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  • Colleagues remember defense attorney Charles Kincade

    Colleagues remember defense attorney Charles Kincade

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-10-21 03:29:12 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Whether he represented someone you know, or you followed one of his cases on the news, Charles Kincade was one of the most well-known defense attorneys in the ArkLaMiss.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Whether he represented someone you know, or you followed one of his cases on the news, Charles Kincade was one of the most well-known defense attorneys in the ArkLaMiss.
  • ULM basketball team member charged in alleged rape

    ULM basketball team member charged in alleged rape

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-10-21 03:10:59 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/ULM) - University of Louisiana Monroe Police arrested freshman basketball player Roderick Taylor, Jr., for forcible rape late this afternoon.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News/ULM) - University of Louisiana Monroe Police arrested freshman basketball player Roderick Taylor, Jr., for forcible rape late this afternoon.
  • LSBA meets in the ARKLAMISS to discuss two major initiatives

    LSBA meets in the ARKLAMISS to discuss two major initiatives

    Monday, October 20 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-10-21 00:08:43 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monday the Louisiana Boards Association met with Northeast Louisiana school board members to discuss two major initiatives. High school aged kids not planning to go to a four year university are now able to begin training for their profession before graduation.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monday the Louisiana Boards Association met with Northeast Louisiana school board members to discuss two major initiatives. High school aged kids not planning to go to a four year university are now able to begin training for their profession before graduation.
  • Business Plans Grand Reopening After Storm Damage

    Business Plans Grand Reopening After Storm Damage

    Monday, October 20 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-10-20 23:54:59 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Many local communities and businesses are still trying to get back on their feet after last week's storm. One West Monroe restaurant was forced to temporarily close its doors because of the damage. El Chili Verde is reopening this week and planning a big celebration. The high winds ripped letters off the sign and blew out the front door. Those who were at the restaurant when the storm hit say they could see it coming towards the building--and everyone who was i...
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Many local communities and businesses are still trying to get back on their feet after last week's storm. One West Monroe restaurant was forced to temporarily close its doors because of the damage. El Chili Verde is reopening this week and planning a big celebration. The high winds ripped letters off the sign and blew out the front door. Those who were at the restaurant when the storm hit say they could see it coming towards the building--and everyone who was i...
  • Proposed amendment one

    Proposed amendment one

    Monday, October 20 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-10-20 23:10:21 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is the first proposed amendment on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election. Currently certain healthcare providers for the elderly and disabled, including nursing homes and specialty pharmacies, pay a tax that goes into a trust fund. This trust fund is matched by the federal government and granted back to the state through the medicaid program. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - This is the first proposed amendment on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election. Currently certain healthcare providers for the elderly and disabled, including nursing homes and specialty pharmacies, pay a tax that goes into a trust fund. This trust fund is matched by the federal government and granted back to the state through the medicaid program. 
  • Governor: New policies for travel to Ebola stricken countries

    Governor: New policies for travel to Ebola stricken countries

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:48:02 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & Governor's Office) – Governor Jindal has issued an Executive Order ordering state agencies and departments to develop new policies and reporting mechanisms for certain individuals who may travel to Ebola stricken countries as a result of educational trips or work-related missions.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & Governor's Office) – Governor Jindal has issued an Executive Order ordering state agencies and departments to develop new policies and reporting mechanisms for certain individuals who may travel to Ebola stricken countries as a result of educational trips or work-related missions.
  • Two employees indicted in Louisiana brain-eating amoeba case

    Two employees indicted in Louisiana brain-eating amoeba case

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:43:46 GMT
    EDGARD, La.. (KNOE 8 News & La. AG) - A St. John the Baptist Parish Grand Jury has indicted two parish government employees for their role in failing to properly collect and record water samples from testing sites where a brain-eating amoeba was found in the water system.
    EDGARD, La.. (KNOE 8 News & La. AG) - A St. John the Baptist Parish Grand Jury has indicted two parish government employees for their role in failing to properly collect and record water samples from testing sites where a brain-eating amoeba was found in the water system.
  • ULM Water Ski dominates field for 26th National Championship

    ULM Water Ski dominates field for 26th National Championship

    Monday, October 20 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-10-20 21:20:31 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & ULM) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team won its 26th National Championship this past weekend at Tri-Lakes in Zachary.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & ULM) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe Water Ski Team won its 26th National Championship this past weekend at Tri-Lakes in Zachary.
  • ULM Child Development Center partners with local business for tornado fundraiser

    ULM Child Development Center partners with local business for tornado fundraiser

    Monday, October 20 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-10-20 21:17:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & ULM) - Newk's Eatery in Monroe will host a fundraiser for the University of Louisiana at Monroe Child Development Center on Tuesday, October 21, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m to raise money for repairs caused by the recent tornado.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & ULM) - Newk's Eatery in Monroe will host a fundraiser for the University of Louisiana at Monroe Child Development Center on Tuesday, October 21, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m to raise money for repairs caused by the recent tornado.
  • Early voting begins Oct. 21, runs through Oct. 28

