes quick work of Wake Forest, 83-53

    Arkansas makes quick work of Wake Forest, 83-53

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-11-20 14:24:17 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ky Madden had 11 points to lead six players in double figures as Arkansas used a 15-0 first-half run to pull away for an 83-53 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night. The win is the 45th straight at home against unranked nonconference opponents for the Razorbacks (2-0), who were picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference in the preseason. Twelve players scored for Arkansas, with Bobby Portis, Moses Kingsley, Anton Beard, Alandise Harris and Jacorey Willia...
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ky Madden had 11 points to lead six players in double figures as Arkansas used a 15-0 first-half run to pull away for an 83-53 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night. The win is the 45th straight at home against unranked nonconference opponents for the Razorbacks (2-0), who were picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference in the preseason. Twelve players scored for Arkansas, with Bobby Portis, Moses Kingsley, Anton Beard, Alandise Harris and Jacorey Willia...
  • Florida State University Shooting

    Florida State University Shooting

    Thursday, November 20 2014 8:30 AM EST2014-11-20 13:30:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Florida State University was put on lock down just after midnight when gunman opened fire in or near the campus library.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Florida State University was put on lock down just after midnight when gunman opened fire in or near the campus library.
  • Community "fights like a Tiger" for Sam Routon

    Community "fights like a Tiger" for Sam Routon

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-11-20 04:32:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for a local family over the past week, simply by an online t-shirt sale. Drew and Jennifer Routon found out their 2-year-old son Sam has stage 4 cancer. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for a local family over the past week, simply by an online t-shirt sale. Drew and Jennifer Routon found out their 2-year-old son Sam has stage 4 cancer. 
  • Few choices for Ouachita Parish School Superintendent

    Few choices for Ouachita Parish School Superintendent

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 7:59 PM EST2014-11-20 00:59:40 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Superintendent Bob Webber is the face of Ouachita Parish Schools, but after 13 years in the position he's stepping down. In three weeks, the school board will make the final vote on his replacement. Since only two candidates applied, the new superintendent is likely to be a familiar face.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Superintendent Bob Webber is the face of Ouachita Parish Schools, but after 13 years in the position he's stepping down. In three weeks, the school board will make the final vote on his replacement. Since only two candidates applied, the new superintendent is likely to be a familiar face.
  • ULM's Stockley honored as outstanding educator

    ULM's Stockley honored as outstanding educator

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-11-19 23:41:08 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News &  ULM) - Dr. Joshua Stockley—associate professor of political science and director of the ULM Honors Program—takes on many roles at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Called a marvel in the classroom; the professor, director, and mentor has been awarded for his dedication to his students and his field with two teaching awards this year. Stockley also often serves as a political analyst for KNOE 8 News.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News &  ULM) - Dr. Joshua Stockley—associate professor of political science and director of the ULM Honors Program—takes on many roles at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Called a marvel in the classroom; the professor, director, and mentor has been awarded for his dedication to his students and his field with two teaching awards this year. Stockley also often serves as a political analyst for KNOE 8 News.
  • Small Business Saturday, November 29th

    Small Business Saturday, November 29th

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-11-19 23:34:08 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Chamber) – The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce encourages consumers to shop in local small businesses on Saturday, November 29 as part of national Small Business Saturday.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Chamber) – The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce encourages consumers to shop in local small businesses on Saturday, November 29 as part of national Small Business Saturday.
  • Grocer kicks-off annual holiday food drive

    Grocer kicks-off annual holiday food drive

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-11-19 23:20:03 GMT
    TYLER, Texas (KNOE 8 News & BGC) - Brookshire Grocery Company is once again kicking off its 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. Beginning Wednesday, through Dec. 20, participating Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items.
    TYLER, Texas (KNOE 8 News & BGC) - Brookshire Grocery Company is once again kicking off its 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. Beginning Wednesday, through Dec. 20, participating Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items.
  • Updated: Grambling State University faculty votes "No Confidence" in Cynthia Warrick

    Updated: Grambling State University faculty votes "No Confidence" in Cynthia Warrick

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-11-19 23:02:34 GMT
    GRAMBLING, La. (GSU Faculty Senate & KNOE 8 News)- KNOE has just received a statement from faculty leaders of Grambling State University confirming they have voted "no confidence" in GSU Interim President Cynthia Warrick.
    GRAMBLING, La. (GSU Faculty Senate & KNOE 8 News)- KNOE has just received a statement from faculty leaders of Grambling State University confirming they have voted "no confidence" in GSU Interim President Cynthia Warrick.
  • Woman held captive and beaten in Monroe motel escapes

    Woman held captive and beaten in Monroe motel escapes

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 5:51 PM EST2014-11-19 22:51:04 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - A Monroe woman, who says she was beaten for several days while her children watched, escapes the motel room where she was being held captive.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - A Monroe woman, who says she was beaten for several days while her children watched, escapes the motel room where she was being held captive.
  • How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

    How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:29 PM EST2014-11-19 19:29:14 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The cars of the future promise to be safer because sophisticated sensors and cameras will give them a far better understanding of potential dangers than any human can muster. ..
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The cars of the future promise to be safer because sophisticated sensors and cameras will give them a far better understanding of potential dangers than any human can muster. ..
  • Heroin found in fire extinguishers on bus

    Heroin found in fire extinguishers on bus

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-11-19 19:26:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies searching a commercial passenger bus with a K-9 unit uncovered nearly 16 pounds of heroin - all of it hidden in two fire extinguishers.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies searching a commercial passenger bus with a K-9 unit uncovered nearly 16 pounds of heroin - all of it hidden in two fire extinguishers.
  • Body found in Lake Pontchartrain

    Body found in Lake Pontchartrain

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:24 PM EST2014-11-19 19:24:25 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man's body has been found in Lake Pontchartrain. Police say the body was spotted around 9 a.m. Wednesday near 5400 Lakeshore Drive.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man's body has been found in Lake Pontchartrain. Police say the body was spotted around 9 a.m. Wednesday near 5400 Lakeshore Drive.
  • Ex-Sandy Hook student begins 2nd annual memorial

    Ex-Sandy Hook student begins 2nd annual memorial

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:21 PM EST2014-11-19 19:21:07 GMT
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student is launching a second annual series of remembrances to honor the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot there in December 2012.
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student is launching a second annual series of remembrances to honor the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot there in December 2012.
  • Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

    Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:18 PM EST2014-11-19 19:18:09 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas on Friday.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas on Friday.
  • 1st same-sex marriage licenses issued in South Carolina

    1st same-sex marriage licenses issued in South Carolina

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:16 PM EST2014-11-19 19:16:08 GMT
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state's attorney general to block such unions.
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state's attorney general to block such unions.
  • Police: Substitute bought child porn from student

    Police: Substitute bought child porn from student

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:14 PM EST2014-11-19 19:14:19 GMT
    EMPORIUM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania substitute teacher bought pictures of nude female students from one of their classmates.
    EMPORIUM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania substitute teacher bought pictures of nude female students from one of their classmates.
  • Bedridden man dies in Sulphur house fire

    Bedridden man dies in Sulphur house fire

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:12 PM EST2014-11-19 19:12:27 GMT
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish authorities say a bedridden man died in a house fire north of Sulphur.
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish authorities say a bedridden man died in a house fire north of Sulphur.
  • JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:10 PM EST2014-11-19 19:10:42 GMT
    (AP)- It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.
    (AP)- It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.
  • Supporters say man framed his deaf brother in murder case

