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  • Fmr. Rayville employee pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Fmr. Rayville employee pleads guilty to malfeasance

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:22:16 GMT
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Former Rayville Public Works Director Lorenzo Brown has pleaded guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office Friday.
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Former Rayville Public Works Director Lorenzo Brown has pleaded guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office Friday.
  • Why crape myrtles aren’t flowering well

    Why crape myrtles aren’t flowering well

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:43:11 GMT
    HAMMOND, La. – (KNOE 8 News LSUAgCenter) - What’s the most popular summer-blooming tree in Louisiana? Crape myrtles. Pretty easy question. Louisianians plant many crape myrtles in their landscapes every year. The lovely, long-lasting blooms make them attractive.
    HAMMOND, La. – (KNOE 8 News LSUAgCenter) - What’s the most popular summer-blooming tree in Louisiana? Crape myrtles. Pretty easy question. Louisianians plant many crape myrtles in their landscapes every year. The lovely, long-lasting blooms make them attractive.
  • Areas of West Monroe test positive for West Nile

    Areas of West Monroe test positive for West Nile

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:31:42 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Three mosquito pools, representing three locations, have tested positive for West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Three mosquito pools, representing three locations, have tested positive for West Nile virus in Ouachita Parish.
  • Tickets for tours of Johnny Cash's home available

    Tickets for tours of Johnny Cash's home available

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:21:43 GMT
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Tickets are still available for opening day tours of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home next month.
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Tickets are still available for opening day tours of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home next month.
  • Teens arrested for busting windshields with water bottles on highway

    Teens arrested for busting windshields with water bottles on highway

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:40 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Four teens have been arrested by Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies for throwing water bottles at cars on the highway.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Four teens have been arrested by Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies for throwing water bottles at cars on the highway.
  • Feds probe Dodge Charger alternator complaints

    Feds probe Dodge Charger alternator complaints

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:17:58 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans.
    DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans.
  • Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

    Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:15:36 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people.
  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:12:09 GMT
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) - Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) - Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.
  • This Day in History: 07/30/1965 President Johnson signs Medicare bill

    This Day in History: 07/30/1965 President Johnson signs Medicare bill

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:05:12 GMT
    ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, JULY 30, 1965, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ATTENDED A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN INDEPENDENCE MISSOURI, WHERE HE SIGNED THE BILL ENACTING MEDICARE - GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN PAYING FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR THE ELDERLY.
    ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, JULY 30, 1965, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ATTENDED A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN INDEPENDENCE MISSOURI, WHERE HE SIGNED THE BILL ENACTING MEDICARE - GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IN PAYING FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR THE ELDERLY.
  • This Day in History

    This Day in History

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:02:02 GMT
    7/29/1981 Charles and Diana WedON JULY 29, 1981, IN A FAIRY TALE WEDDING, BRITAIN'S HEIR TO THE THRONE, PRINCE CHARLES, MARRIED LADY DIANA SPENCER AT ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON.
    7/29/1981 Charles and Diana WedON JULY 29, 1981, IN A FAIRY TALE WEDDING, BRITAIN'S HEIR TO THE THRONE, PRINCE CHARLES, MARRIED LADY DIANA SPENCER AT ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON.
  • US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

    US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:59:53 GMT
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.
    FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.
  • Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

    Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:57:13 GMT
    With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled their efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.
    With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled their efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.
  • Sloppy moments for Dolphins at start of camp

    Sloppy moments for Dolphins at start of camp

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:53:30 GMT
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins are off to a somewhat sloppy start in training camp.
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Dolphins are off to a somewhat sloppy start in training camp.
  • Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

    Dallas Cowboys LB McClain convicted in Alabama

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:51:35 GMT
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown in Alabama.
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown in Alabama.
  • Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

    Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:48:22 GMT
    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - The pressure is on Bjoern Werner this season, and he's planning to take it out on opposing quarterbacks.
    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - The pressure is on Bjoern Werner this season, and he's planning to take it out on opposing quarterbacks.
  • Hearing for suspect in shooting won't be moved up

