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  • Auditor: Elderly Affairs office needs leadership

    Auditor: Elderly Affairs office needs leadership

    Monday, November 24 2014 6:52 PM EST2014-11-24 23:52:39 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director. A new audit says that lack of leadership has lessened the effectiveness of the agency's mission to help the elderly.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director. A new audit says that lack of leadership has lessened the effectiveness of the agency's mission to help the elderly.
  • Police searching for Anton Cellular burglary suspects

    Police searching for Anton Cellular burglary suspects

    Monday, November 24 2014 3:18 PM EST2014-11-24 20:18:10 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are asking for the public's help identifying two burglary suspects. On Sunday, September 28, two black male suspects entered Anton Cellular at 3928 Louisville Avenue.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Police are asking for the public's help identifying two burglary suspects. On Sunday, September 28, two black male suspects entered Anton Cellular at 3928 Louisville Avenue.
  • Examiner rules NYC police shooting a homicide

    Examiner rules NYC police shooting a homicide

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:13 AM EST2014-11-24 16:13:49 GMT
     NEW YORK (AP) - Politicians say they're meeting with prosecutors following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man was a homicide.
     NEW YORK (AP) - Politicians say they're meeting with prosecutors following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man was a homicide.
  • Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

    Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-11-24 16:11:45 GMT
     BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director.
     BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director.
  • Jindal uses fund sweeps to plug most of deficit

    Jindal uses fund sweeps to plug most of deficit

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-24 16:07:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state budget deficit.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal plans to use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state budget deficit.
  • Work begins on Terrebonne's westernmost levees

    Work begins on Terrebonne's westernmost levees

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-11-24 16:06:23 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system.
  • Thousands raised for men exonerated in '75 murder

    Thousands raised for men exonerated in '75 murder

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:04 AM EST2014-11-24 16:04:08 GMT
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after decades in prison.
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Thousands of dollars have been raised to help two men who have been exonerated in a 1975 Cleveland slaying after decades in prison.
  • Teen indicted for capital murder, arson

    Teen indicted for capital murder, arson

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:02 AM EST2014-11-24 16:02:09 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A teen accused in the death of his neighbor and then setting her house on fire has been indicted for arson and capital murder.
    COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A teen accused in the death of his neighbor and then setting her house on fire has been indicted for arson and capital murder.
  • Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

    Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

    Monday, November 24 2014 11:01 AM EST2014-11-24 16:01:01 GMT
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside.
  • Sting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical

    Sting tries to help his ailing Broadway musical

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-11-24 15:59:15 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Sting is hoping his star power can plug up a leaky ship.
  • District 3 circuit court runoff Tuesday

    District 3 circuit court runoff Tuesday

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-11-24 15:57:05 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Voters in seven Northeast Mississippi counties will choose a new circuit judge Tuesday in a runoff between Holly Springs attorney Shirley Byers and Assistant District Attorney J. Kelly Luther of Tippah County.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Voters in seven Northeast Mississippi counties will choose a new circuit judge Tuesday in a runoff between Holly Springs attorney Shirley Byers and Assistant District Attorney J. Kelly Luther of Tippah County.
  • Israel minister: new law could break up government

    Israel minister: new law could break up government

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:52 AM EST2014-11-24 15:52:16 GMT
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's justice minister says that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean the end of his government and the holding of early elections.
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's justice minister says that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists on bringing a contentious nationality law to a parliamentary vote, it could mean the end of his government and the holding of early elections.
  • Murder charges added in KC shootings that killed 5

    Murder charges added in KC shootings that killed 5

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:50 AM EST2014-11-24 15:50:34 GMT
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man suspected of killing five people in a south Kansas City neighborhood in September now faces five first-degree murder charges.
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man suspected of killing five people in a south Kansas City neighborhood in September now faces five first-degree murder charges.
  • Maurice man killed when truck overturns

    Maurice man killed when truck overturns

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:45 AM EST2014-11-24 15:45:49 GMT
    JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - State police say a 67-year-old man died when his tractor-trailer rig overturned on U.S. 90 near Louisiana Highway 668 near Jeanerette in Iberia Parish.
    JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - State police say a 67-year-old man died when his tractor-trailer rig overturned on U.S. 90 near Louisiana Highway 668 near Jeanerette in Iberia Parish.
  • Chris Colfer has multi-book deal

    Chris Colfer has multi-book deal

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:42 AM EST2014-11-24 15:42:34 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal.
  • Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:39 AM EST2014-11-24 15:39:15 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Children's Hospital of New Orleans is turning four pediatric primary care clinics over to Daughters of Charity Health Centers.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Children's Hospital of New Orleans is turning four pediatric primary care clinics over to Daughters of Charity Health Centers.
  • DeSoto Co. supervisors to take up bond disclosure

    DeSoto Co. supervisors to take up bond disclosure

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:36 AM EST2014-11-24 15:36:42 GMT
    HERNADO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors will consider enrolling in a federal initiative that encourages self-reporting of inaccurate disclosures in prior bond offerings.
    HERNADO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors will consider enrolling in a federal initiative that encourages self-reporting of inaccurate disclosures in prior bond offerings.
  • Rollover accident kills Fla. woman in Miss.

