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  • Double shooting in New Orleans leaves 15-year-old dead

    January 22, 2017 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 15-year-old is dead and a 13-year-old wounded after a shooting Saturday night. The Times-Picayune reports that just before 6 p.m. Saturday police responded to a call about a shooting at the intersection of Desire and North Galvez Streets. The police news release says they... more »
  • Georgia governor declares state of emergency

    January 22, 2017 12:01 PM

    ATLANTA - The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency in seven counties that have suffered deaths, injuries and severe damage from weekend storms. Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Sunday the emergency declaration includes Brooks, Cook and Berrien counties - where 11 people have been confirmed dead in... more »
  • Two hurt in shooting on Sycamore Street Friday night

    January 20, 2017 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two people were hurt in a shooting near Plank Road Friday night. The shooting happened on Sycamore Street just before 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L'Jean McKneely, one victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was shot... more »
  • Humane Society investigates dying horse after photo goes viral

    January 19, 2017 5:28 PM

    POINTE COUPEE- A picture of a dying horse taken by a concerned citizen has prompted the Humane Society of Louisiana to review parish investigative procedures and protocols. According to the Humance Society, several parish entities, individuals and departments were alerted to the condition of the horse while it was... more »
  • 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 18, 2017 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Details have come to light in the early hours of Thursday morning regarding the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Au'Miracle McElwee. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting occurred on Wednesday around 10 p.m. in the 5100 block of Oaklon Avenue. Investigators say that McElwee was... more »
  • Man turns himself in for fatal hit and run in Chauvin

    January 17, 2017 4:03 PM

    CHAUVIN - Troopers have arrested a man for the fatal hit and run crash that killed one person Tuesday morning. Christopher Little, 47, of Chauvin called state troopers from his residence Tueaday to inform them he was involved in the fatal crash. Police arrived at his home and found... more »
  • Man fatally shoots person acting "erratically" in his yard

    January 16, 2017 2:08 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning. According to police, a homeowner confronted a man behaving erratically in his front yard in the Ozone Woods subdivision. The homeowner fatally shot the man and remained at the scene until... more »
  • 19 dead in multiple-vehicle collision in Ecuador

    January 14, 2017 11:40 AM

    QUITO, Ecuador - Authorities say at least 19 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured when a long distance passenger bus collided with an off-duty school bus along a highway in Ecuador. The accident took place Friday night on a road near the Pacific coastline. Authorities say... more »
  • Man ejected from vehicle, killed on Old Hammond Highway

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was killed in a single vehicle crash on LA 426 early Friday morning. Kenneth Salinas, 26, ran off the road while traveling westbound on US 190 in a 2012 Lexus IS250. Louisiana State Police say his vehicle struck a culvert and became... more »
  • 6 kids presumed dead after Baltimore fire

    January 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    BALTIMORE - A fire official says six children are presumed dead after a fire tore through a northeast Baltimore home. Fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said Thursday that one body has been found at the home and six children from the family who were missing after the fire are... more »
  • Firefighters find dead woman in burning Lutcher home

    January 11, 2017 5:42 PM

    LUTCHER - Firefighters responding to a fire at a duplex in Lutcher late Tuesday night found a body inside of a burning home. Investigators arrived at 1931 West Main Street after local fire crews responded to a call about a house fire around 11 p.m. After entering the house,... more »
  • Body found in deserted Terrebonne home identified

    January 11, 2017 3:44 PM

    TERREBONNE - Police have identified the body of a woman found inside of a deserted home Monday afternoon. Monique White, 29, was found dead in an abandoned residence located at 304 Sterling Dr. The body was discovered by two carpenters who were contracted to work on the house. ... more »
  • Workers find dead body in abandoned Terrebonne home

    January 9, 2017 6:59 PM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish deputies discovered a badly decomposed body in an abandoned home Monday afternoon. The residence, at 304 Sterling Dr., has reportedly been abandoned for several months. The partially covered body was reported by two carpenters who were contracted to do renovations on the home. Detectives... more »
  • Airport suspect's charges to be released soon

    January 7, 2017 9:10 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Law enforcement officials say the gunman in a deadly Florida airport shooting had a semi-automatic handgun, and they expect to release charges against him this afternoon. Authorities say Army veteran Esteban Santiago of Anchorage, Alaska, killed five and wounded six Friday in Fort Lauderdale. At a... more »
  • Good Samaritan killed in Friday I-110 NB crash

    January 6, 2017 7:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Good Samaritan was killed after trying to assist during a multi-car wreck Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police traffic homicide detectives say two separate accidents occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Convention Street exit of North I-110. Detectives say a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling... more »
  • One injured in shooting on Heidel Avenue

