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  • 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 »
  • Man left for dead on North Foster Play Video

    October 24, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for the gunmen who shot a man and left him for dead in the middle of the road on North Foster around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the 54-year old man was walking down the sidewalk when he was gunned down by men... more »
  • New bond set in death of Peterson's son

    October 23, 2013 7:11 AM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A South Dakota judge has increased bond from $750,000 to $1 million for the man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, citing the serious nature of the charges. 27-year-old Joseph Patterson made his first court appearance Tuesday since... more »
  • Father indicted in child's death

    October 16, 2013 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 26-year-old Baton Rouge has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the June death of his 11-month-old daughter. Larry Leflore is accused of with inflicting severe injuries on Aaliyah Heard. The injuries included bleeding in the brain and cigarette burns on her body. East Baton... more »
  • 24-year-old deputy killed in Friday night collision Play Video

    September 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
  • Deputy killed in crash on Joor Road

    September 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road. The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck. We'll have... more »
  • BR Police investigating stabbing death

    September 23, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge identified a man they said was stabbed to death overnight. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said 47-year-old Donald Ray Thomas was involved in some type of fight with another person just after midnight Monday morning in the 2300 block of 72nd Ave. ... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly stabbing

    September 14, 2013 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say the body of a 57-year-old man was found in his home after being stabbed to death early Saturday. Cedric Hamilton's body was found lying on the kitchen floor of his house at 8853 Edwin St. around 3 a.m. Police say a... more »
  • Child dies after getting stuck in open car window

    September 9, 2013 2:53 PM

    GONZALES - A three-year-old died after his head got stuck in an open car window, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the child was able to climb onto the car and was trapped when he put his head through the partially open window at a house... more »
  • State's first death from West Nile reported Friday

    September 6, 2013 4:04 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- State health officials announced Friday, the first death in Louisiana connected to West Nile. A person in Rapides Parish got sick and died. Specific details about the victim were not released. Also this week, ten more people contracted the virus. Now, 31 people are sick from West... more »
  • Man on bar rooftop dies after grabbing power line Play Video

    September 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man died at the Spanish Moon bar on Highland Road around 3 a.m. Friday morning after grabbing a power line, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. Police will release the man's age and identity when his family is notified. McKneely says the man... more »
  • Body found in East Baton Rouge neighborhood

    September 5, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating what happened to a person found dead this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The victim's body was found out on Stanley Aubin Lane near Cedarcrest around 6 a.m. Investigators did not immediately call it a murder, saying they still... more »
  • Single-vehicle crash takes life of unrestrained driver

    September 1, 2013 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say a woman died Saturday night after crashing on Interstate 10 in Ascension Parish. Taslein Whitney, 36, of Baton Rouge crashed her Jeep after the left tires drifted off the road causing her to overcorrect into a guard rail, according to troopers. ... more »
  • Jury convicts 2 in fatal shooting of toddler

    August 31, 2013 12:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A jury has convicted two cousins in the shooting death of a toddler who was shot as he sat in a car with his grandmother near a parade. The Times-Picayune reports that the Orleans Parish jury convicted 24-year-old Bernell "Benny" Pollard and 31-year-old Jamiron Pollard on Friday.... more »
  • Fewer beach advisories off La. coast for Labor Day weekend

    August 30, 2013 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are fewer beach advisories for the Labor Day weekend than earlier this summer. Scientists posted warnings about potentially dangerous bacteria in the water off two coastal areas: Cypremort State Park and a section of Grand Isle State Park. Previously, more than half of beaches in... more »
  • Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

    August 28, 2013 2:00 PM

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Hasan never denied being the gunman and has said the attack on unarmed soldiers was motivated by a desire to protect Muslim insurgents fighting... more »
  • Court dismisses claims over stun gun death in La.

