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  • Two sent to hospital after Monroe crash

    Two sent to hospital after Monroe crash

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

    Teen dead in Jackson Parish crash

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

    2014 Blitz - Week #12 Games and Scores

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

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

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

  • Lower gases prices means budget woes for the state

    Lower gases prices means budget woes for the state

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

    2 junior high students arrested this week, unrelated charges

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

    Louisiana tax amnesty program to generate 142 million dollars

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

    Adjustments planned to close Louisiana's deficit

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

    Landrieu splits with President on immigration action

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

    Court will not reinstate Angola 3 inmate conviction

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

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

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

    Monroe holiday closure and garbage schedule

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:08 PM EST2014-11-22 00:08:48 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community Recreation Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & City of Monroe) - All City of Monroe Offices, Monroe City Court, Monroe City Marshals, Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Community Recreation Centers, and Masur Museum of Art WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • Teen driver issued ticket in crash that killed five family members

    Teen driver issued ticket in crash that killed five family members

    Friday, November 21 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-11-22 00:06:45 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - A horrific wreck over night on I-20 in Ouachita Parish left five people dead.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - The 16-year-old driver, in the horrific accident that killed five family members, has been cited for careless operation of a vehicle. State police say it is a misdemeanor traffic ticket issued routinely in accident cases.
  • Monroe Christmas tree lighting Saturday evening

    Monroe Christmas tree lighting Saturday evening

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

    Missing climber's body recovered at Colorado peak

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

    French minister quits over financial crimes probe

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

    Arkansas couple sentenced in child meth case

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

    Judge: Man accuse of killing officer mentally ill

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

    6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh

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

    Greene County justice sentenced to probation

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

    Ky. state office workers asked to shovel snow

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

    Governor Jindal to unveil deficit-closing plan Friday

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

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

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

    Coast casino revenue up 9 percent jump in October

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

    Blue pear-shaped diamond sets auction record

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

    New Hampshire man sues over burial plot mix-up

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

    Woman with gun arrested outside White House

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

    Arkansas plans highway lane closures over holiday

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

    DC service set 20 years after shooting rampage

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

    2 convicted in Texas of children sex trafficking

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

    2 Comeaux High students cited in bomb hoax

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

    Man killed by officer on La. college campus

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

    Here is the latest Louisiana news

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

    Today's Highlight in History

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

    Entertainment history

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

    State changing Medicaid contracts

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

    Man pleads guilty in deaths of motorcyclists

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

    Haughton man killed in crash

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

    Miss. GOP against president's immigration order

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

    Man arrested in Hattiesburg beating death

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

    Human remains found on old Broadwater resort site

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

    Robinson's sentence, conviction stand

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

    Man convicted in beating of jail officer

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

    XPLOR Energy pleads to Clean Water Act violation

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

    Police to hold community meetings

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

    AG warns residents to use caution shopping online

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

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

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

    St. Francis earns top performer recognition

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

    La. tech entrepreneurs, innovators share ideas at competition

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

    Natchitoches teacher arrested for sending improper messages to student

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

    MPD, Welcomes new officers and academy graduates

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

    UCLA routs Nicholls 107-74 for 3rd straight win

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

    Restaurant destroyed in fire, reopens for Holidays

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

    BBQ for Fort Hero Friday

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

    Homicide in Richard Parish Thursday morning

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

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

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

    Fifth Congressional District candidates debate

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

    Selling the Arklamiss: Part 1

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

    Thanksgiving meal costs up 15%

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

    Skip the sink when prepping turkey

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

    LSP stressing the importance of seat belts after I-20 fatality

    Thursday, November 20 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-11-20 23:56:36 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Louisiana State Police is using last nights accident to remind people how important it is to wear seat belts.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- The Louisiana State Police is using last nights accident to remind people how important it is to wear seat belts.
  • Throwback Thursday: What is this?

    Throwback Thursday: What is this?

    Thursday, November 20 2014 4:38 PM EST2014-11-20 21:38:22 GMT
     BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we're asking if you know what this picture is? 

     BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we're asking if you know what this picture is? 
  • La. tax amnesty program estimates raising $169M

    La. tax amnesty program estimates raising $169M

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:39 PM EST2014-11-20 20:39:09 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers is expected to bring in $169 million.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's latest amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers is expected to bring in $169 million.
  • Funeral set for sister of 'Mockingbird' author

    Funeral set for sister of 'Mockingbird' author

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:37 PM EST2014-11-20 20:37:46 GMT
    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Funeral services are set for attorney and church leader Alice Finch Lee, the sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.
    MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Funeral services are set for attorney and church leader Alice Finch Lee, the sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee.
  • After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

    After nights of calm, raucous protest in Ferguson

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:28 PM EST2014-11-20 20:28:20 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in the St. Louis County town of Ferguson.
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in the St. Louis County town of Ferguson.
  • US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

    US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:26 PM EST2014-11-20 20:26:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.
  • Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting

    Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:20 PM EST2014-11-20 20:20:01 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
  • Bank takes over financially troubled cemetery

    Bank takes over financially troubled cemetery

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:15 PM EST2014-11-20 20:15:50 GMT
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - United Community Bank has moved to take possession of 29 acres of the financially troubled Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery in Prairieville.
    GONZALES, La. (AP) - United Community Bank has moved to take possession of 29 acres of the financially troubled Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery in Prairieville.
  • Arkansas man convicted in machete attack case