    Supporters say man framed his deaf brother in murder case

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:01 PM EST2014-11-19 19:01:56 GMT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A deaf Florida man who supporters say was framed for murder by his brother has a chance to get out of prison.
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A deaf Florida man who supporters say was framed for murder by his brother has a chance to get out of prison.
  • Army to weigh soldier's charges of killing comrade

    Army to weigh soldier's charges of killing comrade

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:58 PM EST2014-11-19 18:58:47 GMT
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Army will decide whether an infantryman based in Colorado should face a court-martial on charges of shooting another soldier to death when they were deployed in Jordan.
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Army will decide whether an infantryman based in Colorado should face a court-martial on charges of shooting another soldier to death when they were deployed in Jordan.
  • Missing Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

    Missing Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:55 PM EST2014-11-19 18:55:48 GMT
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago.
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago.
  • VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

    VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:51 PM EST2014-11-19 18:51:08 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.
    DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.
  • Baton Rouge council discusses employee pay raises

    Baton Rouge council discusses employee pay raises

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:44 PM EST2014-11-19 18:44:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The few Baton Rouge Metro Council members that attended a hearing did not let their small number stand in the way of drilling down into the mayor's proposed budget.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The few Baton Rouge Metro Council members that attended a hearing did not let their small number stand in the way of drilling down into the mayor's proposed budget.
  • Low-interest federal disaster loans available to storm victims

    Low-interest federal disaster loans available to storm victims

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:47 PM EST2014-11-19 17:47:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & GOHSEP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. 
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & GOHSEP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. 
  • Moss Bluff, Gillis to vote on school tax

    Moss Bluff, Gillis to vote on school tax

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-11-19 17:46:20 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Voters in the Moss Bluff and Gillis areas will decide Dec. 6 whether to approve a 20-year, $12.7 million bond issue that would pay for a new elementary school.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Voters in the Moss Bluff and Gillis areas will decide Dec. 6 whether to approve a 20-year, $12.7 million bond issue that would pay for a new elementary school.
  • Early voting begins Saturday

    Early voting begins Saturday

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-11-19 17:43:50 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & La. SOS) - Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the General Congressional Election set for December 6th to consider voting early. Early voting begins this Saturday, November 22nd and continues through Saturday, November 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day: 
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & La. SOS) - Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the General Congressional Election set for December 6th to consider voting early. Early voting begins this Saturday, November 22nd and continues through Saturday, November 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day: 
  • MDHS attorney claims salary comes up short

    MDHS attorney claims salary comes up short

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:39 PM EST2014-11-19 17:39:44 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - William Satterfield is asking the state Court of Appeals to revive his lawsuit against his employer, the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - William Satterfield is asking the state Court of Appeals to revive his lawsuit against his employer, the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
  • Expert to talk Ebola at ULM seminar

    Expert to talk Ebola at ULM seminar

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:36 PM EST2014-11-19 17:36:03 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & ULM) - Colonel Stanley John Whidden M.D., Ph.D., will give a special presentation on the recent Ebola virus pandemic, at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 24, on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus, in the Student Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & ULM) - Colonel Stanley John Whidden M.D., Ph.D., will give a special presentation on the recent Ebola virus pandemic, at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 24, on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus, in the Student Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.
  • Machete attack case could go to jury Wednesday

    Machete attack case could go to jury Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:35 PM EST2014-11-19 17:35:11 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The judge in the double murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith with a machete says the case could soon go to the jury.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The judge in the double murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith with a machete says the case could soon go to the jury.
  • Tangipahoa board looks at desegregation plan

    Tangipahoa board looks at desegregation plan

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:32 PM EST2014-11-19 17:32:56 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish school officials have agreed to an action plan for complying with the parish's desegregation orders for student assignment, infrastructure, long-term financing and teacher employment.
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish school officials have agreed to an action plan for complying with the parish's desegregation orders for student assignment, infrastructure, long-term financing and teacher employment.
  • Campus ministry to provide Thanksgiving dinner to ULM family

    Campus ministry to provide Thanksgiving dinner to ULM family

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:30 PM EST2014-11-19 17:30:18 GMT
    MONROE, La. (ULM & KNOE) - Project 17—the University of Louisiana at Monroe's united campus ministries organization, which includes Chi Alpha, the Wesley Foundation, the Catholic Campus Ministry, Warhawks for Christ, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry— will provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to members of the ULM family from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Catholic Campus Ministry, located at 911 University Ave.
    MONROE, La. (ULM & KNOE) - Project 17—the University of Louisiana at Monroe's united campus ministries organization, which includes Chi Alpha, the Wesley Foundation, the Catholic Campus Ministry, Warhawks for Christ, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry— will provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to members of the ULM family from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Catholic Campus Ministry, located at 911 University Ave.
  • Sorrento moving closer to deal with sheriff

    Sorrento moving closer to deal with sheriff

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:18 PM EST2014-11-19 17:18:15 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council is closer to entering into a long-term contract with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office after deciding for a second time not to pay newly elected Police Chief Fern Barnett the salary she claims she is entitled to under state law.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council is closer to entering into a long-term contract with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office after deciding for a second time not to pay newly elected Police Chief Fern Barnett the salary she claims she is entitled to under state law.
  • Prayer at school assembly prompts complaint

    Prayer at school assembly prompts complaint

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:16 PM EST2014-11-19 17:16:30 GMT
    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Washington-based humanist group has written a letter to St. Mary Parish school officials demanding they omit prayer from school-sponsored events.
    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Washington-based humanist group has written a letter to St. Mary Parish school officials demanding they omit prayer from school-sponsored events.
  • 2 arrested in slaying of football coach

    2 arrested in slaying of football coach

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:13 PM EST2014-11-19 17:13:50 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested two cousins in the shooting death of the West St. John High School quarterbacks coach in the parking lot of a nightclub.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested two cousins in the shooting death of the West St. John High School quarterbacks coach in the parking lot of a nightclub.
  • Marion County man held in shooting death of wife

    Marion County man held in shooting death of wife

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:10 PM EST2014-11-19 17:10:33 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A 51-year-old Marion County man remains in the Marion-Walthall Regional Correctional Facility on a murder charge in connection with the Monday shooting death of his wife.
    COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A 51-year-old Marion County man remains in the Marion-Walthall Regional Correctional Facility on a murder charge in connection with the Monday shooting death of his wife.
  • Gulfport police to enforce move over law

    Gulfport police to enforce move over law

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:08 PM EST2014-11-19 17:08:17 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police are taking a zero tolerance approach to motorists who violate a state law requiring them to move over a lane when police and other first responders are on the side of the road with their lights activated.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police are taking a zero tolerance approach to motorists who violate a state law requiring them to move over a lane when police and other first responders are on the side of the road with their lights activated.
  • Ex-employee sentenced for theft

    Ex-employee sentenced for theft

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:02 PM EST2014-11-19 17:02:44 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former purchasing agent for a Lake Charles aviation company has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in stealing more than $900,000 worth of aircraft parts in return for cash and other gifts.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former purchasing agent for a Lake Charles aviation company has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in stealing more than $900,000 worth of aircraft parts in return for cash and other gifts.
  • Treasurer: Debt refinancing saved Louisiana $12M

    Treasurer: Debt refinancing saved Louisiana $12M

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:59 AM EST2014-11-19 16:59:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has saved $12 million from a debt refinancing that took advantage of lower interest rates.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has saved $12 million from a debt refinancing that took advantage of lower interest rates.
  • Expropriations possible to make way for gas plant

