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  • Bus driver charged with negligent homicide after deadly I-10 crash Play Video

    August 28, 2016 11:08 AM

    LAPLACE - State Police say a party bus carrying workers to Baton Rouge Sunday morning struck a firetruck on I-10, killing two people and injuring dozens. According to Louisiana State Police, firefighters had already responded to a single vehicle crash around 6:40 a.m. near mile post 203 on I-10... more »
  • Driver arrested after deadly hit-and-run on the Old Bridge

    August 20, 2016 1:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A pedestrian was hit and killed and another man arrested after a hit and run incident around 2 a.m. on US 190. The crash occurred on the Old Mississippi River Bridge. The pedestrian identified as 36 year old Vontravis Stevens of Plauqemine was walking across the... more »
  • Victims' names released in deadly car crash in Ethel

    June 25, 2016 10:54 PM

    ETHEL – Two people are dead after a car struck a tree in East Feliciana Parish Saturday night. First responders say the single vehicle crash happened around 7:53 p.m. at the intersection Line Road and LA 955 near Ethel, Louisiana. Deputies say 22-year-old Jonathan Hilliard was driving his 2010... more »
  • Dangers of leaving child in hot car Play Video

    June 8, 2016 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chances are you have forgotten something in your life, whether that be keys, your wallet or an important date, but leaving child in your car is something most people think could never happen to them. After a tragic event in Baton Rouge Wednesday leading to the... more »
  • Trooper injured responding to deadly crash on Bonnet Carre Spillway

    June 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH - One person is dead following a crash on the Bonnet Carre Spillway early Sunday morning. A trooper responding to the crash was also injured in a separate accident. State Police say Louis R. Hernandez, from Meridian, MS, stopped his car on the right shoulder so... more »
  • Victim's mother speaks out; she says her son was far from perfect.

    April 23, 2016 12:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that killed one man Friday night in Baton Rouge. Police said 21-year-old Anthony Campbell was found deceased in the driveway of 2629 Laurel Street from apparent gunshot injuries. The shooting happened near the intersection on Laurel St.... more »
  • Man who dialed police recalls scene of accident where 2 kids died Play Video

    April 11, 2016 10:32 PM

    WALKER - The man who called police to a deadly car accident Sunday night says he was inside watching television when he heard a loud boom. "It was horrible," said Reagan Snead. "There was a lot of screaming out here." Snead says he ran outside and called 911.... more »
  • Police: Man shot wife Friday night in apparent domestic dispute

    February 12, 2016 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead after police said he shot himself after first shooting his wife on Wooddale Court Friday night. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. near Airline Highway. The 27-year-old woman survived the shooting and was taken to an area hospital. The husband died... more »
  • 2 dead, 4 injured after Mississippi Mardi Gras parade

    February 8, 2016 5:22 AM

    PASS CHRISTIAN - Police are questioning witnesses to a shooting that left two men died and four others injured after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi. Pass Christian Deputy Police Chief M.Y. Carbine told the Associated Press Monday no suspects are in custody. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove... more »
  • 12-year-old girl killed in Eunice house fire

    January 13, 2016 5:35 AM

    EUNICE- A 12-year-old girl has died in a Eunice house fire. Media outlets report the fire happened early Monday after a neighbor reported seeing flames from the home. In a statement, the State Fire Marshal's Office says firefighters found Cailey Duplechain's body in a bedroom as they were trying to... more »
  • LSP say Zachary woman killed in NYE crash

    January 1, 2016 10:18 AM

    ZACHARY - State Police said a Zachary woman wasn't wearing a seat belt when she was killed in a three-vehicle wreck overnight in East Baton Rouge Parish. Troopers said 45-year-old Joycelyn Tennart died in the wreck on US 61 north of LA 64 around 8 p.m. LSP said... more »
  • Woman dies after shooting near Gardere

    December 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at 8338 Amy Drive near Gardere Friday morning where a woman was shot in the head. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said 27-year-old Louisa Garcia was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Hicks said Juan Angel Delarca... more »
  • Pair of motorcyclists killed in Iberia Parish wreck with big rig