    Arkansas man convicted in machete attack case

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-11-20 20:07:00 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Jurors have convicted a Fort Smith man of killing two men with a machete. 21-year-old Gregory Kinsey had faced capital murder charges but was found guilty of first- and second-degree murder on Wednesday.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Jurors have convicted a Fort Smith man of killing two men with a machete. 21-year-old Gregory Kinsey had faced capital murder charges but was found guilty of first- and second-degree murder on Wednesday.
  • Woman accused of embezzling $465K from employer

    Woman accused of embezzling $465K from employer

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:05 PM EST2014-11-20 20:05:44 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors accuse a former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm of embezzling $465,000 from the company.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors accuse a former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm of embezzling $465,000 from the company.
  • Deputy suspended, demoted over ticket incident

    Deputy suspended, demoted over ticket incident

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-11-20 20:04:16 GMT
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Sheriff's Office demoted and suspended without pay a high-ranking captain after he tried to interfere with a deputy issuing a speeding ticket.
    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Sheriff's Office demoted and suspended without pay a high-ranking captain after he tried to interfere with a deputy issuing a speeding ticket.
  • Hagel: Islamic State presents new challenge to US

    Hagel: Islamic State presents new challenge to US

    Thursday, November 20 2014 3:01 PM EST2014-11-20 20:01:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Islamic State group "an incredibly powerful new threat."
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling the Islamic State group "an incredibly powerful new threat."
  • School official: Prayer inconsistent with policy

    School official: Prayer inconsistent with policy

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:59 PM EST2014-11-20 19:59:48 GMT
    CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish school officials say an introductory prayer during a Veterans Day assembly at Morgan City High School last week was inconsistent with a school district policy forbidding mandatory religious activities.
    CENTERVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Mary Parish school officials say an introductory prayer during a Veterans Day assembly at Morgan City High School last week was inconsistent with a school district policy forbidding mandatory religious activities.
  • Tribal police make arrest in casino chips theft

    Tribal police make arrest in casino chips theft

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:57 PM EST2014-11-20 19:57:07 GMT
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tribal police in Connecticut have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape.
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Tribal police in Connecticut have charged one of two suspects linked to the theft of $7,000 of gambling chips from a casino customer before punching the patron during his escape.
  • State, school boards to get pension relief

    State, school boards to get pension relief

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:54 PM EST2014-11-20 19:54:32 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agencies and local school boards won't have to pay as much next fiscal year to cover pension costs for active employees.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agencies and local school boards won't have to pay as much next fiscal year to cover pension costs for active employees.
  • Metro Baton Rouge home sales up in October

    Metro Baton Rouge home sales up in October

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:52 PM EST2014-11-20 19:52:44 GMT
    ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 0.8 percent in October, thanks to continuing strong sales in Livingston and Ascension parishes.
    ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home sales in metro Baton Rouge increased by 0.8 percent in October, thanks to continuing strong sales in Livingston and Ascension parishes.
  • Storm blamed for 8th death in New York

    Storm blamed for 8th death in New York

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:50 PM EST2014-11-20 19:50:44 GMT
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A massive lake-effect snowstorm that's been pounding the Buffalo area is being blamed for an eighth death.
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A massive lake-effect snowstorm that's been pounding the Buffalo area is being blamed for an eighth death.
  • Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

    Affleck praises wife, talks Maher spat before gala

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:48 PM EST2014-11-20 19:48:10 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Affleck was honored Wednesday night with an award from Save the Children. Before the gala, the actor spoke openly about his admiration for his wife, Jennifer Garner, and his spat last month with "Real Time" host Bill Maher.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Affleck was honored Wednesday night with an award from Save the Children. Before the gala, the actor spoke openly about his admiration for his wife, Jennifer Garner, and his spat last month with "Real Time" host Bill Maher.
  • Today's Highlight in History

    Today's Highlight in History

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:45 PM EST2014-11-20 19:45:45 GMT
    (AP)- On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
    (AP)- On Nov. 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. On this date: In 1620, Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay; he was the first child born of English parents in present-day New England.
  • Entertainment history

    Entertainment history

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:43 PM EST2014-11-20 19:43:36 GMT
    (AP)- On November 20th, 1966, the musical "Cabaret" opened on Broadway. In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single "Apeman."
    (AP)- On November 20th, 1966, the musical "Cabaret" opened on Broadway. In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single "Apeman."
  • 'The Hunger Games" Thai opening marked by arrests

    'The Hunger Games" Thai opening marked by arrests

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:41 PM EST2014-11-20 19:41:38 GMT
    BANGKOK (AP) - Police have detained three student activists at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
    BANGKOK (AP) - Police have detained three student activists at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign of defiance.
  • Sunset mayor seeks funds to restore old school

    Sunset mayor seeks funds to restore old school

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:39 PM EST2014-11-20 19:39:21 GMT
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Sunset Mayor Cecil Lavergne has asked the St. Landry Parish Council for money to restore the former Sunset High building.
    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Sunset Mayor Cecil Lavergne has asked the St. Landry Parish Council for money to restore the former Sunset High building.
  • Revenues collected from Natchez Regional

    Revenues collected from Natchez Regional

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:34 PM EST2014-11-20 19:34:13 GMT
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Approximately half of the anticipated revenues from Natchez Regional Medical Center's final months as a county-owned facility have been collected.
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Approximately half of the anticipated revenues from Natchez Regional Medical Center's final months as a county-owned facility have been collected.
  • Delta State holds funeral for axed programs

    Delta State holds funeral for axed programs

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-11-20 19:32:34 GMT
    CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - About 80 Delta State students and faculty held a funeral to mourn the demise of five undergraduate degree programs eliminated because of budget cuts.
    CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - About 80 Delta State students and faculty held a funeral to mourn the demise of five undergraduate degree programs eliminated because of budget cuts.
  • Lafayette County fire district expands

