April 18, 2014 7:20 PM
INDEPENDENCE- A 61-year-old man is dead and authorities think alcohol was a factor in his death where he was hit by a train in Tangipahoa Parish Friday.
The sheriff's office said Robert Moore ran across the tracks at Velma Road just north of town, hoping to beat an approaching... more »
April 16, 2014 6:34 PM
PORT ALLEN - Emergency dispatchers say toddlers are the biggest culprits of bogus 911 calls.
At the West Baton Rouge Dispatch Center, dispatchers say more than half of the calls they get are non emergency calls from kids with deactivated cell phones. All cell phones can make emergency calls,... more »
February 20, 2014 10:04 AM
NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy says one of the American security officers found dead on a ship off the coast of Africa was a former Navy SEAL. Navy spokeswoman Lt. Lauryn Dempsey released the service record of Mark Daniel Kennedy in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday morning.... more »
February 8, 2014 10:20 PM
WISNER, La. - Investigators say a woman found dead in a burning mobile home in Wisner likely committed suicide and that the fire was started by a cigarette. A news release from the Louisiana Fire Marshal's office says it investigated the fire Friday after the body of 64-year-old woman was... more »
December 17, 2013 10:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs man died in the hospital today, succumbing to multiple gunshot wounds.
Police said 20-year-old Timothy Pena was found on Sycamore Street near Plank Road around 10:30 a.m. He had several bullet wounds around his chest.
Detectives are currently investigating a possible motive.... more »
December 4, 2013 2:55 PM
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla.- Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park are now dead. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say four of the pilot whales were euthanized Wednesday. Six others had already died. Rescuers have been trying to coax the whales... more »
November 26, 2013 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- Animal control agents have a mystery to solve: why are so many pelicans dying near the lakes?
The birds stop here as they migrate south. Recently, five have hit power lines, have fallen to the ground and died. But, agents aren't sure if the birds are electrocuted... more »
November 20, 2013 5:35 PM
WATSON - A curve in Livingston Parish was the scene of deadly crash last night, and residents want changes to prevent future deaths there.
State Police said on Tuesday night Lena Johnson of Denham Springs was headed west on LA 1024 just east of LA 16 when the wreck... more »
October 9, 2013 7:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO- A patient who wandered away from her room was found dead two-weeks later in a stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital. Lynne Spaulding was being treated for an infection when she vanished Sept. 21. Investigators say they don't know how she ended up in the stairwell or how... more »
September 27, 2013 10:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night.
Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
September 27, 2013 7:53 PM
CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road.
The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m.
Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck.
We'll have... more »
September 23, 2013 11:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the killing of a man found dead in Baton Rouge this morning.
Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said the man was found in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue around 5:50 a.m.
Police did not release details about how the man died,... more »
September 18, 2013 9:17 PM
LAS VEGAS - Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, has died. His son says he passed away Wednesday at a local care facility. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health for the last several... more »
September 12, 2013 3:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man they said was found murdered earlier today in a vacant home in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Shawn Hartley, 31, was found dead in a home on Wenonah Street around 12:40 p.m. He said an anonymous caller phoned in the tip,... more »
September 5, 2013 10:39 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating what happened to a person found dead this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The victim's body was found out on Stanley Aubin Lane near Cedarcrest around 6 a.m.
Investigators did not immediately call it a murder, saying they still... more »
September 3, 2013 12:22 PM
HENDERSON - Authorities in St. Martin Parish say two people have been killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 at Henderson. Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry said the Tuesday morning accident happened when the driver of a car heading east on I-10 crossed the median for unknown reasons. The... more »
August 29, 2013 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Picking up a dead alligator on the side of the road is not necessarily free game.
"Technically, it's hands off," Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Bo Boehringer said. "You cannot unless you are someone who is a licensed alligator hunter or transporter."
If someone without... more »
August 25, 2013 12:06 PM
VILLAHERMOSA - An infamous cargo train ridden by Central American migrants heading to the U.S. derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico on Sunday, killing at least five and injuring at least 35, authorities said. The toll was expected to rise. Hundreds of migrants sometimes ride the roof of... more »
August 22, 2013 9:19 PM
SLAUGHTER- State Police are assisting East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's investigators in a case where an eight-year-old boy shot a woman in the head.