    November 26, 2015 12:27 PM

    IBERIA PARISH - State Police say a crash involving three vehicles on LA 14 west of US 190 took the lives of two motorcyclists from Abbeville Wednesday night. Troopers said the crash happened just after 6 p.m. as 29-year-old Ernest Comesana Jr., of Crowley, was driving an 18-wheeler east... 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 »
  • Early morning shooting leaves 1 dead in LaPlace

    November 9, 2015 10:50 AM

    LAPLACE - Sheriff’s deputies in St. John the Baptist Parish are investigating a shooting that left one man dead early this morning in LaPlace. Deputies say the shooting happened at a residence in the 400 block of Orange Loop in LaPlace at around 4:32 a.m. Responding deputies found a... more »
  • Alabama man killed in crash near Louisiana-Mississippi line

    November 4, 2015 7:33 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - Authorities have identified the truck driver whose 18-wheeler plunged into the Pearl River near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line following an accident on Interstate 10. Louisiana State Police say the victim was 26-year-old Steven Shawn Clark, of Theodore, Alabama. Troopers say the accident late Tuesday involved Clark's... more »
  • 4 dead, including suspected gunman, in Colorado Springs

    October 31, 2015 5:44 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS - Four people are dead, including a suspected gunman, following a shooting spree in downtown Colorado Springs. Lt. Catherine Buckley says officers were responding to a report of shots being fired Saturday morning when they spotted a suspect matching the description of the person they were trying to... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly shooting on N. 23rd Street

    September 15, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened monday night. Levi Alexander, 28, was found in the 1700 block of North 23rd Street just before 11 p.m. Monday night. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police don't have any... more »
  • State police: Georgia man dies in fiery Louisiana crash

    September 7, 2015 11:16 AM

    CROWLEY, La. - State police in Louisiana say a Georgia man died in a fiery weekend highway accident. It happened Sunday around 9:40 a.m. State police say a tractor-trailer rig driven by 63-year-old Michael Ransom of Villa Rica, Georgia, was heading west on Interstate 10 when it ran... more »
  • BRFD says deadly fire started by child

    August 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators said a deadly fire last night in Baton Rouge was caused by a child playing with a lighter. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said 58-year-old Martin Osigwe died from smoke inhalation in the fire on Voohries Drive. Investigators said the fire... more »
  • Aggressive cobra killed

    July 30, 2015 8:57 PM

    HOUSTON- A two-foot long cobra that was captured in a luxury high-rise apartment in Houston was destroyed because a pest control company couldn't find it a new home. Police were called to the complex over the weekend after tenants saw the cobra on the third floor. Officers used a... more »
  • Potentially deadly amoeba found in Louisiana water

    July 23, 2015 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State health officials say a potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been discovered in the St. Bernard Parish Water System at the site of a leaking sampling station that serves more than 44,000 people. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals notified the water system and parish officials Wednesday... more »
  • Man arrested in deadly shooting at BREC park

    July 14, 2015 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of shooting and killing someone he got into a fight with Monday night in in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged 22-year-old Trestan Coats with manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon after the shooting around 7:50 p.m. Monday. Investigators said Coats and... more »
  • LSP accuse driver of being drunk in deadly crash

    July 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said Monday they planned to charge a man with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the death of a Baton Rouge woman last week. Troopers said 42-year-old Marcus Castille was driving around 10 p.m. on July 7 when his pickup flipped off the... more »
  • House fire kills Opelousas man, injures 2 first responders

    June 5, 2015 12:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say 54-year-old man has died in a house fire near Opelousas. State Fire Marshal investigators are still looking into the cause. Firefighters responded to the fire Thursday night. Officials say the body of Curtis Iles was found in the hallway outside of his bedroom,... more »
  • Motorcyclist killed in crash with big rig

    June 4, 2015 9:54 PM

    ALBANY - A man from East Feliciana Parish was killed when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a big rig in Livingston Parish. The accident happened near Highway 43, north of Albany. State Police say Walter Booker, Jr., 42, came around a curve, couldn't stop in time, and... more »
  • LSP: Car struck by lighting, caused deadly crash

    May 15, 2015 11:17 PM

    BUNKIE - State Police believe a car being struck by lightning caused a deadly crash on I-49 Friday afternoon. Austin Jones, 22, and Destinee Jones, 24, died in the wreck. They were from Covington. A one-year-old riding with them survived. Investigators said Austin Jones ran into the back... more »
  • St. Bernard Parish man dies in single-vehicle crash

