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  • Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

    September 16, 2014 2:44 PM

    CANANDAIGUA, NY - A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff's investigators, he... more »
  • Man who killed student sentenced to death

    September 16, 2014 2:42 PM

    ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death. Following a jury's recommendation, a St. Johns County judge sentenced 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson on Tuesday. He was previously convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Authorities... more »
  • Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    September 14, 2014 10:08 AM

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said a "very... more »
  • Army investigating death of Fort Polk soldier

    September 10, 2014 2:05 PM

    FORT POLK- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the death of a Fort Polk soldier who was suspected of a break-in at a home on the central Louisiana military base. Fort Polk Military Police and the Army Civilian Police responded Friday to a report of a break-in. ... more »
  • Local TV commercial icon has died

    September 9, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man who made bathroom redesign- and his young granddaughter- famous has died, a spokesperson for ReBath said Tuesday. Ron Leclerc, 62, died at a hospital Sunday night. He had been battling cancer for the past few months. Leclerc was known as "Pépère" and was often introduced... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in accident with garbage truck

    September 7, 2014 3:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish. A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving... more »
  • Police probe latest New Orleans gun death

    September 7, 2014 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man. Officers responding to a call about gunshots fired late Saturday night found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, which was on Dryades Street in the city's uptown... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • Medical examiner: Rivers' cause of death unknown

    September 5, 2014 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Further tests are needed to pinpoint comedian Joan Rivers' cause of death, the New York City medical examiner says. Rivers, who was 81, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a... more »
  • Pentagon confirms death of Somalia terror leader

    September 5, 2014 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says U.S. officials have confirmed the death of the leader of the al-Shabab terror group in a U.S. airstrike on Monday. The Pentagon's press secretary confirmed the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane in a brief written statement Friday. The statement calls the death a major symbolic... more »
  • Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    September 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's... more »
  • Dad in Georgia hot car death charged with murder

    September 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death. A Cobb County grand jury on Thursday indicted Justin Ross Harris on multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to... more »
  • Prosecutors widen investigation on Rogers death Play Video

    September 3, 2014 6:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Prosecutors are reconsidering how they may charge Mathew Hodgkinson, the man accused of shooting Scott Rogers and then turning the gun on himself, if he survives his injury. Hodgkinson was once a student of Rogers in England where allegations of molestation haunted the dance teacher. It's... more »
  • Rogers' second mortgage, accused killer shows signs of life Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:11 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Documents uncovered by WBRZ show Scott Rogers obtained a second mortgage on his Daisy Avenue home soon before his murder last week. Two weeks prior to when he was shot and killed; he secured a $344,954 mortgage. Rogers' lover, Mathew Hodgkinson, and another man who lived... more »
  • Woman sentenced in silicone injection case

    September 2, 2014 3:26 PM

    JACKSON, MS - A woman was sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in connection with the killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections. Tracey Lynn Garner, 53, was sentenced Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court after her conviction Friday of depraved heart murder and conspiracy... more »
  • Disabled man shot and killed by neighbor

    August 24, 2014 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet. Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out. Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night. ... more »
  • Cops: NYC woman said she stepped on tot, who died

    August 24, 2014 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a New York City woman charged with killing a toddler in her care told police she threw the boy to the floor and stepped on him three times. Athena Skeeter was arraigned Sunday on charges of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. According... more »
  • Tugboat captain killed when crane hits bridge

    August 14, 2014 3:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a tugboat captain is dead after the arm of a crane struck a bridge and fell back onto the tug's pilothouse. Orleans Parish Coroner's spokesman Brian Lapeyrolerie identified the victim as 46-year-old Michael Collins, who was pronounced dead shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday.... more »
  • Scrutiny of police response increases in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 2:12 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is... more »
  • Funeral set for driver hit by Tony Stewart's car

    August 14, 2014 2:09 AM

    TURIN, N.Y. - Funeral services for the 20-year-old driver who died after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car are being held at a central New York high school as racing fans debate who's responsible for the accident and his family blames Stewart. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral is set... more »
  • Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

    August 12, 2014 2:09 PM

    SAN RAFAEL, CA - Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby.... more »
  • Woman dies after being stranded in floods Play Video

    August 12, 2014 8:04 AM

    WARREN, MI - A suburban Detroit mayor says a woman has died in a vehicle that was stranded in about 3 feet of water after heavy rains caused widespread flooding in southeastern Michigan. Warren Mayor James Fouts told WWJ-AM Tuesday that the woman apparently died of cardiac arrest. It was... more »
  • Sheriff: Longtime pilot dies in helicopter crash

    August 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    JEANERETTE, La. - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area. He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades. Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about... more »
  • NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track

