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  • One taken to hospital following Old Scenic Hwy crash

    January 20, 2017 11:13 PM

    BAKER - Rescue crews worked to cut a person out of their car following a crash on Old Scenic Hwy. JUST IN: Here's a picture of the crash scene on Old Scenic. One person has been taken to the hospital. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/66gESZ9lyG — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) January 21,... more »
  • Two men indicted on murder charges after Pierre Part heroin overdose

    January 18, 2017 5:05 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Authorities say two men have been indicted on murder charges after a Pierre Part man died of a heroin overdose in July. According to District Attorney Ricky L. Babin, a grand jury returned a true bill of indictment for second degree murder on 38-year-old Reid Leonard and... more »
  • Man turns himself in for fatal hit and run in Chauvin

    January 17, 2017 4:03 PM

    CHAUVIN - Troopers have arrested a man for the fatal hit and run crash that killed one person Tuesday morning. Christopher Little, 47, of Chauvin called state troopers from his residence Tueaday to inform them he was involved in the fatal crash. Police arrived at his home and found... more »
  • Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

    January 13, 2017 7:59 PM

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. In a motion filed Friday in a... more »
  • Two accused of raping inmate at Ascension Parish jail

    January 13, 2017 5:37 PM

    ASCENSION – The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the rape of a parish inmate that was reported on Thursday night. The inmate reported that he had been raped by another inmate on two separate occasions in the past week, officials say. Louisiana State Police detectives were asked to... more »
  • Carrie Lane shooting victim dies, additional arrest made in 'gangsters with guns' incident

    January 13, 2017 11:32 AM

    GEISMAR - The victim of a Monday shooting in Ascension Parish died Friday morning. Kermit Jackson, 39, was shot multiple times on Carrie Lane Monday Morning. The charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder for all four suspects involved. Two of the suspects, Jyvariel Harvey and Kentrell Lewis,... more »
  • Man ejected from vehicle, killed on Old Hammond Highway

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

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

    January 11, 2017 5:42 PM

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

    January 11, 2017 3:44 PM

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

    January 10, 2017 5:01 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the murder of nine church goers in Charleston, South Carolina. The jury came to its decision after about three hours of deliberations. Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, was guilty of opening fire on an African-American church... more »
  • US seeks death penalty in airport shooting

    January 7, 2017 6:46 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE - Federal prosecutors have filed charges against the Florida airport shooting suspect that could bring the death penalty if he is convicted. A criminal complaint filed Saturday by the Miami U.S. attorney's office accuses 26-year-old Esteban Santiago of an act of violence at an international airport resulting in... more »
  • BRPD searching for suspect in Ritterman Ave. shooting

    January 5, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are looking for a man they say could have played a part in a December shooting on Ritterman Avenue. BRPD officials say 34-year-old Richard Johnson is wanted in connection to the death of Juan Montgomery . Police say 2 black male suspects... more »
  • Authorities: Georgia woman killed in storms

    January 3, 2017 10:00 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Authorities have reported a sixth death as the result of strong storms that swept through the South: a woman in Georgia. Albany, Georgia, Fire Chief Ron Rowe said Tuesday that he did not have any details about exactly how the woman was killed. Her identity has not... more »
  • Authorities investigating inmate death in Iberia Parish Jail

    January 3, 2017 9:05 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Investigators with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of an inmate at the Iberia Parish Jail. The 48-year-old inmate was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Sheriff's Office. Authorities said deputies were called to Center St. and Admiral Doyle Dr.... more »
  • Dylann Roof won't work to spare his life in church massacre

    December 28, 2016 10:12 AM

    Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says he won't call any witnesses or present evidence while representing himself during the punishment phase of his death penalty trial, but he is working hard to keep secret potentially embarrassing evidence about himself and his family. Just exactly what that evidence is remains a... more »
  • British singer George Michael dead at age 53

    December 25, 2016 6:40 PM

    LONDON - George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53. Michael enjoyed immense popularity early in his career as a teenybopper idol, delivering a series of hits... more »
  • Judge orders state to keep 3 death row inmates cool