    Lafayette County fire district expands

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:23 PM EST2014-11-20 19:23:27 GMT
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Residents living along Mississippi Highway 30 and on several county roads extending off the highway may soon see a reduction in their homeowners insurance after the area was included in the Lafayette County Fire Department's Central Fire Grading District. Fire Coordinator Jerry Johnson says the move reduces the fire rating for those living in the expanded area from a 10 to 7. The area extends from the existing grading district, which is served through the Central Fire Sta...
    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Residents living along Mississippi Highway 30 and on several county roads extending off the highway may soon see a reduction in their homeowners insurance after the area was included in the Lafayette County Fire Department's Central Fire Grading District. Fire Coordinator Jerry Johnson says the move reduces the fire rating for those living in the expanded area from a 10 to 7. The area extends from the existing grading district, which is served through the Central Fire Sta...
  • Sheriff seeks suspect in Delhi homicide

    Sheriff seeks suspect in Delhi homicide

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:21 PM EST2014-11-20 19:21:46 GMT
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened Thursday morning. Deputies say it started as a medical emergency call around 7:15 AM. But, when the ambulance crew arrived, they found Michael McGee dead in his doorway.
    DELHI, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Richland Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened Thursday morning. Deputies say it started as a medical emergency call around 7:15 AM. But, when the ambulance crew arrived, they found Michael McGee dead in his doorway.
  • Wreck on Highway 138

    Wreck on Highway 138

    Thursday, November 20 2014 2:10 PM EST2014-11-20 19:10:55 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Single car wreck near Collinston and the driver was air lifted to Shreveport.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Single car wreck near Collinston and the driver was air lifted to Shreveport.
  • Man dies after Hattiesburg apartment shooting

    Man dies after Hattiesburg apartment shooting

    Thursday, November 20 2014 1:48 PM EST2014-11-20 18:48:34 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Police say a Hattiesburg man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as 48-year-old Christopher Robinson. Benedict says Robinson was pronounced at Forrest General Hospital Wednesday evening. Police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said Robinson suffered at least one gunshot wound. Traxler says another man was injured in the shooting, but did not go to the hospital. He says no arrests have been made and th...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Police say a Hattiesburg man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict identified the victim as 48-year-old Christopher Robinson. Benedict says Robinson was pronounced at Forrest General Hospital Wednesday evening. Police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said Robinson suffered at least one gunshot wound. Traxler says another man was injured in the shooting, but did not go to the hospital. He says no arrests have been made and th...
  • Hattiesburg recycling plans firming up

    Hattiesburg recycling plans firming up

    Thursday, November 20 2014 1:46 PM EST2014-11-20 18:46:45 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - For Hattiesburg residents interested in recycling, the city's curbside service shouldn't miss a beat after the first of the year. The city intends to take over the recycling program once its contract with Waste Pro Inc. expires Dec. 31. City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday that committed $597,000 toward creating a user-fee recycling program, though about $355,000 earmarked for two new trucks dedicated to the service would be held until at least February t...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - For Hattiesburg residents interested in recycling, the city's curbside service shouldn't miss a beat after the first of the year. The city intends to take over the recycling program once its contract with Waste Pro Inc. expires Dec. 31. City Council approved a budget amendment Tuesday that committed $597,000 toward creating a user-fee recycling program, though about $355,000 earmarked for two new trucks dedicated to the service would be held until at least February t...
  • 2 Miss. school buses collided, 20 injured

    2 Miss. school buses collided, 20 injured

    Thursday, November 20 2014 1:32 PM EST2014-11-20 18:32:15 GMT
    LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say 20 children, from first-graders to seniors, suffered injuries when two school buses collided on Mississippi 26 in George County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Benjamin Seibert say two buses, were both eastbound at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday. He says the first stopped to let students off and the second rear-ended it. Seibert said 20 students were initially taken to George Regional Hospital for injuries mostly consisting of lacerations, bruises and sprains...
    LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say 20 children, from first-graders to seniors, suffered injuries when two school buses collided on Mississippi 26 in George County. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Benjamin Seibert say two buses, were both eastbound at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday. He says the first stopped to let students off and the second rear-ended it. Seibert said 20 students were initially taken to George Regional Hospital for injuries mostly consisting of lacerations, bruises and sprains...
  • No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    No big winners in Wednesday's lottery drawings

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:50 PM EST2014-11-20 17:50:11 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $425,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $450,000 for Saturday. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $60 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday. The Easy 5 ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings on Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $425,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $450,000 for Saturday. Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $60 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday. The Easy 5 ...
  • Ouachita Parish eligible for SBA disaster loans

    Ouachita Parish eligible for SBA disaster loans

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-11-20 17:40:50 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. Officials say that means low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and business owners whose property was damaged or destroyed in the storms that struck Oct. 13. The SBA decision means assistance is available in Ouachita Parish and in neighboring Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Moreh...
    MONROE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Gov. Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. Officials say that means low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and business owners whose property was damaged or destroyed in the storms that struck Oct. 13. The SBA decision means assistance is available in Ouachita Parish and in neighboring Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Moreh...
  • Grand jury indicts 14 for alleged meth ring