    Hearing for suspect in shooting won't be moved up

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:45:00 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate judge refused Friday to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. Magistrate Harry Cantrelle's decision came despite arguments by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot or the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman. Nine other people were injured in the June 29 shooting. Cantrell says Le's hearing date remains Aug. 26. Prosecutors must demonstrate at the preliminary hearing that they h...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate judge refused Friday to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly Bourbon Street shooting. Magistrate Harry Cantrelle's decision came despite arguments by an attorney for 20-year-old Trung Le that Le didn't fire the first shot or the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman. Nine other people were injured in the June 29 shooting. Cantrell says Le's hearing date remains Aug. 26. Prosecutors must demonstrate at the preliminary hearing that they h...
  • Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

    Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:43:06 GMT
    BC-US--Obama-Climate ChangeEds: APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil groups to make new commitments to addressing climate change. The summit comes one year before world leaders will gather in Paris for global climate talks aimed at ...
    BC-US--Obama-Climate ChangeEds: APNewsNow. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited heads of state and other leaders to the Sept. 23 summit in New York. The U.N. says the goal is to spur governments, industry and civil groups to make new commitments to addressing climate change. The summit comes one year before world leaders will gather in Paris for global climate talks aimed at ...
  • US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

    US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:41:53 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism. A board reviewing the cases of dozens of detainees ruled July 14 that Fawzi al-Odah no longer needs to be held for national security reasons. In a statement on Friday, his attorney, Eric Lewis, praised Kuwaiti authorities for working with the U.S. on a post-release program, which includes keep...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism. A board reviewing the cases of dozens of detainees ruled July 14 that Fawzi al-Odah no longer needs to be held for national security reasons. In a statement on Friday, his attorney, Eric Lewis, praised Kuwaiti authorities for working with the U.S. on a post-release program, which includes keep...
  • House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

    House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:40:20 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. But millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill also aims to make a dent in illegal immigration by prohibiting people without Social Security numbers from claiming a portion of the credit reserved for low-income families. T...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would gradually increase the child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. But millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill also aims to make a dent in illegal immigration by prohibiting people without Social Security numbers from claiming a portion of the credit reserved for low-income families. T...
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:37:15 GMT
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas. Lt. Todd Ojile said Friday the 29-year-old man was booked on suspicion of aggravated endangerment but has not been charged. Ojile says the man had "somehow forgotten" leaving the girl in the back seat after picking her up from the baby sitter late Thursday afternoon. He went inside the house with a 5-year-old child but left the baby strapped in the ...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas. Lt. Todd Ojile said Friday the 29-year-old man was booked on suspicion of aggravated endangerment but has not been charged. Ojile says the man had "somehow forgotten" leaving the girl in the back seat after picking her up from the baby sitter late Thursday afternoon. He went inside the house with a 5-year-old child but left the baby strapped in the ...
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:35:04 GMT
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a psychiatric patient had dozens of bullets on hand when he killed his caseworker and intended to kill more people at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says 49-year-old Richard Plotts had a problem with the hospital's ban on guns, although it's not clear if that was the direct motive for Thursday's shooting. Psychiatrist Lee Silverman told police he fired back at Plotts with his own weapon after Plotts ope...
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a psychiatric patient had dozens of bullets on hand when he killed his caseworker and intended to kill more people at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says 49-year-old Richard Plotts had a problem with the hospital's ban on guns, although it's not clear if that was the direct motive for Thursday's shooting. Psychiatrist Lee Silverman told police he fired back at Plotts with his own weapon after Plotts ope...
  • Two teens arrested in 5 Caldwell Parish burglaries

    Two teens arrested in 5 Caldwell Parish burglaries

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:33:30 GMT
    CALDWELL PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News CPSO) - Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office detectives and detectives with the LA Levee Board Police have solved 5 local burglaries and arrested two young men involved.
    CALDWELL PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News CPSO) - Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office detectives and detectives with the LA Levee Board Police have solved 5 local burglaries and arrested two young men involved.
  • Many back-to-school expenses eligible for state income tax deductions