    Rollover accident kills Fla. woman in Miss.

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:34 AM EST2014-11-24 15:34:33 GMT
    MCLAIN, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of an accident in Greene County that left a Florida woman dead and three others injured.
    MCLAIN, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of an accident in Greene County that left a Florida woman dead and three others injured.
  • Few funds for fire station

    Few funds for fire station

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-11-24 15:31:29 GMT
    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - All of McComb east of the railroad tracks has been without a fire station for months, and most likely will be for months to come.
    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - All of McComb east of the railroad tracks has been without a fire station for months, and most likely will be for months to come.
  • Driver dies after Causeway crash

    Driver dies after Causeway crash

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:29 AM EST2014-11-24 15:29:40 GMT
    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a sport utility vehicle crash victim has been recovered inside the vehicle that went over the railing of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into the water.
    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies say the body of a sport utility vehicle crash victim has been recovered inside the vehicle that went over the railing of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway into the water.
  • Livingston council considers raising members' pay

    Livingston council considers raising members' pay

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:28 AM EST2014-11-24 15:28:17 GMT
    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Council may soon approve the first pay raise for council members in a decade.
    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish Council may soon approve the first pay raise for council members in a decade.
  • 4 considered for Lafayette airport director's job

    4 considered for Lafayette airport director's job

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:26 AM EST2014-11-24 15:26:49 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Airport Commission members have narrowed the list of applicants who want to run Lafayette Regional Airport from five to four.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Airport Commission members have narrowed the list of applicants who want to run Lafayette Regional Airport from five to four.
  • Today is the last day for Operation Christmas Child

    Today is the last day for Operation Christmas Child

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:26 AM EST2014-11-24 15:26:28 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Thanksgiving week and Christmas is right around the corner. If you are in the holiday spirits and want to help a child in need there is still time.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Thanksgiving week and Christmas is right around the corner. If you are in the holiday spirits and want to help a child in need there is still time.
  • House explodes in Attala Co., 1 injured

    House explodes in Attala Co., 1 injured

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:23 AM EST2014-11-24 15:23:00 GMT
    ETHEL, Miss. (AP) - The Attala County Sheriff's Department is investigating a house explosion that injured one man.
    ETHEL, Miss. (AP) - The Attala County Sheriff's Department is investigating a house explosion that injured one man.
  • Leflore Co emergency aid program gets $19000

    Leflore Co emergency aid program gets $19000

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:20 AM EST2014-11-24 15:20:17 GMT
    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - The Emergency Food and Shelter Program of Leflore County has received $19,300 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
    GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - The Emergency Food and Shelter Program of Leflore County has received $19,300 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.
  • Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:18 AM EST2014-11-24 15:18:14 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years.
  • Crash kills 16-year-old girl, injures woman

    Crash kills 16-year-old girl, injures woman

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:14 AM EST2014-11-24 15:14:55 GMT
    IOWA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a crash in Calcasieu Parish killed a Lake Charles teenager and injured a woman from Jennings.
    IOWA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a crash in Calcasieu Parish killed a Lake Charles teenager and injured a woman from Jennings.
  • 4 Children's clinics to Daughters of Charity

    4 Children's clinics to Daughters of Charity

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:12 AM EST2014-11-24 15:12:41 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Children's Hospital of New Orleans is turning four pediatric primary care clinics over to Daughters of Charity Health Centers.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Children's Hospital of New Orleans is turning four pediatric primary care clinics over to Daughters of Charity Health Centers.
  • Trooper: Arkansas semitrailer driver hurt in crash

    Trooper: Arkansas semitrailer driver hurt in crash

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-11-24 15:02:36 GMT
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a semitrailer driver has been injured after the vehicle fell on its side.
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a semitrailer driver has been injured after the vehicle fell on its side.
  • Judges: bribery scandal cancels DWI plea deals

