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  • Freak accident takes life of man at Mississippi casino

    May 3, 2016 10:03 AM

    TUNICA, MS - Sheriff’s deputies in Tunica County, Mississippi confirmed a man died inside of a local casino Sunday night due to a freak accident. Deputies say a pack of cigarettes and a fountain were related to the death of 48-year-old Bob Murray, of Birmingham, Alabama, at the Hollywood... more »
  • Franklinton 19-year-old killed in St. Helena Parish crash

    April 29, 2016 11:47 AM

    GREENSBURG - Troopers say a single-vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish took the life of a Franklinton man just after midnight on Friday. 19-year-old Hunter Michael McGregor was pronounced dead on the scene on LA 38 north of LA 10 by the parish coroner. Investigators say physical evidence... more »
  • Coroner: Slidell man killed by lightning

    April 29, 2016 10:01 AM

    SLIDELL - A Louisiana coroner says a man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning. St. Tammany Parish coroner Dr. Charles Preston said in a news release that 36-year-old Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago was working Wednesday when he was struck. Preston says Castro-Santiago was taken to... more »
  • Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

    April 28, 2016 11:14 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Several news organizations are reporting that prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, have reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old Prince and in his home.... more »
  • Cardell Hayes indicted for shooting of ex-Saints Player

    April 28, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Cardell Hayes with the second-degree murder in the shooting death of retired Saints NFL player Will Smith on Thursday afternoon. Hayes was also indicted for attempted second-degree murder of Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith. Bond was set at $1.75 million, according to... more »
  • Lawyer: Dividing Prince estate may be difficult

    April 26, 2016 12:23 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A top Minnesota probate lawyer says resolving Prince's estate may get extremely complicated if his siblings and half-siblings can't agree how to do it. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, filed court documents Tuesday saying she knew of no will and asked the court to appoint a corporate trust... more »
  • Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death

    April 23, 2016 3:36 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism. But after his death at age 57 questions are swirling over whether the music superstar had been hiding serious health problems... more »
  • WBRZ viewers react to anchor John Mahaffey's passing

    April 22, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former WBRZ News 2 anchor John Mahaffey died overnight following a blood clot that happened after a Thursday surgery. Mahaffey led the WBRZ news team during the Golden Years of TV - from the 1970s until he retired in May 1999. He is remembered as being... more »
  • Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body

    April 22, 2016 10:16 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home, and that suicide isn't suspected in the musician's death. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released the information during a news conference Friday. The sheriff says the investigation... more »
  • Sheriff says Prince was unresponsive in elevator

    April 21, 2016 1:09 PM

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Sheriff's officials in Minnesota say deputies found music superstar Prince unresponsive in an elevator after they were summoned to his suburban Minneapolis compound. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says first responders tried CPR but couldn't revive the 57-year-old musician. Olson says Prince was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Rivals rally around high school softball team after loss of coach Play Video

    April 15, 2016 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was an emotional show of good sportsmanship Friday night following a tragic end to a high school softball team's season. Christian Life Academy was forced to call off their last 2 games after their head coach died unexpectedly. Kevin Seguin was a volunteer at the school,... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Hundreds pay their final respects to Ronnie Edwards Play Video

    March 4, 2016 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of mourners turned out at the Living Faith Christian Center Friday afternoon to say their final goodbyes to State Representative Ronnie Edwards, who lost her two year battle with pancreatic cancer last week. She served as a Metro Councilwoman in Baton Rouge for six years... more »
  • Man dies at boat launch, sheriff reports

    March 3, 2016 5:30 PM

    RAMAH - A man died after a medical emergency at a boat launch in Iberville Parish, the sheriff's office said Thursday. The unidentified man went to retrieve something that fell off a boat and never resurfaced. Investigators believe he had a medical condition that lead to his death in... more »
  • Former LSU tennis star dies at 38

    March 3, 2016 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former LSU tennis star died unexpectedly at his home at the age of 38 late last month. Ed Rubin, a key member of two of LSU’s men’s tennis teams that advanced to the NCAA semifinals, passed away at his Lafayette residence on Feb. 27. The... more »
  • Mother accused of using cocaine while pregnant, causing newborn's death

    March 2, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a woman was charged with negligent homicide Tuesday after police say she used cocaine while pregnant which eventually caused her newborn child to die. Baton Rouge Police say 36-year-old Jerasha Bowman gave birth to a child on Aug. 31 whose blood work tested positive... more »
  • Baton Rouge lawmaker Ronnie Edwards has died Play Video