    Many back-to-school expenses eligible for state income tax deductions

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:00 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & LDR) – The Louisiana Department of Revenue encourages families to retain their receipts while shopping for back-to-school items such as books, uniforms, supplies, and equipment required by schools.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & LDR) – The Louisiana Department of Revenue encourages families to retain their receipts while shopping for back-to-school items such as books, uniforms, supplies, and equipment required by schools.
  • Suspect posing as "repossession crew" might be thief

    Suspect posing as "repossession crew" might be thief

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:08:22 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Deputies are investigating a theft of a 2011 Polaris Ranger Razor UTV.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Deputies are investigating a theft of a 2011 Polaris Ranger Razor UTV.
  • Michigan dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

    Michigan dog owner may be charged in fatal attack

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:07:14 GMT
    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger along a rural Michigan road could be charged.
    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger along a rural Michigan road could be charged.
  • New trial date set for Bull Shoals police chief

    New trial date set for Bull Shoals police chief

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:05:22 GMT
    HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - A judge has set a new trial date for the Bull Shoals police chief accused of using excessive force against a domestic violence suspect.
    HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - A judge has set a new trial date for the Bull Shoals police chief accused of using excessive force against a domestic violence suspect.
  • UPDATE: Missing teens found safe

    UPDATE: Missing teens found safe

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:02:53 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News OPSO) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are asking your help in locating two reported runaway juveniles from the Calhoun Area.
    OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News & OPSO) - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office reports missing teens Chyanne Taylor and William Taylor have been found and are safe. No other details were provided regarding their whereabouts or how they were located.
  • Arkansas prison board to dedicate new academy

    Arkansas prison board to dedicate new academy

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:01:37 GMT
    ENGLAND, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Corrections is marking the opening of a newly remodeled training academy in central Arkansas.
    ENGLAND, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Corrections is marking the opening of a newly remodeled training academy in central Arkansas.
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:57:24 GMT
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police say a 10-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car outside a house in south Wichita.
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police say a 10-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car outside a house in south Wichita.
  • Body of teen found, Was trying to fly around world in 30 days

    Body of teen found, Was trying to fly around world in 30 days

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:56:37 GMT

    A US coast guard search team says it found wreckage from a plane piloted by an Indiana teenager that crashed in the pacific ocean earlier this week

    (AP - A US coast guard search team says it found wreckage from a plane piloted by an Indiana teenager that crashed in the pacific ocean earlier this week.
  • US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    US agency probes Hyundai Sonata air bag problem

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:54:34 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.
    DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether an electrical problem can knock out the air bags on some older Hyundai Sonatas.
  • Arkansas judge revokes El Dorado man's probation

    Arkansas judge revokes El Dorado man's probation

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:50:17 GMT
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An El Dorado man is heading back to prison for up to 10 years after police say he violated his probation.
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An El Dorado man is heading back to prison for up to 10 years after police say he violated his probation.
  • Closing arguments Monday in player's slaying

    Closing arguments Monday in player's slaying

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:47:56 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
  • Harrison Co. sheriff won't seek re-election in '15

    Harrison Co. sheriff won't seek re-election in '15

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:43:47 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says he will not seek re-election in 2015 and will retire when his term ends in January 2016.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says he will not seek re-election in 2015 and will retire when his term ends in January 2016.
  • Arkansas plans to quicken newborns' blood tests

    Arkansas plans to quicken newborns' blood tests

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:40:38 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health leaders are trying to reduce the time it takes to determine if babies have disorders that require immediate treatment.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health leaders are trying to reduce the time it takes to determine if babies have disorders that require immediate treatment.
  • Kyrgyzstan's ex-preident sentenced to life

    Kyrgyzstan's ex-preident sentenced to life

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:37:39 GMT
    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in violently breaking up an opposition rally, resulting in 77 deaths.
    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) - A former president of Kyrgyzstan has been convicted and sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his role in violently breaking up an opposition rally, resulting in 77 deaths.
  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:23:48 GMT
    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
  • West Nile death reported in Caddo

