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  • Halloween 2014: Finding the perfect costume

    Halloween 2014: Finding the perfect costume

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-10-25 03:34:08 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a week from Halloween, and many people are still unsure what they will dress up as, so our crew went inside an ArkLaMiss costume shop to find out.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a week from Halloween, and many people are still unsure what they will dress up as, so our crew went inside an ArkLaMiss costume shop to find out.
  • 2014 Blitz - Week #8 Games and Scores

    2014 Blitz - Week #8 Games and Scores

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-10-25 03:23:23 GMT

    (KNOE 8 Sports) - Here are the game scores for Week #8 of the 2014-2015 high school football season.

    (KNOE 8 Sports) - Here are the game scores for Week #8 of the 2014-2015 high school football season.

  • Gas prices at lowest in years

    Gas prices at lowest in years

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-10-25 01:14:22 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Gas prices are down. Way down. The average price in Louisiana has dropped 40 cents, and it's well below the $3 mark. A few cents may not seem like much, but to the drivers we talked to, it makes a big difference.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Gas prices are down. Way down. The average price in Louisiana has dropped 40 cents, and it's well below the $3 mark. A few cents may not seem like much, but to the drivers we talked to, it makes a big difference.
  • Grambling Football "Stays Hungry, Stays Humble"

    Grambling Football "Stays Hungry, Stays Humble"

    Friday, October 24 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-10-25 00:09:07 GMT
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Grambling State University is 5-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference—and the only undefeated team left in the SWAC. This after the team's 1-8 record and controversial 2013 season.
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Grambling State University is 5-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference—and the only undefeated team left in the SWAC. This after the team's 1-8 record and controversial 2013 season.
  • Head Start Celebrates 50 Years in the Community

    Head Start Celebrates 50 Years in the Community

    Friday, October 24 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-10-24 16:33:33 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)--The Head Start program in Ouachita Parish celebrated a milestone today, bringing children, parents, and educators out for the 50th anniversary parade.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)--The Head Start program in Ouachita Parish celebrated a milestone today, bringing children, parents, and educators out for the 50th anniversary parade.
  • 2 plead guilty in death of Grenada officer

    2 plead guilty in death of Grenada officer

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:52:49 GMT
    GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - Two men have each been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2011 death of Grenada Police Capt. John Wayne Haddock.
    GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - Two men have each been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2011 death of Grenada Police Capt. John Wayne Haddock.
  • Womack faces easy path in House re-election bid

    Womack faces easy path in House re-election bid

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:42:41 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - With no Democratic rival on the ballot and facing only a third party candidate who's says he's running a "zero dollar" campaign, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has an easy path to a third term representing northwest Arkansas in Congress next year.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - With no Democratic rival on the ballot and facing only a third party candidate who's says he's running a "zero dollar" campaign, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has an easy path to a third term representing northwest Arkansas in Congress next year.
  • Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

    Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:40:44 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise and in commerce, at least temporarily.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise and in commerce, at least temporarily.
  • US new-home sales close to flat in September

    US new-home sales close to flat in September

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:38:32 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
  • Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing

    Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:36:53 GMT
    (AP) - The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing. Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino walked in Friday morning with his wife, Deborah, and a few supporters.
    (AP) - The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing. Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino walked in Friday morning with his wife, Deborah, and a few supporters.
  • Shreveport man dies in single vehicle accident

    Shreveport man dies in single vehicle accident

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:33:07 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police have released the name of a man killed in a single vehicle crash.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police have released the name of a man killed in a single vehicle crash.
  • 1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

    1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:31:31 GMT
    KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.
    KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend.
  • China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

    China's president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:29:16 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.
    BEIJING (AP) - China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.
  • 1 dead in Monticello store robbery

    1 dead in Monticello store robbery

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:27:26 GMT
    MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) - One man is dead and another injured after an attempted robbery Thursday night at Duncan's Corner Store in Monticello.
    MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) - One man is dead and another injured after an attempted robbery Thursday night at Duncan's Corner Store in Monticello.
  • Former police officer wants to change murder plea

    Former police officer wants to change murder plea

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:26:01 GMT
    MANY, La. (AP) - The former Natchitoches police officer accused in the death of a Sabine Parish man wants to change his plea to not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.
    MANY, La. (AP) - The former Natchitoches police officer accused in the death of a Sabine Parish man wants to change his plea to not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.
  • TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

    TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:23:23 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.
  • Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

    Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:20:33 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise and in commerce, at least temporarily.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee judge has said he is ready to stop developers in the newly minted town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, from using the Rocky Top name on merchandise and in commerce, at least temporarily.
  • Magic: Oladipo to have facial fracture surgery

    Magic: Oladipo to have facial fracture surgery

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:18:57 GMT
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.
  • Scene shifts to California

    Scene shifts to California

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:15:20 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Game 3 of the World Series is set for tonight in San Francisco with the Royals and Giants tied at one-all after a split in KC.
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Game 3 of the World Series is set for tonight in San Francisco with the Royals and Giants tied at one-all after a split in KC.
  • Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

    Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola

    Friday, October 24 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-10-24 15:12:10 GMT
    (AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.
    (AP) - The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus.
  • Monroe Chamber Board Votes to Support Several Amendments

    Monroe Chamber Board Votes to Support Several Amendments

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:56:59 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & Monroe Chamber of Commerce)- The Monroe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse several amendments that are on the November 4th ballot.
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & Monroe Chamber of Commerce)- The Monroe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse several amendments that are on the November 4th ballot.
  • State Police Seize Approximately $3 Million Worth of Narcotics Believed to be Connected to String of Pharmacy Break-ins

    State Police Seize Approximately $3 Million Worth of Narcotics Believed to be Connected to String of Pharmacy Break-ins

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:53:15 GMT
    Baton Rouge – On October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish.
    Baton Rouge – On October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Former Sorrento Mayor Arrested for Child Pornography