    February 24, 2016 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly-elected State Rep. Ronnie Edwards has died, sources confirmed to WBRZ Wednesday. Edwards, who won the election to state government last year, had been a member of the Metro Council. "We lost a member of our body this afternoon," House Speaker Taylor Barras announced to... more »
  • Rare dolphin dies after beachgoers use it as a selfie prop

    February 18, 2016 4:53 PM

    LA PLATA, Argentina - One of a pair of extremely rare La Plata dolphins died after beachgoers in South America brought the mammal ashore to pet and take selfies with it. Video and images from the event emerged on social media Thursday, causing outrage among many due to the... more »
  • 'Mob Wives' reality star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola has died

    February 18, 2016 6:59 AM

    NEW YORK- Angela "Big Ang" Raiola from the reality TV series "Mob Wives" has died following a nearly yearlong battle with cancer. Series producer Jennifer Graziano says the 55-year-old Raiola died early Thursday at a New York City hospital while surrounded by family and friends. She had been diagnosed in... more »
  • Judge says she changed her mind on Scalia autopsy, decided it wasn't needed

    February 15, 2016 2:15 PM

    MARFA, Texas - A Texas judge says she initially determined that an autopsy should be conducted on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But Judge Cinderela Guevara says she changed her mind after speaking with Scalia's doctor -- who confirmed that the justice had a history of heart trouble and... more »
  • Shooting death investigation caused I-10 delays Wednesday

    February 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    RAMAH - A shooting death investigation closed a lane on the I-10 Basin Bridge and caused a 10-mile long traffic jam Wednesday. One lane on the westbound side just west of Ramah in Iberville Parish closed before lunch. Emergency vehicles could be seen in the state traffic camera looking... more »
  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 12:13 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees... more »
  • Suspect in car wash worker's shooting death turns himself in

    February 10, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say the suspect in the shooting death of a man who worked at a Scenic Highway car wash Tuesday morning has turned himself in to law enforcement. 57-year-old Gregory Netter will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree... more »
  • Man seeks reduced conviction, new trial in overdose death

    February 9, 2016 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs man found guilty in the 2013 heroin overdose death of his girlfriend is asking a state judge to either reduce his second-degree murder conviction to negligent homicide or grant him a new trial. 26-year-old Jarret McCasland faces life in prison without parole when sentenced... more »
  • Man suspected of DWI arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger dies in wreck

    February 5, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say they arrested a man on a vehicular homicide charge after the passenger of a vehicle he was driving while under the influence crashed into a guardrail in East Baton Rouge Parish. 33-year-old Sean Hopkins was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Deputies: Juvenile booked with battery in death of nun

    January 29, 2016 11:50 AM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after he pushed an elderly nun into a wall, causing brain damage that they say may have killed her. The Courier reports the incident occurred Oct. 15 at the Louis Infant Crisis Center, which was founded and operated... more »
  • Deputies investigate death of 51-year-old Terrebonne Parish man

    January 22, 2016 11:33 AM

    MONTEGUT - Sheriff’s deputies in Terrebonne Parish are investigating the death of a man who was found dead at a residence in Montegut Thursday morning. 51-year-old Kurt Kenneth Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office after attempts by EMS to revive him were... more »
  • Former Police Chief: 'Derrick Todd Lee needed to die' Play Video

    January 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Police Chief Pat Englade remembers the terror South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee inflicted on this community. After learning of his death today, Englade said he hopes the victims' families will find some closure. Englade was the Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department... more »
  • Convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee dies at 47 Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee died shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday while receiving medical care at a local hospital, according to state corrections officials. He was 47. Spokeswoman for the Department of Safety and Corrections Pam Laborde says an autopsy will be performed, and an... more »
  • 'Power Rangers' actor arrested in 2015 stabbing death

    January 14, 2016 4:58 PM

    LANCASTER, Calif. - A former "Power Rangers" actor has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword at their Southern California home. Thirty-six-year-old Ricardo Medina was arrested Thursday on a charge of murder. He's jailed on $1 million bail. Medina allegedly stabbed Joshua Sutter... more »
  • Neighbors react to death inside apartment complex