    West Nile death reported in Caddo

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:18:04 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana health officials say a Shreveport man has died from the West Nile virus.
  • Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

    Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:14:21 GMT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo.
  • Judge denies Hernandez's request for dismissal

    Judge denies Hernandez's request for dismissal

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:01:47 GMT
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.
  • Corinth teen charged in fatal shooting

    Corinth teen charged in fatal shooting

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:56:35 GMT
    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - A Corinth teenager has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the northeast Mississippi city.
    CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - A Corinth teenager has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the northeast Mississippi city.
  • Stage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France

    Stage 19 for sprinters has begun on Tour de France

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:52:42 GMT
    MAUBOURGUET, France (AP) - Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.
    MAUBOURGUET, France (AP) - Tour de France riders are heading northward on a mostly flat Stage 19 that's likely to end in a bunch sprint.
  • Two-thirds of Katrina loan forgiven

    Two-thirds of Katrina loan forgiven

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:50:33 GMT
    BELLE CHASE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.
    BELLE CHASE, La. (AP) - The federal government has canceled $5.9 million in disaster loans given to Plaquemines Parish after Hurricane Katrina.
  • New EBR redistricting plan approved

    New EBR redistricting plan approved

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:44:21 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will have nine school board districts to vote on at the polls on Nov 4.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish will have nine school board districts to vote on at the polls on Nov 4.
  • Conviction in Port Allen fatal shooting

    Conviction in Port Allen fatal shooting

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:41:42 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish jury has convicted Marcus Richardson of second-degree murder in the May 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High School student.24-year-old Richardson.
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A West Baton Rouge Parish jury has convicted Marcus Richardson of second-degree murder in the May 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High School student.24-year-old Richardson.
  • France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck

    France sends soldiers to guard Air Algeria wreck

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:34:09 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali.
    PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says there are no survivors in the Air Algerie crash in Mali.
  • Five year strategic economic growth plan for North Louisiana

    Five year strategic economic growth plan for North Louisiana

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:40:01 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Just this week CenturyLlink placed the final steal beam for a new technology center, tangible sign of economic growth in North Louisiana.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Just this week CenturyLlink placed the final steal beam for a new technology center, tangible sign of economic growth in North Louisiana.
  • Suspects from Ruston & Natchez among seven arrested in 500K drug sting

    Suspects from Ruston & Natchez among seven arrested in 500K drug sting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:37:50 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KNOE 8 News U.S. Attorney) – Two suspects from Natchez, Mississippi and one from Ruston are among seven suspects charged with dealing cocaine across multiple northern Louisiana parishes.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (KNOE 8 News U.S. Attorney) – Two suspects from Natchez, Mississippi and one from Ruston are among seven suspects charged with dealing cocaine across multiple northern Louisiana parishes.
  • Man behind bars now accused of threatening family

    Man behind bars now accused of threatening family

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:57:12 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Sheriff Dusty Gates says Steven Casey Morris, 29, wrote a threatening letter to his father and stepmother accusing them of snitching on him in connection with some prior arrests.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Sheriff Dusty Gates says Steven Casey Morris, 29, wrote a threatening letter to his father and stepmother accusing them of snitching on him in connection with some prior arrests.
  • Couple claiming gunmen in house arrested, Sheriff says house was empty

    Couple claiming gunmen in house arrested, Sheriff says house was empty

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:55:14 GMT
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Union Parish man armed with a .22-caliber rifle ran out of his house when a deputy arrived on a complaint that people with guns were located throughout the residence and yard.
    UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - A Union Parish man armed with a .22-caliber rifle ran out of his house when a deputy arrived on a complaint that people with guns were located throughout the residence and yard.
  • Thursday night mosquito spraying in portions of Ouachita Parish

    Thursday night mosquito spraying in portions of Ouachita Parish

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:49:09 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes tonight, THURSDAY, July 24, 2014.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News OPMAD) - Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes tonight, THURSDAY, July 24, 2014.
  • UPDATE: Suspect sketch released in attempted child abduction