    Former Sorrento Mayor Arrested for Child Pornography

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:46:46 GMT
    SORRENTO, LA — A joint law enforcement effort has led to the arrest of former Sorrento mayor, Wilson Longanecker, Jr., on 40 counts of child pornography and a single count of obstruction of justice, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
    SORRENTO, LA — A joint law enforcement effort has led to the arrest of former Sorrento mayor, Wilson Longanecker, Jr., on 40 counts of child pornography and a single count of obstruction of justice, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
  • Ouachita Parish Public Library has canceled Pumpkin Bash

    Ouachita Parish Public Library has canceled Pumpkin Bash

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:38:19 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & OPPL)- As you probably have heard, the Ouachita Parish Public Library has cancelled Pumpkin Bash because of damage to the trees on the lot where it's held.
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News & OPPL)- As you probably have heard, the Ouachita Parish Public Library has cancelled Pumpkin Bash because of damage to the trees on the lot where it's held.
  • US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:34:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week.
  • Governor: Ebola doc sought help with lower fever

    Governor: Ebola doc sought help with lower fever

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:32:28 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola sought help with a 100.3-degree fever, not a higher temperature.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola sought help with a 100.3-degree fever, not a higher temperature.
  • Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

    Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:29:19 GMT
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Federal investigators are at the scene of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men.
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Federal investigators are at the scene of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men.
  • Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:25:34 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country.
  • BP, Chevron strike oil at deepwater Gulf site

    BP, Chevron strike oil at deepwater Gulf site

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:20:48 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • Police: 8 charged in Texarkana fatal shooting

    Police: 8 charged in Texarkana fatal shooting

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:15:41 GMT
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana police have arrested eight people who they say are connected to a fatal shooting at a gas station.
    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Texarkana police have arrested eight people who they say are connected to a fatal shooting at a gas station.
  • Police: Arkansas skull matches arson suspect's DNA

    Police: Arkansas skull matches arson suspect's DNA

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:13:15 GMT
    OGDEN, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have identified a skull found by a 6-year-old girl near her home as that of an arson suspect.
    OGDEN, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities have identified a skull found by a 6-year-old girl near her home as that of an arson suspect.
  • Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

    Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:04:13 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."
    LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - and she's signed it "Elizabeth R."
  • Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case

    Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case

    Friday, October 24 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-10-24 14:00:01 GMT
    MILAN (AP) - An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
    MILAN (AP) - An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
  • Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

    Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:55:30 GMT
    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again.
    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again.
  • Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center

    Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:53:06 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.
    PARIS (AP) - France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.
  • Halle Berry's bras

    Halle Berry's bras

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:47:05 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Want to get your hands on some of Halle Berry's lingerie? You now have a chance - now that she's reviving a line of underwear that has its origins in France.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Want to get your hands on some of Halle Berry's lingerie? You now have a chance - now that she's reviving a line of underwear that has its origins in France.
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:42:36 GMT
    Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1939, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded their signature theme, "Let's Dance," for Columbia Records in New York.
    Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 24, 1939, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra recorded their signature theme, "Let's Dance," for Columbia Records in New York.
  • Facebook threat

    Facebook threat

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:37:00 GMT
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - He didn't show up in court for a sentencing hearing. But what really got an Alabama man in trouble - was that he decided to go on Facebook and taunt the police who were looking for him.
    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - He didn't show up in court for a sentencing hearing. But what really got an Alabama man in trouble - was that he decided to go on Facebook and taunt the police who were looking for him.
  • Chan wants to be better father after son's arrest

    Chan wants to be better father after son's arrest

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:20:36 GMT
    BEIJING (AP) - Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges.
    BEIJING (AP) - Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges.
  • Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

    Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:15:35 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.
    DETROIT (AP) - Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch.
  • Police pursuit ends in bar crash, 12 injured

    Police pursuit ends in bar crash, 12 injured

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:11:25 GMT
    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northeast Ohio say at least a dozen people were injured when a stolen truck crashed into a bar while being pursued by police.
    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in northeast Ohio say at least a dozen people were injured when a stolen truck crashed into a bar while being pursued by police.
  • US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

    US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:04:52 GMT
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year.
  • Life Choices Moves to New Building

    Life Choices Moves to New Building

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-10-24 03:02:40 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--A local pregnancy resource center has moved its location. Life Choices is now housed on Roselawn Avenue in Monroe .Life Choices provides women with free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and mentoring programs for new mothers.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--A local pregnancy resource center has moved its location. Life Choices is now housed on Roselawn Avenue in Monroe .Life Choices provides women with free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and mentoring programs for new mothers.
  • Cleanup problems continue in Tanglewood

    Cleanup problems continue in Tanglewood

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-10-24 02:50:46 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The cleanup continues across Ouachita Parish, but many people outside of city limits are wondering why they aren't seeing any help with hauling away debris.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The cleanup continues across Ouachita Parish, but many people outside of city limits are wondering why they aren't seeing any help with hauling away debris.
  • Monroe City schools bus driver appreciation week

    Monroe City schools bus driver appreciation week

    Thursday, October 23 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-10-23 23:39:13 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Parents, you may want to remind your kids tomorrow morning to thank their bus drivers when they hop on the school bus. Tomorrow is the last day of Monroe City School's bus driver appreciation week.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Parents, you may want to remind your kids tomorrow morning to thank their bus drivers when they hop on the school bus. Tomorrow is the last day of Monroe City School's bus driver appreciation week.
  • Domestic disturbance ends with estranged wife's arrest

    Domestic disturbance ends with estranged wife's arrest

    Thursday, October 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-23 22:26:30 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - Union Parish Sheriff's Deputies answering a disturbance call ended up arresting a suspect of a felony charge of resisting an officer by force.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - Union Parish Sheriff's Deputies answering a disturbance call ended up arresting a suspect of a felony charge of resisting an officer by force.
  • Monroe Chamber Board supports several state amendments

