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  • Man, 80, dies trying to put out laundry room fire

    December 30, 2014 3:49 PM

    MARRERO - The state Fire Marshal's office says an 80-year-old man died trying to put out a fire at his house. Deputy Chief Brant Thompson says a used extinguisher was near the body of Edward Wicker. He says Wicker's wife told investigators she smelled smoke, opened the laundry room and... more »
  • Rare northern white rhino dies at California zoo

    December 15, 2014 12:31 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A northern white rhinoceros that was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, zoo officials said. Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently died of old age. "Angalifu's death is a tremendous loss to... more »
  • Co-host of NPR's Car Talk dies at 77

    November 3, 2014 2:32 PM

    BOSTON - One of the hosts of National Public Radio's popular "Car Talk" show has died. The news organization says Tom Magliozzi died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. NPR says Magliozzi and his brother, Ray, graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were Cambridge... more »
  • Chattanooga twins die of diabetes, heart disease

    October 8, 2014 5:38 PM

    CHATTANOOGA, TN - Authorities say twin brothers whose decomposing remains were found sitting in recliners in their Chattanooga home earlier this year died from heart disease and diabetes. Results of autopsies and toxicology examinations released Wednesday by the Chattanooga Police Department show Anthony Larry Johnson died as a result of... 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 »
  • Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

    May 28, 2014 8:52 AM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86. Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday. She gained acclaim for her first book, her... more »
  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Louisiana's Artist Laureate George Rodrigue has died

    December 14, 2013 9:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Artist Laureate, George Rodrigue, has died. Artist and Louisiana ambassador will live on through his many iconic paintings. Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings became a symbol of Louisiana. Governor Jindal says he is "saddened by the passing of one of Louisiana's favorite sons. Rodrigue's... more »
  • Metro Council member discusses honoring Trevor Sims check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old boy who died of cancer last month and touched so many lives now might have a sturdier legacy for his memory to live on. East Baton Rouge Parish Councilwoman Tara Wicker said the Metro Council will vote whether to rename the North Boulevard Bridge... more »
  • Eddie Robinson, Jr. dies

    November 7, 2013 11:55 AM

    DALLAS - The son of former Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson has died at the age of 70. Family members say Eddie Robinson Jr. died Wednesday night at a Dallas hospital after complications from a heart transplant. Robinson, Jr. played for his father at Grambling, and later worked for... more »
  • Police: Man who set himself ablaze on Mall dies

    October 5, 2013 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries. Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted. He says the man was so... more »
  • 11-year-old girl dies after shooting at N.O. home

    September 2, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say an 11-year-old girl has died following a shooting at a New Orleans home that also wounded another child and a man. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot said the girl was shot in the head early Monday before she died at an area hospital... more »
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison dies at 44

    September 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie "Rocky V," has died. He was 44. Morrison's former manager, Tony Holden says his longtime friend died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death.... more »
  • Reality star Gia Allemand dies in New Orleans

    August 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Gia Allemand, a reality TV star and girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson, has died after being taken off life support at a hospital in New Orleans. According to a statement sent Wednesday by her publicist, the former model and cast member of ABC's "The Bachelor"... more »
  • Well-known cycling pastor Rev. Fealing dies at 87

    August 9, 2013 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rev. Herbert Fealing, 87, died Tuesday according to family members. Fealing had been an associate minister at Second Baptist Church on North Acadian Thruway West for more than 20 years and had been competing in Louisiana Senior Olympics for nearly as long. His family said he had... more »
  • La.-born MMA fighter dies at Ariz. gym

    July 27, 2013 11:05 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A Louisiana-born welterweight mixed martial arts fighter has died while training at an Arizona gym for an upcoming match. KPHO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13cOpjT) that 33-year-old Sam Young died this week after he collapsed at Keep Punching gym in Scottsdale. Authorities say the father of two was later pronounced... more »
  • Driver killed in I-110 wreck identified

    July 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the 83-year-old man who died in a crash while exiting I-110 this morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Walter Georgetown of Brusly died from injuries sustained in the wreck at I-110 North and Florida Boulevard. Investigators said... more »
  • Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

    July 22, 2013 12:29 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died. Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69. Born... more »
  • Residents concerned after virus kills horse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2013 6:32 PM

