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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
June 22, 2014 10:20 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was killed Saturday night after being shot in the face.
Jonathan Carter, 34, was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Investigators say it happened at around 9pm near Merganzer Avenue and Ave A, which is about 2... more »
June 16, 2014 11:04 PM
WHISKEY BAY- Investigators said Monday, the driver blamed in a deadly crash where her vehicle toppled over the I-10 Basin Bridge and into the swamp below, was speeding.
State Police believe Lois Rudd, 24, was driving too fast when she flipped her SUV and it rolled over the guard... more »
May 29, 2014 6:21 AM
PLAQUEMINE - State Police said two Denham Springs men died in a fiery wreck Wednesday evening in Iberville Parish.
Troopers said Charles K. Pope, 53, and Maurice A. Cormier, 52, were killed in the wreck on LA 1148 just west of LA 1 in Plaquemine.
Investigators said around... more »
May 23, 2014 9:43 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a woman who died in a wreck with an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Friday morning.
A BRPD spokesperson said Lahisha Walls, 37, died after her car was hit by the big rig.
Police said Walls was driving north in the 9500 block of... more »
May 21, 2014 7:12 AM
When you fly, you may have have some dangerous and unwanted passengers on board. A recent study looked for potentially deadly bacteria on planes, including E. Coli and MRSA.
Researchers found MRSA on jet seatback pockets. They say it can survive there for up to a week. MRSA is... more »
May 8, 2014 9:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- A trial over a deadly crash where a bicyclist died on Gardere Lane ended in a mistrial Thursday evening.
Jurors could not come to an agreement in deciding the fate of Darby Griffin, who was on trial for the crash. After the wreck in October 2012, investigators... more »
April 28, 2014 6:47 AM
MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas. Obama says he wants everyone affected to know that the federal government is on the ground to help. He says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with... more »
April 21, 2014 4:23 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of a dump truck driver who lost control, crashed, and died in a wreck that shutdown Greenwell Springs Road Monday morning.
The closure lasted much of the day. It slowed traffic north of Stoney Point Birch Road.
Investigators said Will E.... more »
April 1, 2014 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- A one-year-old girl died after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday evening.
Authorities said a man was backing out of a driveway on North 17th Street when the child was struck. The crash happened between Bay and Chestnut.
The incident was described as a terrible accident.... more »
March 27, 2014 7:27 AM
PORT ALLEN - Authorities reopened a stretch of US 190 in Port Allen which was closed Thursday after a deadly wreck.
According to State Police, the crash happened just west of the Mississippi River Bridge when a car ran into an 18-wheeler. Troopers said the car's driver died in... more »
March 24, 2014 7:57 AM
ALBANY - State police are investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash on La. Highway 42 in Livingston Parish. The accident happened Sunday night. Troopers say a pickup driven by 72-year-old Roy Davenport Sr., of Springfield, ran off the road and overturned. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Davenport was pronounced dead at the... more »
March 13, 2014 2:58 PM
PRARIEVILLE- A man involved in a three-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish that claimed the life of a Prarieville woman, has been found guilty of vehicular homicide.
In September of 2012, Ashton Claiborne of Gonzales, was traveling behind Carolyn Brouilette and tried to pass her in a no-passing zone. As... more »
February 25, 2014 11:55 PM
LAFAYETTE- The bus driver who was involved in a deadly crash is not driving a bus, but recounting the events of two weekends ago when her bus was slammed by a vehicle, killing four people.
"Out of nowhere, this vehicle appeared. I saw it, it was sideways," Amy Dore... more »
February 24, 2014 2:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives have arrested two individuals in connection with the shooting death of Patrick Williams in Baton Rouge last week.
Colodiuse Bowie and Jameeka Bowie, the mother and sister of the accused shooter Devon Bowie, have both been charged with obstruction of justice.
Devon Bowie is accused... more »
February 4, 2014 11:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two people died on highways in the area Tuesday night.
Ramsey A. Ogwynn, 25, of Sorrento was killed in a crash on LA Hwy. 931 east of LA Hwy. 44 in Ascension Parish. State Police said Ogwynn crossed into the path of another car and was hit.... more »
January 31, 2014 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge.
