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  • 2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

    March 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife. It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell. Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... more »
  • Woman in anti-smoking PSA says her daughter helped her kick the habit Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pictures are all that Tiffany Roberson has left of her mother, who died from lung cancer when Tiffany was just 16. "She missed out on, of course, senior prom, my high school and college. She missed out on the birth of my daughter," she told News... more »
  • Family dogs die in space heater fire

    February 28, 2013 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a space heater burned a home down and killed two of the resident's dogs this morning in Baton Rouge. Curt Monte with the Baton Rouge Fired Department said the home on Erie Street was a total loss, and the residents weren't hurt in the... more »
  • TV chef Art Ginsburg, "Mr. Food", dies at 81

    November 21, 2012 10:19 AM

    MIAMI, Fla. - Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, has died at his home in Weston, Fla. Ginsburg, who was 81, enticed viewers for decades with a can-do focus on easy weeknight cooking and the tagline "Ooh! It's so good!" He was diagnosed with... more »
  • 14-year-old dies after football practice

    July 19, 2012 10:02 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- Coaches are still trying to come to grips with the loss of a freshman football player at the town's high school. James Cobb collapsed in the school gym, playing basketball after football practice Thursday. He died at an area hospital. He was 14-years-old. "We lost one of... more »
  • Dutchtown student collapses at school, dies Play Video

    July 19, 2012 4:08 PM

    DUTCHTOWN - A Dutchtown High student collapsed this afternoon at the school gym and later died, according to officials. A school coach identified the student as James "Burke" Cobb, who was going to be a freshman this fall. A school spokesperson said the student had finished football practice... more »
  • Deaths barred in Italian village

    March 13, 2012 12:41 PM

    ROME - Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 30 miles from Naples in southern Italy. Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava issued the tongue-in-cheek decree because the village has no cemetery and it is feuding with... more »
  • Mother, daughter die in Holden trailer fire Play Video

    February 15, 2012 4:35 AM

    HOLDEN - The State Fire Marshal's Office says a mother and her daughter died when their mobile home went up in flames early Wednesday morning. Around 1 a.m., firefighters arrived to the burning home, located on Hob Hodges Rd., near Hwy. 441 in Holden. Officials say the family... more »
  • 6 die in latest school bus accident in China

    December 25, 2011 11:52 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - At least six people have been killed in the latest crash involving students in China when their overloaded van plunged off a mountain road in Yunnan province. The official Xinhua News Agency says that an overloaded van taking students home crashed into a 195-foot deep valley in... more »
  • Two children die in Crowley house fire

    September 11, 2011 1:08 PM

    CROWLEY, La.- Two children died in a house fire in Crowley. The fire started early this morning at a home in the 200 block of West 8th Street. The Crowley Fire Department identified the children as 4-year-old Tah' Jay Robinson and 2-year-old Micah Johnnie. Four other people were home... more »

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