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  • Talks of a direct flight to Denver from Monroe still in the air

    Talks of a direct flight to Denver from Monroe still in the air

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:17 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:17:49 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- More talks are underway tonight about a direct flight between Monroe and Denver.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- More talks are underway tonight about a direct flight between Monroe and Denver.
  • CenturyLink holds "Topping Off" ceremony

    CenturyLink holds "Topping Off" ceremony

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:13:18 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- CenturyLink is getting a little bit closer to finishing its new technology center of excellence.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- CenturyLink is getting a little bit closer to finishing its new technology center of excellence.
  • Is the Common Core debate more about politics than education?

    Is the Common Core debate more about politics than education?

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:03:05 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The start of school is only about three weeks away and a truce on common core is nowhere in sight. In fact, it looks like this fight will go to the courts. On Monday, 17 lawmakers have filed a suit trying to block the standards. Last week, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell gave the state board of education the green light to hire outside council. And talks between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White are at a standstill.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The start of school is only about three weeks away and a truce on common core is nowhere in sight. In fact, it looks like this fight will go to the courts. On Monday, 17 lawmakers have filed a suit trying to block the standards. Last week, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell gave the state board of education the green light to hire outside council. And talks between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White are at a standstill.
  • Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

    Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:21:52 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hot Wheels and the dark side of The Force are carpooling to Comic-Con this week. Mattel is unveiling a full-size working replica of a Darth Vader character car at the toy maker's booth during the four-day pop-culture celebration in San Diego.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hot Wheels and the dark side of The Force are carpooling to Comic-Con this week. Mattel is unveiling a full-size working replica of a Darth Vader character car at the toy maker's booth during the four-day pop-culture celebration in San Diego.
  • Cyclist dies following Eureka Springs race

    Cyclist dies following Eureka Springs race

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:18:48 GMT
    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who died after competing in a bike race in Eureka Springs over the weekend.
    EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who died after competing in a bike race in Eureka Springs over the weekend.
  • Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

    Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:13:48 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.
  • Sulphur woman found dead in her home

    Sulphur woman found dead in her home

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:08:11 GMT
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.
  • Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital

    Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:05:41 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60.
  • Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

    Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:01:20 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.
  • Progress made on Lafourche levee system

    Progress made on Lafourche levee system

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:57:42 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.
  • Byrom moved to Tishomingo Co. for new trial

    Byrom moved to Tishomingo Co. for new trial

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:54:39 GMT
    IUKA, Miss. (AP) - Death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.
    IUKA, Miss. (AP) - Death row inmate Michelle Byrom has been moved to the Tishomingo County jail where she will await a new trial.
  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:49:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
  • Pedestrian killed on La. 1 in Lafourche Parish

    Pedestrian killed on La. 1 in Lafourche Parish

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:43:40 GMT
    RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a pedestrian died while walking across Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland.
    RACELAND, La. (AP) - State police say a pedestrian died while walking across Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland.
  • The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park for on-site football registration

    The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park for on-site football registration

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:38:18 GMT
    The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park located across from the ULM Library (next to Starbucks) this week for on-site football registration, mandatory weigh-ins and a FREE football clinic for youth that have already registered for the 2014 YMCA Football Season.
    The YMCA will be at ULM's Bayou Park located across from the ULM Library (next to Starbucks) this week for on-site football registration, mandatory weigh-ins and a FREE football clinic for youth that have already registered for the 2014 YMCA Football Season.
  • Hearing set on Miss. welfare drug-testing law

    Hearing set on Miss. welfare drug-testing law

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:33:45 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Human Services holds a hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Human Services holds a hearing Tuesday to gather comments about a new welfare drug-testing law.
  • UPDATE: Charges upgraded to murder after victim dies, police search for suspect

    UPDATE: Charges upgraded to murder after victim dies, police search for suspect

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:31:27 GMT
    UPDATE (7/21/14 12:00 p.m.) - Overnight Sunday, James "Jimmy" Atwell died from injuries sustained in an incident over the weekend.
    UPDATE (7/21/14 12:00 p.m.) - Overnight Sunday, James "Jimmy" Atwell died from injuries sustained in an incident over the weekend.