    January 7, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors who live in the Brandywine Apartment complex said they were saddened to learn someone had died inside one of the units in their complex. The Baton Rouge Fire Department and several different other agencies were on the scene around 2 a.m. Thursday to discover the body... more »
  • Girlfriend of Fairchild St. shooting victim booked on murder charges

    December 31, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The girlfriend of a man who died during a shooting on Fairchild Street Wednesday afternoon was arrested and will now face murder charges. 23-year-old Jalisa Wilson was taken into custody late Wednesday evening and charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old... more »
  • 5th person dies following train crash in New Iberia

    December 28, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police say the death toll is now five from a wreck last week in which a passenger train hit a car in New Iberia. One occupant of the car remains hospitalized. Master Trooper Brooks David said in a news release Sunday night that 49-year-old Stephen Leblanc... more »
  • Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

    December 28, 2015 9:46 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ.- Former Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon has died. He was 83. Globetrotters spokesman Brett Meister said Lemon's wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meister did not know the cause of death. Known as the "clown prince" of the barnstorming basketball... more »
  • Report: Child electrocuted in canal

    December 25, 2015 9:22 PM

    WILMER - A 13-year-old boy was likely electrocuted when he grabbed a wet pipe in a canal this week. The child was playing with two other kids when he slipped through a cattle grate and into the canal. Witnesses told sheriff's deputies, the child grabbed a metal pipe that... more »
  • Record-setting year for heroin deaths in EBR with 38

    December 14, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William "Beau" Clark announced a record-setting 38 heroin related deaths this year in the parish. That beats the previous record of 35 deaths set in 2013. Last year, the death toll decreased to 28, but Clark says heroin is still an epidemic... more »
  • 16-year-old pleads not guilty in stabbing death Play Video

    December 14, 2015 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another teen to death over a school dance argument pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday. Jacob Westbrook is being tried as an adult in the death of 18-year-old Todd Toups. His arraignment and motions hearing on second degree murder... more »
  • Worker killed at CF Industries identified as contractor from Texas

    December 9, 2015 10:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A contractor identified a worker who died at CF Industries last week as Teodoro Silva Jr., of Texas. Silva, of Mercedes, Texas, was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. Silva was taken to an area hospital where he... more »
  • Worker dies at fertilizer plant

    December 4, 2015 6:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - CF Industries said a contract worker at their Donaldsonville nitrogen plant died Friday afternoon. Company spokesperson Morris Johnson said they were notified a little after 1 p.m. that the worker was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. ... more »
  • Woman lands on, kills 81-year-old man during apparent suicide attempt

    December 3, 2015 4:26 PM

    ALICANTE, Spain - Spanish newspapers are reporting an 81-year-old man has died after a suicidal woman fell from a seventh floor balcony and survive by landing on him. The man, described as a pensioner by Spanish newspaper El Mundo , was sitting on a bench with his wife when... more »
  • Smoking in bed cause of house fire that killed Port Barre woman

    November 24, 2015 5:03 PM

    PORT BARRE - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Port Barre woman died during a house fire that was started while she was smoking in bed Tuesday morning. Firefighters from the St. Landry Parish Fire District #2 were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Bellanise... more »
  • 4 crew members dead after helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

    November 24, 2015 7:11 AM

    FORT HOOD, TX.- U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas... more »
  • Federal agency cites company after death in trench collapse

    November 20, 2015 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal agency cited a Baton Rouge company with violations after a trench collapse killed a worker. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Ted Hebert LLC Thursday for one "willful violation" and five serious violations. The agency says the company could face fines of $105,000. In May,... more »
  • Florida man killed in head-on LA 3087 wreck

    November 17, 2015 12:18 PM

    HOUMA - State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 3087 in Lafourche Parish that left one person dead early Tuesday morning. Troopers say the head-on crash happened just before 5 a.m., leaving a Florida resident dead after he proceeded up the highway in the wrong direction and... more »
  • Trial date set for death at unlicensed daycare

    November 17, 2015 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of an unlicensed Baton Rouge daycare where an infant died this summer appeared in court Tuesday morning. A judge set trial for January 20 for the case of Shelia Newman. She faces negligent homicide charges in the death of 22-month-old Angel Green this past... more »
  • Musical tribute planned in New Orleans for Allen Toussaint

    November 16, 2015 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A musical tribute is planned Friday for legendary New Orleans singer, recording artist and producer Allen Toussaint, who died last week. Jasminne Navarre of Rhodes Funeral Home says visitation will begin at 8 a.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, with three hours of music starting at 11... more »
  • Police: 2 babies found dead had autopsies performed

