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  • Here's the initial police report from LSU fraternity death

    September 22, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU released the police report related to the death of Max Gruver. Gruver, 18, died after a night of drinking at the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity house last week. Gruver was found unresponsive in the house and taken to the hospital by “private vehicle,” where he... more »
  • Man arrested after early morning gunshot complaints

    September 22, 2017 1:36 PM

    ASSUMPTION- A man was arrested early Friday morning after police responded to gunshot complaints in Assumption Parish. Deputies from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint in the Paincourtville area shortly after midnight. At the scene, deputies found a vehicle near the area of the complaint... more »
  • Boxer Jake LaMatta dies at 95

    September 20, 2017 11:50 AM

    MIAMI- Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95. His fiancee, Denise Baker, says LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days,... more »
  • Suite-mates of Max Gruver speak on his tragic death Play Video

    September 16, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Max Gruver’s suitemates and neighbors describe him as “warm,” “inviting,” and “energetic.” “I really wish I could’ve gotten the chance to know him better,” said Nick Ashton, who lived a few doors down from Gruver in LSU’s South Hall. “I didn’t feel uncomfortable talking to him.”... more »
  • Angola inmate shot and killed after charging at officers

    September 15, 2017 4:32 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - An inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola was shot and killed by officers after aggressively running towards them, according to Louisiana State Police. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. Friday. Troopers say officers were transporting inmates from Camp C to their work area, when 35-year-old... more »
  • Man charged with negligent homicide after 2015 crash

    September 15, 2017 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A man has been charged with negligent homicide after an incident that took place in 2015. On November 8, officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department said Alvin Bracken was driving in the 7300 block of Airline Highway and he was speeding. Bracken drove his 1995 Chevy... more »
  • Four teenage attempted robbery victims arrested; allegedly lied to police

    September 13, 2017 5:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Four teenage attempted robbery victims were arrested after allegedly lying to police about details surrounding the incidents, according to Ponchatoula Police Department officials. Ponchatoula PD officials said they responded to a call from 18-year-old Nicholas Hanford of Ponchatoula, around 9:45 p.m. on August 18. Hanford allegedly told... more »
  • LSU football to host night game vs Syracuse

    September 11, 2017 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coming back from their game against Miss. State this upcoming weekend, the LSU Tigers will look forward to another Saturday night in Death Valley. The Sept. 23 game against Syracuse is slotted for primetime. Kickoff will be at either 6 on ESPN or 6:30 p.m. on... more »
  • Questions surround fatal Seneca Street shooting Play Video

    September 9, 2017 10:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An elderly man was gunned down inside his car almost nine hours after his next door neighbors were murdered. 68-year-old David Walker was killed while driving his vehicle along Seneca Street on Friday night. Hours earlier, his next door neighbors, Harold Anthony and... more »
  • Four killed in medical helicopter crash in North Carolina

    September 8, 2017 3:04 PM

    BELVIDERE, N.C.- The North Carolina Highway Patrol says four people have been killed in the crash of a medical helicopter. Patrol spokesman Master Trooper Christopher Knox said the Duke Life Flight helicopter went down around 11:45 a.m. Friday near the town of Belvidere, close to the Virginia border and... more »
  • Authorities identify man found shot to death on Polk Street

    September 5, 2017 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death on a bench Tuesday. Authorities responded to a call for an individual down in the 1300 block of E. Polk Street Tuesday morning. Authorities say they found Marcus Miller dead with a... more »
  • One-year-old dies trapped inside burning New Orleans home

    September 4, 2017 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Fire officials in New Orleans say a 1-year-old child is dead after becoming trapped inside a burning house. The fire was reported just before 5:30 a.m. Monday on the 8800 block of Birch Street. New Orleans Fire Department Deputy Superintendent Roman Nelson said the home... more »
  • Belle Chasse man charged in fatal Plaquemines crash

    September 4, 2017 11:48 AM

    PLAQUEMINES PARISH - Louisiana State Police say they have arrested the driver of a truck involved in a fatal crash on LA 23 Sunday night. Troopers say 68-year-old Carol Sylve of Belle Chasse was backing out of a private drive onto LA 23. As the truck was in reverse,... more »
  • Man dies after running into flames at Burning Man festival

    September 4, 2017 11:08 AM

    BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nevada - Authorities are investigating the death of a man who died of his injuries a few hours after he rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony. Late Saturday night, Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, broke... more »
  • Days before child found in trash can, mom pardoned in another child's death Play Video

    August 31, 2017 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A mother facing charges for birthing her baby in an area Walmart then leaving the newborn in a trash can was granted a pardon for an arrest related to the death of another child days earlier, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered. WBRZ learned Kyandrea Thomas was... more »
  • Grieving Houston mom says don't wade in floods