  • Miss. has 1 new cases of mosquito-borne virus

    Miss. has 1 new cases of mosquito-borne virus

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:30:56 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya virus.
  • FBI: armored car holdup Mon morning in New Orleans

    FBI: armored car holdup Mon morning in New Orleans

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:26:23 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI is looking for a gunman who held up an armored car near Audubon Park and got away with a bag of money.
  • Police: Arkansas man killed pregnant girlfriend

    Police: Arkansas man killed pregnant girlfriend

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:20:37 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police say they have arrested a man who confessed to stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death.
  • Ponchatoula pitches its best to softball tourney

    Ponchatoula pitches its best to softball tourney

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:16:04 GMT
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Hundreds of junior athletes and their families from 10 states will soon come to Tangipahoa Parish for a week to participate in the 2014 Dixie Softball World Series.
    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Hundreds of junior athletes and their families from 10 states will soon come to Tangipahoa Parish for a week to participate in the 2014 Dixie Softball World Series.
  • Evacuees return to homes after train derailment

    Evacuees return to homes after train derailment

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:07:50 GMT
    SLINGER, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of residents have returned to their homes following a train derailment in a small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks.
    SLINGER, Wis. (AP) - Dozens of residents have returned to their homes following a train derailment in a small southeastern Wisconsin community where crews are working to clear the tracks.
  • Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

    Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:03:56 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival.
  • Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

    Iberville tops state in improving graduation rate

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:58:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School District landed at the top of the class this year in the state's graduation rate report.
  • SLCC nears fundraising goal for new building

    SLCC nears fundraising goal for new building

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:56:07 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Less than $23,000 stands between South Louisiana Community College's goal of raising more than $2 million for its new $17 million health sciences building.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Less than $23,000 stands between South Louisiana Community College's goal of raising more than $2 million for its new $17 million health sciences building.
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:52:25 GMT
    FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a small, central Florida town say they're shocked and disgusted by the recent disclosure that two members of its police force are accused of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.
    FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) - Residents of a small, central Florida town say they're shocked and disgusted by the recent disclosure that two members of its police force are accused of being members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Elderly man dies in Baton Rouge house fire

    Elderly man dies in Baton Rouge house fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:48:56 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical malfunction near an air conditioning unit caused a fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old man.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge firefighters say an electrical malfunction near an air conditioning unit caused a fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old man.
  • Arkansas police want to up security footage frames

    Arkansas police want to up security footage frames

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:45:21 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police say the quality of footage from city surveillance cameras installed last year isn't meeting industry standards.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police say the quality of footage from city surveillance cameras installed last year isn't meeting industry standards.
  • Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    Gonzales man killed in Ascension Parish crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:40:46 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old Gonzales man died when the car he was riding in was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Ascension Parish.
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis Medical Center as One of Louisiana's Top 3 Hospitals

    U.S. News & World Report Ranks St. Francis Medical Center as One of Louisiana's Top 3 Hospitals

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:47:51 GMT
    Washington, DC - St. Francis Medical Center has been ranked as the third best hospital for 2014-15 in Louisiana by U.S. News World Report and recognized in northeastern Louisiana as a best regional hospital in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
    Washington, DC - St. Francis Medical Center has been ranked as the third best hospital for 2014-15 in Louisiana by U.S. News World Report and recognized in northeastern Louisiana as a best regional hospital in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
  • Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B

    Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:41:01 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.
  • Former Ascension Parish worker booked with theft

    Former Ascension Parish worker booked with theft

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:35:48 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators say a former Ascension Parish fleet management employee has been arrested on theft and other counts and is accused of stealing more than $7,200 in gasoline.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's investigators say a former Ascension Parish fleet management employee has been arrested on theft and other counts and is accused of stealing more than $7,200 in gasoline.
  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

    Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:18:54 GMT
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26.
  • Highway 6 opening delayed by rain

    Highway 6 opening delayed by rain

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:09:51 GMT
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The opening of Highway 6/U.S. 278 has been delayed.
    TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The opening of Highway 6/U.S. 278 has been delayed.
  • Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:05:46 GMT
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
  • Olive Branch area rezoning plan spurs opposition

    Olive Branch area rezoning plan spurs opposition

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:00:24 GMT
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A vast swatch of land just outside Olive Branch is at the center of a fire storm of opposition as developers try to get the property rezoned for a business park.
    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - A vast swatch of land just outside Olive Branch is at the center of a fire storm of opposition as developers try to get the property rezoned for a business park.
  • Former Senate race candidate endorses Cassidy

    Former Senate race candidate endorses Cassidy

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:55:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has picked up support for his U.S. Senate campaign from a former GOP competitor.
  • Pedestrian killed near Desoto Parish

