June 17, 2013 11:50 AM
CARENCRO - Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy found in his grandparents' swimming pool. Sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Kip Judice tells The Advertiser mere minutes had passed from the time Cullen Guilbeaux was last alive to when he was found unresponsive in the pool.... more »
June 14, 2013 11:06 PM
DONALDSONVILLE - One person was killed in a second explosion in as many days at a chemical plant in Ascension Parish.
State Police said Ronald "Rocky" Morris, 55, of Belle Rose, was killed in the blast at CF Industries in Donaldsonville. Seven other were injured and taken to hospitals... more »
June 12, 2013 2:45 PM
PHOENIX- Authorities plan to try again to secure the death penalty for convicted murderer Jodi Arias after jurors in her trial deadlocked last month on a sentence. Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the 2008 killing of boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home. About two weeks... more »
June 11, 2013 4:03 PM
LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 5-month old baby. Deputies responded early Tuesday afternoon to a call about a non-responsive infant. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. The Lafayette Parish Coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Authorities said... more »
June 8, 2013 10:56 AM
NEW ORLEANS - It's been a year since pieces of Jaren Lockhart's body began washing up on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and almost that long since two people seen leaving a Bourbon Street strip club with the dancer were named as suspects in her death and dismemberment. One, Margaret Sanchez, 29,... more »
June 5, 2013 11:24 AM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales entered the plea Wednesday in a military courtroom to multiple counts of premeditated murder and other... more »
May 30, 2013 9:29 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - Two Louisiana inmates were facing life sentences Thursday in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted from a hotel in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree.
Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were inmate workers with jobs as groundskeepers at the Louisiana State Police compound in... more »
May 18, 2013 5:19 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Shreveport Police Department has fired the brother of a slain officer, drawing fire from the local police union. Police Chief Willie Shaw said in a statement Friday that he had fired Sgt. Matthew Prunty for violating department policies. However, the head of the Shreveport Police Officers... more »
May 14, 2013 3:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal and will be spared a potential death sentence. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were... more »
May 6, 2013 5:30 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police and U. S. Marshals announced today two more people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting last year in Baton Rouge.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said detectives and marshals arrested Tressie Newberry, 40, and Jennifer Prine, 27, today in connection with the shooting death... more »
May 2, 2013 10:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man died after eating drugs the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
Deputies said Baton Rouge Police were executing a search warrant on Flag Street when the man is believed to have ingested crack cocaine.
Police called deputies to handle the death investigation... more »
May 1, 2013 10:01 PM
ATLANTA- Chris Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and a member of the 90s rap duo Kriss Cross, died Wednesday night.
An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said the 34-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital in Atlanta. Authorities said they are unsure of Kelly's cause of... more »
April 29, 2013 11:45 AM
BAYOU VISTA - St. Mary Parish sheriff's detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man found on Columbus Avenue in Bayou Vista. Deputies tell The Advocate that gunshots were fired around 12:45 a.m. Monday. When deputies arrived, they found an unresponsive man who was later pronounced dead by the... more »
April 22, 2013 3:19 PM
BOSTON- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and he could face the death penalty if convicted. Tsarnaev, 19, was accused by federal prosecutors of joining with his older brother to set off the two pressure-cooker bombs that sprayed... more »
April 17, 2013 10:12 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 23-year-old is in jail, accused in the death of an 18-month-old child.
Willie Stone faces first-degree murder charges for the death of Azaria Jackson, his girlfriend's child.
Stone said the child was unresponsive when he woke the child up Monday. After an autopsy, it was... more »
April 16, 2013 7:39 PM
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN- A man whose mother could get 20-years in prison for the death of his baby sister in 1957 says his mom is an "evil monster" and should die in prison. James Klokow says his sister was robbed of her life and his mother never paid the price. Ruby... more »
April 12, 2013 11:27 AM
OBERLIN - Authorities in Allen Parish are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child who died of apparent third-degree burns to her back. The American Press reports deputies were called to the Allen Parish Hospital in Kinder Thursday after the child was brought into the emergency room by her mother.... more »
April 12, 2013 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 37-year-old Baton Rouge man who served prison time after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 1992 slaying of carjacked LSU freshman Kipp Earl Gullett is now facing a felony drug charge. A judge reset Zebbie Berthelot's arraignment on methamphetamine charges for May 20. He told state... more »
April 10, 2013 3:58 PM
LAFAYETTE - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the January 2010 shooting death of a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student. The Advertiser reports 46-year-old Jose Luis Segura Jr. was sentenced Wednesday. Segura was initially charged with second-degree murder in 22-year-old Allen Aucoin Jr.'s killing,... more »
April 1, 2013 10:14 AM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors want James Holmes executed for last year's attack on an Aurora movie theater. They announced their intention to seek the death penalty against Holmes in court on Monday. Last week prosecutors said they rejected an offer from Holmes' attorney to have him plead guilty to avoid... more »
March 28, 2013 8:03 AM
DEQUINCY, La. - Authorities say an 81-year-old DeQuincy man was killed in a collision involving a Kansas City Southern train and a pick-up truck.