    Judges: bribery scandal cancels DWI plea deals

    Monday, November 24 2014 10:00 AM EST2014-11-24 15:00:48 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two Lafayette City Court judges say drunken driving plea deals involving a private investigator's alleged bribes cannot be used to file more serious second-offense DWI charges.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two Lafayette City Court judges say drunken driving plea deals involving a private investigator's alleged bribes cannot be used to file more serious second-offense DWI charges.
  • Police search for missing toddler in Searcy

    Police search for missing toddler in Searcy

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:55 AM EST2014-11-24 14:55:51 GMT
    SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Searcy police are searching for a toddler who they say walked away from his home. Officers say 2-year-old Malique Drumond was last seen around 6 p.m. on Sunday and was wearing brown pants and a blue shirt. They searched for the boy Sunday night along with White County Sheriff's deputies, volunteers and police dogs. Volunteers tell KTHV-TV they've been searching playhouses, sheds, abandoned vehicles and other areas where a small child could hide.
    SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Searcy police are searching for a toddler who they say walked away from his home. Officers say 2-year-old Malique Drumond was last seen around 6 p.m. on Sunday and was wearing brown pants and a blue shirt. They searched for the boy Sunday night along with White County Sheriff's deputies, volunteers and police dogs. Volunteers tell KTHV-TV they've been searching playhouses, sheds, abandoned vehicles and other areas where a small child could hide.
  • Police: Jonesboro man hides bag of meth in mouth

    Police: Jonesboro man hides bag of meth in mouth

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:49 AM EST2014-11-24 14:49:54 GMT
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in a police car before stuffing it in his mouth. The 43-year-old Jonesboro man was being held at the Craighead County Jail on Monday and faces a charge of possessing a controlled substance. An officer stopped him over the weekend because his bicycle was missing a light. The officer asked to search the suspect and the man started emptying his pockets. The officer says the man tried t...
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in a police car before stuffing it in his mouth. The 43-year-old Jonesboro man was being held at the Craighead County Jail on Monday and faces a charge of possessing a controlled substance. An officer stopped him over the weekend because his bicycle was missing a light. The officer asked to search the suspect and the man started emptying his pockets. The officer says the man tried t...
  • Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:46 AM EST2014-11-24 14:46:14 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants, scientists and others. The distinguished and high-achieving group includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who is the longest-serving member of Congress. Dingell is retiring at the end of the year. Others receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants, scientists and others. The distinguished and high-achieving group includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who is the longest-serving member of Congress. Dingell is retiring at the end of the year. Others receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom...
  • Iggy Azalea wins first award ever at AMAS

    Iggy Azalea wins first award ever at AMAS

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:43 AM EST2014-11-24 14:43:57 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - One Direction and Katy Perry were the big winners at the American Music Awards, although Iggy Azalea probably is more excited than either of them. One Direction and Perry won three each, and One Direction won artist of the year. Azalea says her award for favorite rap/hip-hop album for "The New Classic" was the first award she's ever won in her life. She says hip-hop inspired her to move to America from Australia and pursue her dreams. She also won favorite rap/hip-hop artis...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - One Direction and Katy Perry were the big winners at the American Music Awards, although Iggy Azalea probably is more excited than either of them. One Direction and Perry won three each, and One Direction won artist of the year. Azalea says her award for favorite rap/hip-hop album for "The New Classic" was the first award she's ever won in her life. She says hip-hop inspired her to move to America from Australia and pursue her dreams. She also won favorite rap/hip-hop artis...
  • Bill Cosby - Florida concert

    Bill Cosby - Florida concert

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-11-24 14:41:32 GMT
    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - For a night, anyway, things were normal for Bill Cosby and those who remain fans of the embattled comedian. During Friday night's show in Melbourne, Florida, there were no protesters, hecklers - and it seemed as though the weeks of headlines about alleged sexual assault never happened. Cosby performed for 90 minutes at a show and was received warmly. The adoring audience laughed along with the jokes and stood up to applaud him both when he came on stage and when he left...
    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - For a night, anyway, things were normal for Bill Cosby and those who remain fans of the embattled comedian. During Friday night's show in Melbourne, Florida, there were no protesters, hecklers - and it seemed as though the weeks of headlines about alleged sexual assault never happened. Cosby performed for 90 minutes at a show and was received warmly. The adoring audience laughed along with the jokes and stood up to applaud him both when he came on stage and when he left...
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:39 AM EST2014-11-24 14:39:33 GMT
    Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes. On this date: In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Virginia. In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In 1864, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lau...
    Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1944, during World War II, U.S. bombers based on Saipan attacked Tokyo in the first raid against the Japanese capital by land-based planes. On this date: In 1784, Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, was born in Orange County, Virginia. In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species," which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection. In 1864, French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lau...
  • Fiery crash kills 2 in Concordia Parish