    Monroe Chamber Board supports several state amendments

    Thursday, October 23 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-10-23 22:01:23 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & Monroe Chamber) -The Monroe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse several amendments that are on the November 4th ballot.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & Monroe Chamber) -The Monroe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse several amendments that are on the November 4th ballot.
  • Brothers accused of making "Sweet 16" party anything but sweet

    Brothers accused of making "Sweet 16" party anything but sweet

    Thursday, October 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-10-23 21:58:32 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - Two brothers who showed up at a “sweet 16” birthday party uninvited ended up being booked into the Union Parish Detention Center.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - Two brothers who showed up at a “sweet 16” birthday party uninvited ended up being booked into the Union Parish Detention Center.
  • Woman arrested after pawning friend's jewels

    Woman arrested after pawning friend's jewels

    Thursday, October 23 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-10-23 21:52:30 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - A Farmerville woman is accused of stealing then pawning her friends jewelry.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - A Farmerville woman is accused of stealing then pawning her friends jewelry.
  • Monroe Police seek teen

    Monroe Police seek teen

    Thursday, October 23 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-10-23 21:41:11 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & MPD) - The Monroe Police Department is currently searching for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy.Joshua L. Meredith is 5'9'' and 130 lbs.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & MPD) - The Monroe Police Department is currently searching for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy.Joshua L. Meredith is 5'9'' and 130 lbs.
  • Ouachita Parish Fire Dept. cadets graduating Thursday night

    Ouachita Parish Fire Dept. cadets graduating Thursday night

    Thursday, October 23 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-10-23 20:25:39 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Ouachita Parish Fire Department will have a dozen new firefighters reporting to work Monday.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Ouachita Parish Fire Department will have a dozen new firefighters reporting to work Monday.
  • Woman combing through trash arrested for meth

    Woman combing through trash arrested for meth

    Thursday, October 23 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-10-23 19:02:30 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - One of two women seen removing items from road side trash bins ended up being arrested by Union Parish deputies for possession of methamphetamine.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & UPSO) - One of two women seen removing items from road side trash bins ended up being arrested by Union Parish deputies for possession of methamphetamine.
  • ULM invites the community to “Trunk-or-Treat” Oct. 31

    ULM invites the community to “Trunk-or-Treat” Oct. 31

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:58:59 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & ULM) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Up ‘til Dawn organization will host its annual “Trunk-or-Treat” event in ULM's Brown Stadium parking lot.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & ULM) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe's Up ‘til Dawn organization will host its annual “Trunk-or-Treat” event in ULM's Brown Stadium parking lot.
  • Navajo high court orders election postponed

    Navajo high court orders election postponed

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:28:59 GMT
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Supreme Court has ordered the postponement of the tribe's presidential election and an immediate reprint of ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Supreme Court has ordered the postponement of the tribe's presidential election and an immediate reprint of ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case.
  • US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:24:27 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week.
  • Sam Smith, 5SOS, Blige to perform 2014 AMAs

    Sam Smith, 5SOS, Blige to perform 2014 AMAs

    Thursday, October 23 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-10-23 18:19:35 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards.
  • Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Canada attack stirs terror fears

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:53:55 GMT
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canadian police now concede there was only a single gunman in a terror attack that killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial and then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire.
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canadian police now concede there was only a single gunman in a terror attack that killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial and then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire.
  • Maine man's ashes being launched into space

    Maine man's ashes being launched into space

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:50:34 GMT
    AUBURN, Maine (AP) - The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space.
    AUBURN, Maine (AP) - The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space.
  • Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

    Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:47:58 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge federal judge has dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit that former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis filed against the university after his 2012 firing.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge federal judge has dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit that former longtime LSU women's tennis coach Tony Minnis filed against the university after his 2012 firing.
  • Arkansas pilot, passenger recovering after crash

    Arkansas pilot, passenger recovering after crash

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:40:10 GMT
    MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) - Two men injured in a northern Arkansas single-engine plane crash are recovering.
    MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) - Two men injured in a northern Arkansas single-engine plane crash are recovering.
  • Police: Arkansas man gave drug evidence to officer

    Police: Arkansas man gave drug evidence to officer

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:37:51 GMT
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say handed an officer an insurance card covered in cocaine residue during a traffic stop.
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say handed an officer an insurance card covered in cocaine residue during a traffic stop.
  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    White House fence jumper charged with assault

    Thursday, October 23 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-10-23 17:35:10 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service says the 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting a police dog and making threats.
  • New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:52:04 GMT
    N.J. (AP) - A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard. Sukhdeo tells NJ Advance Media (http://bit.ly/10qzPas ) Carranza ...
    N.J. (AP) - A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard. Sukhdeo tells NJ Advance Media (http://bit.ly/10qzPas ) Carranza ...
  • Former jail warden files 'whistle blower' suit

    Former jail warden files 'whistle blower' suit

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:49:36 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former warden of the Iberia Parish Jail alleges he was fired last year for complaining about inmate beatings and reporting other wrongdoing by deputies that included theft and forgery.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former warden of the Iberia Parish Jail alleges he was fired last year for complaining about inmate beatings and reporting other wrongdoing by deputies that included theft and forgery.
  • Lafayette man indicted in death of intruder

    Lafayette man indicted in death of intruder

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:41:41 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a 52-year-old man who in August told police that he was across the street from his home when he saw an intruder and shot twice through a window into his home.Marcus Johnson, of Lafayette, was indicted Wednesday on a charge of manslaughter in the Aug. 24 shooting death of 46-year-old Ramsey Demouchet, also of Lafayette.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a 52-year-old man who in August told police that he was across the street from his home when he saw an intruder and shot twice through a window into his home.Marcus Johnson, of Lafayette, was indicted Wednesday on a charge of manslaughter in the Aug. 24 shooting death of 46-year-old Ramsey Demouchet, also of Lafayette.
  • 2 arrested for aiding escape of Adams Co. inmate

    2 arrested for aiding escape of Adams Co. inmate

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:39:46 GMT
    Miss. (AP) - Adams County is working to recover the approximately $165,000 allegedly embezzled from its juvenile justice center.
    Miss. (AP) - Adams County is working to recover the approximately $165,000 allegedly embezzled from its juvenile justice center.
  • Adams Co. seeks to recover embezzled funds