    Expropriations possible to make way for gas plant

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:51 AM EST2014-11-19 16:51:47 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Land may be expropriated by the Port of Lake Charles in a bid to make way for a multibillion-dollar natural gas plant to be built near Lake Charles.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Land may be expropriated by the Port of Lake Charles in a bid to make way for a multibillion-dollar natural gas plant to be built near Lake Charles.
  • How to love your frenemies and coexist in the workplace

    How to love your frenemies and coexist in the workplace

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:50 AM EST2014-11-19 16:50:50 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Frenemies is a word you have probably heard of and something you have most likely dealt with in your life. You will find them in schools, colleges, and most definitely in the workplace.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Frenemies is a word you have probably heard of and something you have most likely dealt with in your life. You will find them in schools, colleges, and most definitely in the workplace.
  • Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:17 AM EST2014-11-19 16:17:51 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
  • Telehealth forum set for March 2

    Telehealth forum set for March 2

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:15 AM EST2014-11-19 16:15:55 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The third annual telehealth conference to promote the use of telecommunications technology that supports distance health care for the Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee regions has been set for early next year.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The third annual telehealth conference to promote the use of telecommunications technology that supports distance health care for the Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee regions has been set for early next year.
  • Arkansas school leader going to White House summit

    Arkansas school leader going to White House summit

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:13 AM EST2014-11-19 16:13:22 GMT
    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkadelphia Public Schools leader has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a White House conference on digital learning.
    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkadelphia Public Schools leader has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a White House conference on digital learning.
  • Wildcats hammer Jayhawks

    Wildcats hammer Jayhawks

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-19 16:07:19 GMT
    (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have passed their first major test of the men's college basketball season.
    (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have passed their first major test of the men's college basketball season.
  • Dizzy Dean tourney to stay in Southaven

    Dizzy Dean tourney to stay in Southaven

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-11-19 15:55:28 GMT
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Dizzy Dean's annual summer youth baseball tournament will remain in Southaven at least through 2025.
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Dizzy Dean's annual summer youth baseball tournament will remain in Southaven at least through 2025.
  • Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

    Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-11-19 15:49:50 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc.
  • Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

    Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:43 AM EST2014-11-19 15:43:36 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
  • Wendy Williams defends Aaliyah movie

    Wendy Williams defends Aaliyah movie

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:41 AM EST2014-11-19 15:41:00 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The executive producer of the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah (ah-LEE'-ah): The Princess of R-and-B" is standing by the project, even though fans are picking it apart.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The executive producer of the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah (ah-LEE'-ah): The Princess of R-and-B" is standing by the project, even though fans are picking it apart.
  • Bill Cosby - new accuser, tv host/model comes forward

    Bill Cosby - new accuser, tv host/model comes forward

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:35 AM EST2014-11-19 15:35:29 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Another person has come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The time, it's model and TV host Janice Dickinson.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Another person has come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The time, it's model and TV host Janice Dickinson.
  • Ouachita Parish homeowners fight shooting range

    Ouachita Parish homeowners fight shooting range

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:32 AM EST2014-11-19 15:32:21 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Several southern Ouachita Parish residents are up in arms over the construction of a shooting range in their community.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Several southern Ouachita Parish residents are up in arms over the construction of a shooting range in their community.
  • Entertainment history

    Entertainment history

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:25 AM EST2014-11-19 15:25:06 GMT
    (AP)- On November 19th, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds. In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set by The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to make a plea for racial harmony.
    (AP)- On November 19th, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds. In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set by The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to make a plea for racial harmony.
  • Lawmakers react, Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone Pipeline

    Lawmakers react, Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone Pipeline

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:20 PM EST2014-11-19 04:20:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that was supported by Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that was supported by Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
  • Is MCSB in compliance with the law?

    Is MCSB in compliance with the law?

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-11-19 03:19:03 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) At Tuesday's Monroe City School Board meeting board members debated if they were acting in accordance with state law. A measure failed to pass because some members couldn't remember holding a required public hearing, while others disagreed on the matter itself. But Superintendent Brent Vidrine says the board is in complete compliance with state law.Before the board members took action on the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire, they were asked if they held the require...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) At Tuesday's Monroe City School Board meeting board members debated if they were acting in accordance with state law. A measure failed to pass because some members couldn't remember holding a required public hearing, while others disagreed on the matter itself. But Superintendent Brent Vidrine says the board is in complete compliance with state law.Before the board members took action on the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire, they were asked if they held the require...
  • Major golf tour coming to El Dorado

    Major golf tour coming to El Dorado

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 7:40 PM EST2014-11-19 00:40:20 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (KNOE 8 News  & Symetra Tour) -The Road to the LPGA, is excited to unveil the newest tournament on the 2015 schedule, the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo. The event will be held at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas the week of September 21, 2015.
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (KNOE 8 News  & Symetra Tour) -The Road to the LPGA, is excited to unveil the newest tournament on the 2015 schedule, the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo. The event will be held at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas the week of September 21, 2015.
  • Entergy: Freezing temps can mean higher energy bills

    Entergy: Freezing temps can mean higher energy bills

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 6:37 PM EST2014-11-18 23:37:10 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Entergy) - Jack Frost dropped by a bit early this year, and that could mean higher-than-normal utility bills for Louisiana customers.“We're used to lower bills during our normally mild fall and winter seasons, but this early taste of winter is a good reminder to everyone that when the thermostat is cranked up, bills rise too,” said Roderick Worthy, Customer Service Representative.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Entergy) - Jack Frost dropped by a bit early this year, and that could mean higher-than-normal utility bills for Louisiana customers.“We're used to lower bills during our normally mild fall and winter seasons, but this early taste of winter is a good reminder to everyone that when the thermostat is cranked up, bills rise too,” said Roderick Worthy, Customer Service Representative.
  • Body Found, Ruston Police work homicide case

    Body Found, Ruston Police work homicide case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 5:20 PM EST2014-11-18 22:20:40 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News  & RPD) - Ruston Police are investigating the death of a man found dead in a wooded area as a homicide. Around 4:15 Tuesday morning, the Ruston Police Department received a call of a deceased person in a wooded area off of Gill Street in Ruston. 
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News  & RPD) - Ruston Police are investigating the death of a man found dead in a wooded area as a homicide. Around 4:15 Tuesday morning, the Ruston Police Department received a call of a deceased person in a wooded area off of Gill Street in Ruston. 
  • West Monroe missing teen found

    West Monroe missing teen found

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 2:52 PM EST2014-11-18 19:52:30 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Ouachita Sheriff's Investigators are currently attempting to locate a missing juvenile from West Monroe. Claudia Crain, a 16 year old white female, was last seen November 11, 2014. 
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - UPDATE:: The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office reports the teen was located Monday night and returned to her family.
  • ULM Professor lectures Chinese military

    ULM Professor lectures Chinese military

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 2:23 PM EST2014-11-18 19:23:41 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & ULM) - Professor Robert D. Hanser, coordinator of the criminal justice program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was a recent guest of the Chinese People's Armed Police Academy (CPAPFA), in Langfang, China. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & ULM) - Professor Robert D. Hanser, coordinator of the criminal justice program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was a recent guest of the Chinese People's Armed Police Academy (CPAPFA), in Langfang, China. 
  • Wreck on I-20 east stalls morning commute

    Wreck on I-20 east stalls morning commute

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 2:20 PM EST2014-11-18 19:20:19 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) -  Traffic is being diverted off of the interstate, so expect delays.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Interstate 20 eastbound commuters were stopped in their tracks Tuesday morning following an accident on the bridge over the Ouachita River. But drivers rerouted through Monroe and West Monroe, faced another major traffic delay.
  • US soldier charged with killing comrade overseas