DeQuincy police say Curtis Sandifer died Wednesday after his pickup was struck at a railroad crossing. Phillips says the vehicle was dragged about a half... more »
March 26, 2013 10:05 AM
BALTIMORE - Royal Caribbean says the FBI is investigating a death aboard one of its cruise ships.
The Enchantment of the Seas returned to Baltimore as scheduled Monday after a 62-year-old woman was found dead in her cabin Sunday.
Royal Caribbean says it contacted the FBI and local... more »
March 6, 2013 8:44 AM
PASCAGOULA, Miss.- Authorities have charged an inmate in the death of another prisoner at the Jackson County jail. Testimony at an initial court appearance Tuesday was that Dionte R. Jones struck Anthony Eugene Moore with a closed fist, causing Moore's head to strike a concrete floor at the Jackson County... more »
March 5, 2013 4:14 PM
VENEZUELA- Hugo Chavez, the country's president has died.
The vice-president announced his death late Tuesday afternoon.
Chavez had been undergoing cancer treatment, and had surgery as recently as December.
Chavez was 58-years-old.
Check back HERE for more on this developing story and watch WBRZ News 2... more »
February 22, 2013 11:15 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country star Mindy McCready's funeral has been scheduled for Tuesday in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. The funeral will be private. A memorial organized by friends and the music community is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at Cathedral of the Incarnation. McCready committed suicide Sunday at... more »
February 14, 2013 7:35 PM
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - San Bernardino County officials confirmed the remains found in a burned out cabin is that of former Los Angeles Police officer turned alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner.
A sheriff's office spokeswoman said dental records helped confirm Dorner's remains.
Dorner was wanted for the deaths... more »
February 14, 2013 7:40 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa. Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in... more »
February 13, 2013 7:04 AM
LAS VEGAS - The unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of a heart attack. The Las Vegas Sun reports that 52-year-old John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week while waiting at a bus stop in front of the diner. He was taken off... more »
February 11, 2013 11:16 AM
PEARL RIVER - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish say a man was killed after a homemade explosive device went off in the Pearl River area. The explosion happened around 8 p.m. Sunday. Another man was injured and is being treated at a hospital. Deputies say both victims were in their... more »
February 6, 2013 6:22 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas sheriff says the Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend has refused to meet with his family or court-appointed attorney. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says Eddie Ray Routh remained in his cell Tuesday instead of... more »
February 5, 2013 7:56 AM
NEW ROADS - State Police said a Ventress woman died after a head-on collision with a school bus this morning in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Investigators said heavy fog may have been a factor in the death of Jody T. Harris, 38.
Law enforcement were called to the scene... more »
February 5, 2013 6:30 AM
STEPHENVILLE, Texas - A Texas sheriff says the man charged with killing a former Navy SEAL and his friend was shocked with a stun gun and restrained in his jail cell after becoming aggressive. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh is on suicide watch. Bryant says... more »
February 4, 2013 2:47 AM
STEPHENVILLE, Texas - Former Navy SEAL and expert sniper Chris Kyle was devoted to helping his fellow veterans navigate life after active duty. Authorities say the 38-year-old Kyle was doing just that Saturday when he was slain along with a friend at a Texas gun range. Police have charged 25-year-old... more »
January 29, 2013 2:41 AM
NEW YORK - A woman accused of shoving a man to his death from a New York City subway platform is expected in court. Erika Menendez is being held on a charge of murder as a hate crime in the Dec. 29 death of 46-year-old India native Sunando Sen. She... more »
January 28, 2013 2:19 PM
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.- An arsonist has been sentenced to death for murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a Southern California wildfire a decade ago. Superior Court Judge Michael Smith in San Bernardino sentenced 31-year-old Rickie Lee Fowler on Monday after hearing from some of the victims' family... more »
January 18, 2013 10:32 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida A&M University has hired alumnus Bryan F. Smith as its anti-hazing administrator. Interim university President Larry Robinson said Friday that Smith's job will be ensuring that initiatives adopted after the hazing death of a band member are implemented. Drum major Robert Champion died in 2011 after... more »
January 18, 2013 10:24 AM
ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
January 18, 2013 6:43 AM
MONTPELIER - State Police says a 33-year-old Baton Rouge man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on La. Highway 16 in southeastern St. Helena Parish.