    Adams Co. seeks to recover embezzled funds

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:03:11 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County is working to recover the approximately $165,000 allegedly embezzled from its juvenile justice center.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County is working to recover the approximately $165,000 allegedly embezzled from its juvenile justice center.
  • DeSoto Co. holds Household Hazardous Waste Day

    DeSoto Co. holds Household Hazardous Waste Day

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:59:10 GMT
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto Environmental Services manager Ray Laughter and solid-waste officer Craig Howell are getting ready for Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste Day drop-off.
    HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto Environmental Services manager Ray Laughter and solid-waste officer Craig Howell are getting ready for Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste Day drop-off.
  • Boy killed in collision with LA ice cream truck

    Boy killed in collision with LA ice cream truck

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:57:17 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver.
  • Entertainment history!

    Entertainment history!

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:50:38 GMT
    (AP)- On October 23rd, 1941, the Disney film "Dumbo" was released.
    (AP)- On October 23rd, 1941, the Disney film "Dumbo" was released.
  • 14 Amendments in 14 Days: Amendment 5

    14 Amendments in 14 Days: Amendment 5

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:47:30 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 amendments in 14 days and this is the fifth proposed amendment.Under current state law, judges 70 and older are not allowed to seek re-election, and they are the only elected officials in the state with a mandatory retirement age.However, sitting judges turning 70 are allowed finish out their terms. This amendment would eliminate the mandatory retirement age.Those in favor of this amendment say the current law is a form of age discrimination. They also s...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 amendments in 14 days and this is the fifth proposed amendment.Under current state law, judges 70 and older are not allowed to seek re-election, and they are the only elected officials in the state with a mandatory retirement age.However, sitting judges turning 70 are allowed finish out their terms. This amendment would eliminate the mandatory retirement age.Those in favor of this amendment say the current law is a form of age discrimination. They also s...
  • 14 Amendments in 14 Days: Amendment 4

    14 Amendments in 14 Days: Amendment 4

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:47:10 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 Amendments in 14 Days and this is the fourth proposed amendment. During the 2014 legislative session lawmakers attempted to create a Louisiana Transportation and Infrastructure Bank. The bank's sole purpose was to loan money to local governments for road and infrastructure improvements.However, the measure failed to pass and no bank was ever created, but amendment number four - giving the state treasure the authority to write checks from the non-existen...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 Amendments in 14 Days and this is the fourth proposed amendment. During the 2014 legislative session lawmakers attempted to create a Louisiana Transportation and Infrastructure Bank. The bank's sole purpose was to loan money to local governments for road and infrastructure improvements.However, the measure failed to pass and no bank was ever created, but amendment number four - giving the state treasure the authority to write checks from the non-existen...
  • 14 Amendments in 14 Days: Amendment 3

    14 Amendments in 14 Days: Amendment 3

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:46:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 amendments in 14 days and this is the third proposed amendment.Currently more than 40 jurisdictions in the state of Louisiana use private agencies to sell property to collect on delinquent taxes. The private agencies are also collecting 10-percent fee for their services.However, a case involving Orleans Parish went all the way to the supreme court questioning the legality of this process. For that specific jurisdiction, the supreme court ruled their prac...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 amendments in 14 days and this is the third proposed amendment.Currently more than 40 jurisdictions in the state of Louisiana use private agencies to sell property to collect on delinquent taxes. The private agencies are also collecting 10-percent fee for their services.However, a case involving Orleans Parish went all the way to the supreme court questioning the legality of this process. For that specific jurisdiction, the supreme court ruled their prac...
  • Man on lawn mower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Man on lawn mower booked with 3rd-offense DWI

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:46:32 GMT
    BOYCE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges.
    BOYCE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 67-year-old Boyce man eluded a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy by driving his lawnmower down a trail off La. Highway 121, but later was arrested on several charges.
  • Olive Branch takes step toward roads repaving

    Olive Branch takes step toward roads repaving

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:37:29 GMT
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch officials have created a bond committee, taking a step closer to deciding which roads to repave with an upcoming infusion of funds.
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch officials have created a bond committee, taking a step closer to deciding which roads to repave with an upcoming infusion of funds.
  • Man sentenced for pornographic videos of children

    Man sentenced for pornographic videos of children

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:34:32 GMT
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A registered sex offender from Bay St. Louis has been sentenced to prison for 35 years for having 12 pornographic videos of children.
    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A registered sex offender from Bay St. Louis has been sentenced to prison for 35 years for having 12 pornographic videos of children.
  • Ad spending for ballot measures relatively low

    Ad spending for ballot measures relatively low

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:32:40 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Television ads opposing two ballot measures in Arkansas are getting drowned out by the blitz surrounding the U.S. Senate race and state-level matchups, according to a study that shows relatively little spending on spots promoting initiative campaigns.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Television ads opposing two ballot measures in Arkansas are getting drowned out by the blitz surrounding the U.S. Senate race and state-level matchups, according to a study that shows relatively little spending on spots promoting initiative campaigns.
  • Xavier receiving $19.6 million NIH grant

    Xavier receiving $19.6 million NIH grant

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:17:10 GMT
    ORLEANS (AP) - Xavier University of Louisiana has received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
    ORLEANS (AP) - Xavier University of Louisiana has received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Senate candidate's tea party credentials attacked

    Senate candidate's tea party credentials attacked

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:12:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed campaign money.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed campaign money.
  • Deputy fired after prison probe

    Deputy fired after prison probe

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:09:55 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say a deputy stationed at the West Baton Rouge Parish prison was fired Monday after an internal investigation revealed he falsely accused inmates of misbehavior and had threatened some of them with violence.
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say a deputy stationed at the West Baton Rouge Parish prison was fired Monday after an internal investigation revealed he falsely accused inmates of misbehavior and had threatened some of them with violence.
  • Suspect booked in dirt bike hijacking