    Early voting begins Oct. 21, runs through Oct. 28

    Monday, October 20 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-10-20 17:04:15 GMT
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4th Congressional Primary Election to consider voting early.
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4th Congressional Primary Election to consider voting early.
  • Public Service Announcement: Last Days To Vote

    Public Service Announcement: Last Days To Vote

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-10-20 16:38:29 GMT
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News and Registrar of Voters)- Early voting at the Registrar of Voters office, 1650 Desiard St.
    Monroe, La (KNOE 8 News and Registrar of Voters)- Early voting at the Registrar of Voters office, 1650 Desiard St.
  • Speaks pleads not guilty to 2nd degree murder

    Speaks pleads not guilty to 2nd degree murder

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:29:21 GMT
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of Bourbon Street strip club dancer.
    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of Bourbon Street strip club dancer.
  • Port seeks dredging of Houma Navigation Canal

    Port seeks dredging of Houma Navigation Canal

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:27:31 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The director of the Port of Terrebonne says a more thorough accounting of all the oilfield supplies and materials carried on local waters may lead to a solution for the Houma Navigation Canal depth problems, Port officials have been working to improve the port's ranking in the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center's annual rankings to get more money for waterway maintenance.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The director of the Port of Terrebonne says a more thorough accounting of all the oilfield supplies and materials carried on local waters may lead to a solution for the Houma Navigation Canal depth problems, Port officials have been working to improve the port's ranking in the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center's annual rankings to get more money for waterway maintenance.
  • New Orleans homes to go on auction Saturday

    New Orleans homes to go on auction Saturday

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:25:27 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 130 homes and residential lots throughout New Orleans will go on auction on Saturday.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 130 homes and residential lots throughout New Orleans will go on auction on Saturday.
  • Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

    Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:23:41 GMT
    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.
    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.
  • Audit outlines concerns in coastal grant program

    Audit outlines concerns in coastal grant program

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:19:23 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An audit by the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General cites two federal agencies for their lack of oversight when dealing with coastal restoration grants in Louisiana.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An audit by the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General cites two federal agencies for their lack of oversight when dealing with coastal restoration grants in Louisiana.
  • Suspect in girl's beating death had prior arrests

    Suspect in girl's beating death had prior arrests

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:07:06 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a man charged with fatally beating his stepdaughter for allegedly soiling her pants had 15 prior arrests.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a man charged with fatally beating his stepdaughter for allegedly soiling her pants had 15 prior arrests.
  • La. chapter of NYFC to hold first meeting

    La. chapter of NYFC to hold first meeting

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:04:40 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The first Louisiana chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition will hold its first meeting at Inglewood Farm in Alexandria on Sunday.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The first Louisiana chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition will hold its first meeting at Inglewood Farm in Alexandria on Sunday.
  • WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

    WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:01:55 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. In an update issued Monday, the U.N. health agency said the country's containment of the lethal disease was a "spectacular success story."
    LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. In an update issued Monday, the U.N. health agency said the country's containment of the lethal disease was a "spectacular success story."
  • Motorcyclist killed in Rapides Parish crash

    Motorcyclist killed in Rapides Parish crash

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:59:14 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police say a 59-year-old Alexandria man died when his motorcycle ran off the road and hit a driveway embankment in Rapides Parish.
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - State police say a 59-year-old Alexandria man died when his motorcycle ran off the road and hit a driveway embankment in Rapides Parish.
  • Sheriff: 3 men hospitalized in Arkansas shooting

    Sheriff: 3 men hospitalized in Arkansas shooting

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:54:19 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Ark. (AP) - The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men in connection to a shooting that left three others hospitalized.
    HARRISBURG, Ark. (AP) - The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men in connection to a shooting that left three others hospitalized.
  • British royal couple's second child due in April

    British royal couple's second child due in April

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:51:53 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.
    LONDON (AP) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April - the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth.
  • Bodies of 3 more slain women found in NW Indiana

    Bodies of 3 more slain women found in NW Indiana

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:50:25 GMT
    GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Indiana say the bodies of three more unidentified women have been found, following what police say was the confession of a man to killing a woman who was found strangled at a motel.
    GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities in northwestern Indiana say the bodies of three more unidentified women have been found, following what police say was the confession of a man to killing a woman who was found strangled at a motel.
  • Adams county inmate remains at large

    Adams county inmate remains at large

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:49:04 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County sheriff's deputies continue to search for one of two trusties who escaped Sunday afternoon.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County sheriff's deputies continue to search for one of two trusties who escaped Sunday afternoon.
  • Church to buy Southaven arts center property

    Church to buy Southaven arts center property

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:45:44 GMT
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A church is buying Southaven's underused performing arts center.
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A church is buying Southaven's underused performing arts center.
  • Woman accused of embezzling money from business