Troopers say David Fontenot Jr.'s sport utility vehicle drifted off the road, hit a parked bulldozer and overturned.
Fontenot, who was not wearing... more »
January 7, 2013 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON - Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today's report shows the trend holding. Among men, cancer death rates dropped by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009. The rate declined by 1.4 percent a... more »
December 28, 2012 3:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested two people for the shooting death of a Denham Springs woman.
Police say Covonta Magee, 19, and Chelsea Daige, 21, shot 21-year-old Clara Seal in a parking lot on Cristy Dr. Saturday night in Baton Rouge.
Investigators believe Seal was... more »
December 28, 2012 2:15 PM
WEBSTER, N.Y.- Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York. New York State Police Senior Investigator James Newell says Dawn Nguyen, of Rochester, faces a state charge of filing a falsified... more »
December 26, 2012 7:21 PM
A man in Clay County, Mississippi near West Point died in a homemade fireworks explosion outside his house on Christmas night. Ralph "Bubba" Elliot was killed when his homemade device exploded just before ten last night. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott says state and federal authorities are trying to determine... more »
December 25, 2012 8:55 AM
BAKER - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old woman on Christmas Day for stabbing her brother to death.
Tomeka Lathers told deputies she and her brother, 22-year-old Dominque Lathers, were having an argument when Dominque began choking her.
Tomeka then allegedly got a knife and... more »
December 22, 2012 12:48 PM
LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police say a Carencro man has been booked with driving while intoxicated following a traffic accident that killed a news anchor for a Texas television station. Forty-eight-year-old William Leger, of Beaumont died early Saturday after the 2012 Jeep he was driving ran off Louisiana Highway 93... more »
December 18, 2012 11:44 AM
GONZALES - Prosecutors announced today they intend to seek the death penalty against four of the five people accused of killing an Ascension Parish couple and their son.
Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty for Devon James, who pleaded not guilty to the killings earlier this... more »
December 12, 2012 11:04 AM
BELLE ROSE- Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says detectives have arrested a 28-year-old Napoleonville man accused of shooting and killing a Thibodaux man last week during an armed robbery in Belle Rose. Waguespack said in a news release received by The Advocate Harrison Truehill was booked Tuesday night with second-degree... more »
December 11, 2012 11:21 AM
BREAUX BRIDGE- Several groups including relatives of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge police officer are demanded an independent investigation. The Advocate reports the groups have characterized the death as excessive force against an unarmed teenager who panicked. State police say Darneisha Harris was shot... more »
December 10, 2012 12:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he stabbed his girlfriend overnight.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said police arrested Mark Turner, 48, in suspicion of killing 30-year-old Shalonda Green.
Stubbs said Turner and Green were arguing inside her residence when Turner stabbed Green around... more »
December 5, 2012 12:35 PM
NEW YORK - New York City police have arrested a man in the death of a subway rider who was shoved onto the tracks. Police say Naeem Davis was arrested on a charge of murder Wednesday. The 30-year-old Davis had been taken into custody for questioning Tuesday. Police say security... more »
December 5, 2012 7:18 AM
NEW YORK - The photographer who took the picture of a New York City man who'd been pushed into the path of a subway train says he was too far down the platform to have saved him.
Freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi says he wasn't trying to take a... more »
November 26, 2012 2:36 PM
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities say a Minnesota man admits firing more shots than necessary at two teenagers he said had broken into his home. He's charged with murder in the shooting deaths of the 18-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, who was the girl's cousin. They were shot on Thanksgiving... more »
November 19, 2012 3:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The state health department says 15 new West Nile virus cases and one death from the virus have been reported in the past week. In addition, one patient's illness changed from flu-like West Nile fever to a dangerous "neuroinvasive" infection affecting the brain or spinal cord. State... more »
November 14, 2012 4:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - A 29-year-old Baton Rouge woman has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for the stabbing death of her boyfriend after an argument at their home. State District Judge Bonnie Jackson sentenced Katina Carter, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter, in the July 15th death of 26-year-old Ladrian... more »
November 12, 2012 5:46 PM
TOLEDO, Ohio - Police in Ohio say the deaths of five people, including three children, do not appear to be accidental. Toledo police spokesman Joe Heffernan said all of the bodies were found in a garage Monday afternoon. He said firefighters had to use equipment to break into the garage... more »
November 9, 2012 10:22 AM
BATON ROUGE - State officials today banned a new synthetic drug which is blamed for at least one death in Louisiana.