    Suspect booked in dirt bike hijacking

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:06:59 GMT
    ARABI, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish authorities arrested a New Orleans man Tuesday after they say he yanked a woman off a dirt bike and stole the vehicle.
    ARABI, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish authorities arrested a New Orleans man Tuesday after they say he yanked a woman off a dirt bike and stole the vehicle.
  • Vicksburg man gets 25 years in teen's slaying

    Vicksburg man gets 25 years in teen's slaying

    Thursday, October 23 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-10-23 15:03:07 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A 17-year-old Vicksburg man will serve 25 years in prison for his role in the 2013 shooting death of a Vicksburg High School student.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A 17-year-old Vicksburg man will serve 25 years in prison for his role in the 2013 shooting death of a Vicksburg High School student.
  • Wildlife agents chase fisherman in Terrebonne

    Wildlife agents chase fisherman in Terrebonne

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:58:42 GMT
    La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say a Houma fisherman was arrested after a boat chase along early Monday along Bayou DeCade in Terrebonne Parish.
    La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say a Houma fisherman was arrested after a boat chase along early Monday along Bayou DeCade in Terrebonne Parish.
  • Moss Point launches push to collect fines

    Moss Point launches push to collect fines

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:56:13 GMT
    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The Moss Point Police Department wants people who owe fines to pay up.
    MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The Moss Point Police Department wants people who owe fines to pay up.
  • Road to tire plant ahead of schedule

    Road to tire plant ahead of schedule

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:52:49 GMT
    WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Officials say a four-mile road that connects Yokohama Tire Plant to U.S. Highway 45 North Alternate should be finished almost a month ahead of schedule.
    WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Officials say a four-mile road that connects Yokohama Tire Plant to U.S. Highway 45 North Alternate should be finished almost a month ahead of schedule.
  • Teen booked in New Iberia burglaries

    Teen booked in New Iberia burglaries

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:46:25 GMT
    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Authorities in Iberia Parish say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in New Iberia.
    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Authorities in Iberia Parish say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in New Iberia.
  • Police chief appointment may come after elections

    Police chief appointment may come after elections

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:44:43 GMT
    DUSON, La. (AP) - Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux says he will wait until after the November elections to appoint a new police chief.
    DUSON, La. (AP) - Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux says he will wait until after the November elections to appoint a new police chief.
  • Fall fest is Saturday in Petal

    Fall fest is Saturday in Petal

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:41:48 GMT
    PETAL, Miss. (AP) - The annual Petal Fall Festival is planned for Saturday at Hinton Park in town's downtown area.
    PETAL, Miss. (AP) - The annual Petal Fall Festival is planned for Saturday at Hinton Park in town's downtown area.
  • Fall festival Saturday in Franklin

    Fall festival Saturday in Franklin

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:35:02 GMT
    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - The annual Harvest Moon Festival is planned Saturday in Franklin.
    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - The annual Harvest Moon Festival is planned Saturday in Franklin.
  • 2015 Ozark FilmFets accepting submissions

    2015 Ozark FilmFets accepting submissions

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:32:01 GMT
    BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The 2015 Ozark Foothills FilmFest is now accepting submissions for its 14th annual festival.
    BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The 2015 Ozark Foothills FilmFest is now accepting submissions for its 14th annual festival.
  • Grant to help assess risk of mudslides, rock falls

    Grant to help assess risk of mudslides, rock falls

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:27:23 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires.
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires.
  • Grant to help assess risk of mudslides, rock falls

    Grant to help assess risk of mudslides, rock falls

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:21:17 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires.
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires.
  • "Redefining Herstory" Comes to GSU

    "Redefining Herstory" Comes to GSU

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:11:14 GMT
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)--October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and one local university has been chosen to help launch a nation-wide advocacy campaign. It kicked off at Grambling State University on Wednesday where Sil Lai Abrams, a well-known advocate for social change spoke with students about the importance of public awareness. 
    GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)--October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and one local university has been chosen to help launch a nation-wide advocacy campaign. It kicked off at Grambling State University on Wednesday where Sil Lai Abrams, a well-known advocate for social change spoke with students about the importance of public awareness. 
  • Pistorius, agent to have prison talks over career

    Pistorius, agent to have prison talks over career

    Thursday, October 23 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-10-23 14:00:45 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius' agent says he is seeking a meeting with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.
    Oscar Pistorius' agent says he is seeking a meeting with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.
  • Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-10-23 13:40:54 GMT
    BAGSHOT, England (AP) - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.
    BAGSHOT, England (AP) - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.
  • Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

    Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-10-23 13:40:41 GMT
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - A college professor who studies cheating at universities says the scandal at the University of North Carolina stands out among others.
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - A college professor who studies cheating at universities says the scandal at the University of North Carolina stands out among others.
  • Morehouse Parish celebrates the 100th anniversary of their courthouse

    Morehouse Parish celebrates the 100th anniversary of their courthouse

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-10-23 01:53:39 GMT
    MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Morehouse Parish Police Jury along with residents of the parish celebrated the centennial of their courthouse.
    MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Morehouse Parish Police Jury along with residents of the parish celebrated the centennial of their courthouse.
  • Veterans cemetery coming to Rayville

    Veterans cemetery coming to Rayville

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-10-23 01:03:09 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Plans for a veteran's cemetery in Northeast Louisiana are moving forward. Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the wait will soon be over, and the 35,000 veterans in the Northeast will have a final resting place for themselves and their families.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Plans for a veteran's cemetery in Northeast Louisiana are moving forward. Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the wait will soon be over, and the 35,000 veterans in the Northeast will have a final resting place for themselves and their families.
  • Ouachita Parish school board candidate forum