    Pedestrian killed near Desoto Parish

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:43:25 GMT
    WALLS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old driver is accused of striking and killing a woman who was walking near Walls in DeSoto County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joey Miller says the female driver was heading south on U.S. Highway 61 about 10 p.m. Saturday. Miller says she struck 36-year-old Susan Woodgate. He says Woodgate died at the scene. Authorities say it was unclear exactly how the accident happened. Miller says the driver left the scene, but turned herself in aroun...
    WALLS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a 22-year-old driver is accused of striking and killing a woman who was walking near Walls in DeSoto County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Joey Miller says the female driver was heading south on U.S. Highway 61 about 10 p.m. Saturday. Miller says she struck 36-year-old Susan Woodgate. He says Woodgate died at the scene. Authorities say it was unclear exactly how the accident happened. Miller says the driver left the scene, but turned herself in aroun...
  • Businessman Harris Brown running for Congress

    Businessman Harris Brown running for Congress

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:29:41 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe businessman Harris Brown is running for the Fifth Congressional District Seat. He's been involved in Louisiana's biggest industries: agriculture, timber, and oil and gas. Now, Brown wants to try his hand in politics.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe businessman Harris Brown is running for the Fifth Congressional District Seat. He's been involved in Louisiana's biggest industries: agriculture, timber, and oil and gas. Now, Brown wants to try his hand in politics.
  • 51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival this week

    51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival this week

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-20 20:46:50 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The 51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will kick off Thursday evening in Farmerville.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The 51st Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival will kick off Thursday evening in Farmerville.
  • Ruston's fire chief retires after 30-plus years

    Ruston's fire chief retires after 30-plus years

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:38:52 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an invaluable service to the community. But after 34 years, he says he's calling it quits.
    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an invaluable service to the community. But after 34 years, he says he's calling it quits.
  • James Garner, TV and movie legend, dead at 86

    James Garner, TV and movie legend, dead at 86

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:49 GMT
    LOS ANGELES, Ca. (AP/CBS) - Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police told CBS News.
    LOS ANGELES, Ca. (AP/CBS) - Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police told CBS News.
  • Group fighting prostitution in Ouachita Parish

    Group fighting prostitution in Ouachita Parish

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:23:42 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Project 41 hosted a one-mile walk in Kiroli Park, to stop human trafficking. The group is also hoping to put an end to pornography and prostitution, especially in Ouachita Parish.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Project 41 hosted a one-mile walk in Kiroli Park, to stop human trafficking. The group is also hoping to put an end to pornography and prostitution, especially in Ouachita Parish.
  • Columbia celebrates Redneck Regatta

    Columbia celebrates Redneck Regatta

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:21:59 GMT
    COLUMBIA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Over in Columbia, it's the 8th annual Redneck Regatta. Participants built cardboard boats to race across the Ouachita River. This year 12 boats entered the race and organizers say they use this annual event to draw attention to their community. 
    COLUMBIA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Over in Columbia, it's the 8th annual Redneck Regatta. Participants built cardboard boats to race across the Ouachita River. This year 12 boats entered the race and organizers say they use this annual event to draw attention to their community. 
  • About 100 shoot for wounded warriors

    About 100 shoot for wounded warriors

    Saturday, July 19 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-19 23:16:46 GMT
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - on Saturday, amateur shooters unloaded rounds for a good cause. Entry fees from the top gun steel challenge went to help those who have served our country. 
    West Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News) - on Saturday, amateur shooters unloaded rounds for a good cause. Entry fees from the top gun steel challenge went to help those who have served our country. 
  • Monitors try to secure crash site in Eastern Ukraine

    Monitors try to secure crash site in Eastern Ukraine

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:42:22 GMT
    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - International monitors have been moving gingerly among decomposing bodies today, trying to secure the eight square miles in Ukraine where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell to the ground on Thursday.
    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - International monitors have been moving gingerly among decomposing bodies today, trying to secure the eight square miles in Ukraine where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell to the ground on Thursday.
  • Wife wants charges against Dean Hart, Jr., dismissed

    Wife wants charges against Dean Hart, Jr., dismissed

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:53:09 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The wife of Dean Hart, Jr., has recanted some of her accusations against her husband and is asking for charges to be dismissed.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The wife of Dean Hart, Jr., has recanted some of her accusations against her husband and is asking for charges to be dismissed.
  • New attendance policy for students in Morehouse Parish