    Woman accused of embezzling money from business

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:43:04 GMT
    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach police have arrested a 46-year-old woman suspected of embezzling several thousand dollars from Hancock Auto Annex while she worked at the business.
    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach police have arrested a 46-year-old woman suspected of embezzling several thousand dollars from Hancock Auto Annex while she worked at the business.
  • TVA plant to shut down for maintenance

    TVA plant to shut down for maintenance

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:29:27 GMT
    CUMBERLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A coal-fired power plant operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority has been shut down and won't produce electricity for two months because of planned maintenance.
    CUMBERLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A coal-fired power plant operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority has been shut down and won't produce electricity for two months because of planned maintenance.
  • Arkansas highways chief orders paysheet audit

    Arkansas highways chief orders paysheet audit

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:27:01 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The head of the Arkansas highway department wants a broader look at paid administrative leave after an official said she approved absences for workers who won trivia contests she held.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The head of the Arkansas highway department wants a broader look at paid administrative leave after an official said she approved absences for workers who won trivia contests she held.
  • Police: Miss. man found dead in parked car

    Police: Miss. man found dead in parked car

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:25:00 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police have identified a 26-year-old man who was found dead Saturday as he was sitting in the driver's side of a parked car in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police have identified a 26-year-old man who was found dead Saturday as he was sitting in the driver's side of a parked car in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot.
  • Audit outlines concerns in coastal grant program

    Audit outlines concerns in coastal grant program

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:23:40 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An audit by the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General cites two federal agencies for their lack of oversight when dealing with coastal restoration grants in Louisiana.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An audit by the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General cites two federal agencies for their lack of oversight when dealing with coastal restoration grants in Louisiana.
  • Adams Co. supervisors hosting state conference

    Adams Co. supervisors hosting state conference

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:21:20 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The heart of Mississippi's local governments will be in Adams County this week.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The heart of Mississippi's local governments will be in Adams County this week.
  • Police wants stronger regulations for pool halls

    Police wants stronger regulations for pool halls

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:19:35 GMT
    FULTON, Miss. (AP) - Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson wants owners of pool halls and other recreation centers held accountable for criminal activity in and around their businesses.
    FULTON, Miss. (AP) - Fulton Police Chief Reggie Johnson wants owners of pool halls and other recreation centers held accountable for criminal activity in and around their businesses.
  • Baton Rouge library may buy building

    Baton Rouge library may buy building

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:16:29 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge Library Board plans to take a proposal to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to spend $1.15 million on a building to house some of its operations.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge Library Board plans to take a proposal to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to spend $1.15 million on a building to house some of its operations.
  • Pike supervisors looking for new administrator

    Pike supervisors looking for new administrator

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:14:42 GMT
    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Pike County supervisors are looking for a new county administrator after Andrew Alford announced his resignation this past week.
    MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Pike County supervisors are looking for a new county administrator after Andrew Alford announced his resignation this past week.
  • Fire protection tax on Nov. 4 ballot

    Fire protection tax on Nov. 4 ballot

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:13:03 GMT
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Residents in Terrebonne Parish's Coteau Fire Protection District will vote Nov. 4 on whether to renew of a property tax that pays for their fire protection.
    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Residents in Terrebonne Parish's Coteau Fire Protection District will vote Nov. 4 on whether to renew of a property tax that pays for their fire protection.
  • Shelters set up for Thibodaux bus riders

    Shelters set up for Thibodaux bus riders

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:09:59 GMT
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Bus riders in Thibodaux now have shelters to protect them from bad weather at some stops.
    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Bus riders in Thibodaux now have shelters to protect them from bad weather at some stops.
  • State investigates Southaven police shooting

    State investigates Southaven police shooting

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:07:34 GMT
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A man is dead after being shot Saturday by Southaven police.
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A man is dead after being shot Saturday by Southaven police.
  • Gift seeds energy law chair at Tulane

    Gift seeds energy law chair at Tulane

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:06:03 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Tulane University Law School has received a $2 million gift to help create an endowed faculty chair in energy law.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Tulane University Law School has received a $2 million gift to help create an endowed faculty chair in energy law.
  • Textron lays off 200 from Slidell military plants

    Textron lays off 200 from Slidell military plants

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:03:34 GMT
    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it's temporarily shutting down production.
    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it's temporarily shutting down production.
  • No more late fees for CPU bills paid after hours

    No more late fees for CPU bills paid after hours

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:01:37 GMT
    CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Clarksdale residents won't pay a late fee for dropping off payments for their electricity and natural gas bills after hours on the day it is due.
    CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Clarksdale residents won't pay a late fee for dropping off payments for their electricity and natural gas bills after hours on the day it is due.
  • Entertainment history!

    Entertainment history!