    MAUREPAS - Maurepas residents are concerned about mosquitoes after a horse died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The horse also tested positive for West Nile Virus. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. "It causes inflammation in the brain just like... more »
  • Toddler with lab-made windpipe dies

    July 8, 2013 7:34 PM

    CHICAGO- A 2-year-old, who had a windpipe made of her own stem-cells transplanted into her, has died. Hannah Warren was born without a windpipe and was the youngest patient in the world to have the experimental treatment. Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria says Hannah couldn't "overcome additional health issues... more »
  • Families feuding after baby's killing check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Deadly RR crossings slated to close next week Play Video

    June 21, 2013 6:49 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A number of railroad crossings where people died are about to close, but drivers who use them are fighting back. Three crossings where ten people have died are slated for closure in Tangipahoa Parish. The most recent incident was three years ago when a pregnant mother and... more »
  • White House: Syria chemical weapons kill up to 150

    June 13, 2013 4:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The White House blames the Syrian government for the attacks and says the casualty data is likely incomplete. It says it has no reliable, corroborated information to suggest that the Syrian... more »
  • Deputies arrest mother, partner in child's death check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused two women of killing a child they said had a blow to the head and other injuries. "When we brought both women in, neither of them seemed to know how the child received blunt forced trouble to the head,"... more »
  • Raceland woman dies after car crash

    May 21, 2013 11:40 AM

    GRAY, La. - State police say a 24-year-old Raceland woman has died from injuries she suffered in a head-on collision April 27 with a driver troopers allege was drunk. Jeneva Billiot died over the weekend at University Hospital in New Orleans, where she was taken after the crash. Troopers say... more »
  • Don Pelts, founder of Corky's, dies in Memphis

    May 16, 2013 12:06 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A relative says that Don Pelts, founder of Memphis-based barbecue restaurant Corky's Ribs and Bar-B-Q, has died. Pelts' son, Barry Pelts, said his father died suddenly Wednesday night of a heart attack at age 72. Pelts opened the first Corky's in Memphis in 1984, serving ribs and... more »
  • Gerry Lane dies after battle with cancer

    May 3, 2013 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime car dealer Gerry Lane has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. According to a family spokesperson, Lane passed away peacefully in his home early Friday morning. Lane's auto dealerships across the U. S. generated more than $10 billion in... more »
  • George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:35 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville... more »
  • Infant twins die of positional asphyxia

    April 10, 2013 10:37 PM

    BAKER- Two infants died of positional asphyxia, according to East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark. Clark said the infants were swaddled and placed in a crib with thick bedding, and rolled over. Positional asphyxia happens when the body moves and doesn't allow enough air for breathing. ... more »
  • Downsville man dies in wreck

    April 8, 2013 9:14 AM

    RUSTON- State police say a Downsville man died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle wreck. The accident happened Sunday morning on La. Highway 3072 at Highway 33 north of Ruston. Troopers say a 2012 Mack tractor trailer, driven by 61-year-old Lester Jordan, was westbound on Highway 3072 when it crossed... more »
  • BREC Zoo announces elephant Judy has died

    March 29, 2013 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC Baton Rouge Zoo announced that its Asian elephant named Judy has died. Zoo director Phil Frost said Judy was a "geriatric" animal at age 46, and died after a long illness. Asian elephants can live up to age 60 in the wild, according to... more »
  • Former state fire marshal passes away

    March 12, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state fire marshal's office announced Tuesday that the former fire marshal who oversaw response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita passed away last week. Henry Fry died Friday at his home in Covington, according to State Fire Marshal Butch Browning. Fry served as state fire... more »
  • Coroner: Lion's victim died quickly of broken neck

    March 7, 2013 5:37 PM

    DUNLAP, Calif. - Central California officials say the 24-year-old victim of a fatal lion attack died quickly of a broken neck. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden says Dianna Hanson was already dead when the 550-pound lion was tossing her body about its enclosure shortly after the Wednesday afternoon attack. Hadden... more »
  • Federal judge Frank Polozola dies after cancer fight Play Video

    February 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. District Court Judge Frank Polozola, who presided over the criminal trial of former governor Edwin Edwards, died this weekend after a long fight with cancer. He was 71. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said Polozola passed away late Sunday night. An LSU law school... more »
  • Voice of Louisiana Hayride, Frank Page dies check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2013 3:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The man who introduced a then-unknown Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through his work with the Louisiana Hayride - the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry - has died. Veteran radio broadcaster Frank Page died late Wednesday after succumbing to a severe respiratory infection while hospitalized... more »
  • Dog dies in kitchen fire