    US soldier charged with killing comrade overseas

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 1:33 PM EST2014-11-18 18:33:35 GMT
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with murder in the death of another soldier while they were deployed to Jordan in May. The Army said Tuesday that Spc. Jeffery T. Page of Peerysburg, Ohio, is accused in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins of Pine Valley, California. No details have been released. A hearing is scheduled at the Colorado post Wednesday to determine whether there's enough evidence for a court-martial. Page and his attorneys didn't immediately respo...
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Carson soldier has been charged with murder in the death of another soldier while they were deployed to Jordan in May. The Army said Tuesday that Spc. Jeffery T. Page of Peerysburg, Ohio, is accused in the death of Spc. Adrian M. Perkins of Pine Valley, California. No details have been released. A hearing is scheduled at the Colorado post Wednesday to determine whether there's enough evidence for a court-martial. Page and his attorneys didn't immediately respo...
  • Pennsylvania court weighs priest abuse case

    Pennsylvania court weighs priest abuse case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 1:29 PM EST2014-11-18 18:29:50 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is considering whether to reinstate a criminal conviction against a Philadelphia Roman Catholic church official for putting at risk a child who was sexually abused. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a city prosecutor argue that the crime of endangering the welfare of children applies to Monsignor William Lynn, saying he was supervising the welfare of children even if he wasn't supervising a particular child victim. But Lynn's lawyer s...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is considering whether to reinstate a criminal conviction against a Philadelphia Roman Catholic church official for putting at risk a child who was sexually abused. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a city prosecutor argue that the crime of endangering the welfare of children applies to Monsignor William Lynn, saying he was supervising the welfare of children even if he wasn't supervising a particular child victim. But Lynn's lawyer s...
  • Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:47 PM EST2014-11-18 17:47:22 GMT
    MANY, La. (AP) - A judge has postponed the murder trial of a former Natchitoches Parish police officer. Robert Barthelemy is accused in Tony Procell's death last year. Investigators say Barthelemy kidnapped Procell at gunpoint from his Many home and drove him to Winn Parish where he was killed. Authorities think it was a domestic situation. MANY, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old Zwolle man is under arrest in the stabbing death of his stepfather. Sabine Parish deputies say Dustin G. Rivers is charged ...
    MANY, La. (AP) - A judge has postponed the murder trial of a former Natchitoches Parish police officer. Robert Barthelemy is accused in Tony Procell's death last year. Investigators say Barthelemy kidnapped Procell at gunpoint from his Many home and drove him to Winn Parish where he was killed. Authorities think it was a domestic situation. MANY, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old Zwolle man is under arrest in the stabbing death of his stepfather. Sabine Parish deputies say Dustin G. Rivers is charged ...
  • Japanese bank to pay US $315M in laundering case

    Japanese bank to pay US $315M in laundering case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:45 PM EST2014-11-18 17:45:57 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York regulators say Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ will pay $315 million and some employees are being sanctioned for misleading the state about bank transactions that violated U.S. economic sanctions against several countries, including Iran, Sudan and Myanmar. The state's Department of Financial Services says bank employees pressured a consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to remove warnings to regulators in a report the bank submitted about the extent of illicit conduct....
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York regulators say Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ will pay $315 million and some employees are being sanctioned for misleading the state about bank transactions that violated U.S. economic sanctions against several countries, including Iran, Sudan and Myanmar. The state's Department of Financial Services says bank employees pressured a consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, to remove warnings to regulators in a report the bank submitted about the extent of illicit conduct....
  • Pa. high court weighs priest's role in abuse case

    Pa. high court weighs priest's role in abuse case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:42 PM EST2014-11-18 17:42:28 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is considering whether to reinstate a criminal conviction against a Philadelphia Roman Catholic church official for putting at risk a child who was sexually abused. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a city prosecutor argue that the crime of endangering the welfare of children applies to Monsignor William Lynn, saying he was supervising the welfare of children even if he wasn't supervising a particular child victim. But Lynn's lawyer s...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's highest court is considering whether to reinstate a criminal conviction against a Philadelphia Roman Catholic church official for putting at risk a child who was sexually abused. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a city prosecutor argue that the crime of endangering the welfare of children applies to Monsignor William Lynn, saying he was supervising the welfare of children even if he wasn't supervising a particular child victim. But Lynn's lawyer s...
  • Mental state of man in foiled abduction questioned

    Mental state of man in foiled abduction questioned

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:39 PM EST2014-11-18 17:39:13 GMT
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The defense attorney for a Utah man accused of grabbing a 5-year-old girl from her bed in a kidnapping thwarted by her father is questioning his client's mental state. Lawyer Roger Kraft said Tuesday in 48-year-old Troy Morley's first court appearance that he would likely seek an exam to determine his client's competency for trial. Morley appeared calm in court. Morley is facing charges including burglary and child kidnapping, which carries a maximum possible sentence of...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The defense attorney for a Utah man accused of grabbing a 5-year-old girl from her bed in a kidnapping thwarted by her father is questioning his client's mental state. Lawyer Roger Kraft said Tuesday in 48-year-old Troy Morley's first court appearance that he would likely seek an exam to determine his client's competency for trial. Morley appeared calm in court. Morley is facing charges including burglary and child kidnapping, which carries a maximum possible sentence of...
  • Unclaimed property program returns $36M last year

    Unclaimed property program returns $36M last year

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:36 PM EST2014-11-18 17:36:04 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unclaimed property program gave back more money during the last budget year than at any time in its 42-year history. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the program returned $35.5 million to 116,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record by $4 million. Old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments and other unclaimed money is sent to the state when...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's unclaimed property program gave back more money during the last budget year than at any time in its 42-year history. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the program returned $35.5 million to 116,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record by $4 million. Old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments and other unclaimed money is sent to the state when...
  • Connecticut jury awards $638,000 in S&M case

    Connecticut jury awards $638,000 in S&M case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:33 PM EST2014-11-18 17:33:00 GMT
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut jury has awarded about $638,000 to a Greenwich woman who sued a man she said had a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her mentally ill and disabled daughter. The Stamford Superior Court jury returned the verdict Thursday in favor of Mary Kortner, who said her daughter, Caroline Kendall Kortner, couldn't have consented to an abusive sexual relationship with Greenwich resident Craig Martise because of her mental state. Caroline Kendall Kortner died fro...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut jury has awarded about $638,000 to a Greenwich woman who sued a man she said had a sadomasochistic sexual relationship with her mentally ill and disabled daughter. The Stamford Superior Court jury returned the verdict Thursday in favor of Mary Kortner, who said her daughter, Caroline Kendall Kortner, couldn't have consented to an abusive sexual relationship with Greenwich resident Craig Martise because of her mental state. Caroline Kendall Kortner died fro...
  • Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury

    Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:22 PM EST2014-11-18 17:22:56 GMT
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star is recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan's lawsuit against Wal-Mart. A Wal-Mart truck slammed...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star is recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Lawyers were in court in New Jersey for a scheduling conference in Morgan's lawsuit against Wal-Mart. A Wal-Mart truck slammed...
  • Cheyenne Jackson, Debbie Harry to perform in NYC