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-10-20 13:56:53 GMT
    (AP)- On Oct. 20, 1954, singer LaVern Baker recorded "Tweedlee Dee" in New York. It became her first major hit.
    (AP)- On Oct. 20, 1954, singer LaVern Baker recorded "Tweedlee Dee" in New York. It became her first major hit.
  • Today in history!

    Today in history!

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-10-20 13:54:43 GMT
    (AP)- Today's Highlights in History: On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after saying, "I shall return."
    (AP)- Today's Highlights in History: On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the Philippines, 2 1/2 years after saying, "I shall return."
  • Court rejects appeal from Duane Reade Ex-CEO, CFO

    Court rejects appeal from Duane Reade Ex-CEO, CFO

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-10-20 13:50:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two former executives of New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade Inc. who were convicted of securities fraud.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two former executives of New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade Inc. who were convicted of securities fraud.
  • No big winners in Saturday's lottery drawings

    No big winners in Saturday's lottery drawings

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-10-20 13:45:33 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the jackpots in Easy 5, the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Saturday night.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the jackpots in Easy 5, the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Saturday night.
  • Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

    Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-10-20 13:44:04 GMT
    BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.
    BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.
  • Garden District Damage From a Bicycle

    Garden District Damage From a Bicycle

    Monday, October 20 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-10-20 17:07:54 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Extensive damage in the Garden District made it nearly impossible to drive through earlier this week. One local man found a different way to get around.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-- Extensive damage in the Garden District made it nearly impossible to drive through earlier this week. One local man found a different way to get around.
  • Severe storm Coverage: Links, video, more

    Severe storm Coverage: Links, video, more

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-20 16:37:58 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Keep with this story for the latest updates!
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Keep with this story for the latest updates!
  • Volunteers come together, sweep storm damaged areas

    Volunteers come together, sweep storm damaged areas

    Sunday, October 19 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-10-20 01:18:39 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The roads are being cleared, and the lights are coming back on in the twin cities. This weekend, United Way is uniting several volunteer groups, offering their help cleaning yards and hauling away debris.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The roads are being cleared, and the lights are coming back on in the twin cities. This weekend, United Way is uniting several volunteer groups, offering their help cleaning yards and hauling away debris.
  • DCFS extended hours, new system to serve replacement SNAP clients

    DCFS extended hours, new system to serve replacement SNAP clients

    Sunday, October 19 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-10-20 00:36:30 GMT
    MONROE, La. (DCFS) - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement an alphabetical system to serve Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients seeking supplemental benefits following last week's storms and subsequent power outages.
    MONROE, La. (DCFS) - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement an alphabetical system to serve Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients seeking supplemental benefits following last week's storms and subsequent power outages.
  • Ethan Bortnick is in the Twin Cities sharing his music and message

    Ethan Bortnick is in the Twin Cities sharing his music and message

    Sunday, October 19 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-10-19 23:11:45 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A 13-year-old boy is traveling the world, making a stop in the twin cities using his music to help children overcome their challenges.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A 13-year-old boy is traveling the world, making a stop in the twin cities using his music to help children overcome their challenges.
  • NWS confirms a second tornado hit Monday in West Ouachita Parish

    NWS confirms a second tornado hit Monday in West Ouachita Parish

    Sunday, October 19 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-10-19 23:06:10 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The national weather service completed it's damage survey of Monday's storms in the ARKLAMISS, and confirmed two tornadoes in Ouachita Parish.One, an EF-2 hitting near the river and into the Garden District and the other an EF-1 near caples Road.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The national weather service completed it's damage survey of Monday's storms in the ARKLAMISS, and confirmed two tornadoes in Ouachita Parish.One, an EF-2 hitting near the river and into the Garden District and the other an EF-1 near caples Road.
  • Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

    Cops: Remains may be those of missing UVa. student

    Sunday, October 19 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-10-19 20:44:01 GMT
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are searching a rural area where human remains were discovered.
  • Officials say oil spill has not reached Caddo Lake

    Officials say oil spill has not reached Caddo Lake

    Sunday, October 19 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-10-19 20:33:48 GMT
    MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) - Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrell oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport.
    MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) - Cleanup crews continue to mop up a 4,000-barrell oil spill into a four-mile stretch of Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport.
  • Red Cross continues disaster relief in Ouachita Parish

    Red Cross continues disaster relief in Ouachita Parish

    Sunday, October 19 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-10-19 19:47:05 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After two tornadoes and violent winds hit Ouachita Parish Monday, crews from the American Red Cross continue assisting in the recovery effort.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After two tornadoes and violent winds hit Ouachita Parish Monday, crews from the American Red Cross continue assisting in the recovery effort.
  • Tallulah mayor, wife in weekend car crash

    Tallulah mayor, wife in weekend car crash

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-10-19 18:39:27 GMT
    TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Mayor of Tallulah Paxton Branch and his wife were involved in a rollover crash Saturday on their way to Grambling's Homecoming.
    TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Mayor of Tallulah Paxton Branch and his wife were involved in a rollover crash Saturday on their way to Grambling's Homecoming.
  • Oak Grove told they are not at risk of Ebola virus

