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  • Former BR councilwoman and philanthropist, Mary Frey Eaton, dies at 91

    May 25, 2016 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Former East Baton Rouge Metro Council member Mary Frey Eaton died Tuesday in Baton Rouge. Eaton was an admired community servant and volunteer. She served on the Metro Council, where she rose to the ranks of Pro-Tem. Colleagues described Easton as “the grande dame of... more »
  • Zoo hopes to cage concerns following tiger cub's death Play Video

    April 15, 2016 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo announced Friday afternoon that one of two juvenile Malayan tigers, Hadiah, died this week. The tiger was born on July 29, 2014 died Wednesday evening. According to zoo authorities, the cause of death is unknown. “This death was much unexpected,” zoo veterinarian, Dr.... more »
  • WATCH: Baker, Hokie Gajan's hometown, remembers sports legend Play Video

    April 12, 2016 1:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saint and LSU running back Hokie Gajan died Monday night following a battle with cancer, WWL-TV reports. Gajan also spent time as a scout and radio broadcaster and color analyst for the Saints. He was 56-years-old. Earlier Monday, Gajan was placed in intensive care... more »
  • Pointe Coupee teen dies in early morning crash

    January 3, 2016 11:30 AM

    VENTRESS, La. - One Lakeland teenager died after his car flipped over. At 12:27 Sunday morning, the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office received a call of an overturned car on a private road in Ventress. Two teenagers were in the car. The driver, a 16-year-old, died from sustained injuries.... more »
  • Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, has died

    January 1, 2016 12:16 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died. Publicist Maureen O'Connor says Cole died Thursday night. She was 65. O'Connor had no details about how or where Cole died. Cole had battled drug problems and hepatitis... more »
  • Sheriff's office identifies man killed in shooting

    November 24, 2015 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish identified a man Tuesday who died after he was shot in the parish yesterday. An EBRSO spokesperson said 25-year-old Michael Smith died as a result of his injuries Monday evening. Deputies said Smith was shot in the 300... more »
  • ATV rolls over, kills man doing yard work

    November 16, 2015 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man doing yard work in Baton Rouge died after the all-terrain vehicle he was using rolled over on top of him. Cpl. Don Coppola with BRPD said 46-year-old Marcos Domingo was doing work in another person's yard on Dubois Drive around 10:30 a.m.... more »
  • Girl, 8, killed in fatal house fire in northeast Ohio

    November 7, 2015 4:00 PM

    CANTON, Ohio - Authorities say an 8-year-old Ohio girl is dead after she became trapped on the second floor of her burning home. Fire officials in Canton say Azzie Thomas was found dead Saturday morning. Firefighters sent to the scene arrived to find the first floor engulfed in flames. The... more »
  • Man found dead in LSU fraternity house

    October 6, 2015 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU officials said authorities are investigating the death of a fraternity house father found Tuesday in the Kappa Alpha house. An LSU spokesperson said EMS and LSU Police got a call about the unresponsive 52-year-old man around 12:17 p.m. Police said the man was dead... more »
  • Avis Ave. shooting victim died Sunday morning

    September 20, 2015 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A man died this morning after being shot in the head Saturday evening. Kendrick Ross, 37, was found slumped over in his vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, around 5:45 pm Saturday. Ross died at the hospital this morning,... more »
  • Funeral arrangements set for Plaquemine Mayor

    September 13, 2015 7:31 PM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. - The funeral arrangements have been set for Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gulotta, who died on Friday. The body will lie in honor at Plaquemine City Hall for public visitation on Tuesday, September 15, from 4 until 8 p.m. Visitation will also be held at St. John the... more »
  • Rare alligator "Spots" dies at Audubon Aquarium

    September 7, 2015 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Nature Institute announced that their albino alligator, "Spots," passed away Monday at the age of 28. The Audubon Aquarium said he had been under the care of their vet team and results are pending to determine his exact cause of death. The aquarium... more »
  • Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

    July 28, 2015 11:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself." KRQE-TV reports 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver was fatally shot during a party on June 26. In the... more »
  • NOPD officer dies from sustained injuries

    July 18, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown Jr. has died after he was struck by a car earlier this week. The police department announced in a news release Saturday at the 17-year veteran of the department died Friday night in a local hospital. The 47-year-old Brown was struck... more »
  • World's oldest person dies at age 116 in Arkansas

    April 6, 2015 3:43 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver has died in Arkansas. The Williams Funeral Home confirms that Weaver died Monday at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. Weaver became the oldest... more »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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