    December 24, 2016 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been transported to the hospital after a shooting on Heidel Avenue. Officials say it happened around 9:30 in the 6000 block of Heidel Avenue near E. Brookstown Drive. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. Officials... more »
  • Friday evening shooting on Denham St. leaves one dead

    December 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shooting that occurred on Denham St. Friday evening left one person dead, according to police. BRPD said around 10:10 p.m. Friday evening, Kendrick Bell, 28, was shot multiple times in the 4000 block of Denham Street. Bell died at the scene. The motive to... more »
  • Louisiana woman killed in Alabama crash

    December 24, 2016 11:26 AM

    LIVINGSTON, Ala. - A Louisiana woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Sumter County. Alabama State troopers tell Al.com that 36-year-old Angela Michelle Primeaux, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was seriously injured when the 2001 Jeep in which she was a passenger struck a 2013 Ford Escape before leaving the... more »
  • Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

    December 5, 2016 3:33 PM

    MARIETTA - A Georgia man convicted of murder after his toddler son died in a hot SUV has been sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his... more »
  • Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

    December 4, 2016 3:00 PM

    The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36. Authorities announced the latest tally early Monday, saying they expect the number to rise. Eleven victims have been positively identified, but the names have yet to be publicly released. Work has stopped at the scene for now because... more »
  • Sheriff: Gasser beat up driver in 2006 incident

    December 2, 2016 10:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A sheriff says the man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight in a road rage incident was involved in an altercation a decade ago in which he chased down and struck another driver. Sheriff Newell Normand in a press release late Friday said in the 2006 incident... more »
  • Dead man found in SUV that had pile of parking tickets on it

    December 2, 2016 10:02 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - A South Florida woman says she peeked inside an SUV with a stack of parking citations on the windshield and saw the body of a man slumped over the center console. Carolyn White tells the SunSentinel she wonders why a parking meter attendant didn't see 62-year-old Jacob... more »
  • Body of woman found on side of BR road Thursday night

    November 24, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide detectives are looking into the death of a woman after an unidentified body was found near East Industrial Avenue. Police were notified of a deceased person's body on that street near Wooddale Blvd. Thursday evening. Police had little information about what happened. Here's... more »
  • Man killed in Plank Road robbery; BRPD search for two suspects

    November 17, 2016 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a shooting and robbery on Plank Road that left one man dead Thursday. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. in the 4100 block of Plank Road where police found 45-year-old Frederick Matthews lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot... more »
  • Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

    November 10, 2016 9:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Leonard Cohen, the gravelly-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter of "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82. Cohen's management said in a statement Thursday that he has passed away, and a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. No further details... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting outside Houston school

    November 7, 2016 10:24 PM

    HOUSTON - One student is dead and another is hospitalized after an argument erupted in gunfire outside a Houston school for dropouts seeking high school diplomas. The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot outside the Houston CAN Academy Southwest. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says two... more »
  • China state media say all 33 miners found dead

    November 1, 2016 11:39 PM

    BEIJING - Chinese state media say all 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead. Two miners survived Monday's explosion but rescuers working around the clock found no others alive. All bodies have been recovered and rescuers were shown bowing their heads... more »
  • Official: 470 dead in 1 district of Haiti's southwest

    October 8, 2016 2:40 PM

    JEREMIE, Haiti - A civil protection official says at least 470 people have died in one district of Haiti's hard-hit southwest region after Hurricane Matthew pummeled that area earlier this week. Fridnel Kedler told The Associated Press on Saturday that he expects that number to rise because authorities haven't been... more »
  • Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

    October 1, 2016 3:49 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Jacob Hall died about 1 p.m. Saturday. Jacob had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting... more »
  • Body found, police standoff ends peacefully in New Orleans

    October 1, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man was found dead in an Uptown New Orleans home and another man was taken in for questioning after a four-hour standoff with police. It all happened early Saturday. Police said in a news release that 58-year-old Richard Donovan had barricaded himself in one room of... more »
  • Woman dies after crashing into guardrail on LA 68

    September 26, 2016 11:15 PM

    JACKSON - State Police said a women died after her vehicle crashed off the side of LA 68 Monday afternoon. Officials said around 2 p.m. on Monday, State Police began to investigate the crash that took the life of 32-year-old Amie McGraw of Jackson. Investigators learned that McGraw was... more »
  • Passenger dead and driver injured after crash in Washington Parish, Impairment suspected

    September 24, 2016 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH - One man is dead and another is injured after their vehicle crashed into a utility pole on LA 436 Friday night. State Police responded to a single vehicle crash around 8 p.m. Friday night on LA 436 near LA 21. Investigators learned that 54 year-old Lark... more »
  • 4 dead in shooting at mall near Seattle