    Cheyenne Jackson, Debbie Harry to perform in NYC

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-11-18 17:15:58 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Cheyenne Jackson and Debbie Harry will make their debuts this winter at a storied New York nightclub. The Cafe Carlyle said Tuesday that Jackson, the Broadway star of "Finian's Rainbow" and "Xanadu," will perform Jan. 13-24. Harry, the Blondie lead singer, will play March 24-April 4. The winter season also will include the returning Alexa Ray Joel (Feb. 24-March 7), Herb Alpert Lani Hall (March 10-21) and Bettye LaVette (Jan. 27-Feb. 7). Woody Allen and his jazz band play eve...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Cheyenne Jackson and Debbie Harry will make their debuts this winter at a storied New York nightclub. The Cafe Carlyle said Tuesday that Jackson, the Broadway star of "Finian's Rainbow" and "Xanadu," will perform Jan. 13-24. Harry, the Blondie lead singer, will play March 24-April 4. The winter season also will include the returning Alexa Ray Joel (Feb. 24-March 7), Herb Alpert Lani Hall (March 10-21) and Bettye LaVette (Jan. 27-Feb. 7). Woody Allen and his jazz band play eve...
  • Ouachita won't get federal disaster declaration

    Ouachita won't get federal disaster declaration

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:02 PM EST2014-11-18 17:02:20 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish fell several million short to receive a federal disaster declaration that would have allowed federal reimbursement for October's tornadoes. Ouachita Parish Homeland Security Director Archie Neal Brown says the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The magic number for a federal declaration was $6.3 million. Assistance will be made available through the Small Business Administration. Representatives will be in Monroe taking applications this week on the second...
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish fell several million short to receive a federal disaster declaration that would have allowed federal reimbursement for October's tornadoes. Ouachita Parish Homeland Security Director Archie Neal Brown says the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The magic number for a federal declaration was $6.3 million. Assistance will be made available through the Small Business Administration. Representatives will be in Monroe taking applications this week on the second...
  • Alice Lee, sister of 'Mockingbird' author, dies

    Alice Lee, sister of 'Mockingbird' author, dies

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:58 AM EST2014-11-18 16:58:08 GMT
    MONEROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, has died. Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville, the south Alabama home of Alice and Harper Lee, has posted an online notice saying Lee died Monday. No cause of death was given, and the announcement says arrangements are incomplete. Lee was 103 and practiced law until a few years ago. For a time she was Alabama's oldest practicing att...
    MONEROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alice Lee, the sister of the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird" author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, has died. Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville, the south Alabama home of Alice and Harper Lee, has posted an online notice saying Lee died Monday. No cause of death was given, and the announcement says arrangements are incomplete. Lee was 103 and practiced law until a few years ago. For a time she was Alabama's oldest practicing att...
  • Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:55 AM EST2014-11-18 16:55:05 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Kenner couple accused of stabbing Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart to death and dismembering her body two years ago will not stand trial on Jan. 12 as originally planned. A state District Court judge yesterday scheduled routine motions for that date instead. Thirty-year-old Margaret Sanchez and 42-year-old Terry Speaks are charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in Lockhart's death. HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - One of the former Destrehan High School t...
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Kenner couple accused of stabbing Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart to death and dismembering her body two years ago will not stand trial on Jan. 12 as originally planned. A state District Court judge yesterday scheduled routine motions for that date instead. Thirty-year-old Margaret Sanchez and 42-year-old Terry Speaks are charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in Lockhart's death. HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - One of the former Destrehan High School t...
  • Former teacher wants house arrest terms eased

    Former teacher wants house arrest terms eased

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:43 AM EST2014-11-18 16:43:10 GMT
    HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - One of the former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student is asking a judge to ease the terms of her house arrest. Shelley Dufresne was originally released on a $200,000 bond on the condition she remain in her home except for limited circumstances. Her lawyer wants a curfew running from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. so Dufresne could take her children to school, attend appointments and go to exercise classes. The motion will be heard on Nov. 25...
    HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - One of the former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student is asking a judge to ease the terms of her house arrest. Shelley Dufresne was originally released on a $200,000 bond on the condition she remain in her home except for limited circumstances. Her lawyer wants a curfew running from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. so Dufresne could take her children to school, attend appointments and go to exercise classes. The motion will be heard on Nov. 25...
  • Trial delayed for pair in Jaren Lockhart case

    Trial delayed for pair in Jaren Lockhart case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:40 AM EST2014-11-18 16:40:19 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Kenner couple accused of stabbing Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart to death and dismembering her body two years ago will not stand trial on Jan. 12 as originally planned. State District Judge Stephen Grefer on Monday scheduled routine motions for that date instead. Thirty-year-old Margaret Sanchez and 42-year-old Terry Speaks are charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in Lockhart's death. Prosecutors have said they plan to try Sanchez and Speak...
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Kenner couple accused of stabbing Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart to death and dismembering her body two years ago will not stand trial on Jan. 12 as originally planned. State District Judge Stephen Grefer on Monday scheduled routine motions for that date instead. Thirty-year-old Margaret Sanchez and 42-year-old Terry Speaks are charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in Lockhart's death. Prosecutors have said they plan to try Sanchez and Speak...
  • State Farm to raise auto rates statewide

    State Farm to raise auto rates statewide

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:37 AM EST2014-11-18 16:37:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Auto insurance rates will rise an average of 4.4 percent beginning Dec. 8 for Baton Rouge customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. State Farm is Louisiana's largest auto insurer, covering about one in three vehicles. The company said it will increase auto premiums for liability, collision and comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive covers losses from theft, storm damage, fire, vandalism and windshield damage.State Farm's auto rates will rise an average of ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Auto insurance rates will rise an average of 4.4 percent beginning Dec. 8 for Baton Rouge customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. State Farm is Louisiana's largest auto insurer, covering about one in three vehicles. The company said it will increase auto premiums for liability, collision and comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive covers losses from theft, storm damage, fire, vandalism and windshield damage.State Farm's auto rates will rise an average of ...
  • 3 Americans, Briton killed in Jerusalem attack

    3 Americans, Briton killed in Jerusalem attack

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:33 AM EST2014-11-18 16:33:40 GMT
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton. Police said the victims were all immigrants to Israel and held dual citizenship. In Tuesday's attack, a pair of Palestinian attackers burst into a synagogue during morning prayers with meat cleavers and a gun, killing four people before they were shot dead by police. The attack occurred in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood, an ultra-Orthodox area with a lar...
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton. Police said the victims were all immigrants to Israel and held dual citizenship. In Tuesday's attack, a pair of Palestinian attackers burst into a synagogue during morning prayers with meat cleavers and a gun, killing four people before they were shot dead by police. The attack occurred in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood, an ultra-Orthodox area with a lar...
  • Police investigate Arkansas food pantry theft

    Police investigate Arkansas food pantry theft

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:31 AM EST2014-11-18 16:31:01 GMT
    LUXORA, Ark. (AP) - Police in northeast Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $3,000 worth of meat from a food pantry. Luxora Police Chief Albert Wright says someone smashed a hole in a wall of the God's Angel Ministry Food Pantry last week. Thirty pounds of beef, 20 pounds of chicken and a variety of other meats were reported stolen. Volunteer Donnice Haymon says the food would have helped feed hungry families on Thanksgiving and would have kept the pantry stocked through January...
    LUXORA, Ark. (AP) - Police in northeast Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $3,000 worth of meat from a food pantry. Luxora Police Chief Albert Wright says someone smashed a hole in a wall of the God's Angel Ministry Food Pantry last week. Thirty pounds of beef, 20 pounds of chicken and a variety of other meats were reported stolen. Volunteer Donnice Haymon says the food would have helped feed hungry families on Thanksgiving and would have kept the pantry stocked through January...
  • Here is the latest Arkansas news