    December 28, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Heavy smoke from a kitchen fire killed a family dog, according to the St. George Fire Department. They said the two-story dwelling, on Lakes Boulevard, was covered in smoke. The residents were not injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. more »
  • AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

    December 27, 2012 6:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78. The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't authorized to... more »
  • Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

    December 17, 2012 5:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Influential Sen. Daniel Inouye, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, has died. The Democrat from Hawaii broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals. He had served in the Senate for 50 years... more »
  • Worker injured in platform fire dies

    November 23, 2012 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of four Filipino workers injured in an explosion and fire on a Gulf oil platform died today, according to the Phillippine Embassy. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., said in a press release that Avelino Tajonera passed away early this morning. He said Tajonera's wife... more »
  • BRPD: Teen shot in May dies from injuries

    November 9, 2012 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a teen girl shot and paralyzed back in May died from her injuries this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said Mary Johnson, 16, of Baker died on Nov. 7. She'd been shot in the back of the neck while walking down... more »
  • Colorado boy dies after 3 years without a brain

    November 1, 2012 1:13 PM

    PUEBLO, Colo. - A Colorado boy who survived three years without a brain has died. Nickolas Coke surprised doctors after he born with only a brain stem. Most babies with that condition are stillborn or die shortly after birth. According to KOAA-TV, the boy survived without medical equipment and was... more »
  • Man has stroke at work, spends 5 days alone, dies

    October 31, 2012 1:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital. David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He... more »
  • One killed in Ga. megachurch shooting

    October 24, 2012 10:33 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - Police are searching for the man suspected of opening fire inside a Georgia megachurch, killing one. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at World Changers Church International, which is led by the Rev. Creflo Dollar. Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester tells The Associated... more »
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    September 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
  • First American woman in space dies at 61

    July 23, 2012 5:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61. NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon. Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer. Ride flew into space on the shuttle Challenger in 1983 when she was 32. President Barack... more »
  • Teammates dedicate season to teen who died after practice

    July 22, 2012 7:11 PM

    DUTCHTOWN- The Dutchtown High School community is still struggling with the loss of a teen who collapsed after football practice earlier this week. Sunday, James Burke Cobb's teammates swapped stories, and other members of what they call the Dutchtown Family offered their condolences and cash. Landon Campo says,... more »
  • Deputies: Inmate died from natural causes

    July 4, 2012 12:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies said an inmate in Livingston Parish died of natural causes while in the jail this week. A sheriff's department spokesperson said Charles David Dunn, 47, died Tuesday in the Livingston Parish Detention Center. Livingston Parish Coroner Dr. Ron Coe performed an autopsy and found Dunn... more »
  • "Swamp People" star Guist died of natural causes

    May 16, 2012 4:14 PM

    GONZALES - An autopsy confirmed that Swamp People star Mitchell Guist died from natural causes earlier this week, according to his friend and manager. Todd Alexander said the coroner told Guist's family the results of his report earlier today, and they were in the middle of planning funeral arrangements... more »
  • Shooting victim dies after taken off life support

    May 8, 2012 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man shot last weekend has now died. Danjae Parker of 4812 Monarch was taken off life support this morning around 8:30am. Parker was shot in the head while sitting in the passenger seat of a car while at a stop sign... more »
  • Lake Charles man killed

    May 6, 2012 9:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities say a 35-year-old Lake Charles man has died in a hit-and-run after he was struck while lying in the westbound lane Louisiana Highway 3112. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says in a news release Saturday that Claude William Stuart was hit Saturday just before 2... more »
  • Shooting rampage leaves 5 people dead

    May 2, 2012 4:50 PM

    GILBERT - Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert say five people have died in a shooting, including the gunman. The shooting happened inside a home. Police do not believe there are additional suspects. Authorities say the gunman's identity and motives aren't immediately known. The names of the other... more »
  • Man dies after he is attacked

    May 2, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 47-year-old man has died after he had been involved in attack last week, on April 27th. 47-year-old Armando Rodriguez Jr. of 9901 Gwenadele told police that another man attacked him while he was standing in the 2900 block of Winnebago Street. He told police... more »
  • Livingston bicycle crash claims life of young boy