    Fiery crash kills 2 in Concordia Parish

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-11-24 14:24:25 GMT
    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say two men are dead after a fiery crash in Concordia Parish. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says a pickup truck was trying to turn left from Louisiana Highway 565 and collided with a northbound Volkswagen, which overturned and caught fire. He says the VW's driver, 36-year-old Ernie Climer of Cheneyville, was trapped in the burning car. Moreau says the pickup's driver, 66-year-old Johnny Warren of Monterey, pulled Climer's passenger out before flames e...
    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say two men are dead after a fiery crash in Concordia Parish. Master Trooper Daniel Moreau says a pickup truck was trying to turn left from Louisiana Highway 565 and collided with a northbound Volkswagen, which overturned and caught fire. He says the VW's driver, 36-year-old Ernie Climer of Cheneyville, was trapped in the burning car. Moreau says the pickup's driver, 66-year-old Johnny Warren of Monterey, pulled Climer's passenger out before flames e...
  • Michelle Obama saw her alma mater Princeton take on American University in a women's basketball game

    Michelle Obama saw her alma mater Princeton take on American University in a women's basketball game

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:21 AM EST2014-11-24 14:21:25 GMT
    Princeton-Michelle Obama UNDATED (AP) - Michelle Obama saw her alma mater Princeton take on American University in a women's basketball game Sunday night. Obama's niece Leslie Robinson is a freshman for the Tigers, who won 63-56. The first lady, who attended the game with her daughters and mother, graduated Princeton in 1985. She spoke with the Tigers at the half, knocking on the locker room door and asking, "if she was interrupting anything." The first family stayed for the entire game, sitt...
    Princeton-Michelle Obama UNDATED (AP) - Michelle Obama saw her alma mater Princeton take on American University in a women's basketball game Sunday night. Obama's niece Leslie Robinson is a freshman for the Tigers, who won 63-56. The first lady, who attended the game with her daughters and mother, graduated Princeton in 1985. She spoke with the Tigers at the half, knocking on the locker room door and asking, "if she was interrupting anything." The first family stayed for the entire game, sitt...
  • Official: Fort Sam Houston under lockdown

    Official: Fort Sam Houston under lockdown

    Sunday, November 23 2014 10:26 PM EST2014-11-24 03:26:53 GMT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A desk sergeant at Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio Army post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A desk sergeant at Fort Sam Houston says the San Antonio Army post has been put on lockdown for an undisclosed reason.
  • Second degree murder suspect arrested in West Monroe

    Second degree murder suspect arrested in West Monroe

    Sunday, November 23 2014 4:58 PM EST2014-11-23 21:58:02 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe man who admitted to hitting his 81 year old relative multiple times has been arrested for Second Degree Murder.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A West Monroe man who admitted to hitting his 81 year old relative multiple times has been arrested for Second Degree Murder.
  • Lincoln Parish deputies investigating Sunday morning homicide

    Lincoln Parish deputies investigating Sunday morning homicide

    Sunday, November 23 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-11-23 21:43:13 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News / Lincoln Parish Sheriff) - Investigators are working a homicide in Lincoln Parish where the victim is a former GSU faculty member.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News / Lincoln Parish Sheriff) - Investigators are working a homicide in Lincoln Parish where the victim is a former GSU faculty member.
  • West Monroe police investigating possible homicide

    West Monroe police investigating possible homicide

    Saturday, November 22 2014 10:07 PM EST2014-11-23 03:07:46 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Police are investigating a possible homicide in West Monroe tonight.The incident happened on Hinkle Street.Few details are being released at this time, and we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Police are investigating a possible homicide in West Monroe tonight.The incident happened on Hinkle Street.Few details are being released at this time, and we'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
  • Jackson Parish crash kills unrestrained juvenile

    Jackson Parish crash kills unrestrained juvenile

    Saturday, November 22 2014 8:15 PM EST2014-11-23 01:15:05 GMT
    JACKSON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- State Police are investigating a second fatal accident this week, involving juveniles not wearing seat belts. The crash happened west of Jonesboro on a winding road, and is a grim reminder of how a simple driving mistake can have serious consequences.
    JACKSON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- State Police are investigating a second fatal accident this week, involving juveniles not wearing seat belts. The crash happened west of Jonesboro on a winding road, and is a grim reminder of how a simple driving mistake can have serious consequences.
  • Two sent to hospital after Monroe crash