    December 23, 2016 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ordered prison officials to continue using new measures for controlling dangerous heat levels for three medically vulnerable inmates on Louisiana's death row. He stopped short of requiring the installation of air conditioning - saying the low-tech remedies officials experimented with last summer... more »
  • Attorney says he will appeal verdicts in Will Smith case

    December 14, 2016 11:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The attorney for the man convicted of manslaughter in the shooting of retired Saints player Will Smith says they'll definitely appeal. Cardell Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that he will "map out" the appeal this week. Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter for killing... more »
  • Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases

    December 10, 2016 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Seven years before Thomas Sims defended Sammie Stokes in a South Carolina death-penalty trial, he had prosecuted Stokes for assaulting his ex-wife. The trial record shows Sims never told the judge in the murder case about that earlier prosecution, not even when the ex-wife took the stand against... more »
  • Company overseeing Prince's estate to change, documents show

    December 7, 2016 7:21 PM

    CHASKA, Minn. - Court documents show the trust company overseeing Prince's estate wants to resign, but the late rock superstar's siblings disagree on a replacement. Minnesota-based Bremer Trust was named temporary special administrator after Prince died in April. The company told the judge Wednesday it never intended to keep the... more »
  • Widow testifies Will Smith wasn't aggressor

    December 6, 2016 8:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The second day of the Will Smith shooting death trial has ended after dramatic testimony from the widow of the retired New Orleans Saints star. Racquel Smith insisted that her husband was not the aggressor in an April 9 confrontation with 29-year-oild Cardell Hayes, who faces a... more »
  • Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

    December 5, 2016 10:32 AM

    OAKLAND - The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36. Authorities announced the latest tally early Monday, saying they expect the number to rise. Eleven victims have been positively identified, but all the names have yet to be publicly released. Work has stopped at the scene... more »
  • Second suspect arrested in New Orleans shooting

    December 2, 2016 9:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead and nine others injured. Acting on information gathered in the investigation, LoNew Orleans police have arrested a second suspect in the Bourbon Street shooting that left one person dead... more »
  • Man wanted in Louisiana slaying arrested in Oklahoma

    November 26, 2016 2:29 PM

    OWASSO, Okla. - A man wanted in connection with a shooting death in Louisiana has been arrested in northeastern Oklahoma. The U.S. Marshals Service says 42-year-old Leland Hamm was arrested Friday in Owasso. Online records show Hamm is being held without bond in the Tulsa County jail on a fugitive... more »
  • Body of woman found on side of BR road Thursday night

    November 24, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide detectives are looking into the death of a woman after an unidentified body was found near East Industrial Avenue. Police were notified of a deceased person's body on that street near Wooddale Blvd. Thursday evening. Police had little information about what happened. Here's... more »
  • Thousands gather to mourn, celebrate, journalist Gwen Ifill

    November 19, 2016 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Washington journalist Gwen Ifill was remembered Saturday as an accomplished newswoman, cherished friend and woman of faith by thousands of mourners - including first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama did not speak at the service, but former Attorney General Eric Holder read a letter from President Barack Obama,... more »
  • Judge awards damages of $36M in Bobbi Kristina death case

    November 17, 2016 4:21 PM

    ATLANTA - Lawyers for Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate say a judge in Atlanta has ordered her partner, Nick Gordon, to pay $36 million in a wrongful death case. Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta... more »
  • Singer-Songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen dead at age 82

    November 10, 2016 9:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Leonard Cohen, the gravelly-voiced Canadian singer-songwriter of "Hallelujah," ''Suzanne" and "Bird on a Wire," has died at age 82. Cohen's management said in a statement Thursday that he has passed away, and a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. No further details... more »
  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty in daughter's hot car death

    November 8, 2016 4:15 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - A former Mississippi police officer accused in the alleged hot-car death of her 3-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. Cassie Barker's attorney, George Blair, argued for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, but prosecutor Olin Anderson said the former Long Beach officer was not entitled... more »
  • Fans pile onto campus for highly anticipated LSU-Alabama game Play Video