    March 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    ALBANY - State Police say a crash Saturday night in Livingston Parish has taken the life of a young bicyclist, but was unavoidable by the driver who struck him. It happened on LA 43 north of US 190 shortly after 7:30 p.m. Troopers say Kaylin McKinney, 32, of... more »
  • Man bursts into flames after drinking gasoline

    February 28, 2012 5:36 PM

    HAVELOCK, N.C. - A North Carolina man is dead after he accidentally drank a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette. Havelock police said 43-year-old Gary Allen Banning died this morning after he accidentally set himself on fire Monday. He was at a friend's apartment where he... more »
  • ATV fatal crash

    February 16, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 52-year-old Belle Rose man was killed in an All Terrain Vehicle accident on Jolimar Street by LA 1 in Assumption Parish. Michael Harris Sr. was traveling north on the southbound shoulder on LA 1 approaching Jolimar Street according to State Police. Harris turned onto... more »
  • Family to sue owner of bus where FAMU student died

    January 10, 2012 8:21 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The family of a Florida A&M band member who died after a hazing ritual last November will sue the company that owns the bus where it took place. Robert Champion's parents and their attorney told The Associated Press the bus company's negligence contributed to his death.... more »
  • BRPD: Shooting victim drives himself to help

    January 3, 2012 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting in Baton Rouge where a suspect shot a man several times while the victim was inside or next to his car. Detectives say the victim, Toney Banks, 43, was shot in the 6100 block of Blackberry around 2:00 this afternoon, and... more »
  • Deputies: Teen accidentally shoots himself, dies

    December 31, 2011 11:20 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. - St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputies say a 15-year-old teenager accidentally shot himself in the head and died. The Advertiser reports that deputies said Eric Myers died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday morning. Deputies say Myers was camping with a 16-year-old boy in a tent... more »
  • 2 runners die during Philly Marathon

    November 20, 2011 4:19 PM

    Authorities say two men who ran in the Philadelphia Marathon Saturday collapsed during the race and died of apparent heart attacks. Police say a 40-year-old man collapsed about a quarter-mile before the finish line while a 21-year-old man collapsed at the finish. Both were taken to a hospital,... more »
  • Police: Gulfport man killed in shooting was murder suspect

    October 30, 2011 5:50 PM

    GULFPORT, MS- Gulfport police say a 26-year-old man who died from a gunshot wound in the head Sunday was out on bond charged with murder in another case. Police Chief Alan Weatherford says officers responding to a call of shots fired found Darcel Marquis Anderson about 3:15 a.m. ... more »
  • Worker dies after fall on abandoned gas platform

    April 18, 2011 5:20 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A worker sealing off an abandoned natural gas well in the Gulf died this morning after a fall, according to authorities. A spokesperson with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said the worker with Alliance Oilfield Services died when he fell through a... more »
  • Police identify victim killed in head-on crash

    February 4, 2011 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge woman died after she was hit head-on in a three-vehicle crash last night, according to city police. Sgt. Don Stone identified the victim as 22-year-old Brooke Stimac, and said her vehicle was hit after she collided with another vehicle on Greenwell Springs Road just... more »
  • Worker dies after being found in nitrogen trailer

    January 11, 2011 4:22 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – A truck worker has died after passing out in a tanker trailer that had contained nitrogen, according to city police. St. Gabriel Police had been called out around 3:45 p.m. Monday to Quality Carriers on LA Highway 30. The victim was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital... more »
  • Warehouse fire kills 8 in New Orleans

    December 28, 2010 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A blaze in a small, abandoned warehouse in New Orleans killed eight homeless people who were burning wood in a barrel to stay warm, the fire department said Tuesday. A man who lives nearby said the homeless often seek refuge from the cold in the neighborhood's many... more »
  • Former St. Helena Sheriff dies

    December 15, 2010 12:07 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Former St. Helena Parish Sheriff Eugene Holland has died. He was 76 years old. Investigator Joe Chaney said Holland died after he collapsed in his home last night. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors said he had suffered a heart attack. Holland served as... more »
  • U. S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    December 13, 2010 7:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - An administration official says Richard Holbrooke, a longtime U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died. He was 69. The official spoke on condition... more »
  • 12-year-old La. girl dies after shooting