    Here is the latest Arkansas news

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:22 AM EST2014-11-18 16:22:17 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A renewed attempt to give the Legislature authority to write court rules and steps to enforce new ethics rules are among the first bills being filed by Arkansas lawmakers ahead of next year's session. Yesterday marked the first day House and Senate members could file legislation ahead of next year's session. Only two bills had been filed by late yesterday afternoon. NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon they say was selling guns on Facebook. ...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A renewed attempt to give the Legislature authority to write court rules and steps to enforce new ethics rules are among the first bills being filed by Arkansas lawmakers ahead of next year's session. Yesterday marked the first day House and Senate members could file legislation ahead of next year's session. Only two bills had been filed by late yesterday afternoon. NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon they say was selling guns on Facebook. ...
  • Sheriff: Arkansas felon sells gun to officer

    Sheriff: Arkansas felon sells gun to officer

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:20 AM EST2014-11-18 16:20:31 GMT
    NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon who they say was selling guns on Facebook.Jackson County deputies arrested the man on a firearms possession charge. Jackson County Sheriff's Cpl. Justin Collom says an undercover officer bought a 12-gauge shotgun from the man last week. He says the man had been released on bond for a separate firearms possession charge before he made the sale. The man's bond is now set at $250,000. It's unclear why the man was previously convicted.
    NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon who they say was selling guns on Facebook.Jackson County deputies arrested the man on a firearms possession charge. Jackson County Sheriff's Cpl. Justin Collom says an undercover officer bought a 12-gauge shotgun from the man last week. He says the man had been released on bond for a separate firearms possession charge before he made the sale. The man's bond is now set at $250,000. It's unclear why the man was previously convicted.
  • LSU breaks ground on engineering expansion

    LSU breaks ground on engineering expansion

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:16 AM EST2014-11-18 16:16:08 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU is embarking on a $110 million renovation and expansion of its main engineering building. Officials say it's another indication of Louisiana's ongoing efforts to meet workforce demands in related fields. Gov. Bobby Jindal said he couldn't speculate what impact Louisiana's looming state budget cuts could have on higher education or the state's $40 million WISE Fund that was created this year to promote programs like engineering. TJindal administration has announced ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU is embarking on a $110 million renovation and expansion of its main engineering building. Officials say it's another indication of Louisiana's ongoing efforts to meet workforce demands in related fields. Gov. Bobby Jindal said he couldn't speculate what impact Louisiana's looming state budget cuts could have on higher education or the state's $40 million WISE Fund that was created this year to promote programs like engineering. TJindal administration has announced ...
  • News Guide: Texas' latest history textbook tussle

    News Guide: Texas' latest history textbook tussle

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:01 AM EST2014-11-18 16:01:26 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Education is poised to vote Tuesday on more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval for use in classrooms statewide. Texas is such a large textbook market that it sometimes affects books used elsewhere. A look at the latest book battle: BIASED BOOKS? Academics and activists on the right and left have complained about the proposed textbooks, saying some offer ideology over ...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Education is poised to vote Tuesday on more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval for use in classrooms statewide. Texas is such a large textbook market that it sometimes affects books used elsewhere. A look at the latest book battle: BIASED BOOKS? Academics and activists on the right and left have complained about the proposed textbooks, saying some offer ideology over ...
  • Ex-USM worker held on misdemeanor charges

    Ex-USM worker held on misdemeanor charges

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-11-18 15:57:39 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A former employee of the University of Southern Mississippi has been jailed on misdemeanor charges of stalking and disturbing the peace. USM police say 31-year-old Quandom Benn turned himself in to authorities Monday. Benn was an iTech employee who worked on computers at the Hattiesburg campus. Officials say Benn resigned during the summer. He is being held on a total bond of $7,000 - $500 for each of seven counts of stalking and seven counts of disturbing the peace....
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A former employee of the University of Southern Mississippi has been jailed on misdemeanor charges of stalking and disturbing the peace. USM police say 31-year-old Quandom Benn turned himself in to authorities Monday. Benn was an iTech employee who worked on computers at the Hattiesburg campus. Officials say Benn resigned during the summer. He is being held on a total bond of $7,000 - $500 for each of seven counts of stalking and seven counts of disturbing the peace....
  • Shoppers would pay more to boost school pay

    Shoppers would pay more to boost school pay

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:50 AM EST2014-11-18 15:50:25 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - If Terrebonne Parish voters approve a half-cent sales tax to increase school employee pay, School Superintendent Philip Martin said says the parish sales tax will rise to 9.5 percent and the workers' pay cannot be reduced. Martin says the starting teacher salary would increase to just under $42,000 if the measure is approved Dec. 6. The half-cent tax would bring in an estimated $12 million a year to increase full-time school workers' salaries and can only be used for another...
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - If Terrebonne Parish voters approve a half-cent sales tax to increase school employee pay, School Superintendent Philip Martin said says the parish sales tax will rise to 9.5 percent and the workers' pay cannot be reduced. Martin says the starting teacher salary would increase to just under $42,000 if the measure is approved Dec. 6. The half-cent tax would bring in an estimated $12 million a year to increase full-time school workers' salaries and can only be used for another...
  • State pension debt reduction plan a no-go

    State pension debt reduction plan a no-go

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:45 AM EST2014-11-18 15:45:27 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to borrow money to help reduce state pension system debts is going nowhere. The idea was to borrow money that would be used to pay one lump sum and buy out the pensions of vested retirees who have not yet begun to draw their benefits. Waiting before drawing on a pension allows the retiree's pension to increase in value. Paying off the benefits of those retirees would reduce the state's $20 billion long-term debt obligations, called the unfunded accrued liabi...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to borrow money to help reduce state pension system debts is going nowhere. The idea was to borrow money that would be used to pay one lump sum and buy out the pensions of vested retirees who have not yet begun to draw their benefits. Waiting before drawing on a pension allows the retiree's pension to increase in value. Paying off the benefits of those retirees would reduce the state's $20 billion long-term debt obligations, called the unfunded accrued liabi...
  • Critics: La. teacher evaluations need changes

    Critics: La. teacher evaluations need changes

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:36 AM EST2014-11-18 15:36:47 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state should consider trimming the requirement that links 50 percent of annual teacher evaluations to student test scores. That's according to a panel studying the issue. Under a 2012 state law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, half of the job review for some teachers is based on the growth of student achievement through exam results and half on traditional classroom observations by principals. Critics contend that relying on test score results for half of a job review ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state should consider trimming the requirement that links 50 percent of annual teacher evaluations to student test scores. That's according to a panel studying the issue. Under a 2012 state law pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, half of the job review for some teachers is based on the growth of student achievement through exam results and half on traditional classroom observations by principals. Critics contend that relying on test score results for half of a job review ...
  • East Baton Rouge spending jumps in Sept

    East Baton Rouge spending jumps in Sept

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:33 AM EST2014-11-18 15:33:50 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 7 percent in September. Sales tax collection figures released Monday by the city-parish Finance Department show businesses and consumers spent $709.6 million in September. That compares with $662.7 million in spending in September 2013. The spending, excluding vehicles, within the Baton Rouge city limits was up 8.4 percent in September to nearly $389.7 million. Spending outside the city limits of Baton R...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 7 percent in September. Sales tax collection figures released Monday by the city-parish Finance Department show businesses and consumers spent $709.6 million in September. That compares with $662.7 million in spending in September 2013. The spending, excluding vehicles, within the Baton Rouge city limits was up 8.4 percent in September to nearly $389.7 million. Spending outside the city limits of Baton R...
  • DeSoto delays building code action