    September 24, 2016 12:09 AM

    SEATTLE - Authorities in Washington state say four people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large. The Washington State Patrol says on Twitter that the four were shot Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about... more »
  • Man found dead in house fire Sunday afternoon

    September 18, 2016 6:58 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - The State Fire Marshal's office is currently investigating a house fire where the body of a 62-year-old man was recovered. Officials say around 1 p.m. Sunday, Ville Platte firefighters were called to a residential fire on Calcasieu Street. As crews worked to suppress the fire, the... more »
  • Officials: Washed up whale died due to human interaction

    September 18, 2016 5:14 PM

    SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - Officials believe a whale that washed ashore in New Jersey died due to human interaction. WCAU-TV in Philadelphia reports that a necropsy on the 20-ton, 33-foot whale revealed it was emaciated. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine say the whale may have... more »
  • 2 dead after shooting at community event in Washington DC

    September 18, 2016 1:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - Police say two people have been killed and seven injured after a shooting at a community event in the nation's capital. The shootings occurred Saturday a little after 8 p.m. during a community concert in the Anacostia/Barry Farm area of Southeast Washington. Metropolitan Police on Sunday identified the... more »
  • Young girl dies from injuries suffered in boat accident

    September 12, 2016 8:56 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A 7-year-old girl has died from severe head trauma suffered in a two-boat collision in Bayou Cheramie. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday that Jaidyn Montet, of Bayou L'Ourse, was pronounced dead at a Morgan City hospital after a bass boat collided Sunday with... more »
  • One man dead shortly after shots fired in New Iberia

    September 3, 2016 1:12 PM

    NEW IBERIA - One man died after police responded to shots being fired around the 500 block of St. Mary at 10:30 p.m. Friday. After Iberia Parish Sheriff's office responded to the scene, deputies discovered a single black male victim with gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had crashed... more »
  • Early morning crash on LA 1 leaves one dead, one injured

    August 29, 2016 9:55 PM

    GOLDEN MEADOW - A head-on crash this morning involving two vehicles on LA 1 near Celestin Drive has left one person dead and another injured. According to Louisiana State Police, around 5 a.m. this morning Taylor Fontenot was traveling northbound on LA 1. Fontenot then crossed the center lane... more »
  • 17-year-old dead after shooting on Bradley Street

    July 20, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One 17-year-old is dead after a shooting that took place on Tuesday night around 9 p.m. on Bradley Street. The 17-year-old has been identified as Eddie Mason by police. According to BRPD, Mason was shot by someone in a passing vehicle while he was standing outside his... more »
  • 57 dead baby bull sharks wash ashore near Mobile Bay

    July 11, 2016 4:37 PM

    THEODORE, Ala. - Residents of the area near Mobile Bay woke up on Saturday morning to find dozens of dead baby bull sharks washing up on a beach near Dauphin Island Parkway. An investigation by Alabama Marine Resources and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is now underway. “Horrified!... more »
  • Sheriff: Louisiana man fatally shot after hostage standoff

    January 21, 2016 9:14 AM

    PORT BARRE- Authorities in central Louisiana have fatally shot a man after a four-hour hostage standoff with police at a home. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells news outlets that 40-year-old Timothy R. Albert died from two gunshot wounds after police entered the home near Port Barre on Wednesday... more »
  • Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    January 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight Wednesday. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • Kristin Cavallaris Missing Brother, Michael, Found Dead

    December 10, 2015 5:29 PM

    Reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari says her heart is in a million pieces after her missing brother's body was found Thursday in southern Utah. Kristin Cavallari posted a picture on her Instagram account of her and her brother Michael Cavallari when they were small children. She says her brother... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after fight in Shreveport

    November 29, 2015 7:17 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police say one man is dead and another in critical condition after one of them pulled a gun during a 3 a.m. fight over a woman in her apartment. Cpl. Breck Scott says each was shot in the upper body while they struggled to control the gun... more »
  • 4 dead, including toddlers, in apparent murder-suicide in Jefferson parish

    November 29, 2015 3:18 PM

    MARRERO - Jefferson Parish deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Sunday morning in Marrero that left two young children and their parents dead. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 4800 block of Brandi Street. Sheriff Newell Normand said 2-year-old Liam Mata and 4-year-old Caden Mata... more »
  • Witnesses: Accused shooter shot victim dead when asked to stop selling drugs Play Video

    November 14, 2015 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A weekend arrest of a man accused of murder does not help ease the pain following the shooting death of Charles Barney. Barney was murdered Friday night in Gardere, trying to stop people from selling drugs. Witnesses said there was an argument and Ronald Joseph, 29,... more »
  • Owner says 9 aboard plane that crashed in Ohio

