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  • Two die in California due to extreme heat

    June 21, 2017 11:11 PM

    PHOENIX - Authorities in California say two elderly people died because of an extreme heat wave scorching the Southwest U.S. Santa Clara County officials say a 72-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman died Monday in San Jose, where temperatures reached 94 degrees. Officials said in a... more »
  • Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88

    June 10, 2017 12:01 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist said Saturday. West died Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said... more »
  • Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

    May 27, 2017 2:20 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death... more »
  • 17-year-old cancer patient passes away after receiving high school diploma Play Video

    May 20, 2017 11:48 PM

    UPDATE: Jerome's family tells WBRZ that he has passed away as of 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Those wishing to assist Jerome's family with medical expenses can donate by following the link at the bottom of this story. BATON ROUGE - During a special ceremony this past week, Jerome Singleton... more »
  • Family says 2 adults, 5 children died in Ohio house fire

    May 15, 2017 8:46 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - Family members say a couple and their five children died in early morning house fire in Akron. Relatives identified the victims as 35-year-old Dennis Huggins, 38-year-old Angela Boggs, 14-year-old Jered Boggs, 6-year-old Daisia Huggins, 5-year-old Kyle Huggins, 3-year-old Alivia Huggins and 11-month-old Cameron Huggins. Firefighters found the... more »
  • Denham Springs High School assistant football coach dies suddenly Play Video

    May 4, 2017 7:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Denham Springs High School Assistant Football Coach, Joey Chustz, died on Wednesday, leaving a community in disbelief. Instead of the usual hustle and bustle, the football field remains quiet. "It's not something you expect at all," student Carl St. Cyr said. "You're really at a... more »
  • Writer Deborah Cotton, shot at a New Orleans parade, dies

    May 2, 2017 9:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Writer and cultural advocate Deborah "Big Red" Cotton, who was among nearly 20 people wounded during a 2013 Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, has died. Linda Usdin, a friend of Cotton's, confirmed Cotton died Tuesday at University Medical Center of complications from the shooting. She was... more »
  • College student killed during hammer throw at track meet

    April 23, 2017 2:44 PM

    WHEATON, Ill. - A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago. Wheaton College officials say 19-year-old student Ethan Roser of Cincinnati was volunteering at a track and field competition at the school Saturday when he was accidentally struck by... more »
  • Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

    April 12, 2017 2:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on "Chappelle's Show" on... more »
  • Musician John Warren Geils Jr. dies in Massachusetts at 71

    April 11, 2017 11:05 PM

    GROTON, Mass. - Musician John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. He was 71. Groton police confirmed Geils' death Tuesday night. They say it does not appear to be suspicious. The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts,... more »
  • Coroner: Woman died of hemorrhage at Pennsylvania half-marathon finish

    April 3, 2017 11:50 AM

    SCRANTON - A coroner says a woman who collapsed at the end of a half marathon in Pennsylvania died of an internal hemorrhage. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the Lackawanna County coroner said Monday that 36-year-old Lindsay Doherty died of intra-abdominal bleeding. The married mother of three collapsed at the... more »
  • 3 siblings killed in a car wreck

    April 1, 2017 11:39 AM

    LUCEDALE, Miss. - A grieving community has held a candlelight vigil and funeral services for three siblings who died in a car crash. The Sun Herald reports that the three were passengers in a car that slammed into a sign off a highway on Sunday, March 26. The driver, 23-year-old... more »
  • Wisconsin man suspected of killing 4 dies of wounds

    April 1, 2017 11:28 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - A man suspected in a string of fatal northern Wisconsin shootings that ended in a shootout with police has died. State Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos says 45-year-old Nengmy Vang died about 1:28 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say Vang got into a domestic incident with his wife... more »
  • 2 die in northeast Mississippi plane crash

    March 28, 2017 9:28 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - An experienced pilot and a passenger have died after a plane crash in northeast Mississippi. Monroe Emergency Management Director Bunky Goza tells WTVA-TV that the single-engine Mooney M20 left Monroe County Airport around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, bound for Madison. The plane never arrived, and emergency workers found... more »
  • Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

    March 26, 2017 11:48 AM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida. A... more »
  • Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

    March 19, 2017 11:23 AM

    NEW YORK - Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, has died. He was 88. Breslin's stepdaughter, Emily Eldridge, said he died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and longtime New York Daily News columnist was one of the sharpest observers of... more »
  • 2nd child dies in fire linked to exploding hoverboard

    March 16, 2017 5:26 PM

    HARRISBURG - Authorities say a second child has died from a fire in Pennsylvania that fire officials blamed on an exploding hoverboard. The deaths - if definitively linked to the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter - would be the first in the U.S. caused by a hoverboard fire. A county coroner told... more »
  • Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought

    March 4, 2017 11:50 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's prime minister says 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people. This is the first drought-related death toll announced by Somalia's government since it declared a national disaster on Tuesday. The... more »
  • Parade-watcher dies after fall from pickup; impaled on rebar

    February 28, 2017 9:45 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - A man watching a Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi, Mississippi, died after falling from the back of a pickup truck onto a piece of exposed rebar. Biloxi officials told Gulf Coast media that Tuesday's accident happened at an Interstate 110 underpass. Fire Chief Joe Boney said the... more »
  • Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died

    February 26, 2017 12:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61. The family representative issued a statement Sunday on the death. Further details were not... more »
  • Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

    February 20, 2017 10:40 PM

    NEW YORK - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in 2000. Buttner graduated from Harvard University and was a... more »
  • TN woman drowns after early morning crash at boat landing

    February 18, 2017 2:10 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A Tennessee woman died in an early morning car crash in which the vehicle entered the water. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3:33 a.m., deputies responded to a reported car crash at the boat landing near the Butte... more »
  • Funeral arrangements made for Drago Cvitanovich, founder of Drago's restaurant

    February 4, 2017 1:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation for Drago Cvitanovich at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Monday, February 6 . The visitation will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and will continue 10 AM Tuesday morning, February 7th at St.... more »
  • Victim of N. 23rd Street shooting dies, suspect still at large

    January 30, 2017 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The victim of a shooting that took place in the 1700 block of North 23rd Street on Jan. 20 has died, according to Baton Rouge Police. The victim, 35-year-old Devin Johnese, died on Sunday after remaining in critical condition for a few days following the shooting. Investigators... more »
  • Oscar-nominated Emmanuelle Riva dies in Paris, age 89

    January 28, 2017 11:24 AM

    PARIS - Emmanuelle Riva, a French star of screen and stage who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 2013, has died. She was 89. Riva died Friday afternoon in a Paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, Anne Alvares Correa, told The Associated Press. Riva... more »
  • Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

    January 22, 2017 1:22 PM

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo says Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about... more »
  • North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

    January 17, 2017 10:19 PM

    LITTLE ELM, Texas - A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood. Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday night at a Denton hospital hours after the shooting. Fire... more »
  • Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

    January 16, 2017 4:52 PM

    Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details. Cernan and Apollo 17 crewmate Harrison Schmitt spent three days on... more »
  • Denver officer punished after unattended patrol horse dies

    January 9, 2017 8:33 PM

    DENVER - A Denver police officer has been punished for leaving his horse without food or water before it became sick and had to be put down. A disciplinary report released Monday says Officer Joseph Teeter didn't mean to harm the horse, named MC Hammer, when he left it unattended... more »
  • Two-faced calf named Lucky dies at 108 days old in Kentucky

    January 3, 2017 10:03 PM

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - A two-faced calf named Lucky has died in Kentucky after the family that treated her like a pet raised thousands of dollars to help her. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the McCubbin family in Taylor County had been trying to raise $500 for a scan to see if... more »
  • 4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured

    January 2, 2017 5:47 PM

    AMARILLO - Officials in Texas say four children have died from gas poisoning believed to have been caused by a pesticide sprayed under their Amarillo home. Amarillo Fire Department officials say other people who were in the home are "not out of the woods" yet. Fire officials say a chemical... more »
  • Red Solo Cup inventor Robert Hulseman dies at age 84

    December 29, 2016 2:15 PM

    NORTHFIELD - Former Solo Cup Co. President Robert Hulseman, who invented the now party-essential Red Solo Cup, has died. He was 84. His son, Paul Hulseman, says his father died Dec. 21 at his home in Northfield, Illinois, of complications after a series of strokes. The elder Hulseman invented the... more »
  • Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

    December 27, 2016 1:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," has died. She was 60. Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday just before 9 a.m PST. Lourd said her mother was "loved by the... more »
  • Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

    December 26, 2016 4:16 PM

    PRINCETON - A pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter has died. Vera Rubin was 88. Allan Rubin said Monday his mother died of natural causes Sunday. He says the Philadelphia native had been living in the Princeton, New Jersey, area. Rubin found that galaxies don't quite... more »
  • DC police: Knife-wielding man shot by officer dies

    December 26, 2016 11:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - District of Columbia police say a man shot by an officer when he ignored commands to drop a knife has died. Police said in a statement that officers responding to a domestic disturbance report in northeast Washington on Sunday found a man armed with a knife. Police say... more »
  • Christmas traffic accident kills Ville Platte woman

    December 25, 2016 2:49 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - A Ville Platte woman has died in a Christmas morning traffic accident. State police say 24-year-old Allison Gremillion was driving a Nissan Maxima eastbound on an Evangeline Parish road when she ran off the roadway. The vehicle ran into a ditch, struck an embankment and overturned. Gremillion... more »
  • Slidell student dies after car crashed into bayou