    DeSoto delays building code action

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:27 AM EST2014-11-18 15:27:00 GMT
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Board of Supervisors has tabled action until their Dec. 1 session on adopting new, comprehensive building codes compatible with city guidelines. Meanwhile, the panel took action to approve a new $9.2 million emergency radio system. Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls made a motion Monday to adopt the codes, but it was table for supervisors to get more information on rules affecting arcs and energy efficiency. The board approved a request presented by James Powel...
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Board of Supervisors has tabled action until their Dec. 1 session on adopting new, comprehensive building codes compatible with city guidelines. Meanwhile, the panel took action to approve a new $9.2 million emergency radio system. Supervisor Bill Russell of Walls made a motion Monday to adopt the codes, but it was table for supervisors to get more information on rules affecting arcs and energy efficiency. The board approved a request presented by James Powel...
  • Woman accused of tax fraud in Biloxi, Gautier

    Woman accused of tax fraud in Biloxi, Gautier

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:24 AM EST2014-11-18 15:24:09 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 34-year-old woman who prepared income taxes in South Mississippi in 2009 is accused of using other people's names and Social Security numbers to obtain over $18,000. Ukisha Lashay Carter has pleaded not guilty to a five-count federal indictment. She is set for trial on a court calendar that starts Dec. 8. The indictment alleges she committed the crimes in Biloxi and Gautier. She is accused of receiving over $4,000 based on one person's information, $2,...
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 34-year-old woman who prepared income taxes in South Mississippi in 2009 is accused of using other people's names and Social Security numbers to obtain over $18,000. Ukisha Lashay Carter has pleaded not guilty to a five-count federal indictment. She is set for trial on a court calendar that starts Dec. 8. The indictment alleges she committed the crimes in Biloxi and Gautier. She is accused of receiving over $4,000 based on one person's information, $2,...
  • Biloxi man struck, killed by train in Pascagoula

    Biloxi man struck, killed by train in Pascagoula

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:19 AM EST2014-11-18 15:19:47 GMT
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Pascagoula police say a CSX train struck and killed a pedestrian walking along the tracks. The accident happened around 10 a.m. Monday a couple hundred yards west of Chicot Street and U.S. Highway 90. Police have identified the deceased as 41-year-old Anthony Padovano, whose last known address was in Biloxi. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus says Padovano died of massive blunt force injuries. Police Sgt. Calvin Hutchins said Padovano was walking in the center of th...
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Pascagoula police say a CSX train struck and killed a pedestrian walking along the tracks. The accident happened around 10 a.m. Monday a couple hundred yards west of Chicot Street and U.S. Highway 90. Police have identified the deceased as 41-year-old Anthony Padovano, whose last known address was in Biloxi. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus says Padovano died of massive blunt force injuries. Police Sgt. Calvin Hutchins said Padovano was walking in the center of th...
  • Vicksburg port looking toward expansion

    Vicksburg port looking toward expansion

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-11-18 15:18:12 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Warren County Port Commission is considering an expansion of the current port site or building a second one. Port Commission director Wayne Mansfield says the current port is at capacity and has no place to put new business, The port is the 11th most active of the country's 300 inland ports. The Port of Vicksburg has 21 business and industries operating at its current 422-acre site. Mansfield says about 2,000 people work at the port. Mansfield says an advantage of ...
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Warren County Port Commission is considering an expansion of the current port site or building a second one. Port Commission director Wayne Mansfield says the current port is at capacity and has no place to put new business, The port is the 11th most active of the country's 300 inland ports. The Port of Vicksburg has 21 business and industries operating at its current 422-acre site. Mansfield says about 2,000 people work at the port. Mansfield says an advantage of ...
  • Oliver pleads guilty to sexual battery

    Oliver pleads guilty to sexual battery

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:14 AM EST2014-11-18 15:14:45 GMT
    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A former Rust College professor has pleaded guilty to sexual battery Monday in Marshall County Circuit Court. Sylvester Oliver was set to go to trial this week on a charge that he forced himself on a Rust student more than two years ago. Robert Laher, Oliver's attorney, says that Oliver reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Oliver was given a 15-year suspended sentence and five years of supervised probation. Oliver will not serve any jail time unless he violat...
    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - A former Rust College professor has pleaded guilty to sexual battery Monday in Marshall County Circuit Court. Sylvester Oliver was set to go to trial this week on a charge that he forced himself on a Rust student more than two years ago. Robert Laher, Oliver's attorney, says that Oliver reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Oliver was given a 15-year suspended sentence and five years of supervised probation. Oliver will not serve any jail time unless he violat...
  • Man wanted for stealing 30 air fresheners

    Man wanted for stealing 30 air fresheners

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:01 AM EST2014-11-18 15:01:48 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store. Police say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying about 4 p.m. on Nov. 11. Monday' police news release says that the air fresheners were valued at more than $200. Williams says tipsters who call Crimestoppers could get up to $2,500 for information leading to the man's arrest and indictment.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store. Police say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying about 4 p.m. on Nov. 11. Monday' police news release says that the air fresheners were valued at more than $200. Williams says tipsters who call Crimestoppers could get up to $2,500 for information leading to the man's arrest and indictment.
  • 17 1/2-year sentence in child sex case

    17 1/2-year sentence in child sex case

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 9:58 AM EST2014-11-18 14:58:07 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A New Iberia man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison for traveling to the state of North Carolina to have sexual contact with a child. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley in Lafayette said Monday that U.S. District Judge Richard Haik handed down the sentence for 55-year-old Ray Paul Dionne. Finley said in a news release that Dionne had pleaded guilty in the case. According to documents filed with a plea agreement, Dionne admitted that he traveled to North Carolina twic...
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A New Iberia man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison for traveling to the state of North Carolina to have sexual contact with a child. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley in Lafayette said Monday that U.S. District Judge Richard Haik handed down the sentence for 55-year-old Ray Paul Dionne. Finley said in a news release that Dionne had pleaded guilty in the case. According to documents filed with a plea agreement, Dionne admitted that he traveled to North Carolina twic...
  • LR police to hand out 150 turkeys at station

    LR police to hand out 150 turkeys at station

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 9:53 AM EST2014-11-18 14:53:23 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. Families in need should drive to the 12th Street station and stay in their cars as officers distribute the turkeys. The first 20 families will also receive a ham.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. Families in need should drive to the 12th Street station and stay in their cars as officers distribute the turkeys. The first 20 families will also receive a ham.
  • Supporters of oil pipeline scramble for last vote

    Supporters of oil pipeline scramble for last vote

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 9:50 AM EST2014-11-18 14:50:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find one last vote with the clock ticking. With 59 Senators publicly voicing support, the hunt's on for the 60th vote to advance the measure before a critical vote Tuesday. Maine independent Sen. Angus King left the possibility open, but he's telling reporters he's a "probable no." The issue has taken center stage in the waning days of this Congress in hopes it will boost the prospects of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find one last vote with the clock ticking. With 59 Senators publicly voicing support, the hunt's on for the 60th vote to advance the measure before a critical vote Tuesday. Maine independent Sen. Angus King left the possibility open, but he's telling reporters he's a "probable no." The issue has taken center stage in the waning days of this Congress in hopes it will boost the prospects of...
  • Steelers rally to beat Titans