    Grand jury indicts 14 for alleged meth ring

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:37 PM EST2014-11-20 17:37:37 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people in what prosecutors allege was a major methamphetamine ring that funneled drugs from Texas to south Louisiana. The 20-count indictment, unsealed Wednesday, is the result of a more than yearlong investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Acadiana. Prosecutors say methamphetamine was purchased in large quantities in Texas and then distributed throughout southwest Louisiana, mainly Lafayette and New Iberia, over ...
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people in what prosecutors allege was a major methamphetamine ring that funneled drugs from Texas to south Louisiana. The 20-count indictment, unsealed Wednesday, is the result of a more than yearlong investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Acadiana. Prosecutors say methamphetamine was purchased in large quantities in Texas and then distributed throughout southwest Louisiana, mainly Lafayette and New Iberia, over ...
  • Homer man gets 38 months for theft

    Homer man gets 38 months for theft

    Thursday, November 20 2014 12:28 PM EST2014-11-20 17:28:00 GMT
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Homer man has been sentenced to 38 months in prison for stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 47-year-old John Bob Jr. was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He also was ordered to pay $58,248 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release upon completion of his pris...
    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Homer man has been sentenced to 38 months in prison for stealing more than $59,000 from his Claiborne Parish employer's bank account. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 47-year-old John Bob Jr. was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for one count each of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He also was ordered to pay $58,248 in restitution and serve five years of supervised release upon completion of his pris...
  • Perry to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    Perry to campaign with GOP candidate Bill Cassidy

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:56 AM EST2014-11-20 14:56:59 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be urging people to cast ballots for Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Other likely GOP presidential contenders have headed to the state ...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name to the list of possible Republican presidential candidates flooding the campaign trail for GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy. Perry is scheduled to attend three early voting rallies with Cassidy next week, on Tuesday in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and Covington. He'll be urging people to cast ballots for Cassidy in the Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. Other likely GOP presidential contenders have headed to the state ...
  • Suspect in 2013 case arrested in Georgia

    Suspect in 2013 case arrested in Georgia

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:52 AM EST2014-11-20 14:52:06 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police say a man wanted in connection with a 2013 shooting death has been arrested in Georgia. A police news release Wednesday said 25-year-old Travis Cochran was wanted in connection with the death of 33-year-old Ahmad Sheppard. Police have learned that Cochran was arrested in Banks County, Georgia, on Oct. 29, following a traffic stop. He allegedly gave authorities a false name but was later identified through fingerprints. New Orleans detectives were working ...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police say a man wanted in connection with a 2013 shooting death has been arrested in Georgia. A police news release Wednesday said 25-year-old Travis Cochran was wanted in connection with the death of 33-year-old Ahmad Sheppard. Police have learned that Cochran was arrested in Banks County, Georgia, on Oct. 29, following a traffic stop. He allegedly gave authorities a false name but was later identified through fingerprints. New Orleans detectives were working ...
  • Ministry to give away turkeys to needy

    Ministry to give away turkeys to needy

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:45 AM EST2014-11-20 14:45:35 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Camelot College and Power in the Word World Ministries in Baton Rouge plan to give away 300 turkeys on Monday to the needy. The turkeys will be given away on the campus of Camelot College at 10 a.m. Nov. 24. Ronnie L. Williams, pastor of Power in the Word World Ministries, says in order to qualify for a turkey, people must register before 5 p.m. Friday. To register, call 225-928-3005 or visit Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Camelot College and Power in the Word World Ministries in Baton Rouge plan to give away 300 turkeys on Monday to the needy. The turkeys will be given away on the campus of Camelot College at 10 a.m. Nov. 24. Ronnie L. Williams, pastor of Power in the Word World Ministries, says in order to qualify for a turkey, people must register before 5 p.m. Friday. To register, call 225-928-3005 or visit Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
  • Arkansas man sentenced in sexual assaults, attacks

    Arkansas man sentenced in sexual assaults, attacks

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:44 AM EST2014-11-20 14:44:03 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating and raping a 79-year-old woman and her 14-year-old great-granddaughter. 39-year-old Adrian Wooten of Mineral Springs was sentenced on Wednesday after being convicted by a jury in Nashville. The attack occurred in August 2013 at the woman's house in Tollette, a town of about 300 people in southwest Arkansas. Wooten hit the woman and the girl in the head, face and mouth before sexually assaulting them.
    NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating and raping a 79-year-old woman and her 14-year-old great-granddaughter. 39-year-old Adrian Wooten of Mineral Springs was sentenced on Wednesday after being convicted by a jury in Nashville. The attack occurred in August 2013 at the woman's house in Tollette, a town of about 300 people in southwest Arkansas. Wooten hit the woman and the girl in the head, face and mouth before sexually assaulting them.
  • 2 courts set to take up gay marriage in Arkansas

    2 courts set to take up gay marriage in Arkansas

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:42 AM EST2014-11-20 14:42:33 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arguments are set in two Arkansas courtrooms on whether the state should drop its prohibition against same-sex marriages. The state Supreme Court on Thursday morning will take up a Pulaski County judge's decision to toss out the ban. His ruling last May led to 541 gay couples obtaining marriage licenses before a stay was issued. Later Thursday, a federal judge will hear similar arguments. Ten years ago, state voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriag...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arguments are set in two Arkansas courtrooms on whether the state should drop its prohibition against same-sex marriages. The state Supreme Court on Thursday morning will take up a Pulaski County judge's decision to toss out the ban. His ruling last May led to 541 gay couples obtaining marriage licenses before a stay was issued. Later Thursday, a federal judge will hear similar arguments. Ten years ago, state voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriag...
  • Judge limits suspect in death of Peterson's son

    Judge limits suspect in death of Peterson's son

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-11-20 14:41:21 GMT
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family. The judge imposed additional bond conditions Wednesday for 28-year-old Joseph Patterson. He was released on a $2 million bond in September and faces charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the Octobe...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall must have no unsupervised contact with children and no contact with the victim's family. The judge imposed additional bond conditions Wednesday for 28-year-old Joseph Patterson. He was released on a $2 million bond in September and faces charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault in the Octobe...
  • Spurs crown King James