    August 10, 2014 11:14 AM

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - Authorities say NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York. A video of the crash Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park showed driver Kevin Ward Jr. stepping toward Stewart's car before being... more »
  • Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

    August 9, 2014 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, but legal experts say bringing a case against his shooter, John Hinckley Jr., would prove difficult. District of Columbia police say an autopsy states the cause of Brady's death Monday at age 73... more »
  • 4-year-old Dulac boy found dead in waterway

    August 8, 2014 4:29 PM

    HOUMA - Police said the body of a missing 4-year-old boy from Dulac was found in a waterway on Friday afternoon. The Houma Courier reports Ja-son Ross' parents realized he was missing when they woke up this morning and saw that the front door of their home was open.... more »
  • Driver of 4-wheeler killed in hit-and-run accident

    August 4, 2014 12:27 PM

    KENTWOOD - State police say a 22-year-old Vacherie man who was thrown from a four-wheeler and lying on a highway was run over by a car and killed. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says authorities are looking for the driver of the car. Marchand says Matthew J. Mahler westbound in a... more »
  • Arrest made in July 14 shooting on Florida St.

    August 1, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting death of a 59-year-old man on Florida Street last month, according to police in Baton Rouge. Detectives believe that Marlon Carter, 41, of Zachary was involved in a dispute with Charles Vincent just before the shooting... more »
  • First Louisiana West Nile death of the year

    July 25, 2014 7:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana health officials say a person in Shreveport has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. The gender of the victim has not been released at this time. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the... more »
  • 1 dead in St. Tammany crash, alcohol suspected

    July 21, 2014 3:08 PM

    ST. TAMMANY - State Police said a man killed in a wreck on LA 40 in Brusly Monday wasn't wearing a seat belt and may have been intoxicated. Troopers said Billy W. King II, 35, of Bush was driving a pickup truck eastbound on La 40 west of La... more »
  • Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

    July 17, 2014 11:13 AM

    GENEVA, Switzerland - Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70. His representative, Carla Parisi, confirms today that Winter died in a hotel room... more »
  • PayPal to refund donors in Georgia hot car case

    July 11, 2014 5:30 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car. PayPal spokeswoman Adriana Higuera says the company will soon be issuing refunds to customers who used PayPal to... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in evening wreck

    July 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a biker who died overnight when his motorcycle hit another vehicle and wrecked in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Travis Castle, 34, of Baker died in the wreck on North 17th and Choctaw Drive. Investigators said Castle was heading west... more »
  • Pedestrian hit by truck dies from injuries

    July 7, 2014 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a pickup truck when he attempted to cross Siegen Lane on early Friday morning has died from his injuries. Daniel Rivas of Baton Rouge was crossing Siegen Lane near Industriplex Blvd. at around 2:30 a.m. on July 4 when... more »
  • Israel: Jewish attackers suspected in teen death

    July 6, 2014 11:11 AM

    JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities have confirmed they have arrested a number of Jewish suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off violent protests. In a statement, Israeli police said the suspects were arrested early Sunday. Israel's Shin Bet security agency says the suspects remain in custody... more »
  • Police: Dad sent nude pics while son suffered

    July 4, 2014 3:41 AM

    MARIETTA, Ga - Friends and family say a Georgia man who's accused of leaving his son in a hot SUV was a loving father who was devastated by his son's death. But a prosecutor argued during a three-hour hearing Thursday that 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris was unhappy in his marriage... more »
  • Judge: No bond for dad in boy's death in hot SUV

    July 3, 2014 3:52 PM

    MARIETTA, GA - A judge has refused to grant bond to a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died inside of a hot SUV. The judge's decision Thursday means Justin Ross Harris will remain in jail. Prosecutors laid out their case against him before that ruling, portraying... more »
  • Woman killed in boating accident

    July 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    KILLIAN - A boating trip ended deadly for a couple in Livingston Parish. Wildlife and Fisheries agents say a couple may have hit a tree while boating on the Amite River Tuesday night. It happened about one mile south of Pete's Landing. The woman died from her injuries.... more »
  • State: Speed still major factor in highway deaths

    July 1, 2014 3:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Increased seatbelt use and cuts in impaired driving have helped reduce the number of people killed in crashes in Louisiana and across the nation, but state officials say less progress has been made in reducing speeding, another major factor in those deaths. Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, executive... more »
  • Child killed after hit-and-run driver hits house

    June 27, 2014 12:43 PM

    GRAY - A 2-year-old child was killed and three others were injured early on Friday morning after a truck fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crashed into a house in Terrebonne Parish. The initial accident happened on LA 24 when a pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Tony Milligan of... more »
  • Investigators: Dad intentionally left son in hot car