    August 31, 2017 7:58 AM

    HOUSTON- A Houston mother is warning people in the area to stay out of Harvey's floodwaters after her son was electrocuted while wading through the water to check on his sister's home. Jodell Pasek says her 25-year-old son Andrew was unaware that a landscape light had electrified the water... more »
  • Harvey horror: Shivering tot found clinging to drowned mom

    August 30, 2017 10:46 AM

    BEAUMONT— Authorities found a shivering toddler clinging to the body of her drowned mother in a rain-swollen canal in Southeast Texas after the woman tried to carry her child to safety from Harvey’s floods. Capt. Brad Penisson of the fire-rescue department in Beaumont said the woman’s vehicle got stuck... more »
  • Police search for witness in deaths of Florida officers

    August 20, 2017 11:26 AM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say they are looking for a person of interest as they proceed in their investigation into the fatal shootings of two police officers. The Kissimmee Police Department said Sunday in a news release that detectives are hoping to question Maribel Gonzales King.... more »
  • Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 14

    August 18, 2017 7:09 AM

    BARCELONA, Spain-Catalan authorities say a woman injured in an attack in a popular seaside town south of Barcelona has died. The woman, who wasn't named, is the first fatal victim of the attack late Thursday in Cambrils, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Barcelona. It came hours... more »
  • Two-year-old hit, killed after running into highway

    August 17, 2017 11:44 AM

    ROSELAND – A two-year-old died overnight, State Police revealed Thursday morning, after being hit by a car on La. 10 near La. 1058 in Tangipahoa Parish during a church event. State Police identified the child as Kaleb Dyson of Kentwood. Investigators said Dyson was with his mother and... more »
  • LSU Football unveils new ticket package, will sell wine and beer

    August 16, 2017 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger Stadium is offering a new ticket package to fans including a chance to purchase alcohol inside Death Valley. According to a news release, the new Skyline Club will feature an all-you-can eat special menu. Wine and beer will be available for an additional cost. ... more »
  • Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wife

    August 15, 2017 8:27 PM

    WOODBURY, Conn. - Connecticut officials are investigating a restaurant where authorities say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had lunch before she died in a car crash. A state Department of Consumer Protection spokeswoman said Tuesday that the state Liquor Control Commission's investigation into the Good... more »
  • LSU Football reveals 2017 season poster, placard

    August 15, 2017 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With college football season right around the corner, LSU Athletics has released this season's poster and placards. This year's poster features a bird's eye view of a Saturday night in Death Valley with this season's opponents lined across the bottom. For those who like to... more »
  • Deputies save suspect from drowning, then arrest him

    August 4, 2017 8:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a man after a deputy saved him from drowning in a canal. Officials say detectives in the STPSO Narcotics Task Force were conducting an undercover operation in the parking lot of a restaurant when they saw the suspect in a vehicle... more »
  • Members of LSU Greek community launch GoFundMe for Goodwood murder victim Play Video

    July 30, 2017 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New information was revealed through jail booking records showing a murdered woman was dead for hours before her lifeless body was found. The woman's ex-boyfriend, Miguel Angel Lopez, 42, was arrested in connection with her death. The victim was identified as Sara Hernandez, 41. Police... more »
  • LSU to revamp concession stands at all athletic venues

    July 25, 2017 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fans can expect a new experience at concession stands during future LSU sporting events. According to the LSU Athletics Department, the school has partnered with Aramark to provide food and beverage services at all athletic facilities on campus. Athletic Director Joe Alleva said the new partnership... more »
  • New Orleans man charged after fight led to fatal 3-story fall

    July 21, 2017 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court records show a man has been accused in the death of another man nearly five months after both fell three stories from a New Orleans building during a fight over a mutual female friend. The Times-Picayune reports that Orleans Parish court records show 52-year-old... more »
  • Texas doctor accused of opioid deaths

    July 21, 2017 10:30 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people. A disciplinary committee of the Texas Medical Board took the action Thursday... more »
  • Calendar's Restaurant killer death sentence reinstated

    July 20, 2017 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated Todd Kelvin Wessinger's death sentence in the 1995 double murder at a popular Baton Rouge restaurant. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2015 decision by U.S. District Judge James Brady that Wessinger had not had an effective... more »
  • Jury awards $3.9M to family of film worker killed by train

    July 17, 2017 10:15 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A jury has found a railroad company responsible in the 2014 death of a movie worker on a Georgia railroad bridge, awarding the young woman's family $3.9 million in damages. The verdict against CSX Transportation came Monday in a civil lawsuit the parents of Sarah... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after sneaking into Tiger Stadium with prostitute