    November 5, 2016 12:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tailgaters pulled onto campus for most of Friday, unpacking and setting up for the start of the highly anticipated weekend, though ominous weather hangs in the balance. The tune of turning generators is a notable noise for tiger tailgaters, on what's sure to be the biggest... more »
  • Louisiana's 1st West Nile death of 2016 reported

    October 31, 2016 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the state's first death this year from West Nile virus, and says six cases have been reported to the state since Oct. 14. That brings the total number of cases to 36, including 21 dangerous infections of the nervous system.... more »
  • Catholics shouldn't spread ashes, church writes in new guidelines

    October 25, 2016 4:07 PM

    THE VATICAN - Catholics should not scatter their cremated remains, rather store them in a church-approved place new guidelines outlined Tuesday. Still, however, the church maintains the deceased should be buried - calling cremation a "brutal destruction" of the body. But, ABC News reported via the Associated Press, the... more »
  • Supposed niece, others seek shares of Prince's estate

    October 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    CHASKA, Minn. - A Minnesota judge says he'll try to rule quickly whether Minnesota law entitles a purported niece, grandniece and nephew of Prince to shares of the late rock superstar's estate. Attorneys for Prince's siblings said at a hearing Friday that the purported family members' claims should be rejected... more »
  • Police: Man rushing to see hurt father crashes; 2 killed

    October 15, 2016 2:17 PM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA- Authorities say a young man was apparently rushing to a Philadelphia hospital to see his injured father when he ran a red light, resulting in a crash that killed his two passengers. Police say the 18-year-old driver ran a red light early Friday morning and was struck by... more »
  • BRPD investigating fatal shooting on E. Brookstown Drive

    October 13, 2016 9:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is dead after a shooting on E. Brookstown Drive in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police say they responded to a shooting investigation in the 4100 block of that street shortly before 6 p.m. The 37-year-old woman was struck in the shooting and later... more »
  • Coroner: Woman found in park lagoon drowned

    October 12, 2016 10:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say they don't suspect foul play in the death of woman whose body was discovered in an Audubon Park lagoon in New Orleans. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said in a statement on Tuesday that they have no evidence so far to suggest foul play... more »
  • Florida raises Hurricane Matthew death toll to 9

    October 11, 2016 9:24 PM

    MIAMI- Florida officials say nine deaths are now blamed on Hurricane Matthew. The state's tally includes two deaths in Miami-Dade County, one each in Orange, Putnam and Duval counties and four in Volusia County. The four deaths reported by Volusia officials were a woman struck by a falling tree during... more »
  • Hurricane Matthew's US death toll rises to 27

    October 11, 2016 9:38 AM

    LUMBERTON, N.C. - Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina, have found the body of a man who was in a car that was washed away in the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew. Emergency Management Director Stephanie Chavis said the man's body was found late Monday afternoon after an extensive search.... more »
  • North Carolina reports 11th storm-related death

    October 10, 2016 5:35 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Officials report the death toll linked to Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has risen to 11 after the body of a 75-year-old man was discovered inside his car in Gates County. The state Emergency Operations Center said authorities received a report of a missing man on Sunday,... more »
  • Carbon monxide from generator kills Florida couple riding out storm

    October 7, 2016 9:23 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Authorities say an elderly couple appears to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning while running a generator after Hurricane Matthew, raising the U.S. death toll from the storm to 4. A post on the St. Lucie County Fire District's Facebook page says rescuers responded to couple's... more »
  • 2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

    October 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week. Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night... more »
  • New: Coroner reports pest control worker fell, died in crawl space Friday

    September 26, 2016 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A preliminary autopsy of a 31-year-old man who died in a building crawl space Friday found the pest control worker fell while on the job, leading to his death. The coroner's office said Joseph Bassett died from a "fracture of the neck due to blunt force... more »
  • Marlins say Jose Fernandez has been killed

    September 25, 2016 11:20 AM

    MIAMI - The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jos é Fern á ndez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fern á ndez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than releasing... more »
  • Tesla updates software to improve radar