    June 26, 2014 8:21 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A Georgia dad was arrested in the death is son after investigators say he left the toddler in a hot car for hours. Justin Harris is charged with murder. He initially told police he accidentally forgot to drop his son off in daycare and didn't realize... more »
  • Off-duty deputy was murdered after reporting burglary

    June 24, 2014 6:13 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Vermillion Parish investigators said two men were burglarizing a house on Monday when off-duty deputy Allen Bares Jr. interrupted their crime in progress. They shot him several times and stole his car before deputies could arrive on the scene, according to detectives. Officials revealed new information... more »
  • Police identify victim of Brice St. shooting

    June 24, 2014 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the identity of the victim of a deadly shooting that took place in the 200 block of Brice St. on Tuesday. The victim, identified as 28-year-old Roman Epting, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in a vacant house at 242 Brice St. shortly... more »
  • Authorities to address Vermilion Parish deputy shooting

    June 24, 2014 12:03 PM

    ABBEVILLE - State Police and the Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office announced a press conference to be held today at 1 p.m. following the shooting death of a Vermillion Parish Sheriff's deputy on Monday. Deputy Allen Bares Jr. witnessed suspicious activity in the Abbeville neighborhood where he was mowing grass... more »
  • Curfew in effect after deputy was found dead

    June 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier. The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
  • Burned car could be connected to deadly wreck

    June 23, 2014 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators believe they found the vehicle that fled the scene of a Friday morning hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead. Police said 20-year-old Eric Fabre of Slidell was riding a Honda scooter north on Airline Hwy. around 12:58 a.m. on June 20 when he was hit... more »
  • Bodies of tubers found on Amite River, identified

    June 22, 2014 5:52 PM

    WATSON - Two bodies were found in the Amite River after Livingston Parish deputies say they drowned. Deputies say Joshua Brantley, 26, and Philip White, 26, were tubing when they went missing on the Upper Amite in the Watson area. They were with a group of about 10 of... more »
  • BRPD identify victim of deadly motorcycle crash

    June 20, 2014 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators released the identity of a 20-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Airline Hwy. early Friday morning. Police said Eric Fabre of Slidell was riding a Honda scooter north on Airline Hwy. around 12:58 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a... more »
  • Sheriff investigating man's death

    May 6, 2014 10:15 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday and investigators hope it will shed more light on the death of a man who was found, injured, lying on the ground. Michael Rodrigue, 55, was found near Claiborne and Houmas Streets Sunday. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies said he died at a... more »
  • Deadly storms leave behind devastation, flooding

    April 30, 2014 3:40 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. - Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle, the latest area of the country to be pummeled by a dayslong chain of severe weather. Escambia County spokesman Bill Pearson says rescue crews can't respond to some calls early Wednesday... more »
  • Obama pledges federal help after deadly tornado

    April 28, 2014 6:47 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is sending his deepest condolences to those affected by a deadly tornado that ripped through Arkansas. Obama says he wants everyone affected to know that the federal government is on the ground to help. He says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will work with... more »
  • Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

    April 19, 2014 5:33 PM

    MARRERO - Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart... more »
  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base Play Video

    April 9, 2014 6:58 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Authorities say the victim in a North Carolina base shooting died of a single wound to the chest after efforts to revive him. Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN') base spokesman Nat Fahy said the shooting occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when one Marine on guard duty shot... more »
  • UPDATE: Identity released of man killed, dumped in canal

    April 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
  • Elderly Hammond man dies in fire

    April 5, 2014 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine what sparked a fire that killed a 74-year-old Hammond man Friday night. The fire happened at 508 Phoenix Square. Nathaniel Kelly, Sr. was killed in the blaze. According to the State Fire Marshal, the fire orginated in the hallway, but... more »
  • SC woman faces sentence in breast feeding overdose

    April 4, 2014 6:56 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina woman faces 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A Spartanburg County jury found 39-year-old Stephanie Greene guilty of homicide by child... more »
  • Man arrested for heroin death

    March 28, 2014 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for the death of another man. Police say on February 27, Marc Roussel injected Guy Koontz with heroin. Kootz was found dead inside his home from a heroin overdose. Roussel was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison,... more »
  • Victim identified in trailer fire

    March 2, 2014 10:40 AM

    JARREAU, La. - Pointe Coupee fire officials say a man was killed during a trailer fire Saturday afternoon. The fire was on the 5000 block of Island Rd. in Jarreau. Officials say victim is believed to be Henry Jipson, 85. Fire fighters say the fire started in... more »
  • BR Police investigating shooting death

    February 11, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are looking for a killer after a man was shot to death early Tuesday morning. The shooting took place around 2:25 a.m. at the Spanish Arms Apartments at 4343 Denham St. Police say 18 year-old Devonta Jenks was shot once in... more »
  • Shelby Holmes: A tragic end and a new beginning Play Video