    July 12, 2017 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he was caught with a prostitute on LSU's campus. According to LSU PD, officers were notified of a man and woman who were seen exiting a vehicle and walking toward Tiger Stadium Monday. Police arrived on scene to find 36-year-old... more »
  • Man charged in beating death of infant

    July 6, 2017 4:00 PM

    HAMMOND – A 28-year-old man is charged in the death of an infant. Benjamin Joseph Carter, Sr., was booked into jail after the child died Monday. Carter was charged with second degree murder. Sheriff's deputies released details of the arrest Thursday, though the child died days earlier. Investigators... more »
  • Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'

    June 27, 2017 10:04 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters Tuesday that the robbers would not allow other... more »
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    June 26, 2017 12:32 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. ... more »
  • Police: Road rage led to bat attack, Muslim teen's death

    June 19, 2017 9:33 PM

    FAIRFAX, Va. - A man charged with murder in the death of a Muslim Virginia teen who was attacked near her mosque became "enraged" by a traffic argument with one of the girl's friends and hit her with a baseball bat before abducting her, police said Monday. Though... more »
  • Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

    June 19, 2017 12:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death. The report released Monday... more »
  • Woman relieved after boyfriend apprehended for murder

    June 12, 2017 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman is breathing a sigh of relief after her live-in boyfriend was apprehended by police for fatally stabbing a man over the weekend. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North... more »
  • Suspect turns self in after fatal stabbing on N 13th Street

    June 11, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man Monday after he allegedly stabbed another man with a beer bottle on North 13th Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 120 block of North 13th Street. Police say 59-year-old Elvis Graham... more »
  • BRPD: Man arrested for deadly shooting on Rosenwald Road

    June 8, 2017 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One person has been arrested for the shooting death of a man on Rosenwald Road. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 18-year-old Deon Winsey for the second degree murder of 27-year-old Quenton Gilmore. Winsey was also charged with illegal use of a weapon. Gilmore was... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2015 fatal stabbing of step-grandson

    June 6, 2017 1:39 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A 63-year-old man pled guilty to a manslaughter charge Monday in connection to the fatal stabbing of his step-grandson in 2015. According to District Attorney Ricky Babin, William Thompson pled guilty to one count of manslaughter after he stabbed 20-year-old Daquan Rainey Feb. 17, 2015 . ... more »
  • North Carolina man kills father, himself in front of mother, wife

    May 28, 2017 5:02 PM

    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - Authorities say a mentally ill man fatally shot his father and then killed himself in front of his wife and mother in North Carolina before police could intervene. Morehead City Police announced that officers found 67-year-old Benny Burney Sr. dead when they were called to... more »
  • Zack Snyder exits 'Justice League' after daughter's death

    May 22, 2017 9:28 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The recent death of director Zack Snyder's daughter has driven the prominent filmmaker to step away from finishing the ensemble superhero movie "Justice League." A source close to production who was not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that Joss Whedon would take over completing the film,... more »
  • One hurt in shooting on Topeka Street Play Video

    May 21, 2017 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person has been hospitalized after he was shot on Topeka Street Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Topeka Street near Winnebago Street. Baton Rouge Police say one victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A WBRZ News... more »
  • House votes to bolster police training after Sterling death

    May 18, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to increase police officers' training requirements nearly a year after police fatally shot a black man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. The House voted 82-5 Thursday in favor of Rep. Ted James' bill, which calls for officers to... more »
  • House strikes down bill to abolish death penalty in Louisiana

    May 17, 2017 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - House lawmakers effectively killed any chance of abolishing Louisiana's death penalty this session after one representative cast the deciding vote against the measure he had co-sponsored. A House criminal justice committee voted 9-8 against Democratic Rep. Terry Landry's bill to outlaw capital punishment. Republican Rep. Steve Pylant... more »
  • Mayor releases statement on shooting of McKinley High student Play Video

    May 15, 2017 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released a statement Monday in response to the shooting death of an 18-year-old McKinley High School student. The mayor offered her condolences to the family of Bryant Lee, a McKinley High quarterback who was gunned down at a graduation party over the... more »
  • Man gets 15 to 30 years for fatally shooting, taking selfie with teen

    May 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    GREENSBURG, Pa. - An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man who authorities say shot a friend and then posed for a selfie with the dying teen has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Maxwell Morton, of Jeannette, told the judge Monday that he didn't want... more »
  • LSP: 16-year-old driver killed after crashing into cow on LA 363

    May 2, 2017 2:00 PM

    ST. LANDRY PARISH - Police say a teenage girl was killed after she crashed into a cow on LA 363 Monday night. According to Louisiana State Police, 16-year-old Adrian Johnson was involved in the crash on Highway 363 around 9 p.m. Police say Johnson was traveling south on... more »
  • Police: Texas officer faked his own death, fled into Mexico