    September 21, 2016 11:45 AM

    DETROIT - Tesla Motors customers will get enhanced radar and other features in an over-the-air software update that starts Wednesday night. The update makes the Model S sedan and Model X SUV rely more reliant on radar than cameras when driving in Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. Teslas made after October... more »
  • Pedestrian killed after trying to cross I-10 east

    September 10, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man was killed Saturday after being struck by a car while trying to cross I-10 on foot. According to Baton Rouge Police, 50-year-old Melvin Coleman died at on the scene after being struck by a Honda Accord on I-10 east near East Washington... more »
  • Woman, 22, dies in equestrian show horse-riding accident

    September 2, 2016 11:04 AM

    SAUGERTIES, N.Y. - Authorities say a 22-year-old woman died after she was thrown from a horse and the animal fell on her during an equestrian show in the Hudson Valley. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports Rebecca Weissbard was pronounced dead at the scene at Horse Shows in The... more »
  • First West Nile virus death this year reported in Miss.

    September 1, 2016 2:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Hinds County resident has died from the West Nile virus. It's the first human death of 2016. In addition to the Hinds County death, state Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said two new human cases of West Nile have been... more »
  • Man's charges upgraded to homicide after wife falls from car during argument

    August 29, 2016 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man's charges have been upgraded to negligent homicide in the death of his wife after she fell from his car during a heated argument. On July 30 around 8 p.m. 39-year-old Calvin Hawkins had an argument with his wife, Shadelle, when the argument escalated as... more »
  • Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

    August 29, 2016 3:27 PM

    Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked... more »
  • LPSO: mother killed 8-year-old daughter then tried to kill herself

    August 21, 2016 2:35 PM

    WALKER - Deputies in Livingston Parish say an 8-year-old girl is dead Sunday after she was found unconscious with wounds to her throat at her Walker home. According to Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at the scene on Gaylord Road around 9 a.m. Sunday and and found firefighters... more »
  • Boy, 12, dies in Kansas on 'world's largest' water slide

    August 7, 2016 8:44 PM

    KANSAS CITY - A 12-year-old boy has died on a Kansas water slide billed as the world's largest. Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Cameron Morgan says the boy died Sunday at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Schlitterbahn Waterpark spokeswoman Winter Prosapio says the child died on the park's main attraction, the... more »
  • Dogs break into BR Zoo, killing 3 monkeys Play Video

    July 13, 2016 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo confirmed Wednesday that three spot-nosed guenons are dead after a group of dogs broke into the zoo Tuesday morning and attacked the monkeys. Zoo Director Kaki Heiligenthal said surveillance video shows a couple of domestic dogs inside the zoo early Tuesday morning.... more »
  • 1st self-driving car crash death reported involves Tesla S

    June 30, 2016 5:25 PM

    WILLISTON, Fla. - Officials have confirmed the first self-driving car death involving a Tesla S sports car where the driver was using autopilot. "What we know is that the vehicle was on a divided highway with Autopilot engaged when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model... more »
  • Raising Cane's manager stabbed to death - what we know

    June 30, 2016 10:03 AM

    KENNER - Police in Kenner say they’ve arrested a second suspect and have a third possible suspect in for questioning in the stabbing death of a Raising Cane’s shift manager early Wednesday morning. The stabbing happened at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a former employee of the restaurant reportedly stabbed... more »
  • Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and defensive mastermind, dies at 82

    June 28, 2016 10:15 AM

    Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82. His agent, James Solano, said Ryan died Tuesday in Kentucky. He did not give a cause. The always outspoken Ryan... more »
  • Longtime WAFB anchor, reporter Paul Gates dies at 69 Play Video

    June 21, 2016 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime WAFB anchor and investigative reporter Paul Gates has died at the age of 69 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Gates started his career at WAFB-TV in March 1977 as a reporter and continued his award-winning investigative reports, commonly known as “Paul Gates Investigates,”... more »
  • SUV that rolled, killed actor was under recall

    June 20, 2016 2:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The SUV that killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. Los Angeles police say Yelchin died when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway early Sunday. The SUV... more »
  • Man dies after being ejected from car in Livingston Parish crash