    April 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    CHALMETTE - State police are investigating a one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 53-year-old Chalmette man. Troopers say the accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 46. Investigators say Kerry Lemoine was westbound on Highway 46 when his pickup ran off the road and hit... more »
  • New: 911 tapes released in deadly kidnapping crash Play Video

    March 26, 2015 10:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ's Chief Investigator, Chris Nakamoto , that Albert Harris III kidnapped his girlfriend from a home they apparently shared on Maryland Drive in Baton Rouge. Harris was killed in a crash Thursday morning; the woman who was being held,... more »
  • Woman woke sleeping residents to escape fire Play Video

    March 25, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An apartment fire that took the life of one woman has some displaced today. The fire happened a little after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Carrollton Avenue. The building consisted of 10 studio apartments, eight of which were occupied at the time. ... more »
  • One dead following busy night for BR firefighters Play Video

    March 25, 2015 4:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was killed in an apartment fire early Wednesday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Firefighters were called to the complex in the 800 block of North Carrollton just after 1 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the complex was "fully involved" in... more »
  • Man killed, a second injured in Livingston Parish crash

    March 10, 2015 8:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A Walker man was killed and a second passenger injured in a crash in Livingston Parish late Monday night, Louisiana State Police say. Garrett Minard, 21, died in the single-car accident on LA Hwy 1019, east of LA Hwy 16. Crash investigators say he was driving... more »
  • The underrated killer

    March 6, 2015 9:48 AM

    Louisiana is bested by only Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi for the most days each year rumbled by a thunderstorm. On average, there is a thunderstorm somewhere in the Baton Rouge area about 60 days per year. Where there is thunder, there is lightning and where there is lightning, there... more »
  • LSP handles 7 deadly wrecks in one day

    February 13, 2015 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to be cautious over the Mardi Gras weekend after troopers investigated seven deadly crashes across the state in the past 24 hours. In Livingston Parish, troopers worked a deadly crash on LA 63 souht of LA 449 around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.... more »
  • CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

    February 12, 2015 2:13 AM

    NEW YORK - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars, has died in a car crash. Police say a town car in which 73-year-old Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday night and then slammed into... more »
  • Deadly house fire in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 6, 2015 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a house fire reported in Baton Rouge has taken the life of at least one person. Investigators said they're looking into the cause of the fire at a home on Park Drive, off of Florida Boulevard. The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m.... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck Play Video

    January 23, 2015 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... more »
  • Man killed in Ponchatoula wreck

    January 19, 2015 4:51 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Monday, sheriff's deputies released details of a deadly crash that happened over the weekend. Nat John Colona, 45, died in the single-vehicle wreck northeast of downtown Saturday night. Colona was from Hammond. Investigators said Colona lost control at a sharp, left curve where North 1st Street... more »
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in wreck in Natchitoches Parish

    January 19, 2015 2:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES - Louisiana State Police are investigating a wreck in Natchitoches Parish that left three people dead and four injured. Police said in a statement that a Nissan headed north on U.S. Highway 71 south of Clarence crossed the center line, colliding with a Pontiac around 5 p.m. Sunday. The... more »
  • Changes come to Walker Road South after deadly crashes Play Video

    January 15, 2015 4:35 PM

    WALKER - One Livingston Parish road has some improvements after five people died there within a month. The curve is south of I-12 on Walker Road South outside of Walker. On New Year's Eve, three people died there after a head-on crash. Resident Stephen Price says he's seen the... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed in wreck wasn't wearing seat belt

    January 12, 2015 10:30 AM

    ROBERT - State Police said a Mandeville woman wasn't wearing her seat belt when her vehicle ran into a tree and killed her Sunday night in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers said 40-year-old Bridget Rodriguez lost control of her vehicle and crashed while traveling on LA 445 near Robert, La. ... more »
  • Person killed in crash on Hwy. 190 Friday night

    December 26, 2014 9:27 PM

    LIVONIA - Highway 190 was closed after a three-vehicle crash Friday night. Police said one person was killed in the collision. Officers closed westbound lanes as they worked the crash. Chief Brad Joffrion said crash investigators were still piecing together the scene and was not able to release... more »
  • Man dies in overnight fire in New Roads Play Video