    Two sent to hospital after Monroe crash

    Saturday, November 22 2014 4:58 PM EST2014-11-22 21:58:11 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Two have been hospitalized after a single vehicle crash in Monroe Saturday afternoon.The accident happened around 3:30, when witnesses say a vehicle that was speeding down Old Sterlington Road spun out, and into a wooded area. Witnesses say the vehicle struck a tree, and the airbags deployed.Both the driver and passenger were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Two have been hospitalized after a single vehicle crash in Monroe Saturday afternoon.The accident happened around 3:30, when witnesses say a vehicle that was speeding down Old Sterlington Road spun out, and into a wooded area. Witnesses say the vehicle struck a tree, and the airbags deployed.Both the driver and passenger were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • Teen dead in Jackson Parish crash

    Teen dead in Jackson Parish crash

    Saturday, November 22 2014 11:30 AM EST2014-11-22 16:30:50 GMT
    JACKSON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News/LSP)-- A 14-year-old from Quitman is dead after a single vehicle crash on County Road in Jackson Parish Friday night.The crash happened at 11:51 p.m. just north of Louisiana Highway 4.A 15-year-old from Jonesboro was driving a 2001 Chevorlet Silverado south on County Road, when the vehicle left the side of the road and the driver overcorrected. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle, but crossed over both lanes of the road. The car went off the ...
    JACKSON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News/LSP)-- A 14-year-old from Quitman is dead after a single vehicle crash on County Road in Jackson Parish Friday night.The crash happened at 11:51 p.m. just north of Louisiana Highway 4.A 15-year-old from Jonesboro was driving a 2001 Chevorlet Silverado south on County Road, when the vehicle left the side of the road and the driver overcorrected. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle, but crossed over both lanes of the road. The car went off the ...
  • 2014 Blitz - Week #12 Games and Scores

    2014 Blitz - Week #12 Games and Scores

    Friday, November 21 2014 11:03 PM EST2014-11-22 04:03:11 GMT

    (KNOE 8 Sports) - Here are the game scores for Week #12, the Regional Finals, of the 2014-2015 high school football season.

    (KNOE 8 Sports) - Here are the game scores for Week #12, the Regional Finals, of the 2014-2015 high school football season.

  • Lower gases prices means budget woes for the state

    Lower gases prices means budget woes for the state

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:35 PM EST2014-11-22 03:35:30 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a doubled edge sword. Low prices at the pumps means more cash in your wallet, and it could mean a great holiday season for retailers. But for the state of Louisiana, the lower gas prices are breaking bank."From the point of view of the state, the state does get a reasonable chunk of revenues from severance taxes. Severance taxes being the taxes that are levied on the extraction of minerals, which include oil and natural gas," economist Robert Eisenstadt said.H...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's a doubled edge sword. Low prices at the pumps means more cash in your wallet, and it could mean a great holiday season for retailers. But for the state of Louisiana, the lower gas prices are breaking bank."From the point of view of the state, the state does get a reasonable chunk of revenues from severance taxes. Severance taxes being the taxes that are levied on the extraction of minerals, which include oil and natural gas," economist Robert Eisenstadt said.H...
  • 2 junior high students arrested this week, unrelated charges

    2 junior high students arrested this week, unrelated charges

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:25 PM EST2014-11-22 00:25:12 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two Ouachita Junior High School students were arrested this week on unrelated charges.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two Ouachita Junior High School students were arrested this week on unrelated charges.
  • Louisiana tax amnesty program to generate 142 million dollars

    Louisiana tax amnesty program to generate 142 million dollars

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:24 PM EST2014-11-22 00:24:12 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LDR) - The 2014 Tax Amnesty Program has processed more than 41,000 applications and settlements, which is projected to deliver more than $142 million for the Amnesty Fund, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced this week..
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & LDR) - The 2014 Tax Amnesty Program has processed more than 41,000 applications and settlements, which is projected to deliver more than $142 million for the Amnesty Fund, the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) announced this week..
  • Adjustments planned to close Louisiana's deficit

    Adjustments planned to close Louisiana's deficit

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-11-22 00:22:55 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP  & KNOE 8 News) - To rebalance this year's $25 billion budget and eliminate a $180 million deficit, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration presented a plan to lawmakers, which relies on adding unspent dollars into the budget and cutting spending at state agencies. 
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP  & KNOE 8 News) - To rebalance this year's $25 billion budget and eliminate a $180 million deficit, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration presented a plan to lawmakers, which relies on adding unspent dollars into the budget and cutting spending at state agencies. 
  • Landrieu splits with President on immigration action

    Landrieu splits with President on immigration action

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:19 PM EST2014-11-22 00:19:30 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP & KNOE 8 News) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP & KNOE 8 News) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration.
  • Court will not reinstate Angola 3 inmate conviction