    Oak Grove told they are not at risk of Ebola virus

    Sunday, October 19 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-10-19 16:41:01 GMT
    OAK GROVE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After a West Carroll Parish man became ill after visiting Nigeria, the town of Oak Grove is sharing a letter from the state confirming the patient does not have Ebola.Many are on-edge with news of the Ebola virus spreading through West Africa and some cases in Dallas hitting a little too close to home. To help reduce that fear, the town of Oak Grove shared a letter on its Facebook page from the Department of Health and Hospitals.In it, the DHH address a local re...
    OAK GROVE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After a West Carroll Parish man became ill after visiting Nigeria, the town of Oak Grove is sharing a letter from the state confirming the patient does not have Ebola.Many are on-edge with news of the Ebola virus spreading through West Africa and some cases in Dallas hitting a little too close to home. To help reduce that fear, the town of Oak Grove shared a letter on its Facebook page from the Department of Health and Hospitals.In it, the DHH address a local re...
  • Monroe attorney Charles Kincade dies at 54

    Monroe attorney Charles Kincade dies at 54

    Saturday, October 18 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-10-18 23:58:47 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Well-known Monroe defense attorney Charles Kincade died while on vacation in Germany.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Well-known Monroe defense attorney Charles Kincade died while on vacation in Germany.
  • 2014 Blitz - Week #7 Games and Scores

    2014 Blitz - Week #7 Games and Scores

    Saturday, October 18 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-10-18 23:19:21 GMT

    (KNOE 8 Sports) - Here are the game scores for Week #7 of the 2014-2015 high school football season.

    (KNOE 8 Sports) - Here are the game scores for Week #7 of the 2014-2015 high school football season.

  • NWS confirms two tornadoes hit Ouachita Parish Monday

    NWS confirms two tornadoes hit Ouachita Parish Monday

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-10-18 22:08:35 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The National Weather Service has completed its damage survey for the storm on Monday, October 13, and have confirmed two tornadoes formed in Ouachita Parish.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The National Weather Service has completed its damage survey for the storm on Monday, October 13, and have confirmed two tornadoes formed in Ouachita Parish.
  • Former State Senator Edwards Barham dies in plane crash

    Former State Senator Edwards Barham dies in plane crash

    Saturday, October 18 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-10-18 18:59:48 GMT
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/RPSO) - Richland Parish officials have released the name of a pilot who died after crashing his plan into a fence Friday afternoon.
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/RPSO) - Richland Parish officials have released the name of a pilot who died after crashing his plan into a fence Friday afternoon.
  • Providing storm relief, one meal at a time

    Providing storm relief, one meal at a time

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-10-18 02:32:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Residents are returning to their homes to find a whole new set of problems. Some homes are damaged, others have piles of laundry, dirty dishes and no food in the fridge. Monroe's chapter of the Red Cross has been out all week.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Residents are returning to their homes to find a whole new set of problems. Some homes are damaged, others have piles of laundry, dirty dishes and no food in the fridge. Monroe's chapter of the Red Cross has been out all week.
  • Disaster SNAP not initiated, state releases statement

    Disaster SNAP not initiated, state releases statement

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:42:26 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Department of Children and Family Services office in Monroe was packed Friday with people attempting to get their SNAP benefits.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Department of Children and Family Services office in Monroe was packed Friday with people attempting to get their SNAP benefits.
  • 14 Amendments in 14 Days starts Monday

    14 Amendments in 14 Days starts Monday

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:27:10 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - There's a lot of talk about the candidates running for political office this November, but voters will also have to decided on 14 proposed constitutional amendments. On Monday , we'll begin running our special election coverage with "14 Amendments in 14 Days." Every night leading up to the Nov. 4 election, we'll take a look at one proposed amendment.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - There's a lot of talk about the candidates running for political office this November, but voters will also have to decided on 14 proposed constitutional amendments. On Monday , we'll begin running our special election coverage with "14 Amendments in 14 Days." Every night leading up to the Nov. 4 election, we'll take a look at one proposed amendment.
  • Food Bank collects goods for storm victims

    Food Bank collects goods for storm victims

    Friday, October 17 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-10-17 17:22:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News Food Bank) - The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will be open tomorrow, Saturday October 17th., form 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to accept food donations to assist the victims of our recent tornado.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News Food Bank) - The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will be open tomorrow, Saturday October 17th., form 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to accept food donations to assist the victims of our recent tornado.
  • Water customers given payment extension, fees waived

    Water customers given payment extension, fees waived

    Friday, October 17 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-10-17 17:15:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & City of Monroe) - Due to the extenuating circumstances associated with Monday's tornado, residential and commercial customers within the Garden District area will be given an extension to pay their current water bill, rather than facing any scheduled disconnects or cut-offs within the next 30-days.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & City of Monroe) - Due to the extenuating circumstances associated with Monday's tornado, residential and commercial customers within the Garden District area will be given an extension to pay their current water bill, rather than facing any scheduled disconnects or cut-offs within the next 30-days.
  • Damage Preventing Garbage Service within Garden District