Police said they found Michael Rogers, 52, shot to death in a shed around 9:45 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West McKinley Street.
They said Rogers, who was homeless, lived in the... more »
January 23, 2014 10:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- Plank Road reopened following an evening-long closure after two vehicles collided and one person died.
As of this post, State Police had not reported the name of the person who was killed.
But, investigators said the person who died hit a pick-up truck after the driver... more »
January 23, 2014 7:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- Parts of Plank Road near the airport are closed as police work a massive crash where at least one person has died.
WBRZ News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss, who is on the scene, reports that car parts are all over the road.
State Police are working... more »
January 22, 2014 6:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a deadly fire early Wednesday morning.
One person was killed when the fire broke out at a home on the 3700 block of Sycamore Street just off of Plank Road in Baton Rouge. Firefighters responded just before 2... more »
January 21, 2014 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - BRPD says the three men wanted for a hit-and-run that killed another driver late Monday night were on-the-run from police from an armed robbery earlier in the day.
The wreck happened at North 30th and Fairfields in Baton Rouge just before midnight on Monday. Witnesses said... more »
January 20, 2014 9:16 PM
HAMMOND- State Police arrested a man for causing a deadly crash on I-55 near I-12 Monday.
Clifford Durio, 31, was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail on a list of charges, including negligent homicide, negligent injuring, reckless operation, felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under suspension.
... more »
January 19, 2014 9:23 PM
BAKER - A deadly shooting Sunday night in Baker leave police searching for answers.
Baker police say an 18-year-old male was shot and killed at Daniels Drive off Groom Road.
According to authorities, he was shot in the upper torso three times.
Officials say they don't have... more »
January 17, 2014 8:25 PM
LIVINGSTON- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of third offense DWI after a passenger in a car he was driving died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on December 1st.
Kerry Kendrick, 36, was booked on vehicular homicide, DWI, and reckless operation charges. He posted a... more »
January 2, 2014 9:16 PM
THIBODAUX- A man from Baton Rouge died on a highway in Lafourche Parish when his motorcycle crashed and caught on fire while he was pinned in the wreckage Thursday.
State Police said Thomas Grems, 54, died on LA 308 just after 4 p.m.
Grems was trapped between the... more »
December 25, 2013 10:48 PM
BATON ROUGE- Burn surgeons are working to keep a mother and father alive after a house fire where three children died.
Doctors said a special team is working on treating their injuries.
"They're being cared for by a multidisciplinary team," said Dr. Tracee Short of Baton Rouge General.... more »
December 12, 2013 3:18 PM
BATON ROUGE- Two men from Prarieville, wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge, have been arrested.
The shooting, that left one man dead and another injured, happened Wednesday morning around 5 a.m. at 9143 Pecan Drive.
Detectives found 22 year-old Jared Vincent dead inside his... more »
December 6, 2013 9:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- One person died in a wreck that closed Highland Road Friday night.
Two people were in one car that crashed, authorities said. The wreck happened near the observatory between Pecue and Siegen.
One person was taken to the hospital with injuries the second person died at... more »
December 3, 2013 10:53 PM
WALKER- An unidentified woman was killed walking along Highway 447 near Arnold Road Tuesday evening.
State Police said the woman was wearing dark clothing, stepped into traffic, and was hit by a large SUV driven by a 61-year-old woman. Investigators said the driver was unable to avoid hitting the... more »
October 30, 2013 2:17 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A Filipino worker who was severely burned in a deadly explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year is suing the platform's owner and operator. Lawyers for Renato Dominguez filed the suit against Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC in a county court in Galveston,... more »
September 26, 2013 2:07 PM
DENVER- The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm have been arrested on charges stemming from a listeria outbreak that killed 33 people. Federal prosecutors say brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen were arrested Thursday on charges of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. Prosecutors say the federal Food and Drug Administration... more »
September 23, 2013 3:16 PM
Baton Rouge- Police have identified the victim of a deadly stabbing in Baton Rouge.
It happened Monday morning around 5:50 a.m. in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue.