    Court will not reinstate Angola 3 inmate conviction

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:15 PM EST2014-11-22 00:15:41 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP  & KNOE 8 News) - A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the second-degree murder conviction of longtime state prison inmate Albert Woodfox in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP  & KNOE 8 News) - A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the second-degree murder conviction of longtime state prison inmate Albert Woodfox in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard.
  • Postal Service goes to work 7-days a week over holidays

    Postal Service goes to work 7-days a week over holidays

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-11-22 00:11:25 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KNOE & US Postal Service) - The U.S. Postal Service in Louisiana kicks off the holiday shipping season this Sunday, and it will deliver packages seven days a week, starting Nov. 23 through Christmas Day due to a projection in double-digit package volume growth.
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KNOE & US Postal Service) - The U.S. Postal Service in Louisiana kicks off the holiday shipping season this Sunday, and it will deliver packages seven days a week, starting Nov. 23 through Christmas Day due to a projection in double-digit package volume growth.
  • Monroe holiday closure and garbage schedule

    Monroe holiday closure and garbage schedule

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:08 PM EST2014-11-22 00:08:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community Recreation Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community Recreation Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Monroe Christmas tree lighting Saturday evening

    Monroe Christmas tree lighting Saturday evening

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:05 PM EST2014-11-22 00:05:29 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be 6 pm Saturday, November 22, in the Monroe Civic Center Plaza. I
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be 6 pm Saturday, November 22, in the Monroe Civic Center Plaza. I
  • Missing climber's body recovered at Colorado peak

    Missing climber's body recovered at Colorado peak

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:22 PM EST2014-11-21 20:22:49 GMT
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado man who was reported missing after he told friends he planned to climb the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado man who was reported missing after he told friends he planned to climb the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • French minister quits over financial crimes probe

    French minister quits over financial crimes probe

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:21 PM EST2014-11-21 20:21:11 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - A French government minister has resigned after his name was cited in an inquiry into financial wrongdoing.
    PARIS (AP) - A French government minister has resigned after his name was cited in an inquiry into financial wrongdoing.
  • Arkansas couple sentenced in child meth case

    Arkansas couple sentenced in child meth case

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:19 PM EST2014-11-21 20:19:07 GMT
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas couple has been sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine in his system.
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas couple has been sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine in his system.
  • Judge: Man accuse of killing officer mentally ill

    Judge: Man accuse of killing officer mentally ill

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:18 PM EST2014-11-21 20:18:06 GMT
    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled that a man claiming to be the "son of God" is too mentally ill to stand trial for the violent deaths of a police officer and another man in 2013.
    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled that a man claiming to be the "son of God" is too mentally ill to stand trial for the violent deaths of a police officer and another man in 2013.
  • 6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh

    6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:16 PM EST2014-11-21 20:16:15 GMT
    CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) - Six people have been wounded in an early morning shooting outside Pittsburgh.
    CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) - Six people have been wounded in an early morning shooting outside Pittsburgh.
  • Greene County justice sentenced to probation

    Greene County justice sentenced to probation

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:14 PM EST2014-11-21 20:14:48 GMT
    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas justice of the peace has been sentenced to probation for a physical altercation with the Greene County judge.
    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas justice of the peace has been sentenced to probation for a physical altercation with the Greene County judge.
  • Ky. state office workers asked to shovel snow

    Ky. state office workers asked to shovel snow

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:13 PM EST2014-11-21 20:13:35 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Labor Cabinet has been recruiting some of its office workers to shovel snow from sidewalks and the parking lot at its headquarters.
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Labor Cabinet has been recruiting some of its office workers to shovel snow from sidewalks and the parking lot at its headquarters.
  • Governor Jindal to unveil deficit-closing plan Friday

    Governor Jindal to unveil deficit-closing plan Friday

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:13 PM EST2014-11-21 20:13:25 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to close a $171 million state budget deficit.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to close a $171 million state budget deficit.
  • LDWF Agents Arrest a Jones Man for Drug Possession and Deer Hunting Violations

    LDWF Agents Arrest a Jones Man for Drug Possession and Deer Hunting Violations

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:11 PM EST2014-11-21 20:11:53 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News and LDWF)- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Agents arrested a Jones man for deer hunting and narcotics violations on November 17.
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News and LDWF)- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Agents arrested a Jones man for deer hunting and narcotics violations on November 17.
  • Coast casino revenue up 9 percent jump in October

    Coast casino revenue up 9 percent jump in October

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-11-21 20:07:44 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A strong performance by Mississippi's Gulf Coast casinos boosted gambling revenue to $167 million in October.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A strong performance by Mississippi's Gulf Coast casinos boosted gambling revenue to $167 million in October.
  • Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

    Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:05 PM EST2014-11-21 20:05:30 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A Fancy Vivid Blue pear-shaped diamond from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon has sold for $32.6 million.
  • New Hampshire man sues over burial plot mix-up

    New Hampshire man sues over burial plot mix-up

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:03 PM EST2014-11-21 20:03:42 GMT
    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - A man has sued a New Hampshire cemetery after discovering that someone else is buried in his plot.
    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - A man has sued a New Hampshire cemetery after discovering that someone else is buried in his plot.
  • Woman with gun arrested outside White House

    Woman with gun arrested outside White House

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:02 PM EST2014-11-21 20:02:11 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.
  • Arkansas plans highway lane closures over holiday

    Arkansas plans highway lane closures over holiday

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:00 PM EST2014-11-21 20:00:12 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas drivers will encounter 28 miles of lane closings on major highways over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas drivers will encounter 28 miles of lane closings on major highways over the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • DC service set 20 years after shooting rampage

    DC service set 20 years after shooting rampage

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:57 PM EST2014-11-21 19:57:42 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A memorial service is being held for two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police sergeant shot and killed 20 years ago inside the Metropolitan Police Department's headquarters.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A memorial service is being held for two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police sergeant shot and killed 20 years ago inside the Metropolitan Police Department's headquarters.
  • 2 convicted in Texas of children sex trafficking

    2 convicted in Texas of children sex trafficking

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:55 PM EST2014-11-21 19:55:52 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - A man and a woman have been convicted in Texas of sex trafficking of children in investigations linked to Arkansas and Louisiana.
    HOUSTON (AP) - A man and a woman have been convicted in Texas of sex trafficking of children in investigations linked to Arkansas and Louisiana.
  • 2 Comeaux High students cited in bomb hoax

    2 Comeaux High students cited in bomb hoax

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:53 PM EST2014-11-21 19:53:44 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police says two Comeaux High School students have been arrested after allegedly posting sticky notes in hallways that warned of a bomb on campus.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police says two Comeaux High School students have been arrested after allegedly posting sticky notes in hallways that warned of a bomb on campus.
  • Man killed by officer on La. college campus

    Man killed by officer on La. college campus

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:51 PM EST2014-11-21 19:51:25 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police continue their investigation into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police continue their investigation into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers.
  • Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Here is the latest Louisiana news

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:48 PM EST2014-11-21 19:48:40 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police continue their investigation into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police continue their investigation into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers.
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:47 PM EST2014-11-21 19:47:09 GMT
    (AP)-On Nov. 21, 1864, a letter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a widow in Boston whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War.
    (AP)-On Nov. 21, 1864, a letter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln expressing condolences to Lydia Bixby, a widow in Boston whose five sons supposedly died while fighting in the Civil War.
  • Entertainment history

    Entertainment history

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:44 PM EST2014-11-21 19:44:46 GMT
    (AP)- On November 21st, 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" opened in New York.
    (AP)- On November 21st, 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" opened in New York.
  • State changing Medicaid contracts

    State changing Medicaid contracts

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:42 PM EST2014-11-21 19:42:37 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration won't renew a contract with Magellan of Louisiana to coordinate services for poor residents with mental health and addictive disorder problems.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration won't renew a contract with Magellan of Louisiana to coordinate services for poor residents with mental health and addictive disorder problems.
  • Man pleads guilty in deaths of motorcyclists

    Man pleads guilty in deaths of motorcyclists

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:41 PM EST2014-11-21 19:41:01 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to charges in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace.
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to charges in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace.
  • Haughton man killed in crash

    Haughton man killed in crash

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:39 PM EST2014-11-21 19:39:40 GMT
    HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - State Police say a 67-year-old man died in a single vehicle accident in south Bossier Parish.
    HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - State Police say a 67-year-old man died in a single vehicle accident in south Bossier Parish.
  • Miss. GOP against president's immigration order

    Miss. GOP against president's immigration order

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:38 PM EST2014-11-21 19:38:27 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Republicans in Congress say President Barack Obama is overstepping his authority and ignoring the wishes of voters by issuing an executive order protecting millions of immigrants from deportation.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Republicans in Congress say President Barack Obama is overstepping his authority and ignoring the wishes of voters by issuing an executive order protecting millions of immigrants from deportation.
  • Man arrested in Hattiesburg beating death