    UPDATE: Suspect sketch released in attempted child abduction

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:38:23 GMT
    OUACHITA PARISH, la. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe.
    OUACHITA PARISH, la. (KNOE 8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe.
  • Man dies after falling from water tower

    Man dies after falling from water tower

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:36:25 GMT
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven where he was working.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia man has died after falling from a water tower in Brookhaven where he was working.
  • Journalist in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists

    Journalist in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:35:03 GMT
    A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists.
    A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention after being abducted by Pro-Russian Separatists.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:59:24 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Some consumers who purchased insurance under the new health law are confused because they received varying subsidy amounts and are now stuck in lengthy appeals processes trying to figure out which estimate is accurate.
    MIAMI (AP) - Some consumers who purchased insurance under the new health law are confused because they received varying subsidy amounts and are now stuck in lengthy appeals processes trying to figure out which estimate is accurate.
  • Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

    Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:48:25 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.
  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:45:13 GMT
    FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.
    FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers.
  • 2 women killed in Rapides Parish accident

    2 women killed in Rapides Parish accident

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:41:27 GMT
    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say two women died when their car ran off the road and struck a tree.
    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say two women died when their car ran off the road and struck a tree.
  • Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    Shreveport woman killed by large tree limb

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:36:27 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport authorities say a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a large limb that fell to street during strong storm.
  • French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

    French minister: Missing plane 'probably crashed'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:26:42 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."
    PARIS (AP) - France's foreign minister says the Air Algerie flight that has gone missing over Mali has "probably crashed."
  • 6 dead in Mexico border shootings

    6 dead in Mexico border shootings

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:25:00 GMT
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Six suspected cartel gunmen are dead following shootings in the northern Mexico state of Tamaulipas, near the Texas border.
  • Israeli tank shells hit compound housing UN school

    Israeli tank shells hit compound housing UN school

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:18:25 GMT
    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said.
    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said.
  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:15:39 GMT
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country's new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting a war against Hamas in Gaza.
  • Auburn's Marshall pays citations in Georgia

    Auburn's Marshall pays citations in Georgia

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:10:05 GMT
    REYNOLDS, Ga. (AP) - Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.
    REYNOLDS, Ga. (AP) - Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.
  • Victims of a deadly plane crash have been identified.

    Victims of a deadly plane crash have been identified.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:06:43 GMT
    A devastating story out of Lillian, Alabama.
    A devastating story out of Lillian, Alabama.
  • State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:56:53 GMT
    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched. Three unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16 feet, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers. Environmental Protection...
    JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) - A 16-foot-long exotic snake reportedly slithering around New Jersey's largest lake is apparently a suburban legend. Or the snake just isn't hungry. The state has stopped looking for the reptile after scientists failed to find any evidence of it in Lake Hopatcong and traps baited with chicken were left untouched. Three unconfirmed sightings this month of a snake, perhaps an anaconda as long as 16 feet, raised concerns among visitors and swimmers. Environmental Protection...
  • Nibali wins 18th Tour de France stage

    Nibali wins 18th Tour de France stage

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:52:32 GMT
    ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, emphatically stamping his dominance on the race in its last mountain leg with a solo breakaway on the day's last climb. After setting off from Pau, riders tackled the famed Tourmalet pass - the highest Pyrenean peak on the Tour - before heading up to Hautacam ski station at the end of the 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) leg. Both climbs are among the toughest in professional cycling. The Italian, winning his...
    ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali has won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, emphatically stamping his dominance on the race in its last mountain leg with a solo breakaway on the day's last climb. After setting off from Pau, riders tackled the famed Tourmalet pass - the highest Pyrenean peak on the Tour - before heading up to Hautacam ski station at the end of the 145.5-kilometer (90-mile) leg. Both climbs are among the toughest in professional cycling. The Italian, winning his...
  • Central American leaders seek solution in US

    Central American leaders seek solution in US

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:45:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to address the crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied c...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Before meeting privately with House Democrats, President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala expressed hope of finding a solution to benefit all the countries involved. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to address the crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied c...
  • St. Francis Medical Center CEO announces retirement