    November 11, 2015 3:36 AM

    AKRON, OH.- The owner of a small business jet that crashed into a northeast Ohio apartment building says there were nine people aboard. Authorities have confirmed two deaths but say they're not expecting any survivors. The Akron fire department says investigators are trying to independently determine how many people were... more »
  • Two 18-wheelers involved in fatal Basin Bridge crash

    November 6, 2015 8:09 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH- One person is dead after a crash on I-10 East. State troopers say two crashes took place at mile marker 133 near the end Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The accidents involved two 18-wheelers and a third vehicle. All lanes are back open on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. We will... more »
  • Trick-or-treater dies after being hit by car in Minneapolis

    November 1, 2015 1:55 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police say a 5-year-old boy who was trick-or-treating on Halloween has died after he was struck by a car while crossing a street. Officers were called to the crash in north Minneapolis around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Police found the boy in critical condition. A preliminary investigation shows... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed, 2 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

    October 23, 2015 5:02 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN.- Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's verified Twitter account, the fatal shooting Thursday night was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.... more »
  • Teen killed in early morning apartment shooting

    October 13, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Tuesday morning. Brian Banks, 15, died from sustained gunshot wounds, according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled for later today. It happened at an apartment complex off of Hooper Road near... more »
  • Suspect identified, wanted in Saturday night shooting

    October 10, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for 26-year-old Jaime Rivera in a fatal shooting investigation The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive shortly before 8:00 pm. Eduardo Olivas, 33, died on scene from sustained gunshot wounds. The second victim, 36, was transported to a local... more »
  • Man found dead in LSU fraternity house

    October 6, 2015 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials said authorities are investigating the death of a fraternity house father found Tuesday in the Kappa Alpha house. An LSU spokesperson said EMS and LSU Police got a call about the unresponsive 52-year-old man around 12:17 p.m. Police said the man was dead... more »
  • Sheriff's deputies: 1 killed, 2 injured in LaPlace shooting

    October 5, 2015 10:06 AM

    LAPLACE- The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a triple shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Monday at a home in the 400 block of State Street in Laplace. Deputies discovered two shooting victims at the home, and... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in accident Saturday night

    October 4, 2015 11:28 AM

    BAYOU SORREL, La. - A bicyclist was struck and killed Saturday night. According to State Police, Brandi Mendoza, 23, was travelling southbound on LA 75 on her bicycle. Bradley Poston, 41, approached Mendoza from behind, when the right side of his vehicle struck Mendoza on her bicycle. Mendoza... more »
  • One man is dead after being stabbed by his girlfriend

    October 3, 2015 1:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. - A domestic dispute ended deadly Friday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to reports of yelling and screaming coming from the 18000 block of Pinehurst Dr. Upon arrival, the deputies found blood throughout the house, but no one was home. Shortly after, the Sheriff's... more »
  • Saudis say 717 dead in hajj stampede

    September 24, 2015 8:54 AM

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says the crush of Muslim pilgrims that killed more than 700 people outside Mecca appears to have been caused by two waves of pilgrims meeting at an intersection. Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said high temperatures and the fatigue of... more »
  • Police ID 3rd victim found dead in Utah home

    September 20, 2015 6:45 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police in Utah have identified a man who was among three victims, including a 2-month-old girl, found fatally shot inside a northwest Salt Lake City home. Authorities said Saturday that the body of 28-year-old Dakota Smith was discovered alongside 50-year-old Heike Poike and her 2-month-old granddaughter,... more »
  • Last of Louisiana's surviving Tuskegee Airmen pilots dies

    September 14, 2015 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Calvin Moret, a New Orleans native and the last surviving pilot from Louisiana of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 90. Moret was a Congressional Gold Medal honoree for his World War II service along with others in the African-American unit of military airmen. New Orleans... more »
  • One dead after I-10 shooting

    September 13, 2015 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - One man died after being shot while driving on I-10 early Sunday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police detectives, the shooting happened around 4:15am in the 200 block of East I-10. Herbert Williams, 25, died at the hospital from sustained gunshot wounds. There... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans French Quarter shooting

    September 9, 2015 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say one man is dead and two others wounded in a French Quarter shooting. Police say that when they arrived at the scene early Wednesday morning, a 35-year-old man was found dead in the 600 block of Iberville St. They say the two men wounded... more »
  • Family of 'Trumpet Black' offering reward for stolen trumpet

    September 6, 2015 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man is offering $3,500 for return of the silver trumpet stolen during the funeral for his brother, a rising 28-year-old jazzman called "Trumpet Black." Travis Hill died on tour in Japan, from a dental infection that reached his heart. He was a grandson of... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies on Coursey Saturday

    September 5, 2015 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies responded to a fatal accident in the 1300 block of Coursey Lane Saturday afternoon. According to police reports, Mason Guillot, 22, was driving eastbound, and hit a Yukon that was in the westbound lane. Guillot was transported... more »

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