    December 21, 2016 2:31 PM

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH – A Northshore High School student has died after a car crashed into a bayou near Highway 433 on Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 4 p.m on Tuesday when 17-year-old Jonathan Lunsford of Slidell was driving westbound on LA 433. Lansford lost control of the... more »
  • Colorful NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager, 65, dies

    December 15, 2016 3:55 PM

    Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Turner President David Levy says in a statement Thursday that Sager had died, without saying when or where. Famous for his flashy suits and probing questions, Sager worked basketball games for TNT... more »
  • New York boy buried in snow while playing with friend dies

    December 14, 2016 1:14 PM

    GREENWICH - Police say a 13-year-old New York boy who was playing in a snow mound with a friend has died after they were buried in snow dumped by a public works crew. Greenwich-Cambridge Police Chief George Bell says the boys were playing in a large snow mound created by... more »
  • Pearl Harbor survivor, greeter at memorial dies at age 99

    December 13, 2016 9:44 PM

    HONOLULU - An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II has died at age 99. Herb Weatherwax greeted people several times a week at the visitors center of a Hawaii memorial for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in... more »
  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

    December 8, 2016 3:36 PM

    Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio. He was 95. Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Hank Wilson with the John Glenn School of Public Affairs says Glenn died Thursday afternoon at the James Cancer... more »
  • 3-year-old daughter of former NFL back Reno Mahe dies

    November 30, 2016 9:59 AM

    SALT LAKE CITY - The 3-year-old daughter of former NFL running back and current Brigham Young University assistant coach Reno Mahe has died a week after she was found tangled in a mini blind with cords wrapped around her neck. Mahe and his wife, Sunny, announced daughter Elsie's death on... more »
  • Officials say 3 dead in Tennessee wildfires

    November 29, 2016 4:54 PM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. - A Tennessee mayor says three people have died in the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said Tuesday afternoon that he didn't have any details on the deaths. The mayor says authorities are going door-to-door... more »
  • 3 dead, 5 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner

    November 28, 2016 9:23 PM

    ANTIOCH, Calif. - Health officials say they are trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church event got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived. Dr. Louise McNitt, of the Contra Costa County... more »
  • Woman from Guatemala dies while in ICE custody in Arizona

    November 28, 2016 9:19 PM

    ELOY, Ariz. - A woman from Guatemala died Sunday while in immigration detention in Arizona, marking the third in-custody death nationwide for Immigration and Customs Enforcement since Oct 1. ICE announced Monday that 36-year-old Raquel Calderon de Hildago died at a hospital near the Eloy Detention Center after suffering a... more »
  • PBS journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

    November 14, 2016 3:31 PM

    NEW YORK - PBS says Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of the network's "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff, died today of cancer. She was 61. A former newspaper reporter, Ifill switched to television and worked for NBC News and PBS. She moderated two vice presidential debates. She took a... more »
  • Coroner: 1 of 2 Pennsylvania police officers shot has died

    November 10, 2016 9:24 AM

    CANONSBURG, Pa. - One of two western Pennsylvania police officers "ambushed" and shot while responding to a domestic situation has died, and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said Thursday. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco didn't immediately identify the slain Canonsburg officer pending notification of relatives. State police Trooper... more »
  • Hurricane Matthew's US death toll rises to 27

    October 11, 2016 9:38 AM

    LUMBERTON, N.C. - Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina, have found the body of a man who was in a car that was washed away in the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew. Emergency Management Director Stephanie Chavis said the man's body was found late Monday afternoon after an extensive search.... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office: Inmate dies in custody

    September 26, 2016 9:06 PM

    AMITE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died while in custody at the parish jail in Amite. Authorities said Monday that 55-year-old Brady Williams, of Hammond, died Friday of unknown causes. Foul play is not suspected but the sheriff's office says a cause of death will... more »
  • Man dies in a house fire he set after shooting his dog

    September 24, 2016 12:01 PM

    CHOCTAW- A Choctaw man died in a house fire that he set himself after shooting his dog on Thursday, Sept. 22, officials say. Lafourche Parish deputies and firefighters arrived on scene at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday after a report of a fire on Choctaw School Road. Just inside... more »
  • Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53

    July 26, 2016 6:29 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo in television infomercials has died. Youree Dell Harris died Tuesday in Palm Beach, Florida, of cancer. She was 53. Her lawyer, William J. Cone Jr., confirmed the death. The Los Angeles-born Harris was a struggling... more »
  • Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

    June 28, 2016 6:28 AM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to eight national championships... more »
  • Retired McNeese State University president dies in Italy

    May 31, 2016 1:07 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Retired McNeese State University President Robert Hebert has died while vacationing in Italy with his family. He was 77. The university said in a news release Tuesday Hebert died of a brain hemorrhage on Monday. Hebert, a native of Abbeville, came to McNeese in 1969 as an... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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