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  • 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 »
  • Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

    April 28, 2016 11:14 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Several news organizations are reporting that prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, have reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old Prince and in his home.... more »
  • Cardell Hayes indicted for shooting of ex-Saints Player

    April 28, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Cardell Hayes with the second-degree murder in the shooting death of retired Saints NFL player Will Smith on Thursday afternoon. Hayes was also indicted for attempted second-degree murder of Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith. Bond was set at $1.75 million, according to... more »
  • Lawyer: Dividing Prince estate may be difficult

    April 26, 2016 12:23 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A top Minnesota probate lawyer says resolving Prince's estate may get extremely complicated if his siblings and half-siblings can't agree how to do it. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, filed court documents Tuesday saying she knew of no will and asked the court to appoint a corporate trust... more »
  • Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death

    April 23, 2016 3:36 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism. But after his death at age 57 questions are swirling over whether the music superstar had been hiding serious health problems... more »
  • WBRZ viewers react to anchor John Mahaffey's passing

    April 22, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former WBRZ News 2 anchor John Mahaffey died overnight following a blood clot that happened after a Thursday surgery. Mahaffey led the WBRZ news team during the Golden Years of TV - from the 1970s until he retired in May 1999. He is remembered as being... more »
  • Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body

    April 22, 2016 10:16 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home, and that suicide isn't suspected in the musician's death. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released the information during a news conference Friday. The sheriff says the investigation... more »
  • Sheriff says Prince was unresponsive in elevator

    April 21, 2016 1:09 PM

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Sheriff's officials in Minnesota say deputies found music superstar Prince unresponsive in an elevator after they were summoned to his suburban Minneapolis compound. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says first responders tried CPR but couldn't revive the 57-year-old musician. Olson says Prince was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Rivals rally around high school softball team after loss of coach Play Video

    April 15, 2016 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was an emotional show of good sportsmanship Friday night following a tragic end to a high school softball team's season. Christian Life Academy was forced to call off their last 2 games after their head coach died unexpectedly. Kevin Seguin was a volunteer at the school,... more »
  • 1 killed, multiple hurt in North Baton Rouge crash Friday

    March 4, 2016 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person has been confirmed dead after a wreck near the zoo Friday afternoon. Four people were rushed to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released. Specifics about the crash have also not been released. The wreck is near the intersection of... more »
  • Hundreds pay their final respects to Ronnie Edwards Play Video

    March 4, 2016 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of mourners turned out at the Living Faith Christian Center Friday afternoon to say their final goodbyes to State Representative Ronnie Edwards, who lost her two year battle with pancreatic cancer last week. She served as a Metro Councilwoman in Baton Rouge for six years... more »
  • Man dies at boat launch, sheriff reports

    March 3, 2016 5:30 PM

    RAMAH - A man died after a medical emergency at a boat launch in Iberville Parish, the sheriff's office said Thursday. The unidentified man went to retrieve something that fell off a boat and never resurfaced. Investigators believe he had a medical condition that lead to his death in... more »
  • Former LSU tennis star dies at 38

    March 3, 2016 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former LSU tennis star died unexpectedly at his home at the age of 38 late last month. Ed Rubin, a key member of two of LSU’s men’s tennis teams that advanced to the NCAA semifinals, passed away at his Lafayette residence on Feb. 27. The... more »
  • Mother accused of using cocaine while pregnant, causing newborn's death

    March 2, 2016 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a woman was charged with negligent homicide Tuesday after police say she used cocaine while pregnant which eventually caused her newborn child to die. Baton Rouge Police say 36-year-old Jerasha Bowman gave birth to a child on Aug. 31 whose blood work tested positive... more »
  • Baton Rouge lawmaker Ronnie Edwards has died Play Video

    February 24, 2016 7:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly-elected State Rep. Ronnie Edwards has died, sources confirmed to WBRZ Wednesday. Edwards, who won the election to state government last year, had been a member of the Metro Council. "We lost a member of our body this afternoon," House Speaker Taylor Barras announced to... more »
  • Rare dolphin dies after beachgoers use it as a selfie prop

    February 18, 2016 4:53 PM

    LA PLATA, Argentina - One of a pair of extremely rare La Plata dolphins died after beachgoers in South America brought the mammal ashore to pet and take selfies with it. Video and images from the event emerged on social media Thursday, causing outrage among many due to the... more »
  • 'Mob Wives' reality star Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola has died

    February 18, 2016 6:59 AM

    NEW YORK- Angela "Big Ang" Raiola from the reality TV series "Mob Wives" has died following a nearly yearlong battle with cancer. Series producer Jennifer Graziano says the 55-year-old Raiola died early Thursday at a New York City hospital while surrounded by family and friends. She had been diagnosed in... more »
  • Judge says she changed her mind on Scalia autopsy, decided it wasn't needed