Police say 42 year-old Gary Terell Murphy was found by his roommate lying in his backyard with multiple stab wounds.... more »
September 5, 2013 7:30 AM
ST. AMANT - State police say a woman from Maurepas was killed in an accident on Hwy. 22 in Ascension Parish.
Troopers say 36-year-old Sheri N. Luke was a passenger in a car that ran off the highway around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday. The Lincoln Town Car entered a ditch... more »
September 2, 2013 4:34 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the death of a Zachary man killed after he was confronted in someone else's car.
Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Jerry Sheppard, 47, died Friday from his injuries.
Kelly said Sheppard was found in someone else's parked car... more »
August 31, 2013 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and... more »
August 19, 2013 10:16 AM
SCHRIEVER - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run vehicle as she walked on the shoulder of La. Highway 20 in Terrebonne Parish. State police say the driver was later arrested after she returned to the scene to turn herself in. Trooper Evan Harrell says 40-year-old... more »
August 13, 2013 12:03 PM
HOUMA - State police say a dark-colored late-model Honda Accord is being sought in connection with the hit-and-run that left a Galliano man dead. The Courier reports 29-year-old Jay Curler was killed Aug. 2 when a passing car ran over him and kept going. The crash happened about 2 a.m.... more »
July 25, 2013 9:57 AM
SATSUMA - State Police said an 18-year-old driver didn't stop at a stop sign and was killed when her pickup was hit by a big rig in Livingston Parish this morning.
Troopers said an infant in the truck with Isabella Lacasse had minor injuries, and survived the wreck.
... more »
July 24, 2013 10:54 AM
WALKER - Police say a woman was killed and her husband critically injured in a crash involving three vehicles and two 18-wheelers on Interstate 12 in Walker. The deadly crash happened at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Police Capt. John Sharp said it appears that an 18-wheeler changed lanes to avoid a... more »
July 4, 2013 3:21 PM
YARNELL, Ariz. - Some residents who were forced to evacuate due to a deadly Arizona wildfire will be allowed to return to their homes Thursday evening. Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher says the evacuation order is being lifted only for Peeples Valley. Only those who can show proof of residency... more »
July 2, 2013 10:44 PM
AMITE- Wednesday, the state will face-off with people upset some railroad crossings were closed in Tangipahoa Parish.
A hearing is set for the crossings that were shuttered and destroyed in Independence, Velma, and Tangipahoa two weeks ago. Multiple people have died when vehicles collided with trains on the crossings.... more »
July 2, 2013 10:26 AM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Higher humidity overnight helped make conditions at a deadly Arizona fire a bit less volatile. But fire spokeswoman Karen Takai says the Yarnell Hill Fire is still zero percent contained, and thunderstorms that bring little rain and a lot of lightning are a major threat because of... more »
July 1, 2013 2:46 PM
HOUMA - Authorities say a 36-year-old Houma man was shot and killed in an argument over drugs. Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier Dicarie James crashed his car after being shot in the Crozier community near Dularge late Saturday night. Foret says neighbors told deputies patrolling the... more »
July 1, 2013 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Several weeks after deadly explosions at two southeast Louisiana chemical plants, one remains closed and the other is partly closed. Officials say it could be months before federal investigators determine what caused the fatal blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to area hospitals... more »
June 26, 2013 3:18 PM
CADE- One person died in a fiery crash with an Amtrak train near Lafayette Wednesday afternoon.
The van and train collided at the corner of La. Hwy. 182 and 92 as the locomotive was pulling the Sunset Limited from New Iberia toward Lafayette, with a final destination of Los... more »
June 24, 2013 9:00 AM
BUTTE LA ROSE- State police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash La. Highway 3177 south of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a 59-year-old Breaux Bridge man. Troopers say shortly after 4:30 a.m. Saturday the body of Aubrey Talley Jr. was found in the middle of Highway... more »
June 21, 2013 4:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman turned herself in today in connection with a deadly hit and run overnight in Baton Rouge.
Officers booked Latisha Gant, 39, into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison on felony hit and run charges this afternoon.
They said Gant hit a... more »