    Ouachita Parish school board candidate forum

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-10-23 01:02:29 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Early voting is underway, if you're still deciding who to vote for there is still time to get to know the candidates.That's why the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum and luncheon for the Ouachita Parish School Board candidates .There are seven seats on the Ouachita Parish School Board.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Early voting is underway, if you're still deciding who to vote for there is still time to get to know the candidates.That's why the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum and luncheon for the Ouachita Parish School Board candidates .There are seven seats on the Ouachita Parish School Board.
  • Police seek Garden District thieves

    Police seek Garden District thieves

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-10-22 20:05:20 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Monroe Police continue to seek one or more suspects in Garden District thefts. Over the past months several thefts have occurred in the Garden District of Monroe where suspects have been stealing items from under carports.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News MPD) - Monroe Police continue to seek one or more suspects in Garden District thefts. Over the past months several thefts have occurred in the Garden District of Monroe where suspects have been stealing items from under carports.
  • Homecoming Week 2014 at Louisiana Tech has something for everyone

    Homecoming Week 2014 at Louisiana Tech has something for everyone

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-10-22 19:58:16 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) - Louisiana Tech University's Alumni Association, in conjunction with the university's Student Government Association and various student organizations, academic colleges, athletics department, and campus and community partners, has announced its official calendar of events for Homecoming Week 2014.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News La. Tech) - Louisiana Tech University's Alumni Association, in conjunction with the university's Student Government Association and various student organizations, academic colleges, athletics department, and campus and community partners, has announced its official calendar of events for Homecoming Week 2014.
  • Urgent Need for O- Blood Donors

    Urgent Need for O- Blood Donors

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-10-22 19:51:53 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & LifeShare) - LifeShare Blood Centers reports an urgent need for O negative blood donors in order to stabilize the supply. Patient use of O negative blood has exceeded recent blood donations of the same type, resulting in an immediate need for blood donations.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & LifeShare) - LifeShare Blood Centers reports an urgent need for O negative blood donors in order to stabilize the supply. Patient use of O negative blood has exceeded recent blood donations of the same type, resulting in an immediate need for blood donations.
  • Groundbreaking announced for Rayville Veterans Cemetery

    Groundbreaking announced for Rayville Veterans Cemetery

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-10-22 19:48:30 GMT
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News & Dept. Veterans Affairs) - The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled Wednesday the site plan for the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery to be located in Rayville.
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News & Dept. Veterans Affairs) - The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled Wednesday the site plan for the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery to be located in Rayville.
  • Neighbor shot trying to break-up fight, Police seek suspects

    Neighbor shot trying to break-up fight, Police seek suspects

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-10-22 19:44:05 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & MPD) - A knock on the door ended with a neighbor being shot in the chest and police seeking two suspects.It happened Tuesday just after 9 P.M. at 3000 Evangeline #149.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & MPD) - A knock on the door ended with a neighbor being shot in the chest and police seeking two suspects.It happened Tuesday just after 9 P.M. at 3000 Evangeline #149.
  • State waiting for school budget from Lafayette

    State waiting for school budget from Lafayette

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:59:03 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The state education department says it has yet to receive a copy of the Lafayette Parish School Board's 2014-15 budget with the required certification that it was adopted following steps outlined in state law.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The state education department says it has yet to receive a copy of the Lafayette Parish School Board's 2014-15 budget with the required certification that it was adopted following steps outlined in state law.
  • Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos

    Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:57:02 GMT
    KEENE, N.H. (AP) - The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend.
    KEENE, N.H. (AP) - The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend.
  • Massachusetts fire victims identified as brothers

    Massachusetts fire victims identified as brothers

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:55:24 GMT
    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother, Giancarlo Marrero, were trapped in a third-floor bedroom, after the fire broke out in Lawrence just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.
    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother, Giancarlo Marrero, were trapped in a third-floor bedroom, after the fire broke out in Lawrence just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.
  • UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:52:22 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.
    LONDON (AP) - A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.
  • Trains nearly repaired following Arkansas crash

    Trains nearly repaired following Arkansas crash

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:48:41 GMT
    WINSLOW, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas Missouri Railroad spokesman says two trains involved in a crash that injured more than a dozen people could soon be up and running again.
    WINSLOW, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas Missouri Railroad spokesman says two trains involved in a crash that injured more than a dozen people could soon be up and running again.
  • Michael Brown autopsy results released

    Michael Brown autopsy results released

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:46:21 GMT
    (CNN) -- Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
    (CNN) -- Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Byram man loses appeal in capital murder case

    Byram man loses appeal in capital murder case

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:44:01 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has denied a new trial to a Byram man convicted of capital murder in the claw hammer beating death of a handyman in 2011.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state Court of Appeals has denied a new trial to a Byram man convicted of capital murder in the claw hammer beating death of a handyman in 2011.
  • Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School

    Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-10-22 17:37:37 GMT
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.
  • Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

    Nigeria truce is shaky, no news of abducted girls

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:49:15 GMT
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.
  • New Sorrento chief misses town meeting

    New Sorrento chief misses town meeting

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:43:36 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - New Sorrento Police Chief Fern Barnett could not attend the Town Council's last public forum before a Nov. 4 referendum that could eliminate her department, because she was busy baby-sitting.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - New Sorrento Police Chief Fern Barnett could not attend the Town Council's last public forum before a Nov. 4 referendum that could eliminate her department, because she was busy baby-sitting.
  • J&J to spend up to $200M on Ebola vaccine program

    J&J to spend up to $200M on Ebola vaccine program

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:40:39 GMT
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson Johnson will start safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson Johnson will start safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'

    Democratic chair: Election is 'neck and neck'

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:32:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.
  • Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in Sept.

    Baton Rouge home sales post slight drop in Sept.