    February 15, 2016 2:15 PM

    MARFA, Texas - A Texas judge says she initially determined that an autopsy should be conducted on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But Judge Cinderela Guevara says she changed her mind after speaking with Scalia's doctor -- who confirmed that the justice had a history of heart trouble and... more »
  • Shooting death investigation caused I-10 delays Wednesday

    February 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    RAMAH - A shooting death investigation closed a lane on the I-10 Basin Bridge and caused a 10-mile long traffic jam Wednesday. One lane on the westbound side just west of Ramah in Iberville Parish closed before lunch. Emergency vehicles could be seen in the state traffic camera looking... more »
  • Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

    February 10, 2016 12:13 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian. The Sun Herald reports U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees... more »
  • Suspect in car wash worker's shooting death turns himself in

    February 10, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say the suspect in the shooting death of a man who worked at a Scenic Highway car wash Tuesday morning has turned himself in to law enforcement. 57-year-old Gregory Netter will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of second degree... more »
  • Man seeks reduced conviction, new trial in overdose death

    February 9, 2016 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs man found guilty in the 2013 heroin overdose death of his girlfriend is asking a state judge to either reduce his second-degree murder conviction to negligent homicide or grant him a new trial. 26-year-old Jarret McCasland faces life in prison without parole when sentenced... more »
  • Man suspected of DWI arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger dies in wreck

    February 5, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say they arrested a man on a vehicular homicide charge after the passenger of a vehicle he was driving while under the influence crashed into a guardrail in East Baton Rouge Parish. 33-year-old Sean Hopkins was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Deputies: Juvenile booked with battery in death of nun

    January 29, 2016 11:50 AM

    HOUMA - Sheriff's deputies say a 12-year-old boy has been arrested after he pushed an elderly nun into a wall, causing brain damage that they say may have killed her. The Courier reports the incident occurred Oct. 15 at the Louis Infant Crisis Center, which was founded and operated... more »
  • Deputies investigate death of 51-year-old Terrebonne Parish man

    January 22, 2016 11:33 AM

    MONTEGUT - Sheriff’s deputies in Terrebonne Parish are investigating the death of a man who was found dead at a residence in Montegut Thursday morning. 51-year-old Kurt Kenneth Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office after attempts by EMS to revive him were... more »
  • Former Police Chief: 'Derrick Todd Lee needed to die' Play Video

    January 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Police Chief Pat Englade remembers the terror South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee inflicted on this community. After learning of his death today, Englade said he hopes the victims' families will find some closure. Englade was the Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department... more »
  • Convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee dies at 47 Play Video

    January 21, 2016 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee died shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday while receiving medical care at a local hospital, according to state corrections officials. He was 47. Spokeswoman for the Department of Safety and Corrections Pam Laborde says an autopsy will be performed, and an... more »
  • 'Power Rangers' actor arrested in 2015 stabbing death

    January 14, 2016 4:58 PM

    LANCASTER, Calif. - A former "Power Rangers" actor has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword at their Southern California home. Thirty-six-year-old Ricardo Medina was arrested Thursday on a charge of murder. He's jailed on $1 million bail. Medina allegedly stabbed Joshua Sutter... more »
  • Neighbors react to death inside apartment complex

    January 7, 2016 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors who live in the Brandywine Apartment complex said they were saddened to learn someone had died inside one of the units in their complex. The Baton Rouge Fire Department and several different other agencies were on the scene around 2 a.m. Thursday to discover the body... more »
  • Girlfriend of Fairchild St. shooting victim booked on murder charges

    December 31, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The girlfriend of a man who died during a shooting on Fairchild Street Wednesday afternoon was arrested and will now face murder charges. 23-year-old Jalisa Wilson was taken into custody late Wednesday evening and charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old... more »
  • 5th person dies following train crash in New Iberia

    December 28, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police say the death toll is now five from a wreck last week in which a passenger train hit a car in New Iberia. One occupant of the car remains hospitalized. Master Trooper Brooks David said in a news release Sunday night that 49-year-old Stephen Leblanc... more »
  • Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

    December 28, 2015 9:46 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ.- Former Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon has died. He was 83. Globetrotters spokesman Brett Meister said Lemon's wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meister did not know the cause of death. Known as the "clown prince" of the barnstorming basketball... more »
  • Report: Child electrocuted in canal