The compound, called 25i, was added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act. State health officials, lawmakers, and law enforcement made the announcement at the State Police crime lab.... more »
November 7, 2012 2:12 PM
DALLAS- A Louisiana man's death sentence in Texas has been reduced to life in prison without parole in the killing of a woman who helped him when he relocated after Hurricane Katrina. Attorneys for 50-year-old Roosevelt Smith Jr. contended he's mentally impaired and ineligible for execution under Supreme Court guidelines.... more »
November 7, 2012 8:47 AM
BATON ROUGE- An appellate court has affirmed a Baker man's manslaughter conviction and 40-year prison sentence in the brutal stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge office.
A three-judge panel of the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, however, said it found evidences... more »
October 31, 2012 2:53 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa.- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is serving his child molestation prison sentence at an institution in far southwestern Pennsylvania that includes most of the state's death row inmates. The Corrections Department announced that Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison after being evaluated at a... more »
October 30, 2012 8:11 AM
NEW YORK - Superstorm Sandy is winding down and inching its way inland, leaving at least 17 people in seven states dead and more than 7 million power outages in its wake. New York was one of the hardest hit areas when an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3... more »
October 26, 2012 10:57 AM
COVINGTON- A 39-year-old Pearl River man who was arrested earlier this week in Mississippi after being accused of stabbing his father to death has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail on a second-degree murder charge. Billie Glenn Rawson Jr. was arrested Tuesday in Long Beach, Miss. and was... more »
October 18, 2012 10:32 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman arrested in the death of her 3-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter is expected to make her initial court appearance Thursday. The children were found by their grandmother in their New Orleans apartment around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the boy had been shot... more »
October 12, 2012 4:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials report one new West Nile virus death and nine new cases, bringing the total to 12 deaths this year and 312 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows five new neuroinvasive disease cases - the most serious type. Two were reported... more »
October 10, 2012 2:39 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- A man investigators said was driving home from work when he ran over a child in his subdivision has been charged with negligent homicide.
Deputies arrested Brad Welch, 32, in the death of 6-year old Tyler Myers last month in the Lakes at Belle Terre subdivision.
... more »
October 8, 2012 11:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police found a man found dead in a pool behind a Baton Rouge home this morning, and are still trying to determine exactly how the man died.
BRPD and EMS were called to reports of a possible drowning in the 7000 block of Victoria Gardens Court,... more »
October 5, 2012 2:28 PM
ABBEVILLE, La. - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says a helicopter pilot was killed in a crash shortly after taking off from a heliport in the area of Intracoastal City.
A news release said the crash was reported at 8:20 a.m. Friday. The wreckage was found about a quarter... more »
September 28, 2012 4:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 38-year-old man wrongly convicted of raping and killing his step-cousin in 1997 was released Friday from Louisiana's death row after DNA tests found him to be innocent. Pam Laborde, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Corrections, said Damon Thibodeaux was released at about 12:30 p.m.... more »
September 27, 2012 10:28 AM
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say they don't know whether a "Sons of Anarchy" actor jumped or fell to his death after apparently killing his landlady. Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the body of 28-year-old Johnny Lewis was found Wednesday morning in the driveway of a hillside home in the... more »
September 25, 2012 5:42 PM
WATSON - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies said a child was hit by a car and died in Watson.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Lori Steele said 6-year-old Tyler Myers was playing on a scooter in the Lakes at Belle Terre subdivision Monday evening when he was hit by a vehicle pulling... more »
September 25, 2012 2:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The federal government says somebody shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin found dead over the weekend on Elmer's Island - and there's a reward for information about whoever did it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is offering a $1,500 reward... more »
September 25, 2012 10:44 AM
WATSON - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies said a child was hit by a car and died in Watson.
Sheriff's office spokesperson Lore Steele said 6-year-old Tyler Myers was playing on a scooter in the Lakes at Belle Terre subdivision Monday evening when he was hit by a vehicle pulling... more »
September 24, 2012 10:17 PM
WATSON- Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 6-year-old here. It happened Monday evening.