    Damage Preventing Garbage Service within Garden District

    Friday, October 17 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-10-17 17:12:11 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & City of Monroe) - Due to the widespread damage caused by Monday's tornado, and the ongoing electrical repairs and storm debris removal, Monroe Public Works will not be able to run regular garbage services within the Garden District.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & City of Monroe) - Due to the widespread damage caused by Monday's tornado, and the ongoing electrical repairs and storm debris removal, Monroe Public Works will not be able to run regular garbage services within the Garden District.
  • 3 accused of witness intimidation

    3 accused of witness intimidation

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:50:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One day after Baton Rouge police arrested a 21-year-old man and accused him in a shooting death, police arrested three of the man's relatives and accused them of attempting to intimidate a witness in the case.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One day after Baton Rouge police arrested a 21-year-old man and accused him in a shooting death, police arrested three of the man's relatives and accused them of attempting to intimidate a witness in the case.
  • Obama announcing plan to tighten card security

    Obama announcing plan to tighten card security

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:47:13 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is announcing a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is announcing a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans.
  • Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:45:42 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure.
  • Police stymied finding ID of man in stabbings

    Police stymied finding ID of man in stabbings

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:42:58 GMT
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police are stymied as they try to identify the man who slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot by a trooper in Norwalk.
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police are stymied as they try to identify the man who slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot by a trooper in Norwalk.
  • DA files contempt citation against sheriff's dept.

    DA files contempt citation against sheriff's dept.

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:40:12 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has filed a contempt citation against the Hinds County Sheriff's Department for allegedly leaking incorrect information about a grand jury indictment to the media.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has filed a contempt citation against the Hinds County Sheriff's Department for allegedly leaking incorrect information about a grand jury indictment to the media.
  • Coastal Cleanup on South Miss. beaches Saturday

    Coastal Cleanup on South Miss. beaches Saturday

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:34:48 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Beachgoers may notice cleaner sands this weekend as nearly 2,000 volunteers have registered for the 26th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup, taking place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Beachgoers may notice cleaner sands this weekend as nearly 2,000 volunteers have registered for the 26th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup, taking place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
  • Air shows at Keesler Air Force Base in 2015

    Air shows at Keesler Air Force Base in 2015

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:30:11 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Jets will dance through the air above South Mississippi in the spring when the Keesler air show returns after four years.
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Jets will dance through the air above South Mississippi in the spring when the Keesler air show returns after four years.
  • Inquest set in Missoula strip-club shooting

    Inquest set in Missoula strip-club shooting

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:24:49 GMT
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Missoula County attorney's office has scheduled a coroner's inquest for Nov. 3 in a fatal shooting last month outside a Missoula strip club.
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The Missoula County attorney's office has scheduled a coroner's inquest for Nov. 3 in a fatal shooting last month outside a Missoula strip club.
  • Ex-sheriff pleads not guilty to federal charges

    Ex-sheriff pleads not guilty to federal charges

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:12:12 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Former Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen made his first appearance in federal court since being indicted last month on theft and conspiracy charges.
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Former Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen made his first appearance in federal court since being indicted last month on theft and conspiracy charges.
  • Old high school site gets historical marker

    Old high school site gets historical marker

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:11:09 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A historical maker will be placed Saturday at the site of the former Gulfport High School.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A historical maker will be placed Saturday at the site of the former Gulfport High School.
  • Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

    Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:05:13 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort to fight Ebola.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort to fight Ebola.
  • Pistorius sentencing: Final arguments begin

    Pistorius sentencing: Final arguments begin

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:02:44 GMT
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer says the athlete did not act with any "deviousness" when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and that he felt vulnerable and anxious.
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer says the athlete did not act with any "deviousness" when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and that he felt vulnerable and anxious.
  • Miss. Supreme Court upholds condo suit ruling

    Miss. Supreme Court upholds condo suit ruling

    Friday, October 17 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:00:28 GMT
    KILN, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a state judge's decision that all of Nicola Road in Hancock County is a public thoroughfare.
    KILN, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a state judge's decision that all of Nicola Road in Hancock County is a public thoroughfare.
  • Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

    Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:57:56 GMT
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui (San-Shing-Dway) packed up and moved 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language, nor any indication of where they were going.
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui (San-Shing-Dway) packed up and moved 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language, nor any indication of where they were going.
  • Entertainment history!

    Entertainment history!