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:28:53 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge were down by 1 percent in September, despite increased sales in Ascension and Livingston parishes.
  • Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:18:26 GMT
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.
  • Rapides Parish Detention Center inmate dies

    Rapides Parish Detention Center inmate dies

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:15:46 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say an investigation is underway into the death of an inmate after suffering what appeared to be a seizure at the Rapides Parish Detention Center. 24-year-old Robert Keith Rachal Jr., of Deville, died at a hospital Tuesday.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say an investigation is underway into the death of an inmate after suffering what appeared to be a seizure at the Rapides Parish Detention Center. 24-year-old Robert Keith Rachal Jr., of Deville, died at a hospital Tuesday.
  • Alexandria has agreement on sale of downtown hotel

    Alexandria has agreement on sale of downtown hotel

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:11:49 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexander Fulton Hotel will be converted to a Holiday Inn through a deal that Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says should be completed in six to eight months.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexander Fulton Hotel will be converted to a Holiday Inn through a deal that Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says should be completed in six to eight months.
  • North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:10:11 GMT
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton.
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man detained for nearly half a year in North Korea has landed back home. Officials say a plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle landed Wednesday morning at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton.
  • Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:07:15 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned.
    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned.
  • Festival International names 2015 visual artist

    Festival International names 2015 visual artist

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:05:37 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Festival International de Louisiane has tapped Troy Dugas for its official 2015 visual artist.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Festival International de Louisiane has tapped Troy Dugas for its official 2015 visual artist.
  • Revenues increase at Natchez-Adams County Port

    Revenues increase at Natchez-Adams County Port

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-10-22 16:01:14 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The Natchez-Adams County Port continues to sustain an operating loss, but losses were cut by approximately 83 percent and port officials say trends indicate it will make a profit in the coming year.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The Natchez-Adams County Port continues to sustain an operating loss, but losses were cut by approximately 83 percent and port officials say trends indicate it will make a profit in the coming year.
  • Thibodaux council approves update of zoning code

    Thibodaux council approves update of zoning code

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:58:04 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Thibodaux City Council has approved an ordinance overhauling the city's zoning codes.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Thibodaux City Council has approved an ordinance overhauling the city's zoning codes.
  • 2 injured in northern Arkansas plane crash

    2 injured in northern Arkansas plane crash

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:54:05 GMT
    MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in northern Arkansas say two men have been injured after they crashed an experimental airplane.
    MIDWAY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in northern Arkansas say two men have been injured after they crashed an experimental airplane.
  • 2 planning meetings set for Baton Rouge lakes

    2 planning meetings set for Baton Rouge lakes

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:42:39 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two of four meetings to gather public input on the future of Baton Rouge lakes have been set for November and December with two additional meetings yet to be announced.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two of four meetings to gather public input on the future of Baton Rouge lakes have been set for November and December with two additional meetings yet to be announced.
  • Man to change plea in deaths of motorcyclists

    Man to change plea in deaths of motorcyclists

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:40:48 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man will be in federal court Oct. 30 to change his plea in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man will be in federal court Oct. 30 to change his plea in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace.
  • Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    Shreveport officer admits buying teen son beer

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:35:53 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 21-year veteran of the Shreveport Police Department, placed on administrative leave this month, has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
  • JPMorgan Chase donating $1M to La. worker training

    JPMorgan Chase donating $1M to La. worker training

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:33:23 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
  • UAMS awarded $135k in grants to train teachers

    UAMS awarded $135k in grants to train teachers

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:56:48 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Partners in Health Sciences Program has been awarded $135,000 in grants to give Arkansas teachers tools to teach health science topics.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Partners in Health Sciences Program has been awarded $135,000 in grants to give Arkansas teachers tools to teach health science topics.
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:45:28 GMT
    (AP)- On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.
    (AP)- On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and local police at a farm near East Liverpool, Ohio.
  • Entertainment history!

    Entertainment history!

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:40:15 GMT
    (AP)- On Oct. 22, 1965, Ernest Tubb was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    (AP)- On Oct. 22, 1965, Ernest Tubb was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Congressional candidates square-off in the KNOE studio

    Congressional candidates square-off in the KNOE studio

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:30:52 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's officially election season and our studio was filled with Fifth District Congressional candidates on Tuesday night. They were all here for our special Voice Your Vote forum.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's officially election season and our studio was filled with Fifth District Congressional candidates on Tuesday night. They were all here for our special Voice Your Vote forum.
  • Voice Your Vote 2014 - Candiates responses

    Voice Your Vote 2014 - Candiates responses

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:30:30 GMT
    (KNOE 8 News / KALB News Channel 5) - The VOICE YOUR VOTE forum held Tuesday night, a team effort by KNOE 8 News and our sister station KALB - CBS2 in Alexandria, had 5th Congressional District candidates answering your questions.
    (KNOE 8 News / KALB News Channel 5) - The VOICE YOUR VOTE forum held Tuesday night, a team effort by KNOE 8 News and our sister station KALB - CBS2 in Alexandria, had 5th Congressional District candidates answering your questions.
  • 14 amendments in 14 days: Amendment 2

    14 amendments in 14 days: Amendment 2

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-10-22 13:30:04 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 amendments in 14 days with proposed amendment two. This amendment would set up a new tax for qualifying hospitals.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is 14 amendments in 14 days with proposed amendment two. This amendment would set up a new tax for qualifying hospitals.
  • Public Weighs in on 4th Bridge Options

    Public Weighs in on 4th Bridge Options

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-10-22 03:29:05 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Currently, there are three bridges that connect Monroe and West Monroe, but many are frustrated about the congestion they see on them. City leaders have talked about the creation of a fourth bridge for what some say is decades now without much progress.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Currently, there are three bridges that connect Monroe and West Monroe, but many are frustrated about the congestion they see on them. City leaders have talked about the creation of a fourth bridge for what some say is decades now without much progress.
  • Fatal industrial accident in Morehouse Parish

    Fatal industrial accident in Morehouse Parish

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-10-22 03:19:44 GMT
    MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - One person is dead following an industrial accident in Morehouse Parish Tuesday evening.
    MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - One person is dead following an industrial accident in Morehouse Parish Tuesday evening.
  • Unrestrained Driver Dies in Ouachita Parish Crash