    June 20, 2016 11:54 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - State Police say they are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Livingston Parish on LA 1037 south of LA 42 that took the life of the driver Sunday night. 57-year-old Brian Leonard, of Galliano, was killed just before 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Troopers. State Police said... more »
  • Coroner: Suspected sewage plant drowning victim died of heart attack

    June 14, 2016 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The autopsy of a man who died at a Baton Rouge area wastewater treatment facility has revealed a heart condition as the cause of death, according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. 57-year-old Michael Preston was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday afternoon at... more »
  • Coroner IDs man who drowned at wastewater treatment plant

    June 13, 2016 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators have released the name of a man who drowned at a Gardere area sewage treatment plant on Saturday afternoon. Police identified the individual as Michael Preston, and said an autopsy will be performed on the man at 1:30 p.m. The additional circumstances surround Preston’s death... more »
  • 8-month-old's death a tragic reminder of hot car danger

    June 8, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says Wednesday’s tragic death of an 8-month-old girl in a hot car highlights just how dangerous it can be to leave children in a parked vehicle. "While we don't yet know all the details about the heartbreaking death of Raylee Mercer,... more »
  • New Orleans police officer succumbs to injuries

    June 7, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer injured in a weekend traffic collision has died. The department in a news release said 11-year veteran Natasha Hunter died Tuesday. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the 32-year-old officer was a "dedicated public servant who loved her family, her job... more »
  • Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

    June 4, 2016 1:45 PM

    He was fast of fist and foot - lip, too - a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest. Muhammad... more »
  • Timeline of key events in last 2 weeks of Prince's life

    June 2, 2016 3:34 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Prince died of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, autopsy results released Thursday show. In the month before his death, a Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice - including the day before he died - and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant. ... more »
  • Official says Prince died of opioid overdose

    June 2, 2016 12:05 PM

    CHICAGO - A law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show the music superstar died of an opioid overdose. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

    May 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    ST. AMANT - A Prairieville man was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died following an early morning crash in Ascension Parish. 27-year-old Jot Willeford was booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, no seat belt and operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license. ... more »
  • Brief hearing reveals little in Will Smith case

    May 20, 2016 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A brief hearing in the case of the man charged in the death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith has ended with little new revealed about the case. Prosecutors and defense lawyers for suspect Cardell Hayes agreed on a new hearing date of... more »
  • Troopers ID suspect in fatal Hammond hit and run Play Video

    May 18, 2016 5:17 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police have identified a person of interest in the fatal hit and run crash that took the life of a skateboarder in Hammond earlier this month. The suspect is described as a black male driving a dark-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Pontiac Grand Prix, according to Troopers.... more »
  • New play explores life, legacy of slain teen Trayvon Martin

    May 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A play debuting at Philadelphia's New Freedom Theatre will explore Trayvon Martin's life and the moments before his death. "The Ballad of Trayvon Martin" was co-written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, a playwright and activist who says he could not shake the 17-year-old's fatal shooting in Sanford, Florida, in... more »
  • Warrant reveals details on Prince investigation

    May 11, 2016 11:32 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A search warrant reveals that a Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death - including the day before he died - and prescribed him medication. The warrant says Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg treated Prince on April 7 and April 20. The warrant was obtained... more »
  • Report, dashcam video detail suspect's death in February officer-involved shooting Play Video

    May 9, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore announced that a press conference will be held on Monday afternoon to discuss the findings in the death of an alleged shooter that exchanged gun fire with police in February. Calvin Smith, 22, was involved in a shooting that took place in... more »
  • Ex-officer friend of Will Smith gives DNA sample to investigators

    May 6, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - There are new developments in the investigation into the shooting death of former New Orleans Saint player Will Smith. WWL-TV reports retired New Orleans Police Captain Billy Ceravolo, who had dinner with Smith and others on the night he died, has turned over DNA samples to... more »
  • Expert questions doctor's handling of Prince

    May 4, 2016 4:28 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - An expert on treating addiction has questioned whether a California doctor responded appropriately when he was called to help Prince. Speaking without direct knowledge of Prince's case, addiction medicine expert Dr. Stuart Gitlow questioned why Dr. Howard Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew, on a flight to Prince's... more »
  • 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 »

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