    New attendance policy for students in Morehouse Parish

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:51:55 GMT
    MOREHOUSE PARISH. La. (KNOE 8 News)- This year students in Morehouse Parish won't be going to school on Monday's like students traditionally do.
    MOREHOUSE PARISH. La. (KNOE 8 News)- This year students in Morehouse Parish won't be going to school on Monday's like students traditionally do.
  • Health benefit cuts planned for La. state workers

    Health benefit cuts planned for La. state workers

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:50:13 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is raising health insurance rates and cutting benefits for state employees and retirees, to keep their insurance program solvent.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is raising health insurance rates and cutting benefits for state employees and retirees, to keep their insurance program solvent.
  • New Orleans jail problems: video, monitor report

    New Orleans jail problems: video, monitor report

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:47:19 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A television station has aired video appearing to show people snorting drugs in an area of the New Orleans jail where incoming inmates are processed.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A television station has aired video appearing to show people snorting drugs in an area of the New Orleans jail where incoming inmates are processed.
  • Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

    Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:41:59 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say they have found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 other people in self-storage units rented in the name of an unlicensed Massachusetts funeral director.
    BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say they have found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 other people in self-storage units rented in the name of an unlicensed Massachusetts funeral director.
  • More time given for alcohol measure petitions

    More time given for alcohol measure petitions

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:39:48 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Supporters of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas are being given 30 more days to gather signatures after falling short in their effort to win a spot on the November ballot.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Supporters of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas are being given 30 more days to gather signatures after falling short in their effort to win a spot on the November ballot.
  • Latest Updates: Malaysian plane crash

    Latest Updates: Malaysian plane crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:37:34 GMT
    ROZSPYNE, Ukraine (AP) - Emergency workers, police officers and dozens of off-duty coal miners are among those searching the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down yesterday.
    ROZSPYNE, Ukraine (AP) - Emergency workers, police officers and dozens of off-duty coal miners are among those searching the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down yesterday.
  • 15M earmarked for La.'s Gulf oil spill litigation

    15M earmarked for La.'s Gulf oil spill litigation

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:33:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers have added $15 million to the attorney general's budget to pay for Louisiana's ongoing legal case against BP for damages caused by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers have added $15 million to the attorney general's budget to pay for Louisiana's ongoing legal case against BP for damages caused by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
  • Dove, other bird seasons approved

    Dove, other bird seasons approved

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:32:15 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission commissioners have approved hunting seasons for migratory birds in the state - including dove seasons.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission commissioners have approved hunting seasons for migratory birds in the state - including dove seasons.
  • Obama encourages Israel to minimize civilian death

    Obama encourages Israel to minimize civilian death

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:27:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is encouraging Israel to try to minimize civilian deaths in its ground push into Hamas-ruled Gaza.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is encouraging Israel to try to minimize civilian deaths in its ground push into Hamas-ruled Gaza.
  • Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

    Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested on gun charge

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:27:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Capitol Police say a staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman has been arrested after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Capitol Police say a staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman has been arrested after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building.
  • Iowa rejects juvenile mandatory minimum sentences

    Iowa rejects juvenile mandatory minimum sentences

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:25:44 GMT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A divided Iowa Supreme Court says juvenile offenders must be resentenced if they were convicted in the state as adults and awarded mandatory minimum sentences.
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A divided Iowa Supreme Court says juvenile offenders must be resentenced if they were convicted in the state as adults and awarded mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:24:45 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine.
  • Barthel advances to Swedish Open semifinals

    Barthel advances to Swedish Open semifinals

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:22:25 GMT
    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) - Mona Barthel of Germany beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 7-6 in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday.
    BASTAD, Sweden (AP) - Mona Barthel of Germany beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 7-6 in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday.
  • MI Man, Pregnant Woman, and Suspect Dead

    MI Man, Pregnant Woman, and Suspect Dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:08:34 GMT
    WYOMING, Mich. Police continue to investigate three homicides.
    WYOMING, Mich. Police continue to investigate three homicides.
  • Panel to vote on early release for drug felons

    Panel to vote on early release for drug felons

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:58:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Sentencing Commission is voting on a proposal that could result in the early release of tens of thousands of drug inmates.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Sentencing Commission is voting on a proposal that could result in the early release of tens of thousands of drug inmates.
  • Russia faults Ukraine for letting flight through

    Russia faults Ukraine for letting flight through

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:51:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia's ambassador to the U.N. has questioned why Ukrainian aviation authorities allowed a passenger flight through an area of armed clashes where anti-aircraft systems were working.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia's ambassador to the U.N. has questioned why Ukrainian aviation authorities allowed a passenger flight through an area of armed clashes where anti-aircraft systems were working.
  • Body pulled from Metairie drainage canal