    Steelers rally to beat Titans

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-11-18 14:41:30 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Titans on the stat sheet Monday night, outgaining them 206 yards to 48 yards on the ground and picking up 27 first downs compared to 13 for Tennessee. But the Steelers needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to turn a 24-13 deficit into a 27-24 win over the Titans. Le'Veon Bell carried 33 times for 204 yards, including a five-yard scoring run that began the Steelers' comeback in the final period. Pittsburgh finally took the lead...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the Titans on the stat sheet Monday night, outgaining them 206 yards to 48 yards on the ground and picking up 27 first downs compared to 13 for Tennessee. But the Steelers needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to turn a 24-13 deficit into a 27-24 win over the Titans. Le'Veon Bell carried 33 times for 204 yards, including a five-yard scoring run that began the Steelers' comeback in the final period. Pittsburgh finally took the lead...
  • Armed Robbery at Dollar Tree

    Armed Robbery at Dollar Tree

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 9:36 AM EST2014-11-18 14:36:30 GMT
    Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News and MPD)- On 11-15-14 Monroe Police responded to an Armed Robbery at 2100 Louisville Ave. (Dollar Tree). Investigation revealed that a black male in all black clothing wearing a white scarf around his face approached the doors to the business only to find them locked. The suspect then approached a female in the parking lot of the store displaying an unknown type firearm. The suspect then pulled the victims purse from her arm while striking her in the ear with the fir...
    Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News and MPD)- On 11-15-14 Monroe Police responded to an Armed Robbery at 2100 Louisville Ave. (Dollar Tree). Investigation revealed that a black male in all black clothing wearing a white scarf around his face approached the doors to the business only to find them locked. The suspect then approached a female in the parking lot of the store displaying an unknown type firearm. The suspect then pulled the victims purse from her arm while striking her in the ear with the fir...
  • FEMA will not give emergency aid to Ouachita Parish

    FEMA will not give emergency aid to Ouachita Parish

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:09 AM EST2014-11-18 05:09:45 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Some unfortunate news for a lot of people in the area, FEMA says it will not help pay for storm damage in Ouachita Parish.The parish was hoping to get emergency aid to help with storm damage caused by tornados that wreaked havoc on the Twin Cities last month. But in order to get the money, the cost of the damage had to meet a certain threshold. Now each jurisdiction will be responsible for the costs. The parish will have to fork over about $150,000 to $175,000 and ...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Some unfortunate news for a lot of people in the area, FEMA says it will not help pay for storm damage in Ouachita Parish.The parish was hoping to get emergency aid to help with storm damage caused by tornados that wreaked havoc on the Twin Cities last month. But in order to get the money, the cost of the damage had to meet a certain threshold. Now each jurisdiction will be responsible for the costs. The parish will have to fork over about $150,000 to $175,000 and ...
  • Homeowners seek help from Ouachita Parish, Monroe, and Richwood

    Homeowners seek help from Ouachita Parish, Monroe, and Richwood

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-11-18 05:00:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Some Ouachita Parish and Monroe City homeowners are speaking out against a development being built in Richwood. They're worried it's going to cause their homes to flood. Near Swayze Elementary, where the city of Monroe, the town of Richwood and the unincorporated areas of the Ouachita Parish meet, Standard Enterprises is building a housing development- Sycamore Point . Nearby homeowners say the development is being built at a much higher elevation than the surround...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Some Ouachita Parish and Monroe City homeowners are speaking out against a development being built in Richwood. They're worried it's going to cause their homes to flood. Near Swayze Elementary, where the city of Monroe, the town of Richwood and the unincorporated areas of the Ouachita Parish meet, Standard Enterprises is building a housing development- Sycamore Point . Nearby homeowners say the development is being built at a much higher elevation than the surround...
  • Fair Park Baptist Church collects shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

    Fair Park Baptist Church collects shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

    Monday, November 17 2014 8:39 PM EST2014-11-18 01:39:06 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's that time of year again and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. If your feeling generous, this is definitely the week for you .Today was the first day for Operation Christmas Child, a week long opportunity to donate a shoe box full of goodies to help a child in need.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's that time of year again and Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. If your feeling generous, this is definitely the week for you .Today was the first day for Operation Christmas Child, a week long opportunity to donate a shoe box full of goodies to help a child in need.
  • Caldwell among Political Museum Hall of Fame inductees

    Caldwell among Political Museum Hall of Fame inductees

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:36 PM EST2014-11-17 18:36:27 GMT
    WINNFIELD, La. .(KNOE 8 News & La. Political Museum) - The Louisiana Political Museum is proud to announce the 2014 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees. Induction activities begin in Winnfield, Louisiana on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with a reception from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Political Museum, located at 499 East Main Street. 
    WINNFIELD, La. .(KNOE 8 News & La. Political Museum) - The Louisiana Political Museum is proud to announce the 2014 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame Inductees. Induction activities begin in Winnfield, Louisiana on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with a reception from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Political Museum, located at 499 East Main Street. 
  • Study: Homelessness down 63% in Louisiana

    Study: Homelessness down 63% in Louisiana

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:31 PM EST2014-11-17 18:31:47 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LHC) - A report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that homelessness in Louisiana has declined nearly 12 percent since last year and has fallen roughly 63 percent since 2010.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LHC) - A report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that homelessness in Louisiana has declined nearly 12 percent since last year and has fallen roughly 63 percent since 2010.
  • Church celebrates 21 years as an "Operation Christmas Child" drop-off

    Church celebrates 21 years as an "Operation Christmas Child" drop-off

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:26 PM EST2014-11-17 18:26:55 GMT
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Fair Park Baptist) -Fair Park Baptist Church of West Monroe is proud to once again partner with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child for the 21st year to provide Christmas in a shoebox for children all around the world.
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Fair Park Baptist) -Fair Park Baptist Church of West Monroe is proud to once again partner with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child for the 21st year to provide Christmas in a shoebox for children all around the world.
  • Annual Holidays at ULM November 25th

    Annual Holidays at ULM November 25th

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:15 PM EST2014-11-17 18:15:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News &  ULM) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe welcomes the community to the 12th annual Holidays at ULM Celebration, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, in ULM's Brown auditorium. The festivities begin with a holiday concert, followed by the popular tree lighting ceremony.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News &  ULM) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe welcomes the community to the 12th annual Holidays at ULM Celebration, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, in ULM's Brown auditorium. The festivities begin with a holiday concert, followed by the popular tree lighting ceremony.
  • Customer robbed at gunpoint in Dollar Tree parking lot

    Customer robbed at gunpoint in Dollar Tree parking lot

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:09 PM EST2014-11-17 18:09:47 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - Monroe Police are investigating an armed robbery outside the Louisville Avenue Dollar Tree store Saturday night. Police say a man wearing a black parka with a white scarf covering his face approached the store around 10:00 P.M. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - Monroe Police are investigating an armed robbery outside the Louisville Avenue Dollar Tree store Saturday night. Police say a man wearing a black parka with a white scarf covering his face approached the store around 10:00 P.M. 
  • Walmart to hire nearly 300 workers for new neighborhood markets

    Walmart to hire nearly 300 workers for new neighborhood markets

    Monday, November 17 2014 12:59 PM EST2014-11-17 17:59:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Walmart) - Walmart will hire up to 285 associates to work at three new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores slated to open this winter in Monroe and West Monroe. Temporary hiring centers have opened in both cities to facilitate applications. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Walmart) - Walmart will hire up to 285 associates to work at three new Walmart Neighborhood Market stores slated to open this winter in Monroe and West Monroe. Temporary hiring centers have opened in both cities to facilitate applications. 
  • Gas prices continue to fall as holiday nears

    Gas prices continue to fall as holiday nears

    Monday, November 17 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-11-17 17:46:57 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & GasBuddy.com) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & GasBuddy.com) - Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana.
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