    August 28, 2013 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of civil claims against a former Winnfield police officer who repeatedly shocked a man with a stun gun before he died in 2008. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that Scott... more »
  • Coroner: Man found along I-10 died from beating

    August 20, 2013 11:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose body was found on Saturday by the side of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans was beaten to death. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office tells The Times-Picayune the death has now been classified as a homicide. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner's office,... more »
  • Braves fans wonder how spectator fell to his death

    August 14, 2013 9:27 AM

    ATLANTA - On the upper deck concourse at Turner Field, curious fans stood next to a railing, wondering how a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan could have fallen to his death. While it's not clear why he fell, police said Ronald Lee Homer Jr.'s death Monday night appeared accidental and... more »
  • Man indicted in child beating death

    August 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    ZACHARY - A grand jury indicted a Zachary man today in the death of his girlfriend's young child. The grand jury charged Willie Stone, 23, with the second-degree murder in the April 15 death of Azaria Johnson. Stone told investigators at first that the 18-month-old child was unresponsive... more »
  • Trial ends in lawsuit about heat on La. death row

    August 7, 2013 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A three-day trial has wrapped up in a lawsuit claiming that three death row inmates are forced to live in unsafe heat conditions. U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson did not say when he would rule in the lawsuit, but he said because of the health claims, it... more »
  • Water quality improves, fewer beach advisories

    August 2, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer Louisiana beaches have swim advisories this weekend. Only four have warnings posted for swimmers to swim at their own risk. Holly Beach, Rutherford, Cypremort and Grand Isle #2 have posted warnings. Just a few weeks ago, half or more had warnings about dangerous bacteria in... more »
  • Man kills self after firing gun at law office

    July 30, 2013 3:56 PM

    COVINGTON - Police say a man is believed to have shot himself to death after firing numerous shots inside and outside of a law office in Covington. The man's identity hasn't been released. Acting Covington Police Chief Jack West says police began receiving numerous emergency calls about 1:15 Tuesday afternoon... more »
  • Two BRPD officers involved in shooting death

    July 28, 2013 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Baton Rouge Police Department officers were involved in a shooting death around 12:20 a.m. Sunday, according to BRPD Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says 32-year-old Tyris Wilkerson of Baton Rouge was shot and killed by an officer as he drove his vehicle at a high rate... more »
  • 72-year-old woman dies in house fire

    July 28, 2013 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 72-year-old woman died in a house fire around 3:45 a.m. on the 1200 block of N. 49th St., according to Baton Rouge Police Department Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. McKneely says Doris Antwine died inside the home during the fire, and there are no signs of foul... more »
  • National radio host, Kidd Kraddick dies unexpectedly

    July 27, 2013 11:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nationally syndicated radio host David "Kidd" Kraddick died unexpectedly Saturday at age 53. Kraddick hosted the the B97 FM radio station program "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" in New Orleans. He also had a foundation, "Kidd's Kids," which rewards ill children with a dream vacation. ... more »
  • Obama hails legacy of late Rep. Lindy Boggs

    July 27, 2013 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is remembering late congresswoman Lindy Boggs as a champion of civil rights and women's rights. Boggs represented her Louisiana district for nearly 18 years in the House. She died Saturday at her home in suburban Washington at the age of 97. In a statement Saturday... more »
  • More advisories for La. beaches

    July 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fifteen beaches have warnings posted about potentially dangerous bacteria. Scientists advise people to think twice before entering water in some of the region's popular coastal getaways, including Cypremort State Park, Grand Isle State Park #2, and Holly Beach. Twenty-five beaches are monitored for bacteria. Weekly tests... more »
  • Advisories posted at La. beaches due to bacteria

    July 19, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Advisories were posted on beaches in Louisiana after scientists discovered potentially dangerous bacteria. Popular coastal spots were included in the warning, including a section of Grand Isle. Click HERE for a complete list of advisories. The postings come a few weeks after a more serious warning... more »
  • Radar checks held on thruway after deadly crash Play Video

    July 16, 2013 4:53 PM

    CENTRAL - The Central Thruway opened less than a week ago, and already someone has died on the road. Today East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies conducted radar checks on the road. Last night, 27-year-old Jackie Addison was killed when she ran a red light and smashed into an... more »
  • More tests needed for cause of Monteith's death

    July 15, 2013 2:50 PM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia- With no obvious cause of death for "Glee" star Cory Monteith, the British Columbia Coroners Service says it will do further testing to determine how the 31-year-old died. The autopsy was taking place Monday, but the coroners' service says it could take several days before toxicology test... more »
  • Vigils set in 100 cities in Travyon Martin case

    July 15, 2013 8:22 AM

    NEW YORK - Vigils in 100 cities are being planned for Saturday over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing. The Rev. Al Sharpton says his organization will hold prayer vigils and rallies will be held in front of federal buildings. Sharpton joins the NAACP and others calling for federal... more »
  • Coroner: Girl, 3, dies from heat stroke