    St. Francis Medical Center CEO announces retirement

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:36 GMT
    Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News St. Francis Medical Center) - Thursday, St. Francis Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Louis Bremer announced his retirement effective August 1, 2014.
    Monroe, La. (KNOE 8 News St. Francis Medical Center) - Thursday, St. Francis Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Louis Bremer announced his retirement effective August 1, 2014.
  • Poland cancels plans for cultural year with Russia

    Poland cancels plans for cultural year with Russia

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:09:33 GMT
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish government has canceled plans for a year of cultural celebrations with Russia out of anger with Russian actions in Ukraine.
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish government has canceled plans for a year of cultural celebrations with Russia out of anger with Russian actions in Ukraine.
  • Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

    Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 7

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:03:24 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza health officials say at least seven people were killed when Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip during clashes with Palestinian militants.
  • Weather blamed for deadly crash in Taiwan

    Weather blamed for deadly crash in Taiwan

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:59:51 GMT
    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - An airline in Taiwan says stormy weather that trailed behind a typhoon was the likely cause of yesterday's plane crash that killed 48 people.
    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - An airline in Taiwan says stormy weather that trailed behind a typhoon was the likely cause of yesterday's plane crash that killed 48 people.
  • Russian activists convicted of organizing riots

    Russian activists convicted of organizing riots

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:52:22 GMT
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin.
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say two opposition activists have been convicted of organizing riots at the May 2012 protest in Moscow, a day before the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin.
  • US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:47:26 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.
  • Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

    Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:41:29 GMT
    ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.
    ROME (AP) - Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.
  • Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Europe lifts recommendation not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:38:32 GMT
    BERLIN (AP) - The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
    BERLIN (AP) - The European Aviation Safety Agency has lifted a recommendation that airlines refrain from flying to Tel Aviv airport.
  • Planning commission makes executive director offer

    Planning commission makes executive director offer

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:33:11 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission has chosen a new executive director, but their top candidate wants some time to think through the offer before he accepts.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission has chosen a new executive director, but their top candidate wants some time to think through the offer before he accepts.
  • Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

    Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:26:38 GMT
    Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after waiting in line.
    Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love - after waiting in line.
  • Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

    Teacher, his wife accused of abusing baby

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:24:06 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a Carroll High School teacher and his wife after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.
  • EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:20:05 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).
    LONDON (AP) - The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds).
  • New Lafourche tourism director named

    New Lafourche tourism director named

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:15:31 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Loralei Gilliam has been named director of the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Loralei Gilliam has been named director of the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
  • Man run over by own truck during road rage

    Man run over by own truck during road rage

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:12:27 GMT
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
  • Crews working to restore power after storms

    Crews working to restore power after storms

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:08:53 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About 15,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity Thursday morning after strong storms hit the state.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - About 15,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity Thursday morning after strong storms hit the state.
  • Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

    Lafayette has 'critical shortage' of teachers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:05:21 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School System has declared a critical shortage of classroom teachers to open the door for it to hire retirees to fill about 40 positions still vacant as the clock ticks down on the first day of school on Aug. 12.
  • NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

    NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:56:38 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.
  • Breitburn buying QR Energy in $1.46 billion deal

    Breitburn buying QR Energy in $1.46 billion deal

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:54:29 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - Breitburn Energy is buying QR Energy LP in a deal worth about $1.46 billion.
    HOUSTON (AP) - Breitburn Energy is buying QR Energy LP in a deal worth about $1.46 billion.
  • Donaldsonville council OKs lower tax rate plan

    Donaldsonville council OKs lower tax rate plan

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:51:18 GMT
    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Donaldsonville city councilmen have voted 4-0 to accept a proposal that could lower by 1 cent the sales tax rate in a key commercial section of the city.
    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Donaldsonville city councilmen have voted 4-0 to accept a proposal that could lower by 1 cent the sales tax rate in a key commercial section of the city.
  • New West Baton Rouge superintendent signs contract

    New West Baton Rouge superintendent signs contract

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:48:37 GMT
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish's new school superintendent, Wesley Watts, has signed a two-year contract, and will be assuming the role as its new head Aug. 1.
    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish's new school superintendent, Wesley Watts, has signed a two-year contract, and will be assuming the role as its new head Aug. 1.
  • Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

    Pacino, Dafoe set for Venice Film Festival

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:46:09 GMT
    ROME (AP) - This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino and Ethan Hawke.
    ROME (AP) - This year's Venice Film Festival will tackle topics from the financial crisis to drone warfare, and feature performances from Willem Dafoe, Al Pacino and Ethan Hawke.
  • LSU AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state.