    November 15, 2015 2:04 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a medical examiner said that autopsies had previously been performed on two babies whose bodies were found next to a Philadelphia used car lot. Homicide detectives are investigating what happened to the baby boy and girl who were found in the Kensington neighborhood just before 10:30... more »
  • Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death

    November 11, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office. Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in... more »
  • Terminally ill Texas man who saw new 'Star Wars' film dies

    November 10, 2015 2:35 PM

    SPRING, Texas - A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who requested an advance screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has died less than a week after watching the movie. Daniel Fleetwood, who had cancer, had a private screening at his home in Spring, Texas, Nov. 5. His... more »
  • Woman dies from injuries sustained in Airline Hwy crash

    November 9, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died at an area hospital last night following a traffic crash that happened in the 7300 block of Airline Highway. Police said 56-year-old Patricia Wilson was the driver of a 2013 Honda Accord that was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado as... more »
  • George Barris, creator of TV's original Batmobile, has died

    November 5, 2015 6:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - George Barris, who created television's original Batmobile, along with scores of other beautifully customized, instantly recognizable vehicles that helped define California car culture, has died at age 89. Barris Kustom Industries spokesman Edward Lozzi says Barris died Thursday, following a lengthy illness. Barris was still... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Deputies: Child died after being hit in driveway Wednesday

    October 28, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A child died after being run over in a driveway Wednesday evening. Sheriff's deputies said the child was taken to the hospital by family members and pronounced dead from the injuries. The incident is still under investigation, a department spokesperson said in a news release. ... more »
  • Charges dropped against mother whose son died in water-filled hole

    October 26, 2015 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother arrested after her child drowned in a water-filled hole back in December has been cleared of all charges. The East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said the mother, 26-year-old Brittni Clark's, was not at fault in the death of her four-year-old son. Jassiah Clark's... more »
  • Records: Woman died after riding Disney's Space Mountain

    October 23, 2015 3:45 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla - Records show that a woman died after riding Walt Disney World's Space Mountain this past summer. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 55-year-old Pamela Lynn Haynes of Kingsport, Tennessee, lost consciousness after getting off the ride in July. A report recently filed with the state of Florida... more »
  • Body found in Livingston believed to be missing man from Tangipahoa

    October 22, 2015 10:41 PM

    ROBERT - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are questioning people in the death of a 29-year-old man who has been missing since September. A body was found in Livingston Parish Wednesday, authorities revealed late Thursday. The body has not been identified, but deputies in Tangipahoa Parish believe it is... more »
  • Feds: 1 dead in accident on drillship in Gulf of Mexico

    October 20, 2015 6:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two federal agencies are investigating an accident that killed a man on a ship drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The owners say nobody else was hurt. The accident occurred about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on the drillship Pacific Santa Ana. Spokeswoman Amy Roddy... more »
  • Alabama man killed as SUV flips into water near Ponchatoula

    October 13, 2015 7:13 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Troopers said an Alabama man died Tuesday morning after his vehicle ran off US 51 south of Ponchatoula and became partially submerged in water. According to the Louisiana State Police, 25-year-old Ryan Guidroz, of Foley, AL, was traveling southbound on US 51 in a Chevrolet Tahoe at... more »
  • Victim identified in Ave. H shooting

    October 12, 2015 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a 24-year-old Baton Rouge man died in a shooting on Avenue H overnight. Cpl. Don Coppola said Gerald Penny was found around 2 a.m. near the corner of Ave. H and Woodcock Street with multiple gunshot wounds. Penny was taken to an... more »
  • Slain student remembered by former teacher

    October 11, 2015 8:40 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish community is mourning the loss of 18 year old Todd Toups, Jr. The teenager was killed in a stabbing incident that took place Saturday afternoon at Cobb's Trailer Park. A 16 year old male is facing a 2nd degree murder charge for Toups' death. Morgan... more »
  • Second victim in LaPlace triple shooting dies

    October 6, 2015 9:47 AM

    LAPLACE- The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a triple shooting in LaPlace that has left two people dead and one injured. The shooting took place early Monday morning. Deputies say 23-year-old Travis Gregoire died at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital in New... more »
  • District Attorney: Domestic attack could have been prevented Play Video