The unidentified woman died at the scene deputies said Thursday night.
The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at a mobile home community on Highway... more »
August 18, 2013 4:03 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City. Fire spokesman James Garrett says the single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afternoon from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Garrett says the two people killed... more »
August 14, 2013 9:48 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The fire chief in Birmingham, Ala., says the pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were both killed when the jet crashed.
Birmingham Fire Chief Ivor Brooks says both crewmembers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, in a grassy field just... more »
August 13, 2013 10:45 AM
ATLANTA - The mother of a man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a life-long Braves fan. Connie Homer of Conyers, Ga., tells The Associated Press her only son, 30-year-old Ronald Lee Homer Jr., told her in a cellphone... more »
August 1, 2013 8:21 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a 17-year-old was found shot to death outside an apartment complex early Thursday morning.
Cpl. Don Coppola said Lezell James was shot in the upper torso. He was found after officers responded to reports of shots fired at the complex on La Annie Drive... more »
July 27, 2013 11:05 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A Louisiana-born welterweight mixed martial arts fighter has died while training at an Arizona gym for an upcoming match. KPHO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13cOpjT) that 33-year-old Sam Young died this week after he collapsed at Keep Punching gym in Scottsdale. Authorities say the father of two was later pronounced... more »
July 21, 2013 6:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man has been shot and killed at an intersection near police headquarters and the city jail. Officer Garry Flot says the 33-year-old man died about 12:10 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of South Broad Avenue and Gravier Street. His name is being... more »
July 17, 2013 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man this week in connection with a deadly hit-and-run wreck last month in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD investigators developed Devante Pugh, 20, of Baker as a suspect in the June 1 wreck and got a warrant for his arrest. Pugh... more »
July 14, 2013 1:38 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Cory Monteith, the star of the hit show "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. Minutes after the news was posted to the internet, fans took to the television program's Facebook page to leave an ever expanding list of sympathy.
"I... more »
July 7, 2013 11:47 AM
Quebec - Officials say two more bodies have been discovered Sunday, bringing the death toll to five after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a town's downtown center. Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said Sunday that 40 people are... more »
July 6, 2013 2:12 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge shooting around 1:30 a.m. Saturday left one man dead and another man seriously injured, according to BRPD Cpl. Tommy Stubbs.
It happened on the 6000 block of St. Katherine St.
Stubbs says 27-year-old Justin King was located at his residence suffering... more »
July 5, 2013 2:37 PM
CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
June 21, 2013 4:02 PM
VINTON - State police say three people died when their SUV went through a stop sign and was broadsided by a tractor-trailer on Louisiana Highway 3063 in Vinton. Sgt. James Anderson says he does not know the age or sex of the people killed in the wreck Friday afternoon. He... more »
June 20, 2013 10:09 PM
LIVINGSTON - The school board president, arrested for leaving the scene of a crash where a man died in St. Helena Parish, missed his first public appearance since the incident.
Malcolm Sibley was not present for Thursday's meeting where the board approved next year's budget.
Sibley is charged... more »
June 20, 2013 9:04 AM
BLANCHARD- Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a Caddo sheriff's deputy on leave. Deputies were called to a home in Blanchard Wednesday night where a man had reportedly locked himself in a vehicle and was threatening to harm himself. Authorities say the first deputy arrived... more »
June 19, 2013 7:19 PM
LOS ANGELES- James Gandolfini, the actor famous for his role in "The Sopranos," died in Italy Wednesday.
The 51-year-old was vacationing in Rome, HBO and his managers said.
In a statement, HBO called the actor a great talent and a gentle and loving person.