    Spurs crown King James

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:31 AM EST2014-11-20 14:31:25 GMT
    (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs trumped LeBron James once again. Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw (DEE'-ow) scored 19 points apiece as the Spurs downed the Cavaliers 92-90 in Cleveland. Manu Ginobili (jih-NOH'-blee) scored on a layup with 18 seconds left, made a free throw with 9.1 to go and harassed James into a turnover with 1.9 seconds remaining. It was the first meeting between the Spurs and James since last June, when San Antonio overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. James scored just 15 p...
    (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs trumped LeBron James once again. Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw (DEE'-ow) scored 19 points apiece as the Spurs downed the Cavaliers 92-90 in Cleveland. Manu Ginobili (jih-NOH'-blee) scored on a layup with 18 seconds left, made a free throw with 9.1 to go and harassed James into a turnover with 1.9 seconds remaining. It was the first meeting between the Spurs and James since last June, when San Antonio overpowered the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. James scored just 15 p...
  • Arkansas makes quick work of Wake Forest, 83-53

    Arkansas makes quick work of Wake Forest, 83-53

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:24 AM EST2014-11-20 14:24:17 GMT
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ky Madden had 11 points to lead six players in double figures as Arkansas used a 15-0 first-half run to pull away for an 83-53 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night. The win is the 45th straight at home against unranked nonconference opponents for the Razorbacks (2-0), who were picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference in the preseason. Twelve players scored for Arkansas, with Bobby Portis, Moses Kingsley, Anton Beard, Alandise Harris and Jacorey Willia...
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ky Madden had 11 points to lead six players in double figures as Arkansas used a 15-0 first-half run to pull away for an 83-53 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night. The win is the 45th straight at home against unranked nonconference opponents for the Razorbacks (2-0), who were picked to finish third in the Southeastern Conference in the preseason. Twelve players scored for Arkansas, with Bobby Portis, Moses Kingsley, Anton Beard, Alandise Harris and Jacorey Willia...
  • Florida State University Shooting

    Florida State University Shooting

    Thursday, November 20 2014 8:30 AM EST2014-11-20 13:30:38 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Florida State University was put on lock down just after midnight when gunman opened fire in or near the campus library.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - Florida State University was put on lock down just after midnight when gunman opened fire in or near the campus library.
  • Community "fights like a Tiger" for Sam Routon

    Community "fights like a Tiger" for Sam Routon

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-11-20 04:32:44 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for a local family over the past week, simply by an online t-shirt sale. Drew and Jennifer Routon found out their 2-year-old son Sam has stage 4 cancer. 
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)--Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for a local family over the past week, simply by an online t-shirt sale. Drew and Jennifer Routon found out their 2-year-old son Sam has stage 4 cancer. 
  • Few choices for Ouachita Parish School Superintendent

    Few choices for Ouachita Parish School Superintendent

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 7:59 PM EST2014-11-20 00:59:40 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Superintendent Bob Webber is the face of Ouachita Parish Schools, but after 13 years in the position he's stepping down. In three weeks, the school board will make the final vote on his replacement. Since only two candidates applied, the new superintendent is likely to be a familiar face.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Superintendent Bob Webber is the face of Ouachita Parish Schools, but after 13 years in the position he's stepping down. In three weeks, the school board will make the final vote on his replacement. Since only two candidates applied, the new superintendent is likely to be a familiar face.
  • ULM's Stockley honored as outstanding educator

    ULM's Stockley honored as outstanding educator

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-11-19 23:41:08 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News &  ULM) - Dr. Joshua Stockley—associate professor of political science and director of the ULM Honors Program—takes on many roles at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Called a marvel in the classroom; the professor, director, and mentor has been awarded for his dedication to his students and his field with two teaching awards this year. Stockley also often serves as a political analyst for KNOE 8 News.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News &  ULM) - Dr. Joshua Stockley—associate professor of political science and director of the ULM Honors Program—takes on many roles at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Called a marvel in the classroom; the professor, director, and mentor has been awarded for his dedication to his students and his field with two teaching awards this year. Stockley also often serves as a political analyst for KNOE 8 News.
  • Small Business Saturday, November 29th

    Small Business Saturday, November 29th

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-11-19 23:34:08 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Chamber) – The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce encourages consumers to shop in local small businesses on Saturday, November 29 as part of national Small Business Saturday.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Chamber) – The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce encourages consumers to shop in local small businesses on Saturday, November 29 as part of national Small Business Saturday.
  • Grocer kicks-off annual holiday food drive

    Grocer kicks-off annual holiday food drive

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-11-19 23:20:03 GMT
    TYLER, Texas (KNOE 8 News & BGC) - Brookshire Grocery Company is once again kicking off its 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. Beginning Wednesday, through Dec. 20, participating Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items.
    TYLER, Texas (KNOE 8 News & BGC) - Brookshire Grocery Company is once again kicking off its 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. Beginning Wednesday, through Dec. 20, participating Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items.
  • Updated: Grambling State University faculty votes "No Confidence" in Cynthia Warrick

    Updated: Grambling State University faculty votes "No Confidence" in Cynthia Warrick

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-11-19 23:02:34 GMT
    GRAMBLING, La. (GSU Faculty Senate & KNOE 8 News)- KNOE has just received a statement from faculty leaders of Grambling State University confirming they have voted "no confidence" in GSU Interim President Cynthia Warrick.
    GRAMBLING, La. (GSU Faculty Senate & KNOE 8 News)- KNOE has just received a statement from faculty leaders of Grambling State University confirming they have voted "no confidence" in GSU Interim President Cynthia Warrick.
  • Woman held captive and beaten in Monroe motel escapes