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:54:23 GMT
    (AP)- On Oct. 17, 1957, the movie "Jailhouse Rock," starring Elvis Presley, premiered in Memphis.
    (AP)- On Oct. 17, 1957, the movie "Jailhouse Rock," starring Elvis Presley, premiered in Memphis.
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:52:17 GMT
    (AP)- In Oct. 17, 1814, the London Beer Flood inundated the St. Giles district of the British capital as a vat at Meux's Brewery on Tottenham Court Road ruptured, causing other vats to burst as well and sending more than 320-thousand gallons of beer into the streets; up to nine people were reported killed.
    (AP)- In Oct. 17, 1814, the London Beer Flood inundated the St. Giles district of the British capital as a vat at Meux's Brewery on Tottenham Court Road ruptured, causing other vats to burst as well and sending more than 320-thousand gallons of beer into the streets; up to nine people were reported killed.
  • Tarantino film gets permit to use Telluride ranch

    Tarantino film gets permit to use Telluride ranch

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:47:29 GMT
    DENVER (AP) - San Miguel County Commissioners have approved a special-use permit to let Quentin Tarantino use a ranch near Telluride to shoot the upcoming film "The Hateful Eight."
    DENVER (AP) - San Miguel County Commissioners have approved a special-use permit to let Quentin Tarantino use a ranch near Telluride to shoot the upcoming film "The Hateful Eight."
  • British footballer convicted of rape out of jail

    British footballer convicted of rape out of jail

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:43:28 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - A former Premier League player who was convicted of rape has been released from jail amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again.
    LONDON (AP) - A former Premier League player who was convicted of rape has been released from jail amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again.
  • Oil spill money fraud sentence upheld

    Oil spill money fraud sentence upheld

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:21:39 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the fraud conviction of man who pretended to be a shrimp-boat captain and alleged he lost his livelihood to collect oil spill recovery money.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the fraud conviction of man who pretended to be a shrimp-boat captain and alleged he lost his livelihood to collect oil spill recovery money.
  • Unarmed French Quarter patrols delayed

    Unarmed French Quarter patrols delayed

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:15:52 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to use voluntary hotel taxes to fund an unarmed, civilian patrol in the French Quarter has hit a snag.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to use voluntary hotel taxes to fund an unarmed, civilian patrol in the French Quarter has hit a snag.
  • Arkansas man gets 25 years in child rape case

    Arkansas man gets 25 years in child rape case

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:12:54 GMT
    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Mississippi County jury has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for raping an 11-year-old girl who was later found dead.
    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Mississippi County jury has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for raping an 11-year-old girl who was later found dead.
  • Sentencing in fiery crash that killed 5 delayed

    Sentencing in fiery crash that killed 5 delayed

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:11:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An appeals court has halted sentencing of a man convicted of being drunk when he caused a fiery crash that killed five people on Interstate 10.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An appeals court has halted sentencing of a man convicted of being drunk when he caused a fiery crash that killed five people on Interstate 10.
  • 8 candidates remain for Lafayette airport director

    8 candidates remain for Lafayette airport director

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:08:27 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Regional Airport Board of Commissioners has reduced the number of candidates vying to become airport director from 34 to eight.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Regional Airport Board of Commissioners has reduced the number of candidates vying to become airport director from 34 to eight.
  • Avoyelles board begins superintendent search

    Avoyelles board begins superintendent search

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:05:55 GMT
    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A committee of Avoyelles Parish School Board members will begin the process of finding the district's next superintendent next week.
    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A committee of Avoyelles Parish School Board members will begin the process of finding the district's next superintendent next week.
  • Clinton man dead, 3 charged with capital murder

    Clinton man dead, 3 charged with capital murder

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:02:59 GMT
    CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - A 62-year-old Clinton man is dead and three people, including his stepdaughter, have been charged with capital murder in his death.
    CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - A 62-year-old Clinton man is dead and three people, including his stepdaughter, have been charged with capital murder in his death.
  • Nov. sentencing date set in sexual battery case

    Nov. sentencing date set in sexual battery case

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:59:32 GMT
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Nov. 21 sentencing date has been set for a Pascagoula man on two counts of sexual battery of two girls under age 14.
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Nov. 21 sentencing date has been set for a Pascagoula man on two counts of sexual battery of two girls under age 14.
  • Plan announced for Hattiesburg dog park

    Plan announced for Hattiesburg dog park

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:57:07 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Dog lovers living in and around downtown Hattiesburg may soon be able to visit the city's first neighborhood dog park.
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Dog lovers living in and around downtown Hattiesburg may soon be able to visit the city's first neighborhood dog park.
  • Biloxi man released from prison, awaits new trial

    Biloxi man released from prison, awaits new trial

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:53:43 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A 71-year-old Biloxi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court has been released from prison pending further court action.
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - A 71-year-old Biloxi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court has been released from prison pending further court action.
  • Former firefighter pleads guilty |

    Former firefighter pleads guilty |

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:43:31 GMT
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Former New Sight Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Reuben Kahl has pleaded guilty to embezzlement, two counts of uttering forgery and two counts of misdemeanor uttering a forgery.
    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Former New Sight Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Reuben Kahl has pleaded guilty to embezzlement, two counts of uttering forgery and two counts of misdemeanor uttering a forgery.
  • Recovering neighborhood gets new fire station