    Unrestrained Driver Dies in Ouachita Parish Crash

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-10-21 22:09:06 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La (KNOE 8 News & LSP) - A Monroe man is dead after a crash late Tuesday morning on Louisiana Highway 143.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La (KNOE 8 News & LSP) - A Monroe man is dead after a crash late Tuesday morning on Louisiana Highway 143.
  • Getting a head start on voting

    Getting a head start on voting

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-10-21 21:37:43 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Early voting starts today in the Ark-La-Miss, and by noon, over two hundred people had went through the voter registrar's office in West Monroe to cast their ballots in this year's election.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Early voting starts today in the Ark-La-Miss, and by noon, over two hundred people had went through the voter registrar's office in West Monroe to cast their ballots in this year's election.
  • More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises

    More have jobs in La., but jobless rate rises

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-10-21 21:13:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News AP) - The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market. The state's jobless rate rose to 6 percent, up for the fifth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2013. The labor force rose by 17,500 people in September, while a thousand more people reported having jobs. A separate survey shows e...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News AP) - The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising as new job seekers keep entering the market. The state's jobless rate rose to 6 percent, up for the fifth straight month. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in August and 6 percent in September 2013. The labor force rose by 17,500 people in September, while a thousand more people reported having jobs. A separate survey shows e...
  • Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    Landrieu accuses GOP of 'fear mongering' on Ebola

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-10-21 21:11:09 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Republicans are intentionally drumming up fear about Ebola. GOP officials say the Democratic senator isn't putting enough pressure on the Obama administration to address the public health concerns.
  • Property owners asked to use caution when selecting tree removal vendor

    Property owners asked to use caution when selecting tree removal vendor

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-10-21 20:58:49 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & City of West Monroe) - With cleanup efforts still taking place after last week's tornado, the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce reminds property owners in the City of West Monroe to use caution when selecting a vendor for cleanup or tree removal services.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & City of West Monroe) - With cleanup efforts still taking place after last week's tornado, the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce reminds property owners in the City of West Monroe to use caution when selecting a vendor for cleanup or tree removal services.
  • State releases report cards on student & school achievement

    State releases report cards on student & school achievement

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-10-21 20:13:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. - (KNOE 8 News & La. Dept. Of Educ.) - The Louisiana Department of Education Tuesday released school report cards summarizing and evaluating academic achievement for the 2013-2014 school year, part of the state's long-term transition to higher expectations.
    BATON ROUGE, La. - (KNOE 8 News & La. Dept. Of Educ.) - The Louisiana Department of Education Tuesday released school report cards summarizing and evaluating academic achievement for the 2013-2014 school year, part of the state's long-term transition to higher expectations.
  • Fight leads to shooting and arrest

    Fight leads to shooting and arrest

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:45:43 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Ouachita Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported shooting incident on Miller Street in Monroe Tuesday evening.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Ouachita Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported shooting incident on Miller Street in Monroe Tuesday evening.
  • Update: Shots lead to school lock down and arrest

    Update: Shots lead to school lock down and arrest

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-10-21 17:41:52 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two people are facing charges after allegedly firing guns too close to a school Tuesday morning. George Welch Elementary School in western Ouachita Parish went under precautionary lock down after shots were heard in a wooded area near the building.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two people are facing charges after allegedly firing guns too close to a school Tuesday morning. George Welch Elementary School in western Ouachita Parish went under precautionary lock down after shots were heard in a wooded area near the building.
  • Hospice Compassus recognizes local chaplain

    Hospice Compassus recognizes local chaplain

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:47:16 GMT
    MONROE, La. – (KNOE 8 News & Hospice Compassus) - The Hospice Compassus program serving Monroe and the surrounding areas recognizes Tony Smith during National Pastoral Care Week October 19-25 for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for patients and their families.
    MONROE, La. – (KNOE 8 News & Hospice Compassus) - The Hospice Compassus program serving Monroe and the surrounding areas recognizes Tony Smith during National Pastoral Care Week October 19-25 for providing the highest level of spiritual care and guidance for patients and their families.
  • Spain woman free of Ebola virus, 2nd test shows

    Spain woman free of Ebola virus, 2nd test shows

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:38:28 GMT
    MADRID (AP) - Doctors say a second and conclusive test shows a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is completely clear of the virus.
    MADRID (AP) - Doctors say a second and conclusive test shows a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is completely clear of the virus.
  • Lawyer: Tsarnaev friend didn't commit any crime

    Lawyer: Tsarnaev friend didn't commit any crime

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:35:41 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told jurors the man didn't lie to the FBI during the bombing investigation but couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana "for 12 hours straight."
    BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told jurors the man didn't lie to the FBI during the bombing investigation but couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana "for 12 hours straight."
  • State doesn't object to expediting marriage case

    State doesn't object to expediting marriage case

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:32:49 GMT
    Eds: APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office says it doesn't object to the state's highest court moving quickly on a lawsuit challenging a gay marriage ban.
    Eds: APNewsNow. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office says it doesn't object to the state's highest court moving quickly on a lawsuit challenging a gay marriage ban.
  • Shark bites into Maui man's stand-up paddleboard

    Shark bites into Maui man's stand-up paddleboard

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:31:04 GMT
    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says a shark knocked a Maui man off a stand-up paddleboard and left the tail of his board with bite marks.
    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A spokesman for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says a shark knocked a Maui man off a stand-up paddleboard and left the tail of his board with bite marks.
  • More than 24K early vote in Arkansas on first day

    More than 24K early vote in Arkansas on first day

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:11:09 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas election officials say more than 24,000 residents cast a ballot on the first day of early voting, surpassing the number who voted early on the first day for the last midterm election.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas election officials say more than 24,000 residents cast a ballot on the first day of early voting, surpassing the number who voted early on the first day for the last midterm election.
  • California rock climber dies in Zion National Park

    California rock climber dies in Zion National Park

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:01:53 GMT
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.
  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-10-21 15:58:02 GMT
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
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  • Gas prices at lowest in years

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    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The cleanup continues across Ouachita Parish, but many people outside of city limits are wondering why they aren't seeing any help with hauling away debris.
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