    Woman held captive and beaten in Monroe motel escapes

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 5:51 PM EST2014-11-19 22:51:04 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - A Monroe woman, who says she was beaten for several days while her children watched, escapes the motel room where she was being held captive.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & MPD) - A Monroe woman, who says she was beaten for several days while her children watched, escapes the motel room where she was being held captive.
  • How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

    How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:29 PM EST2014-11-19 19:29:14 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The cars of the future promise to be safer because sophisticated sensors and cameras will give them a far better understanding of potential dangers than any human can muster. ..
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The cars of the future promise to be safer because sophisticated sensors and cameras will give them a far better understanding of potential dangers than any human can muster. ..
  • Heroin found in fire extinguishers on bus

    Heroin found in fire extinguishers on bus

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-11-19 19:26:54 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies searching a commercial passenger bus with a K-9 unit uncovered nearly 16 pounds of heroin - all of it hidden in two fire extinguishers.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies searching a commercial passenger bus with a K-9 unit uncovered nearly 16 pounds of heroin - all of it hidden in two fire extinguishers.
  • Body found in Lake Pontchartrain

    Body found in Lake Pontchartrain

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:24 PM EST2014-11-19 19:24:25 GMT
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man's body has been found in Lake Pontchartrain. Police say the body was spotted around 9 a.m. Wednesday near 5400 Lakeshore Drive.
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man's body has been found in Lake Pontchartrain. Police say the body was spotted around 9 a.m. Wednesday near 5400 Lakeshore Drive.
  • Ex-Sandy Hook student begins 2nd annual memorial

    Ex-Sandy Hook student begins 2nd annual memorial

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:21 PM EST2014-11-19 19:21:07 GMT
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student is launching a second annual series of remembrances to honor the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot there in December 2012.
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student is launching a second annual series of remembrances to honor the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot there in December 2012.
  • Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

    Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:18 PM EST2014-11-19 19:18:09 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas on Friday.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas on Friday.
  • 1st same-sex marriage licenses issued in South Carolina

    1st same-sex marriage licenses issued in South Carolina

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:16 PM EST2014-11-19 19:16:08 GMT
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state's attorney general to block such unions.
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state's attorney general to block such unions.
  • Police: Substitute bought child porn from student

    Police: Substitute bought child porn from student

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:14 PM EST2014-11-19 19:14:19 GMT
    EMPORIUM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania substitute teacher bought pictures of nude female students from one of their classmates.
    EMPORIUM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania substitute teacher bought pictures of nude female students from one of their classmates.
  • Bedridden man dies in Sulphur house fire

    Bedridden man dies in Sulphur house fire

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:12 PM EST2014-11-19 19:12:27 GMT
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish authorities say a bedridden man died in a house fire north of Sulphur.
    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish authorities say a bedridden man died in a house fire north of Sulphur.
  • JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:10 PM EST2014-11-19 19:10:42 GMT
    (AP)- It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.
    (AP)- It will soon cost you money to check a bag on JetBlue if you buy the cheapest level of tickets.
  • Supporters say man framed his deaf brother in murder case

    Supporters say man framed his deaf brother in murder case

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 2:01 PM EST2014-11-19 19:01:56 GMT
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A deaf Florida man who supporters say was framed for murder by his brother has a chance to get out of prison.
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A deaf Florida man who supporters say was framed for murder by his brother has a chance to get out of prison.
  • Army to weigh soldier's charges of killing comrade

    Army to weigh soldier's charges of killing comrade

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:58 PM EST2014-11-19 18:58:47 GMT
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Army will decide whether an infantryman based in Colorado should face a court-martial on charges of shooting another soldier to death when they were deployed in Jordan.
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - The Army will decide whether an infantryman based in Colorado should face a court-martial on charges of shooting another soldier to death when they were deployed in Jordan.
  • Missing Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

    Missing Honduras beauty queen, sister found dead

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:55 PM EST2014-11-19 18:55:48 GMT
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago.
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago.
  • VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

    VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:51 PM EST2014-11-19 18:51:08 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.
    DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.
  • Baton Rouge council discusses employee pay raises

    Baton Rouge council discusses employee pay raises

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 1:44 PM EST2014-11-19 18:44:41 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The few Baton Rouge Metro Council members that attended a hearing did not let their small number stand in the way of drilling down into the mayor's proposed budget.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The few Baton Rouge Metro Council members that attended a hearing did not let their small number stand in the way of drilling down into the mayor's proposed budget.
  • Low-interest federal disaster loans available to storm victims

    Low-interest federal disaster loans available to storm victims

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:47 PM EST2014-11-19 17:47:15 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & GOHSEP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. 
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News & GOHSEP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Bobby Jindal's request for federal disaster assistance following last month's severe weather and tornadoes in Ouachita Parish. 
  • Moss Bluff, Gillis to vote on school tax

    Moss Bluff, Gillis to vote on school tax

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:46 PM EST2014-11-19 17:46:20 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Voters in the Moss Bluff and Gillis areas will decide Dec. 6 whether to approve a 20-year, $12.7 million bond issue that would pay for a new elementary school.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Voters in the Moss Bluff and Gillis areas will decide Dec. 6 whether to approve a 20-year, $12.7 million bond issue that would pay for a new elementary school.
  • Early voting begins Saturday