    December 25, 2015 9:22 PM

    WILMER - A 13-year-old boy was likely electrocuted when he grabbed a wet pipe in a canal this week. The child was playing with two other kids when he slipped through a cattle grate and into the canal. Witnesses told sheriff's deputies, the child grabbed a metal pipe that... more »
  • Record-setting year for heroin deaths in EBR with 38

    December 14, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William "Beau" Clark announced a record-setting 38 heroin related deaths this year in the parish. That beats the previous record of 35 deaths set in 2013. Last year, the death toll decreased to 28, but Clark says heroin is still an epidemic... more »
  • 16-year-old pleads not guilty in stabbing death Play Video

    December 14, 2015 3:49 PM

    GONZALES - A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another teen to death over a school dance argument pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday. Jacob Westbrook is being tried as an adult in the death of 18-year-old Todd Toups. His arraignment and motions hearing on second degree murder... more »
  • Worker killed at CF Industries identified as contractor from Texas

    December 9, 2015 10:21 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A contractor identified a worker who died at CF Industries last week as Teodoro Silva Jr., of Texas. Silva, of Mercedes, Texas, was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. Silva was taken to an area hospital where he... more »
  • Worker dies at fertilizer plant

    December 4, 2015 6:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - CF Industries said a contract worker at their Donaldsonville nitrogen plant died Friday afternoon. Company spokesperson Morris Johnson said they were notified a little after 1 p.m. that the worker was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. ... more »
  • Woman lands on, kills 81-year-old man during apparent suicide attempt

    December 3, 2015 4:26 PM

    ALICANTE, Spain - Spanish newspapers are reporting an 81-year-old man has died after a suicidal woman fell from a seventh floor balcony and survive by landing on him. The man, described as a pensioner by Spanish newspaper El Mundo , was sitting on a bench with his wife when... more »
  • Smoking in bed cause of house fire that killed Port Barre woman

    November 24, 2015 5:03 PM

    PORT BARRE - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Port Barre woman died during a house fire that was started while she was smoking in bed Tuesday morning. Firefighters from the St. Landry Parish Fire District #2 were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Bellanise... more »
  • 4 crew members dead after helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

    November 24, 2015 7:11 AM

    FORT HOOD, TX.- U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas... more »
  • Federal agency cites company after death in trench collapse

    November 20, 2015 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal agency cited a Baton Rouge company with violations after a trench collapse killed a worker. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Ted Hebert LLC Thursday for one "willful violation" and five serious violations. The agency says the company could face fines of $105,000. In May,... more »
  • Florida man killed in head-on LA 3087 wreck

    November 17, 2015 12:18 PM

    HOUMA - State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on LA 3087 in Lafourche Parish that left one person dead early Tuesday morning. Troopers say the head-on crash happened just before 5 a.m., leaving a Florida resident dead after he proceeded up the highway in the wrong direction and... more »
  • Trial date set for death at unlicensed daycare

    November 17, 2015 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of an unlicensed Baton Rouge daycare where an infant died this summer appeared in court Tuesday morning. A judge set trial for January 20 for the case of Shelia Newman. She faces negligent homicide charges in the death of 22-month-old Angel Green this past... more »
  • Musical tribute planned in New Orleans for Allen Toussaint

    November 16, 2015 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A musical tribute is planned Friday for legendary New Orleans singer, recording artist and producer Allen Toussaint, who died last week. Jasminne Navarre of Rhodes Funeral Home says visitation will begin at 8 a.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, with three hours of music starting at 11... more »
  • Police: 2 babies found dead had autopsies performed

    November 15, 2015 2:04 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police say a medical examiner said that autopsies had previously been performed on two babies whose bodies were found next to a Philadelphia used car lot. Homicide detectives are investigating what happened to the baby boy and girl who were found in the Kensington neighborhood just before 10:30... more »
  • Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death

    November 11, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office. Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in... more »
  • Terminally ill Texas man who saw new 'Star Wars' film dies

    November 10, 2015 2:35 PM

    SPRING, Texas - A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who requested an advance screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has died less than a week after watching the movie. Daniel Fleetwood, who had cancer, had a private screening at his home in Spring, Texas, Nov. 5. His... more »
  • Woman dies from injuries sustained in Airline Hwy crash

    November 9, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman died at an area hospital last night following a traffic crash that happened in the 7300 block of Airline Highway. Police said 56-year-old Patricia Wilson was the driver of a 2013 Honda Accord that was struck by a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado as... more »
  • George Barris, creator of TV's original Batmobile, has died

    November 5, 2015 6:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - George Barris, who created television's original Batmobile, along with scores of other beautifully customized, instantly recognizable vehicles that helped define California car culture, has died at age 89. Barris Kustom Industries spokesman Edward Lozzi says Barris died Thursday, following a lengthy illness. Barris was still... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »

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