    Recovering neighborhood gets new fire station

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:41:33 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new fire station has opened in a New Orleans neighborhood still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new fire station has opened in a New Orleans neighborhood still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
  • Man sentenced to death in deadly heroin case

    Man sentenced to death in deadly heroin case

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:26:56 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness.
  • Forest management tour postponed until 2015

    Forest management tour postponed until 2015

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:23:24 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The forest management tour scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Batesville Station has been postponed until spring 2015.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The forest management tour scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Batesville Station has been postponed until spring 2015.
  • Free legal help offered for cancer patients

    Free legal help offered for cancer patients

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:20:34 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Residents in cancer treatment or who have completed treatment are invited to receive free legal assistance covering several important personal documents at an upcoming event.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Residents in cancer treatment or who have completed treatment are invited to receive free legal assistance covering several important personal documents at an upcoming event.
  • Agency to discuss permits for animal operations

    Agency to discuss permits for animal operations

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:16:22 GMT
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will meet to consider extending a moratorium on issuing any new permits for large or medium concentrated animal feeding operations or confined animal operations in the Buffalo River Watershed.
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will meet to consider extending a moratorium on issuing any new permits for large or medium concentrated animal feeding operations or confined animal operations in the Buffalo River Watershed.
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    Severe storm Coverage: Links, video, more

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  • Former State Senator Edwards Barham dies in plane crash

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    Saturday, October 18 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-10-18 18:59:48 GMT
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/RPSO) - Richland Parish officials have released the name of a pilot who died after crashing his plan into a fence Friday afternoon.
    RAYVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News/RPSO) - Richland Parish officials have released the name of a pilot who died after crashing his plan into a fence Friday afternoon.
  • Police: Miss. man found dead in parked car

    Police: Miss. man found dead in parked car

    Monday, October 20 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-10-20 14:25:00 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police have identified a 26-year-old man who was found dead Saturday as he was sitting in the driver's side of a parked car in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales police have identified a 26-year-old man who was found dead Saturday as he was sitting in the driver's side of a parked car in the Gonzales Wal-Mart parking lot.
  • Monroe attorney Charles Kincade dies at 54

    Monroe attorney Charles Kincade dies at 54

    Saturday, October 18 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-10-18 23:58:47 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Well-known Monroe defense attorney Charles Kincade died while on vacation in Germany.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Well-known Monroe defense attorney Charles Kincade died while on vacation in Germany.
  • Oak Grove told they are not at risk of Ebola virus

    Oak Grove told they are not at risk of Ebola virus

    Sunday, October 19 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-10-19 16:41:01 GMT
    OAK GROVE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After a West Carroll Parish man became ill after visiting Nigeria, the town of Oak Grove is sharing a letter from the state confirming the patient does not have Ebola.Many are on-edge with news of the Ebola virus spreading through West Africa and some cases in Dallas hitting a little too close to home. To help reduce that fear, the town of Oak Grove shared a letter on its Facebook page from the Department of Health and Hospitals.In it, the DHH address a local re...
    OAK GROVE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - After a West Carroll Parish man became ill after visiting Nigeria, the town of Oak Grove is sharing a letter from the state confirming the patient does not have Ebola.Many are on-edge with news of the Ebola virus spreading through West Africa and some cases in Dallas hitting a little too close to home. To help reduce that fear, the town of Oak Grove shared a letter on its Facebook page from the Department of Health and Hospitals.In it, the DHH address a local re...
  • NWS confirms two tornadoes hit Ouachita Parish Monday

    NWS confirms two tornadoes hit Ouachita Parish Monday

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-10-18 22:08:35 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The National Weather Service has completed its damage survey for the storm on Monday, October 13, and have confirmed two tornadoes formed in Ouachita Parish.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The National Weather Service has completed its damage survey for the storm on Monday, October 13, and have confirmed two tornadoes formed in Ouachita Parish.
  • WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

    WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:01:55 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. In an update issued Monday, the U.N. health agency said the country's containment of the lethal disease was a "spectacular success story."
    LONDON (AP) - The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. In an update issued Monday, the U.N. health agency said the country's containment of the lethal disease was a "spectacular success story."
  • NWS confirms a second tornado hit Monday in West Ouachita Parish

    NWS confirms a second tornado hit Monday in West Ouachita Parish

    Sunday, October 19 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-10-19 23:06:10 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The national weather service completed it's damage survey of Monday's storms in the ARKLAMISS, and confirmed two tornadoes in Ouachita Parish.One, an EF-2 hitting near the river and into the Garden District and the other an EF-1 near caples Road.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The national weather service completed it's damage survey of Monday's storms in the ARKLAMISS, and confirmed two tornadoes in Ouachita Parish.One, an EF-2 hitting near the river and into the Garden District and the other an EF-1 near caples Road.
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