    September 28, 2015 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- District Attorney Hillar Moore believes a man's checkered past could have kept him locked up if Baton Rouge had what's called a risk assessment tool. That would have prevented his death and prevented a woman from getting life threatening stab wounds, according to Moore. Currently, the City... more »
  • Deal allowed drunk driver to avoid jail time Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who admitted to driving drunk three years ago, is facing charges now of drinking and driving again and causing a deadly crash Tuesday night. The crash killed 19-year-old Tashadow Gray. Investigators said 30-year-old T'Naia Burnette swerved into her lane and killed her. They believe she had... more »
  • Two people indicted on murder charges after lying about child's death

    September 12, 2015 2:13 PM

    MONROE, La. - A man and woman have been indicted on second degree murder charges after authorities say they lied about a child's death. Ouachita Parish grand jurors indicted Russell Flowers and Clarissa Kristen Hector on Thursday. Police say that Brooklyn Scout Brister died of heat exposure July 3 after.... more »
  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Two dozen on Ohio death row, no lethal drugs to execute

    September 5, 2015 11:48 AM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The number of condemned Ohio killers is now at two dozen even though the state can't find supplies of lethal drugs to execute them. The prison system now has just over four months to obtain the drugs if it hopes to execute the first inmate of 24... more »
  • Troopers seek to ID bicyclist killed in US 190 crash

    September 1, 2015 11:44 AM

    ROBERT - Louisiana State Police report a bicyclist was killed Monday night when she was rear-ended by an SUV as she attempted to ride across the US 190 Tangipahoa River Bridge. The yet to be identified woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office... more »
  • Child dead after being left in a hot car in Las Vegas

    August 28, 2015 9:34 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A 4-year0old boy diead after he was left in a hot car for 90 minutes in Las Vegas. Outside temperatures reached 100 degrees Thursday, in Las Vegas. Police said they were called to the scene just after 6:30 p.m. after the boy was found in... more »
  • Coroner: Heroin deaths on the rise in Baton Rouge

    August 28, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says Baton Rouge is on track to see heroin deaths reach record numbers this year. Shane Evans, the Coroner's Office chief of investigations, says the capital city has already confirmed 24 heroin-related deaths in 2015, and three more are pending... more »
  • Rate for adult cycling deaths in Louisiana rises

    August 17, 2015 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has the third-highest rate of bicyclist deaths in the nation. That's according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state's bicyclist death rate fell 34.4 percent since 1975, but that was mostly due to the lower child mortality rate because... more »
  • Day care worker pleads no contest in 2010 death of infant

    August 14, 2015 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baker day care worker has pleaded no contest to a negligent homicide charge in the October 2010 death of a 2-month-old Zachary infant who was in her care. 27-year-old Ashley Rene Reifer was scheduled to stand trial Aug. 24 on a second-degree murder charge... more »
  • Funeral services held Monday for area legislator Play Video

    August 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Grief-stricken family members clung to one another Monday as Rep. Alfred Williams' casket was wheeled out of a North Baton church. About 500 people attended the service, including state lawmakers and city-parish officials. Williams, 64, died of complications from knee surgery last week. He was a... more »
  • Judge formally sentences CarQuest killer to death

    August 10, 2015 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced Lee Turner Jr. to death Monday for killing two men at an auto parts stor in 2011. Judge Richard Anderson confirmed the jury's earlier sentencing after Turner's conviction in May of death by lethal injection. Turner was found guilty of killing... more »
  • Vermont Legislature investigating inmate's death

    August 8, 2015 12:54 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Vermont Legislature is investigating the death of a Vermont inmate who was beaten at a private prison in Kentucky and died six weeks later. The cause of his death remains unclear. An autopsy completed last month revealed 66-year-old sex offender James Nicholson died of a combination... more »
  • Local musician, community leader Earl Taylor dies at 80

    August 6, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local musician and involved member of the Capital Area community, Earl T. Taylor, died Wednesday morning at the age of 80. Taylor was a locally and nationally renowned musician who shared his vocal talents and song leadership skills with members of the Methodist faith and beyond.... more »
  • Investigators working to bring apartments up to code after deadly fire Play Video

    July 31, 2015 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators with the State Fire Marshal and Baton Rouge Fire Department spent Friday looking into the cause of a deadly fire on Carlotta Street near the LSU campus. The fire killed 37-year-old James Mobley and injured another man Thursday morning. Investigators are also trying to determine... more »

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