Gandolfini played conflicted... more »
June 16, 2013 12:16 PM
BAGHDAD - A string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq has killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more. Most of today's car bombs hit Shiite-majority areas and caused most of the casualties. The blasts hit half a dozen cities and towns in the south and... more »
June 13, 2013 3:57 PM
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown. On its Twitter account, police confirmed that two men and two women were dead in the shooting at a business about five minutes south of downtown. Police said the dead included... more »
June 11, 2013 3:35 PM
LABADIEVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish said they found a man reported missing Monday dead just off a beach in Grand Isle.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said relatives of Michael Blanchard, 51, of Labadieville reported him missing when he didn't show up to work Monday morning. Detectives pinged his cell... more »
June 8, 2013 10:52 AM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Los Angeles County coroners have identified one of the people gunned down at Santa Monica College in a shooting rampage that killed four people before police shot and killed the gunman. Investigator Joyce Kato says 68-year-old Carlos Navarro Franco of west Los Angeles was killed in... more »
May 31, 2013 2:12 PM
Y CITY, Ark. - Flash flooding has killed at least two people in Arkansas, including a sheriff who ventured out in bad weather with a game warden to check on residents in a home threatened by high water. State officials say the game warden and two people from the home... more »
May 29, 2013 2:21 PM
LAKE CHARLES - Authorities in Lake Charles say three people died in a morning apartment fire. Chief Investigator Zeb Johnson with the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office told KPLC TV that the victims are a 29-year-old woman and her two sons, ages 2 and 4. The names of the victims have... more »
May 14, 2013 2:39 PM
METAIRIE - Chuck Muncie, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, has died at age 60.
Muncie was the Saints first-round pick out of California in 1976.
He played four-and-a-half seasons in New Orleans before being traded in 1980 to... more »
May 8, 2013 8:58 AM
SHREVEPORT- Shreveport police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex. The shooting was reported Tuesday night at Shreveport's Cooper Road Plaza Apartments. Authorities responded to reports of a fight at the complex about 45 minutes prior to the shooting, but found nothing and left the scene. Police returned... more »
May 5, 2013 11:04 AM
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - A woman died and 44 people were seriously wounded when a bomb exploded in a Roman Catholic church in northern Tanzania, a Tanzanian police official said Sunday. The woman died in hospital as a result of the bombing in the Arusha church just before Mass, which was... more »
May 3, 2013 10:48 PM
NEW ROADS- Family and friends of an elderly woman, beaten to death, joined each other in a somber memorial service.
Beulah Morris, 91, was found dead in her home nearly two weeks ago. Authorities said her grandson murdered her, left her in a pool of her own blood, and... more »
April 25, 2013 7:51 PM
NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies arrested the grandson of a 91-year-old woman who was found beaten to death earlier this week.
Sheriff "Bud" Torres said Brandon Battley, 24, killed Beulah Morris. He faces murder charges in the case.
Morris was found dead in a pool of blood, covered... more »
April 24, 2013 6:21 PM
GROSSE TETE - State Police said a wreck which shut down a lane of traffic on I-10 East killed at least one person.
Trooper Jared Sandifer confirmed the wreck at mile marker 144 was a fatality. He did not have any more information about what caused it.
I-10... more »
April 24, 2013 6:17 PM
NEW ROADS - Sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out why someone beat a 91-year-old woman to death in New Roads.
Family members found Beulah Morris on the floor of her home yesterday. She was lying in a pool of blood, covered with a blanket.
"It's so hard,... more »
April 19, 2013 4:35 AM
WATERTOWN, Mass. - Police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, who is believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Shortly after the MIT officer was shot dead... more »
April 12, 2013 10:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Charges have been upgraded against a man, accused of beating a man at a group home, after the victim died.
A spokesperson with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Richard Ray Gore, 66, was beaten with a steel bar at the home on 11342 East... more »
April 11, 2013 10:49 AM
IRVING, Texas - State troopers say at least two are dead after a charter bus overturned along a North Texas highway. The crash happened Thursday just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Irving. Emergency workers are pulling passengers from emergency exits in the roof. Las Colinas Medical Center in... more »
March 15, 2013 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the man who died after a shooting last night in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Christopher Fountain, 29, died from injuries sustained in the shooting Thursday night.
McKneely said two other people wounded in the shooting, ages 47 and... more »
March 15, 2013 2:09 PM
CAMERON, La. - Three people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a remote area of southwestern Louisiana's Cameron Parish. Sheriff Ron Johnson said the crash was reported at 11:45 a.m. Friday. A pilot and two passengers were aboard the helicopter and all three died. The helicopter was owned by... more »
March 15, 2013 10:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - One of three people shot overnight in Baton Rouge died today, according to spokesperson Cpl. L'Jean McKneely.