    December 19, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said intense flames prevented firefighters from saving a man who died in an apartment fire in New Roads Friday morning. The State Fire Marshal's Office said 62-year-old Leonard V. Dimichele died due to smoke inhalation and thermal injury in the fire. Deputy Chief Fire... more »
  • Troopers: Cyclist killed in St Landry Parish

    December 8, 2014 5:08 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a cyclist was killed when a truck hit him as he rode on a highway in St. Landry Parish. Joseph Norman, 55, of Opelousas was killed Saturday shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 357, according to state police. Troopers say he was riding a... more »
  • Driver killed in La. 30 construction zone crash

    December 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days. Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
  • 5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

    November 20, 2014 11:27 AM

    CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana. State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the... more »
  • Brother of former Jaguar QB shot and killed overnight

    November 16, 2014 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A high school football coach was killed in Baton Rouge after he was shot in a parking lot early Sunday morning. Police say Juan Joseph, 27, was killed overnight while leaving the club with two other friends. He was one of the football coaches at West... more »
  • Fundraising for fire victims as school reopens

    November 12, 2014 5:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fundraising efforts are under way for family members of three children and two adults killed in a New Orleans house fire. Meanwhile, grief counselors were set to be on hand as classes resumed Wednesday at Andrew H. Wilson Charter School. Three of the school's students died in... more »
  • House fire kills two adults, three kids in New Orleans Play Video

    November 11, 2014 6:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters say a grandmother, three grandchildren and the children's mother died in a two-story house fire. Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said the fire was reported around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. McConnell says first responders found the house engulfed in flames. He said the children's father, Derrick... more »
  • Ticket issued in deadly Bluff Road wreck

    October 14, 2014 10:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said Tuesday, the driver of an SUV that ran off Bluff Road, hit and killed two kids then crashed into the tree line was issued a ticket for careless operation. David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were fishing at the bottom of an embankment... more »
  • Deadly volcanic eruption in Japan

    September 29, 2014 4:29 AM

    KISO, Japan - Five more bodies have been found near the summit of a Japanese volcano, bringing the total presumed dead to 36. But toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain have forced rescue workers today to halt efforts to recover the victims. Police say eight bodies were airlifted... more »
  • Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

    September 24, 2014 2:15 PM

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.- A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. The decision was announced Wednesday, nearly seven weeks after Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race... more »
  • BRPD: Driver, passenger ejected in fatal crash

    September 4, 2014 9:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Baton Rouge Wednesday night. According to Baton Rouge Police, Vernon Rogers, 34, was killed when the 32-year-old man he was riding with lost control of his car in the 12100 block of Hwy 19. Police say both... more »
  • 3 booked in fatal ATV hit-and-run

    September 4, 2014 5:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they've arrested three people in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a stolen ATV hit and killed a 37-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Darrin Smith was booked Wednesday with manslaughter in the July 27 death of Daphne Cola. They say 25-year-old Sadie... more »
  • Deadly lightning strike at Florida beach Play Video

    July 23, 2014 6:01 AM

    FORT MYERS BEACH, FL- A lightning strike has killed one person and injured two others on Fort Myers Beach in southwest Florida. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a man was walking with a woman and another man Tuesday afternoon when the lightning bolt struck. The strike apparently killed him... more »
  • Police: Overnight homicide under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman. Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
  • One killed in overnight stabbing, suspect turns himself in Play Video

    July 6, 2014 2:18 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Deputies say one man was stabbed to death early Sunday morning, and the suspect is in jail. It happened at Susan's Place Trailer Park on Coontrap Road just outside of Gonzales. Jesus Monterrossa turned himself in Sunday afternoon. Officials say 24-year-old Hilario Monterrossa was killed.... more »
  • Brother, sister killed along Bluff Road Tuesday Play Video

    June 24, 2014 5:15 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police released the names of two children, a brother and sister, who were killed when an out-of-control car ran them over earlier Tuesday. David Lanus, 6, and Faria Lanus, 9, were killed. They were from Geismar. The pair was fishing with their father and two other... more »

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