    February 5, 2014 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A murder victim's spirit survives after death because of an organ donation. Shelby Homes, 38, was shot and killed in October while he was walking home in Old South Baton Rouge. His killer remains a mystery. But, from this tragedy came hope for Holmes' friend Doug... more »
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

    February 2, 2014 1:52 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment. He was 46. Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan home. His cause of death wasn't officially determined. Hoffman, who was no matinee idol figure with his tubby,... more »
  • Morgan City Police Chief death

    February 1, 2014 2:12 PM

    MORGAN CITY - The Morgan City Police Department says police chief Police Chief Travis A. Crouch has died. Officials say the death was unexpected. Assistant Police Chief Michael Banks will fill in as acting Police Chief for now. Crouch was named Police Chief last year and has... more »
  • Woman describes finding man dead, shot in her shed Play Video

    January 31, 2014 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who let a homeless man take shelter in a shed in her backyard said she was shocked and scared that the man was found shot multiple times in the makeshift home. Michael Rogers, 52, was found dead Friday morning by the good Samaritan who... more »
  • Terrytown boy convicted in sister's death

    December 10, 2013 2:25 PM

    GRETNA- A 13-year-old Terrytown boy who admitted killing his 5-year-old half-sister while practicing wrestling moves has been sentenced to three years in a secure juvenile facility with credit for time served. The teenager's defense team had argued he be offered rehabilitation services in the community. However, Judge Andrea Janzen told... more »
  • Vibrant TV icon dead at 71

    December 9, 2013 10:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported. Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
  • Mandela remembered in Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 5, 2013 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Nelson Mandela's legacy is being remembered in the wake of his death. The icon is memorialized on the Southern University campus at the school for public policy. "The story of his life reveals the fact that human capacity with a strong will can overcome any amount of... more »
  • Sheriff: "I have nothing to hide" after man dies in jail

    December 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A family has filed suit against the sheriff's office in West Baton Rouge after a family member died in custody. In court documents, the family of Ervin Edwards claim his death was unwarranted. Edwards died after being tazed following a disturbance last week. But, Sheriff Mike... more »
  • Man dies after falling from houseboat

    December 2, 2013 12:02 PM

    GIBSON - A 54-year-old Houma man died after falling from a houseboat this weekend in Gibson. Terrebonne Parish sheriff deputies say the body of Wayne Cancienne was found Saturday in the Bluebird Canal next to the houseboat. Cancienne was there on a hunting trip. Deputies got a... more »
  • Fan dies in NFL parking lot

    December 2, 2013 7:27 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say one person has died and three people are in custody after an altercation in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs were inside playing the Denver Broncos. Police spokesman Darin Snapp tells The Associated Press the death is being... more »
  • 'SnoBall Queen' dies at 103

    November 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    METAIRIE- The woman who helped pioneer a south Louisiana favorite has died. Josie Marino Ortolano, known as the "SnoBall Queen," died recently outside New Orleans. She was 103. Ortolano, with her husband George, created the SnowWizard SnoBall machine that's used in countless snowball stands across the region. ... more »
  • Mom wanted after doing cocaine, killing unborn child

    November 13, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a mother who said she snorted cocaine while she was pregnant and her unborn child died. Police said Princess Beachem delivered a stillborn seven months into her pregnancy after being rushed to an area hospital with abdominal pain. Doctors could... more »
  • Story of death, bad choices not your average trick-or-treat event

    October 31, 2013 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One family has a different take on Halloween. Instead of going door-to-door, they let the visitors come to them for a lesson about making the right choices. In their yard, off O'Neal, the Santiago family has a map of decisions and stops along the way. ... more »
  • FDA preventing foodborne illness in animals Play Video

    October 25, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Food and Drug Association is working toward preventing food borne illness in animals, similar to the way it does for people. The plan is to set guidelines for food safety and holding imported foods to the same standard as foods made in the U.S. These... more »

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  • Record Heat
    Record Heat

    September 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON- Earth's hottest August was part of more heat records set around the world according to federal meteorologists. They say May, June and July... more »
  • Females now welcome
    Females now welcome

    September 18, 2014

    SAINT ANDREWS, SCOTLAND- Women are now permitted as members for the first time at The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews. The... more »
  • Jindal proclaim Sept.19 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    September 18, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal signed off on a proclamation designating September 19th the national POW/MIA recognition day after one local man stepped up to... more »
  • Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill
    Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill

    September 18, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling... more »
  • Suspect named in Tigerland shooting
    Suspect named in Tigerland shooting

    September 18, 2014

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man detectives believe is responsible for a shooting in the Tigerland area this past weekend. Baton Rouge Police... more »