    Man arrested in Hattiesburg beating death

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:36 PM EST2014-11-21 19:36:03 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg police have arrested a suspect in the beating death of a man who aided the city's homeless through Hope House Ministry.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Hattiesburg police have arrested a suspect in the beating death of a man who aided the city's homeless through Hope House Ministry.
  • Human remains found on old Broadwater resort site

    Human remains found on old Broadwater resort site

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:33 PM EST2014-11-21 19:33:26 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi police and the Harrison County Coroner's Office are conducting an investigation into the death of a person whose remains were found on the old Broadwater resort site.
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Biloxi police and the Harrison County Coroner's Office are conducting an investigation into the death of a person whose remains were found on the old Broadwater resort site.
  • Robinson's sentence, conviction stand

    Robinson's sentence, conviction stand

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:30 PM EST2014-11-21 19:30:15 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from a Carriere, Mississippi, man who was sentenced to two life terms without parole after being convicted of failure to stop a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a police officer during a 2009 escape from jail.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from a Carriere, Mississippi, man who was sentenced to two life terms without parole after being convicted of failure to stop a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a police officer during a 2009 escape from jail.
  • Man convicted in beating of jail officer

    Man convicted in beating of jail officer

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:27 PM EST2014-11-21 19:27:41 GMT
    POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from Matthew Thomas Rickman, who is serving 30 years as a habitual offender in the beating of a corrections officer at the Pearl River County jail.
    POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from Matthew Thomas Rickman, who is serving 30 years as a habitual offender in the beating of a corrections officer at the Pearl River County jail.
  • XPLOR Energy pleads to Clean Water Act violation

    XPLOR Energy pleads to Clean Water Act violation

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-11-21 19:26:26 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Oklahoma energy corporation has pleaded guilty to knowingly violating the federal Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into Breton Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Oklahoma energy corporation has pleaded guilty to knowingly violating the federal Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into Breton Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Police to hold community meetings

    Police to hold community meetings

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:22 PM EST2014-11-21 19:22:48 GMT
    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Greenville Police Chief Freddie Cannon is inaugurating a regularly scheduled series of meetings beginning Dec. 8 to allow residents to bring complaints - and suggestions - to the department's command staff.
    GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Greenville Police Chief Freddie Cannon is inaugurating a regularly scheduled series of meetings beginning Dec. 8 to allow residents to bring complaints - and suggestions - to the department's command staff.
  • AG warns residents to use caution shopping online

    AG warns residents to use caution shopping online

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:20 PM EST2014-11-21 19:20:57 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning residents to use caution when they go online to shop for gifts this holiday season.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning residents to use caution when they go online to shop for gifts this holiday season.
  • Comrade Al Sanders is cooking "Bar B-Q" lunches

    Comrade Al Sanders is cooking "Bar B-Q" lunches

    Friday, November 21 2014 2:19 PM EST2014-11-21 19:19:05 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News and The American Legion)- Comrade Al Sanders is cooking "Bar B-Q" lunches this Friday, November 21,2014 at 10:00AM at The American Legion Post 13, 401 Forsythe Ave, Monroe, Lafor the purpose of raising money for renovating a location in Bastrop, Lafor housing "Homeless Veterans".
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News and The American Legion)- Comrade Al Sanders is cooking "Bar B-Q" lunches this Friday, November 21,2014 at 10:00AM at The American Legion Post 13, 401 Forsythe Ave, Monroe, Lafor the purpose of raising money for renovating a location in Bastrop, Lafor housing "Homeless Veterans".
  • St. Francis earns top performer recognition

    St. Francis earns top performer recognition

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

    La. tech entrepreneurs, innovators share ideas at competition

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:54 AM EST2014-11-21 14:54:52 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News & La. Tech) – Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News & La. Tech) – Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition.
  • Natchitoches teacher arrested for sending improper messages to student

    Natchitoches teacher arrested for sending improper messages to student

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

    MPD, Welcomes new officers and academy graduates

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

    UCLA routs Nicholls 107-74 for 3rd straight win

    Friday, November 21 2014 9:37 AM EST2014-11-21 14:37:18 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryce Alford scored 28 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Nicholls State 107-74 Thursday night for the Bruins' third straight easy victory.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryce Alford scored 28 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Nicholls State 107-74 Thursday night for the Bruins' third straight easy victory.
  • Restaurant destroyed in fire, reopens for Holidays

    Restaurant destroyed in fire, reopens for Holidays

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

    BBQ for Fort Hero Friday

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

    Homicide in Richard Parish Thursday morning

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

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

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

    Fifth Congressional District candidates debate

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

    Selling the Arklamiss: Part 1

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

    Thanksgiving meal costs up 15%

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

    Skip the sink when prepping turkey

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