    July 8, 2013 12:34 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish Coroner Todd Thoma says a 3-year-old girl who was found dead inside of car Friday died of a heat stroke. However, Thoma has yet to rule if her death was accidental. The Times reports Shreveport police were called to the mother's house just after 4:30 p.m.,... more »
  • One dead, another seriously injured after BR shooting

    July 6, 2013 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge shooting around 1:30 a.m. Saturday left one man dead and another man seriously injured, according to BRPD Cpl. Tommy Stubbs. It happened on the 6000 block of St. Katherine St. Stubbs says 27-year-old Justin King was located at his residence suffering... more »
  • Man dies after hitting utility pole

    July 6, 2013 12:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A 57-year-old man died around 1 a.m. Saturday after hitting an electric utility pole on Burgess Road, according to a Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office press release. The release says the 57-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A 29-year-old passenger refused medical treatment. The... more »
  • Warning about flesh-eating bacteria off La. coast

    June 28, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health leaders issued a warning Friday for coastal water: it may have flesh-eating bacteria. One person has died and three others got sick from the bacteria, which is naturally occurring in warm seawater. Experts recommend not going into the water with open wounds, since it... more »
  • Families feuding after baby's killing Play Video

    June 28, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight for justice over the death of an eleventh-month child has turned into a war of words between family members. Aaliyah Heard died after a severe blow to the head. Aaliyah's father, Larry Leflore, 26, is charged with first degree murder. Aaliyah's mother, Ashley Heard,... more »
  • Report: Slain infant slapped, beaten by father Play Video

    June 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police report reveals more disturbing details about the events leading up to an infant's death last weekend in Baton Rouge. According to an affidavit of probable cause, the mother of 11-month-old Aaliyah Heard told investigators that on June 20 the girl's father, 26-year-old Larry Leflore,... more »
  • Lawsuit: Deputies ignored dying inmate's pleas

    June 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of an inmate who died of a ruptured ulcer in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The suit claims deputies ignored his declining health and pleas for medical attention. The sheriff's office has... more »
  • Reward in whooping crane death now at $15k

    June 27, 2013 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The reward for information in the April death of a whooping crane has risen to $15,000. State wildlife and fisheries officials said Thursday that several agencies, groups and individuals have joined together to push the reward from $10,000 to $15,000. The whooping crane, fitted with a GPS... more »
  • Police charge mother in connection with child's death Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a mother in connection with the death of her young daughter tonight. Lt. Don Kelly said investigators arrested Ashley Heard, 28, and charged her with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Police said 11-month old Aaliyah Heard died Saturday morning. She was taken to... more »
  • NJ: Mechanical problem caused fatal race car crash

    June 21, 2013 3:14 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey state police say a mechanical problem is to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler last week. The state police released some findings Friday from its not-yet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township. The... more »
  • Child dies in grandparents' pool

    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 »
  • Man killed in 2nd plant explosion in Ascension Parish Play Video

    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 »
  • Prosecutors still plan to pursue death for Arias

    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 »
  • Lafayette authorities investigate infant death

    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 »
  • 1 year later, no arrests in dancer's death

    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 »
  • US soldier pleads guilty in Afghan massacre

    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 »
  • La. inmates face life in 2011 kidnapping death

    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 »
  • Police officer fired after twin brother's death

    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 »
  • Convicted Pa. abortion doctor gets life in prison

    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 »
  • Two more arrested in 2012 Baton Rouge murder

    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 »
  • Man dies after eating drugs during search

    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 »
  • Rapper known as "Mac Daddy" dead at 34

    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 »
  • Bayou Vista shooting death being investigated

    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 »
  • Bombing suspect charged, could face death penalty

    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 »
  • Mom's boyfriend accused in child's death

    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 »
  • Son calls mom "evil monster" who deserves to die in prison

    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 »
  • Boyfriend arrested in burning death of 2-year-old

    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 »
  • Man convicted in death faces new charges

    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 »
  • Man sentenced to 40 years in ULL student's death

    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 »
  • Colo. prosecutors seeking death penalty for Holmes

    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 »
  • DeQuincy man dies after collision with train

    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 »

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