The shootings happened around 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release from Lt. Don Kelly. He said three males were found wounded in two different vehicles at... more »
February 26, 2013 9:02 AM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police are investigating a double shooting that left one man dead and another injured. The shooting happened around 8:40 Monday night. Officer Garry Flot says detectives determined the shooting took place inside a house. Flot says a 46-year-old man died at the scene from multiple gunshot... more »
February 19, 2013 11:39 AM
TUSTIN, Calif. - Authorities in California said four people are dead after a shooting spree through Orange City, including the shooter.
Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said Tuesday the shootings began at 4:45 a.m. when deputies responding to a call found a female shot multiple times in a... more »
January 30, 2013 2:07 PM
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga.- Authorities say the storm that has slammed a Georgia town has killed at least one person there. The massive storm system also has been blamed for the death of a man in Tennessee. He had been taking shelter in a shed when a tree toppled onto it, killing... more »
January 28, 2013 5:26 PM
BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an elderly couple. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says authorities responded to the home of the couple - both in their 80s - about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped by and found the man and woman... more »
January 28, 2013 2:06 PM
BOSSIER CITY - Two people have been found dead inside a home in Bossier City. Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says that an elderly couple lived in the home. Their identities have not been released. Authorities responded to the home about 10 a.m. Monday after a relative stopped at the... more »
January 18, 2013 3:04 PM
WASHINGTON- U.S. officials say one American has died in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas complex. The officials say the deceased American is a Texas resident, Frederick Buttaccio. It is unclear how he died. The officials say Buttaccio's remains have been recovered and his family has been notified. The... more »
January 18, 2013 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say an elderly woman involved in an accident Thursday on Coursey Boulevard has died. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said in an email that 90-year-old Gladys Sonntag died Thursday evening at a local hospital. McKneely said Sonntag was attempting to make a left turn from Coursey... more »
January 17, 2013 2:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - One person was critically injured in a multi-car pileup this afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to authorities.
It happened at Coursey and American Way around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses said a handful of vehicles were involved, and one car had flipped onto its side.
EMS said... more »
January 15, 2013 12:22 PM
GONZALES - State Police said one person died in a wreck this morning in Ascension Parish.
It happened around noon at the intersection of La. 931 and Roddy Road north of Gonzales.
Investigators said a truck heading west with two people inside didn't stop at the four-way stop,... more »
January 11, 2013 10:18 PM
LAFAYETTE- Local police and other law enforcement agencies believe they had a man wanted for murder in Baton Rouge, cornered in a field.
Ruben Van Dyke is accused of killing Brannon Counts on Hollywood Street Thursday night.
Authorities in the Lafayette area said Van Dyke crashed his car... more »
January 11, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a woman killed when someone shot at her apartment on La Margie street in Baton Rouge last night.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Shaquanan Jones, 26, died around 9:30 p.m. last night. He said she'd been hit by... more »
January 11, 2013 2:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified an Alexandria man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last night in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Ruben Van Dyke, 30, was wanted for his involvement in the death of Brannon Counts, 32.
McKneely said Counts was shot in the parking... more »
January 10, 2013 9:22 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police said a man was shot in a parking lot and was able to drive about a block before he crashed and died. The victim's name was not released.
The man was shot in a parking lot in the 5700 block of Hollywood Street, sped away, and... more »
January 10, 2013 6:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a deadly shooting and crash in Baton Rouge this evening.
It happened near McCleland and Hollywood around 5 p.m. Authorities on the scene confirmed one person in a wrecked vehicle was dead.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the victim was shot in a... more »
January 9, 2013 4:37 PM
BAKER - East Baton Rouge Animal Control is investigating the second horse found dumped since Monday in the parish.
The horse was found on Heck Young Road in Baker on Tuesday. The day before, Metro Airport police found a dead horse on their property off Blount Road near Plank... more »
January 7, 2013 12:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner.
Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
January 1, 2013 1:06 PM
NEW YORK - New York City police say a young woman stumbling around on a Manhattan subway platform not far from Times Square fell onto the tracks and was killed by a train. The accident happened at around 5 a.m. on New Year's Day at the No. 2 line station... more »
December 20, 2012 2:18 PM
AMITE- A Ponchatoula woman died in a head-on collision west of Amite in Tangipahoa Parish, state police say. Trooper Nicholas Manale tells The Advocate that Carly Cutrer, 25, was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 16 about a mile west of Interstate 55 around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, when her car... more »
December 14, 2012 6:54 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police aren't saying what may have motivated a man to open fire inside two classrooms at a Connecticut elementary school today, but a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation says the gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder. Twenty-six people, including... more »
December 14, 2012 5:44 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. - The man suspected of gunning down more than two dozen people in a small town in Connecticut is the son of a teacher at the elementary school where the killings occurred, and his mother is presumed to be among the dead. Police say Adam Lanza apparently drove... more »
December 14, 2012 2:58 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene. The dead at the school include 20 children. The gunman opened fire Friday morning inside a school where his mother worked. He blasted... more »
December 7, 2012 10:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday.
David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer.
The crash happened just West of the East Baton... more »
December 7, 2012 6:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reopened I-10 in both directions just before 7 p.m., after a fatal wreck earlier today closed it for several hours.
It happened at mile marker 169 between the Highland Road exit and La. 73 at Prairieville. One person died after a trailer came loose... more »
December 7, 2012 10:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating an accident that killed two men and injured a third. The accident happened around 1:05 a.m. Friday on Carey Road. Deputies say a car ran off the road and flipped over. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher McCoy, of Greenwell Springs, and 26-year-old... more »
November 30, 2012 11:38 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Casper police chief says three people are dead after an attack at a Wyoming community college. Authorities said in a press conference that the suspect used a sharp-edged weapon, killed two people and committed suicide. One of those killed was a faculty member. Authorities aren't identifying... more »
November 22, 2012 2:32 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the driver's seat of a car. Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say he had been shot... more »
November 12, 2012 4:02 PM
PATTERSON - A young female Louisiana black bear has been found dead along U.S. 90. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say she probably was hit by a vehicle early Monday as she tried to cross the highway. Black bears are federally protected as a threatened species The Daily... more »
November 9, 2012 10:16 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen girl shot and paralyzed back in May died from her injuries this week.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Mary Johnson, 16, of Baker died on Nov. 7. She'd been shot in the back of the neck while walking down... more »
November 6, 2012 3:28 PM
FRESNO, Calif. - Police say a parolee who killed two people and wounded two others at a chicken processing plant in California moved methodically between three of the victims, putting a handgun against their head or neck and opening fire. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the victims did not... more »
November 2, 2012 11:28 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police told News 2 today they've arrested one person in connection with a man found dead in the trunk of a car Thursday morning.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police arrested Damarcos Gross, 19, today in suspicion of accessory to first-degree murder, accessory to arson and theft.... more »
October 30, 2012 12:29 PM
NEW YORK - The number of dead from the superstorm that struck the Northeast has climbed to 34 -- with many of the victims killed by falling trees. At least 7.4 million people are without power. Lower Manhattan was among the hardest-hit areas after the storm sent a nearly 14-foot... more »
October 24, 2012 11:17 AM
SHREVEPORT - Two people are dead in an apparent domestic dispute that began in north Shreveport and ended in Caddo Parish after a police chase and shootout. Officials tell The Times the initial call, which came in at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday, reported a man who was threatening a woman with... more »
October 23, 2012 2:37 PM
WALKER - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a 28-year-old pregnant woman has been stabbed in the abdomen and her baby cut out of her. Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Steele says the woman survived the attacked Tuesday, but the baby died. Steele did not immediately provide information on how pregnant the... more »
October 15, 2012 12:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge dismissed charges today against the owner of Wanda's Daycare over the 2009 death of D'Myion McElveen, a child who had been left in a van parked outside the daycare for several hours.
Prosecutors asked that the charges be dropped, saying it would have been... more »
October 10, 2012 12:20 PM
DETROIT - He was one of the NFL's most feared defensive tackles throughout the 1960s, but to many people, Alex Karras will always be the cowboy who punched a horse in "Blazing Saddles" or the lovable dad from the sitcom "Webster." Karras died today at his home in Los Angeles.... more »
October 8, 2012 4:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man found dead in a Baton Rouge pool slipped and drowned, according to the coroner's office.
BRPD and EMS were called to reports of a possible drowning in the 7000 block of Victoria Gardens Court, and found the man dead in a pool.
Coroners... more »
October 3, 2012 4:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Crews retrieved a dolphin today found dead in the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge earlier this week.
Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Search and Rescue team helped the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries retrieve the mammal from waters near the... more »