    LSU AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:41:29 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state.
    BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU AgCenter researchers are beginning to look at baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control the feral hog populations in the state.
  • House Destroyed by Fire, One Dead

    House Destroyed by Fire, One Dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:38:11 GMT
    Minden, LA - An early morning fire today detroyed a Webster Parish home, leaving the sole occupant dead.
    Minden, LA - An early morning fire today detroyed a Webster Parish home, leaving the sole occupant dead.
  • Democrats come out against school redistricting

    Democrats come out against school redistricting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:35:12 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The executive committee for the East Baton Rouge Parish Democratic Party has come out against proposals up for debate to reduce the size of the parish School Board.
  • Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

    Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:31:15 GMT
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."
  • More money needed for cheating investigation

    More money needed for cheating investigation

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:26:31 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education will request $1 million in its fiscal 2016 budget to fund cheating investigations like the one it launched in May of the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education will request $1 million in its fiscal 2016 budget to fund cheating investigations like the one it launched in May of the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
  • Couple stranded in West Monroe after husband suffers a heart attack

    Couple stranded in West Monroe after husband suffers a heart attack

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:50:10 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It was supposed to be a fun stop in the Twin Cities, to see the Duck Commander headquarters. But for a Kentucky couple, their visit took a dramatic turn when one of them suffered a heart-attack shortly after leaving the warehouse. Now the couple is stuck in the West Monroe and needs the community's help to get back home. 
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It was supposed to be a fun stop in the Twin Cities, to see the Duck Commander headquarters. But for a Kentucky couple, their visit took a dramatic turn when one of them suffered a heart-attack shortly after leaving the warehouse. Now the couple is stuck in the West Monroe and needs the community's help to get back home. 
  • The future of a historic church in Monroe doesn't have the support of its council person

    The future of a historic church in Monroe doesn't have the support of its council person

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:20:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Martin Temple C.M.E. Church building has come a long way by faith, becoming a beacon light for the community that surrounds it.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Martin Temple C.M.E. Church building has come a long way by faith, becoming a beacon light for the community that surrounds it.
  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigating possible child abduction

    Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office investigating possible child abduction

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:35:32 GMT
    BAWCOMVILLE, La. (KNOE8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe. Investigation revealed two young children were playing near Brown St. in Bawcomville earlier today.  
    BAWCOMVILLE, La. (KNOE8 News) - Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating attempted child abduction in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe. Investigation revealed two young children were playing near Brown St. in Bawcomville earlier today.  
  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:29:52 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
  • CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

    CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:27:54 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.
  • Arkansas military base on lockdown

    Arkansas military base on lockdown

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:23:20 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual.
    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual.
  • Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:12:41 GMT
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
  • Sheriff Russell Issues Phone Scam Warning

    Sheriff Russell Issues Phone Scam Warning

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:06:09 GMT
    The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating complaints concerning a phone scam. The victims receive a phone call where the caller identifies himself as a deputy sheriff. The caller states the victim received a traffic violation notice via mail but it had not been paid, resulting in a warrant being issued for their arrest.The caller then advises the victim they can avoid arrest and instead pay the fine by purchasing a Green Dot cash card in an amount that will be in excess ...
    The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating complaints concerning a phone scam. The victims receive a phone call where the caller identifies himself as a deputy sheriff. The caller states the victim received a traffic violation notice via mail but it had not been paid, resulting in a warrant being issued for their arrest.The caller then advises the victim they can avoid arrest and instead pay the fine by purchasing a Green Dot cash card in an amount that will be in excess ...
  • Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:01:53 GMT
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.
  • Officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.

    Officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:32 GMT
    On 7-22-2014 around 10:00 P.M. officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.
    On 7-22-2014 around 10:00 P.M. officers were dispatched to St. Francis Downtown in reference to an injured child.
  • No more arguments in La. gay marriage case

    No more arguments in La. gay marriage case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:52:55 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
  • Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

    Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:50:43 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
    DENVER (AP) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
  • Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:46:58 GMT
    DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
    DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
  • Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Federal judge delays gun-shipping case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:43:11 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.
  • LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:40:43 GMT
    BATH, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.
    BATH, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.
  • Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

    Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:38:38 GMT
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.
  • Scott Walker facing sentencing

    Scott Walker facing sentencing

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:33:35 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Hattiesburg on one count of federal program fraud and one count of conspiracy.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Hattiesburg on one count of federal program fraud and one count of conspiracy.
  • Superintendent: School supplies can't wait

    Superintendent: School supplies can't wait

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:31:27 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Superintendent Pat Cooper is asking the school board to give officials permission to purchase $500,000 in academic supplies for the upcoming school year.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish Superintendent Pat Cooper is asking the school board to give officials permission to purchase $500,000 in academic supplies for the upcoming school year.
  • Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:28:34 GMT
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home.
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home.
  • Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Garland Co. sheriff says man shot by grandfather

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:27:05 GMT
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home. The Garland County Sheriff's Department says the 26-year-old grandson was airlifted to a hospital after he was shot once in his abdomen Tuesday by his 68-year-old grandfather. Police say the two were arguing in the kitchen when the younger man threatened his grandfather with a knife and charged at him. Officers say they don't know what started the argument between th...
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County police say a man was shot by his grandfather this week after an argument inside a home. The Garland County Sheriff's Department says the 26-year-old grandson was airlifted to a hospital after he was shot once in his abdomen Tuesday by his 68-year-old grandfather. Police say the two were arguing in the kitchen when the younger man threatened his grandfather with a knife and charged at him. Officers say they don't know what started the argument between th...
  • Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights

    Lufthansa cancels another day of Tel Aviv flights

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:22:59 GMT
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns.
  • Unknown substance turns Arkansas creek green

    Unknown substance turns Arkansas creek green

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:19:39 GMT
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Officials are trying to identify an unknown liquid that has turned a creek in southern Arkansas bright green.
    EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Officials are trying to identify an unknown liquid that has turned a creek in southern Arkansas bright green.
  • PLANE CARRYING BODIES ARRIVES IN NETHERLANDS

    PLANE CARRYING BODIES ARRIVES IN NETHERLANDS

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:16:30 GMT
    The victims' remains of the Malaysia airlines flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday.
    The victims' remains of the Malaysia airlines flight 17 arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday.

  • Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:11:55 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV.
  • Study: 5 of 6 Baton Rouge Lakes must be dredged

    Study: 5 of 6 Baton Rouge Lakes must be dredged

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:04:38 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An environmental study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation found that five out of six of the Baton Rouge Lakes are too shallow, confirming the need to dredge the lakes to prevent them from reverting to swampland. In March, BRAF announced the project "Destination: The Lakes," a plan to deepen the lakes and improve the pathways and amenities in the surrounding areas. BRAF commissioned the study by GEC Inc., which will be integrated into the master plan of sol...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An environmental study commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation found that five out of six of the Baton Rouge Lakes are too shallow, confirming the need to dredge the lakes to prevent them from reverting to swampland. In March, BRAF announced the project "Destination: The Lakes," a plan to deepen the lakes and improve the pathways and amenities in the surrounding areas. BRAF commissioned the study by GEC Inc., which will be integrated into the master plan of sol...
  • Arkansas university to cut 16 jobs in 2 years

    Arkansas university to cut 16 jobs in 2 years

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:01:53 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas university says it will cut 16 jobs in two years as it phases out a printing unit.
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas university says it will cut 16 jobs in two years as it phases out a printing unit.
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