    December 9, 2010 8:42 AM

    RIVER RIDGE - A 12-year-old girl who was shot at her River Ridge home last month by another child has died. The Jefferson Parish sheriff's office says Karin Brown died late Tuesday at Ochsner Medical Center. Investigators say a 15-year-old boy had found a pistol behind an apartment complex and... more »
  • Car dealer, TV icon Price LeBlanc, Sr., dies at 88

    November 19, 2010 8:50 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - V. Price LeBlanc, Sr., died peacefully at his home in St. Gabriel, La. tonight surrounded by family. He was 88 years old. Early on LeBlanc had dreamed of being a cattle farmer, and bought his first cow and calf for only $25 dollars. In 1954, LeBlanc... more »
  • Woman rescued from filthy shed last month dies

    November 19, 2010 7:21 AM

    BAYOU BLUE - A 69-year-old woman who was hospitalized last month after Lafourche Parish authorities found her living in filthy conditions has died. Faye Miller died less than three weeks after she was released from a specialized care facility in Gretna. The cause of death is under investigation. Miller was... more »
  • Man Dies Weeks after being Cleared

    November 9, 2010 7:50 PM

    A man in Mississippi who spent 30 years in prison and was exonerated by DNA evidence for a crime he didn't commit died less than two months after his name was cleared. Bobby Ray Dixon died over the weekend of cancer at the age of 53. He was convicted of... more »
  • Football player dies after collapsing at NO high school

    October 13, 2010 5:13 PM

    A 16-year-old student at Carver High School in New Orleans died Tuesday after collapsing during football practice. Recovery School District spokesman Ken Jones said Wednesday that the student, Dontrell Claiborne, died at Tulane Medical Center. Claiborne was a defensive tackle on the team. School officials said Claiborne collapsed during "non-contact... more »
  • One killed in Assumption Parish crash

    September 27, 2010 7:29 AM

    Louisiana State Police say one man died in a crash on LA 70, east of LA 996 in Assumption Parish. Cardell Anderson was headed westbound when he missed a curve, ran off the road, re-entered the roadway and overturned. All five people in the vehicle were ejected. Tammy Ross, a... more »
  • Sulphur man dies as result of I-10 accident

    September 27, 2010 6:49 AM

    Authorities say a 20-year-old Sulphur man died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10. The accident happened at around 2:40 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say Ethen Kelley was traveling west on I-10 in Sulphur when he lost control of his vehicle, and flipped several times. Police say James Arthur Killian III... more »
  • Boy dies after apparently being pinned

    September 25, 2010 5:19 PM

    Authorities in Bienville Parish say a 4-year-old Castor boy died Saturday after he apparently was pinned underneath a large fan. Sheriff John Ballance said Caleb Mangham, of Castor, was pronounced dead at LSU Hospital Shreveport. An autopsy has been ordered. The Times of Shreveport reported that a deputy found the... more »
  • Woman killed in roadway

    August 9, 2010 8:21 AM

    Louisiana State Police say 21-year-old Renaesha Carter died after she was struck by a car in Ascension Parish. It happened just after midnight Monday on LA 70 east of LA 3120 near the Sunshine Bridge. The driver of the car stopped and attempted to move Carter from the outside eastbound... more »
  • Woman dies in Lincoln Parish crash

    June 28, 2010 7:29 AM

    An 87-year-old Ruston woman died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Lincoln Parish. State police say Hattie Nelson, who was a passenger in Litha Ewing's car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ewing was transported to Ruston hospital with moderate injuries. Troopers say the car ran off the... more »
  • Ill. inmate died in agony while pleading for help

    June 27, 2010 2:13 PM

    For days before he died in a federal prison, an Illinois inmate named Adam Montoya pleaded with guards to be taken to a doctor. But he never got any help. An autopsy concluded that the 36-year-old prisoner suffered from no fewer than three serious illnesses - cancer, hepatitis and HIV.... more »
  • Baton Rouge defense lawyer dies at 95

    May 23, 2010 4:01 PM

    Sam J. D'Amico, a longtime criminal defense lawyer in Baton Rouge, has died at the age of 95. D'Amico died quietly in his sleep Saturday morning, his family said. D'Amico practiced law for 67 years. He was known for presenting strong, creative defenses for poor people and African-Americans... more »

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