    Body pulled from Metairie drainage canal

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:48:54 GMT
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 24-year-old man has been recovered from a drainage canal in Metairie.
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a 24-year-old man has been recovered from a drainage canal in Metairie.
  • 5-year-old Miss. girl strangled to death

    5-year-old Miss. girl strangled to death

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:45:12 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi coroner has ruled strangulation as the cause of death for a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi coroner has ruled strangulation as the cause of death for a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in an abandoned trailer in Gulfport.
  • Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

    Lawsuit: Tyler Perry interfered with studio plan

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:42:10 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
    ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military base into a studio for Perry's company.
  • Man convicted of killing former Little Rascal dies

    Man convicted of killing former Little Rascal dies

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:38:50 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A man convicted of fatally stabbing former "Little Rascals" actor Jay R. Smith and dumping his body in the desert in 2002 has died in prison.
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A man convicted of fatally stabbing former "Little Rascals" actor Jay R. Smith and dumping his body in the desert in 2002 has died in prison.
  • Unemployment rates fell in 22 US states in June

    Unemployment rates fell in 22 US states in June

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:50:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates dropped in 22 U.S. states last month and stayed the same in 14, as the nation at large posted a fifth straight month of solid hiring.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates dropped in 22 U.S. states last month and stayed the same in 14, as the nation at large posted a fifth straight month of solid hiring.
  • Court Orders hit show "Glee" To Change Name

    Court Orders hit show "Glee" To Change Name

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:46:18 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
    LONDON (AP) - Glum news for "Glee" - Britain's High Court says the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.
  • Woman charged after leaving son and puppy in car

    Woman charged after leaving son and puppy in car

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:41:51 GMT
    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - Police say a woman has been charged after leaving her 7-year-old son and puppy in a car while shopping.
    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - Police say a woman has been charged after leaving her 7-year-old son and puppy in a car while shopping.
  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office steps-up K-9 training

    Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office steps-up K-9 training

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:27:17 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - A Ouachita Parish K-9 Officer is now trained to assist in the search for missing children and elderly persons.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - A Ouachita Parish K-9 Officer is now trained to assist in the search for missing children and elderly persons.
  • Louisiana sweet potato acres up, crop looks promising

    Louisiana sweet potato acres up, crop looks promising

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:21:53 GMT
    CHASE, La. – (KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) - Following several years with decreased acres and growers getting out of the industry, this year looks a lot better for the Louisiana sweet potato industry.
    CHASE, La. – (KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) - Following several years with decreased acres and growers getting out of the industry, this year looks a lot better for the Louisiana sweet potato industry.
  • LSU AgCenter: Landscape irrigation is important in summer

    LSU AgCenter: Landscape irrigation is important in summer

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:19:23 GMT
    HAMMOND, La. (KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) – July is Smart Irrigation Month across the country. It’s a program of the Irrigation Association to inform industry professionals and homeowners about proper irrigation in the landscape.
    HAMMOND, La. (KNOE 8 News LSU AgCenter) – July is Smart Irrigation Month across the country. It’s a program of the Irrigation Association to inform industry professionals and homeowners about proper irrigation in the landscape.
  • Obama opens East Coast to oil search

    Obama opens East Coast to oil search

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:10:13 GMT
    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday formally approved guidelines for using air cannons in the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Delaware. Energy companies could buy new oil and gas leases and begin drilling in 2018 if they find profitable reserves. The guidelines are meant to protect endangered whales and other creatures from the loud noise...
    ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Friday formally approved guidelines for using air cannons in the Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Delaware. Energy companies could buy new oil and gas leases and begin drilling in 2018 if they find profitable reserves. The guidelines are meant to protect endangered whales and other creatures from the loud noise...
  • WHO says spokesman aboard crashed jetliner

    WHO says spokesman aboard crashed jetliner

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:05:30 GMT
    GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says its spokesman Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.
    GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization says its spokesman Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.
  • First lady invites top kid chefs to 'dinner'

    First lady invites top kid chefs to 'dinner'

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:00:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House champion of healthy eating is treating more than 50 kid chefs to a "state dinner."
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House champion of healthy eating is treating more than 50 kid chefs to a "state dinner."
  • UN emergency meeting on Gaza on Friday