    April 29, 2017 1:04 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Authorities in Texas say a police officer who notified his wife that he planned to kill himself actually faked his own death and fled to Mexico. An arrest affidavit revealed Friday that 29-year-old Austin officer Coleman Martin earlier in the week texted his wife a photo of... more »
  • Arkansas inmate seeks stay of execution, citing attorney's plagiarism

    April 24, 2017 6:45 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A condemned Arkansas inmate is again asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to stop his execution, arguing that his previous attorney plagiarized a court filing. The Arkansas Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to stop Marcel Williams' execution, one of two planned for Monday night. In a late... more »
  • Two Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

    April 23, 2017 10:37 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams asked... more »
  • 21-year-old killed after truck overturns in Terrebonne Parish

    April 19, 2017 2:10 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH - Police say a Houma man was killed Wednesday morning when his vehicle rolled into a ditch. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Vahli Boulevard, south of Savanne Road. Police say 21-year-old Nicholaus Braud failed to negotiate a turn and drove... more »
  • Arkansas judge barred from death penalty cases after participating in protest

    April 17, 2017 3:25 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Supreme Court is barring a judge who blocked the state's multiple executions plan from taking up any death penalty related cases after he participated in a protest where he appeared to mimic an inmate about to receive lethal injection drugs. Justices on Monday reassigned... more »
  • Police: 8-year-old suspect in Michigan toddler's home day care death

    April 17, 2017 11:57 AM

    MUSKEGON - An 8-year-old is suspected in the death of a 1-year-old boy who was left unsupervised in a home day care in Michigan. Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis tells MLive.com for a story Monday that the toddler's body was found concealed Friday morning in a bedroom. He says the... more »
  • Manhunt intensifies for Cleveland murder suspect Play Video

    April 16, 2017 6:13 PM

    CLEVELAND - Cleveland police say they are searching for a homicide suspect who shared a video of the fatal shooting of an elderly man on Facebook. Police say Steve Stephens shot 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., a retiree who was out collecting aluminum cans, Sunday and shared a video of... more »
  • A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death

    April 16, 2017 11:40 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Nearly a year after Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, investigators still don't know how he got the fentanyl that killed him. An official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that authorities still haven't interviewed a key... more »
  • Fight near Turkish polling station leaves 3 dead

    April 16, 2017 11:38 AM

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says the death toll in a fight outside a polling station in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir has risen to three. Anadolu news agency said a land feud may have been the reason for Sunday's deadly quarrel, while the private Dogan news agency reported... more »
  • Louisiana considering whether to end use of death penalty

    April 13, 2017 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trio of state legislators with law enforcement backgrounds is suggesting Louisiana should end its use of the death penalty. Rep. Terry Landry, a Democratic former state police superintendent, thinks the penalty is barbaric, unevenly applied, with too many cases overturned. Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican former... more »
  • Alabama ends death penalty by judicial override

    April 11, 2017 9:32 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill ending the state's one-of-a-kind practice of allowing judges to sentence a person to death when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. Ivey spokeswoman Eileen Jones confirmed the move Tuesday. Alabama was the last state in the country to allow... more »
  • Marksville officer in 6-year-old boy's death accused of badge misuse

    April 10, 2017 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors say a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old boy's fatal shooting had engaged in a pattern of abusing his badge to "satisfy his sexual desires." In a court filing Friday, prosecutors said the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office fired Norris Greenhouse Jr. after... more »
  • Louisiana firefighters gather to pay respects to fallen comrades Play Video

    April 8, 2017 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters from around the state have gathered in Baton Rouge to show love for their fallen brothers. They come, as they have year after year, to remember fellow firefighters who lost their lives while saving the lives of others last year. Now, 116 names are... more »
  • Kansas Legislature passes oversight after waterslide death

    April 7, 2017 12:42 PM

    TOPEKA - Kansas lawmakers have agreed to strengthen the state's lax oversight of amusement park rides after a legislator's son was killed on a waterslide last year. The state Senate approved the bill Friday on 35-2 vote. The plan now heads to the governor. Rep. Scott Schwab's son, Caleb, died... more »
  • Mississippi couple arrested in death of man found in car

    April 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    AMITE - A Mississippi man and his girlfriend have been arrested in the shooting death of a man found in a car parked alongside Interstate 55. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies Friday arrested 36-year-old Rodney Reynold, of Tylertown, Mississippi, on charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.... more »
  • Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

    March 31, 2017 10:23 PM

    A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. expands upon warnings made earlier this month after two reports of the... more »
  • 3 arrested in connection with overpass collapse

    March 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    ATLANTA - Officials say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive fire under Interstate 85 in Atlanta that caused a portion of the bridge to collapse. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence confirms the suspects were arrested Friday. He identified them as Basil Eleby, Sophia Bruner and Barry... more »

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