    Early voting begins Saturday

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-11-19 17:43:50 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & La. SOS) - Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the General Congressional Election set for December 6th to consider voting early. Early voting begins this Saturday, November 22nd and continues through Saturday, November 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day: 
    BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & La. SOS) - Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging all Louisianians eligible to vote in the General Congressional Election set for December 6th to consider voting early. Early voting begins this Saturday, November 22nd and continues through Saturday, November 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day: 
  • MDHS attorney claims salary comes up short

    MDHS attorney claims salary comes up short

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:39 PM EST2014-11-19 17:39:44 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - William Satterfield is asking the state Court of Appeals to revive his lawsuit against his employer, the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - William Satterfield is asking the state Court of Appeals to revive his lawsuit against his employer, the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
  • Expert to talk Ebola at ULM seminar

    Expert to talk Ebola at ULM seminar

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:36 PM EST2014-11-19 17:36:03 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & ULM) - Colonel Stanley John Whidden M.D., Ph.D., will give a special presentation on the recent Ebola virus pandemic, at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 24, on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus, in the Student Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & ULM) - Colonel Stanley John Whidden M.D., Ph.D., will give a special presentation on the recent Ebola virus pandemic, at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 24, on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus, in the Student Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.
  • Machete attack case could go to jury Wednesday

    Machete attack case could go to jury Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:35 PM EST2014-11-19 17:35:11 GMT
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The judge in the double murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith with a machete says the case could soon go to the jury.
    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The judge in the double murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith with a machete says the case could soon go to the jury.
  • Tangipahoa board looks at desegregation plan

    Tangipahoa board looks at desegregation plan

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:32 PM EST2014-11-19 17:32:56 GMT
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish school officials have agreed to an action plan for complying with the parish's desegregation orders for student assignment, infrastructure, long-term financing and teacher employment.
    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish school officials have agreed to an action plan for complying with the parish's desegregation orders for student assignment, infrastructure, long-term financing and teacher employment.
  • Campus ministry to provide Thanksgiving dinner to ULM family

    Campus ministry to provide Thanksgiving dinner to ULM family

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:30 PM EST2014-11-19 17:30:18 GMT
    MONROE, La. (ULM & KNOE) - Project 17—the University of Louisiana at Monroe's united campus ministries organization, which includes Chi Alpha, the Wesley Foundation, the Catholic Campus Ministry, Warhawks for Christ, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry— will provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to members of the ULM family from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Catholic Campus Ministry, located at 911 University Ave.
    MONROE, La. (ULM & KNOE) - Project 17—the University of Louisiana at Monroe's united campus ministries organization, which includes Chi Alpha, the Wesley Foundation, the Catholic Campus Ministry, Warhawks for Christ, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry— will provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to members of the ULM family from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Catholic Campus Ministry, located at 911 University Ave.
  • Sorrento moving closer to deal with sheriff

    Sorrento moving closer to deal with sheriff

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:18 PM EST2014-11-19 17:18:15 GMT
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council is closer to entering into a long-term contract with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office after deciding for a second time not to pay newly elected Police Chief Fern Barnett the salary she claims she is entitled to under state law.
    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The Sorrento Town Council is closer to entering into a long-term contract with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office after deciding for a second time not to pay newly elected Police Chief Fern Barnett the salary she claims she is entitled to under state law.
  • Prayer at school assembly prompts complaint

    Prayer at school assembly prompts complaint

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:16 PM EST2014-11-19 17:16:30 GMT
    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Washington-based humanist group has written a letter to St. Mary Parish school officials demanding they omit prayer from school-sponsored events.
    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Washington-based humanist group has written a letter to St. Mary Parish school officials demanding they omit prayer from school-sponsored events.
  • 2 arrested in slaying of football coach

    2 arrested in slaying of football coach

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:13 PM EST2014-11-19 17:13:50 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested two cousins in the shooting death of the West St. John High School quarterbacks coach in the parking lot of a nightclub.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested two cousins in the shooting death of the West St. John High School quarterbacks coach in the parking lot of a nightclub.
  • Marion County man held in shooting death of wife

    Marion County man held in shooting death of wife

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:10 PM EST2014-11-19 17:10:33 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A 51-year-old Marion County man remains in the Marion-Walthall Regional Correctional Facility on a murder charge in connection with the Monday shooting death of his wife.
    COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) - A 51-year-old Marion County man remains in the Marion-Walthall Regional Correctional Facility on a murder charge in connection with the Monday shooting death of his wife.
  • Gulfport police to enforce move over law

    Gulfport police to enforce move over law

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:08 PM EST2014-11-19 17:08:17 GMT
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police are taking a zero tolerance approach to motorists who violate a state law requiring them to move over a lane when police and other first responders are on the side of the road with their lights activated.
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police are taking a zero tolerance approach to motorists who violate a state law requiring them to move over a lane when police and other first responders are on the side of the road with their lights activated.
  • Ex-employee sentenced for theft

    Ex-employee sentenced for theft

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 12:02 PM EST2014-11-19 17:02:44 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former purchasing agent for a Lake Charles aviation company has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in stealing more than $900,000 worth of aircraft parts in return for cash and other gifts.
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former purchasing agent for a Lake Charles aviation company has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in stealing more than $900,000 worth of aircraft parts in return for cash and other gifts.
  • Treasurer: Debt refinancing saved Louisiana $12M

    Treasurer: Debt refinancing saved Louisiana $12M

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:59 AM EST2014-11-19 16:59:49 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has saved $12 million from a debt refinancing that took advantage of lower interest rates.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has saved $12 million from a debt refinancing that took advantage of lower interest rates.
  • Expropriations possible to make way for gas plant