A spokesperson with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office told WBRZ News2 a vehicle was involved, but investigators weren't sure what exactly happened.
Emergency responders were on a private drive in a neighborhood near... more »
September 22, 2012 4:30 PM
JACKSON - A Jackson State University security guard was found dead in a city street on Saturday morning. WLBT-TV reports that 27-year-old Joseph Welch was shot five times, according to officials. Jackson police say Welch failed to show up for work at 10 p.m. Friday night. "We got a shots... more »
September 21, 2012 6:51 PM
BATON ROUGE - State health officials say in the past week one more person has died from the West Nile virus in Louisiana and the number of infections has risen to 251 for the year with 36 new cases reported. The death toll from the virus so far this year... more »
September 14, 2012 12:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a man found dead in Baton Rouge this morning died of a drug overdose.
Officers were called out to 4915 Alvin Dark this morning, and found a man dead inside.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said they were still investigating, and would know more about... more »
September 4, 2012 11:15 AM
ABITA SPRINGS - A man died after being electrocuted in the Abita Springs area, according to Sgt. Sean Beavers with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.
It happened Saturday morning at a home in the 20000 block of Lowe Davis Road.
Deputies say a 67-year-old man, who was... more »
September 3, 2012 4:46 PM
LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
August 31, 2012 5:39 PM
WAVELAND, Miss. - A second person has died in Mississippi as a result of Hurricane Isaac. Century Hairston Funeral Home says Lillie M. Randle, a 62-year-old resident of Lexington, Miss., was killed just after 9 a.m. Thursday when a tree fell on her car. The funeral home says Randle was... more »
August 24, 2012 4:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals said three more people died this week from the West Nile Virus, and 53 new cases were reported.
That brings the year's total deaths to nine, the most in recent years according to DHH. The most was in 2002,... more »
August 18, 2012 7:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has been hit hard by the West Nile virus. Twenty four new cases have been reported this week.
92 people have been infected and six have died from the mosquito borne disease statewide his year. It's the highest rate since 2002.
Not all bites lead... more »
August 16, 2012 7:24 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death and got a surprise welcome from the King's former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering.
The two women appeared... more »
August 9, 2012 5:56 PM
CLINTON - One man is dead after a drive-by shooting Wednesday night, the first shooting death in years for the area.
Clinton Police identified the victim as 42-year-old Isaac Simmons, 10479 Roosevelt St. Late Thursday evening, U. S. Marshals apprehened 26-year-old Jerald Matthews of Baton Rouge in suspicion of... more »
August 8, 2012 11:49 AM
CARMEL, N.Y. - A coroner says a heart attack probably caused the death of a woman whose body was found in the middle of a suburban New York reservoir with a 6-year-old girl clinging to it. The coroner says an autopsy revealed that Pamela Kaner, a friend of the girl's... more »
August 2, 2012 9:41 AM
JACKSON, Miss. - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who was declared dead in Mississippi in 1994 and surfaced years later as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter. Thomas Steven Sanders is charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria,... more »
July 27, 2012 3:49 PM
ATLANTA - The longtime spokesman for fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has died. The Atlanta-based company said in a prepared statement that vice president for corporate public relations Donald A. Perry died Friday. The cause of death was not released by the company. Perry worked at Chick-fil-A nearly 29 years. The privately... more »
July 25, 2012 6:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man from Mandeville and charged him with manslaughter after a fight in Baton Rouge where the victim later died.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jeryet Bourg, 26, in suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of Christopher Dimattia, 36,... more »
July 25, 2012 3:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Mandeville man today after they said he knocked a man unconscious during a fight in Baton Rouge, and the victim later died.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Baton Rouge Police arrested Jeryet Bourg, 26, in suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of... more »
July 25, 2012 7:37 AM
AMITE - A state district court judge has found probable cause to keep a woman - one of two suspects in the death and dismemberment of a New Orleans dancer - in custody on a count of harboring a sex offender.
Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's Detective Mike Moore testified Tuesday... more »
July 24, 2012 12:19 PM
WATSON - State Police said a driver in Watson passed away behind the wheel this morning, before his vehicle crashed into the side of a Walmart Supercenter.
Investigators said the driver had a medical emergency while on La. 16 in front of the Walmart, and his out-of-control vehicle hit... more »
July 23, 2012 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man once accused of murder was found dead on Madison Avenue early Monday morning.
Police found Kedrick Dennis, 30, shot to death in front of his North Baton Rouge home today.
Dennis was accused of killing Kreglan Gaines in 2010, then released after... more »