    UN emergency meeting on Gaza on Friday

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:53:09 GMT
    Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the conflict in Gaza on Friday afternoon.
    Diplomats say the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the conflict in Gaza on Friday afternoon.
  • Obama to speak about downed plane in Ukraine

    Obama to speak about downed plane in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:49:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will speak about the downed plane in Ukraine from the White House Friday morning.
  • Woman killed in Bossier City crash

    Woman killed in Bossier City crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:45:27 GMT
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police say a 76-year-old Elm Grove woman has died in a two vehicle crash on the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway.
    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police say a 76-year-old Elm Grove woman has died in a two vehicle crash on the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway.
  • Man gets probation for trespassing at Swift's home

    Man gets probation for trespassing at Swift's home

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:41:19 GMT
    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island.
    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island.
  • Kia recalls nearly 52,000 Souls to fix steering

    Kia recalls nearly 52,000 Souls to fix steering

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:37:20 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure.
    DETROIT (AP) - Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure.
  • Daughter seeks right for autopsy of Casey Kasem

    Daughter seeks right for autopsy of Casey Kasem

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:33:10 GMT
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's second wife from cremating or removing his remains from a funeral home.
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A judge in Washington state has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's second wife from cremating or removing his remains from a funeral home.
  • Retired UNO employee arrested for theft

    Retired UNO employee arrested for theft

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:29:21 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former University of New Orleans computer engineer is accused of clearing out his campus office of nearly $10,000 in electronics.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former University of New Orleans computer engineer is accused of clearing out his campus office of nearly $10,000 in electronics.
  • Lawsuit over Oprah's Colorado property dismissed

    Lawsuit over Oprah's Colorado property dismissed

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:27:03 GMT
    TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) - A lawsuit accusing Oprah Winfrey of blocking access to hiking trails near her property above Telluride, Colorado, has been dismissed.
    TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) - A lawsuit accusing Oprah Winfrey of blocking access to hiking trails near her property above Telluride, Colorado, has been dismissed.
  • Deputy injured in fire released from hospital

    Deputy injured in fire released from hospital

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:22:46 GMT
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A Hot Springs deputy who was injured while helping residents to safety from a burning apartment building has been released from the hospital.
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A Hot Springs deputy who was injured while helping residents to safety from a burning apartment building has been released from the hospital.
  • Jefferson Davis teachers, workers to get raises

    Jefferson Davis teachers, workers to get raises

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:20:50 GMT
    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Public school teachers and support workers in Jefferson Davis Parish will see pay raises under a proposal approved by the school board.
    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Public school teachers and support workers in Jefferson Davis Parish will see pay raises under a proposal approved by the school board.
  • Putin calls for peace in Ukraine after plane crash

    Putin calls for peace in Ukraine after plane crash

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:17:04 GMT
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says all parties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should lay down the arms and engage in talks as soon as possible after a commercial airliner was shot down.
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says all parties in the conflict in eastern Ukraine should lay down the arms and engage in talks as soon as possible after a commercial airliner was shot down.
  • FERC approves Cameron LNG site clearance

    FERC approves Cameron LNG site clearance

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:11:56 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the green light to Sempra Energy to begin site clearance at Cameron LNG.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given the green light to Sempra Energy to begin site clearance at Cameron LNG.
  • Houma police officer wins judgment against agency

    Houma police officer wins judgment against agency

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:02:36 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma police officer who sued the agency in 2012 for unfair treatment has won a $350,000 federal court judgment.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma police officer who sued the agency in 2012 for unfair treatment has won a $350,000 federal court judgment.
  • Terrebonne Bulletproof Gear

    Terrebonne Bulletproof Gear

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:57:39 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Maritime technology firm Beier Radio has donated seven bulletproof vests to Terrebonne Parish law enforcement agencies/ Keith Gallicio, president of the Houma chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police tells his group contacted the company at the right time.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Maritime technology firm Beier Radio has donated seven bulletproof vests to Terrebonne Parish law enforcement agencies/ Keith Gallicio, president of the Houma chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police tells his group contacted the company at the right time.
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

    Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:52:22 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
    SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
  • Several more states to offer duck stamps online

    Several more states to offer duck stamps online

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:49:03 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana and four other states will soon be selling federal duck stamps online.
  • Terrebonne officials open of new school

    Terrebonne officials open of new school

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:44:19 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - It was a big day for parents and employees of the Terrebonne Parish school system as the district celebrated its first new school in 27 years.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - It was a big day for parents and employees of the Terrebonne Parish school system as the district celebrated its first new school in 27 years.
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