    Expropriations possible to make way for gas plant

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:51 AM EST2014-11-19 16:51:47 GMT
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Land may be expropriated by the Port of Lake Charles in a bid to make way for a multibillion-dollar natural gas plant to be built near Lake Charles.
    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Land may be expropriated by the Port of Lake Charles in a bid to make way for a multibillion-dollar natural gas plant to be built near Lake Charles.
  • Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:17 AM EST2014-11-19 16:17:51 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
  • Telehealth forum set for March 2

    Telehealth forum set for March 2

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:15 AM EST2014-11-19 16:15:55 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The third annual telehealth conference to promote the use of telecommunications technology that supports distance health care for the Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee regions has been set for early next year.
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The third annual telehealth conference to promote the use of telecommunications technology that supports distance health care for the Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee regions has been set for early next year.
  • Arkansas school leader going to White House summit

    Arkansas school leader going to White House summit

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:13 AM EST2014-11-19 16:13:22 GMT
    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkadelphia Public Schools leader has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a White House conference on digital learning.
    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - An Arkadelphia Public Schools leader has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a White House conference on digital learning.
  • Wildcats hammer Jayhawks

    Wildcats hammer Jayhawks

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 11:07 AM EST2014-11-19 16:07:19 GMT
    (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have passed their first major test of the men's college basketball season.
    (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have passed their first major test of the men's college basketball season.
  • Dizzy Dean tourney to stay in Southaven

    Dizzy Dean tourney to stay in Southaven

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-11-19 15:55:28 GMT
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Dizzy Dean's annual summer youth baseball tournament will remain in Southaven at least through 2025.
    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Dizzy Dean's annual summer youth baseball tournament will remain in Southaven at least through 2025.
  • Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

    Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-11-19 15:49:50 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He's now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc.
  • Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

    Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:43 AM EST2014-11-19 15:43:36 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
  • Wendy Williams defends Aaliyah movie

    Wendy Williams defends Aaliyah movie

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:41 AM EST2014-11-19 15:41:00 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The executive producer of the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah (ah-LEE'-ah): The Princess of R-and-B" is standing by the project, even though fans are picking it apart.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The executive producer of the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah (ah-LEE'-ah): The Princess of R-and-B" is standing by the project, even though fans are picking it apart.
  • Bill Cosby - new accuser, tv host/model comes forward

    Bill Cosby - new accuser, tv host/model comes forward

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:35 AM EST2014-11-19 15:35:29 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Another person has come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The time, it's model and TV host Janice Dickinson.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Another person has come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The time, it's model and TV host Janice Dickinson.
  • Ouachita Parish homeowners fight shooting range

    Ouachita Parish homeowners fight shooting range

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:32 AM EST2014-11-19 15:32:21 GMT
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Several southern Ouachita Parish residents are up in arms over the construction of a shooting range in their community.
    MONROE, La. (AP) - Several southern Ouachita Parish residents are up in arms over the construction of a shooting range in their community.
  • Entertainment history

    Entertainment history

    Wednesday, November 19 2014 10:25 AM EST2014-11-19 15:25:06 GMT
    (AP)- On November 19th, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds. In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set by The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to make a plea for racial harmony.
    (AP)- On November 19th, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds. In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set by The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to make a plea for racial harmony.
  • Lawmakers react, Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone Pipeline

    Lawmakers react, Senate Democrats reject bill to build Keystone Pipeline

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 11:20 PM EST2014-11-19 04:20:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that was supported by Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that was supported by Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu. The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.
  • Is MCSB in compliance with the law?

    Is MCSB in compliance with the law?

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-11-19 03:19:03 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) At Tuesday's Monroe City School Board meeting board members debated if they were acting in accordance with state law. A measure failed to pass because some members couldn't remember holding a required public hearing, while others disagreed on the matter itself. But Superintendent Brent Vidrine says the board is in complete compliance with state law.Before the board members took action on the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire, they were asked if they held the require...
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) At Tuesday's Monroe City School Board meeting board members debated if they were acting in accordance with state law. A measure failed to pass because some members couldn't remember holding a required public hearing, while others disagreed on the matter itself. But Superintendent Brent Vidrine says the board is in complete compliance with state law.Before the board members took action on the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire, they were asked if they held the require...
  • Major golf tour coming to El Dorado

    Major golf tour coming to El Dorado

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 7:40 PM EST2014-11-19 00:40:20 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (KNOE 8 News  & Symetra Tour) -The Road to the LPGA, is excited to unveil the newest tournament on the 2015 schedule, the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo. The event will be held at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas the week of September 21, 2015.
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (KNOE 8 News  & Symetra Tour) -The Road to the LPGA, is excited to unveil the newest tournament on the 2015 schedule, the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout presented by PepsiCo. The event will be held at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas the week of September 21, 2015.
  • Entergy: Freezing temps can mean higher energy bills

    Entergy: Freezing temps can mean higher energy bills

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 6:37 PM EST2014-11-18 23:37:10 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Entergy) - Jack Frost dropped by a bit early this year, and that could mean higher-than-normal utility bills for Louisiana customers.“We're used to lower bills during our normally mild fall and winter seasons, but this early taste of winter is a good reminder to everyone that when the thermostat is cranked up, bills rise too,” said Roderick Worthy, Customer Service Representative.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News  & Entergy) - Jack Frost dropped by a bit early this year, and that could mean higher-than-normal utility bills for Louisiana customers.“We're used to lower bills during our normally mild fall and winter seasons, but this early taste of winter is a good reminder to everyone that when the thermostat is cranked up, bills rise too,” said Roderick Worthy, Customer Service Representative.
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